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No More Peanut Butter and Too Many Door Jams: Neopian Population


by hermione32606

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Out side of some random shop- Good Day, fellow Neopians, I am the Owner’s best friend’s sister’s mother’s niece of the famous Blumaroo Reporter, during the first Sloth invasion; here today to report a certain problem- excuse me, may I pass- Umm, this problem is sho- I need to get through... Anyway, it’s shown all over- People! You are messing up my make-up!! Yes, the problem is *passes out from being squashed*

New Location: My luxurious adorable Neohome- Sorry about my unsuccessful attempts to cover a large problem affecting all of Neopia. Ironically, I was in the midst of that problem. If you haven’t guessed, it’s the incredible amount of Neopian citizens. I mean there is like no time to buy make-up, unless I stand inside the Beauty Parlour and be covered in dirt! Anyway, what I meant to say was this: the population of Neopia will cause several other (lesser) problems to occur. Before we discuss those, let us look at the statistics of increase in population… after this break while I make myself look all pretty!

(Four hours later…)

Well, I’m back looking as pretty as ever! Anyway, here are the statistics. These statistics show the yearly increase in the number of owners in Neopia.

November Y1: Neopia was first discovered, so barley anyone lived here.

November Y2: Four million Owners in Neopia

November Y3: A gargantuan Seventeen million owner increase to 21 million Neopian owners (I was part of this number).

November Y4: An even greater increase of approximately twenty million new owners!

November Y5: An additional twenty million user increase!

Currently: Over eighty-six million owners are currently on Neopia! Now this is a twenty-four million increase in owners!

The average amount of Neopets per owner has always been around 1.5, which does NOT mean someone has exactly one pet and half of another, this is just the number of pets divided by the number of owners. This time next year, the estimate amount of owners will be over one hundred users, as well as over 150 MILLION Neopets! Even more people clogging up the Beauty Parlour! The horror of unspeakable horror! Where did all of these residents come from anyway?

Almost all of the owners immigrated here. They all came from one planet type of thing; let’s just call it some random name like… “Earth” Well, millions migrated here because this place seems soo much better… except there might possibly be less make-up and hair products here! But all of the pets were probably created. I’m honestly not sure how. Very few look like any of their owners, so they aren’t related. There aren’t any parent Neopets that we know of. Anyway, the best guess is a team of old Lennies giving them to owners who request them; and the Neopets are a gift from Fyora in Faerieland.

Some people think there are no bad side effects about a large population growth, but they are wrong. In the future, something terrible will ultimately happen, well a few things. One will be a shortage of items. I mean, how can Neopia go on with out lots and lots of make-up?! Oh, and there’s also a problem of a shortage of food and areas for Neohome development. For some reason people do not care for me to report for hours on make-up, so I will give the public what they desire! So let me elaborate on those other lesser things. First of all, all Neopets need to eat in Neopia and that is a fact. Even robot pets do, don’t ask me why I don’t know either. Without food, the Soup Faerie would be even more busy, as of now she doesn’t even have time to fix herself up! There would be pets starving on the streets, well even more than there are now, and the starving will be from lack of food available, instead of just the owner’s laziness. Another thing that will happen is there will be no Giant Omelette cooking in the “Sun” underground, so, there won’t even be FREE food available! With a shortage of an item comes inflation. This means pretty much every food item will be worth THOUSANDS. I have a beautiful prized collection of Tchea Fruit in my Safety Deposit Box (difficult to fit in there with all of the make-up, sorry, I’ll stay on subject). In times of trouble, I think I may have to feed them to my pets! Desperate times will have to call for desperate measures, and I would advise everyone to stock up on food right away!

There is also an issue of Neohomes. This planet can only hold so many people, and it can hold even less plots of land! Real Estate will undoubtedly skyrocket in price; I’m surprised it hasn’t already… There are probably MILLIONS of Neohomes in Neopia Central. I have a question (not relating to the importance of make-up; though I would like to ask that). How can hundreds of thousands of houses fit in a single street!? I just find that impossible! I have decided to ask a few fellow Neopians important questions regarding Neopian population. Let us begin.

Me: How long have you been a resident of Neopia?

Frisky619: 13 months.

shadih_temporary: Only 18 months.

playfuldancerr65: Close to 3 years!

kagen:I have been a resident of Neopia for three months. I moved here from aipoeN.

Laurensama: I’ve been here for 49 months!

Me: If you restock, how hard is it to get inside the desired shop?

Frisky619: Very hard, I’m usually almost trampled!

shadih_temporary: It's super hard. Especially on Half Price Day! There's like... 30 million Neopians trying to pack up in one shop every single flippin' day!

playfuldancerr65: It’s a nightmare! I am always squished between people!

kagen: I stopped restocking due to danger. It's not being trampled or anything. For example, I tried grabbing a sword once and poked myself. It hurt a lot. And some stuff that looked like ketchup came out of me.

laurensama: It's simply impossible and implausible to get in the shops as the restock

Me: What are you worried about in the future due to the population increase?

Frisky619: Well the Giant Omelette is running out a lot faster! Poor Pteri, she has to be beat by now, from laying all those eggs.

shadih_temporary: Well, after 6 years of Neopia's existence, 85 million Neopians and 120 million pets exist. That's 205 million living things, excluding petpets! In 6 more years, that number will double to create 410 million living things!! I really fear that day...

kagen: I'm not worried. New people will just go live on the other side of the world. We just won't be able to see them until some time around when Neoschools are released.

playfuldancerr65: I am really worried about having enough food for all of my Neopets, as well as the inflation.

laurensama: I'm not at all worried about the future, after all we can always send the extra people to the non-existent land “Jelly World”!

Me: By the way, how is my hair?

Frisky619: What? Your hair? What does that have to do with the interview?

shadih_temporary: I like your hair. But it'd look much better as a moehawk, hehe.

playfuldancerr65: Uhh…

kagen: It's, well, it's...You know, I can't really describe. You know when you're sitting down on a couch, and...no, nevermind. It looks like, it's kind of like...I really don't know.

laurensama: Your hair? It looks lovely, except for the fact that it's on fire...

Me: WHAT!?!? My life is now officially over!

Author’s Note: I am really not the owner’s best friend’s sister’s mother’s niece of the famous Blumaroo Reporter; or that ditzy, but I am concerned that Neopia is not big enough for us all. Feel free to Neomail me any time!

Also, I would like to thank frisky619, laurensama, shadih_temporary, kagen, and playfuldancerr65, and for taking time out of their schedules for me to interview them!

 
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