VIRTUPETS SPACE STATION - I am a loyal citizen of Neopia, and have two Petpets
for (of course) my two Neopets. So when I first heard of Balthazar's
new meals, I was shocked and totally grossed out.
"Spirit! Claire! Look at this!" I pointed out an article to my Gelert and Lupe.
"That crazy faerie-hunting Lupe is eating Petpets!"
"What is he thinking?!" Claire exclaimed. "Petpets are so… innocent!" Her
Cirrus, Purity, cooed in agreement.
"Tell that to Dark Star," muttered Spirit, head between his paws as his Gruslen
chewed on the sofa.
"Either way," I decided. "This is totally absurd! Petpets are meant to be
loved and cared for. Let's be glad Balthazar is the only one who does this."
After this conversation, I was pleased to find out a lot of articles about
eating Petpets were released. Many theories were hatched, mostly about how Balthazar
was keeping the Petpets in his stomach and would sell them later on.
"I still say he eats them." A doubtful Neopet said loudly after reading some
articles. "Samrin himself said Balthazar got a gleam in his eye after 'accidentally'
swallowing a Petpet when trying to steal some." Great, another good point.
But now a new terror for Petpets! Florg
the Mutant Chia! The issue with Balthazar has already been stressed enough,
but this Chia is definitely, no doubt eating Petpets. And I have decided to
find out why.
"What do ya mean your going after that Chia?!" Spirit yelled over the chaos
of Dark Star ripping another chair to pieces. "No way are you going to survive!
He might eat you!"
"Spirit!" I rolled my eyes at my frantic Gelert. He could be so protective.
"This is for the good of the general public! Besides, he only eats Petpets-"
"So they say," Spirit interrupted. "I'm coming with you." And so the adventure
began. On the way, I purchased a Collectable Card telling a little about the
"Let's see," I scanned the card. "'Yet another result of Dr. Sloth's evil
experiments Florg has developed a penchant for Petpets and will search the Space
Station tirelessly until he finds some'."
Spirit shuddered. "Sloth's hand is in this again. So how did Florg escape?
And where can we find him?"
"Duh, Spirit..." I grinned. "Put it all together. If Florg is obsessed with
Petpets…where would he be?"
"Oh." Spirit nodded. "To the Petpet store!"
The sound reached us before we reached it.
"Eek! Get away from that Warf!" A yellow Usul was hitting a giant Mutant Chia
with her purse.
"You no have pretty Kadoaties or yummy Hassees?" The Chia's head drooped sadly.
"But Florg so hungry…Oh well, furry Angelpuss will do." The Usul shrieked and
hit the green head harder.
"Uh... Mr. Florg?" I gingerly poked the Mutant Chia's slimy back.
"Yes? What do you want Girl Human Bean?" The Chia blinked his large eyes at
"He called you a bean," Spirit whispered. "He's referring you as food. That's
Unfortunately, the Usul was still screaming, and Spirit was loudly whispering,
so it was kind of hard to concentrate.
"I was wondering if I could have a word with you, for The Neopian Times,"
I shouted. Florg's greasy brow wrinkled.
"Why does Girl Human Bean think Florg would want this."
"Because, uh…" I stammered. "You want to let the public know why you' re doing
this. So, uh, they understand and, uh, not say bad stuff about you."
"Human Beans saying Bad Stuff about me?" The giant Chia growled. "Florg eat
all their Petpets!"
"No, I mean so they won't, you know, in the future!"
"Okay," the Chia complied happily.
The interview begins, and mind you, I cut out all the parts where the Usul
is screaming and whacking. (She hit me a couple of times too)
Me: Why do you like Petpets?
Florg: Because they crunchy and yummy.
Me: But do you think it's okay to eat them?
Florg: (narrows eyes) But you Human Beans eat spotty cows and fatty
pigs. Why I not eat Petpets?
Spirit: Don't you think its wrong, since Petpets are created to be loved,
Florg: Then you Human Beans saying Cows and Chickens are created to
just be eaten? They's could be pets.
Me: Uh... OK. Now, what do you think about Balthazar?
Florg: (snarls) He bad! Eat all Petpets!
Spirit: (puzzled) But you eat Petpets!
Florg: But me buy them. Me no steal.
Me: Oh, all right then. But here, another issue: You eat Petpets whole.
I, for one, only eat meat when its, uh, already dead.
Florg: (stumped) Oh.
Me: Well, how did you become this way?
Florg: (angry) Sloth! He no nice. He mean. He made Florg be only able
to eat Petpets. Florg no like him.
Spirit: So how'd you escape?
Florg: (grins) Me threaten to eat him.
Me: Hah hah... oh, ahem. Anyway, how do you think about the world, in
the future, eating Petpets as a daily meal?
Florg: (sadly) Petpets pretty. Florg only eat them to survive. Florg
hopes world won't forever eat Petpets, but leaves them all for Florg.
Spirit: Oookay.... Now.
So Florg may not be a bad Chia, but the problem of eating Petpets still rises.
At first people were shocked to find Balthazar eating Petpets. Will we still
be dazed if something like this happens in the future? I hope it doesn't, but
I also hope that if it does, we still think it's a big of a trouble as we do
Hey! My Neopian name is Jade_Dragon_Faerie and my Neopets are Babey_Claire
and Soul_Mist_Spirit. Neomail
me about this article anytime.