Asher’s Art Gallery (D&D Edition)

Hello fellow art lovers, and welcome to a very special art post! I have recently really gotten into Dungeons and Dragons. I love the great storytelling and the wide array of amazing classes. The monsters should also be noted, and the artwork is just fantastic. This gallery will be covering some of the most eye-catching characters. Luckily, there’s a monster manual that covers all of the monsters in the game, and I will be using it as reference. Now, let’s go on a fantastic journey!

  • Strige: Type: Beast Affiliation: Unaligned Attack: Blood drain: Deals 1d4+3 piercing damage and attaches to the target. When attached, the beast drains 1d4+3 hit points. Languages: None  Appearance: A horrific amalgamation of a huge bat and a mosquito. It feeds on the blood of the living, like mosquitoes do in real life. A small pack of them can be easily dealt with, however, in large numbers, they can be quite formidable. As if mosquitoes weren’t threatening enough (Shudders).

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  • Remorhaz: Type: Huge monstrosity Affiliation: Unaligned Immune to cold and fire.  Attacks: Heated Body: Any character that touches this monster, or uses a melee attack within 5 feet, will take 10 (3d6) fire damage. Bite: Does 40 (6d10+7)piercing damage plus 10 (3d6) fire damage. Swallow: The creature makes an attack against its grappled prey and swallows it. When swallowed, the prey is restrained and blinded and also takes 21 (6d6) acid damage at the start of each of the Remorhaz’s turns. Appearance: A fearsome, multi-legged creature with a blue body, large wings, and sharp fangs.

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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 extraordinary works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Penelope’s Tapestry by Rene Magritte 1943 Gouache on paper 

This is an absolutely beautiful work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It takes a unique turn from pure Surrealism, and adds Realism to the mix. It’s an outdoor piece with a misty sky and old fashioned houses. We also get a brilliant blend of snowy blue and green grass. The center of the piece houses a snowy tree, and it blends extremely well with the grass. Near the right side of the work, we see another tree, however, this one is green and planted in rich grass. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 185

Confronting Myself by Lena Raine from the Celeste OST January 25th, 2018

Celeste is a video game that I will do a review of sometime in the future. I will try to not go into any spoilers in this post, so don’t worry if you haven’t played it. Anyway, this insanely epic piece of music is played during the (Spoiler heavy) part of the game. When I first heard it, I literally got chills, and my mouth lay agape. Also, I find it really cool that the entire soundtrack was written by a Trans person.  The song starts out with an amazing chorus of chanting women, and then it turns very electronic. There’s a fantastic synthesizer in the background that makes up the backing instrument. The high intensity of the track makes the gameplay have dramatic tension. My favorite part of the piece is near the middle, when the vocals get distorted, and this plays a major part in the game. If you haven’t played Celeste already, I highly recommend it. The music is amazing, and the story and gameplay are surprisingly deep. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

Asher’s Jukebox Part 184

Hurt by Johnny Cash March 2003 From The Album: “American IV: The Man Comes Around” Genres: Acoustic Rock, Country, Alternative

This emotional piece was created by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Cash’s cover of the song moved Reznor so deeply, that it almost seemed like Cash’s version was the original. The song literally brings me to tears every time I hear it, and the lyrics pierce the soul like an emotional arrow. It also is important to know that this was one of Cash’s last songs, as he died months later. In the video, you can tell that Cash’s health is dwindling, but his deep and crooning voice shines out like a last hurrah. His excellent guitar skills are also absolutely beautiful in this song. The video also shows Cash at his prime, and tells his life story. Some of the lyrics really hit hard for me, and I’ll discuss some of them now. “Everyone I know goes away in the end”. This is extremely deep, and basically means that everyone will die at some time, and nobody’s immortal. The chorus also seems like a plea of desperation and demise, which gives the listener a shocking truth about the fragility of human life. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 183

Marble Machine by Wintergatan 2016 Genres: Folktronica, post-rock, Experimental Pop

Wintergatan is a very unique band from Goteborg, Sweden. They are known for creating some truly inventive songs, as well as some equally cool instruments. This specific song, “Marble Machine”, was released to Youtube in 2016, where it soon became a huge viral hit. It now stands at over 96 million views, and it continues to increase each day. The video has one of the band members, Martin Molin, showing off his incredible musical instrument, a hand-cranked music box that is played with 2,000 marbles. The marbles are dropped into many different tubes, which connect to various instruments like vibraphones, snare drums, and cymbals. The ending result is a uniquely satisfying and funky melody that stays in your head. I was completely blown away upon my first watch, and have showed the video to many people. I highly recommend watching the video and checking out more of their work, because they are so cool and innovative. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

 

 

More Crazy TV Tropes

Hello fellow Media Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. Get ready to be amazing and surprised. Now, let’s begin!

  • Cerebus Rollercoaster: This is one of the most popular tropes used in TV and Films today. Say you’re watching your favorite show, and it suddenly takes a incredibly dark turn. This can also occur when a character does something completely out of the ordinary.  Some examples include; Puella Magi Madoka Magica (The series starts out as a normal Magical Girl Anime, but then you get to episode 4 and *spoilers* occur which drastically transforms the show’s mood and atmosphere). The “Rick Potion #9” episode of Rick and Morty (Rick creates a special potion that makes Morty more attractive to his crush. This unfortunately escalates into a world-wide epidemic, and needless to say, it results in some truly disturbing scenes). Lastly, there’s “The Return of Chef” episode of South Park (This is the last time that we see Chef in South Park. Unlike the usual comical nature of the show, this episode is much darker in tone. There’re references to pedophilia, and Chef meets his end in one of the most gruesome scenes in the entire show).   

rolo [pto One of the many fucked up scenes in Rick Potion #9

  • Serrated Blade of Pain: How do you make a weapon more dangerous? By adding additional blades to it of course! Nothing says excruciating pain quite like extra cutting power. These weapons are extremely popular in Anime and Manga, with characters dishing out bloody carnage on a normal basis. Some examples of these blades include; Saw-Toothed Arlong’s “Kiribachi”, a gruesome, multi-pointed sword that resembles the teeth of a saw blade. Hoshigaki Kisame’s “Samehada” aka Shark-Skin Sword, is a massive weapon that’s made out of extremely sharp scales and hooks. It not only ruthlessly cuts down foes, but can also destroy their chakra. Finally, we have Demise’s Serrated Blade from Skyward Sword.

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More Awesome Carlson Paintings (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more of Carlson’s art. Now, let’s begin!

  • Rainbow Sea by Larry Carlson Archival Pigment Print on Paper

This is an absolutely wonderful work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with many beautiful colors. The sea is multicolored, starting with a seafoam green background that cascades into a brilliant blue. The sky is also an amazing reddish-orange that shines like a ray of heaven. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  •  Silent Fisher by Larry Carlson 2018 collage and paint on paper 

This is uniquely awesome work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson.  It’s a trippy college with many different animal components. There’s also a very strange, special object in the center of the piece with a furry body, and an owl’s eyes. The object’s body has a holder that’s made out of a serpentine creature. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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