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About teprometo

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    Vague avatar dreams, hopes for 10 million NPs - basic

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  1. teprometo

    What's your Achievement today?

    I don't even know what to do now. This has been my goal since I first joined Neopets nearly 20 years ago. Ummmmmmmm...
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    The Lab Rays: What happened today?

    My Kacheek lab rat turned Silver today! I like it, even though I honestly liked Swap Gas. Time to customize again.
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    Vote for Obelisk War! Round 153!

    Eenie meenie miney mae, close your eyes and pick The Sway.
  4. teprometo

    Vote for Obelisk War! Round 153!

    I already have the Awakened avatar, so I'd go for either Seekers or Sway. I'm not picky between the two.
  5. teprometo

    The Lab Rays: What happened today?

    First ever non-stat or gender change! I'm super excited. I need to recustomize, because the cutesy outfit really no longer works.
  6. teprometo

    What's your Achievement today?

    Eyyyy, got my Jub Zambra avatar today and it brought me to a round 200.
  7. teprometo

    Avatars: What have you got?

    Lol I failed at this screenshot, BUT! I was not expecting this one today, so that's kind of nice. Almost makes up for the fact that I totally forgot February 1st happened and missed playing any games that day for a shot at trophies. O well.
  8. teprometo

    Today's Random Events

    In all my years, I have never seen this one.
  9. teprometo

    Vote for Obelisk War! Round 152!

    Thieves is the only avatar I DO have, so I'd vote for the others but ... I'll fall in line, if that's what's best for the collective.
  10. teprometo

    New to the forums :)

    Hi, Evi! Welcome! I'm relatively new to the forums myself but have been having a good time so far. Good bunch of people.
  11. teprometo

    I can't believe the Neopets community is so...

    Different corners of the internet, I suppose. Don’t get me wrong—I’ve had some deeply nasty experiences with women in fandom—but the overall vibe of female-majority spaces has felt, to me, less toxic (which also means different things to different people, which I probably shouldn’t get into on a Neopets fan site). The last time I saw any Neopets user base demographics was probably 3 years ago, so my info could well be outdated and/or misremembered. I try to think of everyone on the internet as gender-neutral until they tell me otherwise, but I do notice myself skewing towards assuming Neopets folks are women more often than I assume they’re men, since I haven’t been able to break my brain of those gender schemas that really dug their claws in during my early childhood development. That’s probably more about me and my own problematic brain than it is about anyone else, and this is excellent insight. Heyyyyy I learned something about myself today.
  12. teprometo

    What's your skincare routine?

    Other people's skin care always fascinates me, because for most of my life I was VERY lazy about skin care (slept in my makeup, never washed my face, certainly never moisturized). I was taking oral HBC for about 10 years and had perfect skin (and severe migraines). Once I found out that it was the HBC causing the migraines, I switched to another method with minimal hormones, and BAM! Puberty hit me all over again and never left. So now I'm 29 years old with significant hormonal cystic acne and bad skin care habits. Touching my face a bunch (and picking, ugh) is also one of my anxious tics, which does not help anything. I've tried a few things, including topical prescriptions, but lately I decided to give the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay a shot, and I'm seeing a reduction in cysts. It still fluctuates noticeably with my cycle, and I'd probably see better results if I were more diligent about my AM/PM routines, but it is a huge improvement. Here's what I do on an ideal day, when I'm doing what I'm supposed to: AM: Garnier Micellar Water (sensitive / pink cap), Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash (unscented), Clindamycin gel (Rx) on my problem areas, Benzoyl peroxide spot treatment (if I have a cyst that needs to be dried out), Cetaphil moisturizer (my BFF tells me I should be using a better moisturizer with more nourishing "stuff," but I don't have $100 to spend on 1 oz. of product, so cheap it is) - in the summer I use a BB cream with SPF, but I need to find a real SPF moisturizer for my face and neck that won't clog my pores & weigh me down (open to recommendations) PM: Micellar Water again, Simple face wash again, Adapalene cream (Rx) on my problem areas, Cetaphil moisturizer again (I know I need to add a toner and a serum to this, but I haven't yet found anything both good and affordable - also open to recommendations here) 2-3 times a week (usually after my post-gym shower) I do the healing clay for 20 minutes, which is 1 T clay, 1 T apple cider vinegar, and 1 drop tea tree oil, mixed and applied with PLASTIC utensils, not metal, since any metal coming in contact with the clay will negate its effectiveness - on these days I don't use the Adapalene, and wait an hour or so before moisturizing
  13. teprometo

    What's your Achievement today?

    I don't even want to know how many hours I put into this. Luckily I got paid for the time, since it is SLOOOOOOWWWW at work. I never want to quest a neo, ever again. Except Monday when I'm sure I'll start NeoQuest II. Sigh.
  14. Lol no. I remember actually reading the first 4 pages or so and then thinking to myself, "Wow, this really isn't ever going to become interesting, is it?" The click-click-click-click of vapid dialogue with no way to interact with it, no scavenger hunts, just ... eye-glazing nonsense. Astonishingly phoned in, and then they can't even bother to keep up with it. Just. What? Why even bother?
  15. teprometo

    I can't believe the Neopets community is so...

    That's awesome! And is pretty consistent with my experience too. Based on my observations, interest groups composed predominantly of women are generally much more cooperative, respectful, celebratory, supportive, and community-oriented: a rising tide lifts all boats. Of course lots and lots of men play Neopets, but I'd wager the player base at this point is majority female, and probably by a lot. Since I picked up Neopets again, I've spent almost no time in HearthStone because, like ... yeah, toxic. The feel of the Neopets community honestly reminds me a lot of that amazing decade I spent deeply entrenched in the Harry Potter and Merlin fandoms, back in the days of LiveJournal before Tumblr came and ruined everything (meddling kids / get off my lawn / etc). Neopets is still nicer, though, maybe because we're mostly all just dressing up our wee animal paper dolls, and who really wants to go from combing their anthropomorphized dust bunny and feeding their dinosaur to ... well, what we've all seen in Twitch chat. Idk why this became a novel, but apparently I have thoughts on the topic.