Life on Neo
Neopets is a game, but through this game we learn valuable life lessons, make lasting friendships, and create special bonds with our pets that can never be broken.
To some, Neopets is simply a game and nothing to be taken seriously. For others, we pour our hard work, effort, and dedication into making our pets and accounts all that we want them to be.
Rosaleeya means more to me than a Neopet should. I would never even think of trading or abandoning her. We have been through a lot together. We've grown up alongside each other.
From hopeless newbie to experienced player, Rosaleeya has been with me through it all. I stumbled upon the world of Neopia at the mere age of ten years old, shortly before conversion and the opening of the NC Mall.
This section documents much of Rosaleeya's life story, all that we've been through, and how we've gotten to where we are today.
Rosaleeya was born on February 22nd, 2007. This was a day after I created my account. Although I still consider Rosaleeya to be my first pet, I already had two Neopets on my account at the time of her creation. These were a Red Kacheek and Red Acara. I created the Kacheek myself, but the Acara was glitched and appeared on my account even though I hadn't created it myself.
When Rosaleeya was born, I created her as a Green Acara because green was my favorite color and the glitched pet on my account had sparked my love for Acaras.
A week later, both the Red Kacheek and glitched Red Acara had been pounded, and Rosaleeya became the only pet on my account. I was clueless about all that there was to experience in this mysterious new world of Neopia. The only things I really cared about were earning Neopoints and taking care of Rosaleeya.
I decided early on that I wanted Rosaleeya to become a Baby Acara. After carefully examining every color Acaras had to offer at the Rainbow Pool, I knew Baby would be the perfect fit. In my eyes, Baby Acaras were gorgeous. I loved their bright blue fur, their pretty pink paws and ears... But what stood out to me the most was their amazing eyes. Baby Acaras had the most gorgeous, big, amethyst eyes.
My hopes were shattered when I learned the cost of the Baby Paint Brush needed to transform Rosaleeya. As a newbie, 600k was a near impossible goal. I had no idea what games to play in order to make a decent income. Because my internet connection used dial up at the time, restocking was completely out of the question.
Before long, I completely lost interest in Neopets and took a year-long hiatus.
By the time that I returned to Neopets, everything was different. During my absence, Neopets had taken on an entirely new look. The site had been completely revamped and the feature of Customization, as well as the NC Mall, had been introduced.
Also by this time, my best friend had discovered Neopets and created an account. To be precise, this was the reason I decided to come back and give Neopets another try.
It was much more fun the second time around with someone I knew who also played. My best friend and I, being only eleven years old, loved to spend hours on the phone talking about Neopets. We even made our own Neopets journals, printing out pictures of our dream pets and documenting our accomplishments as well as keeping track of our account info.
I was still horrible at making Neopoints. It took me the first couple of months after I returned to make my first 100k, even though I already had about 20k from before my hiatus. When my best friend got her first painted pet, a Mutant Flotsam thanks to Doctor Sloth, I wanted to paint Rosaleeya.
I didn't have much, and I certainly didn't have enough to paint her Baby like I had originally wanted to, so I decided to paint her Christmas. I spent all 100k of my Neopoints to buy her the Christmas Paint Brush, completely oblivious to the fact that it was priced at least 50k too much.
I really didn't like the Christmas coloring too much. The base coat was a nice shade of green, but I wasn't a fan of the clothes. Because I had already given up all hope in painting her Baby, I took Rosaleeya to the Rainbow Pool one last time before deciding on a new Paint Brush to work towards.
This time around, I decided on Cloud. It took me much less time to earn the Neopoints that before, and Rosaleeya was soon painted Cloud, a color she would remain for almost a year.
To The Present
I owned many other Neopets in my few years on the site. Every one of these Neopets ended up being rehomed because I decided that I only wanted to focus my attention on Rosaleeya.
I had also taken many hiatuses between then and now. I was always losing interest in Neopets, and then sporadically logging in again.
By the end of 2008, I was doing pretty well for myself. I was getting better at earning Neopoints, and had about 200k. One day, I was doing my daily events across the site, and took my daily turn on the Neopets Fruit Machine. To my great surprise, I had won. But this time, I won 15k NP, plus a Spotted Paint Brush! I was so surprised. I immediately went to the Trading Post to research its worth. At the time, Spotted Paint Brushes were going for around 300-400k.
By the end of that day the paint brush was sold, bringing me up to about 550k total NP. I continued earning Neopoints, and by the end of the year, I made my first million. I decided that it was time to fulfill my ultimate Neopets goal, which was to buy a Baby Paint Brush to paint Rosaleeya.
In December of 2008, Rosaleeya was painted into a Baby Acara, my ultimate dream pet. I was very proud of my accomplishment as well as how far I had come with Rosaleeya since the beginning of my time on Neopets.
By the summer of 2009, I was into another one of my Neopets phases. I came on the site almost every day that summer, and by the end I had made over two million Neopoints. Again, I was able to take a look at my early days on the site and be proud of how far I'd come.
Since then, I have come on Neopets more often than ever before, taking less frequent hiatuses in between.
Since I accomplished the ultimate goal of painting her with a Baby Paint Brush, Rosaleeya has also been given a petpet and petpetpet. She has trained a little for the battledome. She loves to take part in Underwater Fishing, and she has acquired a pretty decent skill level. Above all, Rosaleeya has read many books, and continues to read. I think the most important stat to build up is Rosaleeya's intelligence. Currently, her intelligence level is 488 and continues to grow.
To this day, Rosaleeya remains my most cherished pet. Because I am unable to own pets in real life, Rosaleeya means that much more to me.
My time on Neopets has taught me important life lessons, such as hard work, dedication, and playing fair. I've also learned the importance of setting and achieving goals, both short and long term.
To me, Neopets is more than just a game. It is an enriching experience to thoroughly enjoy and learn from.
I will continue to build on these skills in the future.
From the outside, it is impossible to tell that Rosaleeya is anything more than ordinary. Due to her shy and timid demeanor, she finds it hard to open up to anyone new.
Those who have gotten to know Rosaleeya will agree that she is very smart, and has a love of learning. However, very few know just how talented she really is.
Rosaleeya has been singing for as long as she can remember. Each day she fills the open air with her graceful songs. It gives her a sense of joy, of belonging. Her voice is amazing, powerful enough to leave one feeling breathless. When Rosaleeya sings it is truly magical.
Perhaps her biggest flaw is her lack of confidence. Deep down, she really wants to believe in herself and her abilities, but there is always that small window of doubt holding her back. If only she could let go of her insecurities and see just how far she can go...
Rosaleeya is currently a young student, diligently attending school and exceling in her studies.
Rosaleeya's dream is to eventually let go of her insecurities and show the world that she is more than just an exceptional scholar. She wants to showcase her incredible singing and even become famous one day. This, however, is a far-fetched goal, especially for someone with very little confidence outside of her bedroom.
Rosaleeya has a need for achievement. She is a bit of a perfectionist, setting out to accomplish difficult tasks and stopping at nothing to reach her goals. She enjoys being recognized for her accomplishments as it gives her a major confidence boost. This seems like a contradiction to her otherwise timid demeanor, but achieving what she set out to do always makes Rosaleeya feel good about herself.
Rosaleeya is very opinionated, however not many people realize it because she is very shy. While she enjoys a good conversation as much as anyone, she avoids awkward social situations at every opportunity she gets, and does not care for fuss. She would rather stay in her room writing and practicing songs, Jack the Feepit at her side for good company.
Rosaleeya spends a lot of time in her room, all of her belongings meticulously organized, as she does not care for clutter. She keeps her songs in a folder and arranges them according to the date she wrote them. She also spends a lot of time in the small flower garden she planted, caring for her plants and enjoying the outdoors. Sometimes she ventures out to a small waterfall near her home, and sings over the crashing waves to strengthen her voice.
Meet Jack the Feepit and his Vernax
Jack is Rosaleeya's beloved and loyal Feepit. He's a quiet little fellow, but to Rosaleeya, he means the world. He keeps her company, and listens to her when no one else will. He makes Rosaleeya feel needed, and always knows just the right way to cheer her up when she is feeling down.
Rosaleeya first met Jack while on a walk through a nature trail, in approximately January of 2008. At the time, Jack was just a baby Feepit, abandoned into the wilderness and left to starve. Rosaleeya nursed him back to health, and from that point on, the pair were inseperable.
In July of 2009, Jack became lost for a short period of time. He and Rosaleeya were walking through Neopia Central, when a noise spooked Jack and he hopped right out of Rosaleeya's arms to run for cover. Rosaleeya searched for hours, but failed to locate her poor, frightened Feepit. She went home that day feeling hopeless and distraught. Jack had meant everything to her, and now that he was gone, she hadn't a clue what to do. Jack remained lost for ten days. During that time, Rosaleeya was a mess. She even refused to do the one thing she loved above all else: sing.
Jack was found huddled under the tree that he and Rosaleeya often sat under on hot summer days. Rosaleeya was elated when she found him. He had been surviving on pond water and berries from a nearby bush for all of those days. When she took him inside to clean him up, Rosaleeya noticed that Jack had a little bug clinging to his fur. Her first reaction was to cry out, but then she noticed Jack smiling up at her and realized that this critter had made friends with Jack and kept him company just as he had done for her. She couldn't help but notice that the bug, a Vernax, was really quite cute, and although she had never been a fan of insects, Rosaleeya decided to let the little Vernax live with them.
From then on, Jack and his Vernax continued to provide comfort and support for Rosaleeya. Their support plays a very large part in why Rosaleeya continues to pursue singing, and for this, she could not be more grateful.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS FAR FROM COMPLETE. More sections are to be added shortly, as well as art. I look forward to sharing more of Rosaleeya's life with you.
Thanks for taking the time to read about Rosaleeya. Feel free to neomail me, angel_devil_1013, with any questions, comments or concerns.