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Friday, December 29, 2017

AJF Finale (Part 0) - Introduction

Hello! This is Mayksufi/WitchHatBunny/LoveLost/Meloetta! As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve left this blog in sort of  “dead space” for well over a year now. I never made a proper goodbye post or any explanations. I just kinda abandoned it, and this isn’t the first time I’ve done this either. But to be fair, tons of other AJ bloggers did the same thing. Fuzzy Shyivy did it twice and a lot of the “original” AJ blogs ended on a random post with no explanation as well. But anyway, I think it’s about time this site gets a proper ending and I give a proper goodbye for once. After AJF’s 6th anniversary came around I tried thinking of what a good “finale” would be like. I was just going to make a few explanation posts and a goodbye post but I felt like that wasn’t enough. After all, as dumb as it sounds this place changed my life in a number of ways, so I think it deserves a little more than that from me. I think it was around July that I finally had an idea for a finale and I’ve been trying to work on it since. I’m not nearly half way finished yet though. It’s... a lot of work
 I guess I should just tell you the plans first before I explain anything else




So... Anyone remember > THIS POST < I made in 2015? In that post I looked back at an old post from years ago and wrote about/reviewed it and gave my thoughts on it and whatever. Now, imagine if I were to go through every single post and page on this blog in order (as well as a few of my other blogs like the Rare Items Blog) and do something similar to that 2015 post but with every post!

I’ll also be bringing back a lot of deleted posts and pages! Just so we’re clear, there are around 1000 posts on this blog alone, so that’s going to be... a lot of typing to say the least. I’ll also be telling a lot of my untold stories and memories from the times the posts were made. Basically it’ll be like a retelling the entire blog and my life from the past 7 or so years. I’ll also be putting a lot of deleted posts back up, as well as some unfinished ones, and going over those posts as well. And I’ll be covering a lot of controversial topics such as the of 2013! And I’ll be going over the comments of every post/page/blog too. There has to be at least ten thousand comments, so... Yeah, like I said, this is going to take a lot of typing and a lot of time. Instead of just “winging it” and writing it as I go along, I want to make it neat and organized. So for the past bunch of months I’ve been going through every post and taking notes. Once I finish writing my notes for every post (I’m currently about a third of the way done with 2015’s notes) I’m going to have to write notes for my notes. That probably sounds confusing but that will help me be able to make sure it’s not messy. It’s still going to end up being messy anyway but I’m going to try to make it as non-messy as possible. Basically I’m making a script for the finale posts so it’s easier for me to write them and not miss any details as well as the whole thing being more organized
I’ll also make a few extra posts about other things after I’m done with the whole “retelling” thing (Dew might make a goodbye post too idk he made a draft but never did anything with it lol)

With the limitations I have right now it’s really hard to type and I don’t have a lot of time or motivation to do anything so just a heads up, progress on this is going to be incredibly slow. I’m going to work on this in my own time and am not going to rush. I probably won’t be done with this for a long time and somtimes new posts might be months apart, I don’t know. I’m not even ready to start on Part 1 yet. I thought I would be but things happen. There will probably be at least 300 finale posts. Along the way I’ll be going over the history of AJ, AJF, and going over some important unanswered questions such as “who exactly IS jackyboy?”

I also have a few questions

Should I revert the blog back to AJF’s original template/layout? It’s not exactly nice looking but I think it could be a cute little tribute to what we started with. For those who don’t know, the original layout looked like > THIS <
It probably doesn’t mean anything to you if you weren’t a regular viewer in 2011 but it’s pretty nostalgic to me
I’m not sure what I’d do for the page links since I originally didn’t have image links on the sidebar and I’m not sure if I’d even be able to edit the layout. But I thought I’d ask anyway before I tried anything. So, would you rather I not change the look of this site and leave like it’s been for eternity or change it back to its original layout?

The next question involves the comments. Since I’ll be looking back at every comment and responding to a lot of them, do you think I should take a picture of the comments I want to respond to and put them in the finale posts or should I just hit the reply button on the comments themselves? There are upsides and downsides to both ways and I’m not sure what to do. If I put them in the posts it’s going to make the posts needlessly longer and probably make them look more messy but if I just reply to the original comments in the original posts people probably aren’t going to see them

My last question for now is about page breaks. If you don’t know what that is, it’s when you have to click “READ MORE” to see the full post. Since the finale posts are going to be very long, only one post can be displayed on the front page. But if I use page breaks, it makes post smaller so more of them can be dislayed at once. I was always against using them because it gives you double the pageviews (and ad revenue) for the same amount of effort but because there are no ads on here and I don’t really care about how many views I get now (this site is dead lol) I don’t feel “greedy” using them. But how do you feel about it?

I know I had more questions but I can’t think of anything else right now so of I think of anything I’ll put them in the comments

Also if you have any ideas for posts and topics you’d like me to go over in the finale, let me know!

22 comments:

  1. Man this certainly is a huge wall of text lol

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    1. Too lazy to actually edit the post so I’ll put this here

      Once my notes are complete then the actual posts shouldn’t be too hard to make (and therefore won’t be too far apart), the problem is I’ve been in a depression-y mode for the past 2 months which killed all my motivation to do anything so I haven’t actually worked on my notes in about a month

      I don’t think I’ve ever actually finished any AJF project that I’ve started but if I’m going to finish one of them I want it to be this one

      I just need (a lot of) time and motivation that I don’t have

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    2. Yesterday I logged onto AJJAM for the first time in 7 months or something and I went to aldan and I thought things couldn't get worse... BOY WAS I WRONG.

      Imagine if "SPIKES" were overtaken by "Glitched" items, "Magenta" items, randumb ocean items, Headdressrrresess, and Cheat engine-hacked in colours of Jamaaliday gifts

      That's what happened.


      Which gave me the idea to make a post documenting the history of the Trading system + the most sought out items per era starting with before the trading button was even added and people "traded" gifts to gloves to the beginning of aldan walls addition of eagle quest which spawned a new breed of aldan walls

      Including a list of the things WRONG with today's trading economy

      I think it'd be interesting and imformative

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    3. also I edited my goodbye post draft lol

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    4. Part of the reason why I don’t want to come back is because of those raspberry items (I’ll save that fpr a huge rant thing am too tired)

      Idk if you remember but I always hinted at a “sekrit project” but never actually said what it was because I mever finished it but it was going to be a rarity chart from the golden era

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    5. and what did you do to get banned lol

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  2. I have followed this blog for years but never commented, so I think I should now.

    You are a fantastic person. Your blog always made me laugh, and to see it get a proper ending soon with BONUS FEATURES makes me so happy.

    I wish you luck with the rest of your life.
    -talonflame80841, a viewer who never showed until the end.

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    1. Aww thanks : )
      It’s good to know people still cone back here even though it’s been dead for quite some time

      Also, I know talonflame is a pokemon but your username still looks familiar. Have we met on AJ before?

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  3. I feel like I have seen you on AJ, but I also comment on Nafaria9's blog from time to time.

    I have used this username on a handful of sites, but my other website names are countrelieable101 and I have a account on a site called mweor under the name Dewey_Duck. I never usally say my names on there tho XD

    Must have been aj, Probs by walking past eachother without noticing or something XD
    -talonflame80841

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    1. I might’ve seen you on nafi’s blog then
      And it seems like you’ commented on my other blog before I removed all the posts

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    1. How are you doing these days?

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    2. I got back on AJ after 4 years lol. I'm 20 now. And the average age on AJ is 9 year olds in third grade lmao. The target age demographic has slowly gone down until AJ is literally geared towards babies lol. We'll see how long I stick around. I bought a 1 month and a 3 month. I'm already getting bored. The art thing is cool, but the app is so difficult to use and not advanced enough lol.

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    3. Oh man, I’ll be 20 too in a few months. It’s crazy to think I was 12 when I started this blog. I’m still 12 at heart though lol

      I don’t know if you play it but I’ve been enjoying Play Wild! I’m not on it that often but it’s a nice little timer killer for when I’m bored

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  5. Hey, just wanted to give an update on my progress for the finale. I currently have 108 pages of notes and am probably about 3/4 of the way done with 2015’s notes. I haven’t done notes yet for any page, other blog, or any deleted posts or pages yet (I’ll do those after I finish 2017’s notes)
    After all those notes are done I’m going to have to take notes on the note pages and get everything organized. Once all that’s finally done I can start on writing the actual finale posts. I definitely could just start writing the finale posts now but as I tried to explain in this post and probably failed at doing, I’d rather wait until my notes are complete because otherwise the finale posts are going to be filled with “I found something else that should’ve been included in a previous post”
    I want everything that I wanted to say to be included from the start and don’t want to have to go back every time and edit each finale post with things that should’ve been there to begin with if that makes sense

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  6. I will miss you. You introduced me to Animal Jam. Forever a place in my heart.

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    1. Curios, how did you find this blog if you didn’t know about AJ?

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  7. Note progress - currently in early March 2016, putting things on hold for awhile

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    1. hey, i'm glad you've made a lot of progress so far on the finale and i'm really anticipating the release. it's probably kind of monotonous going through each post and writing something about it, so i really appreciate the effort that you're putting into the whole project

      (i might've already said something similar to this before, but i guess there's no harm in reiterating)

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    2. Thanks, it really is a lot of work and I’m still not nearly complete, but I’m getting there. It’s actually a lot of fun going through the old posts as it brings back fond memories, although there are a few time periods that stressed me out making notes on them and I imagine they’ll be even more stressful to write about in-depth. Specifically most of 2012 since I was kind of a jerk to everyone around me, December 2015 since I was in a horrible place then, and the month I still have yet to cover, April 2016 which was where my life basically got ruined. I’m honestly pretty worried about how people are going to think about the 2012 stuff. I feel like the people that once respected me might lose some or all of that respect. The whole point of this finale thing is for me to move on with my life so I guess I should really own up to my mistakes from the past if I want to move on. Also, talking about April 2016 makes me feel intense anxiety which is apparently hard for people to comprehend (got a few... insensitive comments about that) so I’m really not looking forward to even writin my notes on that but it is what it is, I guess. It’s a lot of work and stress for something only a few people are even going to read, but to me this is much more than just a “project”

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