Hello fellow Pop Culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some fascinating quirks. Now, let’s begin!
Compelling Voice: A fairly popular trope that’s used in many comics. It occurs when a person’s voice is so powerful, that it leaves you in a hypnotic state, willingly doing anything the voice tells you to. Some examples include; Jessie Custer’s “Word of God” from The Preacher comic series. The reverend’s eyes will occasionally glow red, and he will say a phrase in red text. The target is forced to obey Custer’s every command, and he’s used it to stop many enemies. The Purple Man from Marvel’s Daredevil orders people around with his presence, as well as his voice. Lastly, we have Yuu of the anime Is This A Zombie? She’s a mute character that’s said to have such a powerful voice, that reality literally bends to her bidding.
(This is the adorably powerful Yuu)
Too Dumb to Live: This is one of my absolutely favorite tropes. It occurs when a character makes such a stupid decision, or action, that it’s highly unlikely that they will survive to the end. Examples of this include; Hanabatake Yoshiko of the anime Aho Girl. She’s practically brainless, and if the series wasn’t a comedy, she’d be dead in the first scene! Second, we have the lab rats, er, I mean guests in the Roller Coaster Tycoon series. They have no problems with going on lethal rides or being trapped in pathways. Lastly, we have Derek Zoolander’s friends from the movie Zoolander. The all lose their lives in a gasoline fight when one of the decides to light a cigarette.
Hello everyone, and welcome to another mythical post. Today, we will be exploring the world for some awesome creatures. Now, let’s begin!
Aqrabuamelu are extremely dangerous creatures of Babylonian mythology. They’re depicted as man-scorpion hybrids. These creatures guard the Shamash gates, which serve as an entrance to the land of darkness. They try to warn travelers from reaching the entrance, and their gaze causes death.
The Typhon is a severely formidable creature of Greek folklore. It’s depicted as a massive serpentine horror with multiple heads and fire breathing capabilities. It also has wings, and vicious temper.
Hello fellow Gungeoneers! It’s time for a very special post. Enter The Gungeon is a very fun, yet extremely difficult bullet hell roguelike. The game involves tons of puns and many guns. Some of them range from normal firearms, like sniper rifles, and elephant guns, to the absolutely insane, like a literal pea shooter. The following will be some of my favorite guns from the game.
Yari Launcher Flavor Text: “Hell. Yes.” Class: S Type: Automatic Max Ammo: 140 Damage: 10 (Impact)+ 15 (Explosion) Ammo Type: Homing Rockets Appearance: A futuristic, red gun with a large barrel.
This gun packs some serious heat, and is an absolute boss killer. It fires a continuous stream of homing rockets at the near target, and the damage scales very quickly. Being an S-Class gun, it’s not easy to come by, but if you do, you’ll kick some major ass!
Megahand Flavor Text: “-P-” Class: B Type: Charged Max Ammo: 200 Damage: 6 (Uncharged) 45 (Charged) Ammo Type: Solar Bullets Appearance: The motherfucking Megabuster!
A love letter to my favorite video game character of all time. This Megabuster is one of the more powerful guns in the game. Its charged shot alone can kill most early enemies in a single hit. It also synergizes with multiple items and guns, making it a very versatile weapon.
Compressed Air Tank Flavor Text: “You Know My Work” Class: A Type: Charged Max Ammo: 50 Damage: 50 Ammo Type: Sharks ( Yes, really) Appearance: A literal compressed air tank.
This is one absolutely crazy gun! It shoots homing sharks that play the jaws theme. The sharks search for a target, and then they jump up, killing regular enemies in one hit! It’s stupidly awesome, and a definite pick up during any run.
Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let the cringefest begin!
From The Dust (Unalive Book 2) by Sid Ghost Released: December 3rd, 2013 Genres: Gothic Fiction and Horror 152 Pages Quick Summary: A book about the battle between 2 vampires.
This is one of the most generic covers I’ve ever seen. It has a black background with boring white text. There’s also a very “scary” vampire in the center. The cover looks like it was done in 20 minutes, and the book’s story would need to be exceptional to have anyone purchase it.
The Waters of Chaos Book 3 by Marc Severson Released: July 2nd, 2016 Pages: 252 Genres: Western, Horror, and Fiction Short Summary: People are getting infected by a mysterious sickness, and it’s up to the Chaos Police Department to stop it.
I ironically really enjoy this cover. The wavy text really reminds me of old-school word art, and gives me some nostalgia. The surrounding background has these really trippy rocks and minerals, that cause the book to glow. I actually would want to read this one, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow Movie Lovers! It’s time for a very special post! I have a very soft spot for the bizarre side of cinema, and think people can make some pretty impressive films with a low budget. The following is a multipart post about some of my favorite Cult Films, and a short spoiler-free summary of each. Be warned though, some of these films contain some pretty controversial content. Let me know some of your favorites in the comments’ section below, and I may feature them in an upcoming post. Now, grab so popcorn, and let’s begin!
The Room Type: Black Comedy, “Romance”, Tragedy, Directed, Produced, and Written by Tommy Wiseau Rated: R (Language, Violence, and Sexuality) Date Released: June 27th, 2003 Starring: Greg Sestero, Juliet Danielle, Tommy Wiseau, Carolyn Minnott, and Philip Haldiman Runtime: 1 hr. 39 min
No Cult Film list is complete without this “Painfully Funny” entry. The Room is a massive train wreck created by the enigmatic Tommy Wiseau. It has horrible acting, a shallow plot, and is ironically funny as hell. The story is about a wealthy banker named Johnny (Wiseau) who has a backstabbing fiancée, Lisa (Danielle) that cheats on him with his best friend, Mark (Sestero). What follows is a horribly made love story, that’ll will leave you in stitches. The film is known as the Citizen Kane of Bad Movies, and has a huge cult following. The story of the film’s production is also quite fascinating, and Greg has released a book on it called The Disaster Artist.
Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead Directed by: Lloyd Kauffman Written by: Gabriel Friedman Produced by: Andrew Deemer Not Rated (But Probably R for Gore, Blood, Sex, Strong Violence, Politically Incorrect Humor, Gross Scenes, Strong Language, Nudity, and Alcohol) Starring: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, and Allyson Sereboff Release Date: July 6th, 2012 Genres: Comedy, Musical, and Horror Runtime: 1hr 43 min
If you like incredibly comedic Body Horror films, you’ll fall in love with this film. Be warned though, it’s a Troma film, so expect gratuitous violence, sex, and other gross bodily functions. The plot tells the story of a military fast food restaurant called the American Chicken Bunker. It just so happens to built on ancient Indian burial grounds, so all sorts of chaos ensues. All of the main characters are named after fast food restaurants, and this really adds to the film’s charm. It’s also part musical, and the songs will have you dying of laughter all the way through.
Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy covers. Now, let’s begin!
Vampire Among the Zombies: Nightwalkersby Howell Roland Jr Date Released: July, 9 2015 146 Pages Genre: Children’s Horror Quick Summary: A 17 year-old experiences the zombie apocalypse in Florida.
This generic zombie apocalypse novel has one of the crappiest covers I’ve ever seen. It looks like it was made in 10 minutes on Microsoft Paint! The top of the piece has pathetically done mouth with dollar store vampire fangs. Then, we get to the center, and see the most *insert town name here* I’ve ever seen. The only good thing about this work, is the genuinely well made zombie near the bottom of the page.
The Wizard From Earth by S.J. Ryan Genre: Science Fiction Release Date: October, 2 2014 491 Pages Short Summary: A teenager gets transported into an unknown world.
This book’s cover is one of the worst I’ve ever seen! It’s an outdoor piece with many bizarre things going on. The top of the work has a poorly drawn and peppermint colored balloon. Then we get to the bottom of the piece, and all hell breaks loose! We get probably the most horribly rendered people, and the art in total is complete trash.
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 fascinating characters. Now, let’s begin!
Obsidian Real Name: Todd James Rice Status: Hero/Villain Ht: 5’11” Wt: 193 lbs Brown eyes and brown hair First Appeared: All Star Squadron #25 (September 1983) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Transforms into a shadow creature, Superhuman Strength, Shadow construct manipulation, Size manipulation, Flight
Todd was the son of an abusive foster father that beat him on a regular basis. He was separated from his twin during birth, and had a very rocky childhood. His real mother was the blooming villain, Thorn. During his teens, Todd ran away from home, and met his long lost sister. They soon end up joining Infinity Incorporated, a team of JSA members. During his time on the team, he found out his sexuality, and confessed his love to Nuklon. They eventually became one of the first Gay couples in DC history. Unfortunately, things started turning for the worse, when Todd inherits his mother’s mental illness. This causes him to become easily corrupted by villainous scientist, Ian Karkull. The corruption turns the hero evil, and he begins to go on a rampage, spreading darkness all over the world. He eventually goes back to being a hero, but will occasionally let the darkness get the best of him.
Shriek Real Name: Walter Shreeve Status: Villain (Presumed deceased) Ht: 5’10” Wt: 170 Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown First Appeared: Batman Beyond #5 (March 1st, 2000) Powers/Weapons: Armored Suit, Sound wave generation
Walter was highly intelligent audio engineer that created a powerful suit. The suit was designed to emit immensely powerful sonic waves, which were capable of shattering buildings. He was assigned to kill Batman, but was thwarted by the Caped Crusader. It also left the villain with permanent hearing damage. Swearing revenge, Walter started crafting an even more dangerous sound weapon. Unfortunately, upon using it, he was crushed under some collapsing buildings.