Wednesday, August 30, 2017

'The Adventure' Chapter 1 Rewritten!

Hey Jammers! :D Sarahkey8 here back with another post!
You may remember, last week, I went over my fan fiction, The Adventure! You can view that post here! And today is the day I rewrite it! I'll try to keep it the same length, so don't worry XD


                                                                     Chapter 1 Velvet's New Bible
                                                                              Dove raced to Alpha Headquarters, quickly climbing up the ladder. "Dove! About time!" Ember said as she came in; "Get over here! There have been signs of Phantoms all around Jamaa." Velvet said. "I know, I know." Dove sighed.  "Where were you?" Velvet asked. "Bible study." she replied. "While Jamaa is in danger? Are you crazy!?" Ember exclaimed. "It doesn't matter, what matters is you're here now, we have to discuss what to do about the Phantoms."  said Velvet  "Where have they been spotted?" Dove asked "Around Deep Blue." Ember replied
"Deep Blue? how is that possible?! Tavie has been patrolling that area!" Dove pointed out.
"Tavie is visiting her grandmother." said Velvet "What about the others?" Dove asked "Peck and Greely have been missing. And the others.. well I don't know."  Ember said. "We need to find out where they are and-" suddenly, they have a strange and creepy laugh, The three otters spun around; they were face to face with twenty Phantoms! Dove, being quick as lighting ducked as a tentacle reached to shock her. Velvet let out a gasp as she crumpled to the floor, shocked by a Phantom. "Noo!" Ember screamed, throwing a boomseed at the Phantom who had shocked Velvet, Ember got shocked as well! Dove threw boomseed after boomseed ducking and dodging the Phantoms electricity  that came towards her.
"How come Dove is always the one who never gets shocked?" complained Ember, one again the game was interrupted by Ember complaining.  "I don't know." Dove said, shrugging. Velvet grinned. "I don't know either." she said, suddenly they heard Dove's mom from the house. "Kids! Come inside! It's time for lunch!" "Ten minutes Mrs. Otter?" Ember called back. "No, right now! Your food is going to spoil!" Ember rolled her eyes. Dove frowned at ember
"The Lord commands us to honor our parents and to obey them." Dove reminded her. "You really believe that stuff?" Velvet asked. "Yes, and you should too." Dove said. "You know its not true Velvet, Jamaa was created by Mira and Zios." Ember said crossing her arms.
"No, they founded Jamaa, the Lord created Jamaa, and Mira and Zios, and us, and everything!" Dove replied. "Now c'mon our food is getting cold!" "Its just sandwhiches." Ember muttered. And with that, they climbed down. They all took a seat around the table, and enjoyed a meal of peanutbutter and jelly sandwhiches. "Hey mom, can Ember and Velvet stay a week? Sense schools out for Summer break and all?" Dove asked.
"Its fine with me, but they will have to ask their-" "Parents. We already did!" Ember said with a grin. Mother Otter smiled "You must get your-" "Stuff! Already did! We brought it into Dove's room, we knew you would say yes." Velvet said with a grin. "Okay, I am going to take a nap,l you stay out of trouble!" she said, and went to take a nap.
"Let's go put our stuff in the treehouse!" Dove exclaimed, they ran up to her room, grabbed everything, and headed towards the treehouse. Once they set everything up,  Velvet asked a question. "Hey, uhh Dove?" Velvet asked. "Yes Velvet?" "Do you maybe have a Bible that I could borrow?" Velvet asked.  "Of course! And you can keep it too!"  She pulled out her small golden colored Bible. She handed it to Velvet, Velvet opened it to the begging and gasped. "Dove! This is from your parents!  Are you sure you want to give it to me?!" Velvet asked looking up at Dove. "You are my friend, I have another Bible at home. I want to give it to you, you need it more then me." "Wouldn't you want to give me the other one?" Velvet asked "No." "Ahem! Can't you two talk about this later? This religious stuff is nonsense anyways!" Ember exclaimed.
"Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But I want to know." Velvet replied.
Ember shook her head. "Okay, where were we in our game?" Dove asked.  "You just got rid of all the Phantoms." Ember replied. Dove ran over to her two friends, she shook them and shook them but nothing worked. Dove looked up. "Dear God, please heal my friends, help them to wake up!" Dove prayed. Suddenly Sir Gilbert the tiger Alpha ran into Alpha Headquarters

"What happened here?" he asked. "Phantoms attacked us! The Phantoms shocked Ember and Velvet!" Dove exclaimed. "They will be alright, the Phantoms lighting of sorts just makes them fall unconscious  for a few hours." Sir Gilbert said. "About four hours by the look of it. While we wait we should call the other Alphas and plan." Sir Gilbert said. Four hours later (or ten seconds in real life) Velvet and Ember got up. "What happened?" they asked.
 "Phantoms came and attacked, they shocked you. " Sir Gilbert said. "Can't believe they would go this far." Ember mumbled. About two hours later, it was time for dinner. "You got the sandwiches?" Ember asked Dove. "Yep!" Dove grabbed her backpack and pulled out three sandwiches.  She gave on to Ember and Velvet, and had one for herself. "How much food do you have?" Ember asked. "Enough to last all of us, we'll have enough." Dove said, "Plus, me and Velvet have some." Ember said. They spread out their sleeping bags.

Hope you enjoyed! Thats all for now Jammers! Bye :D


Character Concept Art -- for The Project

Heyooooooooooooo, Jammers!

Karalee here, back with another late-night post! ...Or perhaps early morning, depending on how you'd like to look at it. 😬

(On that note, are there any techies out there who might have insight into why the "auto-schedule" posting option doesn't work for me? I set the date and time, hit "Done", and then expect it to be posted at the appointed time -- and it never publishes. This happens to me across both blogs that I write for, so perhaps it's a Blogger thing?)


This week, we have another hopefully-helpful reference for the Writers and Illustrators of The Project -- art of my character Karalee! 😁

This was made in the SWEET new program I bought for my iPad, called Procreate!


I LOVE the ease of use the touchscreen program gives me, and there are SO MANY amazing brushes to choose from!

But let's get into the art itself.... (*geeking out over the program is over now* 😵)

This is the basic contour of the shadows/dimensions highlighted in white pen. The parts shaded with black are the areas in focus in each shot.

The pant-legs and shoes go like so.... 😋 The shading is on the inside on both of the legs, but this simply indicates a non-directional light source. The shadows will likely differ quite a lot depending on the location and light source in each environment she's in, but it's probable that her inner thighs would have shading on the inside no matter what.

The sweater is fairly straightforward, with shading around where her arms and sides meet, under her *ahem* bust -- sorry, I couldn't think of another way to say it -- under her turtleneck collar, and on the collar where her chin casts a shadow.

Here's the shading on her face! There's all the natural places, like under her nose, inside her ear(s), and of course we can't forget the dark crescent underneath her face -- that's what gives her neck dimension. A few shadows unique to Karalee are the shadow beneath her bangs -- usually only seen on the side farthest from us -- and the slight shadow under her eyebrows. There's also a tiiiiiny-yet-important shadow under her lower lip, and her upper lip is pretty much all shadow, but emphasizing the shading there would really get in the way of observing it.

Here, the highlights of her hair are emphasized in yellow! You'll probably notice that they're all single-or-double triangles -- and I think that's all you'll need to know about her highlights.

Here's an early progress shot -- I did reference a base that I liked the pose of to create Karalee's base, but it was originally a male figure, so I think it's safe to say that it has been significantly altered. 😜 I made the proportions different, giving my base thicker limbs and a much bigger head.

This is the second progress shot -- Karalee with no shading at all. To get the colors I used for the shading, simply eye-drop the shade used for the outlines of her clothes. The only shading/highlights different from that is the shading under her neck -- that's darker from any other shade of her skin -- and the highlights of her hair (lighter).

Thanks for bearing with another post preparing for The Project, even though I'm not officially a participant. 😝 Thank you to all those who have suggested the idea to me, but I'm afraid my wacky schedules and my strong tendency to procrastinate lead me to believe taking on another activity right now would not be wise.

Are you working on The Project? If so, please let me know what you're doing in the comments below! 😃

That's all for this week, I'll see you all next Tuesday!



Monday, August 28, 2017

Birthday Party Photos!

Hey Jammers! Graciepopstar91 here!

Yesterday was my birthday, so I had a party on Animal Jam to celebrate it with my friends! ^.^ Here's some photos from the party!

To kick off the party, I brought my special guest! Dadpopstar! (A.K.A. Dodgerblue827, hehe!)


Dad was starting to get confused, heh..

Starting to get busy!

We decided to play hide and seek in my Sky Kingdom den, and whoever said "Hi" last, had to be it 😜.

My really horrible hiding spot.

Dad got found, but decided to keep hiding, hehe!

I have no idea where dad was at this point, he was near the cottages, then upstairs.. I don't know.

Random picture 😜.

Ja gave me a magenta eyeball hat! Thank you so much, Ja! <3

The game was going long with so many people, and since Coolcat had found the majority, we made the last remaining people win! Congrats Binx1184 and Housemom418!

Cake timeeeeee

Ja ate the cake :o

Dad didn't get up, so Coolcat gave him some cake 😆.

I told my friends how me and my dad share the same birthday! ^.^

Indeed he did.

We played find the plushie, and Swirlshine won! Her prize was a Cami's Frog. ^.^

Random photo.

My dad was having really bad lag, and I'm not sure he was really into the party (hehe), so my mom logged on!

I made everyone say "LCJ" or "LITTLE", it was hilarous.



Thank you mom XD

I asked my mom what we should do next, and she said we should play minigames, so that's what we did. ^.^

I played marbles with Binx, and I believe we might have had a tie game. Goodness, it's already been a day and I forgot.. 😜

Good game everyone XD

Played Four Gem with Ja,

And I played Marbles with House! ^.^

After that I uh- forgot to take game pictures, heh.


:D :D :D :D

My mom had to go since my brother came.

...And since my brother came I was having anxiety, heh. It ended up being fine though. Near the end of the party, I was super nervous though. I had assumed it would be another horrible birthday, but everything went fine.

We played a Gracie quiz game! The question was "What's my current obsession" Custard ended up getting this one! 😊

Custard had to go, and before she logged out, I had one last question, which I knew she knew, since she mentioned it during the quiz 😆. So, Custard ended up winning! Congrats!

Huge thanks to..

Our special guests:


Our guests:

Binx's friends

For coming!

Also, huge thank you to Custard709, Koolestkat, Lostfairy, Binx1184, Sarahkey8 and Transions for these masterpieces!

Thank you all so much! ^.^

Don't worry if you missed this party! I'll probably be having another party in a month or two.


Here's todays Bible verse, shown below in Coolcat's post!

Romans 8:28

" And we know that in all  things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.

Rare Item Monday! + Question Of The Day!

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! Before I start with todays Rare Item Monday post, I have decided that each week I will ask you guys a random question, and you can answer in the comments! I will also be answering my own questions each week!

QOTD: How many pets do you have, if any at all?

AOTD: I have five pets. One dog and four cats.

I look forward to making this a weekly thing! Now lets get onto this weeks Rare Item Monday!

Todays Rare Item Monday is the Rare Fry Hat! It is located in Jamaa Townships Jam-Mart Clothing. It can be found on the 16th page in the clothing store. It is for sale for 900 gems and it is members only. The colors of this hat are white, blue, and yellow.

Thoughts: I have mixed feelings on this week Rare Item Monday. I really do like it! Its just that the colors look off. The fries are blue, its dripping a sauce the looks to be mayo, and the container is yellow! AJHQ really went out of the box with this one, in a very silly way!  I guess it wouldn't be Animal Jam without blue fries dripping mayo, right?  If you ever need to dress up like a fast food worker, this hat is for you!

Overall I rate this weeks Rare Item Monday a 7!

Comment down below what you think! 

Here is todays verse!

" And we know that in all  things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." -Romans 8:28

As always, bye Jammer's! And ~Jam On!~

Saturday, August 26, 2017


Heyo everyone!
It's kinda late and I don't have much time on the computer, I'm  not allowed on AJ right now.  and I don't have any quick idea I am soooo sorry guys I haven't been on posting schedule. D:
But I promise you will have full length post next week!
Again, super duper sorry! D:

*Husky Ninja

Friday, August 25, 2017

Arctic's Post Mindmap!

Hey Jammers, Arctic here!

I am still completely unsure of what to post about. These past few weeks have been pretty un-inspired for me, so I don't know what to write!

So, to solve my problem, and potentially yours, I decided to post about ideas for when you don't know what to post about!

I've made this mind map (which I will also be posting on the AJAC in a couple of days) with options for what you can post about when you're stuck (like me!)

Feel free to use any of these ideas, or repost this on your own blogs (give me credit if you use this image!!). I know I'll be needing this soon, haha!

I haven't tried using this new mind map/flow chart thing yet, so I'm pretty excited to see if it helps me out! I'll have to try using it next week! In the meantime, tell me if it helped any of you out at all!

And now, it is time for this today's verse:\

Proverbs 18:13

"To answer before listening - that is folly and shame."

True, true. It is wise to give things a chance, and make sure you understand things before taking action!

That's all for this week folks, see you soon!

Send me a lemon at !

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Animal Jam Plush Clip, And My Birthday Party Reminder!

Hey Jammers! Graciepopstar91 here!

About a week or so ago, me and my parents went to Target, and I was hoping to find the new solar eclipse Adopt-A-Pets. We couldn't find them, but we did find Animal Jam plush clip blind bags! My mom let me get one, so I thought I'd post some pictures of them in store, and the plush clip that I got. Let's get started, shall we?


Here's a photo of the box, and as you can see, the price is $4.99. A bit expensive, figuring is how you could get a seven inch plush for about $5.88 (or $4.00, if your Walmart is having a sale on them).

A closeup of the blind bag..

..And a photo of the plush clip I got! I really love this plush clip. It's super cute. ^.^

On the back of the packaging, it shows the other plush clips you could get.

There's a duck, panda, cat, piglet, and a mystery pet that you also could possibly get. 

What do you think about these plush clips? Are you going to get one? Be sure to comment down below!


As the second part of this post, I wanted to put up a reminder for my birthday party that I'm having on Animal Jam this Sunday! Here's the info.


Party info:

Location: Graciepopstar91's den on Animal Jam.

Date: August 27th 2017 (which is a Sunday)

Time: 4:00 PM PST (Pacific standard time) such as California CA, Nevada NV, Washington State WA, and Oregon OR.
5:00 PM MST (Mountain standard time) such as Salt lake city UT, St. George UT, Denver CO, Albuquerque NM, and Arizona AZ (It will be 4 PM in AZ because Arizona doesn't do daylight savings time).
12:00 AM in London.
1:00 AM in Paris, France.
1:00 AM HST (Hawaii Standard Time) such as Honolulu, and Hilo.
7:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) such as North Carolina NC, New York NY, South Carolina SC, Ohio OH, and Florida FL.
6:00 PM CDT (Central Daylight Time) such as Minneapolis, Wisconsin, Texas, and some parts of Canada.

What we will do at the party: Play mini-games, play find the plushie, hangout, and have a little devotional.

Reason for celebration: We're celebrating my birthday! Dress up yellow and green, or like a pineapple. Hehe.

People who can come to the party: Everyone! Young or old, non-member on Animal Jam or member, Christian or non-Christian, etc! Don't forget to invite all your buddies!

Are gifts needed?: Nah. Don't feel obligated to give anything, it's totally fine! 😄


This year, I'm pretty excited for my birthday. The last two weren't very good, but this year seems like it's going to be a whole lot better. Anxiety got the best of me, but last month, and this month, have been so much better. Watching sermons every night, reading my bible more, reading Goliath Must Fall, all have completely changed my perspective on things.


Here's todays Bible verse!

Psalm 111:2

How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them.

God made you. Uniquely. Beautifully. Intentionally. Purposefully. Wonderfully.

P.S. Apologies for not updating the poll/weekly masterpiece for a while! Everything should be all caught up now.