titleknown asked:

Is there any way one could process arthropod meat to taste/cook like non-arthropod meat (I.E. beef, chicken, pork, ect)? Because, that'd probably taste a lot better than tofu not-meat and it'd be be what'd be needed to get people onto the entomophagy train. Well, that and if most people's first introduction to it wasn't those godawful novelty flavored crickets you see some places.

bogleech:

They really don’t have “meat” is the thing. Crustaceans have big hunks of muscle tissue because they have those powerful tails and claws, but insects have only tiny strands of it here and there, a loose system of internal pullies. They are mostly organs, hemolymph and chitin, all of which packs protein and vitamins.

The best way to incorporate them into the human diet would be as a powder added to other things, like breads, soups, shakes, bars, cereals, you name it. A little ground bug would be impossible to even notice while adding much more nutrition to basically everything we eat.

And enough insects to feed a family for months could be raised in a bathtub-sized bin on nothing but worthless inedible organic scraps vs. the acres of land and tons of resources put into raising one cow.

I’ve never found the idea of eating bugs appealing when there are so many of other tasty things around already but these ideas sure sound strangely delicious.

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elmatpe:

I really hate it that I haven’t had time to even celebrate with you that there is over a 1k of lovely people following this blog :( But I have barely logged into tumblr once during the past weeks and it’s likely that it’s going to be so for the next month or so (unless I start procastinating an awful lot that it) until I’m done with my finals etc.

In case you are wondering why I have been so busy lately, well,there are partial exams, laboratory practices that need reports written and because, unbelievably, I have been selected to go to an international science competion, ICAMES, in Istambul in three weeks and hey, that project hasn’t written itself. 

I’ll try to prepare a new queue so at least I don’t seem to be dead, also if anyone wants to get in contact with me, the askbox is open, I will see the e-mail telling me that I have a new message. ;)

BTW, that project is powered by solar panels so… PRAISE THE SUN!!!

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feymark:

"I want an anime with powerful female characters!"

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"I want an anime where the females aren’t sexualized/objectified and are powerful!"

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"I want an anime where most of the cast is female, for once, and it’s not some hentai or magical girl shit. Where the women are equal to or better than the men and there are no clear gender boundaries"

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"I want an anime with a female protagonist and where the main antagonist isn’t a man"

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"I want an anime where the manga art is as good as or better than the anime’s"

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"I want an anime/manga equivalent to Attack on Titan"

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"I want an anime-"

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Well, this has been sitting in my to-read list for a while…

Words to describe someone's voice

  • adenoidal:

    if someone’s voice is adenoidal, some of the sound seems to come through their nose

  • appealing:

    an appealing look, voice etc shows that you want help, approval, or agreement

  • breathy:

    with loud breathing noises

  • brittle:

    if you speak in a brittle voice, you sound as if you are about to cry

  • croaky:

    if someone’s voice sounds croaky, they speak in a low rough voice that sounds as if they have a sore throat

  • dead:

    if someone’s eyes are dead, or if their voice is dead, they feel or show no emotion

  • disembodied:

    a disembodied voice comes from someone who you cannot see

  • flat:

    spoken in a voice that does not go up and down. This word is often used for describing the speech of people from a particular region.

  • fruity:

    a fruity voice or laugh is deep and strong in a pleasant way

  • grating:

    a grating voice, laugh, or sound is unpleasant and annoying

  • gravelly:

    a gravelly voice sounds low and rough

  • gruff:

    a gruff voice has a rough low sound

  • guttural:

    a guttural sound is deep and made at the back of your throat

  • high-pitched:

    a high-pitched voice or sound is very high

  • hoarse:

    someone who is hoarse or has a hoarse voice speaks in a low rough voice, usually because their throat is sore

  • honeyed:

    honeyed words or a honeyed voice sound very nice but you cannot trust the person who is speaking

  • husky:

    a husky voice is deep and sounds hoarse (=as if you have a sore throat), often in an attractive way

  • low adjective:

    a low voice or sound is quiet and difficult to hear

  • low adverb:

    in a deep voice, or with a deep sound

  • matter-of-fact:

    used about someone’s behaviour or voice

  • modulated:

    a modulated voice is controlled and pleasant to listen to

  • monotonous:

    a monotonous sound or voice is boring and unpleasant because it does not change in loudness or become higher or lower

  • nasal:

    someone with a nasal voice sounds as if they are speaking through their nose

  • orotund:

    an orotund voice is loud and clear

  • penetrating:

    a penetrating voice or sound is so high or loud that it makes you slightly uncomfortable

  • plummy:

    a plummy voice or way of speaking is considered to be typical of an English person of a high social class. This word shows that you dislike people who speak like this.

  • quietly:

    in a quiet voice

  • raucous:

    a raucous voice or noise is loud and sounds rough

  • ringing:

    a ringing sound or voice is very loud and clear

  • rough:

    a rough voice is not soft and is unpleasant to listen to

  • shrill:

    a shrill noise or voice is very loud, high, and unpleasant

  • silvery:

    a silvery voice or sound is clear, light, and pleasant

  • singsong:

    if you speak in a singsong voice, your voice rises and falls in a musical way

  • small:

    a small voice or sound is quiet

  • smoky:

    a smoky voice or smoky eyes are sexually attractive in a slightly mysterious way

  • softly spoken:

    someone who is softly spoken has a quiet gentle voice

  • sotto voce adjective, adverb:

    in a very quiet voice

  • stentorian:

    a stentorian voice sounds very loud and severe

  • strangled:

    a strangled sound is one that someone stops before they finish making it

  • strangulated:

    strangled

  • strident:

    a strident voice or sound is loud and unpleasant

  • taut:

    used about something such as a voice or expression that shows someone is nervous or angry

  • thick:

    if your voice is thick with an emotion, it sounds less clear than usual because of the emotion

  • thickly:

    with a low voice that comes mostly from your throat

  • thin:

    a thin voice or sound is high and unpleasant to listen to

  • throaty:

    a throaty sound is low and seems to come from deep in your throat

  • tight:

    a tight voice or expression shows that you are nervous or annoyed

  • toneless:

    a toneless voice does not express any emotion

  • tremulous:

    if something such as your voice or smile is tremulous, it is not steady, for example because you are afraid or excited

  • wheezy:

    a wheezy noise sounds as if it is made by someone who has difficulty breathing

  • wobbly:

    if your voice is wobbly, it goes up and down, usually because you are frightened, not confident, or are going to cry

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