This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Darth Lizard, a longtime Poptropican with a passion for Poptropica glitching. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!
Invisible Axe & Wimpy Kid
It was 3rd grade and we were in the computer lab. I was talking to a friend when he told me about Poptropica. Curious, I began playing. I loved it from the start! It was something I’d never seen.
I found it from a site called Funbrain. That was where I also found my love for Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It grew on me, like a fungus. I couldn’t stop playing. The first known island I beat was Spy Island, and everything about that island stuck to me. Director D, B.A.D, everything. Macguy19 was born. Invisible Axe had clawed his way through into the world.
Glitch Discovery, PHB, & Membership
Some time has passed, round the time of Vampire’s Curse, idk when, and I had found a sliver of glitches, the glitch allowed me to get the member items as a non member. I decided to learn more about this bug. That was also the time I started following the PHB. I just swiftly stalked the blog, popping in every few weeks to read the latest posts.
Time continues to pass, and then I get membership. That was also around the 5th birthday of Poptropica, so that’s when I got everything membership could buy. I learned of the bonus quests, and how you get rewards from it. I loved the bonus quests, and that’s what made islands cool for me.
I continued playing well into the end of the old island era. It was a hot summer day, I was at a gathering with some people to celebrate 5th grade and all that. I return home and learn Virus Hunter Island is out. It was the crowning achievement of Poptropica, and I went along with it. I learned then that I made a good choice.
Becoming a Glitcher: Darth Lizard
More time passes and then I learn of the seedy underworld that the Poptropica glitches have left on me. I had spent time on the PHC, trying to learn more. I wanted to know.
Then, someone told me of the Avatar Studio Glitch (ASG) for the SUIs. The glitch allowed me to gain clothing that was otherwise unavalible. This was around Monster Carnival SUI. I was astonished. I had never known such. It made me want to learn about the world of glitches. That dream is dead, alas…
I had also came up with an alias based off my backup, called Red Lizard. I came up with the name “Darth Lizard” as both my WordPress name and the name I refer to when in Poptropican discussions. Darth Lizard had become a cross between Darth Sidious, my fav Sith, and Red Lizard, the name of my backup Poptropican.
I never served much purpose strolling through the blogs and through the game. I had dreams of being on the PHB, but I stuck with my goal of playing and beating islands. I wanted to be like my idol, Thinknoodles. He inspired me to pull through and beat an island. He was also pretty funny and one of the coolest YouTubers ever.
After that, I continued playing Poptropica through and through, even today I never had a thought of quitting. It’s a fun game, and you should play it too!
And without the aid of… well I don’t wanna say names here, let’s just call him Creeper, I may have not played or even discovered Poptropica. That’s my story, of my place in Poptropica.
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!