|Preparing Neopia for the Meepits
||Issue: 372 | 19th day of Celebrating, Y10
|Telzleh's Quest: Part EightThe figure cackled as the cloak burned away in purple flames. Telzleh looked in horror, seeing the figure in front of her. The cruel, fear-inspiring form of...|
|Samson, the Pirate Lupe: Lost Memories - Part"You are a crewmember of the Mist Hunter! You are therefore this ship's enemy! We have a right to throw you overboard!"|
|A Faerie Tale: War - Part FiveThe door exploded inwards. The troops within the lobby were showered with the splinters of the ancient door, which had stood since the founding of Faerieland.|
|Another Hero's Journey: Decisions - Part Five"Tell Rohane that I miss him dearly, and so does Trestin, and probably the entire kingdom of Meridell," said Melissa...|
|Fyora and Celandra: From Servanthood to Friendship - Part FourCelandra jumped out of bed. She was about to leave the room when Fyora called her back. "Just a minute. You can't just waltz around the castle looking like that."|
|A Quest For Art: Part FourWith no help from either of the Poogles, the door was swinging open on its own! Arca stood back...|
|Messenger: The Journey North - Part Three"Sorry, folks!" said our Eyrie shrilly, swerving to the right and nearly dumping us upside-down. "This is my first ride!"|
|Plushie Island: Part Three"Look!" several plushies shrieked, pointing and causing the makeshift boat to tilt back and forth to the sides. "There's the island!"|
|Xavier's Quest: Part ThreeSarasan surveyed the mound. He'd sorted out ten Ultra Icy Neggs. "Well. Now how do we get them all down?"|
|The Werelupe Hunter: Part Two"Like I said, we don't answer to Werelupe scum," he snapped.|
|The Fallen: Loved - Part ThreeSlowly, Javiod began to trudge up the stairs to his room. He didn't know why he'd taken up the habit of patroling the woods. His Werelupes were long gone.|
|The Maraquan Pet Woes: Part Two"Because I want to live there. I'm sorry, Sheila, but I still want to be Maraquan. You will see me again, I promise."|
|I am Aqua: Part Two"Wasn't that fun? The Pound isn't so bad once you look deeper."|
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Holiday Customs on Kreludor
Eleven months out of the year, Kreludor is a harsh, barren landscape of desolate rock, interrupted only by the occasional garishly-colored geodesic dome. During the month of Giving, it is transformed into a harsh, barren landscape of shiny, shiny tinsel. The Grundos of Kreludor approach Christmas decorations with the same single-minded intensity that they approach strip-mining: If ten strands of tinsel are good, then ten thousand strands are excellent, and ten to the fiftieth power are even better. Each year, all Kreludan industry grinds to a halt as the factories shut down their usual production and start churning out tinsel by the metric ton...
|The Author's Gift|
"Aww. The poor old man." Trey's mom frowned, spooning out clumps of dough onto a baking sheet. "All alone on the Day of Giving? That just isn't right."
|The Best Gift|
"But wouldn't it be nice if we could go to Terror Mountain for a change this Christmas..."
|Making the Most of a Bad Gift|
It is a fate that many Neopians will have to deal with this festive season. Terrible gifts. There are some key ways to survive and overcome receiving strange or useless items.