Hello everyone! I just wanted to let all you minecrafters know I am not dead, and that I may try to upload some more pictures soon!
In the mean time, I would like all of you to check out this video.
It is one of the most beautiful minecraft videos I have ever seen. I’m not even going to get started on how they filmed it, cause I know nothing about film, but whatever they did in filmwise, I liked it.
Everything in that entire video had a hauntingly realistic feel to it. Some of you might say its their texture pack, its not. Texture packs will make ugly buildings look slightly nicer, but never make them look actually good. Its the seemingly chaotic/random placement of the blocks. The world is not symmetrical. It’s one of the things that makes it beautiful. I’ve always tried to urge people to build accordingly to the environment, instead of just carving out a large chunk of flat land and starting from there.
I’m not trying to criticize other people’s work cause I have seen some truly epic minecraft creations that would have been impossible on anything but a large flat piece of land. But imagine what you could do if you took that creativity, and added that to an unaltered landscape. Imagine what you could do if you saw the landscape as a basis to your creation instead of an obstacle.
In closing, I encourage every one of you to find a hilly landscape or a huge valley, build an entire thriving civilization in it, and post pictures on tumblr so I can drool over your creations.