Friday, April 21, 2017

The Importance of Being Friendly - Arctic's First Official Post!

Greetings, Jammers - Arctic here! Last week, I filled in for Ja - but this is my first official post on the Animal Jam Friendship Community! For those of you who don't know me yet, here's a quick introduction:

My username on AJ is Arcticstar8404, but most people call me Arctic or Arcticstar. I'm a proud Canadian, and I'm currently in grade 10.
I love reading, writing, art, and most of all: music (I especially love listening to classic rock)
I've been on the Animal Jam Community blog (oldest AJ blog in existence) since 2014, and became an administrator for that blog a few years later. I post there every Sunday!

What else... Oh yeah - if you see me in Jamaa I'll be happy to chat! These are my three main animals (though lately I use my raccoon the most!):

So, nice to meet you!

Alright, let's get going onto the actual post!

It's currently too early in the morning and there are no new items in stores yet! I'm up especially early for school. If an item is in stores later today when I go on, I may update the post. Sorry about that!

When I was in the diamond shop looking to get some pets, I noticed something odd. A layering issue, perhaps? It appears to be that AJHQ has accidentally placed two suggestion buttons in the same spot:

I apologize that it isn't the easiest to see. But if you look, you can see that there's one button overlapping the other! Weird, eh?

And now, a short story about something that happened to me in Jamaa:

I was in Coral Canyons a couple days ago, having a good time. It was getting late, so I was just about to log off when I received a jam a gram (username has been blotted out in images for privacy)

Naturally, I was curious to see what it was! So, I checked and it was someone asking if I had a Wood Floor!

Now, the Wood Floor is not on my trade list, and I had no interest in trading for it. I politely replied:

"Yes, I do. But I'm not interested in trading it, sorry!"

To which they responded:

Maybe they didn't understand me I thought. 
So, I gave a more direct response: "No, sorry!"

To which they responded:

Well that escalated quickly! I really don't like people who angrily beg on Animal Jam. From past experience, though, I knew that responding equally angrily wouldn't do me any good. 
So I replied: "Perhaps not, but it is my item. Have a good day!"

To which they said:

The moral of the story is: don't ever talk to other Jammers and you won't get rude Jam a grams.

I'm kidding, I'm kidding! My point is that even though you might get in an upsetting situation, it is important to be respectful and treat people kindly (even if they aren't kind to you). If we all did this, the world would be a much friendlier place! So, I challenge you all to go about your days living a life of friendliness and integrity, to the best of your abilities. 

Comment Call: Tell me about a strange experience you've had! Was it awkward? Annoying? Just... weird? I want to know!

That's all for this post. Have a great day you snazzy jammers - peace out!

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  1. I HATE it when ppl beg for my items, I feel your pain bro

    1. Agh, it's very annoying!

      - Arctic

    2. Once someone asked my if my headdress was for trade. I said no, and then they responded "why."
      Umm... How am I supposed to respond to that?

  2. Yup totally agree! I remember this one time, I logged onto Animal Jam, And like the minute I logged on I got a Jam-A-Gram saying "Adopt me plz!!!" And I'm not the type of person who does Adopting, family and relationship rolplays, (or just boyfriend/girlfriend "junk" in general) So I sent them,
    "I don't adopt stuff, sorry!" And they sent back "IM NOT A STUFF!! IM OFFENDED!" so then I sent something like "OK? I'm sorry I called you stuff" and then they say "Ugh i'm still offended! don't be so rude and mean!" And then I just blocked her. :P And the reason I called her "stuff" is because I didn't know what she was, Sometimes their Dragons, Dogs, Babies, Teenagers, Magical things, Kittens, Everything! So That's what I called her because I didn't know. So don't call people the Terrible, Horrible, Evil, Mean word known as "stuff" XD

    1. Thanks for the story! Some people get offended by the strangest things...

      I'll have to keep in mind that I can't call people "stuff" O.o

      - Arctic

  3. I was at the play as your own pet party when I was playing as my meerkat when someone jags me: "What for your meerkat"

    Well, I loved my meerkat pet and didn't wanna trade it away so I said "It's not for trade, sorry!"

    Well, they replied with this: "I'm going to find you and end you!"

    Let me just say that was super creepy. So I blocked them and left.

    1. Woah, weird O.o Getting a bit worked up about a pet meerkat there man. Just a bit. Some people are really demanding and strange XD

      - Arctic

  4. Strange glitch XD

    Yeah, its really annoying when people beg for items :P Whenever you say no they whine and call you mean XD

    1. Weird, right?

      Yeah- it's very annoying. Tough to deal with them too XD

      - Arctic

  5. Hey, welcome back, Arctic! :D I love your posts on AJC so it's great having another blog where you post so I can read them. :D

    Wow. O,O That is an odd glitch! XD I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't posted about it!

    Hmm, I can't think of any strange stories... But I do get the whole "if-you-don't-accept-this-trade-I-will-whine-and-yell-and-call-you-rude-names" people. XD Like, it's MY item so I have the right to say no to a trade. :P

    I have a story that isn't about a person getting worked up over me saying no to a trade but yesterday, I was 'hosting' an art gallery at my den. You know, get some likes and let others see my artwork. Well, after a while, I go in my den to check up on the last few people there. This fox comes up to me and says "Can I have art?" I kinda groan inside because didn't I have the art sign masterpiece saying "No requests" and "Art is not for trade"? So I say "No, sorry!" The fox waits a few seconds and then types "Can I make you art?" I was taken aback because, who just randomly offers to make art?! XD I, of course, said yes. I love my masterpieces! CX

    Ahem. My ramblings got, eh, out of hand. :P

    Great post!!

    1. Thanks for the kind words!

      Woah, that is very nice of them! Good they didn't get all worked up and angry about you saying no XD

      - Arctic

  6. Replies
    1. Very old, ancient even. MUHAHA!

      Nah, it's not that old.

      - Arctic


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