I had a great gab session with our two younger grandsons the other day about Minecraft. That alone made playing it a great idea. 🙂 We swapped stories and they gave me tips and I bemused them by recounting all the crazy stuff I’ve caught while fishing (they insist I shouldn’t be able to catch anything but fish). Most satisfactory.
They liked my new house (yes, I left Dogmania behind for a while, to give my ears time to recover from all the doggy sound effects).
It isn’t large, but it’s made entirely of obsidian!!!! All except for that row of blocks in the front top, there (well, and the glass windows). The dark blue blocks are lapis lazuli, the yellow blocks are blocks of gold, and the pale blue block is a block of diamond. W00t!
Here’s my garden. It totally cracks me up that pumpkins grow with faces carved into them.
And I’ve adorned the inside walls of my house with pictures. You don’t know what the picture will look like until you put it on the wall. If you don’t like it, you can take it down and put it up again and it’ll be different.
Now for the proof that I’m not wasting my time. Here’s one of many articles on the benefits of Minecrafting. True, they’re about the benefits to kids, but…. What did you say? Oh, sorry, I thought you said something.
And now, this.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character does something usually associated with children.