Asher’s Jukebox Part 177

Epic by Faith No More from the album The Real Thing (January 29, 1990) Genres: Rap metal, alternative metal, and funk metal. Song length: 4:54 

This incredible song first came to my attention when I heard it at the One Up bar. I tried to Shazam the song, but I never could get the timing correct. A few months later, I hear the song again in James Franco’s film, The Disaster Artist. I finally find out the title of the song, and now listen to it on a daily basis. It is a very unique Metal song that has multiple genres built into it. Mike Patton’s impressive vocals reach six octaves, which is the highest range of any popular singer. Throughout the song, he impresses us with his amazing vocal styles, like crooning, rapping, falsetto, wailing, and growling. It resembles a lot of popular bands vocals like, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, and The Beastie Boys. The song appears to be discussing an unknown entity that is only known as “it”. The lyrics “What is it?” continuously repeat through the song, and it almost seems like the band is going crazy trying to figure it out. The chorus is my favorite part of the song, and once it hooks you, you will not be able to get it out of your head. I believe that the song’s meaning can be interpreted in various ways, but I will discuss my thoughts on it. The title, “Epic”, may have to do with the huge variety of different styles in the piece, and how well they go together. I highly recommend this piece to absolutely everyone, and would love to hear what you think 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=2ahUKEwiP87KP5L3cAhWJHHwKHUWSBewQyCkwAHoECAkQBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZG_k5CSYKhg&usg=AOvVaw2n-DW6beRXZH6vmxiFbWvk

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TV Tropes Randomness (Every Other Saturday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Every Other Saturday, I will be searching for some random tropes, and describing them in a spoiler-free way. In case you didn’t know, a trope can be defined as an expression or overused cliche found in movies and other media. TV Tropes.org categorizes thousands of these expressions and cliches throughout the world of media. This ranges from certain character quirks, to the series as a whole. I find it to be quite enjoyable, and I hope you guys will too. Now, let’s begin!

  • Depraved Kids’ Show Host: This trope deals with the stereotypical “Kiddie Show” host. They always appear to be happy, and love making little kids smile. Unfortunately, this is all a disguise, and backstage is where they let their true colors shine. They can be addicted to drugs, have lecherous behavior, be sex offenders, swear enough to make sailors transform into prudes, and makes everybody’s life around him a “living hell”. This trope is frequently found in The Simpsons with Krusty the Clown. Krusty can be found backstage yelling at everyone, and seems to be addicted to everything. It can also be found with Pierre from Tim And Eric Awesome Show Great Job. Pierre loves to dance with kids, and seems to be fascinated with the audience’s dads.

 

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  • Technology Porn: This trope is used in almost every Science Fiction film ever created. The trope occurs whenever a sequence in media goes into great depth showing the inner workings of gadgets and other mechanical tools. This trope always appears in the Iron Man films when Tony Stark “suits up”. It also can be found in numerous parts of 2001: A Space Odyssey. One of my favorite examples of this trope is the use of it in Blade Runner.     

 

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  • Warning! This Will Make You Hungry!! Food Porn: This trope is pretty self-explanitory, but can be divided into two definitions. The first is food that’s usually used to symbolize something suggestive. The second is food that’s portrayed in such a manner that the audience salivates and experiences lust as if they were watching porn. I adore this trope, and I always am eager to see what people think of next. One of my favorite examples of this trope is in the film, Chef. Chef’s use of food is so important in the movie, that it actually becomes a main plot point. Then, we get to its use in Anime, and I can’t think of a better example than Shokugeki No Soma (Food Wars). This Anime was created by a Hentai artist, and the use of food in the series applies to both definitions. People literally have “Foodgasms” so intense that their clothes will occasionally rip off! The food in this show is so jaw-dropping, that even the most simple dishes, like scrambled eggs look like it should be framed in the Louvre! As an added bonus, Japanese chef Yuki Morisaki, adds real recipes from the series that you can replicate in each Manga volume!    

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

NSFW Content Ahead!

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!

  • Isissin (The Assassin Pokemon) #137 Dark/Poison type Name Origin: ISIS+Sin or ISIS+Assassin Possible Abilities: Poison Point (Poisons foe on physical contact) or Aftermath (Hurts foe upon fainting) Evolves from Oilslam at Level 38 Gender Ratio: 75% Male to 25% Female Ht: 5’07”  Wt: 140.9 lbs Base Stats: HP:             105, Attack: 105, Defense: 75, Sp. Atk: 95, Sp. Def: 100, Speed: 50 Stat Total: 530 (Extremely good stats all around) Appearance: A very cool oily creature with a large knife and face mask. Immune to Nothing. Weak against Ground

 

Entry: Isissin replicates itself to confuse its foes. It is said to poison the corrupted and evil and bless the good-willing.

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  • Geigh (The Unicorn Pokemon) #126 Fairy/Flying type Possible Abilities: Oblivious (Prevents infatuation) or Serene Grace (Double the chance to have added effects) Ht: 5’07” Wt: 209.4 lbs  Gender: Male Only  Evolves from Inbitween at Level 40 Name Origin: Gay+Neigh Base Stats: HP: 65, Attack: 80, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 100, Sp. Def: 75, Speed: 110 Base Stat Total: 500 (Very well balanced) Appearance: A “fabulous” pink unicorn with pegasus wings, and a rainbow tail.

 

Entry: When Geigh runs, small rainbows can be seen around its legs. Its wings are small, but they can support its whole weight. (Its cry is a horse’s whinny.)

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Savage Land Mutates Special

Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and it’s time to take a look at another mutant team. This week’s team, the Savage Land Mutates. Now, let’s begin!

 The Savage Land Mutates are a group of supervillians that first appeared in X-Men #62 from 1969. This team was artificially mutated by Magneto, which gave them superpowers. They became staunch supporters of the magnetic villain and his clash with the X-Men. After a short period of time, Magneto abandoned the team, and left the group to do as they please. They continue to be common enemies of the Avengers, X-Men, and Spider-Man.

  •  Brainchild Real Name: Unknown Status: Villain First Appeared: X-Men #62 ( November 1, 1969) Ht: 5’4” Wt: 125 lbs Powers/Abilities: Computer-like superhuman intelligence, mind control

The mutant known as Brainchild is the leader of the Savage Land Mutates. He is incredibly intelligent, and has a very easy time controlling people’s minds. He once brainwashed Storm into battling her teammates, but was quickly defeated by the X-Men.

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  • Lorelei Real Name: Lani Ubanu  Status: Villain First Appeared: X-Men #63 (December 1, 1969) Ht: 5’6” Wt: 125 lbs Powers/Abilities: Generates hypersonic pitches that affect the sexual drives of men and mesmerizes them. 

Lani was artificially enhanced by Magneto. She gained the power to manipulate any male she would come in contact with. This power is rendered useless, however, if it’s used on a woman. Also, Wolverine appears to not be affected by this.

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Asher’s Favorite Animations (Special Post)

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extremely special post! I have been a major fan of Web Animation for my entire life, and have finally decided to share some with you. Most of these animations will be found on Youtube, with the exception of one. Now, let’s be blown away by these fantastic works of art!

  • Kaizo Trap by Guy Collins 2015 Music by Leslie Wai 

I just found out about this video yesterday, and my god, it’s fantastic! The animation is essentially a loving homage to the classic rage games. If you’ve ever played “I Wanna Be The Guy” or “Cat Mario”, you’ll know exactly what’s in store for you. The movie is about a couple that gets sucked into the most punishing Video Game ever made. The boy gets kidnapped, and its up to the girl to save him. The animation is incredibly fluid, and the pulse-pounding Dubstep soundtrack really adds tension. I’m not going to ruin the ending, but let me just say, it’ll leave you in tears!

 

  • Me! Me! Me! by Teddyloid (feat. daoko) 2014 Warning! This Music Video contains nudity, blood, gore, and adult themes.  

Me! Me! Me! is a mind-blowing music video by Japanese DJ, Teddyloid. It tells the story of a Hikikomori Otaku or “shut in”. He’s visited by a harem of busty anime chicks, and crazy stuff starts to happen. The music does a fantastic job of portraying suspense and anxiety. The piece is extremely catchy, and you’ll be humming the tune for hours on end. This video, however, isn’t for kids, as the subject matter and content is very adult.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjGt8Xz567bAhV1OX0KHRwjDP4QtwIIZjAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F181617274&usg=AOvVaw0CBpSKJBwoTcuU2Ei7tx04

 

  • MOO! by Cyriak Harris 2007 HD Version 2015 Genre: Comedic Animation

I feel like I’ve done Cyriak a major disservice for never mentioning him in any of my posts. In was you don’t know, Cyriak is a British animator whose style is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s usually a mix of crazy fractals and shapes with some hints of surrealism. I absolutely adore his wacky style, and binge his animations frequently. This animation, is about a war between aliens and cows. The artwork gets extremely bizarre, and it’s accompanied by an even stranger soundtrack. I highly recommend this video, as it will get you a first look at Cyriak’s humor and style.

 

Morlock Special!

Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! I have discussed the Morlocks in the past, and have decided to dedicate my weekly comic posts to a different Mutant team.  In case you don’t know, the Morlocks are a group of Mutants that live underground. They have extremely weird Superpowers, and are ridiculed by the general public. Many of them are killed during the Marauders’ invasion, and those who survived, try to rebuild their damaged home under the strong leadership of Callisto. The Morlocks are all property of Marvel .

  •  Masque Real Name: Unrevealed Status: Former Leader of the Morlocks and Super villain (Deceased) Ht: 5’6” Weight: 140 lbs First Appeared: The Uncanny X-Men #169 (May 1st, 1983) Powers/Abilities: Can psionically rearrange the flesh of organic substances to create any physical effect possible. 

Masque was a power-hungry member of the Morlocks. After the massacre, Masque decided to usurp Callisto, and take control of the team. He then joins the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and tries to fight against Nathan Summers. Masque meets his end at the hands of the engineered super solider, Shatterstar.

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  • Angel Dust Real Name: Christine Status: Hero Ht: 5’5” Weight: 126 lbs First Appeared: Morlocks #1 (June 1, 2002) Powers/Abilities:  Superhuman strength granted by supercharging adrenaline levels. 

Angel was an ordinary child until her Mutant powers awakened. Afraid that her parents wouldn’t accept her, Angel ran away to the sewers to join the Morlocks.  After many adventures with the team, Dust returned home, and was accepted by her parents.

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Carlson Mondays (Every 2 Months)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s begin!

  • Queen Chill Pill by Larry Carlson 2013 Chromogenic Print 

This is a very funny work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. The titled “queen” has a white pill for a head, and a candy-striped dress. The background is covered multicolored sparks and strange snowflakes. There’s also bizarre, multi-faced spheres with a foo dog floating above one of them. I enjoy the piece both for its humor, and for its creativity.

LARRY CARLSON, Queen Chill Pill, c-print, 65x55in., 2013.

 

  • Lunarwalker by Larry Carlson 2013 Acrylic paint, collage, and digital print on paper

This is a beautiful work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space scene with a variety of strange occurrences. The background is a brilliant azure blue with rainbow stars and orange dots. There’s also a humanoid figure that’s colored like a beautiful rainbow. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, Lunarwalker, acrylic paint, collage and digital prints on paper, 16x14in., 2013.