I can't believe it's been exactly a decade since I first heard Keelhauled and had the silly idea of combining Scottish pirate heavy metal with... Neopets, of all things. That very first iteration of Horace's character sheet was what got me into animation college, and many iterations later he's still hanging around. Maybe not quite as active as he once was, but I've drawn him every year since.
I've been playing Neopets for much, much longer, but a combination of forgotten passwords and dumb, teenage hormones redacting accounts meant most of my Neopets didn't last this long. I have many regrets on that front, but Horace isn't one of them.
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