A while ago, I wrote a post about how much I like memes so when I did the quest (on an alt) and found this face, I just had to make one! It's so true for me because I feel that the story quests end half way through the actual plot line.
Leading, naming pets and petting horses were the three main things I've seen cried out by players. I think it would be so cool to be able to pet your horse, maybe like in the foal app. It would be cool if, after petting it, you got some kind of a bonus - like it was faster - because it was so happy. What do you think of this? Any ideas to how it could work?
Meet Phil the filter. One of the biggest annoyances on SSO. Sometimes he's useful and stops people from swearing but honestly, I still see people getting around the filter by using ^ or * or I etc etc. It doesn't let you say buy a horse without it getting ####### out. When ever someone sends me a paragraph, normally at least one thing will be ###### out. But recently I saw that even Star Stable its self, wasn't above that wrath of Phil...
I laughed as the wind whipped my hair out of my face. It dances in the wind, in time to Alka’s movements.
It was almost the end of the term and my, it had been a great term! I’d learned loads of things and met some awesome people who gave speeches. My XC in particular had improved “by leaps, bounds and strides” as my instructor liked to put it. Over the time, I’d become very close to Ali, Alex (the girl with the lisp) and Alice, who helped the rest of us with our work.
But soon I’d have to fight to stay here for it was almost the time for our tests. The lowest scoring person would be sent home. Shivering at the thought of being sent home, I dismounted Alka and turned to Blake.
Ahhh Blake. We’d been going out for almost 2 months. He was annoying at times but could be counted on making me smile. Plus, he always did my detentions for me (not that I got any… no no not me).
“You’re gazing off into the distance like you’re actually thinking for once,” he grinned, throwing a biscuit at me, which I missed.
Forcing my cheeks to stay while I replied with, “What a waste of a biscuit.”
He chuckled and gave me another, bowing to mock me. I bobbed him a curtsey before getting on with our pack dinner that the cafe had provided us.
We’d almost finished up with me worrying about the exams and him saying that I’d be fine (even though I was in the bottom half of the class). I could see that he was getting worried about me failing (he didn’t have anything to worry about). I was worried to but it wasn’t fair to keep pressing it upon him. Taking a pause, I stopped mid flow through my rant, hoping to see a positive reaction.
His lips were around mine, hot and wet. Another world. Time slowed, stopped, but still the kiss wasn’t long enough before he pulled back, leaving me laughing.
Joining in he said, “So, am I a good kisser?”
“The best I’ve ever had.”
“Am I the first?”
“Oi,” I cried, throwing the tin foil from my sandwich at him, “but yes.”
“You were my first too. Now, I’ve given you my good luck kiss so you’ll do amazing in the dressage tomorrow. You’re good at dressage anyway.”
Could life get any better?
A/N I know it’s strayed away from horses but as I said I had writers block and I could only think of continuing the story with a romanic story to it. Plus, I don’t enjoy describing riding lessons so there we are - have a nice day.
As I mentioned earlier this week, I made another account and I noticed that they've changed the process. It allows you to design yourself before you've even made an account. I guess that this is to try and bring people to the game because I'm more likely to play after I've made an avatar. Although I think it looks very sheik and it's nice to have everything laid out in front of you, I think that the newer players will miss out of the original way of making an account. But, I did find it easier to compare all of the styles and make and character come together better.
I sighed as I went off to Lily’s detention. Dressage was finally over and it was awful. All I wanted to do was to ride around but I ended up having to do 2 hours of just practising walking. Yes, that’s right. Just. Practising. Walking. With Tyra correcting you by the centimetre it was very hard not to get irritated.
I started mucking out at the same time as doing some maths homework because I knew that I wouldn’t have time to do it later. A head bobbed over the stall next door.
“Hello,” the head said smiling. I was a bit confused about why a head was talking to me until I realised that it was Blake.
“Hi,” I replied, for some reason I felt nervous.
Blake kicked open the door to my stall and came in. “Dressage was thrilling today, huh?”
I stared blankly at him, confused.
“I was being sarcastic,” he laughed.
Oh hell… I didn’t understand sarcasm and now I’d made myself look like a fool.
“Of course,” I laughed with him, trying to act cool but my slowly reddening cheeks weren't allowing me that modesty. “So, how have you been enjoying your detention.”
“It’s been great!” he said instantly and brightly before stopping abruptly.
I was prepared this time, “Sarcasm?”
“No… I just enjoy mucking out…” It was his turn to blush now.
“Oh, well then,” I said, recovering myself, “Maybe you could do mine?”
“If you go on a date with me,” he smiled cheekily.
Woah! Woah! Woah! Did I just get asked out? I normally let the other girls in my class be asked out and I just sat there, maybe making them blush from time to time. But me? I wasn’t - Was I? I did like Blake… Well, there was no harm in trying.
“If your mucking it up to standard then sure.”
I bit my lip. I didn’t want to seem rude but I had plans to go out to the beach by the riding hall.
“Not tonight, tomorrow IF your mucking it good enough.”
Walking down to the beach, my thoughts were in a haze of Blake. I needed to focus on riding if I ever wanted to make it as a star. Also, I’d been told it was important to make connections here as I had been ignoring the other girls a bit. But quite honestly, I was just busy plus I did spend every evening and morning with them, just it wasn’t exciting enough to do anything with. I sighed, I’d be able to be with Blake soon.
I'm heading off tomorrow and I've been writing blog posts for the time I'm away all day. You can expect a post everyday around six, including fan fiction on Fridays and Sundays. I'm very tired and in the middle of packing so goodbye, I'm going to miss my laptop but I'm very excited for canoe touring. At least I'll have my phone...
It’s update day! So what does that mean? It means that one particular SSO blogger is staying up very late to write this post because she wants to.
Today’s update was full of squirrels, saddle and some to be quests! First, I ran to FG to check out the saddle bags which I loved. They actually get 100% review from me! They are all super awesome patterns to match a range of outfits without looking “newbish”. I looked at the price to buy one and I got a shock… They range from 13 sc to 21 sc… 13 sc to 21 sc… Amazing! I really will be using this shop and here are the saddle bags in it:
Next, I looked at the squirrels. There were three:
I decided to get the brown one and I called him Pretzel. I love the squirrels - they look so cute and detailed as well. The animations are awesome and add to the cuteness. I think that they’re a good addition to the pet squad, although I still want a pet chicken!
Finally, Jamie in Epona has some more quests to do once you’ve become liked. It’s going to take a while (I think it’s 70 xp a day) and I’m going to be away so i don’t think I’ll be getting the quests for a while… Oh well! Dailies, dailies, dailies!
Overall, a pretty decent update. Oh, and one more thing. Star Stable have started sponsoring riders in RL. You can apply and if you get it, they’ll send you some awesome tack with “Team Star Stable” on and help you find an instructor. It seems like a great opportunity and I wish everyone luck!
it was one of my favorite things about the foul app, the way that you could stroke your horses. it's been something that the community has been crying out for for ages and I think that a few interactions with your horses would be awesome. People might ask "Why is it important?" well, it looks very cute on photos and videos plus it just adds to the realisticness of the game - which I always like. it's another way then giving your horse one of your 68 carrots (opps) to show that you "love it". (Yes, it is strange how much you can fall in love with some pixels on an online game...) So, it would just be awesome and I know the community has been crying out for it longer than I've been playing!
I don’t know why I’ve never done these two things before but today I finally did. For a while I’ve wanted to make an account with my IRL name (Zoe) and to have an account on a French server so I could practise my French. Well, it’s really cool that I finally have this account and I love it’s full name. I really can’t wait to get questing!
Here are a few things you should know about me in FR. Without FR I would have stopped SSO because they are the only reason I log on. FR is a great place, they make me laugh, smile and it’s just a place where people can do whatever and be themselves. I was so proud of this video that I made because I felt that it truly reflected FR! And yes, I do have a speaking role and no I"m not telling you which one...Guess!
Meet Phil the filter. The biggest bane of everyone's life on SSO. He is always there, getting in the way. There's a reason for him of course, to stop you from swearing or saying other bad things to each other. However, he doesn't even allow you to say "buy a horse" and it's a horse game... So many things get ########## out even though they aren't rude and I found that even the name "starstable" wasn't above Phil's anger.
“Oi, you,” I heard the voice behind me. I sighed, really not in the mood. It was very early on my second day here and I had just finished cleaning out the stall of Lily’s horse before I got started on my own.
“Yes?” I asked, quite politely considering. I turned around and gasped.
Behind me was Lily, the Head Girl and she stood with Zak on her arm. It was wrapped around her protectively but I couldn’t help wondering if it would warm her up on this cold September’s day.
Lily swished her golden locks behind her shoulder before replying, “You haven’t finished with my stable yet. Get on with it and make it perfect, I’m not letting my horse stand in soiled hay.”
I clenched my fists with anger: I knew she hadn’t seen the stable yet because I hadn’t seen anyone pass me. This was her trying to force me to go back and do more work.
“I have finished with your stable and if it isn’t up to your perfect standards then you can fix it,” I said.
I had a moment of excitement as I saw her pretty features turn red with anger and embarrassment.
“Now see here,” said Zak, his arm tightening around Lily.
Lily reached into Zak’s pocket and pulled out a little card, “Detention every night for the rest of term for cheek. You can do my horses to make sure that they’re up to my perfect standards.”
Damn it. Detention. With a mutter of, “Ok” I stormed off to Cross Country where we spent a lesson looking at the various routes through the water complex and trying them out.
When it was my go I took it at a trot and was still burning with rage about what Lily had said. I didn’t have time to be in detention. Urgg the injustice of this world… SPLOSH!
Without encouragement to go forward, Alka had decided to stop in the middle of the complex and have a drink, letting me slip forwards over his neck. I was too zoned out to stop myself and there was that fighting moment when it was just water and blackness. Then I stood up.
“Kate, are you alright?” Pauline (the XC instructor) asked.
I nodded, freezing but alive. Alda’s big eyes looked at me innocently as if he was saying, “I only wanted a drink.”
Pauline must have seen me shiver because she said, “Go back to your dorm and get yourself dry.”
Once again, I nodded and ran back to the dorm, my dignity remained non existent. Why me? This really wasn’t my day, was it? I guess it’s the Foster effect. One bad thing leads to another and it gets worse and worse and worse each time. I changed clean clothes and had a tea. Tomorrow better be better.
Hi there! Today I want to talk about the top few thing that annoys me as an owner on Star stable online…
When people copy our name, ideas and uniform. Oh my God, this happened just today. Sure, there are coincidences. If happen to come across the name Frosty Roses Inc. and you really like it, then go ahead, make a club! However, if you just take the name FR and add something on because we are a large club and you want your club to be large as well, then that is not ok. Get original ok?
Again, coincidences with the uniform happen. If you are looking for a uniform and you find this nice set and choose it and it happens to be the same as ours, then sure, awesome, have it. But quite honestly, at least once a week I see a new club wearing FR uniform so it can’t always be coincidence. If you look at the photo below, you’ll see a club with the same uniform and the same name… Still coincidence…?
And then we get the clubs who copy our ideas. No, we aren’t the only club to have an application system. However, we are the only club I know who holds regular open events and has a shortlist. No, we aren’t the only club to have theme weeks. But the second we run a theme week, I then notice them happening on our server? And when you have a website word for word the same as ours (oh, and I do report people for this) then is that really as coincidence?
I might not be able to physically stop you from using this, and sometimes it may be a mistake. But, it often isn’t so grow up people of SSO. Grow up and get original.
Hello. I know, no fan fiction. I’m suffering from bad writers block so you know, I don’t want to force it. I hope that I’ll be over it by Sunday though haha! So today I bought Spirit. I know, I know, I’ve been complaining about him and I do think that he’s very cartoony but I think I’ll regret it if I don’t buy him because he’s limited edition so there we are.
I didn’t really know what to wear with him so I googled a photo of Lucy’s outfit and recreated it with my own twist. So welcome Spirit!
As I’m sure you know, on SSO you can’t change your name, but it turns out that May at Moorland can as she’s now become Maya!
Honestly though, it’s a bit annoying that her name has changed, it doesn’t fit any storylines or anything. I mean she just suddenly, with no warning, appears as Maya. There has to be something - some reason. What was wrong with the name May? What do you think?
So today's awesome update was the orienteering - finally. I think that it's really cool as it's a bit different to the normal race and as I am not a big fan of normal racing, that's good. I hope that it will help inspire new things to do on the game (as people are forever complaining about being bored over global). So this is the screen that you get when you start. The quest gives you quite a lot of XP (40) and 150 for the horse.
The points are marked out on your map and you have three to find. It tells you when you get close (which is doesn’t really need to). The markers are spread out quite a long way through the woods so you do have to ride a way. I wish that it gave you directions (like go NORTH and turn SOUTH at the tree) because that would make it harder and in my opinion better!
For completing the quest you got this jumper (which I actually really like).
Overall, I think that it’s decent but I wish for a few things with it. It’s a daily race but you can’t high score, you have to do it with friends and I wish that you could do it alone for high scoring. Daily it gives your horse 150 xp and looks like a permanent race in the game.
So, being me I have recently been enjoying myself looked at SSO megs. Therefore, I decided it was time to share some that really made me laugh! These aren’t mind so full credit to the owners who I have “stolen” them off. You can see each account credited down below and to make up for me “stealing” them, please go and look at it!
And one final one…
So recently I have taken to looking at fan fiction and I find it very difficult to find a good one. So what makes me stop reading a fan fiction because I’m very picky. So here are the three things that make me want to stop reading a fan fiction.
1. They don’t start a new line for a new speaker. Fussy I know, but it just makes the story really confusing to read as I never know who is saying what.
2. If they don’t use capital letters. Oh my God, not capitalizing i and the first letters of names drives me around the bend. I’m not sure why but it’s one of those things.
3. If the characters in the fan fiction don’t fit the characters in the original (unless there’s a reason why they are different). Just calling a vampire “Edward Cullen” doesn’t make it Edward. You have to get to know the character and bring it to life!
A/N I uploaded on Friday as well, so if you were checking every Sunday you may have missed a bit. From now on, I’m uploading every Sunday and Friday.
“So, we’re on the highway to hell?” I voiced my thoughts out loud for the benefit of the rest of the class.
“Yup…” Ali said gloomily.
We all carried our books and pencil cases in a bag with the leaf crest of the centre on the side. They were brand new (we’d been given them at lunch) and so we were all so proud of walking to the library (where the school work took place) with them.
When we arrived, a man (who introduced himself as Mr Throne) asked us all to take a seat. Pulling out the chairs (with much debate over who sat where), we finally decided on a girls table and a boys table. Ali nestled herself next to me and Alice perch opposite.
Then it was time to get our teeth into 4 hours of school.
Yes, it was hell.
Finally, the last binomial expansion was solved and it was time for our stuff to be gathered and for us to leave. Almost tripping over each other in our haste to leave (and one boy actually did trip over, leading to a lot of people screaming “ohhhhhhh”), we bundled ourselves out of the door into the sun.
Squinting in the light, we all raced to the stable (most of our hadn’t bothered to change out of our riding stuff). It was almost a race to mount up onto our horses.
And then, we rode.
Fields flashed by as Alka moved beneath me. This was the true meaning of horse riding. One movement, one heart, as you both moved through the fields. I allowed myself a fleeting glance at Ali, her hair danced in the wind; her eyes laughed in the sun. Someone said once that if I met someone from Valedale, I’d know. It was true. Just the way that they were as a person. Something about them. Not that they were super nice or some kind of hippie. They were just them.
We all followed the boy that had spoken back to Tyra earlier. He jumped a wall and we all followed, covering the short distance to the village in no time.
All too soon, we were leaving our horses with Steve. Walking into Silverglade Village was amazing. It was nothing like the UKs open plan villages. First, it was tiny. Only 10 houses at most. It was all bricked in with a wall that clearly wasn’t used as a defence anymore as it was falling apart.
“Here,” Liv said smiling, “The fashion barn. Everyone who’s anyone shops for clothes here.”
The other girls (and a few boys) started chatting excitedly about the shop so I stood there, pretending I had heard of it before.
“Mummy and Daddy buy me everything from Jorvik City and get it shipped to Epona,” Elysia boasted, scornful off the little shop.
The Fashion Barn didn’t match any of the other shops in the village at all. They were quaint and it was loud and out there. I popped in for a bomber jacket before purchasing some Jorbear sweets and Jorcola from a near by shop. I had survived my first day at the school!
Welcome to my little space on the large internet where I can share my thoughts, views and fanfics! I am you 'normal' teenaged girl, who loves writing, gaming and horses. I've played Star Stable online since 2nd June 2014 and I am currently a level 20 player on Cupcake Valley where I hang about with Frosty Roses and my 18 pixel horses!
Disclaimer: All images and anything else to do with this blog are taken in the game Star Stable Online produced by Star Stable Entertainment AB. I have nothing to do with Star Stable and own none of their graphics. But I can tell you it is a great game and you should play it!