So I’ve come to realize a lot of people are frustrated with the cooking festival. It’s pretty hard to win sometimes even if your dish is great. I think I have an idea of why this might happen, especially since most of the people I’ve seen frustrated picked Bluebell over Konohana.
In all of the cooking festivals I have participated in Konohana wins everytime… except for the dessert festival. When you look at it that way everything comes together. Konohana is all about raising crops. It’s really easy to make salads, soups, and main dishes with lots of vegetables/crops. Also, compared to Bluebell it seems they are more for big fishing. They have an angling event, whereas Bluebell has a Hand Fishing event. Angling catches more fish that you can cook with. Hand fishing doesn’t get any cooking fish at all.
Bluebell is very strapped for ingredients since we focus on raising livestock. Eggs and milk can easily over cook and burn if you aren’t careful. But, once you turn the tables and you have to make a dessert. It’s all Bluebell’s court. Just go to the store, buy some flour, add your eggs and milk, viola you have a cake. Or heck, skip the flour and just use eggs and milk to make pudding. This festival is in the bag.
So, yea… that’s my theory of how Konohana being a crops village gives them the upper hand in everything, except desserts (for the most part).
This makes a lot of sense, actually. It kind of sucks though since I do enjoy living in Bluebell. I’d like to be able to win more often, but even with 5-star dishes, it all depends on what your teammates cooked too.
The shit hit the fan in the trans blogosphere last night, when it came to light that there is a disturbing new section in the Identity Screening Regulations used in airports throughout Canada. Simply put, Transgender People are Completely Banned From Boarding Airplanes in Canada.
The offending section of the regulations reads:
5.2 (1) An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if … (c) the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents;
Although this obviously discriminatory smear of regulation did not come to significant public attention until very recently, it apparently came into effect on July 27th, 2011.
It is important to note that these regulations are not actually a piece of legislation, which would have had to pass through readings and votes in the House and Senate (which is probably why it went unnoticed until now). Rather, the Identity Screening Regulations are a set of rules implemented unilaterally by the Ministry of Transportation, as part of Canada’s so-called Passenger Protect, which is essentially the Canadian Federal Government’s equivalent to the U.S.’s “no-fly” list.
Minister of Transportation Denis Lebel is, of course, a federal Conservative MP appointed to the cabinet position by Stephen Harper.