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Finders Creepers! (3D with mini-story)

Finders Creepers! (3D with mini-story) Minecraft Skin
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avatar Roobus
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
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Knock, knock sounded on the large oaken doors to the grand cathedral.

"What now?" mumbled the grizzled, old hunchback who was tending the church during the unexpected absence of the high priest.

The knocks came again, more urgent than before.

The hunchback slowly rose from his well worn chair and stretched his stiff muscles. He glanced longingly at his cozy fire and the pot of porridge simmering on the grate. "I'm getting too old for this," he thought as he clamored down the rickety ladder from his loft in the bell tower and made his way to the entry. He lifted the heavy latch and swung the great doors open with creaks of complaint. A cold, damp breeze swirled through the opening. The hunchback tightened his second-hand cloak from the high priest and peered out toward the plaza of the ancient city. The darkness was nearly absolute. "Odd that the torches are out," he said to no one in particular. A faint smell of burnt gunpowder and perfume hung in the air. Stepping forward he felt something brush past his leg. A little frisson ran up his spine. He was relieved when he recognized the gentle purring of the priest's orange cat as it continued to rub against his legs. He reached down and stroked the cat's soft fur while his weary eyes adjusted to the inky darkness. Looking out, he could see a battered cardboard box sitting on the cut stone steps. "Not another abandoned baby," moaned the hunchback as he stepped out the door. "At least the last set of orphan brothers left on my doorstep, Steve and Herobrine, turned out alright," he muttered to the affectionate cat. The cat did not respond.

Stepping forward, the hunchback pulled back the flaps on the box. Immediately a chorus of soft hisses emanated from the box. The cat screeched and its fur and tail went straight up. One by one, a set of little mottled green heads with coal black features popped up and began bobbing about in the box. "By the dark lords!" the hunchback swore while leaping backwards. He immediately recognized the contents of the box as a clutch of creeper hatchlings - even though no one had ever seen such a sight and lived to tell the tale. Realizing the young creepers posed an immediate threat to the cathedral and city, the hunchback hefted the box onto his head and started running...

At this point, the tough old miner paused in his tale to look around at the wide eyes of the noobs gathered around the crackling campfire. A particularly poorly equipped noob, blurted out a question in a quavering voice, "What became of the hunchback?"

The miner allowed the suspense to build before responding. "Some say, he ran as far as the edge of town before he exploded. All the high priest found was a deep crater and a smouldering pair of boots. Others say the kind hearted hunchback managed to tame the young creepers and is living in a far off land. As for myself, I believe the poor hunchback fell victim to a curse that an enchantress intended for the high priest who had toyed with her affections. He is doomed to carry the creepers forever. If he puts them down or tries to give them to someone else they will explode. He must be constantly vigilant as adult creepers hear the calls of the hatchlings and are drawn to them. I'll let you decide which fate to believe. Good night." With that, the miner rose and walked off into the darkness.
GenderMale
FormatUniversal 64x32
ModelSteve
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1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 04/04/2012 4:53:03 amApr 4th, 2012

Fixed coloration on the top and inside of legs. Removed ear that overlapped the arm.

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01/31/2013 5:14 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
Interesting back-story.
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01/31/2013 7:55 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
It was fun to write, I had't done anything like that in a long time.
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01/31/2013 10:07 pm
Level 28 : Expert Scribe
_DioM_
More of such should be done often.
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04/13/2012 5:26 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
This may sound weird - but I really like the 3D cardboard box, I was going for multi-tone shadows under the flaps; but no one notices. The baby creepers were fun too.
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03/21/2013 6:25 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Creeper Hugger
MadCreeperRu
Maybe I'm a bit late, but the box is really awesome. I had never imagine before, that the skin in Minecraft could look so realistic. This is very good job, I can't even dream about creating skins so outstanding (but I'm learning! your tutorials helping me a lot!). So I just came to say: thank you! That's great!
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03/22/2013 6:16 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
Thanks. I've gotten much better since I made this skin - I would probably do the hunchback differently now.
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04/13/2012 5:15 pm
Level 41 : Master Dragonborn
rubytu
awesome!!!!! you're sooooo creative
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04/11/2012 9:03 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Pirate
Reni
Mini story you say?
Nah, i am kidding the skin is awesome!
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04/11/2012 5:23 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
Thanks for the comment!
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04/12/2012 1:36 am
Level 52 : Grandmaster Pirate
Reni
Anytime, bro!
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04/05/2012 4:39 am
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
Dalek_Thal
This is a parody skin of finders keepers by Emily Rodda (Jennifer Rowe) isnt it?
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04/05/2012 5:39 am
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
The Finders Creepers! skin name and backstory is a pun on the old saying "finders keepers/losers weepers". I've not heard of Emily Rodda. I shall have to learn more. Thanks for the comment!
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04/05/2012 5:58 am
Level 24 : Expert Dragonborn
Dalek_Thal
She wrote Deltora Quest, Rowan of Rin, Teen power and Finders Keepers!

How could u not no about Deltora Quest?

Google Emily Rodda, to find out more about her.
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04/05/2012 12:27 pm
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Roobus
Will do, thanks for the tip!
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