Silliness to lighten the gloom

Just in time to lift my mood…

Light/Sav: added a hopper powered chicken farm to the house
Spiderlilly: I gotta see that
Light/Sav: ok
Light/Sav: had help from azure
Spiderlilly: what does it do? compartmentalize the chickens in chests?
Light/Sav: come see

And because it won’t be complete without pics:-



Just. Silly.

(edit) Added myself. You know. For immorrtality. And all that stuff.




Dennettgirl’s art on my shop

Turns out, instead of having to figure out how to do the art myself, get an artist who doesn’t mind.

And it’s the same artist who made my skin.

Here’s the process. I’m being so squee!

So. Here she is. Just starting.


So she starts working away…



Then she realises she started it wrong somewhere. Forgot a block (think of it as missing a “pixel”). She does pixel art. Remember way back when in the 90’s you’d do painstaking work on a microscopic level, pixel by pixel, to get things just right? She does that in her sleep.


Destroy, Destroy. Start all over again. Argh?

Destroy, Destroy. Start all over again. Argh?

Oy. Well she wasn’t grimacing about it, but I woulda.

So, onwards:-

She was actually destroying a bit here, again...

She was actually destroying a bit here, again…

Dum dee dum...

Dum dee dum…

At this point she ran outta brown wool. That’s when I realised I didn’t have permission on 1/2 the chests Mal put as hopper containers for our storage (more on that later). So we went snipping the brown wool-dyed sheep I had down in the basement. (Yeah, you can dye the sheep in Minecraft. It’s hilarious. And awesome.)

And, I dunno why I thought it’ll look like a page and not a bound book cover. I thought the brown shouldn’t be there, but I trusted ┬áDenn; then my brain kicked in. OH RIGHT!

It's coming along nicely...

It’s coming along nicely…

She caught me checking the place out and it looked like a good screenshot moment. So.

There she is.

Caught her standing still.

Caught her standing still.

… aaand we’re done! She posed far away, good thing We caught her close up beforehand, didn’t we? Squint; there she is!

... squint and see Dennett on top of her finished book on my shop...

… squint and see Dennett on top of her finished book on my shop…

... now squint and see her  in front of the glass portion. :D

… now squint and see her in front of the glass portion. ­čśÇ

I like to give credit where credit is due; plus I love her to bits.

(Here’s the enchanted book for comparison just to show how bang-on she got it.)

Thanks, Dennettgirl!

(And. Squeeeeeeeee…!)

When gaming scrapes too much off of real life…

Watching the Residence tutorial, ( just to protect a house I built, when on another server all I had to do was either get certain ores as placemarkers, or join a faction, with that screen of pure code that showed up at the start, reminded me of my UNIX and Microsoft Server courses.


I mean, really?  Oh, come on, man!

Even the client -side part was looking almost as un-usuer friendly.

“It’s complicated but powerful.”

Yeah, but that’s why I don’t play strat. I ain’t employing that part of my brain I use to do that to game.

Nooo, sireee….

I fainted. I liked playing house, and playing 3D lego with blocks I just dig, destroy and put together.

I’ll go over that another day. Right now, I’m a go thwap stuff somewhere on another game…

Where’s that Tribalman’s Shiv I tossed onto this blog somewhere…

Cavediving near lava

After losing my second diamond Silk Touch pickaxe, regular diamond pickaxe, and diamond sword someone gave me, and at least three regular diamond pickaxes I crafted afterwards, from falling into lava and discovering hitting /back don’t get you your stuff when you get back to your dying spot after┬áI lost obsidian and coal from lava while mining obsidian, I decided not to armour up and go with stone EVERYTHING. But I had to get a diamond pick to mine the copious amounts of redstone, lapis, gold and coal I was finding near this lava flow…

Here’s how it went.

This was me after grinding at a monster pit trap:-


Iron armour regotten after mob pit trap grinding, since the Iron set @greatlight9181┬ágave me was lost due to the unfortunate Falling Off the End Map incident that shall not ┬ábe mentioned (lagged while ender thwapped, fell off, lost first Silk Touch diamond pick, tons of glass, armour, etc…). Someone gave me Iron Leggings gratis afterwards.

But guess what? While mining Obsidian and some Redstone I found lear lava, I fell in. Cue my distress over losing most of the Obsidian, redstone, coal I had found up to that point.

But my deaths weren’t to end there. Whilst carefully crafting my way across the lava, something had to just come up from behind and explode me off into it.


I started using my junk pickaxes, swords and bows from my mob pit trap grinding.

Made it across the lava after leaving a gap in the stone I was crafting  behind me. But they met me at the other side, and, while thwapping, fell in an open square someone left with lava.

But. There was coal. And Iron. And Redstone. And Diamond Ore.

I caved and crafted another after spotting so many ores. This was the first of many.

I caved and crafted another after spotting so many ores. This was the first of many.

I caved and remade my first of three? plain Diamond pickaxes. After destroying 2 Redstone ores using a iron pickaxe. Had 10 diamonds after that, and lapis. And Redstone.


After making sure the path behind me was blocked off, I proceeded CAREFULLY towards the ore. The coal I found on the way was already home safely in a chest.

After making sure the path behind me was blocked off, I proceeded CAREFULLY towards the ore. The coal I found on the way was already home safely in a chest.

I started spamming the /home home and /back commands to make sure the ores I got were not gonna be lost by some (often occurring?) freak accident. Or a monster surprise.

My perseverance was rewarded. Lookee.

Before getting Lapis Ore

Carefully, carefully, I made my way to it. And started digging around it. That’s when I learned to start digging indiscriminately around me, lava or no. Ores galore. Because. Lookee.

After getting Lapis Ore

I added stones to make sure NOTHING fell into that lava. And. Lookee again.

After getting Lapis Ore2

On the bottom right of my path, to the right of what I had  already found, I was to find Redstone as well, but I thought I had taken a screenshot. Take my word for it.

See that block near me on the left of the pic? I had looked up and saw coal. So I built up to it.

iron armour regotten from mob grinding. Someone gave me iron leggings after this.

I was being extremely careful, and digging to find blocks to make floor, so I wasn’t porting home as much. ┬áOr at all at this point, I think? Here’s what this section netted me.

Note. No clothes.

Note. No clothes.

Of course I lost the pick after this (fu game, I wasn’t TRYING “to swim in the lava”!) , but everything I mined was home.

If things explode you on land, all you do is lose experience. You can hit /back.

Guess why I’m mentioning it here.


So, that’s my first REAL cavediving experience. And it netted me a ton. Have two stacks and then some of Redstone, Coal(almost three stacks of it), and I was able to remake my Iron Armour set.

What ya thinkee?


I think it has retro appeal. But I play with friends.

So buddy tells me “go find a sheep and shear it for wool”. I walk around a lot one way, and find a… dog? Wolf? I tried shearing it, then I tries using the shears another way, and ended up hitting it. It won’t stop following, so I had to kill the thang. Next time I go out to find wool, I go the other way, and find people’s houses with animals outside; I check the shears to see if it works, ┬ábut I can’t pick up the wool… ┬áSo then, I go past a house with fire on the roof (as ambience?). I fell down a hole, and heard, “Baaaa”. Looked up and saw a sheep stranded on a pixelated square above me. So I build about 3 ways out with dirt, and plopped ┬átorches all over the place, then stalked it with shears. All through the night. Killed an 8-bit spider monster. When it resets its wool the pixelated grass underneath it disappears. Eh?

I'm a stalk you for wool... again and again and...

I’m a stalk you for wool… again and again and…

Broke my axe digging the sheep out, but buddy was gone for the night IRL, so no repairs. Plus, it flew away somewhere. Couldn’t find it. Then I come back to the house I’m sharing. The silly chicken that flew out of the egg my buddy threw (I thought he tossed out a chicken from nowhere… had no clue what he was doing, I’m new after all… looked hilarious) popped out 2 more eggs while running around all over the place. But the dog won’t follow you. Barks a lot.


If you don’t watch it, apparently you can create a waterfall in a house when u upend a bucket.

I couldn't get his lift right, so I'd upend the water I was carrying...

I couldn’t really toggle his lift right, so I’d upend the water I was carrying…


Looks interesting, but a pain to undo.

Let’s see, what else.


Hard to make rain look bad, even in 8- bit.

I have some slimeballs, and bones. And rotten flesh. Oh yeah, he took me to the nether. WHY DO THE PIG ZOMBIES sound like children?! “Don’t hit the pigs.” “Why?” ” ‘Cause they’ll own you…” “What about the ghasts? “Kill them.”

Buddy has a monster pit trap in his basement next to a monster spawn. Interesting, thwapping away without the consequences.

…aaand I enchanted a sword. It’s extra sharp now, cause I have a sharpness enchant.

Not bad for a first day. Buddy’s staff at the server, so he can fly. In an 8-bit suit. Dunno why he chose a suit; he’s not a suit IRL…

I saw a funny U toob minecraft vid, so I was really enthusiastic. I... really wanted to dig...

I saw a funny U toob minecraft vid, so I was really enthusiastic. I… really wanted to dig…

That’s it for my first day minecrafting. Better go check and see if that wacky 8-bit chicken plopped out any more eggs…