HAPPY VALLEY - Good day! My name is TK, and I'm here to tell you what you've
been longing to hear. Of course you've heard of the Annual Christmas Decorating
Contest. For those who don't know, the Annual Christmas Decorating Contest was
started years ago. Each world decorated one of their landmarks. It's ranged
from the worst to the best. So here are the results! 10-1, 10 being the worst
and 1 being the best! So here they are...
10. Krawk Island - Krawk Island did a very disappointing job this year.
One person thought it'd be good to paint every single grain of sand green and
put itsy-bitsy little decorations on them. Not a good idea. They decorated seventy
grains and realised they didn't even cover a square centimetre! At the last
minute they decided to decorate the Golden Dubloon. It looks horrible, almost
like they decorated it with relish and ketchup...probably because they did.
A very horrible job done Krawk Island. Very embarrassing.
9. Lost Desert - The Lost Desert didn't do very well either. Last year
they received first place, so it was a big surprise for all. Last year the decorated
all of the tents and it looked amazing. This year they wanted to glue pine tree
branches to the Shrine of King Coltzan III. The were doing very well until some
impatient Neopets started getting angry that the Shrine was closed. Some vandals
snuck up in the middle of the night and started wrecking it! They tried to fix
it as best as they could, but it was too late. Oh well, better luck next year!
8. Mystery Island - I think it's safe to say Mystery Island would've
gotten last if it wasn't for a mistake by Krawk Island and the vandals in the
Lost Desert. Mystery Island has never really done that well in this competition.
This year they decorated a palm tree. They put some lights and decorations as
well as a star on top of a single palm tree. It wasn't a bad job, but very average.
7. Neopia Central - Neopia Central did OK in this competition. They
decorated the Neopian Food Shop (the big hamburger). They painted it green and
they painted on decorations. They didn't put any real decorations on it, one
of the reasons they didn't do better. It looked disgusting in my opinion, like
moldy and stuff! Unfortunately, it's not my job to judge this competition, so
my opinion doesn't really matter. It also smelled very bad, the paint was giving
off a lot of fumes. Business did very poorly for the Food Shop. They received
second last year, they decorated the Money Tree. It was very pretty, and it
6. Faerieland - Faerieland received sixth this year. They decorated
the Wheel of Excitement. The draped garland all over it and stuff like that.
There was a nasty little scare when someone spun the wheel. Lightning struck
and some sparks landed on the garland. You guessed it, the Wheel of Excitement
caught on fire! A group of Air Faeries blew it out, and others came to fix it
up before the judges came along. It was done slightly quicker than the original,
so it didn't do as well as the first one probably would have.
5. Meridell - Meridell did very well for their first year in the contest.
Despite the whole war problem, the managed to decorate the Turmaculus! That's
right. While he was sleeping, they painted him green and they stuck real decorations
on him. Unlike the Lost Desert, the people of Meridell coped without the Turmaculus.
I guess they're just more patient.
4. Haunted Woods - First of all, I'm going to tell you that I live
in the Haunted Woods so I helped with this year's entry. I think it deserved
first but like I said before, I'm not a judge, I'm just here to give the results.
We decorated the Brain Tree who reluctantly agreed. It was scary wrapping that
frightening figure in lights when he could easily hurt you with one well-aimed
smack with his branch. It was a very fun experience. All four of my pets helped
out too! JadePaw, SilverEmerald, GoldenRhino and EmeraldBlitz got rewarded for
3. Tyrannia - Tyrannia did very well this year. There was a big debate
about what they should do this year. Some wanted to decorate the Wheel of Mediocrity
but after they heard that Faerieland was already doing something similar, they
didn't want that. Some wanted to decorate the Concert Hall and two Council Members
(Plesio and Grarrg I believe) wanted to decorate the Town Hall but the others
thought that would just look odd. Finally it was Kyruggi who decided they should
decorate the Omelette. They painted it green with ornaments. They also cut it
to look like a giant Christmas cookie. Pieces of the Christmas Omelette as they
called it are still being cut off and given away.
2. VirtuPets Space Station - This is the Space Station's first year
of being in the contest. Having no real landmark they could decorate, they thought
they'd stand no chance. Months ago they started decorating the outside of the
Space Station with bright lights. It took them ages to complete it, but it was
a job very well done. If you look up into the night sky (and only if it's really
clear) you can see the VirtuPets Space Station. It's a breathtaking sight, I
really hope you get to see it.
1. Terror Mountain - This year's award goes to none other than Terror
Mountain for their job well done. Like the VirtuPets Space Station did, they
started months ago. They used spray paint to paint the entire mountain green.
They glued as many ornaments and lights as they could. To top it all off (literally)
they got a giant star and placed it on the top. They had to evacuate the entire
mountain, but I guess it was worth it.
So there are the results! What can we learn about this? If you want to do
something well, be creative and make sure you get an early start. So this is
reporting from Happy Valley. I hope you have very happy holidays. Over and out.