What You Do or Don't Know About Stan
LOST DESERT - Oh, hello, there, tender reader. I am (anonymous), and I am here
to tell you about perhaps the most famous Kyrii on the site. Surprising, isn't
it, that the best thief on the site is a fourteen-year-old who isn't even in a
color that members of that type of Neopet can be painted. After spending considerable
time with him, I've decided to differentiate between what he's like. I will first
dispel rumors about him, and then I'll give you some facts about what he's really
1. Stan is cold and unfeeling, with a heart of stone
I wouldn't be surprised if everyone thinks like this. He is a thief, after
all. Well, it's a tempting but dangerous assumption to fall under. He's really
not like that at all; he can be very kind, and he never once deserted me when
we went on that one adventure together. He is caring and sympathetic, and does
try to help people, as long as it doesn't involve giving away; for obvious reasons
he doesn't like to share his items. I remember at the end of our adventure,
when we went to the petpet store, and he was playing with the petpets. He's
not cold; he's a darling.
2. Stan does not pay any attention to staying clean
How likely do you think this is? He's a KYRII, after all! He actually likes
to be clean; he claims thieves like him are no dirtier than anyone else. Also,
he doesn't like his hair getting messed up; he originally tied it back to keep
it from getting tangled, which isn't unusual, I suppose. He may not be able
to afford expensive grooming products, but he is nonetheless proud of his hair,
and if you get it at all dirty, you'll be sorry because you'll find that he
has quite a terrible temper!
3. Stan stole the gold bands and earrings he now wears
This is an understandable idea, but it's not true. He didn't steal the gold
accessories he now wears, or not in the usual sense of the word at least. He
doesn't want me to say where he got them from though, or how; it's a very sensitive
topic for him.
4. Because he is a thief, Stan is mean, ruthless, and greedy
This is not the case. Actually, it tallies in with the first thing I said.
He can actually be very sweet, like I said. He isn't greedy at all; if you're
a street urchin, you need to get your food from somewhere! He only steals for
food; not because of greed. He also isn't ruthless; if you try hard enough,
you can catch him, and for him, a hopeless position is really hopeless (play
the game if you're not convinced of that).
5. Stan can get anywhere, literally anywhere, he wants to go because he's
Okay, this isn't a bad way to think of him, but it's still not true. Being
a mor... ah... alive, he can't go places where a solid form of his size couldn't
go; he can't squeeze through the tiniest cracks and he can't fly! Also, he can't
swim, so that's another thing out of the question. He is, however, very agile,
and because he's small, he can squeeze in places where his pursuers can't.
I have explained some rumors about him that needed to be dispelled. I will
now tell you the facts; true things about him that I've learned, that you may
or may not know.
1. Stan has fire inside him
Well, that's what all things seem to suggest. He has inner workings that are
so hot, if you gave him a hug, he'd be glowing with warmth! This also acts like
a built-in thermostat, meaning that he never gets too cold or too hot! It's
not all fun and games for him, though, since he has such a high body temperature,
and so is very prone to overheating. Too much physical exertion in the hot sun
could kill him or at least make him very dehydrated. Running away from people
chasing him is fine but sprinting for long hours or pulling heavy stones is
2. Stan loves puzzles
Oh, yes! He adores puzzles, and riddles too. That's one thing we both have
in common, since puzzles to me are an obsession! Because of this, he was as
enthusiastic as I was to go on a quest to complete a really long series of them.
Honestly, he was much more help than I expected!
3. Stan is very loyal
I know this is so; I was struggling with an unsolvable riddle, and he stayed
by me and refused to leave, even though he ran the risk of starving. This was
before he even cared about me, so he's the most loyal Neopet I know, not that
I know very many Neopets. If you need more proof, at the last part of our adventure,
he went right up to the villain and tried to fight him, risking serious injury
or worse, and I wasn't even at risk of dying!
4. Stan is dirt poor
He leads a life that is the opposite of what mine was; he has no home, and
no money for food (so he steals). He doesn't mind; actually he's quite content
to live like that! He doesn't see anything wrong with him doing what he does,
though he knows it's against the law, because he knows that he isn't otherwise
a bad person. He's not a bad person, and he doesn't steal for fun; he only does
it to eat. Aside from that, he doesn't mind being poor. After all, 'sometimes
having more is really less.'
5. Stan is not the easiest person to get along with
Okay, so I mentioned how kind he could be, and now I say this. Relax, reader,
I am not a hypocrite. While Stan may be very nice, he can also be hotheaded,
hot-tempered, outspoken, and rude. He's a great friend, and certainly if he
likes you you'll probably like him, but on the opposite end of the scale, if
he doesn't like you (for whatever reason), the odds are good that you'll have
trouble liking him. Of course, what can you expect from a fourteen-year-old?!
So, as you can see, this most famous Kyrii is really not at all like thieves
are often known for being; he can be hot-tempered, outspoken, and rude, but
he can also be kind, caring, and loyal. So, if you ever see him, don't run away
or turn him in; just say hello. Only, if you don't want him stealing from you,
I wouldn't recommend showing him any food!
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