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Your questions answered!


Read the answers to the most commonly asked Neopets questions this week in the Editorial section. Each week the most popular questions will be answered by one of the creators of Neopets, so keep checking back to stay updated.


Quote of the Week


#10: Scoop up poor Sooty and pour him carefully in to a small jar. Proceed to Mystery Island and sell him as a bottle of that rare, black sand! Yay for neopoints!


The Lost Desert Disease



I have put together a list of 111 of the most common symptoms of OLDPD, Obsessive Lost Desert Plot Disorder, in honor of the 212th issue of the Neopian Times. Beware, it is spreading very quickly all across Neopia and the only remaining safe place is the Lost Desert, but only because the people who lived there all vanished. Fancy that...

Sparks of Inspiration



One of the most common questions I see is: what inspired you? A question that I find quite hard to answer. Sometimes ideas just pop into people’s heads. Sometimes another writer inspired their writing. Sometimes a question asked by someone else, a ‘what if’ question, for instance, makes ideas come rolling. But what sparks your story?

Roughing It


I wondered how these pets survived with just enough to eat when my pets could barely go on for a day without their Red Long Hair Brushes. I thought it over and came to a conclusion: Why couldn’t we survive like wild pets do? It couldn’t be that hard. That was the beginning of why I will never, ever, go outside my neohome again...

Other Stories
"How to Have Fun With the Lab Map" by for_making_layouts
"Ohhh, Lay! Come see what I've got for you! " My owner's singsong voice came from the door. I poked my head out from under the bed (which is no mean feat, seeing as I'm a baby Acara, and my horns are always getting stuck everywhere). But anyway...

"Always at Home" by genius5000x
He spent six hours each day serving up food to the tourists and Space Station techies in Grundo's cafe as a measly way to pay for food and rent. He hadn't smiled for ages. What was really cruel was the sight of Neopia in front of him now. It reminded him that he could never go back there...

"Selina and the Rainbow" by moelucyme77
Still sleepy, she stretched, yawned, and with a jolt, realized what today was. Today was the day she turned fifteen, but that was not any regular birthday for a faerie. The day a young faerie aged fifteen years was the day she was accepted into adult faerie society...


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Great stories!


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Magic Smelly Socks - USEFUL?!
Magic Smelly Socks. Wait wait wait! -grabs you by the back of your shirt- Don't worry! There won't be any demonstrations!

by fip

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Darigan's Truce: Part Four
"Mr. Scary! Wait!" The child's cry came again, and as he turned around, he saw a little Usul running as fast as she could towards the castle. He watched as she ducked under the legs of the bystanders and darted into the thoroughfare, past the astounded guards...

by darkwater_nereid

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Legend Seekers: Destiny Discovered - Part One
She stretched, shook her black fur clean and hopped out of the boat lightly. She was startled as her feet touched sand, rather than the familiar carpet of her room. So, it hadn't been a dream. They must have reached land!

by yatomiyuka

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Earn Your Stripes
It's definitely the bait.

by bacon_hawk

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Achieving Flight
She was the youngest of her owner's pets, created just three months ago. Created as green Pteri, created with the desire to fly in her heart...

by lost_desert_girl



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