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Ahh. I think I would like him. I'll write down The Thunderbolt Kid for when I have time for reading again. Ha!

Is he fairly popular, i.e., can I find him in any bookstore? Haha.



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I think you probably could, he's pretty well-known.

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Sweet! I'll have to be sure to look for him next time I'm near a bookstore. 



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Book stores still exist? :P



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Haha. The abomination that is Kindle hasn't completely killed them off quite yet. Though, our Borders did close down on the beach a few months ago. Made me sad. =(



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I'm going to go quietly hide my Kindle, and then come back to this conversation.

lol. But yeah, I've got a Kindle. You can't argue against carrying around 70 books on a piece of technology that weighs less than a paperback kids chapter book.

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Agreed wartower, lol i, have a ipod and i got the kindle app for it, so it weighs much less than a actual kindle. =P


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Yeah, it is much more convenient, and I'm not arguing that at all, nor could I. Haha. I love convenience, though I would much rather have an actual book in my hand.

But you can argue economic strains on authors. I fear we're not only going to see fewer authors emerging in the upcoming years (and from now on), but we're also going to see fewer novels due to the lack of revenue longer books will bring as opposed to shorter books that can be published faster. 

Some interesting stuff.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703369704575461542987870022.html#ixzz10oqmSafI

I especially like the quote by Terry Traub: The concept of a book as a physical object that will last for decades if not centuries is about to be replaced. Soon, much of our knowledge will be on electronic storage and future archeologists decoding our civilization may find nothing written down but a few hieroglyphs carved into the Egyptian pyramids.

Course, I don't know. Maybe we'll start seeing indie authors in the next few years like we're seeing indie bands now. Haha.

But anyways, any updates on the tower, Wartower? ^_^



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Updates... I'm kind of waiting on 1.3, like everyone else.

But yesterday I was in a really awesome place in Jerusalem. In the middle of Jerusalem, there's a Shuk- a marketplace, which is really a cool place to visit. It's just an awesome place. I can explain more if you want to. The thing is, there is a neighborhood near it called Nahlaot. It's a mixture of both pedestrian and cars alleyways and sides streets. The part of it that I was in was the area with the coolest mixture of hippies and other funky people, and really spiritual and chill people. The houses are old Jerusalem design, with small arches and the occasional domes. The houses are very communal and nice, but also very simple. Lots of white walls and wood floors.
So pretty much my dream home- awesome, simple architecture, funky and spiritual people, and a marketplace with fresh food of all sorts, and communal houses.
Only bad parts of it- it's a bit dirty, and a bit loud. And the houses can go for horrendous amounts of money (especially the renovated houses), so I'd have a bit of trouble actually buying one of those houses.

So yeah, that's my update. lulz.

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I can picture that market area in Jerusalem. Busy and old and full of life. I always love the market scenes in travel shows, that's where the real people are at and there's so much color and sound, if I ever get to travel I'm bringing some art supplies so I can capture some of that.

Sounds like the kind of place that would be amazing to recreate in Minecraft, if you don't mind me saying so. You should think about starting a thread in Off Topic about Israel, I'd love to hear more. :)



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Have some pictures-

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A MC recreation is defenitely an idea. I would need to find a good texture pack, though. The materials used are very cool, but there isn't really a Minecraft equivalent that doesn't look like a sand texture.

This is what lots of building in the area, and my town are made of, and apart from sandstone, there isn't really a texture in MC:

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Here's some pictures of the neighborhood. The pictures aren't great, since I couldn't find one of the inside of the buildings, but it's still cool.

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Until I looked at the pictures and read carefully, I thought you took those pictures. Haha. I was wondering why nobody was looking at you weird.

If I ever go to Israel, Jerusalem is definitely the first stop of choice.

Challah always looks so cool. I think I watched someone make it on the satellite television one time, but it still blows my mind.



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I am NOT a photographer, to put it lightly. My main supply of photos comes from Google Images.

Gilbert, if your a Christian (which apparently you are), than you have much, much more to see in Israel other than Jerusalem. The entire place is pretty much the Religious-Coexistence capital of the world (kind of).

Edit- Just realized I forgot to respond to two things. Derp.

Challah is pretty awesome, especially the sweet, white bread kind, that's very soft and fresh. We have a bakery nearby that does great Challah.

Food... Is awesome.



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all that food!!! Looks delicous!!!!! lol New Lesson: Don't read wartower's thread on a empty stomach!! lol...

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Yep, I'm a Christian. ^_^ I remember some of the religious groupings and where they're located from my Geography class, but I've forgotten all that. It was an online class, anyhow. Haha. But I do know the Dome of the Rock is situated right where the outer wall of the Temple should be, and that points directly to the prophesy about the outer gates being a treading ground for the Gentiles or something of the sort.

Course, I'm still talking about Jerusalem, aren't I? Haha. What other sites are there in Israel? Is the Dead Sea an awesome place to chill in the water?



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Hmm... Here's list of stuff I would do, if I was Christian-

Jerusalem, obviously. Plenty to do there.
The Sea of Galilee (The Kinneret).
The Dead Sea (It's very cool).

Other things, not connected to religious stuff?
Tel-Aviv, The Beach (actually, the beaches in Florida are probably much better, but still), The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, all kinds of stuff in Jerusalem. There's quite alot of things. You would probably be better off with a tour guide, rather than me, but this is a good assortment.

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Beautiful pictures (yes I know you didn't take them) and all that food! I love the market: seeing big bins full of nuts and fruits and other things I don't know what they are. And all that gorgeous nummy bread.

That rough rock wall texture, hm. It's very rough and washed out, and I would like to see more varieties of stone wall textures in the game like that. I guess you're right, probably all we could do is use one of the sandstone textures. Maybe the chiseled one. I personally don't like that texture so that's what I would do.


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I think i'll try to do something with this now. I've got 2 hours or so.

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Oh neat!

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I completely forgot about the Sea of Galilee. Major derp. Haha. I also need to check out all the standing stones from ancient times. We saw those in a vid once.

I would ask for an update, but I saw all the stuff in Off-Topic, so I suppose I'll let it go. Haha.

 



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Epic Adventure/Enchanting/Trading time!
(I managed to get it to update, finally)

First glance of 1.3 in The Project!
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Not sure if you've seen this- a bit more of the tower.
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Enderchest(s)!
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No Mister Creeper! I know how much you freaking hurt now.
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More Derpy Pets
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A selection of the trading options my villagers in the villager area, next to the zombie spawners.
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Next up- Enchanting! With all of my iron and gold smelting, and this epic new system, I pretty much enchanted up a storm. Estimated time to level 30 at the endermen grinder? 5 minutes, maybe a bit more.
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I ended up only using one of the trading options. Cheap-ass villagers. But on the other hand, bottles of enchanting.
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FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF these mobs.
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Ugly Gravel
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Dungeon
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Jungle
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Cows... So many cows... I think I gathered two stacks of raw beef. More XP for me!
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Cool Ravine
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I think I found Daydrifters temple...
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Is that a village I see on the horizon? Yes it is...
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Is that another freaking village I see? Yes it freaking is!
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Plans for the villages: The majority of the villagers are in holes that I made for them to stay safe in. At some point or another, I need to make a bazaar. Yeah, bizarre, I know.

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Ooh, no I don't recall seeing that pic of your tower. Very nice.

Those enchantments are amazing. And five minutes of grinding?! I think you won the game forever.

Yeah too bad they didn't fix the pets randomly teleporting to you. And looks like you have that super spawning mob glitch thing. That is a lot of wolves! D:

Jungle ravines are so cool. The lighting makes it look so mysterious and awesome.

The gravel...to be honest I didn't much like the old gravel textures. Too fine like sand and really purplish in color. I like that there are visible rocks in it now, but maybe the colors need to be tweeked a bit. I don't know.

Two villages?! And I think you did find the same temple I did. Well, the first one anyways. May I assume that those villages are not too far from that first temple? I need to look more closely at the plains biomes, I was focusing on jungles and deserts, heh.



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Hurray for creepers hurting worse! ^_^

And ha! Bane of Arthropods IV makes me laugh. 

I absolutely love the new gravel texture. Looks much more like actualy gravel now. Haha. And it actually looks like flint could come out of it. 

Looting swords are so much fun to use against cows since they drop so much stuff anyhow. Haha.

A bazaar, you say? Quite interesting. Are you going to trap all the villagers in little booths? I would. Haha. 



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Daydrifter and Gilbert-
I think it's 5 minutes. Something epic like that.

I ended up killing every single one of the wolves and cats, but then more came.

I guess the gravel texture is nice... To be honest, I never really use gravel that much.

Wait, 'Hurray' you say? No, not hurray at all.


I think the village needs a fence around it, and then just little stalls (Indeed, with villagers trapped inside). Now that I've got a bajillion villagers, I don't need to breed them as often! Yay!


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Oh... Hurray! ^_^

I'm pretty sure those animals are just out to get you. Haha. Are the wolves behaving like doggies? You could punch an iron golem. Haha. 

Ahh, fencing is a good idea. And since villagers can now trade, the bazaar will actually be functional! So awesome. 



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Bazaar! That'll be awesome.



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Villagers. Suck.

'nuf said.

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:( Having trouble with them?

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Yep. Minecarts and glitches.

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Villagers are terribly glitchy. Is TNT a solution, yet?



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