It was all over Neopia, literally. Everyone knew what had happened, and was trying to stop it.
Even the Breadmaster was like, "Yo, keepa her outta my store. I don't wanna soggy bread." Unfortunately, Loorilla the
Grarrl came down with the worst case of Floppy Tongue that doctors had ever seen. There wasn't a Tongue Shrinker
Injection big enough to cure her, and the people of Neopia were running out of patience, and paper towels. Loorilla's
tongue was dragging on the ground and she was drooling everywhere, leaving Neopians to arm themselves with Sponge
Author: Neopets Staff|
Date: 29 Oct.
..."Help!!" cried the poor Neopians, covering their heads as Loorilla and her slobbery tongue went by. The sight was
hideous: there was Loorilla--well, if you could call the small red speck of flesh underneath the tongue Loorilla--and
there was a mammoth red flippy-floppy tongue that had left a mile long trail of slimy drool. Even if the doctors had
been able to cure Loorilla, they would not have been able to get close enough to her to tell her to hold still! And
they would have to get through all the saliva just to get to her. Yuck!
Meanwhile, the angry citizens were marching through the dry parts of the city. "We can't stand it any longer! Prices
of towels have skyrocketed!" they yelled as the starting chanting, "Loorilla has to go! Loorilla has to go! Loorilla
has to go..."
Date: 29 Oct.
..."Loorilla has to go!" The poor Grarrl! Even her friends and family had turned against her! Barred from
entering her own NeoHome, the drooling creature dragged her tongue far from the city, unsteady steps taking
her somewhere, anywhere....
Day became night, night became day, and Loorilla found herself on the outskirt of the Haunted Woods. Even a
big, brave creature such as the grarrl shudders to think of such a wicked place! Yet here she was.
Loorilla knew that within these woods lived Edna the witch. Perhaps the old hag and her potions would be
able to find her a cure?
Carefully picking up her dirt encrusted tongue, slippery with saliva though it was, the female Grarrl
marched into the dark of the forest...
Date: 30 Oct.
...Soon, she saw Edna's cauldron, the fire beneath glowing steadily in the eerie night, yet the old
witch was nowhere in sight.
"Hello?" Loorilla called out (although, with her tongue, it sounded more like 'aywo), but she didn't
any sign of Edna. Loorilla walked over to the cauldron and wrinkled her nose at the foul smelling
concoction. "What is this stuff?" she wondered.
"What are you doing here?" an ancient voice from behind her demanded.
Loorilla spun around to face the speaker, who happened to be Edna, but accidentally hit the cauldron
with her massive tongue. "Noooo!" she screamed as the nasty, boiling liquid spilled unto her tongue!
"Do you know what you have done!" Edna cried...
Date: 30 Oct.
..."You've ruined it! You've ruined everything!"
Loorilla looked shocked at the witch. "Uined wat?" She knew she sounded weird.
Edna put her hands on her hips and sighed. "You are the cause of why there
is now a huge, gaping hole in my floor." She tapped her foot, impatiently.
Loorilla looked down. There was a greenish-glowing colour of a whole burning through
the floor. "Orry." Her drool was on the floor as she spoke.
Edna screamed as she looked at the floor again. "You know what you've done haven't you?"
Loorilla shook her head. "Wat 'id I do?" Her words didn't come out too well.
"Just because I am a witch does NOT mean I can just whip up a spell to fix this!"
Edna calmed down a little and asked Loorilla, "Why are you here anyway..."
Date: 30 Oct.
..."it my ungue," Loorilla wailed, drooling on the floor. "An eww elp me?"
Edna clicked her tongue. "I suppose so," sighed Enda, clearing a table that was full of
potions and mixtures. "Are you sure you want to trust me? I'm a witch, you know!"
"I ink eww are the one to elp me," replied Loorilla, spitting at Enda. "I ust want to
get id of dis stoopid loppy ungue!"
Loorilla became more and more frustrated when she couldn't get her words out. But it was no use,
no matter how hard she tried, nothing helped.
Edna got out a book from her bookshelf, which was behind the table. Loorilla read the spine of
the book aloud, "OOK OF ELLS".
"Cures to fix... Bloaty Belly?" she mumbled. "Here we are! Floppy tongue!"
"Ay! It ust not be dat easy!" cried Loorilla in despair.
Edna gave a wicked smile. "Ohhh... it isn't, it surely isn't..."
Date: 31 Oct.
"I'm afraid in order to work the spell," Edna grinned evilly, "I will need 10 POUNDS of Blood
Mushrooms, seven Bombaberry elixirs, and the tail of an adult Grarrl."
"Da ail uf a wat!?" exclaimed Loorilla.
"You heard me. Any Grarrl you want. I'm sure there are PLENTY who would give their tails to stop this."
"Eny uthur ay?" asked the Grarrl, hoping for some chance at not having to take a relative's tail.
"Nope, not at all. Except, of course, you could keep Floppy Tongue for the rest of your life. I'll get
the mushrooms and elixirs. I'm sure you'll think of something to help you get the tail. You do know that
a Grarrl's tail will grow back?"
With that, Edna left for the forest. Loorilla was left there to think about what she could possibly do...
Date: 31 Oct.
...Desperate though she was, Loorilla went into a secluded part of the Haunted Woods to think alone.
Finally, she saw the only alternative to her plan. She would ask Edna to snatch off her own tail. If
what Edna said were true, it would grow back.
Slowly, Loorilla got up and trudged back to Edna's cauldron. Just as she got there, the witch arrived
with the mushrooms and the elixirs. "So," she said, "where is my Grarrl's tail? That is the most
important ingredient, you know."
"I ow," Loorilla drooled. "I ecided to wet you use my ail."
"Ha, ha, ha," Edna cackled. "I thought that would be your decision. Just say when, I already have my
Power Axe all ready."
"Of course, what else would I use? Now if you're ready..."
Date: 1 Nov.
...The axe roared a terrible sound. Loorilla was having second thoughts but she knew it was
the only way to get everyone to like her again.
"Urry up eeze! eeze urry, eeeze," Loorilla cried
Edna gave the axe the last roar and laughed. She lowered the axe. Lower and lower until...
"Outch," Loorilla said. Then she turned around and, "AAAAAHHHHHHHEEEEEE, is at my ail?"
"Eeeehehhehheh! Yes that's your tail, now it's time to begin the antidote. First put the Blood
Mushrooms in. Good, now for the Bombaberry Elixirs, now for the final ingredient." The witch dropped
in the Grarrl's tail and Loorilla carefully watch as her own tail began to instantly grow back...
Date: 1 Nov.
...Loorilla kept on watching in delight. Suddenly, she noticed that it had stopped growing.
At that time it was only half the length. She was desperate. "Ecu Me? Yu aid the ail will
grow back. But, wat appened?!" demanded Lorilla angrilly to the cackling Witch Edna.
Edna ignored her and went on chanting. "Ho-hum, Ho-hum, Mali, Lamli, Taliy, Hum. Bibi-Baba-Bobo-Bee!"
Instantly, Loorilla's tail was cured. However, she realised that her toes were twice the size.
She screamed loudly, causing the ground to shake.
Witch Edna was surprised. "But, but I thought the.... the spell was...was...was fine!!!" stammered
Edna. "What...what could possibly hap...happen?!"
"Pooh, ye askin' me, huh? I thought I could trust you!" she said, finally in an understandable
language. Awww, now what...what is happening to me?! Ahhhhhh.....!!! Help!!!" She saw that her
tummy was getting bigger, bigger, and BIGGER...
Then, she realised that it was actually the greenish-glowing mixture that spilled on her tongue
had showed its side effects. Her Floppy Tongue was gone, but now she had Bloaty Belly.
She sobbed pitifully and eventually Edna went to comfort her. "I am really sorry, Loorilla. This
was only the first try. Since it was not fully complete, that was what happened.
Loorilla cried, "Well, isn't there a cure for this, Edna? Answer me! Please!" But Witch Edna
shook her head and said...
Date: 2 Nov.
... "I'm terribly sorry, but you see, I have other spells I need to do."
"Sorry! Go find some other witch!"
Loorilla could see it was no use, so sadly she returned home. At first, all the Neopians
were so happy the Floppy Tongue was gone, that they didn't notice the Bloaty Belly. But then
a Uni suddenly said, "What's that big belly doing here? There's no room for that thing!"
"Oh, um..." Loorilla said, trying to make up a good lie.
"Go fix that Bloaty Belly before it knocks something over!" a Kau said angrily.
"Go! Go! Go! Get!" they yelled.
"Oh dear! Here we go again!" Loorilla said.
Date: 2 Nov.