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I was tagged by :iconvindurza:
the original rules follow here.
1. Each person has to share 5 things about themselves
2. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer
3. Choose 10 people and put their icons on your journal
4. Not something like "you are tagged if you read this"
5. You have to tag legitimately 10 people
6. No tag-backs

but there's no rule about changing the rules, and since there's plenty of somewhat meta rules, I think it's safe to say that it's not implied that you can't change the rules, so I'm changing the rules slightly.

The new rules follow here:
1. Each person has to share 5 things about themselves
2. Answer the 10 questions asked to you and invent 10 questions the people you tag will have to answer
3. Choose 2 or more people and put their icons on your journal
4. Not something like "you are tagged if you read this"
5. You have to tag legitimately 2 or more people
6. No tag-backs
7. No changing the rules

my five things about myself are:
1. I don't remember the first game I ever played, because of how young I was at the time, but it was probably on the Amiga.
2. I grew up with a Snes and Megadrive emulator on a computer, and the Snes emulator had a load of japanese roms, as a result I have a lot of nostalgia for games you've never even heard of, such as Daibakushou Jinsei Gekijou - Ooedo Nikki, Dokapon 3.2.1. Arashi wo Yobu Yujyo, and MagiMonster Maker Kids.
3. My parent's didn't get the internet until about 2001, or more likely later. I don't remember the exact year, but it wasn't that long ago.
4. I always use proper punctuation when writing text messages.
5. I think I have an allergy towards chocolate.

Vinzurza's questions are you have any strange habits
I have loads of strange habits, but I suppose I've got to give at least one. Whenever I'm in a bank or the post office, I like to think of the order I'd shoot everyone if I burst in with a shotgun (and for the record, I would never commit such a senseless act of violence, I actually detest violence, but there's always fun in imaginary violence).

2. which do you prefer sour or spicy
Well it depends really. I wouldn't want my curries to be sour, and I wouldn't want my sour Skittles to be spicy. But if I had to choose, I'd choose sour.

3. what's your biggest phobia
Probably spiders. I just don't like those damn legs!

4. name the last science fiction program you watched
Doctor Who, it was about a few minutes ago as well. Although since I'm British, watching Doctor Who is practically obligatory.

5. what makes you hesitate when asking a question to someone in person
I hesitate because of what I think their response will be like. As a result, I try and word my question in such a way so that I get the response I want (in my head of course, and it's usually right).

6. what is your biggest pet peeve
Where do I start!
But since you're asking, probably when someone get's a technicality wrong... or when people write "your" instead of "you're", I mean, the two words don't even sounds the same, and the meanings are completely different. One is pronounced "yor" and the other is pronounced "u-er". I also have a peeve with modern FPS games, and when people complain about splitscreen being in a game, when it being in doesn't affect them.
I could go on forever about pet peeves.

7. name your favorite video game
That's like asking me to choose my favorite child... when I get children that is.
The original Deus Ex is a brilliant game. Dwarf Fortress is as well. I like Seven kingdoms: Ancient Adversaries. I also like Timesplitters Future Perfect.

8. if you had to choose would you rather work for modern disney or nickelodeon
Probably Disney, since chances are that in a decade or two, Nickelodeon will probably get bought out by Disney. Every company does in the end.

9. which genre of animation do you prefer 2d or 3d
It depends on the story, but I personally prefer 2D if it's traditionally animated. If it's flash, then probably 3D.

10. more makes a better horror film blood and gore, or suspense and the unknown
Suspense and the unknown. Oh, and none of those stupid idiots getting on the floor screaming for a few minutes while the monster very slowly makes it's way towards them. There's a reason why Evil Dead was a good film, and it's because he actually DID SOMETHING. Oh, and I don't like cheap scares from startling the audience. A sense of impending doom is the best, after all, it's why I personally find slow zombies better than fast zombies. One just gives cheap scares, the other only scares you with the hopelessness of it all.

my ten questions are

1. Why did you join deviantArt?
2. What do you think to these chain tag thingies?
3. Are you going to tag other people?
4. What is your tenth question going to be?
5. Do you agree that changing the rules is ok, if there's no rule about changing the rules?
6. What's your favorite colour?
7. What's your favorite day of the week?
8. What do you think to the spelling differences between English and American English (such as color and colour)?
9. Which do you prefer AAA Games, Indie Games, or Retro Games?
10. Do you think I was lazy in coming up with the majority of these questions?

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  • Playing: Games
  • Eating: Food
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The Man with No Name
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: This Big *Stretches Arms Out*
Print preference: Well It's Gotta Be On Paper
Favourite genre of music: Game Music
Favourite photographer: Someone Who Doesn't Have A Camera
Favourite style of art: Cartoony
Operating System: MS-DOS
MP3 player of choice: Don't Have One, Don't Want One
Shell of choice: 12 Gauge Or Koopa
Wallpaper of choice: It's Got To Be Paper On Walls
Skin of choice: The Skin Of A Human
Favourite cartoon character: Conker the Squirrel
Personal Quote: (CENSORED)

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RuosteVaara Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
Thanks for the fave!
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the :llama:! I hope that you have a marvelous day! :icongrin--plz:

DanVzare Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
No, thank YOU! For the llama. :D
And I hope your day shines brighter than a star in the moonlight. :D
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Other people had problems with digging straight down too:…
DanVzare Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
The guy should've put his items into a chest before digging down. Simple really.
Actually, I have put my items into a chest before digging down, and I've still not died!
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh Minecraft. :XD:

I was inside a cave, and there was a hole with a Zombie and a Creeper trapped in it, and I was like- time to bury them in Gravel!!! :excited: - and then I realized I didn't have any. So I quickly went over to where some was stacked up and dug a little Gravel out of it... but... what I didn't know is that, unlike most underground Gravel pockets, there was an air pocked above this one... with a Creeper inside it. So it jumped down, I got my Gravel and got blown up. :explosion:

And then, at another point in the same cave there was this place with water, and the water had a 1-block hole in it where you can go down there and there's something down there. Now, of course, since it was in water, I couldn't place torches above it to light it up, and I never have Glowstone.
So I went down there to "see" what was down there. It was pitch dark all the way black. I decided that, since it was underwater, but there could have been something down there, even though I had Respiration, I was going to hurry back up, but first feel around. Before returning to the surface, I just wanted to feel the very first thing, so to preserve tools, I switched to my bare hands to start feeling the first thing in front of me so I could get an idea based on the sound it made.
Want to know the first thing I felt? A CREEPER! My very first punch punched a Creeper in total underwater blackness and I hit the spacebar and got to the surface in record time.
How did you manage to avoid those things when you played Minecraft, when they're omnipresent like that?! :shakefist: How did you avoid Creepers in complete blackness of 1-block underwater tunnels?
DanVzare Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Wow. I um... I avoided things like that by never actually encountering them.
I generally blocked off the underground and until I had it mapped out and cleared of all valuables, I'd use my stuff to expand outside so that I could secure a larger area. Then I'd rinse and repeat. I was generally killed more by my own recklessness than anything else.
Although when I first started playing, there used to be a lot less features. A good example are those underground rails tracks which seem to be littered everywhere. Sigh, when they were introduced, I missed the times when they weren't around. Seriously, those tracks are way too common.
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you know they buffed Endermen so they can spawn Endermites? So now, if there is more than one Enderman there, now you have to deal with a haunting of Endermen, AND their Endermites. If you ever see an Enderman somewhere, don't look at it. :XD:
OH! But another thing about Endermen! Last time I played, I saw one with his mouth open! It looked like he had a tall head. He was walking around at night like he was yawning, but by th time I got a picture, he stopped.

You never encountered any of those things?! :XD: Well, you did say you also played on Peaceful a lot.

You know, I think I die so much in Minecraft because maybe... your best weapons are actually blocks? And I didn't know? And part of the reason I didn't know is because every time I did try to use them directly for offense or defense I proved to be inept. Even with practice. :facepalm:

The other reason I think I struggle so much is because I play the more... um, noobish-but-sensible way? Like, if there's a dark cave near where I live where monsters come out during the daytime, I just leave the cave there, when, now that I think of it, the smart thing to do would be to seal the cave immediately until I want to go in, and that would be easy. I wouldn't even need a door- which could be broken down. Just do it with blocks, and carve window holes to look through first before going in. I treat materials as too important or precious, as if it were real life, and don't want to build something until I can build it just right like I want it. So it took me quite a long time to finally seal that cave by my house. I had monsters pouring out of it for days... but that made daytime fun. Somehow, only Zombies ever came out of there in the day. How come Creepers come from everywhere else, but I didn't have Creepers coming out of that cave in the daytime? I guess your luck can't be bad everywhere.

But then I also didn't use any walkthroughs, rarely looked stuff up, and discovered everything the hard way, so I spend tons of time not knowing how to do things. Today I just cheated a little though because I looked up Cobwebs. I did it because I used to collect them on the demo, but when I tried it in the real game I only got String. I wonder how I got them in the demo with regular Shears, because the internet says I need Silk Touch and there's no other way to obtain them. Only in abandoned mine shafts.
And Apparently, abandoned mine shafts used to be far more common and have much more track in them. Someone else who used to play Minecraft was telling me also about how many free Tracks should be in there, but in the two abandoned mine shafts I discovered (two different files) there were only a few broken parts of track near where the Minecarts with Chests in them were and that was most of the track... I haven't found those tracks to be common at all.
DanVzare Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Endermites? Well those are new, I'm going to have to look those up (hmm, they look like silverfish).
Also, I think I might have seen a bugged Enderman that constantly had it's mouth open. I think... I'm not sure. I might've not.

Well I think the fact that doors couldn't be broken down by enemies also made the game easier.
Also, you had monsters spewing out of a cave for days? Why didn't you just light that place up like a Christmas tree. I know I would've. Coal isn't that rare, and you can always just dig a shaft and block out any holes to caves, so that you can keep on looking for things like coal and iron underground. If you do that, you'll probably become inundated with materials. Oh, and torches everywhere. Just make sure those monsters aren't spawning. And make a huge wall some distance around your house (and any caves you're interested in). You can use dirt or cobblestone. You can even try to flatten the land within your soon to be made wall, and use the dirt you gain from that to build it. Just three blocks high should do it, and a lip for good measure. Then you can put a bunch of torches inside. If you did all of that, monsters would be a thing of the past. You could even slowly expand, perhaps venturing outside your wall and placing more torches. If you placed enough torches all around, chances are no monsters would spawn at night. After all, they can only spawn within an area that has actually been loaded (and areas get unloaded when they're far enough away).
You've got to try to conquer the land, not be a part of it. Make farms and tree farms. Turn that wall into a huge multi-story castle. Grow trees and wheat on the roof onlooking all of the monsters. Build bridges over the top, and dig long tunnels underground, reaching far away places and avoiding the monsters. Tunnels are pretty good for finding all sorts of ore, and if you keep at it, you'll find that you'll have more cobblestone than you know what to do with.
Or you know... just carry on doing what you're doing. You seem to be handling it ok.

Hmm, glad to hear that those mineshafts aren't as common anymore. Those things used to be annoying. You couldn't dig two blocks without running into one!
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vindurza Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
had to keep the chain going sorry…
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