Saturday, February 26, 2011

Minecraft- the Obsession

Hey guys, so its time for some direction in this blog, so to start out, i will go in a complete tangent to what im used to. I would like to introduce all of you to the wonderful addiction that is Minecraft. This wonderful experience of a game involves the destruction, creation, and placement of blocks in your own randomly generated world. The way i describe it to friends is legos without the whole 'imagination' thing.

So, my friend Zach and I have been playing this game nonstop lately. let my show you our two mines:

 Yes, this took a long time, and yes, the time was probably a waste, but still. Awesome. The top mine is Zachs, a lot bigger than mine, but not nearly as deep. my mine goes all the way down to bedrock and branch mines at the bottom. Together we have mined over 7000 blocks, just in our mines alone.Holy crap.

So yes, minecraft has taken over my life, and apparently my blog. Here is Zach on the matter:

"ever since my world has... changed... everything is blockier. i have nightmares that my reality has randomized and that everything is gone. i wake up and i can't find anything. the halls are different. my room appears in a field. i think it's getting too me. my parents say that they find me outside in the middle of the night punching the ground talking about making a mine. i remember none of this. is it a disease? am i insane? i'm not sure, all i know is whenever i see something green and in the shape of a creeper i run, and i'm seeing them everywhere ladies and gentleman. they're all around me waiting to destroy our world. run"

This is minecraft. This is heaven.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Its been a while

hey guys, i know its been a while, but i just put a new link up. expect a lot more from me in teh next couple of weeks, along with some big blog changes!

Intro to Denouement

Denouement is the series of events that follow the plot's climax. It is the conclusion or resolution of the story.


"When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind."
Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind)

Denouement is the resolution of a story. In Patrick Rothfuss' “The Name of the Wind” he ends with this quote. The basic premise of the story is around this character named Kvothe. As an old man, he tells a story of his adventurous childhood. His is better than any ones. It is full of adventure, fun, danger, love, excitement. Pretty much the Princess Bride in a fairy tale. Throughout the book, you see this contrast between the old Kvothe, who is wise and knowledgeable, and his younger mischievous self. Finally, after finishing his story, Kvothe says this, which really shows how he thought life should be lived. The old man Kvothe doesn’t like his life, no where near his younger youth. What he is trying to say is that the planned nature we set ourselves up in is what is bad for us, not the danger and excitement.