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Harry the Hermit Crab (18th Place in Contest!)

Harry the Hermit Crab (18th Place in Contest!) Minecraft Skin

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This Skin is in the Under the Sea Minecraft Skin Contest which is now Complete!
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avatar forro34
Level 42 : Master Batman
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Well, after almost two weeks of the Under the Sea Contest I finally came up with an idea! This is my try at creating a (more or less) realistic hermit crab.



The story

Harry's story starts when he was just a small crab. He didn't have many friends because of his personality. He rather liked being alone. So one day he went out to have a walk. His chores had already been finished and he wanted to be all alone and meditate. Just as he stepped outside of Warm Streams (the settlement he lived in) he detected a strange spot on the surface of the ocean. It was far away so he was unable to make out what it was and kept on wandering. He arrived at the place where he could be lost in his thoughts. Here, the coral mountain abruptly stopped and the sheer drop into the abyss was just a few steps away. The whole ocean could be seen from here (or so he thought). Harry sat down and thought about many things.
Only when it began to get dark did he look up again and to his concern he discovered that the spot was actually a boat and that many strange, four-limbed creatures were descending from it. He observed the dance of the air bubbles that rose behind them and waved when one of them approached. Suddenly he realized that the being was very large, much larger than Harry or in fact any other crab. It didn't seem so friendly anymore, even less so with the small fishing hook it held at the end of one of its limbs. Just as Harry was about to slowly retreat, the fish hook sped towards him and pierced his exoskeleton in the region of the chest. The pain was excruciating and Harry was bewildered as to why anything would do this to other creatures. He thought he was a dead man but then he was let go and Harry started to fall swiftly. With relief he determined that the creature was no longer after him due to the fact that a group of sharks were gnawing on various parts of its body.
As the water was beginning to fill with dark red blood, Harry overcame his fear and his pain and made his way back to Warm Streams as fast as his legs and pincers could carry him. When he still had a little to go, he noticed that more of these creatures were swimming away from the village with bags full of live crabs and fish. He found the town in ruin, blood and dead beings dispersed through the whole expanse. The corals that provided shelter for more than 3/4 of the population were crushed and/or broken off and taken. He crawled through the area that was one a thriving city as well as his home with a look of horror on his face.
He gathered enough material to build a shack and travelled back to the cliff where he decided to build a new home. He made a deal with the organisms in the area. They promised to cement the walls of his structure in order to make it sturdy and he would gather them some food once in a while. In this hut he stayed, full of despair, until the end of his days.


The Skin

Here are some pictures to explain what everything is supposed to be:
Crab-frontpngCrab-back-png

[Edit] As requested by spacemonkiee, I made a pic where you can see the little guy crawl! Here it is:

Hermit_CrabCoral_Reef-png
GenderInterchangeable
FormatUniversal Skin 64x32
ModelSteve (4 pixel arms)
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1 Update Logs

Update #1 : 06/21/2012 5:36:47 pmJun 21st, 2012

Added a fish hook, some seaweed, edited/enhanced a bit of the shading and made the shell more round.

50 replies

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07/11/2013 2:15 pm
Level 43 : Master Necromancer
KAP40
Dat cuteness <3
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06/28/2012 7:10 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
Congrats on 18th place this was one of my favs
1
06/28/2012 11:44 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks! :]
1
06/28/2012 9:10 am
Level 30 : Artisan Botanist
Fluffles
It's so cute I want to cuddle it. Diamond and sub for you >w<
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06/28/2012 9:28 am
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
I'm glad you like it! And thanks for the sub :)
1
06/28/2012 11:13 am
Level 30 : Artisan Botanist
Fluffles
No problem ^.^
1
06/22/2012 12:36 pm
Level 28 : Expert Narwhal
KyleAngeles
I like the shading of the skin :)
Great skin. :)
1
06/22/2012 12:42 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks, I've been honing my skill... ;D
1
06/21/2012 7:08 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Geek
spacemonkiee
I like most of the changes but I'd lose the fish hook, looks better without it. IMO
1
06/21/2012 7:27 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Okay, thanks a lot. I was just wondering whether I should leave it in there or not :D
1
06/21/2012 5:55 pm
Level 43 : Master Scribe
Happybandaid
Awesome :3
1
06/21/2012 5:57 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks!
1
06/21/2012 5:04 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Taco
TacoDip
Look at him laying all shexy on the sea floor
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06/21/2012 8:16 am
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Haha, I spent about half an hour on that picture :D
1
06/21/2012 5:56 pm
Level 43 : Master Scribe
Happybandaid
Hehe, I like it. XD
1
06/21/2012 6:24 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
The photo is awesome
1
06/21/2012 3:12 am
Level 53 : Grandmaster Lad
silverfox1234
wow this is so cool! You should check my entry out too!
1
06/21/2012 8:16 am
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! :D
1
06/20/2012 7:26 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Artist
SkullCandyBLND
nice :D better than my entry, lol.
1
06/20/2012 7:30 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thx!
1
06/20/2012 7:22 pm
Level 27 : Expert Pokemon
skylord_Dredogon
also since this is better than mine u better win lol good luck
1
06/20/2012 7:12 pm
Level 27 : Expert Pokemon
skylord_Dredogon
this is realy good and im a skin designer my self nice job man
1
06/20/2012 7:13 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks!
1
06/20/2012 7:18 pm
Level 27 : Expert Pokemon
skylord_Dredogon
np I love seeing people use new and wierd ideas like this I dont think many people think of a creature like the a little crab as a skin I've had 4 hermit crab's but i still wouldnt have though of it great idea and great job good luck in the competition
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06/20/2012 7:21 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Yeah, I couldn't come up with anything fun to do for the whole two first weeks of the contest... Then the idea struck me yesterday :] Thanks again for the support!
1
06/20/2012 6:01 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Droid
fire897
looks great!!
1
06/20/2012 6:15 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thank you very much!
1
06/20/2012 6:01 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Dragonborn
1UPMiner
Something different.... And lovely and neat. 1Up from me
1
06/20/2012 6:15 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks a lot!
1
06/20/2012 5:45 pm
Level 28 : Expert Pixel Puncher
WhiteFire_
10th diamond. This is one of the only good skins in the contest :P
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06/20/2012 5:51 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
I am very pleased somebody thinks that ^^
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06/20/2012 5:22 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Miner
tabo
Epic skin! The only one that deserves to win! :)
1
06/20/2012 5:22 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks! I hope I do :D
1
06/20/2012 5:32 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Miner
tabo
Me too! :) But you should upload a picture of your skin crawling, like spacemonkiee told you before...
1
06/20/2012 5:39 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Yeah, like I said, I'm on it.
1
06/20/2012 5:02 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
I spy a finalist!
1
06/20/2012 5:04 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thanks for your support :)
1
06/20/2012 5:04 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
You Welcome :)
1
06/20/2012 4:44 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
Theta
It looks awesome though! Good job! +Diamond!
1
06/20/2012 4:46 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Thank you!
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06/20/2012 4:39 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Geek
spacemonkiee
Awww, I wish you could turn this little fella on his side so it looks like he's crawling along the ground but the viewer won't allow it. :( Definitely a great idea for a skin.
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06/20/2012 4:42 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Yeah, well... Oh well... Thanks! :)
1
06/20/2012 5:04 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Geek
spacemonkiee
Haha! I've just spent like 5 mins trying to get him on his side. I wanna see him crawl dagnabit! Lol :D
1
06/20/2012 5:06 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
Hmm... That would be a good picture... The skin crawling... I am so working on that!
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06/20/2012 5:12 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Geek
spacemonkiee
Yeah, get a picture of a reef or something and have him crawling amongst the fish and coral. It'd be awesome cause it's a great idea flipping it and showing everyone that the standard humanoid template shape can be something completely original.
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06/20/2012 5:20 pm
Level 42 : Master Batman
forro34
My point exactly :] I'm working on it! Got the sideways photo already :D
1
06/20/2012 5:05 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Baconator
DeerLilac
I kinda got him to crawlish...
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06/20/2012 5:08 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Geek
spacemonkiee
He crawls at you (which is still pretty amazing) but I'd love to see him crawl on the side. It would look totally perfect!

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