Red velvet cake recipe Rainbow Dash EditionRed velvet cake recipe Rainbow Dash Edition3 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
How to make red velvet cupcakes out of Rainbow Dash
(No Rainbow Dashes were harmed in the making of these cupcakes)
This is a guide on how to make cupcakes that I think cupcakes made from pony flesh would look like. That is to say the cake itself is red, and the frosting is light blue, but not from pony hide or guts, from food coloring!! These can be made from scratch, and as such, do not have to be red if you are squeamish, but that is just the convention (though convention is with white frosting, not blue, and red sugar sprinkles, not rainbow, but shh!).
These are really yummy tasting and I recommend you make these, nao! This can also be used for a full on cake once you have the batter and frosting, but these instructions end in cupcakes, so sweet and tasty! This is also written for people who don't know baking very well, like me (even though I am somehow good at it). I also add some humor, so if you don't like that, why are you watching My Little Pony?
This is my cousin Susan's reci
Lembas Bread RecipesElven Lembas Bread RecipeLembas Bread Recipes5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
(aka- Amys Elf Bread)
2 ½ Cup Plain Flour
1 tbsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp salt
3 tbsp Cold Butter (1 stick)
1/3 Cup Sugar
½ tsp Cinnamon
2/3 Cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
Honey (for dipping) (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix Flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. If using self rising flour omit this step. Add butter and mix with a fork until it forms into a dough. If it gets too hard to stir, add a little more milk.
Roll into balls and place onto cookie sheet. Flatten them with a fork or bottom of glass until they are about ½ inch thick and 3 inches across. Makes 12-14 lembas. Bake for 12 minutes or until the insides arent doughy.
Wrapped in mallorn leaves they will stay fresh indefinitely.
Wrapped in plastic wrap they are good for about a week.
Elven Lembas Bread Recipe
Elf Bread- Alexenas style
(I messed up and added something(s), but my failure ended up being a very good new take
Yoshi Cookie RecipesYoshi Cookie Recipes9 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
1/2 an egg, beaten
A dash of vanilla essence
Cake Flour - 130 grams
Baking Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy.
Add the egg a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla essence.
Sift the flour into a bowl, then add it to the other ingredients.
Use a wooden spoon to mix everything together, and shape it into a dough.
Wrap the dough in clingfilm/plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough to about 5mm thickness.
Use a cookie cutter to cut out heart-shaped pieces, and put them on a sheet of aluminium foil on a baking tray.
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
Revised Battenburg RecipeRevised Battenburg Recipe8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
In addition to the following ingredients, you'll need a baking sheet and some aluminium foil.
Butter - 50 grams
Sugar - 50 grams
½ an egg, beaten (Substitution: 1 tablespoon cornstarch)
A dash of vanilla essence (One milliliter should be sufficient.)
Cake Flour - 100 grams
Baking Powder - 1/3 Teaspoon (Optional; see recipe)
Cocoa Powder - 2 Teaspoons
Take the butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature. Don't let it melt, just let it become soft enough to cream.
Flatten the butter in a bowl as best you can, then whisk it until fluffy. Don't use a whisk that's too large or the butter will go through the spaces and you'll have to fish it out with a knife. I really do know this one from experience.
Add half of the sugar and beat it into the butter, then add the other half and beat until creamy. It should change consistency as you beat it.
Add the egg (or cornstarch) a little bit at a time, mixing well.
Add the dash of vanilla ess
How to write a novel - OldHow to write a novelHow to write a novel - Old8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
A crash-course by someone who's done it before and will do it again
Step one will be getting rid of all the "I can't write a novel because *something, something, blah, blah*"isms. Here's a short list of the most used ones and why they're lame:
I can't write a novel because I'm too busy.
Wrong - All human beings need rest - and I don't mean just sleep. Come on, admit it, you spend some time each day reading, watching TV, surfing the internet, et cetera. I'm not going to ask you to stop doing these things, I'm going to ask you to consider doing more than one thing at a time, and maybe cut down some of the time you spend on those activities. "but you just said that I need y rest!" you say? Well, learn how to use writing as rest. More about that later.
I can't write a novel because I have no talent.
All human beings have what it takes to write a novel - imagination. Hey, I didn't say you were writing a bestseller, writing a novel for the sheer joy of wr
I am not an objectThere’s something I don’t like about the phrase “rape culture.” It’s not that I think it doesn’t exist or that I want to turn a blind eye to the problem. Rather, I feel like it is a misnomer that breeds confusion and skeptism. Rape culture is not just about rape. In fact, most of the time it is not. It is about objectifying women. Objectifying of women can lead to rape, but more often it appears in the form of little acts of disrespect and harassment that strip a woman of her feeling of humanity.I am not an object2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I think a lot of people don’t realize how much these sorts of dehumanizing experiences can affect a person… especially if they’ve never been the target of one. But they shouldn’t be minimized, even if they never escalate. People seem to think that sexual harassment is “no big deal” so long as it doesn’t culminate in rape. “You got catcalled? Groped at a party? Leered a
Quick Guide: Story OrganizingA Quick Guide to Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi NovelQuick Guide: Story Organizing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I'm going to try and briefly cover World Building specifically for Fantasy and Science Fiction (though it will apply in general to any setting), both major and minor Characters, and some basics of Timeline here. I am not going to walk you step by step through how to write your own story, but you should (hopefully) get some useful tips out of this.
I never used to organize my novels before I started writing. I have so many stories in my head, I would just pick one and start writing. I didn't have trouble keeping to the same details of a given character because I knew them so well. But after taking such a long break from writing Missing Puzzle Pieces, I really needed to do some serious work. I don't remember all the details I had in my head back when I started... in fact, I've completely forgotten the original ending. For those of you who don't know my story, which starts
Life of DepressionLiving with a mood disorder makes every day a struggle. A struggle to wake up in the morning, a struggle to get yourself ready for the day, a struggle to maintain relationships – a struggle to smile and mean it. I’ve never been professionally diagnosed, but I know something’s not right. I knew around the beginning of high school. Something isn’t right, isn’t balanced, inside of me. I’ve read enough books to give these thoughts and feelings a name – depression.Life of Depression6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The commercials which say depression hurts everywhere are right. It hurts emotionally, cognitively, physically, and behaviorally. It makes me feel sad and hopeless, lonely and confused, angry and dragged down. It makes me think that no one cares and no one understands, that I can’t handle my life or even myself, and that I don’t have much value. It makes me sluggish and restless, eating too much, and having trouble falling asleep and waking up. It makes me cry spontaneously an
I'm sorry. NOT.I'm sorry that I'm not you.I'm sorry. NOT.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I'm sorry that I'm not skinny.
And that I'm not cut out for a model.
I'm sorry that I don't have a fake tan.
And that I prefer to keep my skin natural.
I'm sorry that my hair is red.
And not a fake bleach blonde like yours.
I'm sorry that I don't wear clothes that reveal too much.
And that I prefer to wear band t shirts and jeans.
I'm sorry that I don't wear those massive hoop earrings.
That I think are uncomfortable.
I'm sorry that I don't listen to the same music as you.
That I don't like the overplayed RnB songs and prefer Heavy Metal.
I'm sorry that I don't act like you.
That I don't go out every Friday night to night clubs and prefer to stay indoors and read, draw or write.
I'm sorry that I'm not as popular as you.
That I don't go around in a big group trying to act cool.
I'm sorry that I'm not as pretty as you.
That I don't cake my face with make up and just wear eyeliner.
So that's all I want to say.
Recap-rant of New MoonMr. Sparkle-pants part duex! Ok, so to recap Twilight: Bella moves herself to Washington, complains the whole way there, treats her dad like crap, meets perfect controlling Eddykins, they love each other and are full of love, Bella-sue is almost eaten and Edward has some serious mood swings.Recap-rant of New Moon6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I think that's about right. Now we move to New Moon! I had loads of fun writing the last review/rant so I'm going to do all the books. Everyone should feel like Bella! Speshul.
Cue the dream sequence! In this dream Bella's subconscious realizes that Edward is a control freak. She's an old lady while Edward is still "perfect" and 17. He's forcing her to do something she doesn't want to do and even this mary-sue realizes it. But of course nothing can make me happy with this book and Bella wakes up and lets us know it's her birthday. Oh no! You're turning 18?! The horror. Suck it up.
And then we can't go one page without hearing about how wonderful Eddy is, so on the next page
Dear Rule-breakerDear rule-breaker,Dear Rule-breaker4 years ago in Letters More Like This
For a while now, I have been keeping an eye on you and what you do around this website. I have to admit, I don't like the things I've seen so far. You have uploaded scanned manga, or other scanned images, screenshots, re-coloured screenshots and other images you have found from the Internet. Sometimes you have the decency, if one can call it that, to try and edit the image, so you have done at least something to it whether it is a simple (de)motivational poster or maybe an interesting collage of your favourite cartoon or game character. Too bad, the editing does not make it entirely your own work, since DeviantArt's rules are quite harsh on the matter of copyright law.
You know, there are members, who often like to help people out on the matters of breaking rules. They usually politely point out that you've done wrong and help you to fix things before it's too late. For the worst rule-breakers the administrators might strike a ban-hammer. And then they might m
Stop Whining Stop whining.Stop Whining4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No matter how much you want it to be, Twilight will never be a classic.
Twilight will never be Romeo and Juliet.
Twilight will never be better than Pride and Prejudice.
Twilight is not like Wuthering Heights.
Bella and Edward are not Elizabeth and Darcy.
Stop comparing Twilight to these literary masterpieces.
It will never be a match to these wonderful pieces.
Reporting With RespectReporting with Respect is NotReporting With Respect5 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Commenting when you are angry.
threatening to ban the user. You do not have that authority, nor is that the purpose of the Reporting system.
Calling any user a thief outside of linking FAQ# 8 (or similar) unless they are intentionally claming ownership of the piece in question or you are the owner of the original piece.
Directly saying the user stupid, retarded, pathetic, etc.
using unprovoked curse words.
Spamming the "You Fail, Please Die" PLZ or similar messages.
Equating the failure to read, understand, or type proper English as being stupid, ignorant, or blind.
Stooping to a Troll's level.
Telling anyone they need to "learn how to draw" or "get a life".
Taking anything anyone says about you via the Internet personally.
...Telling a policy violator they should "delete" or "de-activate" their profile--unless they specifically ask how to do so. (In which case link to FAQ 1
DepressionDepression... what a wimp of a word. Is there a single word in the world that can do justice to describe the hurricane raging throughout the victims head? How can you explain it to someone? A disease powerful enough to stain your sleeves red and your mind black. Powerful enough to make you want to crawl into a closet and shut out the entire world. Powerful enough to make you want to jump off a bridge. How do you explain that to someone? It's something you can never really understand until you experience it. But you smile anyways. When people ask you how you are, you say just tired. And you are. You're tired of feeling so alone. Tired of being a prisoner of your own mind. But it's too hard to explain. And you're afraid. You hear things just like everyone else does. "Cutters are freaks!" "People who kill themselves are just selfish and can't handle the real world." How do you admit to someone that those thoughts are racing through your mind all the time?Depression4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
But there is hope. Depression, li
A Rant On: Fullmetal AlchemistA Rant On: Fullmetal Alchemist4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A Rant On: "Fullmetal Alchemist"
Hello, everyone, this is NaokoElric2250 and this is my first ever rant.
I shall begin with a general statement:
Female authors who write Shonen, (or any story featuring main male protagonists); need to get their act together. It is disgusting just how much they will discriminate against their own gender, and need to start learning to respect it.
In some cases, their level of sexism against women is on par with that of male authors, and fans seem to not notice or dismiss the fact that they use the exact same sexist traits and tropes as the males, purely because they are female, which is classic Double Standard sexism in itself. I am speaking of course, of the likes of Masashi Kishimoto, Noriaki "Tite" Kubo and others like them.
Their stories are often devoid of a good, smart, strong, knowledgeable (as in knowing what is happening in the story, sharing the knowledge of the male characters) female presence who dress sensibly. Instead, they
A Letter to Stephenie MeyerDear Stephenie Meyer,A Letter to Stephenie Meyer5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I read your book 'Twilight' about a year-and-a-half ago, and I have to say:
It was the worst piece of 'literature' I've ever had the displeasure to lay my eyes on.
See, around Christmas time, my friends and I all had a sleepover/Secret Santa party. At that time, I had heard a lot about Twilight, and, being an avid reader, wanted to know what all the fuss was about. My friend Katie ended up being my secret santa, and she got me Twilight and two other books. I was overjoyed, I started reading it that day. I kept reading and reading for a week or two, spending most of my time in my room, reading that book. Really, I have to admit, it did seem a little interesting at first, but then, it got rather...Bland. I kept reading, hoping to come upon an interesting part, I thought,
'Maybe she's just building the suspense up for a good part.' but no. I've never been wronger in my life.
I'll admit to never finishing the book, but I'll tell you why:
I got a throbbing headache abo
Mary-Sues: Part 2Mary-Sues Part 2: How Not to Write Like Your Character is a SueMary-Sues: Part 24 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
After reading Part 1 many, many times, I decided that another part would be helpful in that extra step. In Part 1, I described what a Mary-Sue/Marty-Sue etc. are, what they are not, and how to develop a proper character, in addition some of the reasons why some Suethors would create them (more or less on accident). This second part will go into more detail and give you tips on what not to write in your story that will tip your readers off that your characters might be underdeveloped, even if the character will be developed.
MS don’t have specific physical, behavior, cliché traits, but in combination to impossible physics laws in the universe, along with underdeveloped personality especially with other characters, they come out to be boring and annoying to readers. Unlike Part 1, I failed to mention that it also depends on how the writer writes the story itself that their beloved characters can
Writing Tips 101Over the 10 years of writing, from online role-playing to full out story writing, I've come to learn a few things that I find helps me when I write my stories. They're little tips that I wish I had known when I had first begun this crazy trip. Some of them are rather obvious, yet unless someone points it out you might not realize it until late into writing. As such, I'd like to share some of those things for you now. If you find this even remotely helpful, please consider faving it.Writing Tips 1013 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
1. First Drafts ALWAYS Suck
It's a simple fact. You won't be a pro from the beginning, no matter how much natural talent you may have. Just accept this. So how do you deal with this? Just write. Write the first draft of whatever you're working on. Write a lot of it, if not all of it. From when you start and when you stop, you will see a HUGE progression in your writing. You'll see just how much your writing evolved and improved over time, especially if you got feedback along the way.
With that experi
Writing Tips -1Writing TipsWriting Tips -13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Okay, so writing. Something you are interested in? Well,
lets get to grips with just some of the basics of great writing. These tips
will transform your attitude from "How can I fill this page?" into "How can
I fill this page with good quality writing?"
Part One: Initial Idea
Why is it that finding an idea can be so hard?
Why does everyone else have the power to come up with amazing ideas, and what
are you left with? Nothing... Well, to you, that may be what it seems
like, but I'm sure if you dig deep enough, you don't really lack in
ideas, you just have a hard time bringing them to the surface. Here
are some ways to bring out that buried inspiration:
Base some ideas on real life events
Its probably the easiest way to write, you may have experienced what you are
writing about, this helps the mind describe the situation, it also makes it
sound much more realistic.
Use inspiration from other pieces of writing
What is innocence.What is innocence?What is innocence.3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What's the meaning of being innocent? What is innocent? I have asked myself these questions quite a lot for the last few months
Yesterday I saw a dying cat I went and checked out on him, he was half cold and already stiff But he was breathing Even if those breaths were so shallow, he still was breathing
People around me told not to touch it and told that he is dead, but he was still breathing! Were they going to do the same thing if they saw a person lying on the grass and dying?
I picked it up and then put around him something that might warm him up Was that innocent?
Giving a small chance for the one who is dying, is that innocence? Is, being worked up even about homeless cat, who probably wouldn't live much more and giving him a chance is being innocent? Is it innocence?
I am not sure, but I knew the moment they spoke to leave him, that they don't understand that this cat is another life that we maybe don't unde
Twilight series Eclipse rantIs it an eclipse, or is it a new moon? Make up your mind! A rant on Eclipse, the third book of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight 'Saga'Twilight series Eclipse rant4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Finally, I managed to find a copy of Eclipse in the library, so my foolish, self torturing courageous attempt to finish reading each of the Twilight books started again. Anti-Twilighters and those who are merely looking for a good laugh, I hope you'll stay with me till the end.
1. Edward talked about hunting polar bears and wolves for food when discussing going to college in Alaska. Polar bears? Wolves? Killing them for food? These are endangered species! Someone please call Green Peace or Friends of the Earth, I cannot stand those animal-killing 'vegetarian' vampires anymore *facepalms* Oh, I'd forgotten to mention those mountain lions they hunted regularly
2. When describing the personalities of the two main characters of Wuthering Heights, Bella dished up description such as"her selfishness, h