AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > General > General Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2009-03-24, 19:38   Link #2641
spawnofthejudge
Explodes when thrown
*IT Support
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by teachopvutru View Post
What's the best way to take a nap sitting on a desk?

I feel that laying my head on my arm and blocking the blood flow really uncomfortable...
I generally put my arm so that I'm more leaning against it rather than on it. Like a cradle for my head. I also read in this position.
__________________
Badass.
spawnofthejudge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-24, 23:54   Link #2642
Desiree Disaster
Keiichi Fangirl ♥
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia.
Age: 20
Anyone know how to make GIF avatars? ^_^;
Desiree Disaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-25, 01:38   Link #2643
Solace
(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
*AnimeSuki Site Staff
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desiree Disaster View Post
Anyone know how to make GIF avatars? ^_^;
You can find that information and more in this thread, located in our Fan Creations forum.
__________________
Solace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-25, 03:43   Link #2644
Desiree Disaster
Keiichi Fangirl ♥
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Australia.
Age: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solace View Post
You can find that information and more in this thread, located in our Fan Creations forum.
Thank-you very much!
Desiree Disaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-26, 07:00   Link #2645
KimmyChan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Can anyone give me a link to a cool trailer for the new Blood The Last Vampire live action movie?

I'd greatly appreciate it!
KimmyChan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-26, 08:56   Link #2646
Zu Ra
✖ ǝʇ ɯıqnɾl ☆
 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mortuary : D
Quote:
Originally Posted by KawaiiKimmy View Post
Can anyone give me a link to a cool trailer for the new Blood The Last Vampire live action movie?
* Trailer

* Image Gallery

* AS Thread for The Live Action
__________________
Zu Ra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-26, 09:01   Link #2647
KimmyChan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Geta Boshi View Post
Oh wow! Thank you so much! ^__^
KimmyChan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 00:50   Link #2648
Aoie_Emesai
♪♫ Maya Iincho ♩♬
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Unnecessary
Age: 27
Send a message via Yahoo to Aoie_Emesai
Here's something weird. Spices, and when I mean spice, i mean those little spicy things we put on our chickens and tacos

When you eat them you get a burning sensation, with little to no taste. Yet we still eat them, and i've always wondered, why? Of course this may come down to personal taste, but can anyone give me a reasonable explanation.
__________________

How to Give / Receive Criticism on your work / Like to draw? Come join Artists Alike
Visit my Deviantart Or Blog ~A Child should always surpass his/her parent, Remember.

Last edited by Solace; 2009-03-27 at 03:17. Reason: Removed title for Aoi. ;)
Aoie_Emesai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 01:22   Link #2649
Daniel E.
AniMexican!
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Monterrey N.L. Mexico
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aoie_Emesai View Post
Here's something weird. Spices, and when I mean spice, i mean those little spicy things we put on our chickens and tacos

When you eat them you get a burning sensation, with little to no taste. Yet we still eat them, and i've always wondered, why? Of course this may come down to personal taste, but can anyone give me a reasonable explanation.
If you ask me, there's a world of difference between the taste of plain chicken and spicy chicken.

There's also a lot more than just a burning sensation. With the right combination, you can actually get very unique flavors that don't always make your tongue feel as if it's on fire.

At home, we often use a combination of *chile piquin, lemons, garlic and *consomate (among other things) to make a marvelous salsa for our chicken.

*english fails me for this words.
__________________
Daniel E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 03:19   Link #2650
Solace
(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
*AnimeSuki Site Staff
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
If all you taste is the burning of spices, it means someone screwed up the recipe. Spices are supposed to compliment and enhance the natural flavors of the dish, not overpower it with throat burns.

Of course, I know people who drink Tabasco straight from the bottle. That's a true lover of spice.
__________________
Solace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 05:15   Link #2651
ZippyDSM
Incoherance is my friend!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aoie_Emesai View Post
Here's something weird. Spices, and when I mean spice, i mean those little spicy things we put on our chickens and tacos

When you eat them you get a burning sensation, with little to no taste. Yet we still eat them, and i've always wondered, why? Of course this may come down to personal taste, but can anyone give me a reasonable explanation.
Because its a sensation that feels good and bad, like alcohol or coffee.

I love peppers even have gotten my tolerance up to habanero levels, I mix my own sauces now because I can't find enough cheap habanero stuff.

I use a big bottle of Tapatio Hot Sauce - Salsa Picante and either put a bottle of crushed red or a table spoon of cyan and 2 bottles dried and pureed Taxes Pete Tabasco peppers, with a dash of sugar for taste. Pureed tabasco peppers bring alot of bitter with them :P

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solace View Post
If all you taste is the burning of spices, it means someone screwed up the recipe. Spices are supposed to compliment and enhance the natural flavors of the dish, not overpower it with throat burns.

Of course, I know people who drink Tabasco straight from the bottle. That's a true lover of spice.
Tabasco is hella weak >>
Hell its so bad now I have to put cyan on everything just to add a bot of taste :P
ZippyDSM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 05:31   Link #2652
escimo
Paparazzi
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ice Box
Age: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aoie_Emesai View Post
Here's something weird. Spices, and when I mean spice, i mean those little spicy things we put on our chickens and tacos

When you eat them you get a burning sensation, with little to no taste. Yet we still eat them, and i've always wondered, why? Of course this may come down to personal taste, but can anyone give me a reasonable explanation.
As said before the sensation is part of the thing. The burning sensation is caused by capsaicin in the peppers. People react to it very differently, some have very good natural tolerance for it some don't. Eating spicy foods does increase this tolerance. If the burning sensation overwhelms the taste of the pepper or the food you just went a bit overboard with it. Peppers should taste in the food. And different peppers are a world apart what it comes to taste and spiciness. However that makes spicing food a bit difficult since due to individual tolerances.
__________________
escimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 09:56   Link #2653
TinyRedLeaf
On indefinite hiatus
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Singapore
Age: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Solace View Post
If all you taste is the burning of spices, it means someone screwed up the recipe. Spices are supposed to compliment and enhance the natural flavors of the dish, not overpower it with throat burns.
Pfffft. Wimp.

You've not tasted spicy till you've had chilli crab!

Everything else in the West is fluff by comparison. Why, I had a German dormmate choke on my Maggi curry noodles, and that was barely a tenth of how spicy almost anything else in Singapore, or Malaysia for that matter, can get.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aoie_Emesai View Post
Here's something weird. Spices, and when I mean spice, i mean those little spicy things we put on our chickens and tacos

When you eat them you get a burning sensation, with little to no taste. Yet we still eat them, and i've always wondered, why? Of course this may come down to personal taste, but can anyone give me a reasonable explanation.
escimo has already explained why you get the burning sensation. And, yes, it comes down to personal preference as to why some people enjoy that "taste". It gives your food some much needed oomph.

But it doesn't really have to "burn" and, in fact, if it does, then the chef has most likely overused it. Spices are meant to enhance the flavour of food, especially meat. Historically, they've also been used as preservatives and also possibly to hide the taste of rotting meat.

Having survived three years of bland British food as an undergraduate — and this was in the 20th century mind you; Indian food is a godsend to Britain — I hate to imagine what British food may have been like in the Middle Ages. It's no wonder Europeans conquered the world in search of spice. With such awful food waiting for them at home, who could blame them?
TinyRedLeaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 10:07   Link #2654
ZippyDSM
Incoherance is my friend!
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf View Post
Pfffft. Wimp.

You've not tasted spicy till you've had chilli crab!

Everything else in the West is fluff by comparison. Why, I had a German dormmate choke on my Maggi curry noodles, and that was barely a tenth of how spicy almost anything else in Singapore, or Malaysia for that matter, can get.



escimo has already explained why you get the burning sensation. And, yes, it comes down to personal preference as to why some people enjoy that "taste". It gives your food some much needed oomph.

But it doesn't really have to "burn" and, in fact, if it does, then the chef has most likely overused it. Spices are meant to enhance the flavour of food, especially meat. Historically, they've also been used as preservatives and also possibly to hide the taste of rotting meat.

Having survived three years of bland British food as an undergraduate and this was in the 20th century mind you; Indian food is a godsend to Britain I hate to imagine what British food may have been like in the Middle Ages. It's no wonder Europeans conquered the world in search of spice. With such awful food waiting for them at home, who could blame them?
I was going to say something about bland British cooking :P

If its not burning even just a bit its not spiced enough :P
ZippyDSM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 16:35   Link #2655
SeedFreedom
Hina is my goddess
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aoie_Emesai View Post
Here's something weird. Spices, and when I mean spice, i mean those little spicy things we put on our chickens and tacos

When you eat them you get a burning sensation, with little to no taste. Yet we still eat them, and i've always wondered, why? Of course this may come down to personal taste, but can anyone give me a reasonable explanation.
I believe the reason why we enjoy eating spicy foods has to do with our bodies natural reaction to pain. capsaicin, as mention is what gives spices its burning taste. The receptors for capsaicin is also the same thing that tell us something is on fire, literally on fire. When our body gets a signal that it is in pain, it releases endorphins which make u feel good, to counteract the pain. Hence artificially creating pain creates pleasure.
__________________
Goodbye AnimeSuki
You have lost your once great spirit
SeedFreedom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-27, 17:58   Link #2656
Solace
(ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
*AnimeSuki Site Staff
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf View Post
Pfffft. Wimp.
You misunderstand me. I was talking about spices, not stuff that rates off the scoville charts. There are plenty of dishes that are meant to just see if you can breath fire but spice to me is a compliment. I like both spicy and hot dishes, but I prefer flavors that enhance each other. If any one ingredient in my meal is overpowering I don't enjoy it as much. While I sometimes seek out a very hot dish, I don't desire getting used to it either. Constantly using very hot spices dulls my tastes for "non spicy" foods. It's just personal preference, I have friends that always eat the spiciest things they can find (and not just the "wimpy" tobasco )

SeedFreedom's answer has some merit:

Quote:
Because of the burning sensation caused by capsaicin when it comes in contact with mucous membranes, it is commonly used in food products to give them added spice or "heat" (pungency). In high concentrations capsaicin will also cause a burning effect on other sensitive areas of skin. The degree of heat found within a food is often measured on the Scoville scale.

Cooling and mechanical stimulation are the only proven methods to relieve the pain. The burning sensation will slowly fade away if no actions are taken.

It is common for people to experience pleasurable and even euphoriant effects from eating capsaicin-flavored foods. Folklore among self-described "pepperheads" attributes this to pain-stimulated release of endorphins, a different mechanism from the local receptor overload that makes capsaicin effective as a topical analgesic. In support of this theory, there is some evidence that the effect can be blocked by naloxone and other compounds that compete for receptor sites with endorphins and opiates.
Capsaicin
__________________
Solace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-28, 00:39   Link #2657
Skane
Anime Snark
 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Singapore
Age: 31
Coming from Singapore too... I must state that unless one went to some exotic Mexican-Indian hybrid Seafood-Restaurant that I do not know of, the Chilli Crab is by no means a dish anywhere near the top of the tongue-shredding scale of Capsaicin torture.

That said... the Chilli Crab dish IS still spicy, so don't take it lightly if you're not used to chilli.

Cheers.
__________________
Skane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-28, 00:55   Link #2658
Daniel E.
AniMexican!
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Monterrey N.L. Mexico
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skane View Post
Coming from Singapore too... I must state that unless one went to some exotic Mexican-Indian hybrid Seafood-Restaurant that I do not know of, the Chilli Crab is by no means a dish anywhere near the top of the tongue-shredding scale of Capsaicin torture.

That said... the Chilli Crab dish IS still spicy, so don't take it lightly if you're not used to chilli.

Cheers.
Hell, the higher I have gone on that list is the Habanero chili. I don't even want to think what that Naga Jolokia thing taste and feels like.
__________________

Last edited by Daniel E.; 2009-03-28 at 02:08.
Daniel E. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-28, 15:39   Link #2659
Kakashi
カカシ
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Send a message via MSN to Kakashi
Jeez. Asians and their overcompensation. Mediterranean cuisine trumps all.
Kakashi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-03-28, 18:22   Link #2660
dragon4dudes
Uncountable rationality
 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Following the clouds North.
Age: 21
Send a message via MSN to dragon4dudes Send a message via Skype™ to dragon4dudes
this isn't going anywhere...
__________________

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Douglas Adams
Where facts are few, experts are many. Donald R. Gannon

void foo() {foo();} // Can you guess what this line of code does?
dragon4dudes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
problem, q&a, questions, serious

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
We use Silk.