Thursday, 1 June 2017

Renovations and Summer Events

Hellooooo, guess who's back with a pooooost?!

If you guessed Lostfairy, you are wrong.

Okay, just kidding, its me, Lost! ^__^

And boy, oh boy, I am pumped because I am on...

Summer vacation!!

I'm super happy because now I have 3 months of total fun. I will probably try to go back to 2 posts a week but we'll see how that goes. I will try to be more active during this summer though, don't you worry!

But I'm also happy about this post. I have planned this post for a few weeks now and I can't wait to keep writing it. 😊

Today's post isn't going to be about AJ as much. Its more like talking about what's going on this summer on AJJ. I've got some interesting things up my sleeve. 😉

Rewriting:


That's right, after a little over a year, I will be doing some rewriting on AJJ. It is very needed in some areas... 😜 What am I rewriting?

  • Every tab. All the tabs, except JH, have been around since I first started this blog. Which means, they are stiff and formal. I cringe at them, actually. I feel the need to rewrite them in my new writing style. (More... fun? And me? 😏)
  • My profile. It's kind of boring. And stiff. And not the greatest. 😂 So, that will definitely be rewritten.

Deleting:



You are probably a little worried about this one! But don't worry, it's fine. 😆 I'm not deleting anything major. What am I deleting?

  • Codes tab. It has been forgotten plus I never think of adding new codes. It's really pointless.
  • Edit: I will also be deleting some old comments on the JH tab, since it is full!

Adding:



I will be adding a new tab to AJJ! I have been thinking about adding it for a while but now I am finally doing it. What tab am I adding?

  • Jamaasian stories tab. That way, all my short Jamaasian stories can be in one place. I will probably write more short stories and add them into the tab. 😊

Changing:



Out with the old, in with the new. It's time to spice up AJJ with some new backgrounds and things! What am I changing?

  • The template. It's summer! We need a nice, summery background! 😆 I loved the spring background but it's time for a change.
  • My profile picture. It's not my main look anymore. I changed my designer skirt a while ago. I actually DON'T own a grey skirt. 😳 I had borrowed Koolest's skirt for the picture. I had no idea it was going to turn into my main look. 😂 So, now it will be a red designer skirt for my main look. (But I think in Koolest's JH illustrations, my skirt will still be grey.)
All of these updates and things will take place in the next few days or so. 😊

And now! On to some summery things!

I have not one, not two, but three summer events planned!

Summer Splash Party!


That's right, I'm having a party to kick off summer! It's sure to be a blast!

Here's the invite:


I hope you all can make it! 😉


Summer den contest!


Last time I held a den contest, it went nowhere. I got a few entries but I never announced the winner, oops! But this time, I promise to actually announce the winners!

All you need to do is: Create a summery den and then comment on this post or something saying that your username and that your den is ready for me to go look at. Simple!

Rules:
  • Don't copy, cheat, or bully other people's entries.
  • Don't use your extra accounts!
  • Be creative!
The winner of this contest gets one free masterpiece made by me of their choice. (Note: The masterpiece must be one I've already made before February.)

This contest ends June 15th! Go decorate your dens! 😆


Summer story contest!


You heard it folks! I am going to be holding a STORY contest! It's gonna be so fun seeing all your entries! I really love writing stories and I know a lot of you guys do too. 😃

I actually got this idea from Gracie, so, thank you so much for the idea! 😊

Rules:

  • Your story must have a summery feel to it, since summer is the theme. Also, it'd be best to do an AJ story since this is an AJ blog. (That doesn't mean you have to write Alphas and stuff into the story.)
  • Your story must be 4-6 chapters long and each chapter must be 750-1,000 words long.
  • You cannot add any swearing (even "oh my g__ counts as swearing), inappropriate content, personal information, bullying of real people, etc. in your stories or they will be disqualified.
  • You can enter your stories by commenting, posting on your blog for me and then taking it down after I copy it, or if you know me on any other social sites that allow you to enter long comments or such.
  • Do not copy any stories or use stories not written by you. It must be written by you.
  • Have fun and be creative!
What I am looking for in the stories:

  • Good grammar, proper punctuation, paragraphs, and good use of capital letters.
  • Lots of creativity!


First place winner gets:

Two IRL colored drawings by me of whatever they wish and their story gets posted for everyone to read!

Second place winner gets:

One IRL colored drawing by me of whatever they wish!

This contest ends on July 5th!

Also, I would love it if you could spread the word about this contest by using this picture:

Ignore the prizes... XD

Thank you so much if you do post this on your blog or any other AJ social site. 😃

Well, hope you enjoyed today's post, have an amazing day and...

Jam on!

Comment call: Which part of the renovations do you think is the most exciting? Should I change something else on the blog? Will you be able to go to the party? What do you think of the contests?

52 comments:

  1. YAYY! A story contest :D I love story contests XD
    Eek, I dont think I'll be able to make it to the party :(

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    1. Me too! XD It feels weird to host one. I actually randomly thought, "Oh, I better start writing for the contest!" but then remember I was the one hosting it. XDDD
      Awww!! :'( We'll sure miss ya! :(

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  2. WOOO MORE OF YOUR POSTS!!! 8D

    WOOO contests and things! I still have to get enter my stuff for the contests on the AJFC! XD

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    1. Awww, thank you, Tall!! ^-^ <3

      XDD Woo! And same here! o,o XD

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  3. XD, and I've been drawing your deer with that skirt this whole time!

    Can't wait for all the new changes! Man, I AM SO EXCITED FOR SUMMER AS WELL!
    *Runs around and bounces in circles*
    XD!


    OOOOHHHHHH! A party AND a story contest!? This is too awesome!
    I will definitely mark the date for the party, and I'll try to come up with a story for the contest too!
    YEEEEEEEEEEY SO EXCITED!!!!!!

    XD, I'm hyper.

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    1. I'm sorrrrrrrrry!!! XDDDD But I still am ok with drawings of me in a grey skirt. XD

      :D I'm glad you're happy about the changes! ME TOOOOOOO!! XD
      *runs around Swirl and bounces weirdly* XD

      :D Yayyyyy!!! I can't wait for you to come to the party AND I can't wait to read your story! ^.^
      SAME HERE, ACTUALLY! XD

      I'm always hyper. XP

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    2. Hey, it's fine! I'll be looking forward to seeing your improved main look! :D

      XD
      *Bounces with her*

      I totally keep thinking about the party. YEEEEEEEEEEYYY SO EXCITED!!!!!

      Hehe, same here! XD!

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    3. :D Speaking of which... I need to do that. XD

      OH, AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT SAID BOUNCES on HER! XDDD

      :OOO I hope you can commmmmmeeee!!! I'M EXCITED TOOOO! :D

      XDD

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  4. *Obviously zoomed through the post*


    OOOHHH DEN CONTEST TOOO YAAAAAYYY!

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    1. NO.

      NOOOO.

      DON'T SAY 'ZOOMED.'

      KARA WOULD AGREE WITH ME ON THIS.

      XDD

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    2. Agreed. o-o

      XD

      (DXplorergirl)

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    3. BECAUSE... THAT'S JUST A TERRIBLE WORD.

      XD

      #YouhavetowatchTheFlashtoknowwhatImean

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  5. I'd better go get to work on my story! He-he, I have absolutely NO plan in mind. THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT BETTER!

    Can you guess who I am with one clue: LET IT GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    1. @FROZEN! XD (I knew it was you. XD)

      That's all good! Sometimes you gotta be random. XD

      PS. I got your first chapter for your story but I'm not gonna publish it. That way, people won't steal the idea. XD But I got it, though!

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    2. @Lost
      XD I tried to make it easier than that one on the AJSB, people thought it was Sarah XD

      Is my story too off-topic? I have a feeling I'm going to get disqualified o.o

      ~.*FrozenWarrior*.~

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    3. XDD It was pretty easy. XD

      I haven't read it, since I will be reading all the entries after the contest is over but I bet it is not off-topic! :D

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  6. Cool events! I'm not sure if I'll make it to the party but I may be able to enter the den contest. I'm not sure about writing it seems kinda hard to me but then again when I write I write a lot sooooooooo.I also can't wait for the exciting things coming this summer!

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    1. Thank you, Vi! :D Aww, we will all miss you at the party! :( And do whatever feels comfortable! ^.^

      Same here, Vi, same here! XD

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  7. My den is done and ready to go! :D

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    1. Alrighty! I have seen your den and its amazing! Thanks for entering!! :D

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    1. I have seen your done!! It was very cool! ^.^ Thank you so much for entering!

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  9. My den is done! Man, making a whole new Beach House took FOREVER!

    ~.*FrozenWarrior*.~

    PS: Anyone else think that the Triple Inner Tube looks like a fidget spinner? Heh, I maaaay or may not have one...

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    1. I have seen your den! :D It was really neat! And I'll bet. XD

      PS. Everyone thinks that. XDDDD

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  10. Is mild violence/bullying between fictional characters allowed, and does the story have to explicitly take place on Jamaa or can it just be implied?

    I probably wont be enter anyway because I have too many writing projects right now, but I'm just asking in case I find the time.

    -Kraft

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    1. Well, depends on the violence. A TINY bit won't be too bad. And it SHOULD take place in Jamaa. It doesn't have to have Jamaa Township, Crystal Sands, etc. but yeah, the setting should be in Jamaa. :D

      Ah, I totally get your point. XD That's ok! Thanks for thinking about it! ^.^

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  11. NO NO NO NO NO I DIDN'T EVEN FINISH CHAPTER 2! NOOOOO! Now I sad.*Cries*

    ~.*FrozenWarrior*.~ Is sad

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    1. Huh?? o,o I'm so confused... You still have more time to write, the contest ends JULY 5th.

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    2. I AM SAVED JULY NOT JUNE XDDDDDDD NOW IM LAUGHING SO HARD


      I AM SO STUPID.

      ~.*Frozenwarrior*.~

      PS. I'm going to be VERY HYPER A LOOOOT LATELY. *Bounces off walls and through the Blogger Portal and into swirls room and accidentally knocks over her shelves of toys* OOPS. *Puts a note that says Sorry Swirl with my siggy then bounces off the walls again and back into my living room XDDD*

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    3. XDDD I would NOT give 5 days for a story contest. XD That's insane!

      YOU'RE NOT STUPID, IT'S OK!!!

      P.S XDDDD

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    4. *Comes into room, humming happily to self*
      I'm gonna try the Blogger Portal.
      *Goes into closet*
      AHHHHH WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL MY TOYS!!??
      *Looks over and sees the note*
      Ohh, Frozen. That explains it!

      XDDDD!

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    5. OOOOH, I WANNA FIND THE BLOGGER PORTAL SO BAD!!! XD

      XDDDD

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    6. So do I, XD!





      (If we are being very very very very VERY honest here, I try to find it sometimes. XDD!)

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    7. (I actually one time checked my closet when I was chatting with Ja or Sarah. XDDD)

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  12. I am done with my den. :D

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    1. Oki! I checked it, thank you. ^.^

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    2. Heya Lost! I made a summer den for the contest! It's my Beach House Den. I'll make sure to leave it on that den so that you can see it! :D

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    3. Thanks for entering, Swirl! :D I have checked it out, it's awesome!! ^.^

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    1. Ok! Tell her I say thanks for entering! :D And I have checked it out. :)

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  14. *Bounces around*

    Fourmoredaysfourmoredaysfourmoredaysfourmoredaysfourmoredays

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    1. O,O

      FOUR MORE DAYS TIL WHAT?! XD

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    2. TILL YOUR PARTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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