November 27th, 2015
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Originally published at Noel Lynne Figart. You can comment here or there.

There you are you are faced with leftovers from that enormous bird you bought for Thanksgiving and you just don’t know what to do. You like turkey well enough, but good heavens, you don’t want to eat the same thing for a couple of weeks. Neither do you want to waste.

There’s a secret to enjoying turkey leftovers and I’m going to pass it on to you.

Now, my husband and I were all for a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal, but our son was pretty insistent that we have the traditional meal of turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie. So, being the mean, cruel and overbearing parents we are….

We had turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie.

I’d bought a couple of small pie pumpkins around Halloween, had used one for pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins. We cooked the last one for the pumpkin pie and had about three cups left over. Some of that is likely to find its way into a soup, but I am seeing pumpkin muffins in our future as well. My son has now learned that making something from fresh pumpkin is pretty easy – chop it in half, scoop out the guts, bake it about an hour, scoop out the cooked flesh and puree. Easy peasy. Nuttin’ wrong with using canned, but we just happened to have a pumpkin sitting there.

Because of my habit of being a tightwad, I had considered buying a turkey breast instead of the whole bird. But at price per pound, the whole bird was an enormously better buy. Even though yes, a 12 pound bird was a bit much for the meal, I know how to make good on leftovers, boy howdy let me tell you what. Even so, we don’t want to get sick of eating turkey, do we?

What’s the secret to enjoying turkey leftovers?

The secret to not getting sick of turkey as a leftover meat, however, is to repurpose it in very flavorful dishes. Sure, sure, a turkey sandwich is delicious, as is turkey salad. But it’s just as easy to use those leftovers in other meals that aren’t quite reminiscent of the American white-bread meal that is Thanksgiving dinner. You want spices. You want strongly-flavored veggies. You want differences in color, presentation and texture.

The bones are going to go for stock, oh yes! If you’ve never tried turkey stock, give yourself a treat. It’s delightfully flavorful and enhances any dish where you’d use chicken stock. We’re not going to do Carcass Soup this year, tasty as it is. Instead, we’re going to use the turkey to make a few freezer meals. We’ll be doing turkey burritos (my family are crazy for burritos), freezing up some bags of diced turkey for stir frys or the (sorta) Puttanesca, and freezing up some bags of diced veggies and turkey for some delicious soups.

Except for the (sorta) Puttanesca, these are great freezer meals as well.

Turkey Burritos

2 ½ c. Turkey chopped fine 1 can chopped green chili peppers
2 t. cumin 1 T. minced garlic
1 small onion, chopped 2 t. pepper
1 t. salt 12 8-inch flour tortillas
1 can refried beans 2 c. shredded cheese (preferably cheddar or a mix of cheddar and Monterey jack)
Sliced Black Olives Salsa
Sour Cream

Preheat oven to 350 and grease large pan.

Sauté turkey with chili peppers, cumin, minced garlic, onion, salt and pepper.

Spread tortilla with ~2 T refried beans, add ~ 2T meat and 2T cheese. Fold sides of tortilla in, and then roll tortilla, being careful not to roll too tightly and tear burrito. Arrange all 12 in pan, and bake at 350 for ~20 minutes. Serve with salsa, sour cream and gorilla nostrils.

If you intend to freeze them, skip the baking wrap well and freeze. When you intend to use them, defrost and freeze according to directions.

Turkey (sorta) Puttanesca

2 ½ c. diced turkey ¼ c. black olives, chopped
¼ c. pitted green olives, chopped ¼ c. chopped onion
1T chopped garlic 1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 6 oz. can tomato paste 1T capers
2 tsp. dried red pepper 2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp black pepper Dash salt
3 T olive oil

Set aside turkey breast. Combine all other ingredients but the olive oil and tomato paste. Mix well and let sit to let the flavors marry a bit. Sauté the turkey breast in olive oil, then add the olive, pepper and spice mixture. Sauté until the onion is translucent, then add the tomato paste. Turn to low and cook for about fifteen minutes. Serve over pasta.

Turkey Pot Pie

For pie crust:

2 c. flour 1/3 c. shortening or butter
1 t salt 1/4 c. cold and I mean icy water

For Filling:

2 ½ c. shredded turkey, cooked 2 ½ c. mixed veggies (or one can of Veg-all)
2 cans of cream of mushroom (or celery) soup.

To make the Pie Crust:

Combine salt and flour. Cut in butter or shortening until fine. Add cold water slowly until a stiff dough is formed. Divide dough in half. Roll each half in a 12″ circle. Use one circle to cover the bottom of deep 9″ pie plate. Do not trim edges.

For Filling:

Combine turkey, veggies and cream of mushroom soup. (Gosh, that was hard, wasn’t it?). Dump it all in the pie dish, cover the mess with the remaining circle of pie crust dough, fold the edged together and pinch together around the edges. This is a chance to make it look pretty, if you want. Cut a vent for steam to escape in the top of the pie. (I usually use a fork to poke the words I and You in it and cut a heart out in the center –nauseating, ain’t I?).

If you intend to freeze it, wrap well, label and do so. Then defrost and cook for about 1/2 hour at 425 o or until a nice light brown. If you don’t intend to freeze it ahead, just cook it according to previous directions.

Turkey Curry

2 ½ c turkey, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced
1 c. milk 1 c. plain yogurt
1/4 c. raisins 1/4 c. cashews
1 c. peaches, mango, or apricots 1 15 oz can coconut milk
Olive oil for sautéing 1 large onions
3T garlic 3T sliced fresh ginger
4 T curry powder 4 T. spring water

If you intend to freeze for later, toss all the ingredients but the coconut milk in a gallon freezer bag and freeze flat. When you want to serve it for dinner, defrost, toss in a crock pot for 6-8 hours and serve over rice.

Otherwise, toss in crock pot for 6-8 hours. Serve over rice.

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posted by [personal profile] naath at 02:53pm on 2015-11-27
Died on this day in 1087 aged 36 Bertha of Savoy (my toy,wikipedia). Mother of Henry who married Matilda who was never Queen.

Born on this day in 1833 to Adolphus Hanover , Duke of Cambridge and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Pricness Mary of Cambridge (my toy,wikipedia). Mother of Mary who married George V, also granddaughter of George III. Mary grew up in Hanover, where her father was viceroy for his brother who was King of bother the UK and Hanover; when Victoria came to the throne of the UK she didn't get Hanover (Salic law) but neither did Mary's father (it went to her Uncle who was older) and he returned to London with his family. Mary married late (she was considered unattractive and wasn't wealthy but was too important to marry just anyone) to the Duke of Teck (who was also not wealthy, and not very important, but was good enough for the Queen to allow it), they lived in London until they ran up debts they could not repay and ran off to the continent to avoid them (they did later return to London).
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Checking in to say hellooooo and wish the USians a belated Happy Turkey Day. I have yet to actually do the traditional feast as plans changed and I ended up at my mom’s house with Oldest and BabyBoy, while D and #2Son were at home/running down to see D’s father again. Since my mom doesn’t/can’t eat (and her mom’s stuffing recipe is one of the few things she actually misses eating and that would be hard for her to see/smell and not have) and Oldest doesn’t like anything of a standard T-giving dinner, I opted for a spaghetti feast, with homemade meatballs and garlic bread. Fun, and well-received, but not at all traditional. We’re going back home later today, though, and I’m planning on the whole involved deal later this weekend. Of course, every time I say that, people rush to tell me that I don’t have to go to all that trouble and I’m seriously starting to develop a few cracks in my Pleasant Fuck-Off ReplyTM. Normally I’m better at doing the semi-polite bitchslap to shut down people’s super-wrong assumptions about my life (because, let’s be real, you all know I’m looking forward to pulling together the whole feast, especially in my own kitchen, where all the knives are sharp and the herbs and spices are fresh, and I only know you from the internet--you'd think people who see me on a daily basis might have figured that out, too) but there are too many competing issues going on here (#2’s anxiety disorder, Mom’s health, my father-in-law’s health) and being polite to idiots is pretty far down on the list of things to spend my energy on.


In more fun news, I managed to finish up another part of the Barton farm backstory I seem to be writing:

your hand in mine, we walk the miles, Laura/Clint (obvs), with guest starring roles by Cooper Barton and Nick Fury.

So, yeah, that’s a nice thing to have checked off the WiP list (I’m not done here--my brain has at least 3 more ideas percolating, including the origin story of Black Widow’s arrow necklace--but any little step forward is good by me.) Also, I went out and hunted down an icon for Laura since this seems to be something I'll be revisiting and I hate being unprepared for posting purposes. :D

Are we doing the December talking meme again this year? That was fun last year even if I had to bail two-thirds of the way through and finish up in January. Should I put up a list of dates? You know I like to hold forth and share my opinions about Things…
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Kat Tanaka Okopnik, social justice activist of the first water, is considering offering an online workshop on cultural appropriation. If you know Kat at all (and if you don't, here's a link to a guest blog she wrote on Jim Hines' website -, you know that she's eminently qualified to help those struggling with this issue navigate the murky waters between racialised exotification and imperialist exploitation to find a way of respectfully appreciating the art, culture and traditions of other peoples.

If you are interested, please contact Kat for more information. You can find her on Facebook or at

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Time again for my Christmas icon. Thanx again, [ profile] bohemiancoast
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"Until the last minute, [this issue] was called 'Omnishambles'. I'm still only 51% certain I was right to change it." -- James Roberts

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posted by [personal profile] nanila at 10:11am on 2015-11-27 under ,
Poll #17125 Pie (sweet)
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 20

Pecan or pumpkin?

View Answers

11 (68.8%)

5 (31.2%)

Whipped cream?

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The stuff from the can is fine
6 (30.0%)

Freshly made please
10 (50.0%)

Change "whipped" to "ice" and I'll think about it
6 (30.0%)

No thank you
2 (10.0%)


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I reject the false binary imposed upon me by the first question.
7 (35.0%)

I have eaten too much pie
0 (0.0%)

I would like some pie
15 (75.0%)

9 (45.0%)

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- "Sing in" to Wordery, screencap taken yesterday. Typo or clever marketing ploy?

"Sing in" to Wordery, screencap, 26-11-15

- SPACE JUNK WILL KILL US ALL!!1!! Because I haven't had an opportunity to type that for ages: supervillain Elon Musk bombs British Isles with GIANT space rocket... but misses, luckily for us, or maybe he was aiming for his secret undersea lair in the Atlantic?

- Units of measurement: in Britain we have the "football pitch" and the "size of Wales" as standardised units of size but what is the measure of (scrap) paper? The Ikea catalogue, or the Argos catalogue, or something else? It used to be the BT phonebook when I was younger but they haven't exist in popular consciousness for a whole generation now. Anyway, I just recycled an epic amount of useless paperwork and I want to know how best to boast about it!!1!!

- Reading, books 2015, 149.

143. City of Spies, by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Pascal Dizin. From reading this book I learned that it is possible to make a boring children's (?) graphic novel about a Jewish American girl hunting Nazi spies in 1942. It's also surprisingly, erm, inclusive at the beginning with Our Heroine imagining herself saving an airship full of Nazis from disaster. Then there's a sexual harrassment "joke" on pg11. And all the adults are pathologically narcissistic, even the secondary heroine and hero. Oh, and the adult secondary heroine falls in love with the adult secondary hero immediately after he repeatedly negs her and reinforces her low self-esteem. Maybe Kim and Klavan were aiming this book at adults who were ten, like the protags, in 1942 and this is actually a story for 68 year olds in their second childhood? P.S. I blame none of these faults on the artist Pascal Dizin who appears to have done as well as could be expected with the substandard script. (2/5 one point for having a very basic grasp of storytelling and a second point for using the phrase, "Plant you now, dig you later!")

145. Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Birthday, by Carol Ann Duffy, poem in a chapbook with lovely wood/lino cut style illustrations by Tom Duxbury. Reread. (4/5)

146. Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, by Ben Hatke. Reread. Children's fantasy graphic novel. Second book in a series of three (so far) and probably best read in order as part of that series. Good storytelling in both the script and the art. Also cute. (4/5)
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The other day I mentioned taking walks while listening to Headspace meditations, and the friend I was talking with was puzzled because those are intended for sitting meditation. There is certainly much to be said for sitting meditation, and Headspace has taught me how to appreciate and enjoy it, but walking meditation just feels perfectly designed for me. Sitting meditation feels like using weight machines instead of free weights; it builds capability and endurance, but only in very specific ways that aren't necessarily broadly applicable. Walking mindfully feels like much better practice for moving mindfully through the rest of my life. And I'm always happiest while walking, through a park or through my city.

How to adapt one to the other: Whenever the guiding narration says to rest my focus on the rhythm of the breath, I rest my focus on the rhythm of walking instead. That's it! The rest of the practice is entirely the same.

I've been doing Headspace Pro recently, which is unthemed and includes long periods of silence. Nearly every afternoon, ideally after eating lunch and before the sun gets too low, I go to the little park down the street and walk for 20 minutes or so, very lightly guided by the minimal narration, experiencing the park and the change of seasons and the people and animals that pass by. It's just lovely. I dropped the practice in the summer, because I don't need a reason to get out and walk--I do plenty of it without even trying--and my schedule is often so packed that it's hard to find even 15 or 20 minutes for myself. I expect I'll drop it again next summer for much the same reasons. But I'm so glad to have it for the fall and winter and spring, and I hope to bring FutureKid along with me on many future walks (without headphones in, obvs).

Today I started reading Thích Nhất Hạnh's The Miracle of Mindfulness. I was looking for his book on walking meditation and couldn't find it, but this was sitting right there (we actually owned two copies). It feels like something I would have nodded along with in the past, but not really viscerally understood. Now that I have an actual meditation practice to link it to, I think I'll get more out of it. In the meantime, it's just enjoyable to read. And it feels so validating to read things like this that both echo my experience and provide gentle direction:
When you are walking along a path leading into a village, you can practice mindfulness. Walking along a dirt path, surrounded by patches of green grass, if you practice mindfulness you will experience that path, the path leading into the village. You practice by keeping this one thought alive: "I'm walking along the path leading into the village." Whether it's sunny or rainy, whether the path is dry or wet, you keep that one thought, but not just repeating it like a machine, over and over again. Machine thinking is the opposite of mindfulness. If we're really engaged in mindfulness while walking along the path to the village, then we will consider the act of each step we take as an infinite wonder, and a joy will open our hearts like a flower, enabling us to enter the world of reality.

I like to walk alone on country paths, rice plants and wild grasses on both sides, putting each foot down on the earth in mindfulness, knowing that I walk on the wondrous earth. In such moments, existence is a miraculous and mysterious reality. People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.
posted by [syndicated profile] ursulav_feed at 03:15am on 2015-11-27
I was so proud of these corgi doodles I had to share.

New Hound really was very well behaved, very submissive, and then finally was like "Look, I'm five times your size," and simply put a paw on her. Her owner said she deserved it. After that, everything was fine. Dogs seem to work these things out.
November 26th, 2015
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posted by [personal profile] freshermind at 08:58pm on 2015-11-26 under ,
I took a picture of one of our turkey plates when I set the table today.


They were Mike's mom's - plates, cups, saucers, a large platter, and a large replica platter made out of plastic, I guess because the real one is heavy, heh. They came from Italy, which I always thought was interesting since turkeys seem so American.
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Fandom/Geeky Things

At, "(Almost) Every SFF Adaptation Coming to Television and Movie Theaters!"

"20+ Gifts For Miyazaki Lovers That Will Spirit You Away".

A Kickstarter: "Hatoful Boyfriend Official Plush Project".

A couple weeks old, but io9 posted "Behold The Awesome Origins Of Spider-Gwen's New Female Captain America".

A first round of Jessica Jones links:

Spoiler-free, timestamped list of possible triggers related to rape/sexual assault in Jessica Jones; includes a link to a similar post re: scenes of domestic/familial abuse.

"Jessica Jones Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg on Season 2 and Women in Hollywood". [The Mary Sue]

An interesting read on the history of Patsy Walker in comics, with some minor spoilers for the first few episodes of Jessica Jones. [Polygon]

"Why Krysten Ritter Hated the Idea of Jessica Jones". [Slate interview]

"'Jessica Jones' showrunner Melissa Rosenberg talks rape, adaptation, and female sexuality". [LA Times]


"What Goth Culture Looks Like Around The World". [slideshow, annoyingly]

"An Ancient Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops an Ocean of Golden Leaves".

"After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher".

"20+ Reasons Why Being A Nature Photographer Is The Best Job In The World".

Unsorted (all via Facebook)

"How Contemporary Hairstyles Affect Historical Costume Movies: The 1920s".

"Ever Wondered Why Americans of the 1930s and 40s Spoke with an Accent?" [links to a short Brainstuff video]

"Why living with friends doesn’t make you a bad adult". [The National Post]

"Why I Never Tell Anyone My Age".

"22 Times The Dedication Page Was The Best Part Of The Book". (Amusing read, but the headline is definitely inaccurate in terms of Hyperbole and a Half, and doubtless so in the case of many of the other books. Dear headline writer: yes, it's a clever, but not clever enough to keep me from rolling my eyes.)

"Cats Experience Less Stress When They Have Access To Boxes: Study".
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how i am not quite sure. i've done it before and its tasted quite alright. oh well. i rescued the veggies and added a squash and 6 eggs, plenty cheese garlic onion spices mushrooms and made me a scramble. which i ate instead of the shrimp scampi i was planning. tasted quite good too.

i was planning to just buy some butter chicken but not enough money to pay rent and do that. i'll do it at christmas.
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posted by [personal profile] niqaeli at 06:48pm on 2015-11-26
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posted by [personal profile] mdlbear at 05:57pm on 2015-11-26 under

It's Thanksgiving, which means that in addition to the traditional Thankful Thursday, I get to look back over the whole year to find things to be grateful for. But let's start with the week: Today I'm grateful for

  • Surviving my argument with a manhole cover and a sidewalk with nothing more serious than a slightly broken nose and some scrapes;
  • My family, with a special callout to Naomi for driving me to the ER to get checked out;
  • Cat therapy, with a special callout to Morticia;
  • Sound Credit Union, for approving the loan that will pay for the budget overrun on our garage remodel.

Now, for the year:

  • My family, again and always: Colleen, Emmy, Chaos, PocketNaomi, Ursa Minor, their kids g and j, and my Mom (whose 95th birthday party I'm flying east for two weeks from today);
  • Our wonderful home at Rainbow's End;
  • Our wonderful cats, and especially for the time -- far too short -- that we had with Curio;
  • Seattle weather;
  • An employer that appears to be much more understanding than I gave them credit for (though I'm still very worried);
  • Good Drugs, with special callouts to methocarbamol and bupropion;
  • Friends, coworkers, and health care providers too numerous to mention, but particularly Colleen's urologist and the three Anitas at UW;
  • Filk and folk music, with special mention of "The Mary Ellen Carter", a song that had a lot to do with our surviving what has been an extremely rough year for all of us.
location: Rainbow's End
Mood:: grateful
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posted by [personal profile] jamie at 05:39pm on 2015-11-26
Yes, I'm continuing to de-clutter. I suspect I will always be doing it but I keep hoping the active part will slow down. It did, for a bit but with re-arranging the one sizable closet in the apartment to get out the holiday stuff I was motivated to dive in again. I got rid of the equivalent of 9 file boxes of stuff yesterday and today. I have a stack of 4 Monopoly games and two Trivial Pursuits to send to my sister and two boxes to go to a friend of stuff I found at a theater costume sale.

This is a side effect of a few things:
a) the previous apartment was larger and had a common wall with a dude who collected records (in a basement apartment) which led to a chunk of my books having critters in them. Fortunately only one of the books turned out to be irreplaceable and I've taken steps to get it fixed.
b)I have a lot of hobbies and I'm retiring a few of them like my comic books
c)I'm getting older and I find I just don't want the stuff any more. I've seen too many estate sales in my area in the last few years and I wouldn't want to do that to anyone else. I'm not living minimalist but the overage by my standards is getting ridiculous but you'll pry my tools out of my cold arthritic hands.

Hope t-day was good for folks.
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posted by [personal profile] monanotlisa at 04:23pm on 2015-11-26
Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!

If you recall one of my earliest blog friends off Livejournal, Darcy? I'm with her and her family in Los Angeles, and there's the whole nine yards of turkeys, pumpkin pies, and lined-up bottles of wine.

The last three pics on my Instagram provide you with some Let's Not Again Be Genocidal Turkey Day snapshots.
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posted by [personal profile] beatrice_otter at 04:34pm on 2015-11-26
I got myself a tablet, finally, that I am mostly using for personal stuff but also for a little bit of stuff at work.  And for the work stuff, it needs to have an attractive, professional-looking cover--dark colored leather folder, or something, so that it doesn't look like a tablet.  But I, personally, want it to be cool, as well, something that I find attractive.

I also prefer to avoid big-box retail stores if possible.

Do you guys have recs for where to shop for such a thing?


GIF thanks for family, and friends and the fact that you don't have a vat of oil on fire near your home because you thought you could flash fry a turkey

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posted by [personal profile] nanila at 09:41pm on 2015-11-26 under , , , , , , ,
An assortment of dSLR photos from Tenerife. Most of this first lot were taken after I arrived on Sunday, as I didn't have much time otherwise to take photos apart from my daily balcony selfie.

My foot, framed by my flowy black dress, as I walk through the sand.

Walking around Costa Adeje )

And some photos from my phone. I ran every morning I was in Adeje. It was such a pleasure. There's wide stone promenade that winds for several kilometres along the waterfront with lots of places where you can dip down and run on the sand for a spell if you like.

Having time to myself is a rare and precious luxury. I reveled in being able to roll out of bed, put on my running gear and just go.

Came the dawn.

Early morning running around Costa Adeje )

A bit of R&R )

Me in my Rosetta mission t-shirt on my last morning in Tenerife, soaking up the sun.
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"The central conflict of our story is an internal one. When I think about what Diana/Wonder Woman represents… the word that comes to mind is love. Everything she does is based around the intense love she has for humanity. How will she reconcile that now that she is the God of War?" - Meredith Finch

Writer: Meredith Finch
Artist: David Finch
Inkers: Batt, Danny Miki, and Sonia Oback
Colorist: Sonia Oback

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A book of male nudes photographed on location in Ibiza over the last four years!

LONDON, United Kingdom—November 23, 2015—“Naked Ibiza,” an incredible, large scale photography book, was recently announced by renowned photographer Dylan Rosser. Rosser composed this book of male nudes photographed on location in Ibiza over the last four years. After visiting Ibiza regularly since 2000, Rosser decided to leave London for it, with the intention of photographing models outdoors in nature, something that was new to him after primarily indoor studio work. He wanted to work with more models in different locations at different times of the year to provide a more vivid picture of this Mediterranean island paradise. Rosser is very proud of the mix of models who have been part of this project. Some are experienced guys with huge fan bases while others are brand new, but definitely on their way to big success. Readers will see muscled professional body builders and lean athletic guys. Not every image is a nude, as there are some beautiful portraits of which he is proud of, but he is particularly excited about the number of models who agreed to pose full frontal for the first time.

There is absolutely no clothing in “Naked Ibiza.” That is the main rule in all of Rosser’s books, in order to guarantee the images are timeless. Something simple, like a brand of swimwear, may be fashionable now, but could be dated twenty years down the line. The nude male form outdoors in nature is absolutely timeless.

So, in order to fund this vivid and intimate book, Rosser launched a Kickstarter campaign. The funding goal was raised quickly but there is still some time to back the project and get this beautiful, intimate book before it hits the shelves later next year.

To get a copy of “Naked Ibiza” before anyone else, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered by April 2016.

A short video teaser is available at the following link:

Please keep in mind that “Naked Ibiza” will be hitting bookstores and Amazon later in 2016, but by backing the campaign, backers will receive the Large Scale Photography Book by Dylan Rosser by Spring. Be the first to enjoy it!

posted by [syndicated profile] failblog_feed at 12:00pm on 2015-11-26

In her new series "Thanksgiving Special," Hannah Rothstein imagines what turkey dinner might look like through the eyes of some famous artists (Like Van Gogh's above). She's also selling limited edition prints of the photos, with a portion of the proceeds going to a local food bank.

Basically yes kids, play with your food. Because art.

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posted by [personal profile] rydra_wong at 08:22pm on 2015-11-26
If anyone fancies writing fic (fanfic or origfic) for Rachel, she's put up a bunch of (really rather awesome, IMHO) prompts and descriptions of what she likes. Check it out. See if you are inspired:

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posted by [personal profile] cynthia1960 at 10:38am on 2015-11-26
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their Felinitys Yukino and Hitomi
the feline overladies in training Elizabeth and Lydia Bennet-Tribble
all the sheep, goats, yaks, silkworms, etc. who give me fiber
my sister R who lives her life offline and her awesome family
Neko Atsume
and all of you out there!
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posted by [personal profile] conuly at 01:41pm on 2015-11-23
Hashtags of The Day: Twitter Imagines Thanksgiving in Black, White and Hispanics

With Thanksgiving almost here, people on Twitter are eager to share their traditions. And these undoubtedly vary from culture to culture.

The hashtags #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies, #ThanskgivingWithWhiteFamilies and #ThanksgivingWithHispanics started trending to share hilarious stories from each group.

Do most of these tweets perpetuate stereotypes? Yep.

But are they hilarious? You bet!

Black Thanksgiving

White Thanksgiving

Hispanic Thanksgiving

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posted by [personal profile] flick at 06:30pm on 2015-11-26 under
For an hour or so this afternoon, we were treated to a blue tit standing on the patio, determined to figure out what the invisible wall of our patio doors was all about. He was a very persistent little chap, but did eventually give up and go back to the peanuts!
posted by [syndicated profile] ursulav_feed at 06:00pm on 2015-11-26

My life is exceedingly banal much of the time, but I enjoy it.

Ahh, Thanksgiving. Turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing, rampant consumerism...

Thanksgiving as we know it is only celebrated in America, but many other countries have their own unique celebrations which are all meant to give thanks and celebrate the end of the season's harvest. Presumably, they all copied America because they thought our idea was so cool. Here are a few of the more famous festivals.

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