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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


We are everywhere. We manage your shops. We run your banks. We watch over the economy of Neopia. We fight your wars. We run your countries. Who are we? We are the forgotten.


Easy Holiday Feasts



The hard part is figuring out what to prepare for your holiday meal and how much you need to spend! If you’re confused with any budget, the Holiday Feasting Guide is here to help make your feast a success! We’ve organized your meals into four budgets, cheap, medium, expensive (25,000+ NP per meal), and super expensive. Each meal includes a main course, side dishes, and dessert with two options each for you to choose from! Read below on what budget fits you and your Neopet for perfect feasting...

Finding the Perfect Gift



In nearly every store, I found someone pondering a shop display and fretting, “Well, I THINK he’d like it... I GUESS she’d want this... I don’t know, MAYBE this one would work...” Several threw up their hands, paws, or flippers in despair, and cried, “Oh woe is me! I’ll never find the Perfect Gift in time!” But never fear, my fellow Neopians! Help has arrived, in the form of a step by step guide: How to find the Perfect Gift! Simply read through the following steps, take notes as needed, and then set out into the wilds...

The Best Christmas Ever!


With the holidays fast approaching, it can be a very stressful and trying time. I know that around this time every year I am so bogged down on deciding what to get all of my friends and pets, that I can become a bit of a scrooge. Not to mention all of my pets asking for all of the latest toys and clothes, it can be hard to remember all of the little things that go along with spoiling your pets rotten. However, with much thought I have compiled a...

Other Stories
"Markers and Scissors" by yellowsugardog
I did not understand the hype about Christmas. The joy, the excitement, or the pleasure. I had only watched people unhappy. In turn, this made me unhappy. I was just unwanted. The most unwanted gift in Neopia, now even more unwanted then a pile of dung. I was purposeless. I was plain. I was only given to annoy whoever got me as a gift...

"Pride Comes Before a Ball" by tallydepp
In her dreams, King Skarl was always so taken aback by Tallydepp's beauty, grace, good manners and demure personality that he immediately gave her the coveted position of Uni-To-The-King, a role which would involve accompanying the King on his travels and generally just looking pretty and being complimented on by his subjects...

"Real Dreams" by silveryskies
Dying Sprigs of Mistletoe hung over each cell, more gloomy than cheerful. A not-so-decorated tree with only half its needles left drooped near the front desk. Tundra hated Christmas. All the normal Neopians were happy and merry, while abandoned pets sat lonely in their cells, freezing to death. How could they smile so happily? It just wasn’t fair...


Spills, Chills, and Thrills


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Magical Marbles: What's the Mystery?
"Snowbloom gets some hands on experience, while Xedria gets a laugh."

Concept by fireyicefly

by mellen48


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Greed's Captive: Part Three
All around him, his prized dubloons glittered, whispering promises in the gloominess of his shack...

by ayame_23

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10 Must-Have Stocking Stuffers For Under 5000 NP!
Here, you'll find this season's must-have stocking stuffers that will save you from living out of a cardboard box come New Year's Day... and they're guaranteed to satisfy any Neopian's tastebuds...

by evie_firebolt

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Top Ten Winter Petpets to Give or Receive for Christmas
What better gift is there for any pet than a cute friend? And for Christmas, why not get in the spirit and make it a cute, if not occasionally chilly, winter petpet!

by twocents

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A Drop of Rain
But these Yooyuball players were in an entirely different league. They had both natural ability and skills that had been practiced and built up over the years. Violet tried not to be intimidated...

by costa_rican_girl



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