st_aurafina: Audrey ftom Twin Peaks listening at a wall (Twin Peaks: Audrey listening)
Title: Grandmothers For Peace
Fandom: Wonder Woman
Rating: G
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Diana & Etta
Warnings/Content: Future fic, protests
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017.

Summary: 1958, The Atomic Research Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston

Also at the Archive

Grandmothers For Peace )

Title: Wuthering Heights
Fandom: Riverdale
Rating: Teen
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Cheryl Blossom/Jughead Jones, Cheryl Blossom/Veronica Lodge, Jason Blossom
Warnings/Content: Canonically dead character
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017.

Summary: Cheryl wished people would be more accepting of her brother.

Also at the Archive

Wuthering Heights )

Title: Under the Sycamore Tree
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: Teen
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Dale Cooper/Audrey Horne
Warnings/Content: Post-S2, The Black Lodge
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017.

Summary: After the explosion, Audrey finds herself in an unfamiliar place.

Also at the Archive

Under the Sycamore Tree )

Title: For Services Rendered
Fandom: The Retired Angel of Death
Rating: Teen
Words: 100
Characters/Pairings: Brittany
Warnings/Content: Post-canon, future fic, alien world, seafood
Notes: For [community profile] multifandomdrabble 2017. The Retired Angel of Death is a sci-fi short story by Jamie Lackey, about a retired assassin who takes up food blogging and travel. You can read it here: The Retired Angel of Death.

Summary: Brittany has no problems eating meat.

Also at the Archive

For Services Rendered )
st_aurafina: Root's face, words "Inside that storm behind your eyes" (POI: Root Storm)
I'm deep in the reconstruction of my [community profile] wipbigbang, and it's just so ugh. I have to keep reminding myself that I like this fic. I do like this fic. I do. *kicks it*

I have some neural network links because neural networks are awesome and the future.
- Ancient wisdom from the neural network
(Neural network writes proverbs, is strangely obsessed with oxen)
- Via [personal profile] goss, Quick, draw!
(Can a neural network learn to recognize doodling? Not mine, not often.)
- A Neural Network Turned A Book Of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art
(It really is lovely. Would frame!)
- Inspirobot
I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.
(It is very addictive and weirdly profound.)
CW: glory holes. )

New comms and challenges and activity and such:
- [community profile] twinpeaks has episode by episode reviews of the new season.
If, like me, you feel a little wracked by Twin Peaks ep 8, there is a discussion post up here: Episode Discussion: Part Eight. With lots of links to other reviews. My mind is blown. I just. *stutters in confusion and possibly pain*

- [community profile] drawesome: A Multi-fandom Drawing community for FanArtists (both traditional and digital art)

ETA: - [community profile] fandomgiftbox has sign-ups open! A summer fanworks gifting fest inspired by [community profile] fandom_stocking. Sign-ups are here: 2017 Sign Up Post.

- [community profile] unconventionalcourtship is running again, you can go pick a prompt here at Plot suggestions.

I am eying this one for Root/Shaw:
London, 1839
Ex-cavalry officer Captain Grahame Westmore is restless for change, but escorting a diplomat’s spoiled daughter to Vienna isn’t what he had in mind—though for once he hasn’t been hired for his skills in pleasuring women! Independent, fiery and strong-willed, Elowyn Bagshaw is not the simpering lady he expected. Used to getting her own way and giving the orders, Elowyn will not be controlled so easily. Grahame soon realizes that he’s got a fight on his hands—and it’s one they’re both going to enjoy!
Rakes Who Make Husbands Jealous
Only London's best lovers need apply

Reasons to do this:
1. Shaw pretending to be a man
2. Shaw escorting a duplicitous Root pretending to be a diplomat's daughter
3. Shaw in cavalry uniform
4. Shaw in cavalry uniform on a horse
5. Shaw in cavalry uniform on a horse with Root holding on behind as they flee, flee from danger

Reasons not to do this:
1. All the other unfinished fics I have
2. I don't know anything about history ever

Nearly home time for me, then it's nose to the grindstone in fic town.
st_aurafina: Dale Cooper at the table with coffee and a donut (Twin Peaks: Dale with coffee)
So cold this morning. For values of cold in Australia, which is to say there's frost on the grass and I have my giant scarf on. I am having crappy, crappy low moods but weirdly and ferociously creative times. It is strange and I don't understand the rhythms of it at all. I feel like the world is being sucked into a black hole, and yet I cannot stop writing POI fic.

Five things about winter Saturdays in rural Australia:
- Frosty, foggy mornings that will become clear and sunny by twelve
- The footy scoreboard shining orange through the fog as the under-twelves play the 8am match
- Teenage girls in netball skirts with goosepimpled legs, poor things
- People leaving their shoes at the front door so they don't track mud through the pharmacy
- Farmers all hollow-eyed from helping calves into the world, eating hot pies for breakfast

I want to say some things about media I've been enjoying but I keep procrastinating because I don't have the time to write long and involved things. So, here are some short thinkings on things:

Five things about Wonder Woman
Not very spoilery but I wouldn't want to ruin anyone's joy )

Five things about Legion
Not too spoilery. Defs not addressing the big spoilers, anyway. )

Five things about Twin Peaks
I have seen episode five, so assume spoilers for up to there )

Five Things to Do
- Via [personal profile] leecetheartist, a zooniverse project based in Western Australia: Western Shield Camera Watch. Their description: Western Shield is a government funded conservation project that is dedicated to managing introduced predators, primarily foxes and cats, that threaten native wildlife in Western Australia.
This is a very gentle and calming kind of thing to do, I enjoy it a lot. You get to identify kangaroos and emus and all sorts of weird little hopping things. You could also identify this murderous looking bird:
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[A giant, yellow eyed bird, going at the lens of a camera with an angry beak]

- [personal profile] anandrine is talking about communities on Dreamwidth: active comms, comms you'd like to see become more active. let's talk communities

- read this Beatles zombie AU webcomic: Eleanor Rigby
(when i was very small i assumed this song was about some lady who literally kept a human face in a jar by the door and since father mckenzie buried her that meant that he also killed her and basically i thought eleanor rigby was about zombies until i was like 12 years old)

- Check out this new prompt comm, [community profile] picture_prompt_fun, write a story for a picture prompt.

- sign-up for [community profile] multifandomdrabble, and write someone 100 words. I did this last year, when it was being trialled at Imzy, and it was fun! More details here.

Five Linkspams to make your day a little better
- This woman's joyful reaction at a woman proposing to her girlfriend at a museum: No One Can Get Over This Older Lady's Reaction To A Woman Proposing To Her Girlfriend (This gave me life at a time when I was feeling very bitter at yet another friend's marriage where they did not do anything about the hateful 'Man and woman' clause of the marriage act that must be read out at a wedding in Australia. Like this: Objectors block out Marriage Act's 'union of man and woman' words at civil weddings.)

- The Grenfell Tower fire is a horrible, terrifying tragedy. I am buoyed by the stories of how people have helped, how emergency workers have been amazing. (Like Mr Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.) Today in my email, I saw this about pharmacists dealing with the logistics of people losing all their medication and prescriptions and records: Pharmacists in West London have been working to help people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

- Remember Tommy Westphall and the snowglobe phenomenon? Check in with it again here: The Tommy Westphall Universe. Apparently reboots have really kicked the database into overdrive this year. I saw a pack of Morley cigarettes on Twin Peaks, which means the Twin Peaks verse doesn't exist. No surprises there, though.

- Knitting spies!! The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool

- From some of my Person of Interest research: The 10 Best Bottles of Vodka in the World. Linked because the tasting notes are even more amazing and wanky than wine tasting notes. For example: Soft and laser-precise on the palate with a seamless balance and great length of flavor.

Now I want vodka. But it is illegal for me to drink vodka and be a health professional. So cruel.

Son of ETA: As people have asked, yes, I am legally forbidden to drink vodka only while I am at work being a health professional. After work, I may freely engage in the drinking of vodka, and indeed, many other spirits.
st_aurafina: Dale Cooper at the table with coffee and a donut (Twin Peaks: Dale with coffee)
1. SO MUCH RAIN. And so much wind. I've heard chainsaws all day, when the wind dropped low enough, which means a fair few trees must be down. But none of the giant eucalypts out past the back fence shifted, so we're all good. Those things are *massive*. Watching them bend and flex in the wind is awesome and a bit terrifying. If one came down, I don't think it would mash the house, but it would certainly fill up the backyard.

2. This fandom secret from a few days ago: Teen Worf. Most of the comments in the post, here, said they'd watch the heck out of a show about an angsty teenage Klingon living with Russian parents on Earth. I'm with them on that.

3. My sister, who is twenty years younger than me, borrowed my Twin Peaks DVDs, and has been hilariously amazed:

"I can't believe something so weird existed back in the eighties!"

"This log lady is lol!"

"Was that David Duchovny in drag?"

(And then she independently invented moussaka - "I want to make a vegetarian lasagne, but, like, with eggplant as the pasta layers." So proud of her cooking adventures.)

4. I don't actually pay football much attention - sorry to the one AFL fan I have on my flist - but I am eternally amused that there's a player called Steele Sidebottom.

5. I ran out of yarn for my afghan. I guess I fell for the fatal error of buying exactly the right amount of yarn. (But that was all they had, and according to the pattern, it should have been okay?) Anyway, this is apparently the world's rarest of yarns, because I can't find any, anywhere. But I'm going to add a strip of the colour I was going to use for the trim at each end, and that should round it out. Argh! Never again!

6. I still haven't caught up on Night Vale, but I found this: Night Vale Weather, a list of musicians who have contributed to the weather section, with links to their music.
st_aurafina: Dale Cooper at the table with coffee and a donut (Twin Peaks: Dale with coffee)
From [personal profile] sineala:

It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your post.
"Conventional product: start with 2-4 mg every 4 hours, then adjust dose to give analgesia lasting 3-4 hours."
(Okay, it doesn't say that in the book, but it would be funny if it did.)
(No, it really wouldn't.)

Warehouse 13 is continuing to delight, and to be the low-stress highlight of my week. Everyone in character. Every plot thread followed up. Nobody has to be stupid for plot to proceed. It's all of my favourite things.

And this: slightly spoilery conversation from last night's episode )

Less cheerfully, we just cancelled our standing order of comics. That was a really hard email to send. I love our comicbook store, and the guys who run it are great. There's a whole redacted thing here about how I feel about the comics industry but I can't be arsed. I'm just sad, because I remember anticipating the arrival of a huge box of comics each month, ripping that sucker open, and having comics slither everywhere. I haven't felt that way for a long time.

I can remember when I realised that this day would come, though. It was when Marvel Divas was described as 'hot sudsy fun.' We stuck it out for a long time after that, but I think that's when I realised that the comics industry fundamentally did not want my money.

The [community profile] twinpeaks re-watch is on again. We're up to S1 episode 5 (The One-Armed Man). Warnings for gifs, spoilers and eldritch horror.

Coming up, in TV Shows I Can't Wait For, Idris Elba is headlining a Warren Ellis-penned series about (apparently) "the history and future of astronomy and mankind’s impulse for the stars." I don't actually care what it's about, although this sounds like it has significant crossover potential with Doctor Who, and I will do anything to get Idris Elba into the TARDIS. (He'd make a great Corsair, Y/Y?)

On the other hand, in Shows I Never Want to Watch Again, Supernatural has cast Amanda Tapping as a business-suit wearing bad-ass angel. Smooth move, show, but you won't suck me in. Tumblr will provide all the delicious eye-candy I require, and none of the gruesome sexed-up deathiness of your revolting show.

Palate cleanser: Mega-echidna.
st_aurafina: Albert Rosenfield from Twin Peaks, in his trenchcoat, looking awesome  (Twin Peaks: Albert)
Title: Moving Day
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: Albert/Dale
Words: 300
Notes: Prequel to The Magician Longs to See

Summary: Albert and Dale are starting a new life; Albert hopes they are both strong enough.

Albert surprises himself by breezing through the details of his new employment with relative ease )
st_aurafina: Audrey ftom Twin Peaks listening at a wall (Twin Peaks: Audrey listening)
Title: Home
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: PG
Words: 800
Characters/Pairings: Audrey Horne/OFC
Summary: Audrey isn't homesick, it's just that college is a long way from Twin Peaks.
Notes: Prequel fic to The Magician Longs to See

For Audrey, college is oddly easy. )
st_aurafina: Audrey ftom Twin Peaks listening at a wall (Twin Peaks: Audrey listening)
Title: Baby Shampoo
Fandom: Twin Peaks, The Inside
Rating: PG
Words: 800
Characters/Pairings: Rebecca Locke, Audrey Horne
Summary: Sometimes it's hard for Rebecca to ask for help.
Notes: Written for [ profile] fandom_stocking. This is a prequel to The Magician Longs to See, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Rebecca leaned an elbow on the plain wooden desk, and forced her eyes to focus on the list of codes they had to memorise )
st_aurafina: (Yuletide: Spirit)
I got four lovely presents! In order of how they fell out of my stocking:

The Doves And The Ravens (1742 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Total Eclipse of the Heart (music video)
Creepily, eerily dreamy post-apocalyptic interpretation of my precious eighties hair ballad. It's perfect.

Terror at Trinity Prep (3395 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Total Eclipse of the Heart (music video)
I don't know if anyone outside the Commonwealth ever got these weird gothic anthologies of horror stories, where the creepy schoolboys are conducting bizarre rituals in the gymnasium and nobody but the new teacher notices? This is kind of like that, and like a house-warming party at the same time. Again, perfect.

(This clip! I'm proud to have unleashed such creepy perfection on the world!)

Be My Homeward Dove (2115 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Five goodbyes in Twin Peaks which aren't really goodbyes at all. Because that's how Twin Peaks rolls. And there's Sarah Palmer (*loves*), Albert, Audrey, Harry, and Dale. Twin Peaks has been a big part of my fandom year for 2011, and this fic rounds it out beautifully.

And, like the satsuma at the bottom of the stocking, there was one tiny extra treat:
Habitual (100 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Warehouse 13
! It's the tiniest, most perfect vignette between Leena and Mrs Frederic, and it's just wonderful. It catches Leena's role at the Warehouse perfectly, and I love it.

Thank you so much, mystery authors! I have had a wonderful Yuletide. I hope you did, too.
st_aurafina: Albert Rosenfield from Twin Peaks, in his trenchcoat, looking awesome  (Twin Peaks: Albert)
Title: Say Goodbye (To the World You Thought You Lived In)
Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: R
Words: 10,600
Characters: Dale Cooper/Albert Rosenfield
Warnings: Discussion (though no specific detail) of the sexual assault of children
Summary: Set immediately after the Twin Peaks finale, ten years before the events in The Magician Longs To See
Notes: This is technically a prequel to my big bang, but best read after.

The first Albert hears of Dale's disappearance is a late afternoon call from the receptionist in the Sheriff's office. )
st_aurafina: Agent Dale Cooper and Agent Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks: Dale and Audrey)
Title: The Magician Longs to See
Author(s): [personal profile] st_aurafina
Artist(s): [ profile] aphrodite_mine (fanmix) and [ profile] satavaisa (art)
Fandom(s): X-Files, Twin Peaks
Type: Mostly gen, with a background slash pairing
Rating: PG
Word Count: 33K
Characters/Pairings: Dana Scully, Fox Mulder, Audrey Horne, Johnny Horne, Dale Cooper/Albert Rosenfield, Denise Bryson, Thomas "Hawk" Hill
Spoilers: This contains major spoilers for Twin Peaks.
Warnings: Warnings for mention of past sexual assault of children and adults, suicidal ideation, murder


It's ten years after the murders in Twin Peaks, and ten years since Special Agent Dale Cooper vanished from the Great Northern Hotel. Audrey Horne is an agent in the FBI, trying to understand the events of her past and investigate Cooper's disappearance, despite obstruction by the law enforcement of Twin Peaks. Meanwhile, Agents Scully and Mulder are dealing with a case that bears frightening similarities to the original murders in Twin Peaks.

Beautiful full-size art and fanmix under here )

Author’s Notes:
Special Agent Audrey Horne is entirely [ profile] aphrodite_mine's idea. She wrote a ficlet – also a crossover, this time with The Inside – with Audrey and Rebecca Locke at Quantico, studying to be agents. You can read that here: Circumlocution. All credit, all kudos to [ profile] aphrodite_mine for this brilliant idea that seized me and made me write this story.

Thank you to [personal profile] lilacsigil and [ profile] heartequals, who were betas and cheerleaders and kept me writing when I would have given up long ago. You guys are so awesome, thank you.

ETA 6-7-12: This fic is a series now! You can find all the fics in order at the Archive:
The Magician Longs to See (series).

Otherwise, here's a breakdown:

Say Goodbye (To the World You Thought You Lived In)
10K words
Set immediately after the Twin Peaks finale episode. Spoilery for the mystery in The Magician Longs to See, so read it afterwards.
Dreamwidth // Livejournal // The Archive

Moving Day
Albert/Dale, set between "Say Goodbye (To the World You Thought You Lived In)" and "The Magician Longs to See"
300 words
Dreamwidth // Livejournal // The Archive

Audrey/OFC, set between "Say Goodbye (to the World You Thought You Lived In)" and "Baby Shampoo"
800 words
Dreamwidth // Livejournal // The Archive

Baby Shampoo
Audrey Horne & Rebecca Locke
Twin Peaks/The Inside crossover
800 words
Set between "Home" and "The Magician Longs to See"
Dreamwidth // Livejournal // The Archive

The Magician Longs To See )
st_aurafina: Dale Cooper at the table with coffee and a donut (Twin Peaks: Dale with coffee)
FIREFOX 4 IS KIND OF CRAPPY, GUYS. It signs me out of everything randomly. I have to work too hard to get my add-ons to operate. In version 3, you'd right click and select the second option to open a tab without switching to that tab, but in 4, it's the first option. I'm used to right-clicking and opening a bunch of tabs then reading them, but now I keep flip-flopping from tab to tab. These sound like small things, but they add up over the day. I'm so bad at change.

I just had this conversation on IM, which basically sums up my day:
Me: (at work) *sneezes ten times*
[personal profile] lilacsigil: (at home on lunchbreak) Are you sneezing?
Me: *awed* How did you know that?
[personal profile] lilacsigil: Because your antihistamine is sitting on the bench in front of me. You forgot to take it this morning.
Me: Oh. Hang on, gotta sneeze.

It's pretty bad when you rock up late to work, and you're the one with the key to the door. And you live two minutes away in the car. And everyone around you knows this. I need to stop these midnight writing binges. I can't write until two and be at work at nine.

This may be why I have no concentration.

This photoshopped image should make me cranky for various reasons (Like, why can't we have a female Doctor? Why can't we have Doctor who isn't a white guy?) but instead I can't stop looking at it. It gives me a funny feeling in my tummy.

Hugh Laurie with a TARDIS. I am so cheap. )

Not long till Who Time! And Game of Thrones this weekend, right? *is excited*

Casestory big bang first draft is due in less than two weeks. I really want to get this done. I have 6.5K, and I'm maybe a third through the story. IDEK.

Things I have had to consider while writing:

spoilers for Twin Peaks. Seriously, if you ever intend watching the show, don't click here. )

*checks LJ cuts carefully*

If you haven't ever watched Twin Peaks, I'd recommend it. Or the first season, at least. The X-Files owes a lot of love to Twin Peaks.

Random: awesome animated fanart of Dana running, link brought to you by [personal profile] newredshoes.

Lastly, casestory big bang is looking for artists:

(sign-up post for artists)

I'm signal-boosting, because X-Files/Twin Peaks is a kind of obscure crossover, and I know I have fans of both friended, and maybe one of you might be interested? Maybe?

ETA: Ugh, cross-posting is doing the dance of fail.
st_aurafina: Audrey ftom Twin Peaks listening at a wall (Twin Peaks: Audrey listening)
I'm writing my casestory big bang, which is a Twin Peaks/X-Files crossover. It's going slowly - 200 words a night, most nights - but I'm actually really enjoying the process. Eating secret midnight cupcakes might have something to do with this.

I'm writing an adult Audrey Horne, who is now an agent. I think she'd have hair like this in my icon. Short and sleek. (And sexy.)

Tiny Linkspam

- [personal profile] trouble is collecting data on your favorite fictional doctors here. It's a great list, and I had a lot of fun reading through it. (And I just realised I forgot Martha Jones. *hurries off to amend list*)

- from [personal profile] thefourthvine, [personal profile] melannen is is auctioning her 1000 cranes, a ten year project, for [community profile] help_japan. I can't think of any cause better.

- [personal profile] beanpot has a love meme, the kind where you make a list of the things you love - people, things, fannish or otherwise. It's an oasis of happy. (Which means there's a lot of unhappy around right now.)

- [community profile] junetide (the exchange for original fic) has sign-ups open. Looking at some of the sample prompts that [personal profile] pippin threw together in comments, I really want to sign up for this. I think it will be an interesting challenge to world build, character build and answer a prompt in 1000 words.


Salted butter chocolate chip cookies - this is a favourite recipe of mine. I think it was the first time that I got the hang of making cookies - refrigerating the dough, then cooking them till they're just set, this seems to make them more chewy than crispy. Toasting the nuts first. Oh, they're so good.

I managed to snap a photo this time: )

Black Bottom cupcakes - I did not love these. I'm not sure why, but the base cupcake was quite dry, and the cheesecake didn't sink into them like they should. They're tasty enough - hence my midnight snacking on them - but I think I'd like the cake layer to be a bit more dense. Gooier, maybe. (Anyone care to share a good cupcake recipe? Or tips? I don't have much luck with them. Maybe I over cook?)

Homemade Bounty bars - apologies for linking to a miserable inaccessible page. I can understand the reason for putting her recipe inside a watermarked jpg, but it doesn't make it any easier to read. I had to load the image in Photoshop to get it big enough to read. But it was the only Bounty recipe that didn't involve coconut cream or dairy cream, which would have required a trip to the supermarket. Credit where credit is due - they are very tasty. It's a good recipe and it's easy to make. I used unsweetened coconut, because that's what I had (I don't think I've ever seen sweetened shredded coconut on our supermarket shelves, actually) and because our Bounty bars are not actually that sweet. I rolled them into balls and dipped them in melted chocolate, and I could have eaten hundreds of them. It's a good thing the recipe only made twelve.

Easy caramel fudge - made to use up the rest of the condensed milk from the above recipe. I like this fudge better than the melt-and-set kind of fudge that I made earlier. The texture is less fleshy, and the caramelisation makes it really tasty. I didn't put nuts in this batch, but still tasty. Oh, and [personal profile] sharpest_asp? I cut it into half-inch squares. Very handy size!

Also more pretzels (definitely like the soda bath compared to plain boiling water) and more zucchini fritters. They are omg so tasty.

What's coming up in Bakepocalypse 2011?
Sesame candy - these look tasty, and I love Sesame Snaps. I'm a bit wary of the "pick up the hot candy and press it into the molds" thing, though. Maybe I'll forgo the funky shapes and the third degree burns.

Meyer lemon poundcake cupcakes - I am hoping that regular lemons are a good substitute for Meyer lemons. I have a new mini-loaf pan, I want to make mini poundcakes.

And more zucchini fritters, because my customer who is also a gardening guru keeps leaving large and hilarious vegetables on my desk. There is nothing funnier than a zucchini as big as a baby, I'm telling you.

Oh, and cookies that will look good when I use my cookie stamp on it. Cookie stamp! I want to stamp everything with my cookie stamp.

Last thing from the kitchen department - I also bought a cast iron frying pan, mostly because when [personal profile] lilacsigil gets back from hospital and can finally eat eggs again, I want to make a fritatta of the kind that you pop in the oven to set. I have to season the pan, apparently. Which I can do, fine. But the leaflet also said something that is disturbing to me: don't use detergent on your cast iron pan, as it will remove the patina.



Maybe I should return it to the shop. I'll tell them I'm a cooking philistine, and I'm not up to the complexities of cooking in cast iron.

No soap. I just can't.


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