Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Satin Rouge Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 oz Bacardi® orange rum
  • 1/2 oz Bacardi® Tropico rum
  • 1/4 oz cherry juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 twist lemon peel

Directions: Serve in a chilled cocktail glass Garnish with a twist of a lemon.

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  • Tampico Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Cointreau® orange liqueur 
  • 1 1/2 oz Campari® bitters
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • fill with tonic water

Directions: Pour into glass and fill with tonic water. Garnish with an orange slice or peel.

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Even More Awesome Stands

SPOILER ALERT!!! CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM ALL PARTS OF JOJO. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Hello fellow Jojo fans! It’s time for us to take a look at some more awesome stands. I hope you guys are ready for truly crazy abilities. Now, let’s strike a pose, and have a great time!

  • Purple Haze Stand User: Pannacotta Fugo (Part 5 Golden Wind) Type: Close-Range Appearance: A humanoid creature with a purple body, stitched lips, diamond patterns, a roman helmet, and transparent visor. First Appearance: Golden Wind Chapter 12  Personality: This stand is emotionally unstable, and will often lash out with violence without a seconds notice. Ability: Killer Infection: The stand houses a deadly flesh-eating virus in the 3 bulbs on each hand. The bulbs break upon impact, and the virus will surround its body. Those infected by the disease will turn into organic goo in 30 seconds. This also rots the person’s body from the inside out. The user isn’t immune to this effect, and must be extremely careful when using it. The range of the virus is shortened when exposed to light.

Purple Haze is an extremely dangerous stand that has only been used once in the series. Due to its incredibly lethal ability, Fugo only uses it as a last resort, and the effects are horrific. 

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  • Pearl Jam: Stand User: Tonio Trussardi (Part 4 Diamond is Unbreakable) Appearance: A fusion of a pearl onion and a tomato with a small body and sharp teeth. Ability: Curative Cooking: The Italian chef uses this stand to cure all kinds of ailments when incorporated into various meals. First Appeared: Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 10 Let’s Go Eat Some Italian Food. 

In my opinion, this is one of the coolest stands in the entire series. I love anything that has to do with great food, and the episode where this is first introduced still makes me smile to this day. Watch the episode, and you won’t be sorry!

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Awesome Cards From Descent Of Dragons

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! The newest expansion, Descent of Dragons is coming out in a few days, and all of the cards have been revealed. The following is my opinion on some of the best looking cards in the set. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!

  • Embiggen Type: Druid Epic Spell Appearance: A druid growing to massive size. Mana Cost: 0 Effect: Give all minions in your deck +2/+2. They cost (1) more (up to 10).

This is one of the most powerful stat boosting spells in the game. Giving all of your minions +2 worth of health and damage could change the game in your favor. Keep in mind though, the increased mana cost could lead to a difficult end game.

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  • Valdris Felgorge Type: Warlock Legendary Minion Mana Cost: 7 Appearance: A demon with long hair and Fel energy.  Attack: 4 Health: 4 Effect: Battlecry: Increase your maximum hand size to 12. Draw 4 Cards.

This card has one of the most incredibly unique effects I’ve ever seen printed. No other card has increased a player’s hand size, and the fact that it’s a Warlock-type card makes it even better. I can only imagine the crazy strategies that will appear from this card, and I can’t wait to try it out for myself.

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More Awesome TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some juicy pop knowledge. Now, let’s begin!

  • Advancing Boss of Doom: This is an often annoying trope that is used in multiple video game genres. It deals with a boss that will keep moving towards the player, without stopping. Some examples include; The Mecha Dragon from Megaman 2. This is the first boss of Wily’s castle, and it is tough! You start by jumping from platform to platform, and then it shows up. It chases you for a while, and then finally stops to battle you. Also, if you miss any platform, you die immediately. Next, we have Heavy Lobster from Kirby Super Star. This giant mechanical lobster chases Kirby through the halls of the Halberd. Lastly, we have the Demon Wall from Final Fantasy IV. The boss fights you, and will continuously move towards the party.

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  • One-Hit Kill: An incredibly popular trope that’s used in multiple forms of media. It deals with an attack, or power, that destroys their opponent in a single hit. Some examples include; The Boomerang from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. In this game, The Boomerang is the most powerful weapon available. Unlike in other games where it just stuns enemies, in this game it deals ridiculous amounts of damage, and can kill the final boss in a single hit. Next, we have The Home Run Bat from the Super Smash Bros series. This item is immensely powerful, and using a smash attack with it is almost always an instant K.O. Lastly, we have Die For Me from Persona 4. This is Alice’s ultimate attack, and has a 80% chance of instantly killing the target.

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s time for another mouth-watering post. I hope you guys are ready for some delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Cepelinai is a dumpling-based dish that’s the national food of Lithuania. It’s made with riced potatoes, mushrooms, and dried curd cheese.

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  • Embutido is a savory dish that comes from the Philippines. It’s made with hard-boiled eggs, sausages, sliced ham, and ground pork. It essentially is a Filipino meatloaf.

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Asher’s Pub (Thursdays)

Hello fellow Cicerones! It’s Thursday, and my Pub is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome drinks. Now, let me fix you up something special!

  • Jersey Lightning Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1 1/2 oz apple brandy
  • juice of 1 lime

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

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  • Damage Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1 oz advocaat liqueur
  • 1 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 4 oz lemonade

Directions: Pour advocaat, rum and vodka into a shaker with ice. Shake well, pour over ice in a highball glass, and top with lemonade.

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More Awesome TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome media knowledge. Now, let’s begin!

  • Stout Strength: An immensely popular trope that’s used in many forms of media. It depicts a typically fat or morbidly obese character that has surprising strength. Some examples include; Andre The Giant. The famous wrestler is known to have hated exercising. However, his huge size and intimidating appearance gave him an edge in the ring. Next, there’s Edmond Honda from Street Fighter. This sumo wrestler is anything but thin, however he’s also surprisingly fast and can propel his body across the arena with ease. Lastly, there’s  Misha, aka The Heavy from Team Fortress 2. This huge Russian is extremely fat, and loves to eat sweets. Hidden with in that flab lives a true master of strength, as he’s able to carry a 330 pound minigun without breaking a sweat.

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  • Mystery Meat: A fairly revolting trope that’s used in many Gross-Out shows. It deals with an unknown type of meat that’s put in various foods. Some examples include; The expired “meat” from Bully. Edna the lunch lady is known for putting disgusting things in food, but this takes the cake. Feeding a boarding school rotten food is completely gross. Next, there’s the discovery of Soylent Green’s main ingredient, (it’s people by the way). Lastly, there’s Calvin’s aversion to anything his mom cooks.

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