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Hi, TNT! So, the other day I was doing one of Illusen's quests. I looked down and saw that I was on level 18, but my score was 0. This has been happening for quite a while, and my score has never been anything but 0. I'm wondering: is that on purpose, or is it some kind of mistake? Thanks! ~naturepeace2244567
The High Score Tables reset monthly, including those for Illusen and Jhudora quests. Your current level in those activities don't, however. That's how you get such a discrepancy. :)

Dear TNT,
I was simply wondering, do we have to submit art / a portrait of our Neopet when submitting for the Pet Spotlight? You see, I have literally not a lick of art skills, and have always wanted to submit one of my Neopets for the spotlight, but due to the fact I can't draw my Neopets, I don't. Could you tell me if the picture art is required or not, please? ~zephagalatica

Technically, no. However, players that go through the effort of submitting their own art are given preference. The key to being considered for Pet Spotlight is effort. Even if you don't feel you have any art skills, we encourage you to try your best and submit. :) There's been plenty of winners that have won with simple drawings or even using MS Paint. :)

What happened to the Daily Puzzles in Pet Central? This loss deeply saddens my troubled heart. :'( ~nerdy_13
Never fear, beloved Neopian! The Daily Puzzle can now be found on the Community Page. :)

Why make a Tremors reference when you could have gone with a Dune reference?! ~loopyloopa
D: By Fyora, you're right. *hangs head in shame*

Hey TNT, I was just wondering: how many people do you think have yet to catch on that the name of the "Anchor Management" daily is a play on the term "anger management?" I just recently realized this myself a few weeks ago and was curious. :P ~monsterftw
Hahah, we figure that most people have... right? o.o If not, you should realise by now that just about everything is a pun with us.

TNT used Confusion! It's super effective! On the new hub, there is a calendar. On that calendar is a picture. In that picture there is a Flotsam and a Tuskaninny swimming underwater... why is the Flotsam wearing a snorkel? Since I assume both Neopets are mammal-type species, why isn't the Tuskaninny wearing one if the Flotsam is accurate? ~sealla
Uhh... wow. We couldn't even think of a witty response for this. You just caused over half a dozen staff members to stop working and boggle for several moments. Well done.


Only Comastar was able to articulate a theory:
"They... have sea asthma and need an inhaler."

First of all, I just want to say that I LOVE the new Community Hub! I know a lot of people have been complaining, but I think it's so cool that you guys are paying more attention to the creativity aspect of the site! *throws appreciation cupcakes* Now for my question: I noticed on the new calendar that the Site Spotlight is mentioned; does this mean it's back? If it is, then I will love you forever, TNT!!! ~madidogs88
Yes, we will be bringing the Site Spotlight back, so start working on those submissions!

Hey guys! Will there be any Neopets-themed activities at the Nickelodeon booth in a couple weeks at San Diego's Comic Con International? ~oklahoma217
None planned for this year, but still, feel free to stop by the booth and show off your Neopets support! We're sure there will be some of us there unofficially, too, so give us a wave if you spot us!

Dear TNT,
Thanks for reminding me how old I am. Also: Graboids. They are called Graboids. Don't let that poor grocer's demise be in vain. Gotta go, I have some movies to rewatch. *heart* ~luath

Apparently we need to rewatch it as well. Scooch over on the couch and hand us some popcorn, will ya?

Hey there, TNT! I was browsing the auctions and saw someone selling a Forgotten Shore Map Piece for 20 MILLION NP!!! The worst part is, SOMEONE ACTUALLY BID ON IT! I was just wondering if this is artificial inflation (and, therefore, against the rules)? It just bothered me 'cause it seems like cheating. :( ~ashleynick108
Most likely it was someone that was just transferring Neopoints to another player or account. Players occasionally use "junk items" in auctions to exchange large sums of Neopoints. They're not actually buying the particular item.

Can we enter a Petpage for the Site Spotlight from a side account, or is it for main accounts only? ~dragonsflame_uk
We don't want you guys to risk moving your Neopets around, so we're allowing you to submit them from side accounts as well. :)

WELL, NOW THAT SO MANY 8-BIT POWER UP POTIONS HAVE ENTERED THE ECONOMY, IT ONLY SEEMS RIGHT THAT MORE 'PETS BE AVAILABLE IN 8-BIT! SO, MAY I SUGGEST THAT YOU CREATE AN 8-BIT BLUMAROO TO START IT OFF? IT MAKES SENSE BECAUSE THE GAMES ROOM IS ON ROO ISLAND AND 8-BIT PETS ARE BASED ON RETRO GAMING AND BLUMAROOS ARE ON ROO ISLAND, SO OBVIOUSLY YOU NEED AN 8-BIT BLUMAROO. YOU CANNOT DENY MY LOGIC. THANKS. ~fortyeight
DEAR MADAM,
YOUR CAPSLOCK SEEMS TO BE STUCK IN THE ON POSITION. YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THAT. AS FAR AS AN 8-BIT BLUMAROO, WE HAVE GAZED INTO THE FUTURE AND HAVE SEEN THAT THERE WILL NOT BE AN 8-BIT BLUMAROO ON THEIR SPECIAL DAY. DO NOT DESPAIR, HOWEVER. WE THINK YOU WILL STILL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY WHAT DOES AWAIT.

This Editorial shall end with a lemon. ~yunomi
So say we all!


Uhhh... enjoy?

**We got a surprising number of warm fuzzies this week! It was like putting on a sweatshirt fresh out of the dryer on a cold day!**

TNT -- I've been a member of this site for eight years. We've been through a lot together. I was just a child when I made my first account, and now I'm a grown-up with a job and everything, but I still come here for relaxation and entertainment. Just today, after a particularly stressful week at work, I got my first-ever Fountain Faerie quest in over 8 years!!! I was so excited, it was the first thing that was capable of taking my mind off of the stress of the real world. Moments like that help me remember why I have been loyal to this site for so long. Thanks for everything you do here. :* ~karmiethespongie

Hey, Neopets staff! I'll keep this short and simple. Today is my 10 year anniversary of being on your lovely site... A WHOLE DECADE! I wanted to genuinely thank you all for a fun site that hasn't bored me in all of the years I've been involved. I've really loved seeing how Neopets has grown and changed, and I've enjoyed being a part of it. :) I've learned HTML, the importance of saving and earning money, how to work a stock market, and so much more -- all thanks to your wonderful work. So, thank you. You've been a part of internet activity for almost half of my life and I've really enjoyed it. :) ~silvercomet23

Dear TNT,
I feel like you guys never get the credit you deserve. I love playing all the time; I have been playing ever since I was a little girl and grew up with this game. I appreciate all the cool new things you input for the site, the new NC items that are released, etc. I love you all! Keep up the amazing work for all of us; thank you for filling so many hours of my boredom with your game! ~xapr1lx


I was reading the Editorial today and was suddenly struck by a load of warm, fuzzy feelings. I have been on Neopets off and on for the last 12 years under various accounts. Even though the site has gone through a great deal of changes (some were VERY MUCH for the better, and others were admittedly not my favorite), the thing that keeps me coming back is the offbeat and completely wonderful TNT. Thanks for having such a fabulous collective personality that shows through in everything you do. You guys are awesome! ~mediterranean_breeze

Hello, TNT! :) I've been playing on this site off and on since the tender age of five years old and I'm almost seventeen now (NOT SURE IF THAT'S ADMIRABLE OR JUST PLAIN SAD). The reason I keep coming back is not just because of the memories I have with the site [my big sister making my first account for me and getting the birthday wrong (nice one, sis), my first Neopet, getting my first dream 'pet, etc.] but because you guys have such a well-run ship that it's truly hard to get away. You put so much effort into everything you do, whether it be making full-fledged plots and games to all of the little funny descriptions on every single item you make. Anyway, to wrap it up, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the many years of fun. You guys rock; I love you all. Thanks for doing what you do! ~jules_xx

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you guys do. Me and my sis live far from each other and there are times when we don't get to talk for a few weeks, or even longer, but Neopets has been one way for us to keep in touch and bond, if you will. I also get to brag about having more NPs than her and me being younger... well, if you have older brothers or sisters you know how that feels. ^_^ Thanks, TNT! *lots of love and hugs* ~star_chica08


These guys wrote the book on fuzzies!


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