Big Things are Happening!

Quick post today! Huge addition to the kingdom!

Here’s a quick update!  I’m so incredibly excited with the way things are developing.  The northern town square is looking pretty with a new building frame. This frame will eventually be a row of houses! We gotta have houses! What’s that in the background though?

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Boom! Town square number 2! This is going to be much more regal! And circular!  This is going to be the only place where I’m planning on putting a circle in this city.  I want it to stand out and to be unique. Big plans, friends! Big plans!


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Here is the view from the east! This entire section, from this wall to the town square in front of the palace, will be a more regal, expensive build.  I also like how you can see parts of the palace peeking out and around the wall. My only complaint is the wall itself. I definitely need to improve the gate… it looks like garbage.

Next time, expect some lore and background! I plan on discussing the development of the city as it expanded from a small village!

I’m baaaaaaaaaack!

Consistency….will it ever happen? Maybe today is the start! I continue the palace and introduce a new location for a small build.

Inspiration and motivation…

Fear of judgment…

Standardized Testing stress…

Constant self-doubt…

Ok. I’m done complaining.  Back to the game! Today, I bring to you two updates.  The first doesn’t really look like much. Yet. I have high hopes for this one.  In my mind, I need a portal to join this world to our own. Boom, a relatively open clearing (ok, I helped a LITTLE bit), and I’ve got the start of this portal.  I’m imagining stone and such creating this mound/cave where the portal resides.  And the portal, guys, the portal….is circular.  Not going to lie, I watched FalseSymmetry do this on Hermitcraft Season 4, and it looked GORGEOUS. I’m definitely going to be taking a leaf out of her book on this one.

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Lore to come once I break ground on this! I’ve already got some good ideas!

Picture number two is some more palace work.  The pink section is going to be a walled indoor garden leading up to the blue palace section. Still trying to figure out what to do with this section, but I think that I definitely need Minecraft 1.12 to come out for the addition of concrete and concrete powder. It’s better, but I still have a long way to go.

P007You can kind of see it in this picture, but in the back is going to be this grand balcony overlooking the land below it.  Regal, yet simplified. I just need to sit down and start framing this building out some more. I’ve never built anything like this before; it’s kind of hard!

One Day at a Time

Gettin’ back on that wagon!

So, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a major time commitment.  Sky Factory 3 also has taken up quite a bit of time.

Needless to say, I’ve been distracted with other things and haven’t worked on the realm for quite a while.  Hoo-boy, it’s been rough getting back on this horse too.  Talk about it being hard to get inspiration!  I spent a lot of time pulling my hair out on this one… =(

It took forever for me to finally get my head back in the game. It reminded me of the story A Long Walk to Water.  It was a great read, and I highly recommend it to anyone needing some light reading. It tells the story of Salva Dut (more info here). Salva’s uncle gives him some words of wisdom to help him overcome the many adversities he faced during his travels…some advice that I desperately needed to remember: Take it a day at a time.  (Yes, my “struggles” are nothing as to what Salva went through, but the advice still works!)

I began work on the palace today.  I ended up moving it to the east slightly and had to do quite a bit of terraforming before I was ready to lay out the outlines of the buildings.  Take a look at what I’ve got set up!  Now, this is obvious, but everything is set to change due to whatever whim strikes me.

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Did you know there was more to the kingdom than the Grumpy Bear and the Northern section?

Instead of windmilling it up, I get distracted finishing some walls and working on my block palate for my palace.

Yeah, it’s a long title, I know, but it truly captures the essence of the two pictures I’m sharing in today’s update.

Hey, did you know palate and palace are almost spelled the exact same way? I never made that connection before. It doesn’t really change my life in any dramatic way, but it’s a fun little oddity that I enjoyed for a few seconds.

Anyway, I present my palace palate of blocks. p002

The “grass” blocks are really just hardened clay.  I got the idea from the Hermitcraft server in which they used these blocks to simulate a freshly manicured lawn.  I’m not entirely sold on them, but I know that I wanted to make a nice garden/lawn in front of the castle that includes a gorgeous fountain and well trimmed…things.

I like the idea of these blocks, and I want to include a lot of towers and such.  I don’t want to say like Hogwarts from the movies, that is too large in terms of scale.  I just like towers, people definitely not “nobody” seeing as how I’ve never shared this out and kept it entirely secret from my friends, family, and loved ones. Hello, Random strangers!  Maybe I’ll toy around with some purple or stuff as well, it might look good with the bricks, but definitely nowhere near the green. Gross.


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In other parts of the world, I finished the walls! Well, phase 1 of the walls at least. Anyways, it stretches from the eastern edge, up to the north, around the north, and down part of the west.  Actually, now that I think of it, I need to finish the west edge of the walls… Darn. Scratch that. Phase 1 isn’t done. =(

I will admit that I started to lay out the foundation for the windmill.  I think that maybe next time that will be what I work on.  That, or I’ll probably find something else to get distracted by. It’s not like there are a thousand other things to work on or anything… Until next time!

Last. Catch. Up!

Finally done catching up! Check out the start of the eastern side of the kingdom as well as the location of the palace.

Playing catch-up is tough.  It’s sooooo hard to get motivated when you know that you have more work to do than normal, right? I’m totally not putting off work that I’m behind on for my job right now because I’m behind and unmotivated. I promise. Mostly.

The final sections that we’ll be checking out will be the eastern section of the kingdom and also where the palace will be. Don’t worry, only three pictures total.  It’s not that I haven’t been working over here…There’s just been a LOT of terraforming.  Hills, mountains, they’re great.  Sometimes they could be positioned a little better, though.  If they’re a little off and just not quite right, though,  you gotta fix it, right? I find myself sometimes clearing out huge sections and regretting building in the mountains in the first place, but then the work pays off in the end.

Without further ado, I present to you the eastern wall and gate…skeleton. ek01

The gate will go here. I want to put something super wicked on the top of that hilly-mountain, but I’m still unsure what would go there. Maybe an astronomy tower?ek02

Finally, without any more delay, the palace for this land.  I just realized that I don’t have a name for the land/kingdom, do I? Wow, that is a pretty massive oversight if I do say so myself.  I’m going to have to think on this one.

Anyway, I like the idea of building this palace literally on the side of the mountain.  I’m not quite sure what type of look I’ll be going for, but I think I want a lot of white to stand out against the mountain.  Structurally, I love the idea of towers and towers and some more towers.  This might be harder than I think…

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No lore today, I’m sorry.  Oh, ok, fine, I’ll give it a try.

The palace, unlike other palaces that stand tall and proud on their own, seems to have grown out from the mountain.  While magic was used to help build it, much of the palace’s towers and turrets have been constructed rather than grown out of the mountain.  Fearful of an attack, the builders felt that the mountain would provide ample protection on all side, save the front, from invaders, barbarians, and other foul creatures that have a tendency to cause mayhem and panic for sport.

Next time, an update on ONE area! Here’s to normal’ish posts from here on out!