Monday, October 31, 2016

Rare Phantom Necklace

Hey guys!

Sooo, guess what. I was makin' my rounds on the blogs tonight, checking for new posts, reading the comments, when I realize, *gasp* I forgot Gracie's RIM post!

So here I am, somewhat guilt-ridden and sheepish, to bring you the

*booming voice*

RARE PHANTOM NECKLACE!!

Finally figured out how to tweak the font size. Cool, huh? :)

Here's this week's RIM! Whatcha think?


Sweet colors! Just like a Phantom!

1,000 Gems, pretty expensive! I've noticed a rising Gem price in RIMs over a while in AJ. I guess that's to make it "rarer". 

I was wondering if I should mention to AJ that, if the Rare Item Mondays are going to be sold at Epic Wonders prices, they could be sold in Epic Wonders! :D

They might fit in a little better there. Do you think so, Jammers? :) 

Here's how this week's Rare Item looks on a Hyena!


Really sorry I almost forgot! >.< I need to tie a string around my paw!

See you next week for the

RARE ITEM MONDAY!!

So long, Jammers!

(DXplorergirl)


My Husky Picture

Hey Jammers! Ja983 here with post number three.
a few days ago I was asked by Lost Fairy (and I was going to do this anyway :) To post my husky picture that I made, and since I'm non member, and won't be getting member till Christmas, this is perfect!
Alright here it is!

Tell me how the tongue looks, it took me awhile to get it, but I'm still not sure it looks very good please tell me your honest answer. Thank you!


Why You May Not Want To Celebrate Halloween Anymore, A Tip If You Don't Celebrate Halloween, And My Halloween Tradition!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! I'm Really  sorry for no recent posts! I'll try and post more often from now on. Even though today isn't my day to post, I really wanted to do this post. It could change your mind about Trick-Or-Treating tonight..

Today, my mom found a great link all about Halloween! The website is: http://www.av1611.org/halloween.html. I know it sounds weird, but it's a safe website. 

Lets start this post off, by talking about Trick-Or-Treating. 

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Trick-Or-Treating 

"Every year on Halloween, many children throughout the world dress up in costumes and go door to door in a ritual known as trick or treating . . . unaware that their innocent masquerade is actually the remnants of a Druidic religious practice from times most ancient. (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 11)
Whatever the wrinkles, the root assumption is the same: trick or treat had its beginning in the Celtic dawn. (Santino, Jack. Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life, p. 82)"  

Sounds pretty weird right? It gets worse.. If your Halloween outfit has a skull in it, you may not want to wear it. 

The Skull Symbol 

"An interesting symbol, the skull . . . It is prominent in Witchcraft and Demon worship as a celebration of death." (Burns, Cathy. Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 388)

You may be wondering, "What are Witchcraft and Demons?" well, the definition of Witchcraft is "the art of a witch ; sorcery ; magic. Magical influence ; witchery."

Revelation 21:8 says: But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

The "fiery lake of burning sulfur" is probably Hell. So it seems like God does not want us to take part in Magic.. 

Now lets take a look at what Demons mean. 

"An evil spirit, an evil passion or influence, a person considered extremely wicked, evil, or cruel." 

Gross, right? 

Whenever I hear the word "Demon" I think of how in the Bible, Jesus calls out evil Demons from people. The Demons would take over people, which is horrible. So it seems like God does not approve of Demons either. 

Bobbing For Apples

"The practice of bobbing for apples at a Halloween party comes form our Pagan ancestors, who highly valued apple magick." (RavenWolf, Silver. Teen Witch, p. 42)"

(Magick is similar to magic, but it could also be substituted for the word "mighty") 

Sorta weird huh..? 

Jack-O'-Lantern 

This is probably the worst part.. 

"If Witches are the Queen of Halloween, the smiling jack-o’-lantern is the King. The demonic jack-o’-lantern leaves most historians baffled tracing its spooky origin. One popular tale, tells of Jack who tricked the devil in a deal for his soul. But the origin of the jack-o’-lantern is much more sinister. It arrives from the Druid’s ghastly reverence of the severed human head! They proudly decorated their houses and temples with bloody severed heads. The Druids believed the head housed the soul, hence the light or candle in the skull. The original jack-o’-lantern was not a pumpkin or turnip, but a severed human head! 

Trophy, charm, or ornament, the human head figured prominently in Celtic life. Warriors hung enemy heads on their houses as a show of prowess, and Druids, believing that the head harbored the soul, placed skulls in sanctuaries to ward off evil. (National Geographic, May 1977, p. 603)

. . . they hang the heads of their enemies from the necks of their horses, and, when they have brought them home, nail the spectacle to the entrances of their homes. . .(Strabo, Geography)

It is believed that faces, rather than other images or symbols, were originally carved onto the pumpkin because they gave the jack-o’-lantern the look of a headThe Celts of ancient times believed that the head was the most sacred part of the human body, for it housed a person’s immortal soul. (Dunwich, Gerina. The Pagan Book of Halloween, p. 32)

. . . the jack-o’-lantern is generally presented in its traditional form as a festive euphemism for the death’s-head, the triangular nose hole and rictus grin being the "dead" giveaways. (Skal, David J. Death Makes a Holiday: The Cultural History of Halloween, p. 38)

Carved and illuminated by a candle, they are symbolic of death and the spirit world. (Thompson, Sue Ellen. Holiday Symbols and Customs, p. 256)"

And thats the real meaning of Halloween.. 

Credit for definitions: Dictionary.com 

Credit for Halloween information: http://www.av1611.org/halloween.html

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If you don't celebrate Halloween, (or plan not to after reading this post...) heres a little tip from keeping Trick-Or-Treaters from knocking on your door! 

Turn off your front porch light, and maybe have your parents park the family car in the garage. This could prevent kids from knocking on your door, because it looks like your not home. 

Though opening your door to Trick-Or-Treaters is a great witnessing tool, some teenagers dress up really bad. Some teens could dress up as devils, or have fake "blood" run down their face. 

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Since I don't celebrate Halloween, we don't decorate the house with Halloween stuff. But me and my Mom do have a fun little tradition we do on Halloween night! We decorate the mantel with Christmas stuff! It's a lot of fun. Maybe you could ask your parents if you can do the same thing! 

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Heres todays Bible verse! 

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Remember, God made YOU! 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Adventure Of The Frogsloth, Entries Fifteen and Sixteen

Dear Diary,
What the...?
"Uncle Baron?"
I can only imagine the expression my face must have been in.
Before me stood the uncle that I had not seen for years. The uncle that had begun my obsession with all things Frogsloth.
My mind went back to my early childhood, visiting his den, exploring, finding his notes. Notes on the Frogsloth.
I remembered asking him what they were for. Remembered listening to the story about a creature that so few dared to believe in. I remembered how everyone else thought he was crazy, and how he had gone on long trips to search for the creature.
The absences became longer and longer. And the last journey he had taken... he never returned from. No one was exactly surprised. We just kept on thinking he'd found something he thought would lead to the Frogsloth, and he'd come back when that lead was exhausted.
I went to his den, though. (Come to think of it, that was technically breaking and entering.... Whoops. aj-emoji-oops)
I read his notebooks, the ones I could find. I began to keep my own journals, and  from scribbled notes in his books, I learned of other Jammers who shared our interest in the Frogsloth.
I took a leap of faith when I met with Montiego. He is a magenta Crocodile, and the head of the society who call themselves the Frogslothians.
He was quite welcoming, unwilling to turn away one interested in his cause. Slowly, I came to know others in the organization, and became (though unofficially) a Frogslothian myself.
We were kinda secret... it's a lot harder to get laughed at when no one knows who you are. Eventually, through the web of fellow Frogsloth enthusiasts all across Jamaa, I learned of Lieutenant.
Roughly one week later, there I stood. In front of the Frogsloth, in front of Lieutenant, in front of Baron Vontoes.

(DXplorergirl)

Dear Diary,
My eyes widened as I realized the identity of the Jammer that was standing in front of me.
"Uncle Baron?" I asked.
"Professor Vontoes?" The Frogsloth said, almost in the same instant. He and I stared at each other for a few seconds in surprise, then looked back at my uncle.
"Wait a minute." The Frogsloth shook his head. "You can't possibly be the professor. I am struck by the remarkable resemblance, though. Almost exact."
Uncle Baron turned to me in amazement.
"You found him. After all these years, you found him."
"Found - he - who... what?" I blinked rapidly, jumbled bits of questions and answers coming out of my mouth. "How are you here? I thought you were -  I mean - you didn't come back."
"I was following you." He looked down at me sternly. "When I learned of the foolhardy journey you were taking into the wilds, I considered it my responsibility to come in and rescue you from the situation. It never occurred to me that you would actually find him!"
He was delighted at being face-to-face with Walter, just as I was. A strange spark lit up in his eyes. "After all these years.... "
He moved closer to Walter, stepping around him to observe every angle of the Frogsloth. Walter narrowed his eyes.
"Who are you, and what are you doing in my living room?"
Uncle Baron collected himself.
"Ah. Yes. I am Baron Vontoes," He took a shallow bow, placing a paw on his chest. "A descendant of the same college professor responsible for that - unfortunate incident - in the laboratory, that led to your self-imposed exile from society. We - that is, those of our line - feel responsible for causing such a loss to the world. You were quite a brilliant student, by all accounts.
"We have dedicated ourselves to the cause of locating you, and making some form of reparation for the mistakes made in the past, however that may be done."
Walter's eyes stayed stern.
"Out." He pointed toward the door. "I don't want reparation, I want my life in peace. Out."
"But we have searched for you - I have searched for you - for so many years. Surely there must be something we can do, especially considering what happened after-- "
"What happened then," Walter interrupted, "is of no importance. What is important is that this is my house," he pointed at himself, "and you are trespassing! Now kindly remove yourself from the premises!"
"But-but-but I thought - I was sure-- " Uncle Baron tried to protest. "Are you certain? Oh, we can't, we just can't leave!"
"Fine then!" Walter was at the end of his patience. "If you won't leave, I will! And I dare any one of you to stop me!" His fury was barely restrained, and (to me) incredibly frightening.
Glaring at us ferociously, he stalked off into his bedroom (I presume the door did not lead to a linen closet), leaving Lieutenant, myself, and my presumed-dead uncle all standing in the living room, wondering what had just happened.

(DXplorergirl)
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Animal Friends Chapter 1

Hey Jammers! Ja983 here with post number 3.
This is a story named Animal Friends, I wrote a few years ago. this is all fiction, none of this happened to me, but I wish it did. ;) Enjoy!


One day James was helping his Father in the barn feeding the horses when James asked his Father.
“Dad may I go on a ride at 1:00 this afternoon with Philip and Jenny?” 
“Maybe you can” his Dad said “if you finish your chores in time you may." “Ok," Said James, "thanks Dad!” 
So after lunch James started his chores he fed the animals, cleaned the barn, and collected eggs from the chickens. 
At 1:00, he went to the stables, as he came in his brown horse Blaze nudged his shoulder as if to say, good morning! “Good morning to you to Blaze!” James laughed cheerfully, he gave him some carrots, and then he started saddling up his horse. 
Blaze was a beautiful bay horse, strong, and fast. 
James remembered when he and his Father first went to the horse farm, they looked around for a while, James didn’t see a horse he liked, he was standing next to a stall he’d thought was empty, but then Blaze came out and nudged him. It startled James, at first he thought he would be like all the other horse, but when he looked at the horse and took him for a ride, he knew that this was the horse for him. 
As James sat there grooming Blaze he didn’t see that Philip and Jenny were coming up the driveway until Jenny called out, 
“hi James” 
“oh,” Said James, startled, 
“hi Jenny hi Philip. 
“Hi James” Said Philip, on his white horse named Jumper, 
“is Swift free today?” Asked Jenny with a laugh, 
“yes” laughed James, “no one is riding Swift today” 
“are we going to the meadows today?” Asked Philip 
“yeah,” Said James, “it’s really nice there this time of year. 
“I know, the horses like it a lot too,” Said Jenny, “the grass is nice and green” 
“so James,” Said Philip, “what are your plans this week?” 
“Well” Said James, “me and my family are going to the zoo this week, and also I’ve been looking around for a horse contest of some sort. 
“horse contest?” Asked Jenny, “I think there’s going to be a horse contest at the Cardans horse ranch they have all the room and stuff” 
“when is it?” Asked Philip, “I’m not sure Said Jenny, I couldn’t look at it fully because me and my Mom were going shopping. 
“let’s swing by there on the way home” Said James, 
“I’m fine with that” Said Jenny, 
“me too, Said Philip,  "anything else that your doing this week James?” 
 “no, Said James, I don’t think so. 
“let’s go, Said Jenny, "my Mom said I have to be home by 3:00” 
“all right" Said James, "let’s go.

Animal Jam Movie

Hey everyone! Ja983 here with my second post!
MAN this is a busy week!
This weekend me and pob93 have to dog sit for a neighbor, Sunday a pastor from India is coming to church, Monday Piano, Wednesday pob on down, going horse back riding!!
Today I will talk about, brace yourselves!
How AJHQ might make a movie about Animal Jam! :GASP:
Here is why I think this.
AJHQ is expanding, so to speak. They are making toys, trade cards, and more! Don't you think is  possible for them to make a movie?
Maybe it will be about the beginning of Jamaa? Maybe about one of the adventures? Maybe just something new?
This is just a theory.
One thing I would really like about it is; It would just be SO fun to see it, and meet other people who maybe play AJ!
:gasp; maybe, I would met one of you guys! .... hmmmm.
If you hear anything about AJHQ releasing a movie, or any other theory why they would make a movie, let us know in the comment! And don't forget to, PLAY WILD!
*King Tough Bunny

Friday, October 28, 2016

Are The Rare Pet Phantom's Worth It?

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! I'm sorry I have not been posting much. I had a really bad cold. But I am better now!

Animal Jam had an update yesterday. And one of the things I thought was extra exciting were the Pet Phantoms! I like to save my Diamond's and only use them on things I could use, or things I really like. So then I thought, if any of you Jammer's are the same way, this post might help you! So if you are undecided on if you should buy one or not, this post should help! I will also be listing a pros and cons list at the end.

Color Difference:

There is a noticeable color difference. The Non-Rare Pet Phantom colors are darker. While the Rare Pet Phantoms are lighter. I feel that the Rare Pet Phantoms have better color options. But the Non-Rare Phantoms are nice too. It really comes down to personal preference. I prefer the lighter Rare Pet Phantoms. But that's my preference and opinion.

Customization Difference:

I have a really slow computer. So it was difficult to really analyze the differences. But from what I seen, I could not tell of any major differences. What I did notice though was the with the Non-Rare Pet Phantoms you have the choice to add a smoke cloud. You did not have that option with the Rare Pet Phantoms.

Price Difference:

Both the Rare and Non-Rare Pet Phantoms cost three Diamonds. But the Rare Pet Phantoms are only for sale until Monday.

Pet Shop Difference:

There is no difference in the items. They are the same for both the Rare and Non-Rare Pet Phantoms.

Any Other Differences: 

When you buy a Rare Pet Phantom, that is the only one you get, unless you spend three more Diamonds. I don't know if this happened to just me or if you happened to other people, but I forgot to customize my Rare Pet Phantom! I don't know why on earth I forgot. But just remember you can customize you're Rare Pet Phantom.


Now I am going to be listing a pros and cons list for both Pet Phantoms.

Non-Rare Pet Phantom Pros:
Nice dark colors.
 No rush to buy them, unlike the Rare Pet Phantoms.
The Pet Shop items in my opinion look better on the Non-Rare Pet Phantoms. Because the items are dark so I feel they match better with the Non-Rare Phantoms.

Non-Rare Phantom Cons:
The colors are pretty much are all dark. There is no variety.
When you go to customize the Non-Rare Pet Phantoms, I find that the eyes and legs don't look as good as on the Rare Pet Phantoms.
You don't get a colorful glow when you chose a secondary color.


Rare Pet Phantom Pros:
The nice light colors. They make for pretty Pet Phantoms!
The eyes and legs on the Rare Pet Phantoms seem to look much better then on the Non-Rare Pet Phantoms. But this is just my opinion.
When you chose you're secondary color for you're Phantom you get a cute little glow with whatever color you chose!

Rare Pet Phantom Cons:
You only have so much time to buy one.
Each one you buy costs three diamonds. Instead of buying one, then getting the rest for 400 gems.
The items in the Pet Shop are to dark for the Rare Pet Phantoms.
If this happened to not just me.... You might forget to customize you're Rare Pet Phantom if you're not careful!

My Final Opinion:

I feel its worth it! You have a new range of colors to chose from! And that's always fun! Plus I didn't even take into account how rare these could become in a few years. I even suggest if you have the Diamonds, to buy a couple of them! But make sure you buy different colored Pet Phantoms! Maybe down the line Animal Jam will release some Pet Shop Clothing Items that will better suit the Rare Pet Phantom. Comment below if this helped you, and if you bought one ,or if you plan to buy one!

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





Monday, October 24, 2016

Rare Vampire Mask

Hello, Jammers!

Who's ready for a RIM?

This week, we've got a spoooooooky Rare. Not my favorite, since I don't celebrate Halloween, but it is Rare Item Monday, and I have a solemn duty to record the Rare Item. (However close to being Tuesday it might be... I'm so sorry, guys, I know this post is deplorably late. :[ )

Today's Rare Item is the Rare Vampire Mask!


It is in the standard Halloween color screme... Screme? That's appropriate.

Typos aside, this is the non-Rare item named the Vampire Mask, but recolored in orange, yellow, and black, the usual Halloween color scheme.


Interestingly, half of the little floating bat is cut off when viewed in the Item Preview, it's too wide!

Also, the small dent/chip in "Dracula's" hair, which is visible in the item's closeup, cannot be seen in the Item Preview! Odd, isn't it?

That concludes this week's Rare Item Monday! C'mon by next week to see what's in store! :D



(DXplorergirl)


King Tough Bunny



HI EVERYONE!!! ja983 here! (AKA King Tough Bunny) 
OMG I'M SO HAPPY TO BE WRITING FOR THIS BLOG! 
Ok my first post is about, Something that I hear a lot of people complain about. It's about how nonmembers get hardly ANYTHING! But in my opinion nonmembers get PLENTY! If you look at games like Club Penguin Non Members really DO get hardly anything. So I think people (especially the people that play Club Penguin) Should be happy for what they get!
This is King Tough Bunny with her FIRST post! Thank you SOOOO MUCH Gracie for letting me do this!
*King Tough Bunny

A Brand New Blogger! Can You Guess Who It Is?

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here with a quick post! I am very excited, and pleased to announce that AJFC is getting a brand new Author! Can you guess who it is?


Comment below on who you think she is! 

Heres today's Bible verse! 

Psalm 23:6

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

Remember, God made YOU!



Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Adventure Of The Frogsloth, Entries Thirteen And Fourteen

Dear Diary,
I stayed rooted to the couch, little tiny prickles of nervousness running up and down my fur. I don't want to leave.
Lieutenant didn't want to either.
"Oh yeah? Well, I can choose too, and I choose to stay right here." He jabbed a claw at the floor. "We can't leave without proof, that's what we came here for, isn't it?" He turned to me.
More needles of anxiety stuck into me at his question. I looked from him, to the Frogsloth, then back again.
"Well... that's what I came here for..." I turned to the Frogsloth.  "But I didn't know you were.... " I wanted to say alive, but that wasn't quite the right word.
"Sentient," The Frogsloth suggested.
I nodded, and pointed my paw to indicate that I got it. "Yes. Thank you."
Lieutenant wasn't affected by the fact.
"So who cares? That doesn't change what we came for."
The situation reminded me of The Incredible Hulk, an old TV show. An investigative reporter named Jack McGee relentlessly pursues a scientist that becomes a giant green creature, intent on showing him to the world.
Trouble was, despite the fact that the Hulk was the hero, I kind of liked McGee, too.
"You've got to come," Lieutenant said. "You have to let us know about you."
Walter stared at him oddly.
"Why?"
Lieutenant stopped short. He apparently hadn't thought about this.
"Because."
"Because?" The Frogsloth repeated dubiously.
"Because... you're important. Scientifically."
"Why?" Walter seemed to have taken up a line of Socratic questioning.
"Because there's no one like you. You're incredible, an amazing freak of nature." Lieutenant widened his eyes and shut his mouth, as if he'd realized what he'd just said.
The Frogsloth's face altered slightly.
"A freak of nature," he repeated softly. Then, louder, "That is all I am to you." He walked away from the door and moved to stand in front of Lieutenant.
He looked down at him, and around the room to look over his shoulder at me, then back at Lieutenant.
"Children," he whispered to himself, but still audible. "I am arguing with children." His tone was derisive, as if he were annoyed with himself for falling to this low standpoint.
"You're coming back with us!" Lieutenant would not let it go.
"Stop it...." I said quietly, almost whimpering.
"I  don't have to stand here and listen to this!" the Frogsloth shouted. He was really angry this time.
"Oh yeah? Where ya gonna go, old-timer, because I'm not going ANYWHERE!"
"Now you look here, you...." he trailed off into a low undertone.
"No! I won't 'look here'!" Lieutenant replied.
I looked at the open door. In a choked whisper, I said to no one in particular,
"I have to go...." 
And darted out the front door.

(DXplorergirl)


Dear Diary,
My feet pounded swampy ground. All I wanted was to get away from everything I had worked for.
The rhythm was somehow calming, and my brain latched on to the predictable pounding of my paws, matching it to my heartbeat. One, two, three, four... I counted with the thumping in my mind, over and over again.
I even closed my eyes, following the faint, straight path made by the Frogsloth on his trips to the pond where he ate. Everything seemed distant... it didn't matter anymore....
WHAM!!
"Oohwh...." I groaned, and rubbed my snout as I sat up. Apparently nobody told that tree that the path was supposed to be straight...
As the pain slowly faded from my nose, I noticed the ground. Footprints. And not mine.
They looked like...
"Oh no," I said aloud. Our mysterious visitor in the shadows. 
And they led straight towards the Frogsloth's house.
I doubled back, the pounding of my paws speeding up , well past what it had been during my flight from the burrow-house.
I reached the door. Flinging it open, I saw Walter and Lieutenant standing together, the sense of danger filling the room. Facing them was....
Someone. His back was to me. He turned.
My eyes opened wide, and my jaw slackened in shock at the realization of who it was.
What the...?

(DXplorergirl)
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

How To Make A Blog - Part 1, Setting Up A Email/Blogger Account!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here! I'm really sorry for no recent posts! Lately I've been having a lot of anxiety cause we have had a lot of stuff going on. And when that happens, I don't want to make blog posts. I just want to pace.. Hehe. I've also been out of ideas for posts. Not much has been happening on Animal Jam lately. So today, I'm going to do a non-AJ related post. Todays post is going to be about how to make a blog! Since theres a lot that goes into making a blog, I will be doing this posting series in multiple parts. Lets begin!


First, go to accounts.google.com, and type in your email address and password. If you do not have an email, please follow the steps below. But remember, get parents permission first! 

First, click create account. 


Type in all of the needed information. It might be better to put in your parents date of birth instead of yours, just for safety. After you type in the info, click next step. 


To verify your account, you will need to put in your parents phone number, and choose to get the verification code by text, or voice call. Then push continue. 

There should be a box where the verification code goes. Type in the code, then press continue. 


Your almost done! Your email is now set up! You don't need to do anything on this page, so now you will need to go to Blogger.com, and type in your new email address and password. You then will be taken to.... 


Where you set up your blogger or Google+ account! I'm going to do Blogger. I've never done a Google+ before, and Blogger seems safer. 


Simply type in your Blogger name. Such as your Animal Jam username if your starting an Animal Jam blog. Then push continue to Blogger. 


You made it... The whole new world of Blogger. I know it looks a bit overwhelming, but its really easy! 

Stay tuned for "Part 2, How To Make, And Personalize A Blog" in a few days!

Comment below if you would like to see more posts like this in the future! 

Heres todays Bible verse! 

2 Timothy 1:9

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time - to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

Remember, God made YOU! And loves you very much :) 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rare Pirate Sword

Heyooooo, Jammers!

Today we've got a whopper of an RIM, and it's name is the Rare Pirate Sword!






It is a non-Member Rare Item, and will likely cause a big stir in the trading market!

Of course, non-Rare non-Member Pirate Swords (I nominate that for Mouthful Of The Year) will be just as "rare", as in hard to get, so don't worry about your assets devaluing too much, NM Pirate Sword collectors. ;)

However, with the introduction of this new item, the demand for NM Pirate Swords will likely decrease, so be prepared to see a drop in the frequency of trade offers for your old Pirate Swords.







This spooky-colored item was a wonderful addition to HQ's repertoire of RIMs! Tell us what you think will come next!

(DXplorergirl)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Adventure Of The Frogsloth, Entries 11 and 12

Huh?
"Huh?" My mouth echoed my thoughts, my voice sounding annoyingly confused and helpless.
Then, I looked at the Frogsloth's face. Not just looked, but really saw. Wanted to understand.
I saw... defensiveness, in the position of his arms, in the set of his eyes. His privacy is being threatened.
I saw... anger. At us? It seemed different than anger. Perhaps a better word was - resentment. But why? I wondered.
Intermingled with everything, there was a sorrow, deep and ancient, in his eyes.
They will never change. Suddenly, his expression was as clear as ice. The words came almost unbidden into my brain. Woah. 
Suddenly, it seemed a lot harder to imagine him doing away with us. Though there was no logical reason for such a belief, there it was.
Then, realizing I was 'zoning out' on the Frogsloth, I snapped back to the present. Beside me, Lieutenant's eyes were bugged out a little, but he was keeping a brave face.
"So that's it, huh?" His voice held defiance, but it wavered. His fear was palpable. "You take us in here, tell us everything, and then just - what? Make us 'disappear'?" He made air quotes with his claws.
The Frogsloth's brow wrinkled for a moment. He followed my gaze to the weapons on the wall. Then....
He started laughing!
Lieutenant and I sat on the edge of the couch cushions and stared at each other. Both of us were bug-eyed by then.
Once the Frogsloth had finished laughing, we both gathered our courage and said simultaneously;
"So - " I began, haltingly.
"You're not gonna - " Lieutenant continued.
"Uhm...."
"Kill us?" Lieutenant spat out.
Yipes. Once he said it, the reality hit me that we had either made a very silly mistake, or a very dangerous one.
(DXplorergirl)





Dear Diary,
The Frogsloth - I mean Walter - finished laughing, and looked at us with barely-contained amusement shining from his eyes.
"Kill you? Why, my dear young Jammers, I wouldn't harm a - " He stopped for a second and considered the expression he was about to use. "Lizard," he finished.
I choked, and suppressed an ill-timed snicker.
"But... well, with what you said about the reporter...." I offered a sheepish shrug and a curious glance.
Walter leaned forward in his chair.
"That young Kangaroo was camped out in this swamp for many a day, in the firm belief that the Frogsloth made his home here. He paid special attention to this fallen tree, seeing traces of habitation about the area. It took me a good two weeks holed up inside, sneaking out at night to eat, to convince him that no one lived here.
"And let me tell you," he added with a half-smile, "I got very tired of twiddling my thumbs and drinking swampweed tea."
Lieutenant looked up at this.
"So why didn't you come out?"
The Frogsloth raised his eyebrows.
"And let him discover me?"
"Yes."
The Frogsloth leaned back in his chair, steepling his claws as Lieutenant spoke again.
"You've hidden here so long, while the whole world should have known the truth.You've got to come out and show them."
"What I have to do, young sir, is no business of yours."
"And that's another thing," Lieutenant added, getting more aggravated. "You're always calling everybody 'young Jammers'." He made air quotes again."Just because you're old doesn't mean you're always right!"
The Frogsloth arched an eyebrow. I cringed. Sheezsh.... Way to tick him off, buddy.
"The topic of whether or not I am always right is not one I wish to argue. The simple fact is, I have a right to my own life and my own choices, just as you do.
"You chose to come and look for me, and you have found me. I chose to come to this swamp, and I choose to stay here."
"You don't have that choice!" Lieutenant hopped up from the couch. "You mean too much to Jamaa! You owe it to everyone to show us the truth!"
The Frogsloth's response was made in a voice as cold as ice.
"I do have the power of choice. Case in point; I choose to get up," he said, matching the action to the word. "I choose to walk to the door. I choose to open it. I choose to terminate this interview, and wish you a very good-day, and pleasant travels back to wherever it is you came from."
Dear Diary, at this, my heart dropped.
(DXplorergirl)
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Friday, October 14, 2016

Inspirational Words If You Feel Rejected.

Hey, Jammer's! CoolCat here with another post! I'm sorry for no recent posts by me. I have been busy plus I have not had any good ideas! So my friend Gracie gave me the idea to post something Biblical! So I have decided to do that. I wanted to pick a Biblical topic. So I thought what is the best topic I could use? Then I thought about rejection. It happens a lot in life. But it feels like it happens the most when you're a child/teen. So I just thought this would be the perfect topic. Often times we maybe are rejected because we are new, different, or unique. You could be rejected by you're school bullies, mean neighborhood kids,  or even the people you thought were you're friends. So if you maybe going through this, here are some Bible versus for you.

1. God does not see the same way people see. People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:76

2. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and he saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18

3. Those who are treated badly for doing good are happy, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. Matthew 5:10-12

I hope this will help somebody out there. Even if its just one person.

As always. Bye, Jammer's! And ~Jam On!~

Masterpiece Party Update - Jamaa Journal Vol. 183!

Hey Jammers! graciepopstar91 here with another post! Yesterday was update day! So lets get right into the Jamaa Journal, shall we?


On this page, it says that Polar Bears have returned! Their for sale in the diamond shop for 10 diamonds. Polar Bears aren't my favorite AJ animal, but I do love their underwater play! 


Hehe! 

Now for the next page! 


On this page, it says how theres a new party! Its called Masterpiece Gallery Party. Heres a short video I took of the party! Sorry there's no audio.



Comment below if this video worked! 

Now for the next page! 


Pet Tarantulas have returned! Even though I don't celebrate Halloween, I think this pet is sorta.. Cute! 
On the other side of the page, it says new items are coming! The superhero mask (left) has come I believe today, and its really adorable on bunnies! It reminds me of the ninja mask! 

Now for page 4!


On this page, it says that the Spooky Party, and bats are back. Like I said above, I don't celebrate Halloween. So I haven't looked around the party. But I did go really fast to get this: 


I couldn't help myself.. Their too cute!

Now for page 5!


Theres a new exhibit at the Conservation Museum! Lets take a look at it. 


Pretty cool! 

On the right side of this page, it says that theres bat facts around Jamaa! Heres one I found in Kimbara.


Now for page 6!


When you buy a retail gift card, you will get an Arctic Fox and den items! On the bottom, it shows that you will get an icy chair! Lets take a closer look. 


Doesn't it look similar to the Fox Chair? 


Maybe AJHQ is running out of ideas..? 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Jamaa Journal post! 

Heres todays Bible verse! 

Romans 5:18

Yes, Adam's one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ's one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone.

Remember, God made YOU! 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Rare Bat Mask

Hey Hey Hey! :D

How 'bout a RIM today?

Okay!



Bad poems aside, howd'ja like to hear about this week's Rare Item, Jammers?

This week, we have a really cool item in Jam Mart Clothing! It's called the Rare Bat Mask!




This is a great item for roleplays! Da na na na na na na na na na na na na! BAT-MAAASK! XD

A really cool look can be made with this! :D ...Probably not on a Hyena, though.



What are your thoughts on this week's Rare Item? Tell us in the comments! :D

See you next Sunday, Jammers!

(DXplorergirl)