Hey, guys! I had intended to write this post a long time ago, but I never got around to it. I decided it needed to be posted after I saw two jammers sit on the sidelines of a party and grumble about how they hated popular people.
Arctic wolves! Admit it, you’ve been jealous of a snazzy-looking arctic wolf in a headdress or baseball cap from time to time. These are some of Animal Jam’s most charismatic animals, and their players are milking it for all it’s worth. I’m not saying I’m above this; have you noticed my portrayal of arctic wolves in the AJ Story?
But why does everyone hate them? The first reason is because they look so stinking cool. Sure, they look a little dumb in mech angel wings, but with their pretty eyes, tall, fluffy stance, and the whopping number of them wearing baseball caps and chain necklaces, it’s not too difficult to make them look good. Their willowy dance doesn’t help.
They’re at their worst in Best Dressed. I’ve seen arctic wolves dress up in a solid color with no accessories whatsoever and still win first. Has anyone else thought about how people have a tendency to turn into a horde of brainwashed zombies in the face of an arctic wolf???
The second reason is that it makes them look rich and snobby. Not rich in Animal Jam; rich in real life for being able to spend $16 on a computer game. It’s a common prejudice. In an attempt to help things along, I put a character in the story named Sparkle Wingedlily – she’ll appear in Chapter 3 – that totally defies all arctic wolf stereotypes in the fact that she’s sweet, docile, and gets scared a lot.
I’m not saying all arctic wolves are baby angels in disguise. A few days ago I was in Epic Wonders to find an arctic wolf being extremely rude to everyone in the vicinity. I actually resolved it by telling her she was under surveillance, then defining it for her, and we started chatting about syllable counts. The situation ended with full apologies from everyone involved in the argument.
Anyway, I hope this post was interesting and enjoyable. Thanks for reading!!