How to make Mitarashi dangoHow to make Mitarashi dango5 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 chicken5 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 Names8 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 Words + Translations Japanese Words and TranslationsJapanese Words + Translations9 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
Japanese wordsAngel-mitsukai, tenshi, tennotsukai, enzeruJapanese words8 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
Nihongo o narau - Third lessonYoukoso!!Nihongo o narau - Third lesson4 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
Nihongo o narau - second lessonYoukoso!!Nihongo o narau - second lesson4 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 :
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."
The Marauder Years Part 2The Marauder Years Part 28 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The beginning of the week slipped through their hands faster than they would have liked, seeing as they were now spending all their time revising either in the Library or common room.
Every time Sirius passed Cornelia in the corridors he grinned at her, causing a nervous jitter in her stomach as she smiled shyly back. All the teachers had stopped giving them homework, and used their lessons to fire revision questions at their students.
'Miss Sharp!' Their Defence Against The Dark Arts teacher barked on Wednesday afternoon. 'What are the three Unforgivable Curses?'
'The Cruciatus Curse, Imperius Curse and Avada Kedavra.' Cornelia recited.
'Excellent, 10 points to Gryffindor.' Sirius turned in his seat and winked at her.
'The spell required two repel a Boggart?'
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
I'm perfect the way I amI don't want to paint my nails,I'm perfect the way I am4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I don't want to dye my hair,
I don't want to dress up in details,
Because even when you say so, I don't care.
I won't wear that new famous dress,
I won't flirt with the guy with the truck,
I won't work myself up with only stress,
Because I don't give a fuck.
I won't buy the same mobile as you,
I won't buy the same dress as she got,
I don't care what you all do,
I don't mind not being hot.
I won't change because you said so,
I won't act different because you want me to,
Whenever you ask me I just say no,
I don't have to be all new.
I'm perfect the way I am,
I know how my good and bad times went,
Say what you want because I don't give a damn,
And one day you would wish you were my friend.
Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 2Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 28 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
Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 4Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 47 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rose stood before him a moment, smiling, before she sprinted to the compartment door and threw it open with equal enthusiasm, startling Al nearly out of his seat, and making him drop his Quidditch magazine.
Al, come help me get this trunk! she said, giving Scorpius a smile from the doorway. Though his expression was full of alarm, he managed to giver her a grimace of a smile.
What trunk? Al asked, not looking inclined to move any time soon, and picking up his now very wrinkled periodical.
Scorpiuss, Rose said with a vague wave towards a very still Scorpius.
Wait. Scorpius Malfoy? Al cried rather loudly, trying to poke his head out the door and get a look at the infamous Malfoy spawn. Startled at her cousins rude outburst, Rose gave a great shh! before pushing Al back into the compartment and shutting the door between them. Rose suddenly realized she could have handled the situation with more delicacy.
Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 3Taking a Shallow Breath-chap 37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Scorpius Apparated to a secluded alley near his building. He had never much cared for the Apparation spot, as it seemed to be a good place for trash to accumulate, and a favourite spot for the local stray dogs to do a number of unseemly things. He was relieved he didnt land in a pile of something unpleasant, and made his way to the front of his apartment, which resembled the Apparation points alley as much as a unicorn resembled blast-ended skrewt. Scorpius was excessively fond of the home he had. Rose had helped him pick it out.
"Scorpius, this is the one! Rose cried as she spun in the middle of the empty living room.
"I don't know... I mean, it's awfully big for just me," he said, running a hand along the stair's banister.
"But, it's beautiful. Think of the history it has," Rose said looking with longing at the closet that had centuries old graffiti. "Plus, it won't always be just you, you know. This would be a perfect place for a family. That little park is just
Travel By TelevisionTravel By Television9 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
Some words in japaneseArigato- ThanksSome words in japanese8 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!
colors.red is a power color.colors.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
red is stoplights, anger. rage.
red is my nose when i cry about my parents.
“women are more attractive to men
when they wear red,” he says once
so you cut yourself
because red is blood
and when he ignores the bandages, you say,
“no. look what i did.
look what i did for you.”
but he doesn’t fall in love with you
red is the scream that
comes out of your mouth.
blue is the veins under your skin and
blue is depression that tells you to slice them
blue is the weeks you spend after him
and blue is the great, wide sky above you,
trying to remind you that the rest of the world
is still waiting.
your brother says he’s looking for the light
at the end of the tunnel
but the world is full of light.
(you would know. we can hardly see the stars
because of it.)
the world is not full of you
so you try.
black is what surrounds him
and black is burns
and you’ve been burned, scalded
so you blend in.
As IfIf you can hold your drink when all about youAs If9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
are losing theirs and aiming it at you,
if you can drive your car when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for the coppers too;
or need to pee but not be tired by waiting,
or after peeing dont forget your flies;
on politics or football start debating
and yet dont look too good nor talk too wise.
If you can drink and not make drink your master;
if you can talk and not make sense your aim;
if you can still stand up although youre plastered
and shout at passing women dirty names;
if you can bear to hear the truth tomorrow
of how you acted like a total fool
and caused your girl to sob in shame and sorrow
when you picked up that tart from Liverpool
If you can take your childrens Christmas money
and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss
and lose, and laugh like it was funny
and never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force yourself just to continue
to drink another pint of foaming ale
and stay upright whe
The Soul Broker I am the buyer and seller of souls. I’ve bought them all and I sold you yours. For the world must run like the gears of a clock, and sometimes you tick or sometimes you tock, but everything given will be taken away and for every silence kept, a word must be said.The Soul Broker4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Naturally, you must assume there is cost. For everything gained, a penny is lost; of course this life can be no different--when the check arrives, you must pay the difference. But not all who ride on the sunday train pay the same price to get out of the rain: a king’s ransom might obtain far, far less than the pauper’s cheap pain.
Your father paid the price of sweat, a back bent under the yoke of the world; accrued worldly financial debt but was recompensed with the jokes of a girl. And he would say he walked away wealthy, with his empty bank account, for his daughter lives today quite healthy and loves him in equally large amounts.
Looking for You (Mianite-Sparklez Song Fic)UPDATE 10/28/15L I've added a music video to this in an effort to add music to all my old songfics. Enjoy.Looking for You (Mianite-Sparklez Song Fic)1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
A/N: Bold italics are song lyrics.
Without a certain destination in mind,
I keep on loading chunks
That’s what Jordan was.
Haunted by a woman with a dragon. He saw flashes of her and the black dragon every dang time he closed his eyes. She and her dragon pervaded his thoughts like a plague throughout the land; there was no escape from the images that he saw.
But, unlike a plague, it wasn’t entirely unwelcome.
My shadow is my only constant companion,
Though I’ve had others~
The flashes were the complete opposite of illness, actually. Simply the image of the woman and her dragon was all it took to eat away all his stress, anger and rage. It left his mind in a state of lucidity he couldn’t achieve otherwise.
Which was a bit strange, considering he’d nev
Discord Babysitting: FluttershyDiscord Babysitting: Fluttershy4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The cutie mark crusaders were still sitting on the couch, watching the TV like lazy couch potatoes. Apple Bloom tilted her head to the side and said, "Who knew they had such lovely underground underwater cities on the moon."
"It's the Lunar Republic, pretty cool actually," Scootaloo mentioned as she raised her brow at the show they were watching. "Though, I gotta question their tastes in gameshows."
"We'll be back to extreme underwater basket weaving after these commercials!" The girls groaned when the TV announced this and continued to watch. "There's a new Mare E. Kate and Ash Lee movie coming out, 'Mare E. Kate and Ash Lee go Shopping'!"
Sweetie Belle jumped on all four in shock and shouted, "Olsen Twins?!" Her eyes glowed red as she cried, "KILL!" and leapt at the TV. Her horn slammed into the screen, cracking into it and making it spark a few times before going dead. She hanged there limply, horn stuck, and after a brief moment said, "We are now rid
Protective!DracoxChubby!ReaderYou sighed gently sitting in your bed and lifted up your sleep shirt to poke your chub on your stomach and bit your lip. You find out that your a witch, at eleven years old you were very heavy at that age but now at the age of fifteen you had grown into much of the fat and were much more normal however you were still chubby.Protective!DracoxChubby!Reader6 months ago in Romance More Like This
You had the three things to get made fun of, you were Muggleborn, though you were no longer a real poker you were still chubby, and you being a Ravenclaw were a bookworm. You thought knowledge was important, hell all the making fun of people for being a Muggleborn proved it! The wizarding world didn't know anything about the Muggle one so they dind't know about it, ignorance breeds fear, fear breeds hatred, hatred breeds violence.
The other Ravenclaws didn't think you were smart enough, but you didn't understand how they could do this. Take people that had no idea that magic existed, you always viewed magic as science that we didn't understand yet, but most eleven-