Weird and Wacky 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 crazy cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • Boycotton Type: Plant/Effect Attribute: Earth ATK/1000 DEF/ 2500 4 Stars Appearance: A worried, sentient mass of cotton that’s being shaved like a sheep. Effect: You take any battle damage your opponent would have taken from battles involving this card, instead. If this card battles, is not destroyed, and you took damage from that battle: Return this card to the hand.

Konami screws us again with a high-defense, 4-star, monster. Without reading its effect, you’d think the card is quite good. However, its defense is its weakness, and rebounds any damage dealt to it, back in your face. I do adore the cute art style though!

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  • Spherous Lady Type: Rock/Normal (Why it isn’t Reptile still confuses me) Attribute: Earth ATK/ 400 DEF/ 1400 Appearance: An incredibly ugly snake, woman, vampire hybrid. Description: Many have been deceived by the beauty of this vampire.

Seriously?! Beauty?! If anything this is a freaking ugly card that has even uglier stats.

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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!

  • Emerald Star Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 2/3 oz melon liqueur
  • 1/3 oz apricot brandy
  • 1/3 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz passion-fruit juice

Directions: Shake ingredients, stir into a cocktail glass, and serve.

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  • Candy Fireball Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Aftershock® Hot & Cool cinnamon schnapps
  • 4 oz ginger ale

Directions: Build over ice in an old-fashioned glass. 

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It has been quite some time since our last adventure. It’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s get started!

  • Miasmortor (The Miasma Pokemon) #113 Poison/Steel Type Abilities: Prankster (Status moves hit first) or Effect Spore (Leaves status effect inducing spores on contact) Gender Ratio: 50% Male/50% Female Evolves from Miasmer at Level 42 Ht: 3’07” Wt: 76.3 lbs Name Origin: Miasma+Mortar Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 110, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 90, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 110 Base Stat Total: 530 (High Attack and Speed) Appearance: A strange purple creature with many steel legs. Immune to Poison. Weak to Fire (2X) and Ground (4X)

Entry: Miasmortor runs at very high speeds by releasing part of its pressurized bodily gas. This does not smell good. (Its cry is “Boing”!)

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  • Flameboyan (The Flaming Pokemon) #183 Fire/Fairy Type Ability: Rivalry (Boosts the power of moves dealt to foes with the same gender by 25%) Doesn’t Evolve Ht: 2’04” Wt: 20.9 lbs Gender Ratio: 75% Male/ 25% Female Name Origin: Flame+Flamboyant Base Stats: HP: 85, Attack: 62, Defense: 78, Sp. Atk: 92 , Sp. Def: 118, Speed: 25 Base Stat Total: 460 (Highest base Sp. Def of all Fire-Type Pokemon) Appearance: A purple animated fireplace. May also be based on the other definition for “Faggot”, meaning a bundle of sticks. Immune to Dragon. Weak to Poison, Ground, Rock, and Water. 

Entry: This Pokemon sure is flaming, all right.

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Asher’s Adventures In Thailand (Temple of The Emerald Buddha) aka (Wat Phra Kaew)

One of the most amazing things about Thailand was the various temples scattered throughout the country. This particular place moved me on an emotional and spiritual level. I took many pictures there, and will be discussing them below. Keep in mind that I wasn’t able to take pictures of the titular Buddha due to the amazing importance to Buddhism and Thai culture. Now, let’s begin this spiritual adventure!

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(This was the view of the temple from the outside, and it completely blew me away. The preservation of the temple is incredible, and its elegant design makes it a very popular monument.)

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(As we travel into the temple, there are many Buddhas scattered around, and each of them look different. This photo is of one of these Buddhas, and it seems to emit a serene aura. Also, behind it is a tower made out of pure gold. It’s nearly too beautiful for words.)

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(This fearsome looking creature is known as a Yaksha. Yaksha are sacred guardians of temples that ward off bandits.)

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(Here’s another picture of the interior. As you can see, many people came to the temple, to admire and respect the Buddhas. I absolutely adore the gold plated towers, and have never seen anything like it before.)

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(This particular picture is of the decor of the Grand Palace. The roof looks as if it were made out of dragon scales or ribbon candy. If you look closer, you can see the dragon insignia on each arch way. 

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(This final picture is of a golden walkway that leads to another Buddha. As you can see, the structures seem completely untouched for thousands of years.)

 

Asher’s Food Adventures In Thailand Part 1 (Nakhon Pathon Market)

Hello everyone, and welcome to my 200 follower special! I promised you something amazing, and boy am I excited! Four weeks ago, I traveled to Thailand to visit my Stepmom’s family. I also went to China for about five days. I had the most amazing time in Asia, and will be discussing my experiences in both places in this multi-part series. I hope you guys will enjoy this as much as I enjoy writing it. Now, let’s go on an amazing adventure together. It’s time for part one, Nakhon Pathon Market.

The Nakhon Pathon Market is a floating marketplace that’s located in the Sam Phran Province of Thailand. I found things that I’ve never seen before, and it was incredible. I will be showing the pictures I took there, as well as a brief description of each one. It was truly an unforgettable experience, and I’m so glad that I’m able to share it with you guys, Now, without any further ado, let’s get started!

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(This is what I believe to be a custard apple. The Thai custard apple is known as Noi na, which means hand grenade. It supposedly tastes extremely sweet, and is filled with many seeds.)

 

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( This is a beautiful Thai dessert that’s known as Khanom Chan. Khanom Chan is a special 9-layer cake that’s made with coconut milk, pandan juice, Mung bean flour, sugar, tapioca flour, rice flour, and talcum flour.)

 

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(This was a very neat dried fruit counter. It had dried mangosteen, muscat, jackfruit, durian, and bananas.)

 

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(Fish were a big part of the marketplace, and you could smell them from miles away. They sold everything, from fish heads, to tiny fish eggs.)

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(This lovely counter had some strange looking fried food, as well as one of my favorite Thai desserts, Pang Chi. Pang Chi is a sweet Thai pancake that’s made with taro, coconut milk, corn, palm sugar, and rice flour.)

 

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(These are delicious peanut cookies. It’s like a peanut brittle on steroids.)

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(This is a rather unsettling picture of some headless fowl. I find the bright red bird extremely fascinating. The unique aroma of spices and onions filled the air when I passed this counter.)

 

Cute Ducks

(Over in this corner, we have some candied rambutan, as well as some adorable sweets in the shape of rubber ducks.)

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(This final picture is of another seafood counter with delicious looking crab. Since the market is on the water, the crustaceans are extremely fresh.)

I hope you guys enjoyed the first part of my Thailand adventure. I would love to hear your opinions in the comments’ section below.

Carlson Mondays (Every Last Monday Of The Month)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us take a look at some more trippy artwork. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • THE WEREWOLF by Larry Carlson 2007 digital chromogenic print 

This is my first time seeing this awesome piece, and my god, it’s glorious! Your eyes are immediately bombarded with an overwhelming display of vibrant colors and shapes. Starting from the painting’s top, we see brilliants wisps of blue and green that stick out like eldritch fire. The titular Werewolf is also quite a fantastic site. His ears appear to have two extremely grotesque demons that give off a very ominous vibe. They’re a brilliant blend of reds, pinks, greens, and yellows. A demon actually makes up the canine’s nose, and its eyes seem to follow your every move. The beast’s eyes are giant teardrops that gaze into the viewer’s soul. Then, we get to his mouth, and what awaits us is true fear! His giant maw is filled with ultra-sharp teeth, and an expression that emanates chaotic malice. He actually has a secondary mouth, that’s located just below his first. The bottom of the piece finishes the job with an awesome explosion of rainbow energy. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below. 

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  • Phantom Vortex by Larry Carlson 2014

This hypnotic work is definitely one for the record books. At first, all you see is a multicolored spiral of awesome patterns and shapes. However, if you look even closer, you can make out faces and other creatures within the vortex. The faces are extremely similar, if not taken directly from a Junji Ito manga. Ito is known by many as the “King of Horror Manga”, and his stories even give me the shivers. He has the uncanny ability to make everyday objects look downright horrific. They all portray looks of pure horror that make the viewer’s hair stand on end. This is especially seen with the skeletal men with Glasgow smiles.  It almost seems as if Carlson has portrayed what LSD Hell would look like. We also see some agonizing maws hidden within the chaos. I’ve never seen Carlson create something so dark before, but I completely love how he’s able to adapt to new styles on the fly. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

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!

  • Nikujaga is a special stew that comes from Japan. It’s made with potatoes, meat, sweetened soy sauce, and onions. It’s served on cold, winter days usually as a home-cooked meal.

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  • Li hing mui is a salty, dried plum that can be found all over China. It has a bright red color, and is usually covered in a powder made from licorice, salt, and sugar. It has an acquired taste, and can also be used in various alcoholic beverages.

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