Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hate and Swearing, Part II

Hi Jammers! I'm REALLY ticked off at Blogger right now, because I worked forever and ever on this post and they completely deleted it. I went to save it, and they decided "Hey! I'm going to be a complete douchebag and replace the post you've been working so hard on with a blank one!" Sorry if the word "douchebag" offends you, but that's actually what this post is about. (Offensive words, not the other thing. That would be a really weird post!) As you can tell by the title. It's going to be a more serious post in general, but there's some funny parts in it too. (And I should know, seeing as I ALREADY TYPED IT!) This was supposed to be published on July 24th, but then Blogger didn't want that to happen, so sorry it's a bit late. So let's begin. The thing I'd like to mention first off is that I'm going to be doing my very first livestream! But I'm not going to show my face in the livestream, so I've decided to follow the massive trend that everyone seems to be doing, and play a video game while streaming! But it has to be a browser game, because I don't have any downloaded games. And I'm letting you guys choose what game it is, so you can go vote for that in the poll on the left! That will happen on Monday, August 8th *correction: Tuesday, August 9th and it will be on my YouNow at younow.com/neros1234. YouNow also has a chat option, so I could take questions from you guys and answer them, like a live episode of Ask:Reply! Okay, now onto the main part of this post. I've been looking through the stats of my videos on YouTube, and as I looked at the likes/dislikes tab, I found this:
WHAT?! Why would I have more dislikes than likes, and especially 38 of them?! That's crazy! Who is disliking my videos? I don't put any offensive content on there. Why would I get 38 dislikes? So I did a bit more digging, and I found the culprit:
You see those spikes? That means that one person went along and disliked all of my videos in one day, and that's why I have so many. It's especially caused by this:
So one hater woke up one morning, found my channel, and was like "You know what? I'm in a bad mood today! Why not take it out on someone I don't even know?" and went and disliked all my videos. And it's not just me, it happens to almost every YouTuber, no matter the size of their channel. Here's the ratings on a Markiplier video for example:
Even though the likes greatly outnumber the dislikes, that's still SEVEN THOUSAND PEOPLE who felt the need to go "This video's really great! But I can't say anything nice. Then people will like me, and I don't want that. I know, I'll dislike the video! Another great plan from me!!" You see my point?  I just don't really understand why there's so much hate in the world. Especially at this point in time, with all the killings of innocent black people. I don't know where you live (or do I? Mwahahaha! Just kidding I'm not a stalker.), but I live in America, which is supposed to be the land of the free. And I don't know how free it is if every day I wake up and another innocent person is dead. Take the Orlando shootings for example- what did those people do? They were completely innocent and lawful, just having fun in a bar on a Friday night. And then some homophobic idiot with a gun decides he doesn't like that, and just like that their lives are over. It's just depressing. Why can't we all just get along in this world? And that brings back to the whole YouTube dislike thing- if you see a video that you maybe don't like, just go away from that channel! It's that simple! It's the same with the Orlando shootings, if that guy didn't like that, he should have simply walked away. Or- this would be a worse option, but still better than slaughtering 50 people- maybe shout something at them and walk away. Because they're not gonna care what one person thinks! They will care if that one person kills people for no reason, though! Or if someone was on YouTube, and found a video that they didn't like. Dislike it and move on! There's no need to do what that person did on November 5th and dislike all of my videos!

Anyway, thank you for listening to my rant. I just don't know why there's so much hate in the world. It's really sad. But on a more positive note, I took down the 4th of July potato on Sunday! Just like I do every July 24th.
This is an excerpt from a post I published on July 24th, 2014.
Actually, it's not so much a July 24th tradition as it is me forgetting to take it down all month. A heh heh. Whoops! Fun fact of the day: that is the only background I used that has stayed the same every time! All the other backgrounds I update every year, but that one I don't. I'm not sure why. Another fun fact: that was actually the first background on here, besides the normal potato one! Third fun fact: here's all 3 winter potatoes I've used on here:

HOORAY!! Okay, onto the second part of this post, the part that actually relates to the title. An update on my post "Swearing". So, almost 3 years ago, in August 2013, I came across some people swearing in the comments on Animal Jam blogs. And instead of just taking my advice that I wrote above and leaving it alone, I decided to make a whole post about it. Although, I had JUST turned 11 while writing this, so ya gotta cut me some slack. Anyway, my viewpoints have changed on the subject, obviously, so I wanted to make an update on it. Mind you, I already updated the post in June 2015 with an introduction about how I felt then. And then I updated it again in March 2016 and deleted most of the post, because it was too embarrassing. So sorry, you won't be able to see the full post. This is what the edited version looks like now:
I crossed out the names of the blogs because I don't think they are necessary at this time. Anyway, the main thing I'm surprised about about this post is that it keeps collecting views! It's easily one of the most viewed posts on this blog.
Yes, that's right, it has over 400 views!! It's almost on the Posts Jammers Like section over on the left, right below the Dat Boi post from last September. And soon I think it will even make it onto that section, which is crazy! So I wanted to officially renew my view on swearing and cursing in general. So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you...

YES, IT'S THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY!! 2013 Neros vs. 2016 Neros in an all-out battle of the wits! It's an event you can't miss! The best one yet! WOOHOO!! Anyway, let's begin. ROUND ONE!!

2013 Neros: WE ARE JUST KIDS.
2016 Neros: Actually, less than half of the people on the internet are 18 and younger.

2013 Neros: WE SHOULDN'T BE SWEARING.
2016 Neros: Well, you can't tell other people what to do. If you don't like people swearing, than don't look at it.

2013 Neros: OR TALKING ABOUT PRIVATE PARTS.
2016 Neros: Yeah, that is pretty gross but again, you can't really tell people what to do...

2013 Neros: IT'S JUST GROSS.
2016 Neros: Okay, swearing is not gross. Swearing is fun and funny when used appropriately! I agree that in the comments of an Animal Jam blog is not an appropriate place, but I think the way to deal with that is to inform the blog's creator and they should remove the comment(s). Not making a whole ranty post about those comments.

2013 Neros: Stop it. Just stop it. Stop swearing on the internet.
2016 Neros: You know what, 2013 Neros? I'm not gonna stop! Because you can't tell me what to do! HAHAHAHA!! Oh wait. You can tell me what to do, because you're me. Shoot. Well, I'm older than you so I don't have to listen to you! HAHAHAHA!


Also, I just realized how much 2013 Neros looks like a doctor.
That's funny, I didn't intend that at all! Actually, you know what? I like Doctor 2013 Neros so much that I'm going to make her my new Google profile picture!
Why do I do these things? Someone talk me out of it before I do! I mean, there's almost 80,000 of you, surely one of you can talk me out of it! Anyway, I think I'm going to keep Dr. Neros as my profile picture for a while because I actually like it, (unlike what I just said a sentence ago) but then I'll change it back. So if you're reading this in DA FUUTURE, then my profile picture will be good old this:
Which I actually created the same day I created this blog- May 19th, 2013. ANYWAY! I've gotten too sidetracked in this post! Back to the Battle of the Neroses!

IT'S TIME FOR ROUND 2! This round will be about the commenting rules on this blog. The rules in 2016 vs the ones in 2013. Remember those? If you don't, here's a screenshot:
Yeah, I was a little freakazoid back then. And not the obscure TV show that I had to Google to find out about.

It doesn't look like it was much of a success. Anyway, enough sidetracking! Let's begin!

2013 Neros: ABSOLUTELY DO NOT SWEAR!!
2016 Neros: Please don't swear, this is an Animal Jam blog and if you want to be vulgar go do that somewhere else.

2013 Neros: ANYTHING CONSIDERED A SWEAR WORD WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DELETED!!
2016 Neros: Woah, chill out. If I see someone using those words I'll remove it. Like I did when the F*** You Guy came to AJP a few months ago.

2013 Neros: (the "h" word, the "f" word, the "a" word, the "c" word, the "d" word, and the "B: word ARE NOT TOLERATED!!!!!)
2016 Neros: Oh, so you decided to write out all the words. Just so people would know that ANY FORM of swearing is NOT TOLERATED! Well then, 2013 Neros! Also, what is the "h" word? "Heck"? "H - E - double hockey sticks"? Oh no, that's such a bad word!

Okay, maybe I'm beating myself up too much, but it's all in good fun. So I think that 2016 Neros is the champion!
Congratulations me, I won a competition against myself. HOORAY! 2016 Neros can leave with her oven mitts/boxing gloves, one shoe, and trophy, and go home happy! Okay, now onto something completely different  because I've only done this once in 2016 so far. It's Emoticon Friday!! You know what time it is!

1. 0_x   Half dead, half awake
2. x_x  Just dead
3. 0_o  Weirded out
4. U|U  A pretty creepy face
      U
5. ^_^  Cute face

So there you go, 5 brand new emoticons you can use while typing. For example, you could be typing

"Just drank a bottle of bleach! #WhatCouldGoWrong #artsy"

and you could use the x_x emoticon. See? The possibilities are endless! Aren't you glad I gave you them? I know you are! Alright, I know it's not Monday (or Friday really, whoops) but I like this week's RIM, so why not discuss it?
This is an interesting RIM! I think it's an original, meaning that it's not just a recolored version of another item, but I'm not sure. I could be completely wrong. The color choice is a bit strange, I personally wouldn't put orange with purple, but it's alright. It's really pricey though, 1,000 gems?! Yeesh! That could be someone's entire life savings! Someone who is not me.
Yes, you read that right. I could feasibly buy 304 Rare Binoculars. But I probably don't have the most gems in Animal Jam. I wonder who does? That's a question for another post! So onto the last section of this post. MEMEOTHEDAY!!
That is a very lovely picture of Rainbow Dash. I love what she's done to her face recently. Did you get plastic surgery, Rainbow Dash? But this is not about Trollofied Rainbow Dash. No, this is about MEMES! And I have a batch of fresh and spicy memes, just waiting to be shared on this blog, from the very helpful website, memes.com. So without further ado, here is today's meme!
Me too. Like seriously, whenever I'm taking a test my brain just shuts off. I think on one test I wrote "I don't believe in time travel" on an English Language Arts test. Yikesarama. Well, thanks for the fresh memes, memes.com! Take a bow!
Those little rectangles are supposed to be confetti, but I'm in a hurry so they mostly just look like weird colored squares.
And thank you guys for reading this post! I want to remind you that there will be ads on this blog starting in 2 days, on August 1st. That will run for 1 month, ending on September 1st. See you in the next post! Bye!!
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Monday, July 4, 2016

Fourth of July Update Post!

'AY YOU! YES YOU! LISTEN UP! So, you know that last post I made? Yeah, that one. That was pretty dope. It was also very long.  If you didn't read that, you can CLICK RIGHT ABOUT HERE to go read it! (And I highly suggest you do. It's a doozy.) That's all.

HEY JAMMERS! How are you doing? HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! Well, if you're American. I guess it doesn't really matter to you if you live in another country. But those don't exist! USA! USA! (that was a joke, I'm sorry to all the people from other countries I may/may not have offended.) Anyway, I wanted to make this post because there are a bajillion and a half things I have to go over, a lot of them blog updates. This will kind of be the spiritual successor to "Some Blog Updates That Should Have Happened a Year Ago", which I made in July 2014. So let's begin!
So, about ads. If you didn't know, Google AdSense is a program that you can sign up for. They try to put relevant ads on your blog or YouTube videos, and then you get paid monthly. I personally don't like ads, I've never had them on my blog, and to tell the truth- I think they're annoying on other people's blogs. But, as they say, a girl's gotta eat, and it would be nice to have a little extra money. So I will be using Google AdSense on The Animal Jam Potato for a trial period of one month. That will start on August 1st, and end on September 1st (since AdSense pays you monthly). If I think they're okay, then I will maybe keep them, but if I hate them then they will go away forever. And of course I will ask you guys before deciding if they're gonna stay or not. They say that they try to put relevant ads on your blog (i.e. an ad for Animal Jam on here), but I don't know how good they are about that. I will also try and keep the ads to a minimum so they're not as distracting. Okay, I've been talking too much! Time to go onto the next thing!
I'M MAKING AN ALBUM!! And it's not like the one I talked about in November 2014, (E!) which never got off the ground. I actually found a place where you can upload your music and other people can buy it, and you don't have to have some big corporation behind you. You can even adjust the price to be whatever you want it to be. It's called Bandcamp, and it's really cool!
This is my page on Bandcamp. As you can see, my album is called Art Is Dead. Why the title? Well, I think it represents the cover art, and I liked the title. I have written the songs, and I am in the process of recording them. I am releasing the album on this blog's 4th birthday next year! Why? Because it gives me enough time to finish the album, and May 19th is AJP's birthday, and it's a Friday. And Fridays are awesome! (anyone get that reference?) I'm not sure what to make the price yet, but I thought this was funny:
If you can't tell, that says that the price is $4.20. I'm sorry, I'm super immature. That price is subject to change though. Guess what? I even made a Masterpiece of the cover art!
Shameless self-promotion, for the win. Okay! Onto the next item on my list!
I changed the music on this blog! Again! I do it every summer. (Last year I changed the music on June 15th, and the year before I changed it on July 24th.) I didn't add or delete any tracks, but I shuffled it around a bit. It now starts with Captains and Cruise Ships instead of Up All Night, so now you are not greeted with that same piano intro music you've all heard a million times. But I'm also streaming the songs from Dropbox this time, which should fix the ads. The songs were streamed from YouTube before, and along with YouTube, there are ads. And that was no exception for the music on AJP. But now that the songs are  Dropbox, there will be no more unwanted ads in the middle of the song playlist! So that's good. Okay, onto my last thing I'd like to talk about!
I made a new page in what seems like forever! It shows all of the beautiful artwork I have done in 2015-2016. It's mostly stuff that I've already shown on here, but there's some new pieces too! Plus, the artwork is funny (I hope). You can click here to go see that. But that's all for this post! It was very short, especially compared to my last post. I felt like I needed to make it though, to keep you guys updated about some new stuff and also to wish you a happy Fourth of July! Did you go out and watch fireworks to celebrate? Did you have a  with your family? Did you sit at home and do nothing? Or maybe you're from another country, where Fourth of July is meaningless to you. Let me know! Anyway, thanks for reading this post!! See you next time. BYE!
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Pet Rules

Oh hey, you've made it to the bottom of the page. Well, now that you're here, it's now your responsibility to make sure the pets get fed. So:
1. Feed Pete 2 or 3 fish. DON'T FEED HIM MORE THAN THAT!! He'll fall over!
2. Over on the Fun Stuff page, feed the fishes about 15 pieces of food (5 clicks) Don't let the red one eat all the food! She's very greedy.
3. And finally, feed Rosie who is also on the Fun Stuff page. She needs about 2 apples and 1 piece of broccoli every day. She loves being brushed, so you should pet her with the brush too!

That's all! Now go feed them. THEY'RE HUNGRY. Oh, and by the way did I mention they need these daily?