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”!)
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.
Hello everybody, and welcome to a very special post! This particular topic will cover one of my favorite Podcasts. I’ve been listening to podcasts for as long as I can remember, and always love the diverse subject that they go into. You can imagine my delight when I found out about this one! I discovered this gem when researching information about Kevin MacLeod’s music. He did a very in depth interview on how Kevin produces his Royalty-Free Music. The Podcast is simply titled Composer Quest: A Songwriting and Music Composition Podcast. This podcast covers a variety of musical topics from Royalty Free Music, to Slot Machine Music. The host of this podcast is Charlie McCarron, an incredibly talented Composer and Producer that lives in Minneapolis. From He has a very quirky personality, and vast knowledge of everything music. Every week, for four years (1/2/13-1/24/17, he interviewed a different composer about a different genre of music. He would give various composing tips, and explain the inner workings in a way that was easy to understand. There’s 177 episodes to choose from, so the possibilities are nearly endless. The best part is that all of the Podcasts are completely free, and easily accessible on his website, charliemccarron.com, and on iTunes. I highly recommend this Podcast, and will share my favorite episodes below. Final Rating: 10/10 (CHECK THIS OUT IMMEDIATELY!)
Slot Machine Composing
Kevin MacLeod, King of Royalty-Free Music
Cyriak’s Surrealist Music And Animation
Game Music so Sweet it’ll Make Your Teeth Hurt
Chiptune Composing With Ben Barnes
Eggs, Bacon, and Composer Wisdom from Rick Sowash
Schizophrenic Synthpop Storytelling with Felix Frost
Torley on Creativity, Asperger’s, and Music Production
Metal 101 with Devin Earlywine
How to write a pooping duck robot song with Matt Schubbe
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us take a look at some more trippy artwork. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Larry Carlson!
THE WEREWOLF by Larry Carlson 2007 digital chromogenic print
This is my first time seeing this awesome piece, and my god, it’s glorious! Your eyes are immediately bombarded with an overwhelming display of vibrant colors and shapes. Starting from the painting’s top, we see brilliants wisps of blue and green that stick out like eldritch fire. The titular Werewolf is also quite a fantastic site. His ears appear to have two extremely grotesque demons that give off a very ominous vibe. They’re a brilliant blend of reds, pinks, greens, and yellows. A demon actually makes up the canine’s nose, and its eyes seem to follow your every move. The beast’s eyes are giant teardrops that gaze into the viewer’s soul. Then, we get to his mouth, and what awaits us is true fear! His giant maw is filled with ultra-sharp teeth, and an expression that emanates chaotic malice. He actually has a secondary mouth, that’s located just below his first. The bottom of the piece finishes the job with an awesome explosion of rainbow energy. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Phantom Vortex by Larry Carlson 2014
This hypnotic work is definitely one for the record books. At first, all you see is a multicolored spiral of awesome patterns and shapes. However, if you look even closer, you can make out faces and other creatures within the vortex. The faces are extremely similar, if not taken directly from a Junji Ito manga. Ito is known by many as the “King of Horror Manga”, and his stories even give me the shivers. He has the uncanny ability to make everyday objects look downright horrific. They all portray looks of pure horror that make the viewer’s hair stand on end. This is especially seen with the skeletal men with Glasgow smiles. It almost seems as if Carlson has portrayed what LSD Hell would look like. We also see some agonizing maws hidden within the chaos. I’ve never seen Carlson create something so dark before, but I completely love how he’s able to adapt to new styles on the fly. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
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.
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.
Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Every Other Saturday, I will be searching for some random tropes, and describing them in a spoiler-free way. In case you didn’t know, a trope can be defined as an expression or overused cliche found in movies and other media. TV Tropes.org categorizes thousands of these expressions and cliches throughout the world of media. This ranges from certain character quirks, to the series as a whole. I find it to be quite enjoyable, and I hope you guys will too. Now, let’s begin!
Depraved Kids’ Show Host: This trope deals with the stereotypical “Kiddie Show” host. They always appear to be happy, and love making little kids smile. Unfortunately, this is all a disguise, and backstage is where they let their true colors shine. They can be addicted to drugs, have lecherous behavior, be sex offenders, swear enough to make sailors transform into prudes, and makes everybody’s life around him a “living hell”. This trope is frequently found in The Simpsons with Krusty the Clown. Krusty can be found backstage yelling at everyone, and seems to be addicted to everything. It can also be found with Pierre from Tim And Eric Awesome Show Great Job. Pierre loves to dance with kids, and seems to be fascinated with the audience’s dads.
Technology Porn: This trope is used in almost every Science Fiction film ever created. The trope occurs whenever a sequence in media goes into great depth showing the inner workings of gadgets and other mechanical tools. This trope always appears in the Iron Man films when Tony Stark “suits up”. It also can be found in numerous parts of 2001: A Space Odyssey. One of my favorite examples of this trope is the use of it in Blade Runner.
Warning! This Will Make You Hungry!! Food Porn: This trope is pretty self-explanitory, but can be divided into two definitions. The first is food that’s usually used to symbolize something suggestive. The second is food that’s portrayed in such a manner that the audience salivates and experiences lust as if they were watching porn. I adore this trope, and I always am eager to see what people think of next. One of my favorite examples of this trope is in the film, Chef.Chef’s use of food is so important in the movie, that it actually becomes a main plot point. Then, we get to its use in Anime, and I can’t think of a better example than Shokugeki No Soma (Food Wars). This Anime was created by a Hentai artist, and the use of food in the series applies to both definitions. People literally have “Foodgasms” so intense that their clothes will occasionally rip off! The food in this show is so jaw-dropping, that even the most simple dishes, like scrambled eggs look like it should be framed in the Louvre! As an added bonus, Japanese chef Yuki Morisaki, adds real recipes from the series that you can replicate in each Manga volume!
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy cards. Now, let’s duel!
An Unfortunate Report Type: Trap/Normal Appearance: A tattered series of graphs and designs surrounded by three candles. Effect: Your opponent conducts their next Battle Phase twice.
This card is next to useless, and it is a huge detriment to whoever plays it. The only way I can see this card being used is to make your opponent hurt themselves in the battle.
Balloon Lizard Type: Reptile/Effect 4 Stars Attribute: Earth ATK/500 DEF/1900 Appearance: A large, green, lizard with a huge inflated stomach. Effect: Put 1 counter on this card during each of your Standby Phases. When this card is destroyed, inflict damage to the controller of the card that destroyed it equal to the number of counters X 400.
This ultra-bizarre card has a very good effect. For starters, it has very high defense, and if you can keep it on the field for long enough it can easily win you the duel. Unfortunately, due to a bunch of counters, this card won’t see a lot of play.
Hello fellow Duelists! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to look at some more strange cards. Now, let’s duel!
Yado Karu Type: Aqua/Effect Attribute: Water 4 Stars ATK/ 900 DEF/ 1700 Appearance: A strange, green, snake-like crab with a spiky shell. Effect: When this card is changed from Attack Position to Defense Position, you can place any number of cards from your hand at the bottom of the Deck in any order you desire.
This strange card has never been played in any deck I’ve ever faced. Its effect is extremely situational, and it doesn’t have enough health to survive almost any attack.
Nuvia The Wicked Type: Fiend/Effect Attribute: Dark 4 Stars ATK/ 2000 DEF/ 800 Appearance: A cool looking demigod with a serpentine tail and two large hands. Effect: If this card is Normal Summoned, it is destroyed. The ATK of this card is decreased by 200 points for each monster on your opponent’s side of the field.
You’re probably thinking; “Wow! A 2000 ATK 4 Star monster!”, then you get to its effect, and everything goes downhill. It kills itself immediately after its Normal Summoned, and even when Special Summoned, it’s still incredibly week. I have a very hard time figuring out how to use this trash in any deck.