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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Very Difficult Good-Bye...

Hey jammers! It's Panda here! (Yes, I had to look at my old posts to check to see how I actually started all of my posts. Because I forgot. ^.^)

It's been awhile, hasn't it?

Nearly 6 months actually. Half a year.

Gosh, I promised myself I wouldn't tear up while writing this post, and I've already failed (and only 4 paragraphs in, too).

I started this blog 3 years ago (and started blogging a year before that), and I had no idea then how much this blog (and my old blog--props to you if you remember it!) would change my life.

I've talked about this before, but Animal Jam truly has changed my life. I know that sounds cheesy and overly dramatic, but it really has. I've met so many amazing, amazing, amazing people, and they have all been so insanely supportive of me, my weirdness and my ambitious adventures.

But I'm quitting.

Wow, I never knew those words would ever be posted on this site.

I thought I'd never quite Animal Jam or blogging. But I guess things change.

School has sort of taken over, and to be honest, Animal Jam sort of lost it's sparkle for me. I got more interested in making edits and commissions for you guys than actually playing the game.

Without starting this graphics and commissions site, I would never have gotten into graphic design, image editing, or learning Photoshop. I've advanced so much as a writer because of my blogging, and as someone who wants to be an author when she grows up, I am forever thankful for that.

You know, I began this blog for extremely selfish reasons. I spent some time watching videos by famous jammers like Julian2, WisteriaMoon and snowyclaw, and thought: "Hey! I want to be famous too!" So that's why I started this blog. I didn't start it to help people, or to make friends, I did just to become famous.

I regret that so much.

But that wasn't my motive anymore once I had blogged for a few months. I had found my passion, and fame seemed arbitrary and irrelevant at that point.

I was actually helping people, both with their lives and their blogs. That made me so incredibly happy, and I threw the whole "fame" mantra away and replaced it with a desire to continue helping people.

Watching my blog grow was one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences of my life. Watching that views counter go from a slowly crawling 3 views a day to nearly 20,000 per month was practically a miracle, and it made me so incredibly proud.

And it seems only yesterday that we were at 1,000 views, and yet now we're at 230,000. I am so thankful for each and every view.

There are over 3,700 comments on this blog, and I still feel like I can recite each one of them. All of your kind words and support is burned into my memory, and I doubt I will ever forget it.

Man, this post is already so jumbled and disorganized. I have so many things to say to you guys, and they're all just spewing out of me at once.

I see this blog as a sort of diary for myself for the past 3 years. When I go back and read my daily updates posts from a few years back, I remember how this blog was a sort of safe haven for me when I came back from school. I had moved, and I was having a lot of trouble making friends, and it was extremely difficult and painful for me to go to school. But when I was blogging, I was happy, and I'm so thankful for this blog, as it helped me get through that difficult point in my life.

I remember spending hours on hot summer days updating the blog's pages and working on commissions in Photoshop. I remember my computer heating up and scorching my legs, but ignoring it, because I was having too much fun designing stuff for you guys.

I remember reading your comments trickle in when I had first started my blog, being so ecstatic that people were actually reading my blog posts. I remember how Arcticpenguinii was the first one to ever comment on my blog, and I remember how nafaria9 made a few appearances after that. I remember meeting Mimi5000 on Christmas day 2014, and meeting Makou a few days after that. I remember meeting Cutepups522 and lovely1147046 and Creaturelover123 and Lostfairy and Cosmic and Princessbg and Ineffable and swirlshine and Spiritpaw and so, so, so many others.

Oh God, I'm actually crying now.

Now that I've lost it, I should probably end this post... but just a few last words:

This is the end, for now. But know that this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I hate ending things, and I hate moving on from things that I love. 

I might come back for occasional visits, and I might not. I don't know. But I know that I have been blessed by the most supportive, funny, insanely kind and enduring community ever, and that we can make it through anything together.

For the last time,

Play wild and jam on!

-Panda


Monday, January 2, 2017

@Capriicorn AJ

Hello!! Here's your channel art, Capriicorn.



Please don't crop it, as it won't be able to upload.

If you're wondering about the graphic, here it is!

Anyways, that's about it!

Ciao, and Comet On, from Cosmic!

(Ooh wow, the throwback is up with this one! Haven't used it in AGES.)



Themes for a Blogger template?

Hello, my name is Cosmic and.. I'm posting. Yeah, that's what I'm doing. Anyways, I'm looking for a theme to use for 3 Blogger templates, much like Diamond Days. As you can see, on the "Other Test Blogs" page, I already have the Jamaasian Line and the Gemstone Line! Now, I'm looking for ideas for a template!

Anyways, comment any ideas you have below.

That's about it. I'll try to post tomorrow!

Ciao, and Comet On, from Cosmic. (Ooooooooooooh, trying out something new and I like it! I'll switch from the period and the exclamation point)

(I hope you enjoy my new winter signature!)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

@Akmlynx

Hello, I'm Cosmic, if you haven't seen by now. Anyways, before I post the commission I just finished, I'd like you all to know that I moderate the chat box in the footer. So if you post something bad, I will post you to our Asana. I'd like to put this out (whoa, Cosmic, with the "formal" talk!) that a few days ago, someone had an inappropriate name and was saying inappropriate stuff. Anyways, onto the commission. (WHOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAA, Blogger can now add special characters! This is what you get if you've been on sort of a Blogger hiatus..)

Here is a commission for Akmlynx!

I hope you like it, it only took me 5 minutes but that's about the time I use for headers & signatures.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this post/mini rant!

Ciao, and Comet On! (it feels quite nice to type that again..)





Thursday, October 27, 2016

Possible New Animals

Hey jammers! After 1 million years, I'm posting! This year is the busiest I've ever been in my entire life...it sounds like an exaggeration but it's sadly true.

In a recent update, AJHQ announced there would soon be a new animal. They said it an option for naming your animals. The last name part usually has the animals. I looked through the list and here are the animals I saw (that aren't already animals you can play as):

-Toucan
-Gull
-Iguana
-Jaguar
-Fish (although there are animals you can play as that are fish)
-Leopard (even though there are snow leopards, so this is not likely to be the animal)
I was actually expecting 'ostrich' to be an option, due to the fact that that was an option on the most recent poll (falcon, which won, then sloths, which were probably 2nd, and ostriches). Then, as I was reading the Jamaa Journal over, I noticed it said this: "Maybe you can ask your buddy for HELP, because when it comes to searching through all those NAMES, two can do it better than one."

I'm probably overthinking this, but maybe it is hinting at a deeper meaning than just asking a friend for help. Maybe it means two animals are coming to Jamaa, or you have to put more than one name together to get the animal's name.

Let me know what  you think in the comments!

Edit: Aparri recently made a video about this topic. Take a closer look at the phrase 'two can do it better than one'. Doesn't 'two can' sound like toucan? Plus, toucan is one of the name options!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

CosmicCheetah's Commission Coupon -- 10/23/16

Hey there Jammers, Cosmic here (wow, I used that in all three of my posts today..), and today I have a commission coupon for you! Here it is.

And you can go to the Animal Jam Comet to redeem it or CosmicEdits to redeem it.

Anyways, that's about it!

Ciao, and Comet On!



Sunday, October 16, 2016

CosmicCheetah's 10/16/16 Commission Coupon

Hey there Jammers, it's Cosmic here, and in case you didn't know, I pop into the blog (almost) every Sunday and give you an opportunity to request a randomized, free edit from me, since I also have commissions on my own separate blog, CosmicEdits.

Anyways, here's the coupon!

And you can choose to redeem it by going the Animal Jam Comet way, the longer way, or the CosmicEdits way, the shorter way. (For a nice message at the end of the post, view CosmicEdits.)

Anyways, that's about it!

Ciao, and Comet On!

-- CosmicCheetah

(By the way, mind checking out my art contest?)


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bitter Sweets Adventure Guide

Hey everyone; I know I should help out on posting more here, but as always, school has consumed a lot of my time (I just started high school!)

But I do have a special treat for you today: the first adventure guide I've ever made. It's for Bitter Sweets, the new Night of the Phantoms feature. The green dots stand for areas where you need a certain pet to unlock it, and the orange are places where you need four players.



Well, keep calm and jam on, and have a spook-tacular Halloween!



Sunday, October 9, 2016

CosmicCheetah's Commission Coupons!

Hiya, it's me again, Cosmic!! Here's my Commission Coupon for this week.

And you can go to my the Animal Jam Comet to find the longer way of redeeming this coupon, or my CosmicEdits to find the shorter way of redeeming.

But anyways, that's about it!

Ciao, and Comet On!