Asher’s Podcast Recommendation Part 1 out of ?

Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! This particular topic will cover one of my favorite Podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for as long as I can remember, and always love the diverse subject that they go into. You can imagine my delight when I found out about this one! I discovered this gem when researching information about Kevin MacLeod’s music. He did a very in depth interview on how Kevin produces his Royalty-Free Music. The Podcast is simply titled Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast. This podcast covers a variety of musical topics from Royalty Free Music, to Slot Machine Music. The host of this podcast is Charlie McCarron, an incredibly talented Composer and Producer that lives in Minneapolis. From  He has a very quirky personality, and vast knowledge of everything music. Every week, for four years (1/2/13-1/24/17, he interviewed a different composer about a different genre of music. He would give various composing tips, and explain the inner workings in a way that was easy to understand. There’s 177 episodes to choose from, so the possibilities are nearly endless. The best part is that all of the Podcasts are completely free, and easily accessible on his website, charliemccarron.com, and on iTunes. I highly recommend this Podcast, and will share my favorite episodes below. Final Rating: 10/10 (CHECK THIS OUT IMMEDIATELY!)

My Favorites:

  1. Slot Machine Composing
  2.  Kevin MacLeod, King of Royalty-Free Music
  3. Cyriak’s Surrealist Music And Animation
  4. Game Music so Sweet it’ll Make Your Teeth Hurt
  5. Chiptune Composing With Ben Barnes
  6. Eggs, Bacon, and Composer Wisdom from Rick Sowash
  7. Schizophrenic Synthpop Storytelling with Felix Frost
  8. Torley on Creativity, Asperger’s, and Music Production
  9.  Metal 101 with Devin Earlywine
  10. How to write a pooping duck robot song with Matt Schubbe
  11. North Korean Cannibal Songwriting with Joe Graves
  12. Audacity Producer Desmond Simmons is Big in Japan
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Carlson Mondays (Every Last Monday Of The Month)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us take a look at some more trippy artwork. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • THE WEREWOLF by Larry Carlson 2007 digital chromogenic print 

This is my first time seeing this awesome piece, and my god, it’s glorious! Your eyes are immediately bombarded with an overwhelming display of vibrant colors and shapes. Starting from the painting’s top, we see brilliants wisps of blue and green that stick out like eldritch fire. The titular Werewolf is also quite a fantastic site. His ears appear to have two extremely grotesque demons that give off a very ominous vibe. They’re a brilliant blend of reds, pinks, greens, and yellows. A demon actually makes up the canine’s nose, and its eyes seem to follow your every move. The beast’s eyes are giant teardrops that gaze into the viewer’s soul. Then, we get to his mouth, and what awaits us is true fear! His giant maw is filled with ultra-sharp teeth, and an expression that emanates chaotic malice. He actually has a secondary mouth, that’s located just below his first. The bottom of the piece finishes the job with an awesome explosion of rainbow energy. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below. 

THE WEREWOLF

 

  • Phantom Vortex by Larry Carlson 2014

This hypnotic work is definitely one for the record books. At first, all you see is a multicolored spiral of awesome patterns and shapes. However, if you look even closer, you can make out faces and other creatures within the vortex. The faces are extremely similar, if not taken directly from a Junji Ito manga. Ito is known by many as the “King of Horror Manga”, and his stories even give me the shivers. He has the uncanny ability to make everyday objects look downright horrific. They all portray looks of pure horror that make the viewer’s hair stand on end. This is especially seen with the skeletal men with Glasgow smiles.  It almost seems as if Carlson has portrayed what LSD Hell would look like. We also see some agonizing maws hidden within the chaos. I’ve never seen Carlson create something so dark before, but I completely love how he’s able to adapt to new styles on the fly. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

WARNING! NSFW CONTENT AHEAD!!!!

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Reagain (The Signpost Pokemon) #355 Ground/Dark Ability: Dry Skin (Recovers 1/8 of maximum health in the rain, but loses 1/8 of maximum health in the sun. It also absorbs Water attacks, and transforms them into 1/4 of maximum health.) Evolves from Signot at Level 30. Gender Ratio 50/50 Ht: 11’06” Wt: 143.3 lbs Base stats: HP: 100, Attack: 70, Defense: 110, Sp. Atk: 80, Sp. Def: 90, Speed: 45 Stat Total: 495 (Highest base Defense of all non-Legendary Dark Types) Name Origin: Read+Again Appearance: A living worm signpost with crudely drawn genitalia, a laughing face, and a smiley face. Immune to Water, Electric, and Psychic. Weak to Fighting, Bug, Grass, Fairy, and Ice.

Entry: Did you know that Fochun and Ebin contain hidden secrets unknown to man kind? Be sure to find them all.

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More Fascinating TV Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello everyone! I’m finally back from vacation! A post on that will be made in the near future, so be ready for it! It’s time for us to once again look at some more awesome tropes. This will be done randomly, so that each entry is unpredictable. Now, let’s begin!

 

  • WTH, Costuming Department?: This hilarious trope deals with questionable taste of the fashion department in films and other media. What starts as a cool concept in theory, soon deteriorates into pure cringeyness. It makes matters worse if the creator was being totally serious. Some examples include; Batman & Robin’s “bat nipples”, and Astaroth’s costume in Soul Calibur 3.

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  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death: This trope occurs when Horror movie titles try to be more edgy. This can involve stringing together several scary words. Unfortunately, this doesn’t emphasize terror, but disgust or confusion. Some titles include; Demented Death Farm Massacre, Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence, Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space, and Violent Shit.

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More Bizarre Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • An Unfortunate Report  Type: Trap/Normal  Appearance: A tattered series of graphs and designs surrounded by three candles. Effect: Your opponent conducts their next Battle Phase twice.

This card is next to useless, and it is a huge detriment to whoever plays it. The only way I can see this card being used is to make your opponent hurt themselves in the battle. 

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  • Balloon Lizard Type: Reptile/Effect 4 Stars Attribute: Earth  ATK/500 DEF/1900 Appearance: A large, green, lizard with a huge inflated stomach. Effect: Put 1 counter on this card during each of your Standby Phases. When this card is destroyed, inflict damage to the controller of the card that destroyed it equal to the number of counters X 400.

This ultra-bizarre card has a very good effect. For starters, it has very high defense, and if you can keep it on the field for long enough it can easily win you the duel. Unfortunately, due to a bunch of counters, this card won’t see a lot of play.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

NSFW Content Ahead!

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!

  • Isissin (The Assassin Pokemon) #137 Dark/Poison type Name Origin: ISIS+Sin or ISIS+Assassin Possible Abilities: Poison Point (Poisons foe on physical contact) or Aftermath (Hurts foe upon fainting) Evolves from Oilslam at Level 38 Gender Ratio: 75% Male to 25% Female Ht: 5’07”  Wt: 140.9 lbs Base Stats: HP:             105, Attack: 105, Defense: 75, Sp. Atk: 95, Sp. Def: 100, Speed: 50 Stat Total: 530 (Extremely good stats all around) Appearance: A very cool oily creature with a large knife and face mask. Immune to Nothing. Weak against Ground

 

Entry: Isissin replicates itself to confuse its foes. It is said to poison the corrupted and evil and bless the good-willing.

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  • Geigh (The Unicorn Pokemon) #126 Fairy/Flying type Possible Abilities: Oblivious (Prevents infatuation) or Serene Grace (Double the chance to have added effects) Ht: 5’07” Wt: 209.4 lbs  Gender: Male Only  Evolves from Inbitween at Level 40 Name Origin: Gay+Neigh Base Stats: HP: 65, Attack: 80, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 100, Sp. Def: 75, Speed: 110 Base Stat Total: 500 (Very well balanced) Appearance: A “fabulous” pink unicorn with pegasus wings, and a rainbow tail.

 

Entry: When Geigh runs, small rainbows can be seen around its legs. Its wings are small, but they can support its whole weight. (Its cry is a horse’s whinny.)

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More Fascinating SCPS (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow researchers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at our newest anomalies. Now, grab your Class S protective equipment, and let’s begin our analysis!

  • SCP-229 The Wire Weed Object Class: Euclid  Description: SCP-229 appears to be a mass of wires and cables. Superficially, they appear to be raw copper wire, insulated Ethernet cable, phone cable, power lines, and many other forms of electrical cable. The current mass weighs 94 kg at last measurement. 

SCP-229 is tentatively identified as a form of silicon-based life. SCP-229 is a highly invasive parasite, attacking anything carrying even a low electrical current. SCP-229 will grow several centimeters every hour, and form connectors to attach to electrical power sources (wall socket plugs, USB connectors, etc.). SCP-229 will also splice itself into power lines and existing wires if no connection is available. SCP-229 appears to “feed” off electricity.  

SCP-229 appears to go dormant when not in the presence of an electrical source. Any electrical current within thirty meters, no matter how small, will immediately cause SCP-229 to “grow” in the direction of the electricity  Questions regarding the possible intelligence and sensory organs of SCP-229 are still under investigation.

SCP-229 appears to “grow” best on metal or plastic, but is very capable of infesting living tissue. In vertebrate animals, SCP-229 will quickly penetrate the epidermis and other tissues, attaching to and enveloping the spine. SCP-229 will then grow along nerve pathways and up into the brain, attaching it and infesting it within a few days. This process appears to be extremely painful, and can cause very erratic  behavior. When the infested subject nears death, usually from massive internal bleeding and brain damage, SCP-229 will exit the body by puncturing through the skin and attaching to any nearby structures, thus beginning the cycle again.

It is theorized that SCP-229 has always been present in our ecosystem, but that the technological level, and thereby the availability of electricity was insufficient to allow its spread. With the current prevalence of wires and other electrical devices, detection can be extremely difficult. Incineration is the best means for SCP-229 removal.

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