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.
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
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 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
LoK: Four Years LaterA whoosh sound flooded the air over Air Temple Island. A Flying Bison circled the island before landing on an open area near the Flying Bison pins.LoK: Four Years Later3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yay, we're home!" A small, little girl sounding voice screamed.
Sitting in the saddle was the Airbending master, Tenzin and his family. His younger daughter, Ikki jumped down from the saddle, with a little boy, with shaggy brown hair hanging on to her back. She formed a small gust of wind to lighten the impact.
"Come on little bro! I'll show you your new room!" She said excitingly, and then started off running toward the boys' dormitory.
"Hey! You can't go to the boys' dormitory Ikki! You're a girl!" Ikki's little brother, Meelo shouted as he ran after his older sister and little brother.
"Meelo, Ikki wait, you need to be careful with Oh what's the use?" Tenzin began to shout, but gave up when he realized his hyperactive children wouldn't listen to him.
"Dad, you should know by now that Ikki and Meelo are a handful. Besides, they're
Japanese WordsAdmirable: RippaJapanese Words8 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
The Jealousy Game (Part 4)"I don't even remember why I left you in the first place, Tahno."The Jealousy Game (Part 4)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I love the smell of your hair, Asami."
"Apparently, Mako likes the smell of dirt."
"And apparently, Korra forgot he was a manwhore."
"Ignore him Tahno; only jealous guys use insults like that."
"And ignore Korra, Asami; only jealous females throw popcorn at their husbands for no apparent reason."
Mako and Korra went back and forth with each other like that the whole movie, leaving Tahno and Asami caught in the crossfire...but they weren't complaining about it. In fact, they enjoyed the crossfire because in meant they'd be a little closer to their ex's, physically and verbally.
By the time the movie was over, Mako was covered in random snacks that Korra had thrown at him and denied. Korra was frustrated because Asami seemed to be touching Mako more than necessary. Asami was giggling because a jealous Korra was a funny Korra and because Mako seemed to be even closer to her. Tahno had his usual smirk on his face and you co
A Real Pro(Tahorra): Chapter Three Gazing down in lust, Korra nearly inhaled the bowl of noodles in front of her. She hadn't had the appetite to eat ever since the tussle between Mako and Tahno; not to mention the fact that she had begun to feel slightly on edge when around Mako after him attacking her. It's nice to finally sit down for a good meal. Korra thought as she sloppily slurped the noodles into her mouth, splashing bits of soup on her nose and chin. She had come to eat noodles at the local noodle house, ironically where she had met Tahno, with Bolin to try and get her mind off of what all had happened the a few days before.A Real Pro(Tahorra): Chapter Three3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Bo, at this rate we are going to have to waddle or be rolled out of this store. And I'm pretty sure you're chubby belly won't fit through that itty bitty door!" Korra joked, pointing her chopsticks at Bolin.
"Kowwuh, shudduwp! I'm buhtiphul!" Bolin shouted with his mouthful, but it was obvious that something was on her team mates mind.
Darling, I wish you wereDarling, I wish you were5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Zuko stood at the fire nation gates, watching the gang fly away on Appa. No, he watched Katara. He turned away, ashamed at the thought. The war... It was over and the gang left to help re-build towns. Zuko had to stay and be Fire Lord. He knew his job. He wanted Katara to stay with him, but he, the new Fire lord, was to much of a coward. He knew the Avatar would tell Katara of his love and she would accept. It pained his heart to even think of it. He loved her but he wasn't sure how she felt and he was to afraid to ask her. She was a perfect fit to him. The whole place already felt to quiet without her. As the sun set, he looked up at the sky, seeing the girl he loved so very much fly away. He wished she was here.
Two Steps: Step OneTwo Steps: Step One2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Get on your knees."
At the sudden demand, Tahno could only stare, jaw becoming slack. That was not the first thing he had expected upon being called out by the Avatar. Honestly, with after hearing news of Amon's defeat, he thought the Avatar only wanted to personally tell him that she didn't go back on her promise. In the little time that he had known her, he realized that the Avatar was just as adamant about revealing her exploits as she was actually doing them. But here she was, ordering him to get on his knees. His brow furrowed and his eyes narrowed as if waiting for the punch line. It would never come. Those sea-foam blue eyes, although fiercely determined, were still na´ve. The former bender mentally shook his head. "I assure you, Uh-vatar, this is no place for such an activity," his sardonic voice drawled as his hand motioned to their surroundings. The two were currently standing in a public park near a fountain. Sure, it was night and no one seemed to be around, but the
Useless: Part 1 (TahnoxReader)Useless: Part 1Useless: Part 1 (TahnoxReader)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Leaf me alone! I'm bushed!" one of the guys you was hanging out with said the punchline of yet another bad joke and was met with nothing but silence. You felt a nudge a looked over to see said friend nudging you, "Oh! Come on, (F/n)," he whined, "that one was funny."
You raised an eyebrow and focused on the man who had been staring at you all night. He looked vaguely familiar. His hair was wavy and fell over the right side of his face and his off-white eyes bore holes into your head with a smirk on his face. His whole attitude screamed 'Pretty boy.' Your friend continued to poke your side.
"(F/n)?" he asked, waving a hand in front of your face and forcing you out of the staring contest with the strange man, "Hello~ (F/n)?"
Reeling your head around, you glared at your friend, "What?" you snapped, smoke pouring through your nostrils.
He cowered, pointed a finger behind you, whispering something you couldn't hear. Turning to see what had shocked him so
The Reason Why"I'm sorry, Lin. The injuries you sustained from the last fight will not allow you to have children."The Reason Why3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Lin, unable to speak, turns her eyes from the healer's gaze. Fear and sadness washes over her, making her heart ache.
"I'm truly sorry," he says before leaving the room.
The woman in her thirties covers her face with her hands, pleading with herself not to cry. I'll never be a mother
Tenzin runs up to the woman he loves, enveloping her in his arms. "Lin, I was so worried. Are you doing alright?"
"I'll be fine," she insists. "But there's something I need to tell you." She fumbles with her hands, not sure where to begin.
"What is it?" he asks, taking her hand in his.
She takes a slow breath before proceeding. "My injuries have left me unable to have children."
Tenzin releases her hand, stunned. He loves Lin. He has since they were children. But now she can't have children. They both know how important it is that Tenzin passes on his airbending abilities to his offspri
Tahnorra - GuiltHe was sick, and Korra didn't even know it. He hadn't realized it at first, so how could he have expected her to? When Amon had taken his bending from him, the equalist leader had left something in Tahno that was darker than the fate of any nonbender. It was a subtle piece of himself, resulting from the energies intermingling between them. When Amon had placed his hand to Tahno's head, he'd left a deadly part of himself.Tahnorra - Guilt3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He tried not to hate Korra for what was happening. But as time went on and he began to realize why his health was failing, his feelings towards the avatar became confusing once again. It had happened with the other wolf bats, too, and when he met them by chance on the streets of the city and saw their conditions were the same as his, he realized that it was, to place the blame in a single place, Korra's fault.
That piece of Amon that had been left in each of his victims had become one with the rest of their energies. Korra had been the one who had ended Amon's life onl
The Red Silk Dress"Are you just about finished in there?" I shouted impatiently, my fingers drumming on my knee.The Red Silk Dress4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Alright, alright, give me two seconds." Maria called back to me, her sing-song voice laced with amusement. "So? What do you think?"
My eyes widened as she stepped out of the changing room, a smile on her pretty face. Despite the fact that I was sitting, we were almost at eye-level, Maria standing at her full height of 5 foot 5. Her petite body was wrapped tightly in red silk, showing off the delicateness of her figure. The hemline of the short dress stopped at her mid-thigh, her thin legs completely bare. Her hair had fallen from its usual bun, the white blond strands resting on her shoulders.
"That good, huh?" She whispered, placing a finger under my chin.
"Mhmm." I managed, my voice caught in the back of my throat. Her blue eyes twinkled with unheard laughter, her hand moving to stroke the side of my face.
"I never thought you were the type to get flustered, James." Maria joked, smirking a
Two Steps: Step TwoTwo Steps: Step Two2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I owe you one, Avatar Korra.
Once again, Korra found herself pacing in her room. More than once, she crossed and uncrossed her arms as she moved back and forth. A frustrated sigh came from her mouth. The young Avatar practically threw herself on her bed. Why was this happening? It had already been a full three days, and yet she couldn't forget. Not without lack of trying, mind you. Meditation hadn't cut it for her this time around. Ever since she had achieved the Avatar state, clearing her mind had been easier, but now meditation felt impossible. This was his entire fault. If he had only shown up with the rest of the people, whom had had their bending taken away, she wouldn't have felt the need to seek him out instead. Really, she couldn't help it. Somewhere in between restoring bending, she had thought of him. You've gotta get him for me, his words like a whisper had echoed in her mind as she had watched a firebender demonstrate that his abilities had retur
Future Destiny - ZutaraFuture Destiny - ZutaraFuture Destiny - Zutara5 years ago in Romance More Like This
He was always in my dreams. Every night without fail he'd be there.
I sat up in bed, breathing heavily, a cold sweat clinging to my skin. Putting a hand to my head, I squeezed my eyes shut and tried to calm myself. Why was this happening? So much time had passed since I'd last seen him, so why did I still think about him when I had no reason to?
I jumped at the sound of a soft knocking at my door. "Katara? You up yet?" Came the familiar voice of Aang, my best friend and boyfriend for a year.
"Y-yeah. What is it Aang?"
"We got a letter from the Fire lord! Hurry up and join us in the kitchen so we can open it!" He always sounded so enthusiastic. I smiled to myself and pushed away the bed covers, hesitating as my blue eyes caught the paleness of my skin. My hands trembled as I held them up, a flash of memory coming back to me.
The lighting, the pain. 'Help him Katara! You have to help him,' was all I could think.
"Zuko!" I yelled and rushed forward, holding my hand
I'm No PrincessWhat if Cinderella threw the slipper,I'm No Princess5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Snow White said "Gimmie one more bite"-
And Sleeping Beauty went back to sleep?
What if Rapunzel cut her hair,
Mulan never got found out,
And the princess couldn't feel the pea?
What if Belle ran away,
Ariel decided to not to stay-
And there was no 'Happily Ever After'?
What if they all said no
Just wandered on Home
Left their princes on their knees?
I'm no princess- I have to earn my happily ever after.
There aren't any princes lined up at my door-
I'm not what they call "beautiful".
I'm just me- and that's all I'll ever be.
in love with a dream catcheryou packed your old suitcase full of pink rosesin love with a dream catcher5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and set out to find where the
using the moon beams through tree branches
to guide you.
you wanted to lay your head in the grass
tangle your hair in the sedge
and have music surround you from every
unmeasured inch of earth that equals the outdoors.
you wanted to press your fingers into the top soil
and bottom soil
while it was still cool and kept its fresh
you said everyone's dreams were caught
on angel hair-
[a prettier name for spider webs]
that silvery thread that floats on the wind and
sticks to your face.
i didn't believe you, but
i could see in your eyes
that you were going to be the one to find those dreams.
you were going to
[be the one to]
sail away one misty morning in a boat
just because you wanted to.
just because the world wanted to
when i held you
and when you were closest to me
i felt you getting further away. it scared me
but i knew you
[didn't belong to me]
were a wild
Sokkla-DesireIt was strange for her. She never felt like this before, but she couldnt stop thinking about that water tribe peasant. He was on her mind day and night. He was the one who wasnt afraid to stand up to her. Normally, she didnt take too kind to this sort of boldness, but she yearned for his.Sokkla-Desire7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She could tell he was the brains of the group, the planner. And that intrigued her even more. He was the one who knew it was all a trap, the one who was willing to kill her. He planned the entire invasion, only to be stopped by her. Just saying his name made her jump, made her cringe.
She loved that moment when she passed over him; their bodies close, almost touching. His look of fear and shock written over his face excited her. She longed for more, wanted him near, and wanted to touch his masculine exterior. But he was something she could not have and that drove her mad more than anything else. She was a princess, a fire nation princess, and she always got what she wanted. Except hi
Germancest - VersprechenGermancest - Versprechen3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A great battle had finally come to an end as many of the soldiers lied dead across the white Russian battlefield that was mixed with dirt and dry blood. The conflict was between the Allied forces and the Axis, preferably the German army who had stood for the Axis and the Soviet Union for the Allies.
There was no victor in the end and the Allies soon retreated from the war-torn field, leaving the remaining Axis soldiers to fend for themselves on the icy turf. Some of the remaining men who had managed to survive were found immediately being treated for their severe injuries...while the other fallen comrades were yet to be found.
Prussia was one of those men who were barely holding onto their breath in hope of staying alive. Blood continued to flow from the open wounds on his chest and from a deep cut over his right eye staining his dark blue uniform and the deep snow beneath him.
The albino wrapped his arm over a large gash on his stomach and coughed up a little blood. His vision became
Book one Chapter 2: The MemoriesChapter 2Book one Chapter 2: The Memories3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Got to get far away." Said Illumus who was being chased by the ape army.
Illumus had been running for hours nonstop ever since he used the sonic roar on everyone in Mount. Malefor. *Booom* A fire ball had impacted the ground not far from Illumus, Cynder was also in on the chase. All of a sudden Illumus could have sworn he saw a little purple dragon popping up from a hole in the ground.
"Hey you, white dragon. Come on, you'll be safe in here." Said the purple dragon.
Illumus didn't even bother arguing with the little dragon, so he did what the dragon said and jumped into the hole with him. "Wooooiiieeeee." The little dragon said to Illumus, while he was brushing the dirt off Illumus and himself.
"Saw you were in a bit of a bad situation with those mindless monkeys and that fierce looking dragoness. Wooo, you look tired, how about you come with me. I know a place that will take care of you. By the way, my names Drake, Drake the dragon." Said Drake to Illumus who