Chylan

Chylan wrote

I have no camera to make a photo, so there is short description:

A lot of classic literature and poetry, some children books I'm too sensitive with to give away, a great amount of encyclopedias for children I grew on, on various subjects from physics to religions, some classic Sci-Fi books. Some modern literature, some modern poetry also. Some modernish action-Sci-Fi-detectives books, I've inherited from my father and too sensitive to give away.

My partner, however, have the most impressive library I've ever saw. Less classic literature, but a lot more modern one. More modern poetry, more fantasy. Some great plays books. Impressive collection of non-Fi books, from a history of fashion and architecture to encyclopedias for children. But the proud of their library is a great collection of indi-comics. They is very passionate for good illustration, so a lot of their books have outstanding illustrations. I feel like I should brag a bit for them, because it really is their proud. Five big bookshelves filled to the brims! It may seems like you need a fortune to afford such library, but the majority of this was received by exchanges and the rest by exhaustive findings of the best deal possible.

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Reply to comment by Chylan in Jamaican Steamed Cabbage by anchaljyoti

Chylan wrote

Well, there are literally as many recipes for sour cabbage as there are families. Probably, one can gauge a genealogical proximity of families by a way they made sour cabbage. And a taste could vary a lot!

In my family it's something close to sauerkraut. I don't have particular proportions for ingredients, everything is "just that many" or "just enough" - slice some cabbage, add sliced carrots and dried dill, put it into a big bowl, add rock salt (or just normal table salt). Then you, like, fiercely mash and crush everything with your hands to the point when all salt dissolves and vegetable juice is produced. Then put a weight on everything and let it ferment for 3-5 days. Each day you should remove the weight and poke some holes with a knife, to keep oxygen going. When everything is fermented enough, then it's ready, leak all the juice out and put everything else to jars. It can be stored for a long time.

A lot of variations are possible, like, using whole cabbages, adding cranberries, not adding carrot, not using dill, or using something else, not mashing everything with salt, but rather layering with salt, fermentation period. You could and should experiment with ingredients to find your way.

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Chylan wrote

Wow. I, actually, cook something very close to this pretty often. It's very tasty, one of my most favored dishes. However, I prefer adding sour cabbage if I have one.

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Chylan wrote (edited )

Thank you very much. I feel so sorry to miss this connection. Yes, now it is as clear as a crystal to me why that comment is absolutely dismissive to the problem issued in the article.

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Chylan wrote (edited )

Somewhat agree, it might be. But the article explicitly says about man-woman sexual relationships from a woman point of view. The whole

Maybe you havent done any real workk in selecting a man worthy of you.

sounds a bit wrong, for sure. And the way they seems to generalize sex as man-woman thing down the lines too.

I do get the point. I agree it worth to warn this user of the way they explain themselves.

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Chylan wrote

Sorry for my ignorance, but could anyone explain, why that comment is sexist? In no way I'm saying it isn't, just want to know why it is. Yes, that comment sounds a bit odd, though.

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Chylan wrote

That's a quality staff right here. I'm not yet ready to engage in a constructive coversation on the subject, but thanks for a good ol thought-provoking read.

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Chylan OP wrote

I'm not a fan of PbtA engine (I'm filthy GURPS fanperson, myself), but I heard some very promising reviews on this piece.

Root, described as a cute-brutal RPG, explores themes of horrors of war, racial tensions and rebellion against oppression in a setting of anthropomorphic animals. Player characters are a bunch of rebellious outcasts, surviving during a catastrophic war. Game mechanics encourage destruction of power-institutions, wealth redistribution and opposing corrupt state.

Overall, seems worth to look at, for me.

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