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)

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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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Asher’s Jukebox Part 175

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s time to bring back one of my favorite topics. The Jukebox has been pretty empty for a while, and that needs to stop! Every Weekend, I’ll be posting more music. Now, let the epic tunes commence!

Zombie by Bad Wolves (2018) Genre: Rock  From the album: “Disobey” Released May 11th, 2018 

Bad Wolves is a Heavy Metal supergroup that’s comprised of many well known Metal musicians like Tommy Vext and Chris Cain. This piece is a cover of the Cranberries’ mega hit “Zombie”. It is also a heartfelt tribute to the passing of the Cranberries’ lead singer, Dolores O’ Riordan. The song takes on a more Metal feel with Doc Coyle’s heavy guitar riffs and John Boecklin’s excellent  drumming. Then, we get to Tommy Vext’s vocals, and our jaws drop. His voice is hauntingly beautiful and gruff at the same time. You’d never expect a fearsome-looking dude with a body covered in tattoos to have such an amazing voice, but appearances aren’t always everything. I highly recommend this song, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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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 Other Monday)

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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 crazy Pokedex entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Ogrelord (The ALL OGRE Pokemon) #123 Pure Dark Type Based off of: Shrek and his Memes. Ability: Sturdy (Can retain one hit that would faint it) or Victory Star (Increases accuracy of all moves by 10%) Gender Ratio: 87.5% Male/ 12.5% Female Doesn’t evolve, but is the counterpart of Chantruth. Ht: 6’11” Wt: 953.1 lbs Stats: HP: 100 Attack: 130 Defense: 80 Sp. Atk: 65 Sp. Def: 81 Speed: 70 Base Stat Total: 526 (Pretty Good) Weak to Bug, Fighting, and Fairy Appearance: A spherical ogre with green skin and red spines.

Entry: Ogrelord is VERY protective of its swamp and will attack trespassers brutally. It cultivates its own onions. (It’s cry is GAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!)

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  • Baddon (The Dildo Pokemon) #147 Pure Dragon Type (Legendary) Based off of: A box of dragon dildos. Ability: Rough Skin (Hurts those who make physical contact with it) or Infiltrator (Ignores the effects of barriers) Gender: Male only Doesn’t evolve Ht: 2’04” Wt: 110.2 lbs Stats: HP: 73 Attack: 136 Defense: 148 Sp. Atk: 121 Sp. Def: 112 Speed: 50 Base Stat Total:640 (The highest base stat total of all Dragon types and the highest Defense and Special Defense of all Dragon types) Appearance: A peach-colored box with a red, purple, and green dragon-shaped dildo in it. Weak to Ice, Dragon, and Fairy.

Entry: In old times, Baddon were used as tools of war. They penetrated enemy forts with powerful thrusts. They were since hidden.

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  • Sesquatch (The Ses Pokemon) #368 Normal and Ghost type Based off of: Sasquatch and the “Suddenly ses” meme. Ability: Mummy (Changes target’s ability to Mummy with physical contact) Gender Ratio: 50% Male/ 50% Female Doesn’t evolve Ht: 7’10” Wt: 176.4 lbs Stats: HP: 95 Attack: 90 Defense: 105 Sp. Atk: 55 Sp. Def: 95 Speed: 70 Base Stat Total: 510 (Good plus awesome typing) Appearance: A sasquatch-like creature with brown and white fur, sharp teeth, and a long nose. Immune to Ghost, Normal, and Fighting types. Weak to Dark.

Entry: Legends tell of a man that went into the forest to hunt this creature. He became distracted by a strange scent, when suddenly, [spoiler]ses [/spoiler] (Its cry is a demonic “ses” sound)

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Even More Creepy Pokedex Entries (Every Other Wednesday)

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

  • Cofagrigus (The Coffin Pokemon) Ghost Type Ability: Mummy Evolves from Yamask at level 34 Ht: 5’07” Wt: 168.7 lbs 

Pokemon X Pokedex entry: It has been said that they swallow those who get too close and turn them into mummies. They like to eat gold nuggets. (O_O!)

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  • Palossand (The Sand Castle Pokemon) Ground and Ghost type Ability: Sand Veil or Water Compaction Evolves from Sandygast at level 42 Ht: 4’03” Wt: 551.2 lbs

Pokemon Sun Pokedex Entry: Each of its grains of sand has its own will. Palossand eats small Pokemon and siphons away their vital essence while they’re still alive. (What a way to go!)

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Asher’s Game Reviews (One Every Two Months)

This post discusses some pretty controversial subject matter. You have been warned!

The Binding of Isaac+the various expansions Creators: Edmund McMillen, Nicalis, Tyrone Rodriguez, Florian Himsl (Only for the initial Flash versions) Music: Danny Baranowsky (For the Flash game) Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans (For Rebirth and Afterbirth), Mudeth (For Antibirth)  Release Dates: Vanilla Isaac (September 28, 2011) Wrath of the Lamb (May 28, 2012) Rebirth (November 4, 2014) Afterbirth (October 30, 2015) Antibirth (December 23, 2016) Afterbirth+ (March 17, 2017) Genres: Roguelike, dungeon crawler Platforms: PC, 3DS, Switch, Xbox One, PS4, IOS, Wii U, Linux, PS Vita, Mac OS  ESRB Rating: M for Blood and gore, Violence, and Crude humor

This is one of my absolute favorite video games, and I have been following it since its Newgrounds demo in 2011. I was always a fan of McMillen’s work, and this project was no exception. It was originally made in Flash, but the speed of the engine was quite slow, and the frame rate often glitched up. During Rebirth, the product was completely remodeled, and the game moved at a much faster rate. A year later, a new expansion called Afterbirth was created. During the wait for the latest expansion, the community made an exceptional add on known as Antibirth. The last expansion made was Afterbirth +, and this allowed people to mod the game by creating new items, characters, bosses, and floors.  The game tells the story of Issac, a bald child that lives with his extremely religious mother. One day, Issac’s mother hears the voice of God, which tells her to sacrifice her son. Upon hearing this, Issac rushes to his room and quickly locks the door. He then finds a trapdoor hidden under his rug, and the game begins. You travel through various worlds, fighting monsters, collecting items, defeating bosses, and eventually facing your own mother. In the PC version, Isaac moves around with the WASD keys, and fires tears with the arrow keys. These tears are Isaac’s main form of attack, and can be changed around with the astronomical number of items in the game. You always start the run in the Basement or Cellar, which is comprised of two floors. You also have a money counter, bomb counter, and key counter, which max out at 99. Upon pausing the game, can see your stats, which are divided into health, damage, tear rate, range, shot speed, speed, and luck. Each of the 14 characters have different stats, and these either make the game harder or easier.  The floors contain various enemies, secret rooms, libraries, bedrooms, I Am Error rooms, sacrifice rooms, boss battles, item rooms, shops, arcades, and devil or angel rooms depending on your game style. You start at zero percent of both angel and devil, and depending on what you pick up, increasing or decreases it. You boost the devil chances by literally selling your hearts for power, collecting satanic items, like a pentagram, going into curse rooms, and blowing up beggars. Angel deals are more defensive in nature, however some of the best items appear here. While they’re rarer than devil deals, they can be picked up without any life cost. The items can be categorized into two different categories, Active and Passive. Active items take up a spot above your character, and can be used at different times depending on the recharge time. Passive items are permanent increasing or decreasing items, which can grant Isaac new tears and cosmetic changes. Some of these items can be extremely unsettling, like Proptosis, which causes Isaac’s eyes to bulge and fire large, rapidly shrinking tears. Trinkets, Runes, Tarot Cards, Playing Cards, and Pills also play a major role in the game. These are all, with an exception of trinkets, single use items that have a variety of useful and horrific effects. The trinkets are collectables that contain passive bonuses, and you can usually only have one of these at a time. The main appeal of Isaac, is that every run is randomized, which can lead to incredible game-breaking item synergies and completely different playing styles. I have had many amazing and chaotic runs due to this feature, and it is always exhilarating to see what the RNG has out for you. Now, the game does have permadeath, which means if you die, you can’t continue the run. The game has a steep difficulty curve, especially with some of the characters. (This means “you” The Lost!) However, if you can look past this, you will find out why I love it so much. I also can’t go on without discussing the soundtrack. The original game’s music was composed by the amazing Danny Baranowsky, who also did music for Super Meat Boy. The pieces are extremely well written, and invoke a multitude of emotions for the different parts of the game. Bossi and Evans composed the Rebirth and Afterbirth soundtracks, which are also fantastic. Then, we get to Mudeth’s Antibirth soundtrack, and my god, this is 100% ear candy. From the super catchy basement theme, to the dark and theremin-heavy womb theme, this is my all time favorite music in Issac. I highly recommend this game to Roguelike enthusiasts, and fans of the first Legend of Zelda, but be warned, many of the items and subject matter is very disturbing and sacrilegious. If you can look past this, you’re in for a hell of a good time!

Final Rating: 10/10 (Absolutely Incredible!)

Here’s a link to the womb theme, it’s fantastic!

 

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