Off-Topica

offtopica

Although this is a Poptropica blog, and there are plenty of Poptropica resources abound on our website, this is the one spot you can use to deviate from Poptropica.

In the comments section, you can chat with other kids about anything you want to as long as you abide by the PHB’s Comment Policy (sans rule 1). If you’re continuing a conversation, use the Reply button. Otherwise, create a new comment.

our off-topica recommendations

Listed below are (mostly) free, great web resources you can check out in your spare time which Poptropica fans might like. We don’t benefit from advertising them. Just enjoy!

Games For Fans of Poptropica

Whether it’s a point-and-click adventure or a virtual world where you can hang out with other kids, if you like Poptropica, you might like these games too!

  • Animal Jam – An online playground for fun and adventure, by National Geographic.
  • Botanicula (has free demo) – A point-and-click adventure game in a whimsical plant-filled world.
  • Broken Age ($) – It’s a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds.
  • Machinarium ($) – Help Josef the robot to save his girlfriend Berta kidnapped by the Black Cap Brotherhood gang.
  • Oxenfree ($) – A single player game that’s equal parts coming-of-age tale and supernatural thriller. You play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenaged girl who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on a decommissioned military island.
  • Pocket God ($) – What kind of god would you be? Benevolent or vengeful? On a remote island, you are an all-powerful god, ruling over the simple natives.
  • Roblox – Create adventures, play games, role play, and more in this 3D world.
  • The Silent Age ($) – Help Joe as he travels between the groovy present of 1972 and the apocalyptic future of 2012 to discover the truth behind humankind’s extinction—a quest entrusted to him by a dying man from the future.
  • Sword & Sworcery ($) – An elegant music-inspired adventure created for a broad, literate audience. It tells a short, dreamy story about a lone woman warrior on a tragic quest in a lush, haunted mountain wilderness.

Educational

Learning doesn’t have to be boring with these educational resources!

  • Code.org – Learn how to program with computer coding, aimed at kids of all ages.
  • Crash Course (or Crash Course Kids for younger kids) – Watch educational videos on many topics, with great animations.
  • Duolingo – Learn a language by practicing a little each day.
  • Free Rice – Play and learn with quizzes online. For every question you answer right, 10 grains of rice get donated!
  • Funbrain – Play games and read books, comics, and more. This is the website that debuted Poptropica!
  • SciShow – Explore our world with interesting and informative science videos.

Creative

Create something cool with these great tools!

  • Autodesk Sketchbook – A powerful drawing program, with free versions on iOS and Android, and free 7-day trials on Windows and Mac. Paid subscription follows after the first week.
  • DeviantArt Muro – A simple drawing program you can access right in your browser (no downloads). Good for beginners!
  • WordPress.com – Create your own blog for free. (That’s how the PHB got started!)

off-topic chat starts in the comments below!

Remember, this is the only place on the PHB where you can talk about anything non-Poptropica (you can talk about your pets, favorite music, TV show – anything at all!)

There’s a separate Chat page for general Poptropica discussion. Please refer to the first paragraph on this page and our Comment Policy for guidelines.

Have fun and don’t forget to be awesome! 😀

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2,670 thoughts on “Off-Topica

  1. Brooke Fransen says:

    Sorry, my mistake. I was in a rush typing that comment. 🙂 My favorite bible verse is Psalm 121! It’s my mum and dad’s wedding verse. Are you a reformed, or catholic, or baptist? I am a reformed. Don’t worry, reformed is the good one. We only worship God, not St.Mary, and stuff like that. We also sing old songs, none of the latest, cool, hip hop songs, but I don’t really mind. 🙂 Some of the songs that we sing have really cool words. There is one called How Great Thou Art. It is not the whole song, just verse 1 and the chorus.Here are the lyrics:

    Verse 1
    Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder! Consider all
    the works thy hands hath made!
    I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder!
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

    Chorus
    Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee!
    How great thou art, how great thou art!
    x 2

    It is pretty cool huh? 🙂

    • Slanted Fish says:

      That’s a memorable chapter! 🙂 I prefer not to concern myself with labels (non-denominational, as it’s called) but I lean more on the side of Protestant, which includes Reformed or Baptist but not Catholic.

      I think both old and modern traditions can have good music, but ultimately what matters is how you connect with it. Modern musicians are also able to cover older songs in new styles. How Great Thou Art is a great hymn. Some of my other favorites include All Creatures, Come Thou Fount, and In Christ Alone. 🙂

      • Brooke Fransen says:

        I think Come thou fount, is amazing. It was my great grandma’s favorite song, until, she passed away. I love it so much, and I miss her so much, that I even cry sometimes when it is sang.

        You haven’t met me in real life, and I’m not so sure that it would happen, seeing as you live, um, somewhere, I think in Hong Kong? I kinda live in New Zealand, which, if you know where that is, then you’ll know it is pretty far away. I thought that since you probably won’t meet me, I could tell you, that I am bubbly, I am a letter writing freak, and I am a skilled drawer, swimmer, and no, I am not at all flexible, but I still do dance!(not ballet!!)

        My grandparents are actually looking after me, because my parents are away at an easter thingamabob.
        I am the only girl in my family, unless it counts my mum. I have 3 brothers, and their names are Alex, Levi, and our youngest, Luther. My parents names, are Rachel and Tim.

        Who lives in your family?
        (maybe not cousins and stuff, cos’ that might go a bit far:))

      • Slanted Fish says:

        That’s really sweet. The power of music is really something of a marvel. 😛

        Yeah, Hong Kong is pretty far from New Zealand (though I’d love to visit it someday!). That’s cool that you are all those things! I’m not athletic myself, but I do like to draw and write as well.

        As for my family, I have my parents and a brother who’s a year and a half younger than me. 🙂

    • Stiped Cactus says:

      I’m Evangelist (which is a lot like Baptist) but we do a lot of the newer, hip-er ones at our church. I think they kind of digress from the point that we are worshipping GOD, not worshipping ourselves worshipping God. I like the newer styles of older hymns that artists like Chris Tomlin, Zealand Worship, and Matt Redman tend to do. Plus there’s Michael Smith who’s almost in a category of his own lol 😂

    • estherli521 says:

      I’m reformed. I have no idea why people worship st Mary (no offense). So we’re similar after all! Add me in poptropica my username is estherli521 and Poptropica was made exactly a month and 10 days after I was born!

      • Slanted Fish says:

        Some people (generally Catholics) believe that Mary’s conception of the Christ child makes her divine like her son, but others believe she was always human like the rest of us.

      • Slanted Fish says:

        Reformed is a branch of Protestantism – so if you are Reformed you are Protestant, but if you are Protestant you are not necessarily Reformed (though you might be).

      • estherli521 says:

        Why did Jeff Kinney call poptropica “Poptropica” and not something like “adventuremap”?

      • Slanted Fish says:

        I’m not sure how he came up with the name, but with “Poptropica” it sounds like he was going for something catchy and unique. Although you could describe it as an adventure map, I think Poptropica has a more interesting ring to it. 😛

  2. Yellow Joker says:

    Hi fishy. Is it okay if you give me tips on how you made this blog. Cause im gonna try and start one right now ( well really its more of a webpage) Thanks !

    Ps i understand if you won’t it is probably somehow personal anyway : )

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Sure! I used WordPress.com and would recommend that for anyone interested in starting a blog. It’s free, but you can pay for extra features.

      Have a goal in mind when you create your blog, even if it’s just for the fun of creating it! Maintaining a quality blog requires time and effort, so give it the attention it needs. If you’re interested in blogging about Poptropica, Creator Skinny Moon has some good tips over here.

      My main advice is to find that intersection where you can write about something you’re passionate about that you think people will want to read about. Happy blogging! 😀

      • Brooke Fransen says:

        Excusez moi! How dare you call me a poo?! (Say it fast, no spaces, if you don’t get it.) 🙂
        You are awesome. You know, at my school, we have groups, and each group has the name of a tree, and a color. My group is the color blue and the tree is a Kauri tree.
        We had to make a chant for it, so this is what it is:

        We are Kauri! (clap, clap, clap)
        We are Blue! (clap, clap clap)
        We are awesome! (clap, clap, clap)
        So are you! (clap, clap, clap)
        God is good, God is great, God’s who we appreciate!
        Go……………Kauri!
        My older brother is one of the group leaders. 🙂

  3. brookef2017 says:

    My older brother Alex wants you to friend him. His username is: alandbrooke2015 (he hasn’t bothered to change it). 🙂

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Sorry I wasn’t able to, but if you hang out on the PHC, you can probably find people who are interested in joining a Multiverse room! Or, keep your eyes peeled on the PHB homepage for details on any parties we may have, where PHB staff like myself will join in on Multiverse parties. 😀

      • Brooke Fransen says:

        Sorry I have taken so long to reply! I am so clumsy sometimes. Anyways, what is your favorite color, and animal? My favorite animal is a cow, and my favorite color is pink. It may seem like it is a little girls thing, but yea.

        Have you ever seen the show Britain’s got talent? It is a really cool show. I like watching it. 🙂

      • Slanted Fish says:

        Don’t worry about it! Anyway, my favorite colors are green and purple, and my favorite animals are sea animals – and there is a wide range of them to like, including koi fish, jellyfish, and betta fish. 🐠 I’ve heard of the show, but have not seen it. 🙂

  4. Brooke Fransen says:

    Cool! Yolanda, I am super sorry, before I lied to you, I am actually 9. I am so sorry. I feel really bad, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided to tell the truth. I am really guilty. 😦

  5. ShayShayGamer says:

    Hi! What is everyone’s fave color? And Fishy & Brooke, what are your fave Christian songs? I like Amazing Grace.

  6. massive whale says:

    oh and slanted fish, im having trouble trying to play poptropica worlds. is it like a separate website? I really want to play it

  7. massive whale says:

    hey brooke, what other games do you play? I used to play club penguin, but it closed down. I also play movie star planet. you should try it its really fun

  8. massive whale says:

    slanted fish, do you remember the costume contest held a while back? they said the winners costumes would show up in the costume shop. do you know when they might start to sell them?

  9. massive whale says:

    and omgosh poptropica worlds came out!!!!! 😀 its amazing I love the new outfits and home! but does the game have any common rooms??

    • Slanted Fish says:

      It sure did! 😀 There are no common rooms on Worlds at the moment, but stay updated on the blog for news – they will probably add multiplayer features at some point!

      • Brooke Fransen says:

        Hey guys!! So so sorry I took soooooooooooooooooo long to reply! My mistake!! I was out, and I wasn’t aloud to bring my Mum’s laptop. So sorry! 😦

  10. Starving Cereal (SC) says:

    It’s Dragostea Din Tei’s birthday today! You know, the Numa Numa song! Hooray!

    Also the only reason I’m posting this here is because 1,096 days ago I wrote in my reminder about this and to post this here. I’m not joking. It’s been 10 years or so since it was even popular so idk why I’m posting this here…

    Whatevs have a beautiful day :)))

    • Slanted Fish says:

      There’s currently no way to change your hair/skin color on Worlds other than when you first create your character before entering the game. Hopefully they’ll bring back the Colorizer in a future update!

      • massive whale says:

        cool! I have a question about crisis caverns. is there only one level to complete or are there more islands to complete? I finished it already and I want to play something else!

      • Slanted Fish says:

        There’s just one island at the moment (Crisis Caverns). More are expected to come soon-ish, including remastered islands inspired by ones from the original Poptropica (like 24 Carrot!). In the meantime, there are tons of islands you can play (or re-play) on the original Poptropica. 😀

  11. massive whale says:

    every time I go to the theater those videos show up and I cant spin the wheel of loot bc it wont let me 😦 can the creators move it outside again?

  12. estherli521 says:

    Hey fishy where do you live in China? I ask you this because I am staying in China in the summer and I might be staying in the same place as you live. P.S I’m not sure if I added you as my friend in poptropica but just in case I did not, my username is estherli521(pretty random numbers huh?)

    • Slanted Fish says:

      I have played other games as well, and might occasionally pick up another game or two for a while, but I’ve stayed with Poptropica the longest. Some of my recommendations are at the top of this page. 😛

      @massive whale – I apologize for missing your earlier comment. This blog gets a lot of comments and sometimes I’m not able to reply to them, but I try. Here’s your answer!

      • Slanted Fish says:

        Actually, I’ve only played it briefly, and while it’s not my thing, it’s a game many other Poptropicans have said they enjoyed – so it’s listed in the recommendations. 😛

  13. massive whale says:

    have you ever played club penguin before it closed down? btw you need to get edit the top of this page because club penguin is done for

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Well, they decided to invest their efforts in a similar game called Club Penguin Island, but for mobile devices only. At least with Poptropica, you can still play the original even though they came out with Poptropica Worlds.

    • estherli521 says:

      Probably because in club penguin there are too many websites offering free membership and club penguin wasn’t making enough money.

    • massive whale says:

      oh and i restarted crisis caverns again and im at the point where i have to retrieve the egg and give it back to the cythonians but every time i click the egg i just say that its an odd looking rock. i didnt have this problem before the first time

    • Slanted Fish says:

      If you mean my Poptropican from Worlds, I look a little like her (picture here). I have dark long hair and glasses. I don’t look like my Poptropican from Poptropica Original with her purple hair, but my outfit might sometimes match my Poptropicans (on either game). 😛

  14. friendly fish says:

    Hi, Slanted Fish! I’m your #1 fan! Can you add me? It’s slantedfish123 😉 You’re awesome!sincerely, ~Friendly fish

  15. massive whale says:

    i tried that thing about the glitch ^ but it is still not working 😥 fishy, can u tell ur peeps about this so the creators can fix it or something

    • Slanted Fish says:

      The Creators are aware of it; in fact, the advice about clicking in a specific spot came from them. You can try restarting the island, but if that still doesn’t help, you’ll have to hang tight until they fix the glitch.

  16. massive whale says:

    i cant wait for fourth of july! there r going to b so many fireworks in my area xD we have rich people living in my neighborhood which means the will have very big fireworks :3 lucky us! its like this every year 😀

  17. snehalprachi4 says:

    Guess what!! I just went on Poptropica (after it was being really glitchy this morning) and there were TWO pelican rocks there!!!! TWO!!!
    I took pictures for evidence. 😛

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