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 :
Happiness ~ Happiness ~Happiness5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He dreamed of Fai again and so, he was glad that he hadn't been sleeping with Kurogane; that, in this world at least, he could have his nightmares in peace. Too many nights, circumstances had found him lying with the man, the one who knew too much; even when he said nothing. Anything was too much; a glimpse into his soul was too much. If he was afraid to see it himself, it was far too much.
Four worlds they had been to; three times Fai had shared close quarters, if not a bed, with the other man. His sleep, true sleep, had come in stolen hours added together throughout the day. At n
CheckmateDisclaimer: I do NOT own Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler and sadly never will. *cries in corner*Checkmate5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rating: T / Pg-13
Summary: Ciel was either to die by his own hands or by the hands of another, but Sebastian wasn't about to let that happen. Not when he had him so closely in his grasp.
Timeline: Anime/manga timeline.
Warnings: SebaCiel warning. Nothing horrible. I'm quite light on that stuff. Oh, but there is a lot of angst. Take note that if you don't watch Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler, this might be a bit confusing.
A/N: So, this is MUCH different then what I usually write, so take it easy on me. XD Also, sorry if this idea is boring. I tried. x.x
Ciel frowned at himself in the mi
48: Rose "Doctor?" I called blindly into the TARDIS. I had just been in the library, looking for a good read, and I had came across a really dusty old book with the title worn off the side. When I picked it up to see if the title on the front was visible, and a picture fell out. The picture was of a very pretty girl with dirty blond hair and brown eyes. Ordinary enough, unless you know the Doctor. You see, in all the time I've known the Doctor, he's never carried, or owned, a picture. Not of anyone.48: Rose5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah, in here Emily!" I heard from somewhere to the left, so I started walking blindly in that general direction. I found the Doctor sitting in a fairly small room with four offwhite chairs and a wooden coffee table. I sat down in the chair closest to the Doctor, who was working on some sort of circuit or something. "Did you need something?" He asked, not looking up from wha
De rode parapluElke ochtend om half negen zit er een meisje in de trein van nijmegen naar ’s hertogenbosch. Ze zit altijd in dezelfde coupé op precies dezelfde plaats, schuin tegenover mij. Als ik de trein in kom, zit ze er al. Ik kijk naar haar terwijl ik ga zitten. Ze draagt altijd dezelfde maagdelijk witte jas en heeft dezelfde bloedrode paraplu bij zich, een bleek gelaat. Ze ziet me niet terwijl ik naar haar kijk, haar niets ziende ogen staren naar buiten. Ik vraag me af waar ze aan denkt, en wat ze in haar gedachten voor zich ziet. Ik probeer haar blik te vangen, maar het is te vergeefs. Elke dag stapt ze uit bij dezelfde halte. Rosmalen. Ik blijf zitten en kijk haar na terwijl ze door het gangpad wegloopt en de trein uitstapt, haar paraplu gereed. Ik blijf kijken terwijl zij haar paraplu uitklapt en met snelle, kleine pasjes in de verte verdwijnt, haar paraplu hoog geheven. Ik hef mijn blik op om naar de hemel te kijken. De zon verblind me, er is geen wolkje te zien. Zo gaat het ieDe rode paraplu3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Adventures in Equestria Ep. 9Adventures in Equestria Ep. 94 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 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?"
Can I Cut Yet?Can I Cut Yet?:Can I Cut Yet?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hey, Hey Sadako
I really want to cut something
can I, can I please?
This girl is talking to me, she seems rather nice
The colour of her eyes makes me think of fucking lice
I want to cut her, I want to cut her so bad!
but that seems to make Sadako really sad...
Okay, I guess I won't cut her
Hey, Hey Sadako
This teacher is really boring
I want to cut him, I WANT TO CUT HIM SO BAD!
I'm in class now, Sadako stands beside me
She points out a mistake I made in my notes
I start tearing at the paper while grinding my teeth
I want to show them my frustration, OH SO BAD!
but that seems to make Sadako really sad...
Okay, I guess I'll wait till I get home
HEY, HEY SADAKO!
My whole body is trembling, my hands are in shakes
The world is spinning and I'm sweating out cold
The box-cutter is in my hands and I hold it up high
I want to cut something, I want to cut something up so bad!
HEY HEY! CAN I CUT THIS, CAN I CUT THIS LUMP OF FLES
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?'
Challenge 34- Candyland -VORE-"This game is fucking ridiculous…" Dean rolled his eyes, half tempted to just flip the whole game board and stalk back to his room…and judging by the scowl on Tyre's face the big blond was feeling about the same by now. It was pretty much just a ticking timebomb to see which of them would do it first. He practically grinned…already envisioning the stupid colored cards flying everywhere…Challenge 34- Candyland -VORE-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The man had been perfectly happy playing recluse and spending his Friday night reading...but no…Sam had to call a game night and she wasn't in the mood to take No for an answer. She'd practically dragged him out of his room to make him join in on the "fun".
And of course, to make it all worse…it would be Neros' turn to pick the game. How…lovely~
"Aaaaaawww c'mon..really?...You're hatin' on Candyland?? Seriously…who could possibly hate Candyland…?" The young teen looked up to pout at the darkhaired man in sulking disbelief, pushing his bottom lip out comically, before he took his turn to draw a card, who
The Making of the Best SukiyakiThe Making of the Best Sukiyaki4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was your typical, average Saturday at the Okumura brothers' dorm. Oddly, someone else was walking the halls today. Sixteen year-old Renzo Shima was busy texting on his cell phone after having a chat with Yukio about his grades as of late. Usually the pink haired teen wouldn't have minded such a talk, but it had forced him to miss an important date.
"Great, now she hates me." Shima mumbled as he read the last not-too-friendly text message and snapped his phone shut before pocketing it. "That's the third chick this month. Am I losing my touch?" Shima laced his arms behind is head and stared at the ceiling as he thought. "I think she had a pretty hot sister, maybe I could-"
Shima stopped in mid-sentence when he heard, and felt, a wet crunch under his right foot. Barely moving his head; the young Exorcist-in-training looked down at his shoe and gulped. He slowly pulled back his foot to reveal the squashed remains of some kind of beetle-like bug. It's yellow, slimy guts were all over the
Bedtime Snack -VORE-“GAH!” Josh yelped, skidding to a stop to narrowly avoid crashing into the massive wall a split second after it slammed down in his path, making the ground quake and nearly knocking him off his feet. “H-HEY!...Watch it!” He shouted, having felt himself pale just a bit in how close that giant boot had come to crushing him.Bedtime Snack -VORE-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Oh quit gripin’…there was plenty o’room…” The thundering voice boomed from the darkness above him and a quick glance upwards revealed two large orbs of bright gold peering down at him with a hungry gleam of amusement.
The slayer shuddered…
He hated it when the big lug got in these moods.
Josh groaned and shook his head as he spun on his heel, doubling back the way he’d come to dash back between the titan’s boots.
“Still way too close for comfort!” He shouted back, waving his arms in panic. A few feet further and he’d be a pancake right now. A very bloody pa
Am I Falling in Love AgainAm I Falling in Love Again4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it this a curse or a blessing?
Should I cower from it or embrace it?
Is the joy, the pure bliss,
Really worth the trouble, the worry of being hurt?
The question lingers over my head day after day:
Will I get hurt again?
The love is there,
So tempting, so disarming,
The deepest part of my heart wants to reach out to it,
To relieve myself of this burden on my shoulders,
Because I know it will go away
Once I invite love into my heart.
I remember the feeling of love,
How I would be soaring above the clouds at every touch,
Every sight of him,
And I knew that he was there for me.
I think I'm in love,
Because I can't get over the sight of him.
I think he's right for me
Because he understands me.
I think he's my knight in shining armor
Because my heart quickens when I see him.
This all lures me in
To be held in the hands of love once more,
Yet I think,
Is my heart playing a trick on me?
Is this real?
Is this worth it?
Deep in my mind,
Doubt clouds my judgement,
i'm not an artistwe do not belong in boxesi'm not an artist3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and bags and books or
and we do not sit contently
in wordsworth and shakespeare
and blake, burns, and brownings
or in the cold stiff bones
of raleigh's of long ago;
detect, and re-select
a virus--a disease,
a germ in every verse and line;
the first signs of
foolish waitings under
bridges and scolding parents
and nothing to signify at all
we are the blood of nations
and the heart of men
and the love of every
rhetorist and sentimist
we dance through the ballrooms of
the age and chat with
we shake hands with heros
and the homeless, dirty
type that gum over 'hello's
we are and aren't and will be
silly verse and
naive philosophers and sweet oxymorons
waving hello from the shore;
forever onward and never ending
like the stars in an
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
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. ‘