Tribute to Stan Lee

Hello everyone, and welcome to a sad post. As many of you know, Stan Lee passed away today, and I’ve decided to write about influences he’s had on me. I have loved comic books for as long as I can remember, and always seemed to drift towards Marvel Comics. The amazing stories and gorgeous artwork really stuck with me, and the movies completely blew me away. I love that he would add himself as a cameo in all of the films, and use it to break the forth wall. His cameo in Infinity War was very funny and extremely charming as well. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lee’s family, and he will definitely be missed by many other than myself.  Tomorrow’s post will be a huge nod to some of my favorite Stan Lee characters. Godspeed Excelsior!

 

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More Crappy 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 covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • Living on Gummy Worms by Kirsten Diane Wright Genres: Christian Fiction Release Date: June 25th, 2014 672 Pages

I am not a fan of Christian Fiction, or religious books in general, so guess my surprise when I come across this! Supposedly the book is about how God can solve all of our problems. The cover is completely pathetic, and is just a vomit-green background with purple text.

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  • Pura Vida by Annette Montez Tolda Genre: Mystery Release Date: May 23rd, 2017) 286 Pages

I find this cover to be quite low budget, but I actually enjoy trashy things like this. The cover is nothing more than a picture of a nun with a gun against a white background. Apparently this book is highly reviewed, as it has a 4.9/5 on Amazon. The cover almost reminds of a cult film poster, and that is a good thing.

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More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries

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Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It has been quite some time since our last adventure. It’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s get started!

  • Miasmortor (The Miasma Pokemon) #113 Poison/Steel Type Abilities: Prankster (Status moves hit first) or Effect Spore (Leaves status effect inducing spores on contact) Gender Ratio: 50% Male/50% Female Evolves from Miasmer at Level 42 Ht: 3’07” Wt: 76.3 lbs Name Origin: Miasma+Mortar Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 110, Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 90, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 110 Base Stat Total: 530 (High Attack and Speed) Appearance: A strange purple creature with many steel legs. Immune to Poison. Weak to Fire (2X) and Ground (4X)

Entry: Miasmortor runs at very high speeds by releasing part of its pressurized bodily gas. This does not smell good. (Its cry is “Boing”!)

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  • Flameboyan (The Flaming Pokemon) #183 Fire/Fairy Type Ability: Rivalry (Boosts the power of moves dealt to foes with the same gender by 25%) Doesn’t Evolve Ht: 2’04” Wt: 20.9 lbs Gender Ratio: 75% Male/ 25% Female Name Origin: Flame+Flamboyant Base Stats: HP: 85, Attack: 62, Defense: 78, Sp. Atk: 92 , Sp. Def: 118, Speed: 25 Base Stat Total: 460 (Highest base Sp. Def of all Fire-Type Pokemon) Appearance: A purple animated fireplace. May also be based on the other definition for “Faggot”, meaning a bundle of sticks. Immune to Dragon. Weak to Poison, Ground, Rock, and Water. 

Entry: This Pokemon sure is flaming, all right.

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Creepy Pokedex Entries (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello fellow Pokemon trainers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more creepy entires. Now, let’s begin!

  • Primape aka the most pissed off creature in existence!

Pokemon Sun Pokedex Entry: It will never forgive opponents who have angered it. Even after it has beaten them down until they can’t move, it never EVER forgives. (Jeez, take a chill pil—–*gets punched in the face*) 

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  • Ferrothorn aka Death by spikes!

Pokemon X Pokedex Entry: By swinging around its three spiky feelers and shooting spikes, it can OBLITERATE an opponent. (Not destroy, OBLITERATE!)

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More of My Favorite Beers (Every Other Thursday)

Hello fellow Mixologists! It’s Thursday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for me to share some more of my favorite beers. Now, grab a cold one, and let’s get started!

  • Hitachino Nest White Ale 

Brewed by: Kiuchi Brewery, Japan

Style: Witbier

ABV: 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

This wonderful little beer first caught my attention when I saw it at a restaurant. This was way before I was of legal drinking age, and I was always curious about this drink. When I turned 21, I found this beer on the menu at a fancy restaurant. I decided to try the beer out, and by god, I wasn’t disappointed! It has a nice hint of orange peel, and a very creamy aftertaste. It’s very unique, and I have never had another beer like it. The beer also comes in a Red Rice flavor, which is just as good.  The bottle is very cute, and depicts a small red owl. I highly recommend this beer to anyone, and I strongly suggest that you try it if you can find it.

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  • Allagash White

Brewed by: Allagash Brewing Company Maine, United States

Style: Witbier

ABV: 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

I learned about this awesome brew from my best friend, Ben. It’s a gorgeous, creamy brew with a lovely aftertaste. There’re hints of orange peel, and the flavor envelopes you in a nice cloud of hops. It’s a very popular beer, and you can get it for a very cheap price.  

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Foods found on en.wikipedia.org

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Tilkut is a unique dessert that comes from India. It’s made from sesame seeds, sugar, and jaggery. Gaga is said to have the best Tilkut, and it’s usually eaten during Makar Sankranti.

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  • Bigos is a stew-based dish that comes from Belarus. It’s translates in English to “Hunter’s Stew”. It’s made with various kinds of chopped meat, cabbage, and sauerkraut. 

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More Crappy Video Game Cover Art (Every Other Tuesday)

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Art found on various websites

Hello fellow gamers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to cringe profusely at some horrible video game cover art. Now, lets begin this adventure into the detritus of the video game world!

  • Fester’s Quest for the NES (1989) Genre: Adventure/Run and Gun

If you have been watching the Angry Video Game Nerd for as long as I have, you have probably seen his review for this game. According to James Rolfe; “This game is ass”! It’s a run and gun adventure game that stars Uncle Fester from the Addam’s Family. Unfortunately, the cover doesn’t do anything to ease the pain! It depicts the titular Fester as a bald, Curly Howard-looking, buffoon with incredibly red lips. He almost gives off the vibe of a pedophile with the strange sneer. There’s also a single spider hanging down from his head. If I can give the artwork any praise, I’d say that the mansion in the distance actually looks pretty good. The piece all together just rubs me the wrong way, and I don’t know if the creator was aiming for this or not. Tell me what you think of this “masterpiece” in the comments’ section below.

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  • Bust-A-Move Arcade 2 Edition for the Playstation (1995) Genre: Puzzle

I have already discussed one of the crazy covers before in an earlier post, but this one is just Fucked Up! As I said before, Bust-A-Move is an incredibly addicting puzzle game starring the dragons Bub and Bob of Bubble Bobble fame. The game had very cute graphics and exhilarating gameplay. Then we get to the cover, and all I can say is, WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING!!! We have an image that wouldn’t look out of place in a Clockwork Orange! The cover has various bubbles with screaming faces inside. Their eyes are pried open with toothpicks, and they appear to be in great distress. I especially “adore” the tagline; “SO ADDICTIVE…IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL”! It’s crazy, because this is a rated “E” game! I’m going to show the cover, but be warned, it’s really unsettling! Tell me what you think of it in the comments’ section below.

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