IntroductionWelcome to Ashley's application for Pash (his nickname) the UC Grey Eyrie. This application's layout is relatively simple in that it is divided into three main sections: Part I: The Girl Behind the Computer, Part II: Why Pash?, and Part III: Conclusion and Extras. Before we dive into the application, there are a few housekeeping things to note:
1. I was in no way forced or obligated to create this application on a pet page.
2. All content (including HTML) was created by me. Web resources used from Nineku's Details.
Part I: The Girl Behind the ComputerOff Neopets: My name is Ashley and I am 20 years old, living in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. I'm currently in my third year of university and working towards a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); however, up until this year I was working towards a Bachelor of Arts (BA)--majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. I decided to change my degree due to the uncertain and challenging economy we live in today, and even though I miss studying Sociology and Psychology I really do enjoy Business so far. When I am on break from school, I really enjoy the outdoors, adventuring, exploring the scary and unknown, singing, and reading. My favourite season is Autumn because of all the beautiful colours, delicious coffee flavours, and of course the best holiday ever: HALLOWEEN! I am also a huge movie/tv show junkie. As you can probably notice from my Neopets accounts, Tim Burton is one of my favourite directors. :)
On Neopets: I have been playing Neo for as long as I can remember. Of course, sometimes I take short breaks but never for too long. Since I was 11 I have been steadily playing Neopets and I am proud of it! I have so many fond memories here, and I truly believe that I would not be the person I am today if I hadn't grown up with this website. I've meet some of my closest and dearest friends on here, and for that I am forever grateful. In addition to all of that, Neo is great for procrastinating...:'D. My hobbies here on Neopets include avatar collecting, NC trading, customizing my pets, participating in site events, and working on my pets/account goals.
Rosedarlinq is my main account and I am so proud of it! I have had many main account's in the past, but this is by far the best one for me because I have accomplished so much on it. The permanent pets on this account are: Lynnaie, Rougary, Rupherus, and Sculls. While each pet has a unique story, you can definitely state that the overall theme is spooky/Halloween. I think this represents my adoration for Halloween and all things spooky.
Decayinq is my one of my side accounts, which is themed off of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride! It was the first Tim Burton themed account I completed and I am absolutely in love. There's still some more things I would like to complete, like a themed gallery and an updated userlookup, but overall I am very happy with its turnout. It stars Guhknecht as Elder Gutknecht, Nevesteca as Emily (aka the Corpse Bride), Vicktohr as Victor, and Victoreha as Victoria.
Skellinqton is very similar to Decayinq in that it is the other Tim Burton themed account I own; however, this theme is based off of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. This movie is probably my all-time favourite Tim Burton movie, so I of course had to create a Neo account for it! Starring Bahrrel, Lohchk, Ohogie, and Shohk, this account represents Oogie Boogie and his three little henchmen: Lock, Shock, and Barrel. On my to-do list for this account is to update both userlookup and petlookups and work on a themed gallery.
Royalghosts is my most recent side account. I absolutely adore the username and had to make it! Honestly I do not have any finalized ideas for this account yet but I have been thinking about going with a spooky magician/carnival theme. It is currently the home for Royalghosts and soon will be the home for Duhuke, who currently resides on my Daizygraves account.
Daizygraves is another one of my side accounts, and will (hopefully) be the home for Pash! Not much work has been done on this account yet, because I have only recently finalized the overall theme for this account and the ideas I have in mind for the permanent pets/characters. Each pet on this account is going to represent me in real life! I plan to do this by having three Neopets represent my three pets from real life, each having a specialized character that represents our bond and friendship. The fourth pet (Elizabie) will be representing myself. Waterfai is going to be one of the permanent pets on this account, while Duhuke will be moving to my other side account (Royalghosts).
Part II: Why Pash?I am certain that by now you are curious as to why exactly I am applying for Pash. Well, to further explain this to you, I feel like you need to know more about me and my plans for the account he would permanently reside to. As I have mentioned, my plans for Daizygraves is to create an account that represents the pets I have in real life. One of the pets I own is named Maury (I have added a photo of him below). He is a sweet, gentle, and quiet bird who I have had the pleasure of owning for over three years now. I've grown up with birds as pets my entire life, and they really do make the best pets ever.
I have known for a while now that I wanted to create a Neopet character that represents Maury and his personality, but in all honestly I couldn't make a decision until I came across Pash. I feel like his overall appearance and the character I would create for him would be the perfect match and I could not be more excited. Pash's colour scheme and appearance might not really resemble Maury; however, in terms of the character, personality, and representation of my bond with Maury, Pash fits him perfectly. Three years ago, I took possession of Maury after my previous pet bird (Molly) passed away. Molly was my best friend, and I mean that quite seriously. I have struggled with an anxiety disorder my entire life and have always felt lonely because so, but Molly was always there for me and would always know how to comfort me on my worst days.
Maury was owned previously and his previous owners were very neglectful towards him. As such, it took him well over a year to trust me and develop the bond we have today. Like Molly, I feel like Maury is there for me--on good and bad days. I want Pash's/Maury's character to represent my overall struggles with mental illness and how even during the most challenging times, the people you love will always be there for you--you just have to let them in.
Part III: Conclusion and ExtrasIn conclusion, I just want to say that I am offering Pash a forever home where he will be loved very dearly...and of course be absolutely spoiled! I take pride in my all of my Neopets and I would be absolutely honoured to welcome Pash to my Neopets family, especially given that he represents such an important bond for me in real life. Below I have what I call "extras"; this includes some additional things I have for Pash should I have the privilege to welcome him to my Neopets family. I hope you enjoy! If you have any questions or concerns, please by all means do not hesitate to neomail me.
1. A special message from my oldest Neopets pal! My friend April has been kind enough to write a message for my application. I have posted a screenshot of it below, but she also welcomes you to neomail her if you have any questions. Please drag and drop the image to your address bar for the full image.
2. A pet lookup for Pash. I have created Pash's pet lookup for you to view! You can view it by visiting my Neopet Duhuke's pet lookup, or by clicking here.
3. A gallery with items dedicated to Pash! You can view the gallery on my Daizygraves account, or by clicking here. Please note that I have purchased these items 100 percent understanding that it does not in any way influence your decision on who will be his new owner. I wanted to do this as a means to show you the books I would read him, some future wearable items, and most importantly...
Molly will be Pash's new buddy. I named her Molly in memorial of my first real life pet. I'll be honest...choosing a petpet was incredibly difficult but after spending about an hour deciding, I went with a Rainbow Carmariller. I wanted his petpet to resemble happiness and be a character that is always there for Pash, the same way Molly was (and Maury is) for me. :)
4. And lastly but certainly not the least, some future customization ideas. Please drag and drop the images below to your address bar for a better view.