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[personal profile] minoanmiss on the perils of having a food blog May. 25th, 2017 @ 03:57 pm
[personal profile] conuly, posting in [community profile] metaquotes
"NEEGATIVE FIVE STARS. What a terrible recipe! I was out of flour but
didn't want to go to the store so I substituted a cup of plaster and a cup of gravel, spray margarine for the cultured butter, and stevia drops for the sugar, and then fried the batter in bacon grease instead of baking it. And I didn't give it the 24 hour rest recommended in the recipe because I'm impatient. The results are INEDIBLE and clearly you CANNOT COOK and should DELETE YOUR BLOG."

Context is tired of stupid recipe reviews.

Folklore: it doesn't need to show proof of age. May. 17th, 2017 @ 03:51 pm
[personal profile] full_metal_ox, posting in [community profile] metaquotes
[personal profile] psychopathicus_rex and [personal profile] icon_uk debate the definition of "folklore":

PSYCHOPATHICUS_REX: Not to be pedantic, but (werewolves being vulnerable only to silver bullets) is strictly Hollywood - any old bullet will do. Don't muck up your folkloric credentials now!

ICON_UK: As folklore is more or less completely made up, I fail to see how Hollywood isn't as valid a source as anywhere else, considering how humans everywhere always LOVE turning things into stories.

PSYCHOPATHICUS_REX: Well, the way I look at it, Hollywood folklore is stuff you KNOW is made up - traditional folklore has generally been around for a long time, and at least stands a chance of being true. Personally, I'm a bit of a mystical type by inclination, so I prefer to give it the benefit of the doubt.

ICON_UK: I think I'm more of a Granny Weatherwax type in such things. Folklore is lore told by "folk", and how reliable have people you think of as "folk" ever been? :)

Context discusses magic, headology, and Gen-X British comics fans' Friend On The Other Side.

Current Mood: contemplative

wait, not just yet (Songbirds of Valnon) May. 14th, 2017 @ 01:22 am
[personal profile] ichipinky, posting in [community profile] smallfandomfics
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[personal profile] petra on Donald Trump May. 13th, 2017 @ 12:08 pm
[personal profile] conuly, posting in [community profile] metaquotes
...and the vagaries of English spelling.

Cut in case some people don't like politics )
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