I recently had the great pleasure of replaying Metroid Prime, a masterpiece on the GameCube that is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made. Metroid Prime has a lot going for it, including a focus on exploration over fighting and detailed, immersive environments, the latter of which is greatly helped thanks to the game’s atmospheric soundtrack.
Today’s post will list my top five songs from the game, with the exception that this list is not going to include the music that plays during the credits, as that is easily one of my favorite songs of all time, making its inclusion in the list a bit unfair…and a bit redundant. Continue reading Top Songs from Metroid Prime
I always found the idea of fresh herbs intriguing. I’m quite partial to cilantro, so a month or so ago, I bought one of those little cans that come with dirt and seeds and attempted to start my own little herb garden. And yet, even though the can promised me that the seeds were “guaranteed to grow”, it didn’t take long to realize that Mother Nature had plans of her own. Continue reading Cilantro, Why Do You Defy Me?
When I was a duckling and lived…in a certain location somewhere in the world, Mother Duck and I enjoyed visiting this one particular farm, the name of which I forgot. This farm sold a bunch of baked goods and was also home to a petting zoo. And kittens. I remember, outside the petting zoo, there were sometimes a whole bunch of kittens. They were the best part. Continue reading Don’t Pet the Emus
My relationship with the Mario franchise has been a rocky one. Early games like Super Mario Bros 1-3, Super Mario World, and Super Mario 64 turned out to be some of the most troublesome games I’ve yet to own, with the latter two taking literally YEARS to beat, while the original trio has yet to be conquered and likely never will be. I have also found myself to be rather indifferent to the New Super Mario Bros games on the Wii and Wii U. I have a feeling my lukewarm attitude towards these games stemmed from the fact that I had been hurt by the famous mustachioed plumber just a few times too many. Continue reading Mario, I Forgive You
We’ve arrived at topic #20 in the 100 theme challenge, making us one-fifth of the way done. Our newest topic is fortitude, a word that means courage and strength, particularly when faced with life’s many trials. I feel like taking such a topic too literally could lead down a rather unpleasant path, as life’s troubles, whether or not I managed to overcome them, is not something I feel like discussing. Rather, I’m going to tackle this topic rather loosely and analyze…the fortitude of gamers. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 20: Fortitude
Mother Duck and I always enjoy trying new recipes, and more often than not, we find that we stumble upon them quite by accident rather than by seeking them out. The other day, we decided to watch a Youtube video whose most appealing attribute was the thumbnail showcasing insanely fluffy pancakes. Called “happy pancakes”, these are made with pretty much the same ingredients as regular pancakes, but with the addition of fluffy egg whites to make them huge and puffy. Continue reading We Make Mildly Content Pancakes
The Plaza Inn seems to be a bit of an obsession for me this year. And since I enjoy recreating foods from Disneyland (Tigger Tails, Blue Bayou gumbo, and the Pixar Fest cake), I thought it was time I tried my hand at making the Plaza Inn’s famous fried chicken and ridiculously yummy mashed potatoes. Continue reading Recreating the Plaza Inn’s Chicken and Taters
I felt like putting together the steps involved in one of my more recent pictures, a drawing I made of Rayman and Ly from the Rayman series. It’s easily one of my most detailed pictures thus far, and painting along with Bob Ross has certainly helped me with the background. Backgrounds are a weakness of mine, but I’m slowly improving. Continue reading Drawing: Rayman and Ly – June 2018
Once again, I shall be recounting a few dreams I had the nights of March 22 and 23 of 2018. (March 22 was also the night I heard an owl outside, which is something that I’ve never heard before, with the exception of the zoo. Of course, this is unrelated, but I still thought it was cool. I also once saw a great horned owl get chased away by a herd of crows. That was years ago. I’m not sure why I’m telling you guys this.) Continue reading The Duck Dreams of a Friendly Snake
In just a few short years, the Duck’s blog will be a decade old. But until then…this Monday (July 16) is my blog’s eighth birthday. If my blog was a human child, it would be in…third grade? It’s been yet another crazy year of madness, and this post was put on this Earth to talk about it. Here we go! Continue reading Eight Years of Blogging Has Happened!