Friday, September 30, 2016

Pre-Post Transition Post

Yo guys!

Welcome to a pre-post transition post! (I got the idea from Allie Brosh. If you haven't already, you should go check out her blog- it's HILARIOUS. Click here to go there.)

So, there will be a post tomorrow. Which, coincidentally, is the first of October! But I wanted to update you guys on why I've been gone for so many weeks.

I have been sick. It started last Tuesday, when I stayed home from school. As the week progressed, I just felt worse and worse and it delved into stomach pains, feeling like I was going to puke, sneezing, coughing, and all sorts of other icky stuff.

It lasted pretty much up until yesterday, so I've had to stay home from school now for 4 whole days. It has not been fun. But even though I still have a cough, I'm feeling better and I should be able to post as usual.

Also, my hair is a mess. Good lord, I'm glad blogs are written and not videos like YouTube, because then you would see the full extent of how crazy it is. Here, I'll give you a visual example:
I hope you like my lovely mannequi there. I stole it from a shop window, so don't tell the police. Or that store. It was called Mannequins R Us in Alaska. No it wasn't. I don't know what I'm talking about! But here is a schedule of things to come in October:

-An extra spoooktacular post on the 1st
-At least 6 posts throughout the month
-A surprise on Halloween (what could it be?)
-A new contest over on Animal Jam Potato Contests
-Plus, a new potato background especially for Halloween!!

So stay tuned to this blog! Things are about to get spookalicious!
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

No More Ads :D

Well, you guys voted. And I decided, based on all of the negative feedback I was getting towards them, to discontinue the ads. At least for now. Maybe I'll try them again in a few months. After Christmas. Oh and a new post is coming soon. It's a monster. You guys are gonna love it.

See you soon!
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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Happy 6th Birthday, Animal Jam!

This is a very special weekend. I did not realize this before, but September 10th and 11th are very important days. First off, September 10th is Animal Jam's birthday! Or at least its anniversary of being released. You see, the kind folks at Smart Bomb Interactive (which is now called WildWorks) and the kind folks at National Geographic Kids teamed up to create Animal Jam, and the beta (early) version of that game was released on July 27th, 2010. Little did they know that years later, people would become obsessed with that beta period and start claiming that everything was "beta".
I still don't understand that. But as I was doing some more research on it, I realized that September 10th is not just a day for Animal Jam. For example, the Impossible Quiz Book: Chapter 2 was released on the same day as Animal Jam.
And September 10th is Mikey Way's birthday.
But the 10th of September isn't all we can celebrate.  Notice how at the beginning of the post, I said this was a very special weekend, not just a day. September 11th also has its significance. For example, the horrible 9/11 tragedy that happened 15 years ago today.
It was a horrible, despicable event, caused by horrible, despicable people. You should take some time in your day today to honor those who were lost in that tragic event. But, on a lighter note, September 11th, 2010 is when I joined Animal Jam for the first time!
I remember that day clearly. I was sitting on my bed, reading the September 2010 edition of National Geographic Kids, when I saw some cards that you could rip out. (I still have them! Wanna see a picture?)
I don't know what happened to Graham. Maybe he got lost over the years.
Back then, I was really into Pokemon cards, and so naturally I was interested in these cards too. The game seemed really cool, so I asked my mom if I could go down in the basement and use the computer. (Now we have a computer upstairs, but back then we didn't.) I Googled "animal jam", clicked on the first thing I saw, and created an account. Unfortunately, I can't tell you the username because I thought it was like a school account, and you had to use your first and last name. So I called myself... let's just say... "GeraldineS", but with my real first name instead of Geraldine. (My last name actually does start with S, though!) Anyway, I joined this game, and I had a blast on it for the first time. Back then, Coral Canyons looked a bit different (still the same general layout, except things were moved around a bit) and in the Animal Jam tutorial, it told me about my den. Well, I wasn't aware that everyone had their own den, and I thought you had to stake out a spot to have your den. So I found a room I could call my own, and was very confused when people started coming in it.
Yes, those all are my account.
After I had found my real den, I found the shop and looked for things that I liked to do. I found a stack of books and bought those because I like to read, and a painting easel because I like art and painting. You can no longer buy either of those!
Yes, I had fun during the first month that I played Animal Jam 6 years ago. But then I forgot about it for like a year! After I played on this account for about a month, I forgot the password and soon forgot about the game. And then, a year later, in December 2011, my entire class got into Animal Jam. They had discovered it, and the Animal Jam fever spread like wildfire. So of course, being the trendy little 4th grader that I was, I created an account on it too, without realizing that I had already created one a year before! Instead of creating it in my Graphic Arts class, like everyone else did, I waited to go to my friend's house before creating my account. So I decided on the username ssoorreep.
And I soon forgot the password to that. So then I created ssoorreeep the next time I went to my friend's house. (notice the extra 'e'.)
I apparently was really into pandas! Anyway, next I created neros12345 and forgot the password to that, too. I was also really bad at remembering passwords back then. Eventually, I had had enough and decided to just make my own account and write down the password. And that worked! That account is my current one- neros1234. And then I got my first membership (after begging and pleading my parents for months) on March 30th, 2012! So anyway, that is my long and winded story of how I joined Animal Jam. YEE-HAW!! So now, let's get to Animal Jam's birthday!!
Here is the Jamaa Journal page about it, in all its full glory. So let's get to that party!
Here it is!
...Oh. It's exactly the same as the previous 5 parties. Well, that's alright! Let's explore around!
Mmm... this makes me hungry! I want an ice cream mountain. Why can't I have an ice cream mountain?
Here's the middle of the giant cake. I think I took that exact same picture last year...
And here is the glorious top of the cake, with the giant 6! This, I think, is the most beautiful part of this party. Look at the morning sun! It's so pretty!

These are the 3 shops that are scattered throughout the party. The music shop only sells one item, "Birthday Bash", which is the music for the party. Over in the den shop, here's what's they're selling!
Aww, little shaman balloons! How adorable! I bought all of them. Look at the little Sir Gilbert one on the Precipice of Doom!
Aww. That's such a nice picture. You know, I like this picture so much I'm going to make it my profile picture!
History is being made, people. I'm changing my profile picture again! Because that image is very nice. And I spent a lot of time stitching it together from different screenshots. Anyway! Back to the birthday cake!
They sold these in years past! Although I think they had different animal Alpha ones that you could buy. What happened to these guys?
Animal Jam forgot about them. Well, that's okay. They don't really count as shamans anyway. They're Alphas, not shamans. Plus, I really like the balloons in place of the other statues! They're so cute :3
One thing people might not know about the AJ Birthday Party is that you can get little sweet treats there, like at a Dinner Party! The first one is a chocolate-covered donut, that you can get by clicking the flame on the candles in the middle of the cake...
A soft-serve ice cream cone from the candle close to the top of the cake...
And a slice of cake from the 6 candle at the very top of the cake! Also, by the looks of it, the cake that you get has little rainbow flakes in it. Does that mean that if you go to the very middle of the giant cake, you'll find giant rainbow flakes?! I WANT ONE!!
Now, every year, as well as the AJ Birthday Party, Animal Jam also gives out an Animal Jam Birthday Cake, which you can click and do stuff with, and each cake has a special animation that makes it unique! So let's check out this year's cake.
In case anyone didn't get it, the code is AJBDAY6 to get the 6th Birthday Cake.
Here it is, in gift form! You bet I'm going to keep it.
Okay. So this is the starting form of it, in my den. Let's click around and see what it can do first off.
Ah, clicking one of the swirls makes a big shiny gold layer pop up!
Clicking one of the leafy flower things makes it grow legs...
I clicked one of the legs, and another big shiny golden popped up!
Clicking something else makes a whole different layer pop up...
And ta da! It finishes with Mira on top, just like last year's cake. This is quite a tall cake, it goes by layers instead of changing colors and pattern and whatnot, like previous cakes. It also doesn't explode like the first 2 cakes. (That was kind of strange.) So now I have 5 different cakes! Here they all are!
I don't have the 1st birthday cake because that was in September 2011 and, as I said before, that was a period when I wasn't playing Animal Jam. But I have all the other ones! How many of the birthday cakes do you have? Alright, it's time for our old Memeoftheday!!
Oh. Oh my. What on earth happened to Pikachu?! He looks like he's going to eat me in my sleep! And Spongebob looks like he just got into a cute cat calendar. Except he's a sponge, not a cat. Ever mistook a sponge for a cat? I do all the time. Well, that's all the time I have for today! Thank you for reading this, I hope you enjoyed!! Happy birthday to Animal Jam, and as always, I'll see you in the next post!
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Ads, Ash Ketchum, Reading Your Comments, and the Return of Tux Walligan!

Just a little thing before the post starts: GO READ MY COMICS! I just finished a storyline where they go to Florida and everything goes wrong. I worked way too hard on those, so please appreciate my hard work! You can start the Florida storyline by CLICKING HERE and you can start at the very beginning by CLICKING HERE. Just click on a comic to go to the next one, it's very easy to control. Thanks!


Good morning all you chipper chums! How are you on this blisteringly fine afternoon? Tut tut! YEEHAW!!
The return of Tux Walligan! I knew he'd come back. Anyway, WELCOME BACK TO AJP EVERYBODY! Did you like that last post? It was very strange, but I thought you guys would get a kick out of it. Now time for a little...
I know, I've used that graphic too much. But it's good for situations like this! Anyway, I've made 30 ¢ already.
So, I think at this stage you peasants should just stop talking to me, because I'm so rich. I'm just messing with you, of course I wouldn't do that! You, the advertisers, and the AdSense program are the only reason I'm getting paid! But also, I've made over 1,000 impressions.
You may be asking yourself, "But Neros! What's an impression?" Well, my dear reader, an impression is a pageview that successfully loaded an ad. So as of September 9th:
I have had 1,389 pageviews with ads on them! Yay! But I put up a poll, so you can tell me how you feel about them. Alrighty! Onto something else! Blogger tells me what stats there are on my blog, including what people Google to find it. And the results are usually really dumb.
But I decided to be nice for a change, and go ahead and answer all of these for the people that are asking them! So, without further ado: here are my answers based on the search terms in the picture above.
1. There is no such thing as a "2nd glitched ring".
2. I just answered that.
3. Which ring are you talking about? There's like 20 different rings on Animal Jam. The first one, according to the Animal Jam Wiki, was the Diamond Ring which came out in January 2012.
4. Animal Jam trophy answers? That makes absolutely no sense. Go ask a trophy for answers, I guess?
5. A silver ring is worth 1,500 gems.
6. Well, in my post "An Abundance of Mechanical Items" in May 2015, they were available in Jam Mart Furniture. But that was over a year ago, so I doubt you can buy them anymore.
7. No. The Golden Wattle was released in September 2013, a full 3 years after beta ended. What is your obsession with things being "beta", people?! It was a short period of time in the end of July, August and September 2010! There aren't many items that are truly "beta"!
8. Yes, that is in fact an item on Animal Jam. Would you like me to show you a picture? Here you go.
9. Yes, that is indeed also an item. You know, maybe that's why my post "Pirate Hat" from 3 years ago has so many views. I've never understood that, it doesn't have anything special in it or anything, and yet it's my second most popular post. And now I understand- people on Google have some sort of pirate craze! They're all 7, I knew it.
10. That's another thing you're obsessed with. What an item is "worth". What do you mean by that? If you mean the amount of gems you can buy it for, it's 400. Want a picture? Here you go.
So anyway, I hope you are happy with all of those answers! You seem to Google those a lot. (You guys reeeally need to work on your grammar.) So now onto an Ask:Reply because I haven't had one for months! (I looked it up, and it's been longer than I thought. I haven't done one of these since MAY! Good lord! This is really overdue, sorry about that!) So here we go!
Okay, so there have been 66 comments on here since the last Ask:Reply. Whoops. So this will be an extra-long one, especially because I don't have anything else planned after this. (Sorry, these next few posts will be kind of short and sweet.) But anyway! Here's our first comment!
Thank you, Wolfie Gruman! I really appreciate the top comment, because I do put a lot of work into this blog and I'm always grateful when people notice that. Seriously, this blog is a full-time job. It's not just the posts, but checking the comments, updating the sidebars, updating all the different pages, making backgrounds for holidays, and making sure everything works right. But don't get me wrong, I love it! I wouldn't trade my blog for anything in the world. (Except maybe a Lambo. But when AdSense ships me that money, I can have both! A heh heh. i'm so poor D': )  And also, the bottom comment is really annoying. Sorry, but it is. I don't like comment trends. (Except maybe #dixout4harambe. That one's pure gold.) Anyway, onto the next comment!
Well thank you, CanineClaw/Harmonypurr9! That's very nice of you! Seriously guys, shoutout to CanineClaw. (or is it Harmonypurr? I'm not sure. Also, correct me if I use the wrong pronouns.) She is always commenting first on my posts and has been for about a year now! And she always comments such nice things that make me smile. So, go CanineClaw! Yeah! You know, Jammer of the Year is coming up in December, and you are definitely a candidate. (Y'all will learn about that in the near future!) Now onto the next comment!
This was on my Hate and Swearing part II post. I agree with you, AJKraft, swearing gets annoying and just really crass when people overuse it. Like I'm totally fine with people saying the f word every so often, but when it's every other word, it gets really annoying and rude. Another shoutout to AJKraft, I'm not sure of your pronouns (and if you don't want to share them that's totally fine.) But for now I'll just use they. Anyway, I've seen AJKraft's stories and comments on a variety of different blogs, and they're a really good story writer! I don't think they have a blog, but y'all should go check them out. They're pretty cool. Alright, onto the next comment!
Hey Annielovely! How are you doing on this lovely day? (see what i did there ayyyy) That's really sweet of you to keep my JAG! I wouldn't consider myself a famous jammer, but thanks for the compliment. Thanks for noticing that! I did skip a number on the second Shoutout! I completely forgot about that, thanks! Well, I'll just answer it now so it doesn't get lost forever.

4. Nah, they're alright, but I wouldn't say I love them.

There ya go! Thanks again for noticing that. You know, Shoutout Section does have a ring to it! I kinda like that! Thanks for the tip!

WOW! The real Ash Ketchum commented on my blog?! How lucky is that! Thanks Ash!
Wow, I feel special inside. (jk I know that that's most likely spam.) Here's some Pokemon factoids: Did you know that Pokemon has released 19 movies, one every July, since 1997? And did you know that the Pokemon anime is still going on, after 19 years?! And did you know that a total of 945 episodes have been made, but only 936 have been shown in Japan and only 918 have been shown in America? And did you also know that 37 specials have been made for it, for a total of 982 episodes? And if you include the 19 movies, that's 1,001 episodes of Pokemon!! POKEMON MATH FOR THE WIN!!

That got severely off-topic. Well anyway, onto the next comment!
Oh no! That's too bad. Yeah, Animal Jam is really sensitive to things like that. So something as innocent as "did you go to the beach" could turn into "you b****", according to Animal Jam. I'm sorry. Next comment!
Oh. You're still having this problem. Well, I don't know when you will automatically get off of bubble chat, but you can change it to free chat in the parent account. But it all depends on how Animal Jam took the offense, even if it was just an accident. Frankly, I'm surprised you're not suspended right now. Next comment!
Oh. You... you, uh... oh boy. Hello is not having a good time. I am sorry, man. Well, I hope you get that under control! In the meantime, it's time for our last comment of the day!

Oh hey Cutepups! Long time no see! How've you been? Thank you for the kind words about my blog. Yours is hilarious, too :D Yes, that post was quite random. And it's gotten 13 comments, whereas some posts don't get any! Cutepups, you are also a candidate for Jammer of the Year 2016. Hmm... Anyway, that's all for this Ask:Reply! it's time for the Meme of the Day!
I laughed for like a solid 5 minutes when I first saw this, and I have no idea why. I hope you found it as funny as I did! I actually found this while I was creating that Ash Ketchum meme. But if I ever become a  mom, I want to do this to my kid. I think what makes it so funny is that this is just a meme template, you could put anything in there, but it totally seems like they would say that- their faces, their expressions, everything. Well, I hope you enjoyed this post! There will be a special little thingy on Sunday to commemorate 6 years of being on Animal Jam, so look forward to that. Thanks for reading! See ya next time!
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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?