Pokémon X is basically amazing

I honestly can’t believe I’ve not yet ranted to you about Pokémon at length. I love it. I’ve loved Pokémon for more than half my life, which is a little astounding. I’ve been playing Pokémon X since it was released two Saturdays ago, and it’s basically awesome. I’m, what, fifty hours in? Going to beat the Elite Four pretty soon, and man am I looking forward to the postgame.

I’m a completionist at heart, so if you want to trade to complete your ‘dex, I’m right here.

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In celebration of my finishing this paper, have some chocolate truffles.

Pretty much what is says on the tin, folks. This is my very favorite chocolate recipe.

1/3 cup heavy cream (heavy cream, not regular)
6 oz. chocolate chips (dark chocolate if possible)
2 Tbsp butter
Unsweetened cocoa powder

  1. Put the first three in a bowl device, microwave for thirty seconds, whisk (or otherwise mix), and repeat until the liquid is smooth and shiny, with no globs of anything distinguishable.
  2. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.
  3. Scoop out teaspoonfuls of chocolate, then form into cherry-sized balls.
  4. Roll the truffles (individually) around in a bowl of cocoa, then toss them from hand to hand to shake off the excess. Cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat them.

Yes, it says microwave up there. Super easy, super delicious. Your friends will invite you over more often so that you will make these for dessert. I adapted it from the recipe in PARADE. They said to boil the cream; no way was I going to do that.

Help Take “Wake” On the Road!

Have you heard of the short film titled “Wake”? Director Austin Smagalski’s latest work features death, and acceptance of it. He and his crew have begun a KickStarter effort to take their film on the road and give it the exposure it deserves. Check it out!

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Wake Debut Trailer from Smagalskifilms on Vimeo

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