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Well, many of you don't know this, or think you do, or just don't want to admit it. I admit that on Free I only wore outfits that had a rare in them, and only had my dens decked out in all rares. It's because I felt better about myself, I got respect, I could showoff a little, and I thought that only beta items looked epic.
I was WRONG.
Because now, on Goldfishypuppy, I do have some pretty good rares, the same kind I had on XxFreeSpiritxX, but I don't care about their rarity! I can HONESTLY say that I don't care about the rarity of items, I just care how it looks. And if you open up your mind a little, their are some very awesome items at the end of paws, that only cost 200 gems, not drama, trading, fighting, and stress for 6 months. I'm proud to say that I don't care anymore! If you don't believe me, that's alright. That just means that you haven't been through all what I have. I've only been playing 9 months, but it feels like four years after I've been through.
Sure, at some points in Animal Jam, rares do get you a little more respect and attention, but all the time it's not good. And like snowyclaw told me last night, their are other ways to get respect.
My main Animals, Coach Spiritmaster and Admiral Rockypaw, don't have top hats, non-member wings, top hats, beards, blah blah blah. One has a legend glove, and worn has a worn blanket. Shabang. Epicness.
If you keep trading, trading, trading, 24/7, like I once did, you'll get to a point in which a few days, possibly a week, you only want rares, and start bugging all your buddies for rares, and it's just annoying. Trust me, I had it like a few more times then others, but I see everyone else go through it. One time when I had it, I had a HUGE craving for top hats, and wanted all the top hats in the world, and at the end of the day I had four more top hats then I started with. But now I look back at myself and laugh.
Some top hats look so odd, I just wanted to be rare!
When all along, you can become perfectly awesome without top hats or non member wings.
I don't wanna seem like I'm showing off, but I made some pretty epic animals and a cool den without much rares at all, and some of these could inspire you to start a new, un-rare trend (If you know what I mean ;D):
Fish-like horse. Epic.
Earl the ride-loving thrill-seeking fox. Epic.
Antlered house cat. Epic.
See what I mean? You can look totally awesome, have supreme confidence, and not worry about how rare your top hat is compared to others, were all equal! Sometimes I used to cry over how much drama their was with rares. I would tell my younger buddies, who had only started a month back, and didn't know much to NEVER GET RARE. I only half-regret that now. Because as snowyclaw told me, rares are symbolic. They are, don't get me wrong. But as long as you handle them right, and don't get in too much trouble, or caught up with the wrong group, you'll be just fine.
You could start a new trend that stands for something. Such as, 'Red stars for no scamming'
You could create awareness that rares don't matter, and if they don't believe you, send them to here.
You could focus on the whole picture of AJ, and learn more about animals.
You could give away free Journey Book hints.
You could join a clan.
You could do all kinds of crazy stuff, and don't give up!
NEVER. BACK. DOWN.
Well, this post kinda got more off topic and different then what I imagined, but that's okay. I still feel a need to post it..
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