My #Minecraft McMansion

Youngest Grandson got to spend some time with us this summer. He spent part of it tutoring me in Minecraft. I can’t get it on my Linux desktop, but I downloaded the Pocket Edition for Android onto my tablet. Youngest Grandson is rather disappointed in me because I turn the difficulty down as far as it will go. Low Difficulty = No Monsters.

He thinks it’s very boring, but I can spend hours puttering around, stalking ducks to collect the eggs, slaughtering chickens, digging mines, and learning to build.

Here is my house. It’s a poor thing, but mine own.

Two stories yo
Two stories yo

Planted some poppies out front. We’ll see how that turns out. I tried digging a garden but, when I watered it, it flooded my mine. Who needs monsters?

Here’s the view of the interior from the doorway.

MansionIn1Got an oven, a storage chest, a crafting table, and stairs to the second story. And LOTS of windows.

The Kitchen

And a bare upstairs.

MansionUpBy and by, I might tear it down and build a new one. Or abandon it, leaving a few supplies, and build a new one. It’s very relaxing and juices up my imagination. Or I might get distracted seeing what the game will let me cook with duck eggs and mushrooms.

Speaking of cooking, I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about the dryer lint I did NOT serve my husband for supper.

Thanks, Youngest!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Monsters or creativity?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “My #Minecraft McMansion

  1. Dan

    July 28, 2015 at 7:11am

    It looks like a good time was had by all.

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  2. Jane

    July 28, 2015 at 7:24am

    Purple food!!

    I, too, have tried the purple taters.
    Might make cute tater chips??!!

    On Defiance (It’s a game! It’s a TV show!), they finally got some purple aliens. The two of them are black people with a translucent purple tone carefully applied in zones across the skin. It’s creepy, effective, and the guy is very hot. lso very scifi.

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  3. Holly Jahangiri

    July 28, 2015 at 8:36am

    A woman after my own heart.

    I think monsters are boring. They’re like cockroaches. I, too, prefer to build and create, to plant and grow. This is why we gentle souls need games like Myst and Riven to come back and get ported to our modern operating systems.

    Ever tried Second Life? Actually, that’s not so popular with the kids who like Minecraft, and I think your summer was better spent bonding over e-blocks than learning to craft pseudo-reality from “prims” – but you could have fun there, too.

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      Marian Allen

      July 28, 2015 at 8:45am

      Oh, Holly, Oldest Grandson, Youngest’s brother, and I played the first three Myst games all one summer. Happy times.

      I tried Second Life, but I hated it. Too many other people. Too many ways to be socially inept. If I want to be socially inept, I’ll stay in my real life.

      It’s funny — I’m obsessed with tiny houses, but I’m building a castle in Minecraft! I think it’s probably because I have a truckbutt full of cobblestone from mining for iron, coal, and diamonds. Gotta do SOMETHING with that shit other than plug up old mines. I’ll be building cathedrals next. heh

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  4. Holly Jahangiri

    July 28, 2015 at 9:04pm

    My son made an awesome castle in Minecraft, once. Very detailed, lots of interesting stuff in it.

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      Marian Allen

      July 29, 2015 at 10:05am

      Aw, man, I know SO LITTLE about how to make interesting stuff and cool details! I’m doing good to pop a wall. heh.

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  5. Kat French

    July 28, 2015 at 9:09pm

    The Intern (aka Maddie) is delighted to hear that you enjoy Minecraft. She also plays without monsters. Her latest obsession is creating musical doorbells. I think she made one for one of her houses that played “All About That Bass.”

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      Marian Allen

      July 29, 2015 at 10:06am

      HOW DOES SHE DO THAT? I don’t even know how to make a doorbell, let alone a musical one!

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  6. Kat French

    July 29, 2015 at 10:09am

    @Marian Allen – Something called “red stone” and a bunch of YouTube tutorials. I don’t know if you can do it on the Android version, but she plays on her tablet and on the Xbox.

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