This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Funny Ant, a self-proclaimed “Poptropica island hopper who can never seem to find a good outfit.” See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!
2010 | Discovery
Hola, Poptropicans! My story begins when I was around 6 years old. I loved adventure games, but I was running out of ones to play. I remember asking my mom to help me find some. We searched, and, eventually, came across Poptropica. I made an account with the username Braden0418, and the password–hey, wait a minute! I’m not telling you my password. 😛 Anyway, my account has never changed since. I made a few other duplicate accounts to test out various outfits, but Braden0418 has always been my main account.
2011 | Island Hopping
In 2011, Poptropica was my favorite game, and I played it every day when I had the time! I mostly explored Common Rooms, hoping to find some exclusive costume parts, and I enjoyed playing the occasional game of Balloons or Sky Dive. I loved asking random Poptropicans conversation questions just to see what their answers were!
I had completed quite a few islands that year, but my current attire was pretty bland. I had a few free costumes from the Store, but none of them seemed to work with my Poptropican. I then realized that you could customize clothing from NPPs (Non-Player Poptropicans), and I went crazy collecting everything I could from the islands that were out at the time. (In late 2015, I would find the perfect outfit for my Poptropican… probably not for long, though!)
2012 | Poptropica Help Blog!
I was having trouble completing an island, and I needed some help. None of my family members played Poptropica, and they weren’t very interested in it at the time. So I did a Google search for “Poptropica island guides,” and there it was. The Poptropica Help Blog. I was immediately hooked, and read pretty much every article that the PHB had. The Cool Stuff page was my favorite, with many glitches and hidden items.
In late 2012, I had discovered a hidden costume glitch (some type of schoolteacher-type shirt, I think) which no longer exists. My costume closet has the outfit somewhere, I believe. After that, I began a “complete all the islands” spree, which lasted around two months.
2013 | Island Tales
Around late 2013, I had all the islands completed… except Skullduggery Island. It’s just SO HARD to get 1,000,000 doubloons. I still haven’t completed it! My favorite island so far has got to be Super Power Island. I love the flight superpower and Ned Noodlehead (also known as Comic Kid). I give the PHB credit for the other island medallions I’ve earned. Couldn’t have done it without you guys! 🙂
I loved reading the PHB’s Poptropican’s 911 magazines as well, and made up my own creative stories inspired by Poptropica. One of my favorites was probably when I pretended to be an undercover Poptropican, trying to stop the evil Dr. Hare from destroying the world with his carrot-ray. I am now writing a story that I’ll call “Project 15k.” Who knows, it might appear on the PHB someday!
2014 | A Carnival Full of Monsters
Monster Carnival island, which was supposed to be released in 2008, was re-released this year, and I was amazed by all the new costumes. Just like when I first discovered customizing, I went crazy trying to find the perfect outfit. I had bought Membership back in 2013, which gave me access to the whole store, Member-exclusive costumes and all!
I remember that I had gotten an epic costume (I believe it was a Ringmaster Raven/Knight mashup) and I went into a Common Room. Every user inside immediately tried to customize my outfit and/or friend me. I let them, because I knew I had some hard-to-obtain costume parts on me.
2015 | Leaving Poptropica
Around July 2015, I discovered a new massively multiplayer adventure and sandbox game: Minecraft. I was so into it that I completely forgot about Poptropica and Funny Ant. That is, until late 2015, when I looked at the PHB just to see if anything was happening… and stuff WAS going on! There were the Meme Face Mondays, PHB author MPIPs, the Avatar Studio Gift, and much more. This prompted me to join Poptropica again, and I remembered all about finding outfits for my Poptropican… so that’s what I did I did. (But, like I said, probably not for long. :P)
I started Project 15k in December of 2015, tying my experience with Poptropica into it. One of the PHB staff has already made a guest appearance–but that’s all I’ll tell you for now. I don’t want to spoil the story! 😛
2016 and Beyond | Making Myself Known
When 2016 began, I made a New Year’s resolution worth keeping: Be a Poptropican that others can look up to. I plan to start a blog filled with the latest Poptropica fashions and other nifty things. Project 15k will hopefully be finished during the summer. It’ll be posted both on the Poptropica blog that I may create soon and, like I said, it just might make an appearance on the PHB.
And that’s My Place in Poptropica. Adios, and keep on island hopping, fellow Poptropicans!
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!