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by vrikasatma
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Feed the Beast
Topic: The Bakery
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Re: The Bakery

Well, it's been awhile, but I'm back. Time to get this kitchen howling again. I took my baking passion and skills and turned it into a bonafide business. I'm running a small-scale artisan bread operation. I rent the (awesome) kitchen at my local food bank and sell at farmers' markets. I specialize i...
by vrikasatma
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: What should a werewolf be?
Topic: Once more... Where are the curly werewolves?
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Once more... Where are the curly werewolves?

Yeah, I got curly hair, too. It's below-the-shoulder/standard heavy metal mane, used to be dark auburn but is relentlessly turning silver-grey. Hey, wolf-coloured! :D And at the slightest hint of humidity, which is pretty much always here in Oregon, it turns into something Carrot Top would be jealou...
by vrikasatma
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Music
Topic: \\,,// Ronnie James Dio \\,,//
Replies: 4
Views: 980

\\,,// Ronnie James Dio \\,,//

I searched the forum and was rather dismayed/disappointed/surprised to find that NOBODY has made note of the passing of Ronnie James Dio. Even a month and a half out. Ye Gods, you guys. Anyway, I guess it's up to me. This thread is for Dio's fans to talk about his music and life accomplishments, sha...
by vrikasatma
Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: "Werewolf: The Apocalypse Klaive"
Replies: 16
Views: 2473

Re: "Werewolf: The Apocalypse Klaive"

Since in-game, each klaive was individually hand-crafted, you'd probably be better off finding a swordsmith at your local Ren Faire and commissioning them to make a klaive for you. Silver's pretty cheap these days but if you want to keep it within budget you can get it made in stainless with a silve...
by vrikasatma
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The current generation of werewolf fans.
Replies: 48
Views: 2263

Re: The current generation of werewolf fans.

one forum I go to that pokes the laughable minority of furries werefans, therians, otherkin, etc. are pretty much just putting up a mild sardonic stance on these teens. And inasmuch as that, they're being more childish than the kids acting like wolves. Come on, people, I'm pushing the half-century ...
by vrikasatma
Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: The current generation of werewolf fans.
Replies: 48
Views: 2263

Re: The current generation of werewolf fans.

I saw that clip. Actually, I don't disapprove at all. Like that kid's mother says, "If this is the worst he does in high school, I'm blessed!" Take a look at the other cliques in high school — Jocks, for instance — 'nuff said. So long as they don't get into trouble — which it appears they don't — he...
by vrikasatma
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: What should a werewolf be?
Topic: Could a werewolf family be sophisticated?
Replies: 37
Views: 2885

Re: Could a werewolf family be sophisticated?

My thoughts on aristocratic werewolves: In the Middle Ages, being able to turn into a wolf would be a significant advantage to survival. Mediæval peasants rarely if ever got meat. A werewolf peasant would have feasted on this delicacy on a regular basis. Now say a noble has a serf under them that...
by vrikasatma
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: James Cameron's Avatar
Replies: 90
Views: 6776

Re: James Cameron's Avatar

My friends and I got the DVD a few nights ago (because we live in Oregon and we're too dirt-poor to afford Blu-Ray ;) ). We went straight over to their place (because I'm too dirt-poor to afford a television, period) and watched the movie. The store we bought it at had a deal where you can get a big...
by vrikasatma
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: James Cameron's Avatar
Replies: 90
Views: 6776

Re: James Cameron's Avatar

Except that I avoid soda like the plague…

Eh, well. I guess I'll get it at Freddy's.
by vrikasatma
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: James Cameron's Avatar
Replies: 90
Views: 6776

Re: James Cameron's Avatar

Wow, Aki, you read Winds Of Altair, too :) One of my perennial sf favourites, would love to see it done as a film. Okay, so Earth Day is tomorrow, and a very stripped-down DVD of Avatar is coming out. Just the FBI warning and straight into the movie, that's it. Anyone planning on snagging it? Albert...
by vrikasatma
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: James Cameron's Avatar
Replies: 90
Views: 6776

Re: James Cameron's Avatar

I just read the thread through. I kinda have to giggle when I read all the belly-aching at the start of the thread, soon after the trailer came out, and then read the "AWESOME!!!!" posts after the film itself came out and people saw it :) I've seen it twice, and I want to see it a third (and more) t...
by vrikasatma
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Little Dragon Menagerie...
Replies: 126
Views: 5332

Re: Little Dragon Menagerie...

I'm not a great one for Dragonadopters, they're a little too cutesy for my liking. Aside from that, here's the update on what's happening in Dragon Cave: In the Forum, there's a vigourous, highly acrimonious debate about the new Breed-Specific Action for Magi, Teleport. A lot of people would love it...
by vrikasatma
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Venting
Replies: 1176
Views: 75861

Re: Venting

The fact is, he wasn't just homeless, he was saddled with a severe mental illness. If he was just homeless and bothering us I'd have told him to buzz off and called the cops if he got nasty. I wouldn't have shrunk back and pretended he wasn't there. But when mental illness is brought in as a factor ...
by vrikasatma
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Venting
Replies: 1176
Views: 75861

Re: Venting

We have a group in our city that exists to aid the homeless, it's called "Cahoots." Yes, they will come and take him off the streets, and get him into a secure place where he won't be tire-ironed and set on fire by a gang of skinheads. Have you heard of "power of attorney?" Families use that to make...
by vrikasatma
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Venting
Replies: 1176
Views: 75861

Re: Venting

Have to get this off my chest. I was working Market yesterday (Tuesday), in the park blocks downtown. Farmers' market season ended last week, but the artists from Saturday Market are keeping Tuesday Market going through the winter. Yeah, we get snow here, but not terribly much, maybe 3-4 inches that...
by vrikasatma
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Pet Wolf
Replies: 56
Views: 2460

Re: Pet Wolf

Berserker wrote:To answer your question, yes, I would prefer that they be hunted, as sad and infuriating as it may be.
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, a Pack member who'd sacrifice wolves for the sake of an over-romanticized ideal.

I rest my case.
by vrikasatma
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Pet Wolf
Replies: 56
Views: 2460

Re: Pet Wolf

@Berserker: You seem to be pretty set in your philosophy, so I won't attempt to persuade you away from that. But I would like to put a question to you: Fact: Foxes are no less wild than wolves and they're being domesticated. Fact: At least in Oregon, pitbulls are being actively bred and kept, and ke...
by vrikasatma
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Pet Wolf
Replies: 56
Views: 2460

Re: Pet Wolf

Just to add another fold to the discussion… Recently, a Russian study was published that holds it only takes 5-6 generations to domesticate a "wild" animal, in some cases less (I'm thinking about adopted mustangs here — a friend of mine adopted one and she's never owned nor handled a horse bef...
by vrikasatma
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Where The Wild Things Are
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: Where The Wild Things Are

I've seen it criticized as being a little too emo. And I agree, it did get a titch mawkish and slightly halty towards the middle. But my answer to that is, why do "childrens' movies" have to be all cutesy-goofy-light? You want that, pull out a video of the Purple Slug or My Little Pony. This is a fa...
by vrikasatma
Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Where The Wild Things Are
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: Where The Wild Things Are

I'm dashing out the door to my local midnight show as we speak.

Back in a couple hours!
by vrikasatma
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: Where The Wild Things Are
Replies: 16
Views: 1415

Re: Where The Wild Things Are

Ye Gods, the release is finally IMMINENT and there's no chatter going on?! :eyebrow: Come ON, you guys, who's excited to see this? I'm gonna be at the first showing this Friday. Yes, it opens Friday! Get your tickets and let the Wild Rumpus START!! (can't wait to hear that line delivered, BTW)
by vrikasatma
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: Venting
Replies: 1176
Views: 75861

Re: Venting

God, I can't believe I DID that!! Okay. Last night I did a bake for my Farmers' Market booth. I hit on what I thought was a bright idea to put each focaccia dough in its own roaster pan to rise, bake and get oiled in. Contain mess, eliminate a step, and cut my kitchen rent time. So I did that and fo...
by vrikasatma
Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: General Announcments and Updates
Replies: 1009
Views: 78954

Re: General Announcments and Updates

Yeah, and I won't have wheels, so I'm stuck on a direct-line commute between the show hotel and the show facility :| Travelocity tried to sell me Medieval Times tickets but guess what? They're coming to the show on Saturday for the Extravaganza at no extra charge! :lol: Guess they forgot to tell the...
by vrikasatma
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: General Stuff
Topic: General Announcments and Updates
Replies: 1009
Views: 78954

Re: General Announcments and Updates

Update on Sciacca's Focaccia: Farmers' Market membership secured, dry run bake went famously well (my guests devoured the honey-walnut focaccia and Thai chicken stromboli), and my first day at market went well. I thought I could do a 6-7 hour kitchen session, sleep for a few hours and do Market all ...
by vrikasatma
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Film & TV Shows
Topic: 9
Replies: 30
Views: 2725

Re: 9

I saw it last weekend. I'll make an attempt to avoid spoilers, for those who haven't seen it yet. But I will say — yeah, catch this film. The ending…yeah, I guess if you're a jaded, been-there-done-that cynic, it could be considered kinda lame. For me, though, the film ROCKED. I scored it high...