The Duck has recorded another song on the piano, this time a tune quite befitting this most spooky of holidays, the church music from Banjo-Kazooie’s Mad Monster Mansion! Though I am uncertain what the monsters are mad about, I do know that this song was really fun to play, even if the faster part at the end took quite a bit of practice to get right. It is also totally truthful and not fanciful storytelling that Motzand himself taught it to me, and you can all believe this without question because I am a very honest and trustworthy Duck who has never given anyone any reason to doubt me…. Continue reading Spoopy Music: Mad Monster Mansion
October is almost upon us, and though Halloween may be just a day, we’ve got a whole month to celebrate the spookiest time of the year! How am I celebrating October? Why, I’ve switched to my super cool Haunted Mansion ringtone. Thanks for asking! Now getting lots of mysterious calls from strangers is fun!
This is also the time of year I can finally enjoy the silly zombie shirt I designed for SpreadShirt! If any of you are interested, you can find it on the SpreadShirt Marketplace right here , starting at $15.49! Food allergies can be scary, but at least brains are gluten-free!
With Halloween edging ever closer, the Duck was struck with some memories of Halloweens past, back when I was a duckling and trick or treating was still a valid option for the spookiest night of the year. There were several friends I would usually accompany while trick or treating, and since I lived in a larger neighborhood than them, they would usually visit me for the festivities. I recall my friends always sporting better costumes than me, for all I was able to obtain were the silly kinds of things Wal-Mart usually had in stock. I remember dressing as a bee and a ladybug during two of my years of Halloween-ing. Mother Duck sometimes reminds me that, when I was super young, I dressed as a pirate. So it would seem that my costumes got worse the older I got. (If only I was adept at cosplay back then, such Halloween woes…Hallo-woes…could have been avoided.) Continue reading Memories from Ducklinghood: Trick or Treating
For October, I wanted to think up some spooky topics to share with you all. And yet, and this is rather fortunate, not that many spooky things have happened in my life, meaning I had to think hard. And what I came up with were a few semi-spook-related tales that took place during the Duck’s ducklinghood. We’re verging on spook here, even if we’re not totally crossing the line.
To start off, I have never been good at telling scary stories. In recent years, I was able to write a few decently creepy Slender Man stories, but without some pretty good inspiration (and believe me, Slender Man is great inspiration for horror), I am just not well-equipped at striking fear into the hearts of my listeners. I remember one day many years back, I had a rare sleepover at my friend’s house. As night fell, we decided it would be a great time to try and tell some scary stories. Continue reading A Minor Trek into Fear with Spooky Tales and Haunted Houses
With October quickly approaching, I thought I’d get some Halloween designs up on SpreadShirt. On my Duck of Indeed SpreadShop, I’ve created a few variations of my new spooky Duck, and I’ve also added a few new designs to my Marketplace page, which is where non-brand-related designs go. The first design is a zombie with the text “Brains are gluten-free”, great news indeed for any gluten-intolerant zombies out there. In addition to my Halloween t-shirts, I also added a design with the Loch Ness Monster, Scotland’s greatest hide-and-seek master. Nessie looks pretty charming indeed. The designs are as follows:
As an extra treat, I wanted to mention that SpreadShirt is having a 15% off everything sale in all shops (this is where I sell my Duck of Indeed t-shirts) from 9/12/17 – 9/18/17. If you’re interested, the code is: 150917. And of course, all designs are property of the Duck of Indeed!
Edit: Actually, several days have gone by, and my zombie design has not yet appeared in my Marketplace page. I’m not sure when it will, but if it doesn’t show up soon, I might try making it available in my SpreadShop instead, in case you’re interested.
Duck, Creator of Terrifying D-Shirts!
Happy late Halloween, everyone! I had a pretty special one this year, and you might know why. First off, the night before Halloween was United We Game’s very first live stream on Youtube, where I spent about an hour playing the horrifying PC game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. For those of you who didn’t get a chance to check it out when it was live, I have provided the link below for you to view at your leisure if you so choose. Please do. Just keep in mind that it doesn’t officially start until about 8 minutes in when I start my spooky intro. The time before that is just testing. Continue reading A Ducky Halloween 2015: Fun With FNAF and Jano
Lock your windows and bolt your doors, for Halloween is just around the corner (to keep the trick-or-treaters from pilfering your candy, of course)! With UWG’s recent venture into Youtube, what better way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year than…wait for it…a live Youtube event! Live, now that’s spooky. (If you had seen all the software I had to configure to get this working, you’d be scared, too.)
What will I be sharing live with all of you, you ask? Well, I’ve decided to try my hand, er, wing at the first game in the immensely popular horror series for the PC, Five Nights at Freddy’s. In this terrifying game, you must survive five nights at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where you watch the animatronic characters through the cameras in your office. These characters are left on at night to avoid the risk of locking up, but they also like to wander… Continue reading Announcing UWG Halloween 2015: FNAF Live Stream
Good day, everyone, and I hope you had a holly jolly Halloween, even if this post is rather late for it. I don’t typically do a lot for this spookiest of holidays (plus, the costumes I have double as masquerade costumes and are handmade and take a good hour or two to put on, which isn’t really worth it, plus I might get stains, and then I might have to buy more body makeup, and…), but this year, I was really feeling in a Halloweeny mood. With the intention of having a scrumptious goose for Christmas, all Charles Dickens-like, and a delicious bass (or some other kind of large fish) for Thanksgiving (A fish for Thanksgiving? Blasphemy!), I thought I’d go all out with this trio of holidays and do something special for Halloween, as well. Continue reading Merry Halloween
I decided a good idea for a Halloween post was a true story my mom told me. She typed it up and here it is:
The Witch of Nest Hill
Growing up, we had a heavily forested area near our home called “Nest Hill.” It was a lot of fun to play there. One day, my sister, her friend, and I decided to walk up to Nest Hill and play hide and seek. Nest Hill was fun, but also kind of scary, dark, and creepy. Since I was the youngest, they decided that I should be “It.” So I covered my eyes and started to count to twenty as they ran off and hid. As I got to twenty I started to look around. I was on the top of the hill, so I decided to start walking down. As I did, I noticed something or someone crouching down. In my child like mind, I assumed it was a Witch. I ran screaming and saying, “I saw a Witch, I saw a Witch.” As I ran, I ran right into my sister and her friend’s hiding spot. Since I found them fairly quickly, they felt I must have cheated and told me so. I was so scared that I let their insults roll of my back as I repeated, “I saw a Witch, I saw a Witch.” We all decided to walk back up the hill. As we got closer and closer to where the Witch was, we got more and more frightened. I remember at that point I closed my eyes for a time and just ran. As I opened them, we were past where the Witch was and almost out of Nest Hill. When we emerged from Nest Hill, it was again sunny and bright. As all three of us ran out screaming, it naturally brought out an adult who was concerned. We told her that I saw a Witch. She was the grandma of the neighborhood, and she just smiled politely and said, “Of course you did, now go home.” We figured the whole thing was over when that evening at dusk some police officers knocked on our door. They said that a neighbor that lived near Nest Hill heard our story and was concerned. The police questioned us children. They then asked my parents and some other parents to show them Nest Hill. I remember being frightened, and I hid under the kitchen table as they closed the door to leave to look for the Witch that I had seen. They came back about twenty minutes later, and the police said there was indeed somebody living in Nest Hill and that us children should not go in their anymore. We never did find out who, or what, it was!
And thus ends the story and returns the duck. That is one of my favorite stories that my mom has told me.
Witch Duck is This?