Asher’s Art Gallery

Hello fellow art lovers! My Gallery has recently gotten some new pieces! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Return of the Bird Tribe by Larry Carlson (May 26th, 2020) 

This is an amazing work by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. It’s an outdoor piece that’s covered in an explosion of colors. The titular “bird tribe” appears to be strange, human-face creatures with literal toucans for wings. There’s also some kaleidoscopic animals in the background, and multiple Jesus’ sitting on blue couches. The vivid sky is filled with amazing fractals and abstract patterns which pull the viewer into its masterwork. I absolutely adore this piece, and would love to know what you think of it in the comment’s section below.

bird tribe

 

More Awesome Robot Master Weapons

Hello fellow Mega Man fans! It’s time for another Mega Man post! We will be continuing the awesome journey into the amazing franchise. Now, let’s get equipped with some incredible power!

  • Astro Crush First Appeared: Mega Man 8  Obtained from: Astro Man Color Change: Dark Green Effect: Mega Man screams, and summons a giant meteor storm that does heavy damage to everything on screen. You are completely invincible during the animation. Uses: 4 

Astro Crush is probably the most  powerful weapon in Mega Man 8. You get the weapon from the cowardly Astro Man, and it completely decimates Aqua Man. It also can be used to get a bit of extra air time during your jump. With its power, visual style, and usefulness, you get one of the most powerful weapons in the entire series.

astro crush

 

  • Junk Shield First Appeared: Mega Man 7 Obtained From: Junk Man Type: Shield Projectile Color Change: Gray Effect: Mega Man summons various pieces of junk that orbit around him. They can be used for protection, or fired off as 3 projectiles. Uses: 9 

Junk Shield is a very cool weapon from Mega Man 7. Unlike the other “Shield-type” weapons in the series, this particular one can take multiple hits before dissipating. It also can be used as a 3-way projectile to take out hard to reach enemies.  You get a simple and effective weapon that can be used in 2 ways, and as an added bonus, Freeze Man despises it!

junk

Asher’s Jukebox Part 191

Humility by The Gorillaz Released: May 31st, 2018 from the album “The Now Now” Genres: Jazz pop, Pop, and Funk

It has been way too long since I’ve done a music post! This specific song is from one of my favorite bands, The Gorillaz. They’ve always had an impact on me during my teenage years, and I just recently started checking out their new albums. Imagine my amazement when I found out that they still sound as awesome as ever. The song starts with the lead singer, 2D, roller skating around Venice Beach. His usual black eyes are now white, and he appears to be extremely happy. We also get some awesome cameos from Jack Black, Remi Kabaka, and others. The tempo of this piece is very uplifting, and Murdoc, the bassist, is nowhere to be seen. He’s instead replaced by the leader of the Gang Green Gang, Ace. This also eases some of the tension due to his often sadistic treatment of 2D. The message of the song is to live life to the fullest, and don’t let past mistakes bring you down. 2D’s vocals are almost hypnotizing in nature, and you’ll hear it in your head for days on end. I adore this song, and would love to hear your opinions about it in the comments’ section below. This piece has a ton of Easter eggs from the virtual band’s lore, so tell me the ones that you find.

 

 

Some Awesome Kirby Abilities (Doesn’t Include Final Boss Weapons)

Hello fellow followers and welcome to a brand new post! I can’t believe I haven’t done a Kirby themed post on this blog yet. In case you aren’t in the know, Kirby is a video game franchise staring the titular character as he goes on adventures and fights enemies. While he looks very cute and cuddly in nature, there’s a dark side to it all. Kirby is actually a terrifying monster with the ability to absorb his foes and copy their abilities. His stomach is essentially a giant black hole that completely tears enemies apart. The overall joy of the games are the various abilities you can obtain. Because of this, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites. Now, let’s begin!

  • Mike: Enemy that carries this: Walkie Appearance: Kirby first grabs a regular mike and “sings” into it. Next, he screams into a megaphone. Lastly, he sports a green mohawk and shouts at the top of his lungs. Can be used 3 times. First Appeared: Kirby’s Adventure (1993) 

Good old Mike! This has been always one of my favorite abilities in Kirby history. This ability does heavy damage to all foes on screen, and also does quite a bit to bosses. I love the various changes in appearance as the move goes on, and it’s just a blast to use. It also incorporates something from the Anime in the move. According to it, Kirby is tone deaf, so his sing actually really hurts the ears!

mike I love this image so much!

 

  • Suplex: Enemy that carries this: Buggzy (Boss) and Jukid (Boss) Appearance: Kirby wears a blue bandana and has darker skin. Attacks: Kirby gains some amazing wrestling moves that can completely decimate his opponents. These range from rapid fire kicks, backdrops, and back breakers. First Appeared: Kirby Super Star (1996)

This is another one of the abilities that bring a huge smile to my face. Ever since I got into Pro Wrestling, I’ve fallen in love with this ability. It not only does large amounts of damage to enemies, but also turns stars into literal pile drivers. Unfortunately it isn’t easy to come by, and must be obtained by defeating certain minibosses. Fun fact: All of Kirby’s throws in the Super Smash Bros series are variations of this ability.

Suplex

 

  • Ninja: Enemies absorbed to get this ability: Bio-Spark and Moonja Appearance: Kirby gets a red helmet with a star and purple plume. His skin turns purple in Super Star. Attacks: Various ninja-related moves like kunais, katana slices, smoke bombs, ninjutsu, shockwaves, wall jumps etc. First Appeared: Kirby Super Star (1996)

Kirby is a freaking Ninja! This ability is so cool, and it looks amazing when you use it. The overall attention to the awesomeness of being a ninja shines here, and your opponents won’t know what hit ’em! You can also rack up tons of damage really fast, and pick off foes from any distance.

kirby ninja

Awesome Giga Chips Mega Man Month Extended

Hello fellow followers! As, I’ve stated in an earlier post, I haven’t had the time to write much this month. In this case,  I’m extending the Mega Man posts to the month of April. Now, let’s begin today’s topic!

The Mega Man Battle Network series has the main character fighting various viruses on the internet using weapons called Battle Chips. Each Navi or virus buster has a folder consisting of 30 different chips. Battle Chips have various codes and are divided into 3 different types. Standard Battle Chips can be used as many times as you character allows it. They can be anything from virus chips to health recovery. Mega Chips are limited to 5 per folder, and are much more potent than Standard Chips. They usually are acquired from defeating bosses at certain busting levels, or bought at high prices at shops. Dark Chips are a dangerous, but potent series of chips that can dish out immense damage and health recovery. There is a catch, however, in that your HP is Permanently reduced by 1 upon each use. It also messes up your controls and occasionally causes Mega Man’s buster to shoot out flowers instead of doing damage.  Then, we get to what this post is about, the Giga Chips. Giga Chips are the most devastating and powerful chips in the Battle Network series. They can be in the form of pure damage, ridiculous health recovery, huge shields, or other effects. The following are some of my absolute favorites from the 6-game series.

  • Delta Ray First Appeared: Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue Version Element: Sword Dmg: 220-260 X 3 Effect: Proto Man appears and slices the closest enemy up to 3 times, dealing tremendous Sword damage. 

Good old Delta Ray. This chip has been one of my favorites since it first appeared in Battle Network 3. The animation and pure ridiculous damage it causes makes this chip an absolute treat to use in any folder. It also completely obliterates Wind element foes.

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  • Chaos Lord First Appeared: Mega Man Battle Network 5 (DS version) Element: None Dmg: 500 Effect: Nebula Grey (The Final Boss of Battle Network 5), shape shifts into Bass, who then uses his Chaos Nightmare attack (imagine a dark cybernetic Spirit Bomb), which covers all of the enemy’s side of the field, cracks all of the panels, and breaks guards. 

This is one of the most insane Giga Chips ever created! It is only available in the DS version of Battle Network 5, and can only be obtained though a secret lotto number. You can get it early in the game, and it absolutely decimates viruses, and makes liberation missions a breeze. 

chaos lrd

 

  • Holy Dream First Appeared: Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun Element: None Dmg: Up to 50 X 9 Effect: Time freezes, then  Mega Man fires a shot down the row he is standing on for every Holy Panel you control. Cannot be used by Dark Mega Man.

Holy Dream is one of the only good things to come out of the Black Sheep of the Battle Network series. It is surprisingly potent in battle, and can make quick work out of the final boss. Unfortunately, it is completely useless as Dark Mega Man, and will only  waste space in your folder. It also adds insult to injury if you use too many Dark Chips.

holy dream

More Awesome Stands

SPOILER ALERT FOR THE ENTIRE JOJO SERIES!

Hello fellow Jojo fans! It’s time for another Stand post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome characters. Now, strike a pose, and let’s begin!

  • C-Moon Stand User: Enrico Pucci First Appeared: Stone Ocean Chapter 140 (Part 6) Appearance: A fearsome-looking humanoid creature with a skeletal face, red eyes, white and green skin, and arrow shaped vestiges on the top of its head. Type: Long distance and evolved. Powers/Abilities: Gravity Shift: C-Moon can make Pucci the center of a reverse gravitational phenomenon. This spans an area of 3 kilometers and allows objects and people to be repelled from the user. C-Moon is unaffected by this, and cover move around the area freely. Anyone positioned above the user will fall upward.This also allows Pucci to be able to walk on any surface, vertical or otherwise. Time Acceleration: C-Moon can also manipulate time to increase or decrease. This doesn’t only affect people, but also inanimate objects. It only works with objects that touch the user or come into contact with him. Surface Inversion: This is probably C-Moon’s most dangerous ability. It allows the Stand to dramatically change the gravitational force acting upon an object through touch. Upon impact, the object will turn itself inside-out. This is incredibly powerful, as a blow to the chest would cause the heart to turn inside-out, causing death almost instantly. It can also cause small objects to be projected into his opponents.

C-Moon was one of the most dangerous Stands in Stone Ocean. Pucci’s incredible control of gravity nearly makes this Stand invincible. Gravity manipulation has always been one of my favorite powers, and Araki does wonders with it in this part.

c-moon

 

  • Green Day Stand User: Cioccolata (Beaten to Death) First Appeared: Ch 553, Golden Wind Episode  Appearance: A green, humanoid being with cylinders on its head. It has stripes all over its body, and slightly resembles a giant cactus. Personality: Unknown, but quite possibly extremely sadistic.  Powers/Abilities: Mold Infestation: This incredibly potent ability allows Green Day to produce a mold which destroys the flesh of those it infects instantaneously. The Stand spreads the mold through the cylinders on its head, as well as its hands and shoulders. The mold grows when the infected individual lowers their current altitude. The only way to stop the infestation, is to increase your altitude. Dismemberment Control: A highly gross, but awesome ability allows Cioccolata to implant the mold to his various body parts. This allows the psychopath to reattach limbs if they ever were severed and plan out sneak attacks.

Green Day was an incredibly dangerous Stand that nearly wiped out an entire city in part 5. Its user, Cioccolata, is an incredibly fucked up character that loves to perform horrific surgery and make Snuff Films with his partner, Secco. The infectious quality of Green Day almost seems to play directly into Cioccolata’s warped and unhinged mind.

green days

Asher’s Art Gallery

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for some new paintings to be added to my gallery. I hope you guys are ready for some amazing art pieces. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • The Age of Fire by Rene Magritte 1927 Oil on canvas 

This is an incredible work by “Belgian Surrealist”, Magritte. It is very different from most of his paintings, in that it almost seems realistically visceral.  The main theme of this piece is of course, fire, and the way that he portrays it is truly mesmerizing. The work takes place outside, seemingly in the middle of the afternoon. The sky is a brilliant brown and red, and there appears to be a lake running through the background. Then, we get to the main star of the show, the fire.  The fire is being conjured up by an extremely detailed Indian Chief, who has a crimson red body that resembles blood vessels and veins. It has an almost fabric-like quality to it, and this makes it seem like the fire is moving, and that you can touch it. I absolutely adore this work, and would love to hear what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

the age of fire

 

  • Concentric rinds by M.C. Escher 1953 Wood engraving

This is an insanely awesome work by “Graphic Artist”, Escher. The amazingly intricate design of this piece is completely mind blowing, and it must have taken Escher years to make. The entirety of the work reminds me of some type of crazy illusionist’s take on a globe. It’s covered with astonishing fractals and other repeated geometric patterns. I also love the lack of bright colors because this allows the viewer to fill it in themselves. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

concentric