Lavvok | Asuran Warrior • Ankaya Esbensdottir | Norn Necromancer • Lydia Felshire | Human Thief
Yay, she made omnomberry cookies! I’d love t o see the recipe!
It’s not particularly innovative, but this is the (longish) recipe:
Beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. On low speed, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be thick (pry it off the mixer thick). Add the white chocolate chips and dried fruits and mix until evenly distributed.
Heat your oven to 350F and roll dough into 1 tablespoon balls (ish). Bake for 8-9 or until barely golden brown around the edges. The cookies will look very soft when you remove them and probably puffy. You can flatten them with a spoon, but they’ll deflate as they cool, too. Leave them on the cookie tray for ~5 minutes, then put them on a rack to cool the rest of the way.
Can I suggest a mini taimi available to all with a portion of profits going to a multiple sclerosis related charity?
This would be what I’d want, too.
Everyone can get a mini that way, and getting a mini benefits more people than just the buyer. It’s a great idea!
To everyone who has posted here: thank you! I didn’t expect this post to get much attention at all, but all your kind words today and yesterday have really meant a lot to me.
Stay classy, GW2 <3
To the devs who worked on Taimi, who wrote her and created and animated her model:
I want to thank you for Taimi. I live with multiple sclerosis, and while I was only diagnosed a handful of years ago and am looking forward to a future where I won’t be trapped in my own body, I value characters like Taimi more than you can know.
My greatest trouble spots are my legs, specifically the joints in my hips and knees. There are days that I wake up and I can’t get out of bed. I’m young (in my 20s) and I walk with a cane and have a handicapped tag for my car – and I get nasty looks from people all the time because I’m young and, clearly, I shouldn’t need a cane or a handicapped space. I’ll never forget the day a pregnant woman berated me outside a grocery store for taking the handicapped space she wanted.
When I play games, it’s usually as an escape. I like to imagine that I’m the perfectly healthy Commander Shepard, or some outrageously good looking Final Fantasy character on a quest to save the world with magic. Games take me out of my situation and, for a little while, allow me to be someone else. Maybe this is why I play a hyper-mobile d/d Elementalist.
But when you introduced Taimi, I was overjoyed. I didn’t play the Marionette weapon testing update, so I didn’t see Taimi until just recently when I was mucking around the refugee camp in Gendarran. The friend I was playing with pointed her out, and I think I shrieked loud enough to wake the dead.
I don’t know where you’re going with Taimi. But honestly I don’t care. Because now, in Tyria, I can imagine having a giant golem cart me around when I can’t feel my legs or when they hurt too badly to walk. Now when I get derisive or pitying looks, I can take a minute to imagine I’m sitting on a golem’s shoulder like a complete kitten.
So thank you for thinking of people like me. Thank you for thinking about how someone with a disability might get along in your world. And thank you for making her awesome.
PS Since I’m incapable of fanart of any kind to show my appreciation, I bake. If your office would like to receive a tupperware full of cookies, I’d like to bake them for you as a thank you.
I don’t RP as much as I could, but I really loved popping into Salma and just wandering around, soaking up the ambiance of other RPers doing what they love. With the loss of Salma, now I have even less of an idea of where to go to get involved with RP in a general sense, and that bums me out.
On another note, you can enter explore mode dungeons and pretty much have the run of them as long as you don’t activate any of the paths. You can run around the bulk of Caudecus’s Manor with impunity using this method, so if you have a group of five or less and need a place with some ambiance, you can definitely go there.
I’ve never really been one for PvP, but I decided to start participating in WvW more this week and I just want to say I’ve had an incredible amount of fun. Even though I’m no good at it yet, I’ve really been loving running around with TC and fighting Kain and BG – you guys are awesome. Seeing the good natured banter in this thread was one of the reasons I started poking around WvW more seriously, so thanks for all the fun times!
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