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Jager's Food Stash
- by Jag, May 03, 2017, 03:45:33 PM
Hello everyone! I'm not very good at introductions. Basically, I'm just here to share my recipes. I like doing a lot of crock pot and one pot dishes. Meal prep too. I don't have a lot of spare time, so meals that take a long time to cook don't work well for me. I realize that a lot of members of Elliquiy have that same issue. I thought it would be nice to share some of my recipes from time to time.

Anyway...just going to get on with it. Please feel free to comment!

Simple Roast with Cherry Tomatoes and Orange Oil

3-4 lbs roast (I use whatever my butcher recommends for that day)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
2tbsp orange zest (or you can use orange olive oil if you have it)
1tbsp minced garlic
1tbsp fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate roast in olive oil and orange zest for at least 4 hours and make sure roast is room temp before co...

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Little Witch Academia

"So I'm thinking about giving anime a try," I hear someone say. "What should I start with?" Suddenly there's an explosion of recommendations spilling forth from the mouths of fans. Most of them are simply the most popular right now. Some of them are simply what the enthusiast fell in love with as a kid or teenager. None of them seem to take the tastes and preferences of the person asking into account. The majority of them are filled with tropes and traits that can seem strange at best and outright offensive at worst.

This blog's mission is to take a ste...

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What I Am Thankful For Today
- by Beautiful Mystery, April 29, 2017, 12:22:06 AM

Hello, my name is Beautiful Mystery and I have first world problems.

Yeah, I bet you are thinking: "So? Who doesn't at some point?"

For me though, I generally let something like a first world problem ruin my morning/afternoon/evening when it is really not a big deal. Why? I am not sure. I guess I get so caught up in the now that I don't think about the rest of my day. It is one blip in 24 hours.

Back a few years ago, I got involved in a program at my college that taught students how to be a leader and developed their skills. We did self-reflection on ourselves in many ways. What we thought we did well. What we wanted to improve on. What we believed were our positive traits and traits we wished to change. I took more than a few minutes to think on what trait of myself I wanted to change. I thought about how I talk too much, how I can get rat...

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'Commitment, Confidence and Male Struggles'

A quick disclaimer here... I am going to be talking about my past (and somewhat current) struggles experiences with relationships and dating. Keep in mind that this is from a perspective of one male. I am not speaking on behalf of all men, nor am I speaking for all women out there. I usually go up to bat for people that try to do right by others, even when relationships go south. There are good-hearted people and some are... well...

Honestly, I don't even think this is about "bad" people... just mostly making my own personal space to clear my head and decompress. Maybe even introspect a bit. Some frustration with myself, as well as with others that have rather conflicted expectations from me as a male. That sorta thing. An...

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Hello, my name is Niferbelle and Iíve been a TV addict for *mumble* years. The most telling picture of my childhood is five year old me in a flannel nightgown sitting in front of the TV with a brown sugar cinnamon Pop-Tart in my hand. Clearly I started young. Even as an adult a sleep with the TV in which leads to some pretty interesting dreams. I will argue that TV is no longer the wasteland it used to be Ė given the original programming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc., as well as network and cable programming there are always some amazing shows on whatever the time of the year. But weíre not going to talk about those. Oh no. Weíre going to talk about the BAD.

Perhaps I am alone in this peculiarity, but every once in a while I find myself watching a show that I know to be bad. Ridiculous. Awful. Just -plain wrong. Not just any bad show however. Most bad shows I donít watch because theyíre, well, bad, but every now and then I will find a bad show that...

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Network Neutrality
- by Vekseid, April 13, 2017, 01:53:33 AM
On a tangential note, I wrote a post about the recent rollback of privacy protections by Congress, along with what it means, and some advice. Please direct discussion of such to that topic. Thank you. : )

Network Neutrality is likely going to be a major topic soon, and something you are likely to hear about from many parties. This is no longer a subject I can afford to ignore.

While I bring this up because of the situation in the United States, it is helpful to understand this principle no matter where you are, as this debate has been properly settled in only a few countries.

Net Neutrality is a concept that ensures:

ē As an Internet server operator, I pay the same amount to send you the same amount of data, no matter what ISP you use. I do not have to make thousands of individual deals with individual ISPs, just for you to reach my s...

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Dear Diary: My Body Is Attacking Itself
- by Sofia Grace, April 10, 2017, 11:47:19 PM

I'm Irish and Italian.  Needless to say, I grew up tough.  With an Irish temper and an Italian mouth, there aren't many people who choose to get in your way.  That being said, I think it's important to note that any time I ever got detention for brawling as a teenager, it was typically due to an incident in which I was defending a friend.  I rarely found myself involved in conflict personally; I lacked the time or patience for it.  But when it came to my friends, they were my family and I would walk through fire for them.

I think I'll always be that way.  Maybe that's why I chose the career path that I did.  Social work is difficult.  If I had a quarter for every time someone told me that they couldn't do what I do, or that it takes a special kind of person to work in this field... maybe I'd pay off my student loans by the time I'm 99 instead of 100.  I've always been the defender of the weak and the voic...

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Regarding the recent Internet Privacy bill
- by Vekseid, April 05, 2017, 08:08:31 AM
Note that, while this references an event in the United States, it represents something that is actually far worse in many countries. Privacy is a concern for you no matter where you live, and it is often only a secondary benefit from taking these measures.

So, this passed the House and Senate along firm party lines, and has caused a fair bit of alarm. Monday, it was signed by Trump.

And has led to what could at best be described as dangerously misinformed enthusiasm.

At worst, scams.

You cannot buy any individual American's browsing history from a telecom company. This is already illegal.

Quote from: Telecommunications Act
(1) Privacy requirements for telecommunications ...

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A Brief History (Thete's Blog)
- by Theta Sigma, April 02, 2017, 09:34:00 AM
I miss having a proper blog. I did the daily challenge a few years ago here and failed awfully. >_> This is more of a lax blog with no hefty schedule, and will also be a place to put reviews, thoughts and general life comments.

As we currently stand in 2017, I am a part time History student studying through distance learning, I am currently unemployed through no fault of my own, I am a gamer, I enjoy a lot of media (Doctor Who in particular) and I identify as genderqueer, mostly male. I don't tend to think about that so much, though.
I am 26, I have been in a relationship for nigh on ten years, and we are open & poly. And he's a member here! :>
He is mostly a lurker.

Terrible introduction complete, this now exists for when I want it. Yay.
A Message Unbottled
- by Vekseid, October 04, 2016, 03:57:53 AM
Of course, I want to convince every American citizen to register and vote in this next election.

Voting, of course, is merely the end of a process that our culture has demonized from start to finish. I hope this cycle will lead to a more open attitude towards civic participation. Not just taking an active role, but being understanding and supportive of those who choose to do so.

I can go on a long diatribe about demanding perfection from humans, but I want to call out something else, for now.

That being isolation.

On the forum, isolation is something we normally address if one individual tries to do it to another. Trying to break up genuine friendships is a pretty vile thing for any person to do, and we respond accordingly.

There are many paths to isolation, however. It can be self imposed, or inflicted by fate. 'Predators' often seek out people who are halfway there already.

Without a plurality of viewp...

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You Are The Moon.
- by Blythe, October 03, 2016, 08:46:30 PM
If you have not done so already, please read this message from Veks.

There is a song that I think of when I know someone struggles to love themselves, when they are hurting, when they are struggling with depression, with bipolar, with anxiety, with PTSD, with many types of similar problems, or even if you are going through a tough time with someone else trying to tear down your self-worth.  It is called "You are the moon - The Hush Sound." It is not a joyous song to listen to in tone--it is a somber song, but with a message that I feel is very important.

The song's lyrics are:

Shadows all around you as you surface from the dark
Emerging from the gentle grip of night's unfolding arms
Darkness, darkness everywhere, do you feel all alone?
The subtle grace of gravity, the heavy weight of ...

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The Grass Is Greener When You Have a Penis
- by epitech, September 22, 2016, 03:30:19 AM
Please let me start off with a disclaimer.  This blog post this is not an accusatory finger pointed at females nor a dissection of feminism.  What this is, is the feelings and observations of one man who struggles to understand some of the unspoken rules of the world for if you are a male.  I am aware that being female presents many challenges and I am not going to pretend to understand the gravity or pressure of them; what I will do is address some of the challenges of being a male and hopefully help some people understand that things arenít as clear cut as they are presented, often the way they are presented by men themselves.

Another disclaimer: This may be regional to my home city/country, although I have heard similar accounts for other males.  I canít vouch for anyone but myself and I sure canít vouch that it is the same everywhere.
I will be the first to admit I am not the manliest of men, not even close, nor am I the most delicate.  Iím in my late...

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