My Favorite Banned Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for another card post! This post covers some of my favorite cards on the Yu-Gi-Oh! ban list.  These cards were put there for being too strong, or having ridiculously overpowered synergies. Now, let’s Duel!

  • Fiber Jar Type: Plant/Flip/Effect Attribute: EARTH 3 Stars Appearance: A really cool jar in the shape of a jungle’s ecosystem. ATK/ 500 DEF/ 500 Effect: FLIP: Each player shuffles all cards from their hand, field, and Graveyard into the Deck, then draws 5 cards.

This card has one of the most broken effects ever printed. It essentially restarts the duel, and gives each player a new hand. You don’t have to tribute anything to summon it, and it completely destroys your opponent’s strategy. This card has been banned for an extremely long time, and I highly doubt it will ever be able to played in the game.

fiber jar 

  • Chaos Emperor Dragon- Envoy Of The End Type: Dragon/Effect Attribute: DARK 9 Stars Appearance: One of the coolest looking dragons in all of Yu-Gi-Oh! ATK/ 3000 DEF/ 2500 Effect: Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand)by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from you Graveyard. You can pay 1000 Life Points; send all cards in both players’ hands and on the field to the Graveyard, then inflict 300 damage to your opponent for each card sent to the Graveyard by this effect.

The original Yu-Gi-Oh! “Boss Monster”! This card is so overpowered, that I got banned almost immediately after creation. It not only has very high attack, but can nuke the field and hands, dealing astonishing amounts of damage. 

chaos emp

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Asher’s Jukebox Part 182

Lone Digger by Caravan Palace from the album “Robot Face” Released on October 16th, 2015 Genre: Electro Swing

I just recently found out about this band, and immediately fell in love with its amazing sound. The Caravan Palace is an Electro Swing band that comes from Paris. Electro Swing is a music genre that blends the old-fashioned sounds of Swing with modern EDM, House, and Hip-Hop. They started in late 2008, and have become incredibly popular in the resent years. Their second single “Lone Digger”, is one of their most popular songs to date, and its music video has over 123 million views on Youtube. The song starts with various horn instruments and slick female vocals. The lyrics tell the story of a slick cat dancing to the beat of an ancient song. The chorus is an awesome blend of scat-like rapping and rapid fire singing. The music video perfectly goes with the atmosphere and tempo, and is quite brutal in its own right. The video is like a graphic depiction of the circle of life, and my god, it’s incredible! Tell me what you think of the song in the comments’ section below.

 

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.

ceylon  

 

  • 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!)

brewmaster

 

Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy art. Now, let’s begin!

  • Black Hole Priestess by Larry Carlson Pigment print on paper 

This is an awesome work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It is an incredible blend of Realism and his signature surrealist tricks. The “priestess”, in question, is wearing a flower headdress and a black robe. Her face, however, is an endless stream of sequential circles that seem to be sucking objects in. It is a very unique piece that I hope you all enjoy. Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

black holr

 

  • Sun Drips by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is a lovely work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It looks like something that you could find on a stain glass window. The painting depicts multicolored squares that pull the viewer inside. I especially adore the neon colors near the middle of the painting. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

sun

More Fascinating TV Tropes (Every Other Saturday)

Hello everyone! I’m finally back from vacation! A post on that will be made in the near future, so be ready for it! It’s time for us to once again look at some more awesome tropes. This will be done randomly, so that each entry is unpredictable. Now, let’s begin!

 

  • WTH, Costuming Department?: This hilarious trope deals with questionable taste of the fashion department in films and other media. What starts as a cool concept in theory, soon deteriorates into pure cringeyness. It makes matters worse if the creator was being totally serious. Some examples include; Batman & Robin’s “bat nipples”, and Astaroth’s costume in Soul Calibur 3.

 sc 3

 

  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death: This trope occurs when Horror movie titles try to be more edgy. This can involve stringing together several scary words. Unfortunately, this doesn’t emphasize terror, but disgust or confusion. Some titles include; Demented Death Farm Massacre, Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence, Lesbian Zombies from Outer Space, and Violent Shit.

violent shit

My Favorite Tavern Brawls

Hello everybody, and welcome to another Hearthstone post! This post will cover one of the most fun aspects of the game, the Tavern Brawl. A Tavern Brawl occurs every Wednesday, and lasts until 1:00 A.M. on Monday. You must have reached Level 20 with one class in order to play. The brawl essentially rewrites the rules of the game, either giving you a random deck with strange perks, or you create one from scratch. You also get a standard pack for your first victory. The following is a list of my favorite brawls, and the rules that go along with them.

  • Spiders, Spiders, EVERYWHERE! This excellent brawl has the classes battling it out with a deck full of Webspinners and 7 random class spells. Webspinner is a one cost minion with a deathrattle that adds a random beast to your hand. There are 104 beasts in the game so the random number generator is extremely diverse. I adore this brawl for its random factor, and the fact that you’ll never get the same minions. The brawl made its first appearance on July 5th, 2015. 

 

  • ShiftCon: This brawl has classes fighting with randomized decks filled with Shifter Zerus’ and random class spells. Shifter Zerus is a Legendary minion that transforms into another minion every turn. You start with three mana crystals, so it’s easier to get a minion to summon. The brawl first appeared on June 29th, 2016.

 

  • Too Many Portals! This could possibly be my favorite brawl of all time! Players battle with decks full of Unstable Portals and 7 random spells. Unstable Portal adds a random minion to your hand, and it costs 3 mana less. The brawl first appeared on July 29th, 2015.

Asher’s Favorite Animations (Special Post)

Hello everyone, and welcome to an extremely special post! I have been a major fan of Web Animation for my entire life, and have finally decided to share some with you. Most of these animations will be found on Youtube, with the exception of one. Now, let’s be blown away by these fantastic works of art!

  • Kaizo Trap by Guy Collins 2015 Music by Leslie Wai 

I just found out about this video yesterday, and my god, it’s fantastic! The animation is essentially a loving homage to the classic rage games. If you’ve ever played “I Wanna Be The Guy” or “Cat Mario”, you’ll know exactly what’s in store for you. The movie is about a couple that gets sucked into the most punishing Video Game ever made. The boy gets kidnapped, and its up to the girl to save him. The animation is incredibly fluid, and the pulse-pounding Dubstep soundtrack really adds tension. I’m not going to ruin the ending, but let me just say, it’ll leave you in tears!

 

  • Me! Me! Me! by Teddyloid (feat. daoko) 2014 Warning! This Music Video contains nudity, blood, gore, and adult themes.  

Me! Me! Me! is a mind-blowing music video by Japanese DJ, Teddyloid. It tells the story of a Hikikomori Otaku or “shut in”. He’s visited by a harem of busty anime chicks, and crazy stuff starts to happen. The music does a fantastic job of portraying suspense and anxiety. The piece is extremely catchy, and you’ll be humming the tune for hours on end. This video, however, isn’t for kids, as the subject matter and content is very adult.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=9&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjGt8Xz567bAhV1OX0KHRwjDP4QtwIIZjAI&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F181617274&usg=AOvVaw0CBpSKJBwoTcuU2Ei7tx04

 

  • MOO! by Cyriak Harris 2007 HD Version 2015 Genre: Comedic Animation

I feel like I’ve done Cyriak a major disservice for never mentioning him in any of my posts. In was you don’t know, Cyriak is a British animator whose style is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s usually a mix of crazy fractals and shapes with some hints of surrealism. I absolutely adore his wacky style, and binge his animations frequently. This animation, is about a war between aliens and cows. The artwork gets extremely bizarre, and it’s accompanied by an even stranger soundtrack. I highly recommend this video, as it will get you a first look at Cyriak’s humor and style.