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I just updated my phone’s wallpaper for the first time in years using a recent picture I drew of the Miser Brothers. Now I see Heat Miser on my lock screen and Snow Miser on my home screen. And yes, this status update is largely an excuse to post this picture. I mean, like I need an excuse to do things on my own blog…

Snow Miser and Heat Miser AKA “Drippy Snowman” and “Hotcakes”

A Miser Brothers’ Christmas Review

For my previous post, I reviewed the Rankin/Bass stop-motion Christmas special from 1974, The Year Without a Santa Claus.  This time, I’m reviewing A Miser Brothers’ Christmas from 2008 (made not by Rankin/Bass, but by the new owners, Warner Bros).  Capitalizing on the Miser Brothers’ popularity (34 years later…), we all know why this movie was made.  (*cough* money *cough*)  Nevertheless, I can at least appreciate the fact that they still made the movie using stop motion (rather than CGI or something), plus they got the same voice actors for Santa Claus and Heat Miser (Mickey Rooney and George S. Irving, respectively).  Seeing as both men were in their 80’s at the time, that’s some dedication!  Unfortunately, the same could not be said for Mrs. Claus or Snow Miser, as their respective voice actors (Shirley Booth and Dick Shawn) had passed away before this movie was made.

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The Year Without a Santa Claus Review

A few weeks ago, I talked about how we spent our Christmas watching a delightful Rankin/Bass Christmas special marathon, which included Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, and Frosty the Snowman, all four of which were part of a VHS set that I used to watch a good deal back when I was a duckling.  Having not seen these movies (save for Rudolph) in probably twenty years, I was engulfed in a wave of nostalgia for the simple joys of childhood.  With the wonder of youth reignited within my soul, I decided to seek out another Rankin/Bass Christmas special, The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), which I had never seen before.  A small bit of research prior to watching the movie made it very clear that the Miser Brothers were the highlight of the special and the main reason why people who had seen it back in the day remembered it so fondly.

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Christmas 2020: Vintage Movies, Cat Toys, and Lots of Funkos

Late though it may be, I wanted to share with you all how my Christmas went this year.  Despite 2020 being a wacky time indeed, Mother Duck and I still managed to have a pleasant little Christmas with our Siamese kitties Rosalina and Carmelita, who also got a little something for Christmas.  From movies to gifts, below is just a little summary of how Christmas 2020 went for the Duck of Indeed.

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100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 26: Tears

Today’s theme is tears, and I’ve been thinking a lot on this one, as I didn’t know how to write about tears without being depressing.  We’ve all had sad experiences in our lives, so who wants to rehash them?  But sometimes, ironically enough, being sad is sometimes a pleasant experience, a good way to release emotions and end up feeling happier as a result.  To quote Sally Sparrow from my favorite Dr. Who episode Blink, sad is “happy for deep people”.  So in today’s post, I thought I’d list a few of my favorite sad things. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 26: Tears

Listmas 2019: Top 10 MST3K Episodes

Last year was the first year where I participated in Listmas on this here blog (though I’ve been Listmas-ing for much longer over on Virtual Bastion, in case you want to pay us a visit…).  Since listing things is a surprisingly fun pastime, I decided that I’d do it again this year.  To start things off, I felt like listing my favorite episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a super fun series (recently revived on Netflix) where a guy and two robots watch and make fun of cruddy movies.  It’s a seriously fun time, and I’d highly recommend it if it sounds like your cup of tea.  Without further ado, my favorite episodes from the series…more or less (there were a lot to go through, so I may have missed a few…). Continue reading Listmas 2019: Top 10 MST3K Episodes

Inktober 2019 Summary

Now that Inktober is over, I decided to create a summary picture for all 31 of the inked drawings I did.  This was my first Inktober, and admittedly, it was a rather exhausting affair.  I usually do just a drawing or two a month, and this time, I was drawing nearly every day starting September 1.  Needless to say, it made me…tired.  And I look forward to taking a short break from drawing for the time being. Continue reading Inktober 2019 Summary

Inktober 2019 Highlights Week 3

That’s right, I’ve got another batch of Inktober drawings to share with you guys!  Or rather, the top drawings I did this past week (all of them can be found on Deviant Art).  One of my pens is drying up, but it comes in handy for shadows now…. Continue reading Inktober 2019 Highlights Week 3

Inktober 2019 Highlights Week 1

Good day, dear readers!  I decided to do Inktober this year, which is a little drawing event where you get a topic for every day in October to draw and ink, either digitally or in the traditional way.  You can start the first day of September, which means I have been giving myself two days per picture.  And let me tell you, I am feeling extremely tired from drawing far more than I’m used to…. Continue reading Inktober 2019 Highlights Week 1