Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cooking With Dog: My Favorite Cooking Show

So Cooking With Dog is a cooking show on Youtube that focuses mainly on Japanese dishes.  The show consists of a Japanese woman who cooks with a tiny poodle watching over her as a cook.  A narrator who sounds a lot like Ken Tanaka from "Help Me Find My Parents".  It's quickly become my favorite cooking show for many reasons.  1, it's very informative.  Sometimes when I watch it, the narrator with explain exactly what it is your using.  For example, he will explain that "dango" is a redbean treat the Japanese use in sweeter dishes.  Or he'll explain a short amount of information of what is about to be made. 

2, it's prompt.  I really dislike the cooking shows on television for the simple fact that the shows take too long due to the commericials or talking or preparation time, it takes away from it all and usually doesn't make it very entertaining.  On Cooking With Dog, the episodes usually last anywhere from 5-8 minutes.  If you think about it, you can watch 5-7 episodes of Cooking With Dog before watching an entire episode of a random cooking show on the Food Network.  Cooking With Dog finds a way to show how to properly prepare the dish quickly without taking away from the quality of the video or making you want to watch the video again because you felt something wasn't explained well enough. 

3, it's resource able.  While most youtube cooking sites just show you what you need to do to make the dish, but leave you with no recipe, Cooking With Dog always posts the entire recipe in the description for you to copy and paste or print out.  This to some may seem minute, but it's very good food for some who can't always get to a computer with internet.

I have made a few dishes from the show and have learned that with some of the dishes, it may take some practice to get them right.  But it's very easy to pick up on and every dish I've made weather it came out looking right or not, was always delicious!

A big downfall with Cooking With Dog is that most of ingredients used in the videos are very hard to find due to the fact that you can only find them in Asian supermarkets.  So if you want to get into the dishes, you might want to watch some videos first and then make up a separate grocery list for an Asian supermarket.  I'm lucky to live pretty close to one but I know for a fact that this isn't the case for everyone.  You can probably find some of the ingredients online if you look hard enough. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011


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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thoughts on hentai

For those of you who don't know, hentai is a Japanese anime-style porn.  It's an otaku's wet dream, basically.  I was planning on telling you how exactly hentai appeals to me, but that might be boring, no?  So I guess I will talk about all kinds of hentai and my thoughts on it all.

Shibari hentai is basically fancy for bondage, BDSM.  This is my favorite and least favorite category.  Bare with me on this one.  It's my favorite category because, you guessed it, I'm a fan of bondage.  I love the domination and helplessness of it all.  Plus hentai makes it so much better than regular porn.  The bad things: Japanese has an obsession with enemas and shit.  Usually in bondage hentai, some girl will get a tube shoved in her ass and shit will soon pour not to long after.  It completely kills the mood and quality when this happens in an anime.

It's short for grotesque.  It's pretty self explanatory.  I can honestly say that if anyone gets a sexual rise out of Guro hentai, then there must be something wrong with them.  If you love watching porn that involed fucking, cutting open the girl with a hook, pulling out her intestines until they snap, and then rolling around in the blood, sexually aroused, then Guro hentai is just for you!  On a good note, it's interesting to watch Guro in a non-sexual sense just to see how fucked up it can be.  It's not something you could watch in a regular porno.

 Don't beat me up for this but the incest hentai can be some of the hottest hentai out there, despite the fact it's usually a brother having sex with his sister.

Continueing later.  Goodness, I can never finish a topic in one sitting.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Visual Novels I Never Finished

Okay, so my previous blog post was about the visual novels I've played an enjoyed.  This post is about the 2 games I've tried but never finished.

Kana: Little Sister
Okay, this one was one that I had read about as being one of the most controversial games created in Japan.  Upon playing it, I could disagree to some degree.  Of course, I never finished the game so I can't quite say for sure.  Someday, I would like to but there was a lot of things I didn't like about the game.  First, there was way to much hype that I read about and not enough to fulfill me when I actually played it.  Second, the game was pretty cheaply made.  It was simply pictures and text.  There were no sprites or music.  Then again, I didn't have the soundtrack mounted on the game so that may be why there was no music.  But to be frank, it wasn't the best visually.  Lastly, there wasn't much choices to interact with.  There might have been 2 or 3 in the 3 hours I've played it.  That's not enough for me.  The story had the potential to be a good game (it's about a boy falling in love with his sister who has renal insufficiency and is dying, go figure), but there was too much taking away from it.

This game is one I just started.  I'm excited about it for the most part, but I'm not sure what it's about yet.  I'm not even sure if I'm playing a guy or a girl.  I'm pretty sure it's a guy though. I'm trying to set aside time to play this before I make a final decision on weather I like it or not.