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I have played Neopets since it came out, that’s a long time. The beginning, it was clean. With laughing children and gumdrop rivers. So what happened to the tranquility?

It all burned down.

Google, free cursors, college funds, we salute you. No really. You tore down Neopets, spat on it, lit it on fire and laughed in twisted delight as the whole thing just became a tangled mess. Only the greatest in corporate sell-outs can achieve that much. So far, I have seen ads for free cursors (Including one of a cigarette), Canada, Orbitz, colleges, dating sites, ring tones, great deals on Neopets, and the rest goes on. I’m sure the numerous 9 year olds would love to travel to Canada with Orbitz. And ya know, that cigarette cursor? I think it’ll look great on my shop front, ya? Dating sites, studies show that dating sites have a high chance of ending in a mess. In other words, bitter failure.
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The eternal question no doubt (actually not really, but it makes good conversation!!). How much Neopets is too much and is it really good for you?

I once chatted with a lovely girl called Kaorichan and, after a while, the topic of “How much time do you spend on Neopets” popped up. After careful prodding and prying, Kaorichan mentioned once speaking to a man who told her he spent on average about 13 hours a day on it. The response, “Hello! Wake up, have a shave and brush your teeth!” seemed to be on both our minds.

While the example above is an example of someone who clearly spends too much time on Neopets to the point where it is unhealthy, I’ve witnessed some people who are absolute fanatics about the game to the point that it scares me, even more than Cruella Devil on 101 Dalmatians (she did a real good job of terrifying me).
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Why the wise old king is so wise

When I was walking through Brightvale, thinking of all sorts of things, I wondered how it came the Wise old king was so wise.

Could it be that he read all the books? Or maybe even more? I decided to ask him.

So I went to the castle, and noticed that he was out for breakfast. I asked to a guard when he would be back, but that would take an hour or so, he said.

I said that I didn’t want to wait that long, and he asked why I wanted to see him. “It’s about a question,” I responded, “but, ehm, do you know someone who knows the king really, really good?”
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About 5 months ago my friends mom had a baby. The baby would never let me hold or take care of it. I really wanted something to take care of, something that would always be there. That is when my friend told me about Neopets.

I was so excited I went and signed up on the site right away! I love it so much! It lets me take care of something when I want to but if I ever wanted to get rid of it, I have that option. Neopets has also helped me form a sense of responsibility. I know what it is like now, to have to go out and earn money (well in this case neopoints) and it feels good. When my pet says that they enjoyed something I gave them, it made me feel good. – allstarangel2008

The Beauty Contest: A way where you can express your artistic talents and your love for Neopets at the same time. On a normal Neopian day, I was happily clicking around in Pet Central and came across the front page of the Beauty Contest. Being a Neopian for a while, I was familiar with the Beauty Contest and how people spammed the Neochats all over just to gain one vote for their pet. My friend had entered the Beauty Contest before and despite her drawing being the best one out of the entries, she did not win. I decided that day to have a go at this “Beauty Contest”. Excuse me for thinking that I could enter the Beauty Contest and win a decent trophy that I deserve.
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