Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

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

  • Fallen Angel Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Taboo® 
  • Archer’s® peach schnapps
  • 5 oz lemonade

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice cubes, stir and serve. 

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  • Tahitian Treat Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Bacardi® limon rum
  • 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 4 oz cranberry juice
  • fill with Sprite® soda
  • ice cubes

Directions: Fill highball glass with ice. Add liquor, juice, and then sprite.

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

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

  • Honengyo are Godzilla-like creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as massive amphibian-like monsters with green skin, scales, and turtle-like legs. They live in deep rivers. Despite their fearsome appearance, Honengyo are actually signs of good luck, and usually predict seasons of bountiful catches. 

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  • Honengame are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as turtle-like monsters with a woman’s head. They have incredible prediction skills, and will come to shore to warn humans about upcoming disasters. Many people have Honengame charms that supposedly ward off evil.

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More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Lord of Shadows Redemption by James Terzian  Genre: Fantasy Release Date: June 26th, 2016 Quick Summary: The Master fights against an ancient and unspeakable evil. 143 Pages

This “work of art” seems like it was put together in 10 minutes! First of all, the title of the book is in a lazy white font. Second, the shadowy image is laughably tame, and doesn’t portray fear. The last thing that makes me face palm is the two random swords that appear to be floating in midair. Tell me what you think of this cover in the comments’ section below.

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  • Freezer Burn Blues by Shannon Danford Genre: Humorous Fiction Pages: 358 Release Date: April 29th, 2011 Quick Summary: A humorous tale with many different wacky characters.

This book has a very fascinating synopsis, and I might want to read it some time. Unfortunately, the cover is quite the opposite. It looks like it was made with little to no effort. It depicts a poorly drawn woman in a yoga pose surrounded by a deteriorated background. Also, for some reason, there’s a cat “creature”in the leftmost corner. Tell me what you think of this cover in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 184

Hurt by Johnny Cash March 2003 From The Album: “American IV: The Man Comes Around” Genres: Acoustic Rock, Country, Alternative

This emotional piece was created by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Cash’s cover of the song moved Reznor so deeply, that it almost seemed like Cash’s version was the original. The song literally brings me to tears every time I hear it, and the lyrics pierce the soul like an emotional arrow. It also is important to know that this was one of Cash’s last songs, as he died months later. In the video, you can tell that Cash’s health is dwindling, but his deep and crooning voice shines out like a last hurrah. His excellent guitar skills are also absolutely beautiful in this song. The video also shows Cash at his prime, and tells his life story. Some of the lyrics really hit hard for me, and I’ll discuss some of them now. “Everyone I know goes away in the end”. This is extremely deep, and basically means that everyone will die at some time, and nobody’s immortal. The chorus also seems like a plea of desperation and demise, which gives the listener a shocking truth about the fragility of human life. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

My Favorite Continuous Spells In Yu-Gi-Oh! Part 1

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another Yu-Gi-Oh post! This week, we will be covering some of my favorite Continuous Spells in the game. Now, let’s duel!

  • Burden of the Mighty Type: Continuous Spell Appearance: A hand trying to get an artifact from under a bird’s nest. Effect: Each face-up monster your opponent controls loses 100 ATK  x its own level.

This card, while not used a lot today, used to be an absolute beast in the early days. A continuous attack decreasing effect could really give you the upper hand in the duel. Unfortunately, many cards can now rely on that attack decrease to XYZ summon many monsters. Nevertheless, I still find this to be a very enjoyable card, and will use it from time to time.

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  • Heart of the Underdog Type: Continuous Spell Appearance: An anime character with a determined expression on his face. Effect: During your Draw Phase, when you draw a Normal Monster(s): You can reveal it; draw 1 more card.

This card is absolutely insane! The draw power that you can get from it is incredible , and it’s a staple in Exodia decks. You can essentially draw out your entire deck with this card, and the only thing that can stop you is a spell or a trap. 

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

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

  • Jack Leg Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 oz Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee whiskey
  • 1 1/2 oz Amaretto Di Saronno® liqueur
  • 5 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 splash Sprite® soda

Directions:  Pour the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey, Amaretto Di Saronno, pineapple juice, and Sprite over ice in a mason jar, and serve.

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  • Fuzzy Cola Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 5 oz Coca-Cola®

Directions: Pour the peach schnapps into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add the cola, stir well, and serve.

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Strange Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another awesome Hearthstone post! This week’s post will be covering some of the stranger cards in the game. Now, let’s have ourselves a brawl!

  • Fel Reaver Type: Epic Neutral Minion Tribe: Mech Attack: 8 Health: 8 Mana Expansion Released: Goblins vs Gnomes Cost: 5 Effect: Whenever your opponent plays a card, remove the top 3 cards of your deck. Appearance: A giant machine powered by chaotic energy.

This card is completely hot garbage! Its stats are exceptional for a 5-cost minion, but its effect makes in nearly impossible to use. Removing cards is different from milling them, and can cause a deck to fall flat in a couple of turns. If you manage to silence it before your opponent’s turn, it could be kind of useful, but the chances of making that happen are quite slim.

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  • Mayor Noggenfogger Type: Legendary Neutral Minion  Attack: 5 Health: 4 Mana Cost: 9 Appearance: A goblin mayor with a tall black hat. Expansion: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Effect: All targets are chosen randomly. 

This is one of the wackiest cards ever created. While the mana cost is quite high, its effect literally turns the game’s rules on its head! Stealthed minions can now be targeted normally, weapons who can’t target heroes now can, minions can bypass taunt, characters can attack themselves, and spells target random characters. The only thing Noggenfogger doesn’t change is permitting spells to target elusive or immune minions.

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More Fascinating Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Payback  Real Name: Edward Dyson Status: Vigilante Ht: 5’10” Wt: 170 lbs First Appeared: Punisher War Journal #48 (November 1st, 1992) Powers/Weapons: Various firearms, In peak physical shape, Wore a kevlar vest and protective face mask.

Edward Dyson was a rookie cop from New York. During one particularly nasty case, the Punisher gave the cop some advice, and with it he was able to turn over some crooked cops. The case caused him to become promoted to detective. Unfortunately for Edward, things started to a major turn for the worse. His entire family was massacred by the mafia, causing the cop to take matters into his own hands. He originally blamed the Punisher for the massacre, but was assured by the vigilante that the main responsible would be killed. Outfitted with a face mask, Edward brought some vigilante justice upon his family’s killers. He now resides on a farm in Wisconsin.

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  • Gorgon Real Name: Gorgon Pentragon Status: Personal Bodyguard and Commander Ht: 6’5” Wt: 450 lbs First Appeared: Fantastic Four I #44 (November 1st, 1965) Powers/Abilities: Superhuman Strength, Hooves that replace legs can cause extremely powerful earthquakes.

Gorgon was an army leader that was exposed to the Terrigan Mists at a young age. The mists replaced his legs with ridiculously strong hooves. He lost his parents at war with Maximus, and now servers as Black Bolt’s personal bodyguard. Due to his mutant nature, he distrusts humans, but wants to learn more about them to strengthen his militia. 

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More Fun TV Tropes

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome media knowledge. Now, let’s begin!

  • Chest Monster: This is a very commonly used trope in RPGs, and can be a party’s worst nightmare. A Chest Monster is a creature that disguises itself as a bag of loot or treasure chest to trap unsuspecting adventurers. They’re also known as mimics. Some examples include; Greed from The Binding of Isaac. He’s a miniboss that also can resemble a shopkeeper. In Enter The Gungeon, Chest Monsters are extra irritating because they’re armed with guns! Lastly, in Kid Icarus Uprising we have Mimicuties. These evil bastards disguise themselves as loot, and then when Pit gets close, they unleash a brutal barrage of kicks. 

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  • Green Around the Gills: There are many ways to tell if a character is feeling sick in any form of media. One of the most common traits is coloring their faces green. This means that the character is about to blow chunks, either on screen, or off screen. Examples of this include; The nauseous face indicator in Roller Coaster Tycoon. John’s face from Peter Pan after he smokes the peace pie. Lastly, there’s Bugs Bunny’s face upon doing a power dive in an airplane.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

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

  • Poker Face Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
  • 4 oz pineapple juice

Directions: Pour tequila, Cointreau, and pineapple juice into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Stir, garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.

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  • Shogun Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz grenadine syrup
  • 2 oz orange juice

Directions: Mix in a blender and garnish with an orange slice.

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