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Punch-A-Chunk Season One: How James Turner Built a Community One Minecraft block at a Time

How James Turner Built a Community One Minecraft block at a Time

On February 26th, 2021, James Turner commenced the final stream of season one of his Punch-A-Chunk world. The culmination of 13 months of work was, based on the reaction from his chat, as therapeutic to those watching during a pandemic as it was to James himself.

The mood in the chat began both celebratory and thankful. What started as a pre-pandemic joke in February 2020 clearly became a salvation for both James and his viewers as the community grew.

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Sorting Things Out, Five Items at a Time

Sorting Things Out Five Items at a Time Agent Palmers Guide to Organization

Back in 2018, I decided that I had too much stuff. I’m not a hoarder, but I do tend to hold on to things.

I didn’t go through a complete purge of my life asking if every item in my house brings me happiness because to me, that’s not always the smartest question. (Sorry, Marie Kondo, I won’t be joining your cult.) I’m not looking for a minimalist lifestyle either. I’m just looking for an organized and, if possible, optimized lifestyle.

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2020 Review: Finding peace in what I love and can control

Photo by Sebastian Leonhardt on Unsplash

The year 2020 may have seemed longer, but it was just a singular calendar year consisting of the standard non-leap year 365 days and 8,760 hours. But just like sitting in class watching the clock, circumstances have the unique ability to both speed up and slow down our perspective of time.

For some, as the joke goes, 2020 was the longest March in history. For others, this year flew by, and I definitely side with the latter.

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Agent Hunt’s Yuletide Treat the LEGO Charles Dickens Tribute

A LEGO Christmas Carol Charles Dickens

A Special Holiday Report from Agent Hunt

There are few stories more synonymous with Christmas than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I’ve never read it myself, but I’ve seen The Muppet Christmas Carol many times, so I get the gist.

This year Lego chose to immortalise Dickens’ book in plastic bricks with a buildable scene from the book and a couple of minifigures.

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It’s in the cards: How Magic the Gathering made me appreciate Twitch

It would seem illogical at best to expect that a physical game like Magic: The Gathering would be my entrance into the digital world and the many communities and chats of Twitch, but that is exactly how it happened. And in my case, I’m still close enough to the beginning to understand how it happened.

My podcast, The Palmer Files, is a prime example of my interest in beginnings at the moment, so I figured I would track how this all went down.

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