How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
200 g of rice flour
200 ml of hot water
100 ml water
2 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
1.) Mix the rice flour and water together.
2.) Knead till dough is as tough as your earlobe.
3.) Fill a pan with water and heat up.
4.) Rip off bite sized pieces of the dough and steam them for 25 minutes
5.) Throw the balls into a bowl and mush together with a wetted wooden spoon.
6.) Knead the dough
7.) Roll out dough into a long stick shape.
8.) With a wetted knife, cut bite sized pieces off.
9.) roll the pieces into balls.
10.) wet skewers and apply an even amount of dumplings to each.
11.) pour sauce over dumplings and enjoy.
1.) Mix all the ingredients in a sauce pan.
2.) Simmer till thickened.
3.) Pour over dangos.
Ramen RecipeRamen Recipe6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1 Package Ramen noodles or 2 Chukamen bundles (noodles)
1 can of chicken/beef/fish/pork stock (prefer chicken. Its tasty!)
1 can of water
¼ Tsp of salt
1/8 Tsp of pepper
1 clove of garlic (or 1 tsp of garlic powder)
4 Tsp soy sauce
¼ Tsp onion powder
1 Tsp of sesame oil
1 small carrot chopped into thin circles
2 chicken breast cut into pieces
In a pot, pour stock of choice. Using the can, fill to rim with water; add to pot.
Put onto flame (med) and let simmer for five minutes. While waiting, grab a small bowl. Add salt, pepper, garlic (if powder), and onion powder. Stir in small bowl until well incorporated. Set aside. Inspect liquids on stove. If you see a slight foam on outer rim, stir in sesame oil and carrots. Stir about 20 times. Then add soy sauce and stir until incorporated. Add dry seasonings and stir. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Raise heat to (med/high) Add chicken breast. Let cook for 5 minutes
In a separate bowl place Chukamen bundles into bo
Pickeld Bean And Beef RamenOutcome of recipie varies on independant or personal tastes.Pickeld Bean And Beef Ramen8 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Package of Beef Ramen
Small can of Mushrooms
or1 full mushroom
Meat(s) of your choice
Spiced or pickled long Green beans
Parsley (Fresh or packaged)
Sage (fresh or packaged)
Spices of your Choice
Pour x Ammount of hot water in pan and let simmer. When its almost ready to boil add the sage ginger parsley and spices to taste. add a pinch apiece of salt and pepper and add rame spice packet. chop spiced or pickled green beans into choice lengths and add to ramen. Cover and let cook untill noodles are soft, Add meats of your choice and 1/3rd can of mushrooms. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes. Serve.
Mary-Sues: Part 2Mary-Sues Part 2: How Not to Write Like Your Character is a SueMary-Sues: Part 24 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
After reading Part 1 many, many times, I decided that another part would be helpful in that extra step. In Part 1, I described what a Mary-Sue/Marty-Sue etc. are, what they are not, and how to develop a proper character, in addition some of the reasons why some Suethors would create them (more or less on accident). This second part will go into more detail and give you tips on what not to write in your story that will tip your readers off that your characters might be underdeveloped, even if the character will be developed.
MS don’t have specific physical, behavior, cliché traits, but in combination to impossible physics laws in the universe, along with underdeveloped personality especially with other characters, they come out to be boring and annoying to readers. Unlike Part 1, I failed to mention that it also depends on how the writer writes the story itself that their beloved characters can
Mary-Sue: Part 4In a FightMary-Sue: Part 43 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
From a petty cat fight with slaps and hair pulling, to an action-packed superhero vs. super villain brawl, action scenes can start anywhere; however writing them effectively is harder than planning on who wins. It isn’t just about writing down who hit who, and if you don’t describe how a character handles the situation, you can accidentally make him or her seem stronger or even weaker than they should be. If the character seems too powerful without explanation, your audience will point the finger and label it a Mary-Sue, and you don’t want that (unless you’re purposefully writing a parody). Action scenes, whether it’s important to the overall plot or not, are an effective tool to establish your characters’ strengths and weaknesses—weakness being just as essential to highlight, if not more so, than strengths, but first, you have to know how to write a fight scene in order to know where to insert thes
Crazy?Am I crazy?Crazy?4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I think I am.
Yup, definitely crazy.
That's what I am.
I must be crazy.
I have to be out of my mind.
I don't want to be like everyone else.
I don't want to dress up.
I don't want a relationship.
I don't want to fall into fads.
I don't want to listen to gossip.
I don't want to be mean.
I don't want to be super nice.
I don't want to constantly be on my phone.
I don't want to listen to your problems.
I want to be myself.
I want to wear miss-matched clothes.
I want to be by myself.
I want to like what I like.
I want to hear silence.
I want to be caring.
I want to be calm.
I want to deal with my own problem.
I want to hear my own thoughts.
I want to be myself.
How to make yakitori chickenHow to make yakitori chicken4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2 chicken breasts, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
1 negi, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
For tare sauce (makes about 1/2 cup):
5 Tbsp soy sauce
5 Tbsp mirin
3 Tbsp sake
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp of sugar *adjust the amount to your preference
A slice of ginger (optional)
Mix sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce in a sauce pan and stir well.
Put a slice of fresh ginger, if preferred.
Bring to a boil on high heat and turn down the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened.
Stop the heat and set aside.
Thread chicken and negi on skewers alternatively.
Grill the skewered chicken and negi over hot coals until the surface of chicken turns white.
Brush the skewered chicken and negi with the sauce.
Grill until cooked through, brushing the sauce a couple of times.
laughing, magic manwhen i was little, i laughed with you.laughing, magic man11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
scrunched cheeks, watered eyes
carefree to the worries of the world,
enchanted with your magical mind.
i laughed, because i was happy;
you laughed so i would laugh.
that was your job.
as i got older, i laughed at you,
knowing at last the boundaries
of a flickering screen and the
fame that followed them.
i laughed, because you were funny
and i was still under the spell
you spun over a child's heart:
the only real-life magic is a smile.
you were our magician,
and we're still grateful.
when i grew up, you taught me again,
one last lesson about your magic:
sadness should never be a secret.
tearfully, i wonder
how long you let sadness eat
that precious smile alive,
before it spirited you away.
dear laughing, magic man,
i wish you'd shared your pain.
you gave and smiled so freely,
i never had a chance
Mary-Sue: Part 9The Eye of the TigerMary-Sue: Part 93 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
In all of my previous guides, I had assumed that most, if not all characters, were human, or mostly human, instead of thinking of the possibility of main characters, or even minor characters, being animals. Well, it doesn’t really matter, because, for the most part, the rules for creating human characters, including names and powers, writing presentation, and even romance would also apply to animals. There would just be a slight variation from humans, and this slight variation can make a world of difference in your writing.
A more common complaint I’ve seen about writers who write about animals at all, is that the animals, whether they are the main character, or whether they are a human’s pet, is that the animal is “too human.” While humans are technically animals too, what this complaint is really trying to say is that the animal has too many human-like qualities from having a voice to feeling human-
Lovely AnneI once met a girl named AnneLovely Anne3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and what a lovely girl was she.
She sat in corners and talked
and talked when no one listened.
While lovely Anne was so lovely
no one went near lovely Anne
and her never-ending talking.
Lovely Anne with black hair
and dark skin. Never listened
to the voice of society.
Lovely Anne talked of a world
so unlike our own.
No one went near her,
but everyone listened
to the thoughts of a wonderful world.
Lovely Anne lived in a world
where the clocks struck thirteen
where everyone loved
where everyone smiled
and tears were never shed.
The walls and floors
objects and papers
that she talked to day and night
held to her words
and wished for her world.
Poor Lovely Anne had no friends.
But lived in a world that was entirely her own.
Lovely Anne who never left her world
and thought reality was imaginary.
Mary-Sue: Part 10How to Write Dream and Flashback SequencesMary-Sue: Part 103 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
For once, I couldn’t find any how-to guides that I liked so I could reference off of, so I’m on my own for this, otherwise this would probably be longer and probably be more organized. This should actually tell you something: there are practically no definite rules on how to write dream or flashback sequences. There are rules telling you not to write either of sequences, but screw that! If the only reason that having dreams and flashbacks being barred in fiction because they aren’t well-written, then keep writing them and get better at it until you get the hang of it. Telling someone not to do it at all because they suck at it is just telling them to give up before they try. In some stories, dreams and flashbacks are important for different reasons.
There’s no possible way I can tell you the right or wrong way of writing dreams. Some com
Mary-Sues: Part 3Mary-Sues: How Much Power is Too Much Power?Mary-Sues: Part 33 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I’m sure everyone has heard that an obvious Mary-Sue is one that is too powerful, but no one has explained to me in enough detail when the line is crossed. “Oh, an original character can control all four elements? That’s way too powerful!” Since when? Since it became a clichéd idea? That idea was around since before Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon. Aang, the main character in that show, along with eventually mastering all four elements, also practically came back from the dead a century later in the very first episode of the show, and no one called him a Gary-Stu (which he is not, I’m just saying that labeling a character over power is overused)! As I said in my past two guides, Mary-Sues aren’t about clichés, they’re about lack of explanation and key details that would help in their development of the cha
Mary-Sue: Part 8Romeo and Gertrude?Mary-Sue: Part 83 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
“Names. What’s in a name, really? I mean, besides a bunch of letters or sounds strung together to make a word. Does a rose by any other name really smell as sweet? Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it was called Romeo and Gertrude? Why is what we call ourselves so important?” (Julie Kagawa).
I’ll answer that question with another quote:
“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage” (L.M. Montgomery).
Names, despite its seemingly simplistic role in society, do have some importance, even in fiction. So how do you name your character? Names aren’t just an arrangement of letters that sound cool or unique; they have meaning, language, and culture behind them. Names are so important, that, in r
Major Character CharacterizationMajor Character CharacterizationMajor Character Characterization3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Also known as:
Previous Locations lived in:
What is going on in the world around them:
Hair Color; Length; Style:
Head and Face Shape:
Most noticeable feature:
Scars? Birthmarks? Etc?
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good traits):
Thinking or Feeling:
Judging or Perceiving:
Intuitive or Sensing:
Extravert or Introvert:
5 quotes that shows their personality:
PrisonerI go through the motions every dayPrisoner3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
With a smile on my face
I try to avoid
Those wearisome things
I'm supposed to be happy
Because I have a great life
I want nothing more though
To go in my room and cry till I can't breathe
Somebody help me
Someone save me from myself.
Everything weighs me down
Someone help with this burden
I'm a prisoner
In my own life
I'll tell you the truth
If you would only ask
Even if you don't care
Stay with me
Stay by my side
And don't leave me alone
When I'm alone
Things just get worse
I'm just a prisoner
A prisoner in my own life.
Yoshi Cookie RecipesYoshi Cookie Recipes9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 130 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.
Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla essence.
Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.
Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.
Wrap the dough in clingfilm/plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 5mm thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped pieces, and put them on a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray.
Minor Character CharacterizationMinor Character CharacterizationMinor Character Characterization3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Also Known As:
Hair color; Length; Style:
Flaws (Tip: Have at least 2 more flaws than good things):
Most known for:
1 Quote by them that shows their personality: " "
In the Story:
How does the main character know them:
Relationship with main character:
Do they get killed off:
When are they introduced:
What led up to them meeting the main character:
Did meeting the main character help or hurt them:
What in their past makes them who they are today:
QMi - Heartless (chapter 11 - final)"Where am I?"QMi - Heartless (chapter 11 - final)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Cold voice. Cold eyes. I could feel how cold his heart now was, as mine broke into tiny bits, menacing to never be able to heal.
"Kui Xian, did you really forget about me?..."
His eyes turned in my direction.
"Who are you?"
I froze again, before standing up, leaving him like that, and walking to my room.
"Forget it. I couldn't help you, Kui Xian. I couldn't I "
I started running and slammed the door behind me. Throwing myself on my bed, I cried. I cried, desperate. I had lost my only friend. My only friend, and also the one I loved. I had lost him. I would never be able to talk to him again like before. To hug him, and kiss him. Kui Xian would never be the Kui Xian I knew. Ever again.
The door suddenly opened, and Kui Xian entered the room. Dressed. I frowned, still able to think through my sadness.
"Kui Xian. You got dressed?"
"Wearing clothes is better than being naked."
That was what I had told him the first time I had given him clothes. Did he
Plushing DictionaryPlushing Dictionary.Plushing Dictionary6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Appliqué A picture or pattern made up from bits of material, and sewn onto your finished product.
Backstitch A very strong type of stitch commonly used. Copies that of a sewing machine.
Best side The side of fabric you want showing on the finished product.
Blanket stitch Pretty stitch that can be used for decorative purposes, or hemming. Sometimes called buttonhole stitch.
Cotton 1. A type of thread. Comes in many colours, can be used in hand or machine sewing.
2. A type of fabric that is lightweight and suitable for most craft work including dressmaking. Comes in a vast variety of colours and patterns.
Crane game See UFO catcher.
Embroider To sew detail onto something using many tiny stitches. Can be done by hand or by embroidery machine.
Eye Hole in one end of a needle, use
Mary-Sues: Part 5Writing Realistically . . . According to the UniverseMary-Sues: Part 53 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I’m sure I’ve told you that you have to be as realistic as possible in order for your character to seem, well, real. Believable. Three dimensional. Someone who can practically pop out of your writing or comic and interact with you. The truth is that was half of an exaggeration. Yes, be real, but only as real as the universe it takes place in is. If the universe is more manga-esque or cartoony where the average female can punch a burly person sky-high, and you create a character who doesn‘t do anything of that sort, or if you as the creator think you can‘t do that, then your character can become quite plain because you‘ll restrict yourself. Basically, be as real, or as loose, as the universe is.
If you’re a person who constantly makes the, “This is totally unrealistic” comment when reading a story, especially in fan ficti
Mary-Sues: Part 6How to Review Character SheetsMary-Sues: Part 63 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Everyone has there own way of making character sheets, whether you include them in stories, or just keep them as personal references. Some deem the looks more of a top priority than the skills or hobbies. Most include the “Likes and Dislikes” tab while others forgo it altogether. For describing how to analyze character sheets, I will be using my own personal template as an example.
Character sheets aren’t needed. If you include it, it’s usually the first sign of underdevelopment.
That’s not necessarily true. Lots of people make character sheets whether if it’s as simple as the name, age, and looks, and others make it more complex, but they’re used to help the author keep the facts straight while writing the story. It’s when people post the character sheets online that people make a big deal over it. When people put up the character sheet in th
The person everybody seesI want to screamThe person everybody sees4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I want to cry
I want to kick and punch
And get rid of these emotions
Inside of me.
But I wont.
Because that ruins my image
Of a normal girl.
Outside is a normal
Happy, hyper girl.
Inside are all the
Emotions that I can't show.
I want to scream
And run away
And cry until I cant see
But I wont
Because you all
Wouldn't handle the real me.
The one who's bitchy
The one that's over sensitive
The one that doesn't listen
The one who hates everything
So leave me alone
So I can cry
So that I can be
That no one else sees.