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
Nihongo o narau - second lessonYoukoso!!Nihongo o narau - second lesson3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Minna-san!! Konnichiwa!! Hello guys!! I'm Hikari!! Did you enjoyed the last lesson? I really hope so!!
I guess you still remember the last lesson .You don't?! Okay!! I'll remember you!! :
That's the affirmative form But there are other forms of "desu" Don't worry!! It's soooo simple!!
The second lesson will be about .
Second lesson: Kare wa gakusei janai
After this lesson you will be able to make the negative form & the past tense of "Desu".
You still remember the pronouns!! Don't you? Great!! Today We will use new words!!
we will need demonstrative pronouns we already know them:
[Bullet; Pink]Sore: That/Those
[Bullet; Orange]We will need also some adjectives .ummmm :
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
Japanese Words + Translations Japanese Words and TranslationsJapanese Words + Translations8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
NOTE-Japanese Translations commonly seen in Inuyasha series and in my story set as well as other stories I write. I hope I got the words spelled right on some ^^
MAJOR NOTE: Um...some may be on the rough side in translation sense, but you know. And if you see any I spelled wrong, wrong translation, missed, or want to know. Let me know.
BIG NOTE: I'm not that fluent in Japanese, but I will try to answer any questions you have to best of my abilities. I know enough to help out at least a little though.
Translations from Inuyasha Series:
Hanyou - Half-breed
Ningen - Human
Youkai - Demon
Inunotaisho - Dog Demon Lord [use it when referring to their father]
Chichi-ue - Honorable father [when referring to their father]
Taiyokai - Powerful Demon/Demon Lord [use it when referring t
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.
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
Nihongo o narau - Third lessonYoukoso!!Nihongo o narau - Third lesson3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Minna-san!! Konnichiwa!! How are you to day? I hope your fine!!
You remember what we have learnt last time? The "Janai" thing I told you that the negative form of "desu" is "janai" & both of them have a past form "Datta" & "janakatta" .
I told you also that the next lesson (This lesson) will be about the interrogative form but I changed my mind because it's too easy All what you have to do is to add the particle "ka" at the end of the sentence Like this:
"Anata wa Hiroto desu" . "You're Hiroto"
"Anata wa Hiroto desu ka?" .. "Are you Hiroto?"
So I decided to teach you something more useful & I guess you will like it!! How to say "I like something" & "I don't like something"!!
Ladies & gentlemen Today's lesson!!
Third lesson: Suki or
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
Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 2Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The big day is just around the corner.
Your parents must be so proud, Rose.
Arent you excited?
No. Rose was decidedly not excited. The giddy anticipation she had once experienced had recently been invaded by an intermingling of doubts and insomnia, making excitement a far distant feeling. Every time she had slowed her thoughts enough to perhaps sleep, another worry would arrive to distract her. This was the day she should be looking forward to more than any other, but all she could feel was uncertainty. Her family, excluding Al, all seemed beyond jubilant about it. As each day passed, one more enthusiastic thought would somehow be turned into a panic inducing horror. The night before was the very worst she had experienced.
Around midnight Rose had fussed over whether she should wear her robes or not. She got out of bed to look them over, and decided that shed not be out of place wearing them once on the train. At two thirty-five she decid
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 NamesNames:Japanese Names6 years ago in Other More Like This
Yorukaze = NightBreeze
Chia = Cheer
Kishiyami = KnightDarkness
Yukihana = Snowflower
Zetsumeibara = Death rose (pronounced sets-umi-bara)
Zuruikage = Slyshadow
Atomyou = Scarlife
Reinarashi = Rainstorm
Hekirekihane = Thunderwing
Urufumetsuki = Wolfeyes
Shiroipedaru = Whitepedal
Unabarahi = Oceanblaze
Ashishin = Evilheart
Ukiyotouza = Lifepresent
Aisou = Lovestream
Aoirinsei = Bluenature
Mausu = Mouse
Hanametsuki = Flowereyes
Hizai = Icefortune
Buriza-dokon = Blizzardsoul
Some words in japaneseArigato- ThanksSome words in japanese7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kawaii - Cute
Shitashii- Close, Friendly, Familiar
Nakayoshi, Yuujyou - Friendship
Tomodachi, Nakama - Friend
Ai - Love
Aisuru- To love, to care, to have affection for someone
Konbanwa- Good evening
Konbawa - Good afternoon
Konnichiwa - Hello/Hi
Dai Suki - I like you (in the way of "I love you")
Aishiteru - I love you
Watashi - Me (to girls)
Bokuwa - Me (to boys)
Sensei - Teacher
Misu - Water
Hikari - Light
Tsuki - Moon
Yuki - Snow
Shiroi - White
Kuro - Black
Neko - Cat
Janai - negation (ex. watashi wa baka janai = I'm not stupid)
Baka - stupid/idiot
Chibi - mini
Sugoi - cool
iie - no (answer)
nai - no (negative informal)
miemasen - I can't see
doo itashimashite - your welcome
sukoshi - little bit
daijoubu - don't worry
shikata ga nai - can't do anything/it can't be helped/nothing can be done about it
fuben - inconvenient
Nani - what?
Okairi! - Welcome home!
Tadayima! - I'm back!
"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.
: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."
tree, fiddler crabIt took days to hollow out the soft partstree, fiddler crab2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
of the trunk, dig out the tree-flesh and sap,
polish the raw wood so that when he sat,
there would be no splinters. He carved his name
into the side, like a blessing, a declaration
of good fortune, and stowed his forest inside.
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."
RoommatesIts really not the poltergeist I mind-Roommates6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it intriguing to see ones energy
bouncing like ball lightning from wall to wall
in an encapsulate cubiculum of space.
Analytically, its entertaining,
after all the debunking, EEG,
and other skeptic quests are satisfied
and you master the not-looking-looking.
I see what I see; its easy for me-
it takes no more thought than it does to blink.
Its never been another way, although
no two people ever see the same thing.
A faceted phenomenon, for sure.
The knocks and moving things amuses me
its never frightening as a general rule
but somethings not quite right about the black
shadow thing, human- like and spherical
as a buzz-cut little brother skulking
along the hall outside the bathroom door.
Friday nights, Im always home alone-
the guys go out. Im more of a house mouse
and its so nice to control the remote,
push the off button and crank up the tunes
-in the living room instead of m
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. "