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Okay, I promiced two awesome artists on dA, :icontoontwins: I would give them the recipe for dango.  You all can use the recipe to your liking as well=D

Here it is...

You require the following ingredients:

1 1/3 cup joshinko (rice flour.  Or you can get rice flour and grind it, but it must be ground just enough so it's as a flour.  Any wheat grinder would work well.  Just use the electronic one.  I did it by hand and it hurts><U)
3/4 cup warm water

For Sauce:

2/3 cup water (I start out with cold water--it doesn't matter.  It's going to be boiled anyway.)
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbsps soy sauce (Any soy sause will do.  Just don't make the same mistake I did when accedently using stake sauseXDD)
1 1/2 tbsp katakuriko (dogtooth violet starch)/cornstarch
1 1/2tbsp water (i'd use this amount to help grind up the cornstarch.  Cornstarch is a solid, so you might as well use a liquid to help grind it up into a fluid before puting it in.)
*Bamboo skewers (Or, as we use, metal clothes hangers that have been cut into skewersXDD  Metal works relly well, just watch out it they get too hot>>)

Making the rice dumplings:

Put rice flour in a bowl and add warm water. Knead the dough well (or just use a metal spoon if you want to). Make small round dumplings (the size of rubber balls). Place the dumplings in a (vegetable) steamer and steam them on high heat for 10 min. Cool the dumplings and skewer them in bamboo sticks. (3-4 dumplings each stick.)

Making the sweet sause:

Mix water, sugar, and soysauce in a pan and put it on medium heat. Mix the water and katakuriko starch in a cup and set aside. When the sauce boils, add the starch mixture and mix quickly.

And then...

Slightly grill the skewered dumplings and brush the sauce over them (using a small steak brush (whatever it's called) will do).

*Makes 4 servings.

And because I feel as generous as I usually do, I'll throw in a pocky recipe as well8D

Definition:

Pocky Sticks are long, skinny wheat crackers dipped in various flavored toppings, including chocolate (a stick is pictured below), strawberry, milk/tea swirl, cinnamon, almond crunch, and others, including such exotic varieties as melon.

Recipe for sesame tart pastry:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/8 cup sesame
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup soy bean jam (Or you can find a substitute.  I think we used pumkin butter for ours.)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup water

Steps for making it:

1. Mix flour, sesame, and salt
2. Cut in butter
3. Mix jam, yolk, and water, slowly add to flour mixture
4. Roll out and freeze for one hour
5. Fit dough into mold (I am still hunting down the perfect mold, but haven't found much luck.  You may have to do it by hand.)
6. Bake, 400F 10 min

(Or, if you are lazy or are in a rush, just buy some sesame sticks or think pretzel stick and dip them in chocolate (leave about a range of an inch to a half inch so your hands don't get sticky).)

Flavors to dip it in:

MANGO:

1. Slice mangos and layer on top of baked shells, brush on honey
2. Layer on top of baked shell
3. Bake 400F 10 min

ORANGE:

1. Squeeze 1/2 cup worth of orange juice
2. Add 1/2 tbs of gelatin and let stand 10 min
3. Boil, cool to egg white consistency, and pour over mangos
4. Cool pie -oh, I mean, tart - in the frige overnight.
Serve tart with fresh mint.

Chocolate...Well, just melt that oneXD

I hope I helped any, :icontoontwins:!  And good luck on making it if you do!:dance:
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Obviously just using my account won't be enough to become fluent in Japanese, so here I offer other outside resources that I highly recommend.



Can't type in Japanese? Don't want to use romaji? Set up your computer using the following step-by-step tutorials and you'll be on your way to typing Japanese in minutes!

For Windows users.
For MAC users.



:bulletblack:Programs:
Open Source Study Program
Rikaikun (Chrome Extension)
Rikaichan (FireFox equivalent of above)

:bulletred:General:
Renshuu
Learn-Japanese.Info
E-Japanese.jp (News, entertainment, learning facilities, etc.)

:bulletwhite:Terms/Verbs/Words General:
Online Dictionary (Includes LOTS of resources! Excellent for kanji!)
Verb List

:bulletblack:Games/Fun:
Lots of Games
Songs/Other
Quizzes (Includes fun little games)

:bulletred:Hiragana/Katakana/Kanji:
The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Learning Kanji
Hiragana Derived from Kanji Chart
Kanji Alive
Hiragana Flash Card Game
Real Kana
Learn the Kana
Hiragana Lessons
Huge Kanji Resource (Stroke order, pronunciation, loads of meanings, etc.)

:bulletwhite:Books:
Japanese in Mangaland (Volume 1/3; Partnered with workbooks)
Kanji in Mangaland (Volume 1/2)
Genki (Volume 1/2)

:bulletblack:Videos:
Japanese Alphabet Song (Great for learning hiragana and pronunciation!)
Hiragana & Katakana + Pronunciations
Numbers 1-10 (Song)
Numbers 1-20 (Song)
Math Terms (Plus, minus, equals, etc.)

Have any resources you know and want to share? Send me a note with a link and I'll check it out!
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all my friends, i'm so glad for u. all i can say, i hope u do too. i'm a bit down, but its fine, all i want is what is mine. and with mine i mean, all i can get. as long as its dry, and hopefully not wet. comissions and requests, i cannot do. i hope its okay, and u forgive me too. i will try my best, and get u all. but i'm not as fast, and neither tall. my internet is a pain, i hope u understand. cause it hates me for real, and i can't hand (handle). it teases me badly, and think its fun. i just want to chase it, and make it run. "screw u bastard" i must have to say. but i can't live without it, so it GOT to stay. i'm too antisocial, and that is the worst. i can feel it hurt, like my chest is to burst. i love my friends, but do u like me? i love u as my buddys, and it will always be. if u want to comment, u r welcome to do, but remember to rime, and i do too ;D this is the last, this is the end. but not as friends, but the rime u just went. have a nice day, and now u know about me, i will always stay here, and will always be.
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Steven Paul Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away today. www.apple.com/stevejobs/

"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: 'If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.' It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

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Rest In Peace. 
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Raffle number one. Since I got new samples AND found some things in my studio cupboards while searching for some things:
Prepare for raffles. Yay!

This week you can get one of these:


What you have to do:
Comment and fav the journal. That way you're "in". ;)

When's the deadline:
26th September

I will announce the winner on the 27th and post the new raffle.
You can participate in EVERY raffle like always.

Double your chances:
www.facebook.com/Chubbanimals
The other puzzle will be given away via Facebook. You can't miss the entry. Both winners will be drafted seperately.

As always and as most people know I will add a little extra to the package. Signing is optional.

All fingers and paws crossed. Good luck!

Anne :sun:
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Digitally Delicious: Jan 1st.

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:19 AM
Welcome to the first edition of Digitally Delicious of 2013!
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If you haven’t heard yet, Marvel is branching out quite a bit lately and introducing a bunch of new characters to their roster. One of whom is a Muslim teenage girl who takes up the mantle of Ms Marvel.

Necessary Background Info
If you’re like me and don’t follow 100% what’s going on in DC or Marvel comics right now, some of the events in the story come across unexplained. So here’s a quick little explanation for the main reason of how Kamala gains her powers.

During the end of the “Infinity” storyline, a Terrigen Bomb was detonated in Earth's atmosphere during the Inhumans' fight with Thanos, releasing Terrigen Mist upon the planet. This caused anyone who was a descendant of an “Inhuman” to develop powers of their own.

Kamala Khan
In Ms Marvel #1 (part of the All-New Marvel NOW! Point One series), we follow the exploits of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager born and raised in New Jersey. Kamala exists in a confusing world. She sees white people as “normal” and her own family as being “abnormal.” She wants to fit in to the world she was born into (i.e.: America) but her family wants her to remember her heritage, which is often dismissed or is completely misunderstood by all Kamala’s white friends. She’s also a bit of a social geek, preferring to hide up in her room and write fan-fiction of the Avengers.

One day Kamala disobeys her parents wishes and sneaks out to go to a “meathead” party. The party sadly doesn’t go over well when she’s tricked into drinking Vodka. On her way home from the party the aforementioned Terrigen Mist sweeps through the city, causing her to pass out and daydream of her idol Carol Danvers (aka: Ms. Marvel). In the dream Kamala wishes she was just like her, to wit Ms Marvel says “be careful what you wish for” before disappearing. Upon awakening, Kamala discovers that she’s been transformed into Ms Marvel. However, despite looking conventionally attractive with white skin with blond hair, Kamala realizes that she still doesn’t feel like she fits in. And that’s where our story begins!

Impact
This single story has been so successful that it’s going in for a 3rd printing already. Not only is the art appealing, but the writing and overall direction is spot-on. Kamala is a fun and enjoyable character to read and sympathize with, and her powers reflect her insecurities but also her strengths. The critical reception of this storyline has been overwhelmingly positive, especially from the Muslim community. Not only does it add a new batch of POC to the Marvel line-up, but it does so in an unobtrusive way. The Mrs Marvel you all know and love still exists in this universe, Kamala just has the ability to shapeshift and look like her. It adds a much needed new perspective to the Marvel world and all I can say is “about damn time!”

I strongly recommend it if you can find it. There’s usually a digital download for between $2-$3, so it should be pretty easy to find and obtain. Especially through Marvel’s new in-phone apps.
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Scribblenauts Unmasked Winners

Thu Oct 10, 2013, 11:52 AM




























In the Scribblenauts Unmasked Contest, we challenged you to help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe. The winners are in! See whose entries have won cash and were featured on deviantART's home page!
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Art Giveaway! AND THE WINNERS ARE...

Fri Mar 14, 2014, 6:53 AM
Commissions l Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


Marie Antoinette: Whirlwind of Change by galia-and-kitty<da:thumb id="435051027"/>Utena Collab/Speedpaint by galia-and-kittyMelody of the sea by galia-and-kittyCommission: Ballerina by galia-and-kittyShi no Aphrodite by galia-and-kittyKoi means... by galia-and-kitty

 
WINNERS:

1 place: 
(№4):iconspock-emon: 

2 place: 
(№7):iconvolk-vetra: 

3 place: 
(№10):iconflower-kitty: 

CONGRATS!!!

Also we have 
Super Participants - participants, who have extra chances to win in NEXT giveaway: 
:iconxxniuexx: :iconfacelesskiwi: :iconlegendary444: :iconpartofinsanity: :iconshyscope: :iconyurikitten:
You, guys, don't need to donate points for get extra chances in next giveaway, but If you would like to - you can always make us happy by donate, 
even if it's just one point.
Thanks everyone for participating!

P.S. Dear winners, please send a note with info of characters that you want to see in your prize pictures.

NEXT GIVEAWAY
Art Giveaway - AND THE WINNERS ARE... 

 
WINNERS:
1 place: 
(№59):icondrageach13: and :iconayumi-danyeangel:
Special Prizes: 
(№46):iconunisamas: and :iconnickyflamingo:
(№39):iconshyscope: and :iconaoko-chanprincess:
CONGRATS!!!
Also we have Super Participants - participants, who have extra chances to win in NEXT giveaway (will start in September): 
:iconspock-emon: :iconkourinaheimarch: :iconshiningstella: :iconthesaneininsanity: :iconstefbani: :iconcheddar99043: :iconsailorlunarangel: :iconmonsterhighlover3: :iconcheckmate74: :iconlegendary444: :iconchildrenoflight: :iconneeraserafin: :iconashfire45: :icondanadani: :i


Okay, we are starting a giveaway now!
Deadline: April 30. 

Winners will get:

1 place: colored headshot of 1 character
Examples: 

Redraw Screenshot: Galaxia by galia-and-kitty Commission Redraw: Crisis, Make Up! by galia-and-kitty Commission: Portrait by galia-and-kitty Commission: Dan and Shun by galia-and-kitty Redraw Screenshot: Madoka by galia-and-kitty

2 place: colored headshot sketch of 1 character
Example:

Lady Georgie by galia-and-kitty 

3 place: b/w headshot sketch of 1 character
Example:

Curls by galia-and-kitty

Special Prizes: screenshot redraw request (you can request any anime/animation movie screenshot)
Examples: 

 Redraw: Do you want to build a snowman - Anna by galia-and-kitty Redraw: Crisis, Make Up! by galia-and-kitty  Redraw: Galaxia by galia-and-kitty  

1 Special Prize will be given If participants will be more than 40
2 Special Prizes will be given If participants will be more than 60
3 Special Prizes will be given If participants will be more than 100

~ RULES ~

1.  You need to fav this journal +fav 
2. 
 Make a journal about this Art Giveaway. Don't forget to add link to your journal in comments here.
3. Optional: watch Added to my devWatch!  and comment/fav one or more of our works. Then you will get more chances to win! Don't forget to add link to works you commented/faved in comments here.
4. Optional #2: if someone will donate some points he will get extra chances too! 


Commission: Sexy Baby by galia-and-kittyMoonlight Dance by galia-and-kittyKibo no Hikari by galia-and-kitty <da:thumb id="377477391"/>
Commission: Little Red Riding Hood by galia-and-kittyStorming of the Bastille by galia-and-kittyCommission: Just magic by galia-and-kittySultry Noon by galia-and-kitty Timariel and Thranduil by galia-and-kitty


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