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.
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.
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
Decembersville Ch. 55Chapter 55: Unwelcome Guests at the OperaDecembersville Ch. 554 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh no, Melloni, no. That is a very bad idea," Tin whimpered, biting the tips of his fingers with sweltering nervousness.
"Clock, we are stuck. We'll be diving from barrel to corner for hours till we find the kid. Our last aw man, I'm really saying this hope is you yourself and nobody to make one call. Surely you know a few people or somethin'," said Mellon almost apathetically, all his edginess expressed in his wingful points over to the tall glass phone booth settled near the central square fountain. "And dontcha wig out wheif ya get caught 'cause Z and I will give ya the sign to scram."
The clock freak's pallid complexion turned green and he trembled. "Y-you were going to say 'when', weren't you?"
"Do it for Sophia," Zero interjected with a honey-flavored tone, dis
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."
When Death Cheats YouWhen Death Cheats You1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
WARNING: This contains strong language and violence. Viewer digression is advised. Read at your own risk.
Everyone knows the term "cheating death": it's when you get to escape the ending of your life, or the cruelness of how it will end or just the terror itself it carries. But everyone knows that Death will eventually catch up to you. Some people can evade it for a long period of time while others may not have the best of luck. I cheated Death once, and it hasn't caught up to me... yet. Before I die; before I'm caught, I want people to know his story. Yes, his story, not mine. This isn't about me. It's about the one young man that will live a thousand lifetimes more than me. I will die soon and so will my story. His will just fade away to the point where no one will remember. So to keep his story alive, I will tell you
The Clockwork cities - intro Not many people know of the Clockwork Cities, but the truth is, they've always been there. For every time and place, there was a clockwork counterpart, and behind every ticking clock, was a door that leads there. All it took was to find a big enough clock and search for the passage. Easier said than done, of course.The Clockwork cities - intro5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Finding a big clock was one thing. A tourist, for example, would have a hard time trying to convince those seemingly nice people in white coats to let him inside the Big Ben so he can visit another world, and that he hadn't bashed his head against the wall after missing yet another tour bus.
However, those who were lucky (or more likely unlucky) enough to end up in a Clockwork city would tell you that it was the worst possible name you could give to it, as Time made absolutely no sense there. The whole city operated like a broken clock, which is to say, it hardly operated at all.
Cries of Fluttershy 2Cries of Fluttershy 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Is it because...I have a pair of wings...?
Would you be the same...
If I shed my pair of wings?
-Vader, Wings (for Fluttershy)
The rites are drawn...to celebrate,
The fall...that never happened.
Over. And over...you kill the same god...
Whose name, I don't even know...
-Vader, Wings (for Link)
CRIES OF FLUTTERSHY
The tortured body of Fluttershy rested in the strong arms of the dark armored Link as he quietly searched for the exit in the endless maze of earthly stone, her hurt body wrapped up carefully in the black cape of the armored Hylian to keep her warm. She was too weak and blind to walk on her own, even so, he would of carried her still. There was no telling what she had gone through down in this haunted, hellish web of tunnels beneath the surface of the world. And if they were attacked, he wanted to ensure she could keep up with him.
Link was busy watching the many entrances to go down and thinking who, or what, would want to do this to his friend. She was l
bp Epilogue...A Price I wiggled my fingers absentmindedly. It was the strangest feeling since the hand was hanging on the tiniest of hinges from the rest of my arm. I picked up a screwdriver with my other perfectly fine hand, and as I laid broken and aching on the cold floor I slowly started to screw my hand back into place.bp Epilogue...A Price6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I gave Chitty quite a shock when she saw what I really was I thought her eyes were going to pop out of her skull from the mere surprise.
But what was she suspecting?? Did she really think that after over six hundred years of being dead that I would keep my flesh and bones? Did she really think that I would allow the body I moved in to be covered in rot and falling from weakening human bones??? What a horrible place for a soul to lie so I made myself a new body.
And I like it m
Two boys, one murder.His lips press hard against mine as he forces me back against the hall wall, the cold concrete sending shivers up my spine shivers that pale in comparison to the shivers hes giving me. Pressing in further, holding me neatly with his hips as his hands wander under my shirt, feeling over my contours, reading each groove with his finger tips. I give him a sly glance, smirking with a cheeky curl to my lips before I pull his back to mine; I knew he wanted it, as soon as I saw him I knew he would be mine. Hes so delicious!Two boys, one murder.6 years ago in Horror More Like This
His hand moves through my hair, holding the back of my head in place as his tongue explores mine I cant help but wonder if he can feel my fangs he must know what I am by now. As his other hand strokes over my belt buckle I wonder if hes inviting me to take him maybe he needs this release. Maybe he just wants the sex. Either way Im only too happy to oblige.
I take my hand under the line of his jeans , grazing
The 12 Basic Principles of AnimationTHE 12 BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ANIMATIONThe 12 Basic Principles of Animation4 months ago in Historical More Like This
by DISNEY'S NINE OLD MEN, & JIMMY GIBSON
SQUASH AND STRETCH
The most important principle is "Squash and Stretch", the purpose of which is to give a sense of weight and flexibility to drawn objects. It can be applied to simple objects, like a bouncing ball, or more complex constructions, like the musculature of a human face. Taken to an extreme point, a figure stretched or squashed to an exaggerated degree can have a comical effect. In realistic animation, however, the most important aspect of this principle is the fact that an object's volume does not change when squashed or stretched. If the length of a ball is stretched vertically, its width (in three dimensions, also its depth) needs to contract correspondingly horizontally.
Anticipation is used to prepare the audience for an action, and to make the action appear more realistic. A dancer jumping off the floor has to bend his knees first; a golfer making a swing has to swing the club
WalterxHenry - 10 Flowers1. Azalea: Fragile and Ephemeral PassionWalterxHenry - 10 Flowers5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Eileen!" Henry called out to the unconcious, possessed, and helpless woman.
Eileen didn't hear his voice, working her way slowly towards the spinning contraption of blood and death below her. Her eyes were glazed over, her feet moving on their own.
"Soon it will all be complete.....The 21 Sacraments....and I'll get to see Mother again! Just a bit longer, My Reciever. Be patient." Walter smiled warmly at Henry, who gazed back at him with a look of confusion and derailment.
"I don't know....why you're doing this...that room is not your mother." Henry forced himself to talk. He never was much of a speaker.
"But she is. She is." Walter insisted, ignoring all logic in Henry's words. "You'll see soon, Henry."
But I'm not going to see anything soon if you kill me, Henry thought uneasily. I can't waste any time....I....I've got to save Eileen!
Walter began advancing towards Henry, making the brunette move from his previous spot. He pulled out th
GayngelsAll stories start somewhere right? Truth is I am a 30 year old man who has been locked in a loveless marriage for about ten years. The sex, what to say about the sex? My sex life is consistent with the stereotype most comedians relish in when pertaining to the patriarchal idealism of the American dream marriage. No sweet as meat, very little oral and even less of anything else past a certain amount of time. It gets to a point where some days any woman or feminine looking man with a decent face or a round ass that passes me by, well my hormones kick in as I lay back, closing my eyes to fantasize.Gayngels5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I am a regular male I guess, watching porn and masturbating late at night when I think no one is watching, secretly watching hard core fetish films both aroused and disgusted by what passes before my vision.
One night while my finger tips are trailing along my hardened shaft, I notice a mole or a freckle near the base of my cock. I thought nothing of it at first but over time it got
Gravity of Devils [three] Jack FrostandPitch BlackGravity of Devils [three] Jack FrostandPitch Black3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Gravity of Devils [three]
Jack leaves Pitch for many months after that night, living alone in the cold Arctic where the snow falls endlessly and the glaciers reflects what little sunlight there is like mirrors planted deep within the crust of the Earth. He doesn’t mind not seeing children on a daily basis—in fact, right now he prefers it that way—but when he’s back in his element, he feels a little more at home. At least it’s not the desert, Jack thinks spiritedly.
It was on this day that Jack let his thoughts wonder to perhaps the darkest parts of his mind—back to the night he left the Boogeyman on a cold, stormy mountain. The gravity of Pitch was intoxicating, and Jack couldn’t get enough of the elder spirit even if he tried. Jack didn’t know if it was love or lust that had kept Pitch tied to the his side for so long, but he hoped that it was the former—or at least, he knew it was the latter, he just hop
A StoryLet me tell you a story, about an average girl, and a not so average boy.A Story6 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
The girl and the boy lead normal lives, attended normal schools, had 'normal' friends, and were just the kind of people you'd see merrily walking down the street, and they both had something in common...an account on an Art website named DeviantArt.
One day, the boy was minding his own business while checking his messages...nothing new had happened in a while, and he was getting rather bored, when he happened to stumble upon the girl's page.
He paused, looking it over, and noticed the girl had a contest involving one of the boy's favourite games; Clue.
If Colonel Mustard is taken, I'm not joining.
The boy thought to himself, reading it over, and noticing that the old gentleman was up for grabs.
He smiled to himself and hesitated, but quickly brought himself to leave the girl a comment.
The girl was online at the time, and noticed the boy. She paused, wondering who he was, but complied to his offer of takin
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
Asylum (Jeff The Killer Fanfic) Part 2"Hey! What do you think your doing!?!" I voice yelled from outside the lab. I heard a loud crash and a scream. The Doctor paused and walked over to the door, opening it and peeking down the long hallway to see what all the noise was about.Asylum (Jeff The Killer Fanfic) Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Suddenly blood splattered all over the walls as a guard sprawled across the concrete hallway floor, his throat slashed open.
"What the..." The Doctor muttered, running out of the lab, followed by Kelik.
Suddenly a figure appeared in the doorway.
It was the boy from earlier.
I yelped in fear as he took a few steps closer. In the light his face looked a little less scary. He pulled out a bloody knife from his white bloodstained hoodie pocket and cut away the ropes. I would have jumped up immediately if I weren't jabbed with a needle that made me unable to move.
"Are you going to hurt me?" I whimpered.
"Probably not... a simple thank you would have been proper though Doll." He said.
He must have been about my age. His voice sounded like a teenager.
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
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