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!

  • Bath Buns are sweet pastries that come from the United Kingdom. They’re made from a milk-baked yeast dough, and crushed sugar. It’s usually topped with candied fruit.

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  • Ayam kecap is a savory dish that comes from Southeast Asia. It’s made with chicken that’s been simmered in a sweet soy sauce. It’s eaten as a main dish, and is usually spiced with various herbs and vegetables.

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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 creative cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a brawl!

  • Worm King Gnosh by DoomGUy Type: Legendary Hunter Minion Tribe: Beast Mana Cost: 6 Attack: 2 Health: 2 Appearance: A giant purple worm with razor-sharp teeth. Effect: Battlecry: Destroy the highest-Attack minion on the board. Gain its Attack and Health.

I would really love to see a devour keyword in one of the newest Hearthstone expansions. It’s very versatile, and could lead to many great combos. This card is no exception, and I would throughly enjoy it actually being printed. The cost is perfect, and the effect isn’t too overpowered. Keep up the great work DoomGUy!

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  • Amulet of Gazing by Shoemanband Type: Warlock Epic Spell Mana Cost: 5 Appearance: A very sinister-looking amulet with demonic horns and a pulsating eye. Effect: Destroy a minion. Deal damage equal to its Health randomly split among all characters.

Here we have a professionally made custom card that could easily make the next expansion. Its flavor and Warlock-like essence is absolutely perfect for the class. The Warlock class is all about harming yourself to increase your power, and this fits it to a T. The damage on this card could easily stack as well, leading to some insane combos.

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More Awesome TV Tropes

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

  • Useless Useful Spell: A very common trope in RPGS. It deals with a spell that has a seemingly powerful effect, like death, petrify, or sleep. Unfortunately, the enemy, you are going to use it on is either immune to it, can be dealt with easier by a normal attack, or is very situational in effect. Some examples include; Death from the Final Fantasy series. As it says on the tin, this spell has a chance (albeit low), to instantly kill an enemy. Unfortunately, almost all bosses are immune to this, however, this usually works wonders on normal monsters. Next, there’s Syphon from the Epic Battle Fantasy series. This spell nullifies an enemies Magical Attacks for a certain period of time, causing it to rely on physical attacks instead. This can be a detriment, however, if the opponent has very strong physical power. On the other hand, this is one of the most useful spells against Monoliths, some of the series’ most powerful Magic Attackers. It renders them completely useless until it wears off. Lastly, we have the Stopspell from Dragon Quest II. It stops spells for a certain period of time, and even the final boss is vulnerable to it.

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  • Lotus-Eater Machine: A downright disturbing trope that’s used in many Horror media today. A character will wake up in an amazing place where all their dreams come true. Unfortunately, this is all an illusion caused by a machine that is being controlled by the villain. If left in the machine for too long, a person’s mind will rot, and they’ll be unable to differentiate between real life and fiction. Some examples include; The world of Link’s Awakening. (Spoilers ahead!) It turns out to be the Windfish’s dream, and when Link wakes up, it’ll be completely destroyed. Next, there’s the episode of Rick and MortyM. Night Shaym-Aliens! In the episode, the main characters get stuck in a simulation, with only the brainless Jerry believing that it’s real life. Lastly, we have the song Frozen by Celldweller. This hauntingly awesome song tells the story of a man captivated by the visuals of a gorgeous seductress. Despite it all being in his head, he refuses to wake up.

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More Awesome Custom Hearthstone Cards

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another unique Hearthstone post! I really enjoyed looking at custom cards before, and I’ve decided to make a second part to it. Now, let’s have a brawl!

  • Trixie, Gem Collector Type: Legendary Rogue Minion Mana Cost: 7 Attack: 3 Health: 3 Appearance: A cool dark elf with many thievery tools. Battlecry: Draw a Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary card. Created by Dragonicdoom

This card is absolutely insane! The amount of value you can get out of it is staggering. I also love the fact that it can be either a spell or minion that you draw. It might have to be weakened if made into a real card though.

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  • Electrobeak Owl Type: Rare Hunter Minion Tribe: Mech Mana Cost: 5 Attack: 3 Health: 3 Appearance: A robotic owl with electrifying wings. Created by DollmasterDoritos Battlecry: Silence a minion. If it was a Mech, also gain its Magnetic upgrades.

This is Ironbeak Owl on steroids, and I freaking love it! I’ve always wanted a card that can steal your opponent’s upgrades. It might need to cost more if it’s ever made into the game through.

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Hearthstone Tribes: Mech Edition

Hello fellow tavern dwellers, and welcome to a new Hearthstone post! Tribes are a huge thing in the game that causes various cards to have awesome effects with one another. They range from Dragons to Murlocs, and many decks are built around specific tribes. One of my favorites is the Mech tribe. Mechs have been a part of the game from the very beginning, and with the new Magnetic skill, they are a major force to be reckoned with. Below is a list of some of my favorite Mechs, and some awesome synergies with other cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a good old brawl!

  • SN1P-SN4P Tribe: Mech Mana Cost: 3 Attack: 2 Health: 3 Type: Legendary Neutral Minion Appearance: A giant, blue robot crab with a mounted gun on its head. Expansion: The Boomsday Project Effect: Magnetic, Echo, Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Microbots. 

This card was released recently for free to new players, and it’s one of the best Mechs in the game. Being one of the first Legendaries to have Echo and Magnetic, the amount of play is incredible. It can magnetize to some insanely powerful creatures, creating an unstoppable behemoth of epic proportions.

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  • Blightnozzle Crawler Tribe: Mech Mana Cost: 4 Type: Rare Rogue Minion Appearance: A poisonous machine with multiple legs and syringes. Attack: 2 Health: 4 Effect: Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Ooze with Poisonous and Rush. Expansion: The Boomsday Project 

Another absolutely fantastic card that makes the Rogue class even more fun. The ability to summon a minion that can kill anything is extremely unique, and this card was a staple for Deathrattle Rogue decks. You can also magnetize this to other mechs to leave the opponent in for a nasty surprise.

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Asher’s Cult Film Watchlist Part 2

Hello fellow Cult Film Fans! It’s time for another film-based post! A couple of months ago, I discussed some Cult Films that I would like to see. I had a ton of fun doing that post, so I decided to make a second part to it. I’d love to hear some suggestions from you guys, so be sure to leave some in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Release Date: August 10th 1984 Rated: PG Runtime: 1h 43 min Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Romance Directed by: W.D. Richter Written by: Earl Mac Rauch Produced by: Sidney Beckerman Starring: John Lithgow, Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, and Jeff Goldblum  

Short Summary: This film, aside from its incredibly long name, is a pure 80’s Sci-Fi satire. The movies tells the story of Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), a mad scientist/Neurosurgeon/Rock Star and his equally unique teammates. When an alien race from the 8th Dimension threatens to conquer Earth, Banzai and his friends must suit up for battle in order to save the world from total destruction. The script is chalk full of hilarious dialogue and unpredictability. This alone makes this film right up my alley. Also, it has an all star cast, and it’s always enjoyable to see Goldblum chew the scenery. I will definitely seek this movie out if I can find it. 

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  • Pan’s Labyrinth Release Date: January 19th, 2007 (In USA) (2006) internationally Rated: R for language and graphic violence. Genres: War, Drama, Fantasy Directed/Written by: Guillermo del Toro  Starring: Sergi Lopez, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdu, and Doug Jones Runtime: 1h 58 min Language: Spanish  

Short Summary: Pan’s Labyrinth is a terrifying and beautiful film by one of the godfathers of Horror, Guillermo del Toro. The film takes place in Spain during World War II and tells the story of Ophelia (Baquero), a young girl who lives in the midst of the battle with her pregnant Mother and ruthless Stepfather. Ophelia loves fairy tales, and runs into a fairy, and this is where her adventure begins. The creatures believe her to be a princess, and have information about her estranged Father. She’s asked to complete three horrific tasks, and if she even fails one, she’ll never see her Father again. This film immediately intrigued me upon seeing some of the grotesquely beautiful characters. I have yet to watch a del Toro film, and I believe that this one might be my gateway drug into his incredibly unique stories. Expect a HUGE review after I see this film.

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 187 (Special 2 Parter!)

Divide By Zero/ Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell by The Offspring from the album “Days Go By” Released: June 25th, 2012 Music Video Released: 2012 Genre: Punk Rock, Alternative Rock

These are the last 2 songs from the Days Go By album. They were both made into a continuous music video, that is one of the most awesome things I’ve ever laid my eyes upon! Dexter’s powerful vocals, Noodles’ aggressive guitar skills, and Parada’s awesome drumming really transform these pieces into rock gold. This first song, “Divide By Zero”,  tells the story of a solider in a futuristic war against an army of skeletal adversaries. There’s also a blue god of war and destruction that repeatedly changes sides to cause as much bloodshed as possible. Dexter essentially boosts morale throughout the song repeating the lyrics: “I will persevere, I will resist you here, I will interfere”. The intense chorus of instruments reminds me of a power metal ballad, and it’s fantastic! However, as the mood starts to change, the lyrics also take a turn into insanity. The suggestion to divide by zero might be metaphor for trying the impossible. This is shown in epic detail as the soldier, like Slim Pickens, at the end of Dr. Strangelove, rides a bomb to destroy the enemy and himself. After impact, “Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell” starts up. Taking place right after the solider’s “death”, he finds himself in Hell. The lyrics in this piece are mainly about chaos and the world appears to be ending. We get verses like “Dance around the fire that we once believed in”, and “If you are gonna go to hell, drink it up, you might as well”. The world is in a state of never ending anarchy, you should just stop caring and enjoy the destruction. Both of this songs are absolutely amazing, and I definitely recommend them to lovers of Rock.