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  1. Midvinter added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    I wouldn't expect anything else from Miranda "I'm only doing this for shock value and clickbait" Constable. 
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  2. Midvinter added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    Sorry for this, but I keep losing myself in the thread - a couple of pages back someone said that Miranda was going crazy on lolcow, what did you/they mean by that? Screenshots? Again, sorry 
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  3. Midvinter added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    He (she?) kinda reminds me of Björk with the whole eyelid thing. 

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  4. Midvinter added a post in a topic Unpopular Opinions (K-POP Edition)   

    This isn't an unpopular opinion, more like a question; did anyone else get some serious Red Velvet vibes from Q&A by Cherry Bullet? Does anyone know who composed their tracks for that mini album? 
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  5. Midvinter added a post in a topic Veganism/vegetarianism (+resources)   

    Oh my God, the salad recipe looks so good afasgsdgfasf I fucking LOVE potatoes in salads and stuff! 
    Mini-rant about salads underneath the spoiler:
    All your recipes look so good! I love your blog! One thing that might not be very common in Romania but that you can use as a substitute for the pork in your bell pepper recipe is in essence quorn or minced soy meat. In Sweden there is a brand called Anamma and they have the most amazing knock-off soy meat I have ever tried! I use it as stuffing and in all kinds of stuff and plenty of my friends who have tasted dishes with Anamma in them have said that they can't tell the difference. I'm probably going to make your oriental salad next  
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  6. Midvinter added a post in a topic Make up dupes Cruelty Free / vegan   

    Hey! I've been lookig for lipsticks which don't cost a fortune but which also have a nice application. I found one shade from StyleNanda but they aren't cruelty free or vegan at all  Booooo. Help anyone? It's the one called Brunch Time. 
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  7. Midvinter added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/cozykitsune [Thread 5]   

    Thanks for all the replies to my seiyuu post, but I know that she'll never make it as one. I only speculated about what she will attempt because an entertainment visa, in her mind, can entail any and all interests that Kenna may have at the moment. This being said, my personal expectation is that her statement about trying to get an entertainment visa will be the same as when she said that she might try out modeling, which is ridiculous and will likely never happen. She said she talked to a talent agency willing to sign her, but my skepticism knows no bounds, so until the day she announces her contract I'll remain doubtful. 
    Side note, the video she uploaded was okay. She was a lot more natural in it than in her previous video. 
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  8. Midvinter added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/cozykitsune [Thread 5]   

    Makes me wonder if she's gonna try to cash in on that seiyuu action since she registered as a voice actor (without any gigs I presume). Gaijin voices in anime maybe? Pretty sure that's one of her dreams. 
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  9. Midvinter added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/cozykitsune [Thread 5]   

    What... what does this mean? I'm so confused. Like I literally squinted at my screen for a solid 45 seconds trying to decipher this. 
    Arrow on head = anime character man is meant to be Aang 
    Points at Frozen 2 = Avatar?? But anime man is confused??? 
    How is Frozen 2 equal to ATLA? What is the correlation? I get that the meme format is that anime man points to a butterfly and asks if it's a bird (he is confused/stupid/doesn't get it/misunderstands), and... so... What is the actual joke? Anime man/Aang doesn't understand that Frozen 2 isn't ATLA?? This makes no sense? 
    Frozen 2 =/= ATLA. 

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  10. Midvinter added a post in a topic Veganism/vegetarianism (+resources)   

    I have upvoted you because I think that it's always good to do your best and contribute, but I feel the need to explain that plantromance and ilovenaturalmedicine (didn't thoroughly check out the rest for now) are very unhelpful pages in many aspects, sadly. A large part of the reason why veganism and vegetarianism often aren't taken seriously is because people are directed to false and entirely unscientific pages such as those. As I am vegan I am more than a proponent for how healthy you are able to become and how healthy your lifestyle can eventually be when you go plant-based - there are many physical issues that can be remedied through the consumption of plants. Without a doubt, I feel so much better since I went vegan. 
    With that being said, the no-meat movements lose traction and credibility when so-called "holistic health" pages spew absolute and total nonsense such as broccoli being an anti-cancer agent or that carrots help your eyesight in the same picture (a propaganda myth created by the British government during WWII to give the axis powers the impression that carrots were the cause of their amazing pilots' aim, when in fact it was their new radars that they installed in the planes). It also says that apples prevent cancer and that these plants can "detox" your body when that is so incredibly far from the truth. 
    I feel like vegans and vegetarians alike have a responsibility to ensure that no misinformation is spread and that we don't rely on non-peer reviewd research and publications, that that means that we cannot rely on instagram pages such as these. There is no "detoxing" of the body - your liver and kidneys take care of that for you. This is where fads such as juice and tea detox programs come onto the scene; these do not help and often just act as mild laxatives while promoting water loss from your body (leading to you shitting more and slimming down from less bloating) - but you are starved of nutrients at the same time. Let me elaborate without sub-text: there is not a single piece of research that supperts the idea of "detoxing". It doesn't exist. 
    One of the worst things we can do is spread this false information and act as though it is entirely fine to be reliant on things which are proven to have little or no effect. It is also extremely cruel to hand out false hope to those who are suffering from alzheimer's or cancer and tell them that as long as they eat broccoli or consume omega 3 and coconut oil then they will be fine or their ailments will be lessened. How can we justifiably say that "natural antibiotics" will help someone who suffers from gastroenteritis, streptococcus or pneumonia? They will only have an extended period of suffering without actual, prescribed antibiotics. Turmeric and honey are supposedly things that "even doctors can't explain" now? C'mon. 
    I want to explain - I am not criticizing you, only these pages. Again, like I said, I am all for seeking out plant-based alternatives for achieving a better overall health for your body, but I refuse to entertain the idea that people who have diagnosed issues will have it all solved just by eating som ginger, ginseng or blueberries. People have been eating (over- and underconsuming) vegetables for millennia and they still fell ill and died. My point here is that we tend to veer in the direction of the things we want to believe, but these things can be insanely subjective and are sometimes just smoke and flashing mirrors designed to fool you. 
    This being said, it's not like these pages are entirely useless. They contain motivational pictures, quotes and different ways of thought, not to mention that there is truth to certain things they post - the stretching and exercise advice is great! My only qualm is that there is so much misinformation that we need to avoid. Sorry for the long post, but please consider this. I only want the best for people, and while plants can do a lot, they can impossibly do everything. 
    EDIT: How fucking DARE they post this shit! A fruit cures your cancer? Jesus Christ! It doesn't take much to be disappointed, it really doesn't. Look at this, this is scientific research which proves that cancer patiens who turn away from medicinal treatments have significantly lower survival rates. We can't stand for this! People die from this misinformation. 
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  11. Midvinter added a post in a topic Random Chat Thread   

    G O O D  J O B ! 

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  12. Midvinter added a post in a topic Veganism/vegetarianism (+resources)   

    Thank you guys so much for the replies!
    I agree a lot with you on the seasoning thing, I kinda feel like lots of recipes could be improved so much more just by seasoning more intensely. That being said, I think a part of it might have to do with how the chef behind the recipe feels about food in general. I follow a couple of people but I tend to be pretty lazy with reading the blog parts, mostly because I'm interested in the actual food haha. 
    That being said, I find that The Korean Vegan does a good job of being both descriptive and good at seasoning, mostly because Korean food requires heavy seasoning to really catch those flavor nuances. There is also a Swedish blogger called Jävligt Gott (the name can be translated to Fucking Good or Bloody Good) and this man seasons the shit out of his stuff lemme tell ya. I tried to make a traditional Christmas dish called Janssons Frestelse (Jansson's Temptation) and it came out packed with flavor! The link leads to his vegan recipe category, and the website can be translated with Google Translate and still give a pretty good result. 
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  13. Midvinter added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/cozykitsune [Thread 5]   

    Am I seeing things? Does her head look... tiny? Or is it just my eyes? 
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  14. Midvinter added a post in a topic General Kanadajin3 thread   

    "reading comprehention"

    At this point she is just a parody of herself. 
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  15. Midvinter added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/cozykitsune [Thread 5]   

    I fuckin cackled y'all oh my goodness
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