#PoptropicaArt Final Finalists!

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here, to announce the last group of finalists of the #PoptropicaArt contest!

As announced on the Creators’ Blog, Poptropica has decided to choose yet another group of finalists because of how many great entries there were! They also stated that they were going to be deviating from their original plan by crowning more than three champions. I couldn’t agree with their decisions more, as so many pieces are deserving!

These 10 entries were selected from Twitter. If you haven’t seen the others, go and check out the finalists of round 1, round 2, round 3, round 4 and round 5!

This last group of finalists includes the works of Colette L., Crafty Poptropican, dictator crossing, DSFli Jean, Massive Bird, Shaky Skunk, Written Ghost and the PHB’s very own Brave Tomato (with two entries) and Slanted Fish! Here they are:

Like the Poptropica Creators said – so many great entries, right?! Congratulations to all of the #PoptropicaArt contest finalists, you all did an amazing job! Also a big high-five to all of the participants for trying. There were so many entries to choose from, so don’t feel bad if yours didn’t make it.

Stay tuned to the PHB and Creators’ Blog for the announcing of the winners!

In other news, Mitch Krpata, author of Poptropica: The Lost Expedition, will be attending this year’s Annual Festival of Children’s Books and Authors in Rhode Island – where he will be giving a presentation pertaining to his work and life. He will also be doing a book signing!

For those of you who are interested, get more details here! See you next time!

-Lucky Joker :luckyjoker~1:

#PoptropicaArt finalists – round 5 (from Facebook)

(Hey Poptropicans! This is a guest post about a new update, and it’s written by Silver Wolf, a Poptropican who also blogs over at Poptropica Tips for Poptropicans (PTFP). Enjoy!)

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, with more updates on the #PoptropicaArt contest finalists!

If you’ve been keeping up with news recently, then you would know that the Creators announced an extra round of finalists – and now they’ve announced another round coming up, because there were so many great entries! Next time there will be 10 from Twitter, and today’s round is from Facebook.

If you haven’t seen all of the finalists, make sure to visit round 1, round 2, round 3, and round 4.

If you haven’t seen all of the finalists, make sure to visit round 1, round 2, round 3, and round 4.

Congrats to Creepy Goose, thiswarriorisagirl, Theo, Ilkyoung K., and Maryann P. for all making it to the finals! I really like the colors Creepy Goose and Maryann P. used, and the mood of thiswarriorisagirl’s is perfect, but I also love how imaginative Theo’s is and Ilkyoung’s great drawings of Poptropica characters.

What do you think? With how awesome these are, I can’t wait to see the next batch from Twitter!

Thanks again to Silver Wolf for her guest posting appearance on the PHB!

In other Poptropica news, Mitch Krpata, author of Poptropica: The Lost Expedition, was at Blue Bunny Books in Dedham, MA this Saturday, and here is a tweet from the bookstore with some pictures!

Looks like it was a fun event! Stay popping, Poptropicans!

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 43

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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Thanks to D. Vampi on the PHC for this meme!

Patience. Pass It On. The contents of this advertisement were created by the Memes 4 Lyfe Organization. Donate today to a very worthwhile cause. Welcome to round forty-three of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are Noisy CloudSmall Carrot, and Panda! 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 top 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 forty-three 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 •

My Place in Poptropica: Brave Dolphin

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Brave Dolphin, an avid Poptropican who’s played a role on several blogs and on the PHC. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!

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Late 2008 – early 2009 | Finding Poptropica

Hey there, Poptropicans! I discovered Poptropica at the beginning of second grade. At the time, we’d go to the computer lab to do online school assignments. When we completed our given assignments, our teacher would let us play on Funbrain.com. Since I enjoyed using Funbrain, I may or may not have sped through my work just to play on it.😛

Anyway, one day, I noticed an ad on the side of the website. This ad was for a wonderful game you all know as Poptropica. Being curious at the time, I clicked it. I was actually pretty nervous, since I’d been told not to click ads before. But back in second grade, I was pretty rebellious. The minute I clicked it, a classmate of mine (let’s call him Jack) sees me and immediately shouts, “YOU CAN’T PLAY THAT! IT COSTS MONEY!” I was pretty alarmed, so I decided to just close it.

But, I was still curious as to what this mysterious, blue-screened game was. I decided to wait until I got home to play it – no one could stop me there! Later that day, I got on the computer at home, and went on the Funbrain website. I see the Poptropica ad, and, of course, click it. I found out that it did not cost money to play. The next day at school, I informed Jack that Poptropica did not cost money (HA, in your face, Jack!), and soon, several of my classmates began to play it.

Late 2010 | Exploring Poptropica

I took a bit of a break from Poptropica halfway through 2009, but I soon came back in late 2010! This was mainly because I forgot about Poptropica and was busy with lots of other stuff. Before my break, I’d always play islands on new accounts, rather than play on one account and save it.

Once I came back to playing Poptropica, I finally made and saved an account. I don’t quite remember the username or password of it (and it’s long gone anyway), but I do remember the name: Cuddly Wolf. I remember clicking “Change All” so many times when making my account, just to find a cute Poptropica name. I played as Cuddly Wolf from late 2010 to early 2013. I took another break from Poptropica, and unfortunately forgot my login for Cuddly Wolf. Goodbye, Cuddly Wolf.

2013 | Creating Brave Dolphin & Finding the PHB

I’m not quite sure about the date Brave Dolphin was created, but I believe it was shortly after I lost Cuddly Wolf, so it would’ve been late 2013. At this point, I focused on completing islands. With the help of my brother, we completed tons of islands, and he soon made his own account (Wild Hawk).

After a while, I decided to see what Google had to offer about Poptropica. I began looking up Poptropica and things related to Poptropica on Google. Then, I found Poptropica Secrets, the first Poptropica blog I read. I began to view it more frequently, and shortly after, I found the PHB. After discovering that there were many Poptropica blogs around, I decided that I wanted to blog on one.

2014 | First Blogging Experience

After lots of asking around and trying to be on a Poptropica blog (I asked so many people ^^;), I finally got invited to a blog. It was a blog many of you know as Poptropican Awesomeness. Every time I look back on my first blogging post, I realize how much I’ve changed. (I mean, my grammar was pretty weird back then…)

2014 Brave Dolphin was pretty odd. After this, I began commenting on lots of blogs, and soon after, began working on many more. I even made my own blog, but I deleted it. I think I worked on about 7 or so Poptropica blogs that summer. I also began going more frequently to the Xat PHC, where I met lots of friendly community members. As that summer came to a close, I left blogging, but continued to comment on blogs and chat on the PHC.

At this point, I had been playing Poptropica for quite some time, and I decided that I deserved membership. :’) So, after a few weeks or so of pestering my parents, I was allowed to get a renewing membership on both my and my brother’s accounts! This was such a great day for me – my reaction when I saw my inventory after buying all the store cards with membership was priceless.

2016 | Now, and The Future

In 2016, I returned to blogging! Unfortunately, I didn’t stay for long. School preparations (yes, I’m a nerd), homework, and studying are super important to me, and I’ve decided to focus more on that. But I do still play Poptropica! And now, I’m proud to say I’ve completed all the islands, and Brave Dolphin is still my current main Poptropica account. I am also proud to say I’ve never made a Club Penguin account of my own.

After years of Poptropica, I’ve finally gotten to where I’ve wanted to be. This year, the PHC on Discord was created, where I’ve also met lots of new people, and made some good friends. Nowadays, I can be found frequently on the PHC. I don’t play Poptropica as often as before (I used to play it so much every day), but I do still enjoy playing through new islands (and critiquing them with friends), creating new costumes, checking out awesome Poptropica blogs, and occasionally Multiversing with fellow Poptropicans.

Poptropica has made up a big part of the 14 years I’ve been alive. It is the game that I’d sneak to play on the computer, when I was supposed to be asleep. The game that made me rush through my schoolwork, just to play when I finished in class. And, it was the game where I met the awesome community that you are all a part of. The community has grown so much – I never imagined we’d have something like Poptropican Meme Face Mondays (which, by the way, are awesome!). I’ve made friends along the way – you guys know who you are! I’m not sure when exactly my time in the community will end, but when it does, I definitely will not forget it. If you read this, thanks for reading!😀

–Brave Dolphin❤

Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! Feel free to send in your own (please include a minimum of 550 words, type with good spelling and grammar, divide it into labeled sections, and include your username). Look out for more community MPIPs in the future!

~the PHB

Stolen Snapshot September: a success! (Winners)

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Hey everyone, Slip here!

Sorry for the delay in the announcement; I was busy with all my schoolwork so I didn’t have any time to do so.

Before we announce the winners, here are the snapshots we had from the event and the locations:

  1. Twisted Thicket, window of the building on Main Street
  2. Escape from Pelican Rock, common room
  3. Cryptids, Buddhist temple in Nepal
  4. PoptropiCon Episode 1,  Space Jaunt booth decor
  5. Home Island, Arcade exterior
  6. 24 Carrot, House interior
  7. Super Power, common room
  8. Lunar Colony, PASE Jumbo screen
  9. Night Watch, common room
  10. Skullduggery, Phoenix Warbird cannons
  11. Time Tangled, Lewis and Clark expedition
  12. Zomberry, Smoothie shop interior
  13. Galactic Hot Dogs, Neon Wiener interior
  14. Mystery of the Map, Beach

With no further ado, here are the winners for the recently-concluded Stolen Snapshot September! 🏆

Day 1
1. Tall Cactus
2. Creepy Goose
3. Perfect Star
Day 2
1. Ripley
2. Perfect Sky
3. Messy Dragon
Day 3
1. Perfect Sky
2. Creepy Goose
3. Messy Dragon
Day 4
1. Creepy Goose
2. Messy Dragon
3. FridaKahloEyebrowQueen
Day 5
1. Tall Cactus
2. Shaky Skunk
3. FridaKahloEyebrowQueen
Day 6
1. FridaKahloEyebrowQueen
2. Creepy Goose
3. Messy Dragon
Day 7 -NO WINNERS-
Day 8
1. Creepy Goose
2. White Ice
Day 9
1. Criaha
2. Cool Dolphin
3. Creepy Goose
Day 10
1. Messy Dragon
2. Yujo
3. Fast Burger
Day 11
1. Messy Dragon
2. Yujo
3. Purple Claw
Day 12
1. Yujo
2. Messy Dragon
3. TylerMaster
Day 13
1. FridaKahloEyebrowQueen
2. Creepy Goose
3. Messy Dragon
Day 14
1. White Ice
2. idk
3. Short Feather

Kudos to Messy Dragon and Creepy Goose! 🌟

If you see your name up there, congratulations! If not, better luck next time! For the winners, you will be up on the Stolen Snapshots page shortly. Don’t worry, Stolen Snapshots will return for Spook-tober! I believe it’ll only be for a week to give way to the community events planned for next month!

I hope you enjoyed the event! Sorry for those who waited a week for this post! I deeply apologize. Thank you to everyone who participated, as well as the PHB staff for helping me out to make this a success. Stay awesome. I must now go back to my slumber.

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You are the “Warrior for hire”!

Hello, everyone!

Lucky Joker here, presenting you with “Mighty Magiswords”, the all-new Cartoon Network animated show and latest Poptropica advertisement!

The series revolves around the twin team of, Vambre and Prohyas, “Warriors for Hire” who go on radical quests around the world to collect magical swords. With that said, let’s POP right into it!

Upon shuffling on Home Island, you’ll see the ad in its usual spot with the twins standing outside. Click on the characters for dialogue if interested, or just walk inside.😛

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When you walk in, go ahead and click Vambre (the girl) to start the game. All you have to do is collect all ten magical swords before the time runs out. It’s fairly simple, as you have two minutes to do so, but if you need help, go ahead and check out this video. ▼

If you successfully complete the game, you’ll win the Oinkus Magisword and the Tomato MagiswordBT’s weapon. These prizes are pretty fun to use, so get them while they’re available!

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Tune into Cartoon Network to check out the show, and go ahead and visit the website for more relevant content. I hope you’ll enjoy this ad as much as I did. Thanks for reading! Now go, have fun with these prizes.

-Lucky Joker :luckyjoker~1:

Poptropica’s 9th Birthday: Cat Cakes are the Best Cakes

Heyo readers!

As promised, Poptropica’s big birthday bash is under way! Talking to the Prize Wheel guy (after spinning the wheel) informs you of this news:

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Side note: I got a Grand Prize today. Happy Birthday to me!

There are two prizes that can be obtained through the store for free, rather than any sort of balloon-hunt as in previous years. This year’s prizes are a blue balloon with a green nine on it, and a cat sitting atop a birthday cake as a hat!

Credit to idk for the first two pictures!

Look at how happy Cuddly Eel is over these prizes! You can just see the smile on her face! I’m sure it’s there. Right Cuddly Eel? Right? …I hate it when my avatar doesn’t agree with me.

(Seriously though, this cat is adorable. I love this cat. I want to adopt this cat. Can you tell I’m a cat person?)

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Get it? Cats have 9 lives? Poptropica is 9 years old? Sorry, dog people, you can’t deny that the cat wins this round.

UPDATE: In addition, Poptropica has posted photos of the Creators at the big birthday bash, with the original creator, Jeff Kinney himself, cutting the cake!

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How many Creators can you recognize in the photo below?

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UPDATE UPDATE: There will not be a balloon-popping event, as the Creators have since confirmed both on Twitter and in the comments below. Sorry to get your hopes up!

Thanks for the great nine years, Poptropica, even though I was only around for the last five or so. Here’s to another great year!

-Ylime 🐱🎂

#PoptropicaArt finalists – Round 4

Hello everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker, showcasing more finalists of the #PoptropicaArt contest.

As announced on the Creators’ Blog, because of the delay in posting these finalists, they’ve decided to select a 5th group of finalists as well, and they’ll be from Twitter! This time around, they’ve selected more entries from Instagram. Check out past finalists announced for round 1, round 2, and round 3.

The illustrations below are by beanskelly, beebearie, cbroxton, esyla0212, foshurr, julia_henry_la, sterlingwolfy, yazz._.minne, yun_goi and yuneiko_! Congratulations on having your work featured!

Lots of great artwork here, don’t you think? Stay tuned to the PHB and Creators’ Blog for more news about the #PoptropicaArt contest – the final round of finalists will be announced soon, and next week the Creators will be voting on the winners. Thanks for popping by, and hope you enjoyed the art!

-Lucky Joker :luckyjoker~1: