I’m descending into an old section of my mining network in my single player Minecraft world. It’s been a while since I’ve been back here. Castle and fort building projects to the northeast have kept me occupied and these mines have taken on an almost nostalgic quality.
I set up a custom Painterly texture pack recently, and with it installed the narrow stone staircase ahead of me is obscured by what seems to be a subterranean fog. The walls are a dark rock, mottled with unexcavated dirt. It’s eerie, like a tomb in a forgotten part of a graveyard. Then on Spotify the song ‘Homeworld’, from Yes’s 1999 album The Ladder, unexpectedly starts playing: an alien sound, the echoes of a star whale moaning, the abyss of space. The moment is crystallised. Epic.
Anyway I’ve seen some cool videos recently worth sharing. First up, a new trailer for Green Lantern pieced together from scenes shown at something called WonderCon, which you can watch over at Apple’s trailers site.
And to follow, something on a lower budget. A fan-made Left 4 Dead movie which is a worthy effort, if a little sentimental and badly written in places:
Thanks to PC Gamer for that one.