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Planet Minecraft Interviews VinylReplica

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This interview was featured in the PMC Weekly Volume 94! In this volume, we interviewed VinylReplica!

VinylReplica joined Planet Minecraft in july of 2019 and has since leveled up to "Grandmaster Skinner", with one official contest win and one third place on his record. Other than making awesome, vibrant Minecraft skin, he makes pixel art, music and is also working on a resource pack together with some pixel-painter friends. Make sure to
visit his profile to see what he creates! To give you an impression:

Planet Minecraft Interviews VinylReplica
Planet Minecraft Interviews VinylReplica
Tybalt the Peace Maker
by VinylReplica

Minecraft Questions
What's your fondest Minecraft memory?

Oh bruh haha; so many ones over the 10 years. Good question tho, I gotta say playing with friends for sure.

I was playing on the pmc one and my friend was afk in our house. There was a zombie outside and I was on like 2 hearts and I have 300 ping cause I’m built different and my parents decided to birth me in Australia where I have the wifi quality of a tin can. I closed the door and man just flew open, so I closed that bad boy. Turns out he was already closed and yeaaaaa. Lil zombie dude just waddled in and slayed me and my afk friend, over and over again lmao. I couldn’t do anything cause I couldn’t move and the zombie was either lag frozen everytime or some grandmaster ninja; I have no clue, but I want what he’s on. So yea, not fun. I was left nakey and my friend got my gear ;-;.

Do you use a texture packs in Minecraft? If so, which one & what do you enjoy about it?

Mythic by FishyMint. I don’t know if u can get much better than my homeboy Mythic.

MYTHIC - A Pixel Art Journey byFishyMint

I like that I don’t have to use the one ThatGuyJake and I r working on and seeing a pixel in the wrong place and then spending the whole Minecraft session trying to get this 1 pixel right haah

Also got a lil help from main man FishyMint with my grass and dirt btw ;)

If you could erase one type of mob from your survival world, which would it be and why?

That one zombie from above; he was a completely different breed. Also the cats who didn’t do their job of stopping the creepers from blowing me up.

PMC Questions
How did you come up with your PMC username?

Hah, uhh. Mm I really wanna change it but eh. I was looking through yt to ‘legally’ download some samples and make some beets out of em. I came across this one I really liked that was called Replica, man was vinyl sooo yeaa. I loved making vinyl and old sounding melody loops back in mid 2019… so yessirrr.

What is your proudest submission & what inspired you to make it?

Probably daddy dragon from December. DragonsDungeon inspired me to make the skin. I don’t wanna think about how long I spent on it haahah. Maybe 13 hours cause I had to do both sides differently, and I’d speak to someone for like 6 hours a day. So I’d place like 10 pixels per session hah.



Soul Stealer (Huevember 2020 day 3)
by VinylReplica

You've improved your pixel-painting-techniques a lot over the past two years!
Do you have a tip for aspiring skin creators and pixel placers?

Aye cheers!

Aye yes mam. I gotta stop overusing aye, welp. I hit 1000 “aye”s in Inro and I’s dm the other day btw. Bit of cheeky info for u guys.

Oh, the question. Yes, so I advise u get some critique asap. Also get someone who is gonna be honest and make u cry urself to sleep about how bad ur skin is. U should maybe get to the point of wanting to give up cause it looks like poop and ye. Nah fr tho, just ask people stuff, and analyse other people’s skins and how they do stuff. Figure out colours and what stuff works together. With time and practice u get there, try and focus on something new each skin, whether it’s big or small. Learn anti-aliasing (aa) to smooth stuff over. So many people have jagged edges and stuff, please aa hah.

Imma be blunt, I don’t believe in talent really. Anyone can learn pretty much everything, unless u got no hands. Then Idk, u will figure it out. Maybe. Just be resilient and u will get there eventually, everyone is just different. Some learn faster, some learn slower than me hopping out of bed in the morning. I guess if u pick it up super quick it’s talent?? God knows.

Last year you hosted the Heroes vs Villains skin contest: a super fun theme! If you could pick the theme for the next official skin contest, what would you choose?

Anything with a palette heh, saves me worrying about an aspect of skinning. Cause I always have a break, come back, and then just overdo my colours like it’s world championships or something. I be mixing like 4 hues in one ramp I swear.

You can shout out to one PMC member here & pick one of their submissions to feature! Who, and why them?

Inro for being the best friend anyone could have. Ye, just a wonderful person.

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh- by Inro


Fun Questions
Besides making Minecraft skins and pixel art, what do you do for fun?

I am still uncertain how to have fun lol, but I think it's where u feel some sort of joy? I presume? Probably when I finish my 2 and a bit full body workout and go home. Is that sad? Perhaps

Probably the thing that gives me joy is helping other people, I want people to be happy and not turn out like me. So if someone asks for something, most times I will say yes :). I don't think that's good hah.

But making music, chasing girls from uni that r too shy to hang out with me, ps4 and playing brawlhalla with Shokunin (even tho we both get like 300 ping), talking to Inro til 12am and then Inro forgetting that it's 12am for me. Vibey stuff

Share with us, one of your best beats you've made!

Yea for sure, the link is in my about on my profile.
It’s just a private upload dw guys, so don’t be like “He’S A sOunCLoUd RaPpEr”

What's your favorite snack?

Food, I’ve heard it’s delicious. Also, probably icecream sandwiches. They hit different when skinning.

My ideal date is where me and bae get icecream sandwiches, and sit on the beach and vibe.

What kind of contest would you definitely win?

One with no creativity or thematic relevancy lmao. I have the creativity of a senile 90 year old man with a heart condition.

Do you have any pets? (Pictures please!)

I did have a cellar spider behind my chair that I would occasionally feed ants that were biting my legs. Then man just went adios, never to be seen again. I do want a pet tho but we r unfortunately renting and the owners don't want no pets :(.

Anything else you wish to share?

I love giving critique on skins. And if anyone knows how to fix me, hmu

Thanks for the opportunity!

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