More Awesome Cards From Saviors of Uldum

Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for the second look at the new expansion. Some absolutely insane cards have been released, and the expansion keeps looking better and better. Now, let’s have ourselves a friendly brawl!

  • King Phaoris Type: Legendary Neutral Minion Mana Cost: 10 Appearance: The ancient king of cats. Attack: 5 Health: 5 Effect: Battlecry: For each spell in your hand, summon a random minion of the same cost.

This is a card that I incredibly excited for. I’ve said on multiple occasions that I love the randomness of cards, and this one fits that to a T! The amount of value you can get out of this is ridiculous, and running a spell-heavy deck will get you very far with this card.

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  • Siamat Type: Legendary Neutral Minion Tribe: Elemental Mana Cost: 7 Appearance: A powerful and epic genie. Attack: 6 Health: 6 Effect: Battlecry: Gain 2 of Rush, Taunt, Divine Shield, or Windfury (your choice).

Another amazing legendary card that has multiple uses. First, you can use it to stall out your opponent by creating a huge wall. Second, you can create an aggressive attacker that can do heavy damage. I can imagine many decks built around this fantastic card.

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More TV Tropes

Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some juicy trivia. Now, let’s begin!

  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: A highly comedic trope in which a character does something that goes against everything that they believe in. It usually results in embarrassment or cringe. Some examples include: The drunken make out session of Knives and Kim from Scott Pilgrim, Mia Wallace’s heroin overdose from Pulp Fiction, and The Love Hotel Incident from Persona 3.

kim X knives Kim X Kim

 

  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A highly popular trope in both Anime and video games. It occurs when a character punches an opponent so many times that it appears that they have hundreds of hands. Some examples include: E. Honda’s Hundred Hand Slap from Street Fighter, Kenshiro’s Hokuto Kyakuretsu Ken, and DIO’s Muda Muda Muda.

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Awesome Music Tropes

Hello everyone! I’m finally back from my vacation to the Electric Forest. It was a fantastic time, and expect a full post on it later. This particular post will be going over some incredibly fascinating tropes found in music. Now, let’s begin!

  • Air Guitar: One of the most well known tropes in existence , as it has been used in nearly every form of media. It occurs when a character mimics playing a guitar with their hands. This is usually done in private and can be used for comedic effect. Some examples of this include; In an episode of Scrubs, the janitor decides to form an air band with many of the main characters. They play to the tune of Boston’s “More Than A Feeling“, and it’s equally awesome and pathetic! Next, we have the crazy inscrutable Pyro of Team Fortress 2. Many of its taunts include it playing the flamethrower like a guitar with an awesome metal riff cascading off of it. Lastly, there’s Klavier from Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney. This incredibly awesome character tends to play one during the cases, and it’s accompanied by a rocking soundtrack.

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  • Lyrical TicAnother extremely common trope in music. This one is a particular musician’s signature style of singing. Some examples include; James Brown’s signature grunts, whoas, oohs, and ows. Michael Jackson’s crotch grabbing whoo!, Chamone!, and Hoooo! Lastly, we have Dexter Holland’s yeahs!

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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 references. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Fake Cutie: A deception trope that used in many forms of media, often in video games. It occurs when an overly childish female character suddenly switches personalities, and becomes a badass that terrifies even the most fearsome of foes. Some examples of this include; B.B Hood from the Darkstalkers video games. She appears as a Little Red Ridding Hood character with a wooden basket and the standard red outfit. This, however, is a massive farce, and her true colors come out in combat. She develops a slasher smile and packs enough heat in her skirt to make Arnold Schwarzenegger blush. Next, we have Flowey from Undertale. Flowey is the main antagonist of the pacifist mode. He masquerades as an innocent flower, however those who don’t what their backs will see his true personality come through. He’s actually a demonic entity with a sadistic view on life. Lastly, we have Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill. She originally appears as a standard 17-year-old Japanese school girl. This, as usual, is a disguise for her true persona, an absolutely insanely savage fighter with a giant meteor hammer.

gogo Gogo from Kill Bill.

 

  • Lethal Chef: Another common and often comedic trope found in all forms of media. It occurs when someone is so bad at cooking, that upon consumption their food can cause a variety of bizarre effects. These effects include; vomiting, change in color, breathing fire, falling unconscious, or death. Some well known Lethal Chefs are; Mizuki Himeji from Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts. This incredibly cute female protagonist cooks food that looks absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, upon consuming it, you are subjected to hallucinations of death. Next, we have Linguini from Ratatouille. Before he met the amazing blue rat, he made a soup that was so bad, he puked upon consuming it. Lastly, we have  Chie Satonaka and Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4. During the camp section of the game, the two High School girls decide to make curry. Unfortunately, they aren’t the best chefs, and the ending result, referred to as “Mystery Food X”, causes the protagonist to immediately spit it out, and fall unconscious.

mizusMizuki’s “delicious food”.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 185

El Dorado (SkyWorld) by Two Steps From Hell from the album: “Skyworld” Released: October 25th, 2012 Genres: Epic, Orchestral, Film, Neo-classical

It’s been a very long time since my last Jukebox, but I’m back and ready for action! This particular piece by the insanely talented music group, Two Steps From Hell, will blow your socks off! I’ve loved this group for many years, and never get tired of listening to their epic music. This song starts out with some intense violins and other string instruments. The entire piece has a very Middle Eastern feel to it, and you can imagine hearing it in some lavish party. The strings go on until about the 90 second mark, and then the drop comes in, and we are hit with a bazooka blast of raw musical power. A chorus of horns starts up, and thunderous drums annunciate the end of each note. Upon hearing this for this first time, my entire body became covered in goosebumps and tears of pure jubilation cascaded down my face. Next, a beautiful operatic voice fills the air and carries the piece till its eventual end. I would love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. Also, I’m thinking of starting up a new Jukebox for epic orchestral music, any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins 1875 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral, yet intriguing piece by Philadelphia-born artist, Eakins. It reminds me of Rembrandt’s Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp in that it displays an operation taking place in a surgery theatre. The painting can be hard to look at if you are squeamish around blood, but I find it to be very fascinating. Eakins amazing attention to detail makes the audience feel like they are there. It also displays raw human emotion with some of the students paying close attention to Dr. Gross’ techniques, and others moving away in disgust. The work was rejected at first for being too brutal, but now stands as one of the best American art pieces ever made.

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  • Homage to Bleriot by Robert Delaunay 1914 Oil on canvas

This is an awesome Orphic Cubist work by French Artist, Delaunay. Not only did he start a new brand of Cubism, but also incorporated tons of abstraction in his works. This particular piece is absolutely gorgeous and is a tribute to Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly across the English Channel. The work is a brilliant blend of vibrant colors and hidden man-made objects. The leftmost part of the painting reminds more of a pain palette with various colored dots cascading down. We also get the image of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, as well as Bleriot’s plane. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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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!

  • Goombay Smash Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1 oz Malibu® coconut rum
  • 1/4 oz apricot brandy
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz orange juice

Directions: Mix all ingredients in a highball glass with ice and shake. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.

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  • Electric Bubblegum Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Maui® Blue Hawaiian schnapps
  • oz banana liqueur
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 splash sweet and sour mix

Directions: Build over ice in a highball glass. Shake and serve.

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