Neal is one of the first and greatest "tard stories", though it obviously wasn't the first judging by the fact that it is the author's "personnel [sic] tard story". It is a regular favorite on /r/greentext and has been included in many a "Best of 4chan" album on Imgur.
Possibly it was written before the convention developed, because each post in the threads where the story occurred does not reply to the post before it. As usual, spelling and grammar mistakes have been preserved, but quotes, where they occur, are omitted. Due to its great length it has been divided into multiple parts. Naming of particular stories by the author themselves has been followed as far as practicable. They are:
- Neal The author encounters Neal for the first time.
- Battle of the Tards Neal wreaks havoc on James, a fellow mentally challenged person who annoys him greatly.
- Story of the Lightning Raptard The author discovers Neal's scream ability that makes all his intellectually disabled friends lose control of themselves.
- Clash of the Tards Parts II and II Neal continues his quest of vengeance on James.
- Neal and the new Special Ed. Teacher Neal meets a new special education teacher and outwits him.
- Neal and the Secret Admirer Jody has a crush on Neal.
- Chronicles of Neal Neal throws a stapler at his teacher.
- Neal vs. Barb the Bitch Neal fights a female student named Barb.
- Neal vs. Tardwrangler Neal is defeated by a seasoned caregiver, and is avenged on him.
- Tardball Neal and his class play baseball.
Although the author says "I still have 5 years of stories to go through" at the beginning of 8th grade, no screencap going beyond the end of 8th grade has been found.