Author Topic: Swholli: Biography of a Failure [BOOK]  (Read 610 times)


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I was asked to write this by Swholli. At first I thought he was taking the piss so I asked him why, and he said that he wanted to have his own 'Blockland story' or 'book' about what he did, like some other players have recently been doing. He told me he wanted it to be like a biography. In particular, he referenced Steve Job's recent book that he explained he had read. He said that a lot of his in-game inspiration for Blockland event computers was drawn from Apple. Even his last build looked unashamedly like the iMac G3 released by Apple in 1998 or so. He said, much like Job's book, he wanted it to be similar in that he didn't want to stop me from writing it my way and posting negative information. In saying that he did send me a tonne of links and snippets over email, some of which I lightly skimmed over due to them being too big. But for the most part I feel I did a good job by myself.
His reference to Steve Jobs perhaps vindicated the feeling that Swholli had an ego bigger than Blockland itself. It also reflected another aspect about him; his strange desire to build or create mock-realistic services, builds, and tools. Its as if Blockland was another reality for him. Another world to hide away in.
When I asked Swholli what he meant by the whole 'Steve Jobs book' deal, he said to me “I want a mock-book with the same vibes of his biography. In the world of Blockland, I think I may be fitting for someone who makes an interesting read.”
Someone asked me, why did you write this anyway? Privately, I like Swholli. I don't agree with how he acts (sorry Swhy haha) but I was a fan of his videos and his builds. When I was asked to help I felt honored (but I kinda expected it due to being somewhat close to him for a while). However I feel I should remain anonymous to the wider community, as after having read about Swholli and seem some recent topics about him I now realize a lot of people hold contempt for what he did. And I don't want to be dragged into it. To those of you who overheard me and Swholli on servers or know who I am, please have some respect for me and don't blurt it out.
Swholli and I spoke for pretty much all of November during 2011. Through email, on Skype, and over Steam. Even sometimes we had voice chats, though Swholli regularly shied out of them. At one point he got a cold and demanded I leave him alone, then later apologized and spammed my inbox with “<3 <3 <3 luv joo”. But over time, through both talking to him, being sent information, and conducting my own research, I actually had real fun doing this. So without further ramblings, I welcome fans and haters to the Blockland life of Swholli...


This is the fastest book i ever have read

you should have been an eventer instead

icygamma's biography was better

wheres the audiobook

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good lord

how full of yourself are you

Am I missing something or is the book only one chapter consisting of two pages of text?

Am I missing something or is the book only one chapter consisting of two pages of text?
https://forum.blockland.us/index.php?topic=177107.0

imagine downloading a 1.5mb memoir of someones dumb life lol
(this meme was edited, proofread and published by 114kb gang)

I found this pdf on an old harddrive, it's from 2011 so it was exactly when Icy made his book. What I thought was hilarious that it was only a page long and 9 years late which to me was a perfect metaphor for "biography of a failure."

These are swholli jokes deepcuts, never before seen, you're getting them fresh.