Choi Seunghyun

By now, we have all heard the awful news about Choi Seunghyun. As if it wasn’t bad enough he was busted doing drugs, he ended up in the hospital.

 

As of right now, all of my fics with him as a main character are on hiatus. I just don’t feel comfortable writing him while his life is in such a precarious position. I will work on my JRock fics, and my non-Top Kpop fics.

 

I am not okay with him smoking weed. It is not as dangerous as alchool or other drugs (I am of the opinion it should be legalized but that’s a whole different discussion) but it is illegal and he shouldn’t have been doing it. As such, he should face the consequences. He knew what he was doing was wrong.

 

HOWEVER. Telling someone to kill themselves, telling someone their mother should be sorry she had him is NOT OKAY. He’s human. He makes mistakes. What is wrong with you? Not everyone is strong enough to blow those words off. And we know Top has had similar issues in the past.

Actually, I do know what is wrong with you. You build these guys up so much in your heads that you forget that they are human, that they are everyday people like you and me. And when they make that human mistake, you feel betrayed, so you say such awful things. Which in turn makes you awful.

If you wouldn’t want someone to say it to you, or your bestie, it is not okay to say it to anyone else.

 

I support T.O.P.

 

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Week Eight- Pastry: Eclairs

You guys, eclairs are hard.

Never done eclairs before. Never even attempted pastry.

Yeah, didn’t work.

The pastry cream was fine.

The choux was okay

Maybe my piping tip was too small? They sure make it look easy on Bake Off

I’m going to save the pastry cream to use as a pie filling (other ideas welcome), and I’ll keep the heavy whipping cream for homemade ice cream.

 

I’m very proud that I kept my calm and didn’t cry or curse.

Why yes, I would cry over cake on Bake Off. Why do you ask?

 

Now I’ve brewed myself some tea and made myself a cookie in a mug.

 

The eclair recipe came from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, and the pastry cream recipe came from Kitchn.

NaKniCroMo- Days 6-11:

Yes, I know. You don’t need to say it. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

Day 6: Any favorite books or designers?

Stitch ‘n’ Bitch will probably always be one of my favorite books because it was my very first knitting book. I love the Yarn Harlot because she’s so funny and so talented. I also love Franklin Habit, Nim Teasdale, and so many designers on Ravelry whose names escape me. You are all talented and brilliant.

 

Day 7- Show us your progress!

Almost to the halfway point. Cables so bright, you can see them from space

 

Day 8- Show us your crafting spot!

I have two. Home, and work. I didn’t include Knit Night because I don’t knit there as often as I do the other two places.

 

Day 9- When do you craft?

Mostly nights and weekends. Sometimes I can squeeze in an hour at work, but usually it’s at home

 

Day 10- What’s your crafting fuel?

Tea! Sometimes cocoa. Maybe water. But almost always tea.

 

Day 11- Listen to or do anything while crafting?

Bake Off!

 

And other documentaries and movies, of course. The occasional podcast.

 

Sometimes.

 

At work I listen to my iPod.

 

 

And now I’m all caught up. Ha!

NaKniCroMo- Day 3: How Did You Learn Your Craft?

“But Mom, I’m not on your knitting!”

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Friends, YouTube, the occasional book. But the first person to put needles in my hands and showed me the movements that would lead me to knitting nirvana was my friend Anita. Formally known as Anita Pita.

She was always there to help me along or fix any crisis, and she happily dragged me to several lovely local yarn stores and became my pusher