Halloween Week! Creepy Paintings

Hello guys and ghouls! Welcome to the holiday special! Every day this week, I will be posting a new creepy topic. Now, let’s start this ghoulish week with some creepy paintings!

  • Anatomical Pieces by Theodore Gericault 1819 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral work by “French Realist”, Gericault. It’s a “Still-Life piece which depicts many human body parts. The heavily detailed and realistic-looking parts give the viewer a sense of dread. However, I find this piece to be morbidly gorgeous in its own way. The severed arm has its bones intact, and the meticulous preservation of them makes it a true sight to behold.

pieces

  • The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch 1480-1505 Oil on 3 oak panels

This incredible piece was made over the course of 20 years, and the insane detail definitely shows Bosch’s talents. The work is supposed to depict life’s greatest pleasures including; sex, lust, wrath, sin, and leisure. The first panel portrays 3 fleshy, nude figures in a beautiful green garden with a phallic, pink fountain. The second panel portrays more nude figures and some absolutely gorgeous flora and fauna. Some of the people are having sex, and floating across a giant river in apple-shaped boats. Then, we get to the third panel, and them mood changes dramatically! I believe it to be Bosch’s depiction of Hell, due to the many demonic creatures, and tortured human souls. Some figures are bound by chains, and others are actually used as instruments! I have always loved this painting, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

garden of earthly delights.jpg

Advertisements

More Fascinating TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Fans! It’s time for some more TV Tropes. I hope you guys are ready for some interesting references. Now, let’s begin!

  • Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: This trope is used quite frequently in many different forms of media. It occurs when a character tries to seal off a door or pathway using a very weak barricade. Some examples of this include The Matchstick Wall from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Shitty Wall from South Park, and too many times to count in Scooby-Doo.

ineff

 

  • Frothy Mugs of Water: This occurs when anime or Tv show wants to censor alcohol or drugs to make them seem more “family friendly”. Beer usually turns into water or tea, and cigarettes turn into lollypops. Examples of this include: Sanji’s cigarette being replaced by a lollypop, Replacing Rock Lee’s sake with Elixir, and Yu-Gi-Oh! turns wine into grape juice.

censo

More Awesome and Unique Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to a familiar topic! Board Games have always interested me, and I keep finding new ones to talk about. This post, as before, will be covering some of these games, including the rules, pieces, and publishers. Now, let’s play!

 

  • Pandemic (2008) Type: Medical, Strategy, and Family Mechanisms: Hand management, Movement, Cooperative Play 2-4 Players Playing Time: 45 mins Ages: 8+ Designed by: Matt Leacock Artists: Josh Lappel, Tom Thiel, Christian Hanisch, Chris Quilliams, and Regis Moulun Published by: Z-Man Games

Pandemic is a fast-paced Strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a disease-fighting specialist. A vast array of diseases have spread to various parts of the world, and it’s up to you and your group to eradicate them before they become incurable. You take turns drawing cards from the deck, however not all of them are beneficial. Mixed throughout the deck are dangerous cards that can accelerate and boost the disease’s spread and power. Each specialist has a very unique skill that can help everyone out in their time of need. If you manage to destroy four diseases, you win the game, however all is lost if time runs out, or if the disease becomes immune to everything. (This sounds like a ton of fun!) The game has 6 expansions, and has won many rewards throughout the years.

pandemic.jpg

 

  • Codenames (2015) Type: Party, Card Game, Word Game, Spies Mechanisms: Memory, Luck, Partnerships 2-8 Players Playing Time: 15 mins Ages: 14+ Designed by: Vlaada Chvatil Artists: Tomas Kucerovsky and Stephanie Gantiez Published by: Czech Games Edition

Codenames is a game of deduction and logic that divides the players into two teams with one spymaster and agents. The object of the game is to make contact will all of the agents first. Teams will guess words which they think belongs to them while spymasters can give them one word clues. You also have to avoid the assassin.

codnam.jpg 

More Fascinating Tv Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more TV Tropes. Now, let’s begin!

  • Getting Crap Past The Radar: This is one of my favorite, and most well-known tropes on the site. It occurs whenever a form of media puts something scandalous, or flat-out inappropriate into an otherwise family friendly TV show. It’s amazing at how many instances of this occur on TV, so I’ll give a few examples; The Yu-Gi-Oh! card Dark Necrofear was called Dark Necrophilia in the Japanese Anime, Megaman Battle Network 2 has a character asking you to “suck yo mama’s milk”, and the game is still rated E!,  and,Plankton from SpongeBob attempts suicide in the episode “One Course Meal”. 

getting

 

  • SNK Boss: This infuriating trope occurs in many great SNK fighting games, and others like King of Fighters, Marvel VS. Capcom, and The Battle Network Series. Many things cause a boss to rise to this level such as; Overpowered attacks, Cheating system limitations, or Rage-Inducing defense. Some examples of these bosses include; Goenitz from King of Fighters 96 (He can spam a wind barrier attack  that blocks everything and hits super hard), Gil from Street Fighter 3rd Strike (His attacks hit extremely hard, and he can recover his health fully if he has meter), and BassXX from Megaman Battle Network 5 Double Team DS (He has 4,000 HP, a constantly regenerating aura, moves ridiculously fast, and his attacks can do up to 700 Dmg!)  

koko

Asher’s Favorites (Webtoons Edition Part 1)

Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a very special post! I have always been a huge fan of Manga, and when I heard about Webtoons from The Anime Man, I about fainted right then and there! Webtoons is a free comic platform for the iOS and Android that houses stories from around the world. It started as a platform for only Korean comics, (Manhwa), but it now has reached a global market. The app has numerous genres of comics and many different writing styles. I guarantee that you’ll find something you love, and I’d love to hear about it in the comments’ section below. The following are some of my favorites webtoons, and a short summary of each. Don’t worry though, I won’t go into spoilers.

  • Bastard by Youngchan Hwang and Carnby Kim Genres: Horror, Thriller, Tragedy, Mature, Manhwa 

Bastard is an incredible comic about a troubled teenager named Jin Seon. We learn from the beginning that terrible things are happening behind closed doors. What starts as a standard murder mystery soon escalates into a much darker event that will leave the readers on edge. If you love Psychological Thrillers, I can’t recommend this series enough. I’m being as vague as possible, because everything else is a major spoiler. The writing is incredible, and I could totally see this comic becoming a film. Final Rating 10/10 (Flawless!) Posted below is the link to the online version of the comic. Started June 8th, 2015 Complete as of May 19, 2017 with 93 Episodes

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjDvsSktKLdAhXqhlQKHcmKAFYQFjACegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fthriller%2Fbastard%2Fep-0%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D485%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw26joiLKwS2vdFKhzUIc-c4

 

  • Adventures of God by Teo and Corey Genres: Comedy, Satire, ParodyDark Humor

This particular comic had me laughing from chapter one, and I adore the hidden undertones. As the name suggests, Adventures of God is about God and his family up in heaven. Satan also makes many appearances in the comic, and he’s absolutely hilarious. God is depicted as a bit of a drunkard, whose problems are usually solved by his assistant, Gabe. The comic also parodies many important events in religious history, such as Adam & Eve, and Noah’s ark. The art style reminds me a lot of Family Guy, and I think that it perfect for this kind of story. I highly recommend this comic to people who want a good laugh, and don’t get offended by religious satire. Final Verdict 9.5/10 (Comedy Gold) Started November 14th, 2016 Updated every Tuesday and Saturday Total Episodes So Far: 165

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi8zPH4uaLdAhXS31QKHTZKBJUQFjACegQIBxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fcomedy%2Fadventures-of-god%2Fep-1-answering-prayers%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D853%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw2uoSwpJ9o6ofefdGFkD6Qc

 

  • Let’s Play by Mongie Genres: Romantic Comedy, Moe, Memes, Video Games

Now one for your gamers out there. This charming comic is about a game designer named Sam. Her life goes awry when a popular Let’s Player gives her first game a bad review. Then, the final nail in the coffin occurs when the Let’s Player becomes Sam’s new neighbor! Things to expect from this series; Nerd Culture, Adorable Dogs, and Relatable Characters. Final Verdict 8/10 (Very Good) Started November 6th, 2017 Updated every Tuesday Total Episodes: 43

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjL9q7qvaLdAhXIxlQKHVpODcsQFjABegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fromance%2Fletsplay%2Fep-1-%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D1218%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw3C1NUB8sMVailYnQC_2hEn

 

  • My Giant Nerd Boyfriend by fishball Genres: Comedy, Slice of life

This adorable comic depicts the daily life of Fishball, a 5’2” Malaysian artist with a 6’6” boyfriend. This comic really hit home for me because of its depiction of tall people problems. I’m 6’2”, and many of the events in the comic have happened to me. I also love the art style, which is very cute and Asian. I recommend this comic to absolutely everyone, and you’ll grow to love the characters very fast. Final Verdict 9.8/10 (Adorable art and a story that will make you feel warm and fuzzy) Started March 5th, 2017 Updates Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Total Episodes: 209

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjQl72CwaLdAhUDLXwKHfEUBhEQFjAGegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fm.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fslice-of-life%2Fmy-giant-nerd-boyfriend%2F001-introduction%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D958%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw28wbAKuu9b4PoJTjJcWiHG

  • HIVE by Kyusam Kim Genres: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Giant Animals, Survival, Tragedy, Apocalyptic

If you have Apiphobia, stay far away from this comic! The story is about gigantic bees that take over the world. The main character, Lee, is trying to find his family, and the world is on the brink of collapse. It’s filled with plot twists, betrayals, awesome characters, mature content, and tons of crazy insects. It’s a hell of a ride that I recommend to lovers of The Walking Dead, Lord of the Flies, and Horror in general. Final Verdict 10/10 (Magnificent) Started on June 30th, 2014 Updates every Monday Total Episodes: 230

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwilrrD1xKLdAhVJ4VQKHVOjDfEQFjABegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fthriller%2Fhive%2Fep-0%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D65%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw3uLZdLwCfo_4BPowHev58O

 

  • Small World by Wonsun Jin Genres: LGBT, Slice of life, Heartwarming, 

Thanks to webtoon, I’ve been widening my horizons on comics, and reading more stories about Gay and Lesbian couples. I am a completely straight guy, but these comics are freaking amazing, and I really respect that they bring these relationships to the general public. This specific one is about Julien and Robin, a gay couple that have very different attitudes. Robin is very laid back and kind of shy, while Julien is extremely protective and hyper. They show their love for one another in completely different ways, and it’s always a joy to see how each character reacts to various events. I recommend this series to everyone, because it’s guaranteed to make you feel warm inside. Final Verdict 9.5/10 (Incredibly sweet and touching) Started on August 31st, 2017 Updates Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday Total Episodes: 162

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjgh4O1yKLdAhWJCnwKHarLDJ8QjBAwAXoECAUQCA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fslice-of-life%2Fsmall-world%2Fep-1-rain%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D1159%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw1SHG7D8tHd4PIGY7Xrpqru

Keep tune for part 2 coming up on Saturday!

Asher Recommends (Every Month)

Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a new topic! Every month, I will be discussing one of my influences on creating this blog in the first place. Now, let’s get started with the blog, Thirsty Dudes. 

Thirsty Dudes is a drink blog that was created in 2009 by Mike Literman, Jason Draper, and Derek Neuland. Each drink reviewer has a unique style, and the reviews range from text-based, to video. There are also many categories of drinks on the site, my favorite being Other/Weird, Energy Drinks, Jelly, and Chunky. The drinks are rated on a 1-5 bottle scale, with 1 being revolting, and 5 being sublime. I first came across the blog after trying a strange Bird’s Nest drink from Chinatown, and the rest is history! I highly recommend checking the blog out, and I’d love to hear your opinions on it in the comments’ section below.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjn-Nvd1ZPdAhUC0awKHZSYAYgQFjAAegQICRAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thirstydudes.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw3nVSGcZzjE0o0ljxwcm9Bi

More Crazy Urban Dictionary Entries (Saturdays)

NSFW Content Ahead!

Hello everyone! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bean Dip Slang: Raise the underboob of a man or woman with your index and second finger. 

Example: Cameron gave Lori a “bean dip” to celebrate the fun evening.

  • Suka  Russian Insult: Means “bitch” in an angry way. 

Example: Shut up suka!

  • Holosexual Sexual Preference: Someone who is sexually attracted to holographic things (e.g.: Nail polishes, poster boards, phone cases, etc.)

Example: Person 1: Look at that person’s holo collection! Person 2: They must be a holosexual.