Me on Neoseeker
Well, I first visited Neoseeker back in 2007 when I was searching for Pokémon Diamond Action Replay codes. I found this site, put the codes on my device, and moved on fairly quickly.
My quest to cheat on Pokémon games once again brought me back to Neoseeker, while I was trying to find hidden goodies in Pokémon Platinum. This time though, I decided to add some cheats to an the profile, and so I created my first account, jelllybeanz
, before submitting this cheat
and updating this cheat
. I never actually visited the forums or did anything else on the site though, and promptly left with only those two submissions as proof that I had ever existed here.
I then came back to Neoseeker a third time, registering a second account named "DaHappyMonster". I basically went around the Dragon Quest IX Forum
trying my best to help other people out, and for the most part, I succeeded. Don't get me wrong though, I did make a lot of n00bish mistakes at the time such as bumping threads and making stupid double posts. Looking back at it now though, my grammar and spelling is not too shabby at all.
I can't remember much about what happens next, but I'm pretty sure I stayed because I discovered the PokéLounge
. I then decided to attempt to fulfill some graphics requests for the people who posted in this thread
. I used Microsoft Powerpoint and Snipping Tool to create my first ever banner for Cyndaquil Lover. (now called Speechless
after yet another
name change) You can view the monstrosity here
in the unlikely event that you actually care what that shit looked like.
So yeah, me and my new friend basically hung around in PM, talking to each other about random stuff. Occasionally we'd trade Pokémon, and eventually we gave each other our MSN contact details and had a good time over there.
So while all this was going on, I was still hanging around the Dragon Quest IX Forum, which is where I met DQ9 Boss Hunter, now named Legendary Boss Hunter
. We became very good friends and posted around the forum with other awesome people like Kbdraco
and Vyson The Celestrian
While I was having a blast over in that forum, I was also posting over at the Pokémon Clans
. I joined a clan which I think was called Master Arceus' Apprentices
, where I met a bunch of cool people like Wii Kid (now called Beta
, and a few other people who's names I cannot recall, and have left the site a while ago.
So, Christmas came up, I was having a great time on Neoseeker. I became the co-founder of the clan and hosted some competitions. Me and the other Dragon Questers started working on the Dragon Quest Wiki
, while also helping people out in the forum and having some Hurt 'N' Heal games. And I was still in contact with Cyndaquil Lover. It was around this time that I started doing proper graphics requests for people, this time using actual graphics software.
On the last day of December, Redemption
did a New Year's name change giveaway
on his blog, and I managed to change my username from DaHappyMonster to Laika.
So, it was a new year, I had a new name, which some people didn't like very much, and I decided around mid-January to start my own Pokémon Clan, and The Rising Stars Clan
was born. Unbelievably it only took around a week for it to become full and the most active clan in the forum! We were getting through a thread almost every day, and it was amazing. We had all sorts of fun competetions, Pokémon battles with other clans, and just generally had a great time with each other.
It was at this time that I also discovered Minecraft
, and I instantly became hooked. I joined the NeoCraft server at the beginning of February, and had a great time with AlleyCrawler
and a few other people who once again I can't remember.
So yeah, my activity in the Rising Stars clan started to decline, and so did other people's. Soon we were only getting about a quarter of the amount of posts we had been previously getting per day. I pretty much blame myself for what happens next, it was a very stupid move and to this day I regret it quite a bit because I lost a lot of friends here.
Basically, I told people that they had to reach 15 posts-per-day or they'd be kicked from the clan. At the time I was only thinking about making it active again and had no idea about what I should do next. As you've probably guessed by now, quite a few people weren't happy with this. While some of the older members were perfectly happy to try and reach the new rule, other people just left and joined other clans, decreasing our activity even further. We then started to have large arguments in-clan, and before I knew it the only posts we were getting were part of a flame-war, and mods eventually had to intervene.
Well, by the end of March, as you can probably guess, I was pretty much giving up on the clan altogether. I was having quite large arguments with a couple of members (who I won't mention here), and when one of them accidentally invited one of the more loyal members of the clan into their PM thread, we found out that they had been discussing ways to get rid of the clan once and for all.
After yet even more arguing, we eventually made up and the clan just got back to normal. It wasn't as active or fun as it used to be, and in April I just left the clan for good. It has since been re-created as the Rising Knight Stars Clan
, and I'm happy to say that it's doing well without me.
All I really did after that was play Minecraft, until I managed to fall out with Benedict
and quit the server. But this bit of the biography is about me on Neoseeker, so I won't go into that.
So, to keep myself occupied, I decided to check out the contributing area of the site. I soon became hooked, and was submitting what I believe to be a substantial amount of content to Neoseeker a day. For some reason though, I stopped around the beginning of July. Can't remember why though.
I then just lied low until February 2012. I managed to get back on NeoCraft and soon became an admin, and had loads of fun on there, until we had yet another fall out (this time with some of the members of the server). All I did up until September 2011 was post arguments against them in the Minecraft Forum
, and occasionally I'd do a small graphics request for someone.
The server eventually went down in September, and I'm still waiting for it to come back up. =( I basically did nothing on Neoseeker but occasionally post and sometimes make an avatar for someone.
In March this year I decided I wanted to get back into Neoseeker, and so I began to post more frequently in the forums, and also contributing to Neoseeker's profiles, which I've always found enjoyable but not for too long at one time (it becomes quite tedious).
About a week after I started contributing again I posted a message
in the Site Contributor's Forum
stating that I would be happy to join the NeoCRS team as I felt that I had a substantial amount of experience and contributions in my main areas. I soon received a PM from Fluidity
telling me that the CRS team had acknowledged my application and that she and a few other members of the team thought I was doing well.
Seems she was telling the truth, because at the beginning of April I was promoted
to become part of the boxshot and concept art reviewing section of the NeoCRS team. I received a bunch of notifications on my iPod while I was on holiday it initially took me a while to figure out what had happened because of my slow internet. =P
So, not much has happened since, I've become a lot more active in the forums, join the beta testing group, and met a lot of cool people.
Well, if you've managed to read all that, I must say I'm impressed. The journey so far has been a fun one, and I look forward to my time on Neoseeker for the years to come.
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