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 trivia. Now, let’s begin!

  • Broken Smile: This is a very common trope that’s used in many different forms of media. It deals with a character completely losing their mind. Something snaps inside them, and all they can do is awkwardly and insanely smile. Some examples include; The winner of the last year’s Battle Royale. She’s smiling extremely creepily with many splatters of blood on her body. Next, there’s April May’s “cheery smile. She usually is very bubbly, but she get’s pushed too far, and the smile hides malicious intent. Lastly, there’s Deku’s face from MHA. When he realizes that he’s going to be quirkless forever.

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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!

  • Eagle Eye Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 cl Absolut® vodka
  • 3 cl Passoa® liqueur
  • 1/2 part orange juice
  • 1/2 part cranberry juice
  • ice

Directions: Shake and serve into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a slice of lime on the rim of the glass.

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More Awesome Custom Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! I hope you guys are ready for some incredible cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!

  • Quick Delivery Type: Warrior Epic Spell Appearance: An angry goblin running with a stick of TNT. Mana Cost: 8 Effect: Shuffle 6 Bombs into your opponent’s deck.

This is a very simple card with an incredibly powerful effect. Bombs were introduced a couple of expansions ago, and they powered up the Warrior class by quite a bit. Bombs deal 5 damage when drawn, and then you get to draw an extra card. This spell has the potential to instantly defeat your opponent if they have only a couple of cards left in their deck. 

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  • Frostsea Magick by keyvnn9 Type: Shaman Rare Spell Appearance: A murloc casting a freezing spell. Mana Cost: 1 Effect: Freeze a minion. Discover a minion that Freezes.

This is a unique spell that works very well in a Freeze Shaman deck. Stopping an enemy minion for 1 turn can make or break a game, and the added bonus of adding more support to your hand makes this a force to be reckoned with. 

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Awesome Giga Chips Mega Man Month Extended

Hello fellow followers! As, I’ve stated in an earlier post, I haven’t had the time to write much this month. In this case,  I’m extending the Mega Man posts to the month of April. Now, let’s begin today’s topic!

The Mega Man Battle Network series has the main character fighting various viruses on the internet using weapons called Battle Chips. Each Navi or virus buster has a folder consisting of 30 different chips. Battle Chips have various codes and are divided into 3 different types. Standard Battle Chips can be used as many times as you character allows it. They can be anything from virus chips to health recovery. Mega Chips are limited to 5 per folder, and are much more potent than Standard Chips. They usually are acquired from defeating bosses at certain busting levels, or bought at high prices at shops. Dark Chips are a dangerous, but potent series of chips that can dish out immense damage and health recovery. There is a catch, however, in that your HP is Permanently reduced by 1 upon each use. It also messes up your controls and occasionally causes Mega Man’s buster to shoot out flowers instead of doing damage.  Then, we get to what this post is about, the Giga Chips. Giga Chips are the most devastating and powerful chips in the Battle Network series. They can be in the form of pure damage, ridiculous health recovery, huge shields, or other effects. The following are some of my absolute favorites from the 6-game series.

  • Delta Ray First Appeared: Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue Version Element: Sword Dmg: 220-260 X 3 Effect: Proto Man appears and slices the closest enemy up to 3 times, dealing tremendous Sword damage. 

Good old Delta Ray. This chip has been one of my favorites since it first appeared in Battle Network 3. The animation and pure ridiculous damage it causes makes this chip an absolute treat to use in any folder. It also completely obliterates Wind element foes.

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  • Chaos Lord First Appeared: Mega Man Battle Network 5 (DS version) Element: None Dmg: 500 Effect: Nebula Grey (The Final Boss of Battle Network 5), shape shifts into Bass, who then uses his Chaos Nightmare attack (imagine a dark cybernetic Spirit Bomb), which covers all of the enemy’s side of the field, cracks all of the panels, and breaks guards. 

This is one of the most insane Giga Chips ever created! It is only available in the DS version of Battle Network 5, and can only be obtained though a secret lotto number. You can get it early in the game, and it absolutely decimates viruses, and makes liberation missions a breeze. 

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  • Holy Dream First Appeared: Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun Element: None Dmg: Up to 50 X 9 Effect: Time freezes, then  Mega Man fires a shot down the row he is standing on for every Holy Panel you control. Cannot be used by Dark Mega Man.

Holy Dream is one of the only good things to come out of the Black Sheep of the Battle Network series. It is surprisingly potent in battle, and can make quick work out of the final boss. Unfortunately, it is completely useless as Dark Mega Man, and will only  waste space in your folder. It also adds insult to injury if you use too many Dark Chips.

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More Awesome Custom Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!

  • Spirit of the Voiceless by Themzter Type: Legendary Shaman Minion Tribe: Elemental Appearance: A massive blue elemental with huge muscles. Mana Cost: 5 Attack: 5 Health: 5 Effect: Battlecry: Give all textless minions in your hand and deck random Battlecries.

It’s like this card was made for me! I have stated on many occasions that I love random effects, and this is like the king of that aspect. Making use of otherwise boring minions is a great effect, and I would absolutely adore it if this card was made into the upcoming expansion.

 

  • Creature from the Box by Lucious Type: Mage Epic Minion Appearance: A sort of disturbing abomination with many different parts. Mana Cost: 4 Attack: 2 Health: 7 Effect: Your spells cost (2) less, but their targets are chosen randomly.

This is a very unique Mage minion that I like quite a lot. It seems like a card that could make or break your game. A lower cost for potent spells is usually a good thing, and this card can make matches quite interesting.

Asher’s Art Gallery

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my. Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome pieces. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • Prospect Park Purple Haze by Larry Carlson 2010 chromogenic print on paper

This is another amazing work my “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor piece with an incredibly trippy sky. The sky is a hazy purple, and it’s filled with crazy fractals and brilliant stars. The bottom of the work also has many fascinating aspects to it. There appears to be some sort of psychedelic zebra-like creature emitting a strange aura. We also see a bizarre glowing skull with 2 fishes on either side. I love this piece, and would like to hear what you think about it in the comments’ section below.

 

LARRY CARLSON, PROSPECT PARK PURPLE HAZE, c-print, 18x24in., 2010.

 

  • Dakota by Larry Carlson Chromogenic print on metallic paper 

This is another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It is another backdoor piece that has a magnificent blend of realism thrown into it. The setting supposedly takes place in one of the two Dakotas. The bottom of the work shows a us a beautiful mountainside with many large green trees. Then, we get to the center of the painting, and that is where Carlson’s genius really shines. Our eyes get enveloped in a kaleidoscopic display of neon spikes and colorful stars. This is a gorgeous work that I would love to see what you think of in the comments’ section below.

dakota

Amazing Custom Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly Brawl!

  • Highfather Aman’thul by DestroyeR Type: Warrior Legendary Minion Appearance: A wise and powerful old man with glowing blue eyes. Mana Cost: 10 Attack: 10 Health: 10 Effect: Deathrattle: If your deck has more than 50 cards, destroy the enemy hero.

This card is extraordinarily powerful, but its effect can be a bit difficult to pull off. Fortunately the Warrior class has many cards that can add more minions to your deck, such as Augmented Elekk or Dead Man’s Hand. A very unique card, and one that I could definitely been seen in today’s meta.

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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 Awesome TV Tropes

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

  • Impossible Item Drop: A very comedic trope that’s used in many video games. It deals with enemies carrying ridiculous items with them. They can range from swords to priceless gems. Some examples include; The Legend of Zelda series. Probably the most iconic use of this trope comes from this franchise. Link can find hearts, rupees, bombs, and fairies in bushes, pots, and walls. Next there’s the RPG, RuneScape. In the game you can get normal stuff like goblin armor from goblins, bones from skeletons, etc. However, things get weird when you start getting ancient artifacts and dragon armor from slaying giant roaches! Lastly, there’s the fantastic Survival Horror game, Resident Evil 4. Leon can find priceless items hidden within boxes, and for some reason, zombiefied dogs can drop ammo.

bushes.jpg I love this picture so much!

 

  • “Blind Idiot” Translation: A very common trope that’s used in many forms of media. It occurs when a foreign word is translated poorly, which leaves grammatical errors, strange punctuation, or completely wrong meanings. Some examples include; The early King of Fighters games. This awesome franchise was originally chalk full of crazy spelling errors and laughable quotes. “How dose it feel to be well done”? Next, we have the Swedish version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Six was once referred to as “Sex” due to both words only having one space apart in the Swedish language. Lastly, we have the horrible music video for Allison Gold’s shitty song, Chinese Food. The song’s translation in Hebrew is spelled backwards.

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Asher’s Video Game Reviews

Hello fellow Gamers, and welcome to another game review. Today, I will be covering the insanely addicting title, Slay the Spire. Slay the Spire is a Deck-Building Roguelike that was developed by MegaCrit and published by Humble Bundle. It was released as a full game for the PC on January 23rd, 2019. The game has you play as one of three characters, whose main goal is to slay the titular Spire. Every run is randomized, and it is up to the player to decide which route to take. Each icon on the map has a different meaning, which I will quickly describe now. Monster faces mean that you will have a battle with a random enemy. A question mark means that a random event will occur. It can be anything from obtaining a powerful relic, to losing health, and more. The money bag space is the easiest to figure out, as it brings you to a shop. At the shop, you can buy more cards, potions, relics, and remove a single card from your deck. The horned monster is an elite enemy battle. These battles are much tougher than normal ones, but always drop relics upon being defeated. The last important space, is the fireplace. At these spaces, you can either heal for a small amount, or upgrade a single card. At the end of each dungeon lies a powerful boss that you must defeat using the various abilities gathered on your run. The combat is turn by turn, and you always get the first move. You start with 3 Energy, which means that you can use a variety of cards , but they must equal 3 or under. You also get to see what the enemy’s next action will be, so you have time to prepare for it. The cards are grouped into many different categories. Attack cards do exactly that, and may have some additional effects added to them. Block cards allow you to guard a certain amount of damage for that specific turn. Colorless cards are the rarest types, and can be used in any deck, no matter what character you play as. There is also many status effects in the game. They include; Vulnerable (A character takes 50% more damage from attacks for a set time), Weak (A character deals 50% less damage for a set time), Frail (A player has the amount of block per block card reduced), Poison (Deals the amount of damage on the card, and it reduces each turn), Confusion (Each card you draw has its cost randomized), Artifact (Negates one status effect) and Intangible (All damage is reduced to 1 for this turn).  Each character has its own set of strengths and weaknesses, and you must use them to create a powerful deck. The characters start out with a small sized deck, but after every battle, they’ll get a new card to add to it. The three characters are as follows; The Ironclad, The Silent, and The Defect. The Ironclad starts with a relic that allows him to heal 6 health after every battle. He is mainly a strength-based character, and many of his cards allow him to increase his strength, and deal some absolutely devastating attacks. He also has the highest amount of starting HP. The Silent is the Rogue of the game. She starts with the lowest amount of HP, and a relic that allows her to draw 2 extra cards every draw phase. She has access to some incredibly fun poison skills and deadly shivs. The last, and probably most fascinating characters is The Defect. The Defect is an ancient automaton that has a deck centered around Orbs. The Orbs are passive abilities that trigger and the end of each of your turns. You must be able to find out how to use these orbs in conjunction with one another in order to master this character. In conclusion, this is a deceptively easy game that will keep you playing for hours and hours. Final Rating: 9.5/10