While attributed variously (and, perhaps, erroneously) to wise strategists like Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Michael Corleone, the notion to “keep your friends close, but your enemies closer” probably predates language, altogether. It’s likely been a part of our DNA since we were hunting and gathering side-by-side with other hunters and gatherers. It’s what helped us survive; it’s what will help us continue surviving even when our enemies find more clever ways to intrude upon us. The infamous creepers of Minecraft know what I’m talking about, and Creeper Week is all about awareness.
What better way to keep such an enemy closer than by cuddling up with a Minecraft Creeper Plush? Don’t let his (or her — we still haven’t discovered how to identify creeper gender) adorableness disarm you. Embrace the cuteness, but with caution!