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The Duck Dreams of Fishing with Elsa

A few weeks ago, I had a few strange dreams I want to share with all of you.  In the first dream, I remember this odd town that had this fenced off section with really cool, old-fashioned buildings.  I wanted to show my mom this place, but when I wandered through the gates to check it out, a wedding was taking place there.  Awkward…  I eventually decided I better not linger, so I left.  By the time my mom showed up, however, the wedding had already cleared out, and we went to this beautiful white, two story building, which turned out to be a restaurant.  Here, my dad showed up, and we sat down to have lunch.  I think we got our drinks, but I don’t think our waitress ever returned, so I think we were considering leaving at that point.  This dream seems to be further proof I love food too much because I always seem to end up in restaurants lately…. View full article »

The Monkey and the Koi

The other day, I visited the zoo and witnessed a very strange sight.  I had gotten some chicken and fries and had sat down at a bench outside, where there is a pond surrounding a little island with some kind of monkey.  Koi and ducks swim around in this pond, which I enjoy feeding from time to time, but there appeared to be no need of this today. View full article »

Happy late Halloween, everyone!  I had a pretty special one this year, and you might know why.  First off, the night before Halloween was United We Game’s very first live stream on Youtube, where I spent about an hour playing the horrifying PC game, Five Nights at Freddy’s.  For those of you who didn’t get a chance to check it out when it was live, I have provided the link below for you to view at your leisure if you so choose.  Please do.  Just keep in mind that it doesn’t officially start until about 8 minutes in when I start my spooky intro.  The time before that is just testing. View full article »

With the extras largely completed for my Rosalina cosplay, it was time to finally begin work on the most frightening part, the dress.  I did a lot of work on the main part of the dress, which will be covered in a later post, of course, but getting it to fit correctly grew tiresome, and I eventually decided to take a break and work on the white skirt that goes underneath.  This was a fairly simple project, and I learned a very valuable skill in the process, how to sew on an invisible zipper.  (They are not really invisible, by the way, in case you were curious.  That would make sewing it impossible!)

I wanted to make my Rosalina costume a bit fancier than it is in the game, so I ended up using this white fabric with sequins and this flowery design that was done in white stitching.  It looks quite fancy, and I hope the shine from the sequins will make people think of stars.  I ended up using the bottom half of a certain pattern of the dress that looked the most symmetrical, and since the dress is six pieces, I thought it would be best to cut this piece out six times in order to make my skirt.  Unfortunately, I ran out of fabric and only had space for five.  This is why you always buy more fabric than you think you’ll need.  When I talk about making the dress, you’ll see why this is so darn important…. View full article »

Day 10: Best Gameplay

Whenever I am low on ideas, it is always easy to fall back on my trusty 30-day video game topics.  While it was meant to take place over the course of 30 days, I have completely broken the rules and don’t even care.  I’m a rebel like that.  I don’t even heed the expiration date on ketchup.  I’m that bad.  I swear it tastes fine after a year.  It really does.  Tomatoes are good for you.  Anyway, today’s topic was the one that was supposed to be meant for day ten, the game with the best gameplay.  A lot of people will likely disagree with me on this one, and maybe “best” is not quite the correct word to use here.  The game I will really be writing about is actually the game that has the most fun controls.  Like most people, I am not typically a fan of the motion controls of the Wii.  Nevertheless, I still have to make an exception because I absolutely loved the controls of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a game which I believed used the Wiimote in the most effective way I had ever seen. View full article »

Lock your windows and bolt your doors, for Halloween is just around the corner (to keep the trick-or-treaters from pilfering your candy, of course)!  With UWG’s recent venture into Youtube, what better way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year than…wait for it…a live Youtube event!  Live, now that’s spooky.  (If you had seen all the software I had to configure to get this working, you’d be scared, too.)

What will I be sharing live with all of you, you ask?  Well, I’ve decided to try my hand, er, wing at the first game in the immensely popular horror series for the PC, Five Nights at Freddy’s.  In this terrifying game, you must survive five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where you watch the animatronic characters through the cameras in your office.  These characters are left on at night to avoid the risk of locking up, but they also like to wander… View full article »

The Duck’s Quest for Tea-Gear

As you might have noticed, I have had a strange obsession lately with afternoon teas.  After visiting the tea room an hour from my abode, I wanted very badly to get more dainty plates like they had, and so I went on a hunt.  I already had tea cups, but I still wanted to get delightful plates and one of those tiered trays.  The problem was, when I started looking online, the items I desired were so darn expensive.  Thirty dollars per plate!  I think not!  You offend me, sir! View full article »

Top Songs from KH2.5

Some time ago, I took a break from the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix, which wasn’t released in my part of the globe until about a decade after its release in Japan.  While I enjoyed the game immensely, I never could come up with a good topic in order to write about it, so I put off a post for the game.  You see, I beat the game, but I still had more extras to complete, and I was growing a bit tired of this good, but large, adventure.  I ended up quitting for a time to play Ni no Kuni, and then Portal 1 and 2, and then Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns….  So, in the end, I didn’t end up returning to this game as soon as I planned.  And so I decided I may as well at least get the music post over and done with.  What a good attitude I have.  And so I share with you all my top five songs from Kingdom Hearts 2 (with only one exclusively from Final Mix). View full article »

All Species Enjoy Marshmallows

You may have heard that I have a fairly new pet, a grey tabby cat named Elsa Vanille.  Elsa, for short.  (And no, she’s not named after the Frozen character.  Just forget about that movie, people!  Every time I go to the store, I hear little kids asking their parents for Elsa merchandise, if it’s available.  And while it’s a perfectly good movie, this confuses me to no end because the first Elsa that comes to mind now is my cat.  Just…let it go, let it…  Okay, I’ll stop.)  Ahem.  Well, while Elsa was quite a feisty thing back in the day (and by “back in the day”, I mean several months ago), well, she is still quite feisty, but in a manner that is far less annoying.  In fact, I’ve grown quite attached to her, and I thought I’d share a couple of her goofy antics, which are cute enough to warm even the heart of the abdominal snowman himself.  Or herself.  But then again, that would be an abdominal snowlady….  Let’s return to the topic now. View full article »

Rosalina Cosplay: The Crown

At last, I have completed pretty much all the main accessories for my Rosalina cosplay.  The wand is done, and so are the earrings, plus the Luma plushie.  And not long ago, I just finished the crown.  Now that project was a bit of a mess.  The crown itself wasn’t so bad.  The first thing I did was cut out some foam.  I then noticed that Rosalina’s crown had a four-pointed star shape on each of the points of the crown.  I planned on painting this black, but first, I wanted some texture.  So I drew the shapes onto the foam with pencil, then I used the end of a pen to create a deep indent.  (I used a pen because I had nothing thin enough that wouldn’t simply slice right through the foam.  I thought an actual knife would be a bad idea, you know.) View full article »


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