Goodness

Introduction

Disclaimer: I was in no way forced to make this petpage

It's not easy trying to extract the goodness from people, not with so much evil in the world. But believe me, it's there. Goodness is always there- sometimes it's just very hard to see behind the wickedness. -Goodness

The Myth

Far off, in a distant galaxy, there lies a planet called Eos, named by the small group of humans who colonized it after Earth exploded. Eos is watched over by a council of gods and goddesses, who live in the realm known as Arania. Arania is a seemingly perfect world- everything that the gods could ever need or want is available at their beck and call. There is no pain, no illness, no conflict. The gods all more or less get along, and coexist peacefully. It is their duty to watch over the mortals of the planet Eos, both beast and, now, humans.

Amongst these gods are three imps, known collectively as the Demons. These three siblings, Misbehaved, Envy, and Goodness, were created not long after life was created, by the King of Gods. Misbehaved was the first, fashioned by captured bits of smoke and sulfur. Next was Envy, who was made of roses, thorns and all, and poison berries. For centuries these two siblings lived, bringing about evil in the world. Evil in that time was not the same as we know it today, however. In the early days of life on Eos, evil simply enabled the carnivores to hunt, for rival males to fight each other for mates, for any beast to protect his territory. Evil was necessary in order for the circle of life to function.

As the years went on, evil began to run rampant in the world. Evolution only complicated the matter- as the beasts of the world began to develop spoken languages, coexist in groups outside of family, and interact on a larger scale, evil slowly became unchecked. The Northern War was the breaking point- after the gods realized the state of affairs in Eos, the king decided to create a way for the level of evil to be maintained at a healthy level. And so Goodness was born- from a bit of cloud, a ray of sunshine, and a snippet of a rainbow. Goodness embodied all the positive characteristics of the world, spreading benevolence and kindness throughout the population. Ever since, the three Demons of Arania have worked together to maintain a balance of good and evil in the world.

Character

Name: Goodness
Gender: male
Age: 11,703
Species: Zafara
Color: Christmas
Demon Of: Goodness- Charity, Kindness, Compassion
Personality: A kind, considerate soul, always aware of those around him and always willing to give a helping hand. Very innocent, and consequently also naive. Can be ignorant of the problems facing society and tries to blame anything "bad" on his siblings. Incapable of understanding hate or evil in any form.
Likes: Quiet, calm, friendship, happiness, laughing, flowers, sunlight, lollipops, skipping, reading, routine
Dislikes: Disorder, war, greed, fighting, yelling, being alone, sadness, hate, loud noises, darkness
Family: sister Envy(Jeulious) and brother Misbehaved

























Goodness is one of the three Demons of Arania. He represents all things inherently good- kindness, compassion, empathy, joy, love, respect, etc. Therefore, he undeniably is all these traits, and can never be anything but. A kinder, more considerate, more giving creature there never was. He is able to see all these good traits in all people, no matter how covered it is by anything "evil". However, this means that is unable to comprehend how anything could be evil, how anyone could be anything but good. The youngest of the three demons, he is the most inexperienced in dealing with the world and its problems and is ignorant of many things, and therefore naive. He has an idea of what a perfect world is in his head, and often struggles to differentiate between this dream world and reality. One of the main reasons for this is that Goodness has never stepped foot outside of the paradisaical realm of Arania. His job does not normally entail actually going to the planet, as the relative goodness level in the world has been maintained at a decent level and never has needed immediate intervention.

However, in recent times, more and more conflicts are arising amongst the people of Eos. More wars are occurring, and lasting longer than they used to. There is more famine, more disease, more death. More and more people are finding it hard to stay good and are easily tempted by evil's pretty face. Goodness has a hard time understanding this- why would anyone think that being evil is ever better than being good? He fails to realize that evil is simply easier for most people; easier, quicker, and seemingly more beneficial. And the most important concept that Goodness cannot grasp is that a certain level of evil must be maintained in the world. There must be a balance- it can never be entirely good, nor entirely bad. Once this lesson is learned, everything will become much clearer to Goodness.


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Plans

Now that you've got a sense of just who Goodness is in the land that is my imagination, I'll expand on just what I plan on doing with him, should I be chosen to adopt him.

Character: As you already should've seen, the main reason I chose to apply for Goodness (really, why I have any of my pets) and what I mostly plan on doing with him is developing his character. I, personally, feel that the character is the most essential part to really making a pet your own, and so what I primarily will be working on for him is his character. This will be either through writing, role playing, or most likely, a mixture of both. For my best examples of my current characters, please see: Verick and Viandra

Story: I truly do enjoy writing. I have not yet had an abundance of time, or characters that I feel passionate about, to sit and write a full story. Bits and pieces have certainly been scribbled down, but for the time being most of my pets' stories remain in my head. At some point, I will hopefully have most of this written down so others will be able to enjoy it like I do. However, a full written story will likely be the last thing I work on with Goodness, and it will be uploaded to his page in stages, definitely. For a brief summary, see below.

Art: I do also like to draw. I'm certainly not the best on Neo, but I like to think I'm fairly decent and have somewhat of an idea of how to put a pencil to paper. Doodles of Goodness will be added to his page, likely pictures of him with some of my other characters as well. There are a few examples scattered throughout this page, but an entirely graphic based app I once made can be found on here, and art of my other pets can also be found on their respective pages.

Role Playing: Role playing is one of my favorite internet pasttimes. However, I don't get the opportunity to roleplay very often, particularly on Neo. I'm one of the dying species of Neopians who like to roleplay our neopets characters, usually in Neopian lands. However, if I find some good people to roleplay with, I'm not picky and will roleplay nearly everything. I do not have examples of this, unfortunately.

Customization: I also like to customize my neopets, though I do not purchase NC at all. The only NC items I have are those given by events, or were purchased by NC I have received from said events. Nevertheless, I think customizing is a great way to show off a pet's character without having to look at a petpage or read anything. Below are some possible customization I have planned for Goodness.

The first reflects a happier, lighter, tone, representing how Goodness spreads light and cheer, and just has a generall "happy" quality to it. In addition, it has a spring theme, and spring is generally associated with freshness, new beginnings, and innocence, all of which apply to Goodness.
The second reminds me a bit of Robin Hood, and reflects more the benevolent, charitable side of Goodness, what with the bag of neopoints and everything. I also happen to like how the winter theme fits him and his color, not to mention the christmas color does remind one of winter.
As I cannot decide on a final customization, it will largely depend on which items I can acquire more easily/are cheaper, or if one in particular happens to grow on me. We shall see.

Story Summary

Though I do not have the entire story written out yet, I thought I'd provide you with a brief summary so that you have some sort of idea of what my ideas are for Goodness.

Goodness' story revolves around himself, Misbehaved, and Envy, and their interactions with both the other gods and the people of Eos. It follows Goodness' journey from an innocent, rather immature young demon to a more worldly, knowledgeable entity much more equipped to handle his job and aid the world. In the beginning, Goodness is rather young, unable to fully grasp the importance of his existence and truly control his powers. There are more and more issues cropping up in Eos that need to be dealt with by the demons- but due to the lack of an influx of goodness for many years, evil has spread to nearly every corner of the planet and the deepest recesses of every individual's mind. At first, Misbehaved and Envy do not do this purposely. They, unlike Goodness, are simply doing their part of maintained the necessary balance of good and evil.

However, when Goodness fails to uphold his end of the bargain, and is still clearly favored by the rest of the gods, they begin to act out. Envy especially, not surprisingly, grows a deep contempt for Goodness, and the world suffers for it. At first she merely grows distant, refusing to help Goodness when he asks for it, but as he continues to pester her with stupid questions and make a general nuisance of himself, her temper erupts and chaos results. Misbehaved, similarly irked by Goodness' self-righteous attitude and ignorant worldview, revels in the newly born chaos and runs rampant, leaving immense destruction in his wake. Together, Envy and Misbehaved nearly destroy the planet- though arguably through no fault of their own. The other gods are seemingly disinterested, however, and it is up to Goodness to fix the mess that he created. The mass terror is nearly unbearable for the soft-hearted, sensitive Demon, and the story follows his struggles to face his fears, learn to control his power, and restore goodness and order to Eos. Not to mention making up with his furious siblings.

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About Me

Hello there, my name is Wolfie, and I'd like to begin this section by formally thanking you for giving me the opportunity to apply for the lovely Goodness. He's allowed my imagination to run wild, and it was really only after finding him up for adoption that Misbehaved's (and later Jeulious', after I adopted her) character and plotline truly came to me.

Now, about me...I am not a robot. I'm a sassy, rambunctious, fun-loving teenager, and, hard as it may be to believe, I actually like going outside. (Outside? Yes, outside. Away from the internet.) Horses are pretty much my life, and I'm an avid equestrian. I tend to like animals more than people- mostly because animals don't judge you, don't cause drama, and don't hold grudges (for the most part). I'm also a sugar addict, and I like colorful things, especially neon colors. My friends know not to get between me and my food, and one of my favorite articles of clothing is my pair of highlighter-yellow sneakers. I like going on adventures, and I hate sitting still. I try not to dwell on things, I do my best to cheer people up when they're down, and it's almost impossible for me to talk to someone without letting some sort of sarcastic comment slip out.

Now, on Neo, I'm a character creator. I imagine these great, in-depth stories and worlds for my pets, most of whom have interconnecting plotlines in some way. I draw inspiration for my characters from a lot of sources, but I like to think of the three "ologies" as my main source of inspiration, those being psychology, biology, and mythology. Even if not my original source of inspiration, one of the three will usually influence the development of the character and its full story. I also get a lot of ideas from history and, sort of randomly, songs.

I dabble in both drawing and writing, and though I absolutely do not claim to be any sort of talented in either area, I do enjoy it. My characters are all very near and dear to me, and though many of their pages are undergoing major construction and some are even going through character revamps, I love each and every one like a friend, and I would not hesitate to include Goodness in this crazy neo-family of mine.

When not working on my pets, I spent a good deal of my time on the Pound Chat, and mostly on the App Chat, at that. I've met nearly all of my best Neofriends on App Chat. They're a crazy bunch of procrastinators, but I don't know what I'd do without them. In addition to App Chat, I'm a casual pet trader when I happen to have fodder laying around (mostly from lucky lab zaps. Goodness will never be, shall we say, "on the market".) Sometimes, if I'm feeling ambitious, I'll play games. Even though I am in no way a good gamer, it is one of my only sources of np income. I enjoy all the plots and events that Neo offers, though again, I'm not a huge participant in any of these. I really just like to enjoy my time on Neo, sit back, relax, and take a break from the real world.

My accounts are: tigresshunter (main), katiebunja, katibunja, maxschnauzer, iamwolfie
If chosen, Goodness would first be living on maxschnauzer until I decide where he, Misbehaved, and Jeulious will officially reside as I'd like them all to be on the same account.

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Meet the Family

Before you leave, I thought I'd introduce you to a few of my other pets.

Misbehaved: Misbehaved is my beloved little imp, arguably the most evil of my three Demons, and probably my favorite pet that I own. He represents physical evil in the world, as in crime, destruction, and misdemeanors. Though he was created to help the world function properly and to maintain order, he likes to have a bit of fun on occasion and sometimes lets his mischievous ways get the best of him. Goodness used to look up to him, being his older brother, and thoroughly admired his reckless, bold ways. However, as Goodness ages and develops a deeper understanding of the world, he grows disdainful of Misbehaved and often finds him intolerable.

Jeulious: Jeulious, whom I call Envy, is the third of my Demons. She represents psychological evil, such as jealousy, greed, and selfishness. Like all the Demons, she was created for a noble job, yet, for the most part, truly embodies those traits that she represents. Prone to mood swings, bouts of envy, and a love of luxury, she has a sharp bark and an even sharper bite. Goodness knows well to stay clear of her, but will turn to her when in dire need of advice, as she has a bounty of worldly experience and a shrewd, though cynical, view of the world.

Viandra: Viandra is my much-loved draikess, and a central character of another of my plots. She is a lounge singer, down on her luck, who is abruptly thrown into the world of organized crime when Djaemon decides he wants to get his hands on her father's money. He sends Verick, his right hand man, in to woo her and bring her under her control. In the end, an offer of money works- Viandra, estranged from her father and constantly looking for funds, readily agrees to bring about his downfall. What happens next, involving secrets, lies, deception, and an unexpected romance, could never have been predicted, not even by Djaemon himself.

Xabro: Xabro is probably the pet I've had the longest, and my first dream pet, but his character has undergone so many renovations, the most recent of which only occurred, actually, when writing this application. So his new character is that of a huge, hulking, wolf creature, born in the early days of life on Eos, who fights in the previously mentioned Northern War. After this war, his heroic actions and immense strength are noticed by the gods, and he is granted immortality. Whether this is a blessing or curse Xabro does not know, as though he can never die of old age, he will outlive any creature he befriends. As such, after many years of heartbreak he carves out a territory in the middle of some dense woods, and the stories spread about his dangerous, deadly nature, ensuring his hermit existence until one troublesome young girl wanders across his path.

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So, we've reached the end of my application for Goodness. I sincerely hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you might consider it when choosing Goodness' new owner. Regardless, I know you will make the right decision and I wish you the best of luck in choosing. Thank you for reading!









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