Awesome Places From Atlas Obscura (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Atlas Obscura is one of my favorite books of all time, and it’s chalk full of wacky and wild landmarks from around the world.  I’ve decide to share some of my favorites with you guys. I hope you enjoy it, so, let’s begin!

  • The Poison Garden Location: Alnwick, Northumberland Description: This dangerously gorgeous garden is home to some of the most lethal plants on the face of the Earth. The place is decorated with Skulls and Crossbones that worn THESE PLANTS CAN KILL! I have always wanted to visit this place because I’m a real fan of these plants. The garden is open from March to December.

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  • The Jellyfish Lake Location: The Island of Palau Description: This small saltwater lake houses about a million jellyfish that bob up and down, feeding on plankton. The jellyfish don’t sting, and they make the entire lake gorgeous and mesmerizing.

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Even More TV Tropes

Hello fellow media lovers! It’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating tropes. Now, let’s begin!

  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: This is an extremely popular trope that’s used in numerous forms of media. The trope occurs when a chef or wannabe chef tries to combine ingredients that should NEVER go together. The result usually involves the consumer gagging, vomiting, or fainting. Some examples of this include; Soma’s devious combination of squid tentacles and peanut butter from Shokugeki no Soma. Soma is an amazing cook in the anime, with many of his dishes causing consumers to literally be in ecstasy. However, this dish causes the consumers to feel violated, and Soma brings this dish out when he wants to screw with people. In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, cooking is a major part of the game. It not only is used to recover health, but some foods can even protect you from the harsh temperatures. Then, there’s the dubious food, a disgusting concoction that can be created if Link combines bugs and monster parts together. The result is a censored mix of disgustingness that only recovers one heart.

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  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: You’re an all around good character in a video game, and then you’re given a mission that completely brakes your moral compass. Some examples of this include; Scribblenauts, where you can use a baby with steak attached to it to attract lions. In the incredibly fun and challenging Oregon Trail, your party goes through hell to get to Oregon. Death is extremely common, dysentary happens often, colds can be lethal, and it’s almost impossible to get to Oregon with the full crew.

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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!

  • Glacialynx (The Lynx Pokemon) #082 Ice/Electric Type Possible Abilities: Volt Absorb (Absorbs electric attacks and converts them into HP) or Adaptability (STAB moves have a 2x bonus) Evolves from Caracold at Level 31 Ht: 3’03” Wt: 70.5 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% Male to 50% Female Appearance: A blue and yellow lynx with bright yellow eyes. Base Stats: HP: 60, Attack: 55, Defense: 50, Sp. Atk: 110, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 101 Base Stat Total: 446 (Very high Special Attack and Speed) Weak to Fighting, Ground, Rock, and Fire.

Entry: This Pokemon can find others of its kind during blizzards by emitting lights caused by its Electric attacks.

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  • Pikotton (The Cotton Mouse Pokemon) #025 Electric/Fairy Type Appearance: An inbred mixture of Swirlix and Pikachu. Possible Abilities: Static (Paralyzes on physical contact) or Cute Charm (30% infatuation effect on contact) Doesn’t Evolve Ht: 1’04” Wt: 7.7 lbs Gender Ratio: 50% male to 50% female Base Stats: HP: 55, Attack: 40, Defense: 85, Sp. Atk: 90,  Sp. Def: 75, Speed: 75 Base Stat Total: 420 (Ok, I guess) Immune to Dragon and Weak to Poison and Ground.

Entry: Pikotton is rumored to have been created by Swirlix and Pikachu inbreeding for many generations.

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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.

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  • 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

 

More Crazy Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

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!

  • Grimdak (The Gothic Pokemon) #326 Dark/Steel Type Abilities: Moody (Raises one stat and lowers another) or Cursed Body (May disable a foe’s move on contact) Doesn’t evolve Gender Ratio: 50% male to 50% female Appearance: An edgy goth character in black and red. Ht: 4’11” Wt: 200 lbs  Base Stats: HP: 70, Attack: 115 Defense: 70, Sp. Atk: 110, Sp. Def: 70, Speed: 90 Base Stat Total: 525 (Very good stats all around) Immune to Poison and Psychic. Weak to Ground, Fire, and Fighting (4x weak)

Entry: Grimdak’s soul was forged by hellfire and sins of the living. Just one glance from its eyes can pierce the hide of an Indian elephant.

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  • Shroofle (The Truffle Pokemon) #327 Dark Type Abilities: Immunity (Prevents poisoning) or Poison Heal (Heals upon being poisoned) Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A sentient mushroom creature. Ht: 2’00” Wt: 19.8 lbs Base Stats: HP: 101, Attack: 76, Defense: 101, Sp.Atk: 56, Sp.Def: 92, Speed: 50 Base Stat Total: 476 (Very high stats defensively) Immune to Psychic and Weak to Fighting, Bug, and Fairy. 

Entry: Wild Shroofle are a culinary delicacy, humans have trained Piguson to sniff them out in the forest.

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More Crazy SCPS (Every Other Wednesday This October)

Some readers may find this disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised!

Hello fellow researchers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more terrifying SCPs. Now, grab your Class S protective equipment, and let’s begin!

  • SCP-1182 The Clockwork Octopus Object Class: Safe

Description: SCP-1182 is a small octopus sculpture approximately 171 mm in length and 76 mm in breadth, weighing 312 grams. It is constructed from a combination of wire, copper, and titanium alloy. The head of the octopus contains a clockwork contraption that serves no documented purpose. When held by a subject (who will henceforth be referred to as SCP-1182-1), SCP-1182 and SCP-1182-1 will become effectively invisible. SCP-1182 causes the subject to camouflage perfectly with their surroundings. The sculpture causes an as of yet unexplained reaction on SCP-1182-1’s pigmentation, giving it the properties of an octopus in disguise. This also means that the subject can only achieve full invisibility while naked, as the effect does not extend to clothing. The camouflage is distinctly much better than that of a common octopus, as SCP-1182-1 blends in to the point where it is impossible to distinguish their position. If SCP-1182 is released, the subject appears to “blink” back into existence. The last thing to note is the mental effect that the SCP has on the subject. When held, the SCP will give the subject to perceive the room as being filled with water. The effects only occur if SCP-1182 comes in contact with skin.

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  • SCP-548 The Ice Spider Object Class: Euclid Description: SCP-548 is a female cobalt tarantula (Cyriopagopus lividus), 7.3 cm long. Its venom undergoes a highly endothermic reaction on contact with living tissue; a single bite, injecting less than 0.5 mL of venom, causes an average temperature drop of 38OC in the affected area. One bite is sufficient to cause localized frostbite in a human, and may even be lethal should the venom reach the central circulatory system. Victims smaller than SCP-548 are frequently frozen solid.  SCP-548’s feeding structures are normal for a spider of its species except for the maxillae, which are extremely hard and serrated. It feeds by delivering a venomous bite, then dragging the prey to a safe place while it cools. While secluded, it proceeds to grind the prey’s still-frozen tissue into edible fragments. This feeding style requires unusual mouthpart strength.

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More Awesome and Unique Board Games (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow gamers, and welcome to a familiar topic! Board Games have always interested me, and I keep finding new ones to talk about. This post, as before, will be covering some of these games, including the rules, pieces, and publishers. Now, let’s play!

 

  • Pandemic (2008) Type: Medical, Strategy, and Family Mechanisms: Hand management, Movement, Cooperative Play 2-4 Players Playing Time: 45 mins Ages: 8+ Designed by: Matt Leacock Artists: Josh Lappel, Tom Thiel, Christian Hanisch, Chris Quilliams, and Regis Moulun Published by: Z-Man Games

Pandemic is a fast-paced Strategy game that puts you in the shoes of a disease-fighting specialist. A vast array of diseases have spread to various parts of the world, and it’s up to you and your group to eradicate them before they become incurable. You take turns drawing cards from the deck, however not all of them are beneficial. Mixed throughout the deck are dangerous cards that can accelerate and boost the disease’s spread and power. Each specialist has a very unique skill that can help everyone out in their time of need. If you manage to destroy four diseases, you win the game, however all is lost if time runs out, or if the disease becomes immune to everything. (This sounds like a ton of fun!) The game has 6 expansions, and has won many rewards throughout the years.

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  • Codenames (2015) Type: Party, Card Game, Word Game, Spies Mechanisms: Memory, Luck, Partnerships 2-8 Players Playing Time: 15 mins Ages: 14+ Designed by: Vlaada Chvatil Artists: Tomas Kucerovsky and Stephanie Gantiez Published by: Czech Games Edition

Codenames is a game of deduction and logic that divides the players into two teams with one spymaster and agents. The object of the game is to make contact will all of the agents first. Teams will guess words which they think belongs to them while spymasters can give them one word clues. You also have to avoid the assassin.

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