Crazy Book Covers (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow book lovers! It’s Wednesday, 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!

  • Inner Sanctum: Rise (The Inner Sanctum Series Book 2) by Abraham M. Luckey Genre: Christian Fiction Release Date: September 30th, 2018 322 Pages 

This is a Christian book about two characters named Pax and Sori. They apparently have to defeat a great evil and the god of the dead. The cover is extremely pathetic in nature, and looks like it was completed in about 30 minutes. It’s a picture of a “space mask” that could have possibly been cut out of a picture book.

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  • The Super Olympian: Bloodhound (Shapechanger Tales) by Laer Carroll Release Date: May 18th, 2017 Genre: Science Fiction  250 Pages

This is a book about an asskicking crimefighter that happens to be an Olympian. The cover is “interesting” to say the least, and will catch you of guard. It’s a picture of a white-haired heroine in a white gi and black belt. She’s also carrying two firearms, and there’s a flying police car for some reason. I really don’t know what else to say on this cover, except that it’s strange, really freaking strange!

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The Day Of Halloween! Special Mythology Post!

Hello boys and ghouls, and Happy Halloween! I hope you guys are having a frightening day! As per usual during this time, I will be discussing a very creepy topic. Today’s post will be on disturbing and creepy mythical creatures. Now, let’s begin this ghoulish post!

  • Nuckelavee: The Nuckelavee is a fearsome creature from Orcadian mythology. It’s depicted as a being with the body of a horse and the torso and head of a man. It has one crimson eye, and a large protruding mouth, similar to that of a pig’s. The beast is very aggressive, and will attack humans on sight. It’s also said that his breath is poisonous, and will cause decay and disease. The only way to stop this monster, is to find a place with water, as this creature is unable to wade through it.

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  • Inkanyamba: The Inkanyamba is a dangerous sea creature of South African folklore. It’s usually depicted as a huge serpent with a horse’s head. It has a terrible temper, and is known for causing seasonal storms.

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Halloween Week! Creepy Paintings

Hello guys and ghouls! Welcome to the holiday special! Every day this week, I will be posting a new creepy topic. Now, let’s start this ghoulish week with some creepy paintings!

  • Anatomical Pieces by Theodore Gericault 1819 Oil on canvas 

This is a very visceral work by “French Realist”, Gericault. It’s a “Still-Life piece which depicts many human body parts. The heavily detailed and realistic-looking parts give the viewer a sense of dread. However, I find this piece to be morbidly gorgeous in its own way. The severed arm has its bones intact, and the meticulous preservation of them makes it a true sight to behold.

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  • The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch 1480-1505 Oil on 3 oak panels

This incredible piece was made over the course of 20 years, and the insane detail definitely shows Bosch’s talents. The work is supposed to depict life’s greatest pleasures including; sex, lust, wrath, sin, and leisure. The first panel portrays 3 fleshy, nude figures in a beautiful green garden with a phallic, pink fountain. The second panel portrays more nude figures and some absolutely gorgeous flora and fauna. Some of the people are having sex, and floating across a giant river in apple-shaped boats. Then, we get to the third panel, and them mood changes dramatically! I believe it to be Bosch’s depiction of Hell, due to the many demonic creatures, and tortured human souls. Some figures are bound by chains, and others are actually used as instruments! I have always loved this painting, and would love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.

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Ridiculous Book Covers (Wednesdays)

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

  • The Goblin and a Lucky Adventure (Tales from the Forest of the Hooting Owl) by Juliet Boyd Release Date: August 2nd, 2018 30 Pages Genres: Short Story, Kids 

This is a recent book that’s about a goblin that goes on a journey. Unfortunately, the cover is absolute rubbish! It actually looks like somebody vomited the contents of a paint can onto the paper. I’m a big fan of abstract art, but this is so half-assed, it makes me angry. Put more effort into your covers, it’s not that hard!

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  • Gubble Bubble Kingdom by Denise McCabe and Illustrated by Da’an Yahya Release Date: February 21st, 2015 36 Pages Genre: Picture Book

I don’t really need to explain the synopsis of this do I? It apparently is a children’s picture book that was well received on Amazon. The cover is “interesting” to say the least, and could easily give people nightmares. The cover is like a giant LSD trip with an overly happy jester and two kids trapped in a bubble. The jester appears to be pouring a douche filled with water into a green field. I don’t like this cover because it edges way too close to the uncanny valley.

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Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries

NSFW Content Ahead!!

Hello fellow Pokemon trainers! It’s time for us to dive into the crazy world of Pokemon Clover. I hope you guys are ready for some insane entries. Now, let’s begin!

  • Anonymouse (The Atheist Pokemon) #208 Dark/Electric Type Ability: Infiltrator (Passes through barriers) Gender Ratio: 75% Male to 25% Female Ht: 1’04” Wt: 8.6 lbs Appearance: A black and white mouse with a hat, red cape, and V mask. Base Stats: HP: 66, Attack: 76 , Defense: 66, Sp. Atk: 76, Sp. Def: 66, Speed: 86 Stat Total: 436 (OK) Immune to Psychic and weak to Fighting, Ground, Bug, and Fairy.

Entry: Anonymouse are known to be euphoric, having being enlightened by their own intelligence. 

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  • Tripsius (The Felicity Pokemon) #111 Electric/Psychic Type Abilities: Skill Link (Multi-hit moves hit five times) or Analytic (Moving last boosts power) Gender Ratio: Genderless Appearance: A red and yellow slot machine with three eyes and two large arms. Evolves from Dubus at Level 33 Ht: 4’11” Wt: 244.7 lbs  Base Stats: HP: 88, Attack: 89, Defense:  99, Sp.Atk: 88, Sp.Def: 80, Speed: 111 Stat Total: 555 (The highest stats of all non-legendary Electric-type Pokemon) Immune to none and Weak to Ground, Bug, Ghost, and Dark.

Entry: Tripsius are a very rare sight. They are recognized by Singlets and Dubus colonies as ultimate authority.

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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!

  • Wheygle (The Jerk Pokemon) #274 Fighting and Flying type Name Origin: Whey+Eagle  Abilities: Big Pecks (Prevents defense from being lowered) or No Guard (Moves will hit regardless of accuracy) Ht: 4’11” Wt: 111.3 lbs Evolves from Flipbird at Level 27 Gender Ratio: 75% male: 25% female Stats: HP: 82, Attack: 125, Defense: 77, Sp. Atk: 45, Sp. Def: 65, Speed: 95 Stat Total: 487 (Mainly a physical attacker) Appearance: A seagull with a pair of inflatable arms. Weak to: Flying, Electric, Psychic, Ice, and Fairy. Immune to: Ground. The Pokemon is based off of the “Anchor Arms” episode of Spongebob Squarepants, “Musclebob Buffpants”.

 

Entry: Despite Wheygle being jerks, everyone seems to love them. (Its cry is “Anchor Arms”)!

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 Warning!! If you have a fear of clowns, look away! 

  • Traumobra (The It Pokemon) #301 Poison and Fairy type Name Origin: Trauma+Cobra and may also be based on “Coulrophobia”, the fear of clowns. Abilities: Prankster (Status Moves have priority) or Magic Bounce (Reflects Status Moves) Ht: 4’11” Wt: 19.8 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% male/ 50% female Evolves from Cirpent with high enough friendship. Stats: HP: 71, Attack: 71, Defense: 81, Sp. Atk: 91, Sp. Def: 71, Speed: 101 Base Stat Total: 486 (Very Fast and incredibly good typing) Appearance: A cobra-like monster with 4 clown heads and a red and white body. Immune to Dragon and weak to Ground, Steel, and Psychic.

Entry: Traumobra have three false heads, or at least semi-false, as it still uses the three mouths to devour its prey. 

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Asher’s Game Reviews (One Every Two Months)

This post discusses some pretty controversial subject matter. You have been warned!

The Binding of Isaac+the various expansions Creators: Edmund McMillen, Nicalis, Tyrone Rodriguez, Florian Himsl (Only for the initial Flash versions) Music: Danny Baranowsky (For the Flash game) Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans (For Rebirth and Afterbirth), Mudeth (For Antibirth)  Release Dates: Vanilla Isaac (September 28, 2011) Wrath of the Lamb (May 28, 2012) Rebirth (November 4, 2014) Afterbirth (October 30, 2015) Antibirth (December 23, 2016) Afterbirth+ (March 17, 2017) Genres: Roguelike, dungeon crawler Platforms: PC, 3DS, Switch, Xbox One, PS4, IOS, Wii U, Linux, PS Vita, Mac OS  ESRB Rating: M for Blood and gore, Violence, and Crude humor

This is one of my absolute favorite video games, and I have been following it since its Newgrounds demo in 2011. I was always a fan of McMillen’s work, and this project was no exception. It was originally made in Flash, but the speed of the engine was quite slow, and the frame rate often glitched up. During Rebirth, the product was completely remodeled, and the game moved at a much faster rate. A year later, a new expansion called Afterbirth was created. During the wait for the latest expansion, the community made an exceptional add on known as Antibirth. The last expansion made was Afterbirth +, and this allowed people to mod the game by creating new items, characters, bosses, and floors.  The game tells the story of Issac, a bald child that lives with his extremely religious mother. One day, Issac’s mother hears the voice of God, which tells her to sacrifice her son. Upon hearing this, Issac rushes to his room and quickly locks the door. He then finds a trapdoor hidden under his rug, and the game begins. You travel through various worlds, fighting monsters, collecting items, defeating bosses, and eventually facing your own mother. In the PC version, Isaac moves around with the WASD keys, and fires tears with the arrow keys. These tears are Isaac’s main form of attack, and can be changed around with the astronomical number of items in the game. You always start the run in the Basement or Cellar, which is comprised of two floors. You also have a money counter, bomb counter, and key counter, which max out at 99. Upon pausing the game, can see your stats, which are divided into health, damage, tear rate, range, shot speed, speed, and luck. Each of the 14 characters have different stats, and these either make the game harder or easier.  The floors contain various enemies, secret rooms, libraries, bedrooms, I Am Error rooms, sacrifice rooms, boss battles, item rooms, shops, arcades, and devil or angel rooms depending on your game style. You start at zero percent of both angel and devil, and depending on what you pick up, increasing or decreases it. You boost the devil chances by literally selling your hearts for power, collecting satanic items, like a pentagram, going into curse rooms, and blowing up beggars. Angel deals are more defensive in nature, however some of the best items appear here. While they’re rarer than devil deals, they can be picked up without any life cost. The items can be categorized into two different categories, Active and Passive. Active items take up a spot above your character, and can be used at different times depending on the recharge time. Passive items are permanent increasing or decreasing items, which can grant Isaac new tears and cosmetic changes. Some of these items can be extremely unsettling, like Proptosis, which causes Isaac’s eyes to bulge and fire large, rapidly shrinking tears. Trinkets, Runes, Tarot Cards, Playing Cards, and Pills also play a major role in the game. These are all, with an exception of trinkets, single use items that have a variety of useful and horrific effects. The trinkets are collectables that contain passive bonuses, and you can usually only have one of these at a time. The main appeal of Isaac, is that every run is randomized, which can lead to incredible game-breaking item synergies and completely different playing styles. I have had many amazing and chaotic runs due to this feature, and it is always exhilarating to see what the RNG has out for you. Now, the game does have permadeath, which means if you die, you can’t continue the run. The game has a steep difficulty curve, especially with some of the characters. (This means “you” The Lost!) However, if you can look past this, you will find out why I love it so much. I also can’t go on without discussing the soundtrack. The original game’s music was composed by the amazing Danny Baranowsky, who also did music for Super Meat Boy. The pieces are extremely well written, and invoke a multitude of emotions for the different parts of the game. Bossi and Evans composed the Rebirth and Afterbirth soundtracks, which are also fantastic. Then, we get to Mudeth’s Antibirth soundtrack, and my god, this is 100% ear candy. From the super catchy basement theme, to the dark and theremin-heavy womb theme, this is my all time favorite music in Issac. I highly recommend this game to Roguelike enthusiasts, and fans of the first Legend of Zelda, but be warned, many of the items and subject matter is very disturbing and sacrilegious. If you can look past this, you’re in for a hell of a good time!

Final Rating: 10/10 (Absolutely Incredible!)

Here’s a link to the womb theme, it’s fantastic!

 

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