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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

When I look out over the vastness of the Lost Desert, it is so easy to feel small and insignificant, as unimportant as a single grain of sand. But... but the beauty of it is that I am just like a single grain of sand. And so are you and so are you and so are we all. Put us all together and we are an awesome force of nature: grains of sand combine to make the building blocks of kingdoms, or when let loose, can swallow those same kingdoms whole.

Preventing Petrification

Could we have avoided this dreadful event? Have we become too complacent under the faeries' rule? What can we, as fellow lovers of not being turned into stone, do to prevent this from happening again? What can we, as fellow haters of bad things in general, do to ensure Neopia's safety from the mad plans of lurking evildoers? Fear no more, Neopia, for here is a simple and easy to follow guide to avoiding yet another doomsday plot engineered by a diabolical villain..

Pumpkin Treats!

During the month of October, we get prepared for a wonderful festive season that involves treats, spices, decorating, costumes, and of course pumpkins! Pumpkins have many uses, especially during October. Pumpkins are used whole to decorate a garden, also used as decorations around the house when carved and lit with a candle, and often used in many tasty treats. So I am dedicating this article to the top ten pumpkin treats! Because really...

Why We Don't Need Our Faeries

I don't think Balthazar would have been rounding up and bottling faeries for the last ten years if he didn't think he was making Neopia a better place. I know Neopians have some strange hobbies but nobody's going to win Neopets by cornering the bottled faerie market. In fact, think of all the time you've wasted putting up with these faeries' silly demands. Consider ten of Neopia's most annoying faeries; I don't think anyone could have anticipated how great a Neopia without faeries would be...

Other Stories
"The Monster in the Pound" by mrs_cherish
"Chin up, little one." Ned smiled encouragingly, ignoring the squelching sound as he put his arm around Lavender's shoulders. "It's not so bad in here. You get to meet lots of different Neopets from all kinds of interesting places, and you get used to the damp, and the food isn't so bad if you hold your nose and don't chew, and we play fun games like 'Guess the Infectious Disease' and-"

"The Healer" by atarenya
Stillness. All was quiet, for once. There should have been faeries flying here and there. Faerieland, after all, had always been popular with visitors, and its own radiant citizens had always been so very visible there. Instead, now, the faeries were silent, cold stone, and the pleas for help that had always rung out across Neopia now went unanswered. Gallynah shivered to herself...

"The Start of Something Sinister..." by pippin_me
I was merely a student at the local neoschool in Neopia Central. I was popular. I know that's not usually how these stories start, but this is mine. Everyone enjoyed being my friend. I was kind and generous and above all I had dreams, and I was determined that my dreams would one day come true. I saved every single neopoint I had for that time when I would...

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