Who Am I?
Hello, everyone! My name is Zebulan. I also go by Zeb for short, and in the past I’ve used the following names:
- SuperGeniusCreator (name used in the now-closed LEGO Universe, the now-closed LEGO Message Boards, and various LEGO communities – the basis for my current name, which I started using when I bought Minecraft and found that “SuperGeniusCreator” was too long to be a valid username)
- SuperGeniusZeb (based off of SuperGeniusCreator, this is my Minecraft username, and the name I used online the most until recently)
- SuperGeniusBuilder (name used in the now-closed LEGO Minifigures Online)
- Zooming HyperNova (name used in the now-closed LEGO Legends of Chima Online)
My interests include coding, LEGO, Minecraft, gaming, music, and technology. This website is a place to showcase the stuff I’ve made, as well as post announcements and my thoughts/opinions on various things I’m interested in.
I always try to make all my content kid-friendly, which means no swearing or inappropriate stuff. I believe that entertainment can be fun and enjoyable for everyone, without having to throw in swear words or inappropriate jokes. I enjoy building things, inventing stuff, and creating content, and I hope what I make will bring you enjoyment as well!
The SuperGeniusCreator era
It was around or so that I first started playing with
Legos , and by they had become my favorite toy and my biggest interest. I started playing the Free to Play part of LEGO Universe around mid-to-late , and it became my favorite game. In this game, Free-to-Play-ers could only choose character names using 3 predetermined sets of words. Confident (probably a bit too confident) in my building skills, I chose the words “Super”, “Genius”, and “Creator”… and so SuperGeniusCreator was my name.
I also joined the LEGO Message Boards around this time, and became very active on there… so much so, that I ended up reaching Old Timer rank… a rank signifying that you had posted at least 6,018 posts. (I had posted 6,892.) And this was all before the update to the boards. When the boards later got shut down in , I had accumulated a grand total of 10,254 posts. I actually started a trend of “Ask INSERT_LEGO_CHARACTER” roleplaying topics on the message boards, caused by my “ASK FANG-SUEI!” topic. Here’s an archived version of my profile page shortly before the boards were closed, and here’s my page on the LMB wiki. In hindsight, I really spent a lot of time on those boards… probably a bit too much. I was mostly active from –, at which point my interests began to shift.
On , I decided to create my first YouTube channel, SuperGeniusCreator, to upload LEGO-related content. It actually wasn’t the first time I had been in a LEGO-related YouTube video, though. That would be this. But anyway, I started uploading poor-quality recordings of me playing LEGO Legends of Chima Online (and later LEGO Minifigures Online) to my new channel, as well as some brickfilms I had made.
In I recorded and released the first episode of LEGO GoofEbay, a series more than inspired by the dead (at the time) On Ebay Today series on The TTV Channel. LEGO GoofEbay is notable in that it was the first time I spoke in any of my videos.
The SuperGeniusZeb era
I mentioned earlier that my interests began to shift in . But to what were they shifting? Well, it was none other than a game I started playing around : Minecraft. Minecraft: Java Edition, to be specific, but of course nobody used that subtitle back then because Minecraft (Bedrock) was still just Pocket Edition, and Pocket Edition didn’t even have fire yet. The latest version of Minecraft that was out at the time was the 1.5.1 update, and it was in this version and in that month that I first created and played on the world that would become the one I played on in SuperGeniusZeb Plays Minecraft.
At the time, however, I had no intentions of making Minecraft videos. The world was merely an instance of the demo world… the world with a preset seed that you always played on in the Minecraft demo. I think I only played on it once, judging by the lack of stuff I had done in the world before I started my let’s play series. The world was left unplayed and untouched for over 2 years, while I played on survival servers, minigame servers, custom maps, and creative worlds.
But in , I decided to start a second YouTube channel for Minecraft content. I had been inspired by the survival let’s play series of various Minecraft YouTubers, and I realized that I had never really had a normal survival singleplayer world… I had always played on servers or custom maps. I also wanted to gain experience in video production, both on the recording and editing sides. I decided to kill three birds with one stone and make a let’s play series of me playing on a survival singleplayer world. The channel was created on , and I named it SuperGeniusZeb, after my username in the game. The first video uploaded was the first episode of SuperGeniusZeb Plays Minecraft, which was recorded on and uploaded on .
I remembered the old demo world, and despite several losses of data on my computer (most of which were my own fault), I had managed to not delete the world, so I decided to use that as my let’s play world, and to start out playing on 1.5.2, rather than the latest version, so as to get a feel for what it would have been like if I had started playing regularly on the world back in .
The SuperGeniusZeb channel ended up becoming where most of my new content was uploaded, and while I can’t say that the early videos on the channel were that good, they were definitely a step-up from a lot of the much older SuperGeniusCreator channel content, and they helped me learn and slowly get better at making videos.
Around the same time, I started working on my first Minecraft mod: Colore. This mod gave me a lot of good experience in coding, and I hope to make more and better coding projects in the future. When I was ready to release the mod, I realized I needed a place to showcase it outside of my channel, and I decided to create SuperGeniusZeb.com, which was officially launched on alongside the first release of Colore.
Later, on , I launched a website for my LEGO channel: SuperGeniusCreator.com. I ended up not using the site much, however… much like the channel. I uploaded a few of my LEGO MOCs (My Own Creations) to the site, but that was about it. I later realized that, while having 2 YouTube channels for organization/separation of content makes sense, having 2 separate websites for the same person running those 2 channels did not, so I decided to shut down SuperGeniusCreator.com and move its content onto SuperGeniusZeb.com, making that site my main site for all of my content.
By that point I had also expanded the content of the SuperGeniusZeb channel from Minecraft to sandbox videogames to just videogames in general. I originally considered making a 3rd channel for non-Minecraft gaming content, but seeing as that most gaming YouTubers don’t do that, I decided that would be unnecessary and so I just changed the SuperGeniusZeb YouTube channel into a general gaming channel.
The Zebulan era
Early in 2018, my YouTube channels were demonetized for not meeting the new minimum subscriber and viewer levels now required by YouTube. This annoyed me at first, but it caused me to reevaluate what I had been doing on YouTube up to that point.
Shortly after that happened, I began to get tired of the SuperGeniusZeb name. My interests were expanding outside of LEGO and gaming and into things like coding and music, and I began to feel that the name did not fit those activities very well. I also started to get annoyed at how the name sounded a bit pretentious and far from professional.
Due to these things and various other factors, I decided it was time for a change.
On , I renamed the SuperGeniusZeb channel to Zebulan Gaming, the SuperGeniusCreator channel was then renamed to Zebulan Building on . I then began working on a new website, which was officially launched on : Zebulan.com.
How to Support Me
Do you happen to really like the stuff I make? If you do, and you want to support me, then here is how you can!
I am currently looking into good ways to accept donations.
Tell others about my content
If you like the stuff I make, then one of the simplest ways to support me is to tell your friends to check out my content! A lot of the stuff I make is meant to be shared, so share it! More exposure and feedback is always welcome!