Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Code

There's a new code. It is "bemybuddy" and gets you 500 Gems. ;) Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Picture A Fan Sent Me

Click for full size

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Not Updating Today, More Cool Games

Hey guys,

I'm sorry. I know I said I'd update the My Pets page today but then I got immersed in playing scary games. Check out the What To Do When You're Bored In Real Life page and look at the new games I added! There are lots of fun escape games and some really scary ones (with amazing graphics). Check them out! Also, here are 5 more really scary games:
http://www.psionicgames.com/?p=267

Friday, January 25, 2013

Updating My Pets Page Tomorrow

Hey Jammers!

I'll be doing a couple of updates around the blog tomorrow. Perhaps I'll write more of my "Celeste the Phantom Princess" story. I'll also be updating the "My Pets" page, so stay tuned for some fun updates. ;D

Cool Flower Site

Hey guys,

Nothing much going on. I finished my midterms and have no homework for the weekend! Yay!
Also, here's a cool site: http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden.swf
Just drag and click your mouse across the screen! ;D

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Compromise With Items For Non-members

I think it would be a great idea for AJHQ to allow non-members to change the colors of NON-MEMBER items. That's fair, right? It's not getting rid of all member privileges but it's allowing non-members to at least change the colors of the little items they have.

Created AJ Storage Account

Hey guys,

Just created a new account for storage and extra stuff. The name's OptimusOnion. Feel free to buddy me if you like. ;)

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Monstrous Injury

When life gives you lemons make. . . Nope. Not lemonade. Orange juice! and leave the world wondering how the heck you did it. That is how I, Natalia Annabel Bagel go throughout life. I am unique and extremely different from everybody I know. I think outside of the box and have a mind and world all of my own. Some could call me weird. But I don’t care what other people think of me. I know the real me, and that’s all that matters.
I am not the most popular person on the block, but if somebody were to ask me who my best friend was, I guess Cream Jones would be the first person who would pop into my head. Now, before I continue, I’m sure you’re wondering how Cream came across her odd name. It is honestly not really that exciting of a tale, but I will tell you it anyway. Cream was named Cream because as a baby she was as pale as - well - cream. So after several suggestions including soap, marshmallow (yes, her family is famous for giving their children extremely odd names. Cream’s brother is named potato because the first word he said was potato.) her father finally came up with the golden name of Cream. Personally, I think Cream is a glamorous, cute name and it suits her. She is from Irish descent, and has this beautiful, pale complexion that I’m kind of jealous of. Cream and I have been best friends since as long as I can remember. She lives right on my street, and over the years we have grown closer and closer, to the extent that I guess I consider her my best friend, or at the very least a very close friend. Occasionally kids at school and in our neighborhood call her names like cream cheese just to be funny, but she hates it. Sometimes they even say unbelievably rude, mean things like: “Hey, there go bagel and cream cheese!” Whatever. I don’t respect them enough to even respond to their rude antics. They’re just a bunch of pesky mosquitoes, and if I concentrate hard enough, my psychic powers will fry them and they’ll go away and never bother Cream or me again. Not really, obviously, but I like to think that that will happen so I can comfort myself.
By the way, did I mention that my Uncle Craig (who is my father’s brother) owns a canoe renting shop? He sells and rents out old and new canoes to people. Of course any one of my family members is allowed to take a canoe whenever we want, free of charge.
The next day I was so bored. So I called up Cream and asked her if she wanted to go canoeing with me. My Uncle was at his canoe shop and nobody else was there, so he decided to come along with us on our canoeing expedition. We (well him, really, as us kids don’t drive. Not yet, at least) drove to the Barb River, which was located 30 minutes outside of Eastside Village, where we lived. We hoisted the canoe into the water. We had brought a picnic basket with us for lunch, which contained the average picnic lunch: sandwiches, soda, fresh fruit, chips, and cookies. We set off, with my Uncle rowing and Cream and I taking the rear of the canoe.
About an hour after we set off, Cream announced that she was starving, and my Uncle and I agreed, so we steered the canoe towards the bank of the river and settled down for our picnic lunch. I laid the checkered picnic blanket down on the dirt and straggly grass that made up the riverbank. We ate our sandwiches in silence, and once we had finished our lunch, we hoisted the boat back into the water and were on our way. We did not have a particular destination. We were planning on just going until we got tired.
As we rowed, my Uncle requested that we take his place at rowing. I could see how tired he was, and nudged Cream. We made our way to the front of the boat. But... Disaster struck.
While we were sitting down and settling ourselves into our new position, Cream’s leg happened to get tangled up in a stray rope that lay in a messy coil at the bottom of the canoe. While she struggled in vain to free herself, she accidentally toppled over and, amidst the turmoil, caused me to fall out of the canoe. My Uncle quickly took action. Cream was so devastated she began to cry uncontrollably. But my Uncle grabbed the rope that had tangled up Cream’s leg and threw it into the water. I flustered and floundered as I was spun about in the strong current of the Barb River. I saw through blurred eyes the rope my Uncle had thrown into the water and, with trembling, weak hands, thrust out my arm and tried with all my might to reach that rope. I felt it and grabbed it, and my Uncle slowly hauled me in. He reached out and picked me out of the water. Then everything went black.
I woke up and didn’t know where I was. My eyes searched my surroundings, and I found myself in some sort of a hard frame with some thick cloth over a solid, but bouncy mass. I reached my hand up searching for my head, and touched a large lump. I must have hit my head on a rock, I thought to myself. In the river, while I was floundering around in the current. I guess after I was rescued, I just passed out. I tried to sit up, but couldn’t. Then suddenly I felt the stinging pain in my spine. I writhed in agony and pain, and put a hand down to touch my spine. It felt... Deformed. Abnormal. I suddenly realized the horrible truth. My spine was broken. I would never be the same again. And it was all thanks to Cream. Cream Jones.
That fake fiend. I wish I never met her. I was so busy thinking about Cream that I didn’t even notice the woman in white who had appeared in the doorway to my room. She carried a small tray and made her way to my bed where she stooped down and looked at me. “Natalia, I brought you some soup and crackers. Please try to eat some.” She looked at me with concern, and asked me how my spine felt.
I replied, “it hurts so much. It’s broken, isn’t it? Where is my Uncle? Where are my parents?” Where is Cream, I thought to myself with disgust.
“Your Uncle made it home safely. Your parents are at home. We called them already and told them what happened.”
I struggled to focus my eyes on the woman who was serving me. “What happened after I passed out?” I asked her confusedly.
“Your Uncle brought you to the hospital emergency room, where we immediately put you up for examination. We quickly determined that your spine was broken, and we took care of you the whole night long. You were knocked clean out the whole time we operated.”
“Operated?!” I cried. Then I sheepishly looked down. Of course they operated, I said scornfully to myself. My spine is broken for crying out loud. I sighed a loud sigh, but it was interrupted with a sudden pain spasm located in my back. My mouth opened in an O of pain, and my glazed eyes were blurry. The woman who had brought me the soup called for the doctor, who came in at her bidding. He rushed in and then, spotting me on the bed curled up in pain, he went to the cupboard and brought out a pain killer pill. He gave it to me and the pain eventually subsided. By the table, I spotted a calendar, and with astounding saw that the date was Wednesday, the 18th of August.
I remembered that my Uncle, her (I couldn't force myself to say her name) and I had left on August 4th, and I realized how serious my spine problem was.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
4 months later

Those 4 months that I spent in the hospital recovering from my spine injury seemed like the longest months of my life. After spending my first several days in the hospital, I am able to say that it was one of the least fun places I have ever been to. My spine was still terribly deformed, and I was still too self-conscious to show it to anybody. When I first got out of the hospital, I had asked to talk to Cream, and I was so angry and terrified that I completely blew up at her. Swearing, spitting; the works. She tried to say sorry, and she was literally crying and banging her head, but I ignored her and left without another word.
Over the past week I have tried my best to avoid her, and have started hanging out with a new girl who just moved into the neighborhood. I found out that we have a lot of things in common, are about the same age (she is 2 months older than me) and even have had similar misfortunes happen to us involving our spines. (Although I didn't find out about this until we had been friends for around a year.)
My life is better I suppose. My experience with the canoe accident has prevented me from ever canoeing again, but it has changed my personality. I am still the same person, who can make orange juice out of lemons (not really, but that is my favorite saying, as it best describes my unique personality) but I am beginning to reach out in friendship to more people than before.
But as you can imagine my spine could not stay hidden forever. That horrific time would come, I knew. And it just so happened that that very next day, my nightmare came true when Lane (who was the new girl I had befriended last year) and I decided to go swimming at the community pool. When we were in the changing room, my towel slipped off of me while I was changing into my bathing suit. I didn’t care so much about my bare skin and bottom showing as I was with my spine. Lane and I might have been best friends, but she and I had never, ever showed each other our deformities. I quickly picked up my towel and put it over me. I rushed out of the room, out of the pool room, out of the building, and raced down the street, barefoot, and into my apartment.
I sobbed and sobbed. I didn’t eat anything for three days. I just drank and drank and drank. And I cried and cried and cried. I only got up to use the bathroom or get a tissue in order to blow my runny, red nose. My cheeks were tear-stained, my face was flushed, and I was devastated.
Then, finally, on the third day of my depression, Lane knocked at my bedroom door. She came in, even though I didn’t respond when she asked if she could come in, and she sat down on my bed.
The first words she said to me were: “It’s okay, Natalia.”
I looked up at my best friend, and I managed a weak smile, but I didn’t feel at all happy. “I know we’re best friends Lane, but I have never shown my spine to anybody other than my parents and the doctors of course. And I just feel like a freak, now.”
Lane looked concerned. “I’m sorry, Natalia. Don’t worry. I won’t make fun of you." Her face broke into a grin and then twisted into a grotesque sort of devilish smile. I must admit that it scared me a bit. That look in her eyes. That smirk on her face.
She continued, “anyways, no need for you to worry about being alone in the world. Because you aren’t the only monster around here.”
“Lane, what are you talking about?!” I exclaimed.
“Shhhhh,” Lane soothed me, speaking softly and sweetly. Her voice had a syrupy, drippy sound to it.
Lane slowly began to get closer and closer to me, her arms outstretched in an attempt to grasp me with her sharp claws, which had unsheathed before my very eyes. They were like talons; curved and unbelievably pointy. I noticed with disgust that a large quantity of dirt had gathered underneath each claw. Dirt, grime, who knows what else those horrible claws had collected over the years. I didn’t even want to think about that.
A string of saliva began to form at the corner of Lane's mouth. It slowly grew longer and longer, and finally it snapped.
“No Lane! Please don’t,” I cried alarmingly. She looked at me with her milky, glazed eye with the startlingly ice blue center - wait. Eye? I can’t believe I never noticed that she only had one eye. I guess I was so self-conscious of myself and my spine that I never really noticed Lane’s physical features. Not only that, even worse than having one eye, was that she still had the old socket from her missing eye. Her eye wasn’t in the middle of her head like a cyclops, and I could see that she used to have two eyes. But her left eye socket was bare.
Lane just looked at me solemnly, but did not say a word. The last thing I saw of my so-called best friend were her saliva-coated, bloody teeth sliding out of her lips.
And then everything went dark, for yet the second time in my life. But this time, I did not wake up... I never saw the light of the world again... And that part of my tale I did not live to tell, so my sudden death was unexplained, because after Lane murdered me she disappeared. To where, no one knows. I just feel bad for her next victim...

Poems

We are the phantoms, masters of discord
The giant phantom is our lord
The Day of the Phantoms is dedicated to us
A time for chaos, horror and distress

So beware, beware, animals of all kinds
For we will possess your minds
Our ghostly bodice, our eye of steel
If you think we have a heart, GET REAL

Our mere presence will curdle cream
We work together as a team
To destroy each and every one of you
So we can make you into a Jamaa stew

Mira, your founder, created us
Not on purpose, perhaps, but here we are nonetheless
Indeed, we’re alive and well, and plotting your demise
You may want to consider saying your final goodbyes

We will crush you all like bugs
And devour you like grubs
One by one, you all will fall
There is no one to help you, no one at all

Zios was the first, Mira will be next
And then, my friend, it’s you we’ll hex
For we are the phantoms, formed from tears
We are the source of all your fears

Updated The My Animals Page

Hey guys.

The My Animals page hadn't been updated in a long time, so since I had some time I updated it today. I'll update the My Pets page sometime (hopefully today or sometime this week).

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Animated Hot Guys

Mako :D (King Sexyness ^^)
Aang <3
And let's not forget Aangie. What a cutie.
Jake Long
Robin
Ben Tennyson
Kid Flash
Ash Ketchum

Hot Guys Post

Haha. Hey everyone. Have any of you ever heard of midterms? They're an exam that apparently all high schoolers (in every high school) have to take. Mine started Friday. This Tuesday-Friday I will have either 1 or 2 every day and we get to get out right after they end (which is at 12:00 or earlier). I'm very excited. I haven't posted an interesting post in a while so I thought I'd post a hot guys post. :P For you guys out there reading my blog, sorry. >.<


Logan Lerman
Logan is awesome. Not only is he hot he played Percy Jackson in the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. The second movie is coming out August 16, 2013 (3 years after the first movie came out). Here are some pics of Logan. <3
































































Alexander Ludwig
This hot hunk played Cato in The Hunger Games. <3



































Jeremy Shada
He's the voice of Finn on Adventure Time. He's also going to be one of the main characters in the new comedy "The Incredible Crew" on Cartoon Network. It premieres January 24.
Watch that video! He sings "Baby" by Justin Bieber but he is SO MUCH BETTER! <3
 



























I'll do an animated hot guys post some other time. Here's some of the guys who would be on it...
Ben 10
Robin (from Teen Titans)
Jake Long (from American Dragon: Jake Long)
Ash Ketchum (from Pokemon)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Updates On The Blog

Hey guys. The title is self-explanatory. I added a 16th idea to the list on this post. Not that big a deal, but I like to let you guys knows if I add stuff so you can check it out. I mean, it's not like you're constantly checking back on that particular post (or any for that matter) to see if I added or changed something. :P

Here's the link to the post:
Big List Of Animal Jam Ideas And Improvements!

I also wanted to let you know that I am constantly updating the "What To Do When You're Bored In Real Life" page, mostly with new games I find that I like (and hope you do, too). Other than that, I would like to apologize again for the lack of posts. Haha. I know that constant apologizing doesn't do squat, but you are my readers and I want to let you know that I haven't forgotten you, Animal Jam, or the blog. Like I mentioned before, though, I'm taking tons of advanced classes and to get into a great college (preferably an Ivy League such as Harvard or Yale) I need to work to the best of my abilities. I get tons of homework after school and don't really have time to do much of anything, let alone blog. I promise you, though, that I will pick up the blog and post lots of interesting, creative posts during the summer. Maybe I'll give the blog a makeover and host some contests and add some new pages. Who knows. And that's not a fake promise. I mean it. :P That is, as long as I still have faithful readers. ;)

One more thing:
300th post! 8)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Epic Seasonal Tree

Hey guys,

The Epic Seasonal Tree is now snowing and the snow is collecting on the branches. This item is definitely one of my favorites (I purchased one the day they came out).

If you haven't bought one yet they are available at Epic Wonders for 2,250 Gems. :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013