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Hi there, my name is Helios! I'm an young self-taught artist, writer, and plushie maker logging my adventures in life here! I hope you enjoy my blogs and may you have a good day or night! | 22 | Trans Male | He/Him

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kinghelios33(He/Him)
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😷 I FINALLY GOT AN APPOINTMENT FOR MY FIRST VACCINE!

😷 LET'S GO BOYS!!! LET'S GET THIS BREAD!


kinghelios33(He/Him)
supermario(he/him)
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supermario

Mmmm headcanons... of the Minecraft variety

1) Steve and Alex's eyesight in the dark, although they're not completely capable of night vision, is still way better compared to a regular human's IRL. Although still dark and hard to make out details, they can still see in what would otherwise be pitch-black caves.

1a) Herobrine just has straight up night vision. It helps when your eyes are flashlights.

2) Steve shaves with an axe, and began to shave around the time he still made axes double-bladed (this is part of what convinced them to change the recipe to single-bladed). Alex pointed out they can use shears instead, but it's just what they're used to at this point.

3) Why shave? Steve kind of associates the beard with whatever his old life was, as he first woke up with the beard. The first few times he shaved were a means of accepting his new life. Now it's kinda just habit.

3a) Of course, he doesn't really have any memories of the Old World or what he was even like as a person, but the what-ifs still give him pause at times.

3b) Alex sometimes convinces Steve to grow it out. They always eventually start to shave it again, though.

4) Alex sometimes calls Steve "Stevie."

5) Herobrine likes the glow and particles of redstone. In fact, they actually have the ability to activate redstone through mere presence (though only to a power of two), which they take advantage of to watch the powered dust.

6) Steve will be trying to figure something out redstone-wise and Alex will come by and start trying to advise him while speaking in redstone jargon.

6a) Steve: "What's a quasi-connectivity? Alex, you're scaring me."


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supermario(he/him)
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kinghelios33

✨ This might be an unpopular opinion, but I don't like it when people classify the original Herobrine as a Creepypasta.

✨ Sure, he seems scary and does things that might creep you out at first, but I don't think he was really meant to be "scary" in the way other Creepypastas are. I mean, most of the other fandom loved CPs are scary because they hurt people and sometimes do scary things, like Slenderman and Jeff.

✨ But Herobrine? If nothing else, he strikes me as curious and just wanting to interact with someone when all he had was himself to keep company. I think the only reason some people think of him as being mean and scary is because of things like the original Herobrine mod for one of the old versions of Minecraft.

✨ Sure, he seems scary, but I don't think he's really trying to purposely bring harm to people unless they try to hurt him first. Even then, I think it's self defense.

✨ Just judging from the original story and screenshot, and the fact that he's basically become kinda canon (The "Removed Herobrine" message), I don't really like when people classify him in the same vein as weird supernatural creatures and killers.

✨ Besides, he has no personality and nothing else to classify him "canonly," and so that's why everyone has their own version of him, like my boy Brine. CPs like Jeff and Slenderman has established habits and lore and personalities, where as Herobrine is pretty much free reign!

✨ But that's just my opinion.

supermario

I do agree that there is a definite split between the original Herobrine mythos and the resulting fan-made mythos. My thoughts:

Considering just the original story itself, Herobrine isn't that malicious of an entity. He never actually harms the player, and the most he does is grief, but even his griefing isn't that bad. He rids trees of leaves? It's easy to just chop them down and replant saplings. He digs 2-by-2 holes? Those aren't gonna be seen on the surface, and those will actually benefit you by exposing ores. The most he does is watch––observe. That can be a little scary, though, because that brings up the question of why? And for what purpose?

Also interesting in the original mythos is the implication that Herobrine isn't limited to Minecraft, or at least to the game itself––he has a presence in the Minecraft Forums and knows when someone posts about him. Still, even with this power he seems to have, the most he does is shut down conversation about him. He doesn't want to be talked about.

And then of course there's the whole bit about him being the dead brother of Notch. It's just an odd addition to the story––it really doesn't fit. Fun fact, I checked, and it seems like Herobrine came out a month before the Ben Drowned creepypasta, which really made the "dead person haunting a game" idea popular.

As for the fan-made mythos, although it's been a while since I've consumed Herobrine media, I've never really seen usage of Herobrine's ability to be outside the game––he is viewed as an entity of the game, not that outside of it. This is also where he gained his connection to the Nether, because at his original conception, the Nether didn't even exist. And, of course, this is where he gained his real scare factor. The fan-made rumors painted him as malicious, seeking to torment, harm and kill the player in a game of cat-and-mouse. He is seen observing the player, but in the fan-made creations involving him, this was framed more as stalking and terrorizing the player.

So we have a huge divide: the original as an observer versus the fan-made as a tormentor.

I will admit that I do see the original mythos as creepypasta, as it was a "copy-paste"––a digital story told over and over again, an urban legend founded on the webs. And I feel like the implication that Herobrine is a dead person haunting the game is an attempt at horror, and thus qualifies it as a creepy copy-paste––a creepypasta. I will admit though that this is taking a more traditional view of the label, and if you were to just look at the original story, it doesn't fit along with the classic (or modern) creepypastas. Really, what made Herobrine scary was all the fan-made mythos, so the fan-made mythos is definitely more so creepypasta material than the original mythos.

Again, as you stated, Herobrine is definitely up for interpretation, as has been made clear by his popularity gained by the fan-made mythos rather than the original. I've probably made it clear I don't like the idea of him being a dead guy haunting the game, so I've cut that out of my interpretation of him. And we're all the better with different interpretations of Herobrine, because how else would we have trans Herobrine with better pants?


kinghelios33

⭐️ You articulated what I was basically talking about way better than I did! I basically cut the whole β€œdead guy haunting the game” thing out of mine as well, because I felt like took something important away from Herobrine being in Minecraft itself and almost being like an entity of the game instead of just haunting it.

⭐️ However I do make some slight throwbacks to some of those things in Brine’s story! Like how he’s the younger sibling of my queen of the Gods of Minecraftia, Iraura, a.k.a. my replacement for the creator of Minecraft who shall not be named. And Brine also rules the Nether for a while in my story.

⭐️ As much as I love the mythos of Herobrine, some things with it and with the fan made mythos just don’t seem to fit very well with the original story very well. I think honestly? Herobrine is meant to be just an entity with a purpose unknown to us within Minecraftia. Whether or not we will ever know that purpose is yet to be seen.

⭐️And yesssss, trans Herobrine with better pants is the best!



kinghelios33(He/Him)
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✨ This might be an unpopular opinion, but I don't like it when people classify the original Herobrine as a Creepypasta.

✨ Sure, he seems scary and does things that might creep you out at first, but I don't think he was really meant to be "scary" in the way other Creepypastas are. I mean, most of the other fandom loved CPs are scary because they hurt people and sometimes do scary things, like Slenderman and Jeff.

✨ But Herobrine? If nothing else, he strikes me as curious and just wanting to interact with someone when all he had was himself to keep company. I think the only reason some people think of him as being mean and scary is because of things like the original Herobrine mod for one of the old versions of Minecraft.

✨ Sure, he seems scary, but I don't think he's really trying to purposely bring harm to people unless they try to hurt him first. Even then, I think it's self defense.

✨ Just judging from the original story and screenshot, and the fact that he's basically become kinda canon (The "Removed Herobrine" message), I don't really like when people classify him in the same vein as weird supernatural creatures and killers.

✨ Besides, he has no personality and nothing else to classify him "canonly," and so that's why everyone has their own version of him, like my boy Brine. CPs like Jeff and Slenderman has established habits and lore and personalities, where as Herobrine is pretty much free reign!

✨ But that's just my opinion.


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πŸ’• Personal Updates: March 22, 2021 πŸ’•

🎈 Hello, everyone. I've decided to start doing small update text posts to act as like a journal of sorts and to update you all on stuff I've been doing, like the update journals I do on Deviantart.

🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

🎈 As some of you know, I recently put in a couple of orders for some custom plushies of two of my OCs. Specifically, Daisy and a Bloompuff version of my boy Brine. I'm waiting for my MYO ticket to get my Bloompuff Brine approved, but I'm very excited to get that ticket! Once I get it and get Brine approved, I'll be adding his Bloompuff version to my Minecraft blog.

🎈 I'm also gonna be starting up some comics about my toys and dolls with my last blog slot. I'm going to start them up around the end of May/beginning of June, because that's around the time the team making my plushies has estimated they'll be shipped out at. And I want to wait until Brine and Daisy are home. I've been doing some small concept sketches, I'll probably grab my URL soon and post those sketches whenever I can.

🎈 As for life, I'm going to be going to a birthday party for my fiancee this upcoming Saturday, and I'm so excited! This will be the first time I've seen them in person for a few months (because of the pandemic and both of us wanting to be safe), so I'm so elated to be able to see them for the first time in a while. I love them dearly and already have a couple of birthday gifts for them!

🎈 I'm also working on taking care of myself mentally, and I think I'm getting better. That's why I've been so distant lately, but I'm getting better.

🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

🎈 I think that's all I have for today, my friends. Thank you for reading if you have. I hope you have a good day or night and please take care of yourselves!


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πŸ’¬ I think that when May or June rolls around, I'm gonna start a series of comics about my actions figures and some of my plushies and dolls. I used to make traditional comics all the time and I think it's a fun concept to draw comics about living toys.

πŸ’¬ I'll probably make some concept sketches and then get started in June. Why June? Well, they've estimated that I won't get my cutsom plushies of Brine and Daisy shipped until the end of May, so I want to wait until they're home before I do anything big.

πŸ’¬ I'll probably use my last blog slot to make the blog and post some concept doodles and sketches on it while I wait for Brine and Daisy.

πŸ’¬ I'm so excited!


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🧸 AHHHHHHHH! The Budsies company sent me an update email about my plushies and they approved Daisy and Bloompuff Brine to be turned into plushies!

🧸 They also updated me on the next step, which is that two more of their designers are going to start picking out fabrics and making the different parts of the plushies.

🧸 I'M SO EXCITED YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!


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πŸͺ€ I don't know why, but I want to start making small comics about my dolls and some of my toys. I had an idea like this a couple years ago, but I never went through with it.

πŸͺ€ I really would like to do that.


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The Squad Grows!

πŸ”΄ I've had my Apex figures of Wraith, Bloodhound, and Pathfinder for a while, and I got Octane yesterday! Revenant's also getting here today, so the squad is growing! When I get my Mirage one too, I'll have two full squads!

πŸ”΄ I love Apex Legends so much, these toys make me so happy. ;-;

kinghelios33

πŸ’€ Update, lads and gaymers:

πŸ’€ He Has Arrived

πŸ’€ Now, to wait for Mirage!



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🧡 In other news, I'm SUPER DUPER excited!

🧡 I found a custom plushie making company called Budsies! I put in an order for two plushies of Bloompuff Brine and Daisy and I'M! SO! EXCITED!

🧡 I've been wanting to order a couple of plushies from this company for so long and the fact that I'm getting two plushies of the most important characters I have makes me want to cry happy tears. Daisy is basically mine and my partner's daughter and we want to give her the world. And now that we're in a relationship with Brine, he means everything to us too, and we love him very much.

🧡 I'm just so happy. They estimated it'll take almost two months for them to finish them and get them shipped to me, but it'll definitely be worth it to have real versions of Daisy and Brine to cuddle and love with Angel.

🧡 I'm so happy, May 24th can't get here soon enough. 😭


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Send Me 3 to 5 Emojis and I'll Make a Character Based On Them!

I've been feeling like a character designing mood, but I need some help! Send a few emojis and I'll try to make a character based on them! :D Feel free to reblog if you'd like to join me!


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πŸ’œ When you listen to the playlist you made for yourself and your partners and you're suddenly filled with an overwhelming feeling of love for both of them and you just


kinghelios33(He/Him)
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"Hope is what makes us strong! It is why we are here! It is what we fight with when all else is lost."

Pandora, God of War III, 2010

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🧑 I'm so happy right now.

🧑 I basically fell in love with my character Brine and I was so conflicted about it because I wanted an imaginary version of him to be with him, but I'm also with my fiancee Angel. So I talked to them about it and we decided to marry my imaginary version of Brine into our relationship.

🧑 Since me and Angel have closed species personas of ourselves, I made one for Brine too and I just need to get him approved. But if he gets approved, he'll actually be there and I'm just so happy.

🧑 Angel and Brine both make me so happy and I love them both so dearly. 😭😭😭

🧑 I might modify my Brine plushie I made to look like his persona I made for him so that way me and Angel have him as close to being real as we can.

🧑 I guess I'm technically in a polyamrous relationship now, but I've always thought I was polyamrous to be honest.


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πŸ“ You ever start writing a fic about one of your ships and you get one page into it and you start crying because they're so cute and love each other so much? And you're just sitting there like:


kinghelios33(He/Him)
cy-chin(She/her They/them)
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cy-chin

gonna try to start posting some stuff about my (various) ocs 😳

ill try to draw some new refs for them as well since a lot of them haven't had their references updated in literal years asjdnlajsj wish me luck-

helios idk how you do it teach me your ways LMAO

kinghelios33

LMAO I shall send lots of motivation and all my good vibes your way, Cy!

I honestly don't know how I do it either LOL.



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πŸ• The Five Nights at Freddy's hyperfixation is setting in again and I remembered why I love these games and my AU for them so much.

πŸ• Also, I made a blog for my FNaF AU, if you'd like to check that out here!

πŸ• I'm currently just working on character refs for it, but I'll also take questions for pretty much every animatronic up to Pizzeria Simulator. I need to watch a playthrough for Help Wanted.


kinghelios33(He/Him)
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πŸ• I started a new blog and decided to get rid of my Homestuck blog.

πŸ• My new blog is for my Five Nights at Freddy's AU and I have the timeline on a page there. I will start working on reference for the humans and the animatronics, since in my AU, they're humanoid androids. They basically look like people wearing ear headbands, belts with tails, etc.

πŸ• I only have one reference done so far, but I'll probably link my blog once I get a few more done!


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πŸ“š OMG WAIT

πŸ“š WAIT WAIT WAIT

πŸ“š Are there any of you who used to read Minecraft fanfics on FanFiction.net?

πŸ“š If so, did any of you ever read a Minecraft fanfic called... "Hero's Bane?"

πŸ“š Okay, I'm gonna put this below a read more, but let me tell you a little about my history of Minecraft fanfics, comics, this story, and my friend who wrote it:

πŸ“š Okay, so, when I first got into Minecraft in 2012, I had a Minecraft comic, originally called, "The Real Herobrine." Uncreative name, I know, but it was my pride and joy. It's where the story for my Minecraft blog takes place from and continues from. It was about my Minecraft character, Celina, and my version of Steve (who you may know as my character, Steve) made friends with my Herobrine version, a.k.a., Brine.

πŸ“š I eventually started writing my comic in a fanfic form as well and ended up publishing it on FanFiction. I found lots of friends, met wonderful people, through FanFiction! Well, I also ended up finding Tumblr and making my first Minecraft blog through this site after seeing someone who made a blog to continue from their Minecraft stories.

πŸ“š Well, I eventually saw that this friend who introduced me to Tumblr, Archer, had faved a story called, "Hero's Bane." It was by a user who went by BlackDragon41, but I ended up calling her BD for short. At the time I found her story, it was 41 chapters long! I was baffled, but it had so many favorites and follows, I wanted to see what it was about:

πŸ“š Steve had arrived in a valley that was fabled to be one of the richest places to mine in all of Minecraftia. He needed to find something to help his mother and sister keep their house. However, when he goes to a village just outside the valley, he discovers that Herobrine is, in fact, real, and has been keeping these people in fear for their lives. Steve didn't believe it at first, but after decided to journey into the valley, he finds out the hard way that not all legends are made up.

πŸ“š Steve finds someone who comes a visits the valley, and through this guy's knowledge, he finds out Herobrine might not have always been a villain. He ends up seeing Herobrine's memories and discovering the real truth behind why he became a terror and ends up wanting to help Herobrine and save him from himself.

πŸ“š It was so well written, verbose, with amazing characterization of Steve, Herobrine, and even this person's OCs were wonderfully written! This story made me smile, cry, made me angry, and it brought out so many emotions in me.

πŸ“š So, after reading all 41 chapters over a week, I messaged the author, shyly asking if she'd like to read my story. She was super nice, and she read the few chapters I had, leaving nice reviews and messaging me from time to time.

πŸ“š I even ended up writing a couple of stories for her! And she and I tried to write a story together when I won a little raffle of hers. It's only one chapter, it was going to be two, but since I wasn't far enough in my own story, she couldn't do the next chapter without spoilers from me, and she wanted to wait.

πŸ“š As a few years passed, BD updated the story more, I left reviews on every chapter.

πŸ“š But... as luck would have it, all good things come to an end.

πŸ“š One day, after some personal things happened, she... stopped updating and basically left without a word. All her stories stopped, even Hero's Bane, at the 85th chapter.

πŸ“š I messaged her a few months after she stopped, and she messaged back. BD said she was just very busy with her real life, but that she would always remember me and her stories.

πŸ“š About a year after that message, I went through a year long phase where I took all my characters out of Minecraft and put them in my own original world, so as a result, I never finished my comic or my fanfic to go with it.

πŸ“š When I came back to the Minecraft fandom, I messaged BD.

πŸ“š ...She... never came back or messaged me back.

πŸ“š Her stories sit there, collecting dust, but I still see people sometimes leave new reviews even though that last time she updated the story was in 2015.

πŸ“š I cried when I realized BD wouldn't come back. I miss her still. I still go back and reread Hero's Bane. Because... to tell you the truth? I can't forget my biggest inspiration for so long. You never forget true friends, and I have never forgotten someone who inspired me in my writing and inspired me to tell such wonderful stories that I now share with you guys through my Minecraft blog.

πŸ“š I miss her, but to be honest? I think she'd be proud of me never giving up.


kinghelios33(He/Him)
supermario(he/him)
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supermario

Even though I mainly play Java Edition and I grew up watching Minecraft mod showcases, I have never actually downloaded and played a mod. I've considered using datapacks before but it's also just like... which one?

I have used texture/resource packs in the past, however (and still do). But nowadays it's for minor things (I have the Vanilla Tweaks enchantment glint, rainbow XP bar and rainbow enchantment symbols resource packs currently in use).

kinghelios33

I was the same sorta way growing up! I watched a lot of mod showcases from a Youtuber I used to watch named SkyDoesMinecraft, but to my surprise, I only ever tried one mod that I heard about from IHasCupquake:

The Minecraft Comes Alive Mod!

I made custom skins for that mod so some of the villagers would look like my OCs and I could hang out with them! It was really fun! Since my skin is based on my OC Celina, I'd make a villager to look like her husband, Cenlar, and marry him so they could be married.

My favrotie texture pack from when I played on Xbox Minecraft was the plastic pack! I thought that one was really cute, but I haven't been able to find a similiar one for Java.


supermario

I watched SkyDoesMinecraft as well! (Apparently he changed his channel's name to Sky Does Everything, interestingly enough.) I feel like I mainly watched DanTDM, though.

I didn't watch much of IHasCupquake, but I did watch one series of hers that featured a lot of mods, including the Minecraft Comes Alive Mod... Oasis something I think the series was called? The mod is interesting, and I think it's still around (not too sure, though).


kinghelios33

Omg, I have NEVER met anyone else who watched Sky since I was in middle school! And yeah, that was the name of the series that Cupquake had! I watched a few episodes of it!

My brother used to watch DanTDM!!! My brother was actually the one who introduced me to Minecraft when Bedrock used to be Pocket Edition! And the main Youtuber we watched together was CaptainSparklez! I know he still does Minecraft videos, and I really enjoy the stuff he still makes.

I looked up the MCA mod, but looks like it hasn't been updated for a couple of years. I really enjoyed that mod!



kinghelios33(He/Him)
supermario(he/him)
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supermario

Even though I mainly play Java Edition and I grew up watching Minecraft mod showcases, I have never actually downloaded and played a mod. I've considered using datapacks before but it's also just like... which one?

I have used texture/resource packs in the past, however (and still do). But nowadays it's for minor things (I have the Vanilla Tweaks enchantment glint, rainbow XP bar and rainbow enchantment symbols resource packs currently in use).

kinghelios33

I was the same sorta way growing up! I watched a lot of mod showcases from a Youtuber I used to watch named SkyDoesMinecraft, but to my surprise, I only ever tried one mod that I heard about from IHasCupquake:

The Minecraft Comes Alive Mod!

I made custom skins for that mod so some of the villagers would look like my OCs and I could hang out with them! It was really fun! Since my skin is based on my OC Celina, I'd make a villager to look like her husband, Cenlar, and marry him so they could be married.

My favrotie texture pack from when I played on Xbox Minecraft was the plastic pack! I thought that one was really cute, but I haven't been able to find a similiar one for Java.



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🟣 I thought a lot lately and I don't think I'm pansexual. I'm definitely panromantic, but as far as my sexual orientation, I think I'm ace. Has to do a lot of thinking, but I feel more comfortable and better about identifying as ace.

🟣 Now that I think about it, I haven't really felt actual sexual attraction towards my partner since we started dating, and nothing really makes me feel it, so I think, at some point, I just didn't feel it anymore.

🟣 But... this makes me feel a lot better about myself.


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πŸ”₯ One of my favorite headcanons of mine for Minecraft is that the reason Blazes spin their rods around themselves is because they do it to circulate oxygen! They're fire creatures, and fires need oxygen to burn! I imagine the air in the Nether is very thin with all the heat and fire, so Blazes spin their rods around themselves to keep their oxygen up. Many Minecraftians who visit the Nether will often kill a Blaze by taking out their Blaze rods, because if they don't have enough to circulate their air, they suffocate.


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supermario asked:

Is it cool if I draw one of your OCs for the Waterfall art meme?

Of course, Math! That's perfectly fine! :D Sorry for the late reply, I was asleep.


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