Hey there! I’m Purple Claw, a Poptropica fan blogger and community member. Before I start telling you my story, I would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog, Clawtropica (clawtropica.wordpress.com)! Now, let’s get started!
2012 | Before Poptropica
I was a normal kid like everyone else, living in a small town in Greece. In my free time, I used to read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. I was (and I still am!) a big fan of these books! I didn’t know what Poptropica was, so I didn’t have a life. 😛
Back then I used to play tons of games, but can’t remember all of their names. The only ones I can remember were: Minecraft, Animal Jam, and a few random games on my tablet. However, Poptropica is the only game I play now.
2013 | Discovering Poptropica
One rainy day, our class was at the computer lab, and one of my classmates introduced me to an awesome game: Poptropica! 😉 I made an account, jumped into my blimp, and started my first adventure on Early Poptropica Island! Unfortunately, I soon forgot all about Poptropica, but I started re-playing it after I moved to the UK…
2014 | Re-Discovering Poptropica
At my new school in England, a lot of people used to play Pop, and someone re-introduced to the game.
When I went home, I opened my computer and searched ‘’Poptropica’’ on Google. I clicked on the first result, and I remembered the game I’d forgotten all about. I made a new account and played the first episode of Arabian Nights Island: How Bazaar.
Since I was bad at beating islands, I used Thinknoodles’ YouTube walkthroughs to help me out. I used this account until the end of 2014, which was when everyone else at my school stopped playing Poptropica.
2015 | The Birth of Purple Claw
Since I couldn’t remember the username and password of my previous account, I made a new one. The username I chose was ‘’donatloul’’ (which is my current account) and my Poptropican’s name was Purple Claw. I actually hated that name because purple isn’t my color. I didn’t know you could change your name by clicking ‘’Change All’’ so I was forced to stick with Purple Claw. I started beating islands like the good, not-so-old times. 😛
That July, something terrible happened: 7 sponsored islands became members only! I was really upset because Red Dragon was the only island I hadn’t beaten. You might think I stopped playing Pop this time too, but no. I wanted to beat all the islands, so I continued playing the other islands, and after doing that, I could beg my dad to get me a 1-month membership. By the end of December, I had 37 island medallions on my medallion list.
2016 | The Poptropica Community
In February, I discovered the amazing Poptropica Help Blog, the home of the Poptropica community. The authors were so fun and creative, the graphics were magical, and everything about the PHB was just awesome! I began to check the PHB every day, and I still do!
The following month, in March, something awesome happened: we could vote to unlock one of the 7 members only islands. Since most of people voted for Red Dragon, I was really glad I could finally earn all the island medallions.
In April, I joined the Poptropica Help Chat (the PHC). I met some amazing people and I made tons of friends. I would like to give a shout-out to my closest friends: Shaky Skunk, Happy Lobster, Tall Cactus, Perfect Sky, White Ice, Hyper Gamer, Short Dolphin, and Young Singer. Thank you for being my friends!
On May 13, I decided to create my own Poptropica blog: and so, Clawtropica was born! I have to admit that at the beginning, it looked really bad, but after making some improvements, it got better.
In August, my friend Hyper Gamer had a wonderful idea: to connect active Poptropica blogs in one big network, the Poptropica Bloggers Network! I helped him set up some stuff, and voila, the PBN was created. You can check out the PBN here (poptropicabloggersnetwork.wordpress.com).
The Pop community might be small, but it’s my true home. Everyone here is so nice! I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart. Without you, I wouldn’t be a bad artist, a blogger, a PHC staff member, and heck, I wouldn’t even be myself without you guys! Everyone in this awesome community is wonderful. ❤
Hope you guys enjoyed my MPIP! See you around, bye!
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