Saffron: You're a good man. Mal: You clearly haven't been talking to anyone else on this boat.

'Our Mrs. Reynolds'


Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.


amych - Nov 22, 2020 6:27:22 am PST #114 of 430
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

I had to miss the zoom but I want you all to know that I love you fiercely, and more so because after all this time we have this habit of finding and gathering the group. Buffistas are my buddy system.


Jesse - Nov 22, 2020 7:00:20 am PST #115 of 430
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be.

Am I alone in wanting to know how Jesse's Rum Babas went...? Particularly as the current season of GBBO did Babas last week.

That is why I made them! And they look and smell delicious, but are on the menu for tonight's dinner, so I will report back. I made half of this recipe: [link]


JenP - Nov 22, 2020 7:13:16 am PST #116 of 430

Oh! I had no idea what a baba was. I thought you said babka. Those look yum.

Speaking of yum and recipes, this one looks good, but it's the story (short) that makes me totally want to try it - posted on Post Secret, apparently a secret family recipe of the poster, whose "petty, vindictive aunts" shouldn't be keeping it from the world. Love it. And then it got posted to reddit, ha. link


Sophia Brooks - Nov 22, 2020 7:55:33 am PST #117 of 430
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Much kitty ma, Volans. I keep reading you as Vortex, so my brain doesn’t compute the kitty at first.

I loved seeing the faces and the kitties and the one peeg. And meara’s very large chicken nugget. I think having done ALL the zoom since March it makes me less shy and able to put my face on camera. Nilly and Fiona were absolutely right about how much we in the education world are on Zoom. I have more variety than they do, because I am not always teaching (and I teach things like how to use the online tools to teach, and frankly I am preferring Zoom for that, because I have the faculty share their screen and drive while I talk them through it, rather than just presenting or trying to find a computer lab), but my Thursdays start on Zoom at 8:30 am and end on zoom at 8:30 pm. In some ways teaching and theatre are both about that same engagement between audience and performer, and I can’t imagine how exhausting it is to not have that feedback. My presentations are usually five to eight people that I already know in person and I like them much more than endless meetings!


DavidS - Nov 22, 2020 8:00:58 am PST #118 of 430
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Speaking of yum and recipes, this one looks good, but it's the story (short) that makes me totally want to try it

Oooh, I'm tempted to try that as well.


DavidS - Nov 22, 2020 8:02:31 am PST #119 of 430
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Sophia, you looked so prepped and ready to go with your background and headset and lighting! A Zoom pro.


Sophia Brooks - Nov 22, 2020 8:13:30 am PST #120 of 430
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Thanks David! I end up having all this stuff- work got me a GoPro to film my hands on the iPad and a more pro microphone than the headset (which I bought mostly for the quality of being pink). I have a Mac Desktop, a PC Laptop, and an iPad, although I don’t really want to lug this stuff back to work! I also don’t think I have the lighting quite down, but I am reluctant to buy more myself. One of the reasons for the virtual background is a have a janky set up of laps and overhead light and diffuser gels! And I try to do my stage makeup a little. I still haven’t figured out the eyebrow game at home!


Sophia Brooks - Nov 22, 2020 8:13:58 am PST #121 of 430
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

I to thought it was babka. But baba sounds good too!


JenP - Nov 22, 2020 8:20:41 am PST #122 of 430

which I bought mostly for the quality of being pink

Heh. I have done that very thing before, too. The very first thing I ever ordered online was a pink computer bag from ebags.com. Because pink. I enjoy it as an accent color to my mostly neutral or jewel toned world.

Volans, much kitty ~ma.


sj - Nov 22, 2020 8:23:18 am PST #123 of 430
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Volans, kitty~ma.