Post by Stella on Dec 27, 2022 5:25:24 GMT -5
Hi all! I've been playing Neopets on and off since I was 9 (I'm almost 25 now). I've haven't been intense about it since I was about 15, but I think there hasn't been a single year where I haven't played at least a couple of weeks. I read the rules and I'm pretty sure this is where I can introduce myself?
I was obsessed with the Times, for a solid three or four years I'd read every single comic and short story in each issue. I was only allowed 30 minutes with the internet back then, so I'd leave a dozen windows open before my mother booted me off the router, haha. She figured that at least I was reading, so she let me be. There was more than one summer vacation I spent holed up in my room just writing and reading!
Since the beginning of December, I've been playing regularly again, and the recent map updates really made me want to stay! I feel like good things are coming for our beloved Neopets dot com, and want to be around for it. One of the goals I've made for myself is rekindling my childhood dreams of being accepted x50 into the NT, and also being in a themed edition!
The Neopian Times is definitely where I got my start with creative writing, with the crowning achievement of my childhood/early teens being having eight entries be accepted. Looking at them now, I see how childish they were (god bless the editor who accepted them, wow); but also I feel really happy about how much better I've gotten. :') (Not a whole lot, writing has sort of fallen off to the side for me, but I'm doing my best to pick it back up!).
I was horribly intimidated by the NTWF back then (and still am, really! I've never participated in forums before!), but I would love to be a part of the community. Hope we'll have fun together. <3
(Also, I'm interested in joining the discord mentioned in the rules, but I'm having a little trouble finding a link. Is it still active?)