Poppies 2016: Announcing the Winners!

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Good evening/morning/afternoon, poptropi-ladies and poptropi-gents!

Nominations? Check! Votes? Check! Tallies? Check! You’ve already nominated and voted for your faves, and now, it’s time for us to announce the winners of this year’s Poppies!

In case you missed the festivities, you can watch the livestream above – but since it’s pretty long, I’ll be here hosting a recap of what happened. We have 18 awards to be given out this evening. Who won? Who reigned? Let’s find out!

  • Best Poptropica Character

Poptropica is known for having an array of quirky characters, each with different backstories and roles to play on an island. From the costume to its execution, who reigned supreme? Here are your nominees for Best Poptropica Character!

  • Binary Bard
  • Black Widow
  • Crusoe
  • Dr. Hare
  • Ringmaster Raven
  • Shark Guy (Shark Boy)

*Director D hands me an envelope*

Okay, we now have the envelope for Best Poptropica Character! *opens the envelope* Garnering 22.8% of the votes, this year’s winner is… Ringmaster Raven!

Congratulations Ringmaster Raven! You deserve the award. Your performance on Monster Carnival was spot-on, and so was your tragic backstory! Here comes Director D now to present you your award, and on the screens you can see a graph of the votes for this category:

  • Best POP-ular Island

As defined from the homepage, various islands have become quite popular with Poptropicans. Whether its mysterious story, funny characters, and aesthetic designs took you away, which of the nominees below “popped” out and caught the hearts of Poptropicans?

  • Poptropolis Games
  • Mystery Train
  • Shrink Ray
  • Cryptids
  • Mythology
  • Astro-Knights

*A guy in a shark suit hands the envelope* This is it, everyone! We will now open the envelope and the winner, who gathered 32.1% of the votes, is… Astro-Knights!

The Royal Family of Arturus, come up here! Congratulations to Astro-Knights! This medieval-sci-fi fusion was really amazing! It’s time to blast off these little Poppies to Pewter Moon! Shark-suited guy, please hand out the trophies. How much did Astro-Knights win? Here are the results!

  • Best New Island

Over the past 4 years, Poptropica has made 17 recent islands along with significant updates and additions. With fresh plots, awesome animations and bonus quests, here are the nominees!

  • Mocktropica
  • Monster Carnival
  • Survival
  • PoptropiCon
  • Arabian Nights
  • Escape from Pelican Rock

Here we have the famous director from Mission Atlantis, Cam Jameson, to hand us the envelope containing the results. Now, the island that has accumulated whopping 24.6% of the votes, is no other than… Monster Carnival!

Poptropica’s greatest mystery has finally unveiled itself in 2014 and though it’s been two years since the carnival came to town, no one has forgotten what happened that day… oh yes, all that yummy fried dough! Ringmaster Raven is here to receive the second award; thanks to Cam Jameson! Here are the results below:

  • Best Classic Island

Turn back the clocks and we’re going back to the future the past! Pre-2015 was a fine time for Poptropica, with tons of popular and amazing islands. These islands contributed to its popularity today and those classic concepts of Old Poptropica remain in us all to this day. Which of our nominees rose above the rest?

  • Counterfeit
  • Reality TV
  • Steamworks
  • Red Dragon
  • Ghost Story
  • Twisted Thicket

Holmes will be printing the results shortly, please wait… and, done! Okay, now for the results. Our winner has gathered an amazing 24.6% of the votes! The best Classic Island goes to…*drumroll* Reality TV!

Well, what do you know? A dream turned into a reality! Congratulations to Reality TV Island! To receive the award from Holmes and Professor Watson, here comes Bucky Lucas with his awesome fancy tux! Amazing!

Here are the standings for the other nominees:

  • Best Sponsored Island

These islands may not have a Poptropica original story, but even still, some prove to amaze us. A few months back, Poptropica held the March Madness event, wherein Red Dragon was (re)opened to all players. The same contenders go head-to-head to win the Best Sponsored Island award. Will Red Dragon claim it again this time?

  • Nabooti
  • Great Pumpkin
  • Wimpy Wonderland
  • Red Dragon
  • Wimpy Boardwalk
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

To present the envelope, containing the results of this award, we’ve invited Cosmoe from Galactic Hot Dogs! *hands the envelope* Wow, this is mindblowing. This was a no-brainer award because the winner is… Red Dragon!

I knew it was coming, but of course, Red Dragon deserves it! Were the sumo wrestlers around? Because it was a grand slam! To receive this special award, Jack and Annie are here walking up to the stage as Cosmoe hands them the award! Woohoo!

  • Okay-est Island

Not all islands have left a great impact on players and the community, and unfortunately, there were some that flopped or simply didn’t become quite as popular. These islands are not that bad, yet not too good – just okay. Last year, Galactic Hot Dogs Island won Worst Island, but will it return for a back-to-back Razzie er, Poppie this year? Here are the nominees!

  • Great Pumpkin
  • Shrink Ray
  • Mission Atlantis
  • Galactic Hot Dogs
  • Timmy Failure
  • Monkey Wrench

Here we have Mongo the Monkey delivering the envelope on a little Poptropica blimp! How cute! Which island wins in mediocrity? Let’s see! This year’s “Okay-est Island” award goes to… Mission Atlantis!

Mission Atlantis fits the title quite well. As we wrote in our island review back in the day, it wasn’t terrible, just meh. Here we have Cam Jameson to receive the award from Mongo, along with the help of Crusoe!

  • Best & Funniest Poptropican Name

Poptropica names are randomly generated and sometimes that can result in funny, crazy and even amazing combinations. Poptropicans all around the world have scoured all over for the best and the funniest Poptropican names they could get! Here are our nominees!

Best Poptropican Name:

  • Bronze Fox
  • Fearless Warrior
  • Fierce Dragon
  • Golden Sword
  • Icy Ice
  • Shiny Diamond

Funniest Poptropican Name:

  • Angry Bird
  • Big Belly
  • Big Kid
  • Cuddly Cactus
  • Icy Ice
  • Red Dragon

 

 

 

 

 

To present both of our awards, we have Golden Dragon, our “best name” winner from last year! With no further ado, this year’s best name is… Golden Sword!

And now we have Big Belly, last year’s “worst name” winner, here to present the next award. The funniest Poptropican name of 2016 is… Cuddly Cactus!

I must admit, these are awesome and funny names, and definitely beats Slippery Raptor. Where would you see a raptor sliding down a slippery road? (But hey, if you’d like to create that image, I’d be happy to see it!)

Anyways, congratulations to those players out there whose Poptropicans are named after two amazing combinations of Poptropican names!

  • Weirdest Poptropica Moment

Sometimes, our adventures on Poptropica can get a little weird — with reactions ranging from making the player laugh, be scared, or cringe. Nominations came in, and as we filtered through them, we couldn’t help but have mixed reactions. Which of these eccentric moments made it to the top?

  • Carnies on Monster Carnival turning into monsters
  • Crossing a bridge of Narfs on Mocktropica
  • Entering Patient Zero’s (Joe Stockman’s) mouth on Virus Hunter
  • Katya and Christopher’s kiss in Vampire’s Curse
  • Mocktropica’s end cutscene
  • Timmy Failure losing his pants

Very queer indeed. To deliver the envelope for this round, we have Crusoe, fresh from his tropical island. Now, to proclaim this year’s weirdest moment! The award goes to no other than… Katya and Christopher for their on-screen kiss on Poptropica!

The first ever (lip) kiss on Poptropica made a lot of players cringe at seeing two Poptropican mouths make contact with each other. Gross enough that it made its way to the Poppies! We have Katya and Christopher here to receive their crazy award. Hehe. Don’t be too embarrassed, you lovebirds.

  • Best Soundtrack from a New and Remade Island

Poptropica’s composers, Jeff Heim and Kyle Fox, sure have some sick music skills, and we can’t help but honor their work in the Poppies. Last year, Monster Carnival’s Main Theme serenaded its way to the top and we can’t help but ask if it will go for a back-to-back award this year. I sure hope so! Here are the nominees for Best Soundtrack from a New Island and a Remade Island:

Best Soundtrack from a New Island:

  • Mocktropica
  • Monster Carnival
  • Survival
  • PoptropiCon
  • Arabian Nights
  • Escape from Pelican Rock

Best Soundtrack from a Remade Island:

  • 24 Carrot
  • Time Tangled
  • Poptropolis Games
  • Mythology
  • Shrink Ray

 

 

 

 

 

Now to present the award, we have DJ Saturday Nite and Master Mime! We have the results and here are the winners! The Best Soundtrack from a New Island is from… *Master Mime does an impression of scary birds* oh! Monster Carnival! Wow, what a back-to-back win! Ringmaster Raven sure is racking in the awards tonight! It’s his third time up onstage! 🙂

For the Best Soundtrack from a Remade Island, the winner is from… Mythology! Paging Mr. Zeus to go up the stage. Please do not hurl thunderbolts at the audience, sir! Congratulations anyway! 🙂

Community Awards 🌟

Heeeeey guys! Still alive? It’s a pretty long post, right? Just bear with me. I have pandas here! We’re halfway there!

  • Best ASG

Last December, we opened up our Avatar Studio Gift here on the PHB so all people could have awesome rare costumes! We’ve got a grand walk-in (or scroll-down?) closet right here on the PHB, but which ASG stood out from our wardrobe? You chose, you voted, here we go!

  • *cloud*1
  • DemeterASG
  • HeadlessHorsemanASG
  • JoanASG
  • LightningKnightASG
  • WKF_ASG_AN-Princess

We have Puck Kingston (that’s his Orb Legend name), the eyepatch-wearing stud from Home Island to present this prestigious award to this year’s winner… *cloud*1! Congratulations! 🙂

  • Best Active Fan Blog

Poptropica has numerous fan blogs all over WordPress and beyond. Out of all these fan blogs, which one has top quality? Who gives the best when it comes to posts? Which of these blogs will nab the Best Active Fan Blog award?

This year’s nominees are all of great competence! I wonder who will win? Delivering the envelope is Slanted Fish, head of the PHB! Garnering 36.1% of the votes is… Tall Cactus’ Poptropica Blog! Congratulations, TC!

Tall Cactus has been an avid PHB commenter and liker as well! Throughout this year, she has maintained posting frequently with interesting posts on her blog. Keep it up, TC! Stay awesome! 🙂

  • Best Fan Art of 2016

The Poptropica community has a whole squad of great artists! Most of their works are posted all over the Internet, from Tumblr to DeviantArt! With MasterPinpey winning last year’s Poppies, whose creative hands will reign this year? Let’s check out the nominees of this year’s best artworks so far!

  • “Battle Against the Monster” by CraftyPoptropican
  • “Betty! Betty! Betty!” by criaha
  • “Explore, Collect , Compete” by MissEligon
  • “Short Heart: Night and Day” by DJ-Rosietta
  • “Queen of Arturus” by Perfect Sky
  • “WimpyKidFan” by AdelaideQueen

We have MasterPinpey here with the majestic envelope containing the lucky winner! Time to open it, MP! *opens envelope* This year’s creative hands and Best Fan Art award goes to… MissEligon’s “Explore, Collect, Compete”! Congratulations!

I like how MissEligon incorporated a “universal idea” on her Poptropica piece featuring different characters—from infamous villains to famous personalities! The art style and color combination are well done! Kudos to MissEligon!

  • Best PMFM Round

Well, Poptropica meme faces have been trending since the HPuterpop Fan Art Contest, and soon it hit the road — Poptropican Meme Face Mondays was born! Showcasing selected meme faces every week, the Meme King (Ultimate iPad Expert) works hard to make all those memes, from the intro to the outro, just about every week. U DA MAN! 😛 Here are your dankest nominees:

  • Round 1
  • Lenny Week
  • HPuterpop Edition
  • Awesome Face Week
  • Round 31
  • Holiday Special

To deliver the envelope himself is the Meme King, with a special white envelope with a troll face seal. (Very clever, Paul!) Time to announce the winner! This year’s dankest PMFM Round goes to… Lenny Week!

Lenny Week was really awesome: everyone had the same Lenny meme on their faces, UiPE made an awesome gif, and lots of people enjoyed it. Keep it up, Meme King.

  • Best Former PHB Author

Authors come and go on the PHB, and just in 2016 alone, we’ve had several authors go: Blake, Sam, Giant Hawk (Joshua), and Mighty Gamer — and we’re just halfway through 2016! We’ve had more in the past, including Codien, Smockers, Fuzzy-B, and more. Which of these former bloggers had the best impact on the PHB? These were your nominees:

  • Codien
  • Fuzzy-B
  • Blake
  • Giant Hawk
  • Mighty Gamer

Walking down the carpet is our newly-returned author, Koi. Time to open the mystery envelope, Koi! Who’s inside? Let us announce the Best Former Author on the PHB… Mighty Gamer!

MG, you will be missed. I hope that you’ll visit us and you drop by soon! 🙂

  • Best Current PHB Author

And now, the award that I’ve you’ve been waiting for, this year’s PHB Best Author! :)))

No need for any introductions, as we, seven PHB authors including Koi but not including Fishy are nominated for the Best Author award. You’ve been our audience for all our posts and it’s you who will decide who gets the award. So with no further ado, this year’s Best Author goes to…

ME!

Wait, what? Oh well, there’s next year! The real winner is…

👑MEME KING, ULTIMATE IPAD EXPERT! 👑

Congratulations to you and your magnificent monocle! That’s right, your hard work and contributions to the PHB have paid off. Continue to be the best author you can be! #MEEMZ

  • Community Appreciation

We have an excellent Poptropica community all over our corner of the web, and its the people in it that make it so awesome. Outside of the PHB team, which one most deserves recognition from our community at large? These were your nominees (and what fine picks they are, not to mention all the awesome people we couldn’t fit in!):

  • DJ-Rosietta
  • Lucky Joker
  • Perfect Sky
  • Shaky Skunk
  • Tall Cactus
  • Thinknoodles

Here to hand out this final, worthwhile award is myself, Slippery Raptor, and I’m excited to give this Community Appreciation Award to… *begins to open envelope, but the paper slips away onto the floor* Sigh, that’s the life of Slippery ol’ me… *picks up the paper* This award goes to… Perfect Sky!

Come up to the stage for your trophy! A round of applause for Perfect Sky, everybody! This amazing Poptropican makes extremely creative Poptropica movies on her YouTube channel, and still makes time for her fans and friends. You can often find her on the PHC and PHB, and you can read her My Place in Poptropica story here. Congratulations, Perfect Sky!

And that concludes the awards ceremony of the Poptropica Help Blog’s 2016 Poppies! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Poppies! Here’s to another 8 years of fun on the PHB!

*Cheers!*

Thank you and good night, everyone! 🙂

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 34

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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We can’t all be champions. I’ll join you one day, Queen. I’ll just return to my empty trophy shelf and dust away the tears. Welcome to round thirty-four of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are Orange Shell, Little Singer, and Cutie pie! And here are the memes:

Feel free to click on the images to view them in their full glory. 😛

Want your own meme face?

Well, it’s simple. Comment on the most recent PMFM post (just choose the one of the list here). Be sure to follow the criteria below:

  • Very crucial: Wear the outfit you want to have in the meme face on Poptropica and keep it on for at least a week.
  • As mentioned, find the most recent PMFM post (it will be at the top of this list)
  • Include your Poptropican username in a comment.
  • Include the meme face you would like on your Poptropican in your comment (a link to an image of the meme is very preferred).
  • Post your comment and wait! (PMFM is operated on a first come-first serve basis, so your meme face will come after all of the ones before are released).
  • Just a note: You do not need to re-comment on newer posts if you haven’t gotten yours yet. Once I reply to your comment mentioning “You being added to the list,” then I have seen your comment and added it to my literal list, so yours will be made after each one before is made.

This completes round thirty-four of meme faces. Tune in next Monday for the next Poptropican Meme Face Mondays!

What do you think about this week’s meme faces? Comment below.

Meme King out. 👑

• Ultimate iPad Expert •

Top 5 Features That Make Poptropica Unique!

Hoi, I’m Koi.

Poptropica already has so many awesome things, so let’s prepare for the New Poptropica by going over the best of the best!

5) It’s Uncommon For a Common Room

Unlike most kids’ games, our Poptropican plays through missions and quests solo. If we want some social interaction, we can hop into a common room (found on every Main Street) and play games with other kids!

4) A Pair of Photo Booths

Poses, handhelds, and loads of your favorite Poptropican characters in perfect image quality? Photo booths sure provide something fun to play with. Poptropica even sometimes makes themed photo booths, like the Mystery of the Map one.

3) A Multiplayer Multiverse

Common rooms are great, but sometimes, wouldn’t you rather have a blast with some personal friends? Well, there are infinite dimensions for that, which your Poptropican can access through a few simple numerical and alphabetical digits – Multiverse room codes!

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Ha, the last one feels just like school. Ha.

2) Gigabytes of Photo Galleries

While you play any island, a few pictures will be taken with a caption. The best part about them isn’t the memories, but in my opinion – that you can customize the outfit you were wearing back then. Snazzy.

1) Roomy Realms

Just kidding. Pft, I’m not a fan of Realms.

1) Adventurous Advertisements

Honestly, this probably shocks some people. Advertisements for most kids games are flashy and un-interactive. About every two or three weeks we get a brand new ad. Yes, most of them are repetitive with quizzes, talking to characters, and just exploring – but some have actual fun unique quests. We haven’t had many of those recently, but they’ve been there, and it’s probably one of the best things Poptropica pulls off that its competitors don’t. Plus, there have been some pretty cool ad prizes as well.

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That wraps it up for this Top 5 post! See you next time!

#PoptropicaArt finalists, Round 1!

Heyo readers!

My mid-year resolution is to write more blog posts! …Wait, that’s not a thing? Eh, whatever. Still plan to do it.

Anyways, while my avatar is insanely confused as to how she ended up in formal wear, the first round of the #PoptropicaArt contest finalists have been released!

Art pieces by ANNE14TCO, Colette Lam CL,  Criaha C., Purple Claw, Perfect Sky, our very own SydVC, and Perfect Lightning were featured on the blog post. Check them out!

Also, due to the large amount of entries received, the Creators are increasing the amount of prizes for the contest! How awesome is that?

Remember, it’s not too late to enter! The contest ends on Labor Day (Monday, September 5th). Hmm, maybe I should submit an entry…

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On second thought, maybe not.

That’s all I’ve got for now!

-Ylimegirl

Join us for the Poppies 2016 Party and Livestream!

THE PARTY IS ON NOW! Join us now on the PHC and on the livestream!
Multiverse Room Codes: DZN61 (special ad room!), ERP23, DFH18, ESF34, EUU79

Hey Poptropi-ladies and Poptropi-gents,

You’ve nominated, you’ve voted… and very soon, it will be time to reveal the winners of this year’s Poptropica Community Awards, or as we affectionately call them, the Poppies!

Like last year, we’ll be celebrating with a party on the PHC while announcing the winners via a livestream. Everyone’s invited to attend, and here are the details below!

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As detailed in the invitation above, the party is this coming Tuesday, July 26, the date of the PHB’s anniversary – which had the most votes during the voting round!

It’s going to be the PHB’s 8th birthday, so I guess you could say that makes us the PH8 (because 8 looks like a B, get it? ha, ha). But despite our pH level, I promise it’ll be anything but basic.

The party begins at 7pm EST (that’s 6pm CST / 5pm MST / 4pm PST) on our chat, the PHC, and the livestream will also begin at around that time. If you live in a time zone that’s not listed, use a timezone converter to figure out what time that may be in your area (in some places, it may be Wednesday morning). We hope you can make it, or at least pop in at a later time!

The livestream link will be posted on the PHC during the party, so check there when the time comes if you’d like to watch along! Don’t worry about missing it, the video will still be viewable later. The awards presentation will be hosted by us PHB authors, so be sure to check it out if you have the chance!

At the same time, you can also chat with Poptropicans on our Poptropica Help Chat on Discord, meeting up in Multiverse party rooms and having a good time! We’ve seen a lot of awesome Poppies formal outfits from many you guys, and now’s your chance to dazzle everyone on the big day! Dress up your best in tuxes, ties, dresses – and of course, the 8th birthday balloon (if you have it) to celebrate the PHB’s 8th birthday! It’s going to be a poppin’ time, so see you there!

If you have any questions at all, comment below and we’ll answer them for you!

– the Poppies Help Blog –

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