Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Evil Genius: One of the most popular tropes ever created. It deals with a malicious person with a very high intellect. They can be anyone, ranging from scientists, to lowly crooks. Some examples include; Johan Liebert from the Anime/Manga Monster. He’s extremely smart, and is also a highly dangerous serial killer. Next, we have The Riddler from the Batman Series. He wears a very extravagant outfit and loves to trick Bruce Wayne. Lastly, we have the German terrorist from Die Hard, Hans Gruber. He’s the big cheese that developed the plan to take over Nakatomi Tower.
(Hans Gruber played by the late and great Alan Rickman)
Nutritional Nightmare: A trope that’s used in made comedies. It deals with a food that’s so unhealthy, that death could occur upon consumption. Some examples include; Deep fried butter, Double Dew from South Park (It’s Mountain Dew with 2X the caffeine), and when Homer forces Bart to add butter to his bacon.
Hello fellow book lovers! It’s time for another humorous art post. Today, we will be looking at some more bad covers. Now, let’s take a dive into the bizarre world of hilarious cringe.
Angela’s Arm by Roland Allnach Release Date: October 30th, 2018 Genres: Horror and Suspense 204 Pages Small Summary: A tale about a girl with a serpent for an arm.
Ok, I actually kind of love this cover because it reminds me of one of my favorite Anime. Unfortunately, it isn’t perfect, and I can see a lot of room for improvement. First of all, the hand has six fingers, which means that the owner isn’t human. Second, the book’s title is written in the standard “blood red” text to emphasize that it’s scary and edgy. Lastly, the background looks photoshopped.
Civil War II: The Battle for the Future of America by E. Robert Gurr Release Date: May 3rd, 2019 295 Pages Genres: Political Thriller and Suspense Short Summary: A war pits a teacher and a hacker against each other.
This cover is the epitome of boring and wasted potential. It’s just text on a white background. It tells nothing of what happens in the book, and looks like it was pieced together in about five minutes. Also, we gotta be edgy, so there’s more of that laughable “blood red” text.
Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome pop cultural trivia! Now, let’s begin!
Power Creep: A trope that’s highly popular in video games, especially the card variety. It occurs when new content in a game completely trumps the old content. This can be done by adding a new upgrade to an old card, weapon, or other object. Some examples include; Magma Rager from Hearthstone. This card used to be played a lot because of its high attack for low cost. Unfortunately, after Ice Rager was made, the card became completely useless. Next, we have Kartana from the Pokemon series. It is one of the fastest and strongest Pokemon out there, however, its Special Defense is really lacking, and it can be taken out easily by Special Attackers. Lastly, we have Zoodiacs from Yu-Gi-Oh! This archetype was so broken upon release that many tournaments refused to have players use decks based upon them.
Mid NSFW Warning On This One! Marshmallow Hell: This is a heavily used trope in many Ecchi Anime and Hentai. It occurs when a character is suffocated between a taller girl’s massive “tracts of land”. Some examples include; Irina suffocating Nagisa in Assassination Classroom, Litchi suffocating multiple characters in Blazblue, and Angel’s reverse motorboat from King of Fighters XIV.
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some extraordinary works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!
Penelope’s Tapestry by Rene Magritte 1943 Gouache on paper
This is an absolutely beautiful work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It takes a unique turn from pure Surrealism, and adds Realism to the mix. It’s an outdoor piece with a misty sky and old fashioned houses. We also get a brilliant blend of snowy blue and green grass. The center of the piece houses a snowy tree, and it blends extremely well with the grass. Near the right side of the work, we see another tree, however, this one is green and planted in rich grass. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow Cult Film Fans! It’s time for another film-based post! A couple of months ago, I discussed some Cult Films that I would like to see. I had a ton of fun doing that post, so I decided to make a second part to it. I’d love to hear some suggestions from you guys, so be sure to leave some in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s begin!
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Release Date: August 10th 1984 Rated: PG Runtime: 1h 43 min Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Romance Directed by: W.D. Richter Written by: Earl Mac Rauch Produced by: Sidney Beckerman Starring: John Lithgow, Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, and Jeff Goldblum
Short Summary: This film, aside from its incredibly long name, is a pure 80’s Sci-Fi satire. The movies tells the story of Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), a mad scientist/Neurosurgeon/Rock Star and his equally unique teammates. When an alien race from the 8th Dimension threatens to conquer Earth, Banzai and his friends must suit up for battle in order to save the world from total destruction. The script is chalk full of hilarious dialogue and unpredictability. This alone makes this film right up my alley. Also, it has an all star cast, and it’s always enjoyable to see Goldblum chew the scenery. I will definitely seek this movie out if I can find it.
Pan’s LabyrinthRelease Date: January 19th, 2007 (In USA) (2006) internationally Rated: R for language and graphic violence. Genres: War, Drama, Fantasy Directed/Written by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sergi Lopez, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdu, and Doug Jones Runtime: 1h 58 min Language: Spanish
Short Summary: Pan’s Labyrinth is a terrifying and beautiful film by one of the godfathers of Horror, Guillermo del Toro. The film takes place in Spain during World War II and tells the story of Ophelia (Baquero), a young girl who lives in the midst of the battle with her pregnant Mother and ruthless Stepfather. Ophelia loves fairy tales, and runs into a fairy, and this is where her adventure begins. The creatures believe her to be a princess, and have information about her estranged Father. She’s asked to complete three horrific tasks, and if she even fails one, she’ll never see her Father again. This film immediately intrigued me upon seeing some of the grotesquely beautiful characters. I have yet to watch a del Toro film, and I believe that this one might be my gateway drug into his incredibly unique stories. Expect a HUGE review after I see this film.
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!
Maripyro (The Cheese Bug Pokemon) #318 Bug/Fire Type Possible Abilities: Gooey (Lowers Speed on contact) or Magic Guard (Prevents indirect damage) Ht: 10’06” Wt: 202.8 lbs Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A moth made out of Doritos. Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 125, Defense: 75, Sp.Atk: 75, Sp.Def: 90, Speed: 95 Stat Total: 540 (Very high Attack and pretty good Speed) Evolves from Fuermiga at Level 40 Weak to Flying, Water, and 4X weak to Rock.
Entry: Female Maripyro are twice as big as their male counterpart and can cut an Indian Elephant in half with their mouth.
Derpato (The Confused Pokemon) #238 Ground Type Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A very confused potato. Ability: Oblivious (Prevents infatuation) Ht: 1’00 Wt: 2.6 lbs Base Stats: HP: 68, Attack: 52, Defense: 50, Sp.Atk: 45, Sp.Def: 40, Speed: 20 (Ok stats for a 1st evolution) Evolves into Retater at Level 40 and Potarded at Level 60 Its cry is Duuurrr. Immune to Electric and weak to Water, Grass, and Ice.
Entry: Derpato take one hour to concentrate their inner energy to attack, then must take two hours to rest.
Hurt by Oliver Tree from the upcoming album “Ugly is Beautiful” Music Video Released: December 6th, 2018 Genres: Alternative Rock, Electronic, Indie Pop
Oliver Tree is a rising musician with many funny and catchy songs. He has also become somewhat of an internet meme due to his signature bowl haircut, tacky glasses, extravagant wardrobe, and love of popular culture. This song is supposedly, according to Tree, about a brutal scooter accident that happened last March. It also seems to be about a broken relationship with an unknown party. His vocals on the piece flow together quite well, and you can definitely tell that he loves making music. Tree is like a combination of Filthy Frank and the Beastie Boys, and I love every second of it! He performed the song live on the Late Late Show on stilts with a bald cap to shock and delight of audience. The music video for the song became extremely popular, and now sits at over 16 million views. I just recently found his music, and now I can’t wait to see what insanity he will bring to the internet. His latest video, “Fuck”, is even more insane than “Hurt”, and I will be covering the entire album when it gets released later this year.
Keep in mind, the music video is age restricted, but it really doesn’t offend anybody.