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211 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup and Open ... · 0 replies · +1 points

How about these folks?
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211 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup and Open ... · 0 replies · +5 points

Thank you for these! And especially for Queers Read. I remember it, and [redacted big old memoryfest about 90s , Queer Nation, Pride, and Youth--back to reading your excellent linkage.]
Thank you.

212 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +2 points

See? There is his cousins!

214 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup · 0 replies · +46 points

216 weeks ago @ The Toast - We Are Closing The Toa... · 0 replies · +1 points


267 weeks ago @ The Toast - Signs That Agatha Chri... · 5 replies · +3 points

I don't know anything about that writer except that she is very popular! I see why you might be dubious about modern attempts at that type of mystery. (The only advantage I can think of is perhaps being less likely to be hit with weapons-grade racial or ethnic slurs while dozily reading along about an afternoon in the country.) My sister mentioned the title because as you point out, it is a memorable description of the subgenre, both flavorful and economical. And yes, salutes to Alan Bennett!

267 weeks ago @ The Toast - Signs That Agatha Chri... · 8 replies · +4 points

Alan Bennett! Did you read Colin Watson's book by that title? (Subtitle: 'English crime stories and their audience'. There is also a Edwardian Mystery novel by Marion Chesney/ M.C. Beaton called that, which I haven't read.

268 weeks ago @ The Toast - Everything You Can Buy... · 0 replies · +4 points

I also eventually killed one using tofu as the supplement.
Number one cause of death seemed to be visitors getting all excited and "demonstrating" plants to themselves by poking the traps with a pencil to close them.

271 weeks ago @ The Toast - Ye Olde Baking Spells:... · 0 replies · +18 points

Oh, I hope you have a cookbook coming, or a regular column.
I had only made the ones from Nanny Ogg's cookbook, and while she is wonderful and definitely one of the best witches, I think these will have to be so much better. If I put half as much craft into the recipe as you have, they *will* be magical. I do make my own curd cheese and blanched ground almonds for this kind of thing because it is fast and a lot cheaper, but I will be dinged if I make butter. Last time I did that I was a kid using one of those hand cranked kitchen churns that are kind of like a fancy mason jar, and after fully forty thousand years of churning and cranking (we did get butter), it turned out it was a RUSE by the adult to keep me busy while they adulted, and I wasn't really performing the crucial dinner operation I had been led to believe. So curse all churnery and adultery.

271 weeks ago @ The Toast - Link Roundup! · 0 replies · +1 points

This is so great! I haven't looked at that site in years because ugh, so it was amazing to see an article-length response published in full, with the "schooling" announced in the headline.

Bonus: I initially clicked on the wring article and read down the original Savage Love waiting for this response to it, and I got to read an additional schooling! Someone convinced him to pick up Emily Nagoski's book and learn a little more about how sex/biology/arousal (and possibly especially in women) actually work, and in particular to understand that those are not synonyms. What a day.