I Finally Watched Gravity Falls!

The Duck is not big into television.  In fact, I recently cancelled cable and have had no regrets.  When I do plop my feathery backend in front of the TV, it is either for the purposes of gaming or watching silly people visit roadside attractions and the like on Youtube.  Occasionally, I also watch movies on VHS.  Yes, I still have a VCR.  You just have to know how to use it correctly, because if you don’t watch out, it has been known to eat unsuspecting tapes.  Good bye, Peter Pan.  And Snow White.  And Alien.  And Toy Story.

Pop quiz: which of these is not like the other?

The answer: Toy Story.  Because that one only got partially eaten.  Once I got the cassette free, I stuck the protruding tape back inside.  I have yet to confirm whether or not it still works.  But I’d like to believe that it does. Continue reading I Finally Watched Gravity Falls!

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Bonus Post: Unique International Beverages

Behold, Mother Duck and I have another taste test for you guys.  In today’s culinary adventure, we gathered up five interesting beverages from four different countries, Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Mexico.  Which will be the best at quenching our thirst?  Well, you’ll just have to watch and find out! Continue reading Bonus Post: Unique International Beverages

The Kitten We Almost Adopted

It is thanks to our diligent and daily viewing of Kitten Academy on Youtube that our cat Elsa has become increasingly spoiled.  The first thing their channel inspired us to buy her was a small cat tower.  While her “cat tower” is only a couple feet tall, and thus, really doesn’t constitute as a proper tower, she seems to love it just fine and spends plenty of time napping on top of it or lounging in the large carpeted tube.  (Larger cat towers are either too difficult to put together, too large for our car, or too awkward for anything larger than a small kitten to climb.) Continue reading The Kitten We Almost Adopted

Bonus Post: My Grandmother’s Retro Disney Collection

With the Duck’s renewed interest in Disney, I recently recalled a very special container that had been spending many lonely years in the garage.  This container, well, contains a plethora of Disney items collected for me by my grandmother on my mother’s side, whom I only met when I was too young to remember.  Despite not getting the chance to know her, it is a nice thought indeed to know that she was thinking of me and buying these items for me when she didn’t have that much money.  In today’s video, I would like to share with you all the many wonderful Disney items my grandmother had collected for me. Continue reading Bonus Post: My Grandmother’s Retro Disney Collection

Our Dora Kuhn German Dollhouse

Mother Duck and I really enjoy dollhouses, and over the past year or so, we have found a good number of them down at the Brass Armadillo antique mall.  Several of these we have purchased and fixed up with all manner of furniture and even flooring and wallpaper.  In case you missed it, I have already written about a Marx tin dollhouse and a Victorian-style dollhouse, the posts for which you can find here, here, and here.

Well, we recently visited Hobby Lobby, which has several models of dollhouses that you can either put together yourself or buy pre-assembled.  The chances of us building a dollhouse are very slim, as past circumstances have seen us try and fail at assembling a bookcase and a cat tower, so that was out of the question.  And though we could buy dollhouses that were already put together, this doubled their prices, putting them well into the $500 range for the nicer models.  And this would just not do. Continue reading Our Dora Kuhn German Dollhouse

Youtuber Shout-Out: Kitten Academy

It should be more than clear by now that the Duck is a big fan of kitties.  Having had many kitties of my own that are loved like the family they are, not to mention my ability to befriend almost any cat I meet, cats and I have a bond indeed.  Therefore, it was quite a treat when I learned about a Youtube channel called Kitten Academy, which sports a 24-hour a day, 365-day a year live stream showing the many kittens they are currently fostering.  This doesn’t include the live “Kitten Close-Ups” that take place every evening where, as the name suggests, you can see the kittens up close and personal.

Kitten Academy deserved a shout-out of its own because it is more than just a regular Youtube channel.  The two people who run it, Mr. A and DJ, are kind people who have chosen to give up several rooms of their house and devote their spare time to fostering kittens until they can be adopted.  In addition to the “alumni”, they also have six “faculty” cats who remain with them, from Headmaster Acro and the elusive Headmistress Smokey to several “Professors”, Custard, Loganberry, Ari, and Eddie.  Oh, and they also have a very large, but very gentle dog named Elsie who seems to be in charge of ensuring that cats can get along with their canine counterparts.  With a doggy as nice as Elsie, growing kittens can’t help but see dogs as friends rather than foes. Continue reading Youtuber Shout-Out: Kitten Academy

The Duck of Indeed Has Started a SpreadShirt Store!

Today is a very exciting day, everyone, a fact which should already be more than apparent based on this early Thursday blog post!  What, Thursday?  Has the Duck gone mad!  No, as a matter of fact.  I have simply decided to start a t-shirt shop on SpreadShirt!

I know my blog isn’t terribly big (though it has been around for seven years now), but SpreadShirt is totally free to use, so I thought it couldn’t hurt to upload some designs and see what happens.  I currently have six variations of the Duck of Indeed logo, and I plan to add more in the future.  What’s even better is that, in addition to my SpreadShop, you can also upload random, non-brand-related designs in the Marketplace, as well.  At this time, I have two special, Halloween-related designs ready to be released in October, one for my Duck of Indeed shop and one for the Marketplace.  They’re cool.  I’ll show you guys once they’re available.  But I think they’re cool. Continue reading The Duck of Indeed Has Started a SpreadShirt Store!

Bonus Post: Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum

Due to the Duck’s quest to record interesting things and places, I simply can’t pass up local history museums.  Today’s video focuses on the Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum, which is run by two very friendly, and very knowledgeable, ladies who spend their free time volunteering here and sharing all that they know with guests.  Litchfield Park, AZ, was named after Paul Litchfield of the Goodyear Tire company (which also explains the name of the local Goodyear, AZ), as the company needed a place to grow cotton, which could be used to strengthen the rubber in their tires.  More history and some clips of Litchfield Park’s scenic downtown (including a duck pond) can be found in the video below. Continue reading Bonus Post: Litchfield Park Historical Society and Museum

Yooka-Laylee: A Game with Good Intentions

Fans of the Banjo-Kazooie series have long-awaited a true sequel since Banjo-Tooie’s release on the Nintendo 64 in 2000.  When Yooka-Laylee was finally announced as a spiritual successor to the much-beloved pair of platformers, I’m sure every Banjo-Kazooie fan jumped for joy.  Many people, like myself, hoped that Yooka-Laylee would harken in a new era of great platformers in the style of those we had grown up with during the late 90’s.  Now that I have completed the game, what is my verdict?

Honestly, I don’t think we’re quite there yet.  Nevertheless, it’s a big, big step in the right direction. Continue reading Yooka-Laylee: A Game with Good Intentions

Our FNAF Group Cosplay at the 2017 Comicon

If you’ve been following my cosplay posts, then you’ll know that I’ve spent the last year working on my most complex costume yet, Foxy the Pirate from Five Nights at Freddy’s, for the 2017 comic convention.  To make things even better, this would also be the year of my first ever group cosplay.  My dad agreed to dress as the security guard (Mike Schmidt, as all you FNAF fans should know), while my mom dressed as a human version of Toy Chica, complete with a bib and cupcake that I made myself.  While my mom knows the series quite well (she and I have watched all five of the current games on Youtube), my dad is far less familiar with the games, having only seen my Halloween Live Stream on Virtual Bastion over a year ago.  So he must have found the whole arrangement rather odd.  A security guard.  A fox.  A chicken.  Nevertheless, he still played the role just spiffingly.  But I get ahead of myself. Continue reading Our FNAF Group Cosplay at the 2017 Comicon