Sunday, 30 March 2014

Minecraft (warning, large photos)

I was playing the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft with DeadpanFlook yesterday and he was having what we thought was a slight lag issue where the world wouldn't load and he fell into a pit and died.  When I was walking to where I thought I last saw him I noticed some XP orbs in the water and some of his items were there but some weren't to be seen anywhere so they might have fallen through the ground somehow.  Strangely that chuck wouldn't load at all.  Even today when he popped into the world it was still a big gaping hole.

 Handy to see there's a dungeon there.

 The view from the dungeon.

(Couldn't tell where this was taken from.  Looks weird as there's 2 chunks that haven't loaded.  I think the hill on the right is the mushroom biome but I couldn't tell where in the cavern the photo was taken.)

It's weird that the chunks just won't load at all.  I've seen this lag glitch before on the Rooster Teeth  Let's Play Minecraft videos but it always resolves itself.  Maybe a cache clean would solve the problem.

Hopefully it'll resolve itself the next time.

In the meantime here's a few things I built from googling minecraft:

Since those photos were taken I've added G-Man and Gordon Freeman next to the Companion Cube.  I'll hopefully be adding a Nurse to the Pyramid Head area and possibly Chris and Jill to the RE mansion.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

My reading habits

I've been neglecting my book reading habits since Christmas but I thought I'd upload pics of some of my books.  Mainly, it's my Stephen King collection which probably takes up just under half of my overall amount.

I like to keep things in chronological order so I can see the differences in his writing styles at a glance.  It also helps keep the order fresh in mind when speaking to a friend about King.  Usually the ka-tet pops up in conversations somewhere.  Black 13 was a big talking point a few weeks ago and I've been meaning to read parts of DTV that are highlighted in the Concordance to check some info but never got round to it and now I can't remember what I was meant to be checking it for!

The ones that are upside down have still to be read and I've just noticed that the first big copies of The Dark Tower I and II on the top shelf should be upside down.  I've had them for probably 20 years now and never read them! :D

I'm currently (or was) reading Firestarter.  I've just got to the end of the incident at the farm house.

Favourite book so far?  Either The Dark Half, The Green Mile or the DT series.

Least liked book?  Tommyknockers or Under The Dome.  It took me the best part of a year to read through those two books.