More Fascinating TV Tropes

Hello fellow Pop Culture Fans! It’s time for some more TV Tropes. I hope you guys are ready for some interesting references. Now, let’s begin!

  • Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: This trope is used quite frequently in many different forms of media. It occurs when a character tries to seal off a door or pathway using a very weak barricade. Some examples of this include The Matchstick Wall from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, The Shitty Wall from South Park, and too many times to count in Scooby-Doo.

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  • Frothy Mugs of Water: This occurs when anime or Tv show wants to censor alcohol or drugs to make them seem more “family friendly”. Beer usually turns into water or tea, and cigarettes turn into lollypops. Examples of this include: Sanji’s cigarette being replaced by a lollypop, Replacing Rock Lee’s sake with Elixir, and Yu-Gi-Oh! turns wine into grape juice.

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Asher’s Favorites (Webtoons Edition Part 1)

Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a very special post! I have always been a huge fan of Manga, and when I heard about Webtoons from The Anime Man, I about fainted right then and there! Webtoons is a free comic platform for the iOS and Android that houses stories from around the world. It started as a platform for only Korean comics, (Manhwa), but it now has reached a global market. The app has numerous genres of comics and many different writing styles. I guarantee that you’ll find something you love, and I’d love to hear about it in the comments’ section below. The following are some of my favorites webtoons, and a short summary of each. Don’t worry though, I won’t go into spoilers.

  • Bastard by Youngchan Hwang and Carnby Kim Genres: Horror, Thriller, Tragedy, Mature, Manhwa 

Bastard is an incredible comic about a troubled teenager named Jin Seon. We learn from the beginning that terrible things are happening behind closed doors. What starts as a standard murder mystery soon escalates into a much darker event that will leave the readers on edge. If you love Psychological Thrillers, I can’t recommend this series enough. I’m being as vague as possible, because everything else is a major spoiler. The writing is incredible, and I could totally see this comic becoming a film. Final Rating 10/10 (Flawless!) Posted below is the link to the online version of the comic. Started June 8th, 2015 Complete as of May 19, 2017 with 93 Episodes

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjDvsSktKLdAhXqhlQKHcmKAFYQFjACegQIARAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fthriller%2Fbastard%2Fep-0%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D485%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw26joiLKwS2vdFKhzUIc-c4

 

  • Adventures of God by Teo and Corey Genres: Comedy, Satire, ParodyDark Humor

This particular comic had me laughing from chapter one, and I adore the hidden undertones. As the name suggests, Adventures of God is about God and his family up in heaven. Satan also makes many appearances in the comic, and he’s absolutely hilarious. God is depicted as a bit of a drunkard, whose problems are usually solved by his assistant, Gabe. The comic also parodies many important events in religious history, such as Adam & Eve, and Noah’s ark. The art style reminds me a lot of Family Guy, and I think that it perfect for this kind of story. I highly recommend this comic to people who want a good laugh, and don’t get offended by religious satire. Final Verdict 9.5/10 (Comedy Gold) Started November 14th, 2016 Updated every Tuesday and Saturday Total Episodes So Far: 165

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi8zPH4uaLdAhXS31QKHTZKBJUQFjACegQIBxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fcomedy%2Fadventures-of-god%2Fep-1-answering-prayers%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D853%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw2uoSwpJ9o6ofefdGFkD6Qc

 

  • Let’s Play by Mongie Genres: Romantic Comedy, Moe, Memes, Video Games

Now one for your gamers out there. This charming comic is about a game designer named Sam. Her life goes awry when a popular Let’s Player gives her first game a bad review. Then, the final nail in the coffin occurs when the Let’s Player becomes Sam’s new neighbor! Things to expect from this series; Nerd Culture, Adorable Dogs, and Relatable Characters. Final Verdict 8/10 (Very Good) Started November 6th, 2017 Updated every Tuesday Total Episodes: 43

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjL9q7qvaLdAhXIxlQKHVpODcsQFjABegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fromance%2Fletsplay%2Fep-1-%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D1218%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw3C1NUB8sMVailYnQC_2hEn

 

  • My Giant Nerd Boyfriend by fishball Genres: Comedy, Slice of life

This adorable comic depicts the daily life of Fishball, a 5’2” Malaysian artist with a 6’6” boyfriend. This comic really hit home for me because of its depiction of tall people problems. I’m 6’2”, and many of the events in the comic have happened to me. I also love the art style, which is very cute and Asian. I recommend this comic to absolutely everyone, and you’ll grow to love the characters very fast. Final Verdict 9.8/10 (Adorable art and a story that will make you feel warm and fuzzy) Started March 5th, 2017 Updates Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Total Episodes: 209

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjQl72CwaLdAhUDLXwKHfEUBhEQFjAGegQIAhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fm.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fslice-of-life%2Fmy-giant-nerd-boyfriend%2F001-introduction%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D958%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw28wbAKuu9b4PoJTjJcWiHG

  • HIVE by Kyusam Kim Genres: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Giant Animals, Survival, Tragedy, Apocalyptic

If you have Apiphobia, stay far away from this comic! The story is about gigantic bees that take over the world. The main character, Lee, is trying to find his family, and the world is on the brink of collapse. It’s filled with plot twists, betrayals, awesome characters, mature content, and tons of crazy insects. It’s a hell of a ride that I recommend to lovers of The Walking Dead, Lord of the Flies, and Horror in general. Final Verdict 10/10 (Magnificent) Started on June 30th, 2014 Updates every Monday Total Episodes: 230

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwilrrD1xKLdAhVJ4VQKHVOjDfEQFjABegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fthriller%2Fhive%2Fep-0%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D65%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw3uLZdLwCfo_4BPowHev58O

 

  • Small World by Wonsun Jin Genres: LGBT, Slice of life, Heartwarming, 

Thanks to webtoon, I’ve been widening my horizons on comics, and reading more stories about Gay and Lesbian couples. I am a completely straight guy, but these comics are freaking amazing, and I really respect that they bring these relationships to the general public. This specific one is about Julien and Robin, a gay couple that have very different attitudes. Robin is very laid back and kind of shy, while Julien is extremely protective and hyper. They show their love for one another in completely different ways, and it’s always a joy to see how each character reacts to various events. I recommend this series to everyone, because it’s guaranteed to make you feel warm inside. Final Verdict 9.5/10 (Incredibly sweet and touching) Started on August 31st, 2017 Updates Every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday Total Episodes: 162

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjgh4O1yKLdAhWJCnwKHarLDJ8QjBAwAXoECAUQCA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webtoons.com%2Fen%2Fslice-of-life%2Fsmall-world%2Fep-1-rain%2Fviewer%3Ftitle_no%3D1159%26episode_no%3D1&usg=AOvVaw1SHG7D8tHd4PIGY7Xrpqru

Keep tune for part 2 coming up on Saturday!

More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

WARNING! NSFW CONTENT AHEAD!!!!

Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Reagain (The Signpost Pokemon) #355 Ground/Dark Ability: Dry Skin (Recovers 1/8 of maximum health in the rain, but loses 1/8 of maximum health in the sun. It also absorbs Water attacks, and transforms them into 1/4 of maximum health.) Evolves from Signot at Level 30. Gender Ratio 50/50 Ht: 11’06” Wt: 143.3 lbs Base stats: HP: 100, Attack: 70, Defense: 110, Sp. Atk: 80, Sp. Def: 90, Speed: 45 Stat Total: 495 (Highest base Defense of all non-Legendary Dark Types) Name Origin: Read+Again Appearance: A living worm signpost with crudely drawn genitalia, a laughing face, and a smiley face. Immune to Water, Electric, and Psychic. Weak to Fighting, Bug, Grass, Fairy, and Ice.

Entry: Did you know that Fochun and Ebin contain hidden secrets unknown to man kind? Be sure to find them all.

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More Fascinating TV Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello everyone! I’m finally back from vacation! A post on that will be made in the near future, so be ready for it! It’s time for us to once again look at some more awesome tropes. This will be done randomly, so that each entry is unpredictable. Now, let’s begin!

 

  • WTH, Costuming Department?: This hilarious trope deals with questionable taste of the fashion department in films and other media. What starts as a cool concept in theory, soon deteriorates into pure cringeyness. It makes matters worse if the creator was being totally serious. Some examples include; Batman & Robin’s “bat nipples”, and Astaroth’s costume in Soul Calibur 3.

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  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death: This trope occurs when Horror movie titles try to be more edgy. This can involve stringing together several scary words. Unfortunately, this doesn’t emphasize terror, but disgust or confusion. Some titles include; Demented Death Farm Massacre, Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence, Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space, and Violent Shit.

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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 Fascinating SCPS (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow researchers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at our newest anomalies. Now, grab your Class S protective equipment, and let’s begin our analysis!

  • SCP-229 The Wire Weed Object Class: Euclid  Description: SCP-229 appears to be a mass of wires and cables. Superficially, they appear to be raw copper wire, insulated Ethernet cable, phone cable, power lines, and many other forms of electrical cable. The current mass weighs 94 kg at last measurement. 

SCP-229 is tentatively identified as a form of silicon-based life. SCP-229 is a highly invasive parasite, attacking anything carrying even a low electrical current. SCP-229 will grow several centimeters every hour, and form connectors to attach to electrical power sources (wall socket plugs, USB connectors, etc.). SCP-229 will also splice itself into power lines and existing wires if no connection is available. SCP-229 appears to “feed” off electricity.  

SCP-229 appears to go dormant when not in the presence of an electrical source. Any electrical current within thirty meters, no matter how small, will immediately cause SCP-229 to “grow” in the direction of the electricity  Questions regarding the possible intelligence and sensory organs of SCP-229 are still under investigation.

SCP-229 appears to “grow” best on metal or plastic, but is very capable of infesting living tissue. In vertebrate animals, SCP-229 will quickly penetrate the epidermis and other tissues, attaching to and enveloping the spine. SCP-229 will then grow along nerve pathways and up into the brain, attaching it and infesting it within a few days. This process appears to be extremely painful, and can cause very erratic  behavior. When the infested subject nears death, usually from massive internal bleeding and brain damage, SCP-229 will exit the body by puncturing through the skin and attaching to any nearby structures, thus beginning the cycle again.

It is theorized that SCP-229 has always been present in our ecosystem, but that the technological level, and thereby the availability of electricity was insufficient to allow its spread. With the current prevalence of wires and other electrical devices, detection can be extremely difficult. Incineration is the best means for SCP-229 removal.

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Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Monday In June)

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!

  • Moostatic (The Lightbulb Pokemon) #073 Pure Electric Type  Possible Abilities: Static (30% chance of paralyzing on physical contact) or Lightning Rod ( Draws in electrical moves) Name Origin: Moose+Static Evolves into Mooshock at Level 28  Ht: 2’00” Wt: 43.0 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% male/ 50% female Base Stats: HP: 70, Attack: 60, Defense: 40, Sp. Atk: 50, Sp. Def: 40, Speed: 50 Stat Total: 310 (Not very good, but doesn’t have a lot of weaknesses) Appearance: A cow with  lightbulbs in its head. Weak only to Ground.

Entry: Moostatic illuminate fields at night, while running freely. Drinking its milk will make your spit sparkly.

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  • Hornititan (The Horny Pokemon) #346 Ice/Ground Type Possible Abilities: Refrigerate (Normal-type moves become Ice-type) or Filter (Weakens “Super Effective” moves) Ht: 7’10” Wt: 552.3 lbs Gender Ratio: 25% male/ 75% female Name Origin: Horny+titan. The final form of Hornigiri and evolves from Hornicier at Level 43   Base Stats: HP: 90, Attack: 115, Defense: 130, Sp. Atk: 45, Sp. Def: 100, Speed: 55 Stat Total: 535 (Highest base Defense of all Ice and Ground types) Appearance: A snowman-like creature with heavy armor and a perverted face. Weak to Fighting, Steel, Water, Fire, and Grass. Immune to Electric.

Entry: It releases pheromones to attract enemies for violent orgies. They’re infamous for getting down and dirty. (Its cry is an Anime chick being fucked!)

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