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 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 share some more of my favorite cards. Now, let’s duel!

  • Greedy Venom Fusion Dragon Type: Dragon/Dark/ Fusion/ Effect 10 stars ATK/ 3300  DEF/2500 Monster Requirements: 1 “Predaplant” monster + 1 DARK monster whose original Level is 8 or higher. Appearance: An awesome purple dragon with shining scales. Effect: Must first be Fusion Summoned. Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster; until the end of this turn, change that target’s ATK to 0, also that target has its effects negated. If this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: Destroy as many monsters on the field as possible, then you can banish 1 Level 8 or higher DARK monster from your Graveyard and Special Summon this card from the Graveyard.

 

This insane dragon is one of the best Fusion Monsters ever created. Its attack rivals Blue-Eyes, and it’s quite easy to make. Your opponent will have a very hard time taking care of this beast. It also acts as a dark hole when removed from the field.

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  • Lonefire Blossom Type: Plant/Effect Attribute: Fire 3 stars ATK/ 500 DEF/ 1400 Appearance: A set of bomb plants with short fuses. Effect: Once per turn: You can Tribute 1 face-up Plant-Type monster; Special Summon 1 Plant-Type monster from your deck.

This card is a absolute staple in any Plant-Type deck. It goes especially well with “Predaplant” decks, and can search out any Plant monster in your deck. It’s very good for an OTK.

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Asher’s Video Game Reviews (Every Other Month)

Hello fellow Gamers! It’s time for my Bimonthly video game review! This particular game has been a favorite of mine for quite a while. Now, let’s begin our bloody journey into the world of Hotline Miami!

Hotline Miami Release Date: October 23, 2012 for Windows and Mac Rating: M for intense violence, strong language, drug use, gore, and sexual content. Published by Devolver Digital, Developed by Dennaton Games, Designed by Jonatan Soderstrom and Dennis Wedin, Programmed by Jonatan Soderstrom, Artist: Dennis Wedin, Written by Jonatan Soderstrom and Dennis Wedin, Music by Sun Araw, M|O|O|N, Perturbator, Jasper Byrne, Scattle, Elliott Berlin, Eirik Suhrke, CoConuts, El Huervo, and Shelby Cinca. Genre: Top-down shooter   

Hotline Miami is an ultraviolent Top-down shooter that takes place in the late 80’s. The story starts with our main character, Jacket, meeting with three unknown figures in animal masks. The rooster and horse mask appear to know who he is, while the owl masked figure responds with hostility. We then move to Jacket in his apartment when the phone rings. The call tells him to “take care” of something downtown. He also gets a box with a rooster mask inside. He leaves in his awesome DeLorean-like car, and the game begins. Jacket starts out with only one mask, however he collects many more as the story progresses. The gameplay is in the style of a Top-down shooter, with Jacket facing numerous thugs and Russian mobsters. The enemies can be killed in various ways, ranging from knives to Uzis. Keep in mind, however, that you’re only human, and one hit from anything will kill you. Fortunately, the game has unlimited continues, and will actually reward you for playing recklessly. The violence is quite extreme, and even though it’s from a top-down perspective, you see every blow in visceral detail. The game is enhanced even further with one of the most amazing soundtracks. The songs go perfectly with whatever is going on in any situation, and it creates some great immersive gameplay. The game was met with critical praise, and a sequel was made three years later. I highly recommend this game to people who love a gristly crime story and fast, action-packed gameplay.

Final Rating: 9.00/10 (Close to perfection) 

Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy art. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!

  • Astronomical ❤ by Larry Carlson 2010 digital chromogenic print 

This is an awesome work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outer space scene with multiple stars and a jet black background. There’s various points of interest in the piece, which are equally as strange as one another. To the left, we see various humanoid creatures with view masters for faces. There’s also a strange being with the body of a human and the face of an anatomical model. In the sky, we see some awesome fireworks, as well as skeletal monsters that are marching in a line. Then, we get to the rightmost part of the piece, and our jaws drop! We are met with a kaleidoscopic parachute covered in a rainbow display. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Major Stardust Beyond Infinity by Larry Carlson 2012

Keeping up with the outer space theme, here’s another gem of a painting by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The titular stardust is an extremely bizarre astronaut with a psychedelic spacesuit. He’s surrounded by multicolored eyes and cosmic twinkling stars. Then, we get to his face, and this is where Carlson’s magic really shines! His head is a giant, peach-colored sphere with a shiny center and multiple eyes surrounding it. I wonder how he breathes without a nose? Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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More Awesome 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 a look at some more awesome characters. Now, let’s get started!

  • Imperiex Real Name: Unknown Status: Villain First Appeared: Superman Volume 2 (February 2000) DC Powers/Weapons: Entropy manipulation, incalculable strength and durability, black hole generation, universe destruction

Imperiex is an incredibly powerful being that’s made of pure energy. Essentially, his body can create Big Bangs. He travels the galaxy, destroying old universes and creating new ones.  He then set his sights on destroying Earth, but was stopped by a combination of heroes and villains. 

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  • Doctor Fate Real Name: Kent Nelson  Status Hero DC First Appeared: More Fun Comics #55 May 1, 1940 Powers/Abilities: Helmet of Fate bestows powers of healing and flight, intangibility, Staff of Power that fires magic blasts, invisibility, invulnerability, magnetism, telepathy, telekinesis, force field, fire manipulation, water manipulation, wind manipulation, earth manipulation, lightning manipulation

Kent was an ordinary twelve-year-old kid who visited Mesopotamia with his father. They found an old temple of the ancient Egyptian sorcerer, Nabu. Although warned by the natives to not enter the temple, Kent’s father, Sven went in anyway. He triggered a trap, and was killed by poisonous gas when entering Nabu’s tomb. Kent somehow unaffected by the gas, was transformed by Nabu into an adult man with amazing magical powers. The powers came from the Helmet of Fate. He helped found the Justice Society of America, and is good friends with the Batman.

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to dive into Carlson’s world. Now, let’s get started!

  • Dream Tree by Larry Carlson  archival pigment print on paper

This is an incredible piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor scene with a beige-colored sky. The tree is gorgeous and multicolored with an aura that looks like it’s split in three. It’s very similar to an optical illusion, and is a feast to the eyes.  Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Jeezum Crow Crawlies by Larry Carlson pigment print on metallic paper

This is a very unique work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s a fascinating blend of fantastical realism and mind-blowing surrealism. The various orbs placed in the work remind me of opals, and we also get some interesting looking trees. I especially love the strange jellyfish creature that’s positioned on a strange statue. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

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

  • ERZEROTIK (KONIG) by Jonathan Meese 2017 Acrylic on canvas

This is a very unique piece by “German Contemporary Artist”, Jonathan Meese. It’s a sublime blend of pinkish hues and melting reds. It kind of has a memento mori feel, due to the skull-like figure near the center. I don’t often find pieces that really impact me other than Abstract ones, so this is a very nice trip into something more modern. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • Women’s Intuition, After Aspen by James Rosenquist 1998 Oil on canvas

This is an incredibly awesome work by “American Pop Artist”, James Rosenquist. The manipulation of the piece is absolutely incredible, and very appealing to the eyes. The painting is covered in vibrant reds and comical spirals. I love that the red color is coming from the lipstick on the left. This is definitely on of the most astonishing Pop Art pieces I’ve ever seen. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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