Posted By Kristabella on November 1, 2012
I was talking to my friend Daisy yesterday, the absolutely lovely, beautiful and all-around perfect human being Daisy (she told me to say that, but she is pretty rad), and we were talking about NaBloPoMo. That’s upon us now and we were both saying how we’re not doing it this year.
I mentioned I will use November to get back into more of a habit of writing more than once a month, but wasn’t going to commit to every day. I just don’t have time for it. And it’s stupid to stress about posting on a Saturday night when I’m out having fun. Or like last year, when I’m drunk off my ass on Thanksgiving.
She encouraged me to write more. And I told her that part of the problem is laziness. (That’s actually really probably 98% of the problem.) And that generally I use the time that I should be writing to play stupid games on my phone. I am currently obsessed with solitaire. Like it is such a fascinating game to me, I can’t stop playing it.
That got me thinking about games on our phones. Yeah, I’ve gone through my Angry Birds phase, and then there was the Ranch Rush (and Ranch Rush 2!) phase. Or the Diner Dash and all the other Dash games phase. I can easily get sucked into stupid games like that on my phone and lose hours and hours of my day.
Insert segue here.
Do you guys know about Minecraft?
If you know any kids from age 6 to 12, you’ve probably heard about it. I only just recently heard about it from my nephew Noah, who is OBSESSED. In fact, when he was first explaining the game to me, I was convinced he was kidding and totally trying to punk me.
Turns out her wasn’t. This game is just that weird and stupid.
There is no point, in case you’re wondering. You can’t beat it. You don’t really have to DO anything, except stay alive. I think?
And in this day and age of such realistic graphics, it’s 8-bit and all pixely.
You basically mine materials and build shit, like houses. And you have to build a furnace to make iron. And use the iron to make a stove, so you can eat steaks. Because you have to kill cows and pigs and sheep. And I think there is sugar cane, but it doesn’t do anything? And then you have to kill zombies and creepers? It makes no sense, in a nutshell.
I watched Noah and Skyler this past weekend and they talk of nothing else. In fact, they did nothing else but play it while I was there. (Auntie lets them do whatever when she’s there. Also, Auntie may have needed a nap.)
The best part is the parody videos. If you’ve heard of the game and ever seen it, you have to watch this one:
As weird as it is, I guess I can’t really judge since I’m like 25 years older than them and doing the same thing, except with solitaire and planting crops in Ranch Rush.