For the first time in nine years, the Duck has missed my blog’s birthday. On July 13 of this year, it turned nine years old. In the hopes that my blog won’t be holding a grudge for my thoughtlessness, I thought I’d write a quick, if late, post about my ninth year of blogging goodness. Continue reading Nine Years of Blogging!
To fuel the Duck’s inspiration, I have turned once more to the 100 theme challenge, which…um, challenges me to write about the topic “no time”. This is a phrase that probably describes all of us, at one time or another. There’s not enough time for this work assignment or this hobby that I so badly want to return to. Not enough time to finish reading that novel or binge-watching that great new show on Netflix. While it’s never a pleasant feeling to be running out of time, I’ll admit that my busy self sometimes prefers to have less empty time in my schedule rather than more. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 24: No Time
As I do nearly every year, the Duck enjoys visiting the comic convention. Not only is it a fun way to explore all things geeky and nerdy, but it’s also the only time I can dress up as a video game character without looking like a weirdo. Even though this was the first year in a while that I didn’t have a new costume to wear, it was still a fun and exciting day filled with unique vendors, movie cars, Lego displays, and more. With the obligatory opening paragraph out of the way, let’s discuss…comicon 2019! Continue reading Comicon 2019: Tentacle Kitties and Mythbusters
After about a year and a half on DeviantArt, I have finally decided to start doing commissions! I am offering either half or full-body characters with three different options: lineart, flat colors, and fully shaded. For fully shaded pictures, I am also offering simple and more complex backgrounds for an additional fee. Continue reading Art Commissions Are Now Open!
Last, but not least, it’s time I talked about my memories of friend C from elementary school. This friend also had a very big house (I had the smallest house out of my friends; this is also the same friend who made fun of the fact that I had a small, blow-up pool in my backyard). This house had some land around it, but not as much as friend A, but her neighborhood was very scenic, with a pond and a forest nearby. Continue reading Memories of Friendship: The Friend with the Sega
Last time, I was reminiscing about the generically named friend A from elementary school. For today’s post, we are now moving on to friend B. This friend also had a large house, but it was one of many identical houses in a neighborhood where none of the backyards had any fences. Like friend A, we spent a good deal of our time playing in the very large, but also very unfinished basement. Unlike friend A, I never ate at this friend’s house because her mom only offered those weird Uncrustable sandwiches. You know about those, right? Those little round sandwiches that are supposed to eliminate bread crust, but which, instead, are surrounded by weird, hard bread that is even more unappealing than the crust had been. Continue reading Memories of Friendship: The Friend with the Uncrustables
Many years back, when the Duck was in elementary school, I had three friends. Though we got into plenty of arguments, I have many fond memories of our time together and decided to reminisce. To protect their identities on this here Internet, they shall be referred to as friends A-C. Since I don’t want this post to go too long, however, I’m going to break it into three. Here we go… Continue reading Memories of Friendship: The Friend with the Pool
A few weeks ago, I drew a revised version of my OC, Gretchen the dragon lady, which I originally doodled way back in 2009. Recently, I recreated another character that I first drew in 2009, Rouge the Bat from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. (I was in the mood to draw her thanks to my ongoing playthrough of Sonic Adventure 2 over on Virtual Bastion’s Youtube channel….) Continue reading Drawing Rouge 10 Years Later
Ever since its origin on the GameCube, Animal Crossing has always been one of those few games that both Mother Duck and I enjoy playing. While she prefers more peaceful games like Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, it is rare for me to play a game that doesn’t involve some grand adventure, platforming, RPG, or otherwise. Nevertheless, Animal Crossing just has a certain level of charm that even I can’t resist. Continue reading Playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf with Mother Duck
Seeing as I am currently cat-less for the first time in four years, it is no wonder that cats have been on my mind quite a lot lately. And yet, though I deeply want to get another pet now that dear Elsa is no longer with us, I have no idea what’s going on with my life at the moment (it’s complicated), so getting a pet would currently be quite unwise. Even so, that does not mean my life is completely devoid of feline companions, because the nights of 3/6/19 and 3/7/19 were filled with dreams of these lovely, fluffy angels. Continue reading Dream Time: So Many Cats!