So I think I've gotten Legends of Yore out of my system, and I got back to my game.
I remade all of the textures by hand, so now I can claim (almost) full rights to all assets in the game. The WoodPlanks block looks WAY better now. The Water block needs a little work, and the Stone block isn't natural-looking enough for my tastes. I also still need to redo the player sprite. It's a work-in-progress, but the coder art looks a little better.
It's been bugging me that I have so few blocks to work with, so I made a MapleTrunk and MapleLeaves block. Now I can build crappy trees! Ideally I'll have the game generate the trees, but that's not for a little while yet. It took me 12 game hours to build that little scene?! Yeesh.
I know I go away for periods from time to time, but I'm working somewhat steadily on the game. I really can't do much coding just yet, I'm still building the game concept. I have a pretty good idea of what I want from start to finish now, I'm just working out specific mechanics now. It would be kinda cool if my first real game idea turned into something fun!