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Hi, I'm Lauren!
(or rdm, if you prefer the shorter name with the longer story)

I'm 23, a university student and a self-confessed music nerd.

Here you'll find Glee, Disney, Sherlock, fic, musicals, pretty people, pretty things and my ramblings.
Oh and I have a tendency to overshare. Don't say I didn't warn you.





This got even funnier when I realized that to shoot it, essentially someone had to hurl a massive rat puppet at Cary Elwes.

My favorite thing is that he doesn’t telegraph it at all. He never tenses up, never flinches, just waits for the giant rat puppet being hurled through the air to take him down. Great performance.

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Natalie Dormer in The Riot Club (Posh), 2014 (x)

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Good Lawd

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I am apparently enthused enough about one of my subjects that I am considering going to the library now to get one of the texts I need (but don’t want to buy until I know it’ll work on my computer).

Granted, if I don’t go tonight then I’ll need to go tomorrow morning. And I’d kind much prefer sleeping in.

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Smothered Cabbage + Three Delicious Variations

This March, I discovered this Smothered Cabbage recipe on Food52 and it’s not just good, but really really good. Like, I’m kinda dreaming about the next time I’m going to make it good. 

What? Delicious cabbage?! Yes! Delicious cabbage! Cabbage so good you want to share it with people! (Or not because it’s so good you want to nom it all yourself. It’s okay. I’ve provided three recipes to help you do just that.)

Why I love it: cabbage is a very affordable raw ingredient that keeps for a while in the fridge, cabbage is so often overlooked as a boring ingredient that smells weird but when it gets cooked for a long time it has an unbeatable flavor, and making one giant batch of smothered cabbage equals not one but THREE possible additional meals.

I would estimate that making your initial batch of smothered cabbage is a low to medium spoons recipe depending on if you purchase chopped cabbage or chop it yourself + it takes an hour to cook but you don’t really have to spend a lot of time around the stove, just a stir every ten minutes or so. However! It’s totally worth making a big batch because it freezes extremely well and have I mentioned that as a leftover, you have THREE additional meals at your fingertips?

I’m marking this recipe as vegan/dairy free and gluten free, though I’m including variations that include dairy and pasta as well. You can do whatever makes you and your tummy and your food friends happy!

Your Basic Smothered Cabbage Recipe:

  • 1 head of cabbage, thinly sliced (if you can get your hands on cole slaw mix or pre-shredded cabbage, you’re golden — however, chopping things is nice and methodical and I enjoy it, but to each’s own)
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil (or butter)
  • at least a teaspoon of salt and several dashes of pepper
  • a few drops of white (or apple cider) vinegar

The process is very easy. Toss all the ingredients in a big big pot with olive oil (or butter if you like it), stir it all up so things are mixed, and let cook over medium-low heat for about an hour. Stir every 10 minutes or so so nothing sticks and if it seems like it’s getting dry and sticking to the bottom of the pot, add a tablespoon or two of water. This cooking method — the letting it hang out in the pot and cook down — allows the cabbage to cook from its own steam and also browns because of the oil. You’ll know it’s done when it starts smelling sweet and everything turns soft and melty and a bit brown and caramel-y colored. If you taste it, it’ll taste like magically confusing cabbage. Yes! It’s cabbage! I swear! And you can eat it all on its own like this as a meal (maybe with rice or pasta or quinoa or potatoes if you want) or as a side dish to a more proteiny main dish.

Now, my favorite part: the variations. Smothered cabbage is delicious on its own, but it also makes for a great base ingredient for these three recipes. If you’re making a big batch and freezing it, I recommend portioning it out in about one cup servings, and that will make your next three recipes even easier. (If you’re going from frozen to any of these recipes, you don’t have to spend a lot of time defrosting because the frozen cabbage is going to melt away in the tasty liquids!)

Smothered Cabbage Turned Curry:

Take a cup of Smothered Cabbage and add one can of coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, some cumin, and some curry powder to a pot. Bring to a simmer, allowing all the flavors to combine, and then add a cup of frozen green peas right at the last minute. Serve on its own or with rice.

Smothered Cabbage Turned Minestrone:

Take a cup of Smothered Cabbage and add one can of drained white beans, one can of diced tomatoes, and at least two cups of water. Bring to a simmer, add 1/2 cup of your favorite small pasta shapes and cook until tender. If you’re into it, you can top it with some parmesan cheese or croutons.

Smothered Cabbage Turned Risotto:

Take a cup of Smothered Cabbage and add three cups of your favorite broth and bring to a simmer. Add 1 cup white rice and cook until tender and lightly soupy. Serve in your favorite bowl, topping with more pepper and parmesan if you want!

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Nocturnal Avenger

Chris/Darren, PG, AU. 

(Mav wanted Comic Con fic. So Mav gets Comic Con fic.)

Chris is gonna do it.

He’s gonna do it.

He’s been working up his nerve for the past forty five minutes, but he’s totally gonna do it.

"You’re not gonna do it," Melissa says.

"Shut up," Chris hisses. It works, though. She knows just how to appeal to his competitive nature.

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Many Ladies wear it this way

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