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On the other hand, the apple tree is out of control this year ...
Norfolk style tapas last night.
Courgette, sliced on the bias.Splashed with red wine vinegar,sprinkled with salt and black pepper.Home-cured proscuitto style pork cured for 7 months-ish,chez moi.Home-made hard cheese on top.
Padron peppers and tomatoes,sliced,with cheese,on a tortilla.The tortilla is there to keep from messing up the roasting tray.
Veg from our Riverford organic veg box, pork (uncured) from JW Sergeant up the road in Stow Bridge.
Cheddar and tortilla from Morrisons.
The slaughter of reverted livestock is much easier when they don't zombify and have to be killed twice.
Carnage ensues. The final body count was:
and from the livestock
a peregrine falcon
two giant bats
six giant cave spiders
Damn, I love this game.
Carnage! A necromancer immigrated to the fort early on, which is not a problem. Everyone liked her, so she got to be mayor. Still no problem. She was mostly insane, which was more of a problem. Stumbling and babbling, typical DF insanity.
Then a giant bat lost its training and reverted to wild. Here's where I'm fuzzy on the chronology. I think the necro raised the bat who started attacking and killing other livestock which also got raised ...
The tarragon in the back garden is nearly as tall as I am.
And for those of you who haven't met me, I am Not Short.
The tarragon has also just bolted, so there's that.
In other news, if anyone in the Norfolk area, especially along the A10, needs some tarragon, let me know.
Historical costuming terminology question
Anyone know what one might call a belt or sash that's fastened just below the bust, as opposed to the waist?
One of my bros is trying to translate the Latin word "mammilare" which refers to such an accessory.
I'm coming up blank. (And no I don't have further context in which to put the word, sorry.)
Hello! My books have all been re-released with my correct name in ebook and paperback!
💀 BOOKS AND BONE is a surprisingly sweet story of necromancy and secret libraries with ace romance.
🐉 NON-PLAYER CHARACTER is a cosy queer portal fantasy with an autistic protagonist where a TTRPG group are pulled into the world of their game.
🎲 KIN is a TTRPG with flexible, classless character creation and three gameplay modes. And it ties in with NON-PLAYER CHARACTER!
Some friends of mine are on the table of contents for this anthology of Jewish alternate history, which looks amazing and is funding on Kickstarter now.
Actor/writer/musician/UNIX guru/cook/medievalist and more. http://www.aspiringluddite.com
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.