Monday, June 7, 2021

Animal Jam Update 6/3/21

 

Heyyyy y'all! Welcome or welcome back to the Animal Jam Friendship Community!

I realized that I haven't posted since March 2nd *ahem* 

So, let me give y'all a little update!

Back in late March, we ended up getting COVID, whoopie! 😂😂  We all recovered fine, so praise the Lord for that! April to late May, not too much happened. June, however! We are having Vacation Bible School soon, and Youth Camp in July! I can not wait, I am so excited!!

Enough of all of that, I got on Animal Jam and realized that they updated, so I think it's a good idea to show y'all!

"You can find the SUMMER ROYALTY BUNDLE in the DIAMOND SHOP! Embrace your inner nobility with this beautiful bundle! It comes with a ROYAL RED PANDA, a PET PEACOCK, the CRYSTAL PALACE DEN, lots of ROYAL CRYSTAL den items, plus a set of majestic ROYAL CRYSTAL ACCESSORIES to maximize the glamor! This REGAL bundle is available for 30 Diamonds in the DIAMOND SHOP!"

"Is there furniture or decor you've been DREAMING of for your den? Have a UNIQUE sense of style? Then enter the DEN ITEM CONTEST today! Just hop into the PINT TOOL, draw up your DESIGN, and use the SEND TO AJ button to SUBMIT your creation! 10 winning designs will become IN-GAME DEN ITEMS!"

"CUTE, CUDDLY, AND COVERT items have been hidden around the lands of Jamaa... and it's up to YOU to find all 8! For a limited time, the EPIC PLUSHIE SCAVENGER HUNT is here! Uncover these adorable pals by finding where they're hidden, and bring them home to your den today!"


"Why pick one pigment? RAINBOW RACCOONS have arrived! These colorful critters are GUARANTEED to put a smile on your face as you scurry around Jamaa, so become a RAINBOW RACCOON today!"


"Stomp your feet and toot your trunks: pet elephants are here! These pint-sized pachyderms are waiting for new homes, so stampede out and adopt one today!"


 

 

 "This SUMMER, Jamma is going WILD for WILD WEEKENDS! Every weekend, EXCLUSIVE items and accessories-and maybe even a few SURPRISES-will be arriving for a LIMITED TIME! Be SURE to log in EACH WEEKEND during the summer to see what each WILD WEEKEND has in store! You NEVER KNOW what might come next!"


Well, that is it for today y'all! I hope you enjoyed today's blog post!! :) 

"For our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:29

Housemom418


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

It's Been Awhile!

Well, hello there! I see it has been a while since I last did a post. I seriously did not mean for it to be this long, and I know that I said I would start posting more over the holidays. Well, um.. 😂😂 I'm not sure if that happened the way I wanted it to. I've just had no motivation to actually sit down and write a blog post. 

 

I'm not sure if people still even read this blog anymore, since we have been inactive, but if you still do, I just want to say thank you for taking the time in your day to read this blog post.

 

I don't know if I'll actually post about Animal Jam anymore. I think if anything, I will post more about poems, music, and the Christian life. 

 

Well, I suppose I'll give you a little peak into what my life has been for a little while! I have been busy with school, we actually got sick for a little bit and I ended up getting behind so I'm still working on catching up with that. I have discovered a passion for playing the keyboard, and also the violin. Awhile back, about a year or so ago, I also discovered a talent for singing. Most of my life has pretty much been the same as it has been, just with different things that come up along the way. 

 

Lately, I have seen God work in my life. There's some things that can seem so small to people, but so big to me. I have been focusing on my actual Spiritual life, rather than on a game that is practically useless and just a thing that will perish away.

 

I would like to share this little poem with you, and I hope that it can speak to your heart.

It's so cold.

It feels like it's out of control.

I know you're molding me,

But I feel so trolled.

 I'll hold onto your hand,

even though I'm not in the promised land,

I'll continue to walk with you, holding hands.


I have a load to carry,

But I know I can lay it down.

Though my heart is heavy,

and I know that life isn't always merry,

I know that you always will carry the load that I feel forced to carry.

And in the midst of darkness,

I pray you'll hold onto me,

just when I feel like it's too heavy.

~ Housemom418

 

Well y'all! I think that pretty much wraps it up on what I'd like to say. 

Here's today's bible verse! 

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

 


 

 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Hey!

Well. I haven't been here in a while. In fact, it's been well over a year since I last posted on here. I posted one day and then mysteriously disappeared the next. Oops. It took me a while to even sign into this account because I forgot my password. HA

Well hey guys! In case you don't know me, my name is Grace. I'm more well known around here as Graciepopstar91. I started this blog about five or six years ago as a hobby. I was super into Animal Jam back then, and I decided to start a blog to share my love about all things Animal Jam. Long story short, this blog was my passion, and it helped me learn so much about writing. In 2018 I slowly started to become inactive on here. About 15 months ago I completely stopped writing on here, because I became the assistant news editor for a website that posts about Christian music. Before I started writing for them, this blog was a place where I wrote about Christian music. Which was probably pretty annoying for some people since this is an Animal Jam blog. But I felt like I needed a place to express my love for Christian music. Eventually I found that place, and now I'm doing artist interviews, writing editorials, and all that stuff! So that's what I've been up to for the past year or so.

This blog still feels like home. It's the place where I first started writing, and I want to leave this blog up for as long as I possibly can. Although this blog is kind of inactive right now, it holds so many memories. So yes, even though I don't play Animal Jam anymore or post on here, this blog is like a time capsule, and it's so special to me. Who knows? Maybe this blog will continue to stay active, and we'll be able to find some more bloggers to help keep it alive in the years to come. (Do people still write about Animal Jam anymore even?? I have no idea. I feel like I left for a year and everything is different now. And do people still say "XD??")

So basically this is just a post explaining where I've been and telling you all that I'm still alive (insert XD or whatever is appropriate now here). I'll continue to check in when I can. If I knew you sometime during 2013-2017 when I was super active on Animal Jam, post a comment down below! I'd love to reconnect with you again! And if people still actually read this blog and you need anything, reach out to Housemom418. She's an admin on here and probably knows more about the blog than I do at this point. 😂

Talk to you all soon! :)
Love, Grace

Saturday, December 5, 2020

ANIMAL JAM UPDATE 12/3/2020!!

 


 HEY GUYSSSS! WELCOME BACK TO ANOOOOTHEEEER BLOG POSTTT!

I decided that I would do another blog post today because I feel like posting again! 😁

 TODAY WE ARE GOING TO BE CHECKING OUT THE UPDATE THAT ANIMAL JAM JUST RELEASSSSEEED...

And guess what... (hehehe)

IT'S THE JAMAALIDAY UPDATE!

I don't know if it's just me, but every year I always look forward to the Jamaalidays coming around, because of the holiday spirit and all of the decorations that come out. 

Without talking to much, let's get right into the 12/3/2020 update!!

"In order to run AJ Classic in a web browser, we use  program called Adobe Flash. Unfortunately, support for Flash is COMING TO AN END THIS DECEMBER. Don't worry, AJ Classic isn't going anywhere, but to continue playing you will NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE AJ CLASSIC DESKTOP APP.

Grab an adult and install by following these steps:

Step 1: Go to CLASSIC.ANIMALJAM.COM

Step 2: Click on the button that says "Download for PC & Mac"

Step 3: A file called AnimalJamInstaller.exe will start to download

Step 4: OPEN AnimalJamInstaller.exe and let it run

Step 5: The AJ Classic Desktop Client will launch automatically!

And that's it! Once you're using the AJ CLASSIC DESKTOP APP, you'll be able to keep on playing AJ Classic for a long time to come!"

I told y'all this in the last blog post, but please make sure to download the Desktop version, so that y'all can keep playing!! :)


"This snowy season, it's time to prance and to play

With a bundle that's perfect for any cold day!

An ARCTIC FOX to brave some bad weather

With a PET SNOW LEAPORD ready for a

journey together.

Hunker down in a WINTER PALACE standing so grand

Dressed in FROZEN ACCESORIES quite far from bland!

In this WINTER FUN BUNDLE there's joy to be had

So head to the shop and prepare to be glad!"

You heard that right, Animal Jam released a WINTER BUNDLE! 

Go to the Diamond Shop to get these fun accessories, and even a den! 

Unfortunately, these items are member only, and cost 30 diamonds. But, if you're a member and have 30 diamonds to spare, go ahead! 

"The Jamaalidays are here
and there's FUN to be HAD!
Log in everyday in December to get DAILY DIAMONDS and GIFTS.
Whether you've been GOOD or BAD!
Stop by every day,
spread JAMAALIDAY CHEER,  
for these gifys come ONLY
while the Jamaalidays are HERE!"
 
As always, every year Animal Jam has gifts (and even sometimes diamonds) waiting for every Jammer in December. Make sure to log on every day, so that you don't miss out on these gifts!
And, this year, it even looks like they have new gifts instead of the same ones they have every year
"The Jamaalidays are here,
and to get celebrations started right,
JAMAALIDAY DEER
are coming into sight!
They leave trails of CANDY CANES, PRESENTS, AND HOLLY.
You'll be hard-pressed 
to find an animal more JOLLY!
These FESTIVE DEER can't wait to lend you a HOOF,
Listen closely for their footsteps on top of your ROOF!"
   
Hahaha! Some of you probably won't remember this, but I'm sure most of us remember the rainbow deer we had last year! 😂😂
Anyway, for those who are member, make sure to go out and get you one of these Jamaaliday deer before the Jamaaliday's are over!
"The SEASON is changing, which means the
EGGSTRAVAGANZA is too!
The FALL pets are leaving, but there's
still time to ADOPT ONE for you!
Adopt an EGG from a basket,
keep it safe by your side.
And in just THREE DAYS,
you'll see what's inside!"
 
I know that my sister always have loved the Eggstravaganza, because you never know what's inside it!
Make sure to go pick up one of these eggs, you can find the baskets around Jamaa,
and in those three days, you'll find out what was inside!
"You've been ever so patient, you've waited all year, 
And now Deer and Pet Reindeer are finally here!
These fantastic hoofed critters will prance through the snow,
So discover the joy they're here to bestow!"

 I have always loved the deer and the pet reindeer, because there are so much that you can do with them. Make sure to go pick up these deer and pet reindeer!!

 "In Jamaa's snowy season, there's no better place to keep you cozy and warm while storms outside race
The WINTER SMALL HOUSE is the ideal den
For hot cocoa and blankets, again and again!"
 
I remember when this den first came out, and how excited all of us nonmembers (I was a nonmember at the time) were! This den is perfect for the season, so make sure to get this den and decorate it for the upcoming season!
"Another year's passed,
It's time to build it AGAIN.
The JAMAALIDAY HOUSE
is Jamaa's sweetest DEN!
With newly-baked GINGERBREAD
and a fresh coat of FROSTING,
It's the perfect escape when the Jamaaliday's get 
EXHAUSTING!"
I remember that Gracie has this den, and every year she would normally change it to this den. It's such a fun den to decorate every year, so once again if you are member, make sure to pick this up!!!

 

"In JAMAALIDAY RESCUE,
PHANTOMS want to RUIN the SEASON,
Put an end to their MISCHEIF,
and make them see REASON!
Collect the PRESENTS scattered throughout the WINTER SNOW,
Try to gather EVERY ONE,
no matter how the winds may blow!"
Every year, a couple friends and I get together to play this adventure. It sets the mood so much! Not only that, at the end of the maze, it is always fun to get more den decorating items. If any of y'all want to play this with me sometime, comment down below and we'll work out a time!

 

"The JAMAALIDAY Jam is packed
with SLIDES, SWEETS, and FUN!
Come join the celebration-
the party's only just BEGUN!
While you're JAMMING with friends,
keep your eyes open wide,
for PET REINDEER waiting
to be adopted somewhere inside!"
So as I said earlier, there are pet reindeers in Jamaa now. In order to pick them up, you have to go to the Jamaaliday Jam! This is party that you can find obviously in the party section, so also make sure to check this party out, because not only is there reindeer... (there are even items!)
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Well guys, that's it for today's update!
HAPPY JAMAALIDAYS!
Here's today's Bible verse!
 
Psalm 133:1
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity!

 

 


 

Friday, December 4, 2020

JAMAALIDAY PARTY + STORY CONTEST 2020/2021?!



HEEEEYYYYY GUYSSSSS! 

Long time no seen!

I know I said I was going to be posting again and *ahem* apparently that didn't happen.

BUT I AM BACKKKKK TODAYYYY TO DO ANOTHER BLOG POST! 😂😂

Today's blog post is going to be a funnnnn oneeeee! 

However, first off, I decided to get to some not so exciting news. Unfortunately, Animal Jam was hit by a data breach back in October and I wanted to let y'all know that Animal Jam is not going to let you sign into your account if you do not change it first. So, if you were wondering why you can't log into Animal Jam, just make sure to create a strong password and if you were affected by the breach, I'd recommend changing your email password as well that is linked up to your account. 

The second thing that I wanted to say, is that Flash is going away. Please make sure to download the Animal Jam Desktop version if you have not already, because you will not be able to log on otherwise.

Now, onto the fun part!!

Today I am going to be hosting a JAMAALIDAY PARTY!! This party is for the upcoming holiday, Christmas!!! Here are the details!!

DECEMBER 19TH, (SATURDAY) 

2 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time)

PST (Pacific Standard Time) 11:00

MST (Mountain Standard Time) 12:00 PM

CT (Central Time) 1 PM

Those are the main times that y'all are most and likely in.

The location of this party is at my den.

What we will be doing:

Fashion show, (as always)

White Elephant Gift Exchange! (Make sure to bring any funny gift, that's appropriate)

Talking

New Year Resolutions!

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Whew! Now that all of that is out of the way, it's time to get onto the main topic here...

STORY CONTEST 2021!!! 

Yep, you heard that right!!

Several people have asked for it this year, and as a little surprise (hehe) I decided to do it!!!

However, you can't have a story contest without a theme, am I right?!

Here's the theme:

The Night Before Christmas

 I know some of y'all are probably thinking, "But House, there's no way we're going to be able to get this done before Christmas!"

You're right! 😂😂 This contest will end January 17th, 2021. 

Normally each year, we do the story a little bit longer than this, but I decided that the minimum length to the story will be 1,600 words. 

As always, we have rules each year.


 

Rules:

  1. Your story must be 4-5 chapters long. Each chapter must be 400 (minimum) 550 words (maximum) words.
  2. To enter, you must put your story in the comments of AJFC (please put your username in the Name/Url to enter), or give me a private link to your story using GoogleDocs, or a private link through your blog.
  3. Please do NOT include ANY personal information in your story. Such as your phone number, or your parents phone number, your name, email, home address, etc. If you do, you will be disqualified from the contest. 
  4. Please do NOT copy ANYONE else's stories.
  5. You MUST have your stories in the comments by Jan 15th, 2021. And for safety reasons, I will only have your story published in the comments for a few minutes, then save it in my writing program, so no one can cheat and use parts of your story in theres. 
  6. Please do NOT include ANYTHING: inappropriate, anything with rude humor, anything with language, drugs, anything with God's name in vain (such as Oh My ...), ghosts/spooky things in your story. If you do, you will disqualified. 
  7. Please, do NOT find stories online to enter in this contest. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 (credit to Gracie for those rules) Well guys, I guess that's it today! I hope y'all enjoyed this blog post, and I hope that all of y'all join the story contest and make it to the party!! BYE GUYSSSSS!

Here's today's Bible verse!

Matthew 1:21 (KJV)

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins."