Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: The Grand Finale

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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That’s right. Welcome everyone to Round 70, the grand finale of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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PMFM has lasted 17 months, with 70 rounds (plus a couple of specials) and a whopping 250+ meme faces (if you include birthday memes and others – 213 if you don’t). It’s honestly kind of crazy at this point.

Really, as cheesy as it is, I couldn’t have made PMFM what it has been without all of you. All of the readers, commenters, and especially those who asked for meme faces: you kept this going.

My mission for this series has been to bring a little fun and happiness to everyone. And whether or not PMFM achieved this for you personally, I appreciate all the support it’s gotten that has has helped keep it alive for so long.

But as we all know, everything must come to an end at some point, whether we like it or not. And so, in case you hadn’t picked up on the word finalePMFM is officially over. But that is not all…

Just over two years ago, I made my first post here on the PHB after a set of unexpected events. This brought about something in my life. It began a new chapter. Although I had been in the community before, I’d never been quite as involved up until then. Here, where there were so many great people, I met many who, to this day, are some of my best friends.

But now we’re here. In just two years, I’ve watched authors come and leave. I’ve watched a lot of change in the community, for both good and bad. Yet regardless of flaws, I still love this community.

That said, the time has come for me to leave this community.

There are plenty of reasons I can give, but primarily, I’m just not the same person anymore. I suppose there’s an aspect of “growing up” that is bringing me to this place. I’m learning to drive, I have a couple of job interviews this week, I’m going to nationals for debate, I’ve been improving my health greatly, and I also get to vote this year. All new to me.

This isn’t to say I don’t like Poptropica or the community, or that I think it’s just for kids or anything. I still love Poptropica and this community. I still love so many of the great people. I’m just not the same person I was.

So it’s time for me to move on. After today, I’m leaving the PHB, the PHC, and basically just leaving the community as a whole. I’m sure I’ll stop by occasionally, but for all intents and purposes, I’ll be gone. I hate to make it so sudden, but this is just how it’s going to be.

I wish luck to the community, the PHB, whatever deserved author replaces me here, and to everyone who reads this message. You have all forever made a mark in my life which will never leave me. You’ll be in my prayers. Thank you.

And with that, Meme King out. 👑

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 69

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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Looks about right so far. Welcome to round sixty-nine of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are shavone101, Ice SquaredG-Hopper, and shakyskunk! And here are the memes:

And lastly, a special birthday meme for Slippery Bird!

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Feel free to click on the images to view them in their full glory. 😛

Hey everyone, just want to quickly note that there will be no PMFM episode next Monday, April 10, as the next round will be an extra special one. Be sure to tune in April 17!


This completes round sixty-nine of meme faces. Tune into the next Poptropican Meme Face Mondays!

What do you think about this week’s meme faces? Comment below.

Meme King out. 👑

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 68

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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There’s plenty enough memes here to go around. Welcome to round sixty-eight of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are Crazypopper2008, Purple Claw, and Red Rider! And here are the memes:

Feel free to click on the images to view them in their full glory. 😛

Dedicated PMFM fans may notice that the section about asking for your own meme face is gone and replaced with this paragraph here. Well, there’s good reason for it. I am ending PMFM submissions starting this week. If you didn’t get your chance to have a meme face, I apologize, but I need a break. The current submissions will last me for the next meme faces, and we’ll pass the next bridge when we get to it. See ya next Monday!


This completes round sixty-eight 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. 👑

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 67

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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You know it well, overly excitable stock image guy. Welcome to round sixty-seven of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are our very own Perfect Sky, Perfect Star, and Squeezy Sneeze! 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 the username you use to log into Poptropica 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 sixty-seven 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. 👑

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 66

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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It’s truly amazing that a whole day was created for PMFM. You learn something new every day. Welcome to round sixty-six of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are Fierce Flyer, Toughsky17, and tallmeloniscool! 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 the username you use to log into Poptropica 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 sixty-six 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. 👑

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2017 PHB Readers’ Survey Analysis

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here with the 2017 PHB Readers’ Survey results and analysis!

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It’s been a little while of a wait since the initial survey, but the results are all here and ready for your viewing. Over the week of the survey, we received 157 survey responses which helped to tally up what we think is a fairly accurate representation of our more active PHB readers.

Once everything got tallied up, I went in and created charts using Google Sheets, which allows them to be interactive. You can hover over different sections to see more details about a specific group in the charts, like to see how many people chose that option and what the percentage is.

There are also a couple of maps that show the global and domestic spread of the PHB’s reach. Note: If the maps don’t load for some reason, try refreshing the page.

Anyway, let’s get into the results!

Did you participate in the 2014 Survey?

Looking back three years now, the PHB held a survey in 2014 even before I joined the PHB. A fairly straightforward question we asked this time was: How many people took both this survey and the one in 2014?

We can see here from this chart that only about 15% of this year’s survey takers also took the 2014 survey. This is only slightly different from last year’s result, where only 18.5% had taken the 2014 survey.

Did you participate in the 2016 Survey?

Moving on to a similar question as the last. Here we were curious to find out how many people who took last year’s survey were back again to take this one.

About 38% of of this year’s respondents are return survey-takers, as you can see. Quite an increase from the 2014 question, but a large majority of this year’s survey-takers didn’t even take last year’s, which I find to be somewhat surprising. It seems quite a few newer readers have become more involved this year.

What is your gender?

Another simple question: we asked survey-takers to tell us their gender.

As wee can see from this gender makeup, the male to female ratio is about 1:2, although there is a larger percentage of boys this year than last year’s survey-takers. This difference is only about 3%, but still an interesting trend to note.

What is your age?

The age of those surveyed seems to easily be dominated by the 9-17 range, which (adding the three groups it consists of) gives it a whopping 87.1% majority. This, of course, makes sense, considering Poptropica’s general age range.

Something interesting to note is that both the 9 to 11 and 12 to 14 ranges have shrunk since last year’s survey, while the 15 to 17 and 18 to 21 ranges have definitely grown. Perhaps some of us who began playing when we were younger have stuck around to grow older with the community.

What country do you live in?

Here we have what is in my opinion one of the more fascinating questions of the survey: the international makeup of the PHB reader base.

Let’s take a look at the map. The more survey participants in that country, the darker the shade of red it appears on this map. Similarly, the lighter the red, the fewer survey participants from that country. And if the country shows as gray, then no survey participants were from that country.

What we can see clearly is that the US dominates here, which is not entirely surprising considering the blog is written in English, and the US has the largest English-speaking population in the world. Below is a chart which excludes the US, for the sake of comparison:

Here also are two pie charts to show the country makeup:

Exactly in line with last year’s result, a whopping 71.5% of responders are from the United States.

After the US, this year’s runner-ups are Australia (with 5.7% overall, 20% excluding Americans), Canada (with 4.4% overall, 15.6% excluding Americans), and Singapore (with the same 4.4% overall, 15.6% excluding Americans).

This is followed by the UK, India, the Philippines, Oman, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, all with just two survey-takers from each. Still, this represents quite a widespread group of readers from all different corners of the globe.

If you live in the US, which state or territory do you live in?

This one is similar to the last question, but here we’re looking at which territories that 71.5% of Americans is spread out to be in.

Just like last year, the more populous states have higher percentages. The top 5 are California (15%), Florida (8.4%), Texas (6.5%), Illinois (5.6%), and North Carolina (5.6%), all of which are in the top 10 most populous states of the US.

When did you first find Poptropica?

Now we’ll take a look at the questions relating to the game itself. Here we ask which year you guys started playing Poptropica.

Just like last year, the most pop-ular year is 2010. Overall, however, it seems that most people joined Poptropica in the earlier years, which is much less split than it was in last year’s survey results. Quite different from last year is the result for 2011 (which was the year I joined).

How often do you play Poptropica?

As we see from this question, it seems that most people play Poptropica more in the center categories. The most populous category is that of a few times a week with 19.1% of responders, the same category had 18.8% last year, so quite similar.

Fairly split otherwise, however, over the different time frames, but definitely seems that the results are congragating somewhere in the center.

Are you a member on Poptropica?

When it comes to membership, it seems that the results are not so split. Only 20.4% of participants have memberships currently. On the flip side, 79.6% are not currently members, with 51% of that group not having ever had a membership.

Things are slightly on the up from last year, however. A higher percentage has membership this year, although it’s only by a little bit.

When did you first find the PHB?

And now for the PHB-related questions. Here, we ask when you guys first found the PHB.

The bar graph for this one is quite interesting to me. It almost looks like a checkmark shape. What we see here is a fairly decent number to start, then a decline towards 2010, and then a rise each year beyond that (except for 2017, which is still at its beginning).

The years 2015 (23.6%) and 2016 (27.4%) make up over 50% of the overall tally, which is really quite interesting to me. Looks like growth for the PHB viewership, and perhaps even more older players starting to move on to other things.

How did you find the PHB?

Next we asked how you guys found the PHB.

Just like last year, an overwhelming percentage found the PHB via web searching, although this percentage is down 9.5% from last year’s results (82.1% to 72.6%). A larger number of you guys have also found us through new avenues, with the second-most popular answer being referred to us by a friend, sibling, or someone in your life.

How often do you visit the PHB?

For this next question, we wanted to know about how frequently you visit the PHB.

There is change from last year’s results, and it seems readers are less commonly reading up on the PHB. The most popular of the categories is not the most frequent choice, “several times a day,” as it was last year. This year, the most popular is once a day, at 19.1%.

This year, it looks like the differences between each category are quite gradual. Overall, it seems people aren’t on the PHB as frequently, and my guess is this could be because of the lower amount of news from the Poptropica Creators.

What types of PHB blog posts do you read frequently?

Here we have a little insight as to what you, the readers, spend your time reading up on.

Similar to last year, the two top categories of posts are News with 105 responders and Blog Updates with 90 responders. Definitely makes sense that you would mostly be coming here to get the latest Pop news, since that’s the main focus of our blog posts!

I also very much appreciated that many of you chose PMFM as one of your choices and am glad my hours of editing meme faces paid off to you all in the end. 😀

How likely is it that you would recommend the PHB to a friend or a colleague?

Now we ask you to rate the PHB out of 10 for how much you’d recommend us. Over half of you guys suggested an 8, 9, or 10 as your choice, showing that you guys consider the blog pretty highly. It means a lot!

10 is the most chosen response, being more than double of the next largest, 7.

What portions of the PHB/PHN do you regularly browse?

Unlike last year’s survey, the top two choices actually switched around for this year. News and sneak peeks became the most popular category, winning over Island Walkthroughs, which was #1 last year.

Other than that change, not a whole lot difference is in the comparison between categories, aside from the fact that our chat hangout, the Poptropica Help Chat (PHC), appears to have gained more activity since last year.

What other Poptropica blogs or Poptropica-related sties do you frequently visit?

And now onto our final quantifiable question… we asked you guys about your favorite Poptropica sites outside of the PHB that you visit frequently.

Similar to last year, the most popular choice was the Creators’ Blog which received a whopping 101 participants’ choosing. The next three choices were Thinknoodles (with 65), Tall Cactus’s Poptropica Blog (with 43), and our very own Perfect Sky’s YouTube channel (with 39).

All the other choices had quite a differing range, but all got their fair share of around 20 or so votes. Many of them are also part of the Poptropica Bloggers’ Network.

Well, this concludes this year’s survey analysis! Nice job on making your way through this long post, and I hope you enjoyed it.

Last year, I made a “Part 2,” where I went over questions and comments from the survey. If you guys want it, I’ll do it again for this year.

Be sure to comment your thoughts below. And I hope you’ll join us next year for the 2018 survey!

Meme King out. 

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Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 65

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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PMFM: where the extremely intelligent ones go to find their memes. Welcome to round sixty-five of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are ShayShayGamer, Sporty Boa, and Steph Curry! 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 the username you use to log into Poptropica 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 sixty-five 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. 👑

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