Hall Of Champions: Fantastic Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at some awesome characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Korvac Real Name: Michael Korvac Status: Villain/Possible Destroyer of Worlds Ht: 6’3” Weight: 230 lbs Publisher: Marvel First Appeared: Giant-Size Defenders #3 (January 1st, 1975) Powers/Abilities: Manipulation of cosmic energy, time travel, can absorb all forms of energy, telekinesis, telepathy, neigh invulnerability

Michael was an extremely talented computer technician living in the 31st century. He helped out the Badoon, a species of advanced reptilian beings, invade Earth’s solar system. One faithful day, upon collapsing from exhaustion, the Badoon amputated his lower body, and transformed him into a cyborg. Enraged by this, Korvac turned against his superiors, and killed them. His newfound abilities made him an incredibly dangerous force. His most famous feat is absorbing the power of Galactus’ spaceship, and transforming into a god-like entity. He was finally destroyed by Hazmat, who blasted him apart with an anti-matter wave.

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  • Hazmat Real Name: Jennifer Takeda Status: Hero and member of the Avengers Publisher: Marvel  First Appeared: Avengers Academy #1 (August 1st, 2010) Powers/Abilities:  Produces toxic substances and radiation from her body, immune to toxins, can explode after absorbing enough radiation (this isn’t lethal to her), anti-matter blasts, can generate EMP

Jennifer was an ordinary teenager, until she almost killed her boyfriend with a kiss. The discovery of her toxic powers forced Jennifer to be confined to a hazmat suit. This also caused her personality to become angry and standoffish. After being invited to the Avengers Academy, Jennifer doesn’t get along with many of the others, until she strikes a relationship with the metallic Mettle. This unfortunately doesn’t last, as Mettle sacrifices himself to save her in a battle with the villainous Arcade. During the Avengers Arena arc, Hazmat learns to fully control her powers, and doesn’t need the containment suit to protect her anymore. Fueled with rage and sadness, Hazmat kills Arcade and that’s the last that we hear of her for the time being. (A very interesting character that I hope will get her own movie in the future). (Fun fact: Hazmat is actually considered to be a tsundere, someone who is cold upon introduction, but slowly starts to warm up as the story progresses). 

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The Amazing World of ASMR

Hello everyone, and welcome to a very special post. Today, I will be discussing the amazing phenomenon known as ASMR. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and is a tingling sensation that some people get from a variety of stimuli. These include; tapping on objects, soft voices, binaural beats, brushing hair, role-plays, and vocal triggers. The sensation is incredibly soothing, and puts the mind into a state of Nirvana. Various people on Youtube make videos to specifically trigger this phenomenon, and they’re known as ASMRtists. It’s an extremely diverse community, with members from all around the world. I had experienced ASMR in my childhood, when my mother would trace my arm up to my head. This would immediately cause all of the stress to leave my body. I recently discovered the ASMR community, and have completely fallen in love with the relaxing videos. I get ASMR mainly from role-plays or message videos. Some of my favorite ASMRtists include; Gibi ASMR, Tingting ASMR, Articulate Design ASMR, ASMR Darling, ASMR Zeitgeist, Ephemeral Rift ASMR, Gentle Whispering ASMR, Whispers Red ASMR, Heather Feather ASMR, Jojo’s ASMR, Fred’s Voice ASMR, and Message ASMR. As you can see, there’re tons of ASMRtists on Youtube, and it’s up to you to decide which ones work for you. I will be posting a link to a great introduction of this sensation in the comments’ section below. Now, prepare your brain for an awesome message!

 

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Awesome and Obscure Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Board Game enthusiasts! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating games. Now, let’s play!

  • Dungeon Dice Category: Dice, Medieval, Negotiation, Adventure (2014) 2-5 Players Playing Time: 20 minutes Ages: 8+ Artist: Cam Kendell Designer: Sam Coates Publishers: Golden Games and Potluck Games

Description: Dungeon Dice is a competitive dice game with an adventurer’s touch. Players battle monsters and try to collect more dice than the others. Players also equip, drink, and battle dice monsters. You level up when you kill enough monsters.  The game starts with all players taking turns drawing monster dice from a bag. To win battles, a player’s dice must get a higher roll. They can also sabotage each other using abilities. The first play to get enough impressive dice to claim the throne wins the game.

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  • City Council (2013) Type: Strategy  Players: 2-5 60 minutes Ages: 12+ Artist: Giota Vorgia Designer: Elan Goldstein Publisher: Golden Egg Games 

Description: This is a world building game where each player takes the role of a council member. You need to maintain the environment, and fund projects. The player that becomes the major first wins.

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More Strange Board Games (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow gamers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some strange Board Games. Now, grab your tokens, and let’s begin!

  • Exploding Kittens Type: Card Game Ages: 7+ 2-5 Players 2015 Publisher: Self-published Designers and Artists: Matthew Inman, Elan Lee, and Shane Small Box Art: A very worried cat holding a grenade.

How to play: Apparently this is a cat version of Russian Roulette. Each player takes turns drawing cards until someone draws an exploding kitten card. Upon drawing the card, they player will lose. The deck is made up of countering cards, forced drawing cards, and deck shuffling cards. The game will get increasingly hectic as less cards remain in the deck. This sounds like a strange game night indeed!

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  • Munchkin Type: Card Game Ages: 10+ 2001 3-6 Players Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Designer: Steve Jackson Artists: Alex Fernandez, Edwin Huang, John Kovalic, Ian McGinty, Heather Oliver, Philip Reed, and Gabby Ruenes Box Art: A orange-haired warrior with an evil smile, horned helmet, sword, and chainsaw.

How to play: This is a satirical card game that parodies RPGs. Each player starts at level 1, and whoever reaches level 10 wins the game. Players are given a random class with a variety of strengths and weaknesses. Cards are divided into two types, treasures and encounters. During every player’s turn, a door is kicked down, and an encounter card is drawn from the deck. This card usually has the players battling an enemy, and trying to defeat it. It can be defeated with the various skills and weapons they’ve acquired throughout the game. Players can help each other out during these encounters, or completely screw them over by adding extra encounters. Upon defeating a monster, players will collect treasures and level up. However, if they’re beaten by the monster, “bad stuff” occurs, like losing treasure and levels. 

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More Of My Favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to show some more of my cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • Number 49: Fortune Tune Attribute: Light Winged Beast XYZ Effect Monster Rank: 3 ATK/ 400 DEF/ 900 Effect: Requires 2 Level 3 Monsters. During each of your Standby Phases: Gain 500 Life Points. This card cannot be targeted by card effects. If this face-up card would be destroyed, you can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card instead. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: Target 2 Level 3 monsters  in your Graveyard; shuffle them both into the Deck, and if you do, return this card from the Graveyard into the Extra Deck. This effect can only be used once per turn. Appearance: A light blue heron with red tail feathers.

Ah, the good old Fortune Tune. I both love and absolutely despise this card. If you use it, it’ll drive your opponent completely crazy! If you play against it you’ll pop a blood vessel. Its immunity to being targeted makes this card harder to deal with than pulling teeth! Then, if you finally kill it, it just goes back into the Extra Deck, make your life hell once again.

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  • Superdimensional Robot Galaxy Destroyer Attribute: Light Type: Machine XYZ   Effect Monster Rank: 10 ATK/ 5000 DEF/ 2000 Effect: Requires 3 Level 10 monsters. Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card; destroy all Spells and Traps Cards your opponent controls. Your opponent cannot activate Spells/Trap Cards in response to this effect’s activation. Appearance: An awesome robot with giant wings and a blue body.  

This card is extremely powerful, and has a very fantastic effect. The only issue is trying to summon it, but if you do, your opponent is as good as dead! They’ll have to rely on monsters, and it’s very difficult to top a 5000 ATK behemoth. 

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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!

  • The Coyote Tango (Pacific Rim cocktail)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 oz. Sake
  • 1 1/4 oz. Tequila (preferably Voodoo Tiki Tequila or Desert Rose Prickly Pear Infused Tequila)
  • 1 1/4 oz. Lychee juice
  • Garnish: Lychee nut stuffed with pear

Directions: Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lychee nut stuffed with pear.

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  • Purple Cactus Cocktail

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 oz gold tequila
  • 1/2 oz sweet sherry
  • 1 1/2 oz passion-fruit juice
  • 1 tsp grenadine syrup

Directions: Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass three-quarters filled with broken ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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My Least Favorite Hearthstone Cards (Counting Down to Witchwood)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Witchwood countdown! With the expansion getting released tomorrow, I’ve been binging hard on this game. With 1,459 cards already in the game, not all are created equal. I have decided to share with you guys some of the cards that I find useless. Keep in mind, that this is my own personal opinion, and that yours may be different. Constructive criticism is most definitely welcome, so be sure to tell me what you think in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s begin!

  • Millhouse Manastorm Type: Legendary Mana Cost: 2 4 ATK 4 Health Battlecry: Enemy spells cost (0) next turn.

Ugh! I absolutely hate this card! The amount of attack and health is very good for a 2-cost minion, but the Battlecry is just hot garbage! Spells are an integral part of the game, and this makes your opponent obliterate you with them. If you use this against a Mage, you’re as good as dead! 

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  • Unlicensed Apothecary Type: Epic Warlock Minion (Demon) Mana Cost: 3  ATK 5 Health 5 Battlecry: After you summon a minion, deal 5 damage to your hero.

The Warlock class is known for “high risk high reward” gameplay, but this card overdoes it! You only get 30 health, and every time a new minion is summoned, you get closer to death. I highly recommend dusting this crap ASAP.

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  • Magma Rager Type: Common (Elemental) 5 ATK 1 Health No Effect

The pathetic Magma Rager has been a joke ever since its creation, and it’s completely rubbish. First, the stats on this minion are terrible, and it can’t be played easily. Second, it can’t attack the turn it’s summoned, so it’s easily killed. Hearthwiki even rated it as the worst card in the game.

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