Ah yes. Here is the culprit… middle school.

(Hey Poptropicans! This is a guest post about a new ad, and it’s written by Shaky Skunk, a Poptropican who also blogs over at the Poptropica Skunk Blog. Enjoy!)

If you’ve seen the ad sidebars on Poptropica lately with the characters from Mystery Train Island, it’s, um, creative… but misleading. This new ad is really for the new movie Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, based on the book with the same name.

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Anyway, the ad can be found in on Home Island in its usual spot, as well as on other SUIs. You’ll see a boy, Rafe, standing outside. Enter the school and talk to Rafe.

You’ll find the interior covered in sticky notes, thanks to Rafe. A pink-haired Principal Dwight will blame you, a person who isn’t even a student at the school, and will begin chasing your character. Run for it!

The game is very similar to the Pete’s Dragon ad. You’ll have to run across the screen, and jump over the obstacles, such as books, a bin, a pile of balls, and a trolley filled with basketballs.

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Eventually, you’ll reach Rafe, and get two cool (albeit recycled) prizes: a Whoopee Cushion, and a Paint Gun. Poor Principal Dwight, he just wanted to give some kid detention…

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By the way, this ad room is also a common room!

If you want to watch the movie (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life), it’s being released in theatres on October 7, 2016 in the US. Who wouldn’t want to watch it? Just look at the principal’s hair. It’s customisable, too. Thanks for reading, and goodbye!

– Shaky Skunk 🐼

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International Virus-Hunting & Pirate-Talking Day

Ahoy ye scallywags!

Today, September 19th, be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and as is appropriate, today we be talking about our favorite pirate, Captain Crawfish!

As promised, he released his video walkthrough for Virus Hunter Island, one of this month’s ITOM! (Only took him three years. And keeping in line with the rule of threes, the video was actually released three days ago, but they only made a blog post now. Kind of like us… 😅)

Remember, any player who completes Virus Hunter or Mystery of the Map this month will receive extra credits – even those who already finished it! (I like to believe this is my doing, of course.)

Also Snapshot September has come to a close – Slip said he was going to post the results yesterday, but unfortunately he was too busy. They’ll be up soon though, we promise!

Keep a weather eye on the horizon,

☠ Ylime ☠

Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 42

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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In such a crucial year in our history, the candidates opinions on the most important of issues must been known. Choose wisely Americans. #MemeKing4Prez2016 (you’d better watch out rue) Welcome to round forty-two of PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

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The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are PasteliacupcakesAA, and Cuddly Brain! 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 your Poptropican username 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 forty-two 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.

My name is Meme King and I approve of this message. 👑

• Ultimate iPad Expert •

PHB Special: Believe in Steven!

(This is a guest post by Shaky Skunk, a Poptropica blogger with her own site at the Poptropica Skunk Blog. Enjoy the costumes and crossover!)

Hey Poptropicans! Shaky Skunk here with a fun special this weekend, and you’d better believe it!

This is for Poptropica fans who also enjoy Cartoon Network’s series Steven Universe. I hope you enjoy these ASGs I made (well, besides the Steven one) and find use to them. (For more information about ASG-ing, check out the PHB’s Avatar Studio Gift page.)

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Welcome to Beach City, home to Steven Universe and the Crystal Gems. Those guys are always going on amazing adventures, so let’s try to find them.

Hm… it seems like they’re not in the temple right now. Where could they be? …Aha! They’re having a Multiverse party in the Crystal Caverns… where they’re fighting off corrupted Centipeedles.

There’s Steven Universe, half-gem, half-human, and titular character of the show. He desperately wants to help fight, but he’s kinda in the middle of eating the last Cookie Cat.

A swarm of Centipeedles are headed in your direction, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Fortunately, Pearl jumps towards them, and stabs them with her spear, poofing them one by one.

Alright, I think you’re safe now. All of the Centipeedles have been bubbled. Hm, it’s not like your Poptropican not to be at the center of the show, but I guess you missed out on all the action…

Suddenly, a Centipeedle jumps onto your shoe, and starts crawling up your leg! You’re going to have to shake it off, or fight! What? You don’t have a weapon? SPLAT! …Oh, wait. Garnet — leader of the Crystal Gems — solved that…

Er, you might want to buy a new pair of shoes. What, Poptropicans are usually barefoot? Well, at least this still beats fighting Captain Crawfish. I think you should stop wiping your feet on that boulder. It looks kind of angry. Wait — that’s not a boulder! It’s Amethyst! Get out of here, before she starts whipping you!

Maybe you should just stick to island quests…

If you want to steal one of their outfits, just perform the ASG on Garnet-ASG, AmethystASG, PearlASG, or StevenUniverseASG (the names should be evident).

Remember, if every porkchop were perfect, we wouldn’t have hot dogs!

And that concludes this PHB Special. What do you think of Steven Universe? Let me know in the comments!

– Shaky Skunk 🐼

My Place in Poptropica: Zippy Coyote

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Zippy Coyote, a Poptropica fashionista who enjoys designing Pop costumes and other creative work. See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!

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2012 | Discovery

One summer day in 2012, I was very bored. That’s when I discovered Poptropica. No, I did not find it through Funbrain like many others did! I actually just searched Google for fun internet games and happened to come across it.

The first island I completed was Spy Island, and I loved it! The thing I liked most about the island was the setting. But not only did I like the idea of a spy adventure, I also found it interesting that it was one of the only islands set at night time. Also, the plot twist about Director D shocked me. I thought it was one of the most interesting parts of the island! It took me some time before I actually completed the island for the first time, but I was so excited when I did, that I was running up to all my siblings and telling them about my huge accomplishment!

I thought if the first island I played was that fun, the other adventures that this game had in store for me had to be fun too! And that’s when I began exploring more. I played every day that summer.

2013 | Awesome Fashion

During the year of 2013, I played Poptropica a lot more. Aside from beating the islands, I found a new interest: Poptropica fashion! I started searching for all of the best outfits for my Poptropican to wear. I spent some time looking for awesome clothes on islands, and I also checked the common rooms for bits and pieces of outfits that I could turn into a completely new look. I had so much fun with that!

I even drew pictures of my Poptropican wearing all kinds outfits, even some that I designed myself. The Poptropican I had during this year had long, straight, medium brown hair. Her name was Wild Stomper. My favorite outfit for her to wear was a black dress from Spy Island, and a necklace and hand-held fan from the Royal Ball costume. She also had curled bangs and the pink lipstick from the Swan Ballerina costume. I also found a white dress that I loved and a pair of fairy wings from a common room, but I never found out where they originally came from.

2014 | A Break I Didn’t Want to Take

In 2014, a lot of serious things were going on in my life (personal things that I don’t want to openly talk about). Although I didn’t lose interest in Poptropica, I didn’t spend nearly as much time in the game. In fact, I probably only logged onto my account 3 times during that whole year.

2015 | Back, And With Many Poptropicans!

By the time it was 2015, I started playing Poptropica more frequently again. With my interest in Poptropica fashion, I decided to make more Poptropicans. Why? Because I wanted to try out new outfits with different character designs (without losing the old ones). So I made a lot of Poptropicans on lots of different accounts.

Some of these Poptropicans included a girl with short black hair, a girl with long blue hair and black glasses, a girl with brown curly hair, a girl with short blonde hair, and even one boy, who had light brown hair. But my favorite was Zippy Coyote, the one with short blonde hair. Although I don’t spend as much time winning islands on this account, I liked this name and character design best, so I decided to go by the name Zippy Coyote. I chose to go by Zippy Coyote on all the social media profiles I later created.

2016 | How I Found The PHB

One day in January, I discovered some Poptropica videos. I watched them for the first month or so, but they started to bore me. Why, you might ask? Because everyone posted the same thing! Walkthroughs, walkthroughs, and more walkthroughs! But one day, I saw a different channel named PoptropicaPerfectSky. I was amazed at how she could make such well-developed Poptropican movies, and of course, I just had to subscribe!

Anyway, so how did I find the PHB? Well I once saw a comment that Perfect Sky made on her channel discussion page, referencing the Poptropica Help Blog. I didn’t know what it was, so I googled it, and immediately fell in love! With this blog, I learned great tips and tricks, and I found written island guides, which I prefer over video guides. I even found ASGs that helped me get better Poptropica fashion! And the most important thing to me, I got to see a big community of people with a passion for Poptropica – plus I was relieved to see that I’m not the only 14-year-old who still plays Poptropica!

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!

~the PHB

Happy birthday – have a pencil!

Hello, everyone!

It’s Lucky Joker here, showing you a fabulous Poptropica cake!

Over on Poptropica’s Twitter page, Poptropica has just announced that they’ll be celebrating Poptropica’s 9th birthday this month! I’m not sure what Poptropica has in store for us, but we were promised some fun coming soon!🙂

Moving ahead now! We’ve also got some unreleased items we may or may not see in Poptropica. Courtesy to idk for the photos.

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As seen above, we have a Pencil, a Shoe Box, and an Amulet. From the island logos imprinted on the cards, I’m assuming these were items that were cut during development. Both Shrink Ray and Vampire’s Curse logos can be seen, if you look closely. Maybe even items for the New Poptropica?

If I were to guess; I would say that some of the original islands may be renewed in the New Poptropica. Eh… Just something that came to mind.😛 Here’s what creator, Skinny Moon, had to say in a recent Q&A we held.

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Who’s excited? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!

– Lucky Joker :luckyjoker~1:

Credits for all – at least 100 credits for replaying an island once!

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and I’m here with a quick post about today’s update to the Creator’s Blog!

In the wake of long-time Poptropicans complaining about not getting any of the newly-increased credit amounts for playing an island they already played, they answered! The latest post by Skinny Moon, in a nutshell, is best described by this picture:

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Now, players who have replayed Poptropican islands get to join the first-time island players in the money pile as there is now a bonus for replaying a Poptropica island (but only once)! Now, this is how the island credit reward system works:

First time finish (Island of the Month): 500 Credits

First time finish (any other island): 300 Credits

One replay (Island of the Month): 300 Credits

One replay (any other island): 100 credits

This month, the islands of the month are Mystery of the Map and Virus Hunter Island, so if you want the extra credits, play either of those, whether it would be for the first time or as a replay! On the PHB, you can find the MotM Guide here, and the Virus Hunter guide here.

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Once again, I’d like to acknowledge that in the postscript, Skinny Moon made a shout out to this very blog, the Poptropica Help Blog, once again, as well as popular Poptropica YouTuber Thinknoodles. However, this time around, it’s with a disclaimer-y touch.

“Our friends Thinknoodles and the Poptropica Help Blog also have lots of Poptropica walkthroughs (but note that we haven’t wanted them all).”

I private messaged Skinny Moon asking about this statement, and she explained to me that she had to do this when talking about other people’s walkthroughs since they are not personally responsible in case there’s anything inappropriate or any misdirection within the walkthroughs. We assure you our walkthroughs are trustworthy though.😛

Skinny Moon also dropped us some comments in our earlier post about IOTM, letting other Poptropica bloggers and content creators know that if you’d like her to notice your work, you should tweet her @Poptropica!

So now that island finishers can join in the fun, what do you think? Was it a smart move, or are the Creators just cashing in to the fans? And also, will the Creator’s do a ninth birthday event this year? Share your thoughts in the comments!

BT out! 

Poptropican Meme Face Mondays: Round 41

Heyyo Poptropicans, it’s Ultimate iPad Expert here.

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TROLOLOL. You thought this was a normal week, eh? Welcome to round forty-one TROLL FACE WEEK on PMFM (Poptropican Meme Face Mondays)!

The lucky meme-faced Poptropicans this week are SilverGhostYak0b, and shavone101! 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 your Poptropican username 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 forty-one 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.

Troll King out. 👑

• Ultimate iPad Expert •