The Sponge Effect-A Project

the greetings of a host

Hello and welcome to all comers! I am Saiko, your humble host. 'Your host for what' you may wonder, but wonder no more! This page is dedicated to my project of seeking the perfect grundo. 'What grundo may that be' you wonder again. 'This lady already has quite a few!'. Well, the grundo of my dreams is neither rare nor is it unduly popular. It is of a color not deemed worthy by many. It is the sponge grundo. But my goal is to achieve the ultimate sponge; the unconverted sponge! You may be shocked, say that I will never be able to achieve this lofty goal! And I will say thee nay, for with dedication, determination, imagination, consideration, and a good deal of perspiration I will do it. Now I relinquish my rights of wordy speeches, and hope that the rest of my efforts go and speak for themselves. I wish you a good day, and I thank you for your time.

the formation of a thought

The first thing that I am asked when I say that I want an UC Sponge Grundo is always WHY. They are not popular as a status symbol, not supremely adorable compared to others, not a nice color or species in the eyes of many. The one redeeming factor is that they are unconverted, right? That is what everyone seems to thing. They are a common step in trading; right above mutants and right below everything else. Most people trade for them in hopes of trading up or something. But I am not one of those.
It started when I was just doodling one day, messing around. I drew a little alien, with a large scarf and eyes, a round belly and three little tufts of hair like Sloth. I often do doodles like this, they dont mean anything. But this one did, this one meant something to me. I stared into the eyes I had drawn and I knew that I had to make this character. I wanted a classic alien; green with red eyes. The jump to a red scarf was easy, and soon I had a design. I then realized that well, I had no idea what color it was! I looked through the pool, undecided. But that day as I lurked the PC, I saw it and fell in love. An Unconverted Sponge! It was the one for me. The sweet smile, the stuff cut of a new sponge... It was perfect. And from that day forward, I have searched to find that sponge that is right for me.
The first thought of this character was by mere chance, or maybe fate. But I know that one day, I will be so glad I happened upon this little green man.

the workings of a project

Now I know first hand how annoying begging is. Having people mail you, pleading this sorrow and that grievance. That is why I have pledged to never do that. I will never beg for a grundo, and therefore I will always offer. But a horrible, long shot of an offer is nearly as bad as outright begging. No one wants some measly pirate draik offered on their UC, nor do they want some extremely obscure RW or RN. And because I know this first hand, I know how important it is to avoid this. So here I will present my trade chains, offers, and everything else that I have. Everything Im working on to get my grundo will be here!
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This is my current, main, trade chain. I think that it is my best shot at my grundo. I can offer the buzz at the moment, and if you are at all interested, I'll be more than happy to mail the details. I do have a few other chains I am working on, but nothing worth mentioning.
If anyone is interested in offering, but does not like the pets I can offer, please NM me anyways! Im more than happy to try for a 3way, or possibly trade for something that you like better. Or, NM me if you know of an anynamed UC Sponge Grundo UFT/A, even if it is not yours. Im really active in seeking one, but obviously I cant be on 24/7 so Im probably missing those that are UFT during the times Im not on. NMing me about these little guys is basically the best thing that can happen to me short of trading for one, so please, mail away~

the personality of a seeker

So not that Ive talked a little bit about this grundo, and what I have to get him an all that, I just wanted to say a bit about myself! Just going by my accounts you wont learn much about me, so Ive decided to have a little part about me in here.
First off, Im Saiko. Im a teenager from California. Im not a super sporty person, more of a scholar than an athlete. Im a strait A student who balances leadership, volunteering, home, friends, and an obsessing with anime, superwholock, and dozens of TV shows and fandoms.
Ive been playing neo for more years than I care to remember. My first account I had when I was 6, but it sadly got purged. I actively started playing again about five and a half years ago, more less that is. I played actively for all that time up until recently, as I was taking a 8 or so month hiatus due to school. Ive just gotten back from my break more fired up than ever for neo, and Im here to stay! I dont see myself leaving anywhere in the near future, or even in the far future. Im here to stay!
Enough about my past, lets take a look at what Ive done! Well, Im proud to say that despite my newbish ways for many years, Ive actually achieved quite a bit. I have a good avvie count, with some rare ones like MSPP. I am addicted to getting trophies, both for my pets and for my account. Ive numerous game trophies, and next month Im hoping to start my fourth row~ I am a trophy freak with my pets too. I have gold PPL and customization trophies, and 7BC trophies on one pet alone not to mention singles on others. I also have a 739HSD BD pet, multiple UCs that Ive worked for along side with krawks, draiks, and nicely painted pets. Ive worked very hard for everything I have, and I continue to work every day.
Neo has taught me so much! Ive learned how to draw due to neo's influence. Ive learned some basic HTML and CSS knowledge, and how to combine my art and coding to make pages and such. But due to my recent hiatus, Ive forgotten some of my coding, and thus the premade petpage.
Over all, Ive had a really great neo experience, and I cant wait to add this grundo to it all.
If you want to lurk my accounts, go ahead! My main is here, and my sides are here, here, here, and here. *SIDE NOTE* My side pugarecute25 is locked atm. Im unable to get into it because I forgot my birthday which I need due to my almost 7 months of not logging into it. My pet Lightning__Jazz has 7BC trophies, but his lookup does not show them. Im still trying to get into this account, wish me luck!

the character of a grundo

I bet that you all are totally bored of me, sorry! So, lets get down into the character of the grundo and his relationships, friends, past and all that. He shall be referred to as Scarf or Mr. Scarf or even Sir Scarf or maybe just Sir.
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So here is his reference and color scheme. Its a pretty basic one, just reds and greens. When I was first designing the character, I wanted it to be classic as I said, a green alien. But the red contrasted so nicely, and with the sponge grundo's eyes already being red, it works. Now he DOES look a little bit like Christmas threw up all over him; but this is actually going to be an aspect of his character. Ill go into more detail about that later though.
Anyways, thats what he looks like! Here he is not shown with his petpet, but that is hopefully going to be explained in one of the chapters of his story. He will however be given a Christmas Rock named Rock for a petpet. This also ties in with his story and I feel that it is appropriate with his coloring.
Now as you can see in this picture and the one on the side; he either is on his tiptoes or he is floating. Yes, he does levitate. Not a lot, he cant fly or anything. He just has that classic alien weirdness about him and this is one way that I thought to portray it. He can and does walk normally however; even if his legs are tiny.
And as you can see in this picture, he likes tea. Again, this will be explained in the first chapter of his story! But it is to be noted that he does like to float around with tea in hand. The tea is in a red cup the same color scheme as his scarf and eyes. The tea itself is the light pinkish color but can look like the medium red when in the cup.
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Here are his likes and dislikes, yay! As you can see, Mr. Scarf enjoys tea and warm things, and making fun of people and such. He does not like dumb people and annoying people, nor does he enjoy overly fluffy things and the cold. Hes a pretty simple guy really; kinda typical in some ways.




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