Monday, 30 June 2014

Minecraft Diaries, Day 2- Fredwardo

Day 2- Fredwardo

Spawning in at night is always fun, especially when you return to your home to find an innocent enough looking, pig chilling on your bed, like nobody's business. He had actually jumped through the window because, I had not placed any glass in it yet. I decided to build him a little house next to mine, y'know, for company. I gave him the name "Fredwardo" because, it was the first thing that came to mind. By the time I had gathered enough dirt to build his home with, (piggus love dirt), he'd escaped. I spent the next 5 minutes or so trying to find him. Turns out he'd made his way down the hill, and into the river that separates Campton from the desert village. I had nothing to lure him back with so I had to return to the village and raid it for carrots, much to the annoyance of the villagers.

Luring Fredwardo back was no easy task. It was almost as if he didn't want to be fenced into a dirt pit against his will. After a lot of glitching and frustration, on my part, Fredwardo was home. I now have a very noisey neighbor but, isn't that what life is all about? To say "thank you" to the villagers, I returned to fix the flood that never seemed to end. Who knew one missing block could destroy three alleyways? Turns out, one of the villagers will sell me and eye of ender for ten emeralds, so maybe we'll return to the stronghold of doom some day. After heading out, and exploring the map a little bit more, I found a mushroom island close by, so that will have to be explored too.

I'll look forward to it.

~Zoe

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Minecraft Diaries, Day 1- Campton

Hello, and welcome to this new series of blogs that I'm doing! I know the last "series" I started didn't last very long but, this is something I can do everyday and somebody told me it would be a good idea. Who knows? I play a lot of Minecraft since I've finished school and it does get a little lonely from time to time but, since I've loaded up a new world I thought I could share my experiences with you. At least, until I get bored of "Home 2.0" and move back to One Tree Hill. Basically, I'm taking a little holiday from my company "One Tree Hill", on my original server. Yeah, let's go with that story line.

Day 1- Campton

I started by spawning in the middle of a snow biome and did all the regular Minecraft stuff like, collecting wood etc. Afterwards, I decided to head North-East because, who doesn't head North-East? I stumbled across a desert which, is my favourite biome because, it always has something. I was a bit downhearted at first, as there was no sign of anything except sand and lots of cacti. In my haze, I came across a little desert village. I came with peace but then, raided the shit out of it. There wasn't much to begin with, a book here, a potato there, but then, I noticed the blacksmiths and thought, "Meh, I'll get a sword or something". Want to know what I got? Six mother fucking diamonds, two iron chest plates, an iron sword and iron pickaxe. Normally, this is stuff one may acquire after playing the game for about 30 minutes to an hour. I had been playing for 8 minutes. I checked.

Happy enough, I left the village with a spring in my step. Literally, because I was sprint jumping. I came across a small hill and decided to settle there. At least for the time being. I built a small wooden cabin and furnished it with whatever I would need to see me through the upcoming weeks. I decided to put my iron pickaxe to good use and go mining in a nearby cave. At least, I thought it was a cave. It turned out to be Ironopolis. Basically, it was full of iron. After about 15 minutes I had 43 iron and decided to dig up some coal because, I had run out of torches. Foolishly, I dug the block underneath me and fell...into a stronghold.

I don't know if everyone gets this lucky when it comes to Minecraft but, I am sure as heck enjoying my holiday so far!

~Zoe

Saturday, 28 June 2014

A Note to My Friends

Hello, fabulous people. I'm not exactly sure if this blog is going to be heavy or lighthearted but, we'll see how it goes. Also, this has not been drafted or even planned, so, prepare yourselves for possible emotionally breakdowns. This blog might also get me into trouble but, yolo etc.

The purpose of this post is quiet simple, I suppose, but perhaps some background information is needed. (Just a quick note to some of my readers, please do not demand answers to questions I don't want to answer. You know who you are *winky face*). So, for the past couple of months, I have been dealing with a certain type of illness. I've been in and out of doctors etc blah blah, whatever. But, a while back I was sitting in a doctor's waiting room and I thought to myself, "What if I just died, randomly? There's a lot of things people don't know". And finally, we get to the purpose of this blog. I feel like some of my friends are not fully aware of how, "I feel". I don't even know what I'm doing, really. If this gets to heavy..blame the medication. However, just to add a little fun and to confuse everyone with mixed signals, in classy Zoe style, any of my friends who are reading this will have to guess which "paragraph" is about them. Just because I love annoying you all, so much.

1. 'Sup. You are one of the most, complex friends I have but, I think it's our frank honesty to each other and just completely weird conversations, that makes us special. I know that, with you, no matter how far apart we are, or how long it's been since we've spoken, it'll never phase us. We can always drop it and pick up where we left off. And, that is what I love about you. You're a comforting presence and I can't imagine getting through some of the worst days of my life, without you by my side. We are both emotional train wrecks but, I admire how you can take everything bad that happens and just let it go. That is something I could never do and, I admire you greatly for it.

2. One of the sweetest, most adorable people I know and I love you so much. No matter how, pissed off I might seem, you are the only person who never makes me mad. Your outlook on life fascinates me at times and you make me laugh harder than anyone, without even trying. I always think of little things you've done or, things you've said when I'm having a bad day and it makes me smile. We're not as close as we were but, I hope we'll always be friends because, I don't think I'll find another one like you.

3. One of the most difficult people I have ever met but, most of the time you're worth the difficulty. I can't imagine where I'd be if I didn't meet you. Some where, completely different, I suppose. You've brought me out of myself more than once, and made me laugh when I was down. We're not very close now, and it's obvious we're not going to be friends forever, which is a shame, but, it was fun.

4. You are the person who helped, shape me into the person I am today. School life for me, would have been impossible without you. All our little inside jokes, that no one else ever got, still make me laugh, despite them being over 3 years old. I know we'll probably be friends forever.

5. Last, but, certainly not least, is a friend that I consider a prize. I have no idea how I managed to get someone like you to put up with me for this long. You're so amazingly talented at almost everything you do, that some times, I'm a little jealous. You always get my jokes, even though, let's face it, they are never funny. I can imagine us, as old people in the future drinking tea and laughing at that certain dream. I hope we stay friends forever because, we would make the most awesome old people!

This post is getting a little dragged out so, I think I'll stop it here. Perhaps there will be a part two! Please don't kill me and have fun guessing.

~Zoe

PS: Whoever guesses correctly on the first go, gets a prize ;)

Friday, 20 June 2014

20th June 2014- Hello Again.

I've written a lot of these blogs in the past and honestly, I don't think I've ever been this nervous. I haven't written anything in months. I'm not just talking about blogs, I have not wrote anything that was not school related in forever. It feels weird. It feels nice weird.

I suppose some sort of explanation is needed for my lack of writing. I've given a wide range of excuses to friends who've asked, "where's Zoe", "when are you going to blog again". They were told that I just got tired of it and I was finding it difficult to be called by my real name and then turn around to have someone else call me "Zoe". That is not entirely true. In fact, it's not true at all.

When I left off, around December, I'll be honest with you, I wasn't in a good place. School and family issues seemed to be never ending and I was constantly stressed out. I had a fight with one of my best friends and finding people to talk to became very difficult for me. Eventually, all these emotions of stress, sadness and anger began to become evident in my writing because, I had no where else to put it. I was drafting things but, everything just seemed angry and the fun was sucked out of writing. So I stopped. Without thinking really, I just didn't have energy for anything. Between exams and being in and out of hospital, I just really didn't have time, and to be honest, I really didn't care. People kept on encouraging me to write but, I didn't really take any notice. "They're just being nice. No one actually reads this". However, a couple of weeks ago, things changed.

On my Twitter bio, I have the link to my blog. I completely forgot about this, until one day I was checking my notifications and I had a tweet from someone I've never really spoken to before. It said; "@Call_Me_Steph I really enjoyed reading your blog..I hope you write again soon :)". I was befuddled, to say the least. Who is this person and why are they reading about my life? However, it kind of gave me the kick up the ass I needed. I love doing this, why stop? Obviously, I waited until my exams were over to start again because, I'm a very responsible student (lol). But here I am! Finally, back doing something I enjoy. I'm not going to promise you a new blog every day or even every week because, I probably won't stick to it and I don't like making promises I can't keep. Also I just got Minecraft.

Bye for now!

~Zoe