My AccountHello Josey, my name is Joli; I go by Jobo most of the time. It's a nickname of mine from when I was young. My brother and I would dress up with red ties tied around our foreheads and play Rambo; I was Jobo and he was Mattbo. My brother was the one that helped me discover Neopets. I can still remember the day clearly, my brother bursting into my room saying he just found the most amazing site and I should drop everything I was doing (reading Harry Potter 3 for the first time!) and follow him; which I did. We had only one computer at the time, it was December of 1999 and I was thirteen. The first account I created was 'goobergrl13', I created no pets, and did absolutely nothing with my account. Four years later, I rediscovered Neopets. On a whim, I decided to look in and see what had become of the site my brother was so amazed over. This time, I was hooked.
I created my main April 28, 2003 and there has not been a single day that has gone by where I haven't logged into my account for at least a couple minutes. I'm addicted to Neopets and, at times, I feel like it is the only solid thing I have; whenever life throws me a curveball, Neopets is still there. Things have changed, but it's still the same. I can wake up, log in, and see all of my pets. They are a part of me in a way I don't believe anyone could ever truly understand. When I lost a close relative, it wasn't the rest of the family I turned to; it was Neopets. I couldn't handle their pitying eyes and sympathetic hugs. I escaped into Neopets; when my life was chaotic, it grounded me. Some people in my life said it wasn't healthy, but I made it through by escaping into a virtual world where nothing had changed. For that, I am eternally grateful. I wouldn't have been able to cope and accept my loss without having something else in my life that didn't change. Neopets didn't pity me, the site didn't offer condolences; it let me forget and heal.
I have been active on this site for many years; I have even spent money, a lot of money, on making my Neopets look fabulous. I don't feel the need to buy a new wardrobe or go out partying, so the extra amount of money I get goes to Neopets. This site is my form of entertainment; some people spend money watching sports or movies. I spend my money on the things I love, like my pets. Each of my pets has a special meaning to me and each one means the world to me. If I were able to adopt Blanc and Noir, they would mean the world to me.
Blanc and Noir hold a very special place in my heart, because of their names. White and Black, Yin and Yang, polar opposites. I was raised in a family that taught wisdom and courage came only with balance in one's life. If you were not at peace with yourself, you could never achieve greatness. I would love to be able to adopt Blanc and Noir, because they mean something special to me and deserve to stay together. All of my pets are important to me and I wouldn't have applied for your two Draiks if they didn't mean something equally special.
I wanted to thank you Josey, for looking over my petpage application. I know it isn't coded spectacularly, but I did try to emphasize the amount of work I put into my account and pets. If I'm able to adopt Blanc and Noir, I would put both of them on my main. I do use my sides and my pets do not rot away on them, but I would like for Blanc and Noir to be on my main, because I do utilize it more than the others. Thank you for reading this and I wish you the very best in adopting out. If you need anything, please feel free to neomail me.