Recommended #42 Leap Day Special

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It’s Leap Day! That means a special set of recommended links!

I saw in my YouTube feed that Hermicraft Season 7 had begun. It looks like it’ll be an interesting one. There are already feuds and practical jokes!

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Yolocraft, Fortnite, and More | Rapid Reviews (Spoilers)

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Yolocraft Season 8 (Blitzwinger & Unlimited Magic, YouTube): With another death the eighth season of Yolocraft comes to a close. *sob* It was an interesting one with unexplained deaths and disappearing horses. It was also odd to actually know more about the new Minecraft features than they did; usually it was them telling me. But, as always, the team of Blitzwinger and Unlimited Magic provided video after video of entertainment. There was humor and there was suspense. Each time they went into the Nether was nerve wrecking. And there were episodes I wished they would have edited; for instance, watching them ride their horses for about 30 minutes while they looked for the Pillager Outpost. Probably the best part of the series was the thousands of chickens they had.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 (Epic Games, PlayStation 4, Xbox, and more): Before you get too excited, I know that season 1 isn’t over–I also know that apparently it’s been extended to February–this is just a little recap/mid-review. The first chapter of Fortnite I didn’t play much. It was mostly the crossover events. First, I couldn’t afford any skins. Second, I’m bad at shooter games. Third, I felt like I didn’t get anywhere. It seemed like I never leveled up or progressed and on top of that I couldn’t make it passed the nineties. So, I am enjoying the new leveling system where it tells you in big letters, “Hey! You leveled up!” I also like how you can see your progress in the Battle Pass section. I don’t know how much of the menus they fixed, but it seems easier to find things like missions. I really enjoy the extra XP time during the weekends. When I first saw how far I’d have to go to get any of the Battle Pass skins, I thought, “That’s never going to happen,” then one day I was at level 60. I don’t know if they reworked their matchups but I seemed to actually survive for longer periods and actually get eliminations. Before, it was just me running away and dying…a lot. I’m also looking forward to this villain team/EGO thing they are hinting at.

Photographing the Dead by Dean Koontz (Nameless series, #2): I have to agree with some of the reviews I’ve seen that the second book wasn’t as good as the first, but that doesn’t make it bad. I still found it to be thrilling and hard to put it down. I liked how Koontz kept shifting to the two women hiking. You knew that they were going to meet the killer at some point, but would they survive? I kind of felt like I was always racing towards some unavoidable fate. Koontz’s villain was creepy as always; he really knows how to make a truly evil antagonist. You feel no pity for the man. I enjoy how Koontz tells the reader that sometimes the person is just evil–that they do something just because they can or they think they are better than everyone else. In the first book, I didn’t feel that there was much danger for Nameless–I kind of felt the same in this one–but I was worried for the hikers. Now that I think about it, maybe that’s the point: feel for the victims. After Nameless sees those “ghosts” at the end, I began to wonder if Nameless isn’t so “nice.” Maybe he murdered someone and we shouldn’t feel sympathy or worry about him.

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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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The Herobrine Exists Theory

With the revival of Minecraft, there comes many new videos and theories about the game’s hidden lore. The YouTube channel The Game Theorists is just one of those looking into various theories.

It is pretty obvious that some kind of civilization existed before you (the player) arrived. There are ruined structures, like the temples and the strongholds. And it seems that civilization is trying to start up again, hence the villagers.

With it being October, I plan to tell a ghost story–a Minecraft ghost story. You guess it. It’s a theory about Herobrine. (Not that big of a surprise since it was in the title.)

Supposedly, Herobrine is a mob or something that appears in worlds at random. He is always seen from a distance and vanishes. He looks like the default Steve character, except for glowing eyes. Some believe him to be a ghost or a glitch in the game code. But, maybe, he’s supposed to be there.

Maybe, he’s one of the ancient builders.

Obviously, something happened to the previous builders. What it was is up for debate. The Game Theorists say that the builders accidentally unleashed the Wither; they couldn’t beat it so they had to retreat to strongholds. They then evacuated to the End.

However it happened, the point remains that they had portal technology. They could go to the Nether or to the End. What if there was a lab accident while working on the prototype? And let’s say a guy who looks like Steve is caught in the blast. He is then trapped between worlds, blinking in and out. Maybe Herobrine is just trapped.

Or Herobrine could be something even more. Maybe he knew that their civilization was dying but wanted to warn the next one so he made a time machine, but it malfunctioned and he is phasing in and out of time. Wouldn’t that be something if he was a messenger trying to prevent history from repeating itself?

So next time you hear a story about someone seeing Herobrine, don’t laugh because it just might be some lost soul.

Happy Halloween.

Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading.


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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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Recommended #34

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Watch Me Draw A Comic Strip! “Smarter” – Part 2 by John Vogel

The Missing Girl by Gita V. Reddy

Power Down by BJK White

The Phoenix Conspiracy by Richard Sanders

Lightning Rider by Rick Mofina

The Last VidCon Recap by Let Me Explain Studios

How To Defend A Village! – Minecraft 1.14 Let’s Play by SystemZee

Do you have any recommendations? Tell me in the comments.

Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading.


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