So cue the 2000s nostalgia but I thought “fuck it” I would actually write about neopets.
When I was recovering from my top surgery recovery was a fucker and I stayed at home quite a bit. I tried playing Skyrim but unfortunately I ended up not being able to play it as it required my brain to actually fucking work. Turns out your brain doesn’t work very well when you are full of opiate based painkillers. Turns out not much works when your on opiates but that’s besides the point.
So I decided to try and log into my really old neopets account. Turns out I couldn’t as it had been hacked into previously and I had used a super old hotmail account to make it. Not too bothered about the account but when one of your pets is named after your cats, it bummed me out. Also I’m aware there are a few folk that can help you get your old accounts back but the person who hacked it, was I think the same cunt who did my tumblr too and changed a few of my details (being female as one of them) and after submitting a ticket to TNT and them not even looking at it, I gave up on it.
My new account was born and because now I know you can play on it via mobile (puffin browser BTW if you want to play the games, if not and you have a PC , yes the old games work) I have been on it every day.
Basically it’s the same old site. It’s not owned by the original folks anymore, and keyquest is no more, but all of the extras are still there. Including guilds and battledome.
There is also a Facebook presence of players, and most of us are well into our 30s, who post online every day. It’s become the digital version of crack to some of us, and there is no sign of quitting. There is also an amazing community who help players and support them through their goals. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t have my meowclops or even the determination to play on a regular basis.
Since returning I even saved up for the lab map, something I hadn’t even done on my first account, and have spent a lot of time now trying to make my account worthy of unconverted pet adoption. Something again I wasn’t really into at the start, but god damn it I need a fucking unconverted mutant cybunny in my life, just like I need cigarettes.
I even started bullet journaling because of neopets. Much to Kai’s humour. I have spread sheets dedicated to me zapping my pets and the faerie quests and shit. I even log the different species and colours all my pets have been.
Well, that’s it really. My life is now consumed by pixels and a community that’s so wholesome it’s adorable. Let’s hope neopets lasts for another 10 years at least.
If you want to sign up for it, cause you don’t have it, then you can either go to neopets.com and follow directions or you can use my referral link by clicking here .
If you are on it already, feel free to add me – tcausten
Sometimes childhood nostalgia is good for us, and currently this is good for me