For the past decade or so, I have been trying to catch up on the major PS1 games that I had missed. For about $10 per game on Amazon (with a few exceptions), I was able to play all of the old PS1 Final Fantasy games, including a few SNES ones that were remade and bundled with other games. I caught up on the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy thanks to the N. Sane Trilogy. And last of all, to complete my PS1 tour, I have begun the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. I have played through the first game thus far, and below are my thoughts. (If you’re interested, we’re also playing through the full trilogy on our Virtual Bastion Youtube channel.) Continue reading Spyro the Dragon: A Short Review
I am happy to introduce you all to the two newest felines to be adopted into the Duck’s household. Named after two gaming ladies (Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy and Carmelita from Sly Cooper), these two 9-week-old kitten sisters (predicted birthday June 23…though the papers say May 23…so are they actually three months old…? I’m so confused!!!) are Lynx Point Siamese, which basically means they’re a mix of Siamese and tabby cats. Carmelita (on the left in the banner) is the bigger, more beige one, while Rosalina (on the right) is the smaller, whiter one. Continue reading Introducing Carmelita and Rosalina!
Last time, I discussed Disneyland rides ranking from #11-21. Now it’s time to get to the good stuff, the Duck’s top 10 Disneyland rides! Let’s just get on with it! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Attraction Tour 2019 Part 2
Good day, everyone! I recently got a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 and have been spending many hours playing through all kinds of cool and creative stages created by fellow Mario fans all across the globe. Which got me thinking…it could be really cool to record your Mario Maker stages on our Virtual Bastion YouTube channel for the whole world to see! If you’re interested, keep reading below for the details. Continue reading Want to See Your Super Mario Maker 2 Levels on YouTube?
Just a super quick post for you all. I started this blog over 9 years ago, and for the longest time, it had a simple image of the duck (shown below), which I had updated more recently to make it a bit cleaner. Now that I’ve been drawing again for a bit over a year and a half, however, I decided it was time to draw the new and improved Duck of Indeed (still retaining the…ahem, nose drip because…reasons). It’s still rather simple, but I think there’s a lot more personality in this new one. Hope you guys like it! Continue reading New and Improved Duck: 2019 Edition
I’ve already discussed my most recent Disneyland trip in a 3-part post. And I’ve ranked all of the food and desserts we have had so far last week, as well. All that leaves now is the best part of all, the rides. As I always do, I like to create a grand list of every ride (and show, as the Enchanted Tiki Room is now getting a place in this list) we’ve ever been on, including those we haven’t done recently. Keep in mind that this list is going to be generally as unbiased as I can make it. I mean, of course a list ranking Disneyland’s attractions in order of my preference is going to be biased, but I’m at least not going to let my terror during a few of them cloud my judgement. (Also, italics mean I didn’t visit the attraction during our most recent trip.) So, from least great to most great, read on to discover the Duck’s Disney rides ranking from 11-21! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Attraction Tour 2019 Part 1
In my last post, I ranked the foods we ate at Disneyland, and this time, we get to the good stuff, the desserts. I’m going to rank some things we had in previous years (in italics), as well, but if you want to read my 2017 post and 2018 post, here they be. Now, without further ado… Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2019
The Duck doesn’t normally do movie reviews…or watch that many modern movies in general. (I don’t even have cable anymore. Why was I paying to watch TV with commercials anyway?) But last Friday, something very special came to Netflix…Invader ZiM: Enter the Florpus. Below, I’d like to indulge in a brief moment of nostalgia, followed by a little review summarizing my thoughts on this momentous occasion in human history. Continue reading Invader ZiM: Enter the Florpus is Better Than Chicken and Rice
As I’ve done for the last two years, I wanted to rank every food and dessert (in the next post) that we ate at Disneyland, with the ones that we didn’t actually have this time being in italics. If you’re interested in reading my food rankings from previous years, you can find 2017 here and 2018 here. So let’s waste no time! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Food Tour 2019
At last, we have arrived at the second and final day at Disneyland. I’d like to start by saying that, with the exception of about 1-2 hours of sleep after the Haunted Mansion Anniversary, we ended up staying awake for around 44 hours straight over the course of our trip. How we managed to stem the tide of sleepiness, I have no idea. But we did, so let’s get on with the post. Continue reading Disneyland 2019 Part 3: Haunted Mansion Foods and Unexpected Scoldings