Hello fellow duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more strange card art. Now, let’s duel!
Twin Long Rods 2 Type: Aqua Attribute: Water 3 Stars Atk: 850 Def: 700 Normal
Aside from the name sounding like a penis, this creature is just strange! It has an extremely odd body, and an absolutely terrifying face. Its eyes are popping out of its head and it has a horrifying expression that shows all of its teeth. The body almost resembles a dildo, and the veiny purple coloring doesn’t help at all!
I guess pastries are evil now?! This monster actually looks kind of cool, however its effect is questionable. What we have is a yellow, demonic looking donut with sharp teeth and bright red eyes. It can kill every monster with 0 attack and defense if its flipped up. This absolutely destroys cubic monsters, and all of those annoying XYZ creatures. Although the card is quite useful, it’s still just a living pastry!
Hello fellow followers, and welcome to a very special post. I have reviewed many pieces of music in my time on WordPress, but this particular one has personal value to me. It not only sounds amazing, but it was created by my soul brother, Ben. He’s been going to the Berklee College of Music for the past three years, and I have yet to find a better College pianist. He’s currently studying Electronic Production. The name of the piece is Rainbow Avenue, and I will post a link below. The following is Ben’s own words:”Hi Asher, thanks so much for having me! Let’s jump right into it, shall we? The inspiration for this track surprisingly started off as a school project. To summarize the project briefly, we each had to create a ten second demo of different musical genres. One of the genres I decided to do, was Drum & Bass. I ended up liking what I did with it so much, that I decided to turn it into an actual song. It starts out with a simple, rhythmic pattern of chords. Using that foundation, I started to layer other elements on top of that. Then I brought in the drums to build up the hype, and then threw in the vocal chops here and there. During the drop, I decided to add a lead synth to play a melody line over the drums and chords, as well as using the vocal chops I used before. The first drop is eight bars long. After that, we go back to the original rhythmic pattern: as we go into the B Section of the piece. This section starts with a bunch of beautiful sounding broken chords layered with a sine wave. Then, you hear a bass playing in sixteenth notes as the kick and snare pattern of the drums slows way down. We have now entered the genre known as Vaporwave. After sixteen bars of this, the drums start to pick up, and you here a loud brass sound to signify drop number two. The second drop has a very Trap feel to it, because the drums are really slow, and you have only have one really heavy bass synth. The drums start to go back to the Drum & Bass feel as we go back into the first drop. We have eight more bars of drop number one, only this time, we have that lead synth playing an improvised solo. Towards the end of that solo, we start to hear a riser that peaks into silence. To end the song, we have just a solo piano playing for eight more bars, and on the last chord, we also hear a soothing exhaled breath, as everything fades into silence.”
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!
Big Bertha Real Name: Ashley Crawford Status: Model/ Adventurer Creator: Marvel First Appeared: West Coast Avengers #46 (July 1, 1989) Powers/Abilities: Mass manipulation, super strength, can revert to normal size by regurgitation, invulnerability when bulk is increased, skilled aircraft pilot.
Ashley is the most popular supermodel in all of Wisconsin. She has the power to change her mass from perfectly thin, to morbidly obese. When not modeling, she’s fighting crime as the huge behemoth, Big Bertha. She joined the West Coast Avengers after responding to Mr. Immortal’s advertisement. She considers the team to be a surrogate family, and she’s an invaluable asset in power. Hilariously enough, her team was forced to change their name to the Great Lakes Champions after a legal dispute with the Avengers.
Mr. Nobody Real Name: Eric Morden Status: Villain and member of the Brotherhood of Dada Creator: DC First Appeared: Doom Patrol #86 (March 1964) Powers/Abilities: High intellect, exists in a pseudo-dimmensional state, can physically induce insanity and anarchy in other human beings, possible invulnerability and immortality, can enter dreams, possession of people’s bodies. (Also one of my favorite villains due to how strange he is)
Eric Morden is a very strange villain with a confusing past. Nothing is known about his early life, and we first catch a glimpse of his story after he becomes an adult. Apparently, he once was a member of The Brotherhood of Evil, until he was kicked out for failing his first mission. With the Brotherhood planting a target on his head, Eric fled to Paraguay, where he met with an ex-nazi scientist. He volunteered to be experimented on, and this drove him to insanity. It also transformed his body into a half-present abstraction. He then began to assembling an equally bizarre group of characters, creating the villainous Brotherhood of Dada. He continues to be a thorn in the Doom Patrol’s side. I will being discussing more of the members in upcoming blog posts.
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.
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.
Hello fellow comic book fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more weird and wacky characters. Now, grab your favorite Graphic Novel, and let’s begin!
Count Vertigo Real Name: Warren Zytle Status: Villain Creator: DC First Appeared: Green Arrow Vol. 5 #22 (September 2013) Powers/Weapons: Cybernetic brain augmentations that can produce disruption of equilibrium and even death by inducing cerebral hemorrhages.
Warren was a frail child that was often ridiculed by his drug-addicted, prostitute mother. He was eventually sold to the Crius Mental Health and Research Hospital. He was experimented on by the delusional scientists, and put under the care of the icy Doctor Witchell. He had his brain modified by electronics, which eventually gave him his powers. He then slaughtered his supervisors, and became the monarch of his country. He continues to be a thorn in Green Arrow’s side.
Now for one of my favorite superheroes!
Plastic Man Real Name: Patrick Edward “Eel” O’Brian Status: Hero First Appeared: Police Comics #1 (August 1941) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Completely malleable body; flexible skeleton; movable internal organs; extreme contortionist; shape-changing.
Eel used to be a prolific criminal who would always elude the cops. This all changed the day he was betrayed by his lackeys. During a chemical factory heist, Eel was shot and doused in a strange acidic solution. This allowed him to stretch his body into any shape imaginable. He wanted to make up for his crimes, and became the highly eccentric Plastic Man. I adore his costume, which is a bright red jumpsuit with a pair of groovy shades.