Ever since playing Undertale, the Duck has been inspired to return to several abandoned hobbies, piano and drawing. As far as the former goes, the first song I decided to learn was It’s Raining Somewhere Else. Fortunately, there are some very useful tutorials out there on Youtube. The one I used is below: Continue reading Piano Time: It’s Raining Somewhere Else and Organization XIII
The night of 12/17/17 was another wild adventure in the dreamscape of the Duck’s clearly weird mind. Honestly, some of the most interesting things that happen in my life take place when I’m sleeping, so it’s only natural I’d want to write them down for future enjoyment. Like usual, much of what happened has been forgotten, but I’ll piece together what I can into a semi-cohesive narrative. Sound good? Good.
I think I had three dreams that night, but they all involved similar concepts. More or less. In the first one, I had entered this large and confusing facility, though I’m pretty sure the entire place was made of cardboard. In order to proceed through this large cardboard maze, I had to solve some puzzles. I believe I was doing okay until I reached one room where I had to solve a puzzle involving a Rubik’s Cube and a sweater. Fortunately, I was not simply being asked to solve a Rubik’s Cube because…that will never happen. I had one of those contraptions years ago, and I struggled with it for weeks before giving up and deciding it was stupid and terrible, and mine was probably defective anyway.
Not really. I mean, I did try to solve one for weeks, and I did fail at it. But I only blamed myself. Continue reading Three More Weird and Puzzling Dreams
Not long ago, I had the pleasure of replaying one of my favorite games of all time, Okami. I really love adventure games, and Okami certainly delivers an unforgettable adventure, coupled with unique gameplay where you draw various brushstrokes in order to fight enemies and solve puzzles. The game is so good…I still love it despite the fact that my drawings don’t register a large percentage of the time. (I get angry quite often at this game, in fact, and yet I still adore it.) Yet another area where Okami excels is the excellent soundtrack. Behold, my top ten songs from the game! Continue reading Top 10 Songs from Okami
Mother Duck and I enjoy watching Kitten Academy, a Youtube channel where you can watch 24/7 live streams, and shorter close-up videos, of the many kittens they foster. These kittens have a good deal of delightful toys and have been a major influence in us buying extra goodies for our kitty Elsa. Since watching Kitten Academy, Elsa has gotten a cat tower, assorted toys, and a tunnel, not to mention the topic of this post. Continue reading You Sweater Believe It
We’ve got another 100 theme challenge topic to tackle, and this one is “grey”. I can start this particular topic by revealing a very pointless bit of information about myself that you shall all likely forget by the time this post is over. I like Earl Grey Tea. Moving on, I think my main subject for today’s post shall focus on the answer to this riddle. What is black and white and grey all over, except when it’s tinted, and can often be found for free on Youtube? Yes, I must admit that I’m not terribly good at riddles, whether it be writing them or solving them. But the answer is, nevertheless, old black and white movies. It counts. Grey is a very common color in these movies, despite what the name might have you believe. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 19: Grey
The Duck seems to have no shortage of weird dreams, the night of November 6, 2017 among them. I wish my mind was so creatively inclined when it was awake, but alas, this is not to be. While the order of events is rather unclear, I will do my best to ensure this makes about as much sense as a dream can. Which is not at all.
I remember a large building that I think was a museum. For whatever reason, I had brought my cat Elsa along and was going to leave her in this main room as I checked the place out. Of course, I quickly realized that this was quite unsafe for my kitty, so I picked her up and took her with me. The building was very large and sprawling indeed, and along the way, I ran into the Carpetbagger, one of my favorite Youtubers. In the dream, we apparently knew each other, as we both talked like old friends. Though the dream seems pretty calm at this point, I recall something more sinister working in the background. Continue reading Duck Dreams: The Duck Escapes from Aliens
I’m sure you’ve all heard me complain about it, many times before, but I was never able to beat Final Fantasy 8. I think it was due to a complete lack of understanding as to how Junctioning works, along with the fact that enemies become more powerful the more you level up, that accounted for my struggles with the game. Rarely do I fail to complete a game I have started, but after many hours of struggling against the final boss, barely able to leave a dent in their lofty HP, I had to accept that victory was miles beyond my reach.
Several years have since passed, and I have returned. And this time, I mean business. By business, I mean that I am taking advantage of every piece of advice anyone has ever given me, and consulting an online walkthrough, because darn it, I am not going to work my way through four discs just to fail again! I am drawing magic like crazy, trying extra hard to learn how to properly Junction magic, and…playing cards? Continue reading Hopefully Conquering Final Fantasy 8: Part 1
As you can see, I’m still working my way through the 30 days’ worth of video game topics, and I’ve just managed to get a couple days past the halfway point. Yay for me! Day 17’s topic is my favorite antagonist. For me, talking about my favorite of anything can be difficult because my favorites change all the time. Which is something that kind of bugs me about myself. Duck, you are a fickle, unpredictable creature. Stop it! Ahem, well, the arbitrary list of topics says I must discuss my favorite antagonist, so I’m going to pick the villain I’ve probably liked for the longest span of time, Dr. Nefarious. Continue reading Day 17: Favorite Antagonist
It was thanks to a simple advertisement inside the case of Uncharted 4 that I first learned about The Last Guardian. It was the majestic form of the massive beast called Trico that got my attention, and it was for that reason that I got the game some while later for the Christmas of 2017. Much of the time, my expectations for a game are not indicative of the real experience. Strangely enough, however, this time, I think I was fairly spot on.
The Last Guardian is…an interesting game about a nameless boy and a huge creature quite similar to a griffin, if griffins have the face of a dog and the grace of a cat. You spend the entire game traversing ruins and solving puzzles with the assistance of your newfound companion, and I think the entire experience can be divided into two very distinct parts, the gameplay itself and the bond you form with Trico. Continue reading My Time With Trico in the Last Guardian
You may have heard of an indie PC game inspired by EarthBound called Undertale. The game’s praise, along with its relation to a SNES game I absolutely love, made it a must-play. Though, I must admit that I am typically quite reluctant to download PC games because, well, my computer is weird sometimes. When I found the game had recently been released on the PS4, the time for excuses was over. I set out to play Undertale…a thought that, even now, fills me with determination.
Mother Duck often asks why video games are filled with so much fighting. That is not to say she believes video games are violent things that are destroying our world’s youth like the media would have us believe. In fact, she beat up plenty of 16-bit baddies during the SNES era, so she is no stranger to video game, ahem, “violence”. Even so, it is a valid question. Continue reading A Game About Mercy: Undertale