Kitty Phoenix @ Tumblr

Oct 20

My sister apparently went to the Harry Potter theme park today I AM SO JELLY RIGHT NOW YOU GUYs T_______T

ETA: @hethatcures - She said the crowds weren’t bad at all today? I guess October is a good time to go, oddly enough. 

Oct 18

One month to go to DA:I and I promised myself I’d burn through some of my indie queue before then. (Specifically finishing Skyborn, Banner Saga and Depression Quest.)

Alistair and Leliana still won’t sleep with me though, so we have a conundrum.

Oct 15

Confused myself horribly yesterday wondering if peppermint mochas were coming out soon now that halloween is over… wait halloween happened already right? Or… wait mid-october?

I then realized I had mentally fast forwarded myself to somewhere closer to November 18th. Not for the first time either.

Oct 14

saehral:

It’s raining so hard tonight!

SO CUTE

saehral:

It’s raining so hard tonight!

SO CUTE

Oct 12

Ugh hands you are so out of practice painting lets just try something simple and do some tutorials to get back in the groove-

-or we could try painting an Archdemon that’s good too  -_-

dorianpink:

privateai:

dorianpink:

ltleflrt:

dorianpink:

cordial-pea:

thetardisismyunicorn:

aristophania:

the australians on here are quietly glancing at each other all like hmm who wants to be the one to tell them we have no idea wtf a pumpkin spice latte is

same from sweden

i think the more accurate thing to say would be “we have no idea what pumpkin spice is”

My impression of it from Tumblr (forgive me if i’m wrong!) is that it’s just the normal cinnamon and nutmeg type spice mix that you get in lots of desserts?

Maybe an american follower could enlighten us?

Close.  It’s cinnnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and pumpkin.  Everything is pumpkin flavored in the fall and it is glorious.

For some reason i thought it would just be the spices - i didn’t realise it had actual pumpkin in it. The idea seems less appealing somehow now i know that ! (sorry american friends!)

It is just the pumpkin pie spices, it absolutely does not have actual pumpkin in it. (At least the Starbucks’ version doesn’t, I’ve seen recipes from people indignant that PSLs are pumpkinless that use pumpkin puree and Dear God Why. Pumpkin doesn’t have much of a distinct flavor on its own and that sounds like a textural nightmare.)

Starbucks uses flavor-infused syrups in their drinks anyway, not the actual ground spices (ground nutmeg is pretty grainy in drinks) and then garnish them with ground cinnamon (and there’s usually nutmeg available in shakers in their stores if you want the grainy bits I guess). The syrup does have some artificial coloring in it which could explain why people expect actual pumpkin? Though it’s a caramel brown color like the pie, not a beta-carotene orange like raw pumpkin.

Also please tell me Europe and Australia at least get pumpkin ale in their respective autumns? (actually made from pumpkin). 

See, the pumpkin spices sound nice - it was the idea of actual pumpkin that was putting me off! I don’t even know if Starbucks sell it over here - i’m sure they probably do, but i very rarely go there.

And no i’ve never heard of pumpkin ale. Is it nice?

Starbucks’ PSL hype is so huge over here I’d be surprised if it isn’t offered internationally but I don’t know? Maybe everyone outside of North America was put off by the idea?

Pumpkin Ale is delicious if you get a good one (again one brewed with actual pumpkin not just flavored with the spices alone). They’re traditionally a spiced, malty amber ale.

I live in the Pacific Northwest US and you can’t throw a rock without hitting a microbrewery (and like four Starbucks on the way). My favorite locally is Night Owl pumpkin ale by the Elysian Brewing company in Seattle, and Elysian usually makes like five or six kinds of pumpkin beers, ales and stouts this time of year (they hold a big pumpkin brewing festival downtown as well.) But practically every brewery across the country releases a pumpkin ale in the fall (thanks again pumpkin-spice-everything season), so flavor mileage varies.

dorianpink:

ltleflrt:

dorianpink:

cordial-pea:

thetardisismyunicorn:

aristophania:

the australians on here are quietly glancing at each other all like hmm who wants to be the one to tell them we have no idea wtf a pumpkin spice latte is

same from sweden

i think the more accurate thing to say would be “we have no idea what pumpkin spice is”

My impression of it from Tumblr (forgive me if i’m wrong!) is that it’s just the normal cinnamon and nutmeg type spice mix that you get in lots of desserts?

Maybe an american follower could enlighten us?

Close.  It’s cinnnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and pumpkin.  Everything is pumpkin flavored in the fall and it is glorious.

For some reason i thought it would just be the spices - i didn’t realise it had actual pumpkin in it. The idea seems less appealing somehow now i know that ! (sorry american friends!)

It is just the pumpkin pie spices, it absolutely does not have actual pumpkin in it. (At least the Starbucks’ version doesn’t, I’ve seen recipes from people indignant that PSLs are pumpkinless that use pumpkin puree and Dear God Why. Pumpkin doesn’t have much of a distinct flavor on its own and that sounds like a textural nightmare.)

Starbucks uses flavor-infused syrups in their drinks anyway, not the actual ground spices (ground nutmeg is pretty grainy in drinks) and then garnish them with ground cinnamon (and there’s usually nutmeg available in shakers in their stores if you want the grainy bits I guess). The syrup does have some artificial coloring in it which could explain why people expect actual pumpkin? Though it’s a caramel brown color like the pie, not a beta-carotene orange like raw pumpkin.

Also please tell me Europe and Australia at least get pumpkin ale in their respective autumns? (actually made from pumpkin). 

The Village of Redcliffe has just fallen to the Skeleton War. :(

Oct 10

ass-ass-to-the-increed:

hawkelahawke:

well that went better than expected

whatever you did friend it’s a fucking miracle 


My money’s on “slapped a blood mage”.

ass-ass-to-the-increed:

hawkelahawke:

well that went better than expected

whatever you did friend it’s a fucking miracle 

My money’s on “slapped a blood mage”.

(via strangestquiet)

PC Specs for Dragon Age: Inquisition -

How do I tag for “Not Spoilers This Is Info You Actually Want To Know *Before* Launch If You’re Playing On PC?”