Bizarre and Wonderful Books Part 1

Parental Advisory! These books may discuss some controversial themes. You have been warned!

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new post! I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a very long time, and I thought that today would be a good place to start. Throughout the years, I’ve read some absolutely bizarre books. When I discovered “Bizarro Fiction” for the first time, it was like a match made in heaven! This genre is insane, and covers some of the most mind-blowing stories I’ve ever read. I see it as the “Abstract Art of Literature”. It has different meanings depending on who reads them, and isn’t afraid to touch on some offensive subjects. If this post makes you interested in this wonderful genre, then I’ve done my part. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Bizarro Fiction!

  • John Dies At The End by David Wong 2009 Genres: Bizarro Fiction, Horror, Humor, Science Fiction  464 Pages Age Rating: 17+ (Strong Language, Gore, Violence, Disturbing Imagery, Drug Usage) 

I’ve talked about this book multiple times in the past, and I still love it to death. The story is about two college kids that fight the paranormal occurrences in their undisclosed town. It also has to do with an absolutely insane drug known as “Soy Sauce”. The book was made into an equally awesome film, and spawned two sequel novels which are just as crazy.  Unlike most Bizarro Fiction books, this one can be found at local bookstores and libraries. I highly recommend checking this book out, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Zombies and Shit by Carlton Mellick III October 17th, 2010 Genres: Bizarro Fiction, Horror, Survival, Punk, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Fantasy 312 Pages Age Rating: 17+ (Gore, Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Shocking Imagery, Cultural Issues) 

What is there to say about Carlton Mellick III? He easily is one of the godfathers of Bizarro Fiction. His crazy look and explosively intriguing books make him standout in the crowd of literature. I first discovered him when I was researching books that were similar to the one mentioned above. The crazy artwork alone pulled me into the rabbit hole, and there I stayed. This particular novel is one of his coolest and most fascinating. It literally is what would have happened if you were to put Battle Royale, Mad Max, and Dawn of the Dead into a blender. If you like survival novels, you will adore this book. It is equally humorous and tragic with an excellent blend of hardcore punk. The twenty different characters are also very unique, and the story has many ridiculous plot twists throughout. Once again, I highly recommend picking up this book because it is one hell of a unique ride. (Zombies and Shit can be purchased on Amazon for $13)

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The main picture on this post is of the “Godfather of Bizarro Fiction” himself, Carlton Mellick III.

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Some of My Favorite Binding of Isaac Items Part 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new topic! As mentioned before, The Binding of Isaac is one of my favorite video games of all time. With an amazing 547 items, the amount of synergies are literally endless. The following will be a multiple part series on my favorite items, and the awesome synergies that go with it. Now, let’s dive into the basement, and start our crazy adventure!

  • (Obvious Choice) Brimstone: Type: Passive Item Cosmetic Change: Transforms Issac into a black demon with red eyes and massive horns. Location: Item Room (Requires some specific items to appear) or Devil Room Effect: Changes Isaac’s tears into a chargeable blood laser that deals his damage for 13 ticks. The laser pierces the entire terrain in a horizontal pattern. If you have 20/20, the beam doubles, and if you have Loki’s Horns, the beam can shoot in a cross-shaped pattern. Lastly, there’s the crazy synergy with Tammy’s Head that literally melts enemies and bosses alike. 

Good old Brimstone! This item was first introduced to the game in the Wrath of the Lamb expansion, and I immediately fell in love with it. The laser is a fantastic early game item, and the ridiculous synergies with it can make you win instantly. 

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  • Fruit Cake Type: Passive Location: Item Rooms  Cosmetic Change: Issac’s tears are colored like a rainbow. Effect: Every tear that Issac shoots has a random effect ranging from Antigravity to Wiggle Worm. Synergies: Combine this item with 3 Dollar Bill for crazy status effects and unpredictable damage. You can also combine it with any bomb-type item for random bomb effects.

I absolutely adore this item! I love the concept of randomness in video games, and this fits the concept to a T. While it can occasionally backfire and kill you, it’s a blast to pick up on any run.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Niterpent (The Experiment Pokemon) #382 Type: Fire/Electric Legendary  Ability: Tinted Lens (Doubles damage of “Not Very Effective” moves) Appearance: An awesome mechanized snake. Ht: 19’01” Wt: 396.8 lbs Male Only   Base Stats: HP: 81 Attack: 141 Defense: 85 Sp. Atk: 141 Sp. Def: 71 Speed: 101 Base Stat Total 620: (Highest Base Attack and Special Attack of all Fire-types and Highest Base Attack of all Electric-types.) Weak to Rock, Water, and Ground

Entry: Supposedly a haywire war machine, Niterpent converts anything nearby into metal. It acts oddly at times, as if receiving far-off signals. 

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  • Dowster (The Shade Pokemon) #077 Ghost/Psychic Type Abilities: Shadow Tag (Prevents Escape) or Cursed Body (Has a 30% chance to disable foe’s move on contact) Evolves from Deemdow when exposed to a Moon Stone Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A red poltergeist. Ht: 5’07” Wt: 168.9 lbs Base Stats HP: 80 Attack: 125 Defense: 50 Sp. Atk: 135 Sp. Def: 90 Speed: 70 Stat Total: 550 (Highest   Base Special Attack of all Psychic and Ghost Types and the Highest Base Attack of all Psychic types.) Immune to Normal and Fighting.

Entry:  This Pokemon hides in people’s houses, making itself invisible and moving objects with its PSI to make the house look haunted.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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

  • Spilefree (The Free Pokemon) #128 Electric/Ghost Type  Possible Abilities Clear Body (Prevents stat-reducing moves) or Prankster (Status moves hit first) Genderless Evolves from Jarape when exposed to a Thunder Stone Ht: 4’11” Wt: 2.6 lbs Appearance: A really cool yellow demon with bright blue eyes.  Base Stats: HP: 70 Attack: 45 Defense: 45 Sp. Atk: 125 Sp. Def: 125 Speed: 125 Base Stat Total: 535( Has the highest stat total of all non-legendary Ghost and Electric types) Immune to Normal and Fighting and Weak to Ground, Ghost, and Dark.

Entry: An evil spirit freed from its sarcophagus. It loves to prank people, especially with lightning. 

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  • Hohohoming (The Jolly Pokemon) #294 Ice Type Possible Abilities: Sniper (Makes critical hits do 1.5x more damage) or Levitate (Immune to Ground Attacks) Gender Ratio 50/50 Appearance: Rudolph with 2 missiles. Evolves from Missletoe at Level 24 Ht: 4’11” Wt: 260.1 lbs Base Stats: HP: 81 Attack: 40 Defense: 71 Sp. Atk: 126 Sp. Def: 81 Speed: 81 Base Stat Total 490 (High Special Attack) Immune to None and Weak to Fighting, Rock, Steel, and Fire.

Entry: X-mas is ded pls move to Easter.

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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 a some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Militant (The Bullet Ant Pokemon) #352 Bug/Poison Type Appearance: A pixilated bullet ant. Ability: Infiltrator (Breaks through shields) Doesn’t evolve       Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female  Ht: 0’4” Wt: 0.2 lbs Base Stats: HP: 20, Attack: 155, Defense: 15, Sp. Atk: 10, Sp. Def: 15, Speed: 130 Stat Total: 345 (Extremely bizarre stats with very high attack and speed) Weak to Flying, Rock, Fire, and Psychic

Entry: Long ago, Pokemon started fainting without explanation. Investigations showed multiple ant bites. Militant was then discovered.

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  • Cheerific (The Cheerleader Pokemon) #079 Fairy Type Abilities: Cute Charm (30% Infatuation on contact) or Healer (30% chance of healing ally’s status condition at the end of the turn) Female only Appearance: A pink, angelic cheerleader. Evolves from Cheerly at Level 19 Ht: 3’11” Wt: 41.0 lbs Base Stats: HP: 60, Attack: 72, Defense: 68, Sp. Atk: 52, Sp. Def: 88, Speed: 95 Stat Total: 435 (Balanced stats across the board) Immune to Dragon and Weak to Poison and Steel.

Entry: When its trainer is battling, it will not stop cheering and shouting until the end, no matter what happens.

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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!

  • Glacialynx (The Lynx Pokemon) #082 Ice/Electric Type Possible Abilities: Volt Absorb (Absorbs electric attacks and converts them into HP) or Adaptability (STAB moves have a 2x bonus) Evolves from Caracold at Level 31 Ht: 3’03” Wt: 70.5 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female Appearance: A blue and yellow lynx with bright yellow eyes. Base Stats: HP: 60, Attack: 55, Defense: 50, Sp. Atk: 110, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 101 Base Stat Total: 446 (Very high Special Attack and Speed) Weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Fire.

Entry: This Pokemon can find others of its kind during blizzards by emitting lights caused by its Electric attacks.

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  • Pikotton (The Cotton Mouse Pokemon) #025 Electric/Fairy Type Appearance: An inbred mixture of Swirlix and Pikachu. Possible Abilities: Static (Paralyzes on physical contact) or Cute Charm (30% infatuation effect on contact) Doesn’t Evolve Ht: 1’04” Wt: 7.7 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% male to 50% female Base Stats: HP: 55, Attack: 40, Defense: 85, Sp. Atk: 90,  Sp. Def: 75, Speed: 75 Base Stat Total: 420 (Ok, I guess) Immune to Dragon and Weak to Poison and Ground.

Entry: Pikotton is rumored to have been created by Swirlix and Pikachu inbreeding for many generations.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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!

  • Grimdak (The Gothic Pokemon) #326 Dark/Steel Type Abilities: Moody (Raises one stat and lowers another) or Cursed Body (May disable a foe’s move on contact) Doesn’t evolve Gender Ratio: 50% male to 50% female Appearance: An edgy goth character in black and red. Ht: 4’11” Wt: 200 lbs  Base Stats: HP: 70, Attack: 115 Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 110, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 90 Base Stat Total: 525 (Very good stats all around) Immune to Poison and Psychic. Weak to Ground, Fire, and Fighting (4x weak)

Entry: Grimdak’s soul was forged by hellfire and sins of the living. Just one glance from its eyes can pierce the hide of an Indian elephant.

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  • Shroofle (The Truffle Pokemon) #327 Dark Type Abilities: Immunity (Prevents poisoning) or Poison Heal (Heals upon being poisoned) Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A sentient mushroom creature. Ht: 2’00” Wt: 19.8 lbs Base Stats: HP: 101, Attack: 76, Defense: 101, Sp.Atk: 56, Sp.Def: 92, Speed: 50 Base Stat Total: 476 (Very high stats defensively) Immune to Psychic and Weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy. 

Entry: Wild Shroofle are a culinary delicacy, humans have trained Piguson to sniff them out in the forest.

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