Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Not much to talk about lately.

Spending most of my time these days doing nothing of importance. Business as usual. I've been slowly working on getting through my growing anime backlog and playing Minecraft, speaking of which, I suppose I should explain why I haven't made any posts about The Rise lately. Well, at that point I was getting pretty bored of that map. Goddamn Project Skywall burnt me out. The sheer scale of the project overwhelmed me, and in hindsight I should've made it smaller. Not to mention that the implementation of biomes on maps created before the update wasn't quite like I envisioned it:
Old part of the map on the left, newly generated part of the map on the right.

So yeah, I pretty much gave up on it. I hate it when I come up with an idea for some grand project, spend too much time overthinking it, and end up giving up before I get anywhere on it. Shit sucks.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dead Master

After two weeks of waiting for her to arrive via registered SAL, she finally arrived in the mail around noon today.

Get out of here stalker Hygogg.

Unfortunately, this is the only picture of the half dozen I took earlier today that turned out well. All the others came out blurry or saturated with light. That, and my good camera is currently out of town with my Mom and sister until they come back this weekend. I'll be sure to take some better pictures when I get my camera back.

But I gotta say, figma Dead Master is pretty damn sexy. I love the paintjob on her scythe and the skulls.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Minecraft Halloween update is out.

So I put on some dramatic music that I thought would go well with opening my first portal and stared at the swirling purple entryway until the track finished, at which point I walked in. Immediately after exiting the portal on the other side I take two steps forward and immediately fall down a hole.


Edit: I'll be adding to this post as I progress further into hell here, so keep checking back here if you're interested in reading about my glorious trek through a brand new frontier me dying horribly at the tentacles of flying jellyfish monsters.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I was bored, so I felt like sticking an extra set of arms and weapons on one of my 1/144 HG Tieren Space Types and taking a few pictures.

These were taken with my iphone's camera, so the picture quality isn't all that great.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A fairly uneventful week as always.

Didn't do much during the past few days. I spent most of the time playing Left 4 Dead, modding the hell out of X3: Terran Conflict, slowly watching ZZ Gundam (Space Mayans? In my Gundam?) and butting heads with normalfags over the internet (don't fucking ask, seriously). Nothing to talk about really.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Something different maybe?

Lately, I've been getting bored of Minecraft. I think the sheer scale of Project Skywall burnt me out half way through it, so I'll probably take a break until the Halloween update comes out. For the time being, I'll probably just work on my backlog of anime and VNs, or I might pick up another huge timesink of a game, like

Friday, October 15, 2010

What the hell?: A bit of a rambling, not well thought out rant

So today I was at my crappy job (inb4 >job >/jp/) picking up after people at a supermarket and noticed pic related among other things in a cart full of damaged goods and displaced items. This is probably one of the strangest things I've seen packaged together in a while, think about it for a second; what exactly would require double As and glue? Something very, very niche that's for sure. That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw this odd combination, and to think someone out there gets paid good money to come up with this crap too.

Project Skywall: A most interesting development

So I was working on Project Skywall and this happened:

Another massive chunk error, yeah this map is pretty damn wierd. Makes me wonder how many of these I'll run into Basically, it's pretty much the same as The Rise, but bigger, and with more caves in the sides of it that zombies like to pour out of. There's also a few lava flows as well.

...I should really find something else to talk about on this blog aside from Minecraft.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Quick update: Anyone have some sand they don't need?

So I just did some math and realized that I need at least 1.5 MILLION blocks of glass to complete Project Skywall. Problem is, other than the fact that smelting all that sand would take forever and a day, my map currently only has 500k blocks of sand in it according to Cartograph. Well, I knew I was going to resort to using INVedit at somepoint during this project, but I didn't think that I'd have to rely so heavily on it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Minecraft: The Rise: Project Skywall: The Movie: The Game

Oh damn, I haven't made a post in a couple of days...

Anyways, I started on the megaproject I mentioned in my previous Minecraft post a few nights ago, which I decided to dub "Project Skywall". So far, I've only put about an hour into it because I've been occupying my time with other things recently, and it's going to take several more hours to finish, but for the sake of actually working on a project in a video game until completion for once in my life I'll see it through to the end.

Currently, I've only dug out the centerpoint on the top of the Rise and used most of the cobblestone I had mined and stored away up to that point to build part of one of the skybridges, which really, in the context of this project, won't be skybridges at all, but more like some sort of support structure holding up the perimeter once I finish it.

Before I go any further, I need to do a bit more planning so I don't screw up colossally and not realize it until I'm close to finishing. With the sheer scale of this project, the potential for something going wrong because I screwed up while planning is pretty big.

Here's a screenshot of what I've got so far:
I don't think I'll extend the radius of the glass ceiling any further than that, once I'm done with this project I'm going to spend some time (and several torches/buckets of lava/both) getting rid of all the snow and ice, and I don't want to spend forever doing that because I made the ceiling too big. At this rate, it's already going to be gigantic.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Putting my Minecraft addiction on hold

I just found out that the full translation patch for Mirai no Kimi to, Subete no Uta ni (Miku VN) was released yesterday. Fucking. Glorious. Words can't describe how happy I am right now.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


My face
Good news everyone! It turns out I made a backup of The Rise not too long ago and tossed it into the depths of my external hard drive. Somehow I completely forgot about it, dunno how. Anyways, I decided to take a look at it and to my surprise and relief it's relatively up to date. The only things missing are the farms I was using to produce reeds (I need bookcases, bookcases everywhere) and a badly planned apartment complex. All together I think I only lost maybe three hours of work, and I've had worse things happen in the many games I've played throughout my life. I'm just glad that everything went better than expected.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

RIP "The Rise" (for now, maybe)

Woke up early this morning shortly after 4 am. My sleep schedule is pretty much shot to hell now, partially because of my bizarre work schedule, the concept of work/life balance seems to be unheard of at Safeway.

With that aside, lets move on to the meat of this post.

Monday, October 4, 2010

A quick "OH GOD WHAT" update before I get some sleep.

Did a bit of f5ing on /m/ before bed and I found this:


Star Driver

So I just watched the first episode of Star Driver and I gotta say, it's pretty good. Better than I expected it to be.
Galactic Pretty Boy
Well I have to admit, I was hoping that there would be more mecha action. Instead, most of the pilot episode is just your typical anime school life deal, with all but about three to four minutes of mecha. The animation during the fight is pretty good though. Ah well, it's only the first episode out of twenty five, so I'm sure there will be plenty of fabulous mecha fighting.
Currently, the only subs out are [gg]'s, which surprisingly aren't too bad this time around, but expect a small dose of FABULOUS every so often. Of course, given the nature of subgroups, there'll be more groups picking this up. So if you absolutely hate [gg] and you want to watch this then you'll probably only have to wait a few days.

Final line: Since this series just started, I can't really form much of an opinion just yet. But I'd certainly say that it's worth a try. If you like it, great. If not, great. Opinions, etc.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Some minecraft screenshots

Here's a few screenshots of what I've built on my current Minecraft map so far:
A bridge going across the ice cave.

Fortress Schizophrenia

The entrance to base I've dug into the side of the huge cliff, I've come to refer to it as "The Rise".

Over 3900 hours in gimp.

Some sort of lounge area.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Power's back, time to post !

My power came back on not too long ago. Unfortunately I didn't have much of a nap, my folks kept bugging me with pointless crap.

Changed a few things on my blog, including the name and the picture at the top of the page. I tweaked a few other things as well, but nothing major.

I think I'll go ahead and catch up on some of the anime I've been watching now.

Power outage

Sitting in the dark right now, my power went out about ten minutes ago. It's been raining on and off over the past few days and now the wind is starting to pick up. Lovely.

The near complete silence in my room is creeping me out. I usually have something generating white noise in here at all times. Most of the time it's my computer, but I also have a small fan clipped to my bed's headboard (in b4 rude Koreans bring up Fan Death in the comments). The worst part about the lack of noise is this constant low-sounding ringing in my ears whenever it gets this quiet. There's probably a term for it, but I can't be bothered to look it up on my phone right now.

With that said; here's hoping that my power comes back on sometime soon. There have been times where inclement weather has knocked out the power to my entire neighborhood for days at a time and I sincerely hope this isn't one of them ;_;

God DAMN it my blog looks like shit.

I need to do some messing around in the design tab. I'll do that later, when I feel motivated enough to do so.

Actually, I would've done it sooner but the 300kb background image limit was pissing me off. Hurr, I am bad at blogs. And tired. Very very tired.

Fine moments in autism. (trying out youtube embedding)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This blog needs more Miku

So here's some Miku~:

Thought I should mention this

Mikuchan is currently hosting a writing contest. I'll just go ahead and repost the details:

Here's the contest info: Write a story about a day in the life of a Vocaloid. That's it, just make sure it's well worded and it's free of grammar and spelling errors.

The winner will receive the following prizes:
All the official Vocaloid software
10GB+ of images
Concert videos
Lossless collections
Almost every album release to date
Almost 800PV rips
Nearly all the game video rips
Plus a few other things~

The cutoff date will be Sunday, Oct. 31st and the winner will be announced sometime on Monday, Nov. 1st. That should give you guys plenty of time to come up with interesting stories

tl;dr Write story about Miku or your favorite Vocaloid of your choice, post story in the thread linked below, win, receive good stuff.

Link to the thread: http://mikuchan.org/vocaloid/res/451.html

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Alright, time to stop neglecting my blog.

It's been a couple of days and I still have no idea what the focus of this blog should be.
So let's talk about Minecraft, because that's what I've been spending wasting my free time on for the past week. If you haven't heard about Minecraft, then go google it you moron.

After spending some time exploring my rather bland looking winter map, I came across this:
At first glance, it's a gigantic plateau rising above a snow covered plain, but there's much more to it.
I discovered an entrance to a gigantic cave underneath the plateau, with a floor made of ice. As you can sort of see in the above screenshot, it's a long way down underneath the ice layer.

This plateau and the ice cave beneath it are the products of what appears to be chunk generation gone wrong, in an impressive and awesome way. I've been thinking up some plans for what I should build inside/around this thing. So far I have a small base carved into the north side (The first screenshot was taken from the southwest side) that I've been using as a production base. I'll post some screenshots of that later, I don't want to make this post too long.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

So I made a blog

And I'm not quite sure what to do with it. Yet.

I suppose I'll come up with something definite at some point, but for the meantime I'll just post whatever I feel like posting.

So here we go...