Neopets foods might as well be the product of artificial intelligence
Remember Neopets? It’s an online game where you can raise virtual pets that can grow, train, and battle one another in a virtual arena.
Although I’ve never played it, people keep mentioning Neopets to me because apparently Neopets has very weird foods. I found a list of them at JellyNeo’s and oh wow, yeah. They look like they came straight from a neural net.
Thanks to a list of 2,500 names provided by Nyssa Busko and May, I was able to see what an actual neural net program would make of these. I fed all these foods into textgenrnn, and waited to see what kind of imitation it would produce.
Turns out it loved them. It generated foods that were both exceedingly weird and entirely Neopets plausible.
Squid cheese cone
Strawberry sand crisps
Striped carrot cookie
Strawberry covered crisps
Strawberry hot chips
Spicy ice cream cereal
Some of them were weird even for Neopets foods, though. I tried my best to illustrate these, but I’m not sure if I even got close.
Chocolate milk sandwich
Purple cheese flam toast
Green sliceball sundae
Spaghetti burger flower
Candy fried cheese barge
Battle cupcakes negg
And some of these I don’t know what they are, and most of them I don’t WANT to know what they are. I illustrated the ones I could.
Boron cheese core
Potato day merry sandwich
Bam steak people cake
Spicy tea shaped and chocolate fount scorf long
Since many of the first users of Neopets are now old enough to drink (it’s been around since the late 1990s), I thought I’d see what happened if I combined Neopets foods and craft beers. To read the results (and get future bonus content), become an AI Weirdness supporter!