[ Carmen's Blog - Under Construction ]
Hello there! Welcome to my out-of-control, online bulletin board of sorts.
This page is really for me, but feel free to browse around if you're bored---which I assume you are. :P
[ Updates ]
12.4 - Grim and Scytherous won a PPL award! :D
12.1 - Got the Evil Thade avatar and subsequently a bronze trophy. Hurray! I'd like to turn it into gold though...
[ November Goals ]
|[ ] Train Nightmare often.
[x] Earn the highest trophy in GMC
[ ] Finalize blog update (re: Tracking Page)
[ ] Finalize lookups for Jacelle, Falinsa, and Nordra
[ Past Months ]
November - Quite an eventful month. I earned new six avatars, (Catacombs, Pick Your Own, Spacerocked, Nimmo's Pond, Extravagance, and Goparokko), and thus completed my long-term goal of reaching 300 avatars. I also reached 150+ stamps. In the offline world, I began working part-time at a museum. ^_^
August to October - Revamped and resubmitted my gallery, yet again. Achieved the Lever of Doom, Symol, Altador Plot, and the Cheeseroller avatars. Got xxkarianna the UC Faerie Aisha and Kirokuh the UC Faerie Shoyru. Earned a bronze trophy for Snot Splatter. Began a major overhaul of this blog; total new look. Raised Narokos' and Scytherous' intelligences up to 100. Reached Floor 118 of the Catacombs. (Never! Again!)
January to July - Narokos became a Mutant Draik; Nordra became a Faerie Shoy. Got Vaeliin, Falinsa, and Jacelle. Hatched Esmerelle. Surpassed 275 avatars. Obtained the Mew avatar. Became a member of The Sway. Hit 100 stamps. Traded for a BN UC Faerie Xwee. Traded Waffles for a UC Plushie Buzz.
2012: August to December - Created this blog. Surpassed 250 avatars. Got Midki. Won trophies for Wrath of the Snowager and Kookia. Got Monet, Waffles, Madi, and Alienate from the purge. Created Scytherous and Auzina. Broke into UC trading.
[ Credit ]
[ My Neopian Family ]
Main Account Pets
About Her: My oldest pet on this account and therefore extra special. She's really a sentimental pet at this point. I won't remove her petpet/P3 even though they don't match because they're been with her for so long.
Goals: Complete 2000 jobs with her.
Petpet: Buzzie the Plushie Buzzer and its Vernax.
About Her: Artist RN » BN UC MSPP » WN UC Faerie Lenny » BN UC Faerie Xwee » Kiro! My end goal is a UC Faerie Wocky, but I'm sort of falling for this little Faerie.
Goals: Not any at the moment.
Petpet: Avatar Bait the Robot Carmariller. I want that blasted Turmy avatar already! *Eye twitch*
About Her: My spoiled baby. Painted with my only FFQ. As much as I enjoy making a profit off of the inflated codestone prices, I'm looking forward to them dropping a bit so I can get back to training her properly.
Goals: Have all her stats reach 200.
Petpet: Shade the Captive Shadow Wraith and its Moquot.
About Her: Food RW » WN/DN UC Plushie Buzz » Kari! This lovely little Aisha is up for trade at the moment, but she's a cutie so she gets a spot here. :)
Goals: Trade her for a WN UC Grey Yurble.
Petpet: None at the moment.
Side Account Pets
About Her: Auzina began as a Blue Shoyru, but she was always meant to be my Maraquan Cybunny---my longest standing converted dream pet. I morphed her and gave her Puff when she turned 100 days old. :3
Goals: Raise stats + Matching P3.
Petpet: Puff the Maraquan Hasee.
About Him: I know most people love Draiks because they customize very easily and look lovely---but for my first Draik, I wasn't interested in any of that. Mutant Draiks are one of the coolest, most sinister looking pets, and just had to have one.
Goals: Raise stats + Matching P3.
Petpet: Iago the Mutant Gruslen.
About Him: Scytherous is my adorable Halloween Grundo. Don't tell him I said that though, he would be furious if he knew I thought of him as anything other than fearsome.
Goals: Raise stats + Matching P3.
Petpet: Grim the Halloween Antwerph.
About Him: Growing up I had albino dwarf rabbits as pets, so I was drawn to Cybunnies when I first spotted them. "Floppity" was the name of my now late rabbit who I had for nine years.
Goals: Buy him a matching p3.
Petpet: Crimson the Red Ukali.
About Her: Nordra is a unique pet as she was created after I had been experimenting with customization one day and was never a dream pet. A Regal Altador Dress had come into my possession, so I began searching for a pet and other items that would go nicely with it. I somehow wound up with a Faerie Warrior.
Goals: Write up her mini story + Raise stats
Petpet: Artemis the Purple Vaeolus
About Her: Jacelle is actually the result of me being an idiot and accidentally zapping my original Chocolate Usul. One day I'll get to writing a background story about how the love of her life was lost at sea.
Goals: Zap her petpet Chocolate + Create lookup
Petpet: Truffle the Chocolate Blobkins
About Her: Falinsa used to be a Chocolate Usul. But one day I decided it would be a good idea not to pay attention to what I was doing while using the Lab Ray. She turned into Green Jubjub. *Facepalm* It all worked out though. Now she's an adorable baby.
Goals: Write up her mini story + Raise stats + Create lookup
Petpet: Fluffy the Plushie Angelpuss
About Her: I sort of dropped the ball on Esmerelle. I've been meaning to paint her royal, but other goals keep getting in the way. She will probably have some sort of gypsy-related background story, since her name was inspired by a certain Victor Hugo character.
Goals: Paint her Stealth + Write up story + Buy a matching petpet
Petpet: None any at the moment.
About Him: Strolled into the PC one day and spotted a "Quitting" thread. Normally I don't bother with those, but when I saw the owner was going to pound one of my dream pets, well, I had to try. Turns out I had the fastest fingers. Vaeliin is my evil, twisted kitty. :3
Goals: Write up his mini story + Raise stats to even 100s.
Petpet: Demon the Darigan Nuk.
About Her: Midki is my forlorn, fluffy kitty and is result of venturing into the Pound Chat for the first time after finding a Pirate Krawk Morphing Potion at the Forbidden Shore.
Goals: Find and buy a matching petpet + Raise her stats to even 40s.
Petpet: Sunshine the Faerie Mauket.
About Him: This poor pet is the unfortunate one I chose to be my lab rat. Zaprius began a female, yellow Wocky. I should have created a less cute pet to be my lab rat because I felt bad zapping the poor thing! I'm hoping to get a dream pet out of this or at least decent enough stats to stop the zapping/turn Zaprius into the pet of my choice. From August to December, due to outlying circumstances, Zaprius was held by a neofriend. However, Zaprius has been returned so it's back to the lab ray. Muahahaha.
Goals: Zap until happy...or get impatient and turn them into a dream pet.
Petpet: Nimbus the petpet lab rat who began as a Floud.
October 21: Changed into a green Korbat.
October 2: Color changed back to Silver.
August 30: Color changed to Strawberry.
August 29: Color changed to Green.
July 14: Color changed to Shadow.
July 3: Color changed to Maractite. Pretty!
July 3: Color changed to Silver.
June 21: Color changed to Fire.
June 20: Color changed to Camouflage.
June 12: Changed into a blue Koi.
June 5: Color changed to Camouflage.
Jun 1: Color changed to Halloween.
May 31: Changed into a blue Uni.
Apr 27: Changed into a red Eyrie.
Apr 14: Color changed to faerie.
Mar 3: Colored changed to purple.
Feb 27: Color changed to green. Are you kidding me?
Feb 23: Changed into a Green Skeith. My poor baby! D:
Feb 12: Color changed to Robot. Fancy!
Jan 18: Color changed to Zombie. Bleh.
Jan 9: Color changed to Maraquan. Pretty!
Dec 29: Changed into a red Uni.
Dec 21: Back to male, lol.
Dec 20: Changed back to female.
Aug 31: Color changed to Strawberry.
Aug 26: Changed into a blue Techno. D:
Aug 10: +2 Levels. Began zapping.
Note: I do have other pets, however, they are temporary and therefore I don't feel right placing them here.
[ Future Plans ]
[x] Paint Baby
[x] Buy Plushie Angelpuss
[ ] Redesign Pet Lookup
[x] Raspberry Patch Background
[x] Beautiful Columns Foreground
[ ] Spring Flowers Foreground (I check trades daily, so if I don't see this by 12/31, I'll take it off).
my two dream pets are:
UC Faerie Wocky
UC Grey Yurble
They are perfection.
To me, the UC Faerie Wocky is the most beautiful pet ever to exist on Neopets. Carefree smile, lush colors, ready to take flight, it really looks like a little fairy. The updated version is still very adorable, but I miss its former appearance. Especially the little details.
With the UC Grey Yurble, just look at it. Look at dat face. So forlorn and adorable, I can't stand it. The converted Grey Yurble is an absolute travesty.
[ Goals ]
Short-Term[ ] Character build.
- [ ] Create personalized lookups for all permanent pets.
[x] Consider moving stories to petpage.
[ ] Raise intelligence levels to 100 for all permanent pets.
[x] Revamp side account lookups.
[x] Embellish Midki's story and possibly submit for Pet Spotlight.
[ ] Buy matching petpets for all pets.
[ ] Reach 325 avatars.
- [ ] Make way through expensive item avatars.
[ ] Up at 3 am? You poor soul. Go play Deadly Dice.
[ ] Work on "daily" avatars.
[ ] Work up the will to attempt Dubloon Disaster again. (Once, I earned enough points, but my score didn't send. Nearly threw my computer out the window).
Long-Term[ ] Win Gallery Spotlight.
- [ ] Keep eye out for missing items.
[x] Overhaul: Background + unnecessary items
[x] Submit again in fall and cross fingers.
[ ] Improve account.
- [x] Get up to 100 stamps/cards.
[ ] Get up to 200 stamps/cards.
[x] When prices deflate, resume training pets.
[ ] Achieve my ultimate Neopian family.
- [x] Create separate accounts to house pets.
[ ] Work towards buying appropriate brushes/potions to achieve desired looks.
[ ] Somehow trade and trade and trade until I finally get a UC Faerie Wocky.
[ ] Be useful to other Neopians.
- [ ] Create helpful petpage on a certain topic
[ ] After all dream pets achieved, adopt nicely named pets, zap, gift to nice people.
[ ] Account Completion
- [ ] 325+ avatars, 200+ stamps, 200+ cards, 20 site themes, 16 game trophies, and a spotlight win.
[ ] 100+ million neopoints.
[ ] Obtain all dream pets.
[ ] All 20 pets have matching petpets and backgrounds.
[ ] Four main pets have matching p3s.
[ ] All 20 pets have a minimum of even 100s for stats (excluding level).
[ ] All 20 pets have a character/complete pet lookup.
[ ] Nuts About Nuts gallery = 100% complete.
[ ] A second, fully completed gallery.
[ ] My sanity still intact.
[ Avatars Log ]
Total Avatars: 301Old Goal: [x] Reach 300 avatars. (Achieved: 11/21/2013)
New Goal: [ ] Reach 325 avatars.
Ten Newest Avatars
Get Around to Eventually...
[ Avatar Challenge ]
If I'm ever going to get 325 avatars, I need to apply some serious dedication. Starting in November, I'm going to pick one avatar each month to focus on. My challenge is to obtain it before the month is through.
Avatar of the Month:
How to Obtain:
Feed Florg until you get a 250+ score
No excuses. Play. Every. Day.
If you lose a life before 60 points, restart.
Lose two lives before 100? Restart.
When in doubt, fast petpets first.
Play around with game size and quality.
Challenge: Send a score of 13500+ in Spacerocked!
Completed: On November 1st.
Notes: Totally did not expect to luck out
and get it on the first day. I've been
stuck in the 12,000 range for ages.
Oh well. Yay!
Challenge: Score 4000+ in Nimmo's Pond
Completed: On November 9th.
Notes: On the 7th, I earned 3890 points.
The struggle was real, y'all.
[ Tracking ]
What I'm Wasting My Money On
Hugo's Page | 2:00 PM NST
NP Spent: 214,920
NP Won: 506,600
Total Profit: 291,680
MiscellaneousPetpet + P3 Matcher
The Faerie Abilities Guide
Auction Snipe Guide
[ Wishlists ]
My gallery, The Annual Autumn Nut Harvest, is dedicated to everything from acorns to walnuts. I hope one day that my collection of Neopian nut-related items will earn me the Gallery Spotlight. Here's what I still need to obtain:
Even though I'm interested in customization, sadly I can't afford to spend money on things like NC Mall items right now. As much as I try to avoid looking at the NC Mall because of this, some have caught my eye.
New Years in Faerieland Background
[ For the Stalkers ]
Timezone: Eastern (NST+3)
How Long I've Played Neopets: 10+ years. *Busts out a cane and hobbles away*
Likes: Alternative rock, to-do lists, cereal, classic films, scrapbooking, sleeping, reading, and drawing.
Dislikes: Being unemployed, feeling useless, procrastinators, liars, bugs, unhealthy food, job hunting, thinking about the future, and rude people on Neopets. It's a game, guys.
5 Quick Facts: I hate my username. I'm addicted to black coffee. I've had an albino python placed on my shoulders. I would pick time travel as my superhero power. I still have no idea what I want to do with my life.
Blah Blah Blah
|If we met you would never be able to guess my age. I haven't aged since I was 14 and am considering dyeing my hair grey and taking up smoking. I thought it would be smart to pursue a double major in history and English literature, and therefore am your average overeducated, underemployed (I work as a part-time nanny), university graduate. Free from school, my time on here is no longer limited. Nowadays I can be found playing Habitarium, restocking, working on my accounts, occasionally trading, and refreshing away at Igloo Garage Sale because I'm a cheapskate when to comes to collecting stamps/cards.|