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Friday, January 18, 2013

Rares: Our Possessions, Or Are We The Possessions?

Hey Jammers! I told you yesterday that I would post about my opinion on rares. But before reading this, how do you personally feel about rares in general, and in a more complex, deep way?                                I was once in Jamaa Township, just sitting, because I was bored. Then this rare Jammer and another Jammer were talking. The regular one asked, "Can I trade for your rares?" and the rare one replied "I don't want your un-rare items NOOB!" I thought this was pathetic, because I understood that she felt popular and upper-class, and because of that, she could be rude to those different than her. When you think about it, she was probably only acting that way because she thought she could with rares! Now I'm not saying rares are bad. It's okay if you have rares, but if you show off with them and think you're better than others and think you're all awesome and sophisticated, then something's out of wack here. Some Jammers I knew/know used to be super happy and smiley, but then they were suddenly possessed with a type of poison. Populartiy. "Fame". Rares. They suddenly went dark. That emotion called happiness? Gone. When they used to laugh, smile, and be fun and unique? Disappearance. Why does this happen? Did they start to drool over their items? Was it just something person and life-changing that's actually a reason to be different? Or was that personality of Blogging being tainted and ruined?  This is totally melancholy. What we are drooling over are fake, unreal things that deceive your eyes. Your eyes tell your brain that this item is real, because we're pretty much making Animal Jam another humanized website. But what can we do, that's our own nature. Don't let your possessions control your perspective of yourself and others. Those items are not worth it. If you think they are, you have already been infected.....

44 comments:

  1. This is so true... I joined AJ sometime in April 2011, and the only items wanted were gloves and lockets. There wasn't as much scamming as there is now, and people weren't really like "RARES FOR RARES!"

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    1. i joined around april 2012 and it was the same thing its weird how it changes so quickly and i dont understand why they hack and scam its a kids game for crying out loud!
      ~prettyflowers23
      P.S- im on my ipod so sorry if its confusing wording it work let me scroll up

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    2. Yeah, I miss the good ol' days...

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    3. R.I.P. No 'RARESRARESRARES' July 2010- October 2011. D:

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    4. Is it just me, or do people not want gloves anymore. THEY SELL TABLETSSSSSSSSS!



      papad91278 the 4th news crew member AKA the directioner is disguise

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    5. For me it was bow and arrows. Yeah and lockets and gloves and fox hats.

      -pop20021 (Blitzen)

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    6. I joined last year, around april, so lets say April 2012. It wasnt as bad as it is now. Sure, there was the occasional " Trade me rares!" back then, but not too many people did it. Now a days, every 10 minutes, someone walks up to me and says " TRADE MEH YOUR BLUE BOW OR RARE FOR SOMETHANG PLZ". I wonder what happened to people not doing that 24 7?

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    7. I joined in feb 2013, Sure theres many heart lockets. They flashed their heart lockets for non member items.Yesterday someone walked up me said "Trade me!" but i said no. She said "YOU MEAN GIRL.". O_O rude...

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  2. Those are VERY strong words Feelers! I totally understand what you mean, and I'm so glad you posted about this issue. I love how you compared rares to almost like, a temptation, which IS basically what they are. Simple temptations.

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    1. Thanks Rainbow, I'm glad you agree! I really hope more Jammers see this and have some thoughts on this post. :)

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    2. I know the hacking/scamming is so bad and unfair. I got scammed two times now. I wish less rares came out

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  3. I forget who it was, but someone once said: "YOU'RE, FIGHTING, OVER PIXILATED ITEMS!" I got an infection AND IT RHYMES!


    papad91278 the 4th news crew member AKA the directioner is disguise THINKKK

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  4. those ppl have something what i call rareitis. XD its made up but NOT funny.
    -wolfhead73601

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  5. Animal jam should have a new land by now... I mean, animal jam is sorta losing their purpose of the game; learning about nature, having fun,....sighs.... animal jam is becoming like a typical internet game...like club penguin... barely anyone mentions of mira and zios anymore... what has animal jam become.....

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    1. Yeah, now that I think about that, Animal Jam used to be soo much fun when the "alphas" were Shamans, and they would actually come to Jamaa. Maybe I should post about this too.

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    2. OMG YOU TOTALLY SHOULD!
      And then we should all tell AJHQ what type of land they should bring to Jamaa!
      Like a place with a giant treehouse that teaches you about different types of animal families!
      It could be a grassland with tress bordering the edge!

      -pop20021

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    3. Well, there's still the phantoms, and Shadowclan (a wolf clan trying to take over Jamaa)

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  6. Me and my sister made this skit about someone's "adventure" beginning.

    "OH HONEY IM GONNA MISS YOU WHILE YOUR ON YOUR ADVENTURE"
    "SO WILL I WAAAAAAAAAH"
    "DONT GIVE AWAY MY RARES WHILE IM GONE"
    (little kid walks in)
    "Mommy, why does daddy have to leave?"
    "For his "adventure" he really should be fighting for ClanClan."
    END SCENE

    ~papad is too lazy to put the full name.

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  7. Hey Feelers!
    Cool blog :•3 I have quite a few rares, I gave some away to non members while they could still accept gifts. I had pity on them...I don't like feeling superior, and I can't help it when some new jammers don't have rares and feel out of fashion and dumb...but I won't trade my rare Frankenstein mask for a tie!!! Luckily, AJ HQ is bringing back a few rares like top hats and co.

    ~MythCat2907 tha random lol!

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    1. Hehe,
      Not just that we can get supah rare from Sky High.
      Hehe.
      Hardworking nons beat all them lazeh other peeps.

      -Blitzen from the Newscrew awards. (a.k.a. pop20021 bestie of Fauna Icycloud, a.k.a gomez1223)

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  8. AJ used to be fun :( until i got my top hat everyone treated me diffrent and expected me to act like rare ppl i did for a day then i went back tomy old self and i am realy realr realy sorry kpgirl79 you used to be my bff now i never talk to your bcause of my other friend :( i have a friend who acks and scams :( i dont talk to her and no im not giving the user :| so don't ask I hope one day kp will forgive me i have acted to immature to her :( ever since i got a supid rare rares what have you turned me into? :(
    and yunanlu i am sorry to you to :(
    -superstarrainbowkitty

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    1. Omg Beautiful :*) Its ok i totally forgive you



      -Kpgirl79 (best friend :))

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  9. So true. I only wear rares and stuff because they make my character look awesome. Some ppl want to be my freind for my rares... and if a "rare" person quits, they don't get very sad, they get happy because all they hear from other jammers is "can I have your spike since your quitting?" It happened to me... before I decided not to quit because I have REAL freinds :).
    BTW: Have you heard of Spore?

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    1. OMG! My BFF quit and i told my, erm... FRIEND that she was quitting because i needed support. Instead he immediately searched her up and asked, "Can i have her spike?"

      I deleted him.


      -PandaPantsX3

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  10. Eh, I like trading rares for items I think look nice on my animals. Also oh gosh this reminds me of pokemon trading xD
    ~ Lizetch

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  11. i totally agree
    rares are just pixels that dont really exsist
    they just decive your eyes like you said!

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  12. exactly. and, i really like the dragon masks and wings cuz they make me look scary and cool :) and they dont have to be rare. <--- HINT HINT! -sigh- man i wish rares didnt exist :(
    -wolfhead73601
    P.S. WHY COUNDN'T THOSE ITEMS STAY IN SHOPS?

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  13. -Kpgirl79: I JUST WANTED A SHOUT OUT TO MEH BEST FRIENDS: ALSTEENS APHILL WARRIORCATS0ROSYCLAW HAMMYHAVOC NEONKITTYSAYSRAWR SUPERSTARRAINBOWKITTY SPARTAN23 ALANTOR1 BIGTOE1 CHEROKEE1244 DAYDREAM36 EGGG3 EMOCHICK208 DRAGONFLOWER132 GABE971114 JAMMER1868515 ROBBY54904 SCARMANE123 SUPERARIM117 SUNNYDAY225 SHELTIELOVER THECOOLDUDE SEALLOVER05096 PEANUTSJAM99 PANU2012 MADISONALEXISS EPOHANNA01 CARA6ASH21 FIRELION21 AND JENNIFER088 :D thats too meh BESTIES!

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    1. Yay KP mentioned me :'D
      ~Hammyhavoc <3

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  14. feelers, plz help me. im infected. but im thinking of holding off on aj for a while. that for me means that i wont play so much like i used to. plz help feelers!! (any1 help by replying!!)
    p.s. 2 feelers: ich liebe speck

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  15. this is so true if you have a lot of rares
    PLEASE be humble about it!
    complement your friends clothes even if they're not rare
    example: nice tiara myth (random names)
    example 2: wow nice butterfly wings victory.

    -ARosen-
    p.s Ich liebe speck


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    1. Well, i used to send enivspve items to my bestie. Now she started to be snobby in our adoption of queen. she said "IM REAL PRINCESS." then started heart eyes at prince "I love you!". Now she is braggy about gringersnap's blog. "OMG IM SO FAMOUS. IM PITCURED IN FAN PIC"! then started uploading video. I don't care. gringersnap is not famous.

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  16. i totally feel ashamed of myself :(
    when my cousin told me he didn't play AJ anymore
    i asked him if i could have his spike collar...
    i feel very ashamed of myself..
    i want a spike so much its taken me over
    i couldn't help myself...
    please add me again cousin!

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  17. oh my gosh i totally forgive u :*)
    i didn't relaize u were ashamed
    i thought you were just feeling sorry for yourself
    and i've started playing a little bit again..

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  18. this is vary trge
    good idaa feelers

    sorry if some of the words are misspelled
    my dog was trying to eat my feet
    its hard to type and have your feet eaten BY A POODLE at the same time

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  19. Hi. Feelers, you're absolutely right. I haven't been doing it, but I've realized MANY people doing this. Like.... Hmm... My friend, i guess, would be a good example. See, she's my real life friend too, so its kinda hard to say shes not my friend anymore. You see, before, we both had the same amount of rare's. When i said " come to my den!" to her, she would come and we'd chat until one of us logged off. Now, Im starting to think she got a few more rares because 1. She puts practically everyone in her den and her self and 2. Because now when i say " come to my den! " to her she comes, says " what?" I tell her, she says "ok, just checking" and leaves. :( now i dont think she WANTS to be my friend anymore. I miss the old days when a silly old rare blue bow didnt make 100,000 people rush up to you and say " hey, trade your blue bow
    PLZZZ!" -sigh-
    - I- dont - want - to- tell- you- guys- my- user

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  20. Hey everybody if you want a free animal jam membership just sign up at this site http://freegamememberships.com/animal-jam-codes/

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  21. I agree. I have this friend on Animal Jam (and real life) who got super rare off of adventures. And get this: She keeps everything that's rare! Even her doubles! So if she doesn't like it, she doesn't care. Every time I sit next to her on the bus she tells me about her new rare. It's annoying!

    P.S. To Feelers: Ich liebe Speck

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    1. Omg I know my bff on animal jam is wayyyyy rarer than ever time she gets a new rare I sit next to her on the bus, ALL she will talk about is her OH I GOT A NEWW RARE TOP HAT FROM TRADEING I GOT A NEW PINK GLOVE I HAVE 3 NOW HEY I GOT A NEW WORN YESTER DAY is all she will friggin talk about

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  22. Ok, Feelers, one of my friends ASKED me for my bow (a couple days ago! O.O) and said "Send it to (I can't remember....) BLEHCHEESE." and I was so angry I told him this: I searched him up and he looks like a very rich guy and that he would probably keep it. Then he followed me and said that I "had to for your buddy" and the bow was a GIFT! And I said that A REAL BUDDY KEEPS GIFTS FROM OTHER BUDDYS LIKE A REAL BUDDY SHOULD. So since he kept emailing me and following me, I got so annoyed that I told him N-O and "deleted" him FOR GOOD and his messages. I'm very sorry for this long story and to Feelers: Ich liebe Speck. (P.S. his user was cheyenne2012 ) I would of given it to him, but he demanded it like a baby would. -no offense-

    ~ajinsider wordpress

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  23. Yea, I might have been under the Spell. But i ALWAYS talk with my friends (monstersoup) (grapejamjar) (Missamerica7819 is my BFF in real)
    But i hav rares, and i liek to collect them..

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  24. Sorry if this sounds intense - no this is not a insult, I have rares and im totally fine with them, Once i met a fox who was like in a trading party (someones den) This house is l*me (really sorry, but its what she said)
    And kind of in a different way said that i was unrare and another person was then she asked "why so many plants" and yea... this comment would get to long

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  25. Hi, im caitlyn42. i belive rare don't make anyone better than others. but i do tend to drool over rares a bit. i am always happy on aj ut i still cant help drooling over rares a bit, so im my explanation i have been half infected, and half uninfected. rares tend to be a bit of a big deal for me, but its not my fault i only collect them because they look cool on my animals. i wouldn't recycle rares if they become buyable, because i earned them , plus they look awesome. i only like rares for their rarity a tiny bit,
    -caitlyn42

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