SAM*| *in a nutshell

About

Hi there! I'm Sam (or Amanda, depending how you know me). I'm now in my mid-twenties, but I've been on Neopets since I was a wee lass.

Main Account: amilu
Side Accounts: currently, only fyrefawx and sampanzee
Nationality: Canadian, eh?
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Timezone: NST+3, or UTC/GMT-5, or Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Favourite Colour: Black, but if you insist it's not a colour, then blue or purple
Favourite Book: Changer, by Jane Lindskold
Favourite Author: Also Jane Lindskold, but JD Robb is a close second. Ian Hamilton is quite good, also.
Favourite Neopet: Surprisingly not Draiks, Krawks or Hissis; Shoyrus are my first love, followed by Eyries and Zafaras (although Boris, Lutaris and Xweetoks deserve an honourable mention)
Favourite TV: Dr Who, Warehouse 13, The IT Crowd, Firefly, Parks and Recreation
Favourite Movie: Disney's Robin Hood, Nausicaa, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Favourite Anime: Azumanga Diaoh, Saiunkoku Monogatari, Chrno Crusade, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun
Favourite Manga: Fruits Basket, Yotsuba, Hana-Kimi
Neo-Hangouts: You'll find me on Farindol's boards, the AC, PC, or NC, or occasionally lurking on Charter

The Neo-Past

I have used many aliases in my time on Neopets. I guess I'd just get tired of an account, or cookie-grabbed, swindled, mis-reported and unfairly iced or just plain forgot my info to access it. You name it, it's happened.

You may have run into me before as silverfawx, karneewulf, toxxikk or tigran, or any number of other aliases, but I've always been Sam.

I've always been part of one kind of adoption guild or another. I believe my first guild was Painted Pets Adoption House. Its current leader has been a good friend to me, although drama reared its ugly head, and I've left PPAH.

Eventually I found myself at the doorstep of emrld, and The Adoption Agency (TAC). I've met so many wonderful people through that guild, and when I was given the reins, I was glad to take them to Farindol (with a pitstop as TAP/TAH). Three mergers later, Farindol has become a mosaic of PPP'ers, PPAH'ers, and FTW'ers in addition to its core group.

Farindol's morphed many times over the years... merging, moving, restarting... most recently, Farindol's grown quiet as many of its members have moved on from Neopets. I can't quite bring myself to let it go.

The Neo-Present

For the time being, my efforts will go into The Adoption Quilt (Amilu Adoptions) where my friends and I foster, zap and find homes for pets from the pound.

Farindol will be revitalized. It's just a matter of when, and finding the right people to help me do so.

I currently occupy my time saving spending neopoints on my various goals, and/or NC trading. You wouldn't figure it'd be so addictive, but I guess that's just the personality I have. =S

I will occasionally provide graphics for people if they ask... depends how busy I am. Feel free to send me a neomail. I don't bite (usually).

My Co-conspirators

Siumareii

Rei has been with me in one incarnation or another for quite some time. As the eldest, he finds many of the family responsibilities fall on his shoulders, especially with two young draiks to mind. As an expatriated member of the draik clan, Rei has had much time to devote to meditation on his journey to enlightenment. He has grown serious in his age, and is burdened by his memories, though many are now lost. He seeks atonement for his prior misdeeds and mourns many lost companions. Though now surrounded by family, he feels forever alone, unable to change the past. He speaks little of himself and travels widely, performing random acts of kindness in hopes of redemption. Deep down, he only wishes to reunite with his half-brother, Kyo, the only soul who really understood him, despite their differences.

Zalelm

Zal is the troublesome sort, always looking for a new adventure around every corner. More often than not, his little escapades end with him in a jail, or brig, or chamber of torture awaiting rescue (usually in the form of Rei, or occasionally Kaz - his role models). He fancies himself adept with all forms of weaponry, but tends to be a bit uncoordinated in reality. Likely, he's under the impression that video game high scores must make him an expert in all facets of combat, including wielding magic. His happy-go-lucky and clueless demeanour endear him to most, at least long enough to avoid fatalities. And despite what he says, he adores his elder "twin" sister Zella and enjoys escorting her about Neopia.

Zelphorea

Zella is of the vain variety, especially being the only girl. Always the belle of the ball, she isn't accustomed to being overlooked. When she is, her razor-edge sarcasm is as scalding as her piercing stare. After all, it's not easy to be both beautiful and intelligent. She boasts both the largest closet and library in the family. There isn't a corner of Neopia with enough books to satiate her quest for knowledge. Often, she can be found quibbling or debating with Ari about some obscure philosophy (when Ari decides to grace the family with his presence). Occasionally, she will tag along with Zal on one of his mad adventures. After all, who else will keep her troublesome (adopted) twin in line long enough to avoid getting in to too much mischief.

KazukiRyo

Kaz isn't the type to enjoy the spotlight, preferring to stay under the radar. Rumour has it he was quite the card and dice player back in the day, but his first love was always the slots. Even though he's completed rehab, we think he never quite cured his gambling addiction. He claims he's a changed Krawk, but we're just not so inclined to believe him. Especially since there always seems to be a couple of neopoints missing every time we check the bank account. He also claims he's never spent any time in jail, but he's awful vague about his avoidance of the law. All in all, Kaz doesn't wish anyone harm, but he doesn't really have room in his heart for anything but the almighty dubloon. He'd likely sell you up the river for a few more neopoints in his pocket.

Yazuomi

Yaz might just be pure evil. The latest results aren't back from the lab yet, and the prior examinations proved inconclusive. It might have something to do with the lab technician and psychiatrist both checking in to the asylum up the road. Oddly enough, neither were heard from again. Incredibly cunning, this little miscreant will use his soft and floofy exterior to lull you into a false sense of security just long enough to pilfer your wallet, keys and toupée. He keeps his little horde of ill-gotten treasures buried in the backyard underneath his treehouse (aka. secret laboratory). What he does in there, we can't be sure. It's top secret. Although I do know that the electricity bill is way up, and it seems like I'm buying a new set of test tubes every week. If you value your sanity, you'll just give Yaz some space.

Aritziad

Ari likes to believe he's still part of the gang, despite his categorical abandonment and relocation to the "greener pastures" outside of the family. He's a shrewd business-type who thinks it's not unreasonable to have it both ways; family and resources. More often than not, you'll find him with his nose in a book (only the most complex in Kreludan logistics will do), or at the stock market. Personally, I think he'd be just as at home at the slots for all the market's done for him. He believes himself "ruggedly handsome," and refuses to associate with those he deems "less worthy than himself," which tends to be most of his fellow Neopians. Regardless, if you're looking for warm-and-fuzzies, the cold-blooded Ari definitely isn't your guy.

Ezrn

Ez (or Ryn, depending on the day) is a wee-bit on the clueless side, given she has spent most of his time in the lab. Not experimenting, mind you... being experimented on. We've long given up that there may be any brain cells left in her head, simply because he never seems "all there" at any given time. Regardless, she's about the only one who can understand Yaz which may have more to do with his brainwaves being on a completely different frequency. But good luck trying to decipher whatever it is she's figured out. It's about as complicated as the source. A wee bit hyper, he's more than happy to chase her tail (when he/she has one) to pass the time and has an odd fondness for cupcakes and coffee-flavoured things, not that he needs any additional caffeine.

Xinatae

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Syntrinity

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Arabellai

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Under Construction

Note: Magma time at 4:50~ish NST?


Goals

Everyone needs something to work towards, especially on Neopets. It keeps me interested. I have no lofty ideas that I'll complete everything below in a week (much less a year), but it doesn't hurt to have something that can remind me of what it is I'm trying to accomplish.

Account-Related

Pet-Related

Item-Related

Petpage-Related


Avatars

306 avatars and going strong!

SuAP Lendee Application

The Chia: Xinatae the Pea Chia

The vital statistics:

Please neomail me...

...if you're interested in lending!

Need

The following avatars are the ones that remain that I have a chance to obtain (however slim) to complete my collection. There are quite a few I never expect to see, but they're listed here for good form, anyway.

Battledome/Games

Items/Pets

Random/Other

The Unobtainables


Have

Below are the avatars I have been able to obtain thus far (with a little blood, sweat and tears -- but mostly lots of help from others). The most recent acquisitions are at the bottom of the list. Thank you to those that helped!


Wishlist

These lists were generated using either Jellyneo or Dress to Impress.

Wearables (NC)

Well, it seems this list is a little too large for here, so I've moved it to Zelphorea's Petpage! It's best it lives with my tradelists and such anyways...

Stamps



Candychan Stamp

Christmas Scene Stamp

Snowbunny Stamp

Sticky Snowflake Stamp

Lutari Talisman Beads



Blue Matu Bead

Blue Tongi Bead

Green Matu Bead

Green Ranaka Bead

Green Tongi Bead

Red Matu Bead

Red Tongi Bead

Yellow Tongi Bead

Paint Brushes



Maractite Paint Brush

Pirate Paint Brush

Royal Paint Brush

White Paint Brush

Wraith Paint Brush

Battledome



Bag of Healing Dust

Ghostkerbomb

Glittery Scorchstone

Golden Compass

Jade Scorchstone

Kelpbeards Trident

Leaded Elemental Vial

Magical Marbles of Mystery

Moehog Skull

Pirate Captains Cutlass

Rainbow Clockwork Grundo

Rusty Pitchfork

Sleep Ray

Ylanas Blaster


Closet

This list was generated using Dress to Impress.

Normal Tradelist

My normal tradelist has moved to Zelphorea's petpage, because I'm tired of feeling like a criminal for not wanting to trade some of my items. -_-;


PORTAL

Dailies

Lab RayAnchor ManagementApple BobbingBank InterestColtzan's ShrineDeserted TombFruit MachineGiant JellyGiant OmeletteGrumpy Old KingHealing SpringsQasalan ExpelliboxRich SlorgTDMGPOPTombolaFishing VortexWeltrude's Toy ChestWise Old KingMagma PoolDeadly DiceTurmaculusSnowager

Daily Wheels

Wheel of Excitement500 np Wheel of Mediocrity100 np Wheel of Knowledge400 np Wheel of Extravagance100,000 np Wheel of Misfortune150 np Wheel of Monotony150 np Wheel of Slime0 nps

Quests

Edna's QuestsEsophagor's QuestsKitchen QuestsTaelia's Quests

Games

Kass Basher1.25 | 800 pts Splat-A-Sloth0.50 | 500 pts Attack of the Marblemen 10.64 | 64 pts Mootix Drop1.45 | 658 pts Bouncy Supreme 1.09 | 1176 pts The Usul Suspects 5.02 | 287 pts Escape from Meridell Castle5.01 | 200 pts Petpet Rescue4.85 | 237 pts Crisis Courier2.15 | 1886 pts Snow Wars II4.98 | 204 pts Dubloon Disaster 4.98 | 204 pts Snowmuncher0.32 | 3572 pts

Under Construction!


CREDITS

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