Ditto the Monster looks at the world of family friendly online games from a Fabricated American perspective

Daring Adventures of Ditto

A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to Leesha Darkeart

As most people who are fans of Ravenwood Radio know, as of this weeks’ show the beloved Leesha Darkheart has stepped out from behind the microphones as co-host of the show so that she may pursue other things, though she will still be staying on in a production-type capacity and I’m sure will still be around the Wizard 101 community, keeping us all in line!

Though I never actually ‘met’ Leesha, we have gotten together a few times online and played in-game together, including our now infamous ‘A-Team’ assault on Big Ben, and she was always wonderful, funny, and of course had mad Necromancer skills that I still envy 🙂 and that’s hard for a Pyromnacer to admit, let me tell you!

Ditto and Friends in Big Ben

Ditto and friends in Big Ben

Of all our contact, the most memorable for me was early last year, shortly after I opened my blog. I had been a fan of Ravenwood Radio for a few episodes and had even done a quick birthday shout-out for someone on the show as a favor. The chat room seemed to like it and I got some really nice feedback, and I was already a big fan of the show segments, so I sent Leesha an email to see if she would be interested in an idea I had, for an ‘old-time radio serial’ styled piece. She answered back right away and loved the idea, which meant a LOT to me!! You see, believe it or not, it’s often hard for Fabricated Americans to be taken seriously in entertainment unless they are teaching kids how to count to ten or learn the alphabet in some brightly colored playground. A Fabricated American doing a serious (ahem) radio drama was unheard of at the time, so Leesha really stepped out on a limb to give me the opportunity at Ravenwood Radio, and I’ve always deeply appreciated that!

Fallon will be an amazing and worthy successor, I’m certain, and I can’t wait to hear more of her insights into the worlds of Wizard 101 and beyond, especially with her prowess in PvP (A segment of the game that is still a complete mystery to me), but I just want to sincerely thank Leesha for giving a monster a chance!

Thank you Leesha, for all you did for this furry orange monster, and for the Wizard 101 community as a whole! You will be missed!

Ditto P. Monster

It’s Ditto’s Anniversary!!

So one year ago today, a furry orange monster started playing an online game called Wizard 101, and decided it would be fun to blog about it, because he really couldn’t find any other Fabricated American bloggers out there. He started playing around with his roommates’ video camera and writing and talking about the game, and something cool happened – people started reading his blog, and watching his videos, and they liked him! That is to say they liked me, because him is me. And them is you, too, right? I think I confused myself again…

In any case, in the last year my blog has grown a lot, I have branched out from Wizard 101 – still my favorite game – to discussing a bunch of other games and topics, I’ve done interviews with people, and I’ve started writing for another site as well, MMOCrunch. It’s been an amazing year with a lot more great stuff to come, and I thank each and every person out there who reads my posts or follows me on Twitter or enjoys my videos, your feedback and support are what keep me going, that’s the part I love the most about all of this! I couldn’t do it without all of you!

What’s in a year??

    3 MMOCrunch Articles
    20 episodes of ‘The Daring Adventures of Ditto’
    43 Levels for my pyromancer, Digby Hexcrafter
    142 videos posted
    205 Facebook friends
    217 Blog posts
    241 Twitter Followers
    1,160 Tweets
    30,000+ Unique pageviews
    New friends – priceless…

Daring Adventures of Ditto Transcripts

There have been a few requests for something like this, so I have put a new section here on my blog, a tab on the top right for ‘Daring Adventures’ episode transcripts, for people that might have trouble downloading or listening to the audio versions. Each episode also has a link to the MP3 file and lists the episode of Ravenwood Radio it was originally part of.

Let me know of there are any comments or suggestions, thanks!!


Ditto’s Daring Adventures – 2010 review episode!!

Here it is, the amazing and highly entertaining ‘2010 review’ episode of The Daring Adventures of Ditto, featuring lovable furry Ditto and the amazing Miss Narrator! As originally heard on the wonderful Ravenwood Radio year-end episode #32 – enjoy and we’ll be back for more exciting and daring adventures on January 26th, 2011 at 8pm CST with the return of Ravenwood Radio!!

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – 2010 in review!

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – Episode 16! Ditto Saves Santa!

Here is Episode 16 of ‘The Daring Adventures of Ditto’ – Ditto and Madame Jasmine are on special assignment to the North Pole to save Santa! As originally heard on Ravenwood Radio episode 31 – enjoy!!

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – Episode 16

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – Catching Up

So it appears that I’ve been remiss in my posting of Daring Adventures episodes and, naturally, Miss Narrator is making me do my chores, so here are the last two episodes that aired originally on the awesome Ravenwood Radio -Daring Adventures 14, originally from Ravenwood Radio 29, and Daring Adventures 15 which just aired on Ravenwood Radio episode 30!

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – Episode 14

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – Episode 15

The Daring Adventures of Ditto – episode 5!

OK for some reason this never got posted like the rest of them, so here it is now – Episode 5 of ‘the Daring Adventures of Ditto’…

The Daring Adventures of Ditto, Episode 5