Long live the POP Blog

Hello, everyone… It’s Lucky Joker here…

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This is a little embarrassing, I suppose (being that I haven’t posted here in ages), but today marks the one-year anniversary White Ice and I created this blog, so I decided to write this message. Actually, I’m a day late, but I hope you can forgive me. I don’t know how many people are actually going to read this, but I feel I need to write it anyway.

June 21, 2016: I had met a girl who’d eventually become my best friend in this community, White Ice, along with two others called Red Thunder & Zany Panda on the Poptropica Help Chat after a summer kick-off party. It only took a few minutes of conversing about various topics that night until I came up with the idea to start a news-oriented Poptropica blog. Being the awesome people these three are, they agreed to help with it.

We kept up with things pretty well. We were posting almost daily; posting every news topic possible, along with original, more creative content as well.

Despite our busy schedule, we enjoyed doing what we were doing and we now had a responsibility to the Poptropica community. As the weeks went by, the more readers we got, and the bigger our drive was to keep this blog alive.

Things were going perfectly until one fateful day – August 22, 2016… I’ll never forget that day. This was the day our blog, with the click of a button, was completely deleted.

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I was devastated, to say the least. So devastated and discouraged, that my motivation to maintain a blog dwindled almost all the way down to non-existence. Some think it was a glitch, some think it was a hack, but of course – I have my own suspicions that I prefer not to go into. Unfortunately, I had let this event get the best of me and I had mourned over it for a week straight. I tried my best not to show it, but I was very upset behind my computer screen. We made another blog (the one you’re on now) under a similar URL, but as you can tell, it isn’t really the same.

On August 28, 2016, things took a turn for the better. I was invited to the PHB, which honestly, I’m still confused about to this day. Being the inexperienced writer I was and someone who’d joined the community only two months prior, I have NO idea what Fishy saw in me. 😛

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Over time, I became more occupied with the PHB and paid less attention to the POP Blog. I had basically abandoned the team. I’m not blaming the PHB whatsoever; The only one at fault here is me. I had drifted so far away from the people I had once spent every day talking to, and I really regret it. Thankfully, White Ice and I are still close, but as for the rest of the team… not so much anymore. I’m really truly sorry for all of the people I have distanced myself with over the past year. I just wasn’t myself for a while.

I want everyone to know that I haven’t forgotten about this blog and that it still means a ton to me. This place will always have a special place in my heart and without this blog, I wouldn’t be where I am today. ❤ This isn’t to say I’ll be posting regularly again; I’m a much busier person now. However, I’m going to try to find some time to generally improve the blog for a better popping experience.

My closing statement — Yes, this blog has been inactive, yes our team has lost its chemistry, yes our viewership has decreased dramatically, and though the road ahead is unknown, I know that with effort and determination, this blog will thrive again as it once did before. POP on…

~Lucky Joker

that moment when you haven’t posted in a long- oh hey, worlds leak

HELLOOOOOOOO EVERYONE!

Man, am I glad to be back on here after my… 5 month hiatus on just this blog… Awkward.

Anyway, Skinny Moon posted on the Creators Blog today about a leaked Mystery Item.

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What do you guys think it is? Leave it in the comments below!

Anyway, here’s my speculation. Looking at the rectangle with the weird semi-oval-ish bottom and the curved surfaces on each side, it might be some kind of necklace or choker, but if you look at the box-shaped objects on the sides, it could probably be a utility belt… Maybe the new inventory space?

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for now. Back to delving into fanfictions on Fanfiction.net. (username’s DJVampiStep #shamelessselfpromotion) And as always, keep poppin’ it!

EDIT: congratulations, it’s my 5th post on here and my 50th post on Trusty Bear’s Poptropica Hotspot.

This Spring…

Hey guys! Wow, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted! So I’ll just say sorry for that. Anyways, most of you have probably seen the new post on the Creators’ Blog, but if you haven’t, read this post for the details!

YAS I love the sneeze powder! The flower power costume is also pretty awesome! Get them both NOW, trust me you don’t want to miss out on these two cool store cards.

Skinny Moon describes her GIF to be a lot like Massachusetts where she is Those colorful flowers are from the flower power card. FIGHT THE SNOW, FLOWERS

Anyone allergic to pollen? Yup, me too. Got any poptropican friends who are allergic to pollen? The sneezing powder is what you need!

Again, sorry for having not posted in a while, but I’ll be sure to find time to post more often!

~Friendly Foot

Finally hearing about more things

Hi guys! Friendly Foot here, and today I’m tell you about the latest blog post on the Creators Blog! Skinny Moon (or Jessica…) gave us four quick updates on Poptropica, and what’s going on.

1) We haven’t forgotten about the #MyPoptropicaCostume contest. Au contraire, my popping peeps. We are almost done combing through all the entries and hope to open up voting for the runners-up later this week!

Wow, I really did think they forgot about it! I really can’t wait to see all the creative costumes that come up.. Maybe one of them will be YOURS! One thing’s for sure, I’ll definitely be checking Poptropica daily for this week…

2) We’re going to close the voting for February’s Island of the Month tomorrow, January 24, at midnight ET, instead of later in the week. Captain Crawfish reminded me that he is a very busy pirate and needs time to make the walkthrough for whatever Island you all pick. And honestly, I’m not feeling too good about peeving a pirate, so let’s get those votes in ASAP, ok?

Whoo hooo! I can’t wait till the IotM comes out. I’m going for Reality TV who’s with me?! All those credits… Ahhh…
3) We know a lot of you have a bunch of questions about Poptropica Worlds. Soon we’ll have an FAQ about Worlds on the blog, which will answer the most-asked questions we’ve seen.

Not much to say about this, except that I’m totally excited to learn more about Worlds!

4) You only have a week left to play January’s Islands of the Month on Poptropica.com and earn loads of credits. Earn up to 500 credits for completing Time Tangled Island and up to 1,500 for completing Arabian Nights Island! Get the details in this blog post.

Well, this is also pretty self explanatory…

Ack! I’ve gone on for too long.. VOTE REALITY TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That’s it for me.. Bye!

-Friendly Foot 

HUGE NEWS!!! Poptropica Worlds?

Hey Poptropicans! Friendly Foot here, and today I have  MAJOR update on the Creators Blog! Check it out right now to hear about New Po- Poptropica Worlds! They have included a short video that introduces it.

 

To be honest, I didn’t really like the design. What are your thoughts? Tell me in the comments! Well, that’s it for me!

 

-Friendly Foot

January IOTMs: The Time Traveling Genie

Hey, guys, Vampi here.

Skinny Moon released a post last week about this month’s Islands Of The Month, or IOTMs for short. This month is Time Tangled Island and Arabian Nights Island. Due to this, normally you’d get 500 for a first-time finish and 300 for a repeat finish, but since Arabian Nights is an episodic island, you’ll get 1500 for first-time finishes and 900 for repeats.

Also, Captain Crawfish, being the captain he is, decided to make the walkthroughs for Time Tangled and each episode of Arabian Nights.

For Time Tangled, click here, and for the Arabian Nights episodes, click here for Episode 1, here for Episode 2, and here for Episode 3.

That’s it on my side. If you need me, I’ll be watching charity speedrunning marathon Games Done Quick. Keep poppin’ it!

Winter Wimpy Wonderlands

Hey, guys, Vampi here.

The Creators’ Blog decided to release some early development things from when Wimpy Wonderland was being made, and here they are:


This first one is the animations for Greg and Rodrick. So far looking good!

Next up, Manny’s development notes. Looks like a lot of detail went into it.

Next up, Manny’s animations. That little son of a gun must take a lot of work…


Finally, we have a picture of Rowley’s animation. Nice winter wear, in my opinion.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for the moment. Keep poppin’ it!

Calling More Poptropi-artists…

Heya guys, Friendly Foot here and I’ll be talking about a new post on the Creators blog…

I bet you can tell from my AMAZING (horrible) title, that more artists for the Poptropica Costume Contest should enter! If you’re feeling too lazy to go to Poptropica, then you can take a quick look here. (It was all copy-pasted.)
The Poptropica Creators are SO IMPRESSED with the number and quality of #MyPoptropicaCostume entries. Seriously, everyone. You are amazingly creative!

We’re so impressed, in fact, that there is NO WAY we can choose one grand prize winner. So we won’t. We’ll choose two winners! Each winner will get a 6-month Poptropica subscription, have their costume created by Poptropica and sold in the Poptropica Store, and see their costume worn by a Poptropican on the Home Island!

But wait, there’s more!

We’re also going to have ten runners-up that YOU vote on! The Poptropica Creators will pick 20 costumes for you to vote on in January, here on the blog. The top ten with the most votes will get a 3-month Poptropica subscription and get their costume created and sold in the Poptropica Store later in 2017!

So if you haven’t entered yet, get creating: The deadline is Saturday, December 31, at midnight ET. Find the contest details here and the official rules here.

Best of luck to you all!

So… are there any more Poptropicans out there who think they can win?! Whoever you are, you’ll have a GREATER chance at being featured, even if you aren’t one of the top 2! Anyways, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us, there are SO many entries, and they all look amazing!! (Crossing my fingers for a kpop costume to come up on the Creators Bpopheade26122016log…)

Also, does anyone remember the previous post on the Creators Blog that Skinny Moon and Captain Crawfish posted 5 days ago? Maybe this is the big news, although it isn’t very big.. XD But of course, a full week would be 7 days and the post had said next week… But anyways, before I get off topic let me end off with a sentence that took me YEARS to think up off! (Actually a few minutes but…) If you haven’t submitted a design for the Poptropica Costume Contest, DO IT NOW!! Who knows, you can become a famous Poptropican!! Well, that’s it for me!

-Friendly Foot

Countdown to Christmas: Days 2 and 3

Seashell here! I had requests to do something Poptropica-related for 1 day, so I’m gonna do top 4 winter-based islands. And I’m also gonna do top 3 Christmas movies. The rankings for top Christmas movies comes from Rotten Tomatoes, and the islands were judged from the authors of POP. PS… the islands aren’t really ranked. They’re like the best 4.

So, our top 4 winter themed islands are…..

Wimpy Wonderland, Survival episodes 1+2, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Cryptids (cause’ of Himalayan scene). Congrats to those islands!

#3 for best movie is….

Holiday Inn! (Never heard of it but whatever)

#2…

Miracle on 34th Street!!!

And number one is……

To be announced tomorrow!!

J.K. Yall’ really need to stop fallin’ for that.

It’s a Wonderful Life!!!

OK, those aren’t my favorites, mine are Rudolph, A Christmas Story, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Seashell out, and merry Christmas!! Ho ho Ho!!

5 days until Christmas Countdown!!

Seashell here, with a Christmas special that will be posted on all of my blogs!! I’m gonna do a 5 days of Christmas countdown, starting today. So, today is 5 days until Christmas, and what better to get up in the Christmas spirit than Christmas songs!!

From none other than Billboard top 100 Christmas songs, number 5 is….

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year by Andy Williams!!

Number 4 is…..

Hallelujah from Penatonx!!(hope I spelled that right)

Number 3 is…

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree From Brenda Lee!

Number two…..

Jingle Bell Rock from Bobby Helms!

And what yall have all been waiting for….

NUMBER

ONE

IS…

TO BE ANNOUNCEDD TOMMORROW!!

JK, I had ya there, didn’t I?
The real number one is All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey!!!

You may not think these five songs are the top five in your head, so tell me what your top 5 are in the comments. I know my number one is Santa Claus is Coming to Town, you know, like the ones where they go really high on Santa Claus is Coming To Town… and I also like the song I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas. Ooh, have you seen that commercial on TV where the little girl sees a hippo and then she wants all of her Christmas presents to have hippos on them?? And then on Christmas Day she looks out the window and sees a deer…..

Sorry. Got sidetracked. Well, I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 2 of Christmas countdowns!

I hope you enjoyed this post, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

Seashell wuz here!!!