Updates:

May 13th: So it's been a while. I was hiatusing for a bit due to the state of the site, but now I'm back and better than ever! I finally purchased my Marafin after years of saving and attached her to Marafin the Neopet! Now it's time for some new goals and lots of improvement.

about me

About Me My Neofriends FAQ

Back →

pets/accounts

Goals

Goals Project Marafin Gallery

Back →

Avatars

Needed

Back →

Aethia

Aethia Basics Icons Monthly Challenge

Back →

Sitely

Portal Sitely

Back →

Welcome to my Portfolio...

Hello, my name is Amy...but more about me later. Chances are, you knew what my name was anyway before getting to this page. Anyways, at long last I have finally attempted to start my own portfolio. Many of my friends have pages of some sort and I am amazingly jealous of their organization prowess in putting all of this information in one, neat page. So, I decided to follow their lead and begin compiling my own portfolio.

Here you will find various snippets of information spanning a wide range of categories. You can find a handy navigation along the top of this page. By clicking on the boxes it will bring you to different sections. The sidebox will display sub-navigations. I have included information about myself (both on-Neo and off-Neo), my accounts, my pets, my goals, and other lovely things.

Working on
Recently Achieved

Portal:

About Me

at a snapshot

Likes Cupcakes, WWE, watercolors, The Walking Dead, pizza, autumn, glitter, Taylor Swift, shoes, Harry Potter, dancing, Jaws, cats, sleeping, rain, elephants, fairgrounds, fries, sharks, apples, reading, The Avengers, buffalo chicken, anemones, and my friends. And probably a lot of other things. Dislikes Mosquitoes, spiders, heat, crowded places, itchy clothing, moths and butterflies, vegetables, seafood, lazy people, mayonnaise.


off neo

Currently, I am a recent college graduate, looking for the right job. I majored in English with a Writing Concentration and a minor in Film Studies. I have a tendency to stay at home most of the time. I'm not a big social butterfly. Therefore I spend a lot of time on the internet. However, my other hobbies include playing videogames (mostly Nintendo), writing poetry or essays or stories, and reading. I also adore animals and have quite a few at home. When I move out I'm hoping to own a Pomeranian eventually.

on neo

My true hobby here has always been galleries. In December of 2012, an ultimate dream of mine came true when I won the Gallery Spotlight with my now-defunct "Steam Dream Cafe". After, I sold my gallery to start saving for my ultimate dream: purchasing a Marafin. Ever since its release, I have wanted to own one. I'm pretty sure I'll be saving for the next 10+ years. I'm not kidding, that critter is EXPENSIVE. I have not forgotten galleries, and I hope to have another in the future after I have achieved my Marafin.

My other love on this site is customization. I was more than a little wary at first and didn't start purchasing NC for a long while. To be completely honest, I was furious at the conversion of so many beautiful pets (although I was extremely relieved that Taryanne was left alone). However, by the generosity of a handful of amazing friends, plus some kindhearted strangers, I was introduced to the world of customization. Ever since then I've been shamefully addicted to dressing my pets up.

I dabble in other "neo-hobbies", collecting the occasional trophy at random, hunting down the rather large handful of avatars I still need, and the like. I play Key Quest primarily for income, along with a few other things.

Most of all though, I enjoy talking to my friends the most, and chatting on the boards (mostly Charter) to make new friends. I've met some truly wonderful people here, and they've made Neo all the better.



my neofamily


My Neofriends

I'm almost 100% sure I've forgotten people on this list so if your name is not on here it is absolutely nothing personal, I'm just forgetful. I always love making new friends as well so chances are if you're not on here, you'll be sometime soon once I get to know you :) Friends are listed in alphabetical order.
Amanda She's an incredibly welcoming person. She's the leader of Brutal, a guild I had been in for a few months and she did a fabulous job of running it. I was sad when I ended up needing to leave, but I'm so thankful that we still keep in touch when we can because Amanda's a truly special person. Anastasia I've been friends with Anastasia so long I totally forget where I met her! I think it was on the NC boards though - she'd keep me company whenever I was seeking an especially stubborn item. She's a really sweet person and I love when I hear from her since we so rarely see each other on here anymore. Anastasia, you're awesome :3
Anna She's such a sweetheart. Anna would do absolutely anything for me and she's always there when I need her. If I go a day without talking to her, I notice it and I miss her. She has incredible CSS talent and is always willing to help me when I have issues with coding, and she even went out of her way to code this portfolio for me! She has lovely pets and she always helps bump my boards and yeah. Simply put, Anna is the best and I love her to bits. ♥ Bella Ahhh, Bella's always a lovely surprise. She always seems to materialize out of nowhere to brighten your day. I love talking to her and she's always so encouraging that she makes me want to not give up at whatever task I'm focused on (usually NC trading). I don't talk to her nearly enough but every time I do, it's a wonderful time.
Brooke She is amazing!!! We met while I was after the Kadoatery avatar and she guided me through that miserable process. And told me to get sleep when necessary because otherwise I'd have gone without, so I'm grateful for that. Sometimes she's busy for long stretches of time but it's always lovely to come online to a neomail from her. Claire What a truly remarkable person. Seriously, she has invested so much time into keeping Aethia fun and fresh and all of us on-task. She's incredibly helpful and she is simply a good person. She really cares about the guild and she is always willing to listen to us. And she really loves unis. And pink. Which is a fab combo, if you ask me.
Cy Oh, my darling Cy. I don't even remember how we met but everything else about our friendship is unforgettable. She's a pro at sneaking me things when I least expect it, and she gives great advice on cheese fries. Cy seems to be on a hiatus right now for school, but I miss her very much and await her return. Emma Beware of this girl, she'll sneak-attack you with presents when you least expect it! Seriously though, Emma is incredible generous and just relaxing to talk to, really. She has the cutest baby Aisha too!
Jane I LOVE JANE. I honestly forget where I met Jane because I so frequently cross paths with her nowadays but she's such a friendly face on Charter and the NCC. She's lovely to trade with and even more lovely to talk to. Her draiks are absolutely divine. She's also looking for an UC Plushie Kougra, so if you have one or know of one up for trade, consider neomailing her! Justin He's so much fun. I look forward to his neomails that I'll get randomly, talking about absolutely nothing. His pets are always divine and he manages to work wonders with any species via customization. I'm very grateful to have Justin in my life :3
Mala OKAY let me tell you about Mala. She is without question, the nicest NC trader out there. You can catch her on the NCC just being a wonderful person. I met her when NY in FL was just released and I was desperately trying to get a trade - it took me months to get one and she happily chatted with me on my boards and helped keep my spirits up. She's absolutely one-of-a-kind. Martia Ah, Martia is such a lovely person. She has without a doubt the best customizations I've ever seen. I adore all her pets, she's magic with them or something I swear. Furthermore, Martia is incredibly helpful and kind -and she's a fantastic friend.
Mellie Gosh, what can I say about Mellie? She has a heart of gold, truly. She is incredibly helpful and genuine, and I've enjoyed our friendship immensely. Unfortunately she is in the process of quitting. I'll miss her more than can be put into words. Hopefully Mellie will come back and visit when she gets the chance. You're a great friend, Mellie. Michelle Ph, Michelle is a lot of fun. She's one of my newer friends and I love talking to her, especially since she seems to be online at times when no one else is. She always keeps me company on the neoboards, and she just has some of the CUTEST pets!
Sym I adore Sym. I don't talk to her much but when we catch either, there's always a flurry of typing going on. She runs an awesome UC Plushie directory and she has too many awesome pets to list. She's also incredible masterful with customizing UC pets, a talent I want to learn. Tasha She's one of my newest friends but Tasha is wicked nice and sweet. Her account is gorgeous as are all her pets - I am super jealous of her super amazing pet Pixi. And her pets all have incredible names and she has a super cute gallery and yeah. Tasha's awesome.


Frequently Asked Questions

How did you get so many UC pets/awesome NC items/great stuff/whatever?
Whatever version of this question, the answer is roughly the same regardless. I got to where I am with a combination of hard work and luck.

Take my UC pets, for instance. Taryanne has always been mine and is UC purely because of a lucky FFQ I got before conversion - and if the Rainbow Pool had painted royals, I would've painted a zafara Royal Girl and they were auto converted and I would never have had an UC pet to begin with! So Taryanne was purely luck and the fact that I never wished to convert or anything. I adopted Nellyne and Nimba33 from an incredibly generous friend who has since basically quit the site. Laronique, however, was mostly hard work. I trained a RW pet (it was plural but a nice name regardless) to 1650 HSD and managed to get a somewhat lucky trade for a VWN UC Plushie Flotsam, that I then traded for Laronique. So that was a combination of hard work and luck.

As for NC items, the same applies. I have spent countless hours trading to attain the closet I have now, and what little money I have to spend I usually buy NC cards with. Still, all of my amazing friends in my life and some very kind strangers have gifted me items that would've taken me years to find and trade for.

As for everything else...hard work, and luck. My gallery spotlight was hard work. My avatar count is composed of lots of hard work and times I have been lucky enough to get lent what I needed (such as SuAP). Trophies were earned through basic participation most of the time. And yeah. If you have any specific question elaborating on something stated above, feel free to ask.

What is a Marafin? Why do you want one? How much does it cost? Where did it come from?
Please read here: (x)

Can I have your...
Sorry, no. I am happy to help in the way of giving advice and whatnot, but I like what I have - so none of my pets are up for adoption or trade unless stated otherwise on their petlookup, and I am not giving away any items (neopoint or neocash).

Can you help me with coding? Can I use your userlookup/pet lookup coding?
Apologies again but I will have to decline any questions requesting help with coding or use of my coding, for a couple reasons. Firstly, it takes me a long while to get my coding pretty and functional these days, as I quit coding for a long time and as a result I have a tendency to mess things up. Thus, I am very proud of my coding when I am successful at it and would not like others to use it. As for questions, I am absolutely terrible at explaining code. Sorry!



Aupri

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Aupri
NICKNAME:
COLOR: White
SPECIES: Kacheek
GENDER: Female
AGE: 15

LIKES
Weewoos
balloons
battling
dressing up
purple
sneaking
DISLIKES
thieves
celery
Kadoaties
peppermint
fire
TO-DO
☑ Pet Lookup
☑ Train to 500 HSD
☐ Train to 900 HSD


Customizations


Eleui

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Eleui
NICKNAME: Ele
COLOR: Desert
SPECIES: Draik
GENDER: Female
AGE: 20

LIKES
sunshine
dew
tangerines
sisterhood
DISLIKES
watermelon
being without her sister
dark magic
TO-DO
☑ Pet Lookup
☑ Paint Desert
☐ Decide on petpet & p3


Customizations


Laronique

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Laronique
NICKNAME: La
COLOR: Faerie
SPECIES: Wocky
GENDER: Female
AGE: 16

LIKES
sleeping
sniffing flowers
grooming
sushi
DISLIKES
responsibilities
rain
alarm clocks
TO-DO
☐ Decide on petpet & p3


Customizations


Nellyne

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Nellyne
NICKNAME: Nell
COLOR: Plushie
SPECIES: Zafara
GENDER: Female
AGE: 13

LIKES
snow
hot chocolate
fruit
DISLIKES
fried foods
humidity
time-outs
TO-DO
☐ Decide on petpet & p3


Customizations


Taryanne

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Taryanne
NICKNAME: Tary
COLOR: Plushie
SPECIES: Kacheek
GENDER: Female
AGE: 26

LIKES
rainbows
cooking
pink
DISLIKES
surprises
waiting
loud noises
TO-DO
☐ Purchase Breebly


Customizations


Elivari

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Elivari
NICKNAME: Eli
COLOR: Royal
SPECIES: Draik
GENDER: Female
AGE: 18

LIKES
dark magic
the ocean
star gazing
DISLIKES
the sunrise
sleeping
distance
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Decide on petpet & p3


Customizations


Loofa

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Loofa
NICKNAME: none
COLOR: Maraquan
SPECIES: Korbat
GENDER: Female
AGE: 16

LIKES
seashells
eating at Kelp
underwater caves
DISLIKES
storms
Jetsams
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Buy pinchit


Customizations


Boggly

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Boggly
NICKNAME: Bog
COLOR: Pirate
SPECIES: Aisha
GENDER: Female
AGE: 14

LIKES
silence
berries
singing
DISLIKES
sunlight
meat
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Paint Shadow
☐ Pick petpet & p3
☐ Permie side customization


Customizations


Taffeah

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Taffeah
NICKNAME: none
COLOR: Baby
SPECIES: Bori
GENDER: Female
AGE: 4

LIKES
candy
climbing
blocks
DISLIKES
water
oranges
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Pick p3
☐ Permie side customization


Customizations


Canzii

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Canzii
NICKNAME: none
COLOR: Baby
SPECIES: Chomby
GENDER: Female
AGE: 6

LIKES
swimming
pasta
making lots of noise
DISLIKES
snowbunnies
Krawk Island
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Pick p3
☐ Permie side customization


Customizations


Fweii

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Fweii
NICKNAME: none
COLOR: Baby
SPECIES: Korbat
GENDER: Female
AGE: 2

LIKES
dancing
pink
naps
DISLIKES
paint
mud
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Pick p3
☐ Permie side customization


Customizations


Callenuella

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Callenuella
NICKNAME: Callie
COLOR: Maractite
SPECIES: Aisha
GENDER: Female
AGE: 30

LIKES
high-society events
Neovia
reading
DISLIKES
chaos
rudeness
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Pick petpet & p3
☐ Permie side customization
☐ Decide on species & color


Customizations


Nimba33

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Nimba33
NICKNAME: Nimba
COLOR: Faerie
SPECIES: Peophin
GENDER: Female
AGE: 28

LIKES
diving
Faerieland
DISLIKES
rough-housing
ice
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Permie side customization


Customizations


Marafin

General Information

PROFILE
NAME: Marafin
NICKNAME: none
COLOR: ???
SPECIES: Yurble
GENDER: ???
AGE: 23

LIKES
Marafins
bubbles
Maraqua
DISLIKES
expensive things
staying still
TO-DO
☐ Petlookup
☐ Permie side customization
☐ Purchase Marafin petpet & p3
☐ Zap Maraquan


Customizations


goals and projects

my goals

General Goals

  • Customizations for all side account pets
  • Figure out a pet rotation
  • Petlookups for side account pets
  • Give all of my pets a permanent petpets & p3s

2015 Goals

  • Reach 2/3 of Marafin fund.
  • + 12 Avatars
  • 300 total gallery items
  • Make graphic portfolio layout
  • + 6 trophies
  • Portfolio revamp
  • + 5 NT submissions
  • Morph & Paint Boggly
  • 300 stamps total

Ultimate Goals

  • Purchase a Marafin
  • Organized side accounts
  • Avatar Collector
  • A stamp avatar

currently working on



Project Marafin

As of April 17, 2015 - Project Marafin is complete!

After more than two years of saving, I finally purchased my Marafin petpet. A few weeks later, I attached the Marafin to my neopet also named Marafin - which was painted into a female Royal Boy Draik. Soon after I attached the Bumbluz p3 - and now the entire project is complete. I have chosen to leave this page to remember the journey and so I can continue to answer the questions people have about the cutie petpet.



Frequently Asked Questions:


Wow, I've never seen a Marafin before! Where did it come from?
The Marafin was the top prize for Maraqua Supporters in the Curse of Maraqua Plot which took place in Y7 or 2005.

Of course I happened to be playing Neopets during this time and I was even a Maraqua Supporter during this plot (on my then-main account which is now a side account), but I was too young to realize that I really ought to have actually worked hard during plots and wars. I fell in love with them when they were released in the prize shop but it seemed like too large of a goal. And to be fair, it was, but it would certainly have been easier then than it was when I started to save.

As it is, very few Marafins exist today. Some are frozen or on abandoned accounts/pets, or in permanent galleries. I was very fortunate to find such a wonderful seller for mine, who understood what a large goal this was for me.

So...how much do these things run? How much did you pay?
In the interest of my account security and a few other things, I won't be publicly disclosing how much I paid for my Marafin petpet. Sorry guys! But when I was saving, I was expecting to spend a couple hundred million on the petpet. I ended up purchasing for much less than I had expected, although it was still well over a hundred million neopoints to purchase it.

Wow...that's uh...
Yeah. I know.

Gallery

I've always loved gallery collecting. I've probably had over 20 galleries in my time spent on the site. My favorite was a gallery that I had of all these pretty things I loved, arranged by color (at the time that wasn't as common of a gallery theme). One of my ultimate goals though was to win Gallery Spotlight, and to do so I had to choose an actual theme and follow it through. I ended up choosing a theme of "steam" where it had mainly edibles with visible steam on them. I won the spotlight in December of 2013, and promptly sold it after so I could put my funds towards Marafin saving.

But now I have my Marafin, so I can start collecting again!

This gallery is a collection of all the cute food items, arranged in a very specific way. I'll be casually collecting for now while I work on other projects (stamps, working on pets, etc).


The Details

My gallery wishlist can be found here: (x)

Bear in mind, the list is EXTREMELY long and image-heavy. Furthermore, it is not completely updated with the removal of whatever items I recently purchased - check the JN version for an updated list.


Most Wanted Gallery Items


Double Cream Vanilla Sponge

White Aisha Cupcake

Water Faerie Mushroom

Milkyway Shake

Marshmallow Plumpy

Yellow Poogle Tea

Avatars I Need

game avatars


items / expensive avatars


battledome avatars


miscellaneous avatars

Guild Overview

Member since: May 31, 2014
Member ranking: Flash
Avatar count: 36
Trophy count (leader): 21
Trophy count (personal): 15

Basics

Name/Nickname: Amy
Main account: saiphami
Proud Achievement: Winning the gallery spotlight, and training up a BD pet to trade for Laronique.
Impossible Goal: Purchase a Marafin
3 current goals you have:
  • 1/3 of target Marafin goal.
  • NT Star Avatar
  • Side account customizations

Challenge Icons


Active


Inactive



Monthly Challenge Overview

So you finally did it. After years of saving and putting every other goal on hold, you finally purchased your Marafin. Time to celebrate! And...time to finally pay attention to everything else you've neglected while you've been saving. You need to pay back your lender, update your portfolio projects and goals, figure out plans for your neopets... what are you waiting for? Get working!

The Tasks


Points earned:

1 pt: 1 million saved
1 pt: 1 million saved
3 pts: Create wishlist of non-gallery items to purchase
1 pt: Adopt out a neopet
5pts: Figure out permanent color, petpet, p3 and side customization for one pet.
5pts: Update all project and goal pages
1 pt: 1 million saved
1 pt: 1 million saved
1pt: + 1 UB restocked (can be repeated)
1 pt: 1 million saved
Total: 20 pts

Bronze
10 points

Silver
15 points

Gold
20 points


Figure out all details for 3 permanent pets

+ 5 million NPs saved

Adopt out or trade out all non-essential pets.

Restock 5 UBs

Update entire portfolio (revising all pages).

Place FC bets at least 10 times during the month.

Portal

Avatar Games:


Chia Bomber

Stowaway Sting

Escape from Meridell Castle

Extreme Potato Counter

Grand Theft Ummagine

Hannah and the Pirate Caves

Ice Cream Machine

Meerca Chase

Extreme Herder

Petpet Rescue

Petpet Sitter

Raiders of Maraqua

Hungry Skeith

Mynci Beach Volleyball

Volcano Run

Bilge Dice

Other Avatar Links:


Buried Treasure

Chocolate Avatar

Lever of Doom

Snowager

Resources:

Pihve's Reverse Rainbow Pool

Stalk List

Sitely

Link Back?



Credits


Neopets Copyright

NEOPETS and all related indicia are trademarks of Neopets, Inc., © 1999-2012. ® denotes Reg. USPTO. All rights reserved. Use of this site signifies your acceptance of the Terms of Use.





Heads Up! You're about to leave Neopia!

You've clicked on a link that will take you outside of
Neopets.com. We do not control your destination's website,
so its rules, regulations, and Meepit defense systems will be
different! Are you sure you'd like to continue?



It is a journey
I must face...alone.
*dramatic music*
I want to stay on Neopets,
where the dangers of
Meepit invasion
are taken seriously.
Heads Up! You're about to leave Neopia!

You've clicked on a link that will take you outside of
Neopets.com. We do not control your destination's website,
so its rules, regulations, and Meepit defense systems will be
different! Are you sure you'd like to continue?



It is a journey
I must face...alone.
*dramatic music*
I want to stay on Neopets,
where the dangers of
Meepit invasion
are taken seriously.
Heads Up! You're about to leave Neopia!

You've clicked on a link that will take you outside of
Neopets.com. We do not control your destination's website,
so its rules, regulations, and Meepit defense systems will be
different! Are you sure you'd like to continue?



It is a journey
I must face...alone.
*dramatic music*
I want to stay on Neopets,
where the dangers of
Meepit invasion
are taken seriously.
/help/bumper/headers/log-in-to-facebook

NEOPETS, characters, logos, names and all related indicia
are trademarks of Neopets, Inc., © 1999-2015.
® denotes Reg. US Pat. & TM Office. All rights reserved.

PRIVACY POLICY | Safety Tips | Contact Us | About Us | Press Kit
Use of this site signifies your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions