okay so on a nostalgic whim i recently made a neopets account to see what just what has happened in the decade that i have been away

there’s a lot, A LOT i have to say about this site after a few days of play, but the most surreal thing is how things have basically not changed at all in that decade. the site runs like shit because the optimization is terrible, for one, but the most striking & surreal thing is that the site’s art is updated in some places but not others

like you have areas like tyrannia that look like this

and then you have meridell that still looks exactly like it did over a decade ago and i’m losing my fucking shit

Webkinz, Club Penguin, Neopets, Bearvile.
Long ago, the four websites lived together in harmony, then everything changed when Neopets attacked. Only Bearvile, master of all four elements can stop them. But when the world needed them most, they vanished. A few years passed and my brother and i discovered a new avatar, a website named Poptropica. And though their website skills were great they have a lot to learn before they’re ready to save anyone. But I believe, Poptropica will save the web