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”!

  • Yama orabi are very strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as bird-like beings with extremely large heads and ultra sharp teeth. It’s also said that they’re experts in mimicry. They love shouting, and can copy any voice that they hear. These illusive creatures can be found deep within mountains.

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  • Suzuhiko hime are slightly humorous creatures of Japanese folklore.  They resemble shrine maidens with bells for heads. They love to dance and are completely harmless. 

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More Obscure and Awesome 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 fascinating characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Mad Harriet Real Name: Unknown Status: Villain (Deceased) Creator: DC Ht: 5ft 10 in Wt: 146 lbs First Appeared: Mister Miracle #6 (February 1972) Powers/Abilities: Extremely unpredictable, savage fighter, superhuman strength, highly resilient to pain, insanely agile, uses energy claws.

Harriet was genetically engineered by Granny Goodness to be an ideal killing machine. The engineering also seemed to cause a few screws to come loose in her brain. She became one of the first Female Furies, and took a lot of pleasure causing harm to others. Her unpredictably soon gave her the reputation of a psychopathic harpy, willing to strike enemies with fast and furious slashes. She lost her life accidentally to Apokolips’ dog soldiers.

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  • Replicant Real Name: Anthony Gambi Status: Villain (Deceased) Creator: DC First Appeared: Flash Secret Files #2 (November 1999) Ht: 7ft 5in Wt: 325 lbs Powers/Abilities: Technology absorption, weapon absorption, replication.

Anthony lost his parents at a young age, and was raised by his uncle. His uncle was a tailor that repaired costumes for The Rogues, the team of the Flash’s archenemies. The Rogues took the boy under their wing, and he soon grew to respect them as family. Then, one faithful day, Captain Boomerang was crippled by the super speedster. Extremely angered by this, Anthony decided to join the villain team, and was supplied superpowers by T.O. Morrow. He tries, and fails, to defeat the Flash, and tries to absorb as much as possible. He unfortunately destroys himself upon absorbing a dangerous teleportation ability.

replicant (You have to love that s*it-eating grin.)

More Random TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some fascinating quirks. Now, let’s begin!

  • Compelling Voice: A fairly popular trope that’s used in many comics. It occurs when a person’s voice is so powerful, that it leaves you in a hypnotic state, willingly doing anything the voice tells you to. Some examples include; Jessie Custer’s “Word of God” from The Preacher comic series. The reverend’s eyes will occasionally glow red, and he will say a phrase in red text. The target is forced to obey Custer’s every command, and he’s used it to stop many enemies. The Purple Man from Marvel’s Daredevil orders people around with his presence, as well as his voice. Lastly, we have Yuu of the anime Is This A Zombie? She’s a mute character that’s said to have such a powerful voice, that reality literally bends to her bidding.

yuu (This is the adorably powerful Yuu)

 

  • Too Dumb to Live: This is one of my absolutely favorite tropes. It occurs when a character makes such a stupid decision, or action, that it’s highly unlikely that they will survive to the end. Examples of this include; Hanabatake Yoshiko of the anime Aho Girl. She’s practically brainless, and if the series wasn’t a comedy, she’d be dead in the first scene! Second, we have the lab rats, er, I mean guests in the Roller Coaster Tycoon series. They have no problems with going on lethal rides or being trapped in pathways. Lastly, we have Derek Zoolander’s friends from the movie Zoolander. The all lose their lives in a gasoline fight when one of the decides to light a cigarette.

aho girl (Yoshiko the dummy)

Strange Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another card post! This time, we’ll be covering some of the strangest cards in Yu-Gi-Oh. Now, let’s Duel!

  • Boar Solider Type: Beast-Warrior/Effect 4 Stars Attribute: Earth Appearance: A boar warrior with a giant hammer. ATK/ 2000 DEF/ 500 Effect: If this card is Normal Summoned, destroy this card. If your opponent controls 1 or more monsters, decrease the ATK of this card by 1000 points. 

At first glance, minus the effect, this looks like a pretty formidable monster. Unfortunately, its effect makes it nearly unplayable. It does have synergies with Skill Drain, but you’re just wasting resources to keep this pathetic creature alive. 

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  • Savage Colosseum Type: Field Spell Appearance: An ominous arena with skull-shaped sky. Effect: If a monster attacks, at the end of the Damage Step: Its controller gains 300 LP. All monsters must attack, if able. During each End Phase: Destroy all face-up Attack Position monsters the turn player controls, that did not declare an attack.

This is a super fun and strange Field Spell that makes both players play very aggressively. The small LP gain is not where this card shines. The forced attacking of monsters is quite insane, and both players have many opportunities to trap their opponents. 

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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!

  • Ice Crystals Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz lemon vodka
  • 1/2 oz green creme de menthe

Directions: Fill a shake half full with ice cubes. Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain into a Cocktail Glass and serve.

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  • Limelight Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz melon liqueur
  • 1 splash grapefruit juice

Directions: Stir well with ice cubes and strain into a cocktail glass.

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More Mythical Creatures From Around The World (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to another mythical post. Today, we will be exploring the world for some awesome creatures. Now, let’s begin!

  • Aqrabuamelu are extremely dangerous creatures of Babylonian mythology. They’re depicted as man-scorpion hybrids. These creatures guard the Shamash gates, which serve as an entrance to the land of darkness. They try to warn travelers from reaching the entrance, and their gaze causes death.

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  • The Typhon is a severely formidable creature of Greek folklore. It’s depicted as a massive serpentine horror with multiple heads and fire breathing capabilities. It also has wings, and vicious temper. 

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Even 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 the cringefest begin!

  • A Gift Garden by: Nathan & Arthur Culbert Illustrated by: N. Jane Quackenbush Genre: Kid’s Fiction Pages: 168 Release date: November 28th, 2018 Quick Summary: Kids try to help the less fortunate people get food.

The book seems like a very whimsical tale of helping people out. Unfortunately, the cover is the stuff of nightmares! The illustrator did a very crappy job of portraying children. They look like melting candle wax, and the scenery could be a manifestation of an LSD trip. Absolutely pathetic!

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  • Rebellious by Alec Mustafayev Release Date: September 18th, 2018 Genre: Unknown Short Summary: A tale of a rebellious kid and his day to day life. 228 Pages

This cover looks like something straight out of the Amiga CDI! The human portrayed seems like he was designed in Microsoft Paint. In conclusion a horrifically bad art disaster.

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