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News & Updates For April!

Week 2: 20/04/2015
+ New Build a Character Step
+ New Weekly Activities:
Kougra Day Theme! Riddle, What On Neopia Is Going On? and Comic Haiku
+ Monthly Activity Reminder:
Design a Restaurant deadline 26th April!
+ Feedback Update:
If you would like feedback for any of your entries, please ask when you submit them! All entries considered and feedback will be as constructive as possible

Featured Writer

April 20th, 2015

Zomiee

Her entry for last week's activity "What Happened Next?" had Faith in stitches - congratulations to Kaluna for being this week's featured writer! I can just imagine a little Chomby squeaking out her poem while someone plays a Lute in the background... Check it out on the Wall of Fame!
If you want a chance to be featured here, enter some of our activities below and keep your fingers crossed. Good luck!

Build a Character

Do you want to learn how to develop the perfect character for your pet(s)? Well so do we at the Faerie Shelter! Every week we will publish another step in how to build your pet's character for you to succeed in making them the best they can be!

There are no prizes, points or trophies for this activity - it has been created exclusively as a guideline to aid development of a character! For activities, check out our weekly or monthly activities instead.

Week 1 - Identity:

Your pet must find themselves! No, don't go off and play Kacheek Seek (anyway, that's you finding your pet!); what we mean is both you and your pet need to find out what sort of character they have.

Are they a thief and a rogue, an honourable knight or a little bit of an eccentric wealthy landowner? Or maybe they seem to be a loving pet but have a dark secret having escaped from Kreludor? It's entirely up to you!

Have a go at answering these questions to help given your pet a character skeleton (feel free to skip questions or even add your own!):

  • What is your pet's temperament?:
  • Why are they like this?:
  • What has happened in their past to influence their personality?:
  • Do they have any plans in life, like taking over all of Neopia or settling down with their very own Snowbunny?
  • What is their relationship like with other pets?
  • Do they have any noticeable features, like scars or accents?

  • Neopian Times Aides

    Pining for that Neopian Times trophy? Want to see your creative writing piece published? Then the Neopian Times Aides at The Faerie Shelter are here to help! We've collected a few helpful guild members who have been published themselves and know the ins and outs of success with the NT! Below are some of their tips.

    Tips for being published:

    The Secret Rule Book is a great guide for getting published, especially for story content dos and don'ts! - TFS Staff
    A published Neopian Times Article on how to be successfully published! Worth a read for any submission queries - TFS Staff
    When it comes to short story length, make sure it's got a solid plot/conclusion and keeps the reader captivated throughout. Don't just add sections to increase the word count when they're not needed! - Faith
    Always always ALWAYS proofread, preferably with a day between reads. The NT will tweak it, but you don't want any major mistakes hanging around! If you can read it out loud, or get a friend to check it, even better. - Faith
    Want to enter your own tips for being published? Neomail Faith with your tip to be added today!

    Official TFS Neopian Times Aides

    The generous users below have offered a lending hand and ear to help you become a published Neopian Times writer. Feel free to ask any and all questions but please remember, they are not here to collaborate or write an article for you.

    Username Speciality # of Publications
    faithful_jewel - Faith Stories/Proofreading 2 Short Stories
    Your Name Here? Comics? Articles? SS? ? Comics/Articles/Stories
    Want to offer your personal expertise as a Neopian Time Aide? Neomail Faith showing interest to be added today!



    Rules for All Activities

  • Submit all answers as requested in the activity description! Some will be Neomail only, some lengthier entries will be on a Petpage. If you're unsure, just ask!

  • Remember that all activities are for FUN! Winners will not be rewarded Neopian items, Neopoints, or any kind of monetary valuables (you'll just improve your writing abilities!).
  • Keep things fun and follow all of Neopet's rules. If any rules are broken or any writing is malicious, lewd, or otherwise offensive it could result in guild membership termination.

  • It is the editor's discretion as to whether or not an entry will be accepted. As far as possible, feedback will be given to every submission whether it is accepted or not; any issues or concerns should be raised with the Guild Leader, Dee!
  • Weekly Activities

    Riddle!:

    This week's puzzle is a Kougra Day Riddle! To view a larger version of the Riddle, drag the image into a new tab on your browser.

    To submit your answer(s):
    1. Solve the riddle and find the Elderly Kougra's treasure for him!
    2. Send the NAME OF THE ITEM (not the item itself) in a Neomail as soon as you work it out and before the closing date.
    Mail all entries to Faith
    Deadline: 26/04/15

    What On Neopia Is Going On?:

    Some of our Guildmates have got into a bit of a pickle. It's up to you to decide what has happened, or what will happen! This can be a short story, a poem or any other creative writing piece that you think suits the situation! Please remember this is for giggles and any malicious writings could result in becoming banned from the guild - keep it clean, innocent and fun!

    To submit your entry: Please place your short story, poem or written piece on a petpage (or if it is short enough, in a Neomail) and Neomail the link to Faith.

    This week's theme: Faith and Kaluna are in a fighting stance; Kaluna with a balloon sword and Faith with a fountain pen! What has led up to this point and/or what will happen?

    Last week's top entries!

    Last Week's Editor's Example: The Story of Dee and the Missing Yarn
    Mail all entries to Faith
    Deadline: 26/04/15

    Comic Haiku:

    Each week a comic will be pulled from our Artist's Easel (yep, comics from our very own guildmates!) and you will have the opportunity to write a caption, dialogue or specified theme to go with it!

    This week's theme is a Haiku; so your entry must be a 17 syllable, 3 line poem (5, 7, 5 syllables)! NM Faith if you have any questions

    Important Note: Until our Artist's Easel is fully up and running, we'll be using Neopets generated images! Neomail your entries (max 2 per member) and we'll include the top 3 on our Wall of Fame!

    Click and drag the image into a new browser tab to see it in full size.
    Last week's top entries!

    Editor's (Terrible) Example:
    Sneak into Lab Ray
    Huge mistake for this Kougra
    Now he is 8-bit!
    Mail all entries to Faith
    Deadline: 26/04/15

    Monthly Activities

    Month of Eating!

    The Month of Eating is upon us; so what we want you to do is Design a Restaurant! This can be any sort of eatery you want: a café, a bistro, a Kelp Kompetitor or even a fast food joint.

    We'd like to see some creativity to your entries for this one. Maybe build a menu, write a few reviews from important Neopians that have visited, quotes from the staff? Whatever your heart (and stomach!) desires!

    Disclaimer: Your restaurant must be your own creation in its entirety! Don't worry about formatting/designing the individual parts unless you want to; we just want to see your awesome content!

    To submit your entry: Please place your entry on a petpage and Neomail the link before the closing date!

    Mail all entries to Faith
    Deadline: 26/04/15

    Wall of Fame

    Week 1: 23/03/15

    The correct answer to our puzzle was "Chomby Carnival Day is Here! Head over to Tyrannia for the party and have an omelette on Admiral Blackbeard!"! Thanks to everyone who entered - those who managed to get it right were Dee.

    Click on the names below to see a snapshot of the entry (opens a link in a new window)

    Activity Top 3 Entries!
    What Happened Next? Kaluna Faith
    Comic Caption Kaluna Ryan Dee

    Suggested Writing Guides/Sites

    Credits

    Thanks to Dee for the unique layout and graphics made for TFS!


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