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It’s Good to be Bad (Villains too Great to Hate)

In every film you have the good guy(s) and the bad guy(s), and usually everybody loves the good guy… usually. There are some villains though that you love more than the good guy and then there are some that are just too great to hate. Now, among our merry little band I am the one that usually either sides with the villain or the villain is my favorite character so I will probably be more that a little bias to the characters on this list. Also, this does go beyond looks, if they’re good looking then that’s just a bonus. But anyways, here we go!

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  • Loki

Obviously I had to start with Loki. A Marvel villain that people just can’t get enough of. Now, the reason I love Loki so much is because he really did strive to be good. He tried to do what he thought was best for Asgard even though he went about it the wrong way. And I’m sorry but Odin was a crap father. You can’t just go into Odinsleep after dropping “hey you’re not my son, you’re actually the enemy’s son and I was gonna use you as a pawn and trade you for peace” on a kid. You just don’t do that! And! When Loki is hanging off the bridge and he says, “I did it for you! For all of us!” and his voice cracks at the end, what does Odin say? “No, Loki.” Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? Your son is hanging off a bridge above a black abyss and that’s what you say? You fail Odin. I really hope Frigga beat the crap out of him for that. Anyways, Loki always wanted his father’s approval and then for Odin to just cast him aside like that is cruel. On top of all that, Tom Hiddleston’s performance of Loki is phenomenal and is the only reason I even own the first Thor film.

  • Khan

Khan from Star Trek: Into Darkness is a force to be reckoned with. His skills alone are something to behold, not to mention his superhuman biology. It does help that he is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. His silver tongue and the performance he puts on truly makes you feel for him in the beginning. But then, then he becomes scary with his precise killing and the blows he deals in his fight with Kirk. Him crushing that guy’s skull was terrifying but so cool to watch! He’s just really really cool and it makes it hard to hate him. I already liked Kahn back in Star Trek: The Original Series and this just made me like him even more.

  • Prince Nuada Silverlance

Nuada Silverlance is the crowned prince of the Clan Bethmoora elves from the Hellboy universe. Hellboy is an antihero story and honestly really really good, you should check it out. Anyways, here’s another character that yes he’s bad but he really makes you feel for him. He makes you feel for his plight and what he’s trying to do for his people. His skill with a blade is unmatched, his agility and speed is phenomenal. Plus, he’s just badass looking. Luke Goss’ portrayal as the banished prince is just fantastic. He really sells the character.

  • Pitch Black

Pitch Black, formerly known as Kozmotis Pitchiner in his human life, is the Boogeyman, also known as The King of Nightmares. Yes, it’s an animated film. Yes he’s not a flesh and blood character, but this does not make him any less of a good, well written character. Rise of the Guardians is actually a really great, underrated film that you all should watch. Voiced by Jude Law, the King of Darkness is creepy, manipulative, and evil. However, you can’t help but feel for him a bit. Pitch started off as protector and defender of the Golden Age. He was a Hero. He was tricked by the darkness, who used the voice of his daughter to lure him into setting it free, and overtaking him. Fast forward years later and people have forgotten the Boogeyman, years of isolation and disbelief made Pitch take action. What makes you feel for him is the fact that he just wants to be believed in. He just wants people to believe in him again. When you think about it more, the good and happy things in life cannot exist without the pain and fear. So, yeah, Pitch is someone that you can have problems saying he’s 100% a bad guy.

  • Bane

Bane is a DC villain, more specifically, a Batman villain. In the Dark Knight Rises version he is played by none other than Tom Hardy. This character is a big brute of a guy. He’s strong, skilled, and deadly. He literally broke the Bat. He could’ve killed him. But he’s not just a brute. He’s incredibly intelligent. He’s smart and cunning. Not only that, but there’s a piece of humanity in him. We see this when he’s in the pit and he protects others. There is more to him than what meets the eye. Plus, again, he’s an absolute badass and the mask makes him sound freaking cool.

  • Lord Sesshomaru

Sesshomaru is a villain but also not a villain. From the anime Inuyasha, he starts off as a villain in the beginning of the show but as time goes on, he becomes more of a frenemy, till finally he is now a, begrudgingly, good guy. You start off wanting to smack him, but the more you get to know about him the more you actually start to like him. His character development really make you like him more as you watch him go from being a cold and unfeeling ass to- well, a less cold and unfeeling friend. He is a terrifying opponent, skilled with a blade and his demonic abilities makes him a formidable foe that should not be messed with. He’s cool, like really really cool.

  • Joker

The Joker is another DC Batman villain. Now, there have been many version of Joker but I think that across the board that Joker is just a really cool character, I know I keep saying these guys are cool (they are though) but the reason Joker is so amazing is because he is chaos embodied. He just lets loose and watches the world burn just to see if he could. Havoc is his only reason for doing things. His weird and twisted mind makes him so intriguing, and dangerous. You wouldn’t want to be in the same vicinity as him, let alone meet him down a dark alley. He’s not a man to be trifled with or taken lightly.

  • Magneto

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Magneto, also known as Erik Lehnsherr, from the X-Men Marvel world, is another character that just makes you feel for them. A mutant and a Holocaust surviver, he has suffered a lot of pain at the hands of bigots and humanity in general. His feelings are justified, his actions not so much. Played by both Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, this man strives to bring mutants to the forefront of humanity. Not wanting his brothers and sisters to suffer he chooses to take the fight to the rest of humanity. Originally he was a good guy, he helped Charles Xavier build his school, helped him create the first X-Men. He was his friend. His humanity is there, it’s just been beaten and abused so much that it can’t take it anymore. All of this makes him tough to hate.

  • Victor Creed aka Sabertooth

Victor Creed, also known as Sabertooth, is, yet again, another Marvel villain. More specifically an X-Men baddie. (I like Marvel/X-Men a lot alright?) He has a healing factor, retractable sharp claws and canine-like fangs, superhuman strength, senses, and reflexes, feral feline attributes, and a seemingly endless life span. He went by many names including Slasher, El Tigre (The Tiger), and Der Schlächter (The Butcher). The brother (at least in the films) of the famous Wolverine/Logan, an assassin, mercenary, and murderer. He kills for hire and he kills for fun. He’s one of the more bloody villains on this list. His father kept him chained in a basement and pulled his elongated, claw-like nails out of his fingers consistently. He’s probably the least likable one on this list. However, I think he’s just too freaking amazing and cool to leave off. His cold, calculating demeanor is something the chills one to the bone. His strengths, abilities, and sheer power are something to behold and not to be tested. His animalistic nature is also something that draws you in, his love of brutal killing, of pain and death in general. His bloodlust. Is something that I find incredibly fascinating, especially in comparison to Logan. (This makes me sound like a psycho but I promise I’m not) Victor can be smart when he wants to, but his anger gets him into trouble some times. He can live in isolation, and he thrives in it even. Victor Creed is more than just badass, he’s scary as all get out.

 

Well, there’s my list of villains that I think are just too good to hate. Let me know what you think, agree or disagree. Who do you think belongs on this list? Let me know what else you would like to see. And have an amazing day guys!

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Fandom Crossovers 2!

Hey Guys! So, things are a little busy and hectic in the real world that is my life. I work on a food truck and the time around the fourth of July, food trucks are in high demand which means long shifts and little time for posting. So, I’m keeping it short and bringing back a fun post. Crossovers! So, here goes! Enjoy!

 

  • Star Wars X Marvel

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  • Game of Thrones X Avatar the Last Airbender

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  • Game of Thrones X Star Wars

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  • Doctor Who X Disney

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  • Marvel X The Breakfast Clubavengers

  • Marvel X One Piece

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  • The Hobbit X Ouran High School Host Club

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  • Sherlock X Assassin’s Creed

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  • Sherlock X Link

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  • HALO X Mass Effect

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  • Doctor Who X Bioshock

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Alright, well, that’s all that I have time for right now. Tomorrow’s the Fourth and I’ve got a long shift tomorrow. I hope you guys enjoyed this set of crossovers as much as I did. As always, I own absolutely none of the images here and they all belong to their respected owners. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and for those celebrating the Fourth of July I hope you have a lovely holiday and be kind to those around you and who are working to make sure you have a great holiday.

Have a lovely day folks!

 

5 of some of the best fandom parody’s (part 2)

So, since I’ve been gone for way too long, today’s post is just going to be a fun one. Now, I’ve done this before, but since then there have been some new ones and I’ve discovered some ones that I missed. So, without further ado, I give you Fandom Parody’s Part 2! Enjoy!

  • Supernatural Parody by The Hillywood Show®
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Music Video Parody – Ft. Peter Hollens
  • Star Wars Disney – Let it Flow – Let it Go Frozen Parody
  • Do You Wanna Solve A Mystery?
    • Harry Potter – So You Think You’re a Wizard by The Hillywood Show®

So, that’s all I have for you guys today. So sorry it’s been so long. I’m trying to update more frequently and I’m still laptopless. Anyways, have a great day guys!

Shows That Can Be Summed Up in One Picture

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy all weekend working on my short film for class. But I’m still alive! So, for this post I’m gonna keep it simple. Just like the title says this post is shows that can be summed up in one picture. So, here we go!

  • Merlin

  • Star Trek the Original Series

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

  • Breaking Bad

  • Supernatural

  • Castle

  • The Walking Dead

  • Game of Thrones

  • Doctor Who

  • Once Upon A Time

  • Sherlock

That’s all for today. I promise to get back on  a regular updating schedule so stick with me guys! Have a great day!

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5 of Some of the Best Fandom Parody’s

So, today is The Walking Dead season finale which means my day is going to be occupied with walkers, Daryl, and feels. Because The Walking Dead is on all day this post is just going to be a fun one. I spent some time the other day browsing YouTube and found some of the best fandom parody’s and thought I should share them with you all. Enjoy!

    • Let It Go – Gollum Cover – Frozen (Soundtrack)
    • Talk Nerdy To Me (Jason Derulo Parody)
  • The Walking Dead Parody by The Hillywood Show®
    • Do You Want to Steal a TARDIS?
    • MARK OF CAIN “all about that bass” SUPERNATURAL PARODY

So that’s it for today’s post. I hope you all have a wonderful day. It’s ShakespeareSunday and it’s The Walking Dead Season Finale so enjoy some Shakespeare and Walkers!

Fandom Food (10 Recipes from 10 of our Favorite Fandoms)

Ever see something in a fandom that you really want to try? Something like Turkish Delight from The Chronicles of Narnia, Lembas Bread from Lord of the Rings, or Butterbeer from Harry Potter? Well, today we’re going to talk about Fandom food, and provide the recipes for these fandom dishes. Now, the recipes you’ll find in this post are not from us nor were they created by us. They’re all by The Geeky Chef whose link you can find here (http://www.geekychef.com/) if you wish to find more. Now, we won’t list all of the fandom foods in this post we’ll try and hit the main ones.

  • Turkish Delight (The Chronicles of Narnia)

“Turkish Delight, lokum, or loukoum is a confection made from starch and sugar. It’s usually flavored with rosewater and lemon, the former giving it a characteristic pale pink color. It has a soft, jelly-like and sometimes sticky consistency, and is often packaged and eaten in small cubes that are dusted with icing sugar or copra to prevent sticking. This is a classic turkish delight recipe using rosewater, though other flavors can be substituted.” (The Geek Chef)

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbs Gelatin
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • ¼ tsp. Citric Acid
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Triple-Strength Rose Water
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 oz. Cornflour Food Coloring (optional)
  • Directions
    1) Place the water in a large saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on to the liquid. Set aside until the gelatin is a little springy.
    2) Add the sugar and citric acid to the gelatin water and place the pan over a gentle heat and stir constantly until dissolved.
    3) Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
    4) Stir in the vanilla extract, rose water and coloring if using. Pour into a dampened 6 inch baking tin. Leave uncovered in a cool place for 24 hours.
    5) Sift the icing sugar and cornflour together on to a sheet of parchment paper. Turn the Turkish delight on to the paper and cut into squares using a sharp knife.
    6) Toss pieces in the mixture, so that all the sides are coated. Pack in airtight containers lined with parchment paper and dusted with the remaining icing sugar and cornflour.
  • Lembas Bread (The Lord of the Rings)

“Lembas is a special bread made by the elves of the Lord of the Rings series. It’s shaped into thin cakes and because of its filling nature it’s usually used for sustenance on long journeys. Generally wrapped in Mallorn leaves, not much else is known about the ingredients. The bread is supposed to be brown on the outside and cream colored on the inside, sort of like a flat bread, and tastier than most other cakes in Middle-Earth.” (The Geek Chef)

  • Ingredients
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 ¼ c. flour (barley flour of you want to be really accurate)
  • ¼ c. melted butter
  • 3 oz. chopped almonds or macadamia nuts (fruits of the Mallorn tree)
  • 2 tsp. orange flower or rose water (optional)
  • 3 kumquats, whole (can substitute orange zest and a bit of juice if desired)
  • 1 c. honey
  • 3 eggs
  • Directions
    Put the eggs, butter, honey, kumquats, rose or orange flower water, and nuts in a food processor or blender. Blend on high for 2-4 minutes. Add 1 cup of the flour. Blend for a minute or two. Put mixture into a bowl and add the remaining flour and the salt. Whisk or stir until well blended. Bake a small amount of dough (about two tablespoons) at a time on a pizzelle or iron about 15 seconds or until lightly brown, for a flat bread like texture. They can also be baked at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Wrap in a leaf and tie with a string!
  • Butterbeer (Harry Potter)

This iconic drink from the Harry Potter world is sure to quench your thirst and make for a tasty treat at your next Harry Potter party. “Butterbeer is a popular wizarding beverage described as tasting “a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.” It is served at numerous locations in the wizarding world and has a very slight alcoholic content.” (Wiki) This recipe though is non-alcoholic.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cream soda
  • 2 tablespoons whipped butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butterscotch topping
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened condensed milk
  • Directions
  • Combine condensed milk, butterscotch topping, and butter in a glass heatproof measuring cup. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir until butter has melted and incorporated into mixture. Meanwhile heat cream soda in another heatproof measuring cup for 1 minute 30 seconds. Divide butterscotch mixture between 2 (10 to 12-ounce) mugs. Fill mugs with heated cream soda and stir thoroughly. Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick or an old-fashioned butterscotch candy stick.
  • Mudder’s Milk (Firefly)

“In the series, the alcoholic beverage known as “Mudder’s Milk” was used on a remote planet called Higgin’s Moon to simultaneously feed the laborers (or “Mudders” as mud was the planet’s only export) and keep them submissive. It has, according to planetary legend Jayne, “all the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15% alcohol.”” (The Geek Chef)

  • Ingredients
  • 2-3 Shots of Jack Daniels Tennessee
  • Honey 1/2 Cup
  • Milk 1/2 Cup
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Oatmeal
  • Honey to taste
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Ice
  • Directions
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender, blend until consistency is smooth and drinkable. Pour into a mug and enjoy!
  • Fish fingers and Custard (Doctor Who)

“Fish Fingers and Custard, also known as Fish Custard, is a dish enjoyed by the 11th Doctor shortly after his regeneration.In reality, Matt Smith, the actor who plays the newest Doctor, was actually eating breaded coconut cakes during this scene. So, there were two possible options to make this idea palatable: you either make the fish fingers into some sort of pastry, or you make the custard into something savory that compliments fried fish…I decided to make a savory version. My recipe pairs a panko and coconut battered fried fish finger (coconut added as tribute to the reality of the scene) and tangy lemon honey mustard dipping sauce (that basically looks like custard) which compliments it perfectly.” (The Geek Chef)

  • Ingredients
  • For the fish fingers:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs. milk
  • 1lb tilapia filets, cut into 1 inch strips (cod or haddock will also work)
  • 1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of coconut flakes
  • Frying oil (how much depends on the size of your pan)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • For the custard:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsps yellow mustard (prepared)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • Directions
  • Make sure fish is cut into 1 inch thick strips.  Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl.  Beat the eggs with the milk in another shallow bowl.  Mix the breadcrumbs and coconut  in a third shallow bowl.  Coat each fish piece in seasoned flour, dip in the eggs mixture and then roll in the panko and coconut mixture.  Set aside until ready to cook. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  In small batches, fry the fish sticks until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.  Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.  To make the custard sauce simply combine all ingredients together and mix thoroughly. Liberally dip fish fingers in the custard sauce and enjoy!
  • Plomeek Soup (Star Trek)

“Vulcans do not eat meat or any product that can be harvested from an animal, and they only eat for practical reasons so most of the food served at Vulcan food establishments is quite bland. A very popular dish amongst the Vulcans is Plomeek Soup, which is more of a broth harvested from the Plomeek plant. It isn’t bad, but despite its bright orange color there’s not much more flavor than any typical vegetable stock on Earth. We took some of the known edible vegetables of Vulcan and made a more flavorful and robust soup using the plomeek broth.” (The Geek Chef)

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2-3 leaves fresh basil, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 ears corn, kernels removed
  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup lima beans
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped into rounds
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 cups chopped leeks, white part only
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Ingredients
  • Directions
  • Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot on medium heat. Add leeks, garlic, and a bit of salt and cook until they begin to soften. Add the carrots, lima beans, cauliflower, and green beans and cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Increase the heat to high and add the stock, simmer. Once it’s simmering add the tomatoes, corn, and pepper. Bring heat to low and cook with pot covered until the vegetables are tender enough to pierce easily with a fork, about a half hour. Don’t overcook. Add salt to taste. Remove from heat and blend together in a food processor. Add the parsley, basil and lemon juice. Some of the crew though it might taste good with sour cream or parmesan cheese and croutons as well.
  • Yeto’s Superb Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Soup (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)

“This one appeared in the newest Zelda game, Twilight Princess, in the Snowpeak temple as a soup that Yeto makes for his sick wife, Yeta. The soup, thanks to it’s reekfish base, has healing properties that increase as Link finds more ingredients to add throughout the temple, namely a pumpkin and goat cheese from Link’s hometown, Ordon. I took a basic pumpkin soup and made some modifications. I decided to make the fish stock and the filet optional because while I think pumpkin and goat cheese are a match made in heaven (or Hyrule), fish and pumpkin and goat cheese might seem like a strange mix for some. Fish or no fish, this soup makes for a perfect winter dinner!” (The Geek Chef)

  • 1 Salmon filet (any fish will do) (optional)
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Fresh basil
  • 1 ¼ cups cream (optional)
  • ½ cup Goat Cheese or as desired
  • 4 ½ cups fish stock (alternative: chicken or vegetable stock)
  • 4 cloves garlic, cloves cut into quarters
  • ¾ cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds seeded and peeled pumpkin or kabocha, diced
  • Ingredients
  • Directions
    Toss pumpkins, onions, and garlic with a bit of olive oil. Roast until everything is soft and has nice browned edges. Place the roasted items in a soup pot and turn to medium heat. Add 3/4 of the stock and simmer for up to 45 minutes, or until fully cooked. Put in a food processor and blend until smooth. Blend in small amounts of the goat cheese along with the cream if desired. Adjust thickness with the leftover stock. Add more cream if desired and finish seasoning with basil, salt, and pepper. If you add a filet of fish, pan-fry it separately with oil, salt and pepper, then add it to the soup.
  • Spiced Warm Milk (The hunger Games)

“Those of you who’ve read the book will remember that this soothing beverage was made for Katniss by a sympathetic Capitol worker when she awoke from a nightmare shortly before the 75th Annual Hunger Games. Initially she just ordered a warm milk to help her sleep, but the attendant, feeling bad for her, added a little honey and spice as an act of kindness and solidarity.  Make this when you or someone you care about is feeling especially sad or nervous. Or, you know, when death is imminent.” (The Geek Chef)

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (regular milk will work, as well)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Splash of vanilla
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Sprinkle on nutmeg
  • Directions
  • Microwave milk on high for 1 minute. Continue to microwave it in 15 second increments until desired temperature is reached. Mix in honey and vanilla, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Enjoy!
  • Jam Tarts (Alice in Wonderland)

“There were a few chapters in Alice in Wonderland dedicated to these simple pastries. Some may remember the trial over who stole the Queen’s jam tarts, where absolutely nothing gets solved and the Queen shouts “off with their heads!” a lot. Jam tarts are a traditional English tea snack, especially for small children. They were most often made for “Nursery Tea,” a sort of High Tea for kids where milk is served instead of actual tea. You’ll need tart tins and cookie cutters for this one.” (The Geek Chef)

  • 1 ½ c. jam of your choosing
  • 1 orange, rind grated
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 c. superfine sugar
  • ¾ c. butter , chilled and diced
  • 1 ¾ c. flour
  • Ingredients
  • Directions
    Blend the flour and butter to breadcrumbs in a food processor. Add the sugar and blend again. Add the egg yolks and the orange rind and pulse until it comes together, you may need to add a bit of water. Wrap in saran wrap and chill for about 20 minutes.
    Heat the oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Roll out the pastry as thin as possible and stamp out circles big enough to fit your jam tart tins with a cookie cutter. Mould the circlular cut-outs into the tart tins. Bake for 15 minutes then add small spoonfuls of jam to each and bake for another 5 minutes. Careful, the jam will get really hot!
  • Five Flavor Soup (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

“This soup appeared in Season 3 in the episode “The Puppetmaster” where it was made for Avatar Aang’s gang by the waterbender Hama, who wanted to serve them a traditional Southern Water Tribe dish while they were hiding in the Fire Nation. Like Avatar itself, this dish has mixed Asian influence. There were a few assumptions I made based on what little information is presented in the episode. The major assumption is that the soup is vegetarian, because Aang, who does not eat meat, chows down on it happily. In the episode it appeared that the soup did not have anything in it aside from broth, but I thought that was probably only to save on the animation budget. The broth certainly could stand alone if you wish to go that route, as it has a very strong base and rich flavor.

When I heard the name of the dish, my immediate thought was Chinese Five Spice, which is a delicious mix of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel and Sichuan pepper. These spices are perfect for cold weather, so I made sure they stand out. There are also five major ingredients in the soup: the wontons, the beans, the mushrooms, the cabbage and the wakame. I also tried to incorporate ingredients that the Water Tribe might use, like kelp, which grows in water, and broad beans, which can be harvested in cold climates. And, of course, cabbages were a necessity. Just looking at this recipe it might seem complicated because there are a lot of ingredients and steps, but none of it is very difficult so don’t be intimidated! The result is a light but filling soup, bursting with heat, spice and umami.” (The Geek Chef)

  • Ingredients
  • 1 Sheet Kombu
  • 10-12 Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 6 Cups Water
  • 5-7 Leaves Napa Cabbage
  • 1 1/2 Cup Broad Beans
  • A couple pinches of Wakame
  • Wonton Wrappers
  • 1 Asian Pear, chopped finely
  • 3-5 Green Onions, finely chopped
  • 10 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Ginger Root
  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup Ponzu Sauce
  • 1 tbs. Garlic Chili Sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 tbs. Mirin
  • 2 tbs. Chinese Five Spice
  • Directions
  • Start the broth by putting the water and the sheet of Kombu into a large soup pot. Bring the water to a simmer, and then add the dried mushrooms, two tablespoons of the minced garlic, and a couple slices of ginger root. Bring the broth to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow the broth to simmer while you prepare the wonton filling. Chop up half a cup of the broad beans into tiny pieces. Remove one or two of the mushrooms from the broth and chop them finely too. Take one or two leaves of the Napa Cabbage and chop that finely. In a small mixing bowl, add the chopped mushrooms, chopped beans and copped cabbage along with the green onions, Asian pear and remaining garlic and mix this thoroughly together.
  • Season mixture with some soy sauce and grated ginger to taste. Heat up a frying pan with the the oil of your choice, and fry the mixture until nicely browned. Start building your wontons following these instructions. Only make enough wontons that you will be using right away, about 2-3 per bowl. It is not a good idea to make them all at once and do not add the wontons directly to the soup. In a separate pot from your broth, boil the wontons in some salted water until they are translucent. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them in your serving bowls. Reduce the heat on the broth and remove the kombu and ginger, but keep the mushrooms.
  • Add the soy sauce, ponzu sauce, mirin and chili garlic sauce to the broth and stir. Taste it, and add more of the ingredients you think it needs until the broth tastes right to you. This might be different for everyone. When the broth is too your liking, add the the remaining broad beans, the napa cabbage and the wakame. Be careful with wakame because it expands a lot, a little goes a very long way. Let the soup simmer for another 5 to ten minutes. Your soup is pretty much done now, so spoon the soup into the serving bowls over the wontons and enjoy!

After making this post I’m now very hungry and really want to try all these tasty sounding dishes, sadly the main cook amongst us (Bekah) went home for the weekend. *Sigh* so sad. But hopefully we’ll get to try these soon. I’ve actually tried turkish delight before but the girl who made it let it get all hard and it wasn’t very good, I’d like to try it again some time. What I’d really like to try though is the Super yellow Okumura Rin Special from blue Exorcist. What fandom food would you like to try?

Fandom Crossovers! (A collection of some of our favorite crossovers)

In this post we’re exploring some of our favorite crossovers. So, for those of you don’t know, crossover is where two fandoms cross worlds. Crossovers can be great or they can be crap. Crossovers usually happen in fanart and fanfictions done by fans, but there have been moments of actual crossover in shows. Usually this is because the director directs both shows. For example, Doctor Who and Torchwood. Martha was on Torchwood for a bit and Ianto and Gwen were on Doctor Who, Russel T. Davis was the director. Angel and Buffy were both directed by Joss Whedon and Buffy, Wesley, Faith, Spike, Cordy, OZ, Willow, Drusilla, and Darla all either made appearances or became a main part of the show.

Here we go!

  • Fandom Hunger Games

  • Sam Winchester and Loki talk about their brothers

  • Harry Potter and Avatar the Last Airbender

  • Hiccup and Thor and Loki

  • Gandalf and Picard

  • Dr. McCoy as The Doctor

  • Professor McGonagall as The Doctor

  • Tom Hiddleston as The Doctor

  • Thor as The Doctor’s companion

  • Star Wars meets Doctor Who

  • Dean Winchester in the TARDIS

  • Loki and Lilo

  • Tom Hiddleston as The Doctor meeting Sherlock and John again

  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Rose Tyler

  • Harry Potter and Doctor Who

  • The Doctor wanting to be ginger like a Weasley

  • Professor River Song as the new Defense against the Dark Arts teacher

  • The Doctor and Stitch

  • Rory meeting Death

  • Dean Winchester and a Dalek

  • Sam, Dean, and Cas with a weeping angel

  • Sam and Dean have to save The Doctor

  • Captain Jack Harkness meets Castiel

  • Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen admiring Captain America

  • Wholock

  • SuperWhoLock

Well that’s all the I’ve got time for today but I hoped you guys enjoyed these crossovers. I’m thinking about doing this again but let me know what you guys think and if this is something that you’d like to see more of. What’s your favorite crossover?

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