Hello fellow Pop Culture Enthusiasts! It’s time for another tropes post! I hope you guys ready for some awesome trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Skyward Scream: This is one of the most common tropes used in almost every form of media. It deals with a character that screams loud enough to reach the heavens. It can be used to display anguish, rage, sadness, or pain. Some examples include; Von Karma’s mental breakdown in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Upon being bested by the titular attorney, he yells out in rage, much to the shock of the jury. Next, there’s Zero’s reaction to a prominent character’s death in Mega Man X4. He yells WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRR!! Unfortunately this is horribly voice acted, and more comes off as a comedy scene instead of something tragic. Lastly, there’s Spongebob’s rage in the episode, Your Shoe’s Untied. He screams to the heavens DOESN’T ANYBODY KNOW HOW TO TIE A KNOOOOOTTTTTTT?!?!
Sickly Green Glow: This is a common trope that used in many forms of media. It deals with the evil glow of green objects. They can range from hazardous waste, to acid. Some examples include; Dr. Faust VII ‘s yellowish-green mana. This creepy doctor has this magic surrounding him whenever he summons his spirit. Next, there’s the killing curse from Harry Potter. Avada Kedavra causes a bright green beam to shoot out of a wand, killing anyone it hits. Lastly, there’s Rugal’s attacks from the King of Fighters series. This immensely powerful villain usually has evil green energy surrounding him when he uses his attacks.
Hello fellow food lovers! It’s time for another food post. I hope you guys are ready for some awesome dishes. Now, let’s dig in!
Tahu gejrot is a savory, tofu-based dish that comes from Cirebon. It consists of pieces of fried tofu covered in a light dressing. The dressing is made from vinegar, sweet soy sauce, and blended palm sugar. Lastly, it’s topped with bird’s eye chili, grounded garlic, and pounded shallots.
Kalamay is a sweet food that comes from the Philippines. It’s made with gluttonous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar. It can be eaten alone, or used as a sweetener in many Filipino desserts.
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.
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.
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.
Hello fellow Jojo fans! It’s time for another Stand post! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome powers. Now, strike a pose, and let’s begin!
Cream Stand User: Vanilla Ice Type: Close-Range Anime Debut: Stardust Crusaders EP 42 Appearance: An extremely large and tall humanoid figure with a head like an executioner’s cowl. It has a white body, and its cowl is blue. Powers/Abilities: Exceptional strength, Void: This dangerous ability makes this Stand one of the most powerful in part 3. Void allows Cream to create a portal which disintegrates anything in its path. It can also devour itself to become a mobile spherical portal. Vanilla is completely invulnerable when inside the portal, and seems to be the only person not effected by the disintegration. Cream is completly undetectable in this form, and even the main sense are rendered useless by it. Its main weakness, however, is that the user must look at his surroundings from the portal, as he is blind when inside Cream’s body.
Cream was definitely one of the most terrifying Stands in part 3. His appearance leaves a chill down your spine, and he’s absolutely ruthless in battle. He only had a very small appearance, but ended up killing off two of the main characters.
Nut King Call Stand User: Joshu Higashikata First Appearance: JJL Chapter 20 (Part 8) Type: Close-Range Appearance: A purple, bug-like humanoid with a screws embedded in its head. It also has a collar composed of many nuts and bolts. Ability: Nuts and Bolts: This unique power allows Joshu to create artificial joints. These joints are created when the stand applies nuts and bolts to a target. If any of these nuts are removed, the part will be dismantled. This essentially allows Joshu to remove body parts painlessly. They will reattach if the target is out of range.
Hello fellow comic fans! It’s time for another comic post. Today, we’ll be covering some more amazing characters from around the world. Now, let’s begin!
Magenta Real Name: Francis Kane Status: Hero turned Villain First Appeared: New Teen Titans (Vol 1) #17 (March 1982) Ht: 5’7” Wt: 134 lbs Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Magenta has almost complete control over magnetic waves. This allows her to control metal objects, shooting magnetic pulses, creating magnetic shields, flying via magnetic levitation, and magnetic attraction.
Francis was a childhood friend of The Flash (Wally West). One unfortunate day upon walking her home, Wally found her friend’s mother conducting a seance. This caused Francis to disappear into a vortex of energy, and return with incredible magnetic powers. She was immediately criticized by her mother for being a demon, and this caused her newfound powers to go haywire. She tried to get help from S.T.A.R. Labs, but they mistakenly screwed with her mind, causing a dark personality known as Magenta to form. This becomes the start of her villainous career, and she still continues to clash with Wally to this day.
Konbanwa everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!
Kiko are incredibly strong creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as foxes with divine energy and multiple tales. They usually hang out around Inari shrines, and can manifest a human form, mainly as a beautiful woman. These foxes tend to help out people, and some can even fall in love with them.
Rokugyo are downright strange creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as fish-like creatures with gills, snake-like tails, cow heads, and wings. They are native to the Taiza mountains in China, and will attack human that get too close. Their meat has healing properties, and is said to prevent infectious tumors.