Yokai Wednesdays

Information found on yokai.com

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

  • Tomokazuki are mischievous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as deep-diving women that gather sea creatures. They lure people into the deep sea, eventually drowning them. People can ward them off by wearing magic charms.

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  • Tanuki Tsuki is a very strange phenomena that occurs in Japanese legends. The name refers to a person being possessed by a Tanuki. During the possession, the human will become a huge glutton, and even eat spoiled food. They also begin to talk too much and will have random bursts of violence. 

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Save the day? I think not! Useless comic book characters. (Every other Tuesday)

Information on characters found on comicvine.gamespot.com, various DC and Marvel Encyclopedias, and from Jon Morris’ Book,  The League Of Regrettable Superheroes.

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to add more members to the roster of useless characters. Get ready to laugh and facepalm as we begin this ridiculous post.

  • Color Kid Real Name: Ulu Vakk  Gender: Male  Status: Good  Power: Can change the color of any object. Creator: DC First Appeared: Adventure Comics #342—-The Legionnaire Who Killed 1966

Color Kid is an alien from the planet Lupra who has one of the most useless powers imaginable. He was rejected from The Legion of Superheroes, and joined The Legion of Substitute Heroes. While his power does seem pretty worthless, it can come in handy in some situations. For example, The Green Lantern’s ring can’t pass through yellow objects, and Color Kid could change the object’s color. He could also distract colorblind enemies.

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  • Walrus Real Name: Hubert Carpenter Status: Bad Powers: Proportionate strength, agility, and speed of a walrus. First Appeared: Defenders# 131 1984 Creator: Marvel

The Walrus belongs to the strange breed of bizarre villains in the Marvel universe. He got his powers from his uncle’s experiments, and started on a crime spree. Unfortunately for Hubert, his newfound powers were incredibly useless! Humans run faster than Walruses, so it actually reduced his abilities. He became teammates with the equally useless White Rabbit, and they formed the Terrible Two. Their crime spree didn’t last long, as they soon got the crap beaten out of them by Spider-Man and Leap-Frog. It’s implied that they were beaten between huge fits of laughter! 

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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 cool pieces. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • The Red Woodshed by Larry Carlson 2014  chromogenic print on paper (info about the materials found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com) Here we have another wonderful work by the “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This is a painting of an incredibly bizarre winter scene. We see  The “Woodshed”,which is a Escher-esque mix of crazy shapes and steps. There is also a huge amount of Blue Jays covering the left side of the piece. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

 

LARRY CARLSON, The Red Woodshed, c-print, 34x44in., 2014.

  • The Fourth Plate of Muscles by Andreas Vesalius of Brussels 1543 Black and White piece: This work is an extremely old drawing of the human body. The muscles are exposed, and he stands tall like a giant. During the time this painting was made, it was considered to be a major part of Western science. The human body reminds me of a Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. The grotesque figure and heavily detailed body both shocks and allures the viewer. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Special Post!

Info about movie and plot found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow followers! This is Asher with a special post. Last Friday, I saw a great Jamaican  movie called The Harder They Come. This film starred Jimmy Cliff, one of the first great Reggae artists. The movie helped bring Reggae to audiences worldwide. Cliff plays a poor Jamaican man named Ivanhoe Martin who is searching for a job. Martin has a love for music, and tries to land a record deal with the main producer in Kingston. As the film progresses, we see Ivanhoe’s journey into music, and the barriers along the way. Cliff unfortunately ends up with the wrong crowd, and this leaves him to a life of crime and corruption. The movie is well known for its fantastic soundtrack and immense success in Jamaica. The story was loosely based on a famous Jamaican criminal of the same name. I highly recommend this film to anybody who loves music, foreign films, and crime stories. I will be posting the main theme song at the bottom of the post. I would also love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

   

Another Dessert From Around The World (Fridays)

Dessert found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at another fascinating dessert. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Turron is a unique dessert that comes from Spain. It’s a bar-shaped sweet made out of honey, sugar, toasted almonds, and egg whites. It’s usually eaten during Christmas time.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Drinks found on drinksmixer.com and thedrunkenmoogle.com

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

  • Chateau Romani (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask cocktail) (drink created by EXPBarOnline)

Ingredients

  •  1 oz Amaretto
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz Wild Turkey American Honey
  • Milk

Directions: Pour alcohol in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a small glass and fill with milk. Enjoy the unlimited magic!

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  • Caribbean Martini

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz Stoli® Vanil vodka
  • 3/4 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 1 splash pineapple juice

Directions: Shake ingredients over ice. Pour into glass.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Creatures found on yokai.com

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

  • Kijimuna are energetic creatures of Japanese folklore. They resemble small children with bright red hair and grass skirts. Male types of this species are known to have large testicles. Kijimuna can only be found in the southern chain of Okinawa. They live in bayan trees, and love to eat fish heads. The yokai’s main enemy is the octopus, and they will try to hide from them whenever possible.

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  • Kodama are powerful spirits of Japanese mythology. They’re guardians of the forest, and are the animated souls of the trees. While rarely seen, Kodama can resemble small orbs of light, or funny humanoid figures. Cutting down an ancient tree will leave a community in ruins. Kodama bless the lands around their forests, and people honor them by marking the trees with a sacred rope called a shimenawa.

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