the thing about minecraft

Is that someone will always outdo you.  I’m still finishing the porch on my sandstone beachside ranch house, and someone in Iowa has just created a Minecraft lovebot that massages your toes while singing you to sleep at night.

Really, I’m sure it’s been done.

One problem with trying to make games is that a game like Minecraft comes along and…oh…it’s Monday already and I haven’t eaten in three days and I just lost my diamond pickaxe to a creeper so I CAN’T quit NOW.  Minecraft is infinitely creative and beautiful and full of surprises.  There’s no end to it…but there IS the possibility of stumbling upon a pig saddle.  And so, instead of moving forward with my game(s), I’m sitting in a puddle of my own pee mining for redstone.

So, for the sake of comparison:

Sandstone beachside ranch house (not bad, not bad)…

And then there’s this…

And this…

And also this…