That would be #4 Daughter, the amazing Sara Marian. She called and said she had this addictive phone game she was playing.
ME: Yeah, yeah. I don’t need another addictive game.
SARA: You have this koi pond, and they swim around and you guide them to eat insects. But don’t let them swim into the pink leaves, because that slows them down.
ME: *thinks: sounds boring*
SARA: It sounds boring, but it’s relaxing AND fun! After they eat enough of a combination of insects, they level up, and you can expand the pond and they get different insects to eat.
SARA: And other koi appear and the two koi get a circle around them, and if they stay in the circle long enough, they have an egg and it hatches into another koi! All different patterns of them!
ME: I like koi.
SARA: After they level up far enough, they turn into dragons!
ME: I’m in.
So now I’m SO addicted! I don’t think it’ll replace Minecraft any time soon, but, yes, it’s addictive. #4 Daughter is right: it’s calming and exciting at the same time.
Oh, the name? Zen Koi. Get it from your friendly neighborhood smartphone app store. That is all.
I’m posting at Fatal Foodies today about shoots. Sounds about right.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about ornamental fish.