Backstory / The Original Mod
Back in 2016 I made a mod for Minecraft called “Logical Drops” which tweaked some of the items that drop off animals in the game to make survival mode more realistic. For example, in vanilla Minecraft, you get 1 to 2 steaks of meat off a cow when you kill it … meaning two meals! My mod simply adjusted that to be 10-20 steaks so A) you didn’t have to kill so many cows, B) you appreciated it more when you had to and most importantly C) you won’t die so fast from starvation! Well the mod consisted of a handful of that kind of thing. So I shipped that off to mod land and it got a few downloads from other Minecraft players (40,000+). Maybe that was the same user downloading the file multiple times? Anyhow – here’s a “mod showcase” video someone did of the mod from back then:
Mod Update and New Name!
Well over the past few months I started playing Minecraft once in a while to kill time, etc and a few new ideas popped into my head on things I could add to the mod (some fan suggestions, others my own ideas). And even though I already had a couple weekend projects already going I couldn’t resist jumping back in to Minecraft mod work and tooling around w/updating my mod. Something about Minecraft mod work that is very hard to stop once you’ve started … at least for me.
Long story short this weekend I finally finished the updates – which included having to rename the mod to “LogicalCraft” since it doesn’t just adjust “drops” anymore – and I released the first build of it for other players to try – see links and few screens below. If/when anyone does a mod showcase video of it I’ll post it here.
Recently did a few illustrations of Nicholas J. Fuentes in Procreate on iPad.
First I have to apologize that this doesn’t look very much like the person it’s supposed to be. I’m not a classical illustrator who can crank out spitting image likenesses of people easily. Sometimes I can brute force my way to something close with enough hacking at it – but not my usual forte.
… But my lack of skills aside, this illustration is my humble homage to the legendary, Gavin McInnes.
I could write paragraphs on the genius, accomplishments and hilarity of this man. But since I don’t have that kind of time I have to unfairly, brutishly sum him up in ugly bullet points:
Like Milo Yiannopoulos, Gavin is originally from another country (Canada) but lives in the US now and fights for America’s future by pushing back against social and political nonsense (normally coming from the regressive left). In my opinion he is brilliant, hillarious and a true American hero and I “like him more than a friend.”
I’m proud of your boy, Gavin.
Original Sketch: Color Version: Inspiration for sketch: A bit he does on his CompoundMedia.com show where he talks about books while he cooks by the fire … cracks me up every time. My Southpark/Hero version of him:
I just finished the 3DS title “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” tonight. While it was a 30% easier than all previous Zelda games I’ve played it was a great adventure and honestly I appreciated the lower difficulty and it’s focus on just being a fun game to play. The way they let players rent/buy any item they wanted whenever they wanted was also a welcome change compared to the age-old method of doling out 1 item per dungeon.
As always the gameplay, music, story and characters were all top notch (IMHO) – I would expect nothing less from the Zelda team. Thanks guys – cant wait for the Wii U Zelda game
!Here’s the IGN review of the game: