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.
Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some juicy trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Let Us Never Speak of This Again: A highly comedic trope in which a character does something that goes against everything that they believe in. It usually results in embarrassment or cringe. Some examples include: The drunken make out session of Knives and Kim from Scott Pilgrim, Mia Wallace’s heroin overdose from Pulp Fiction, and The Love Hotel Incident from Persona 3.
Kim X Kim
Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A highly popular trope in both Anime and video games. It occurs when a character punches an opponent so many times that it appears that they have hundreds of hands. Some examples include: E. Honda’s Hundred Hand Slap from Street Fighter, Kenshiro’s Hokuto Kyakuretsu Ken, and DIO’s Muda Muda Muda.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s time for another attribute post! This time, we will be covering Wind Attribute Monsters. Wind monsters usually have some pretty devastating effects, and Gustos make up most of them. Now, let’s be blown away by these breezy monsters!
Armored Bee Type: Insect/Effect Attribute: Wind 4 Stars Appearance: A bee with heavy armor and a large stinger. ATK/ 1600 DEF/ 1200 Effect: Once per turn: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; halve that target’s ATK until the End Phase.
Now, this is a very unique card with a pretty amazing effect. The ability to halve a monster’s attack is much more useful than one might think. Many cards rely on low attack for some devastating effects, and the level makes it very viable for Synchro, XYZ, and Link plays.
Blue Dragon Summoner Type: Spellcaster/ Effect Attribute: Wind 4 Stars Appearance: A blue haired magician with a phantasmal follower. ATK/ 1500 DEF/ 600 Effect: If this card is sent from the field to the GY: You can add 1 Dragon, Warrior, or Spellcaster Normal Monster from your Deck to your hand.
This is an extremely good card that’s used in almost every Blue Eyes Deck. The multiple monsters that you can search out with this card is astonishing, and it synergizes with tons of different play styles.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more awesome cards. Starting today, every other Friday, I will be going over some interesting cards from each attribute. Today’s attribute is Earth, so, let’s get ready to rock and roll!
Marmiting Captain Type: Warrior/Effect Attribute: Earth 3 Stars Appearance: A captain chef testing his newest recipe. ATK/ 1200 DEF/ 400 Effect: When this card is Normal Summoned: You can shuffle 1 card from your hand into the Deck, then draw 1 card, then you can Special Summon it if it is a monster.
A highly played card in Duel Links, and a surprisingly good one at that. Don’t let the low stats fool you, the amount of potential you get at Special Summoning is pretty incredible. It can be used as a secret weapon, or a strong play in the early game.
Maxx “C” Type: Insect/Effect Attribute: Earth Appearance: A tiny luminous bunch of insects. ATK/ 500 DEF/ 200 Effect: During either player’s turn: You can send this card from your hand to the Graveyard; this turn, each time your opponent Special Summons a monster(s), immediately draw 1 card. You can only use 1 “Maxx C” per turn.
Ah good old Maxx C! This card is banned for a very good reason, and won’t be off the list for a very long time. Special Summoning monsters is one of the main things that the game is built upon, so the rewards for using this card are nearly endless. This could also make an Exodia Draw Deck extremely viable. Although this card is banned, many other “C Cards” exist, including a super cool Insect-Robot hybrid with some ridiculously potent effects.
Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more characters. Now, let’s begin!
Herald (Vox) Real Name: Malcolm Duncan Status: Hero Ht: 6’1” Wt: 210 lbs First Appeared: Teen Titans #26 (April 1st, 1970) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Expert pugilist, horn opens portals which are used for teleportation.
Malcolm was an ordinary teenager who lived in New York with his sister, Cindy. One day, Cindy was harassed by a racist gang, and was saved by her brother and the Teen Titans. After the scuffle, the teenage team recruited Malcom and he soon gained a magic horn. The horn allowed the teen to create portals to get out of danger. He had many adventures with the team until a freak accident severed his vocal chords. Later, upon getting his vocal chords replaced by circuitry, he joined the Doom Patrol where he continues to reside today.
Ray Real Name: Lucien Gates Status: Hero Ht: 5’9” Wt: 165 lbs First Appeared: The Ray #1 (February 1st, 2012) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Absorption of multiple forms of energy, projects light beams from his hands, flies faster than the speed of light, alter light reflection, can produce light constructs, enhances powers when exposed to lots of light.
Lucien was a lifeguard that worked in San Diego, until his life was changed forever. During one day on the job, he was hit with an experimental particle beam from Arizona. This imbued him with amazing powers, such as; super speed, light projection, and other light based abilities. Unfortunately, the powers burned his clothes off, causing him to wear special illusionary gear. His wonderful adoptive parents helped keep the powers in check through meditation and yoga. He now fights crime with the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, and the Doll Man.
Hello fellow Pop-culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome references. Now, let’s begin!
The Fake Cutie: A deception trope that used in many forms of media, often in video games. It occurs when an overly childish female character suddenly switches personalities, and becomes a badass that terrifies even the most fearsome of foes. Some examples of this include; B.B Hood from the Darkstalkers video games. She appears as a Little Red Ridding Hood character with a wooden basket and the standard red outfit. This, however, is a massive farce, and her true colors come out in combat. She develops a slasher smile and packs enough heat in her skirt to make Arnold Schwarzenegger blush. Next, we have Flowey from Undertale. Flowey is the main antagonist of the pacifist mode. He masquerades as an innocent flower, however those who don’t what their backs will see his true personality come through. He’s actually a demonic entity with a sadistic view on life. Lastly, we have Gogo Yubari from Kill Bill. She originally appears as a standard 17-year-old Japanese school girl. This, as usual, is a disguise for her true persona, an absolutely insanely savage fighter with a giant meteor hammer.
Gogo from Kill Bill.
Lethal Chef: Another common and often comedic trope found in all forms of media. It occurs when someone is so bad at cooking, that upon consumption their food can cause a variety of bizarre effects. These effects include; vomiting, change in color, breathing fire, falling unconscious, or death. Some well known Lethal Chefs are; Mizuki Himeji from Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts. This incredibly cute female protagonist cooks food that looks absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, upon consuming it, you are subjected to hallucinations of death. Next, we have Linguini from Ratatouille. Before he met the amazing blue rat, he made a soup that was so bad, he puked upon consuming it. Lastly, we have Chie Satonaka and Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4. During the camp section of the game, the two High School girls decide to make curry. Unfortunately, they aren’t the best chefs, and the ending result, referred to as “Mystery Food X”, causes the protagonist to immediately spit it out, and fall unconscious.