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Bonus Post: Piggies, Fountains, and Star Gazing

Greetings and welcome to another bonus post.  The Duck’s Youtube channel has certainly been increasing in variety these past weeks, and today, I have published my very first video recorded using my dad’s Canon camera.  It’s a pretty complex camera to use, and I’m still getting used to how it works, but I’m sure it’ll get easier with practice.  For now, I think this first venture into the outside world went well enough despite any technical issues I might have had. Continue reading Bonus Post: Piggies, Fountains, and Star Gazing

The Duck’s Gaming Hoard Part 2

Hey there, everybodies, we’re back for part 2 of my video game collection tour!  In the previous episode, I showed off my PlayStation-related figurines from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Ratchet & Clank.  If you haven’t checked it out, please do.  This video, on the other hand, covers all the random things I couldn’t fit into the last video, which mainly includes Nintendo and PC items.  Behold the Duck’s plushie collection, including my harmless plush versions of the Five Nights at Freddy’s characters.  Watch in awe as you witness one of the largest figurines known to mankind (probably not, but it sounds cooler that way), Scervo from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  And let’s not forget some iconic items from the Zelda series, like Link’s Master Sword and Hylian Shield! Continue reading The Duck’s Gaming Hoard Part 2

The Duck’s Gaming Hoard Part 1

Thanks to my discovery of the wonderful thing that is a comic convention (a misleading name indeed when it covers gaming, movies, and TV in addition to comic books), I have been able to amass a semi-respectable collection of video game items, including figurines, plushies, and replica weapons and the like.  It also fueled my obsession to the point that I have felt compelled to purchase these things even when I’m not visiting the comicon.  I just can’t get enough gaming goodness!  Wherever these wondrous items came from, the point is, my collection is pretty sweet.  I guess. Continue reading The Duck’s Gaming Hoard Part 1

Bonus Post: What is the Sporadic Quack?

By now, I have been blogging for nearly seven years, and it is indeed in the written word where I excel.  Due to my recent return to Youtube, however, I decided I might try my hand at a little side endeavor.  Vlogging.  For those of you not familiar with the term, it simply refers to the act of blogging in a video format.  This is in no way a replacement for this here blog, but rather, a supplemental thing where a simple typed blog post is not terribly interesting or where my spiel is better accompanied with a few props to illustrate what I’m talking about. Continue reading Bonus Post: What is the Sporadic Quack?

The Duck’s Disneyland Dapper Scrapper-book 2017

Yep, another video is here.  I’ve been video-crazy lately, but I need to start filling up my Youtube channel with all sorts of ducky goodness.  It’s rather tiny at the moment.  So, my mom and I are not exactly big into scrapbooking.  We only put together one other scrapbook in the past, as an anniversary present for my dad.  But after our return from a truly memorable trip at Disneyland, we thought we’d try our hands at another scrapbook to try and immortalize the Disney magic. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dapper Scrapper-book 2017

The Duck’s Dapper Disneyland Slideshow 2017

I realize that after all these many posts discussing different aspects of our trip to Disneyland, not once have I really just talked about how our trip went.  Yes, I talked about rides and food and delightful Disney merchandise.  But do you know what hotel we stayed at?  Furthermore, did you know that we went on Dapper Day?  No, there is a pretty good chance you did not.  You may very well not even know what Dapper Day is to begin with!  You see how neglectful I’ve been? Continue reading The Duck’s Dapper Disneyland Slideshow 2017

The Legend of the Hatbox Ghost

If you’re a fan of the Haunted Mansion, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with the infamous Hatbox Ghost.  This mysterious figure was originally intended to be a part of the ride, but he was removed shortly after the Haunted Mansion opened to mortals like you and me.  His brief appearance caused some confusion and also gave rise to a rather intriguing legend.  Had anyone really seen this ghoulish Hatbox Ghost or was he a mere hallucination?  For a ride revolving around a haunted estate inhabited by 999 “happy haunts”, it was all the more chilling for one of these ghosts to have seemingly vanished without a trace.  To this day, they say that no record remains of what became of the original Hatbox Ghost figure.  Of course, that’s not the end of the story, nor is it quite the beginning. Continue reading The Legend of the Hatbox Ghost

The Duck of Indeed…Now in HD

You’ve read my posts.  You’ve listened to me jabber on whilst playing random games on Youtube.  You’ve seen me in full cosplay regalia.  And yet, even so, the Duck of Indeed has remained an elusive creature, only spotted briefly during full moons, eclipses, and if you happen to visit a Subway at just the right time.  If you take a picture of the Duck of Indeed, it, just like any photo taken of a Bigfeet or a UFO, turns out blurred and uncertain.  Does the Duck of Indeed even exist?  Has it all merely been a strange and unsettling dream!

How does a Duck even type when birds don’t have thumbs?  Do such questions not unsettle you! Continue reading The Duck of Indeed…Now in HD

Bonus Time: Youtube Commenced!

In recent weeks, I have been meaning to make a comeback on my personal Duck of Indeed Youtube channel.  And how exactly does a Duck go about planning such an endeavor, you might be asking?  With spreadsheets.  Yes, the work behind creating videos for Youtube, at least for me, involves color-coded charts and to-do lists and schedules.  I never realized before how much of a data-obsessed duck I am until I looked back on all my work and reminisced over how much fun it all was.  That’s right, charts are fun.  For most, I would suspect these kinds of things would be a tedious chore, but for me, data is a hobby.

While I have plans for more complex videos in the future, that will all have to wait until I have the skills and the technology to do it.  (I found a $350 camera for $100 on Amazon if you buy the pink version.  So tempting.)  In the meantime, I already have roughly a year’s worth of simpler videos planned out, with dates and everything.  I have been busy!  These videos will include readings of my fan fiction, starting with my first collection of short stories.  (I break my stories into groups of 100,000 words; collection 1 was finished a few years ago, and collection 2 is still in the works.) Continue reading Bonus Time: Youtube Commenced!

Trusting the Story

Occasionally, I like to look through the list of games on current or recent consoles to see if there are any obscure games that sound interesting.  Back when the Wii was still part of the “current” category of consoles, I came upon a game called Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon.  If you have been following my gameplay series for it on our Youtube channel, then it will come as no surprise that I did finally get around to playing the game.  In actuality, a big motivation for buying the game was due to the fact that it looked like an interesting game to test out my brand new Live Gamer Portable capture card.  It wasn’t too long, so it wasn’t a big commitment, and it looked a bit spooky, which could create some good reactions.  And the $20 price tag on Amazon helped a lot, too.

Nevertheless, I heard some negative things about the game before I bought it, namely the issue with weapons randomly breaking and monotonous levels later in the game.  While I can largely agree with these complaints, neither of these issues were the game’s greatest crimes.  But, I’ll get to that soon. Continue reading Trusting the Story