Community Creations

Community Creations: May 2023

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the May recap for Community Creations. May’s theme was Outer Space, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

The Knowledge of the Stars by Smart Bubbles

Kicking things off with perhaps the most iconic space-related Poptropican! Astro-Knights is certainly a classic island, and Binary Bard a classic villain. The coloring done here is wonderful and quite painterly, with the small elements refracted in the glass shards adding a ton of interest to the composition. Great sense of storytelling! Find her on Instagram and right here, writing for the PHB.

Need Some Space?  by Magic Kid

As you may know, I’m a sucker for puns. The humor here is cheesy but entertaining and wonderfully portrays the relationship of Amelia and the Baron. I also really enjoy the purple hues of the galactic background. Find the artist in the comments section!

Lost in Space by Dangerous Dragon

Yikes! With how cool space is, there are definitely things about it that can be super scary too. Floating aimlessly and getting lost is one of those things! 😬 The pairing of text and drawing here is interesting, and there is a huge focus on earth while the character actually blends in with the background. Intriguing composition! Find the artist in the comments section!

Cooling Down the Dragotank by PegaKid

Back to Astro-Knights, the fire planet is a hot-spot travel destination among the stars. 😎 With this scene, I enjoy the contrast of those super intense oranges with that icy blue! Great emotion in the characters too, with my eye definitely being drawn between the two figures. Find her Instagram here.

Mission Accomplished (Poptober Day 14) by Lucky Joker

Of course, we can’t talk about space in Poptropica without some love for Lunar Colony. I love this portrayal of such an iconic moment, especially the featuring of the aliens. The detail of the different biome planets in the background is also a fantastic touch! Find him on Instagram and right here, writing for the PHB.


Honorable Mentions

“Yellow Eyes” by Serious Heart

Launching into space, Mordred had felt as light as air. He had done it! Those primitive fools back at Arturus couldn’t catch him! He had… wait. He was slowly skyrocketing toward the Pewter Moon, and he couldn’t stop his motion. He screamed as he crashed.

Mordred had smiled triumphantly to himself. He had done it! He had created the perfect fusion of man and machine. He had become the Binary Bard. I must get my revenge, he thought. But how? So, then, as we know, he kidnapped Elyana, thinking his revenge had taken place. But a hero saved her and stranded Mordred in his castle. He had thought he was going to be there forever. Until he heard a knock at the door of his castle. And he saw yellow eyes.

by Serious Heart

“Battling the Mother Phoenix” by Serious Heart

Serious Heart, “the hero,” had freed a robot Pegasus. He had thought he could get off the Jungle Planet. But the Mother Phoenix came. He had hitched a ride on the Pegasus and readied the Laser Lance. He had seen some flying bugs, so he blasted them in short, elegant shots. Then, he encountered some dark clouds. Being the nosy, wait, I mean CURIOUS, Poptropican he was, he stretched out to touch them — and almost got hit by lightning. He avoided them after that. After a couple of minutes of this, the Mother Phoenix came. He shot at her mouth and missed. He decided staying away from her for a while was a good idea. After some time happened, he decided to try again. This time, he succeeded. He repeated it two more times, then she fell. He went back to the spaceship, taking Sir Cador with him, and went in search of the other knights.

by Serious Heart

Your work was really out of this world this month, everyone! You shot for the stars and definitely landed among them. Can’t wait to see what you do next! 🤩🚀


June: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is June’s theme? June’s theme is…

🐲👣 Cryptids! 👣🐲

Cryptids Island is home to some of the most iconic Poptropica characters and scenes, like the infamous Jersey Devil jumpscare. It’s always been a favorite of mine for visuals, storytelling, and gameplay alike!

We encounter tons of cryptids on this island that would be perfect to draw this month, but there are also tons of cryptids that don’t appear in game. What would other monsters like look like in Poptropica? Maybe write about new cryptids that could be incorporated into the island, or stick to drawing your favorite cryptids that we already come across.

On the outside looking in.
  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblrDiscord, OR the PHB’s Instagram.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

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Fanfiction, Guest Posts

Fanfic: The Chronicles of Friendly Thunder 🌩️ Chapter 2

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Serious Heart. Enjoy!

Hello! Serious Heart here, with Chapter 2 of The Chronicles of Friendly Thunder, taking place on 24 Carrot Island. Enjoy!

(Start from Prologue) (Continued from Chapter 1)

NARRATOR:

Hello. The last time we were with Friendly Thunder, he woke up in a diner, met Dizzy Claw, and encountered an enigmatic girl at the factory. Now let’s get started!

FADE IN.

We see FRIENDLY THUNDER, DIZZY CLAW, and ICY SNAKE sitting at the factory. DIZZY CLAW quickly sees something blue near a window. He grabs it. They’re blueprints!

DIZZY CLAW:

Hmm, I think this will be important, will it?

Continue reading “Fanfic: The Chronicles of Friendly Thunder 🌩️ Chapter 2”
Fanfiction, Guest Posts

Fanfic: The Adventures of Det. Anna Gram 🕵️‍♀️ Case One: The Unusual Bread

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver Sword. Enjoy!

(Continued from Prologue)

ANNA: “Ma’am, please let me come inside. I have found the mystery.”

Now that she had found the mystery, Anna was more serious.

BAKER: “I already told you. I haven’t seen anything but bread.”

ANNA: “But I’ve seen more than bread. I’ve seen a mystery and bread! So, please let me in.”

Continue reading “Fanfic: The Adventures of Det. Anna Gram 🕵️‍♀️ Case One: The Unusual Bread”
Free Membership Giveaways

PHB Membership Giveaway: May 2023

Hey Poptropicans! We’re approaching the end of the month, which means it’s time to announce another lucky Poptropican to win our monthly membership giveaway! 🎁

Congratulations, Icy Eye — your new membership status lets you play various exclusive quests, including Mission Atlantis, Ep. 2: Fortress of the Deep. You’ll also get to enjoy member gifts and more.

The Poptropica Help Blog hosts a membership giveaway every month, and it’s easy to enter! Just comment on our Free Poptropica Membership page and leave at least two other comments around the PHB within the month to be entered into that month’s giveaway.

We’ll announce a winner sometime in the final week of each month. If you don’t win, you can always try again for the next month! Full details »

Congrats again to Icy Eye! Keep on popping on! 👁️

Fan Art Features, Social Media

Famous Poptropicans and Couches 🛋️

Hey Poptropicans — pop in for the latest on social media, the only part of the Pop franchise that gets much updating these days! 🪐

Enjoy the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories, including running from spiders in krazytalez‘s Early Poptropica Island comic — and if you haven’t seen the previous parts, catch them on the artist’s IG page.


Meanwhile on Twitter, Pop Creator Jon Pitcher continues to share throwbacks from his career with the game, from the early days with Spy Island to a showcase of famous Poptropicans, including a not-so-subtle relabeling for Shark Boy/Guy, which is a whole story in itself. 🦈

All these nostalgic tweets coupled with Poptropica’s inactivity with the game and Creators’ Blog has some players wondering if the end is near for Pop. It’s only speculation, but it doesn’t help that Poptropica ignores the call-outs from fans across social media — even ours!

But while they may act as couch potatoes in that respect, they’re still busy pumping out memes and reacting to fan content on social media.

Poptropica reacts to the New York City blue couch meme.

Anyway, we’re sharing Pop-related social media posts from Jon Pitcher, Official Poptropica, and more on our Discord server, the PHC, so join us there for more updates! 🥳

~🐠