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My mother used to warn me: don’t fly too far from home. Home being Faerieland, where all is safe and soft as an embrace. But before I was an oddity, I was a fool. I wanted to see the world. I floated down, down, down from the dream-cotton cloud I was beholden to. You see, faeries are fierce, but we are also quite fragile. We are only as strong as our weakest points. Not bones or skin, but something even more gossamer, always trailing behind or above us. I flew from Faerieland to the tundra of Terror Mountain. I skimmed the gleaming surface of Maraqua, hovered above the miasma of the Haunted Woods. The bustle of Neopia Central; the green palm of Meridell, beckoning me like summer. I was quite proud of myself. I had done what very few faeries had managed. I had eaten eggy, mysterious omelettes, fruits that stained my fingers red, met children who smiled at me as I went—Aishas and Poogles and Cybunnies, painted in colours I’d never before seen.


Opinion: Why Kiko Lake Shouldn't Win Again



Neopian Times Legal Disclaimer: The author of this article is an avid fan of Team Faerieland and the views here do not represent that of the Neopian Times. Also, as per the advice of legal counsel, the NT would like to reinforce that all the incidents mentioned are mere allegations and not definitively proven to beyond a reasonable doubt in a Neopian Court of Law. Enjoy the Altador Cup! It might be taken for granted that Kiko Lake has won four Altador Cup Championships. It might be taken for granted that they have returned to defend their title. As Neopians, we might even have taken for granted that Kiko Lake somehow needs all these donations every year, even after being champions multiple times. After all, shouldn’t money be pouring in from sponsors by now? Therefore, I want to warn you that with Kiko Lake, not everything is what it seems on the surface. I would like to inform you all about the controversial side of Team Kiko Lake.

Best of the Nest: Avian Petpets



As the vast encyclopedia of Petpets available for Neopians to discover and befriend has expanded over the past two decades (never mind the unique colour choices available for each and every one), choosing the best avian accomplice for your pet may appear a most daunting task. Luckily for fellow bird lovers, I have compiled a list of Neopia's finest flock members certain to make any pet cheep, chirp, and crow with glee! While this collection is by no means comprehensive, it should open your eyes to the benefits of inviting one of the many feathered friends featured below into your Neohome. I definitely didn’t wing this! 11. Vaeolus Availability: Legendary Petpets Interesting Colours: Ghost, Island Eagle-eyed Neopians may recognize this Petpet from the events of the Altador Plot! With the Vaeolus sporting such a dark, intimidating gaze, it’s hardly a wonder why many would want one of their very own. With their im-“peck”-able senses of...

Worth Their Stone: An Interview with Team Tyrannia


In the last two years, Tyrannia have gone from a non-contender to a serial champion team. They weren't known for much except their fondness of slushies until the arrival of "Spikes" Barmie, the young prodigy who launched them into the big leagues. Still, after their time in the top 3 faded, so did their media limelight. It was with that thought that I asked to interview them about their history— their past has been, no pun intended, rocky...

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"About Last Summer: A Yooyuball Player's ROOlization " by superkathiee
Wantayn kicked another yooyuball towards the goalkeeper absentmindedly. It bounced off the right edge of the goal and flew backwards, almost hitting him in the face. He dodged the yooyu, which came uncurled after it landed and sauntered away, annoyed. “Wantayn, what are you doing?! You’ve been practicing so well lately!” said the Jelly Chia. “I don’t know.” Wantayn sighed. “I think I need to break for today. I’ll go home and get some rest and be back in the morning bright and early for our last day of practice before the games begin.” Wantayn walked away from the practice field. In the stands above, he heard fellow Roo Island fans practicing their cheering, making as much noise as they possibly could. He walked out of the side stadium and past the slushie shop, where other Roo Island team members were practicing their...

"Homecoming" by azienskieth
At last, my journey to Absalom was over. Instead of taking advantage of modern conveniences, I'd decided to make the journey afoot. It took longer than I expected, but I was glad for the chance to be an active participant in my travel for once. As I continued from the western edge of town toward the town square, I realized how different my hometown suddenly seemed. Everything looked the same - at least, I thought; my memory dulls over time - but somehow it still felt unfamiliar. I passed two middle-aged townsfolk who I used to know. I still recognized them - my memory's not that dull - but their eyes just glanced over me as they walked on by. Have I really been gone long enough not to be recognized? I thought to myself. Sure, I keep my blue fur shorter than I used to, but I'm still the same old Lupe from the farm outside town. I'd reached the heart of town, and I entered Old Martha's, letting the...

"Winnow of the Wind" by pandora
Light faeries gleam, darkness faeries grumble, and water faeries glide through the sea. Or at least, that’s what the stories say. Air faeries are meant to float like whispers in the wind, though I’ve always had trouble with that. Awkward Winnow, gawking Winnow, Winnow with her tangly-tumbly hair. That faerie-girl with the loud voice and the silly smile, far too improper for a lady of Faerieland. Winnow with no sense. Winnow with broken wings. My mother used to warn me: don’t fly too far from home. Home being Faerieland, where all is safe and soft as an embrace. But before I was an oddity, I was a fool. I wanted to see the world. I floated down, down, down from the dream-cotton cloud I was beholden to. You see, faeries are fierce, but we are also quite fragile. We are only as strong as our weakest points. Not bones or skin, but something even more gossamer, always trailing behind or above us.


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