Work has been particularly worky recently (not in a bad way) and with Kate being more preggy (in a good way), I've needed to pick up on a bunch of things that she would normally do. You know, the little things like getting Felix to school, cutting of his crusts, making breakfast, etc.
South Castle is going to become a balloon dock and for that I want to make a few lovely balloons around the place. Rather than go all-white like Cloudship Atlantis, I wanted to use different colours. We have a reasonable sheep farm near Big Rob's Tower but it wasn't large enough to partition. I needed somewhere flat difficult to build on. The base of EMW's EVIL hand seemed ideal. Perhaps it was the evil that made the sheep multicoloured?
This is how it starts: EMW scans for jobs (before getting changed into his day wear) and Big R hits the drinks cabinet while I look unreasonably peeved with the whole thing.
While listening to WHAM! on his ear candy, EMW (without trousers) hands over what he believes to be a stash of narcotics but it actually the villain's dirty laundry.
Pottering along in our Minecraft Realm yesterday afternoon (amongst washing clothes and putting away camping crap), I managed to do quite a lot to South Castle.
I'm mostly sold with the idea of making it an airship/balloon dock/travel nexus. I'm going to make a new Airship over the top of it, with sheep-farmed wool. I'm going to create a new sheep farm with multi-coloured wool (you can dye sheep) for the purpose.
Lack of Inc, controlled by criminal CEO EvilMattW is new in town and has mixed fortunes. Here's what it's like to roll with EMW for an evening.
The Boss (EMW) invites you, no matter where you are across town. Here I am in a stolen Vigaro. You become his associate. Associate is not an employee - there's no National Insurance, no medical insurance. You are his bitch. But you do get 6 grand every so often.
This came up at the pub last night, it's a humorous spoof on engineering terminology. I am sure that Byrn will chuckle his noggin off!
An excellent remake by Rockwell:
And the wikipedia article has the original white paper.
South Castle is my sad attempt at marking the southern most edge of Ringwall. Constructed in a hurry before moving on, it was intended to be an impressive castle and train station: a terminus for all things.
Here it is from within the wall, it's little house poking out.
I met up with Byrn and Aggro last night for a spot of quad flying on campus. Aggro got pretty good with the Inductrix but sadly Byrn was seeing blurry-vision through the goggles. Aggro was interested in what needed to be got, so here's the list of some tried and tested kit. I've grouped the stuff together. I'm stealing a bit from this great post here. Prices after the link.
So, I keep being stuck out in the wilderness and short of something or other. Sometimes armour. Sometimes I need a furnace and have no cobble. Or a bed. Christ, the number of times I've needed a bed. While playing MC with Felix, I started having a play with an idea for a Survival Help Post (needs a better name). It's a compact thing that I'm going to start sticking on hills. It's quite expensive in terms of iron but we have butt-tonnes of that (even taking rail into account).
I've found it difficult to move around inside Ringwall because there aren't stations where I need them. I'm going to put a new network in but while I am still planning, I thought it might be cool to get your ideas and feedback.
I've updated the rail network diagram to overlay the map.