A Yurble stole my cinnamon roll! Circulation: 194,939,286 Issue: 808 | 8th day of Celebrating, Y19
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Now the only thing left for him to do was hope that the wraith from him would be removed for good.


Celebrate the Month of Celebrating



The Month of Celebrating is the best month of the year, when everyone gets together and celebrates the best that Neopia has to offer! I’ve collated 31 excellent and affordable gift ideas that show the spirit of the month to your friends for every single day. I’ve tried to get something from every region of Neopia, so there’s something for everyone here.

Neopia's Largest Celebration



The Month of Storing has come to a close, and thousands of Neopians are packing their bags to head North. These adventurous citizens are hoping to be one of the many in line for Terror Mountain’s 19th annual Advent Calendar. I am Zoe Zafara, lead investigative reporter with NEOTV news and part-time journalist at the Neopian Times, and today I’m taking you on the scene of Neopia’s largest celebration of the year!

7 Borovan-Flavoured Desserts


Every winter, as the frost starts to descend and the days start to dwindle, Neopians everywhere begin to look forward to that most magical of days. A day when they can gather together with loved ones, round a warm fire, and reminisce about the year gone by, think of hopes for the future, and drink a delicious hot beverage. Borovan day.

Other Stories
"Little Pink Poogle" by heysarahkate
Little Pink Poogle loved to run and play. It was one of her most favorite things to do. She'd run with her little plump feet, around and around each day. She wasn't the fastest Poogle in the lands, the other's were much faster, but that she didn't care. Little Pink Poogle just wanted to have fun, not complain about how it was unfair. So that was exactly what she did, and not once did you see Little Pink Poogle with a frown on her face. "Maybe you'll get faster when you're older." The others would suggest. She'd nod and agree, "I will practice and practice, and never give up. I'm going to be the fastest Little Pink Poogle in the world!" She'd try her best each day and practice each night, but nothing seemed to help her gain speed and take flight. She wanted more than anything to compete in Poogle Races, and she told herself she'd make it just to see her friends faces. Every night she'd time herself, but her times were always slow. That didn't stop her from trying, and Little Pink Poogle never quite gave up, Running all the time... and as the days passed by, she continued to try, and try, and try. Running and running, over and over, Little Pink Poogle would try. She didn;t give up, and sure enough, Little Pink Poogle found a way to run faster. She practiced and practiced, and finally made it! Her time was fast enough! Sure, she wasn't the fastest, but she was able to compete in her first Poogle Race. Little Pink Poogle was so excited she could barely sleep! She just couldn't wait. This was going to be it! This was her fate. Signing up for Poogle Races, Little Pink Poogle danced with joy! She was so thrilled to be a part of it! Dancing around she laughed with her friends, practicing and running. It was her favorite thing to do, that was true, and nothing could stop her! Just a few more days, she couldn't wait! She'd finally get to race. Little Pink Poogle practiced and practiced, waiting, and waiting, until.... The day had finally come, when Little Pink Poogle could compete, she jumped around, "oh this is fun!" looking at her number, she was given one!

"7 Days at the Neolodge" by lonely_love
An excerpt from Chaet’s Diary. Day 1: The month of storing; November 13th (12:17pm) I cannot believe I am stuck at the Neolodge for the next 7 days! When I said we should all go on an exciting adventure, a trip to the Grand Neopian Lodge was not what I had in mind! I know we are here because of the 65 hour seasonal discount but ugh! Now all of us are here for a full week. Honestly this is the worst. I could be out flying around Kreludor or sneaking into Smugglers Cove or even backpacking trying to find Jelly World. But no! Instead I am here in Neopia Central aka the most boring place in Neopia. At least we got checked into AstroVilla Hotel which I have heard great things about. I mean it is the most expensive deluxe hotel and has 5 star rating so it should be decent enough. I got to choose whatever add-on I wanted but I was only allowed to pick three. So I went for the Swimming pool, Burger Bar and Grooming service. I decided if I was not going to be out enjoying myself, I might as well be inside pampering myself. Same day but later (5:20pm) OMG! You would not believe who I just saw. I was on my way to my grooming appointment when I saw him. IT WAS ARISTOTLE A. AVINROO! But what was he doing here? I guess it was almost that time of the year again. Nonetheless it was surreal to see a celebrity here in the Neolodge! I guess this is where the important neopians stay huh. I hope I get to meet more. Perhaps this Neolodge idea thing isn’t so bad after all. But I am still craving something interesting. I mean it is nice to chill and all but there is just no excitement. Day 2: The month of storing; November 14th (1:25pm) I went for lunch at the Burger Bar with Eithers, my sibling who is a Baby Kougra, and we had the most delicious kelp burger ever! Since reading the Neopian’s Guide to Kelp article, I was dying to try out some kelp dishes and the burger was a-ma-zing and that isn’t even the best part! I thought Aristotle would be the only celebrity I would encounter at AstroVilla BUT THE BETTER THAN YOU HOST WAS ALSO THERE! Okay minor side note but, does anyone know what the Better Than You Host Kyrii’s name is? Does he even have one?

"The Inner Pleas of Deathball the Wraith" by chasing_stars44
He didn't want to do this. He didn't want to hurt anybody. He had no choice in what he was doing. The yellow Meerca clearly remembered the beginning of the Faerie Festival. He was so excited to see all the faeries having fun. He wanted to take part in it himself. The Meerca wasn't able to travel to Faerieland for the event. It was a shame, too. He wanted to have fun with all of the Neopets, he wanted to see the faeries, he wanted to take part in all the fun activities. That was all the Meerca wanted to do. "Do you want to go to the Faerie Festival?" That offer. The Meerca shouldn't have taken the offer, especially from somebody as shady as that being was. Deep down, the Meerca knew it was a bad idea to go along with it. Still, he had always wanted to visit Faerieland. He wanted to meet Kaia and Fyora and Taelia and all the other faeries. What better time to do that than the Faerie Festival? So he took the offer. That decision would haunt him for the rest of his life. There were more Neopets the figure said was coming along to the Faerie Festival. The Meerca didn't know any of the Neopets. However, they all looked like nice Neopets. As the group traveled, the Meerca began to talk to a blue Jetsam. That Jetsam was an interesting Neopet. Then the being asked for everybody's attention. And that was when things started going south. The being began chanting something that nobody understood. A beam of bright pink light shot towards the Jetsam. Once the light hit the Jetsam, some dark purple energy began to envelop him. All of the other Neopets panicked and began to flee. They ran as fast as possible. The Meerca felt getting hit by that beam of light. He felt the purple energy swirling around, slowly consuming him. It felt cold and hot at the same time. It hurt. The Meerca wanted to run, but he was frozen in place. When everything stopped, the Meerca looked at himself. His hands were no longer yellow, but purple and made of that energy that had once been spiraling around him and the other Neopets. He looked down at his feet. They were not there anymore; they were replaced with a puddle of energy. His tail had turned into a pink mist that floated around him. He was a wraith now.


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7 Borovan-Flavoured Desserts You Need To Try This!
Every winter, as the frost starts to descend and the days start to dwindle, Neopians everywhere begin to look forward to that most magical of days.

by plasticrose

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Lucci, The Moon Spirit:Part Two
His heart had leaped out of his chest when he saw her. “Lucci!” he said, as he spotted her on the hill, sleeping in the melting pile of snow.

by _the_spardel_queen_

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We Ought Never To Have Done It:Part Ten
Twelve hours after Hezekiah’s disappearance, the village elders meet to discuss what must be done. Also by icanhaskaila

by emblo93

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Your Guide To Holiday Brucicles
No holiday party is complete without a giant spread of incredible savory pies, hot cups of Borovan, and a tray of sweet cookies and pastries. But it is crucial that we don’t forget one of the most amazing sweets to come out of Terror Mountain: Brucicles!

by randmar

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Ballindalloch:Part Six
The twentieth day of the month of Hiding marked two weeks and four days since the Larkins had moved into the Meridellian estate, Ballindalloch.

by dewdropzz



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