Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! I’m finally back from my Christmas break, and am ready to make content once again! Let’s start up the new season with one of my favorite posts. Now, let’s go on a journey to “The Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Fukuro muijina are mischievous creatures of Japanese mythology. They are badgers that can resemble an ancient noblewoman with a giant sack on their over their shoulder. They like to dress up as people, and some stories say that the yokai itself is just the haunted sack.

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  • Hossumori are incredible fascinating creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated wand-like brushes held by Buddhist Priests. The brush erases all general distractions from the priest such as; flies, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Nikusui are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as beautiful women about 18-20 years old. This is just a disguise, however, as they’re vampires that stalk people at night. Upon catching a victim, the yokai will bite it and suck the meat off its bones, leaving only skin and bones behind.

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  • Bake icho no sei are very strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re the spirits of ginkgo trees, and seem to have an unknown purpose. They have tall, yellow bodies, carry small gongs, and have tattered black kimonos.

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More Fascinating Mythical Creatures From Around The World

Hello fellow mythology lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating mythical creatures. I hope you guys are ready for some truly insane creations. Now, let’s begin!

  • Bubak: The Bubak is a fearsome creature of Czech mythology. It’s depicted as a scarecrow with a skeletal body and unsettling face. It essentially is the Bogeyman of Czechoslovakia. The Bubak has a cry that sounds like an innocent baby, and it uses this to lure in victims. It is said that it travels between the world of the dead and living in a cart pulled by black cats. 

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  • Peluda: The Peluda is extremely dangerous creature of French folklore. The beast has the head and tail of a snake, feet of a tortoise and the quills of a porcupine. The Peluda is said to have attacked La Ferte-Bernard during the medieval times. Its breath is highly corrosive, and can wither crops easily. It can also fire its quills like arrows, and is nearly invincible. Its only supposed weak point is its tail and parts of its neck.

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The Day Of Halloween! Special Mythology Post!

Hello boys and ghouls, and Happy Halloween! I hope you guys are having a frightening day! As per usual during this time, I will be discussing a very creepy topic. Today’s post will be on disturbing and creepy mythical creatures. Now, let’s begin this ghoulish post!

  • Nuckelavee: The Nuckelavee is a fearsome creature from Orcadian mythology. It’s depicted as a being with the body of a horse and the torso and head of a man. It has one crimson eye, and a large protruding mouth, similar to that of a pig’s. The beast is very aggressive, and will attack humans on sight. It’s also said that his breath is poisonous, and will cause decay and disease. The only way to stop this monster, is to find a place with water, as this creature is unable to wade through it.

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  • Inkanyamba: The Inkanyamba is a dangerous sea creature of South African folklore. It’s usually depicted as a huge serpent with a horse’s head. It has a terrible temper, and is known for causing seasonal storms.

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More Fascinating Tv Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s Saturday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more TV Tropes. Now, let’s begin!

  • Getting Crap Past The Radar: This is one of my favorite, and most well-known tropes on the site. It occurs whenever a form of media puts something scandalous, or flat-out inappropriate into an otherwise family friendly TV show. It’s amazing at how many instances of this occur on TV, so I’ll give a few examples; The Yu-Gi-Oh! card Dark Necrofear was called Dark Necrophilia in the Japanese Anime, Megaman Battle Network 2 has a character asking you to “suck yo mama’s milk”, and the game is still rated E!,  and,Plankton from SpongeBob attempts suicide in the episode “One Course Meal”. 

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  • SNK Boss: This infuriating trope occurs in many great SNK fighting games, and others like King of Fighters, Marvel VS. Capcom, and The Battle Network Series. Many things cause a boss to rise to this level such as; Overpowered attacks, Cheating system limitations, or Rage-Inducing defense. Some examples of these bosses include; Goenitz from King of Fighters 96 (He can spam a wind barrier attack  that blocks everything and hits super hard), Gil from Street Fighter 3rd Strike (His attacks hit extremely hard, and he can recover his health fully if he has meter), and BassXX from Megaman Battle Network 5 Double Team DS (He has 4,000 HP, a constantly regenerating aura, moves ridiculously fast, and his attacks can do up to 700 Dmg!)  

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Mekurabe are masses of skulls and severed heads that have some sentience. Upon staring at them, the mass will clump together and for a huge skull-shaped mound. They will continue to stare at the individual until one of them blinks. If the person wins, the skulls will vanish into thin air. It’s not current known what happens if the person loses.

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  • Mumashika are extremely strange creatures of Japanese mythology. They resemble beasts with the bodies of deer and the heads of horses. Their silly appearance is based on its kanji which means idiot. 

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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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