Gather 'round the campfire...
It's story time with Uncle Drizzy.
Let me tell you story about a wee chubby little lad, who at the age of 14/15 discovered a Neopets booster pack in a monthly kids magazine.
Upon discovering said booster pack, he was amused to find the contents of the pack had a special code that was only redeemable online!
So a few days later, after forgetting he even had a special redeemable voucher, the wee little lad went to his older brothers computer and signed up to neopets.com
So the lad entered his special code on his very first account and guess what he recieved?!
"I'm fucking rich!" he thought, "Where dem bitches at?!"
So as you do, he started playing neopets and started discovering all the joys of playing the game as they were in '05/'06
From restocking (before RS times got randomized) to avatar collecting, to playing games and making friends.
And in between, finding time to join dodgy guilds and getting scammed which in turn fuelled the lad to start scamming others
After a few months, and on a side account, the lad was shocked to get a random event from Jacko the Phantom Paint Brush giver!
"HOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT" the lad though "A GREY PAINT BRUSH! That shit is worth 3.5 MILLION neopoints!!"
So upon transferring said Paint Brush to his main account, he auctioned it off for a good deal of 3.15mill.
Several months had passed, the boy became obsessed with the virtual site and sought nothing more than earning neopoints and masturbating to porn videos
Unfortunately for him however, one day his father caught him with his pants down.
And thus the boy was no longer allowed computer access independently for many years.
But the lad was not disheartened. He found ways to play his beloved neopets from school.
Until the school banned the website as well.
But not to fear, for he would go to his friends house after school and use the computer to do his dailies.
Neopets was ingraved in his system. It's all he sought for many many years.
Time passed, and the boy infrequently visited the site.
Then however, he turned 18, and he was no longer limited by the restrictions placed upon him from the tender age of 14
It was December 2010. The lad had full access to Neopets from home again yet in his time away, the game had changed.
There was the new Abandoned Attic, KeyQuest!, Habitarium and randomized RS times and the mother of all "WHAT THE FUCK"s - Neocash.
Inserting side story here because irrelevant to most people but an extra read if you wish;
Back to Neocash.
It all started with the VDay Gram exclusive - Dark Valentine Sword.
Oh how shiny and fucking ruthless it looked.
How the lad desired that one object more than anything else.
From there the obsession with dressing up his pets and making them look bawss grew.
He found a P.I.C., his confidant Dally (Three years later the lad asked DALLY to join clraik.com but she declined) and together they would help each other and gift each other NC items
Life was dandy.
Until one day, Dally decides to up and just quit.
And she did.
People can have such strong resolve. To be in love with something for so long then to just disappear the next day.
After Dally's departure, the lad ultimately decided it wasnt worth spending countless dollars on Neocash and he too slowly faded away from the game (after dropping 2k total on NC)
Few months passed, the lad began dating a little heartbreaker and forgot about neopets completely.
However, with bitches, there comes a need to have to buy them shit.
The boy cursed at the heavens and thought "If I only I hadn't acted like a fucking friendless virgin and spent $2,000 on fucking Neopets"
Coincidentally, he recieved a neomail from a stranger offering to trade NC items for Neopoints.
The lad's first thought was to report the messenger and let the good team at neopets.com handle him
But he also needed Neopoints to buy shit for his friends so he thought "Why the fuck not, I'll mail him from a side so TNT dont ice my main hehe" and there began a mutual business relationship between the lad and his new friend 'Bryan'
(Funny how the world works, the boy found Bryan on another forum similar to clraik three years later then referred him to cK.)
This one neomail from Bryan almost 2 years ago opened up a whole world of possibilities for the boy.
And he began to wonder.. "Im sure there are people out there who would pay be $$$ for my NC items. I've spent months trading, I have atleast $1000 worth of items here"
And thus begins the story of
Due to strict forum policies, I can't name the other forums but just know the lad googled his way into two diff forums.
One of them is Neopets primary market and the other is RuneScape primary market.
On the Neopets only market, the lad met a boy named @Will.
Will popped his neopets buying cherry. Will also referred the lad to clraik.com
Will has now disappeared of the face of the earth.
On the RuneScape market he bought shit from @pkerdumin and from there he became 'friends' with Chris (come back you lying sack of shit)
The lad had a plan in place and he knew the only way to sell was to learn by buying. The lad was cautious. He has $1000 in assets he wanted to protect.
So he learnt. He absorbed. He observed. He spent a week understanding different trends on different forums.
He was only here to sell his NC and get the biggest gain.
$1 per cap seemed too low of a price for his precious items, and there only seemed to be one seller on three forums for NC. His name was @DarkAngel
Motherfucker ran the NC scene around here. Out of respect to the mans business, and his own selfishishness, the lad didn't make a selling board at clraik and rather focussed all his attention to the RuneScape market.
Most people would find him crazy for investing so much time on a forum that wasn't neopets related but the lad was smart.
He googled his way to that forum and he saw potential. He knew there would be others like him and thus began the rise of the 'NeocashSella'
Actually thats bullshit, let me retract back to what really happened.
Lad joned a forum. At the same time he was valuing his account and noticing trends and realised his would sell for too low.
The lad then stupidly neomailed a person on the boards saying he will pay for trophy and avatar services for a semi-active UC he had bought off @kooldude888 for $20
The lad got what he deserved and was chain iced.
After joining several cheating forums, after being ever so cautious, after having access to ABers and SSers and people offering AoB services
WHY THE FUCK
WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU DO THAT YOU FUCKING MORON?!
And then came the hasty need to buy a new account
A much better account
"An account so epic it would fucking own the last one and I'd play legit and never do anything stupid again"
Coincidentally, he saw @goldentryst selling her neat main after getting raped by chargebacks
So he bought it
325+ avvies, a shit tonne of trophies and one big NC item for him to trade down and establish his own closet
The lad was excited, he finally bought an account he could only dream of one day owning
So he set out to trade the UC he bought from kooldude for a BD pet and upon finding a worthy pet, he transferred the pet on his shiny new main
All was dandy on his new main account, which he resorted to access daily from the library since he was paranoid about his IP
The UC pet he bought from kooldude, which was semi-active and he had no idea wtf that meant, ended up biting him in the ass and the account was frozen for buying/selling pets.
Oh the rage
The utter anguish of losing $250
The lad was in utter state of shock inititally but then he something snapped in his brain
And he then decided that he would earn back every single fucking cent he ever spent of neopets.com
"Fuck Neopets, fuck this shit, I aint never playing this shit never again naw'mean?"
So he did what he set out to do, earn money selling neocash
This is where @mystique comes in the frame
She was quickselling secured NC on multiple shells for cheap
Hotdiggity, another investment.
And thus began the rise of the 'NeocashSella'
Over a span of two months, the lad established himself on the RuneScape forum and eventually saw a demand for other aspects of neopets that @pkerdumin alone was not fullfilling
So he started branching out to other markets such Neopoints and accounts.
Until he eventually saw a market for UCs also.
The lad didn't have a means of acquiring UCs, so he shopped around and simply resold.
In the process, he contacted and befriended @John while trying to find and buy UCs
John in turn told @Kylae to contact the lad
Boy fuckin howdy was she scary
She still is but back then, don't make a sudden move boy or she'll hang you upside down by your testicles.
Seeing his success and learning the lad's business model, @pkerdumin sought out to get a slice of the pie and the man who primarily only sold ETS and accounts now began selling UCs and NC.
And there, at that point, began the fall of NeocashSella
Over thre span of 4 months, he had amassed the highest number of vouches for Neopets related sales that forum had seen.
Oblivious to the rules of the RuneScape market, the lad's flourishing business came to a complete stop when the moderators banned him completely for selling 'Stolen goods'
Such absurdity, the lad thought. The entire Neopets cheating scene is currently built on stealing shit, its the way of the market.
But the Mod's werent having any of it and they banned him because someone ratted him out.
Won't name names but yeah, fuck you dickhead.
You're one of those spoilt brats that will destroy a toy if anyones playing with it and you can't.
And with the demise of NeocashSella, the boy contemplated qutting the game.
Over the span of 4 months, he had earnt back the 2.5k or so he had spent on neopets.
The RuneScape forum alone brought him $400 average on a weekly basis, the number only grew with him selling on other forums.
Through this process, Pkerdumin was also banned on that particular forum and though the lad asked if he was quitting, as the lad himself was contemplating, Chris clearly and flatly denied no.
Then he quit anyway.
The time had rolled on and it was January 2013.
Around this time, DarkAngel had stopped selling NC for the briefest of time and the lad saw an opening. There was nobody selling NC for close to a month and only then did the lad begin selling properly and efficiently on clraik.
But clraik was always more than a market.
clraik was a community, it was a second home.
The class of late 2012 is still active and stong today and dare I say, the best of the lot that clraik has seen if compared the year prior.
Mod, Mint, Latte, monsters, Wrath and so many others were active and flourishing at this time and this was the most active the lad had seen www.clraik.com/forum.php
The lad easily befriended most yet was cautious about the rest. Over the course of his days on the RuneScape market, he had learnt that reputation is everything and he would not associate himself with any form of drama.
As is his nature, he read, lurked and observed and only once he felt comfortable with the people around him did he begin to chat actively.
During this time the lad befriended @Bettser and @Mod and he still counts them as brothers today.
He formed a close bond with @simmie and eventually @Mint who he had prior dealings with on the Runescape market
There is more backstory with some notable people left out such as @Kuroyukihime and @dd365/@<Bassi but that tale might be for another day.
If Angela and Will are reading this, you two are some of the biggest fuckups i've ever met but in saying that I forgive you for all the shit and I hope you forgive me too. I know im no cleanskin as I have lashed out against you both but you can't say you didnt have it coming.
Come March 2013, the lad had finally settled in and it was there that btmad came to be known as Drizzy
Through a combination of running his own Krue and putting his faith in the wrong person about his personal details (dd365/Bassi) he adopted the name Drizzy after Drake was taken by a scammer.
Ultimately, the lad had come so close to being known as 'Ecko'
The though of asking Joe to change it to either 'Drizzy or Ecko, idk man whatever isnt taken' still bothers him because, well, Ecko.
Ecko. Idek what the fuck I was thinking ok, dont judge kthx
Eventually the lad's business flourished on clraik and so did his Krue.
Straight fucking ballin from then on till now (MINUS this part obvi http://clraik.com/forum/showthread.php?27809 to which I wanna say
IF YOU THINK THAT IMMA QUIT BEFORE I DIE, DREAM ON)
And from there its all a big blur until the lad recieved the highest honour to date of becoming a moderator and met the love of his life @jena through @simmie who turned out to be the worst wingwoman ever but it turned out ok and he asked her to marry him and they lived happily ever after.
Couple notes and a few jumbled shoutouts because im really fucking lazy and I don't think I have much time left to post this (though I started this little novel over a month ago and only right now, on the last minute am I rushing the whole thing)
I wouldn't be here if @John hadn't helped me get started with looting accounts. You'll sit there and deny it cos you're a humble cherub but you're still the bossman.
I wouldn't be here if Will hadn't spent countless hours helping me and working with me. Though it pained me to have to ban you, just know that we cool.
I wouldn't be here if @Kylae hadn't put her faith in me and trusted me somewhat though I was a newbie. This trust was hard earnt from the outset and I had to put up with her moody ass so fucking much but in the end it was worth it. Kylae is my papa bear and its tough love.
I wouldn't he here if I didn't have @Mod @Bettser @John @nayfeee to have bro talks with. Though I'm always pretty much aloof, the few times we sit and chat is always fun and I wanna thank you fellas for keeping shit real with me (for the most part)
I wouldn't be sane if I didn't have @Mint to hear my ramblings. You know what you are to me, and you're probably the most dearest person I could have onine.
Also wanna do a shoutout to my Krue and some in particular;
@Soul, I know everyone has their opinion about you and yeah you've pissed me off more than you'll know but in saying that I like your sincerity and I appreciate the honesty. Stay gold brother.
@wrath, we were never going to be friends and I don't think we relate but I remember your peace offering well. I know I never responded adequately but just know the respect is mutual.
@I_royalty_I, man I gotta admit, you always came off as stuck up and pretty much a brat before I became a mod. But its been fun working with you man and I gotta admit you're a pretty chill guy. Im thankful for your friendship.
@simmie, you were pretty much my first close friend on here and if it weren't for you I probably wouldn't have become active. I know you said the same thing but it works both ways. Prior to meeting you, I was focused on the market, not the people.
@nayfeee, miss you brother, hoping to see the day you've sorted out RL stuff and are active again.
@Raj I have a lot to say to you, perhaps more so than anyone else because I think you need it. I appreciate you looking to up to me and some of the other boys on here and just know we got your back. But there will come a time for tough love and I have a spray ready for you. Prepare to get an ass bleeding...eventually.
@~Domenick~ you're probably the closest thing to a little brother I have on here. Suck a dick faggot, and stop raping chairs.
@snappedxtiara you probably wouldn't believe me but just know you're the only girl I've met online who I've truly fallen for. I mean that.
@grrrawr you're a mate when I need one. I'll say it again, you are the coolest person i've met online. You keep shit real and you aren't afraid of the truth.
@Maths I'm just getting to know you man but you're all right. I know you have some issues to deal with but legit, you're a good bloke and you'll go far man.
@Mojo I hated you at the start. You were right, I did. Idk why, but I did. I was dead wrong. Ily.
@Leah OH LEAH. How I would serenade you and take you skydiving.
@fruitbat [11:33:48 AM] Ryan: idk what to put for your shoutout || [11:35:57 AM] fruit bat: hot as fuck also super nice
And I don't really know what to say that will end this fairly because I feel out of my element here.
I don't do shoutouts, I just love talking about myself from time to time so this is sort of unchartered territory. I know you mofos love being included so I did my best <3
I also want to add that I really do love the cK staff and becoming a mod has made me a better person.
I used to look at Andrews posts and wonder how he can be so calm when dealing with fuckheads.
Then I was put in the same shoes and I think i'm doing ok.
Best thing though, was the one time @Infamous Joe and @Kylae were arguing like an old married couple on Skype.
I didn't say anything but that shit was gold. I wanted to chime in and be like "mommy, daddy, please don't fight" but I thought fuck it and ate my kebab instead.
Also @Infamous Joe, legit man, thank you for putting your trust in me. I must be doing something right for you to have made me a mod and I'll always be thankful. I know we don't talk all that much but you're all right man, and I respect you.
And if anyone's wondering why all of a sudden I'm writing more than usual and why I'm doing shoutouts, it's because this day last year, I joined cK.
This day, last year.
I KNOW WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE HERE RIGHT NOW THAT I DIDN'T KNOW LAST YEAR, WHO THE FUCK ARE YA'LL?!
It's been fun man, and I have another 23 years to go before my lifetime VIP expires.
Here's hoping the coming years are that much better!
And if there ever comes a time when I'm untimely banned, play this in memory of me;
Over the past year, I've accumulated some screenies that I thought I'd share with you all.
I had more but my laptop got wiped.
Accounts with several hundred million, accounts with the most bawss NC items, an account with the craziest fucking set I ever saw (MSkull + WoDF + SuAP + TTear + Jade SS and then a random SoWL in the SDB too)
Yes I had a SuAP MSPP and BGC all on the same account at the same time.
Too bad I was overzealous and fucked up and got the SuAP frozen. The MSPP and BGC are still with me and unscathed.
And yeah, yeah motherfuckers I had an account with over 1 billion NPs pure. I did indeed. Too bad that also got iced.
But yeah, I essentially paid 400 bucks for the SuAP screenie cos thats how much it cost and 800 for the 1 bill pure cos thats how much it cost
Last edited by Drizzy; 02-11-2015 at 08:37 PM.
Reason: tried fixing links, idk simmie didnt like it
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What a beautiful story. Long ass read, and took a few times to figure out that Aussie lingo.
Rags to riches. Poor lil legit noob to ballin mod. What a tale. Dibs on the movie rights!
Aw man, stuck up brat, that's harsh. I usually get the "you seemed mean"/scary/unapproachable. I guess I can deal with bratty.
While we are reminiscing.
I remember when staff apps originally went in, back when I still didn't know you much at all. Originally I was hesitant to give you a chance, but I'm glad I did! Good to have you around man, you bring a lot to staff and ck as a whole!
That was actually such a fantastic read and a great end to my day (yeah yeah I know in Sydney it's like 3 pm or something there) but really I was smiling and laughing the whole way through.
This part especially:
I'm down for that if I ever become rich enough to fly there <3 ily
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Reading all that got me right in the feelers. A toast to the realest niggie on cK! Don't get banned before I do.
Cheers to another year, until 2014 mayne!
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@pkerdumin was the first person to sell me stuff as a newb, thus he mad almost $300 off my greedy ass that first week into my cheating life he also setup my deal to buy my beloved rodn from @Kylae <3 damn I miss that guy. Haven't talk to him in forever
I can't remember which one I knew first, Pk or Drizzy, but then PK just feel off the side of the earth. Drizzy reigns supreme.
Also, I'm just a big squishy teddy bear.
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I only got through half of it. Nice bed time read so far. 8/10. Will finish tomorrow.
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Nah you were always friendly, I just THOUGHT you were one of those mean girls who's like;
Originally Posted by I_royalty_I
But you're actually more like this;
Still a better love story than twilight <3
Originally Posted by I_royalty_I
Now you are!
Originally Posted by Kylae
Back then, you were the big dog, remember?
Yeah, he's an ass. Just vanished eh
Originally Posted by Demetri
Last thing he said to me was
"I hope @Carrot isn't dead"
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Well I won't mention you either /cry
Either way I enjoyed it, Ryan (:
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Interesting read indeed. Very meaningful, nice bio!