The Emperor’s New Groove
Hey! Come here a minute. Yeah, you - SVM fan. We need to talk about Deus Ex Minecraft.
Many of you found me through a (tragically) short Minecraft series called “The Arrival" in which an anonymous Minecrafter encounters some seemingly-supernatural occurrences in his otherwise normal Minecraft world. I smartly labeled it as part of a series (I Lucas’d the situation) entitled Deus Ex Minecraft which includes the follow-up series “NAMS,” and the final series (currently airing) entitled “Interrobang.”
If you were unaware of all of those things, now you know what a huge nerd I am. But I got the new Five Iron Frenzy album on repeat so you can’t make me care.
Interrobang consists of two series. The first aired a few months ago. It was produced under a tight schedule with focus on including various characters from the SVM past. More characters will be included in the future.
The second series is airing currently, with three episodes produced so far - over a period of a month. Two things: it’s holiday season and I work retail, and at this point this story has become my autobiography and I really don’t want to fuck it up.
I realized how seriously I was taking this project when I watched back one of my own cuts for the first time and it made me cry. Sentimentally. SENTIMENTALLY! WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?!
It is very important to me that Deus Ex Minecraft completes a story by the close of the second series. This is a no-fail situation. I know how it ends. I’m still working on the part in between, but it’s vital that I get it right. I owe it to myself and I owe it to all of you who have watched me from the beginning.
Does part of me still feel like I’m winging all of this? Yes. Are there hidden messages in the videos that people still haven’t noticed? Absolutely. (I’m not trying to trick you. There are. Hints? Get lost.)
My favorite aspect of making the second series is that I know all the rules of this now. I didn’t know them when I started, but I do now. And it’s fun to watch all of you speculate - sometimes I see comments that make me want to scream through the computer, “Yes! THIS! Keep going, you’re almost there!” but a major allure of the story is how I basically don’t talk about it. This blog post is the first time I’ve talked about it extensively. And I wanted to do it to put your mind at ease: the episodes will be slow, but the story will be complete. And who knows what’s next?
No seriously, who knows what’s next?