A MESSY DESK- Have you ever gotten so bored on NeoPets that you just sat there
staring at the computer screen, wondering what to do for hours? Of course you
haven't! NeoPets never gets boring! But, just in case you ever do get bored, I've
come up with a few things to keep those boredom blues away.
The first thing I'm going to suggest is to play a game you've never played
before! You could be excellent and rack up a bunch of Neopoints if you just
make an effort. I've gotten really addicted to Meerca Chase lately, and it's
all because I tried something new! If you've never played Meerca Chase before…
DO IT NOW! It's the best game, and if your good like those people who get 1,000
Neopoints a day, you could get wealthy! Just think of all those Sphinx Links
you could buy!
Number two on my list is to learn how to draw your Neopet. I've tried it before
and it's a lot of fun, even if you're not an awesome artist. My Kacheek ended
up looking like bunch of grapes but it was still fun to try! Maybe I should
attempt to draw it again… it'll probably end up looking like a dancing pineapple
next time, though.
This one right here is my favorite! Try your hand at writing an article for
The Neopian Times or a poem for the Poetry Contest. Send in your art and it
could appear in the Art Gallery. Enter your most hilarious caption in the Caption
Contest, or have fun laughing at what some of the other crazy people have sent
in. I've sent in a couple of them before but mine never make it in! Wonder why…
maybe I'm not comical enough.
Collect something! Number four-this is a great one right here! Start collecting
something that you really like. Try Gross Foods or plushies or maybe even dung!
Ewe… that would be gross! People do it, though. They're cheap so you wouldn't
have to spend all your hard earned Neopoints on them. In Neopian Times Issue
106, plushieowner wrote an article called "Secret Society of Sand" and mentioned
collecting bottles of sand or Tiki Tack stuff. That'd be easy on the pocket
too, because all that Tiki stuff is so tacky that everybody sells it in their
shops for very low prices.
Number five. Complete a quest… or try. I'd recommend the Witch's Tower quests.
I've heard that those usually give out the best prizes for what you spend on
getting her the stuff she needs for her brew. My history with the Kitchen Quests
isn't very grand. I don't like what that Flotsam dude gives out when you come
back with all the expensive foods he needs for his recipe. I didn't really think
all that hard work was worth it. Illusen and Jhudora's quests are also an option,
but they don't give out prizes every time I find them what they need. I think
it's well worth it, though, because when they do give you stuff, it's pretty
Go treasure hunting! That's my sixth way to keep you from being bored to death.
Rummage through the Meridell Rubbish Dump located on the land of Meri Acres
Farm. The smell is absolutely horrible with all that rotten food and dung they
dump there. It could be worth it, though. I suggest you bring a clothespin to
clip on your nose… it should help. Just make sure that angry looking Kacheek
doesn't drive you away with his pitchfork. While you're there, I recommend that
you spend a little time in the Pick Your Own berry fields. It only costs 200
Neopoints to venture through the bushes looking for yummy berries to feed your
pets. You're basket holds six berries but you could also end up with bits of
barbed wire or a nice pile of dung. If you do end up with dung… you could always
send it to your younger brother or sister's account to gross them out.
Number seven! We're getting there! This is one of the things that I usually
do when I'm bored. I spin the Wheel of Excitement, the Wheel of Misfortune,
or the Wheel of Mediocrity. Sometimes I even do all three! The Wheel of Excitement
is my favorite because that one usually gives out the best prizes. It's also
the most expensive costing 100 Neopoints a spin. The other two wheels only cost
50 Neopoints to spin. The Wheel of Mediocrity usually isn't the greatest one.
I just spun it now and lost 30 Neopoints and last time my neopet got rained
on with fireballs. Not exactly what you would want to win right? I think the
main reason I do it is just to see what I end up with. It's fun because you
don't always end up with the same thing. Last time I spun the Wheel of Misfortune
I got a plushie but the time before that my Eppla fruit got turned into sludge.
Lucky number eight. Visit the Snowager. He's usually awake but if you visit
his cave at the right time you could end up with something special. If you find
out when he's sleeping you could end up with a pile of treasure. I know when
he sleeps, but I'm not going to tell you because that would be cheating. When
I do catch him sleeping, I usually wake him up and get blasted with ice. Not
a good thing. I have walked away with a couple of neggs and keychains, though.
It's worth a try.
Try your hand at making special foods at the Cooking Pot. This is number nine,
by the way. Mix some stuff together and see what comes out. Hopefully something
cool! Most of the time my things don't mix up too well and Pango Pango gets
kinda heated. But hey! You could be a great chef and make something totally
awesome… or frightening. Ugh… I don't even want to think about what some of
you hooligans could create.
Last one! Number ten is really lame but it could be extremely fun. Go to the
Haunted Woods and print out a Neopet Mask! Color it so that it looks disgustingly
bloodcurdling, then put on your head and run around the house screaming at your
family. If you scare them, then continue running and screaming around the whole
neighborhood. If somebody asks you what you're doing… tell them that you read
this article and got bored.
Now that you've read this article, you will never be bored again. And if you
are, you're not human. If you have any questions about my article or my insanity
level you can Neomail me. Ooh and I have one last suggestion if you go beyond
bored. Find a page on NeoPets and just keep refreshing it until a Random Event
pops up. If you don't like that event, repeat until you get one you like.