More Crappy Book Covers

Hello fellow Book Lovers! It’s time for some more crappy covers. I hope you guys are ready to cringe and laugh! Now, let’s begin!

  • Griddle Creek: Fool’s Gold (Book 2) by M. Malenga Released: October 12th, 2017 Genres: Children’s Humor, Comic Book Pages: 32 Quick Summary: A typical museum heist story with quirky humor. 

I know this is supposed to be a kid’s book, but this art is completely unacceptable! It  seems like the artist just searched on Google Images for a picture of a diamond, and placed it on a black and grey background. If you are going to create a comic book, at least make the front cover appealing.

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  • Facemate by Steven M. Greenberg Released: July 10th, 2019 Genre: Fiction Quick Summary: An Autistic boy discovers a futuristic dating site, and acquires unimaginable power. 386 pages 

What we have here is missed potential. The plot of this book seems really neat, and is definitely a unique concept. Unfortunately, the front cover makes it fall flat on its face. What we have is 4 “people” that are 3D nightmares. The graphics are extremely unsettling, and seem to delve into the “Uncanny Valley”.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, 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!

  • Boarnograf (The Corruption Pokemon) #384 Dark/Ground Type Ability: Guts (Increases Attack by 50% if inflicted with a status condition) Genderless Appearance: A fearsome-looking beast that resembles a giant, red boar. Doesn’t evolve. Is the Legendary counterpart of Griffawork. Ht: 11’6” Wt: 1000.9 lbs Base Stats: HP: 130, Attack: 160, Defense: 125, Sp. Atk: 85, Sp. Def: 95, Speed: 105 Base Stat Total: 700 (Insanely good stats. The highest base stats of all Ground and Dark Types. Also, it has the highest Attack stat of all Pokemon). Immune to Psychic and Electric. Weak to Fairy, Ice, Grass, Bug, Fighting, and Water.

Entry: A champion of an ancient civilization, it conquered many rival nations until it imploded from its own corruption.

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  • Praunch (The Prawn Pokemon) #099 Water/Fighting Type Possible Abilities: Swift Swim (Speed is doubled in the rain) or Technician (Boosts 60 power or less moves by 50%) Evolves into Karawn at Level 23 and Mabster at Level 40 Appearance: A prawn with a fist for a tail. Gender Ratio: 50/50 Base Stats: HP: 30, Attack: 70, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 40, Sp. Def: 25, Speed: 60 Base Stat Total: 295 (Not bad Attack and Defense Stats) Ht: 1’04” Wt: 4.4 lbs Weak to Flying, Grass, Electric, Fairy, and Psychic.

Entry: Praunch usually dives to the seafloor where it can break rock formations with its tail to find food.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, 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!

  • Typobop (The Bop Pokemon) #334 Dark/Rock Type Possible Abilities: Run Away (Allows you to always flee a battle) or Sheer Force (Boosts the power of all moves that have additional effects by 30% and removes the added effects) Gender Ratio 50/50 Evolves into Yeerex when exposed to a Moon Stone Ht: 1’00” Wt: 9.9 lbs Appearance: The singing dinosaur from the “Yee” Meme. Base Stats: HP: 50, Attack: 81, Defense: 74, Sp. Atk: 40, Sp. Def: 40, Speed: 60 Base Stat Total: 345 (Pretty decent for a first evolution) Immune to Psychic and Weak to Ground, Steel, Bug, Grass, Fairy, Water, and 4x Weak to Fighting

Entry: Typobop communicates by singing. Unfortunately, this attracts predators, causing Typobop to go extinct. 

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  • Dragun (The Cannon Pokemon) #141 Dragon/Steel Type Possible Abilities: Mega Launcher (Boosts the power of pulse and aura moves by 50%) or Sniper (Critical hits deal 1.5x more damage) Ht: 1’04” Wt: 47.2 lbs Appearance: A dragon with a cannon for a nose. Evolves into Triggedon at level 40 and into Cannonance at level 65 Gender Ratio 75% male to 25% female Base Stats: HP: 45, Attack: 25, Defense: 65, Sp. Atk: 100, Sp. Def: 45, Speed: 20 Base stat total: 300 (Extremely good Special Attack for a 1st evolution) Immune to Poison and Weak to Fighting and Ground.

Entry: Dragon are known to attack their prey with incredible accuracy. They can become aggressive when claiming territory.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, 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!

  • Rasclobber (The Amateur Pokemon) #153 Dragon/Fighting Type Ability: Iron Fist (Increases the power of punching moves by 20%) Gender Ratio: 87.5% male  to 12.5% female Evolves from Reptyke at Level 16 and Evolves into Batterex at Level 36  Ht: 3’11” Wt: 91.9 lbs Appearance: A small dragon with fists instead of claws. Base Stats: HP: 75, Attack: 95, Defense: 80, Sp. Atk: 40, Sp. Def: 60, Speed: 55 Base Stat Total: 405 (Extremely decent stats for a middle evolution) Weak to Flying, Ice, Dragon, Psychic, and 4x Weak to Fairy.

Entry: It fights using a combo of its arms and tail to confuse enemies. It lacks stamina for a drawn-out battle.

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More Cool TV Tropes

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

  • Evil Genius: One of the most popular tropes ever created. It deals with a malicious person with a very high intellect. They can be anyone, ranging from scientists, to lowly crooks. Some examples include; Johan Liebert from the Anime/Manga Monster. He’s extremely smart, and is also a highly dangerous serial killer. Next, we have The Riddler from the Batman Series. He wears a very extravagant outfit and loves to trick Bruce Wayne. Lastly, we have the German terrorist from Die Hard, Hans Gruber. He’s the big cheese that developed the plan to take over Nakatomi Tower.

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  • Nutritional Nightmare: A trope that’s used in made comedies. It deals with a food that’s so unhealthy, that death could occur upon consumption. Some examples include; Deep fried butter, Double Dew from South Park (It’s Mountain Dew with 2X the caffeine), and when Homer forces Bart to add butter to his bacon.

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More Crappy Book Covers

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time for another humorous art post. Today, we will be looking at some more bad covers. Now, let’s take a dive into the bizarre world of  hilarious cringe.

  • Angela’s Arm by Roland Allnach Release Date: October 30th, 2018 Genres: Horror and Suspense 204 Pages Small Summary: A tale about a girl with a serpent for an arm.

Ok, I actually kind of love this cover because it reminds me of one of my favorite Anime. Unfortunately, it isn’t perfect, and I can see a lot of room for improvement. First of all, the hand has six fingers, which means that the owner isn’t human. Second, the book’s title is written in the standard “blood red” text to emphasize that it’s scary and edgy.  Lastly, the background looks photoshopped.

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  • Civil War II: The Battle for the Future of America by E. Robert Gurr Release Date: May 3rd, 2019 295 Pages Genres: Political Thriller and Suspense Short Summary: A war pits a teacher and a hacker against each other.

This cover is the epitome of boring and wasted potential. It’s just text on a white background. It tells nothing of what happens in the book, and looks like it was pieced together in about five minutes. Also, we gotta be edgy, so there’s more of that laughable “blood red” text.

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Bad Video Game Cover Art

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to an old topic! I loved critiquing bad video game art in the past, and decided to give it another go. Now, let’s facepalm and cringe at some true garbage!

  •  Brawl Brothers for the SNES Genre: Beat em’ Up (1992) Plot: The sequel to Rushing Beat that has players beating up hordes of bad guys. Publisher: Jaleco 

I always have loved Beat em’ Ups, and find them to be mindless fun. This specific game was heavily praised by critics for its graphics and fluid gameplay. Unfortunately the cover is complete crap! We get this “ultra-cool” beefcake guy breaking out of a brick wall. His face is contorted like he’s constipated, and his nose  is bulbous and phallic. If the artists had taken more time on this piece, it could be pretty to look at, but as of now, it’s trash!

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  • Art of Fighting for the Sega Mega Drive (1992) Creator: SNK Genre: Fighting Description  The first game of the Art of Fighting trilogy that pits players against each other, and mixes up the game with some desperation attacks. 

Ugh! This series of fighting games are very clunky, and many of the characters are extremely overpowered. However, it is also famous for starting the “super attacks” in many of the popular fighters of today. The artwork for this game is all over the place, with some parts being awesome, and others being disturbing. Most of the work looks like a cheesy 80’s action film with bell-bottom jeans, a bright orange karate gis. Then, we get to the faces, and all hell breaks loose! Robert Garcia’s face is pseudo-realistic which really blurs the line, and makes the viewer feel uncomfortable. Then, we get to Ryo, who has a giant leg, and appears to be kicking a goon right in the face. The goon is the best part of the piece, and his face is contorted into pure exaggerated pain.

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