Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! I’m finally back from my Christmas break, and am ready to make content once again! Let’s start up the new season with one of my favorite posts. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Fukuro muijina are mischievous creatures of Japanese mythology. They are badgers that can resemble an ancient noblewoman with a giant sack on their over their shoulder. They like to dress up as people, and some stories say that the yokai itself is just the haunted sack.

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  • Hossumori are incredible fascinating creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated wand-like brushes held by Buddhist Priests. The brush erases all general distractions from the priest such as; flies, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects.

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Yokai Wednesdays

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

  • Nikusui are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as beautiful women about 18-20 years old. This is just a disguise, however, as they’re vampires that stalk people at night. Upon catching a victim, the yokai will bite it and suck the meat off its bones, leaving only skin and bones behind.

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  • Bake icho no sei are very strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re the spirits of ginkgo trees, and seem to have an unknown purpose. They have tall, yellow bodies, carry small gongs, and have tattered black kimonos.

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Awesome Places From Atlas Obscura (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s chalk full of wacky and wild landmarks from around the world.  I’ve decide to share some of my favorites with you guys. I hope you enjoy it, so, let’s begin!

  • The Poison Garden Location: Alnwick, Northumberland Description: This dangerously gorgeous garden is home to some of the most lethal plants on the face of the Earth. The place is decorated with Skulls and Crossbones that worn THESE PLANTS CAN KILL! I have always wanted to visit this place because I’m a real fan of these plants. The garden is open from March to December.

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  • The Jellyfish Lake Location: The Island of Palau Description: This small saltwater lake houses about a million jellyfish that bob up and down, feeding on plankton. The jellyfish don’t sting, and they make the entire lake gorgeous and mesmerizing.

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More Fascinating Mythical Creatures From Around The World

Hello fellow mythology lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating mythical creatures. I hope you guys are ready for some truly insane creations. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubak: The Bubak is a fearsome creature of Czech mythology. It’s depicted as a scarecrow with a skeletal body and unsettling face. It essentially is the Bogeyman of Czechoslovakia. The Bubak has a cry that sounds like an innocent baby, and it uses this to lure in victims. It is said that it travels between the world of the dead and living in a cart pulled by black cats. 

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  • Peluda: The Peluda is extremely dangerous creature of French folklore. The beast has the head and tail of a snake, feet of a tortoise and the quills of a porcupine. The Peluda is said to have attacked La Ferte-Bernard during the medieval times. Its breath is highly corrosive, and can wither crops easily. It can also fire its quills like arrows, and is nearly invincible. Its only supposed weak point is its tail and parts of its neck.

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Asher’s Trip To China Part 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to part 2 of my China trip! I am overjoyed at the response of the first part, and hope that you enjoy this one too. Now, let’s continue this awesome journey!

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  • A very cool totem that is near the Forbidden Temple. I love the use of dragons that circle around the massive structure.

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  • I love the architecture of this building, and the dragons give it a very powerful aura.

 

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  • Another excellent form of architecture with very beautiful tiles.

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  • This is a beautiful bowl that’s made out of white jade. In ancient China, jade was considered to be the most expensive material.

 

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Amazing Buddhas from the Palace Museum.

 

Part 3 coming soonish

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 😀

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