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:-

Here.

Hopper_powered_Chicken_Farm

Just. Silly.

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

😛

Hopper_powered_Chicken_Farm2

phbbbt.

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.

Dennettgirl_Myshop

So she starts working away…

Dennettgirl_Myshop1

Dennettgirl_Myshop2

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.

So.

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  Denn; 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. 😀

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, (http://residencebukkitmod.wikispaces.com) 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.

O_o

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…

Minecrafting

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,  but I can’t pick up the wool…  So 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  torches 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.

woof_minecraft

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…

O_o

Looks interesting, but a pain to undo.

Let’s see, what else.

Minecraft_8bit_rain

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…

😛