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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


"Look, you've got a good reason not to trust us, and we've got a good reason not to trust anybody, so how about we all just tell the truth? We can all swear we won't tell anyone, and then we'll all know we can trust each other."


Botching Birthdays



Hello! And welcome to Inky's Guide To The Top 10 Worst Birthday Presents! Yay! So, according to the title, probably one of the most embarrassing things to ever do to your friend is to buy a really bad gift for his/her birthday! So, in order to ensure that your friend is happy during his/her birthday, please consider the following suggestions and do NOT get these gifts for them!

Altador Cup: Mutants?



"I'm not interested. It's not like there are many mutants I can cheer for." So said one very disgruntled mutant Gelert. "I mean, all the other pets get tons of representation. Even the really rare ones! Where's ours?" A good question indeed! Where are the mutants among the ranks of our esteemed athletes? Surely one would expect to see several, at least among the ranks...

Wonders of Meridell


July 30 is a major milestone in Neopets history. Does anyone know what it is? Well, if you guessed the Discovery of Meridell Day, then you are absolutely correct! On July 30, 2002, TNT released a new world called Meridell, and this Monday is Meridell's fifth birthday! *blows kazoo*

Other Stories
"Choosing a Shopkeeper Can Be Daunting" by zuziafruzia
Pressed for time, Fruzia put an ad in the Notice Board, hoping to find one soon. It stated, in large black print, "HIRING! A shopkeeper for the Month of Swimming. Come by Fruzia's shop tomorrow morning..."

"The Changing ROOm" by oily106
How much have you given up to be here? The muscles flex, strong and lithe from years of training, the long hours wound tightly around your frame, the scars of the rebounds gone wrong writing a path of your history. How hard you played...

"Sketching a Pteri" by pigeons707
She held the paint brush with her left wing and ran as fast as she could. She was a mere three feet away from the tip of the Rainbow Pool, and she jumped. Mew’s adrenaline rush increased rapidly as she came within inches of the surface of the pool, and...


Make a Big Splash


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Great stories!


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Choosing a Shopkeeper Can Be Daunting
"So, what kind of experience do you have as a shopkeeper? I mean, why should I hire you?"

by zuziafruzia

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Waiting Out the Storm: Part Four
She nodded very slightly, almost paralyzed with terror. Her eyes opened wider as the two of them simultaneously backed away from the hideous monster. Its eyes followed them...

by mew_mew_matrimony

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Waiting for Anna: Part Ten
I am a real magician, she thinks at him, fiercely, and the audience is back. Her brother is gone, or maybe he's still out there; she can't tell any more through the stage lights. Anna takes a deep breath, and begins...

by extreme_fj0rd

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Munch Your Way to the Top or Well, Bottom...
Snowmuncher isn't easy - but once you get some things down, it's not that hard.

by coridabrat

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Last Resorts - Meteors
Now where'd that meteor run off to now? +sigh+

by clare1008



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