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  1. 4 points
    I love that TDN allows us to discuss topics like this because we can offer different points of view and get to know not only information about the topic but we get to know TDN members and learn of aspects of them that we might not have known before and, I feel , helps me gain more respect and enjoy learning what makes different people so wonderful & interesting. So thank you, @Yuiina, for bringing this topic up and I look forward to many fun responses while I offer my own. I am Arab-American and having been raised Muslim, we have never celebrated Halloween. My American mother had participated in Halloween when she was a child during the 1970's and early 1980's and her most repeated comment or tirade about Halloween (that I find kind of funny) is: "What is the ONE thing we teach our children before they can even talk? DON'T TAKE CANDY FROM STRANGERS! Yet, we totally reverse that warning and have a holiday that encourages kids to violate that safety. Then look at what the kids say to GET the free candy that will later HAVE TO BE CHECKED (a red flag that tells you maybe this isn't a safe thing), Trick or Treat! In other words, the neighborhood children are being encouraged to demand candy or they will feel they have the "right" to vandalize your house, car, or property if you don't comply with their demands for free candy. In my view, that is encouraging bully-like behavior which shouldn't be rewarded with candy and while most children are not malicious or planning to damage your house with soap or eggings-it still is a "tradition" that encourages children to demand something rather than earning the candy or receiving it like a gift, which I find distasteful." This would be her answer whenever we wanted to go to a friend's house or a party that was for Halloween. Now, I am the youngest child and was not present for my mother's funniest interaction with someone who didn't agree with my mother's unwillingness to participate in Halloween, but my 2 older siblings who witnessed this told us how mom shut down someone who felt she wasn't a good person because she didn't want to hand out candy. It was October 1995, there were no Islamic schools in NY at that time, so my mother drove my sisters (then 5 and 2 1/2) to New Jersey every day 2 hours to the school and 2 hours back (she also taught at that school-she was 1 of the only 2 American teachers that had completed her 2 year degree in Secondary Education but the need was for her to be the ELA teacher for grades 2-9 at this school) and on the 31st-she had called our father to say that she needed to stay over her friend's house to help her watch her children after school so that her friend & fellow teacher could do the taxes of a client and would drive back the following day. So my sisters and my mother went to the friend's house and as the 3 other kids and my sisters were racing around the house, my mother & her friend are going over what my mom can make for dinner and how late her friend may be, then they both realize that it is Halloween night and kids will be coming around in their costumes for candy. My mom tells my friend not to worry-she doesn't celebrate that holiday anyway-so she'll turn off all the lights and draw the front drapes closed and just keep the children in the kitchen in the back of the house eating dinner and then send them up to bed. But my sisters and their 3 friends were too curious about the kids roaming the streets that night, and while my mom was trying to cook the dinner in an unfamiliar kitchen, Ali (4 yr.s old) or Aziza (6 yr.s old) would sneak to the front room to pull the drapes open and peek out and call in a loud whisper-"Someone looks like an orange ball-wait it has a face- they're a pumpkin!" and of course the other kids would run out to the room and take turns peeking. After having all the kids rush to the window to look at "Hey, Shaytan (the Devil) is running down the street and has a long pointy tail!" so loud that my mom came to the front room and said that was quite enough & dinner was ready so they needed to clean their hands and go to the kitchen and no more coming to the window any more! So after she got them all settled at the table, there was a loud banging on the door and a woman was wildly screaming. My mother instructed Aziza & my oldest sister to keep everyone at the table while she went to see what was the matter. My mother opens the door and a woman with 2 little boys is screaming in my mother's face, "We KNOW you're in your house ,you cheapskates! We see your brats looking out at us! How DARE you not give candy to children! Why are you SO CHEAP?!" My mother says to the woman, "Why can't YOU buy your kids candy yourself and expect everyone else to give you candy? " The woman was still angry, "What? It's Halloween! You HAVE to give kids candy!" My mom says, "This is America, and if I choose NOT to celebrate this holiday-it is MY choice. I turned off the lights which was supposed to let you know that WE are not participating. Please take your children and LEAVE." The woman starts pushing her kids to the driveway and starts cursing my mom out, to which my mother replied, "Hey lady, when it's my holiday, I don't dress up my kids and drag them to your door to beg for candy! Just respect that we have the right NOT to participate if we choose not to." " And my sisters said that there was a group of parents & children on the sidewalk that clapped and told that lady to leave my mom alone. Now, I think Neopets is a great place to enjoy this "controversial" holiday in a way that is safe. I entered my Pet, Kokariia, in JellyNeo's Costume Contest, I can go virtual trick-or-treating getting Goodie Bags that will not have tampered candy or questionable treats, and I can wish my friends to enjoy their holiday and know that they aren't people intending any harm and I learn about how others just like to have fun on this holiday. I really hope that I didn't offend anyone with my sharing a different take on Halloween. I hope that it would just give you a chuckle to see it from the "other side". 馃檪
  2. 3 points

    Happy Eyrie Day

    There's conversation (complaining, natch) on Board 7 about this exact thing. It IS a problem though if a pet whose day is at a particular seasonal time ends up with a LOT of their outfits relating to that season. And, conversely, for the pets whose days fall at other times of the year, if they have very little seasonal stuff. I've just looked through the Eyrie-specific stuff on DTI, there is a fair bit of costume-y stuff, but it's not excessive. I'm gonna check out the out the Korbats and see how they fare as their day's right before Hallowe'en! ... Not bad! On the whole no excess Hallowe'en stuff There's this hideous dress and hat from 2016 Hair's the only decent part of this set. This is 2017's, not Hallowe'en-y This is last year's. Creepy costume, but separate bits useable on they own.See the habit of all the clothes being one item was going on at this point. I am VERY amused by the Horatio Caine outfit... 馃ぃ
  3. 3 points

    The Lab Rays: What happened today?

    This one was the one that got me the most.. That's some fancy POOP frosting xD
  4. 3 points
    The ray is fired at MrKyrii2u... from Camouflage ... and she changes colour to Maraquan!! Kind of cool but hard to customize! Could this be someone's Dream Pet?? 馃槣 9/21/2019 The ray is fired at MrKyrii2u... ... and he changes colour to Jelly!! From Maraquan to Jelly? AMAZING! Come on, Jelly. He's pink! I just fought the Lab Ray Scientist for 3 days to make him change back to MALE. Can I eat him?
  5. 2 points

    Avatars: What have you got?

    A friend on the Shenkuu board leant me a dolly to play with. Something Has Happened! You are now eligible to use 'Queen Fyora' as an avatar on the NeoBoards!
  6. 2 points

    Let's talk about Halloween!

    Halloween has some of its origins in an old Celtic holiday called Samhain. It was supposed to be a day when you honored your ancestors and the dead-as per Wikipedia "According to Irish and Scottish mythology, Samhain was a time when the 'doorways' to the Otherworld opened, allowing supernatural beings and the souls of the dead to come into our world" but over the years it's been changed and modernized to become the celebration it is today. Wikipedia has some great articles on Halloween and its evolution over the years, especially when it was brought to the US and Canada. It is one of my favourite holidays.
  7. 2 points
    Kammi was a Camelior and was zapped Faerie Stahkee Whoa... did it actually work? Sure looks like it. Your Petpet has been transformed. Imagine that. You should come back tomorrow and try again! And take a chance to NOT have it stay Faerie?? NO WAY!
  8. 2 points

    The Runway Votes #87

    Oh my goodness these are AMAZING!! I actually got so excited scrolling through! I ended up giving up due to the dti issues, I'm not even mad these are way better than I imagined!
  9. 2 points

    Happy Skeith Day

    Candy | Relic
  10. 2 points
    Pooper turned into a pile of ashes, looks like I need a Pooper scooper so I can take him home and zap him later.
  11. 2 points

    Today's Random Events

    My favourite RE! One Tate's not read, too.
  12. 2 points
    Goober shall now be known as Times New Roman. How nice. I shall now be competing for a permanent Pile of Soot as pet.
  13. 2 points
    That looks soooooo adorable Pity you didn't get it :( We rarely get the things we want, that's why I was so excited the other day for getting the item I wanted out of 19 items! I was like
  14. 2 points

    Happy Poogle Day

    I always thought it was really cool that poogles actually have sharp teeth haha
  15. 2 points

    Avatars: What have you got?

    something has happened! you are now eligible to use 'mazzew' as an avatar on the neoboards! Something Has Happened! You are now eligible to use 'HT - Rich' as an avatar on the NeoBoards! Yay! Been away from Neopets for quite a while and came back to see my Mazzew is 229 days old. And decided to purchase the Grimoire of the First Order to get the HT - Rich avatar to reward myself. lol
  16. 2 points
    I don't know if anyone here has been following these videos, but since I couldn't find any threads about it, I figured why not make one. So there's this guy called tamago2474 that started a series called "The Neopets Experience" on his Youtube channel. Basically it's about him playing Neopets for the first time in years and giving his thoughts on it. They're all pretty high-quality videos that give insight into the pros and cons of this half-dead website we all like to play, with a lot of humour mixed in The guy's goal is to play every single game available on Neopets, taking breaks every now and then to explore other aspects of Neopets (customisation, the Battledome, etc). If anyone's interested, here are all the episodes so far:
  17. 2 points

    Enter the Runway #87!

    @Yuiina I can solve your problem with just one word! BALDNESS 馃憤 I think I'm ready to submit to Nielo! ... Yep, that sounds dodgy. 馃ぃ
  18. 1 point

    Your Fashion Counselor!

    What bothers me is that my mind can't choose between all the these options: > http://www.neopets.com/~Lytivia < WARNING! There's chance you might lose your mind by entering this link (Don't tell me I didn't warn you )
  19. 1 point

    Scamanders at Money Tree

    I'm not really interested in getting one, I want the normal Money Tree stuff back. 馃ぃ
  20. 1 point

    Happy Eyrie Day

    @jellysundae When I said that I didn't mean about the latest years but the latest weeks since October started. Was my mistake I noticed every pet in this October had new cloths allusive to Halloween and I wouldn't be happy if that would happen from now on to all the rest. Those YEAAAAAH named cloths are just They absolutely nailed it!
  21. 1 point

    Happy Eyrie Day

    Relic | Wraith
  22. 1 point

    Happy Eyrie Day

    Relic and Wrath are good colors. At least they aren't poorly made. Outfit is impressive!! My favorite piece is the hat/wig. I'm just wondering something... the October species days have all released Halloween related outfits and, even if they're all incredible, I wonder if only they deserve spooky outfits. What about all the other species that haven't their day in October?! And what about December ones? Will they all be related to Christmas?!
  23. 1 point

    Happy Eyrie Day

    I really like the outfit! Too bad the black wings don't cover all of the Eyrie wings, but it still looks good. Great option, for Eyries, for Halloween. For me, Relic, is a nice concept, but is like Custard - meh. The Wraith is another good option, for Eyries, for Halloween. Definitely on the spooky side! The "ears" look like horns. Happy Eyrie Day, for all Eyrie fans! Good thing the stockings aren't this color, otherwise, your Eyrie may have to watch out for flying houses:
  24. 1 point

    Thursday, October 10

    Faerie Crossword Answers - [Play] Daily Puzzle Answer - [Play] Across: 3. art 6. tag 7. chokato 9. ouch 10. neocola 12. roll Down: 1. dua 2. aisha 4. relic 5. bearog 6. two 8. roar 10. nova 11. one 13. ogrin Which glue will help you make your craft indestructible? Answer: Strong Forever Glue Prize: 299 NP
  25. 1 point

    Let's talk about Halloween!

    American Midwest, having lived on the east cost and the south, Halloween will vary a lot on where you live, even from town to town. Some places it;s a big deal and everyone goes trick-or-treating, while others it's barely noticed. Some places are big of kid safety, so nobody goes house-to-house, while others lets kids roam alone well after dark. And depending on what trends are popular, can change a lot form year to year. I personally favor the scary costumes, but for most people it's an excuse to dress up, so they dress up as whatever they happen to want, which might not be scary. others just want an excuse to party, don't care about the costume, so they use whatever they happen to find easy. I also have a lot of friends who are big into anime and cosplay, so they'll typically dress up as an anime or video game character. Also have a couple of Wiccan friends who treat it as a religious holiday. like most things, Halloween has different meaning to different people who observe it in different ways. This year I'll be out of town at a hotel for an anime convention that starts the next day. Are vague plans to meet up with a couple friends at the hotel bar, and I think a couple people are planning to bring board games along. I might dress up in something simple, plastic fangs and red contacts, or might go without, depending on how i feel the day of.
  26. 1 point

    Let's talk about Halloween!

    What an interesting post! I like Halloween just fine. Of course I live in the USA and celebrated it as a kid. I went Trick-or-Treating too. Sometimes the weather was good, sometimes it rained, and I've even gone trick-or-treating with snow on the ground! LOL If you're curious about the origins of Halloween, I'm sure there are plenty of websites that could provide really good info. One of the COOL things about Halloween, is that I learned a couple of years ago, that the Jack-o-Lantern, was ORIGINALLY lanterns carved into Turnips in Ireland. Used as lanterns at night for walking home, or wherever. Being half-Irish, I though this was really cool to learn. 馃槈 Of the few costumes I've worn from Childhood to about 14. I think my favorite was a costume I put together myself. Did a pic of it a long time ago... lol That staff actually had a button that lit up and sounded the roaring thunder when you pressed it. Sadly, it stopped working. lol I don't know how to fix it, so it's in storage somewhere. The rest of the costume was a Vampire Cape, with the color turned down because I was a wizard, NOT a vampire. The glow in the dark sword, which you can only see the hilt and crosspiece here, was the last bit I added to the costume. The patch-work hoodie, black slacks and black dress-shoes I already had. This costume I wore beyond just the age of 14, but I only wore it to have some fun. See, this costume helped me cast a dark and imposing figure. I would literally watch as kids crossed the street with their friends, or parents, to avoid crossing my path. When that would happen, I'd activate the staff, and that would draw kids and parents into my dark clutches...... lol Nah, they were fascinated by the staff because they'd probably never seen anything like it. And to think, I found it at Kmart for $19.99! So their curiosity got the better of them and they'd come up to ask about the staff and how it worked. It was really quite fun. I did this for about 2 years before the staff stopped working. The speaker for the Thunder sound came undone and I've yet to get the means to fix it. Also, here is a very old animated gif I did of some Monsters on Halloween night. This was intended to be a desktop background, but by the time I completed it, about 12 or so years after I started it, the standard/most popular screen resolution for computers was no longer 800x600, PLUS Windows seems to no longer support animated gif files in their newer OS versions. Really too bad. 馃槥 Otherwise, the only thing that's REALLY changed from Halloween when I was a kid, is that some places, for safety concerns, no longer have Trick-O-Treating closer to the twilight hours. Some places only do it when it's bright and sunny out. Not much fun, really. If a kid were to go solo, I can see the reason for concern, but kids tend to walk with other kids, or parents, so it should, in MOST cases, be FINE to trick-or-treat around Sunset, or later. 馃槈
  27. 1 point
    4th Mosaic Grarrl Attempt: The ray is fired at Besloor... ... and he gains 3 strength points!!!!
  28. 1 point

    Monday, October 7

    Faerie Crossword Answers - [Play] Daily Puzzle Answer - [Play] Across: 4. roar 5. dua 7. sink 8. mountain 9. ten 11. tag 13. bearog 14. red Down: 1. thar 2. alton 3. fortune 6. armin 7. swatter 10. eeeee 12. geb Which glue will help you make your craft indestructible? Answer: Strong Forever Glue Prize: 299 NP
  29. 1 point

    neopet books

    how about this one? :3 Mittens and the Red Balloon ...Mittens looked up at the Red Balloon floating in front of him. It neither flew up, nor came down. He kept looking at it the entire day鈥
  30. 1 point

    The Lab Rays: What happened today?

    No it's a different one .. this one was an Island Kateil Anyway , it only lasted one day , and now it's a Pile of Soot
  31. 1 point

    Thursday, October 3

    Faerie Crossword Answers - [Play] Daily Puzzle Answer - [Play] Across: 4. cubtooth 5. bite 8. powernegg 10. two 11. tag 12. one 14. clouds Down: 1. ice 2. rodofnova 3. shy 6. bow 7. lightofday 8. poptart 9. eye 13. blue Which glue will help you make your craft indestructible? Answer: Strong Forever Glue Prize: 299 NP
  32. 1 point

    Happy Skeith Day

    That whole outfit is way too creepy! The outfit itself resembles Harley Quinn. the mask is IT, and the cards resemble something even Gambit wouldn't go near. The whole thing is going to give me nightmares.
  33. 1 point
    Whoa... did it actually work? Sure looks like it. Your Petpet has been transformed. Imagine that.
  34. 1 point
    The ray is fired at Omallas .... and is changed into a Blue Moehog! Not exactly the "icy" change I was looking for. LOL Better Luck tomorrow. 9/29/2019 Decided to change the moehog into a Pirate Aisha. I want to try for some new outfits for Kokariia, pretty selfish, I guess, but I will try to get them a cool color that help them find a Forever Home.
  35. 1 point
    Robin Hood

    New Year targets

    I don't have any Neopets goals, and even if I set them, I would forget about them in a week anyway. I don't have nearly as much free time as I did a month ago, and I barely get on Neopets nowadays. So I suppose getting on to collect my daily interest most days would be a goal enough. At least that would get me to 80 million NPs before 2020.
  36. 1 point

    Saturday, August 28

    Faerie Crossword Answers - [Play] Daily Puzzle Answer - [Play] Across: 3. uni 4. nova 8. appriberry 9. oop 10. geb 12. one 13. two 14. tag 15. eye Down: 1. swatter 2. mudnmayo 5. lamp 6. pjgrundonn 7. cubtooth 11. bite Which glue will help you make your craft indestructible? Answer: Strong Forever Glue Prize: 299 NP
  37. 1 point
    Whoa... did it actually work? Sure looks like it. Your Petpet has been transformed. Imagine that. The saga of the Pile of Soot is so far ... on vacation! How much should I bet it'll turn back to it the next 2 days?
  38. 1 point
    馃ぃ There's hardly ANY shoes that look good on Draik's big feets! I usually only ever have her wearing her sunflower sandals But I don't feel they add anything here, they look daft with fall clothing. She's a cold-blooded reptile, she doesn't need anything on her feet. Let's just totally ignore the fact that she's otherwise fully clothed.
  39. 1 point
    See now for me that's too much autumnal stuff and I find it overwhelming, gotta have more green in there for my preference. 鈽猴笍 You'd better watch my girl doesn't sneak up on yours and mug her for her outfit, she IS a former pirate, after all. 馃槒 Yeah they knew what they were doing when they came up with the capsules concept, didn't they! 馃槄 I've now sent her off to the market and am ridiculously happy that she can hold a shopping bag AND some asparagus. 馃槃
  40. 1 point

    Your Fashion Counselor!

    Now that DTI is back to normal (thank you for letting me know @jellysundae ), @Angel贸 Let me say that Peopha looks great as she is now! Love the alterations you made and the shoes look great on her! @Robin Hood As for Triclaria, I played around with NP items only. I think these backgrounds would fit her, either because of her outfit colors or her musician theme: * 1. Altador Mansion Background 2. Chocolate Ballroom Background 3. Faerieland Mansion Background 4. Fireworks Background 5. Fyoras Balcony 6. Neopets Dressing Room Background 7. Platform Background *This one is, sadly, almost impossible to get In case you don't like her beak then I suggest: Galaxy Lipstick If you end up changing the background and want to add something else to the look, let me now
  41. 1 point
    The fall beanie and wig are so cute! I'd pair them a a Basic Orange Sweater to give it a nice look. Personally,. I'm almost over the capsules as the contents rarely match the name of the capsule.
  42. 1 point

    What's your Achievement today?

    Yeyey After over a year (I think!) of doing it twice a day!
  43. 1 point

    Buried Treasure

    Wow, this is my biggest haul from this Daily! http://www.neopets.com/pirates/buriedtreasure/buriedtreasure.phtml?394,200 Good Luck for y'all!
  44. 1 point

    Friday, September 20

    Faerie Crossword Answers - [Play] Daily Puzzle Answer - [Play] Across: 4. zenco 6. pjgrundonn 9. tag 10. yellow 11. two 12. card 14. sevarin Down: 1. roar 2. alton 3. mudnmayo 5. genieorb 7. eye 8. clouds 13. bite 15. art Acko Ugga is spoken in which land? Answer: Tyrannia Prize: 233 NP
  45. 1 point
    I would like to trade Kew codestones for Cui codestones. They have the same value. My training keeps asking for Cui's and my battles keep rewarding me Kew's. I could just go and buy Cui's and sell my Kew's but I figured if anyone from TDN is in the opposite situation why not just trade. Let me know if you're interested. I have about 15 Kew's I want to trade.
  46. 1 point

    Neopets Customization Spotlight

    dude right! I was really bummed out too when I found out it broke over the years. before I left for my last hiatus it was still there... I wonder how something like this happens. like, how can a working code that is left untouched 'break' all of sudden? and do you happen to know why they took habitarium down on purpose? everyone seems to have loved it.
  47. 1 point
    I saw a post on the "Help" Neoboard. It seems to be an issue, but not happening to everyone. The NC Mall is Adobe Flash based, so make sure Flash is enabled for the NC Mall. Someone posted that using "Incognito" mode, with Chrome, has worked. Could try "New Private Window", if using Firefox. Also, in today's (13 September 2019) Neopian Times, there is this: Again, during this past week, individuals were having hard times posting Flash game scores, due to a "gateway" error messages, which was, also, seen on the "Help" Neoboards. TNT seems to have worked/fixed that issue. But, it could be related. It seems Neopets is looking into using a "CDN" - Content Delivery Network - specifically, StackPath. A popular/recognized CDN is CloudFlare. It should make Neopets "faster", and, hopefully, allow them to go "https" (finally!). It seems TNT is still working out the process/bugs, with redirecting content.
  48. 1 point

    Avatars: What have you got?

    Something Has Happened! You are now eligible to use 'Blumaroo Court Jester' as an avatar on the NeoBoards! Finally!! Glad to be rid of this one from my dailies
  49. 1 point

    Avatars: What have you got?

    Something Has Happened! You are now eligible to use 'Stamp Collector - Space Station Coins' as an avatar on the NeoBoards! Been waiting sooooo long for this and finally found someone selling the Scowling Sloth Coin for a 'reasonable' amount rather than wanting 60+ mil for it like some other greedy Neopians 馃槂
  50. 0 points

    The Lab Rays: What happened today?

    All these fun/pretty changes. Cora just lost 2 levels... 馃槄


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