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 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.
Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more characters. Now, let’s begin!
Herald (Vox) Real Name: Malcolm Duncan Status: Hero Ht: 6’1” Wt: 210 lbs First Appeared: Teen Titans #26 (April 1st, 1970) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Expert pugilist, horn opens portals which are used for teleportation.
Malcolm was an ordinary teenager who lived in New York with his sister, Cindy. One day, Cindy was harassed by a racist gang, and was saved by her brother and the Teen Titans. After the scuffle, the teenage team recruited Malcom and he soon gained a magic horn. The horn allowed the teen to create portals to get out of danger. He had many adventures with the team until a freak accident severed his vocal chords. Later, upon getting his vocal chords replaced by circuitry, he joined the Doom Patrol where he continues to reside today.
Ray Real Name: Lucien Gates Status: Hero Ht: 5’9” Wt: 165 lbs First Appeared: The Ray #1 (February 1st, 2012) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Absorption of multiple forms of energy, projects light beams from his hands, flies faster than the speed of light, alter light reflection, can produce light constructs, enhances powers when exposed to lots of light.
Lucien was a lifeguard that worked in San Diego, until his life was changed forever. During one day on the job, he was hit with an experimental particle beam from Arizona. This imbued him with amazing powers, such as; super speed, light projection, and other light based abilities. Unfortunately, the powers burned his clothes off, causing him to wear special illusionary gear. His wonderful adoptive parents helped keep the powers in check through meditation and yoga. He now fights crime with the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, and the Doll Man.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! Today, we’ll be going over some more strange cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a brawl!
Chef Nomi Type: Legendary Neutral Minion Attack: 6 Health: 6 Mana Cost: 7 Expansion: Rise of Shadows Appearance: A Pandaren chef holding a plate of Elementals. Effect: Battlecry: If your deck is empty, summon six 6/6 Greasefire Elementals.
Here we have a bizarre, but amazing card from the latest expansion. Filling a board with 6/6 minions is a brilliant move, and can really change the game around. If you create a stall deck that incorporates this, you’ll a winner in no time!
Heroic Innkeeper Type: Common Netural Minion Mana Cost: 8 Attack: 4 Health: 4 Appearance: A brave, blue-eyed high elf with an impressive sword. Effect: Taunt, Battlecry: Gain +2/+2 for each other friendly minion.
Another awesome and unique card from the new expansion. This card has one of the most powerful stat boosting effects in the game. A full board can give this minion +12/+12, and along with its taunt, it serves as an attacker and defender.
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 fascinating characters. Now, let’s begin!
Parasite Real Name: Joshua Michael Allen Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Action Comics #340 (August 1966) Ht and Wt: Variable Green Eyes No Hair Powers/Abilities: Life-energy absorption, size alteration, temporary access to meta human powers through absorption
Joshua was an extremely rude bike messenger that often took people’s packages for his own. One day, he ran into a strange green blob, and his life changed forever. No noticing the downed power line, Josh stuck it and lost consciousness. He woke up in a hospital, where he was diagnosed with alien flu. He was then brought to S.T.A.R. Labs for further research, when tragedy struck! The machines the scientists were using triggered a mutation in the virus, imbuing Josh with exceptional absorption abilities. Originally horrified and depressed, Josh sought to end his life, only to be stopped by the Man of Steel. This encounter changed the mutated creature, and started his obsession with absorbing powerful Meta Humans. He still remains a highly dangerous foe, continuously waiting for the perfect time to attack Superman.
Shaggy Man Real Name: Shaggy Man Status: Genetic Experiment (Villain) Ht: 8’2” Wt: 550 lbs Eye Color: Red Hair Color: Brown First Appeared: Justice League of America #45 (June 1st, 1966) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Insane superhuman strength, Superhuman endurance, Regeneration, Neigh invulnerability, Limited intellect
Shaggy Man was the horrible genetic experiment of the villainous Professor Ivo. He was created from the artificial synthesis of tissue and fur. Ivo sent the exceedingly strong behemoth to battle the Justice League, where it nearly took down the entire team. However, Hawkman discovered the monstrosity’s weakness was his thick hair, and with the combined effort of Katana, the two heroes took down this horrible abomination.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the card game, and I love the creativity that goes into making each card. Custom Hearthstone is both a subreddit and website that lets people from around the world design cards. This post will be covering some of my absolute favorite cards made on the site. I will be posting their usernames as well, so that you can check them out at your leisure. Now, let’s begin!
Senegos Created by: TheGronne Tribe: Dragon Mana Cost: 8 Type: Legendary Mage Minion Attack: 4 Health: 12 Appearance: A really cool azure dragon with light wings. Effect: Counter the first spell your opponent casts each turn.
This card is absolutely incredible! The stats are extremely fair for an 8 cost minion, and the effect is very unique. You essentially get a “counter spell” minion that activates every turn. If this ever makes it into the real game, Secret Mage decks would become meta defining.
Pirate Invasion! by Braydentheco Type: Warrior Epic Spell Mana Cost: 4 Appearance: A group of people being raided by pirates. Effect: Shuffle 10 copies of random Pirates into your deck. They cost (1) less.
This is another ultra inventive card that could make Pirate Warrior work. It seems like an “Academic Espionage” for the Warrior class, and probably has insane synergies with other pirates. Patches can be summoned for free, and you can easily fill the field with strong minions. Tell me what you think of this card in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow Tavern Dwellers! It’s time for another Hearthstone post! Here, we will look at some more bizarre cards. Now, let’s have ourselves a brawl!
Treachery Type: Warlock Spell Rarity: Epic Mana Cost: 3 Appearance: A fearsome demonic creature casting a bright purple spell. Effect: Choose a friendly minion and give it to your opponent.
Why this card is considered epic, is completely beyond me. I detest this card, and think it’s a huge waste of a Warlock Spell. Giving your opponent one of your minions is usually never a good thing. This can only be good, if you have an absolutely shitty card on the field that you need to get rid of.
Nozdormu Type: Neutral Tribe: Dragon Rarity: Legendary Attack: 8 Health: 8 Mana Cost: 9 Appearance: A fearsome-looking yellow-orange dragon with striped wings. Effect: Players only have 15 seconds to take their turns.
I absolutely LOVE this card! It causes players to think of their turns way in advance, and the stress of creating a combo in a short period of time is really invigorating. If you want to troll a player, this is the card for you!
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!
Fleespecs (The Comfy Virus Pokemon) #217 Design: A circumcised penis (Why, I have no fucking idea!) Type: Electric/Bug Appearance: A cyclopean creature with long arms. Possible Abilities: Download (Adjusts power based on foe’s stats) or Motor Drive (Transforms Electric type moves used against it into speed) Genderless Evolves from Cozload when exposed to a Thunder Stone Ht: 3’07” Wt: 41.9 lbs Base Stats: HP: 100, Attack: 75, Defense: 75 Sp. Atk: 105, Sp. Def: 80, Speed: 110 Stat Total: 545 (High speed and special attack) Weak to Rock and Fire
Entry: Fleespecs is extremely aerodynamic while still maintaining optimal levels of comfy. It can outrun a speeding train.
Krokizon (The Predator Pokemon) #062 Ground/Grass Type Evolves from Kroking at Level 39 Possible Abilities: Rock Head (Prevents recoil damage) or Thick Fat (Halves Fire and Ice Damage dealt to it) Gender Ratio 50/50 Appearance: A green dinosaur-like creature with sharp claws. Base Stats: HP: 110, Attack: 130, Defense: 100 Sp. Atk: 65, Sp. Def: 65, Speed: 50 Base Stat Total: 520 (Highest base attack of all Grass-type Pokemon) Ht: 8’06” Wt: 625.9 lbs Immune to Electric and Weak to Flying, Bug, Fire, and 4x Weak to Ice.
Entry: It’s the apex predator of its habitat. If wildlife is scarce, the vegetation around it can provide just as much nourishment.