The best cupcakes I ever made
A recipe essay by Beckey Grundy, age 98
ingredients: (this makes about 8, BTW, double it for more)
2/3 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
the wet goods:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
a handful of strawberries that you’ve diced up a bit.
Mix all the wet ingredients together, and in a separate bowl mix the dry (sugar is considered a wet ingredient if you are unfamiliar with baking). Then combine, folding them together. Don’t overmix.
preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and pour the mix into little paper cupcake cups about 3/4 full or less.
Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
remove from pan, let cool!
while it’s cooling is a good time to get a bit of frosting made.
this is the frosting I used, but I imagine a cream cheese frosting would work v. well with this also.
Anyway mine was just powdered sugar with a dab of butter and a spinkle of vanilla. Very simple. Chill it a bit in the fridge before you apply it. You gotta wait until your little cupcakes are cooled off before you can put it on anyway otherwise the frosting will just run everywhere.
So these turned out pretty well. I usually suck at baking, but the big ass chunks of strawberries in these are just mmmmmmm
But you’re just too lazy to start playing it, right? Worry not.
I see a lot of people arround here saying they’re interested in the series but they can’t find the roms and stuff. That’s why I made a “special package” with all of the three games (EarthBound Zero, EarthBound and the english-translated MOTHER 3 Rom) with the respective emulators and some other useful stuff like the EarthBound Zero’s easy patch (if you patch the game with this, the exp you gain will be like in EB and the game will get A LOT easier, making it friendlier for any kind of gamer) (yes, exactly like the easy ring from MOTHER 1+2).
I call it the “Play the MOTHER series godammit” package (DO IT) and you can download it HERE (Yeah, Mediafire goodness).
As a tip, I would recommend you to start from EarthBound Zero… yeah, they game nobody mentions. Why? Well, because EarthBound it’s almost its DIRECT SEQUEL, you’ll actually meet EarthBound’s villain in EB Zero first, and it is an incredibly touching and beautiful game, you have to give it a shot.
P.S.: If you’re already a MOTHER fan, please reblog this so more people can see it and become part of the party :D
ESPAÑOL: Para no hacerlo más largo, básicamente el link de arriba (el que dice HERE) contiene los tres juegos de la saga MOTHER con los respectivos emuladores para jugarlos y el parche fácil de EarthBound Zero, ¡disfrute!
here is a list of deviantart memes that are more helpful than our character design teacher could ever hope to be. i wouldn’t say you have to do all of them, or even every thing in each one (switch stuff up a bit if it inspires you to draw a different pose), but they’re all good starting places!
Expressions and Body Language
25 Essential Character Expressions - super helpful for different emotions you might not normally draw
Ultimate Expressions - same thing but bigger if you have like a YEAR
Reactions - expressions, but with a reason!
Body Language - body language is just as important as facial expression, so this is a good one to try
It is a personal belief of mine that all Midgardians are warriors in their own right. In my youth, I was taught that surrender was never an option — and, in the battle of life itself, it should never be for you, either.
Surrender is not an option. My father, the great Odin, always told me to chant this to myself on the field of battle, so that it may uplift my limbs from the maddening grip of fatigue and sorrow. Through this, I lived to fight another day!
There are many of you who may not know me, who know naught of my exploits on this realm, and are likely demanding to know what right I could possibly have to speak to you in this manner. My answer is simple:
I am a friend.
Never forsake that from your minds. There are friends in this world, those that love you and people willing to aid you in your battle to stay alive, and their only compensation would be your good fortune and health.
My endless love for the people of Earth is well-known to all, and I would gladly lay down my life for each and every one of you. On my very bones, I swear that. I cannot do this, however, without your help!
I am a protector, I am your protector — but you must also protect yourselves.
Please. In the name of all that is good and just in this world, stay your hand from the injustice you are about to commit.
Bravery and strength lies in us all, and I only pray to Odin that every Midgardian recognizes that.
For, I do. Every single day of my life. I am in awe at your kind, and I will always be in awe.
I thank you for your attention in this grave matter.
reblogging because this is absolutely fantastic
I don’t know how to embed video :x Check out the video at the bottom of the comment, it is the best
It’ll take a couple clicks to get to the video, but it is SO WORTH IT.