Caution: Quills may be sharp Circulation: 197,205,082 Issue: 972 | 4th day of Storing, Y24
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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


"On the night of All Hallows Eve, when the border between this world and the next is at its thinnest, bring a bag of candy to the overgrown pumpkin patch, deep within the Haunted Woods. Only then will you find what you're seeking."


Spooky Companions: A Guide for the Intrepid Neopian



The daunting task of selecting a Petpet for your Neopet can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Many owners lean towards the fluffiest and cutest Petpets on the market. The ever-popular Kadoatie is a fan favourite and the adorable Faellie never fails to induce smiles. There are, however, a whole host of underappreciated, albeit slightly odd Petpets that many overlook. I am here to enlighten you on the redeeming qualities of the most endearing “spooky” Petpets. I challenge you to put aside your preferences and biases for a short time and look past the sliminess and eeriness that many Neopians shun. I am also here to offer advice on the topic of care for these unique and exotic creatures.

Thinking Outside the Box for Autumn Customizations



With the Month of Gathering on the horizon, autumn is bound to be on every Neopian's mind: Pumpkin Spice Coffee at The Coffee Cave on Roo Island, marching through piles of fallen leaves to peruse the wares in the Neopian Bazaar, trips to the Haunted Woods to haunt The Deserted Fairground or do some Apple Bobbing over in Neovia. Ignore the naysayers—it’s never too early to start gathering up your gear for the season! But who has the Neopoints to buy a whole new wardrobe for every season? In THIS economy? Thankfully, there are more customization options in Neopia than there are grains of candy corn, which means there’s something out there for everyone, no matter the budget.

The Spooky Food Shop Exposed


Hi... I’m Sellescha the Pastel Kacheek. I’m writing to inform the public of a massive moral atrocity which had been happening right under our noses. It was that outrageous Spooky Food shop in the Haunted Woods. Were you under the impression that the ingredients were false substitutes for what they were supposed to represent? Well, sadly, based on first-hand observations of mine, I can confirm that the ingredients were, in fact, 100-percent REAL. I recently visited that shop of horrors along with my sister, Walda the Baby Kacheek. While she munched on a Coco Pumpkin, I was appalled to see a Droolik’s tail squirming around in one of the dishes.

Other Stories
"5 Nights at Fyora's" by marshclan13_
I walked up the cobblestone path, through the gates, and approached the sparkling castle. The towers soared into the clouds, the evening light glinting off the windows. A passed a few stragglers leaving the castle as I approached, key in one hand and bag in the other. I had been tasked with watching over Fyora’s quarters while she was away on the royal tour. I walked in and wound through the halls until I was deep inside the castle where I found the sparkling doors that I was looking for. I opened them, entering the lavish purple rooms within.

"Rubble and Memories" by parody_ham
A letter came, as they often did, in the beak of a Weewoo. But this one was different. It had Lord Darigan’s wax seal, a golden miniature of the Citadel with the letters “LD” written in cursive below. Sally, his Darigan letter Weewoo, dropped the letter into my hand after a chin scratch. She rested on my head for a few minutes—preening as she did—before darting back towards the floating fortress. Usually, Galgorroth handled our Lord’s letters if they were important, or some scribe with a motor mouth. And spires above were there a lot of talkative scribes.

"Night of the Evil Coconuts" by cazcazig
Long before the invention of the famous Coco Whip Slushie, a small tribe of coconut people had discovered the only place where the Neopian Chocolate River meets the Cream Waterfall. The resulting mixtures were collected by the Pango Tribe and given to young Neopets as treats. The wise elders of the tribe, Umma Bunga, Cinto Pango, and Tshimba Pango, all vowed to protect and maintain the Mallow Jungle. The chief, Umma Bunga, placed a hand over his mouth and vowed to "speak no evil". Cinto Pango covered each side of his face and vowed to "hear no evil".


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Great stories!


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Fun Size Terrors
Oooh, so scary!!

by queen_potema

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The Statue
"She had never seen a statue so lifelike. It was a Meowclops carved from stone, curled up in a sleeping position. Its stubby legs were folded against its body, and its delicate nose looked almost as if it was quivering with breath."

by legilis

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Roast Tentacle
That costume looks so real!

by legilis

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Spooky anagrams
Can you solve these Spooky Anagrams?

by isabelleke49

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Not As Smart As You Think You Are (Happy Halloween!)
Happy Halloween! Collab with coconut_rat

by preksolanx



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