I'm still smacking myself in the face over the fact I could have taken part of this plot had I not been a silly newbie who didn't know how to check the new features. x.x
What is this? Tryouts for Trouble at the National Neopian?
The Monocerous goes fishing.
Pesky Swamp Ghouls!
I've never participated in a Neopian war. No fair!
I had to pat Donny on the back about twenty times before he finally fixed my bag of broken neopoints. So having the whole mountain melt on him sure serves him right. :P
If you use more than one punctuation mark at a time to end your sentences you start to look either angry or insane.
When the little neopet images float across the page it becomes really hard to click on things. x.x
The customization beta-testing let you try paint brush wearables on your pets, but you didn't get to keep the wearables when the testing was over. People were worried that TNT was planning to seperate the paint brush wearables from the paint brush colors, meaning you could buy Pirate Wocky Boots without having to buy a Pirate Paint Brush.
Oh customization beta, why do you taunt me so?
If YOU were woken up and didn't have any caffeine... you'd be cranky too!
I was having fun until you showed up.
I'd appreciate it if you kept Ryadure AWAY from sharp pointy objects, thank you very much.
Or at least, someone's lost tooth.
And yes... I was expecting an avatar.
Okay, after the site was updated your active neopet started being shown in a little module to the left of your screen. If you didn't have any pets you would see something like the screenie you see above. Now TNT has changed it so that there is no pet module if you have no pets.
If you see that green Zafara in any of my screenies, it represents me, the user seahorsepond. I've used her as my Neopian persona, even though I didn't even own a green Zafara until recently. I've also tried using (at different times) a Maraquan Acara and a goblin as my persona, but they didn't stick.
I swear I didn't fake this screenie! I was clicking through the "create-a-pet" when I saw it. I took a screenshot and when I went back, it was gone. 0.o
Why is it cool nowadays to use the word "shiny" as a noun? Ah well, it works.
This would be a better random event if AriShire would give me the Lutari bead back.
Dude! You're blocking the scenery!
There were like half a dozen different versions of the Quick Reference page before TNT finally settled on one that doesn't show all your pet's stats at the same time. This resulted in some confusing information on which pets are active or not.
Oh, and about those Winter Blechy Hats all my pets are wearing... the Winter Blechy Hat was one of the very first wearable items on neopets and your pets were automatically cool if they had one.
I don't care if you give me transmogrification potions, I still won't be a Dr. Sloth minion.
My one little complaint about customization is that I don't like the way the converted faerie Wocky looks compared to the old one. I had been casually saving up my neopoints to buy a Faerie Paint Brush for Ryadure, but I gave that up when customization started... so instead of turning her into a pretty faerie, why not turn her into a hideous mutant?
Only 7 Wockys? Last time it was 19... you have some catching up to do, Mr. Monocerous.
This is YOUR potion? Oh no, I just bought this... with some neopoints I found on the floor of the bank!
After I painted Sakosii some of his pictures stayed as a green Uni for a while.
In other news, AriShire is now banned from underwater fishing!
AriShire: It was an accident!
And I just so happen to have a sense of smell.
It IS a cool avatar.
I just about fell out of my chair laughing at this one.
Too bad I don't have oodles of poodles... I want that plushie!
Ryadure ended up next rolling a two and Roo rolled a one, so Ryadure gained two levels. It's a not-so-secret of mine that I don't like vampires and I make fun of them when I get the chance.
My thoughts exactly.
Some days I've passed the time by going to a nonexistant page and refreshing just to see all the 404 messages. I apologize to whoever has to sort out all the missing page reports. x.o
I also don't like zombies.
When they released the Eliv Thade Make-Up Kit, I didn't have neocash. And they've never re-released it, though I faithfully check back every year. *cry*
Shouldn't that light faerie be a ghost now?
Ryadure gets mistaken for a boy a lot. After a week of BC-ers calling Ryadure a boy, the last thing I wanted was for the upload page to call her a boy too. So! If you were wondering why the goldbanned message in the Beauty Contest now says "his/her," it's Ryadure's fault.
...And because I like Halloween Kacheeks.
I probably should have sold that morphing potion.
Well now... that was a waste of a fountain faerie quest.
Customize or customise?
Yeah... the day Rya wants a pink Uni I'll go see a psychiatrist because I'd be hallucinating.
Odd time to take a nap, but whatev'.
Just take the tacky Christmas wearables with you.
Dr. Sloth appreciation day? Are you crazy?
...And now you know why I've never been deemed worthy to use Sloth's image as an avatar on the neoboards.
If someone actually DID audition in a Dr. Sloth costume it would be epic. Even though I don't really even watch the show, it would still be epic.
A little overconfident are we, Ryadure?
You were supposed to decode these for the plot. I recall going to the NPv.2 computer and asking if it knew how to decode them. It said: "I do not understand, Doctor..." which proves just how impossible those codes were.
Yes, I did buy the Paralax Plushie with some of my plot points.
Playing Castle of Eliv Thade for five days straight to get the avatar can have some amusing side affects.
As if someone would want to stare at that.
Planning world domination are you, Ryadure?
Er, that's NOT how you get the Edna avatar, Mr. Grundo Leader.
Is this a fan-mail... or not?
Wait... this isn't the Defenders HQ, is it?
Whoa... I thought there weren't any of those around anymore.
All right, all right! I get it already!
Don't be fooled, it's all a ruse!
Why let reality get in the way of your insanity?
It's kinda hard to see, but the text I circled in red says "Perhaps I can help." It only appeared when I hovered over the one pannel.
Yaaaaay! I've gotten ten submissions into the Neopian Times! *Celebrates* Ryadure has always been the darling of my NT comics, especially in my early ones.
Items restritricting this zone: 0. Now remove those items(s).
Notice the American spelling of "color".
I'm talking about the Paint Brush, by the way, not the snowglobe. Though the snowglobe is nice too.
Ryadure: Stop stealing my lines!
Isn't this cheating?
I must have very gifted neofriends! The trades icon showed up as a gift too, for a while.
The maximum score you can get on Fashion Fever is 300, how in Neopia did this person get a score of 301?.
The wooden barrels were the only thing in his size.
Yeah, Neoplants was TNT's 2009 April fool's joke. They changed the random events as well as added an extra neoboard and a page about Neoplants.
Makes me wonder... what was that actually SUPPOSED to say?
*gasp* It's a ghost shop!
I might as well paint him grey if I'm going to leave him like this.
When TNT moved the customized pet pictures, some bugs came up. I'd probably cry if this was permanent 'cause Jackovy is my royal boy Zafara.
His opponents can defeat him by just watching him melt.
This just gets better and better. XD
Come back next year and maybe the announcer Gelert's picture won't give you double vision.
Finally, an error code everyone can understand!
The thirteenth month of the year!
I sent in a bug report about this and I got a very nice message back telling me it was fixed, but I'm keeping this screenie anyways.
Sir Kachilan is currently under construction. In fact, yesterday I saw a crane and a building crew.
Oh, I just love torturing Oupyr. This screenie was SO worth the five extra neopoints per night. Yes, I really did give him the sauna extra.
The woes of giving your pets custom designs...
Thanks to a transmogrification potion and a paint brush, my namesake pet now looks like my persona! SeahorsePond was originally a JubJub.
SeahorsePond was on a side account when I used that potion, which is why I got another avatar.
Glad I'm so appreciated.
That's still my Zafara persona. I just felt like toning down the bright colors.
A NOTE BEFORE YOU READ THE NEXT SCREENIE:
When the "Twilight" movies were released, the neoboards were flooded with Twilight-related topics. The roleplay board was hit particularly hard with every other topic being a Twilight roleplay.
Then TNT invented a neoboard filter that turned the word Twilight into My Little Pony as well as...
Alice = Alyss
Bella = Clara Chatham
Breaking Dawn = Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Cullen = Smith
Eclipse = Toy Story
Edward = Roxton Colchester III
Isabella = Clara Chatham
Jacob = Jordie
Jasper = Mr. Magoo
Kristen Stewart = Bela Lugosi
New Moon = Gone With the Wind
Robert Pattinson = Clark Kent
Stephanie Meyer = Krusty the Clown
Taylor Lautner = Nick Neopia
Vampire = Xweetok
Werewolf = Werelupe
The rest is history.
Proof that Neopets users were ahead on the My Little Pony craze.
I wanna go to the land of twinkle fairies and happy candy rainbows!
Promoting pony literacy everywhere!
Here's what that kind of roleplay looks like.
CAN YOU ALL STOP TALKING ABOUT MY LITTLE PONY THIS IS A My Little Pony BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kudos to the person who actually started a My Little Pony roleplay!
I know it's not the series TNT invented the filter for, but still... I like the sound of a Xweetok Academy.
The ironic thing is that my Xweetok's name (Oupyr) actually means "Vampire" in Russian.
Are you trying to sell me the lamp, or telling me to go to Moltara to get one?
...Or all of the above.
The full version of the text I shamelessly cropped is: "Thanks for helping us beta test! Key Quest is currently offline for maintenance while the tech Myncis review the server logs from the last session and prepare a new version for testing. (They're specifically looking at the parts that say *ALERT! TOO MANY NEOPIANS!* and *CRASH!* It's all very technical.)"
The Great Ice Treasure laughs at your puny concept of "inflation".
I actually learned about this typo from a Neopian Times editorial question.
And if you look even closer, you can see the smaller picture of Games Master AAA is ALSO in the background of the Atlas of the Ancients picture.
Oh yes, loads of fun.
I took the screenie in January 2010 and I put it on my screenie page in September 2012. Yeah... I'm a little behind.
That was an interesting Key Quest game, one Blue Elephante and three Ylana Skyfires.
I think it's time to spring for a new board.
Ttayl is out to lunch, back in 15 min.
Also, never buy land in the desert. Oh, wait... that's NeoQuest.
April Fool's day 2010 TNT put up a page where you could type in anybody's username and one of their pets would get a pie in the face. Sometimes along with a pie-in-the-face, you'd get a neomail from TNT and a free background in your inventory.
Welcome to the family, Hoolphal!
Hoolphal: Great, now I'm owned by a user who thinks she's a Zafara.
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