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  1. As soon as I saw the Airborne Minitheus I knew one of my pets had to have one. Its little hat! <3 Another has a Bubblebee. IRL I love bumblebees, so this was another easy choice. And then we have Hieronimo the Halloween Harris! Like many others, I too also adore Slorgs. They always put a smile on my face!
  2. Sorry I didn't post sooner - I had no idea you'd replied! I was put off music for a long time by some poor experiences in school, but found myself becoming interested again after watching a couple of particularly good buskers. Other than that, there isn't really an interesting story behind it; I just decided to go for it one day, found a teacher and rented an instrument from a local music shop. I found my teacher on a tutoring website, but I've seen ad cards up in nearby shops, and the music shop where I got my violin had a lot of ads up too. The violin I currently play is a Stentor Student I, which costs around £110-120 (after a couple of months renting, I got a discount and ended up paying around £70, but your shop's policies may vary). It was recently restrung, which has improved the sound a lot. Personally, I wouldn't recommend trying to teach yourself an instrument like the violin, as even with a teacher I've found it so easy to get into bad habits. That said, my partner is learning to play the viola and taught himself a few scales and simple tunes before finding a teacher, and he hasn't had any problems. I guess it depends on the individual? I guess my main piece of advice would be: just do it! It'll be hard work, and frustrating for a while, but ultimately a lot of fun and totally worth the effort! Good luck!
  3. I've just sent you a card. I received a notification to say I'd been given the theme; hopefully it works for you, too!
  4. Thanks, I'm glad you like it. I couldn't bring myself to give him clothes when the polka dots are so pretty. They remind me of confetti cupcake pop-tarts, of all things! I enter occasionally, when I'm feeling inspired by the theme. It's a lot of fun. :)
  5. I can certainly sympathise with you on the stage fright part. :) I've been playing violin for about two and a half years now (started when I was 25, so a little later than many!). I'm completely hooked and wanting to try piano and cello just as soon as I can afford the extra lessons.
  6. Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I used Negg Background, Negg and Flower Filled Planter, White Picket Fence of Neggs Foreground, and Polka Dot Shower (some serious NC trading coming up!). That Snowbunny hopping along the foreground is just so cute! *sends hugs* Thank you! I checked my list and I already have it ticked off, but thanks for the reminder. :) Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
  7. I've been getting into a spring mood and putting this custom together for my Polka Dot Shoyru. I'd like to know what you think and hear any suggestions. :) Thanks! EDIT: Animated version here.
  8. My account just keeps getting luckier! I won the Sinsi - Shapeshifter and Gormball - Gargarox avatars yesterday, and the Techo - Cheesy and Kiosk Wocky avatars today, and discovered some items in my SDB that I hadn't realised had become quite valuable. :D
  9. My side account hit four months old today, which allowed me to transfer over my Buzz and use that FFQ I've been saving up to paint him Maraquan and get the avatar - yay! :D
  10. King fan here! If you don't like horror, I'd recommend Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption (I have this as part of a collection entitled Stephen King Goes to the Movies, which does also contain some horror stories, so watch out!), The Green Mile, The Bachman Books (Rage and Roadwork should be fine, while The Long Walk and The Running Man are dystopian), and if you don't mind the post-apocalyptic genre, The Stand is amazing. I'd also recommend his non-fiction book On Writing, which is a combination of autobiography and writer's manual. I'm currently on volume two of the Dark Tower series, and I think I'm hooked already!
  11. Seeing my reply about the Lindt sesame chocolate again reminded me of another strange flavour - wasabi flavoured dark chocolate! It's another Lindt one, and again I don't know how commonly available it is. I wouldn't recommend eating it in large pieces, though! Little nibbles are best. :)
  12. I returned to Neopets just over a year ago, and this account has been incredibly lucky compared to previous efforts. While many of my achievements are just down to putting in a bit more effort, I've had two FFQs, unlocked the Lever of Doom and Dice-a-Roo avatars, among others, and won a few trophies. :D I wish you all a very lucky 2017!
  13. Thank you! :D This post has been edited by a member of staff (Spritzie) because of a violation of the forum rules. Please keep your posts at 7 words or above. Please check your user inbox to see if you have been contacted regarding this incident, then review our rules.
  14. What do you guys think of MarySidney? See here for the animated version, and here for the actual pet page. I'm really proud of this custom - it was my first attempt at NC trading and customisation - and I'd love to hear your comments and/or suggestions.
  15. Thanks for the update! I've been following your updates, and it really sucks that this has happened (and that TNT don't seem to be helping!). I hope things improve soon. I've resubmitted my Chokato request, and I'll go and buy some sand... :)