More Bizarre and Awesome Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

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 bizarre characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Shark Real Name: Karshon Status: Humanoid Shark (Villain) First Appeared: Green Lantern (Vol.2) #24 (October 1963) Creator: DC Ht: 6’2” Wt: 243 lbs Powers/Abilities: Telepathy, Flight, Psionic control of matter and energy

Karshon was just an ordinary Tiger Shark, until radiation transformed him into a humanoid shark hybrid with high intellect. He also gained many Psionic powers.  He used these powers to try to take over people mentally. He was eventually stopped by Aquaman and Green Lantern. He then reverted back to his original form, and hasn’t been heard from since.

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  • Goldbug Real Name: Matthew Gilden Status: Villain (Deceased) First Appeared: Power Man #41 (March 1st, 1977) Creator: Marvel Powers/Weapons: Gold Gun that sprays gold-colored dust that hardens on contact, Strength-enhancing battlesuit, uses bug-shaped vehicles

Matthew was a petty criminal that was obsessed with gold. He outfitted himself with golden body armor, and started a crime spree with the Maggia. Unfortunately, after failing to steal gold, Matt was disowned by them, and decided to go solo. He was eventually gunned down by the Punisher.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing paintings. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  • Peptic Ulcer by Jean-Michel Basquiat (Part of The Daros Suite of Thirty-two Drawings) 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, crayon, charcoal, and pencil on paper

This is a great work by “Master Surrealist”, Basquiat. This particular piece has a lot of emphasis on anatomy. His usual tropes are seen in the piece, such as, repeated text, and complex designs. I especially love his morbidly adorable depictions of various organs and teeth. The strangest object in the painting would have to be the chainsaw that’s located near the leftmost corner. I would love to hear what you guys think of this work in the comments’ section below.

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  • The Knife Grinder by Kasimir Malevich Oil on Canvas 1912-13 Genre: Cubo-Futurism 

This work is extremely fascinating in design, and I love Malevich’s intricate shapes and use of fractals. The repetition of some of the objects make the main figure appear to be in multiple dimensions, and this is awesome. I also adore his choice of colors, being metallic blue, silvers, bronzes, and golds. This really adds to the industrial appeal of the work. He clearly is influenced by Escher, and the entire piece almost seems like a love letter to his trippy geometric patterns and shapes. If you really examine the piece, you can see what appears to be a man working on a knife with a saw. I might want to dedicate a topic to this specific style of art, and would love to hear your thoughts about that idea and this piece in the comments’ section below.

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Strange and Wonderful Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Gamers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more games. Now, let’s play!

  • Ceylon (2018) 2-4 Players Age Range: 10+ Playing Time: 60 min Designers: Chris and Suzanne Zinsli Artists: Laura Bevon and David Prieto Publisher: Ludonova Type: Unknown Categories: Manufacturing, Farming, and Territory Building Mechanisms: Area Control/Influence, Grid Movement, Phase Order, and Set Collection

Ceylon is a resent board game that focuses on the Sri Lankan tea industry. Players race against each other to try to see their tea to the best export companies. The player with the most points at the end wins.

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  • BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game (2001) 2-5 Players Age Range: 16+ Play Time: 60 min Designers: Mike and Chris White Artist: N/A Publisher: Cold Creek Publishing Co Type: Uncategorized Categories: Card Game, Economic, and Party Game Mechanism: Set Collection 

In this game, players combine ingredient cards to make 6 different styles of beer. The players then place chips, which represent crowds, onto the game board. The object of the game is to steal the beer crowds from other players, and to produce the best beer. There’re also many event cards, which can either have positive or negative effects. (I wanna play this game!)

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Strange Comic Book Characters (Every Other Tuesday)

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 strange characters. Now, let’s begin!

  • Texas Twister Real Name: Drew Daniels Status: Adventurer and Rodeo Performer Ht: 6’5” Wt: 245 lbs  First Appeared: Fantastic Four #177- Look Out For The Frightful Four! (December 1976) Creator: Marvel Powers/Weapons: Can create and control tornadoes, generates electrical bursts, flight within the tornado.

Drew was a rancher that lived in Texas. One day, he came across a nuclear tornado, and was hit with new powers. He first used his powers to help the Fantastic Four defeat the Frightful Four. He now serves with Thunderbolts.

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  • Jude the Entropic Man Real Name: Jude Status: Cult Leader Ht: 6’4” Wt: N/A First Appeared:Marvel Two-In-One #42 (1978) Powers: Mind manipulation, disintegration of matter on contact

Jude (Yagzan) was a leader of a cult of Entropy. One day, he tried to control a vicious monster, and ended up getting his flesh consumed. His successor tried to use the cosmic cube to change Jude into a massively powerful deity known as the Entropic Man. He fought with Captain America and the Thing, before being convinced that death wasn’t the option. He then turned on his successor, and transformed into a life-giving crystal.

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More Awesome and Unique Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to a familiar topic! Board Games have always interested me, and I keep finding new ones to talk about. This post, as before, will be covering some of these games, including the rules, pieces, and publishers. Now, let’s play!

 

  • Pandemic (2008) Type: Medical, Strategy, and Family Mechanisms: Hand management, Movement, Cooperative Play 2-4 Players Playing Time: 45 mins Ages: 8+ Designed by: Matt Leacock Artists: Josh Lappel, Tom Thiel, Christian Hanisch, Chris Quilliams, and Regis Moulun Published by: Z-Man Games

Pandemic is a fast-paced Strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a disease-fighting specialist. A vast array of diseases have spread to various parts of the world, and it’s up to you and your group to eradicate them before they become incurable. You take turns drawing cards from the deck, however not all of them are beneficial. Mixed throughout the deck are dangerous cards that can accelerate and boost the disease’s spread and power. Each specialist has a very unique skill that can help everyone out in their time of need. If you manage to destroy four diseases, you win the game, however all is lost if time runs out, or if the disease becomes immune to everything. (This sounds like a ton of fun!) The game has 6 expansions, and has won many rewards throughout the years.

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  • Codenames (2015) Type: Party, Card Game, Word Game, Spies Mechanisms: Memory, Luck, Partnerships 2-8 Players Playing Time: 15 mins Ages: 14+ Designed by: Vlaada Chvatil Artists: Tomas Kucerovsky and Stephanie Gantiez Published by: Czech Games Edition

Codenames is a game of deduction and logic that divides the players into two teams with one spymaster and agents. The object of the game is to make contact will all of the agents first. Teams will guess words which they think belongs to them while spymasters can give them one word clues. You also have to avoid the assassin.

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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!

  • Nomaestro (The Music Pokemon) #177 Fairy/Flying type Possible Abilities: Soundproof (Immunity to sound-based moves) or Pixilate (Normal-type moves become Fairy-type and receive a 20% power boost) Genderless Based off of: Nonon’s uniform from Kill la Kill Ht: 6’03” Wt: 264.3 lbs Evolves from Nonegative with high friendship. Base Stats: HP: 100, Attack: 105, Defense: 90, Sp. Atk: 95, Sp. Def: 80, Speed: 75 Stat Total: 545 (The highest base stat total of all non-legendary Fairy-type Pokemon) Appearance: A pink, robotic creature with a devious grin, boombox shoulders, and red eyes. Immune to Ground and Dragon and weak to Rock, Poison, Steel, Electric, and Ice.

Entry: Nomaestro’s songs are said to be very beautiful to those who hear them, right before their eardrums shatter.

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  • Davyjaws (The Captain Pokemon) #260 Water/Fighting Type Ability: Torrent (Ups Water-type moves in a pinch) Name Origin: Davy Jones’ Locker+Jaws Gender Ratio: 87.5% male to 12.5% female Ht: 5’07” Wt: 308.6 lbs Base Stats: HP:  90, Attack: 120, Defense: 85, Sp. Atk: 65, Sp. Def: 85, Speed: 80 Stat Total: 525 (The highest base attack of all Water-type Pokemon) Appearance: A freaking cool shark pirate captain with a hook hand and parrot. Weak to Flying, Grass, Electric, Psychic, and Fairy.

Entry: They rarely travel together. Instead the travel with a crew of Corsharrk and plunder all of the lands. (Its cry is the Lazytown song, “You Are a Pirate”. RIP Stefan T__T)

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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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