PHB Sunday Special: The Monster Carnival Fanfiction Duology

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and the past few weeks have been busy for me. So, as you guys may or may not know, I am a Poptropica fanfiction writer, and just last Friday I released a story called Forevermore, a sequel to my Monster Carnival fanfiction Nevermore from last year.

For today’s PHB Sunday Special, I’ll be introducing these two works! :)

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I will proceed to show off both fanfictions now, giving brief synopses and background information, as well as links to where you can read them. Hope you enjoy!


Nevermore Fanfiction cover v2 by 1313cookie

Some of you readers may recognize Nevermore from Issue 15 of the POPCORN magazine, back when it was called the Poptropican’s 911.  I released it April 23, 2014, so it is relatively older. Here is a summary for this one:

Based on the 37th island, Monster Carnival, and the newspapers featured in game, this fanfiction tells the fan-made account of the young and frail Bird Boy, a bird-human hybrid abandoned by a carnival, his short time in town, and the circumstances in town that caused him to become the notorious Ringmaster Raven years later.

So in a nutshell, this is a fan-made prequel to Monster Carnival going into more detail on what was on the newspapers we found in Dr. Dan’s apothecary, from the Bird Boy’s arrival to the town (which I dubbed Sanguenera, as a personal nod to a story I wrote when I was younger also featuring a “Ringleader” Raven)  to his eventual exile.

If you’d like to read it, here are the links to it! I warn you though, it’s somewhat lengthy. ;)



Forevermore, on the other hand, is brand new! I just released it last Friday (the 13th). Unlike Nevermore, Forevermore is an interquel, meaning in this case it takes place during the events of the Monster Carnival quest. Here’s a summary:

An interquel to Monster Carnival and sequel to Nevermore. Ringmaster Raven’s carnival has arrived in town, promising fun for all. However, Dr. Dan isn’t feeling any of the cheer, for he realized that his own fate could be sealed by its coming. From the author of Nevermore, Forevermore focuses on Dr. Dan’s point of view, and what led to his mental breakdown in the Bonus Quest.

This one focuses on Dr. Dan rather than Raven. I worked on this one since May with a long break in the mix. It focused on an internal conflict rather than an external one, that being Dr. Dan’s struggle to identify himself as a monster.

If you want to read it, here are the places you can read it! It’s also somewhat long, but not as long as Nevermore:

So that’s about it! I hope you guys enjoy reading these if you’d like!

BT out!

Announcing… the Poptropica Help Subreddit!

Hi Gs,

I’m pleased to announce the opening of the Poptropica Help subreddit – at! It’s essentially a minimalistic forum (you might even call it PHF (Poptropica Help Forum) 2.0!) for all things Poptropica – check it out:


If you casually browse the internet, you may have heard of Reddit, which is basically a user-generated hub of news links that shows the most popular stories based on user votes. Subreddits focus on specific niches, in this case Poptropica, and this subreddit is now another facet of our Poptropica Help Network.

On the Poptropica Help subreddit, we encourage you to post helpful tips, jokes, witty ideas, theories, costumes, and basically anything imaginable! Once you post your tidbit, it gets thrown into a big bucket of other posts. Users of the subreddit sort the cream from the crud (by “upvoting” or “downvoting”) until the best posts show up on the “hot” section of the forum.

You’ll need a Reddit account (it’s free) to vote, comment, and post on our subreddit – plus there are many other subreddits out there you may be interested in! In any case, while there is an /r/poptropica, it is mostly inactive – but with your help, we can make our Poptropica Help subreddit a hotbed of activity!

Pop on over and start posting some Poptropica content! :D



The Escape from Pelican Rock (and Reality TV map) begins!

Hey, Poptropican prisoners!

Yes, you heard it right! Escape From Pelican Rock Island is now open for preview to the public! For now, everyone can visit Main Street and collect two prizes – read on for more details!

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We think that the island’s common room could be Bert’s Basement Gym or the City Bank. What do you think it is? Along the street, you’ll also find a Fresh Fruit Stand, some prisoners digging a hole, and the Ferry Market. Like the soundtrack? Listen to it here!

Now to get the prizes, you must talk to the first cop you meet on the island. The cop needs someone to take care of her bird, and after the conversation you’ll automatically get the Pet Bird Follower!

As you move further to your left, you’ll find a police officer with her dog. She’ll stop you and tell you that her dog — Sparky —doesn’t like you. As a precaution, she gives you the Prisoner Costume which includes the costumizable Sparky trailing right behind you.

What a great way to start the island, eh? I believe these are great prizes with crazy backstories. I also think that in the next few weeks, we’ll see more development and meet new people on the island. I hope we’ll get more prizes as we come closer to the island release!

We’re all very excited about this island. Are you? The island comes out in December, at least for members! By the way, if you’re a member, don’t forget to get your free Escapee Dr. Hare costume!

Plus, the Reality TV Island World Champions tournament started today! Good luck and let us know how you ranked by completing RTV Island and checking the map! If this is your first time finishing the island, you’ll also get 200 credits, which is 50 more than usual.

For a written walkthrough with pictures, check out our Reality TV Island Guide!


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Just escaped: Dr. Hare, Skinny Moon, & more on the way

Hey Poptropicans! Poptropica’s been busy, and here’s the latest in what’s popping!

If you’re a member, you can now grab the Escapee Dr. Hare costume from the Store. Poptropica has hinted that Dr. Hare will be making an appearance soon – perhaps in the upcoming Escape From Pelican Rock? In any case, I’m currently wearing parts of the costume to get hyped for EFPR Island!

Non-members, not to worry – Poptropica plans to give away even more Escape From Pelican Rock gear on Thursday, which includes the K9 (police dog) we saw in this sneak peek! Everyone will be able to get this stuff. No specific date on EFPR’s release yet, but we do know it’s coming in December!

There’s something else going on this Thursday: Poptropica will be releasing a World Champions’ live map for Reality TV Island! Plus, they’ll be offering first-time finishers of Reality TV Island 200 credits (instead of the usual 150). Get your game on with the PHB’s Reality TV Island Guide. The map goes live at 3pm Eastern time tomorrow!

Hollywood, here I come.

Hollywood, here I come.

Also, Veteran’s Day has just passed us by – and Poptropica gave a shoutout to a Creator we haven’t heard about, Golden Boot, on social media! In addition to tweeting that he’d worked in military intel for 6 years, they also gave out a quote from him on the Poptropica Facebook page which reads:

I spent most of my time translating Spanish, but I was cross-trained as an Interrogator and Counter Intelligence Agent. I worked security at Olympic Village in ’02 under the Secret Service, and did stints in Nicaragua, Spain, Qatar, and Kuwait, and participated in the invasion of Iraq.

Good for you, Golden Boot! :) Maybe we’ll hear more snippets of other Creators’ stories in the future?

Anticipating that some Poptropicans would have the day off, newly-revealed Creator Skinny Moon (who currently runs Poptropica’s Twitter) held another impromptu Poptropica party, this time in the Home Island common room at about 1pm Eastern time! Apparently, she was crushed in head-to-head Balloons but was victorious in Paint War.

Keep checking Poptropica’s Twitter (and the PHB’s, in our blog sidebar) for more of these spontaneous hangouts! In the meantime, the PHC is also a good place to hang out with Poptropicans. ;)

Be sure to catch up on more news below in Blake’s post: Dogs on the scent, pumpkins for all, and the return of Cosmoe! Stay popping, Poptropicans. :D

Dogs on the scent, pumpkins for all, and the return of Cosmoe!

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with some Poptropica news. First off, the Creators have posted a picture on the blog of a very familiar Poptropica character being chased by what appears to be a K9 officer…


Yes, this dog happens to be chasing Oliver, from the Poptropica graphic novel! Could some of the Mystery of the Map characters be making an appearance in Escape from Pelican Rock? To me, there’s a small chance, since it was previously teased that Dr. Hare could be in the Island as well. But, then again, they may very well not be.

Second of all, perhaps to celebrate the recent release of the Peanuts Movie (or not, they didn’t say), the Creators have made Great Pumpkin Island available for all! How long this will last is unknown as of now, but non-members can now once again get their fill of Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the gang!

Charlie has eyes on the back of his head.

Charlie has eyes on the back of his head.

Finally, the ad for Galactic Hot Dogs is now back on Main Street! Could this mark the return of the heroes of GHD for a second shot at making a (hopefully better) Island? Only time will tell. In any case, you can read more about this ad which has appeared before in this PHB post. Customize costumes, shoot at Jacks, and talk to the GHD characters!

Anyway, that’s all for now! Stay popping, Poptropicans, and don’t forget, things are heating up over at my webseries, stupidninjas! We’re around halfway through the season now, and new episodes come out every Tuesday, with some surprise releases popping up really whenever I feel like it. Come check it out, and if you like what you see, stay! I’d be happy to have you!

We were in a Multiverse with a Creator!

Hi Gs,

At 5pm EST today, the official Poptropica Twitter randomly tweeted a Multiverse code (BJS54), inviting all Poptropicans to join. PHB author Brave Tomato saw this almost instantly and joined the room, finding only one other Poptropican inside – a girl named Skinny Moon, most likely the Poptropica Creator who started the impromptu party.

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Using the previously discovered method of finding a Poptropican’s username (see this PHB post), we found that this anonymous Creator’s username was PopGirlJess (and Poptropican name “Skinny Moon”). However, Poptropica confirmed on Twitter that this Jess was not Poptropica’s CEO, Jess Brailler. (Perhaps the person running Poptropica’s social media is a lady named Jess?)

Others who later joined the Multiverse included yours truly (HP) along with PHB authors UiPE and Slanted Fish, as well as Poptropica community members Master Pinpey, Red Lizard, and Friendly Rock. Some of the PHB authors battled with the Creator, who let us win easily – which was sort of odd. About half an hour later, “Skinny Moon” left the room and tweeted that they were leaving to have fajitas for dinner. But don’t worry, they say there’s more to come!

Anyway, keep a look out on the official Poptropica Twitter (and the PHB’s Twitter @Poptropica_Help) to be in the know of events such as this! Even if you’re not on Twitter, we have a Twitter timeline you can keep track of on the sidebar of this blog.



Let’s Face It – PMFM Announcement

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here!

Sure, I may have just posted, but I’ve got some awesome news for you guys! Let’s look back a few month’s ago at Andrew’s fan art contest. You may remember my beloved submission (if not here ya go):

This image sparked a chord with my creative talent. Many members of the community found this one hilarious, and many followed. Some as prizes for my fan art contest and some for community member birthdays:

Poptropicans belong to: Master Pinpey, Nice Fox, Giant Hawk, DjRose4, and Ylimegirl respectively

I have so much fun creating these “works of art” (if you want to call them that) and you guys seem to love them so much! So, I had this idea. An idea so crazy, so hilarious, so awesome, that it may just work. I’ve dropped hints over my social media (Twitter, Tumblr, and Deviant Art more specifically) and it’s time to announce! :D It’s time for…

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Escape Plan: Escape From Pelican Rock officially announced!

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here with some super awesome news!

You may have noticed over the past few months in which the Creators have been teasing us about a new island. It seemed the time would never come when they’d announce the next island, even after putting it on the map last week. But the official details are finally here!

Just today, the Creators officially announced: Escape from Pelican Rock Island!

EscapeFromPelicanRockLogoThe Creators posted a trailer for the island and released the official Tour page! So, now we’re getting a fairly good idea of what this new island is about.

EFPRTheifCharacterSome of the PHB authors have been speculating on this new island for quite a while now, and it seems we may be correct about some stuff. For one, we’ve been speculating about getting framed by a doppelgänger. We’ll have to wait and see some more official details, but the Creators gave us a few little hints on the plot in an island synopsis. The official island synopsis reads:

Pelican Rock is the toughest prison ever built. And after you’re framed for a crime you didn’t commit, it’s your new home! Use your wits to devise an escape plan, and your nerve to pull it off. But getting out is just the beginning — because the real criminal is still out there!

That’s about all the Creators have given us story-wise, but there are a number of sneak peeks showing the island, with even more on our Daily Pop Sneak Peeks Archive!

We also get a look at Escape From Pelican Rock’s member exclusive costumeEscapee Dr. Hare. Somewhat of an odd choice considering I’d assume Dr. Hare won’t actually be on the island (or will he?), but it’s a pretty cool costume nonetheless.

And, last up from the new Tour page is this awesome printable poster:

Plus, check out the PHB’s new Escape From Pelican Rock Island discussion page!

So, that wraps up all the latest info on Escape From Pelican Rock! I’m super excited for the new island. It looks like it’ll have super fun gameplay (perhaps like Survival: Cabin Fever or Spy Island, both of which I really enjoyed), and has an interesting story to it.

What do you think about this upcoming island? Comment below.

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