Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to look at some more fascinating Yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Yatagarasu is one of the most important creatures of Japanese folklore. It’s depicted as a giant crow with 3 legs. Each of the legs represent Earth, humanity, and heaven, while the beast itself represents the sun. It’s also the servant of the sun goddess Amaterasu.

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  • Nuppeppo are very unusual creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as   fat, animated chunks of flesh that have an extremely foul odor. Nuppeppo are usually found in graveyards, and only appear at night.

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Another Strange SCP (Tuesdays)

Some readers  may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised!

Information found on scp-wiki.net

Hello fellow researchers! It’s Tuesday, and the Foundation has opened its doors once again. Now, grab your Class S equipment, and let’s begin!

  • Poison Wood Foal SCP-805 Object Class: Euclid

Description: SCP-805 is an assortment of branches and roots twisted into the shape of a young horse, approximately 101.6 centimeters high. Its interior is completely hollow of any organs; however, the object is mobile, mimicking the movements and instincts of a typical young foal. It is drawn towards human presences, actively seeking contact with skin, and has reported as being ‘very friendly’ when approached. It does not require food or water and there has been  no growth recorded since containment in 20(blank). Scrapings of wood from its frame have revealed it to be of an unknown species related to the ‘poison-oak’ plant, Toxicodendron diversilobum.

Upon contact with SCP-805, human skin shows signs of irritation not unlike that caused by poison-oak. The skin turns red and begins to itch as small red bumps erupt from the flesh. No remedy prescribed for poison-oak will ease the itching or rash. Two to three days after the rash has appeared, the irritation will flare and spread rapidly until the entire surface of the skin is covered. Subjects have reported excruciating pain both internal and external, with skin beginning to change color between pale brown or green. Movement in the joints becomes stiff and increasingly more difficult. As the internal blood pressure rises, blood will be forced out various orifices of the subject, including their eyes and fingernails. Bone width increases, and muscle is absorbed into the widening bones which thicken rapidly, causing [DATA EXPUNGED] to the subject’s body like that of SCP-805 itself.

The transformation has been observed to take 3 to 8 hours, depending on how much bare skin was infected by SCP-805, each result ending with the subject [DATA EXPUNGED]. X-rays have showed them to be completely hollow inside. However, it is theorized that the subject may still be aware and conscious as, despite no mobility, pulse or breathing found post-transformation, the remains have been observed creaking and groaning as if attempting to move. They do not respond to tests with normal stimuli and most noises appear to occur when in the vicinity of SCP-805.

These corpses do not carry the infection of SCP-805 to other humans, but it is still recommended that they are handled with thick gloves to prevent splinters. Remains are observed for a time after transformation before being incinerated.

Addendum 865-01: SCP-805 was discovered in the (blank) countryside, with authorities alerting the Foundation after a series of [DATA EXPUNGED]. SCP-805 did not resist capture and containment, but resulted in the deaths of (blank) staff during this time. Its origin and age are unknown.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my art gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some dynamic works. Now, enter the amazing world of art!

  • Garden-Aeroplane-Trap by Max Ernst 1935 Oil on canvas: This is a very colorful work with wonderful strokes of Surrealism. We see what appears to be a 3D table with a giant “plane”in the center. The piece is also covered in gorgeous flowers,which  look like they came right out of science fiction. I believe the piece to be quite visceral, as well, due to the organ shaped objects that surround the work. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

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  • Hallowtide by Larry Carlson 2011: Here we have another wonderful piece by the “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This is a “nature work” that completely defies all logic. The sky is sublime and covered in vibrant blues and pinks. We also see a multicolored woman with an astronomical amount of masks. I love that this piece adds themes of mythology as seen by an abstract depiction of Ziz the great falcon. There is also some direct nods to Magritte, that’s portrayed through the large set of pipes. One of the most bizarre objects in the work is a building that ignores the rules of physics. I absolutely adore this piece, and would to hear what you guys think about it in the comment’s section below.

  

Asher’s Jukebox Part 166

Find Your Cloud by Papadosio from the album “T.E.T.I.O.S” 2012: This is an incredibly beautiful Ambient Electronic piece. It starts with a melodic sitar, accompanied by a snare drum. As the song lengthens, more instruments start to play, and you feel as if you’ve been transported into a mystical world. My absolute favorite part of the piece is the chorus, which is something you must hear to feel the full power of this epic. I highly recommend this song to anyone that loves to feel amazing.

I’d love to hear what you guys think of this piece in the comment’s section below.

Happy listening!:D

 

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on thedrunkenmoogle.com and drinksmixer.com

Hello fellow mixologists! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some more interesting drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Morgana’s Dark Binding (League of Legends cocktail) (drink created by Nimhain of AlcoLoL and found on thedrunkenmoogle.com)

Ingredients

  • 23 ml Advocaat
  • 23 ml Cherry Brandy
  • 150 ml Lemonade

Directions: Pour all ingredients into a highball glass over ice. Serve with a swizzle stick and stir before drinking.

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  • Tropical Hibiscus Punch (found on drinksmixer.com)

Ingredients

  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 1 part orange juice
  • 1 bottle Champagne
  • 1 splash pineapple juice

Directions: Combine all ingredients in an iced punch bowl. Serve cold.

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Yokai Wednesdays

All info found on Yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Azuki Baba is a very sinister creature of Japanese mythology. She’s described as an old woman that dresses in all white. The yokai only appears at twilight on rainy, autumn nights. Survivors of an Azuki Baba attack recall seeing an eerie white glow through thick mist. The yokai appears inside the mist, counting beans that she washes in the river. If you don’t run away at this point, your life will end! Her name translates from Japanese to “Bean Hag”.

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  • Tatsu are extremely popular creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re essentially long, serpentine, dragons  with immense power. Tatsu are often affiliated with water, and many consider them to be water gods. They live at the bottom of deep seas, and can also be found near Buddhist temples. Tatsu can be depicted as good or evil, depending on the storying being told. These awesome beasts are honored with festivals, and prayed to by countless Japanese people. Tatsu is the Japanese word for “Dragon”.  

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my gallery is open once again. I hope you guys are ready for some more interesting  pieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Cabeza by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1982 Acrylic and oil paintstick on blanket with exposed wood supports and twine: This is a very interesting work by the late and great Basquiat. The painting depicts a one-armed, male figure with gritted yellow teeth. He is surrounded by a golden yellow background, and also appears to have no ears. His disturbing expression could suggest that he is in a great deal of pain. Part of his intestines are also visible, along with the letters “AOPKNES”. The man’s face is outlined in red, and also appears to be balding. I’d love to hear what you guys think about this piece in the comment’s section below.

cabeza

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson 2015 Digital Photography info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website larrycarlson.com: This is a gorgeous piece by the “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. In this piece we see a huge woman with cosmic hair and a piercing gaze. Her body is multicolored, and reminds me of licorice. The shining eyes suggest to me that she has immense power, and is very similar to a god. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comment’s section below.