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.
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.
Male Japanese NamesAKI: Japanese unisex name meaning "autumn; bright."Male Japanese Names7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
AKIHIKO: Japanese name meaning "bright/shining prince."
AKIHIRO: Japanese name meaning "bright scholar; shining abroad."
AKIO: Japanese name meaning "bright man."
AKIRA: Japanese unisex name meaning "bright; clear; dawn."
ARATA: Japanese name meaning "fresh."
ATSUSHI: Japanese name meaning "cordial; industrious."
DAICHI: Japanese name meaning "great first son" or "great land."
DAIKI: Japanese name meaning "of great value."
DAISUKE: Japanese name meaning "great helper."
EIJI: Japanese name meaning "excellent second son; splendid ruler."
FUMIO: Japanese name meaning "literary/scholarly child."
GORO: Japanese name meaning "fifth son."
HACHIRO: Japanese name meaning "eighth son."
HAJIME: Japanese name meaning "beginning."
HARUO: Japanese name meaning "springtime man."
HIDEAKI: Japanese name meaning "shining excellence; splendid brightness."
HIDEKI: Japanese name meaning "splendid opportunity."
HIDEO: Japanese name meaning "spl
Japanese wordsAngel-mitsukai, tenshi, tennotsukai, enzeruJapanese words7 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Demon-oni, tenma, de-mon, akuma, akki
God-tentei, joutei, tenshu
god-tentousama, kamisama, nushi, kami
Light-ranpu, fuwafuwa, tomoshibi, assarishita, awai, hi
Dark-kuro, mei, kuroppoi, da-ku, myou, kurai, sumizome
Darkness-ankoku, kuragari, kurayami, yami
Blood-chi, ketsueki, chishio
Death-oujou, zetsumei, takai, shouten, shikyo, sendo
Palm-hirate, shhushou, hira
Life-itonami, ukiyo, myou, seimei, ikioi, jurei, jinsei
Fire-kasai, faia, houta, hi, hinote, kaki, gogyou, kaji
Air-tei, kuuki, ea, fuzei, kuuchu, ea-, tenkuu
Earth-tsuchi, yochi, chi, a-su, daichi, koudo
Fight-sentou, tatakai, ikusa, faito
Black-kuroi, burakku, kuromeru, kuro
White-howaido, shiroi, shiro,howaito
Good-tame, yoi, zen, yoroshii, sasuga, ka, yoshi, gu-
Evil-ashi, kagai, akuhei, yakunan, fuzen, yokoshima
The Grand List of Japanese...The Grand List of Japanese...12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
NOTE: Sorry about the formating; this is the best I could do. There is NO OFFICIAL spelling for Romanjii.
The Grand List of
Japanese Word (Romanjii) - English Translation/Definition
Aibou - Partner (often in a loving sense)
Hikari - Light
Yami - Dark, Darkness
Mou hitori no boku - Literally: "My another of me"
Mou hitori no (name) - The other (name)
Kawaii - Cute
Konnichuwa - Hello
Ohiyo - Hello; more specifically, "good morning"
Daijoubu desu ka? - Are you all right? (formal)
Daijoubu? - You all right? (informal)
Daijoubu - I'm all right
Hai - Various meanings; mostly used as "yes"
Ne - Various meanings; mostly used to confirm something, or to draw someone's attention to something.
Oshii! - Delicious!
Itai! or Ichi! - Ouch
Mou hitori no oré - Literally: "My another of I"; a very loving way to refer to a person.
Chastity beltYou never put a chastity belt on a sex addict. Never. It always ends up poorly. Not to mention if that sex addict is a basically all powerful being whose sexual need is driven up once every thousand to million years.Chastity belt5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Drakonius should have chosen different people to sleep with. He should have known that when they became pregnant that something was not completely right. He already had a heir, Keiranos. With two other children, what was he going to do? He did take them, though. They were basically demi-gods in their own rights and he didn't know what would happen if they kept the children - hell, these were the first kids he had had ever.
Drakonius could get no work done. The damn belt was a constant reminder of what he couldn't have anymore. Alexis wouldn't take the thing off, either. Some sort of spell he had yet to figure out - something about going to her Creator. And all attempts to reach Drakonius's own Creator had failed. Sitting at the desk, his leg shook up and down co
Japanese WordsAdmirable: RippaJapanese Words9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Battle spirit: Toukon
Best friend: Shin'yuu
Black magic: Majutsu
Cherry blossom: Sakura
Earth goddess: Tsuchikami
Full moon: Mangetsu
Infinite love: Mugen ai
"life support""life support"11 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is shutting down. No one else sees it, because the foam pets are selling nicely. The goldfish are being won. They are playing "Stairway to Heaven" yet again on the Fire Loop. Appealing to the masses.
When she says to me, "the sun is setting," I already know. I close one eye, aim and shoot. Its yellow, dead body loosens its grip on the sky and starts to drop.
"Probably," she says, "no one else is even watching."
I really, truly know what she means, but making words out of a feeling is impossible.
"What... the hell... are people doing?" I ask finally.
The people below us are moving from ride to ride like obnoxious trick-or-treaters. Getting what they want and moving on brainlessly. It's hard to look at something as beautiful as a sunset and not think about all the idiots missing out.
"I couldn't say. Digging their own graves, perhaps? Or throwing up? Or taking pictures in the photobooth?"
"There's a photobooth here?"
My weak spot, but I won't say anything.
CancerCancerCancer9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Part 1 - "Disease"
"Hey, Leon, how'd you get that bruise?"
"I don't know..."
"What about that one?"
"I don't know..."
"... And this one?"
"I... I don't know."
"You always have so many bruises."
"Y-Yeah... I... I do I guess."
"You're not, like, abused or anything right? I know your parents and they don't seem the type but... it's always the ones you don't suspect so I hope you don't mind me asking. I mean, I'm worried about you..."
"Th-they're not abusive! I just... I just bruise easily..."
"Really? So if I touched you you'd bruise?"
"What? I only poked you!"
"You have such a low tolerance for pain and... oh... oh my god..."
"Leon... you have a bruise where I poked you.... Leon I didn't even poke you that hard!"
"Leon, this isn't a good sign. Are you anaemic?"
"Any health problems...?"
"Liammm... there's nothing wrong with me."
"But it's not right, you shouldn't bruise that easily."
List of Japanese names~BoysList of Japanese names6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Zinan ( zee-nan) second born son
Yukio snow boy boy who goes his own way Yuki, Yukiko
Yemon ( yeh-mohn) guardian or the gate
Toshio year boy Toshi
Torao (Toh-rah-oh) tiger boy
Taro first born male big boy
Tanjiro (than-jee-roh) precious second son
Tani valley also used as a girls name
Takeshi ( tah-keh-shee) bamboo or unbending one
Takeo (tah-kay-oh) strong as bamboo
Tadashi faithful servant
Shoda a level field
Shiro fourth born son
Seiji (SAY- jee) lawful and just
Sanjiro admired or Praised Sanji
Samaru => Samuel
Sachio fortunate or well-born
Saburo( Sah-boo-roh) third-born male
Raiden thunder God
Ozuru (oh-zoo-roo) large sto
:Forbidden- Ch 4::Forbidden- Ch 4:3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes!" AJ turned to me, smiling brightly. "It'll be a blast!"
"Well " I rubbed my hands on my legs nervously beneath the table, looking away. "I don't know if I'll be able to get through my parents."
My blue-haired friend raised an eyebrow at me and crossed his arms.
"It never stopped you before."
"I- I know but "
"I know what it is."
I suddenly became rigid all over.
"Y- You do?'
"Yep," AJ leaned forward, smiling slyly. "You're already going with someone, aren't you?"
My face burned red and I closed my eyes, exhaling slowly.
"HA!" AJ jumped up, pointing to me. "I KNEW IT!"
The people around us in the cafeteria turned to stare at AJ and I jumped up, dragging him out into the halls of the school.
"Shut up," I hissed, smacking him in the head.
"Is it that Talen guy?" He asked, apparently unfazed by my attempt at inflicting pain upon him.
"Y- Yeah," I whispered, looking down as my face heated up with embarras
Law of plot WIP LAW OF PLOTLaw of plot WIP5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
0) Anything and Everything is possible
1) Characters will always be pushed together. Always.
2) Even if the character does not want to go somewhere, he/she/it will be forced to. Even if there is another solution somewhere else.
3) Prisoners always carry lock-picking devices on their person, yet they are never searched by the captors.
4) Explosions are good.
5) Hair does not follow the rule of gravity.
6) There is always an enemy.
7) Side quests are abundant.
8) At least one person has a dark past.
9) The hero is not dead until the body is found. And even if the body is found, there is still a chance that the hero is alive.
10) The big bad guy always has some kind of ulterior motive or hidden plans.
11) Fate doesn't like to be defied, but through a bit of work, and a bit of luck, it can be thwarted, or at least skewed, from it's original intentions
12) There is always a price to pay
13) No matter how improbable, you will run into companions/enemies
14a) If a charact
The Giant Christmas Spider"Hooray!" Little Timmy said, running into the living room. "It's Christmas! It's Christmas at la--" A spider the size of a Labrador pounced from the Christmas tree and sank its four-inch fangs deep into Little Timmy's chest, pumping his lungs full of venom.The Giant Christmas Spider6 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Daddy," said Little Alice, "why did we put a giant spider on the Christmas tree?" The spider returned to the top of the tree, chittering softly as though laughing.
Daddy chuckled as he injected Little Timmy with the antivenom. "Because your mother and I thought it was funny."
The StudentThe Student3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Once ago, a student asked me,
"Why do you smile?"
The student was young.
A little bud in a sea of bundled up flowers.
"Why do I smile?" I think to myself.
I do not answer the student,
Pondering at my own intentions
That I shamefully hide behind
The closed gates of the Forbidden City.
For the time being
I say to the student, "Think for yourself first.
I will tell you in time, young one."
I watch as the student nods
And hops away with a frolicsome stride
I sit there, a mudan in hand
And simply think.
Truthfully, there are not many things in life that one should smile about.
Pain is around every corner. Deceit and lies are what pulls people close.
Flowers die beneath the heavy footsteps of the wounded
And are stained with a lustful red as the warriors fall with a heavy plop.
I have been wounded, insulted, humiliated, cursed, used, lied to and much more.
Gazing up on the luminescent moon,
Makes you think, "What is happiness? What is truth? What is life?"
Meager definitions of such wor
The Ryuugen SlaveThe Ryuugen Slave3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A young boy at the approximate age of ten swore as he clawed at a pair of hands hands that were clasped firmly around his slender neck. "Please!" He begged voice feeble "let go of me!" His voice was pleading; desperate even, for he was short of breath and his vision was growing blurry. He felt tears dripping down his cheeks; his strength lacking with every passing moment. Suddenly though, he fell to the floor air rushing into his lungs as he let out a mighty gasp.
He stared up into his attacker's venomous eyes, his chest heaving and he felt fear course through his veins. He wanted to say something, but he was far too afraid to do so, and besides, whenever he opened is mouth nothing would come out. "What a naughty little boy you are, Xiao Long " the silver-haired child shivered at the sound of the man's sadistic-sounding voice; a voice laced with venom and disdain "You're lucky I didn't decide to punish you any more~ No, you're l
Travel By TelevisionTravel By Television8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"There's no room in this country for old men"
He said this to nobody in particular, but the boy, being the only other person in the room, he new it was for him. Someone somewhere far off and more glamorous than the living room said something about the zesty orange flavor of tang. the sound of his voice spilling over onto the edges of the living room, threatening to breach the kitchen, where sounds of pans being stacked in size order before being put away, spoke distinctly of the meticulous nature of the person cleaning. The boy looked up at the sound of it. Away from the intense draw of tang, and watched his somber age stained hands as they held some dangerous brown elixir, carefully measured, savored, and consumed, over ice, usually. The old man swirled the oak-casked liquid in the glass, the boys eyes, wild, chasing the liquids ellipsis. There would be a silence. Someone far off in some distance would ask Calgon to taker her away. From the kitchen, over the stacking
Perfectly Sinner sc.4Perfectly Sinner sc.43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A few hours felt like minutes when Kruger was asleep. The air become colder and the rain now turned into cold ice flakes. Snow covered their house's yard now, and from the wind, it looked like a blizzard was coming although this was the first snow in this year.
Kruger was woken up by the sound of swaying branches hitting the window, making a screeching noise. As he gathered his consciousness, he forced himself to get up out of bed and at to take a drink as his throat felt dry.
After taking just a few steps down the stairs, he smelt hot coffee coming from the porch. Ash, of course, was enjoying the blizzard outside the window in their porch. The porch had very large windows which faced west, and during the sunny days, there would be a special view of the sunset in Peconic Bay and Robins Island every evening. Although this time, as far as the eye could see, there was only dark and snowflakes racing as they fell.
A small cigarette hangs between Ash's long fingers. Thin smoke rises
The Crackiest USUK Fanfic Ever WrittenThe Crackiest USUK Fanfic Ever Written3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
America stared blankly ahead with a confused and slightly disturbed look on his face. England had gone into one of his magical gay trances again.
"Good day, Sir Teletubby, would you like some tea? What's that, Flying Mint bunny? Would you like some too? Oh stop, you! It's my pleasure!"
Not only was he carrying a conversation with his imaginary friends, but he was also wearing a tiara…a pink miniskirt… and Tights. Surprisingly, America found it looked kind of… attractive on him… 'Wait a minute, what the hell was I just thinking?' America shook the thought out of his head abruptly, mumbling to himself.
"Anyways, just what are you doing, England?" He pondered.
"I'm having a tea party, you git." England glared, "Would you care to join us?"
"Erm… I think I'll pass…" America said, as he stared at the empty chairs. Clearly, England was out of his mind. He paused. "
I Guess I wasn't Made That WayIs it redundant to describe a brothel as seedy?I Guess I wasn't Made That Way4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I suppose it is, but then how can I be expected to describe a brothel that I think must be particularly seedy? I don't know, I guess I'm no expert on brothels or anything, but I don't think they can all be as seedy as the one I found myself in. Everything from the rather off-putting older woman who answered the door and questioned me severely about whether I was looking for "any freaky shit" to the mismatched, ratty furniture in the waiting room.
Now that I come to think about it, the idea of a waiting room in a brothel is a little gross in itself.
I wasn't thinking that at the time, though, I was full of 1. nervousness 2. a pretty serious identity crisis and 3. vodka because 4. my parents had just told me I was a robot and 5. I wasn't at all sure I wanted to be a robot.
So that's what was going through my mind, sitting on that plaid-patterned sofa with mustard-yellow exposed foam in several places, picki
Feral ReincarnationHe was, of course, slacking off. Even though, in the past, he had always taken care of his chores, today felt different. It felt strange performing the tasks which came so naturally before. Maybe his birthday was the reason he was slacking off He was turning eighteen tomorrow. Despite everyone else patting him on the back and telling him he could fuck some girl without getting into trouble, it felt more than that to the young man. It felt more like a milestone than he would let the others know.Feral Reincarnation4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey! Nate!" Scrambling off the trashcan, Nate hurried to make it look like he was at least doing something. He filled his hands with boxes and pretended to be carrying when his friend, Cody, came into view. Like him, Cody was still a novice Blade. It didn't mean shit to Nate, however. Despite their being on the lowest rung of the ladder, they were still pretty competent fighters.
His grinning friend came into view, and Nate couldn't help but return it, even th
Why does Daddy hate me?He always treated her differently, always looked at her differently, always talked to her differently. Their was an air of disgust from him whenever they were in the same room; a slight upwards tilt of his nose that had the poor girl's shoulders drooping. He turned his back on her time and time again. He turned to play with the others, to hold them and hug them, to laugh with them and smile with them. She tried it once. She was all alone and he walked through the door after a long night at work. She had some blood for him, even. The door creaked open, echoing infinitely throughout the quiet house. Then her pattering feet followed quickly, with a squeal of delight, "Daddy!" But he stepped out of the way and, her eyes closed in hopeless happiness, she did not realize she had stumbled outside until she tripped off the stairs. There was a click. And then another click. Because everyone was already sleeping, the child stayed on the porch that night.Why does Daddy hate me?5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Those Kind of Dreams"Blegh. Terrible dream last night." Alec finished his coffee and tossed the cup at the trash, missing completely.Those Kind of Dreams7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What kind?" said Emma, watching the cup skid into the road, just into the crosswalk.
"I dreamed I died."
"Oh... you did?" She crossed her fingers. Please, please...
"Yeah. Totally sucked. You ever dream like that?" He walked over to the cup.
"I... I do," she said. Come on. Just this once... "I mean, I have. Dreams like those."
"Hm..." He dropped the cup into the trash. "So. How do you die?" And he seizes up, and stumbles, and she catches him, though it knocks her down to one knee; he's much larger than her.
She can feel his heartbeat. It beats like a piston, once, twice. No more. Too late. Of course.
"I don't dream about my own ," she says. Too late. &
The Chemicals Between UsThe Chemicals Between Us9 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Colin had received the letter two weeks after his eighteenth birthday. "Congratulations!" it began. "You are pre-approved for a Breeding Marriage License! Enclosed is form MGA-1304, application for suggested partners. Please complete this form and return it to the Ministry for Genetic Affairs to request your list of genetically compatible partners." He folded the letter back into its envelope and drew out the application. After scanning across it briefly, he set it on the table and opened the next item, another piece of college junk mail.
It sat in a filing cabinet until a biting February day three years later. As he was walking home from a senior seminar on twenty-first century composition, the woman Colin had been seeing for the past few months stopped him on the sidewalk. His fingers searched for the warm spots in his pockets as she coolly broke up with him. "I'm sending for my partners list, and I think that we should end this relationship," she told him. "I just don't see the poin
How to survive a horror movie, reedited.1.Always the number one rule for horror movies, never have sex. You and your lover will be to distracted doing it to even notice the killer is standing right above you,ready to plunge his knife into your back.How to survive a horror movie, reedited.3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
2.Never ask the police for help,they always end up dying at some point.
3.If your friend is injured, leave him behind. Someone has to live to tell the tale.
4.Don't ever tell your friends that you will be back. You won't be back.
5.Don't drive down deserted country roads. Who knows what kind of people live there.
6.Whatever you do, do not separate like they do in the scooby doo movies. The killer could easily pick you off one by one.
7.Stay in your room if you hear a strange noise coming from outside your door. Lock yourself in and close the curtain if you have to and shut the fuck up.
8.Never brush your teeth. When you bend down to spit the toothpaste out and go back up, you will probably encounter something horrifying in the mirror.
9.Use your fucking common sense, easy as that