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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.

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

Updates on Rosie, Carmelita…And I Guess Me, Too

I think it’s been a while since I last updated you guys about my two new kittens, Carmelita and Rosalina.  One notable change is how much louder they are.  Even as I type this, Rosalina is yelling at me even though lunch is 20 minutes away!  Seriously, these are very talkative kitties.  Carmelita still has a loud, normal meow, while Rosalina has a weird meow that sounds more like a duck quacking.  Except it’s way louder and more frequent now.  I find it hilarious that such an adorable kitty has such an ugly sounding meow! Continue reading Updates on Rosie, Carmelita…And I Guess Me, Too

Day 23: Game with the Best Graphics or Art Style

Continuing my way ever so slowly through the 30 days of video game topics, we come to the game with the best graphics or art style.  Though in recent times, I was thoroughly impressed with the graphics of Kingdom Hearts 3, which are easily some of the best I’ve ever seen, I wanted instead to discuss my favorite gaming art style instead, the honor of which goes to Rayman Origins and Legends. Continue reading Day 23: Game with the Best Graphics or Art Style

Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage Review

I have now completed the first two Spyro games in the Reignited Trilogy, so it is time for another review.  As is often the case with sequels, Spyro 2 adds a lot of new features to the Spyro formula.  While there are a lot of improvements, there were plenty of frustrating moments, as well.  Let’s get to it! Continue reading Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage Review

2019 Art Summary

I’ve now been on Deviant Art for two full years, which means it’s time for another art summary!  Looking over last year’s summary, I’m happy to say that I’ve certainly improved.  Since last year, I’ve gotten much better at coloring eyes, and I’ve also been experimenting on better ways to color hair.  This upcoming year, I’d like to start drawing more dynamic poses and more complex images in general, with more action and possibly more character interaction, as well.  Here’s to another year of doodling! Continue reading 2019 Art Summary

Listmas 2019 Ducket-List

A fairly recent tradition here on the Duck’s blog is my yearly “duck-et list”.  This year’s list is going to contain a lot of similar topics to the one I wrote back in 2018, as many of my goals have either still not been met or are ongoing and will never truly be considered complete.  Plus, I moved recently, so I’ve got a rather serious life goal in mind, as well…. Continue reading Listmas 2019 Ducket-List

Listmas 2019: 10 Fun Recipes

With Christmas almost upon us, there are two major things everyone thinks about…gifts and food!  For that reason, I thought I’d cover the latter by discussing some of the Duck family’s favorite recipes.  These aren’t going to be in-depth recipes, by any means, but I’ll at least attempt to summarize each one.  And since all food is delicious, I’m not going to write this list in any particular order. Continue reading Listmas 2019: 10 Fun Recipes

Listmas 2019: Amusement Parks I’ve Visited

Since most of my Listmas topics revolve around gaming, a topic largely reserved for Virtual Bastion, I sometimes have a bit of trouble thinking up Listmas topics to discuss here on my own, personal blog.  Scratching my head and thinking long and hard, I thought it might be fun to list the amusement parks I’ve visited over the years.  Because why not?  So, in no particular order… Continue reading Listmas 2019: Amusement Parks I’ve Visited