One Article, Two Articles, Red Article, Blue Article
A BENCH IN THE PARK - If you read the Neopian Times (and I’ll give some good odds
you do!), chances are you are aware of the large mass that is articles. If you
read them all, you are also aware that I used that opening before. But, hey, reduce,
reuse, recycle, eh??
Look at the orange oval above this article. Move your mouse towards it, and
click on the word "articles". WAIT! No, not now!! Wait until you've finished
reading this one!!
My point is, when you do, you will find a large amount of, yep, you guessed
it, articles. Articles about wars. Articles about games. Articles about how
to write articles. And now, an article about how many articles there are.
Don’t get my wrong, articles are great things. They make an excellent way to
express one’s opinion, to help a needy person out, or to share how great asparagus
and onions are.
This article is a guide to the various articles of the Neopian Times: Guides,
Interviews, Asparagus, Opinions, and Conspiracies.
You've seen 'em. You're seeing one now. Guides to things from how to write
to how to scratch behind your ear to how to play a game correctly. Most of these
are, indeed, useful. But there remains a question as to the definite definition
of a definitive guide, by definition. Well, here it is. An article is anything
- Helps you make something.
- Helps you play something.
- Helps you say something.
- Helps you do something.
- Helps you eat something
- Helps you turn around three times, touch your toes with your nose, sweep
the floor with your hair, hang from the ceiling and do the boogie dance --
at the SAME TIME!!
- Helps you to comprehend this article.
Basically, anything that helps you do something.
So how do you know if one is worth reading?? If its purpose is to help you
with something you can do, but not very well, you cannot do, and would like
to learn how, or you spilt spaghetti sauce on, then it is worth reading. If
none of those apply, then it really is of no use to you.
An interview is an article that features somebody talking to somebody else,
usually one of them a reporter and one of them an illustrious Neopian face.
Usually most of these are fabricated, so they express the writer's opinion,
or are simply there for recreation.
And what’s the big deal about illustrious faces? I mean, sure, its great to
have an illustrious face, but just a plain face is not sufficient. Where would
the food be digested?? The answer is obvious in that case, but then comes the
difficult question: Where does the brain go in such a case?? Well, after you
become illustrious, I guess its not that important to have one.
I rarely read interviews, because they are purely subjective, but presented
in the form of a real life event. Thus, subjectively speaking, the subject is
subject to subjective changes of subject to an entirely new subject which is
itself subjectively subject to subjective changes of subject. But it is purely
a subjective matter of opinion.
Say it ten gagillion bazzillion million quadrillion zillion trillion thousand
hundred ten and a half times as fast as you can. But don’t spill your spaghetti
on this article! The last thing you need is to make it seem worth reading.
Yummy. Not like nasty grapes. Somehow everybody seems to think I like grapes.
Geez. Where could anybody get that idea?? Asparagus is the real deal!! Asparagus!
Asparagus! Asparagus! GO BIG A! GO BIG A! GO BIG R! GO BIG D! GO BIG V! GO BIG
A! GO BIG R! GO BIG K!
Hold on. Go big aardvark??? See what happens when I get distracted??
Mind you, those ants can get annoying, and a big aardvark around to handle
them would not be too bad. As long as he does not eat the asparagus. That would
be bad. You’d need to hire a new aardvark.
Onions are good, too. I mean, opinions. But in my opinion an onion is good.
Anyway, back on topic (or as close to it as I ever was).
An article meant simply to express someone’s opinion, of someone expresses
the right opinion in the right way, is a great thing. An article that shows
how someone feels about the Jelly Defender (oops, he doesn't exist...) is good.
Personally, I don't really like articles that show characters such as Dr. Frank
Sloth as soft and loving. Can't anyone face the facts?? Evil, I tell you, evil!
Evil, evil, evil, evil, EVIL, EVIL!! But that is just my opinion.
When reading about someone’s opinion, you are entitled to your own opinion.
Everyone does have an opinion, even about onions. I mean, think about it: Neopia
is full of people, each of which, we must hope, is human, give or take a few
specie. And each of these humans (or almost humans) must, at some point, eat.
When it boils down to that, these, err… individuals are given the option of
whether or not to eat onions. This relies upon opinion. The option to eat onions
relies upon opinion of onions.
Don’t even get me started on spinach puffs.
My point is, anyone’s opinion is completely acceptable, no matter what way
it might turn out. It is also that onions are acceptable as well, almost any
way, except if they are frozen stiff, or burned to a crisp the size of a petpetpetpetpetpetpetpetpet.
At this rate, we will have those in time. I can foresee some of the names already:
Red Elementary Particle, Blue Atom, and Green Molecule.
Okay, so I’ll admit, I don’t really have a point. Except for that part about
onions. There that’s set in stone.
There are also articles that accuse certain things of conspiracy. These are
conspiracies themselves, friends! If you should ever read an article accusing
something of a conspiracy, it is a conspiracy! Stop reading it at once!
Where'd everybody go???