The creeper that can be exploded is not the eternal creeper
February 1, 2012 4:37 AM   Subscribe

Joe Hills is a Minecraft player from Nashville, Tennessee, who's probably best known for his Let's Play videos of adventure map designer Vechs's Super Hostile maps such as Nightmare Realm and Spellbound Caves (he was also the inspiration for Vechs's "Super Docile" map, Hills of Moo, where nothing evil happens and everything is peaceful). But lately he's embarked on a new Minecraft adventure, Minecraft Morning Musings, where he sails perpetually eastward while talking about the Dao de Jing. In each episode, he reads and discusses several translations of a chapter of the Dao. Sometimes, though, things get radical.
posted by mothershock (15 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Moderation is better. Moderation is a tool. Moderation is a better tool. They'd sell it next to the hammers, except the hammers kept getting scared."

Words to live by.
posted by cromagnon at 4:54 AM on February 1, 2012


Words failure me. But they dont fail him.
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:24 AM on February 1, 2012


I can remember a time, long ago, when I would have submitted this to Mirsky's Worst of the Web.
posted by charlie don't surf at 5:55 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I want to be original.
posted by Meatbomb at 5:56 AM on February 1, 2012


I think he's great. So much of it's quotable; the ramble about center of gravity, Mario, wooden teeth and ineffectual camera flashes at boxing matches in this one cracked me up.

Too bad about placing the ads at the start, though. Talk about buzzkill.
posted by mediareport at 6:04 AM on February 1, 2012


Too bad about placing the ads at the start, though. Talk about buzzkill.

Yeah, those who place the ads do not know the Tao, that's for sure.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:11 AM on February 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


He's got it all backwards. He should be going west, on the back of a cow, and be recounting all this to a creeper standing at the last player-built outpost in the world.
posted by sudasana at 6:15 AM on February 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


He's got it all backwards. He should be...

Okay, here's my semi-original/completely derivative take on this concept. He should be offering this commentary while playing battlefield 3 or whatever the current hot MMP FPS is. He should maintain the narrative while interspersing appropriate comments like "yeah, suck on that", "LOL headshot", "pwned", "oh man did you see that I didn't think he was in range", etc. The more dramatically full of win his play is the better. Lots of explosions.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:27 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


sudasana: ”He's got it all backwards. He should be going west, on the back of a cow, and be recounting all this to a creeper standing at the last player-built outpost in the world.“

Are there purple clouds in Minecraft?
posted by jiawen at 6:29 AM on February 1, 2012


Meatbomb, just for you.
posted by bonehead at 6:47 AM on February 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


I want to know what mod he's using for those trees.
posted by curious nu at 6:50 AM on February 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Aaand having actually read the video information, it's a custom map. Ah well.
posted by curious nu at 6:53 AM on February 1, 2012


Fucking work blocking fucking youtube. I swear, if they didn't pay me so well and treat me with so much respect...
posted by snapped at 7:37 AM on February 1, 2012


It's so weird....as if CollegeHumor (or the like) parodied A Life Well Wasted and Entitled Opinions by means of Reddit and the narration from Southland Tales. Ugh.
posted by msbrauer at 8:17 AM on February 1, 2012


Dada dao de jing.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 3:55 PM on February 1, 2012


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