Saturday, February 11, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/11/12

conspiracist [kuhn-spir-uh-sist]
noun
1. a person who believe in or supports a conspiracy theory.

EX. Above we see the fusion of two famous conspiracists, Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series and "Crazy Hair Guy" from the History Channel.

MIXED BAG. TABLETOP TALES: WURMWOOD DECK

TABLETOP TALES PRESENTS:

THE WURMWOOD DECK

To check out my other decks, hit the links below:



This article serves two purposes: To share the nerd entertainment around with anyone who might find it interesting and, in this case, to prove how taking the theme of an intro pack, especially a more recent intro pack, can not only make a passable deck, but also a powerful and fun deck.

Today's deck is a brand-spanking-new construction made from an intro pack and about twenty cards either bought, traded, or pulled from older purchases. As an early draft of a concept, you can expect to see a better achieved form of my themes in the future. Here is the main component:



Intro Pack: Dark Ascension, Grave Power, Cost: $13
Note: You can see the full decklist of the original to compare by clicking HERE.


17 Individual Cards, Cost: $10


You can find Magic Cards in super stores (Ex. Walmart, Target) but the best place you can buy your cards, meet other players, and play in events is at your local comic book store or hobby shop. I buy most of my cards at The Comic Cellar. Here is a link to its Google Maps location at 3620 Austin Peay Highway #2 Memphis, TN 38128.

Without further ado, with these purchases, I built...

THE WURMWOOD DECK
The deck follows several themes including, but not limited to, : Treefolk, Wurms, Flight, and stealing power from beyond the grave. As I only try to build and present decks that I can afford, this deck is still in a prototype phase, and I hope you will be able to enjoy it. An example of changes I'd like to make would be to stick a Tree of Redemption in here, but, and its a decent but, he is currently serving time in my aura deck. Also, this deck includes cards from others set but I think Avacyn Restored might have some nifty blue and greens that I can add in to make it a completely Innistrad limited deck.

Please leave comments.

To check out the contents of the deck, click "READ MORE" below.

Friday, February 10, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/10/12


commiserate [kuh-mix-uh-reyt]
verb
1. to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
2. to sympathize. 

EX. There is no misery like commiseration.



Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WTF WEDNESDAY! LEGEND OF THE EXCELLENT HEROES! EPISODE 1- BEES!

WTF WEDNESDAY PRESENTS:


To quote my old friend Matt "Mapp Pears" Pierce AKA SAKKET AKA pugfarts on the content of this video, "Hooray! This is a cartoon about bees!"

Maybe its just me, but every time I see one of his videos pop up on my subscription feed I feel my heart do a happy little cart wheel. In a style that emulates the most bizarre lows of Japanese animation with the most delightful highs of shows like Adventure Time with Finn and Jake and  The Misadventures of Flapjack, his cartoons are almost always guaranteed to make someone in the room uncomfortable. But hey, if you find whimsy and gleeful exuberance to be uncomfortable than why are you watching cartoons to begin with?

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/8/12




Canuck [kuh-nuhk]
noun
1. A Canadian; especially a French Canadian.

EX. Yes, technically James "Logan" Howlett AKA Wolverine is a Canuck. But technically he was almost a badger. That's a story for another day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bi-Weekly Double Down! 1/23-2/5 12

BI-WEEKLY DOUBLE DOWN:
BROUGHT TO YOU BY 
GENTLEMAN CAT



Gary Oak is, perhaps, the biggest troll in all of video game history. The only worse trolls would be Toad ("You're Princess is in another castle!") or maybe Athena in the God of War series. What do you guys think?

6. Word of the Day! 2/1/12. Atavism.

When is Marvel going to make Scott Summers and Logan make dirty hate sex in the woods?


“Remember my super cool Rattata? My Rattata is different from regular Rattata. It’s like my Rattata is in the top percentage of rattatas.”-Joey, Pokemon Gold, Silver, Crystal, Heartgold & Soul Silver




All I know is that if I saw one of the creepy little Mythbusters at my door I'd run or stomp it into the welcome mat in pure unadulterated terror.

3. Word of the Day! 1/27/12. Schematics.

Pokeballs are simply fascinating little device that exist to fit a niche in their universe and when probed with inquiry quickly develop into something wholly sinister.



Age of Escapades: The Chronicles of a Boy and his Magical Dog
Sung to the tune of the Adventure Time Theme

"Age of Escapades
To arms my kinsmen,
To quest far and within. 
With Jake the Hound
And Finn the Friend
Our quest never ends,
Age of Escapades!"
Wizard of Oz: They have one thing you haven't got: a diploma. Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universitartus Committiartum E Pluribus Unum, I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of ThD.
Scarecrow: ThD?
Wizard of Oz : That's... Doctor of Thinkology. 
"A Boat Would Be Splendid, Arthur."

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/7/12



popinjay [pop-in-jey]
noun
1. a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter; coxcomb; fop.

EX.  Magneto is quite the popinjay in his evening wear.

Note: Magneto should always have a cane.

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Monday, February 6, 2012

MUSICAL MONDAY! VOLTAIRE!

Musical Monday Presents:
VOLTAIRE's WHEN YOU'RE EVIL
So, what is that I want in my music? I don't really listen to music for the same reasons that make popular music well, for lack of a better word, popular. I tend to love a narrative in my songs. The difference between a musician and a musical technician is a simple one:

The musical technician can play an instrument, whether that be their voice, guitar, or a triangle, but that's it. A musician is an artist, a poet, and, on top of that, can play an instrument. Today's subject, Voltaire, knows how to tell a good story. In fact, you've probably enjoyed at least on of his songs already.


Voltaire is an artist who has directed several shorts, commercials and short films for MTV, Syfy, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. He has also written several books on goth culture. His station IDs are quite memorably for their morbid humor and dark style. Anyone remember this?

NICKELODEON BUGS STATION ID

You can check out the rest of his videos on his youtube channel linked below.

But we're here to talk about a couple of awesome songs he has done. First, lets get the one you most certainly know out of the way. Do you remember the Brains Episode of Billy and Mandy? Voltaire is the evil brain eating monster with the swing music to sway his prey into his tentacled maw! You can watch the whole short below (its only about 8 minutes).


But what caught my attention was a funky little single called, When You're Evil. I am not gonna lie, I found it while looking around for interest PMVs (biggest thing since AMVs). The song is so much fun and filled with a incorrigible level of devilish glee. To check it out I'll link a non-pony and a pony version below.


WHEN YOU'RE EVIL! -DISCORD PMV (Warning: May Contain Ponies)

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/6/12



bout [bout]
noun
1. a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing. 
2. period; session; spell  
3. a turn at work or any action.
4. a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.
EX. Yesterday's sport bout was a visually compelling display of physical prowess, on both sides.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/5/12


Amazon [am-uh-zon]
noun
1. a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean: the largest river in the world in volume of water carried. 3900 miles (6280 km) long.
2. Classical Mythology. One of a race of female warriors said to dwell near the Black Sea.
3. one of a fabled tribe of female warriors in South America.
4. (often lowercase) A tall, powerful, aggressive woman.

EX. It's Xena the Amazonian Warrior Princess dressed up in a samurai get-up. What more do you want me to say?