10 Signs You Play Too Much #Minecraft (Monsterless Version)

Yes, okay, I’ll admit it, I’m kind of addicted. I was ready to quit yesterday, because I’ve been over

Jack-o-Lantern nightlight (pumpkin plus torch), under-stairs bookcase on blue carpet. Shears in inventory.
Jack-o-Lantern nightlight (pumpkin plus torch), under-stairs bookcase on blue carpet. Shears in inventory.

SO. MUCH. TERRITORY. and I can’t find any clay to make a flowerpot. But then I learned I don’t have to slaughter sheep to get wool, and I ran around shearing any sheep I could catch. They look so funny! And I made carpet for my house! And I made a compass that always points to my second house and I laid down a path from there to my new house so I’ll NEVER GET LOST AGAIN! And I stumbled on the first lava I accidentally fell into and got back ALL MY STUFF!

So, there’s that.

ANYWAY, my apologies to everyone who reads this blog (hi, Jane!), but I have this list.

10 Signs You Play Too Much Minecraft (Monsterless Version)

10.  Your recipes often involve redstone powder.
9.  You walk up to a tree and beat it with your bare hand.
8.  You feel naked leaving the house without a pickaxe and a sword.
7.  You pick flowers by hitting them with a stick and stepping on them.
6.  You think chickens lay eggs in the water.
5.  People look funny to you because their heads aren’t perfect squares.
4.  You refer to your pockets as your inventory.
3.  When you’re heading out for a long trip, you feel wrong without forty torches, three iron pickaxes, two iron swords, a cooked ham, and a pair of shears just in case you come across a sheep.
2.  Your idea of life after death is respawning.

And the #1 sign you’ve been playing Minecraft too long:

1.  Somebody says they need a new bookcase, and you say, “First, you harvest some sugar cane.”

And, speaking of recipes, I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about a Vegetarian Pizza that’s SO GOOD it almost made my head asplode.


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 “10 Signs You Play Too Much #Minecraft (Monsterless Version)

  1. Dan

    August 11, 2015 at 7:45am

    Sounds like an intervention might be in order 🙂

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  2. Jane

    August 11, 2015 at 8:55am

    Minecraft reminds me of Bizarro-World.
    Also, it sounds like a very cool version of some sort of keep your mind alert senior exercise concoction. With sheep.

    So I say:
    Play that sucker!

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      Marian Allen

      August 11, 2015 at 3:33pm

      THAT’S what it reminds me of!! I knew it was familiar!

      Yeah, it’s a senior mind exercise. It’s that. Totally.

      I’ve been making carpet and rearranging the furniture with my pickaxe today. Yeah, you rearrange furniture with a pickaxe. I didn’t program the game, I just plays it. heh

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  3. A.C. Flory

    August 11, 2015 at 9:12pm

    I haven’t played Minecraft but you’d have to live under a rock not to know about it. That said, I have no idea what your ‘monsterless version’ is?? Is this a crafting only version perhaps? If it is I might just give it a go. I’m currently playing ffxiv but sometimes I need a break. 🙂

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      Marian Allen

      August 12, 2015 at 8:28am

      I’m playing the Pocket Edition for my Android tablet. It has a slider control for danger level, and I keep it all the way down. Youngest Grandson was playing on it and, when he gave it back to me, the first thing that happened was that a zombie killed me and I lost all my stuff. “Ha ha ha! Sorry, Grandmare!” 😉

      There IS a setting for Creative, but for some reason I decided to play Survival with the danger level turned down. ?? I finally found some clay, but I have to look up how to make a flowerpot out of it. I went mining yesterday and I thought I was going to go swimming in lava again! Lava, lava everywhere! I probably should have scooped some up in my milk pail, but I didn’t.

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      • A.C. Flory

        August 12, 2015 at 6:13pm

        Thanks so much for that info. I actually quite like the fighting aspects of mmos, although not dungeons per se, but I wouldn’t mind trying something that was purely crafting related. Definitely going to keep Minecraft in mind as a possibility for the future.

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