The Bookworm Pills

Not terribly long ago, The Bookish Elf posted a picture on Instagram called The Bookworm Pills. It asked the audience to choose any two of the pills, such as the amnesia pill which allows you to re-read a book as if it was the first time you read it.

My first instinct was to go with the travel and body pills. These allow you to visit any fictional world and to change bodies with any fictional character. I then realized why would I need to travel to that fictional world if I’d changed bodies with the fictional character? Wouldn’t I already be in that world?

I also started wondering how long do the pills last? Is it forever or just 24 hours? If it’s 24 hours then the amnesia pill is useless. I don’t want to be reading a book and then a couple chapters in go, “Oh yeah, it was the butler.” (Though there are some books I would like to forget reading.)

And the travel pill would be pointless in some cases. A lot of people wanted to travel to Hogworts. But, the pill doesn’t make you a wizard; you’d be a Muggle and they wouldn’t let you in.

Another popular choice seemed to be the life pill, which can bring a fictional character into the real world. The thing is it doesn’t make the person (or whatever) like you. If you could summon say Gandalf, would he even hang out with you? And how many times have we seen shows where the main character encounters someone from another time or dimension? They spend all their time trying to keep the guest under control as they run around going, “What’s that?” and getting into trouble.

The last popular pill was the love pill; this pill makes a fictional character fall in love with you. Well, this is pretty useless unless you use the travel, life, or body pill. So, if you pick love pill, your next choice is pretty much chosen for you. And why would you pick the love pill if you could just pick the body pill and swap bodies with their love interest. For example, why pick the love pill in order to make Bella from Twilight fall in love with you when you can just use the body pill and become Edward? You’d have the girl, travel to the fictional world (and be accepted), and be the character. You’d also have one more pill to choose.

After some thought, I began to see that the sacrifice pill might be the best for one of the choices. What story doesn’t have some character (usually a side character) that you grow to care about only to have them killed at some point? Unfortunately, you can only use it once, or can you?

Source: The Bookish Elf

First, the picture shows the pills in groups of four. Does that mean you get four of the pill type you choose? For instance, you get four sacrifice pills and four love pills. Or is it just two, as in one sacrifice and one love pill? It’s probably the latter. However, that got me thinking. Why not do like in the Limitless movie and just get more made.

The directions say “take.” That can mean ingest or choose it and hold on to it. There is also no time limit in the rules; it doesn’t say you have to take it immediately. Why not use the body pill and switch with a character that lives in a world where strange science is normal?

I thought I could swap bodies with a comic book character, like Superman. In that world, they have all sorts of strange inventions and science. STAR Labs could maybe replicate another pill and make more. I could have the sacrifice pill replicated many times over and bring back Batman’s parents or Flash’s mom or more. Mwa-hahahaha!! Oh, wait, then I’d probably cause some Crisis event because all the dead were returning!! And then everything would be rebooted.

Hmmm…

Wait. It says “take two.” Doesn’t say it can’t be two of the same. So, I go to a fictional world, via the body pill, where they can recreate the pills and then I could just travel to other fictional worlds by changing bodies.

Wonder how I’d get back to the real world though?

Which two pills would you take? Let me know in the comments below.

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To Be or Not | Hermitcraft Demise Game Discussion

I’ve been watching Hermitcraft on YouTube again. If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you’re probably not surprised.

A little while ago, Grain started the Demise mini-game for the Hermitcraft server. In the game, everyone starts out alive; but if you die, you become a ghost (change your skin to monochrome colors). You then can “help” the others to “pass on.” The last one standing get’s the prize.

At the end of the video, Grain asked who the audience thought was going to die first. This got me wonder what I would do if I was playing the game. Personally, knowing that I would be the first to die and probably in some really embarrassing way, such as blowing myself up or from starving, I figured I would off myself right away. Sure, it would mean losing the game and the diamonds, but I would then be able to set traps and prank the others, which in my opinion is worth “losing.” *insert evil laugh here*

Now, if I could just figure out why it’s called “Hermitcraft.” I get the “craft” part because of Minecraft, but the players do not spend their time in seclusion; they team up many times for games or to build shops. Hmm…

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Every Block Challenge House

In a recent Minecraft video by Grian, he built a base out of every Minecraft creative block, but he could only use the block once. He later challenged the audience to do the same. I managed to do it, though it looked like something ready for Halloween. I then ran with the idea.

My plan was to use the normal construction blocks for the walls and roof: wood, concrete, etc. I then used the storage type blocks for the flooring: barrels, shulker boxes, etc. The normal crafting blocks, like the stonecutter tool and anvil, were just placed as normal–as was the bed. I used trapdoors for windows. And the house part of the base contained many doors.

Using the seeds was fairly easy, I just did a normal farm. I used fence posts and gates (and some trapdoors) to build a holding pen for the pigs, cows, and so on. I dug a hole for using the various fish buckets and created a “pond.” I used the lava bucket to make a place to throw away unneeded items. Using the other spawn eggs was easy; just spawn them in.

As for all the different colored beds, I made a Halloween campsite with the campfire. I then used a trick from SystemZee to place the bed a block down and cover it with carpet in order to make it look like a sleeping bag.

The hardest ones to use were the items you can’t place like armor. I used an armor stand for one set of armor, but the rest had to go into a chest since I could only use one armor stand. Most of the unplaceable items went into chests, except for one that could be used in an item frame.

You can see some of the photos I took while working on it over on Instagram.


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Hail FOWL?

Brief spoiler warning for the “Moonvasion” episode of Disney’s DuckTales.

At the end of the “Moonvasion” DuckTales episode, we see F.O.W.L (the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny) watching the McDuck clan as they celebrate their victory over the (planet) Moon. The High Command is afraid that Scrooge and friends’ adventures endanger the world, but they aren’t worried about the world’s safety; they want the world protected so they can terrorize it. FOWL decides to give the McDucks their final adventure. It is also revealed that the members of High Command are the vultures who are Scrooge’s financial advisers.

I found the fact that FOWL is ran by these vultures intriguing. Here are the leaders of a terrorist organization working within Scrooge’s business under his nose–kind of like how Hydra operated within SHIELD in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Both Hydra and FOWL are secret global organizations; and now, both have been hiding under the noses of their respective heroes feeding off the success of the good guys.

I further saw a strange connection to FOWL and Hydra when I watched a YouTube video by DuckTales Squad 2017. The video shows season three teaser character images Disney showed at Comic-Con. The list included pretty much every Disney Afternoon character, such as Chip and Dale.

So, it looks like Clan McDuck might be running into other heroes while dealing with the secret global organization FOWL. They could possibly gather the characters for a battle with FOWL like in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I find it funny that it might be Scrooge, a wealthy “person,” meeting these other heroes (ahem, Tony). And isn’t it interesting that the “Moonvasion” episode brought together all the previously known characters, such as Darkwing, to fend off an alien invasion. Sounds slightly familiar. And who did the Avengers face off against after the Chitauri? Hydra.

That being said, I hope it is true because I would love to see a return of the Justice Ducks. Scrooge (or more likely the kids) gather the other Disney Afternoon characters and create the Justice Ducks so they can battle FOWL. I think it’d be awesome to see Scrooge stand there and go, “Justice Ducks…” uh, what would be their catchphrase? “Flock together?” “Fly?”

Also if there was more of a connection between FOWL and Hydra, we could have a ton of Hail FOWL memes. It’d be great. Though instead of “hail” what would it be?

Let me know in the comments section what you think should be the Justice Ducks’ battle cry and what FOWL members would say to greet each other.

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Storycraft and Minecraft

I watch a lot of Minecraft videos on YouTube–probably too many–particularity Yolocraft from Blitzwinger and UnlimtedMagic and Hermitcraft with Grian.

I was thinking about these videos while mindlessly (and then frustratingly) trying to level up my Minecraft villagers. When I finally got them done, I realized I’d set up a pretty good Minecraft world. I jokingly said that I should do my own server and call it Storycraft. It could be a place for writers and filmmakers. I mean, many of the Minecraft stuff is “make your own story.” Adventure maps, role-playing, and so on. Grian on Sept. 22 finished a saga where he was a hippie trying to get his time machine back from Area 77.

But then I just laughed and realized I shouldn’t try to play Minecraft when I have only had five hours of sleep.

What kind of funny “craft” ideas do you have for Minecraft? Do you think any writers or filmmakers would even be interested in a Storycraft idea? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

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Competition in Minecraft

It has not been easy assigning all the professions to the Minecraft villagers I added to my base, even in Creative Mode. I spawned them in but they would keep changing to random professions. I found out that they need a house, a bed, and their workstation–such as a barrel for a fisherman. (Check out these videos by Owen Adams on how to deal with villager jobs: one and two.)

Even with the workstation information, they would still flop randomly…or so it seemed. They were setting themselves to the crafting tables I had already in the base. I use barrels for storage and decoration so they kept assigning themselves to the barrels. I ended up having to remove my barrels, smokers, stonecutters, etc. Finally, they were sort of cooperating. I didn’t get rid of everything so they kept trying to work elsewhere.

Finally, I got it set up how I wanted. I then went to work on leveling them all up to Master. I got everyone to their “final form” except for the Shepherd. For some reason he got stuck at level 3. No matter how much time I gave him, he wouldn’t restock–even though his loom was two blocks away. I figured it was a bug and got another Shepherd. Still didn’t work. Maybe he was assigned to another loom. I removed the loom and the Shepherd changed professions, so it was the right workstation.

I could not get the lazy shepherd to do his job. I even tried coxing him into work by shoving him over to the loom. I knew that wouldn’t work, but it was still fun.

I then thought that maybe there was some weird requirement. He’s a shepherd; maybe he needs to be outside with the sheep. I set up a workstation out in the animal farm with the cows, chickens, pigs, and sheep. Nope. This one got stuck at level 3 too.

I sighed and returned to the other shepherd only to discover he’d restocked his items. In fact, he now restocked so fast that he’d have new items before I would empty out his stock.

“Sure,” I said. “Now that there’s some competition you work.”

See, even in the world of Minecraft, competition is an important thing.

What kind of bugs have you encountered with Minecraft? Do you think a competition system would be a great addition to the game? For instance, you trade a lot with one shepherd then start treading with another; but when you return to the first, the prices have dropped. Let’s discuss in the comments below.

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Musketeer Questions

A few days ago I watched the Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers movie from Disney. I noticed a few…things.

Why is it that most everyone looks like Goofy? When there is an average person/extra they look like Goofy. Is this because Goofy is a dominate gene? And along these lines, what about Goofy’s son, Max? We’ve never see the mother and we hardly see a love interest for Goofy. There’s Minnie and Mickey and Donald and Daisy, but the only one we see Goofy fall for is Clarabelle the cow. Is Clarabelle Max’s mother? If so, this could explain the genetics of the Disney universe. It would show that “Goofness” is a dominate trait.

Or it could be that Goofy is easier/more fun to draw.

It’s also funny how the two with love interests (Mickey and Donald) have nephews but the one with no love life (Goofy) has a son.

At one point, you are treated to an underwater scene. The moat is filled with skeletons–that’s weird enough for a Disney movie–but what interested me is that they were all human looking. What’s a bunch of human remains doing in a world filled with anthropomorphic animals? Did all the humans die out? Are Mikey, Donald, and the gang’s skeletons human-like? The skeletons didn’t even look like a cartoonish human-animal; they looked realistic human. Maybe the Pixar Theory about animals taking over is true.

Finally, why does everyone keep calling Mickey a runt? He’s a mouse the size of a duck (aka Donald). I wouldn’t be calling a mouse that big a runt. Donald isn’t called a runt. But, I get it. The whole point of the movie was that each character had a shortcoming they needed to overcome. Donald was a coward. Goofy was dumb. But, what about Mickey? What’s his shortcoming? Being nice? Courageous? Dedicated? So, you gotta go with runt.

It’s amazing how you can go back through a movie you’ve seen a million times and spot new things.

Have you seen the movie? What did you think about it? Do you have any theories or questions you want to share? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

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