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Huzzah - The rumors are true!  The Duck Hunt dog is a playable character in the new 3DS/WiiU Smash Brothers!  This seems as good a time as any to reblog my ridiculous 2012 Halloween costume.  Expect to hear the canine’s wheezy chortle in your waking nightmares again, for the first time in 30 years!

Huzzah - The rumors are true!  The Duck Hunt dog is a playable character in the new 3DS/WiiU Smash Brothers!  This seems as good a time as any to reblog my ridiculous 2012 Halloween costume.  Expect to hear the canine’s wheezy chortle in your waking nightmares again, for the first time in 30 years!

This year’s goofy, Kid Icarus themed Halloween costume.  Beware of the Eggplant Curse!

This year’s goofy, Kid Icarus themed Halloween costume.  Beware of the Eggplant Curse!

An Abrupt End to Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Drat it.  Thanks to a failing SD card, I lost my entire save game of Animal Crossing.  The really frustrating part is that I just backed up my card to PC yesterday, but the game refuses to load anything earlier than the last save point.  I get that it’s an experience best spread over a long period of time, and it would hurt the surprise events if save games from the internet that unlocked everything available.  Still, disallowing a save state that was created on the same console is going too far.  I can’t say that I didn’t get my playtime out of the game. In fact, I was probably logging in more hours than I should, to do repetitive (but fun) tasks to unlock bigger and better things.  I loved making artwork inside of the game, and sharing it with friends.  I really liked the social aspect of the game, and the need to collaborate to unlock things.  I can’t see myself redoing and recollecting everything that I had. Perhaps years from now I’ll start again, though by that time few will be still playing the game.  That’s the sad downside to such a unique experience.  It can only last in a certain moment in time.  Ultimately, I’m glad that I got to play the game when I did, but I could still be playing if Nintendo would just allow external backups, at least for digital copies of games.  And yes, it’s just a game, but I do feel slightly robbed of the full experience, especially since I really didn’t have a bad word to say about the game itself.

So long, Peanut, Monique, Bones, Static, Klaus, Mac, Peck, and Daisy.

At least my town, as a dream in statis will always exist at: 4500-2150-5313

Now for some more Animal Crossing: New Leaf chicanery, with The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Version of Dr. Ivo Robotnik’s trademark, standard issue dictator’s Suit.  For optimal effect, name your town Mobius and roboticize your animal citizens.

Now for some more Animal Crossing: New Leaf chicanery, with The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Version of Dr. Ivo Robotnik’s trademark, standard issue dictator’s Suit.  For optimal effect, name your town Mobius and roboticize your animal citizens.

In an effort to cater to a niche audience so small that I’m the only member, I made this custom design in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.  It’s The Critic, Jay Sherman’s trademark argyle sweater.  Now you can visit other towns and rant a bunch of unpopular opinions about how disappointing everything is.  You’re WEL-come!

In an effort to cater to a niche audience so small that I’m the only member, I made this custom design in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.  It’s The Critic, Jay Sherman’s trademark argyle sweater.  Now you can visit other towns and rant a bunch of unpopular opinions about how disappointing everything is.  You’re WEL-come!

Luigi Forgets Emergency Protocall
Once again, the younger Mario brother seems a bit shaken during a crisis situation.
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Luigi Forgets Emergency Protocall

Once again, the younger Mario brother seems a bit shaken during a crisis situation.

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Kermit about to eat a [Pigs in] Space Cake
Knowing the Swedish Chef, I’d inspect the thing for rocket fuel before consuming.
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Kermit about to eat a [Pigs in] Space Cake

Knowing the Swedish Chef, I’d inspect the thing for rocket fuel before consuming.

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J. Wellington Wimpy’s torrid romance.
The quintessential burger moocher has only a sole softspot, unsurprising as it is.
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J. Wellington Wimpy’s torrid romance.

The quintessential burger moocher has only a sole softspot, unsurprising as it is.

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Here’s $200 - and fix everything!
Some denominations are indelibly linked to my childhood romps past Boardwalk Avenue.
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Here’s $200 - and fix everything!

Some denominations are indelibly linked to my childhood romps past Boardwalk Avenue.

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A Trap House
I encountered more than my fair share of these the last time I went apartment hunting.
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A Trap House

I encountered more than my fair share of these the last time I went apartment hunting.

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