ducks for difference

*rubs temples* which reminds me.

Someone asked on a post a while ago who Donald’s sister is.

Short crash course if you don’t know anything about Disney Ducks;

She has different names depending on which country’s comics you are reading, but in english her name is usually ‘Della’ while in the Europe she’s generally called ‘Dumbella’. She and Donald are twins.

Della is Huey Dewey and Louis’ mom.

Long story short, she eventually couldn’t cope with the triplets any more after they set off a firecracker under their father’s chair and put him in hospital, so she effectively dumped them on Donald because “I can’t handle them any more. You take them for a while.”

If you think that’s messed up I’ll also add that Donald and his sister were not on speaking terms at this time (and remain so. Donald is also not on speaking terms with his parents).

After this, Della disappears from the picture. There’s been some problems by the comic writer’s trying to decide what to do but it is generally been decided not to elaborate on where Della is, because there is really only 2 answers. The first (and more likely) being that she just abandoned the triplets after leaving them with Donald. And the second is that she and her husband met with some accident which is why they never came back. The writers of most Disney comics decided both answers are too depressing to really explore when dealing with children, so they’ve never properly answered the question.

So that’s who Donald’s sister is.

anonymous asked:

sorry your hands are hurting uncle mod! question- you draw Gladstone with a pretty sharp beak, is his beak different from the other ducks?

me too buddy, it’s really thrown out my plans for drawing stuff- as for the question, yes! It depends on the artist as to how much it differs but Gladstone generally has a straighter and sharper beak than the others in the duck family;

He even gets called ‘chisel-beak’ or ‘chisel-features’ in a couple of stories, which I assume is a pun on the literal shape of his beak along with a ‘chiseller’ being a cheat or swindler. These are pretty exaggerated but on the whole it’s usually fairly subtle-

Daisy, Donald and Scrooge all have much the same, round-ish type of beak, but there’s also some variety in other family members’ beaks, like Gus Goose here has a very different beak type, and cousin Fethry has the pointiest one of all of them!

  • Nino: ok wait I have an idea
  • Nino: you gotta call out 'babe!' and see who looks up
  • Nino: I'll go first
  • Nino: BABE!
  • Adrien: lmao nobody even flinched
  • Nino: you try then
  • Adrien: I will
  • Adrien: BABE!
  • Nathanel: what?
  • Marinette: yeah?
  • Chloe: you called?
  • Nino: what the fu

anonymous asked:

Help! I'm an anon that has recently become a TPoH fan but when I checked out your tumblr it's full of well-drawn ducks?? Because of this, I want to join in the Duckverse fandom but I have a few problems: 1. I wasn't alive when the comics and 1987 TV show was popular 2. I don't know where to start looking for them and 3. I'm poor. Are there things online I can use to help me learn about the story and characters? Should I just wait for the 2017 reboot? Is joining the fandom even worth it? Thanks!!

1. not an issue comics and cartoons are immortal my dude

2/3. idk about watching the old Ducktales cartoons (to be honest I’ve not watched every episode myself) but it is possible to read the comics online! I do, of course, encourage people to go out and buy them when it’s possible but until such a time you can read them here (search for Donald Duck/Scrooge McDuck you’ll find them) and as a short cut I’m gonna just plonk you right at the beginning of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck bc you gotta read that man u gotta

…oh my god. What if Sombra’s bear is like one of those debugging rubber ducks. Like she explains different hacking issues she’s run into with the bear then figures out the solution and just seizes the bear and screams “OF COURSE! WHY DIDN’T I SEE THAT BEFORE!?” while shaking it.

duckling

an: day six of fluffy mini ficlet week! tagging @swans-and-pirates because i can. <3


There’s a foreign sound, of splashing and chirping, coming from the kitchen sink, and Emma treads with caution as she enters the room.

Killian stands at the sink, soap suds splashing over the sides, and he seems panicked, reaching into the sink and muttering under his breath.

Emma tilts her head curiously, nearing the situation with a practiced finesse. She sees something brown and yellow in her husband’s hand by the time she changes vantage points, and by then he sees her.

His cheeks and ears burn red and his eyes grow wide. “Swan. Hi. I was just…”

Emma nears the sink and crosses her arms. “Washing a live bird in our kitchen sink.”

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Panel Transcript: Went/Dom.

Superheroes Con III
Transcribed, to the best of my ability, from my audio recording.

Please do not repost this. I know I don’t own the Q&A, but I spent a few hours of my life transcribing audio. I wanted to share! Please link to my post as the source if you’re going to quote it. (Edited to sound less impolite because that’s not the tone I intended.)

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chanelnala9511  asked:

How do I respond when someone tell me that almonds have a greater effect on the environment than meat?

Tell them to prove it.  Almonds create 7 calories of energy for every 1 gallon of water

Beef creates .5 calories for every 1 gallon of water. 

So lets say we have 100 people who need 2500 calories a day, but we only have 35,000 gallons of water for our food.  What does your friend want to do?

A. plant almonds and everyone gets 2500 calories or

B. make beef & everyone gets 175 calories of beef each day from the same water?

its his choice, perfectly fine with him choosing how to spend his water either way.  He will die in a few days so then we have more water for everyone else.  

Main Stream Media can’t do this math, so we don’t expect your friend to be able to do it either.  It doesn’t make a duck of a difference how much water makes how many almonds or eggs, etc, it matters how many CALORIES you get from that water so we don’t have mass starvation.  Millions die from starvation and I blame it on people not being able to do simple math so we can distribute our resources more wisely to a plant based diet with plenty of almonds.  

So tell your friend about this imaginary island you & him are going to with limited water resources and ask him to choose how many days he’d like to live.  Please pass this along to help others understand this simple problem.

First Time

Title: First Time

Paring: Castiel x Reader, Sam, and Dean

Word Count: 2,190 (not even remotely sorry)

Warning: some adorable fluffy awkward Castiel smut

Credit: A very funny conversation with @mysteriouslyme81 for the inspirtation

A/N: Enjoy! Read the other parts of the Awkward Boner Trifecta here: xxx


Hearing the familiar rumble of the impala as it pulled up you opened your motel room door to see Sam and Dean smiling at you. Well, Sam and Dean plus another guy in the backseat.

“Y/N” Sam said as he got out and came over for a hug.

“How’ve you boys been?”

“Oh ya know, the usual,” Dean said as he gave you a quick hug. “Y/N, this is Cas. Cas, this is Y/N.”

You held out your hand, “nice to meet you Cas.” He stared at you for a minute before shaking your hand with a little smile. Releasing your hand, he abruptly turned and headed to the trunk of the impala. “Um, did I do something?”

Both boys shook their heads. “Don’t worry about him, he’s actually an angel.”

You stared at Dean, “an angel? Seriously?”

“Well he was, but then he lost his grace, so now he’s human. And he wants to be a hunter,” Dean said with a smug smile.

“We’re keeping an eye on him,” Sam assured you.

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Things That Make Me Love Magnus Chase

((Please note that I’ve Only Read The Sword of Summer)) @alexfierrno Thanks for convincing me to read this amazing book and for bringing me into this amazing fandom. I owe ya!!

• Our main character lived on the streets for two years.

• Annabeth literally hasn’t seen her cousin in years (and probably hasn’t thought about him much considering all she’s done since PJO/HOO) but she literally drops everything to find him in Boston.

• WE HAVE AN ARAB AMERICAN GIRL WHO WEARS A HIJAB BY CHOICE

• Blitz and Hearth. Just…Blitz and Hearth.

• Blitz being a MOC dwarf whos mother is a goddess and who loves fashion.

• Hearth being a deaf elf who taught Magnus ASL.

• Hearth only wears the red and white scarf because Blitz said it would look nice. (he never really takes it off)

• Natalie Chase being an amazing mother who I love and we’ve never even officially met her

• The occupants of floor 19

• Thomas Jefferson Jr’s mother was a runaway sLAVE AND NO ONE WANTS TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT?

• Gunilla being Gorilla

• Magnus being genuinely mad when he gets abs

• “A pen sword” (I see what you did there Rick, we see you)

• Loki. I’m so sorry, but I always imagine him as Tom Hiddleston.

• Blitz and Hearth falling out of the world tree.

• Sam being in an arranged marriage with Amir but being in love with. We have a consentual arranged marriage.

• “How many Arab American female pilots do you know?”

• Magnus’ inability to shut the hell up

• Huge ducks being the portal to different worlds.

• Sam turning her swan cloak into a hijab.

• Blitz and Magnus are technical first cousins.

• The fact that the dwarves put so much heart and soul into their creations, even if it’s just a cup.

• Blitz says on page 301 that he’s only 20. He was literally only 18 when he drank from the well. He was just a kid, and he spent 2 years taking care of Magnus.

• Blitz 👏 built 👏 Hearth 👏 a 👏 fricking 👏 tanning 👏 bed 👏 in 👏 his 👏 apartment 👏 Odin 👏 bless 👏 this 👏 dwarf 👏

• Otis is a small precious child who has a therapist oh my God I love that goat.

• Thor is such a fangirl I love him. (SIDE NOTE: In total, Rick has referenced The Mortal Instruments ((he dedicated this book to Cassandra Clare and thanked her for the use of Magnus. Cough cough Magnus Bane cough cough)) Doctor Who, Arrow, Sherlock, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, and Supernatural)

• Hearth is so fricking sassy around Thor oh my god.

• Apparently there are Norse zombies called draugr. Who knew.

• “[Blitz] crawled into the tent and muttered to Hearthstone, “Make some room you tent hog!” Then he draped his over-coat across the elf, which I thought was kind of sweet. “ - Pg.370. HOLY CRAP THIS PART I LITERALLY HAD TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN AND SCREAM.

• Hearth fucking putting Otis and Marvin’s heads in Thor’s arms. “Never let it be said that elves don’t have a sense of humor. ”

• OK, but how tf is Loki an 8 legged horses mother?? Could someone explain that to me??

•"He leaned against Blitz, giggling silently and making random signs like, Butterfly. Pop. Yippee. ” Pg.384: HES SO CUTE AND ACTS SO DRUNK HERE ITS ADORABLE I LOVE HIM.

•Hearth being hella confused since the sign for I Love You looks similar to drinking out a bottle.

•"“Here he is,” Sam called, brushing some rubble off the fallen elf. “I think he’s okay. ” “Thank Odin!” Blitz started forward but almost fell.’ Pg. 406

•BLITZ REALLY WANTS TO OPEN UP A CLOTHING STORE.

•Sam, Magnus, Blitz, and Hearth being a family of empty cups 😭😭💗

•I LOVE THE FACT THAT HEARTH’S DISABILITY IS SUCH AN ASSET IN HAVING TO REBIND FENRIS. HES THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD THINK CLEARLY BECAUSE HES DEAF AND COULDNT HEAR FENRIS. THANK RICK FOR GIVING ME A DEAF HERO USING THEIR DISABILITY AS AN ADVANTAGE.

•Floor 19 letting Magnus go free I cry.

•"I felt as if I were seeing Hearthstone for the first time. He didn’t stumble. He didn’t faint. He strode confidently forward, flowers expanding before him like an unrolling carpet. Not only was Hearth immune to the wolfs voice, his rune magic was literally redrawing the boundaries of Fenris’ prison. “ Pg.450 - This was so beautiful. I cried so hard when I read this. He’s come such a long way and he’s developed so much I love Hearth.

•Frey looks more like Marvels’ Thor than Thor did.

•Frey realizes that Magnus probably isn’t ready for a father figure just yet.

•Magnus is the one to initiate the hug between them.

• Blades before Babes.

•The chapter title for Chapter Sixty-Nine is "Oh…So That’s Who Fenris Smelled in Chapter Sixty-Three”. Did he…Did Rick just break the fourth wall???!?1?!1

•BLITZ IS GETTING HIS CLOTHING LINE IM SO HAPPY HE DESERVES ALL OF IT AND MORE.

• ‘The screen changed. In Sam’s photo, she was standing nervously at the counter of Fadlan’s Falafel, her face turned aside, blushing furiously as Amir leaned towards her, grinning. “Oooooo,” said the crowd of einherjar, followed by a fair amount of snickering. “Kill me now,” Sam muttered. “Please. "Pg. 478.

•Halfborn and Mallory!!!!!1!!11!1

•"To us, the Chase cousins. Here’s to being less messed up. ” Pg. 487

• I LOVE ANNABETH AND MAGNUS’ RELATIONSHIP HOLY FRICK.

All joking aside, this is a seriously good book and I can’t wait to check out the second book tomorrow. I can’t wait to meet Alex Fierro. This book made me cry, and laugh, and stay up way too late. I seriously recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of myths. Really, this book is a treasure.

Princess Tutu - Rue and Duck

Some parts of Rue’s story are so intertwined with Duck that I felt they could not be easily discussed without discussing both characters together. Drosselmeyer adds Duck to the story with an idea of what role she should play in it. However, he drastically misjudges the sort of person Duck is. This causes Duck to turn away from most of the parts of the story she is supposed to fill. This creates a much better opportunity for Rue to pick them up. I would argue that Rue takes over three portions of the story that were intended for Duck.

The most obvious one is that she restores the prince by confessing her love for him. The show itself comments that this was supposed to be done by Duck. I intend to talk about why Duck did not do this when discussing Duck, but part of why Rue could do this is that Duck was always supportive of Rue’s relationship with the prince. Drosselmeyer did not intend nor want her to be. He wanted them to have conflicts over it. But because Duck was always a better person than he wanted her to be, she supports Rue rather than hurting her, helping her to have the strength to confess to the prince.

The second part that Rue takes over is the prince choosing her as his princess. The prince did this mainly because of the close bond he felt with her over their shared struggle with raven’s blood. I believe Duck was supposed to have more in common with the prince than she did, as she should have been having a parallel struggle over doing the right thing to help the prince versus not wanting a bad outcome for herself. But she doesn’t have that struggle, because she is too selfless for it to be a struggle. Plus, she’s too realistic and honest with herself about her feelings for the prince. Again, I’ll go into Duck’s side more when discussing Duck, but Duck rejects her role and this leaves a space for Rue to take it. And Rue works very hard to fight against the way she was brought up and change into a better person.

The final way in which Rue takes over Duck’s intended role is that she is the ugly duckling. Duck really looks intended to be an ugly duckling story. She is a young, yellow duck that is surrounded by swan imagery. But Duck takes a different turn with it and, in the end, she truly is a duck. While Rue’s story strongly parallels the actual The Ugly Duckling story. At the start she thinks she is a crow and is raised as a crow. She thinks she is a disgustingly ugly crow. She is teased and mocked for being a bad crow. But then she grows up to realize, she wasn’t an ugly crow, but a beautiful member of a different species. Because Duck accepts being a duck, Rue can turn from the raven and become something other than a crow.

Duck’s rejection of her given role and Rue’s filling of it is vital to the happy ending. Since the tragedy built into the story is built into Duck filling these roles. Drosselmeyer didn’t prepare for a way to make it tragic if Rue took them over And while Rue needed help from Duck to get there, she makes a huge, positive change in her life to the benefit of everyone in her world. Rue’s story is one of triumphing over overwhelming odds. She becomes the true princess, because she steps up and makes herself the princess.