"Since I recognize the game's appeal, I've at least played enough to understand why it's not for me. Minecraft is like Lego without the instruction manual, with the caveat that you can't build the Spaceship until you figure out how to synthesize the plastic parts. I've never been good at teaching myself those kinds of lessons."
"Minecraft is like one of those desktop zen gardens to me. When I have some downtime (waiting for a patch to install) I can open it up and build my world. Yeah its not saving the world, but not everything can be."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.