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.
Adventures in Equestria Ep. 9Adventures in Equestria Ep. 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
*It was early morning in the vast farmlands of Equestria. By the side of a dirt road was a large yellow tent sitting next to Nikola's Automobile. Inside the tent, Lian was still fast asleep in her sleeping bag with her pet red panda Lili sleeping on top of her. Suddenly, a strange high pitched buzzing noise stirred them both from their sleep*
Lian: Hmm, what is that? *looks over to see that Nikola's sleeping bag is empty* What are you doing this early?
*Nikola was outside monitoring a device on the ground that seemed to be filled with water. On one side of the device, a small pipe gave out a high pitch whistle. On the other side was a hose that snaked its way onto a large canister. The gage on the canister was reading it was almost full*
Nikola: Just about done here, Einstein. A few more seconds and we'll have enough Hydrogen to make it to the Ibex Empire.
*Einstein, Nikola's guinea pig, simply rolled past him in his plastic ball*
Lian: *steps out of the tent and lets out a
The Wailing: TeaserPart I: The SirensThe Wailing: Teaser3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sound of the sirens is what has stayed with me. I remember the explosions, the engines of the Messerschmitts, the screams of men trapped beneath the rubble. Of course I do. But it is the wail of the sirens that yet haunts my dreams, settles that same cold sickness in my gut, that same cold slickness on my palms. It is the banshee shriek of coming death.
The night was cold and clear when that sound prickled along my arms like so many icy fingers reaching out from behind the drapes.
Rowan stilled her hands at the typewriter and ripped the sheet from the machine, lest some unscrupulous eye should take advantage of her temporary absence. She snatched up a grey cardigan, a torch, and the requisite gas mask, and had nearly gotten to the door before she turned back to look at me. Her dark eyes were as empty as ever.
‘Are you coming?’ she asked as she stuck one arm into a cardigan sleeve.
‘I’ll follow later,’ I said. ‘
The Sister I Never KnewThe Sister I Never Knew4 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Sister I Never Knew by Ravin Wood
It was another glories day in Ponyville and all the Ponies were out having fun. However
there was a certain Dragon that wasn't so happy. Spike was acting off ever scents he and
the girls had helped Apple-Jack set up for another of her family reunions. He had been
moping around the lake when Flutter-Shy spotted him. She was about to say "hello" when
she heard sniffling.. Taken aback she snuck closer to see what was wrong. He was just
sitting there on a log lightly crying as he watched a family of ducks swimming around in
the water. Unable to resist helping some 1 in need she came out from behind the tree she
was spying from and came over to him.
"Hello Spike. Pleas tell me what's wrong?"
She asked in her quiet lilting voice.
"I'm alone "
"But what about Twilight, me and the girls?"
"Don't get me wrong. You guys are great but "
He starts sniffling again trying to hold back tears.
"You're a baby Dragon. So were IS your family?"
The Owl and The DoveOne day two birds soared in the skyThe Owl and The Dove5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
They stopped to notice the bird flying by...
One bird was Romeo,
One bird was Juliet.
Then they stopped to chat with the bird that they just met...
"Oh Juliet, Juliet" he said.
"Oh Romeo, Romeo" she said,
"We've never met, we've never met..."
"But yet, but yet..."
"You're the most beautiful creature I've ever met,
You shine brighter than the stars.
Fly with me, we can fly far!"
Your smile is one most worth while...
I'll fly with you,
'Cause there's nothing in the world that I'd rather do."
Romeo was an owl and
Juliet was a dove...
Sing a song
In Love with your Best FriendIn Love with your Best Friend9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Being in love with your best friend isn't a bad thing,
but it's not good either.
It's the love you become most familar with,
it's also the love that hurts the most.
Gay, bi, straight, it all doesn't matter,
but there should be a fourth sexuality
'cuz your best friend is a different gender entirely.
Gotta be with them all the time.
Gotta hang out with them day and night.
You look at them with love in your eyes,
and you get a friend in return.
You go out of your way to impress them,
and you get a friend in return.
This may all sound like an ordinary crush,
but it's not.
It's your best friend,
so keep this in mind while asking them out
to keep a teddy bear in handy
when you get your
"Lets just keep bein' friends"
When I SaidWhen I said I wanted a fairy taleWhen I Said2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I meant I wanted a prince.
I didn't want to be locked in a
I didn't want to be fought by a
I didn't want
When I said I wanted a fairy tale
I meant I wanted to be a princess.
I didn't want to watch a rose
I didn't want to wear the gown
I wanted it
When I said I wanted a fairy tale...
I expected it to end in a
But i never expected it to end like this.
YoutopiaDriving along this old country road makes my mind wander, back to brighter days. This place seems so familiar to me, like an old memory I could only see through the haze of my subconscious. I glance in the rearview mirror and could have sworn I saw you sitting there. Riding in the back seat, looking out at the window in your shyness, glancing surreptitiously at me with a small smile lighting up your eyes that once enchanted me so much. The sunlight shone in through the window upon your face, the dust swirling around like millions of tiny fireflies, just waiting to be caught. I find myself smiling, reminiscing of days gone by. But I blink, and the vision is gone. I shake my head and keep driving. I know where I am now. We had been here before. Together. Before you left to a place where I couldn't follow. My hands tighten on the wheel. I turn the radio up so I can't hear you any more.Youtopia3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There is a place nearby that I remember well. I pull over to the side of the road and step out, away fro
paper hearts. Theres a crevice in the wall where she hides her little baby girl, all plastic smiles and mechanical giggles. She cuddles it like it has a soul and speaks to it like it has a name. Its soft rubber skin has been covered with paper hearts and marker stars, and its little plastic ears have been filled with whispers of adoration and love. Its wiry blonde hair has been crossed into braids, twisted up above its head, and she has pulled a dress onto its synthetic body with the brightest little smile. She reminds it that its beautiful, even though it cant hear. She fastens it tight into the beaten pink stroller and skips behind it as it rolls across the pavement, dancing in the sun like there is no tomorrow and yesterday is only a dream.paper hearts.6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
And maybe she's only six years old, but she knows how babies are made. Not the ones you buy in the store, the ones you have to tear out of the cru
White wings"Baaaaaarn!"White wings4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A tall angel turned his head at the many calls for his name. He wore a simple light blue shirt and white jeans, but no shoes, and had long light brown hair, which was pulled back into a ponytail, save a few strands. His eyes were bluish green, and full of humor as the small group of angels bounced on the clouds toward him.
There were five, all of them at the age of ten, and all of them happy and winged.
In front was a girl with reddish hair which was pulled into loose pigtails. Her wings were bright red, green, yellow and blue, quite alike a scarlet macaw's. This was where she had gotten her name, Scarlet.
Behind her was a boy with fluffy light brown hair. His wings, where there were supposed to be feathers, there was soft, cool grey fur with black circles like a snow leopard's. His ears were fluffy leopard ears, too, and his name was Snow.
Running alongside each other was two blonds that were completely identical, aside from their wings. One had black, white, and br
RapeI am a 17 year old girlRape4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My eyes sparkle in the daylight
I have a smile that can light up the whole room
I have an amazing family
My friends are the best that anyone could ever ask for
My boyfriend is amazing
Someday I am going to live in a big pretty house just like the one I grew up in
When I graduate I am going to go to a good college and learn to do my dream job
After college I am going to marry my prince charming
And we will live happily ever after
I will have beautiful children
And I will love them with all of my heart
And when they grow up I will become a grandmother
When the time comes I will die peacefully in my sleep with my loyal husband at my side
I have a perfect life.
I am a seventeen year old girl
My tears glisten in the cold moonlight
My smile, like me, is broken and fake
I am all alone
With friends that will never understand
And an ex boyfriend who is wondering what he did wrong
My big house is filled with emptiness and shattered dreams
At school my classmates happy
The OwlThe lights flickered and flashed in the evening sun as the sounds of music and children shouting rippled through the air. A late Autumn breeze blew down from the hills, blowing scraps of paper, fallen leaves and skirts of women about their knees. The smell of popcorn, corn dogs, and spun sugar drifted with the wind reaching noses and rumbling the tummies of young and old alike. The crank of machinery and the growl of motor's mingled with the music as the fun park rides twirled and swung the revelers with glee.The Owl6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Unnoticed by the crowd, a tall man and a young woman strolled arm and arm, smiles on their faces, lightness in their footsteps as if they had not a care in the world. A hat sat lightly upon his head, curls sticking every which way from the bottom. He was dressed warmly for the evening, long tweed coat, a scarf looped around neck, lightly dragging the ground as they walked. She reached out and grabbed one end of the scarf wrapping it around her own neck for a moment, laughing, bef
Character Development Sheet 01This is a character development sheet. It's used to help think outside the box for character creation. When making a character you want the character to be as real to your audience as the character is to you.Character Development Sheet 015 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
To use this character development sheet, save it on your computer, but leave the author information for the sheet at the bottom. You might need it to find my website to see if I have anything new for you to use. Fill it out for each main character you write about. Then save the filled out sheets in a folder so you can refer to them as needed.
Not all of the information you'll put in the development sheet will be known to your audience, this is just to help you see the character as a real person so you'll understand better how the character would actually react in the situations you throw at them. This way you won't force a character to make a decision that isn't really them.
If the character doesn't seem the type to make the decision you want them to make for the story line, you m
You're Not?You're anorexic if you're thinYou're Not?2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're not? Then you're obese.
If you're different, you're insane
You're not? Then you're a fake.
If you're happy, you're hiding something.
You're not? You must be emo.
If you're dating, you're a slut.
You're not? You must have no friends.
If you're popular, you're a jerk.
You're not? You're a nobody.
If you're quiet, you must be disabled.
You're not? You obnoxious freak.
If you're you, you're wrong.
Then you must be perfect.
The X Espada_Story1The X Espada_Story15 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
ÿþThe X Espada?
"You have took this on yourself, Kaura." said Gin Ichimaru escorting a cuffed young girl espada.
Kaura just sighing towards his words, "must you chain my hands to though?" she questioned Gin; who had shown a bit of a laugh,
"like id trust you without them? if i were to do that i should just ask you to kill me!", "seems your not all idiot afterall."
Kaura replyed looking away trying not to laugh at the awkward conversation.
As they entered Aizens royal throne room, Gin pulls the chain hooked to the cuffs on Kauras wrists making her fall infront of the stairs just below Aizens thrown, were sat a dissapointed Lord.
"Kaura Kyoshiro, you have ignored my orders enough times, if you are of no use then I have no use for you." Continued Aizen in a cold voice, "so for your actions you will be executed within 2 days from now."
Kauras reaction to what he just said was more then painfull but more then Aizen had expected, "like ill let you kill me so easy?" saying with a sm
What Orihime does at 2AMOrihime wouldn't shut up one day. She missed Ichigo, or the strawberry too much. None of the arrancars could sleep and they all yelled at Ulquiorra which made him angry. At 2 AM when Orihime was having a fit, Ulquiorra walked in and told her to shut up or he'll shove a pillow down her throat. Orihime thought he was really mean so she slapped himWhat Orihime does at 2AM5 years ago in Humor More Like This
Ulquiorra got angrier with her and then beat her with Nnoitra.
Nnoitra got mad and killed Orihime.
Ichigo noticed he was too late to save his love so he commited soulreapersuicide in front of Rukia and Renji.
He swore he'd kill Ulquiorra with his godmood hollowmask.
Even though hes dead, with Orihime now.
The soul society fell apart.
Except for Hitsu cuz hes cool.
Battle Royale - OneOver and over again, I sat back and watched countless fights in the house where we all lived. All but a few were minor, of course, so I never really worried; arguments were very common in the house. As horrible as it sounds, only one out of the many arguments ended in death.Battle Royale - One6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But lets not recap that. Thats a completely different story.
After a while, it seemed as though the arguments finally started to die down, even to the point where we decided to try a vacation. Luckily for us, we were offered a once in a lifetime trip to a local island, just a few miles off the coast.
It didnt take us long to ponder the offer; we eagerly accepted.
Once in a lifetime trip.
They sure as hell werent lying.
It all started on a rainy evening. Everyone was exhausted from packing and the majority of the group was thankful to finally be able to relax now that they were on their way to the island.
Many of the houses residents were sitting in their seat
Broken NightBroken NightBroken Night6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
By: Sarah Gannon
The sun was setting so slow it was like time was trying to stop suddenly. Pure gold, orange, and red colors flashed through the sky. I crouched silently and cautiously. I didnt want to scare away any animals. This was naturally their home. Im just a traveling visitor. The golden wheat bended and twirled gracefully in the wind like a ballet dancer. Twisting and turning like a hidden dance. Kept secret from the rest of the world. The ground was just getting over a down pour of rain a few days ago. Even from my far distance my unique eyes let me see a piercing image of a scare crow guarding the field as the farmer was busy with something else. I felt like that scare crow. Forgotten, empty, and stuffed with hay I was forced to keep inside of me. My eyes.
I curse them as I blinked to direct them to something else amongst the field. Dancin
Takashi Morinozuka or moriTakashi Morinozuka or mori8 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
He's a senior attending Ouran High with Hunny-senpai a senior who's also his cousin. Both of them are in the same class. The only reason why Takashi joined the Host Club is because Hunny-senpai did. He is a tall, tanned, dark, handsome, quiet guy. He's the perfect guy for girls looking for guys who have the same traits as Mori-senpai has. He IS quite popular with the ladies who goes to their Host Club. Like Kyoya said "His taciturnity is his selling point". But for some odd reason, he is labeled the "Wild" type host. He takes orders quite seriously and literally. You can picture him as a Siberian husky, strong yet a kind personality. So far the only one who calls him by his first name is Hunny-senpai, and Mori-senpai calls Hunny-senpai by his first name too. For generations, the Morinozuka Family served the Haninozuka Family, until a marriage between them blended the two families two generations ago. Still, Mori-senpai followed this tradition, serving Hunny-senpai.
In the first episode
I am KuramaSpirit born with hair of whiteI am Kurama9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
With growing tails as time takes flight
To steal and trick is what you do
That's what stories say about you
With a red rose that turns to whip
No one can compare to your whit
A cunning fox is what you are
With eyes of gold and color of a silver star
Light and DarkTwo lights shine as brought to lifeLight and Dark9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
When hunt and war were still on night
And to be seen as last of those
That reined supreme of ages lost
To hold the powers of light and dark
But not to use against one's heart
When nature and the unknown meet
The universe will be complete
With eyes of jade and hair of white
Nature walks with strength of light
With eyes of emerald and hair of black
Unknown speeds with awesome might
They walk together to stop the source
That brings darkness to the universe