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Do you have a local sideshow scene and is it as retarded as it is here? As you can see in the videos, local "youths" here engage in fun activities like going the wrong-way on a highway bridge, dabbing on motorcycle cops half the people doing this are off duty moto cops and their offspring, doing sick burnouts in the middle of the street, drag racing in school zones, and stealing each others' cars.

While associated with the criminal underworld they're uniquely distinct from the other criminal groups here, largely because the latter preys on the mentally destitute who cannot bring themselves to drive a vehicle let alone maintain ownership of one without pawning it for drugs. This could be seen in the 2013 Mesherle riots: there was a big event at the port with over 100+ cars. Eventually local police actually bothered to do something about it (TSA called them, TSA was unhappy. TSA lacks pursuit vehicles), when they announced their operation to each other all the smart cars heard it and bolted while everyone else was trapped as cops shut off the access roads. Great deals at the impound auction a month later.

As you can see there's a lot of illegal guns at these events too, which is notable because it's when the two groups I mentioned interact: the street racers and ricers want non-CA guns that nominally require a police officer to buy from. The latter group are all crazy homeless people who will steal such weapons right from cop cars for heroin. This is a known problem and the SFPD looses about 10-20 guns per year this way. Across the bay, Oakland is better about it and San Jose doesn't have this problem because San Jose kept their asylum open.
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Well, because it causes lots of accidents. Many Saudi drifting videos were a massacre, even with dead spectators and the like
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It’s literally the first or second cause of death in Arab petrorich countries kek. I saw a lot of vids of cars driving with only two wheels touching the ground an people sitting next to the window in frequented highways.
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>It’s literally the first or second cause of death in Arab petrorich countries kek.

>and what else
>well, this world is so brutal that it can be even true

http://www.healthdata.org/saudi-arabia: "What causes the most deaths?"

FFS it's true. It's the 2nd.

>I saw a lot of vids of cars driving with only two wheels touching the ground

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more recent kill list

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I really like the lego-thread >>52263. Maybe we can have a toy thread where we discuss toys of our childhood.

My own experience was very German, but I hope some guys can relate to it.

Schleich Figurines. The details and realism are lovely. There is not much you can do with them, except for playing farm. To me, they were boring as old hell.

I had lots of toy cars. Matchbox and Hotwheels were OK, but my favorite car was a Siku T3-Bus in Bauknecht-livery, like this one. Mine looked a lot more used up. Damn, I loved that bus! I wish I still had it.

Both my brother and our cousin had Darda-sets. We would take lap times with a stop watch and clean and oil the engines.

I also liked Baufix very much, a construction toy for younger kids. You could build with it whatever you wanted, and I spent many hours happily putting wooden screws through wooden nuts. I played with it even when I was much too old for it.

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Correction! I was wrong, I had a T2-bus!
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Maybe later more but for now

>Matchbox, Hotwheels, Siku

He, yeah. Now I try to remember all the cars I had.

Googling Siku 90s puts lots and lots of things I had, basically for years I got them, Legos and Playmobil as well, but since I'm not the first born, these were already there in abundance.

Also the Matchbox world, how could I forgot that, I even made photos of my Hospital back then :DDDD

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Do you like (or liked) Lego, Ernst? I used to be a huge fan since 1994, when dad brought me my first set — 8818 Dune Buggy — from Germany, and up until 1999, when I bought my last set — 8204 Sky Flier. Then I started losing interest somewhat because of electronic entertainment like videogames becoming more popular, then Lego started to produce licensed themes like Star Wars which I've seen as betrayal and selling-out, and then Lego went into a direction which killed my interesting in it completely by introducing Bionicle, which didn't really fit either System or Technic (and I don't care what some people say, I still don't consider Bionicle a subtheme of Technic). So, I gave all my Lego to my cousin and for around twenty years I pretty much forgot about it. But a couple of months ago I went to my aunt's and found out that my cousin (who also got bored with Lego a couple of years after me) started getting back into Lego: he bought several new Technic sets (42093 Chevrolet Corvette, 42107 Ducati Panigale plus several smaller ones), and they impressed me quite a bit. Nostalgia hit me hard, and I started checking out new Lego myself out of curiosity. I found out that there are actually some new themes that are of interest to me, like Creator, Ideas and Architecture, and finally I gave in and bought this 31109 Pirate Ship.

So, Ernst, share your Lego stories if you have any, meanwhile I'll be building my ship and maybe post some photos. If this threda wouldn't be of interest to you, I'll just let it die and won't post about Lego anymore.
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I really liked that alien helmet in the second pic, but I used a completely black head underneath because I thought it look cooler.
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It might be weird, but nowadays, this little house-set fascinates me much more than aliens and space ships. Imagine all the stories that could play out in the house!
  • A child gets sick, the doctor needs to come, the child gets well again.
  • The father's car breaks down and has to be towed. The house is burgled!
  • The police arrives to investigates footprints in the garden!
  • One of the trees grew to tall and has to be cut back.
  • A window is broken and needs to be replaced.
and this is just from the top of my head.

I cannot think of a single story to play out with aliens and space ships, except for flying through space, fighting and shooting, etc.

This is probably me getting old, because as a child, I loved the spaceships. But I loved them for their gimmicks and flashy colors, not for the stories that could be made up to inhabit them.

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But all your stories involve people and this is just an empty house and car, so they only way any of this could have happened was before the great neutron bomb attack.
No. 53788 Kontra
This is indeed a problem, and of course, the figurines have no chance of going through the doors or driving in the car. You can, of course, still use figurines from different cars and imagine they fit.

And please don't destroy my idyllic scenes, it's mean.

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No. 53777 Kontra
If you are in a relationship yet do not work a fulltime job, it can be possible. I had this pretty much.
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Some Ernsts will scrunch their nose, but I read an rather easy to understand introduction to queer theory as I wanted to know what this is actually about. it's not exclusively about women coloring their hair as the average has it ofc
Now I wonder why incels stay miserable dogs instead of engaging in queer theory, same for all other sexual losers in a heteronormative society :^) no seriously, it was an interesting read and it can be a very useful theory to explain incels for instance, never thought that. At least in my opinion, the book doesn't do it at all but the themes immeditaley brought to my mind incels and imageboard losers, as well as all the imageboard talk in general about sexuality.
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Ok, so but what is it about?
My problem with queer/gender/whatever is that I have always been under the impression that it's built upon hypotheses presented as results and being overall rather dogmatic and not very interested in actual facts, but rather opinions. Which wouldn't be so bad if it didn't call itself "science".
No. 53791 Kontra
Queer theory (which deals with gender but also more) is rooted in cultural studies and thus in semiotics and the analysis of power relations. Like all humanities it comes with a certain understanding of language. And cultural as semiotics system where language is the most prominent.
Gender is different from biological sex. So the thesis is that gender is not natural. How is argumented for that? By looking at history and and semiotics. What is understood as female and male varied over time.
There is also the claim that these norms and imaginations influenced the way earlier science "read"/interpreted nature. So like oh in nature there male animal is always the provider or something like that, dunno exactly. There have also been parts in the book about newer biology findings, that argue for diverging understandings, same sex in animal worlds, sex in the non-human animal not being purely reproductive, asexuality etc. Nature is not entirely binary as human sexuality is claimed to be and claimed to be natural. Also cog science that says if you always hear "boys don't cry" as boy, it gets hard wired in your brain, there is nothing natural about it but nurture impacting brain cells making you believe it has to be like this.


I mean what do you mean by facts? If you have no clue how culture is understood as semiotic system that impacts human beings, ofc this can only sound alien to you. I mean most people have no clue of this, a little bit ofc, but mostly without being fully aware and able to describe it systematically.

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Well regardless I already pushed through the order, partly because I saw it was so much cheaper on that website than anywhere else including ebay used somehow, which it was on backorder. Who knows, maybe after GPUs and arse wipes the great HOTAS shortage of 2021 is next lel. Really it's just been that one big thing I'd been wishing to buy myself for months on end now which even after getting my tax returns and everything else I still hadn't done and finally just said you know what fuck it I can afford to pay for this right now I'm just being cheap and financially responsible.

The interesting thing about Elite: Dangerous is the fact that it's the first time I have ever played any game where it just feels like I need to play with a flightstick. Granted I haven't played a ton of flight sim or similar games but everything else like that I played with 3D combat felt fine with a keyboard and mouse going all the way back to Chuck Yeager's Air Combat which is like a 1994 game or something like that but for once I can physically feel it's wrong to be using the two.

Also you said something about hats and excessive controls. I never played with or programmed inputs with such a thing before however I can tell you straight up there is an absolutely ridiculous number of controls on E:D all of which are independently keyed for some absurd reason which makes it damn near impossible for me to do simple shit like scroll different menus in game without looking at my keyboard. It's not like some shooter where I can just blithely ignore half the hotkeys. I literally need to use most of them just to play the game. Really thinking on it, I can see how programming all the different hats can feel more intuitively right and easier to use. Like it just feels wrong and bizarre to me to have effectively three separate keys for basically "go faster" meanwhile I have to use all these other keys to physically move. Just controlling the spaceship with a joystick would be a relief and I'm hoping to get it shipped to me in time for Odyssey.
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Whatever works for you.

Regarding HOTAS as a concept (in the real world), though, what you describe is pretty much not the point. That's probably where the confusion between your statements and my reading comprehension comes in. We're talking about different things. Best way I can present it is visually. Pic related is a cheat sheet for the main switches in A-10C, the breadth of actions is actually very low, but instead it's set up to allow an efficient combat workflow that maintains situational awareness. The HOTAS is a process as much as it is an object. So when someone asks for my recommendation on what's a good HOTAS for X, then I'm not thinking about menus and things of that nature since that just doesn't compute with what I hear when someone uses the acronym. I'm thinking "how much systems management needs to be hands on?".
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And an example from there to show what I mean by efficient workflow.

Let's say that I am using my targeting pod to spot targets before running in. I have a wingman, and we want to hit different targets of the same type. Instead of talking him on manually, or typing out coordinates, I can simply:


and send exactly what I'm looking at to my wingman, who can then

COOLIE LEFT LONG (assuming TAD is left MFCD and not SOI)

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Interesting project, of still unnamed but very promising indie game. Guy developing a helicopter simulator in the style of old retro late 80s simulators with EGA flat-shaded 3d graphics

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I found 6.5 acres of land being sold for $110,000. Odd thing about it though is that it's been on sale since last year and nobody seems to be interested in it even though the other land for sale nearby are worth more. Is it because there's a creek flowing through the property that reduces its value? I'm seriously considering buying it now that I have some money saved up and want to fulfill my dream of owning a large amount of land.

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This and also it may be on sale for cheaper for reasons you'll find out when stuck holding the bag, however
>buying land
>in California I actually started typing Florida on accident lol
For what purpose

Like I get not all of that state is SoCal but CA is about the last place I'd buy land other than Florida. You might have some decent farmland I guess but
>climate change
Just buy a huge plot of land out in the Midwest and wake up to distant mountain range vistas everyday. If I wanted to just fuck off somewhere and get a lot of land that's what I'd do, although personally if I had six digit savings I'd invest the shit out of it and try to leverage my wealth into getting a home in Colorado. If I was really rich I might also have a home somewhere in California though as admittedly being around a non-wildfire plot of redwoods would be ebin. I also like California I just wouldn't want to put up with living there
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Does it have any services on it? Not having any water or electricity would reduce the value(you would have to have that put in yourself).
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What would happen if I camped there? Would that be illegal? Is planting potatoes legal?

>climate change
and earthquakes. But when California is hit by the big one, the world economy is going to tank so hard that almost every place in the world will be a bad place to be.
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You would be okay if you camped there. You just run into problems when setting up any sort of permanent structure there. I believe there exceptions for buildings related to agricultural production, so you could build a small shack there. Depending on where exactly your lot is, you can get electricity there too.

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Post your artwork, discuss, give critique in this thread.

Useful books and resources:

Anatomy and construction:
Michael Hampton - Figure Drawing - Design and Invention
Richard Schmidt - Alla Prima; Everything I Know About Painting
Joseph D'Amelio - Perspective Drawing Handbook
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A few more.

Thanks. And, you're right about the eyes. In number 6 it looks like I was being lazy/sloppy. I didn't refine the shape at all, just threw it down and moved on. Must have been focused on the other costume details. Number 7, they're too long. The ovals should be cut off by her cheek bones. Also her pupils are too big.

Eh. I was never good at drawing eyes, and used to avoid it. I just had everyone squint. Squinting eyes are easy. Two or three lines, and they don't even have to match or be symetrical.
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Thanks :) I always recall Dave Gibbons which told that Rorschach was his favourite to draw because drawing his face was really easy.

your #1 reminded me of Otomo style, something dry that levitates in a human universe. Sorry for the rambling, I really like your stuff.
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Really liking that, well done.
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I drew the background to this comic strip two ways. The original was loose and sketchy, and in the second version I used rigid, ruled lines. I like the original better. Seems to have more...I don't know, energy, or character.

Thank you, ernsts.

For those drawings I was looking towards Jamie Hewlett and Skottie Young for inspiration. Trying to find a way to create accurate, flexible anatomy, while still using a cartoon-like style.

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Posted about Happiness, but threda autosage'd so here's v4 of the best thread. Here's the repost:

Watched Happiness (1935), a silent movie about a yokel with this stronk wife who live and work a farm, being bled dry by the classes of old Russia - Priests, kulaks, military, thieves, etc. The movie itself really isn't that good save for its historical context.

Our yokel attempts to perform his own funeral which makes all the parasites who live off his work terrified because if he dies, "Then who will feed Russia?". The clergy accuse the fool of sacrilege - the military takes him and they sentence him to die 7 times in the Carpathians. His strong heroic wife joins a kolkhoz, leads a shock worker bridge and scores a bountiful harvest. The collective farm awards her applause, praise and even sheep. There is still trouble in the kolkhoz as remants of the old classes try to steal from the collective and start acts of sabotage. Alcoholics and 'loafers' are shown to be the reason why the collective isn't doing EVEN better.
The evildoers attempt to steal the grain stockpile, the main character who was demoted to standing guard fails to keep safe the people's grain and those damned reactionary forces steal both the warehouse and our protagonist. In the end, the collective DESTROYS them by shucking melons at them because their harvests were so incredible and bountiful that they could assault food thieves with them. After this victory by the shock workers of our collective farm, the couple goes shopping in a fashionable and well stocked clothes store in a nice and organized city.

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I forgot this movie existed. Watched it a few years back, probably during my anime phase...
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well, did you made this brilliant and excessive analysis and overall bombastic review that I made in the prev post, too?

Now for the filmmm in piccc:

if you dig 50s stuff, it's a must watch, but since it's the second time I watch it I think it's enough, because it is kinda silly, morally objectionable in certain moments, and because the 80s TV series was much better. Both made in the UK, ladies and gentlemen. the 50s version has nice apocalyptic moments but not enough to compensate! No! (fist raised to the sky)
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Finished it this weekend, very cozy and fun series. Too bad it got cancelled as the main arc of the series basically ends in the 9th episode and the last one sets up a cliffhanger for the next season which probably won't happen...
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Watched this dozens of times as a kid on VHS, gotta say that watching it now I've noticed almost nothing new about it.
Still mostly just silly fun with some annoying scenes, the CGI's crap but it doesn't really matter. The monkeys are still the funniest thing about it, very reminiscent of Gremlins, esp. with usage of music whenever they appear.
I definitely had a crush on Kirsten Dunst, but now I think child actors are kinda creepy considering all the "pedowood" stuff.

Mb some "deeper" interpretation can be drawn from the main character getting stuck in a game for 26 years considering today's prevalence of vidya manchildren. Also the way how the idyllic 1969 turns into the destitute 1995 is interesting, since it is portrayed in part because the shoe factory of Allan's father closed, and in the ending after Allan returns to his timeline he keeps the family business going and all is well. Envisioning a more prosperous alternative "now" without deindustrialization...

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How does one make money online that doesn't involve crypto/SR/camwhoring? like for example, how does one actually start a blog and make money from it? Do you need to set up all kinds of things like bank account, a paypal or whatever, and have advertisers pay you or what?
No. 52877
I would recommend downloading an IRS 1040, an 8949, and a schedule D. That will give you an idea of what questions need to be answered. They may look intimidating, but if you break the process down into steps then it's fairly straightforward. Just take it one line at a time.

If you're still confused, then H&R Block or similar would be a good idea. As an alternative, you could gather your tax forms- a W-2, the statement your father gave you, don't know if you have any others- and try using one of the e-file sites first. If you get stuck, then you can always bail on the process and go to a pro.
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Hey britlad, not sure wherever you went but I just wanted to formally apologize to you about that and how you were right last year for telling me to invest. That is literally the fourth fucking time in my adult life I missed a rather major, epic chance to cash in because I was retarded and/or too poor to do anything about it. When you told me I should stop paying my rent and just invest you literally told me that right before this huge crypto bull run, judging by the charts. I mean yeah I eventually ran out of money anyways by new years. Yeah it was actually quite noice to push myself so far ahead on bills and rents that for once in my life I knew I could quit my job and live with myself playing vidya for months on end without any job and not even so much as get pestered with a bill in the mail. It was actually a noice feeling, but I should have listened to you. Had I actually taken that gamble back then I'd of had thousands and thousands of dollars extra now per just a few hundred which I could've easily written off as a loss, and I think a huge part of it is in being both stupid lazy. That, and because I pretty much just did not think it could justify sinking into investments then.

I would also just like to point out in the medium to short term I am absolutely expecting to be getting hosed, which is fine by me because I don't think anybody should ever actually invest money in anything particularly this volatile without mentally and emotionally having already written it off as a loss. I still consider my financial exposure well within acceptable limits, with say 5k junkcoins for $5-10 being at once the lowest possible financial exposure as well as the rather unlikley chance of it going up being the maximum returns for such a small bet.

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My thinking has continuously been evolving for months now and it has occurred to me I think the most efficient use of my time would be forking a blockchain somewhere to try and create my own crypto. My main problem is not even the ineptitude with code afaik but rather the legal exposure I could plausibly incur particularly given that it is now "regulated" and depending how I do it could be running afoul of the Securities Exchange Commission. I think that ironically the best bet for ass covering is fortuitously also the laziest, in that I could just release some shit into the wild and buy into what I made like crazy after announcing it rather than promising anything at all nor in having any actual stake in it whatsoever outside of being just another investor. I have already figured out exactly what to do and how I could do it minus the actual part about learning to use Putty or some shit like that, and also because ETH forks like what I was looking at wanted a facebook account. like seriously just what in the absolute fuck? Why. The fuck. Does anybody. Keep pushing crypto like it's some grand solution. So far as I have seen they are rapidly accelerating the New World Order cashless society dystopia they've been ranting at me about for years now. So far as I have seen immediately following the wild west crypto phase we'll have a total Chinese style control over everything linking to your social credit score. It's beyond retarded.

Like, I am pretty sure what I have in mind is actually workable, especially if I could set up some kind of cheapass home server on a Pi and just set up my own website. All of this takes way more technical acumen than I have but luckily at pre-birth character creation while I did use a bunch of retarded things as dump stats and took a few negative perks to free up more space I pretty much just rolled on a high /INT/ character under the assumption I could work my way out of any jam the negatives cause. I know I can do this if I overcome my own laziness and enforce the strictest of discipline to singlemindedly pursuing this project.

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Where in fuck even it is
Oh right it's a spider not a stock market chart or whatever.

Anyway well let's see I guess I should actually keep a tight eye on my 3770kwhich I absolutely shouldn't be wasting my money on right now but otherwise good news today I finally jumped through hoops to get into stonks. It is actually quite irritating to have my privacy intruded upon to that granular a level but oh well. At least now I can have a real stock portfolio and not just shitcoinseven though one of them for some unknown reason did a 1000% profit just now and so I liquidated a good amount high and shifted it towards other coins thus leaving me like 20% profit in a month on that account.

However the irony is that the real stonks are actually imo much less valuable and far more risky to get into right now because I swear to God it's an overinflated bubble in every area of the economy and it is going to crash. I seriously consider myself at higher exposure trading on the US stock market right now than just investing into shitcoins. Yeah fuck it dude I'll see your $140 and I'll raise you cunt

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Why didn't we have this one yet?
Well, post what you're cooking/eating, discuss food and its culture in general and we may talk about diets as well if you want to.

I'm not a big cook myself but once in a blue moon I like to do it if the process is not too hard or needs too much time. I think the last time I actually cooked something was a south-western inspired casserole, it was extremely fatty because of the massive amount of molten cheese and I felt bad after eating it.
Today I found some older frozen asian vegetables in my freezer and cooked them together with some frozen sugar bean pods and some curry powder, I never thought cooked vegetables without any meat or carbs could taste so well.
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>"Taro soft flour cake"
Never seen that, is it similar to dried soy / dried gluten, i.e. it's initially very dry and hard, then soaks up liquid and gets spongy? Would totally put that in my digestive tract.
>Sichuan pepper
Did you know you can simply buy oil with a little Sichuan pepper extract mixed in? I've only found out recently, it numbs and is convenient. Tastes slightly bitter though, something I don't remember from the "proper" way, so there's no reason to switch if you don't mind dealing with the plant parts.

I think I need to find new sources of Taiwanese pickles soon. Of the three shops I used to frequent, the first one doesn't have any, the second one (Yuanye) scammed me so I'm boycotting them, and the third one is under collateral lockdown (it's only accessible through a now locked-down department store).
No. 52824
Planning to make some dan dan noodles or mapo tofu with the doubanjiang & sichuan pepper, gonna post an update this weekend. Otherwise most of the stuff is (or rather were at this point :D) snacks anyway.

>"Taro soft flour cake"
Tbh I expected some sort of "wet" cakes, but this stuff is rather airy, dry & chewy. Found out it's also called sachima. Would definitely recommend, it's really good. So far the sweets from Taiwanese brands have never disappointed.
> gluten
Never had that stuff before, but the shop actually added a pack of gluten snacks with a low expiration date for free, it was interesting too, but overwhelmingly spicy. The Makgeolli was perfect for washing it down tho D

>Did you know you can simply buy oil with a little Sichuan pepper extract mixed in?

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Finally got around to the mapo tofu!

Here's the recipe I used: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/07/real-deal-mapo-dofu-tofu-chinese-sichuan-recipe.html
I'd recommend using a bit less sichuan pepper & soy sauce/doubanjiang initially, then adding it to taste, I ended up overdoing it a bit.

I also replaced the minced meat with shiitake since it had gone bad over the weekend.
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Dan Dan noodles this weekend, good stuff though next time I shall make my own chili oil

Recipe: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/04/dan-dan-noodles-recipe.html