Thursday, January 3, 2013

I'll wait up till the morning light; to stay awake is to stay alive

There's a new Minecraft parody video out there, this time to Daft Punk's "Harder Better Faster Stronger". It's amazing if you know the song, and know Minecraft; but it's still pretty awesome if you don't.

(By the way, if you've ever seen Daft Punk's original video for the song, this version won't make much sense. It only makes slightly more sense when you also factor in the two best-known fan tributes to the song, Daft Bodies and Daft Hands.)

And though the holiday season is over at this point, I wanted to link the Twelve Days of Minecraft for your perusal. He's not the strongest singer, but then, for this song, he doesn't need to be. It's cute without being cloying, though I am more amused that the "nine ladies dancing" all seem to be Link.

And and, there's finally a Gangnam Style parody out there for Minecraft--well, at this point, there's likely more than one. But this one features Endermen!

And last, "Don't Mine at Night" pretty much sums up my Minecraft experience. Also, monster choreography! It cannot be missed. Brad Knauber and Tyler Clark strike again. Beautifully done.

Also, Curio's back! There are both positive and negative things in this. While the major takedown of Hush Skins we hoped for won't happen (at least not at the best of Curio, League and Belleza could still file), they have reached a legal settlement and binding arbitration. To wit: neither side admits legal liability, but both have agreed that their stores--and their product lines--arose independently.

Interestingly, Hush Darkrose also announced that she never filed a Supreme Court action in the first place, which--after many of us pored over the inner workings of the Canadian Supreme Court system--we already knew, but...at least it's good that she finally came out with it.

I will also say that it makes her supporters--especially those who purported to have seen the "court documents in question"--look rather foolish, now that she's admitted she never did any such thing.

Unfortunately, neither side can discuss it at this point. There are still questions to be answered, but...really, the ultimate thing is that Gala Phoenix is no longer banned from SL, her store and sim have emerged from the chaos more or less intact, and she can legally sell her skins again. So...overall, yay?

And finally, random profile philosophy:
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.

Moral of the story: The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

The other moral: Just learn to live with the pricks in your life!
Which just about sums up this post.

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