Asher’s Art Gallery

Hello fellow art lovers! My Gallery has recently gotten some new pieces! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Return of the Bird Tribe by Larry Carlson (May 26th, 2020) 

This is an amazing work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor piece that’s covered in an explosion of colors. The titular “bird tribe” appears to be strange, human-face creatures with literal toucans for wings. There’s also some kaleidoscopic animals in the background, and multiple Jesus’ sitting on blue couches. The vivid sky is filled with amazing fractals and abstract patterns which pull the viewer into its masterwork. I absolutely adore this piece, and would love to know what you think of it in the comment’s section below.

bird tribe

 

More Delicious Foods From Around The World

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s time for another  food post! I hope you guys are ready for some incredible dishes. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Kedgeree is an egg-based dish that comes from India. It’s made with curry powder, parsley, flaked fish, boiled rice, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and cream. It’s usually eaten as a breakfast food.

kedgeree

 

 

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!

  • Old Flame Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Bombay Sapphire® gin
  • 1/2 oz Martini & Rossi® sweet vermouth 
  • 1/4 oz Campari® bitters
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz fresh orange juice

Directions: Shake ingredients well to chill and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel, and serve.

old flame

 

  • Hammerhead Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz black sambuca 
  • 1 oz amber rum
  • top with Coca-Cola®

Directions:  Stir the black sambuca and amber rum together in a cocktail glass over crushed or shaven ice. Add Coca-Cola to taste, and serve.

hammer head

More Awesome TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys  ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!

  • Skyward Scream: This is one of the most common tropes used in almost every form of media. It deals with a character that screams loud enough to reach the heavens. It can be used to display anguish, rage, sadness, or pain. Some examples include; Von Karma’s mental breakdown in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Upon being bested by the titular attorney, he yells out in rage, much to the shock of the jury. Next, there’s  Zero’s reaction to a prominent character’s death in Mega Man X4. He yells WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRR!! Unfortunately this is horribly voice acted, and more comes off as a comedy scene instead of something tragic. Lastly, there’s Spongebob’s rage in the episode, Your Shoe’s Untied. He screams to the heavens DOESN’T ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO TIE A KNOOOOOTTTTTTT?!?!

KNOT

 

  • Sickly Green Glow: This is a common trope that used in many forms of media. It deals with the evil glow of green objects. They can range from hazardous waste, to acid. Some examples include; Dr. Faust VII ‘s yellowish-green mana. This creepy doctor has this magic surrounding him whenever he summons his spirit. Next, there’s the killing curse from Harry Potter. Avada Kedavra causes a bright green beam to shoot out of a wand, killing anyone it hits. Lastly, there’s Rugal’s attacks  from the King of Fighters series. This immensely powerful villain usually has evil green energy surrounding him when he uses his attacks. 

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More Awesome Custom Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! I’m back from my week long vacation! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!

  • C’Thrax Manipulator of Form by NullStalker Type: Shaman Legendary Minion Appearance: A gigantic mindflayer-like creature with a super buff body. Mana Cost: 7 Attack: 7 Health: 5 Effect: Battlecry: Transform all minions in your hand and deck into ones that cost (3) more. They cost (3) less.

Here we have the boss minion of Evolve Shaman that we all wanted! Its cost is quite fair, and its effect is truly gamebreaking. The randomness factor of transformation is always a plus to me, and this card makes it a very powerful utility. With it, you can potentially get some incredibly strong minions for a much lower cost. Excellent job NullStalker!

c'thrax

 

  • Kronk Goodeetz by Gothe Type: Warrior Legendary Minion Appearance: A pissed off Orc chef. Mana Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Health: 3 Effect: Battlecry: Equip a 2/3 Spoon that lets you cook soup.

Here we have one of the most unique custom cards I’ve ever seen! The name is obviously a reference to Kronk from The Emperor’s New Groove, and I love that. His effect equips you with a special weapon that allows you to “Discover” ingredients for a soup. The ingredients range from increased stats, to even changing tribes. This could be awesome in a food-themed expansion, and I would love to see it become a real card.

kronk

More Delicious Foods From Around The World

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s time for another delicious post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome dishes. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Rojak is a savory dish that comes from Indonesia. It’s a salad that’s made with sliced vegetables and fruits and topped with a spicy palm sugar dressing.

rojak

 

  • Podvarak is a cabbage-based dish that comes from Serbia. It’s made with the titular vegetable, as well as a type of meat, chopped onions, paprika, and bacon.

podvarak

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!

  • Lani Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Passoa® liqueur
  • 45 ml grapefruit juice
  • tonic water

Directions: Pour Passoa and grapefruit juice into a glass over ice cubes. Fill with tonic water, stir, and serve.

lani

More Fascinating Yokai

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s time for another Yokai post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome creatures. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Minokedachi are unbelievably strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as hairy old men with hunched backs, pointed heads, bristly hairs, and claw-like hands. They’re said to haunt people, and complain about everything. 

minoke

 

More Awesome Custom Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!

  • Moonlight Huntress by Marleon Type: Rare Demon Hunter Minion Appearance: A beautiful, green-haired huntress with a giant hoop-like weapon. Mana Cost: 2 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Effect:You can use your Hero Power twice a turn.

This is an awesome card that would work wonders in a Face Hunter Deck. The Demon Hunter class is unique in that your Hero Power costs 1 mana instead of the usual 2. The power gives the hero 1 attack for the turn, and you can use it for many plays. This makes the power twice as effective, and the value you get out of it is absolutely amazing.

moonlight

 

  • Soulfire Golem by ThiccMurlocc  Type: Warlock Rare Minion Tribe: Elemental Appearance: A giant golem with a fiery body. Mana Cost: 5 Attack: 6 Health: 5 Effect: After your hero takes damage on your turn deal 1 damage to all enemies. 

This is a very unique card that works extremely well in a Damage Warlock Deck. The Warlock  Class is all about damaging yourself to get incredibly strong, and this card truly encapsulates that in a very cool way. For a tiny bit of blood, you deal AOE damage to your enemy. It is not only great of clearing the board, but also for quickly winning the match.

soulfire

 

More Awesome TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!

  • HP to 1: This is a ridiculously common trope that’s used in many video games. It deals with an  attack that instead of wiping your party out, reduces their HP to 1. Some examples include; Hunter’s Mark from Hearthstone. This powerful spell reduces a single minion’s HP to 1. Next, there’s Necron’s “Blue Shockwave  attack from Final Fantasy IX. Lastly, there’s the Undershirt program from the Battle Network series. This allows Mega Man to survive a lethal hit with 1 HP.

nekronNecron

 

  • Undignified Death: This is a very popular trope that is used in many forms of media. It deals with a character’s usually hilarious demise. Some examples include; The Russian’s end from The Punisher comics. This incredibly powerful solider gives Frank Castle a very hard time in his appearances. He finally dies when he’s suffocated under Castle’s blimp of a neighbor, Mr. Bumpo. Next, there’s Celes’ death in Danganrompa Trigger Happy Havoc. While being burned at the stake, Monokuma literally runs her over with a Firetruck. Lastly, there’s dying of Dysentery in Oregon Trail.

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