More Awesome 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 awesome cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • Steelswarm Sting Type: Fiend/Effect 4 stars Attribute: Dark  ATK: 1850 DEF: 0  Effect: When this card you control is sent to you Graveyard: Target 1 face-up Ritual, Fusion, or Synchro Monster on the field; destroy that target. Appearance: A metallic bee with yellow wings and a large stinger.

Steelswarms are a very fun archetype in Yu-Gi-Oh! They’re all Fiend types, and focus on overwhelming the opponent with powerful monsters. Its high attack power and amazing effect make it extremely versatile in any Fiend deck. It also helps that its effect can be used outside of battle. I highly recommend this card to dry your opponents crazy!

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  • Tribe Infecting Virus Type: Aqua/Effect 4 stars ATK: 1600 DEF: 1000 Effect: Discard 1 card from your hand and declare 1 type of monster. Destroy all face-up monsters of the declared Type on the field. Appearance: A swirling embodiment of chaos and pestilence.

This chaotic card was the bane of many people’s existence when the game first began. Unfortunately, the card has been banned for many years, and for good reason too. Its effect is way too good, and you can clear your opponents field extremely easily. Nevertheless, I adore this card, and from what I hear, it’s going to be coming back to the game quite soon.

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Hall Of Champions: Fantastic 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 another look at some awesome characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Korvac Real Name: Michael Korvac Status: Villain/Possible Destroyer of Worlds Ht: 6’3” Weight: 230 lbs Publisher: Marvel First Appeared: Giant-Size Defenders #3 (January 1st, 1975) Powers/Abilities: Manipulation of cosmic energy, time travel, can absorb all forms of energy, telekinesis, telepathy, neigh invulnerability

Michael was an extremely talented computer technician living in the 31st century. He helped out the Badoon, a species of advanced reptilian beings, invade Earth’s solar system. One faithful day, upon collapsing from exhaustion, the Badoon amputated his lower body, and transformed him into a cyborg. Enraged by this, Korvac turned against his superiors, and killed them. His newfound abilities made him an incredibly dangerous force. His most famous feat is absorbing the power of Galactus’ spaceship, and transforming into a god-like entity. He was finally destroyed by Hazmat, who blasted him apart with an anti-matter wave.

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  • Hazmat Real Name: Jennifer Takeda Status: Hero and member of the Avengers Publisher: Marvel  First Appeared: Avengers Academy #1 (August 1st, 2010) Powers/Abilities:  Produces toxic substances and radiation from her body, immune to toxins, can explode after absorbing enough radiation (this isn’t lethal to her), anti-matter blasts, can generate EMP

Jennifer was an ordinary teenager, until she almost killed her boyfriend with a kiss. The discovery of her toxic powers forced Jennifer to be confined to a hazmat suit. This also caused her personality to become angry and standoffish. After being invited to the Avengers Academy, Jennifer doesn’t get along with many of the others, until she strikes a relationship with the metallic Mettle. This unfortunately doesn’t last, as Mettle sacrifices himself to save her in a battle with the villainous Arcade. During the Avengers Arena arc, Hazmat learns to fully control her powers, and doesn’t need the containment suit to protect her anymore. Fueled with rage and sadness, Hazmat kills Arcade and that’s the last that we hear of her for the time being. (A very interesting character that I hope will get her own movie in the future). (Fun fact: Hazmat is actually considered to be a tsundere, someone who is cold upon introduction, but slowly starts to warm up as the story progresses). 

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The Amazing World of ASMR

Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special post. Today, I will be discussing the amazing phenomenon known as ASMR. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and is a tingling sensation that some people get from a variety of stimuli. These include; tapping on objects, soft voices, binaural beats, brushing hair, role-plays, and vocal triggers. The sensation is incredibly soothing, and puts the mind into a state of Nirvana. Various people on Youtube make videos to specifically trigger this phenomenon, and they’re known as ASMRtists. It’s an extremely diverse community, with members from all around the world. I had experienced ASMR in my childhood, when my mother would trace my arm up to my head. This would immediately cause all of the stress to leave my body. I recently discovered the ASMR community, and have completely fallen in love with the relaxing videos. I get ASMR mainly from role-plays or message videos. Some of my favorite ASMRtists include; Gibi ASMR, Tingting ASMR, Articulate Design ASMR, ASMR Darling, ASMR Zeitgeist, Ephemeral Rift ASMR, Gentle Whispering ASMR, Whispers Red ASMR, Heather Feather ASMR, Jojo’s ASMR, Fred’s Voice ASMR, and Message ASMR. As you can see, there’re tons of ASMRtists on Youtube, and it’s up to you to decide which ones work for you. I will be posting a link to a great introduction of this sensation in the comments’ section below. Now, prepare your brain for an awesome message!

 

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Awesome and Obscure Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Board Game enthusiasts! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating games. Now, let’s play!

  • Dungeon Dice Category: Dice, Medieval, Negotiation, Adventure (2014) 2-5 Players Playing Time: 20 minutes Ages: 8+ Artist: Cam Kendell Designer: Sam Coates Publishers: Golden Games and Potluck Games

Description: Dungeon Dice is a competitive dice game with an adventurer’s touch. Players battle monsters and try to collect more dice than the others. Players also equip, drink, and battle dice monsters. You level up when you kill enough monsters.  The game starts with all players taking turns drawing monster dice from a bag. To win battles, a player’s dice must get a higher roll. They can also sabotage each other using abilities. The first play to get enough impressive dice to claim the throne wins the game.

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  • City Council (2013) Type: Strategy  Players: 2-5 60 minutes Ages: 12+ Artist: Giota Vorgia Designer: Elan Goldstein Publisher: Golden Egg Games 

Description: This is a world building game where each player takes the role of a council member. You need to maintain the environment, and fund projects. The player that becomes the major first wins.

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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. Today’s exhibit focuses on the optical wizardry of M.C. Escher. Now, prepare to have your minds blown!

  • Three spheres 1 by  M.C. Escher 1945 wood-engraving 

This dazzling work causes the viewer to analyze it with all senses. The spheres appear to have an infinite number of lines stretching across it. They remind me of a mesh shirt that has been replicated continuously. I also enjoy the lack of color, and believe that this is an integral part of the work. It makes the viewer fill in the spaces with whatever they think belongs there, and this is how interpretation can increase its uniqueness. Escher also uses distortion to manipulate the work like it was made of silly putty. This is shown with the middle sphere, as it appears to be flattened at the top. I really would like to hear what you guys think of this piece, as well as your perceived meaning in the comments’ section below.

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  • Whirlpools by M.C. Escher 1957 wood-engraving printed from two blocks 

This is one of my favorite of Escher’s works. It is created to be like an optical illusion with a white spiral infinitely looping into the center. The use of repetition makes the titular “Whirlpools” act like a mobius strip, seemingly sucking the red and grey fish into the void. The work is very mesmerizing, and will pull the viewer into the the great unknown. Escher’s heavily detailed piece shows you just how unique of an artist he was, and why his works are still praised to this day. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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Hall Of Legends: Awesome Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some awesome characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Cyborg Real Name: Victor Stone Status: Hero Creator: DC Ht: 6’6” Wt: 385 lbs Eyes: Brown: Hair: Black First Appeared: DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980) Powers/Weapons: Cybernetic implants which give him exceptional strength, durability and hacking abilities. Jet boots are used for flight, and arms can transform into projectile weapons or energy. Genius-level intellect.

Victor was the son of two scientists who used their research to improve the world. They worked for STAR Labs, a private facility that had branches all over the world. His father, Silas, used his son as a test subject, and gave him enhanced intelligence. One faithful day changed Victor’s life forever, and it all started with a regular visit to his parent’s lab. Silas mistakenly allowed a multi-dimensional creature into his workplace. The creature killed Victor’s mom, and nearly annihilated his body. Silas quickly returned the being to its dimension, and used cybernetic implants to save Victor’s life. Infuriated by his new body, Victor moved to Hell’s Kitchen, a notably dangerous neighborhood. He eventually met Raven, who invited him to join the Teen Titans. He found solace within the team, and became a reliable member, as well as an invaluable source of technology.

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  • Scarecrow Real Name: Dr. Jonathan Crane Status: Super Villain Creator: DC Ht: 6 ft Wt: 140 lbs Eyes: Green Hair: Brown First Appeared: World’s Finest Comics #3 (Fall 1941) Powers/Weapons: Extremely intelligent, brilliant psychiatrist and chemist, uses fear gas that causes people to experience their worst nightmares, other various toxic weapons.

Dr. Crane was raised by his sadistic father, who often experimented with fear. This fascination would rub off on Jonathan in the worst way. He was a very shy child that mainly focused on his studies. Crane became a successful Psychologist professor, but his methods disturbed his students. He then became a Psychologist, and this is when the true horrors began. Upon attacking one of his patients, Crane created a costume and started a career as a fiend of terror. The fear he was subjected to as a child became the main tools of his trade. He clashed with Batman on many occasions, and in a particularly gruesome moment, stitched up his own mouth shut to resemble his disturbing moniker.

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My Least Favorite Hearthstone Cards (Counting Down to Witchwood)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Witchwood countdown! With the expansion getting released tomorrow, I’ve been binging hard on this game. With 1,459 cards already in the game, not all are created equal. I have decided to share with you guys some of the cards that I find useless. Keep in mind, that this is my own personal opinion, and that yours may be different. Constructive criticism is most definitely welcome, so be sure to tell me what you think in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s begin!

  • Millhouse Manastorm Type: Legendary Mana Cost: 2 4 ATK 4 Health Battlecry: Enemy spells cost (0) next turn.

Ugh! I absolutely hate this card! The amount of attack and health is very good for a 2-cost minion, but the Battlecry is just hot garbage! Spells are an integral part of the game, and this makes your opponent obliterate you with them. If you use this against a Mage, you’re as good as dead! 

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  • Unlicensed Apothecary Type: Epic Warlock Minion (Demon) Mana Cost: 3  ATK 5 Health 5 Battlecry: After you summon a minion, deal 5 damage to your hero.

The Warlock class is known for “high risk high reward” gameplay, but this card overdoes it! You only get 30 health, and every time a new minion is summoned, you get closer to death. I highly recommend dusting this crap ASAP.

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  • Magma Rager Type: Common (Elemental) 5 ATK 1 Health No Effect

The pathetic Magma Rager has been a joke ever since its creation, and it’s completely rubbish. First, the stats on this minion are terrible, and it can’t be played easily. Second, it can’t attack the turn it’s summoned, so it’s easily killed. Hearthwiki even rated it as the worst card in the game.

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