Hello fellow Book Lovers! It’s time for some more crappy covers. I hope you guys are ready to cringe and laugh! Now, let’s begin!
Griddle Creek: Fool’s Gold (Book 2) by M. Malenga Released: October 12th, 2017 Genres: Children’s Humor, Comic Book Pages: 32 Quick Summary: A typical museum heist story with quirky humor.
I know this is supposed to be a kid’s book, but this art is completely unacceptable! It seems like the artist just searched on Google Images for a picture of a diamond, and placed it on a black and grey background. If you are going to create a comic book, at least make the front cover appealing.
Facemate by Steven M. Greenberg Released: July 10th, 2019 Genre: Fiction Quick Summary: An Autistic boy discovers a futuristic dating site, and acquires unimaginable power. 386 pages
What we have here is missed potential. The plot of this book seems really neat, and is definitely a unique concept. Unfortunately, the front cover makes it fall flat on its face. What we have is 4 “people” that are 3D nightmares. The graphics are extremely unsettling, and seem to delve into the “Uncanny Valley”.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing facts. Now, let’s begin!
Serial Killer: A dark, but morbidly fascinating trope that’s used in multiple forms of media. It depicts a character, possibly mentally unstable, who kills multiple people. Some examples (not using depictions of real life examples), include; Lucy from the ultra-violent manga and anime, Elfen Lied. She is completely malicious, and slaughters multiple people with her demonic powers. Next, there’s Mr. Zsasz from the Batman Series. He’s one of the more psychopathic prisoners of Arkham Asylum. His body is covered in scars, which represent the amount of people he has killed. Lastly, there’s Dexter from the show of the same name. He’s a unique case, in that he only kills Serial Killers.
Lucy: Cute but extremely dangerous.
Up To Eleven: An incredibly common trope that occurs in many forms of media. It happens when some type of event or tragedy increases power or effect. Some examples include; Most of the cast of the manga/anime series, Eyeshield 21. This is an amazing football series that insanely increases stereotypical bullies and jocks into super humans. Next, we have the Ludicrous Speed dial from Spaceballs. Lastly, there’s the Are you Nuts?! speed on Jimmy Neutron’s Jetpack.
Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome knowledge. Now, let’s begin!
Random Encounters: A widely used trope in various RPGS. It occurs when the party runs into a random horde of enemies. This can happen with or without warning. Some examples include; Final Fantasy I, the party will run into multiple encounters throughout the game, and some squares are deliberately there for this reason. Next, we have virus encounters from the Megaman Battle Network and Starforce series. Lastly, we have Drakkhen which amps up the encounter rate to absurd levels, with even bosses appearing to kick your ass.
An example of this in Megaman Battle Network.
Bloody Horror: A trope used in nearly every form of media. It’s a genre that usuallyincorporates visceral things happening to the body. These can include blood shooting out of orifices, bloody bodies, or anything gory. Some examples include; The Arc of The Covenant scene from Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark. Beams shoot out of the box, melting the Nazis into bloody mush. Next, there’s the bloody elevator from The Shining. Lastly, there’s the 9th man’s fate in the visual novel, 999.
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!
Comet Man Real Name: Dr. Steven Beckley Status: Superhero First Appeared: Comet Man #1 (February 1st, 1987) Ht: 6’1” Wt: 190 lbs Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Teleportation, Flight, Force Field, Mind Projection, Energy Blasts
Steven Beckley was an astronaut that met a terrible fate with a comet. Luckily, the ship was piloted by an alien named Max. Max, using his advanced technology, rebuilt the astronaut’s body, and gave him amazing powers. Upon returning to Earth, he found out that his daughter and wife were missing. After finding them, he joined the Fantastic Four in battling AIM.
Impulse: Real Name: Unknown Status: Member of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard Ht: 5’10” Wt: N/A First Appeared: X-Men #107 (1977) Creator: Marvel Power/ Abilities: Flight via “flight belt, can shoot concussive energy blasts from his visor.
Most of Impulse’s past is shrouded in mystery, but we do know a couple of key factors. First, he’s composed of pure energy, and doesn’t have a physical form. Second, he’s been a member of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard for many years. Lastly, he was seemingly arrested after helping defeat Thanos.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Typobop (The Bop Pokemon) #334 Dark/Rock Type Possible Abilities: Run Away (Allows you to always flee a battle) or Sheer Force (Boosts the power of all moves that have additional effects by 30% and removes the added effects) Gender Ratio 50/50 Evolves into Yeerex when exposed to a Moon Stone Ht: 1’00” Wt: 9.9 lbs Appearance: The singing dinosaur from the “Yee” Meme. Base Stats: HP: 50, Attack: 81, Defense: 74, Sp. Atk: 40, Sp. Def: 40, Speed: 60 Base Stat Total: 345 (Pretty decent for a first evolution) Immune to Psychic and Weak to Ground, Steel, Bug, Grass, Fairy, Water, and 4x Weak to Fighting
Entry: Typobop communicates by singing. Unfortunately, this attracts predators, causing Typobop to go extinct.
Dragun (The Cannon Pokemon) #141 Dragon/Steel Type Possible Abilities: Mega Launcher (Boosts the power of pulse and aura moves by 50%) or Sniper (Critical hits deal 1.5x more damage) Ht: 1’04” Wt: 47.2 lbs Appearance: A dragon with a cannon for a nose. Evolves into Triggedon at level 40 and into Cannonance at level 65 Gender Ratio 75% male to 25% female Base Stats: HP: 45, Attack: 25, Defense: 65, Sp. Atk: 100, Sp. Def: 45, Speed: 20 Base stat total: 300 (Extremely good Special Attack for a 1st evolution) Immune to Poison and Weak to Fighting and Ground.
Entry: Dragon are known to attack their prey with incredible accuracy. They can become aggressive when claiming territory.