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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Heart Strings VII

Only five this time:

* Liu Yifei (32) in the forthcoming live-action movie of "Mulan"
* Lindsey Stirling from the clip for her song "Artemis" (hey, a violin bow is still a bow)
* Supermodel Linda Evangelista doing the fashion thang
* Sophie Skelton in online series "Ren - The Girl With The Mark"
* Caroline Munro on the cover of the compilation album "Hot Hits 11".

Friday, January 17, 2020

Gleaning the cubes

While at PAX, my workmate AH purchased some sort of tabletop-gaming lucky dip. Among the contents was a packet of "Doctor Who"-themed Rory's Story Cubes, which he kindly gifted to me.
The face of each cube represents a being, other object, place or situation. The instructions stress that these are simply a guide, e.g. The Master could stand for any mad scientist.
The idea is to roll the cubes like dice, group them into three lots of three, then use those trios to tell a tale with a beginning, middle and end. OK, let's give it a crack...
For the record, those nine faces represent (left to right, top to bottom): Sontaran, Choking, Sonic Screwdriver, Adipose, Guillotine, Custodian Helmet, Psychic Paper, Silurian, Planet.


Once upon space and time, a Sontaran playfully throttled Steven Moffat for overusing the sonic screwdriver and turning it into a magic wand. During the confusion, the Cuteness Police took the opportunity to behead every last Adipose. Fortunately, that's where the violence stopped as Madame Vastra used the psychic paper to prove Silurian ownership of Earth, then she and Jenny Flint lived happily ever after. And Strax, too. Actually, for continuity's sake, let's say that he did the pretend choking earlier. So it was basically a Paternoster Gang adventure where we rid ourselves of the Adipose. Hooray!

Current not-so-instant noodle recipe

* Two different types of noodles
* Handful of fresh bean sprouts
* Cashew nuts and/or peanuts
* Plenty of dried onion flakes
* Parsley
* Garlic granules
* Turmeric
* Japanese red pepper
* Splash of quality soy sauce

Note: I don't use the powders or oils that come with the noodles.

It tastes better than it looks, so rather than a snap of my noodle bowl, here's Akari Hayami in the title part on "Miss Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles" (Japanese telly series of the fun manga).

Pool removal

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