Back in April, I read the American Library Association's list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020, and I decided that I was going to read and review all ten of those books. As I made my way through these books, I took the time to think deeply about each of them; I considered why people have had concerns about and made complaints against each book, whether any of these concerns or complaints were worth consideration, and just what goes into selecting books for suggested or required reading. These 10 books encompass a wide variety of literature: children's, adolescent, young adult, and adult are all represented; fiction and nonfiction; old and new. The only completely unifying thread across all of these books is that they were challenged heavily last year--individuals and groups lodged formal requests or demands to remove them from curriculums or libraries.
A Themed Drink for The Dimension Door Podcast, Season 1 Episode 19
On the one-year anniversary of the release of The Dimension Door Episode 19: "Not a Normal Episode," it's only fitting that I share the full details and instructions for the cocktail I created as an ode to Norman Crispin Gunderson. Episodes 18 and 19 were two of the most difficult episodes we have ever recorded--and two of the most emotionally challenging sessions we've shared at our game table. For Episode 18, I created a complex cocktail called The Sentinel to commemorate the events. For Episode 19, I focused on crafting a drink where every element was inspired by everyone's favorite retired ratfolk doctor: Norm.
Skip to the recipe or keep reading for details regarding my inspiration for this cocktail.
A Themed Drink for The Dimension Door Podcast, Season 1 Episode 18
It has been a long while since I did a proper entry in my Dressing Up Drinks series here on Briarbook Lane, and I felt it was only fitting to revisit one of the drinks I created to commemorate an episode of the Pathfinder 1E Actual-Play podcast in which I play a part.
A little over a year ago, I created a very complex spectacle of a cocktail in honor of a very complex spectacle of an episode. Season 1 Episode 18 of The Dimension Door Podcast is one of our most memorable episodes, and I hope that the cocktail creation inspired by it is similarly memorable. You can read more about what inspired this cocktail below, or skip straight to the recipe.
After school, Emma asked her mother: "Why did the police shoot that man?"
Elizabeth Wilcox. Writer, Avid Role-Player, Amateur Mixologist. Survivor.