"To an extent it’s a problem with fandom: the fact is that you’ve got thousands of intelligent people thinking about a problem, and statistically speaking some of them are likely to come up with something more clever than the creators. […] There comes a point at which, frankly, fandom IS better than the creators. We have more minds, more cumulative talent, more voices arguing for different kinds of representation, more backstory… The thing is that I rarely get involved with a show without a fandom anymore, because I actually enjoy the analysis and fic and fun more than I enjoy the show itself. Similarly, I get drawn into shows I otherwise wouldn’t really consider by the strength of their fandom. And I want the shows to live up to their fandom, but it’s an almost impossibly high bar, because the parts of fandom I choose to engage with are often parts that wouldn’t be considered sufficiently accessible or relevant to a majority of viewers. So… basically, for me, fandom is primary, and canon is secondary. The latter is really only there to facilitate the former."
glitterarygetsit, in a discussion on fan responses to media on facebook
#this is the first time i’ve really articulated this #and i was quite pleased with it #this is the thing: i care so much less about original material than i do about fanworks
An animated title sequence for an imaginary TV adaptation of The Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch, called The Gentlemen Bastards; first season of which would comprise the events of The Lies of Locke Lamora.
I might have hyperventilated a little
BUTTER MOCHI FOR FAT TUESDAY
OR ANY TUESDAY. ALL DAYS. BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY.
1 stick butter (8 oz.)
1 box mochiko flour (16 oz.)
1.5 tsp. baking powder
3 c. sugar
1.5 c. milk
4 eggs, beaten
1 can coconut milk (12-13.5 oz.)
2 tsp. vanilla
1. Melt butter in 9x13 inch pan in oven at 325 degrees. Take it out.
2. Mix dry ingredients together in LARGE FRIGGIN BOWL.
3. Mix wet ingredients together (not the butter, it doesn’t count).
4. Mix dry and wet ingredients together.
5. Pour that shit into the 9x13 pan, on top of the butter. I tend to scrape the melted butter so it just covers the top of the mixture, but I’m not sure this is actually necessary.
6. Put cookie pan in oven. Put 9x13 pan on top of cookie pan. This will ensure that any spillage is caught by the cookie pan, and not the bottom of your oven. YAY!
7. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for at least 20 minutes and cut into pieces.
Caveat: Baking time is unpredictable with different ovens. Often I have had to go over 50 minutes by 10 or even 20 more. Test for doneness with that tried and true toothpick/fork/knife/penetrating object into the center to see if anything sticks.
hey y’all I lived with this wonderful person for a few years and she made this for me and I am here to tell you that BUTTER MOCHI IS CRAZY
YOU SHOULD MAKE THIS
BUT IF YOU DO
YOU NEED LIKE FIFTY PEOPLE TO COME HELP YOU EAT IT
OR YOU WILL DIE
but it will be a delicious death so yeah up to you really
"But a female dummy didn’t become a mandatory part of frontal crash tests until last year. For all this time, the average American guy stood for us all.
That may have had a substantial impact on women’s auto safety. If airbags are designed for the average male, they will strike most men in the upper chest, creating a cushion for their bodies and heads. Yet small women might hit the airbag chin first, snapping their heads back, potentially leading to serious neck and spinal injuries.
In some cases, according to tests with female mannequins, small women were almost three times as likely as their average male counterparts to be seriously injured or killed. A study of actual crashes by the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics found that women wearing seatbelts were 47 percent more likely to be seriously injured than males in similar accidents.”