Life Update: Empty Grocery Stores and Cuddly Kitties

Hope everyone’s doing well.  Now that we’re several weeks into this COVID-19 thing, I can’t get over how quickly and unexpectedly life can change.  One moment, our top goal in life is to find a new home so we can move out of our rental.  The next, we’re discouraged from even leaving the house, let alone the whole state, and our top struggle is finding toilet paper rather than a new home. Continue reading Life Update: Empty Grocery Stores and Cuddly Kitties

Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness

The Duck is a big fan of collecting things, be it pins, Funko figures, plushies, and more.  Silly though it may be, I really like collecting items revolving around some of my favorite things, namely video games and Disney.  My collecting in the former category has gotten a lot more interesting ever since I discovered a really awesome website called Fangamer.  (Sponsor me, Fangamer!)  They seem to specialize in games that are well-loved, but which have a smaller presence, if that makes sense.  I mean, if you scrounge around, you might find a Mario or Zelda-related item, but games like Okami or Hollow Knight have their own categories and thus, a much larger emphasis. Continue reading Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness

Spyro: Year of the Dragon Review

At last, I have completed the entire Spyro Reignited Trilogy with 100% in every game, including trophies and skill points.  That means it’s time to finally review the third and final game in the trilogy, Year of the Dragon…and provide just a little overview of my general experience with everyone’s favorite purple dragon. Continue reading Spyro: Year of the Dragon Review

Top 5 Songs from Hollow Knight

I recently completed the oh, so beautiful indie title, Hollow Knight, created by Australian game developer, Team Cherry.  Everything about this game is amazing, the gameplay, the lore, the graphics, and of course, that lovely soundtrack by composer Christopher Larkin.  So without further ado, my top five favorite songs from Hollow Knight (including music found in the DLC). Continue reading Top 5 Songs from Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight Was an Unforgettable Experience

Having limited money to spend on games, the two main times when my gaming library is allowed to grow is my birthday and Christmas.  And so, by the time these special dates arrive, I have a selection of games already on my wish list.  I’ve been able to largely keep up with my gaming wants in this manner, but boy, does it make holidays pretty unsurprising.  Last Christmas, however, I found myself in a very special circumstance indeed.  I had no must-have games on my wish list.  For the first time in years, I actually got to visit the game store and just…browse. Continue reading Hollow Knight Was an Unforgettable Experience

Drawing Vin 7 Years Later

Behold, another drawing comparison!  I love doing these, as it’s a great way to see how much I’ve improved over the years.  It’s also a bit painful to see how horrid my old pictures are….  Anyway, this is a comparison of two drawings I made of Vin from Jak II, which were drawn 7 years apart! Continue reading Drawing Vin 7 Years Later

A Newcomer’s MediEvil (PS4) Review

I want to start off this review by saying that, no, I have never played the original MediEvil game on the PS1, having been a Nintendo-only sort of gamer back in the 90’s.  In fact, my first exposure to the series, in any sort of form, was the inclusion of Sir Daniel in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a Super Smash Bros-esque game for the PS3.  Among the characters with which I was unfamiliar, Sir Daniel stood out as a particularly charming example of a character I didn’t yet know, but wanted to get to know better.  And my chance came in the form of the MediEvil remake for the PS4. Continue reading A Newcomer’s MediEvil (PS4) Review

The Case of the Collapsing Bed

I have a rather amusing situation to share with you guys that happened shortly after moving into our rental.  Within the first week or so, we had become a bit nervous because, every evening, around the same time, there would be a loud bang on our front door.  Never finding anyone there when we peeked through the window, we began setting up cameras around the house.  Despite the extra security, we still felt pretty nervous. Continue reading The Case of the Collapsing Bed

The Duck Dreams of Dastardly Tap Water?!

That’s right, another post about the Duck’s weird dreams.  This first one was a few weeks ago.  In this dream, normally peaceful animals were turning violent, both wild ones and pets alike.  I remember being outside seeing a squirrel running around in a very agitated fashion indeed.  It was actually kind of creepy.  (You see that squirrel in the banner image?  Don’t trust it!) Continue reading The Duck Dreams of Dastardly Tap Water?!

The Curious Case of the Crumbling Commode: A Cruddy Conundrum

Okay, so we’re currently living in a rental until we can figure out where we want to go for our permanent home.  I’ve mentioned in the past that our rental is in really poor condition.  Damaged light switches, lights that flicker on several moments later than they should, toilets that take forever to fill up, which I recently learned is a result of hard water clogging them up.  Well, the toilets have proven to be the biggest cause of our woes, with the downstairs one being the worst.  And last week, boy, did it outdo itself this time. Continue reading The Curious Case of the Crumbling Commode: A Cruddy Conundrum