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Felix Felicis

Muggle, wizard, centaur, or troll, we could all use a little bit more luck, am I right? Recreationally, of course. (We do not condone the use of our Felix Felicis recipe in official sporting matches of any kind and adhere to all stated mandates of the International Quiddich Association.)

After years of controversy, false starts, and disappointments, the big-screen presence of Wonder Woman has been cast. Gal Gadot will play the Amazon warrior princess in the Man of Steel sequel against Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Batman.  It's set in stone, much as Wonder Woman's own humble beginnings as the statue child of Queen Hippolyta's barren dreams.

vi·cious  (vshs)
adj.
1. Having the nature of vice; evil, immoral, or depraved.

If Walt Disney and Quentin Tarantino had a love child, that baby might come in the form of fan favorite comic book artist Jason Pearson. A sleek, dynamic style leaning toward animation serves as a buffer for the often grim and gritty subject matter of Jason's art.

Toe-may-toe, Toe-mah-toe? Katy or Gaga? Marvel Zombies or DC . . . ? (What the hell do DC fans call themselves, anyway?) DC Demons? I suppose in the age of Dan DiDio, they could be called DiDio heads.

When my brother introduced me to comics, he made his Marvel and strongly encouraged me to do the same.  When I discovered Wolfman/Perez's New Teen Titans, all bets were off.  I had to suffer the disappointment of my brother, but I didn't care. Perez's pencils were more addictive than cocaine.  I didn't read m(any) other DC titles, and then came along an Outsider: Batman and the Outsiders, that is.

Anyone who follows my ramblings knows I'm a pretentious snob queen with a screaming 15-year-old girl trapped inside. Trapped with very loose constraints, mind you, but you get the point. With the impending release of Lady Gaga's 3rd full studio album, ARTPOP, I was as giddy as a school girl. It has been a while since I was "Born this Way" as it were. Not only am I contractually obligated to review the album (We'll get to that in a second.), but I wanted to do something to celebrate the new record by doing something completely self-serving.

For Halloween, we decided to make cupcakes with a "blood-filled" center!

Start with a basic vanilla cupcake recipe. We used our go-to baker's secret, the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.

Fanboy hearts were all aflutter after Justin Bieber tweeted a supposed script to Superman/Batman with his name on it. A whirlwind of speculation had spun whether the polarizing pop star had been tapped to play Robin against Ben Affleck's controversial casting as Batman. Holy Hannah!

At first I joined the chorus of those who would say thee nay . . . Then, after I thought about it, I thought, "Wow! That's kind of genius!"

We love The Hunger Games at Garlic, My Soul, and we also love Fanboy Comics. And, as you know from our Katniss' Lamb Stew, we also love The Katniss Chronicles, which was why we were thrilled to create another recipe for the series!

This Savory Apple Tart is straight from The Hunger Games. Peeta mentions it to Katniss, in a scene when you realize that even the baker's family didn't have an easy life. We made it into more of a galette, which seems to fit with the country lifestyle of District 12, rather than a dainty tart.

 

 

I think it's fair to say that Batman is one of the most popular characters in pop culture history. It isn't too hard to dissect why. He looks cool, he has fun toys, and he has awesome powers. Oh, wait . . .

With the media blitz surrounding the return of Mother Monster after her agonizing six-month absence from the public eye, recuperating from a broken hip (Granny Gaga?), I simply had to weigh in with my two cents. Although quite a Gaga fan, I hardly consider myself one of her "Little Monsters" and see myself more as one of her peers. A bold statement? I'll explain.

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