Hello there! Welcome to my Project Page for an ever-so-escatic Unconverted Plushie Quiggle. I understand entirely that this pet is rare and that I am likely to never obtain one, but I am more than willing to attempt this arduous quest. After all, I have been blessed in my time in Neopia to have obtained several pets that I had never thought that I would own, so trying my luck one final time should not be so unexpected of me.
This page's purpose is to outline my progress to obtain this elusive pet, along with my design and plans should I succeed. I do not intend to fill it with sob stories about how Quiggles remind me of my deceased pet animal (like so many project pages do), nor do I expect to receive any lucky uptrades solely because of this page's existence. Quite to the contrary, the main way in which I expect to benefit from this page is my own motivation - maybe somehow having all of this on a page will help keep me from giving up while searching for an unconverted pet that is almost unique.
Last Updated: 08/29/2015
Trading up for my goal right now is, as always, a work in progress. At the moment, I am trading up the following pets to work towards my future Quiggle:
The presence of a carrot (^)
UC Quigukiboy Quiggle
UC Faerie Pteri
UC Faerie Kougra
For BD/RW/RN/UC Pets
indicates that I am tentatively offering this pet up for trade, as it is a pet that I am growing attached to.The presence of an asterisk (*)
indicates that the pet is currently being held and maintained by my good friend paws265
and that all offers should be directed to her instead of me.
Naturally, I expect people to be curious about my trading chains. For such people (and to keep track of it for my own purposes), I have decided to include them to mark my progress:
- DN UC Tyrannian Techo ⇒ DN UC Darigan Grundo ⇒ WN 860 HSD Kacheek ⇒ (trained to almost 1.3k HSD and added a 2m custom) ⇒ DN UC Desert Poogle ⇒ DN UC Baby Kougra ⇒ VWN UC Sponge Koi ⇒ DN UC Grey Shoyru ⇒ BN UC Grey Uni ⇒ BN UC Faerie Kougra
- RW ⇒ (added a custom) ⇒ BN UC Faerie Pteri ⇒ WN UC Grey Kyrii ⇒ VWN UC Grey Kyrii ⇒ 5L UC Faerie Pteri ⇒ VWN UC Faerie Pteri
- Common 5L RW ⇒ (added a 1.3m custom) ⇒ DN UC Faerie Ixi ⇒ DN UC Faerie Lenny ⇒ WN UC Darigan Eyrie ⇒ WN UC Grey Yurble ⇒ WN UC Faerie Peophin ⇒ WN UC Faerie Aisha ⇒ WN UC Faerie Pteri ⇒ (three-way trade with WN UC Darigan Korbat) ⇒ 3L 2715 HSD Mutant Acara with 1 BC trophy ⇒ (continued training HP to 2823 HSD) ⇒ VWN UC Quigukiboy Quiggle
- Unlimited Custom
The most difficult thing about having a quest for a rare pet is not being disheartened by the obvious lack of pets to trade for. So far, I have found six unconverted plushie Quiggles, several of which are very inactive and will likely purge.
Xxxxxx is on a somewhat inactive foreign account. The owner has not responded to if this pet might ever be up for trade, but, as the owner appears to be a Quiggle collector and has coding, this is unlikely.
Xxxxxx is the only very well named unconverted plushie Quiggle left. The current owner informed me this pet is, in fact, up for trade for other unique pets.
Xxxxxxxxxx is on a very inactive account. The name is adorable and fitting. This owner has also not responded if this pet might ever be up for trade.
XxxxxxxxxXxxxxx is on an active account of a certain Pound Chatter and is tentatively up for trade for a pet that catches this pet's owner's eye.
xxxxxxxxx is on an inactive account and will, sadly, probably purge in the next Neopets Purge. In fact, I am surprised this pet hasn't already - probably due to a skip.
Xxxxx_Xxx is also on an inactive account and will also, sadly, probably purge in the next Neopets Purge. The loss of two unconverted plushie Quiggles will be very disheartening indeed.
As you can tell, I mailed the owners of each of the not entirely inactive pets once asking if the pet might ever be up for trade. I am going based off of their response (or lack thereof) to this question. If you know of any unconverted Plushie Quiggles not listed here, please let me know via neomail - I would very much like to be informed if there are more than two possible Quiggles that I might one day own.
Should the opportunity arise, I would be more than happy to apply for an unconverted Plushie Quiggle or a pet that is capable of trading for one. I have had some success in the application process before and would give it my all for a Quiggle if given the chance. Don't worry - this project page would not be considered part of the application! Although I did consider creating an actual application to complement this page, I feel that the design I would come up with would vary some from Quiggle to Quiggle, and would thus rather wait for one to be up for adoption to do so.
Below are five sections that I hope will help describe me as a Neopian. Hover over and use the scroll wheel to read them.
Who? The Person Behind the Project
I find it awkward to begin an About Me without introducing myself, so here it goes. Hi, I am Olly the crazy Squid-loving Kadoatie. It's a pleasure to meet you, and here, have a squid.
My main account is 0llyness and my side accounts are 0llykins, 0llypets, 0llytastic, and 0llylicious. My sides actually tend to be equally active to my main account due to my constant Beauty Contest entries and my love of spending time on my sides.
Behind the screen, I am a Masters' student studying Mental Health. My dream is to become a well-known author, but, knowing how unlikely this is, I have more reasonable career goals, consisting of becoming a professor and promoting the implementation of positive psychology intervention programs. My love of writing is mainly used for a series of books which I am writing, but also causes me to easily create characters that I adore, who eventually become Neopets. On a lighter note, I enjoy traveling, long walks on the beach, annoying my best friend Ninth via hundreds of daily text-messages, writing, and coding. I happen to own a demonic budgerigar named Naidyonosh, and rumor on the Pound Chat has it that I live in a cardboard box equipped with WiFi. There is not much else to say that is relevant to this application, as my actions in real life barely affect my Neo-life. Sometimes, like now, my real life causes me to be less active, but I manage my time well and thus have no reason to leave.
In the mystical realms of Neopia, I spend most of my time either working on my pets, wreaking havoc on the Pound Chat in the form of chatting, making boards, chatting in my wonderful guilds, running my sites, spamming my Beauty Contest entries, or staring lovingly at my squid collection. I am also a Neopound site admin. I spend a lot of time on my side accounts, sometimes preferring to chat on them than my main due to my natural hermit instincts. I am an active player and enjoy working on my characters, earning trophies (both for my account, where I have over three rows of game trophies, and for my pets, with forty five Beauty Contest placings and rising), obsessing over Bilge Dice (that avatar will be mine one day), and collecting random objects for one of my five themed galleries, including brucicles, Squid, sugar skulls, whips, and silhouettes. I also collaborate with my friend Ninth for a Neopian Times comic strip aptly named The Kadventures of Olly and Ninth and with other people on several other collaborations with friends.
There is no denying that I was frozen once, back in October of 2009, due to TNT's overreaction to a kind donation that a Neopian gave me (and the not-so-kind method that the Neopian used to obtain the Neopoints, though TNT appears not to care that I was unaware). Since then, I have gotten into several minor disagreements with TNT, but probably less than the average Neopian. I have mellowed over the years and no longer feel the need to put a toe across the rules.
What? The Things I do for Love
I feel that the best plans are ones that reflect what I already do for my current pets. As such, I am including this section to show the progress that I have already made for my accounts, to better demonstrate the home that my future Quiggle will have.
Petlookups I am currently in the process of making a new style of petlookup, so many of the petlookups I have up right now are temporary codes. I had a different 'new' style, but I would like something where I can include more typed information about each character and where the trophies and petpet / petpetpet are automatically visible rather than manually included by myself. Currently, only the Cephalopod has a complete petlookup in this style.
Petpages Sadly, not all of my pets have pages yet, but that is a gradual process that I am currently working on. I would rather be slow in my work than rush and put something together that I am not happy with. The other alternative would be to work on my pets in a desperate rage while putting off things in my real life, but this as well does not seem too tempting. Some of my pets have 'Character Summaries' for now, which will later be transformed into pages. You may visit my current petpages, all of which are works in progresses, below:
Petpets and Petpetpets For some unexplainable reason, I really love giving my pets petpets and petpetpets that not only match their designs but also match their appearances. All of my pets have matching petpets and petpetpets (either already attached or planned). Some of these are remarkable wastes of Neopoints (I'm looking at you, Faeries), but I cannot help but want to spoil my pets rotten with these constant companions. After all, my pixel-pets deserve their own pixel-pets to enjoy.
Customization I have spent well over $1,500 on Neocash throughout the years, and countless millions of neopoints on wearables and cross-paints. Needless to say, I have a lot of customization items in my closets, often more than my pets can even wear. Because of this, I really enjoy planning customizations for my pets to match both their characters and Neopian forms.
Training I have plans to train all of my pets to 125 boost eventually, simply for aesthetic purposes, but this is highly unlikely in the short-term, as I am currently saving my neopoints to complete paints, customizations, and petpets/p3s. Furthermore, I already have an entirely hand-trained battledome pet, Rei, who is currently being trained to 700 boost and enjoying daily faerie quests. My other battledome pet is Krawkzei, whose stats were a mere 300 HSD when I obtained him and were trained up by myself, but he is now retired. However, one day, I will work on training the rest of my pets.
Beauty Contest I love competing in the Beauty Contest and earning trophies for my pets. I have found that animations seem to attract voters more than quality art, so much of the art I have been entering lately has been drawn and animated solely for the purpose of spamming the Beauty Contest. On my permanent pets I have over 50 trophies, many of which are gold. My most decorated pets are Sannith, Celvyin, and the Kathblade but many others of my pets have several trophies and I have also placed in more difficult categories (including lupe).
Staring I confess, I simply adore looking looking at my pets. Sometimes, on days that reality isn't too kind, I can come online and see them and feel that at least somewhere in the universe hard work pays off. I genuinely do love my pixels, and really wish that I had the resources, time, and talent/motivation/practice in art to do everything that I want for my pets immediately. Alas, I am only human and am a little slow in working on my pets, but I feel that it is only natural.
A Quick Note While it is true that I have too many pets, I do not believe that this should deter me from trying to obtain my dream pet. I understand that this fact makes me seem as less of a determined Neopian, but I do adore each and every one of my pets and do not want to let go of pets I love. I am not value-driven - I like my Green Quiggle as much as my rare unconverted pets; I have had plenty of opportunity to own many more unconverted pets than I do but have turned them down in favor of pets that I truly appreciate. I am also not even remotely tempted to trade my permanent pets (despite having received 'nice' offers). My real life friend Sarah (squasha302) holds some of my pets at times, since she quit a while ago and doesn't mind logging in to update things. I do play this game by my own standards, so although I understand why some might want me to downsize, I feel no reason to as long as I adore my pets and do not negatively affect anyone by having more than my allotted amount. Besides, I am certain that TNT will eventually release a premium plus or Neocash item to give us even more slots (at least one per account - then everything would fit perfectly), and I do pay for Premium every month for the additional slot so you can be sure that, should there be a way for me to own all of my pets on my accounts, I will be the first to sign up.
When? Tales of Other Pets
The major storyline of my pets centers around the Infiltration, which is my attempt at humorous science fiction.
The Squid Infiltration This follows the story of the Squid's invasion of Neopia, inspired by my love of squid and all of the sci-fi books that I have read. Their leader is a rather lonely squid that was elected by the others due to its wisdom and age. The Infiltration had been unsuccessfully attempted once before, having been stopped by two ancient heroes - Sir Ridder Lord Veth, a child Korbat named Celvyin, and Santa Meepit (by using the legendary weapon the Kathblade), so Neopia thought that it was safe and the threat of the Squid was eventually forgotten. Santa Meepit secluded from society and went to live in the South Pole, while Sir Ridder Lord Veth was blasted off into space because his rants about younglings were getting on Neopia's nerves (and he has yet to notice that he is in space). Several decades later, a prophet only referred to as The Cephalopod foresaw the return of the Squid and created PROJECT PHAGE to stop them. Alas, nobody listened to him, and when supporters of the Squid began to come to power they tried to silence him. Somehow, he survived and fled deep into space, though his mangled body needed to be replaced with a low-budget robot for him to be functional, thus making him into a sort of cyborg. Due to an accidental mix-up, his body is now an everlasting bottle of Windex, and as a result he now works as a space window washer. Meanwhile, the Squid create their perfect weapon, a mutated Lupe codename 444440, who, with the help of a desert beast called the zebolion and the power of a bottle of wind, ensure the Squid's rise to power. Eventually, a derpy Quiggle named Sannith, who is actually a robot with the conscience of a Quiggle long-deceased that travelled with a historically famous leader named Ziqil, arrives and becomes an unlikely hero due to a blessing left from millenia ago by a shaman named Krawkzei. This plot is intended to be rather comical while pretending to be a serious invasion story, so it is in fact supposed to sound like some sort of nonsense.
Misc I do have several other pets that are not in arcs per se, but instead exist in a realm above them as watchers or deities. In essence, their characters are ones that I adore as is and do not want to mold to fit in only one line, though they do have some brief interactions. They constantly interact with the other plotlines, often taking sides in conflicts. Vuh, a greedy spirit, enjoys trying to become the new trickster god after the end of the previous one's reign, while Death's Hunter, the Corpse, chases down characters that miss their appointments. Poor Abominatior has his own mini-Tragedy of sorts, and I am considering trying to tie him into that arc better (perhaps as the creature that took Ziqil's original life?). Meanwhile, Plunger lurks through the Land of Lost Things, sometimes taking things and bringing them back at just the correct moments. Rei, Kri, Vere, Gasha, and Aerodactze do not have fleshed out designs due to being characters in an off-site project, but are adored all the same.
Where? The Road the Future Takes
Should I actually manage to obtain an unconverted plushie Quiggle, these are plans that I have in store:
Residence The Quiggle will initially be housed on my main account 0llyness. It is likely that he will eventually be moved to one of my side accounts (as I do not like having my highest valued pets on my main account), but I am not quite sure - I would love to have a Quiggle-themed account one day, but this will take a while and require more slots released for members with Premium.
Petpet / Petpetpet Although these may change based on the Quiggle in question and what petpets come out, my current plans for a petpet and petpetpet are a Plushie Warf and a Larkin, as I believe they will match well.
Petlookup The Quiggle's petlookup will be in my newest set of codes.
Petpage The Quiggle will eventually have a character-based petpage, hopefully having some very pretty coding. I hope to have to have some sort of viewer-page interaction. I would like to make it into a game.
Customization I have have a tradition among my pets, where whenever a pet first arrives on my main account they are given the 'A Heros Welcome' background to wear for the first several days. I have very large closets on all of my accounts, so the Quiggle's customization will be ever-changing.
Beauty Contest Quiggle is my favorite Beauty Contest species, so I can promise many, many trophies for the Quiggle.
Training The Quiggle will eventually be trained to 125 boost, but this will probably be in over a year since this is not a priority of mine at the moment.
Art There is a lack of art by me in this project; this is because I am an incredibly slow artist when trying to make quality art. Thankfully, I have wonderful friends (more talented than I) that spoil me and shower me with art, which will suffice for the time being. Once (if) I obtain the Quiggle, a design will be created and drawn.
Trading No. Just no. Why bother with all of this if my intention is merely to trade away my dream pet?
Why a UC Plushie Quiggle
They're happy. They're cute. They have the most adorable smiles of all Neopets out there. They're elusive. I don't know what I can really say here - I adore the Neo-art and would love to own this magnificent pet. Normally, I am moderately name picky with my pets (even with the decently and/or badly named ones), with names having to strike me in some way, but with UC Plushie Quiggles I simply do not care. I do not know what brain processes go into selecting a dream pet, but this is mine, and thus I am here.
Despite me often being slow working on my pets, I keep my word and really do love this game in all its aspects. I do not make promises with less than full intention of keeping them. As you can see, I have evidence for everything that I plan to do, and hope that I will eventually obtain one of these beautiful pets. I love this website and have no intention of leaving any time soon, and adore my pets and characters - it's difficult to fully convey this through words (or any method, to be honest), but Neopets has become my stress-relief and a haven to which I can return to every day and just relax. After all, though this is all a game, it is also a second world, one where the stress and problems of real life do not matter and instead are replaced with pretty pixels and awesome people.
I would like to take a moment to express a special thank you to Solo, Elk, Asellus, Dawn, Stephen, and the countless others that have helped me along the way. You guys are incredible and I would not have a chance at reaching my goal without you.
Thank you very much for visiting this page.
Coding, content, etc. is by 0llyness. Not free for use.