Especially over the temple, because I wanted to know when and where the mobs were coming from. I was rewarded one night when I was looking down at it from the top of one of the buildings and saw several zombies and skeletons magically appear all at once around that area. Of course some of them burned up in the morning, but I saw a skeleton duck into one of the temple wings. I also noticed a glow in the distance to keep in mind to check out later.
The next morning I checked out the temple area and didn't see the skeleton, then ran around thinking while I did chores.
I obviously need to double the fence and light the place up a lot more, which means I'm going to need lots more wood and coal. And if I'm going to save the village, I may as well make it more livable, because this really is pathetic. Even if villagers were around, there is so little here that they'd barely subsist. What can I do to change that? I teleported back and forth grabbing tools and supplies from all my other scattered chests, but once I cleaned them out, I just took over the library and made it base camp, got rid of the tables and started a mine shaft.
And again, the mobs around the temple in this next vid. Something about the temple, and I'd better get serious in a hurry because 3 creepers??? Right there??? (Temples have loot and I don't want mobs accidentally blowing it up before I can get to it- wiki) And as I watched, 2 more skeletons just appeared at 1:43. At 4:23 you can see another hole fairly close to a temple wing where a creeper had nearly gotten me, so basically it's down to a clear stand off between me and them over the temple, and if I don't do something soon, the scales will tip and gaping holes will take over. Take a good last look, because this town is about to change drastically.
I'm actually wondering right now what the odds are of generating a new world seed where I worldspawn this close to a desert temple. Some people look for those and can't even find them, and I ran into one next biome over out of boredom... So I got to thinking that if I do fix up Starrstrukk and upload it to share down the road, maybe I'll keep the temple intact with a thriving village community around it, and then other players can blow themselves up trying to get to the loot, lol. But it occurred to me that perhaps temples are like ticking time bombs. If there is a level underneath that is dark and has the room, what's to stop mobs spawning down there like they do in caves? So I looked around and immediately found this thread, same word I used in search- 'desert temples spontaneously explode minecraft'. Desert temples spontaneously explode? I guess I'll just stick to my plan for now and see what happens. If I'm lucky, I'll have video running when it explodes.