I have had an epiphany, and not the sort of one where I realize now that I want to be a nuclear physicist or have discovered the cure for AIDs or even decided what to do with my life. Nope, not that sort. I’ve discovered that, yes I’m going to get a big kid job one day, and yes soon I’m gonna move out, and yeah, one day I’ll probably get married, but I will always have an internal age of about seven or eight.
Let me give you some context; since it’s the end of the semester and a few papers to write and finals coming up and as always, I’ve lost all motivation and just want to be a lazy bum and do absolutely nothing. So I was hanging out with Andrew and we were playing with the Kindle that he got me for my birthday (procrastination at its finest) and I was showing him this cute little game/app called “Poo,” where you feed this little creature (it does kind of look like poop) and you wash it and play with it, etc. Andrew commented that it just seemed like a cheap version of Neopets, and I just had a huge wave of nostalgia.
When I was in middle school, I spent most of my free time on Neopets. I joined a guild (which is basically just a forum board of people with similar interests) that was Pirates of the Caribbean based (this was when I was super obsessed with the movie and Johnny Depp. I still adore both, but not to the uh, obsessive, degree that I did then). I made some really great friends there that I still talk to today and I have so many great memories.
Andrew then commented that he had a great Neopets account, which I quickly countered that mine was much better. So I logged on to mine again for the first time in years and he tried to login to his. He couldn’t remember his password though or his username so I guess we’ll never know officially which account was better. But I looked around the site some and was surprised at how similar it still was. There was some changes, but overall, it was the same old Neopets. Here is where I have a bit of a confession, but I’m not too embarrassed about because I’m sure I’ve done and said much more embarrassing things.
For the past week, I’ve played Neopets in my free time. And I love it.
I don’t even know why I like the site so much. I guess I just like that there is such a wide variety of things to do and collect, so many different goals to have, that there’s always something to do. So I contacted some of my friends that I had made from Neopets and told them that I was again playing, like a dork, and some of them returned to the guild and we’re talking again there. It’s so weird, like reliving memories of when I was a kid.
Also, I really like to color. I will never stop liking to color. In high school, during finals week I would always bring my coloring books and crayons to class that way when I was done with my final I could color and not distract anyone else. I would totally do that in college except for the fact that I have a little bit too much pride to let people judge me for coloring, and I can just leave when my final is done.
So basically, I’m a nineteen-year-old college student who still plays Neopets and doesn’t want to ever grow up.
(Also, if there’s some little chance that there any of you people are super awesome and play Neopets too, my username is shades0fgray and feel free to be my neofriend!)