Brown Bulletin August 2016

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Editor: Elia LePhant

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Welcome to the August edition of the Brown Ajah Bulletin! Y'all forgot all about the Brown Bulletin, didn't you? Emote-look.gif Well so did we! Emote-cheerful.gif Er, I mean... we were very very busy doing important Brown things, like keeping the fabric of the universe together, and baking cookies, playing with kitties, and such.

*cough* Anyway. Emote-happy.gif Let's get right down to it.


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Since it's the summer time, I am including all summer birthdays for celebration. Happy birthday to these Browns and Brown Warders!!

June

Aves - 2nd
Aloren - 16th
Kyyri - 18th
Alaria - 24th
Eluial - 27th


July

Bao - 11th
Rijomu - 17th
Kairina - 29th


August

Darim - 5th
Ciaran - 8th
Aryela - 14th
Dieda - 24th
Eniara - 10th
Lillian - 31st
Narysse - 23rd
Rodi - 24th
Serenla - 10th


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We have had a lot going on over the past months! Loraella Sedai was raised to Head of Ajah. Eluial Sedai and Leira Sedai became our new Sitters in the Hall. Avery Sedai has filled the Heart of Ajah position, and Elia Sedai the Mind of the Ajah position. Jenalla officially Aspired to the Brown Ajah, and we couldn't be more thrilled! YAY, THINGS AND STUFF!

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During Beltine 2016 the Brown Ajah won First Place for Group Theme with our marvelous tribute to Dr. Tingle, the world-renowned award-winning author. Emote-shifty.gif


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As Shaerlyn Sedai put it so eloquently, our themes tend toward:


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During Beltine two of our Aes Sedai won poetry awards, showing the world their true mastery of the written word. I, for one, was greatly inspired deep down into my soul by Shaerlyn's limerick:

There was a young man with great class

Who never had rolled in the grass
Until a young maid
Helped him get laid

By pegging him hard in the butt

Her haiku was no less inspiring, a truly poignant demonstration of human understanding and beauty:

Solid baseball bat

Underneath high school bleachers

Pounded in the butt

Moving, indeed.

Sela Sedai won the Free Verse award with her poem on the failings of Spring:

"Spring, My Enemy" by Sela Sedai


Blossom, you are a terrorist
Sending pollen on the wind like chemical warfare
I SEE YOU, TULIP
I CHOP OFF YOUR HEAD
My head blubbers in misery
Burning tears of stupid Spring and stupid sinuses
and stupid Suz, leaving the house without taking an allergy pill
I cannot breathe
Oh god
Where is my inhaler???
I HATE YOU, SPRING
YOU BRING DEATH TO US ALL
At least there’s a baseball game.

Go Cubs.


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We forgot to post in our beloved Brown Out thread since October 2015. A Brown Out, indeed!

Adolla: "I got to work today and I had packed myself a giant bowl of lettuce. And absolutely nothing else for lunch. The dressing I made as well as the tuna and cheese were all in the fridge at home."

Rijomu: "A timeless classic tonight. Went into the shower with my glasses."

Alexstrasz: "I always have a cup of tea when I wake up (and several more throughout the day). So today, I filled the kettle, set it on the front left burner (which is the one I always use), and turned on the stove. In the meantime, I did some dishes, la la la~~~. Then I turned around to check on the kettle... There it was, sitting on the front burner, while the back burner was glowing all cheerfully orange."

Avery: "I put my went to heat up my lunch in the microwave at work today, set the timer, and walked down the hall to file some stuff. Came back in just as the timer was beeping. Perfect! :D ....except my lunch container was still sitting on the counter and the microwave was empty. My co-workers had noticed and were all waiting there to laugh at me."


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Venric: "Potato."


Shaerlyn: "in irc:

17:44 Shaerlyn: you are all sad you are not brown because we have the most glorious threads.
17:45 Shaerlyn: f y izzle."


Avery: "I feel like there should be an automatic one week buffer for Browns who brown-out on the cleanup."


Shaerlyn: "I may have said this before but I love that most of these winning themes are both shocking to many people and legitimate commentary on some social or political trend or event.

Vulgar, but really SMART vulgar."


Jenalla: "Staph, my cover was actually Bigfoot Pirates Haunt My Balls. Thank you for giving me the chance to use that sentence."


Ashlyn: "I just realized I never actually got around to responding to this thread when I saw it. Must have gotten distracted or someth- Ooh, a giraffe!"


Keara: "Oh, I love a good illuminated manuscript."


Ashlyn: "I'm a cheerful, enthusiastic recluse who wants to be left the hell alone!"


Leira: "I mean I feel like a lightsaber is too wide and too hot, it would probably really burn the bread, maybe even vaporize it. I'm not sure how hot lightsabers are."


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Vintage Coffee Cocktail
Ingredients

SERVINGS: MAKES 1

  • 1 14.9-oz. can Guinness
  • 1 tablespoon malt extract (optional)
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces hot freshly drawn espresso
  • 1 1/2 ounces Paddy old Irish whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon mild-flavored (light) molasses, plus more to taste
  • Ground nutmeg (for serving)


Preparation
  • Combine Guinness and malt extract, if using, in a small saucepan; scrape in vanilla seeds and add pod. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, swirling occasionally, until reduced by one-third, about 12 minutes; remove vanilla bean and let cool.
  • Whisk cream and 1 ½ oz. Guinness reduction in a small bowl until slightly thickened.
  • Stir espresso, whiskey, and molasses in an Irish coffee glass until molasses is dissolved. Top with Guinness whipped cream and nutmeg.


Recipe by VCC (Vintage Cocktail Club) in Dublin, Ireland