Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Hinoenma are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as absolutely gorgeous women, but don’t be fooled, they want your blood! These monsters use their beautiful looks to obliterate men. They first suck out the male’s lifeblood and virility, and this causes them to become weak   and poor. Upon death, the monstrous yokai swiftly moves onto its next victim.

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  • Nogitsune are lupine spirits of Japanese mythology. Unlike Kitsune, these yokai  are mighty tricksters, and love to possess humans. 

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Awesome Music Tropes

Hello everyone! I’m finally back from my vacation to the Electric Forest. It was a fantastic time, and expect a full post on it later. This particular post will be going over some incredibly fascinating tropes found in music. Now, let’s begin!

  • Air Guitar: One of the most well known tropes in existence , as it has been used in nearly every form of media. It occurs when a character mimics playing a guitar with their hands. This is usually done in private and can be used for comedic effect. Some examples of this include; In an episode of Scrubs, the janitor decides to form an air band with many of the main characters. They play to the tune of Boston’s “More Than A Feeling“, and it’s equally awesome and pathetic! Next, we have the crazy inscrutable Pyro of Team Fortress 2. Many of its taunts include it playing the flamethrower like a guitar with an awesome metal riff cascading off of it. Lastly, there’s Klavier from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. This incredibly awesome character tends to play one during the cases, and it’s accompanied by a rocking soundtrack.

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  • Lyrical TicAnother extremely common trope in music. This one is a particular musician’s signature style of singing. Some examples include; James Brown’s signature grunts, whoas, oohs, and ows. Michael Jackson’s crotch grabbing whoo!, Chamone!, and Hoooo! Lastly, we have Dexter Holland’s yeahs!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Attributes Earth Edition (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 awesome cards. Starting today, every other Friday, I will be going over some interesting cards from each attribute. Today’s attribute is Earth, so, let’s get ready to rock and roll!

  • Marmiting Captain Type: Warrior/Effect Attribute: Earth 3 Stars Appearance: A captain chef testing his newest recipe. ATK/ 1200 DEF/ 400 Effect: When this card is Normal Summoned: You can shuffle 1 card from your hand into the Deck, then draw 1 card, then you can Special Summon it if it is a monster.

A highly played card in Duel Links, and a surprisingly good one at that. Don’t let the low stats fool you, the amount of potential you get at Special Summoning is pretty incredible. It can be used as a secret weapon, or a strong play in the early game.

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  • Maxx “C” Type: Insect/Effect Attribute: Earth Appearance: A tiny luminous bunch of insects. ATK/ 500 DEF/ 200 Effect: During either player’s turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; this turn, each time your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), immediately draw 1 card. You can only use 1 “Maxx C” per turn.

Ah good old Maxx C! This card is banned for a very good reason, and won’t be off the list for a very long time. Special Summoning monsters is one of the main things that the game is built upon, so the rewards for using this card are nearly endless. This could also make an Exodia Draw Deck extremely viable. Although this card is banned, many other “C Cards” exist, including a super cool Insect-Robot hybrid with some ridiculously potent effects. 

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow Art Lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Titian by Jean-Michel Basquiat  From The Daros Suite of 32 Drawings 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, charcoal, and pencil on paper.

This is another wonderful work by “Master Surrealist” Basquiat.  It’s another addition to the Daros Suite, and my god, it’s a good one! This particular piece has a lot of anatomical designs. We see the bone structure of a leg, as well as various green teeth. There’s also many repeated words, and one of Basquiat’s signature “heads”. Lastly, there’s for some reason, a burger situated in the middle of the painting. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Armored Train by Gino Severini 1915 Oil on Canvas 

This is an absolutely awesome Futurist piece by “Italian Painter”, Severini. The work has a very industrial feel, and definitely looks like it takes place in the future. The train is made with a very unique sheet of metal and covered with a multicolored background. The defense is comprised of multiple guards armed with high powered rifles. In conclusion this is an absolute treat of a painting that will be loved by many steampunk fans.

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Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Niwatori no so are incredibly bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as monks with chicken parts. Apparently, this is the result of eating chickens possessed by evil spirits. (No, I’m not making this up!)

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  • Hajikkaki are strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as white, blobby creatures with fangs and large eyes. They usually appear to be covering their faces out of embarrassment.  Their history and use remains a mystery.

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My Most Hated Cards In Hearthstone

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! This time, we will be going over some of my most hated cards. Now, let’s have a brawl!

  • Coldlight Oracle Tribe: Murloc Mana Cost: 3 Rarity: Rare  Attack: 2 Health: 2 Appearance: An Angler Fish-like Murloc with sharp teeth. Battlecry: Each player draws 2 cards.

I used to really enjoy this card, but the Rogue strategy with it is the most infuriating thing in the game. The Rogue can use Shadowstep, a card that returns a monster to the owner’s hand where it costs 2 less mana. Rogues would spam the hell out of this making you lose tons of important plays. Luckily, the card isn’t allowed in Standard Format, but in Wild, it’s still a major pain in the ass.

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  • Poisoned Blade Type: Weapon Class: Rogue  Appearance: A literal poisoned blade. Mana Cost 4 Rarity: Epic Attack: 1 Durability: 3 Effect: Your Hero Power gives this weapon +1 Attack instead of replacing it.

Here we have an incredibly pathetic and slow Rogue Weapon. It essentially deletes your Hero Power to gives this shitty card power. Having to pay 2 mana to give this weapon a measly +1 attack makes this card nearly unplayable. There are so many great Rogue Weapons, so don’t even give this one a try.

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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”!

  • 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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