This is sort of my catch-all blog for various things that I like. You can expect to see lots about dwarves, vikings, comics, awesome warrior ladies, books, random journal posts, and occasionally reblogs from my art blog.  



an exciting trilogy of wolves eating watermelon


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Lately I’ve been having these really weird and intense feelings of hunger, despite eating what I feel is a reasonable amount. I’ll feel sort of empty and light headed even when I’ve eaten just a couple hours before.

One thing that may be contributing to it is a decided uptick in my carb intake…

I’m really sorry to hear you’re dealing with stress :( I had a stint with it when we were going through C’s immigration stuff in Denmark, though my physical reaction was almost the complete opposite, I had barely any appetite and when I ate anything, it felt like it all got stuck in my throat. It’s uncomfortable no matter shat and definitely something to take seriously. I think Denmark is a bit further in taking stress as a serious issue, C tells me the States still doesn’t really have a lot of focus on it, so be sure to take care of yourself! Especially if it’s all work related. Is it just a temporarily stressful time at work, or is it a general issue?

No matter what, I hope you get to work it out and get more peace.

I can’t really speak for the carbs, we still haven’t managed to completely cut them out (though we are cutting down!), but I can imagine it might mess with your system a bit if you’ve been eating it more.
Another thing could be if you don’t get enough water. I know I have periods where I’m not good at drinking as much as I should, and I know thirst can make you feel hungry.

Thanks. :) Yeah I can imagine that must have been a really stressful time for you both. I’m glad that Denmark takes stress more seriously. I think there’s a lot of science that supports how badly stress can effect your system.

Unfortunately my work stress seems to be settling in to be kinda a general issue. It’s one that there’s being progress made on, but it’s slow, and I don’t know if it will ever be 100% resolved. It’s nothing super-terrible, just a difference in working styles that’s causing some frustration on everyone’s accounts. I wouldn’t call it a long term issue, maybe a medium term one though.

Thanks for the encouragement! I do think it will get better, I like having a game plan though.

Lately I’ve been having these really weird and intense feelings of hunger, despite eating what I feel is a reasonable amount. I’ll feel sort of empty and light headed even when I’ve eaten just a couple hours before.

One thing that may be contributing to it is a decided uptick in my carb intake over the last few months. Most of them are whole grains, but even so I’m usually getting more carbs than I should given other issues.

The other thing is flat out stress. The vast majority of my research has pointed to my exact symptoms being connected to anxiety in particular. Given how stressed out I’ve been lately (particularly at work where I experience 90% of these feelings) that seems fairly plausible. I felt much better after doing 5 min of breathing exercises at lunch - less hungry and more clear headed.

I think I’m going to cut back on my carb intake and start doing 10min of breathing before work and during lunch. If I don’t see a major improvement over the next couple weeks then I’m setting up a Dr. Appointment with my GP. (And probably my Therapist too.)

Fun times!


George Weasley and


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when McGonagall finds out that Ginny is pregnant, and that the Weasley and Potter bloodlines will converge, she marks on her calender the day the child will turn 11 and that is the day she retires 

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I knew I missed something in London!

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies exists.

I need to go there. Please and thank you!

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Studio Ghibli just announced its first ever TV series, and even more exciting it’s an adaptation of a book by Astrid Lindgren. “Sanzoku no Musume Ronja”, or “Ronja the Robber’s Daughter”, will be aired in Japan starting on August 31. It is a coproduction with 3DCG studio Polygon Pictures (known for animating some of Ghost in the Shell, among others), to be directed by Goro Miyazaki. More details are forthcoming.

The story is of a little girl named Ronja, the daughter of a colourful robber chieftain who lives in a castle high on a rock in a dark pine forest. She gets to know the creatures of the forest, meets another kid like herself, and questions her father’s life of robbery.

It will be interesting to see the new route Studio Ghibli takes now that it is making TV animes.

Source: Studio Ghlibi (Facebook)

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Aaahhh! I love love love that Ghibli films/shows always feature awesome female characters. I can’t wait to see this!

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Pancakes Around The World


I have a question for the Americans, have any of you ever actually eaten buttermilk pancakes? And if so did they look at all like the picture? I ask because in my 23years in america ive never eaten pancakes that were not “two cups flower, some baking powder, cinamin, nutneg, vanilla, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil” unless I was replacing banana with a seasonal flavor and I’ve never seen a stack in person.

My mom makes the best buttermilk pancakes.

Growing up, my sister and I made pikelets every single Sunday morning for years and years!

Kaiserschmarrn is the bastard lovechild of a pancake and a funnel cake and is definitely one of my favorite dessert foods. NOM. 

I was totally not going to reblog this except then it actually showed a picture of Nalesniki, which I have eaten and heard pronounced by my ex-MIL but had no idea how to spell. Mmmm Polish food!