The Minecraft Logs #10: Building all the factories!

Well, okay, it wasn’t all of them. Just all of the essential ones to make my life in Minecraft easier: generators for andesite, iron and gold. The last two were generators that I have been meaning to build since I installed the Create mod months ago but due to the lack of brass I couldn’t make them immediately. Then I was finally able to make brass ingots, took a break and next thing I know it is some months later and here I am playing the game again!

Of course, they weren’t the main reason I installed Create in the first place but they were an important part of it.

Anyway, before we get to any of that we need to backtrack a little so I can explain how I finally got to this point.

P.S.: This is post #6 for Blaugust 2021

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Would You Rather? – Gaming Edition

Orangutan thinking. Image source is Wikimedia Commons:

Krikket recently came up with an interesting thought experiment that you can pretty much guess what it is about by the title alone. There isn’t really any rules about it except an “unspoken” one that all the answers to these questions only have to last for a year. But since that would be too easy for me I will go with the assumption that it would last for a life time just to have some weight to the answers.

Unnecessary to say I don’t intend to follow on any of these answers. It is a thought experiment after all. It would only be something that I’d do if there was some divine force making me choose one of these options and having to follow through with it.

Anyway that is enough of a preamble. Let’s get on with these questions.

P.S.: This is my post #5 for Blaugust 2021!

Credits to the image: The image at the top of this post is from Wikimedia Commons. It is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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[XCom 2] Operation Iron God

In the interest of honesty, I meant to write this post much earlier in the week. But then I decided to play juuuust a little bit of Minecraft. Next thing I knew it was Friday and I still haven’t written the post. Oops!

Story of my life right there!

Consequently this post was made in a rush and has not been edited. Sorry about that!

Anyway, in case you are just stumbling on it, this is part of a XCom 2 Succession game where a bunch of bloggers each take a turn at the game and hope we don’t end up losing the war against the aliens. Losing soldiers along the way though, specially the ones who are named after a blogger, is completely optional and even encouraged by some.

This event is being hosted by Naithin, of Time to Loot. You can find more information about it, the list of participants and their turns here.

Image credits: The image at the top of this post was created by Naithin.

EDIT: Forgot to add that this is post #4 for Blaugust 2021!

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Blaugust 2021 is almost here!

August is almost upon us and with it comes an event very cherished by the blogging community: Blaugust!

In case you never heard of Blaugust before, it is an event hosted by Belghast, of Tales of the Aggronaut. It is basically an event to foster the creation of new blogs, welcome the return of dormant ones and for active blogs to have some fun together.

For new bloggers there will be mentors in Discord willing to answer questions and helping out within reason. There might also be some posts across participant blogs with tips and advice from veterans.

In the case of inactive bloggers, just join the event and get back to posting. Easy as that. And for everyone else, just join in and post as usual. XD

If anyone is worried about what topics to write about there will be some themed weeks for August with suggestions on topics to write about.

And this is pretty much the TL;DR version of it. For more details about the event and joining in as a participant you can find it here.

I will be participating this year but my goal will be the low hanging fruit of 5 posts during the month of August. I am in a bit of funky mood right now so that might be the most realistic goal for myself.

Credits: The logo on the top was made by Belghast.

Growing up and the media that shaped me

Well, that didn’t take long. I already found a writing prompt from Promptapalooza that I feel compelled to write about. If you don’t know what Promptalooza is, you can find the details of the event here.

The TL,DR version of it is: there will be a writing prompt each day and someone will write about it then link to the next person who will write about a different prompt in the next day. It is kinda like a huge blog crawl during the month of August!

Again, I am not participating in the event in any way or form but I hope nobody will mind if I join in and write something based on a prompt or two.

Anyway, the prompt that spawned this post is one proposed by Mailvatar:

What are some key sources of media (games/movies/etc) that have shaped your worldview?

Please, take the time to read his post too. It is a pretty interesting read.

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A shout-out to Promptapalooza

At first my intention was to write this as a side note in my “Games I’ve Played in July” post but then it started to become too big and I realized I should have wrote an actual post about it from the beginning.

There is a new blog event this month, called Promptapalooza, created by Belghast. You can find the details here. The TL,DR version is: there will be a writing prompt each day and someone will write about it then link to the next person who will write about a different prompt in the next day. It is kinda like a huge blog crawl during the month of August.

It is an special event to replace the traditional Blaugust this year since, by request of the community, it was done in April to help lift people’s spirits during the pandemic. Still people wanted some kind of event in August and again, Belghast was kind enough to come up with an event for the community.

Credits: Banner made by Belghast of Tales of Aggronaut.

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A recipe for a blog post

A little while ago, Easha of Glittering Girly Gwent Gaming proposed a writing prompt in the Blaugust Discord server that was something like “Describe how you write a blog post like it was a recipe.”

Roger of Contains Moderate Peril and SDWeasel of Unidentified Signal Source both wrote some very interesting and insightful posts with that prompt. You can find those here and here.

I decided to join in too but instead of doing a post like them I will just take the prompt literally and write like it was a food recipe! I am doing it like this because this prompt triggers my silly side. Sorry~

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Blogger Recognition Award 2020

I’ve been tagged by Krikket of Nerd Girls Thoughts with this award. Thank you for the tag, Krikket, it is always an honor to be tagged for something like this. 🙂

As usual with these kind of rewards there are certain rules involved. Here they are:

The Rules

  1. Thank the wonderful person who nominated you and leave a link back to their blogs.
  2. Explain your blog’s origin story or its history.
  3. Hand out two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  4. Nominate other bloggers and hook us up with links to their blogs.

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A salve of Blapril for the weary soul

Regular blog readers probably already heard of Blaugust, that yearly event where bloggers try to write one post every day during the month of August.

This year it will be starting earlier, in April, because in the words of Belghast himself: “we can use a dose of internet togetherness to combat the negative effects of social distancing”.

For anyone who anything of what I said sounds like I was speaking of some kind of obscure foreign ritual, read on and I will try to explain.

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Characters and me

Post #15 for Blaugust 2019

Blaugust is ending and with this post I accomplished my goal for it this year. Once again it was pretty fun with a lot of new blogs (or new to me) participating and some pretty good discussion on the Discord server. 🙂

I was going to do a recap of Final Fantasy’s XIV anniversary event, the Rising, for this last post but I haven’t felt like playing it for a while and haven’t done it yet. So I will just use this Twitter poll by Belghast, of Tales of the Aggronaut, as my blog prompt for the day. To quote the poll:

There is a discussion happening elsewhere so I’m curious. For me all of my game characters are just cosmetic shells for the digital “me”. Getting the impression I am deeply in the minority here

I have no idea where this discussion happened or what is being talked about but I am going to join anyway and there is no one that can stop me! Mwahahahaha! 😀

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