The Ultimate Guide to Becoming the Ultimate Faerie Fanatic
FAERIELAND - The reason I had decided to write this article about Faeries is because:
1. They're one of my favourite parts about Neopia/Neopets, and 2. Many Neopians
and their pets think they know EVERYTHING about Faeries, but they might be just
Faerie-Fanatics (FF-as I like to call it) wannabes! So, this article is to show
you how to become THE ULTIMATE FF! But, in order to become the ultimate FF, you
must know certain pieces of information, and do certain things, but I will be
nice and tell you what they are ;)
Visit Faerieland Every Day
Yes, you MUST visit Faerieland every day, and not just for the Wheel of Excitement
and the Healing Springs. Oh no! There is so much more to Faerieland than those
two things. Bet on your favourite Poogle (that is, if you have one -- which
you should!), play a couple of Faerie-based games, like the Colouring Game or
the Faerie Crossword, check out all the shops, and if you're lucky enough to
catch them when they're restocked, buy something. For the up and coming Neoschools,
I suggest you buy all Faerie Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, and
lunchboxes! That way, everybody will know how much you love Faeries of any kind!
You can have a theme, or buy the ones that you like best! Give your pets ONLY
Faerie Petpets, or, even better, Petpets painted Faerie! Try to feed them as
much Faerie food as possible, to get the Faerie-ness into their systems. Read
them Faerie books, to educate them all about the wonder of Faeries, before Neoschools
come and teach you useless things like math. (Honestly, who CARES how many Everlasting
Apples you have left if you take 2 away from 5? People would rather answer this
equation: How much less evil there will be when Neopia - Jhudora?)
And that's just OUTSIDE of Faerie City. Inside, oh, there is so much more
to do! There's MORE shops and MORE games! There's Faerie Quests, too! Here,
you try to get a job at the Employment Agency, to earn Neopoints. You can go
the Faerie Paint Brushes section and sigh wistfully at the pets that you would
love to paint Faerie but you don't have enough Neopoints to do so. Of course,
if you can afford it, paint them Faerie! There's no better colour! And, if you
know where the Hidden Tower is, you can sigh even more wistfully at the Baby
Paint Brush, Battledome items, and other super-rare things that you would also
love to have but, AGAIN, you don't have the Neopoints to get. I know you might
say BUT I HAVE TO HAVE THE RAINBOW SWIRLY THING! IT'S JUST SO SWIRLY! but you
must use your self-control and willpower that I know you've been building up
since you discovered where the Hidden Tower is. Stealing the items will not
put you in Fyora's good books and your status as the ultimate Faerie Fanatic
will range more on the fanatical side.
Know Just About Everything About Each of the Faeries
A great way to do this is to do a search on Faeries in the help section, read
Neopedia Articles, and even go to different Neopets help sites and read up on
the things that other people know about Faeries. You should also know what Faeries
ask for on Faerie Quests, and what they give to you in return (this is a great
tip for Battledomers). Some Faeries live very far from Faerieland, like Taelia,
The Soup Faerie, Illusen, Jhuidah, and the Negg Faerie. Try to visit them frequently
and learn more about them!
Know Your Favourite Faerie/Element
You must know which Faerie is your favourite! Maybe it is a famous Faerie
like Fyora, Illusen, Jhudora, Jhuidah, or the Grey Faerie, or it could be just
a certain element that you like, for example Air, Water, Earth, Light, Fire,
or Dark. My element is Air (if you have seen my user-lookup, you would know
what I mean). Nevertheless, you can find your element by taking various element
tests at different quiz sites, or just by picking which one you like the best!
It had taken me a while to find my element through the magic of online quizzes,
but I had come out successful! (Or flown out, if you excuse the joke: ) Huh?
What do you mean you don't get it?! *sigh* I suppose I will have to explain
it to your mind. Well, you see, since my element is air, and Faeries fly in
the air, I had used the term flown! Well, there, that's better now, isn't it?
I'm sorry for being so verbally violent! Hehe.)
Are/Have Been/Are Planning to Questing/Quest for Illusen/Jhudora
Yes, yes, I know Illusen lives in Meridell, but she is still a Faerie just
as much Jhudora is! She only moved to Meridell because "it's so peaceful and
serene (and I get to be as far away from those Dark Faeries as possible!)" as
she puts it. Anyway, to quest for Illusen or Jhudora, you should have the Neopoints
to be able to complete the quests, as I have heard they are expensive. They
will eventually ask for unbuyable items! I am the third option in the subtitle
above (are planning to quest) and I want to quest for Illusen. But, as I said
before, I'm not rich (*cough* hint hint *coughs again*) as much as I would like
to be, so I can't quest for her right now, at this very moment. But enough about
me, questing for Illusen/Jhudora would be a great FF hobby if you're bored.
I'd recommend Illusen: I've heard she gives better prizes and, after all, Jhudora
is a Dark Faerie! I wouldn't trust her!
Show Your Dedication to Faeries On the Neoboards
When you know that you're ready, you must show other Neopians that you're
a true FF. Different ways to do this are:
Avatar- whether it's an avatar like the Neopets Team gives you (Air Faerie,
Water Faerie, Fire Faerie, or Dark Faerie) or a secret avatar (Illusen, Jhudora,
Grey Faerie, Wheel of Excitement, Soup Faerie, Space Faerie, "Free Jhuidah",
etc.) A picture is worth a thousand words-so you don't have to explain your
addiction to faeries; your avatar will do it for you!
Title- examples of Faerie-related titles are: "Quester for Illusen", "Quester
for Jhudora", "Hidden Tower Hunter", "Floating Faerie", "Dark Faerie", "Faerie
Queen", "Illusen or Jhudora?", "No Soup For You!", and "Official Soup Taster".
All of these are also great ways to show your appreciation for Faeries!
Signature (Siggy)- obviously, your signature must mention Faeries on some
way shape or form. You could even advertise your Faerie guild! (Which, I'm sure
all FF belong to some type of Faerie guild!)
So, by the time you make one measly little post on the message boards, every
Neopian will know you're addicted to Faeries!
And it doesn't end there! If you really want to call yourself the ULTIMATE
FF, you have to go above and beyond what is needed! Of course, you should buy
your Neohome in Faerieland. And I'm sure that it won't be long until there's
some beautiful Faerie furniture for you to buy.
Try dressing as a Faerie for some more fun, especially on Halloween! Some
costumes are quite "revealing," so this course is not recommended for people
living in Terror Mountain : ) Fake Faerie wings are all the rage right now.
As a precaution, painting yourself with a Faerie Paint Brush (or the closest
you can get: a paint brush with mini wings attached), as I discovered, does
not give you wings and change you to pastel colors, but does give you a painful
rash for a few weeks. So stick to the fake Faerie wings.
Always try to follow Faeries around, to learn how they live. I personally
enjoy hiding in bushes outside their clouds to observe them more closely. This
does seem to scare them a little, but my ear-to-ear grin and explanation of
"I'm a Faerie Fanatic!" seems to put them at slight ease. Well, until they call
the Chia police to take me away when I get a little to close and start videotaping
their every move (it's for research purposes of course!). *cough*
Well, there you have it, the complete guide to becoming THE ULTIMATE Faerie
Author' s note: I would love feedback on this article. This is my first
article/submission to The Neopian Times, and it will most likely not be that
last. Please Neomail your comments to dancing_queen_1200. Thank you!