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Hi! I love the new Spooky Food Eating Contest plot (It is a plot, right?) and I'm really enjoying it, but when I tried to go into the Perilous Catacombs it didn't work. All that showed up was my curse list, my treasure box, a staircase, and a glowing square. I love what you've done so far, but could you please fix that? *does Puppyblew eyes* ~pandaahats
Pssst... click on the door next to the staircase. ;) As for whether or not this is a plot... well, we quite like the term "plevent" that's been slung around the Neoboards. XD

Hey there, TNT. *waves shyly* So, I was wondering if the same person could win twice during the same week of the Storytelling Contest. Let's say I wrote the first piece of the story; can I still send more entries as the week goes on? Thank you for being awesome! ~saltsman
Yes, you are welcome to continue submitting throughout the rest of the week. This not only applies to those who write the start of the story, but to those who may have written any of the subsequent entries that get posted, as well.

Something to bear in mind, however: if two submissions of relatively equal merit come in for the same slot, and one of them is written by someone who's already been posted that week and the author of the other entry hasn't been selected, then chances are that the latter's entry will be the one that gets chosen for that slot.

A lot of people are routinely waiting an hour (or even six hours) because of the Curse of Fatigue. This is how long I have to wait, which I think is unfair: you must wait 279 hour(s), 3 minute(s), and 33 second(s) for Curse of Fatigue to wear off before you can proceed. Just how fatigued is this group to have to wait eleven days? I don't want to miss any more of this plot step. Please help! ~flufflepuff
If your Curse of Fatigue timer seems overly long (or the puzzle won't let you proceed to the next level), check to make sure your computer's system clock is set to the correct time and date. This should fix the issue. (Before you ask, no, it's not possible to cheat by adjusting your clock. It just fixes issues like the ones above.)

Dear TNT,
If there's a plot or event, but nobody is complaining about it, does it really exist? ~kittenstealth

Rofl. On this site? Not likely. ;)

Hey, could you include an image of the original map of Neopia, or one of the original maps? I keep trying to remember what it looked like for the sake of nostalgia (I've been here since 2000) and I can't recall it. Thanks! ~the_crimson_rose
Oh dear. You asked for it:

Back in those days our masterful use of
the gradient tool was rivaled by none!

I was recently chosen to appear in the Poetry Contest twice for the same theme. I cannot recall this happening before. I know that, with the Caption Contest, some players have had two entries picked. I've started to sift through the pages and found one poem published twice (in English and then in French) on the same page, but to me that doesn't really count. So, is this something that can happen, or was it a mistake? Thank you! *sifts through more poetry pages* ~honeybee54321
Generally speaking, the Poetry Contest judge only allows one winning entry per username for each page of poems. Accidents happen, though. If memory serves correctly, it's not the first time someone's been chosen twice for one contest, but in 13+ years of posting poems, it probably hasn't happened more than a handful of times.

Hey, TNT. So, when is the last scarab going to be released? My album looks so empty without it. :( ~ivoryrosefrost
Never fear! It's already been scheduled. :)

Hi, TNT! *sneakily slides a box of Spooky Doughnuts onto your desk* I have a question! Now, bear with me, it may sound weird... but I was wondering... if you have multiple Petpets in your inventory next to each other, can they eat each other, like they can randomly eat items? I won't think any different about Petpets if they have a taste for other Petpets, I'm just curious! Thank you! ~shello_2004
This made us insanely curious as well, but we've been told that they only eat food. :( How disappointing. Erm, fortunate. Of course. That's the word we meant. *clears throat*

I had my wish come true. Yeah, it's not a good thing! I wished for a Meepit! I know the well gets confused, but it could have given me something rare! I got a Meepit... STENCIL!!! Is this a cruel sense of humor? ~annabelch12_19
We always do feel a tinge of guilt when we see players wishing for a Baby Paint Brush and being given a Baby Brush Plushie. :X Please remember that it's just a wishing well. It's not very bright, and it doesn't have the ability to grant such lofty wishes as paint brushes.

I have seen some people saying things like "Check DTI 535968" or "DTI 535968." It references an outfit on Dress to Impress, and people who visit the site understand it's part of a URL for DTI. They do this because we aren't allowed to link directly to DTI. Is this allowed? Please remove my username. ~username removed
We think we answered this pretty recently, but we would like to further impress that it's just fine! :)

Why did you design the Caption Contest to display the number of votes each entry has, whereas the Beauty Contest votes are hidden until the end? ~sunkissedangel
If we recall correctly, players were often just going to the top of the list and voting for those already at the top of the list, making it rather unfair. That's the reason we took it out. Since the Caption Contest entries are randomised on the page, we don't think it's too much of an issue at the moment, but you're welcome to disagree, of course.

Hi, TNT! I just wanted to express my wonderment at your inexplicable ability to make items that are equal parts adorable and disgusting. The Esophagor just asked me for Macawormi and Cheese. :p ~nightmir
It's a gift. What can we say?

Hey, TNT! I have long been curious since the first time the Werhond came into Neopia: do they have tails?! Obviously at first glance it appears that they do, but really, since we can't see the whole thing, I've often wondered: is it a tail, or perhaps another limb?!? I would love to draw pictures of them, but I don't want to give the little one a tail if it has none, or worse, give it a tail that does not match its own!!! :o Please, can you answer this perplexing question? THANKS! ~lasdarkfirewolf
Yes, they do! You can see it better in the original art that first depicted the fearsome Petpet.

We suggest you keep your distance.


When I first started playing Neopets, I was a little nervous about not knowing what all the rules were. Eventually I learned the rules, but griped over how strict they were. Now that I own a six year account, I'm truly grateful for the rules that govern this site. They've kept my accounts safe from hackers, scammers, and more. Thank you TNT, for creating a safe and wonderful environment for us all to play in! ~indulgences

I just wanted to thank you, TNT. I've been playing off and on since December of 1999, and Neo has had a huge impact on my life. Yes, changes have occurred over the years, but even so, this site has always brought a smile to my face when I needed it the most. I have every intention of raising my kids to love this site, and have even gotten my husband into everything you offer here. Thank you so much for all the hard work you all do, TNT. You are a brilliantly bright light in my life. *gives cookies.* ~jaclynnmew1

Hi. I'm writing in to thank you for creating such a wonderful site. I've been playing for over five years now. Neopets is a great way to express creativity, so I thoroughly enjoy it, whether through customization, Neohomes, or contests. The staff members are friendly and professional, and the site is kept clean so it isn't a place for negative thoughts / harassment. It's a great escape from reality for when you need a break. Neopets has also taught me how to phrase messages over the computer without sounding pushy. Because the other person can't see my face or hear my voice, they could misunderstand my message. It's a great skill for the real world. Thanks for creating such an awesome site and keep up the good work!!! :D ~_brainchild_

OMG, TNT. The new Neocash items from the Purple Perilous Catacomb Magical Scrolls are amaaaaaaaaaah-zing. That's not even amazing. Simply amaaaaaaaaaah-zing. Whoever came up with them deserves 191 billion pounds of candy this Halloween. Seriously. ~bullysqueen

Congratulations, TNT! You officially got me with that Grim Faerie Statue. I literally went flying back in my chair when I saw it move for the first time! I thought I was imagining things! You get bonus points because the Weeping Angels are my favorite! What other Doctor Who references are around the site?!? Thanks for being so AWESOMESAUCE! ~_icreatemyself

Hi, TNT! I just wanted to contribute to the warm fuzzies you guys get (or, at least, should be getting!) each week. I've been on Neopets since I was 9 years old and, though I've taken a couple of hiatuses and switched to a new main account since then, I've loved that Neopets has always been there for me to return to. As an aspiring writer, I love writing for the Times and all of the other writing opportunities you have. I also love seeing all the cool new stuff you guys have to offer all the time. The site is constantly having something fresh and new to do! I'm a lot older now than I was when I started, and though my roommates make fun of me a bit when I start screeching at my laptop when Brucey B beats me in Cheat!, I am a proud Neopian still! Thank you so much for all you do, and I hope Neopets sticks around for years and years to come! ~2dancers2robots

Hi, TNT. I would just like to say thank you. This world that you created is simply amazing. Thank you for all your hard work, your dedication, and all the fun you've created for all of us. Here's to many, many more years of amazing-ness (Is that a word? Heh.) that you think up every day, every year. ~cthulhuincarnate_
Aww, shucks guys. We got a ton of Happy Thoughts this week, and our birthday isn't even until next month!

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