Friday, June 23, 2017

Some Animal Edits and Touching the Horizon Chapter 4!

Hey guys, Arctic here. Hope you are all having an excellent day so far!

The last couple of updates (for me) have been rather... disappointing. This whole spike thing is kinda ridiculous - I'd really like to see some new cool things that aren't member-diamond items! Anyway, I thought I'd show you a couple edits I made with ideas for what some new AJ animals could look like. Please don't steak them or use without my permission. I worked hard on these and would be very upset if they were used wrongly!

First, we have what I imagine a beaver to look like in Animal Jam! It took me quite a while to get the shapes and sizing right, but I think I did a good job! This is an animal that I've wanted to have on Animal jam for the longest time. Hopefully, someday AJHQ will add them!

Next, we have a snake:

Snakes have been something that jammers have been wanting for a LONG time! I'm not quite sure how things like leg items would work, but I liked the idea so I made a snake edit as well. I think it turned out well! I'll probably keep making edits in the future, so if you guys like them, I'll probably keep posting them here too!

And now, it's time for Chapter 4 of Touching the Horizon! If you've missed any of the chapters, click the tag at the bottom of the post that says "Touching the Horizon" and all the chapters will come up. Pretty cool, eh?

Touching the Horizon

A story by Arcticstar8404

Chapter 4: Unforseen Circumstances

A smooth, cold darkness entered the corner of my eye, but only for a split second before everything went back to normal. The others sensed the danger too, because all three of them had the same look of concern on their faces.
"Are we going to get attacked?" Ja asked nervously

Everyone was silent for a second before Sarah yelled "NOT ON MY WATCH!". Staring directly at a strange dark patch that was forming in the void, she kicked one of her ice armor boots right into the center of it. 
With a loud crash, and a bright explosion, we all shot headfirst out of a growing crack in the void, unsure of where we were headed to next.


Not wanting to get separated, we all scrambled to grab each other before it was too late. Luckily, everyone just barely made it. There was just one problem: We had no idea where we were.

"Gracie, where were we supposed to be headed to?" I asked as I squinted into the bright light that we were engulfed in.

"Coolcat's den. I wanted to gather our friends to try and figure out what's going on... But we ended up here." she replied nervously.

"THANK GOODNESS!" cried a familiar voice from the distance.

"WHAT IS IT?" asked another familiar voice.

"IT'S OUR FRIENDS!!" exclaimed the first voice.

Our eyes had just begun to adjust to the strange light when two figures started running toward the four of us. Gradually, the figures revealed themselves to be Gfox and Frozen!
Sarah, Ja, Gracie, and I went to greet them gladly. How did they get here? And WHERE WERE WE?

"You guys too?!" We all exclaimed at once, resulting in laughter among all of us.

"We thought we'd be stuck here forever!" Frozen said sadly as Gfox nodded.

"We tried to teleport to Gracie's house as soon as we woke up in Jamaa. Something weird happened, though, some big crash - and lots of darkness..." Gfox shuddered "Also, Sarah, is this yours?" she asked, holding up a very scratched Ice Armor boot.

"MY BOOT!" Sarah exclaimed, grabbing it immediately and thanking her friend.

It was a time of great reunion between all of us. The only issue was, we were still stuck in some very bright land with glowing white grass and golden skies. It would have been nice, if we weren't seemingly trapped. As usual, it seemed that our happiness could not last, as no sooner had we all breathed sighs of relief, the same black cloud that was in the portal stretched across the land, inching closer to us...


Another cliffhanger! I'm pretty sinister, I know. Sorry for making you wait until next week, but it must be done! What do you think will happen next?

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4

An excellent message! Times can be rough, sometimes they can be unbearable and you might wonder how you'll ever make it through. Just remember that even through adversity, you can face it with strength and come out all the better.

See you next week!

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  1. Maybe the leg things could go a round the snake? But that would only work for bracelet like things, Maybe you wouldn't be able to, Maybe that's why they haven't made them. :P

    1. Maybe you're right! They definitely would be cool to have in-game though!

      - Arctic

  2. Wow! Those are AWESOME edits Arctic! :D If you showed them to me without telling me it was an edit, I would believe you! Man how do you guys edit so good?

    1. Thanks Sarah! I've been trying to improve my editing skills by practicing!

      - Arctic

  3. "Send me a lemon"! CX *snicker* Love the callback!


    1. Hahah, lemons for days! *gets hit by a lemon*

      Oh no NOT AGAIN

      - Arctic

  4. Nice edits! It would be nice to see more! Maybe a hippo edit?

    1. Thanks!!

      Ooh, that's a cool idea!

      - Arctic

  5. Hehe, for a moment I thought those edits were real........


    1. Mweheheheheheh

      Glad they looked convincing!

      - Arctic

  6. There NEEDS to be a beaver for Canada 150 (July 1st!!!)

    1. I know!! That's the main reason I made the edit- Happy Birthday Canada!

      - Arctic


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