Off-Topica

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 15 free, great web resources you can check out in your spare time which the PHB team hopes you’ll enjoy. We don’t benefit from advertising them; we just want you to benefit from them!

Games

  • Animal Jam – an online playground filled with fun and adventure, by National Geographic
  • Bearville – a virtual world where you can play quests, bring your Build-a-Bears to life, & more
  • Club Penguin – a virtual world where you get to hang out with friends, have parties, & more
  • Neopets – own virtual pets, train or dress up your pets, play flash games to earn neopoints, etc.
  • Poptropica – you should know what this is! explore, collect, compete!

Education

  • Code.org – anyone can learn to code in an hour
  • Crash Course – educational videos with cool animations, taught by Hank & John Green
  • Free Rice – for every question you get right, 10 grains of rice will be donated to the hungry
  • Funbrain – the website that debuted Poptropica, containing games, books, comics, etc.
  • SciShow – exploring our world with interesting science videos (concepts, history, news)

Creative

  • Grim and Jake Films – a YouTube series of random short videos created by four friends
  • Party With Hobos – an episodic story series created by former PHB author MT
  • Pixlr – a feature-full online image editor (Express is simpler; Editor is more advanced)
  • Pottermore – exclusive Harry Potter content from its author, J.K. Rowling
  • WordPress.com – create your own blog for free (that’s how the PHB got started!)

Other Games Like Poptropica

These games are downloads that may cost a bit, but if you’re looking for point-and-click adventures like Poptropica, these gems of the gaming world are worth checking out!

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 birthday presents, pets, favorite music, TV show, whatever!)

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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2,591 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 😂

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Thank you! I know this will probably sound old, but I’m 20. I’ve been playing and blogging about Poptropica since I was 11, and it remains something I care about, especially with the blog and community aspects. 🙂

      • Brooke Fransen says:

        You must be kidding! I’m 19! Yikes! I had absolutely no idea!
        I don’t think you’re old! 🙂
        Here is a knock knock joke:

        Knock, Knock!

        (say who’s there)

      • Slanted Fish says:

        Not kidding! But you mentioned you were 9 in an earlier comment; I guess that was just a typo. 😛 19 is a lot closer to 20 than 9 is, of course. 😉

        Anyway, who’s there?

  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??

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