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The Undeniable Duality of the Green Bean

Right, so in an effort to get back on track with VeganMoFo, I’m forcing myself to post before lunch. And I’m pretty fucking hungry, so this’ll be short and sweet.

Let’s talk about the green bean.

Oops, sorry. My fault.

I meant, “Let’s talk about the green bean.”

Though these two vegetables share the same origin, they’re about as different as any two vegetables can be. (Originally I was going to go with this whole pre- and post-black album Metallica metaphor, but I didn’t want to taint either of these noble foodstuffs with “The Unforgiven” and company.)

Despite this common origin, and their homophonic relationship, these are two very, very different foodstuffs. To swap them up in a recipe is to invite disaster into your kitchen. Read the rest of this entry »

Time Chefs!

So, for the VeganMoFoes out there who don’t know me, I’m a gamer. Specifically one who roleplays. Dungeons & Dragons and all her descendants.

But it doesn’t stop there. Oh no! I also design roleplaying games. My latest being about temp workers who are hired to travel in time and make sure history happened the way it happened. It’s called, cleverly enough, Time & Temp.

This means two things when it comes to this post (beyond just a crass plug for my game).

Thing 1: I’ve been thinking about time travel a lot these days. Perhaps too much.

Thing 2: I attended GenCon this past August, where I got the chance to sit down with a bunch of Jeepers and talk shop over a bowl of Indonesia peanut sauté noodles (with grilled tofu).

We discussed a great many games and game ideas, but the one that is relevant right this minute, the one that required that whole boring ass intro you just read through was this: Time Chefs! Read the rest of this entry »

Out of the VeganMoFo Gate . . .

. . . very, very slowly.

Having some trouble with WordPress here, which I suspect will be resolved in due time, but it does mean that my plans to make a brilliant post on vegan snacks and gaming have been thwarted. Time to improvise . . .

Popcorn

Tonight’s a TV night, which, more importantly, means tonights a popcorn night. And I’m having trouble waiting for the appropriate popping hour. This, above all else, is the secret to popcorn. Pop too soon, and you’ll eat all your popcorn before your show starts. Too late, and you’ll miss that first self-contained skit that happens just before the opening credits that, because it’s so small and has no real bearing on the overall plot, you’ll probably never bother to watch later on Hulu, and that makes some small part of you die just knowing that the moment has slipped away from you into the swirling eddy of time. Which of course reminds you of all the moments you’ve lost to time, like tears in the rain.

This is the existential peril of popcorn. So for Frith’s sake, don’t fuck up the timing.

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VeganMoFo Begins Tonight, Midnight

So I’m launching this blog to see if I can keep up.

If I say corn, you say . . .

I can’t, but I’m not afraid of failure.

Let’s kick this off right.

Corn nuts!