Asher’s Trip To China Part 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special post! I’m going to show a bunch of pictures from my trip to China, and discuss each one. I hope you guys will enjoy it, and be sure to leave some comments in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s begin!

 

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  • This is outside the Forbidden Temple in Tianamen Square in Beijing. It was raining like crazy, and the streets were a rainbow display of raincoats and umbrellas.

 

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  • A much better picture of the front with emphasis on Chairman Mao. 

 

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  • This is a picture of a Foo Dog, a guardian of the Forbidden Temple.

 

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  • This is a shot of the inside of the temple, as you can see, tons of people are gathered here to see the amazing art.

 

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  • A beautiful picture of a ground painting that seems to depict an action scene with tons of dragons.

 

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  • This is a Genbu, an ancient mythological creature with the head of a dragon and the body of a turtle.

 

Part 2 coming tomorrow 😀

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More Crazy 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 crazy characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Powderkeg Real Name: Frank Skorina Status: Prisoner First Appeared: Captain Marvel #1 (December 1995) Creator: Marvel Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength and durability, can secrete nitroglycerin through his sweat glands, which causes explosions when he claps his hands.

Frank’s backstory is quite murky, but we know that he used to belong to a terrorist group. He hijacked a cargo ship that happened to be carrying Monica Rambeau, a mutant with the power to control the electromagnetic spectrum. She knocks out Frank, and he’s apprehended by the authorities. He now frequents the villainous Bar With No Name.  

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  • Chester Goudal Status: Failed vampire hunter (Deceased) First Appeared: Punisher: P.O.V. #1 (1991) Powers/Abilities: Above average strength and size, vampire killing weapons. Creator: Marvel

Chester was a certified madman that believed that the people around him were horrific beings. He sought out to kill a certain vampire, but ended up getting into a fight with the Punisher instead. That didn’t last long, and he met his end in front of a subway.

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More Fascinating Tv Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more TV Tropes. Now, let’s begin!

  • Getting Crap Past The Radar: This is one of my favorite, and most well-known tropes on the site. It occurs whenever a form of media puts something scandalous, or flat-out inappropriate into an otherwise family friendly TV show. It’s amazing at how many instances of this occur on TV, so I’ll give a few examples; The Yu-Gi-Oh! card Dark Necrofear was called Dark Necrophilia in the Japanese Anime, Megaman Battle Network 2 has a character asking you to “suck yo mama’s milk”, and the game is still rated E!,  and,Plankton from SpongeBob attempts suicide in the episode “One Course Meal”. 

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  • SNK Boss: This infuriating trope occurs in many great SNK fighting games, and others like King of Fighters, Marvel VS. Capcom, and The Battle Network Series. Many things cause a boss to rise to this level such as; Overpowered attacks, Cheating system limitations, or Rage-Inducing defense. Some examples of these bosses include; Goenitz from King of Fighters 96 (He can spam a wind barrier attack  that blocks everything and hits super hard), Gil from Street Fighter 3rd Strike (His attacks hit extremely hard, and he can recover his health fully if he has meter), and BassXX from Megaman Battle Network 5 Double Team DS (He has 4,000 HP, a constantly regenerating aura, moves ridiculously fast, and his attacks can do up to 700 Dmg!)  

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More Crappy 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!

  • Flame Ogre Type: Fiend/Effect Attribute: Fire 7 Stars Appearance: A red ogre with bulging muscles and green eyes. ATK/ 2400 DEF/ 1700 Effect: This card cannot be Special Summoned. When this card is Normal Summoned, draw 1 card.

For something that looks so awesome its effect sure sucks! First, its stats are terrible for a 2 Tribute monster. Second, not being able to Special Summon it limits its playability. The only good thing about this card is its draw ability, and still there are many eras cards that are much better than this.

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  • Swordsman From A Distant Land Type: Warrior/Effect 1 star Appearance: A strange samurai with bright yellow eyes. ATK/ 250 DEF/ 250 Effect: If this card attacked an opponent’s monster, after damage calculation: Destroy that monster during the 5th End Phase after the attack.

Wow, this card is garbage. Its stats are completely abysmal, and the death after five turns is way too long. The monster will probably be tributed or XYZ summoned before the effect goes off anyway. I don’t recommend play it at all.

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Asher’s Favorites (Webtoons Edition Part 2)

Hello everyone, and welcome to part 2 of my Webtoons recommendations. I really enjoyed doing the first part, and I hope that some of you checked them out. Now, let’s start part 2!

  • Carl by Hussein Traboulsi Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction, Heartwarming, Steampunk  Started: November 5th, 2017 Total Episodes: 77 Updates every Monday and Tuesday 

Carl is a very fascinating comic that I fell in love with right away. It’s about a robot psychiatrist that becomes sentient, and tries to help people out by expressing his feelings. His creator is worried about this, and tries to keep it under wraps. Unfortunately, his arch enemy finds out, and you are taken on a comedic adventure with robots, augmented humans, and crazy characters. I highly recommend this comic to everybody, and the characters will keep you reading to the end. Final Verdict 9/10 (A robotic hell of a good time!)

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiJhvSCiazdAhUKllQKHbMHB3MQFjACegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fchallenge%2Fcarl%2Flist%3Ftitle_no%3D83284%26page%3D1&usg=AOvVaw2lGZ5bgdPGNY6Ks2OzSYki

 

  • Boyfriend of the Dead by Ushio Genres: Comedy, Romance, Action, Zombies, Apocalyptic  Started: July 13th, 2017 Total Episodes: 105 Updates Every Tuesday and Friday

This is a fantastic and comedic take on the Zombie Horror genre. The world is ending, and zombies are everywhere. However, unlike other zombie stories, these creatures have kept their intelligence. Unfortunately, every time they speak, it comes out in growls. The comic focuses on one zombie that finds a girl surviving in the chaotic climate. We are then met with an amazing adventure of comedic proportions as the zombie tries to communicate and befriend the girl. If you love comedy, I guarantee that you’ll love this story. Final Verdict 9.9/10 (My first experience with webtoons and an amazing one at that!)

 

 

 

  • Sweet Home by Youngchan Hwang and Carnby Kim Genres: Horror, Tragedy, Mature, Despair, Psychological, Monsters  Started: January 14th, 2018 Total Episodes: 37 Updates Every Monday

Here we have an absolutely terrifying tale from the creators of Bastard. This comic is highly disturbing, and therefore recommended for mature audiences only. It’s about an anti-social high school student that has to move houses due to spoiler-heavy circumstances. Not only is this one of the best stories I’ve read in a while, but, it also is one of the best drawn. Final Verdict 10/10 (A goddamn horror masterpiece!)

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiB9_78j6zdAhXYwMQHHXVTBj8QFjAFegQICxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fthriller%2Fsweethome%2Flist%3Ftitle_no%3D1285%26page%3D1&usg=AOvVaw3G2lCmFpuLfgA9CQeeyW4d

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 awesome paintings. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Eco Atlas by Alex Grey (2017) Mediums: Spiritual and Psychedelic art

This impressive work was created by “Psychedelic Artist”, Alex Grey. Grey is incredibly popular in the music industry for providing art work for many album covers, including Lateralus (Tool), Untying the Not (The String Cheese Incident), and III Communication (The Beastie Boys). His work reminds me a bit of Larry Carlson’s but with its own unique twist. This specific painting absolutely blew me away when I first locked eyes upon in. It depicts a transparent humanoid with its rib cage, nerves, and brain visible. Grey adds heavy detail to each of these areas, which really makes it stand out. The humanoid is holding up what appears to be the Earth, and has a determined expression on its face. The Earth is anything but normal, as it’s covered with eyes that follow your every move. The work is covered in a very misty blue that gives it a mysterious vibe. I also adore the blend of realism with the Earth, and surrealism with the trippy designs. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • La lumiere, la solitude by Yves Tanguy (1940) oil on canvas

This is a beautiful work by “French Surrealist”, Tanguy. It depicts a gorgeous, rainbow sky with a multicolored ground. Placed on said ground are a variety of different sculptures. The sculptures all appear to be connected by a razor-thin wire, and some are shaped like pieces of candy. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Adventures In Thailand Part 3 (Wat Yai Chaimongkol Temple and Wat Na Phra Mane Temple)

Hello everyone, and welcome to the third part of my adventure. I traveled to many Buddhist temples throughout my journey, and this specific site completely blew me away. It is known as Mongkhon, and it was built in 1357 A.D. The temple houses a gigantic reclining Buddha that many people come to see each year. I also traveled to Wat Na Phra Mane temple, which was a bit smaller, but still absolutely incredible. Listed below are the many pictures I took during the trip, and a description of each.

Giant Buddha

As you can see, this buddha is absolutely massive, and actually very well preserved.  It completely amazes me at how intricate and detailed this monument is. 

 

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The buddha wasn’t the only gorgeous thing at the temple. The beautiful set of flowers really caught my eyes as well. The strange petals almost make it look it’s from an alien world.

 

Old Stupa

This is a very old stupa that has been extremely well preserved. The serene looking buddha gives off a powerful aura of tranquility and cosmic awareness.

 

Amazing

Here we have one of the most impressive buddhas I’ve ever seen. I really enjoy this picture, and I believe that I got the chandelier’s lighting just right. The buddha is covered in gold, and his expression makes you feel honored to be in his presence.

 

 War part 1

 

War part 2

 

Both of these pictures depict a massive war between two tribes of India. The artwork is absolutely breathtaking, and reminds of something out of Japanese mythology.

 

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This is another depiction of battle, and as always, the work shines in design and emotion.

 

Now, onto the Wat Na Phra Mane temple.

Gold Buddha

Now, this is just breathtaking! All of these buddhas are completely encased in gold, and are all in a state of pure nirvana. This place hit me emotionally, and I started to tear up at the absolute beauty of it all.

 

 Meditate

Another absolutely gorgeous series of buddhas, each with different materials and facial expressions. I also adore the abundance of flowers that surround the giant statue. 

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This was one of the ceilings of the temples. It has a very unique design that shines in the presence of light.

The remaining pictures are random shots from all over Thailand, I hope you enjoy!

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I took this picture because it was very bizarre, and you don’t find movie posters like this in the states.

 

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A delicious candy isle found in a 7 Eleven of all places. Yes, 7 Elevens in Thailand completely beat over the ones in the states.

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A traditional river in Sam Phram. While the water is quite dirty, I still think that it’s a beautiful scene.

 

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A tranquil picture of an oyster farm located in Amphoe Mueang.

 

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An extremely detailed and colorful sculpture of Shiva located at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Amphoe Bang Phli, Thailand.

 

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The absolute best Crispy Pork I’ve ever had in my entire life! I even ordered seconds! This place is a little “hole in the wall” eatery near the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The savoriness and crunch of the meat enveloped my mouth with a delicate sweetness.

 

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I’ll finish this Thailand adventure with a beautiful picture of the sunset from the beach. At this current moment, it looked as if the sun was sending down beams of light from Heaven.