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About duckofindeed

I like to work on art and writing and was inspired by video games and movies and other such things. I love when I find creative stories and characters, and I try to make my own. So far, I've been unsuccessful, but I'm trying.

Listmas 2018: Lesser-Known Movies from my Ducklinghood

In recent weeks, the Duck has become quite focused on uncovering the identities of old movies I watched as a duckling.  You see, I have many fond memories of either borrowing movies from the library or renting them from the local VHS rental store.  And so, I’d like to list all the lesser known (basically, non-Disney) animated children’s movies I watched as a duckling.  Without further ado… Continue reading Listmas 2018: Lesser-Known Movies from my Ducklinghood

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Listmas 2018: Future Cosplay Ideas

If you’ve been following us on Virtual Bastion, you may be familiar with Listmas, a little holiday we celebrate every December.  Listmas involves a rather fun format of blog posts, lists, which can be about anything at all, as long as you’re listing something.  While December at Virtual Bastion is dedicated to gaming lists, I decided to create some non-gaming lists here on my own blog, as well!  To begin, I thought I’d start with something easy…future cosplay ideas! Continue reading Listmas 2018: Future Cosplay Ideas

Day 20: Favorite Video Game Genre

Okay, so we’re two-thirds of the way through the 30 days’ worth of video game posts.  And I still haven’t found a more eloquent way of describing that.  Anyway, we’ve got another “what’s your favorite something-or-other” topic to discuss, my favorite game genre.  As usual, I find this to be a pretty difficult question indeed because I have a wide variety of favorite games spanning several different genres. Continue reading Day 20: Favorite Video Game Genre

Top 3 Songs from Crash Bandicoot 3

Another top songs post because, well, why not?  After completing the N. Sane Trilogy with the third and final game, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, I thought I’d share with you all my top 3 songs from the game  I’m rather tired so this might be a little short, but just as musically informative. Continue reading Top 3 Songs from Crash Bandicoot 3

The Duck Tries Eye and Hair Coloring Tutorials

As the Duck attempts to improve my drawing skills, every once in a while, I try to follow along with some tutorials in the areas in which I am the weakest.  I have checked out tutorials on facials expressions, hands, and shading, and following along with some Bob Ross paintings seemed like good practice for natural landscapes.  The newest area in which I wanted to learn how to improve was in coloring eyes and hair. Continue reading The Duck Tries Eye and Hair Coloring Tutorials

An Anecdote About an Essay

In the third state where I lived, I spent a relatively short span of time enjoying the friendship of someone who I often think about and of whom I have many fond memories.  These memories were comprised of afternoons spent playing video games at his house after school or the few classes we shared in middle school.  It is a memory of the latter variety that I would like to recount for you all today. Continue reading An Anecdote About an Essay

Piano Time: The Last Travel

For probably a few months, the Duck has been hard at work relearning a song I used to semi-know on the piano.  It was The Last Travel, a beautiful song in an…okay game.  At long last, I was finally able to record the full song (minus the violin), which meant not only learning one of my toughest songs yet (the other is It’s Raining Somewhere Else), but learning to sing whilst playing the piano!  Somehow, I managed, and my finished work is below….  Enjoy! Continue reading Piano Time: The Last Travel

Top 6 Songs from Crash Bandicoot

Not so very long ago, I finally had the pleasure of playing the original Crash Bandicoot game thanks to the N. Sane Trilogy on the PlayStation 4.  As you may have noticed by now, I enjoy listing my favorite video game music, and I certainly couldn’t ignore the very first Crash Bandicoot game.  Just keep in mind that this list includes music from the updated soundtrack, not the original one from the PS1.  But seriously, you can’t deny that Vicarious Visions did an excellent job remaking this game in all respects, music included!  And I’m doing a “top 6” list because I wanted to include an… Continue reading Top 6 Songs from Crash Bandicoot

Will the Next Plant-estant Step Right Up?

In the past, I wrote about the many plants I attempted to care for and lost over the years.  Recently, I tried once more at growing a nice pot of nature in my house, a small group of cilantro sprouts, but they, too, died, despite the can informing me, nay, promising me, that they were “guaranteed to grow”.  Yeah, and I’m guaranteed to be a rich millionaire one day.  Apparently you can guarantee anything you darn well please. Continue reading Will the Next Plant-estant Step Right Up?