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Cutting up ingredients Shokugeki no Souma style

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Have you ever wanted the knife skills of the characters in Shokugeki no Souma?

I sure did but that would obviously require a lot of practice and I’m not that diligent

So, I did what every lazy person would do, I made a shortcut so you wouldn’t have to

It of course has a lot of flaws and it’s not as good as the real thing but what did you expect from something that you can learn just by reading an article

And so, with that, I bring to you this step-by-step procedure on being able to slice and dice Shokugeki style


Step 1:

Cut the ingredient into strips. They should be thin enough to be completely cut with one slice from your knife. No need to be precise, just slice it. Think of it as dicing without cutting the side aka the hardest part. I haven’t even succeded in slicing the sides because well, I don’t really need to because of this shortcut


Step 2 (optional):

Grab the handle of your knife with your thumb, index and middle finger. Grab the tip of your knife in the same manner, thumb, index and middle. Now this might sound dangerous and it might really be dangerous but I have never gotten injured from doing this so I wouldn’t know and I have never seen anyone else do this as well. If you don’t think you have the guts to do this then don’t, no one’s forcing you to and there is still a way for you to be able to use this method without doing so, which brings us to the last step


Step 3; Final Step:

Cut the strips up like how the Aldini brothers diced their ingredients using a mezzaluna. I don’t have a mezzaluna which is why I did that (step 2) with a knife. It’s simply my attemt at emulating a mezzaluna. It might work better than a real mezzaluna or a real mezzaluna might work better. I don’t have one so I wouldn’t know. Hopefully I get the chance to compare them in the future


Conclusion:

Well, that’s it. Hopefully this helped you in some way, shape, or form. It’s just something that I came up with in order to make things easier for myself and this “technique” was inspired by Shokugeki no Souma. Have fun cooking and may your dishes be able to make people foodgasm

 

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The 2 types of Enjoyment

I always say that I rate anime based on enjoyment but a lot of people say they don’t unless if you count the what comes after that

If you ask me, that’s still part of the entertainment brought to you by the show

There are different ways to enjoy media and different kinds of enjoyment brought to you by different genres such as horror, comedy, action, etc.

The 2 types that I’m talking about have more to do with when you enjoy it rather than the different genres


Initial Enjoyment

This is the excitement that you feel whilst watching a show. Various things can give you this type of enjoyment such as action, romance, seeing your favorite characters on screen, etc. Most people classify enjoyment as only the initial enjoyment


Off-screen Enjoyment

This is the type of enjoyment that you feel after watching a show and thinking about it. Shows that makes you put yourself in the position of the character can really bring out this enjoyment. Thinking about the mysteries presented in a show can also bring fourth this enjoyment. Hype can also be classified as Off-screen enjoyment


The Different Genres

Some genres are more specialized in bringing forth one type of enjoyment while others can bring forth both of them equally

Here’s my annalysis of some of these genres

Action – This genre is one of the most popular ones and for a good reason, It can give you both types equally. Not just equally but it can also give you more initial and more off-screen enjoyment than any other genre if done right. Fight scenes are of course amazing to watch but there’s a lot more to them than that. They also make you put yourself in the shoes of the protagonist and think about what you would’ve done in that situation and what you would do after winning or losing

Romance – This genre can also give you both types of enjoyment. Watching a good romance unfold is just great to watch and romance series can really build the hype specially if it’s with a love triangle or a harem. If the characters are well written, you’ll find yourself rooting for them and just wanting them to get together which makes for great off-screen enjoyment

Mystery – A good mystery series can really bring forth the detective in you. You’ll find yourself trying to solve it’s mysteries while you’re not watching a show. It can ofc be fun to watch but a mystery series has a lot more potential in giving you Off-screen enjoyment


 

Re:ZERO Satella or Emilia

~Spoilers~

warned ya!


I made a post on my G+ account a few days ago about why Satella/emila’s real name could be Satella or Emilia and still make sense. I’m just gonna copy paste that article because I think ir is well-structured enough to be posted here and I just want to post this before episode 9 comes out


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I thought that her real name is Satella until beatrice said that thing about what could make someone steal the jealous witch’s name
Heck I even thought that she rly might be the jealous witch
Let me explain
The first time Subaru entered that world was when he didn’t have any knowledge of the future yet so he had no goals and he was probably completely 100% honest with himself at the time since he wasn’t trying to achieve anything and like I said he had no knowledge or fear of the future yet. Even if he had innocent wishes and goals after time loop, his will subconsciously do stuff that can be associated with dishonesty like a change in the tone of his voice excessive sweating, unecessary movements, etc.
I thought that his honesty somehow made Emilia want to be honest and so she revealed her true identity the first time but he didn’t seem as honest in their next meetings so she didnt
That’s what I thought in the first 7 episodes

But that was completely off bcos she only borrowed the witch’s name in order to sound insane and not be a part of the royalty shit and her actions actually make sense bcos that was the timeline wherein Subaru spent the longest hanging out with her in the first day. She wanted to drive him off I guess. Emilia couldn’t have lied in the other timelines because of two reasons. She didn’t trust Subaru as much and she has not spent a long time with Subaru yet, granted that they didn’t rly spend a lot of time together the first time, it was still more than the other times and it was the only timeline wherein Emilia was able to somehow vent to Subaru. The other and more important reason is that they didn’t really get to be alone together aside from that timeline…. Well, puck is ofc with them but he knows what’s going on so it’s fine
That’s what I think after watching episode 8. It makes sense for me if I explain it like that or did I miss something?

My Top 10 anime Waifus

DISCLAIMER

The pictures used in this article were only edited by me. I do not own any of them. The copyrights for the following pictures belong to their respective owner


 

~~~SPOILER ALERT~~~

I warned you~~~


Okay, so I make these edits whenever I fall in love so bad with an anime character and As I finished editing the latest addition to my list, I realized that I should have enough for a Top 10 by now but as it turns out, I actually had eleven so I had to eliminate someone. I was actually able to eliminate that someone quite fast and for those who are wondering, It’s Reiko from Bubuki Buranki. Now I did add her after watching the first 2 episodes so I haven’t really been able to think it through that much when I added her which is probably why I was able to eliminate her easily


Now, I tried my best to put them in order but you should disregard the rank system from 2 and below. I’m  only sure about my number one which is…….


1. Ferris Eris

Ferris is just so beautiful and cute at the same time. She can be violent at times and she’s really unpredictable but at the end of the day, you still end up loving and caring for her and maybe feed her some dangos as well. It’s hard to put it into words but she’s just so lovable despite- no, her flaws actually make her even more attractive


2. Touma, Kazusa

Kazusa is a very reliable and independent girl. She always has it together and she always hold her chest high without shame. She can be easily misunderstood by others because she does seem to slack off a lot but she actually works really hard on her piano skills even though she doesn’t really perform on contests anymore because of her past traumas regarding her mom. She might be hard hard to approach and she might even kick you a few times but she is a very loving person who just has a lot of trouble when it comes to expressing her feelings.


3. Mumei

Mumei is just so adorable, beautiful and intimidating at the same time. You never know what she’ll do next and you might even get annoyed at her sometimes but the moment she smiles or shows you just a little bit of love, you’ll just feel like hugging her all the while calling her an idiot for everything that she did.


4. Arachnera, Rachnera

Okay, now we’re stepping into the territory of the weird lol, in a good way. I just love Rachnera for how she handles different situations and her personality. In this list, she might actually be the one who is the most similar to me except for the tying up everyone part XD. She doesn’t have much of a positive impression of humans like me for different reasons though. She’s very straight forward when interacting with people so of course she doesn’t get along with most people. She is usually judged for her outer appearance so she thinks that everyone would judge her from that although she isn’t really looking for pity from anyone much less from humans but she can accept that everyone is different when the facts are made clear and she slowly opens up to whoever it is that she has come to love. Thats said you yourself have to accept all of her including her lower half of course if you’re going to have any chance at her, which I also qualify for. She seems strong and cool thanks to her lower half and I’m actually much more attracted to those kind of women. I aint really into that damsel in distress business because I’m the one in distress most of the time lol.


5. Kanoe, Yuuko

Her tragic past just makes you want to protect her and as she herself is looking for acceptance for what she became, you’ll just want to give it to her I know, I know. I just said that I’m not into damsels in distress, I’ll clear that up in the next sentence don’t worry. Yuuko summoned all of her courage in order to save her village from a plague. She had the power to take initiative and not just go with the flow. Most people would be too scared to act after they almost got caught but she still went to look for her very precious friend when that friend got kidnapped which then led to her doom. Her past is just so tragic and it still haunts her 50 years later. Unable to accept her hatred she separated her negative emotions from herself. I just want to hug her and tell her that it’s okay to think of those stuff, that she’s not the one at fault, that she needs those emotions, and that those emotions will not make me love her less


6. Annie Leonhardt


7. Arturia Pendragon A.K.A. Saber


8. Mary

Mal says it’s Merry but whatever lol


9. Minase, Koito


10. Canaan


I didn’t bother to explain entries number 6-10 because I didn’t really have much to say about them


 

List of what anime they are from

  1. Ferris eris – Legend of The Legedary Heroes (Densetsu na yuusha na densetsu)
  2. Touma, Kazusa – White Album 2
  3. Mumei – Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron fortress)
  4.  Arachnera, Rachnera – Monster Musume to iru nichijou ( Daily life with Monster Girls)
  5. Kanoe, Yuuko – Tasogare Otome X Amnesia (Dusk Maiden Of Amnesia)
  6. Annie Leonhardt – Attack on Titan ( Shingeki no Kyojin)
  7. Arturia Pendragon   A.K.A. Saber – Fate/Zero -Fate/Stay Night -Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
  8. Mary   or Merry – Hai to Gensou Grimgar
  9. Minase, Koito – Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World)
  10. Canaan – Canaan

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri vs Shingeki no Kyojin. What sets them apart?

SPOILER ALERT!!! WARNED YA~~~~

This was supposed to be an anime review site but who cares….


 

I have only watched episodes 1-3 as of the writing of this article. Only episodes 1-3 have been released as of now, 04/29/15


I originally made a post about this on G+ right after episode 2 was released but here are my thoughts after I watched episode 3


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The actual article starts here

Both are set in worlds wherein humans have been forced to shut themselves behind walls due to an external threat. Their structures have minor differences but the most notable one is that the humans in the world of KnK can travel between different stations through the use of train-like machines called hyajiros whereas the humans in SnK are confined into one space sealed by walls. This small difference in structure can have a huge effect on the behavior of the people in both worlds. In SnK the innermost walls are taller than the outer walls. This causes their nobles to look down on the commoners which leads to extremely selfish decisions such as ordering an extremely elite soldier to protect their riches instead of fighting the titans because they don’t really view Titans as a threat due to the fact that they are in the innermost walls, the walls that offer the most protection. As for KnK, every  station is in an equal amount of danger of being attacked by the Kabane which leads to everyone being afraid of the kabane. This leads to hasty decisions and failure to be open-minded due to the fear that anyone and everyone could be a kabane.

The main character of KnK, Ikoma is a lot smarter and has more depth to his character than the main character of SnK. Eren’s main goal is to kill all trhe titans due to his hatred of them whereas Ikoma is more fixated on saving and changing everyone. Ikoma did not hesitate to kill his sister who has been forcibly turned into a kabane. If he waited for even a second more then he would’ve been bitten and turned into a kabane. As for Eren, not only did he not want to kill annie to the point where he couldn’t turn into a titan but when he was finally able to turn into a titan, he hesitated to kill/capture Annie which led to her being able to crystallize herself.


There are more points that I want to discuss but those have already been pointed out in other articles


Here’s a copy and paste of something that I posted in G+. The quality of this is a little bit lower than the main article that I wrote since it was done on my phone meaning that I used a lot of shortcuts for words and I wasn’t able to explain most of them in detail but I feel like this is the best way to express those because they are mainly based on my own personal opinion, Of course, that’s no to say that the main article is not based on my own opinion but it has more thought put into it instead of me just laying down and typing whatever

Similarity: Ofc, the main heroine is strong af

Difference: she’s also not entirely human and personality is different. She does everything in her own pace whereas mikasa well…. She’s mostly only interested in protecting eren and not much comedy from her character. I like mumei better rly

Similarity: people turning against half breeds

Difference: Well, in kabaneri’s case, the people that turn against them are simply being careful
In AoT a lot of politics are involved
Can’t rly say which one is better. I get pissed of whenever jackass politicians let their greed take over. I find those scenes… Well they’re great and all but I personally get rly pissed of to the point wher I just wanna shout just kill em already
Note: Kabaneri would probably have something like this but I think it’ll be a little bit better specially cos the officials in kabaneri actually get involved in the fights and not just stay behind their guards which is why their guards are more loyal as well

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