Moonlight penetrates the decaying canopy of trees. I find myself walking down a dirt road through the haunted forest. I let out a sigh. Why do I always find myself in the worst situations? At least I had my journal and a diabolical box with me in case of emergency. I'm certain I will be in one soon enough.
I hide behind a large tree, noticing its bark was transformed into a face, its eyes narrowed and mouth curled into a meanacing snarl. This is Neopia. Strange things will happen in order to scare people. Like me.
A breeze alerts me of someone approaching. I crouch against the tree trunk and watch a shadow walking toward me. Was this the enemy I have been hiding from the entire time? As the shadow draws near, I began to think of ways to distract them. Knock my box over their head? Throw my journal at their face? Before I could decide on a course of action, the shadow stops and I recognize the figure.
Darrius? Did you follow me out here? I ask the humanoid Wraith Draik. He is wearing his jacket to hide his wings. He didn't look happy but he never did.
His arms fold across his chest while he reply. You know I wouldn't let you go through something this dangerous alone. I know why you left Karia at the office but I can help. If you need a flyer, I'm your Draik.
I shake my head. Go back to the office, Darrius. I can do this on my own.
Can you? His voice is quiet but anyone could tell it was a challenge. He is right but I could never admit that. Well, maybe just once.
Fine. Come on, then. I begin to stand up when a long howl spirals into the air. Both of us freeze. We exchange looks and slowly walk down the path, hoping the darkness and trees will conceal our presence for a while longer.
Darrius looks up at the sky. The moon is drifting behind a cloud. There's a cave up ahead. We can hide there.
Nodding, I allow him to lead the way. He trails off the main path and we walk through twisted tree brances. Twigs and leaves slice at my dress but I paid no attention to the tears. We finally arrive at the cave.
It was at this moment I realize I had dropped one of my two posessions along the way. It was my journal. My journal held great importance to me and my life. I have to find it. As Darrius heads into the cave, I walk backward into the tangle of branches once again. I have to find it. My life depends on it.
Darrius looks up and notices I was gone. He scowls and follows me into the trees. We have until sunset. I can only hope no one gains possession of it...
Welcome to Malisha's Journal
Greetings, stranger. I never wished for anyone to see this but this introduction is here if you happen to stumble across it. My name is Malisha and this is my journal. Here is where you can learn more about me on and off Neopets, my sites and their agendas, the crazy ideas I have for my stories and other things. I also have a blog for minature rants. Please enjoy your time browsing!
Currently Singing: N/A
Currently Reading: N/A
Currently Playing: N/A
Currently Watching: Class of the Titans
Currently Writing: Trio (original story)
Malisha On Neopets
Greetings, reader! My alias on Neopets is Malisha. A selected few know my real name and address me by it but you can find out yourself- if you know where to look.
I've been on here since 2007. My first account was created with the assistance of my sister and cousin as I was too young to really understand anything. Unfortunately, it got lost in the purge and so, I use this one, which was once a side but now my pride and joy. I also used my real age and had to wait 6 long years to finally come onto the boards.
During ACVI, I started posting on the Shenkuu Skoreboard and earned myself the title of Shenkuu Cookie Monster, thanks to my encouraging and motivational words. I love helping out my fellow ninjas while playing for Team Shenkuu. Heck, if it weren't for the AC, I wouldn't even be here.
After ACVI, a friend introduced me to Habitarium, which introduced me to a new chapter in my Neo-life. In November, I along with a friend created the Habitarium Gifting Group- Revived after the first one ended in failure. I love my guild and will pretty much be dead without it.
Around March 2012, I gained a love for pound-surfing, and started up my first site: Abandoned Pets. Apparently, I wanted more than just being a regular site, so I revamped it into a writing site on January 2013: Abandoned Memories. I lost interest in it and closed it after about a week. Then, one year after starting my first site, in March 2013, I returned to the site community with an intention of being useful, thus opening Unwound Clock, one status directory in the community. I also opened another site in July 2013: Diabolical Box, which is my writing site. My third site, Ambidexterity, was meant to be an extra for DB but I acquired so many names and thus made it my third site. I love them all very dearly!
Nowadays, I don't do all that much...hang around with my guilds, update my sites, open Habbi...whenever June rolls around, I abandon everything (but the HGG-R) to play my heart out.
Malisha in Real Life
My real name is Sara. That's right, a simple S-A-R-A, no H, no nothing. My mom thought this made my name unique and it did but it also caused a headache because I know so many Sarah's and I just hate being one of them. Whenever someone yells it across the hallway and their voice is one I don't recognize, I don't even respond, so it's almost like it's not my name at all. So call me Malisha on Neopets, okay? As long as it's not maybe, I'm fine.
Currently 16 years of age, unemployed but volunteering as an assistant swimming instructor. I attend secondary school (reluctantly) with aspirations of becoming a writer for teen fiction- more specifically, supernatural and fantasy. I usually add romance as an afterthought but usually stay clear from that genre. My post-secondary interest is currently social sciences. I prefer staying home alone than being with other company in overly-crowded areas. I'm more content observing others and being by myself.
I am the family's tomboy as I love sports and is fairly messy and unorganized. I'm the youngest in the family but is taller than my older sister and can never refuse a plea for help. I also miraculously find everything lost except my own possessions.
My interests rang from video games (Pokemon, Prof. Layton, Ace Attorney, Trauma Center, Zero Escape, Fire Emblem and much more) to anime (Pokemon, Digimon, Megaman, Cardcaptor Sakura and others) to singing, baking, writing, swimming and playing with my plushies. At school, I'm percieved to be the quiet, shy and hard-working student. I always carry a notebook with me to write or take notes.
Ever since elementary school, I've always dreamed of becoming a writer because I love how words can make or break a story. What I really want to do though is to prove all of the stereotypes in the world are wrong (kind of impossible but certainly a goal) because nothing is so cut and dry. Everyone is unique in their own way.
That being said, the one quality that distinguishes me from the rest is I strive to be different. While I do linger around the bottom of the class popularity chart, I prefer doing things my own way. I'm never afraid to show my opinion on stereotypical matters and I always like to break away from the current social trends. That's why you can never find my name in any social networking site.
- Whenever I stare at the computer screen for a while, I tend to close one eye.
- I bring a notebook to school and write in it all the time. Yes, that includes lessons, presentations and lectures.
- I can use up to six different pencils when writing in my notebook.
- I would take off one earring and forget about the other one until some time later.
- Both my sister and I can mimic the cries of Pokemon as heard in the anime.
- I can tell you practically every Pokemon and their evolution stages except for Kalos (still memorizing it).
- I can sing while I type.
- I memorized almost every case in the Ace Attorney series except for AAI.
- Each of my plushie's hold a different personality and my sister and I play their roles flawlessly.
- I'm very defensive of my plushies so no touching. Ever.
- Despite my messy manner, I am a very good secretary.
Habitarium Gifting Group- Revived
The Habbi Gifting Group started in November 2011 with me and my two friends from the Habbi boards. We were all gifters and thought it would be more efficent to have one board so we could gift altogether. More and more people wanted to join us so we expanded into a group. But then, so many complications happened that the group just collapsed. It broke my heart- it truly did. I deleted the guild and wanted nothing of it. However...after a few days, I revived the guild because this concept of gifting is truly an interesting one.
The group is very small. We do not have a member cap or age limit- anyone can join so long they have a running Habbi. Heck, 1/3 of the members are active, actually. It's very laid-back and I don't really want to complicate things any further.
Guild Webbie | Requesting Info
The construction of AB began in September. I was pondering about what I could add to DB since stories couldn't be added on a daily basis or anything else, really. The thought of untaken site names came into mind and so I began to collect them. My amount grew vast and I thought it might be better to open my a new site rather than putting them on a writing site.
The name Ambidexterity comes from Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, a visual novel video game. Ambidexterity is the name of the first puzzle room you encounter and it is also the remix of Unary Game from Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Nine Hours. If you're older than 19, love a good story and some gore, you'll love those two games.
Updating AB isn't at the top of my priority list because it's very low-key. I update it every Friday with new names or a simple update. There isn't much to do but brush up on the site resources.
Achievements & Awards
Diabolical Box is the result I got after writing way too many story openings for my first site Unwound Clock. At the beginning, all I wanted to do was offer stories for the public to read but I felt that wasn't enough so I offered writing resources as well. Requests were offered in a more "hidden" way but now they're just an extra.
A writing resource is simply a template for those with writers' block to give them a little push. They can be edited easily and may be the one thing that could be your next bestseller.
The name originated from Prof. Layton and the Diabolical Box because I loved the game so much as well as the contribution a box provided for the storyline. A box is similar to a book- you don't know what's inside until you open it. If the lid/cover is closed, its contents will remain a secret forever.
I started working on Diabolical Box in May 2013 but delayed the opening until July 2, 2013 due to the Altador Cup and my dad's birthday. So far, stories triumph over resources and 1 request have been completed.
Achievements & Awards
Diabolical Box's Story Notebook
Not all of my stories are spur-of-the-moment. I do take the time to think about them and develop them before I start writing. However...in this case, all I need is a rough summary and a title. Everything else will be established once I have inspiration and music.
Regular Story Ideas
- Features Brynn from before TFR saving another pet Arya and helping her recover her pendant
Do It with a Passion
- Features a pet (who likes to write and play YYB) interview a teacher for the school newspaper about his career as YYB coach
- Lesson: do it with a passion
- Features a family comparing their child to their friend
- Highlights how everyone is different and can't be another person
Family Appreciation Day
- Features a Lutari named Karly wanting to go on a hike with her lazy dad
- Highlights the importance of a family bond & appreciating nature
Ninja Lessons by Antola Maeir
- Features Antola teaching Timu how to be more of a ninja
- Lesson: being anything can't be rushed
Rock and Roll!
- Features Team Tyrannia's players slacking off to prepare for Lorchye's birthday by playing her a song
Another Day at Kelp
- Features a young pet going on a mini adventure while waiting for his meal to arrive
A Classy Ninja
- Features a pet who is also a ninja in disguise put DoN in their place when they start doing more rescuing than them
- Could be a potential long story
Unwound Clock Recommendations
I am always curious about how do directories recommend sites. A few would recommend them at the beginning and then leave it as that. Then what about the new sites that have no idea what they're doing and then grow to be one of the best sites in the community? Will they be deemed as a regular site forever?
My requirements for automatic recommendation are:
- Frequent updates
- Quality content
- Fast, friendly and postive service
- Good amount of content OR frequent open requests
Please note this will always be changing.
For those who are regular sites, here is how I can deem you recommended:
- Gradual and visible improvement in content or service
- More open requests (ie. having open requests once a month to open requests once a week)
- More content available to use
Please note this will always be changing.
Sites That UC Lists:
I list all and every site with requests. This does NOT include:
- Adoption agencies
- Screenie pages
- And so on
I have recieved forms from these sites and I would like to make it clear that UC does not list these sites.
- Layout by Anna's CSS.
- Background from Silent Serenity.
- Credit sign from TLB.
- Color palette Either Way I'm Gone from Kleur.
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