Celebrating the Neopian Times
DEEP CATACOMBS - I would like pay contribution the Neopian Times and the Neopians
that have made it happen. This article is dedicated to all their hard work and
effort they put into the Neopian Times to make it the best it can be. So when
you read my article, if you do read the rest, which I urge you to do, please think
of all the people that made the Neopian Times what it is today.
Have you ever wondered what Neopia would be like without the Neopian Times?
Would we be as well informed? Would Neopia be the same? Could we live without
a Neopian Times? I don't think we could.. And this is why I thought it would
be impossible to live in Neopia without the Neopian Times.
1. It would be hard to stay informed about what is going on in Neopia. For
instance, rebuilding Maraqua. There have been quite a few articles about that.
2. Also, it is kind of a contest. And, some people, are really good at
writing, but not good at much else. So, they use their writing skills to see
if they can have their article, story, series, or comic entered in the Neopian
3. The Editorial. The Editorial is a recourse where we can ask questions about
Neopets/Neopia. It is a great thing for newbies and younger members to go to
if they have a question that they want to be answered.
Articles are the main source of information for Neopians. Often, the first
place I go is the articles because I want to know what is going on in Neopia
from other Neopians point of view. They are also nice because it is not the
Neopets staff always writing it out, it really is the Neopians, the staff just
Short Stories are the stories that you can just read once and don't have to
stay hooked on for 5 or 6 more stories. That is why I like them. They can be
about anything, as long as it is neo-related. In fact, everything, including
articles, short stories, series, comics, and the editorial questions have to
be Neo-related somehow. In Neopian Times issue 179, I saw stories titled from
An Echo on the Wind to The Case of the Derelict Jelly Neohome. And, of course,
as it always is in the Neopian Times, their stories were as interesting as their
New Series and Continued Series
The series are also one of my favorite things in the Neopian Times. I love
the way they break off at just the perfect point to keep you hooked. Today I
was reading the titled, Hold-up at the Robo-Jello-Snow Convention: Part one.
It was very interesting. It was about a jelly Usul and a robot Grundo who were
forced to take their JubJub baby brother to the convention. It sounds like there
is going to be trouble. So, you can get all sorts of stories in Neopia.
Comics are the kind of thing to just make you giggle. I love the comics. It
is the first thing I turn to to in the newspaper and the first thing I turn
to in The Neopian Times, usually. I highly respect the artists drawings and
how they use them to make others laugh. I wish I could enter comics but I am
just not an artist. I'm not really a writer either. But, you do what you want
The editorial is the evidence that people care about Maraqua and want it to
be rebuilt. In issue 179, 20 out of 21 questions were about Maraqua. 20 out
of 21!! Wow. That is about 98 percent!! Good thing Neopians have the editorial
to ask questions to, otherwise I think they would explode because their questions
aren't getting answered. One of the other two questions was, "Can you please
put a stop to the rumors that Slugawoo is going to be the next petpet-turned-into-a-pet
a la Krawk?" The answer was, "Sure. Slugawoos are not going to be the next Petpet
to turn into a neopet." We are so lucky to have that good ol' editorial.
Overall Neopian Times
Overall, the Neopian Times helps us all in many ways. I think the most important
one is keeping Neopians informed about what is going on Neopia, especially rebuilding
Maraqua and Maraquan related things. My favorite things about the Neopian Times
are the game tips and the comics. I like the game tips because I definitely
need as much help as I can on games, especially the action ones. The only action
games I am good at are Usuki Frenzy and Freaky Factory... so I need a lot of
help on those type of games. I like the comics because they make me giggle and
laugh, which makes you live longer. You know what they say, "Laughter is the
world's best medicine!!" And I definitely want to live as long as I can.
What about you? What is your favorite thing about the Neopian Times? When you
have time, please think about what the Neopian Times means to you.
I would have to say my least favorite thing about the Neopian Times is that
it takes a long time to get put on the site. By the time the next week comes
out, I have read everything twice!! But, I guess they take so long because they
want to make it they best it can possibly be.
So, as I conclude my article I will tell you the main reasons I wrote this
salute to the Neopian Times. I wrote this because the Neopian Times is such
an important part of Neopia and how Neopians get informed. Sure, we could just
go to the news button on the sidebar, but that news just isn't the same. That
news is just the stuff that everyone already knows, like today is Grey Day.
Today is Krawk day. That is pretty boring if you ask me.
If someone asked me if the Neopian Times were even worth writing and publishing
I would say yes. I mean, who couldn't say yes? The Neopian Times is the glue
that holds Neopia and all its Neopians together.