I don't get it at all, but Jay loves the computer game Minecraft and plays it for hours on end. It's a game about placing blocks to build things and at night monsters (or creepers) can come out and get you. It's huge and millions of people play it. He tells me it's educational as you learn about mining, but I don't think that education is the main aim of the game :)
At first I hated that he was on the computer all the time, but after talking to a child psychologist she actually suggested that it was a good thing, because it was something that he loved to do. She said that the boys needed to do whatever it takes to get through the trauma and that playing on the computer wasn't a bad thing, if it was helping Jay to relax and have some fun.
It started off with Jay just playing Minecraft, but then it grew as he started to Skype with his mates from school at the same time, and they would then play together while talking to each other through their headphones.
It cracks me up as I listen to him talking to his friends yelling 'go, go, go!!!' as they play together. I can hear all the 'oldies' now saying 'back in our day we used to run around the paddocks and play in the creek'. They wouldn't believe that you can now still play and talk with your friends while being in different houses :)
Harri and Kobe also love to play it.
YouTube channel. It's a huge change from his other videos that he used to make. He has around forty vidoes that he's uploaded now and started a series called 'Darkest Days of Minecraft' with his mates from school. He thinks of the story and with his friends they prepare it all and then all know their roles and act it out together while recording it. It's a very serious business and they are always planning their next video together.
He created his own intro for his minecraft videos and even has a schedule for the week about which videos he will upload as he has recently started making videos about other computer games. He is excited as he has 55 subscribers and has had over 4000 video views, including one video which has had over 1000 views.
He is called KingJazza9 and recently got a custom made t-shirt which he loves.
His aim is to get 100 subscribers by his birthday on his YouTube channel. It's a big call since his birthday is mid September, but if you are into video games or funny Aussie kids then he would love for anyone to go over and subscribe to his videos.
It's awful seeing him so sick and missing Aaron and Noah so much, but it's really nice that he has something that he enjoys doing so much. He keeps telling me that one day he is going to make a lot of money from YouTube and I tell him I'm looking forward to that day, so he can look after his poor old Mum ;)