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
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.
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
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
Rants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OCRants: Mary-sues and how to make a decent OC3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Well, I figured that since Spongebob- Proof Of Spandy was so popular that I would do something that's different but also the same. I've written a little mini rant/opinions on an issue that isn't nearly as annoying as it used to be but it's still suck around for a quite a while everywhere I've been (Ex. DevArt, Fanfiction Net, LiveJournal). So, hope you can all enjoy and leave whatever comments you feel necessary. I would love to hear your opinions.
First I shall address Mary-Sues. Here's the five bad points of a Mary-Sue:
The name is only a slight problem. As in, it's not really one to be too concerned about but it is something that could give a good character a bad image. A name such as 'Melony Butterfly Lily DeeDee Silver Jay Hannah Rose, Melony Rose for short' is not going to give anyone a pretty image of your character and people will get tired just by trying to sa
Writing Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for DummiesWriting Tips for Dummies6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Listen, I know I'm a half-rated author in training. I'm sixteen, what can you expect? But I've read critiques like this, and I decided to make my own, because many tutorials instructed me to give my own advice in order to take it.
This is probably going to be a fairly short tutorial anyways.
Think about how your character speaks. A problem I've actually seen in some young authors' is that they try to sound smart ALL the time--including in their character dialogue. True, some characters such as professors and generally serious people will speak with a certain intelligent ring, but not everyone speaks that way. For example, do you think MOST four year olds use the word concurred? I don't think so. Think about your character, their intellect level, and even how much of it they show through speech, which is a part of characterization. For example, I know people who are very smart who try not to show it through speech because it makes them sound supe
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.
17 The Digimon CharacterTHE DIGIMON CHARACTER17 The Digimon Character3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Since there's not a lot of fan characters for Digimon (especially since the series ended long ago as the fan base eventually died down a bit), most of my topics are rather limited, even more so since I don't look at many Digimon fan characters to begin with.
I don't know if this has ever been an issue, but I feel like someone might have done this at some point.
Do not give a canon digivice any abilities that it does not posses.
What does that mean? Basically, if your character is for a specific canon season, avoid giving them a digivice that is not specific to that season. This is a crossover element that is difficult to pull off and justify since it's been established in each series that they exist separate from the other series. For example, Adventure and Adventure 02 are television shows in Tamers.
So, avoid bringing in digivices from one season into another. Unlike cases like Adventure and Adventure 02, where a clear connection
July 1The only thing I knew about my situation was that, one; I was blindfolded and couldn't see anything to save my life. Two; Gilbert had some sort of surprise for my birthday. Three; I was getting restless.July 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I sighed as he dragged me along to who-knows-where. My legs locked up occasionally for fear he was taking me some place dangerous. Every time I did so and complained that I didn't like being blind, Gilbert just tightened his grip on my wrist and told me everything was okay. I just exhaled shakily - almost doubtingly - as he pulled me along.
After a moment had past of silent breathing and walking, Gilbert had stopped, making me stop as well. I felt his hands lay on my shoulders. I opened my mouth to ask him what was going on, but he silenced me with a finger to my lips. I sighed through my nose and nodded once. Gilbert put pressure on my shoulders, signaling me to sit. Hoping there was a chair under me, I did as instructed, and sat. I made myself comfortable (barely) in the hard wooden
Happy Canada Day BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!Happy Canada Day4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Canada groaned and rolled over, blindly smacking at his alarm clock. When the beeping continued, he grudgingly opened his blurry eyes so he could press the 'OFF' button. I thought I didn't set my alarm last night, he thought groggily. Confused that the beeping had not stopped, he glanced at the glowing red numbers to see that it was almost 3:30pm in the afternoon. Jolting upright in bed, he fumbled around for his glasses, dropping them on the floor before finally succeeding in putting them on along with a pair of sweatpants.
Still hearing the beeping, he got quickly out of bed and went over to the window. Blinking against the harsh sunlight as he tied the drapes apart, Canada looked out and saw a beautiful day. The sky was a bright blue with a speckling of fluffy white clouds and the trees were swaying gently to an invisible breeze as birds flew from one to t
HumanxMermaid Yaoi-Chapter 4Chapter 4HumanxMermaid Yaoi-Chapter 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A yawn escaped his mouth as Hiko clumsily walked out of his tent and into the soft light of morning. He rubbed his eyes to help them adjust to the light and almost tripped when his foot bumped a rope that was holding down the tent's side.
He straightened himself and then brought a hand down to feel if the flute had fallen out of his pocket. He could feel the soft wood through his pocket, and tried to shove it down deeper. It was long and would only stay in his clothing half way.
He had gotten up extra early so that he could try and see the mermaid before he started his chores. It was the sun's first hour in the sky and every other carnie was still sleeping, even the animal feeders.
When Hiko reached the pond, he stepped his bare feet inside the water. He hadn't bothered to bring shoes with him. The cool water helped to waken him from his groggy state.
He sat down in the shallowest end, the water only rising to
Pink Smoothie RecipeIngredients:Pink Smoothie Recipe3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1 banana (2 optional)
1 container banana+strawberry yogurt
1 cup orange juice
A good handful of strawberries...can be frozen or raw.
~Place all of the fruit in a blender. Next, add the yogurt, orange juice, and ice(if desired). Blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy! Makes about 2 servings.
~If the ingredients do not blend well at first, try adding a little more orange juice.
~If you want a super-thick smoothie, add 2 bananas instead of 1.
~This beverage is naturally sweet, so no sugar will be necessary for all you sweet-tooths out there
USER ARCHIVE ChuggaAConroyUSER: Emiliano (Emile) Rodolfo Rosales-Birou (Chugga A. Conroy)USER ARCHIVE ChuggaAConroy4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Specialty: Let's Playing
Primary Ability: PSI
"Hey everybody! It's Chuggaaconroy!"
BIO: Emile was known for being the LP legend on youtube. However, after the nuclear explosion, Emile takes on his Username. The name that he's made for himself on youtube, Chuggaaconroy. He now travels with the team of comedic, videogame-playing, stumblers. TheRunawayGuys along with Timothy Bishop (NintendoCapriSun) and Proton Jon (ProtonJonSA). As with the rest of the users, most of his abilities are locked in the system's memory. He currently only has PSI because of this. Thankfully it is a useful skill to have thanks to his first LP being Earthbound. He tends to either make people laugh to his comedy or make them want to punch him in the face (Mainly Jon). It is because of this that he and Jon tend to get into fights that result in Tim having to break them up. He also commonly makes bad puns that make people facepalm, shout out ca
Lper's DictionaryLper's DictionaryLper's Dictionary4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Wizarre'd Adj. Creator: JoshJepson, Def: Weird, bizarre, ect. Combination of weird and bizarre. Lp: Yoshi's Island Episode 14
Speechlessified: v.? Creator: Chuggaaconroy Def: to cause someone or something speechless. Lp: it was actually created during thespeedgamers Mother marathon and Jon and Chugga were singing.
Let's Player's Curse: n. Creator: Unknown although Chuggaaconroy mentions it a lot and gets hit hard with it. Def: When as soon as you press the record button, you suck worse than a five year old could at the video game you are playing. Lp: Boy, where do I start?
Spaghettification: v. Creator: Chuggaaconroy Def: when your atoms explode one by one in a black hole. Lp: Super Luigi Galaxy "You're welcome for your nightmare fuel!"
Unfrozen: v. Creator: Chuggaaconroy Def: to defrost Lp: LoZ Majora's Mask part 35
Jesus Grandma: n. Creator: JoshJepson Def: the "god" so to speak of Lps Lp: Every single one of Josh's "Let's Play, Amen"
Rantiness: adj. Creator:
bulimiain the nightbulimia4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
you lie awake
you know well
its food you crave
you rise and go
down the stairs
till your stomach tears
so much food
it physically hurts
and then disgrace
you feel like dirt
the bathroom calls
you lock the door
you know by heart
is the first part
then the fingers
down the throat
the gagging starts
you cough and choke
up your neck
that burning feeling
it hurts so much
but this addiction
the need, the urge
you know its bad
yet you still purge
from your eyes
you cry and shake
then you arise
the word disgusting
through your head
better off dead
you promise yourself
tomorrow will be different
you wont eat
youll hold opinion
but the next night
you lie in bed
when craving started
you rose and fed
then the cycle
the hundredth time
been on this train
fail at something
as form of easement
of food and guilt
Hasbea Delicious Drink RecipeHasbea Delicious Drink Recipe7 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Drinking Chocolate Sweet Suprise
Quantities Depending On How Many People... Topping:
The following is roughly per person:
1T Milo or Drinking Chocolate Whipped Cream
3 scoops of your favourite Ice Cream Sprinkle Milo or drinking choc
1T of UNWHIPPED cream
1t Sugar (Not Raw or Brown)
1) Add all the ingredients (excluding the topping) In
Hindsight -KakaIru, Anko-HindsightHindsight -KakaIru, Anko-6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Iruka - Anko
...with a dash of KakaIru. Further details in comments.
Hindsight, Iruka knew, really was a bitch. Of course, he hadnt quite expected his snake-summoning, somewhat-sociopathic best friend to pin him against a wall right there in the missions room, spluttering profanities.
Then again, maybe he should have.
So, youre telling me Anko started with an air of semi-calm incredulity. That the Hatake Kakashi, man of mystery, masks and over one-thousand jutsu propositioned you? Said he wanted to pin you down against his rumpled sheets and fuck you three ways from Sunday? Her pitch increased until it was perilously close to a shout.
That the rumoured alabaster sex god with his perfectly toned ass and deliciously lithe torso promised you nothing short of orgasm induced unconsciousness, blissful satiation and the inability to walk straight for at least a week after
Dead InsideSorryDead Inside4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
That I'm not her
That you care
If you want this
I really hope it ends
To pull away
And can't stay away
Let me bleed
Tell me to die
Alone at night
It's all right
As long as you're happy
Ignore my screams
Pretend I'm not here
Confirm all my fears
Just let me bleed
Want to lie
More this time
When it's not alright
But whom do you
Let me bleed
Tell me to die
Alone at night
It's all right
As long as you're happy
Ignore my screams
Pretend I'm not here
Just kill me
I'm not blind
I just can't see
I'm not heartless
I wish I was
I'm not yours
But she is
Please speak your mind
Don't be mine
When you hold her
Do you know
That I love you
Do you know
How I care
Do you see
The pain in my eyes
Let me bleed
Tell me to live
Alone at night
It's all right
As long as you're sad
Ignore my screams
See me here
Confirm her fears
Just leave me
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.
A Comprehensive Guide to OCsSo you say you want to write an OC, but don't know where to begin? Well, here are a few tips to help you get started, and maybe help you avoid the terrible Mary Sue Trap that so many writers fall into.A Comprehensive Guide to OCs5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. Create a profile for your OC, with their name, age, gender, height, weight, and other such defining characteristics, to help you flesh out how they will look. Once you do this, go back and take out any Mary Sue/Gary Stu adjectives, such as "Sapphire Blue Hair with Icy Pink Streaks" or "Emerald Green Eyes with Amber Sparkles". Everyone wants their character to be special, or easily recognizable, but this tends to backfire horribly when introduced into your story. Unless the universe you are working with has canon characters with strange hair/eye colors, stay away from the unique color approach. The same also applies to skin color, unless your character has some sort of disease, like albinism, that affects a person
Hetalia Hunger Games - Part 2--Part Two Train Ride--Hetalia Hunger Games - Part 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lovino stood quietly at the train station. The announcer was explaining something to him but he was just waiting for the train to show up. They were the only ones there. Lovino though there was going to be reporters intent on catching every part of the pre-game preparing. He would be traveling alone, since District 12 had never won any games in the past few decades, there was no mentor for Lovino.
"You are listening to me, right?" The announcer asked, running her fingers through her glimmering, blue hair.
"No. Why the hell would I care about what you're saying?" Lovino replied, glaring at her.
"Well, it seems we have a tribute with an attitude!"
"Anyway, the train carrying the tributes had to make an emergency stop really close to here. We do have another train arriving shortly, but all the tributes will be riding toge
KidxLiz-Patty: Death god's Flu part 2"Wuzzap wazzup?! How's my Kiddo doin?" Lord Death hopped excitedly in the full length mirror's reflection.KidxLiz-Patty: Death god's Flu part 24 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Hey Big Daddy! I have some questions for ya!" Patty smiled big and waved at the image of Death with a notebook at hand, full of random notes and observations of the day.
"Lay it on me!"
"Kid is following all the symptoms you mentioned, nausea, vomiting randomly, headaches " she paused a moment and looked over her shoulder, "And weird clingyness" she giggled, jumping out of the mirror's way so Lord Death had a perfect view of Kid's bed.
Where Liz was found, sitting up with her back against the headrest and Kid, holding onto her like a child would with a stuffed animal.
Liz, however, was not amused, "Patty he doesn't need proof ." She grumbled, crossing her arms and ignoring Kid's small whimpers and nuzzling against the side of her stomach.
Lord Death, however, was thrilled, "Aw how cute!" he squealed, folding his large hands together against his mask lovingly, "