Who Am I?
Hello, everyone! My name is Zebulan. I sometimes go by Zeb for short, and in the past I’ve used the following names:
- SuperGeniusCreator (name used in LEGO Universe, the LEGO Message Boards, and various LEGO communities)
- SuperGeniusZeb (shortened from SuperGeniusCreator to fit the Minecraft username length limit, this was my primary online name until mid-2018)
- SuperGeniusBuilder (name used in LEGO Minifigures Online)
- Zooming HyperNova (name used in LEGO Legends of Chima Online)
I am a Christian with an interest in coding, Minecraft, gaming, music, LEGO, and technology. I use this website to showcase stuff I’ve made and talk about things that interest me.
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 I can bring you some enjoyment through those things 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 a set of predetermined words. Overconfident in my building skills, I chose the words “Super”, “Genius”, and “Creator”… and so SuperGeniusCreator became my online 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. Prior to the November 2012 update to the boards, I had posted 6,892 posts. 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, sparked 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Here’s an archived version of my profile page shortly before the boards were closed, and here’s my page on the LMB wiki.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 On Ebay Today series on The TTV Channel. LEGO GoofEbay 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? It was 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 at the time was 1.5.1, and it was in this version and in that month that I first created and played on the world that I would later use in SuperGeniusZeb Plays Minecraft.
At the time, however, I had no intentions of making Minecraft videos. The Minecraft world I started playing on was merely an instance of the demo world… a world with a preset seed that was always used by 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. At the same time, I also wanted to gain experience in video production. I decided to kill two 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 Minecraft username. 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, in order 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. Coding this mod gave me a lot of good experience in Java development. When I was ready to release the mod, I realized I needed a place to showcase it outside of my channel. I decided to create SuperGeniusZeb.com, which was officially launched on alongside the first release of Colore.
On , I launched a website for my LEGO channel: SuperGeniusCreator.com. I uploaded a few of my LEGO MOCs (My Own Creations) to the site, but otherwise the site went unused. (By this point, the SuperGeniusCreator channel wasn’t being used much either.) I later realized that, while having 2 YouTube channels for organization/separation of content might make 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 it my main site for all of my content.
By that point I had also expanded the content of the SuperGeniusZeb channel from Minecraft to gaming in general. I considered making a 3rd channel for non-Minecraft gaming content, but noticing that most gaming YouTubers don’t do that, I (wisely, in hindsight) decided that would be unnecessary.
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 afterward, 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 unprofessional.
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!