Thursday, August 13, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Just for fun

From Crystal K--

Evyn, showing me around the new castle he built in Minecraft: "And here's the chest where I keep all my heads..."
Me: "Should I be worried that you built a graveyard in your front yard?"
Evyn: "Oh I just did that for fun!"

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Minecraft is inspiring

Look at the creativity here!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

There's no toilets in Minecraft

From Debbie B--

From 7-9am this morning my son created a mansion (in Minecraft).

Andy: The first floor is a concert room with a stage. The second, third and fourth floor is actually the second floor, and here's why. The second-second floor is a movie theater built on a slant. The second-third floor is a kitchen and guest room. The second-fourth floor is MY ROOM!
Me: So where's your bathroom? People in your concert room will need to go?
Andy: *looks at me with head down and eyes up* It's Minecraft, Mom.

Creating a whole mansion in two hours should have given me a clue to that one.

P.S.
Funny thing - I left out the follow-up conversation we had about what you actually do on toilet in Minecraft. It may not be a good Saturday morning conversation, but it is a typical convo with a 10-year-old boy. LOL

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Diamond Rain--the mod, the myth, the legend



Bryce: "Oh. My. Gosh.  I just tapped the ground with a stick and diamonds fell down!!"  Drags his tablet over to me.  "I'll show you!  Here--try it!!  See?  Diamonds!!"

Bryce:  "Oh, no!!  I don't have room for all my diamonds! I need a chest!"

Bryce: "I could easily build a house of diamonds. I have so much diamonds I need a new chest.  Diamond Rain works. Totally. That's why it's called Diamond Rain.  I could do this FOREVER.  Just...diamonds galore!"
 
Bryce, singing: "Diamond rain, diamond rain, diamond raaaaaaain!" Regular voice, "Diamonds are awesome.  The tree mod is also awesome. Pandora's Box is similar to lucky blocks."
Me: ???


Bryce: "Oh, dang. The Pandora's Box doesn't work. I'll have to find another. Oh, good. Golden Iron Rain works." 

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

This week in the Twitterverse...

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Minecraft + siblings = funny

Kids are playing in different rooms and yelling back and forth.
Kid 2: "I can't hear you! Can you say it in Minecraft?"

Kid 2, laughing gleefully: "I'm watching you die!!"
Kid 1: "I'm coming for you!!"

B: "You're suicide-ing!" *pause*  Sounding annoyed, "As usual, you survived."

H: How'd you do that?!
B:  It's easy. I have the magic touch.
Me:  In what?
B:  Parkour.
Me:  Only in Minecraft...

B to H:  I'm watching you fall to your death!  HA! You suicided.
Me:  :/

B:  Hey, can I hit you back?  Wait--where'd you go?  You've angered me.  I'm jumping in lava.

Thus ended last night's playing.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Pet Librarian

Bryce:  "Hey, there’s another librarian!  YES!  I captured it.  Now I will take his books and put them around his fencing so he still thinks he’s like a librarian.  Well, good luck in there, fella.  I’m happy I discovered you."

Bryce, later on:  "There you go, librarian, more books.  Trust me, Mr. Librarian, you WILL want this book.  Or I will take it."



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Minecraft Metaphor

Bryce: "When you *don't* need sheep, they're everywhere. When you *do* need them, they're hard to find. How pointless is that?!"

Tell me that is not a metaphor for sooo many things in life!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Cows and wolves

B: "Cows are excellent at running for their lives...NOT.  They are terrible at it!  Ooh, this one dropped some leather."

B: "Do you know what I like about tamed wolves? If you accidentally hit them, they won't kill you." Huh. Minecraft...or Neanderthal musings?

"Oops, caught the cow on fire. Cool—some steak!" Bryce, age 7

Bryce: "Hey there's a wolf. It won't attack me... Unless I attack it... Hey, wooooolf..."
Surely this will end well.

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Heaven, hell and Minecraft

B, in a quiet voice: "In hell, I want to check out the devil's lair."
Not creepy at all. Thanks, Minecraft!
B: "Oh, hey! There's cake!"
 Me: "There's cake where?"
B: "In the demon's bunker."
Me: "Of course."

B: Hayden, look! I found wild red sheep!
Me: Why are they red?
B: Probably because of the devil.


B: "The hell in Minecraft is basically the Nether." *shows me a house in the sky*  "This is heaven. There's a great view.  Also, there's some dead chickens."

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