I’m aware this is a day late ^_^ I figure since there is a blizzard over at my house for the next… 23ish hours, I can take my time today and type up a nice post for you guys today.
Haven’t been Minecrafting as fervently this week as last, which is a great thing for productivity hee hee Though at the start of the week I did finish off Brutal Legend, which is a game of epic proportions. I’m not a metal head or a fan of that genre, but the way it is presented in this game is something else. I know it all has a ‘awsome, comedic’ approach but still, it’s nice. Bit frustrating at the end, I admit, but the soul of the game is really strong, I highly recommend anyone getting it.
Why for the Rock game anecdote? Well, you see, I was curious as to what I should actually build in Minecraft. I mostly mine, and that’s about it. The problem I’ve run into is that, for whatever reason, the output of ore has been terrible. I have massive stocks of coal to the point of growing sick of seeing it popup, peckish amounts of iron, and unending supplies of lava and cobblestone. I guess my initial starting spots were just bad luck, but it’s starting to get annoying. Just yesterday I found a diamond block just waiting to be snagged up in a cave system, but it was by itself. I dug all around it; nothing. ONE diamond block? Really? >.<
So I wanted to build something, but wasn’t sure what. Started out thinking I could replicate the cursor of a hand that shows up when you can click on a link. I thought I could have it holding up something, but I couldn’t think of anything that would gel with the cartoony hand. So after playing Brutal Legend I changed the pointing hand into a fist and angled it.
And added a friggin’ huge sword.
As you can see it is still under construction. (The ‘skin’ tone is giving me grief. Pink wool is too Valentine’s-y, for example.) The blade itself is done, I like the smooth stone though the iron involved is going to take a while to amass. As well as the gold for the hilt. The handle is Pine tree wood, I like the darker tone it has hee hee Finally the hand is going to be outlined in obsidian, but the skin itself… is triple question marks. The Misses prefers the sand as it’s flesh toned… but it’s too Simpsons for me. I was leaning towards light grey wool, but that can be set on fire… meh.
And here is a shot of one of the (yes there are more than one) tree houses the Misses has put together. She’s really good with these things, this one was made for my cousin. She’s-a nice, no?