☞ Due to RL troubles, I didn't get around to updating yet again. That's especially dumb of me because I have actually been writing fic. lian
was kind enough to support me by betaing, so after years of not managing it, I wrote an advent calender (hopefully it's finished soon): Mass Effect Adventskalender 2011
. As the name suggests, it's a series of ficlets, written in German, and the fandom is Mass Effect
☞ While we're on the topic: I am hopelessly addicted to ME. Still. I can't wait for part three. I always thought shooters weren't for me, but I was obviously wrong. The more I play it, the more I think that Male!Shep is dreadfully boring too. Which is probably kind of odd, since Fem!Shep is more or less like Male!Shep, but she still rocks. Maybe it's because of the voice actress, or maybe because she does everything the male version does.
☞ I'm thinking of acquiring an X-Box 360 (mostly because it seems to have most of the games I'd like to play), but since the last gaming console I owned was... ehrm... a Sega Master System, if I'm not mistaken, I have no idea what is most useful or what type of equipment/TV I'd need. Any advice?
☞ I went to the Christmas market in Bremen today. Really late, but I still needed to buy food for the holidays (ramyeon), so of course I had to have fried mushrooms and garlic sauce (my favourite Christmas market food). Which meant I ended up buying manga as well, some paper, a ring that almost fits on my ring fingers and sweets. It's not as if I don't have enough Christmassy food, though. I made mincemeat pies for the first time yesterday, for example.
☞ If anyone has a recipe for marzipan, especially low sugar marzipan, please tell me. I tried to find marzipan for my mother, only to find out that the EU outlawed diet food. Which means my mother now has the choice between no sweets etc. ever or run of the mill sugary stuff she's not supposed to have. I'd rather try to make some on my own and substitute sugar with artificial sweetener or something. My mother loves her marzipan.
☞ Cat news: Rani still has a bit of diarrhea, but she didn't poop anywhere in the last week. She's got E. coli in her bowels (you know, the EHEC stuff), and if the current treatment doesn't help, she'll have to take anti-biotics. She's otherwise healthy, though.