More Awesome and Obscure Comic Book Characters

Hello fellow comic fans! It’s time for another comic post. Today, we’ll be covering some more amazing characters from around the world. Now, let’s begin!

  • Magenta Real Name: Francis Kane Status: Hero turned Villain First Appeared: New Teen Titans (Vol 1) #17 (March 1982) Ht: 5’7” Wt: 134 lbs Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Magenta has almost complete control over magnetic waves. This allows her to control metal objects, shooting magnetic pulses, creating magnetic shields, flying via magnetic levitation, and magnetic attraction. 

Francis was a childhood friend of The Flash (Wally West). One unfortunate day upon walking her home, Wally found her friend’s mother conducting a seance. This caused Francis to disappear into a vortex of energy, and return with incredible magnetic powers. She was immediately criticized by her mother for being a demon, and this caused her newfound powers to go haywire. She tried to get help from S.T.A.R. Labs, but they mistakenly screwed with her mind, causing a dark personality known as Magenta to form. This becomes the start of her villainous career, and she still continues to clash with Wally to this day. 

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means!  Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Chai tow kway is a savory dish that comes from Southern China. It’s made with daikon, carrots, rice flour, and water.

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  • Kubdari is a savory pastry that comes from Svaneti. It’s made with cannabis paste, lamb, and onions.

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Awesome Stands In Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

WARNING! MASSIVE JOJO SPOILERS AHEAD!

Hello fellow viewers, and welcome to a brand new topic. I just recently finished all 8 parts of the manga, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and it was a hell of a ride. Araki Hirohiko’s magnificent story and characters grab the viewer from the very beginning and take them for a wild ride. One of the most prominent things in the series is introduced in part 3, The Stardust Crusaders. We learn about Stands (Physical manifestations of one’s life-force that only people with other Stands can see. They are all uniquely shaped, and have a massive variety of powers. They can be acquired by natural means, or may be given to someone via a special arrow or corpse. Some can be controlled automatically, while others can be controlled manually. Many are named after famous bands due to Araki’s love of American music. Since they are a manifestation of one’s life-force, any damage dealt to the form, will also hurt the user. If the user dies, the Stand usually disappears along with them. Now, with the explanation out of the way, let’s begin!

  • Metallica Stand User: Risotto Nero (Part 5 Vento Aureo) Close Range and Colony Appearance: Small metal creatures with stitches and looks of horror. Abilities: Invisibility (They live in Risotto’s bloodstream, and they use particles  to help him blend into the background). Metal Manipulation (This highly dangerous ability allows Risotto to manipulate iron in the atmosphere from the air and ground with a range of up to 5 to 10 meters. It can repair his organs by stitching them up. He can also use the iron in other people’s blood as well. If this is the case, he will usually transform the iron into sharp objects, like razor blades or nails, to effectively rip the person’s body from the inside out.  In conclusion, this is one devastatingly crazy ability that shows the ferocity of La Squadra Esecuzioni’s leader.

doppio.jpg(The horrifying effects of Metallica.)

 

  • Beach Boy Stand User: Pesci (Part 5 Vento Aureo) Appearance: A silver fishing rod with an unsettling skull on the reel. Type: Close-range Abilities: Hook and Sink (The main purpose of this Stand is to phase its line through anything, human or otherwise. When the target is ensnared, the user will reel it in, like a fisherman. The hook can rip a person’s body apart if it snags an important organ). Damage Reflection (Anyone attacking the string of the rod will have the attack reflected at them. The string is essentially invulnerable to being destroyed by conventional means). Extreme Line Sensibility (The line transfers all of the information that the user needs to take town its opponent). Conclusion: This is a very cool Stand that Pesci uses to awesome effect.

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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.