Sunday, 30 August 2015

An Open Letter To Say Goodbye

To everyone who still remembers me (and the few that don't),

I really don't know where to start on this. I've been avoiding talking about it for months because it upset me so badly. I know I closed off all my blogs and just disappeared completely but I didn't think anyone would really notice. I'd already pretty much left MovieStarPlanet by the time this all played out. 

But that doesn't mean it didn't hurt like hell to get my account hacked. 

For a long time, MissM was the only thing that really mattered to me. She was there when I went through chemo- when I couldn't go to school and really needed the company. She gave me access to a place where I could be creative and- more importantly- talk to all of you. She was just as important to me as all of you were and I learned a lot of lessons about myself and how to deal with people from her. 

But then I was better and life resumed as normal. I didn't have the time to sift through message after message and spend hours waiting for the lag to pass just so I could have a conversation with one of my friends on MSP. I'd already found different chat clients that I could access my main social group from without all the underlying issues of MSP. I still hang out with Liz and various other friends through these; they became more important to me than MSP was. 

Gradually I started to forget things. I hate to admit it but I forgot a lot of you, actually. Life just has a habit of doing that. 

But I felt I owed it to Missy to keep her account up there and keep the blogs up- after all, I'd put so much time and effort into creating them and they held a lot of emotional significance for me. So I didn't delete Missy or the blogs, I just left them be in the hopes that everyone would respect my wishes and leave them be too. 

Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

A couple of months ago I was alerted by EllieGlitter to the fact that someone had taken over my account. I managed to get in contact with the hacker and (over the course of three hours which involved a lot of begging, pleading, crying and downright unrelenting anger from myself and my friends) took control of my account. Unfortunately, as an act of stupidity on her part she'd bought VIP for it- and because I'm too nice I actually felt guilty about it. She took my account yet I felt guilty about the fact she'd spent her money on it! So I said I'd consider sharing if she let me put my email back onto the account- which of course, she refused. 

So the MSP team had to get involved. I wrote them a letter, explaining my issue and waited for a reply.

Now, I'm going to tell you something that downright shocked me as it happened. The hacker had revealed that she'd forged a credit card document to make it look like my account was hers. MSP had handed her my account because of the forgery. Yet when I emailed them to explain I wanted my email putting back on my account, they denied what had happened by stating: MSP NEVER gives out player passwords to others. 

And then they locked MissM until they were sent certain records- records which I no longer owned- to prove that it was my account.

This downright disgusted me. MSP always talks about 'never giving your password to others' because it appears to them this is the main - and the ONLY - cause of hacking. It felt a little like they were blaming me for what happened, even though I'd always kept my password secret and hadn't given it out to anyone- not even when I left.

The worst part is the fact it is SO INCREDIBLY PATRONIZING. Children are smart, MSP, and if the Government keeps putting that special stuff in our salt they'll only be getting smarter. I honestly can't believe their security is so lax and easy to exploit that even a child can break through it with a forged document. There are tutorials EVERYWHERE on the internet for this sort of stuff- yet MSP the good and holy can't be to blame because it 'never gives player passwords to others'. 

Apparently not, MSP. You've been outsmarted before and I've no doubt you will be again.

So let me put this straight and clear: MovieStarPlanet is not a security safe website. It assumes that kids aren't smart enough to come up with new ways to take other people's accounts, is consistently laggy and incapable of gameplay depending on your level and the mods have routinely been biased for and against certain people (which I've always thought is the reason why they stopped allowing you to speak to them on chat)- but I honestly can't blame them for that. They're human too and humans are naturally biased against what they know and understand. It's not as bad as on some other websites I've been on where the mods have been on a vicious campaign to wipe every player from their server lest they ruin their good times. 

So to conclude: the internet is not safe and you will eventually be hurt by it. Be careful of what you put out there. Also: DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. Be it a credit card bill or an email, DOCUMENT IT in case you need it for the future. 

As for the hacker? I honestly don't know. I'm not really certain of who she was, but I know other people probably are. If we were doing this in the old style I would have probably written a morally righteous and very red rant about how she had completely ruined my life and people like her were ruining MSP- but she hasn't. All she wanted was an easy ticket to fame- but let me tell you something: there is no easy ticket to fame, be it real or virtual. I learnt that soon enough after I hit third place on the leaderboard and it became increasingly harder to communicate with my friends without the forementioned lag and message sifting. The pretty clothes and cool stuff became null because ultimately I could do nothing with it because the server just kept crashing on me. I left MSP because I wanted a place where I could communicate easily with my friends and I found that in IMVU. I have no doubt after a couple of months the hacker would have realised how futile what she'd done was and give up. All I can do is feel sorry for her, really. After all, my account is beyond both of our reach now. 

In the end, she didn't really take anything from me. She just forced me to say goodbye a little sooner than I wanted. 

The only thing I have left to say to you all is this: thank you. Thank you for a really great two years. Thank you for helping me to learn patience and when exactly to be righteously angry. Thank you for being my friends when I really needed them.

I mean, I've come pretty far from where I first started. I've written two novels, practically travelled halfway around the world, got some pretty great GCSE results despite missing two years and I'll be going to sixth form next year. Soon enough I'll be in University. It's funny how time flies. 

Anyway, just because I'm not on MSP any more doesn't mean I'm not around. I'd tell you my IMVU username but I'd prefer to keep it quiet because I use it mainly to speak to my really-super-duper-close friends. So the other place you have the best chance of reaching me is through here:

http://www.likeafashionista.com/profile/ladywonders,64415.htm

It's a pretty good game, all things considered. Lots of lovely artwork which is why I frequent there. Send me a message and I'll automatically see it.

Or if you're feeling nostalgic for the chibis, I've set up a new writing project between me and a couple of my friends. We are planning to put some familiar faces in so keep your eyes peeled.

http://modernmythsformodernpeople.blogspot.co.uk/

Oh, and for those who want to know: Yes, I DID start writing up the blog stories. I got to about 20,000 words before having my attention stolen by life. You know how things are. I maaaay consider putting them up somewhere someday, dependant on how much of it I get finished.

So this is a goodbye from Missy and a hello from Topaz (my new pseudonym!!!!). Thank you so much for reading and I wish you the best of luck with everything you strive to do. 

Lots of love 

Missy xx 





Saturday, 7 December 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Dear Friends

I think we all know where this is heading.

I know I've been putting this off for a long, long time because really I'm unsure if I want to do this or not.

I think it's time we leave this blog behind.

This does not mean the end of everything, though. I'm planning on starting up a new blog with a wider range of stories, something a little more personal and related to me. Leave behind all the old grudges and stuff, none of that really matters anymore.

I'll post the few parts of chibi wars that I have stored while I start setting out this new blog and stuff. And I think we need a new banner :D

And I know you all love competition time so very, very much. So let's make this interesting.

You need to make me a banner with the title 'Obsessions'

You got that? 'Obsessions'


Not 'MissM's random blog.'

'Obsessions'


Actually I'll do a sample banner for the things I want put on it. Here you go:

As a really bad example




Feel free to decorate it any way you like. Use DIFFERENT stuff, not just stuff from MSP (use paint. Paint is installed on all computers. Copy and paste any stuff from there. Snip tool is good too).  Use dress up dolls, different colours, etc. Make it fun and dark and kinda spooky :D

We all like spooky here ^-^


Entries will be collected for whenever. Then there'll be a vote, of course.


PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1st place: Full wishy

2nd place: 5 gifts

3rd place: 2 gifts


Please post your entries in the COMMENTS box below this post. I'm sick of having to type them out on MSP cause it won't let you copy and paste anymore. EVERYONE is allowed to comment. Put your username next to your entires. Entries on MSP will not be counted because I can't type them out.
You can put them on your blog or use a hosting website.



Thank you. I'll start setting up right away ^-^

And thank you for all the support over the last two years. It's been really appreciated

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Big Important News Time!

Friends, it appears we've come to a very dark period in our time together: 


As you can see, this request is from Gen8, the creator of the chibi maker. Previously she allowed me to use her chibis on my blog, but apparently that has been causing some trouble between her and her followers. Of course I now have to stop using them, to continue would be unfair. The only apology I want to give is to Gen8, as I probably got her message a little later than I should have. (Haven't been on ask.fm for a while) 

HOWEVER

Chibi Wars may continue. It all depends on what YOU decide. 

Do I continue chibi wars without pictures?

Do I continue chibi wars and shop around for a new creator? (which may take a while for new parts to be released)

Or do I discontinue the series completely?


I guess it's up to you, guys. I've been given permission to use Rinmaru's artwork so I'm currently toying with the idea of creating a story with that. 

I'll be taking a look at votes on Friday and will continue with whatever you wish. 



Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Chibi Wars!: More Weddings?

*Previously on Chibi Wars*

*STUPID ******* CHIBIS! THEY ALL WALKED STRAIGHT INTO THAT TRAP! GODDAMMIT, I'M QUITTING THIS JOB! IT'S SO FRUSTRATING!*

*Just a note, we replaced our usual narrator with THIS hothead because she's currently on her honeymoon. With Garry. The camera man*

*I somehow created a couple. Don't quite know how I managed that.*

*I'm going to go eat children now. Just so you know.*

*Sweet dreams everyone*

New Demon: I AM EXODIA!

Missy: ... No you're not.

New Demon: How do you know, little miss judgmental?

Missy: Because you look nothing like Exodia. Don't even PRETEND to be Exodia. Exodia would destroy you.

Chibi Frey: I wonder if he has a second form...

Chibi Ciaran: He did just go from male to female.

Chibi Liz: So he's a transgendered magical girl? Hardly original. It's been done before.

Chibi Frey: Really? O_O

Chibi Liz: Don't ask v.v'

Chibi Liam: SAILOR MOOOOOON! \*o*/

*Chibi Liam jumps on the new demon who throws him into the wall*

Chibi Liam: Oww Q_Q

New Demon: Fine, fine. My name is Amour.

Missy: Amour?

Chibi Amour: Yes.

Missy: *laughs* Oh poor thing!

Chibi Amour: -.-

Missy: *wipes eyes* What sort of PARENTS did you have?!

Chibi 'Kita: High class RESPECTABLE demons.

New Demon: So there :P

Chibi Liz: ... So what did you bring us here for, Akita?

Chibi 'Kita: For your wedding.

Chibi Liz: My whut? O_O

Missy: Ohhhh... For a moment there, I was worried you were going to force Chibi Ciaran or Chibi Frey to get married!

Chibi Amour: -.- I don't like boys.

Missy: You 100% sure about that, butterfly-man?

*Chibi Amour lunges at her*

Chibi Amour: I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!

*Chibi 'Kita hits his stomach, stunning him*

Chibi 'Kita: No, no. We need her for now.

*She turns towards Chibi Liz*

Chibi 'Kita: Remember our deal?

Chibi Liz: What dea- Ohhh...

Chibi 'Kita: THERE we go.

Chibi Frey: What is she talking about Liz?

Chibi Liz: We kind of had this bet before she killed me. We had orders to kill all these people at a Chibi Village. Chibi 'Kita said whoever killed the least would do whatever the other said. We shook hands on it and both signed a contract, but I lost, so she told me to marry her brother. I laughed it off and told her to give me ten years, but I never figured she would come to claim. Especially after she KILLED me.

Chibi 'Kita: And what good timing as well! Getting rid of my enemies by making them family, how useful.

Chibi Amour: I get a wife! ^-^

Missy: You sure you don't want a husband?

*Chibi Amour leans forward and covers Missy's mouth with his hand. When he pulls it back, her mouth is gone*

Missy: O_e'

Chibi Amour: Better -.-

*Chibi 'Kita claps her hands and the others are tied up as well*


Chibi 'Kita: Time to get ready, my lovlies. Missy, do you think you could craft some clothing for us?

Missy: *glares*

Chibi 'Kita: Wonderful! You can start straight away. I'll take this lot to the dungeon.

*She drags away the chibis except for Chibi Liz, Chibi Chelsie and Chibi Missy*

*Later that evening*

Chibi Liz: I look awful ._.

Missy: *mumbles darkly*

Chibi Chelsie: I'm worried about creator. She doesn't look very happy.

Chibi Liz: She had her mouth taken away, no thanks to you.

Chibi Chelsie: ;-;

Chibi Liz: Why didn't you tell us what you are?!

Chibi Chelsie: I knew you'd be mad and I got scared.

Chibi Liz: OF COURSE I'D HAVE BEEN MAD! I'M FURIOUS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE YOU KEPT IT A SECRET.

Chibi Chelsie: ... Plus the fact Akita is holding you to a one-hundered year old promise.

Chibi Liz: Shut up .-.

*Missy straightens the hem of Chibi Liz's dress*

Chibi Liz: I wonder if she'll make me back into a demon.

Chibi Chelsie: 'Kita can do that?

Chibi Liz: Not her. Her mother.

Chibi Chelsie: Oh yes. Mother -.-

Chibi Liz: *sighs* No getting out of this one, huh?

Chibi Chelsie: No. Not at all...

*Chibi Missy pricks her finger on a needle and mumbles angrily*

Chibi Liz: Hold on a second, I think I have an idea o.o

Chibi Chelsie: Why do YOU get to have all the ideas? -.-

Chibi Liz: Because I'm smarter than you. Now deal with it.


.... To be continued ....













Thursday, 10 October 2013

Chibi Wars!: The Great Plot

*Previously on Chibi Wars*

*Chibi Missy and Missy walk straight into a trap in the kingdom of Blue.  I mean really, wouldn't they have seen that coming? Especially with the creepy messenger woman. But, you know... I'm just the narrator*

Missy: Akita!

Chibi 'Kita: Yes, it's me. Very shocking. 

Missy: No, not that! I want to know why you're dressed so... Brightly o.o

Chibi Missy: Shiny colours @_@

*Chibi 'Kita laughs.*

Chibi 'Kita: I'm here for the wedding. 

Missy: Wedding?

Chibi Missy: B-But I'm married...

Missy: And I'm not looking. So sorry to ruin your plans ^-^'

*Chibi 'Kita laughs again*

Missy: What's so funny?

Chibi 'Kita: YOU are not getting married. No, YOU are merely bait.

Missy: ... Bait?

Chibi Missy: Uh-oh...

*Meanwhile*

Chibi Ciaran: OhGodOhGodOhGod... We have to go after them!

Chibi Frey: Stop acting like such a girl.

Chibi Liam: YEAH! Stop acting like a girl, Ciaran!

*Chibi Ciaran growls at him and Chibi Liam whimpers*

Chibi Liam: 'C-Cause that's my job.

Chibi Ciaran: <_< Damn right it is.

Chibi Liz: If you'd all just SHUT UP FOR A MINUTE I could open a portal.

*Chibi Ellie comes in, riding a unicorn. Chibi Doll follows behind her*

Chibi Ellie: HELLO FOOLS!

Chibi Liz: Oh God <_<

Chibi Ellie: AS YOU CAN SEE, I HAVE FIGURED OUT HOW TO RESSURECT MY UNICORNS!

Chibi Liz: Very clever, Chibi Ellie ^-^' *How did SHE figure out my spell?*

Chibi Ellie: WE ARE NOW GOING TO RUN OVER PADESTRIANS! LATER, FOOLS!

*Chibi Ellie races out of the door. Chibi Doll looks sheepish*

Chibi Doll: W-What she meant to say is... *sighs* Nevermind, we'll be back in an hour.

*She goes after Chibi Ellie*

Chibi Liz: Can I get on with the spell now?

*She chants the spell and opens up a portal which the four of them enter through, landing in the hall of the castle of Blue. Missy, Chibi Chelsie and Chibi Missy are chained to the wall. Chibi 'Kita is laughing with Chibi Tilly*

Chibi 'Kita: You walked right into my trap!

Chibi Liz: Well, yeah. That was pretty obvious.

Chibi 'Kita: How so?

Chibi Liz: You're here plus the fact those three are chained to the wall.

Chibi Liam: *waves* HAII CHIBI CHELSIE O3O

*Chibi Chelsie waves back*

Chibi Chelsie: Hey, Chibi Liam ^-^'

*Chibi 'Kita slaps her across the face*

Chibi 'Kita: SILENCE!

Chibi Ciaran: What the hell Akita?! Isn't that kid your sister? O_O

Chibi 'Kita: Ultimately, she's useless. Besides, I have a better prize in mind...

*She looks over at Chibi Tilly who begins to writhe, transforming into a male demon*

Chibi Liam: OH MY GOD IT'S A BUTTERFLY!

New Demon: -.-

... To be contined ...


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Chibi Wars: Back To The Blue-land! ^o^

*Previously on Chibi wars*

*Chibi Missy's mother is fatally ill. Chibi Missy, Missy and a new messenger, Chibi Tilly have returned to Blue to fufill her dying wish of Chibi Missy becoming Queen. Will they get there in time?*

Chibi Missy: T-This can't be real :O

*The castle of Blue is completely restored from its broken state. However, the area around it is like a giant wasteland with ruins scattered everywhere. Smoke clouds the sky, making it dark and grey*

Missy: I thought the castle was destroyed by the Unichis. 

Chibi Tilly: It was. We had to patch it back together using the remaints of the village. Not much to work with but we still managed to get the job done.

Chibi Missy: Where did all the people go then?! You can't just drive them out of their homes!

Chibi Tilly: We didn't. They gave them up willingly and came to live in the finished castle as a reward. It was a remarkable work of self-sacrifice. 

Missy: What are we waiting for? It's awfully cold out here. 

*An icy wind blows and they shivver*

Chibi Tilly: Please, follow me.

*They exit towards the castle*

*Meanwhile*

Chibi Ciaran: Something doesn't add up.

Chibi Frey: Your face?

Chibi Ciaran: That doesn't even make sense!

Chibi Liz: I agree with Ciaran. Something doesn't feel right. 

Chibi Liam: Maybe it's 'cause the messenger lady was calling her Chibi Missy?

Chibi Liz: What do you mean by that?

Chibi Liam: Well, you know... Chibi Missy's name isn't Chibi Missy. It's Topaz, remember?

Chibi Liz: Oh yeah. She changed her name, didn't she?

Chibi Liam: Chibi Missy's mother NEVER adressed her as anything other than Topaz. Plus the fact her mother used to write to her and call her Topaz in them. 

Chibi Ciaran: ... So you mean?

Chibi Liz: I smell  a demon...

Chibi Ciaran: MISSY!

*Meanwhile, the Chibis have entered the castle. It is silent*

Chibi Tilly: Almost there.

Chibi Missy: I thought you said there were other Chibis here?

Chibi Tilly: They are, but they're hiding. 

Chibi Missy: Why?

Chibi Tilly: *blushes* We were meant to be having a suprise party to welcome you back. Please, allow me escort you upstairs to change into something more... Suitable. 

Chibi Missy: Oh, okay ^-^

*Missy tugs on her arm*

Missy: Are you sure this is safe? Something doesn't seem right. 

Chibi Missy: W-What's the worst that could happen?

*They follow Chibi Tilly upstairs into Chibi Missy's bedroom. After they have dressed and prepared themselves, Chibi Tilly knocks on the door*

Chibi Tilly: Are you two ready?

*They exit the room*

Chibi Missy: All of my dresses were gone, except for this.





Chibi Tilly: Yes. We had to use the material for different, more practical things.  I hope you don't mind, my lady.

Chibi Missy: Oh no no, that's okay ^-^''

Missy: Can't... Breathe... 






Chibi Tilly: I believe you have tied your corset a little too tight. Allow me. 

*She loosens the straps and Missy gasps*


Missy: T-Thank...

Chibi Tilly: You're welcome.

*The three go downstairs to the doorway that leads to the main hall. It has been locked and no sound comes from behind it. Chibi Tilly opens the door*

Chibi Tilly: Are you ready?

*They nod and Chibi Tilly throws open the door*

Chibi 'Kita: Suprise! 

*The room is full of Chibi corpses, all slaughtered. Chibi 'Kita sits on a throne of them, piled up and contorted in different positions. In the corner sits Chibi Chelsie, chained to the wall.*

Chibi 'Kita: Welcome home, Princess. 

.... To be continued ...