Here's to Y25!!

2023 has been an intense year of extremes.

I lost one friend but reconciled with another. I struggled to break an eating disorder and burned out hard, but also got to work for Neopets in an official capacity!

But by far one of the most important things that happened this year was being able to reconnect with my sibling, to be present for their very special birthday, and to be given the chance to repair our bond.

Neopets used to be our happy place, and while Naomi exists there more in spirit these days, the memories of us growing up in the world of Neopia, with our posse of pets, the love and care we felt for them, and the stories and art we made together are memories I will cherish forever.

While it was bittersweet delving into old photos of us as kids, throwing the gang together at the end was very nostalgic and felt like a fitting end to the year.

This comic was important for me to cap things off. It felt like a culmination of everything that's come before, and a hope for what's just around the corner ...

🎆🎇Happy New Year, everyone! <3🎇🎆

-- Athena/SAK
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Characters and Artwork © Shamine Athena King

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!