Ramblings

TBT: Faerieland Closure Pitch

Another Neopets TBT, even though it’s almost Friday. Here’s the first page of a pitch I wrote to convince Neopets executives that closing down the most visited land on Neopets.com for the sake of The Faeries’ Ruin storytelling was a good idea. Losing pageviews on a site that makes a large part of its revenue via ads is a big deal. Especially pageviews numbering in the billions,…

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TBT: Neopets MMO Avatar Design

People seem interested in Neo-related TBTs so here’s another one. For the MMO avatars, we were trying to design a system that would allow for the easy add-on of various “parts” and body types – we wanted to eventually have as many existing species in the game as we could and, you know, if you wanted a slightly stout Nimmo, that’s cool, too – while also…

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TBT: Playing with Neosigns

Keeping ourselves entertained...

THIS SIGN WAS TAKEN OFF THE WALL FOR AN OFFICE MOVE. YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT. I found these (really low-quality) photos while continuing the long, tedious process of cleaning out my hard drives. This was when Neopets was moving out of the Viacom offices after the company was purchased in 2014. I want to make it clear that I had no involvement in this…

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Friends… I no longer work at Neopets.

*whomp whomp*

Instead of never bringing it up and just fading into the night (the preferred plan of introverts everywhere), it feels like I owe you a post. Mostly because I’ve gotten a number of messages here and on Twitter inquiring about certain bugs on Neopets.com and I don’t want you to think I’m ignoring you folks and making TNT look bad. I’ve also gotten nice messages about stuff…

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AMA: Batch #1

Answering a bunch of fan questions!

These are a bunch of Neopets questions folks were kind enough to send my way, reposted from my old Tumblr days. The original questions were all asked and answered when I still worked on the site, though I’ve added some updated info here where relevant. 😊 I couldn’t tell you either way. I mean, we have plans to update all the lands eventually, of course, but giving…

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Uh Oh

When anyone from the office calls my house, I usually say “uh oh” instead of “hello” when I pick up the phone. If its Viola or Mr. Insane asking if I want to go to a movie or something, it makes no sense and I sound weird. But it’s totally worth it for the inevitable emergency call where something’s gone horribly wrong because then I…

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