Lately I've been seeing a lot of threads that bring up some good memories I've had with Minecraft/IJAH and I want to collect all of those memories here. Feel free to comment below with any of your good memories with Minecraft/IJAH that give you nostalgia when you think about a certain thing. Back before carpets were a thing, I would play in skin competitions on people's Skyblock islands. They would block us in [like a normal skin comp. would] and put a sign on the top which either said "in" or "out" and the winner got diamonds or something. I remember cheating and seeing if I was in or not before having the block broken in front of me by going into F5 and if I lost I would just go back to my island. I also remember my first survival world in Minecraft. I typically only played in creative, as I was too scared to encounter any mobs. I had a house on an island and it was on top of a cave. Like, I build it around a cave entrance. This was way back in 1.1 where new things were being added. I set the difficulty to easy, but got scared when I saw a spider so I turned it back to peaceful. I still saw the spider and logged out of the game because of how frightened I was. 9 year old me really hated spiders. I logged back in to still see the spider there. I cried in my little wooden house. In the morning when I went to investigate, it was two roses side by side. I broke them out of anger and distrust that it would turn into a spider when night came again. My first house that looked "decent" was followed by this tutorial. I spent about half an hour looking for this video and I'm so happy that I finally did find it. I love this house so much-- I might re-build it in a survival world or something. I remember trying to make a fireplace inside but it ended up burning down the house. I cried and rebuilt it. It took me three or four hours to re-create it piece by piece because I kept having to pause the video to understand what to do. Anyways, what are some memories that you have of early day Minecrafting?