PHB Specials, Web Development

The Monthly Surprise

๐Ÿ™‚ We are happy to announce the major event that will be happening every month, and you will be involved. ๐Ÿ™‚

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_Aย Special “PHB Monthly Newsletter”_
The First Sunday of Every Month

The PHB Newsletter. A giantย mixture of news, events and even competitions. From now on, on the first Sunday of every month we will post this legendary post. It will consist ofย almost 10ย sections for pure Poptropica awesomeness. ๐Ÿ˜›
That’s right, it’s what you have been dreaming about.

The monthly post will contain things like:

  • “Ask PHB”: Readers can ask questions about Poptropica via e-mail to the PHB staff. We can select about 3 of them to publish per month.
  • Competitions.
  • “PHB Sneak Peeks” – Yes, new ones. ๐Ÿ˜›
  • Stories: Readers can submit their own short stories to PHB’s e-mail and we can select one for every month, OR we can hire someone to be a “Newsletter Author”, and they will send in a short story/chapter or part of a long story (for each month) to PHB’s e-mail for us to publish each month.
  • Submit Your Own: Let readers submit their own ideas (maybe their dreams of what kind of island they want to see on Poptropica), stories, competition entries, fan art (comics, etc) and more to [email protected].
  • Current News/Monthly Reflection: A summary of what happened in Poptropica for the past month – Sneak peeks, new islands, new ads, etc
  • “Easter Eggs”: In each issue, reveal a secret (known as “Easter eggs”) from Poptropica. (example: typing ‘1225’ in the phone from Nabooti for a Santa hat and sack) or maybe someone besides Dr. Hare.
  • Fan Art: Show a Poptropica-themed poem, comic, drawing, puzzle, or something else created by a Poptropican.

Any more suggestions? Opinions? If you would like to apply for any of these positions, you may start now and send them over to [email protected]. We can’t wait to see our readers’ creativity!

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A Note Regarding ‘Poptropica Poll’

As you’ve probably noticed, we have a sidebar widget titled ‘Poptropica Poll’, where there is a Poptropica-related poll that readers may vote on. They used to be changed at random times, but starting this month, they will be changed every time a new PHB monthly newsletter is released (the first Sunday of a month). This month’s new poll will start a little later, probably next week, and will ask the question, “What would you like the PHB’s monthly newsletter to be called?” We will use this to review your suggestions, and when June’s edition of the newsletter comes out, you will find the winning name, as well as a new poll updated for the coming month!

We have the idea. We have the writers. The only problem? We don’t know what to call it.
Comment with your great ideas on this post. Your suggestions may be put into the next poll.

-The PHB Team-

176 thoughts on “The Monthly Surprise”

      1. ST i know i am off-topic but you should built in a chat box for poptropica

        Scary Tomato: That’s what the Poptropica Talk page is for. ๐Ÿ˜

      2. i mean a quick chat one

        Scary Tomato: The PHB staff, unfortunately, can’t always hang out online to monitor a quick chat. There are some Internet users out there who may type rude comments and we may not be able to resolve the problem quick enough without the good users possibly getting cyberbullied. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  1. How about ‘Sunday Surprise: Monthly News, Views and More of Poptropica by PHB’? It’s just an idea, though.

  2. AWESOME!!! I can’t wait!!! I love the idea about hiring someone to be a “newsletter author”!!! (I love writing my own stories about my character) (:

  3. I want Fearless Paw to make the stories! His Poptropica Mysteries Were AWESOME! Vote For Fearless Paw! Vote For Fearless Paw! Vote For Fearless Paw! ๐Ÿ˜† :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜† :mrgreen:

      1. Even though I personally loved your stories, Fearless Paw, I agree that it wouldn’t be very fair to other people because they might not get a chance to post some Poptropica stories :mrgreen:

      2. Grey Flame, I already said that it wouldn’t be fair. I think that it has to be a different author every paper.

    1. Thanks for your support, but Incredible Fish is right. It wouldn’t be fair for my idea to be chosen every month.

      Although I AM working on an idea as we speak! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. I made a mistake i know but i look forward to seeing every Poptropicans Stories out there! Don’t be shy let it out!

  4. You guys Should make an honorable mentions column And mention a commenter And you can have them answer Questions Via Email and they could give you the username and password and you guys could take a screen shot or they could do it themselves! It would be so AWESOME!

    1. yea of course i love that idea maybe 3 snapshots and decide who looks the best like a dress up contest ๐Ÿ˜ก i am happy

    2. Maybe a Popteopica style section where it’s like popuropica popularity contest where you show these cool poptropicqns dressed in handsome clothing. You can vote and you can also show pictures of poptropicans like ST, smockers codien and grumpy wolf because your clothing is all so cool!

      1. omg thats my section.im OBSESSED with fashion.i look at fashion books have awsome clothes catch up on the latest trends and mix them with older ones.plus i wanna be a fashion designer when i grow up

  5. I like the idea of an Olympic island, it would be fun to swim and do gymnastics and other sporting events in Poptropica.

  6. I love the idea of a newsletter, maybe you could have your own snapshot sagas series, except called something else of course! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I think it’d be awesome to have a “Dinosaur Island” with some sort of mission related to dinosaurs! Maybe like bring one back from the past or something (;

      1. More suggested titles:

        PHB Monthly Tribune
        PHB Monthly Sun Times
        Poptropica Sunday Post
        Poptropica monthly post

  8. That’s a really awesome idea, it even (and I’m saying this reluctantly) beats the Sneak Peeks! Great work PHB ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. Ya!!! That is such a cool name!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ the Poptropica Press: Hot Off the Press!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. wrestling island i don’t think so because there isn’t any violence in poptropica

  9. My idea is sorta like curious octopus’. What about if all the bad guys from all of the islands teamed up to defeat Poptropica? And all the good guys invited you to a special meeting and told you what to do? And it was only unlocked if you finished all of the islands? Because really, when you finish all of the islands, who actually wants to wait for the next one? Hope you guys like my idea. :mrgreen:

  10. i think there should be an island where you get lost in the jungle and you find a wird tribe and they say they will help you find your way out of the endless jungle if you did 3 tasks.1.save a baby animal 2.find a rare plant 3.gather ingriedients for an ancient ceramony

      1. “CANDY!!!!!” **grabs a mouthful and stuffs in mouth** -5 hours later- “CANDY!!!” **bouncing off walls** ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Will you put up a new poll soon?
    **Sorry I’m off topic**

    Scary Tomato: Please read the notice above.

    1. Poptropica Talk, but it hasn’t been released yet. Also, if I get my stories accepted, they can be found there.

      I’m the worst author here, though, so I don’t have high hopes.

    2. i am worse i am bad at writing stories (maybe a little) but i am good at helping

      -Incredible Fish

    3. Oh Fearless Paw, don’t take it so hard on yourself!!! I love your stories!!! You are a great author!!

      1. I love all of these things, but the question is: what will be the the plot for these islands? Hmmm…

      2. chesse island: The people need more chesse, and the only recepie is torn up!!! You need to make another one before Master Food takes over the town.
        Pie island: Um, okay. My mind’s broken. Can’t think of something.
        Pizza Island: Someone is trying to take all the tasty pizza and burn it, and that’s illigall.and then it turns out the guy who sent you on the mission is Dr. Pizze, and he’s Dr. Hares cousin.

      3. It’s not that I don’t like it. I mean, if you gave me a cheesy chocolate-y pizza pie, I’d eat it. It’s just that it’s so…new. And…odd.

      4. Chocolate Island: The Citizens on Chocolate Island Lost all there Chocolate. You Must Try to Find their Leader, Master Dark Chocolate and Climb the Milk Chocolate Mountain. Ounce you Climbed The Milk Chocolate Mountain, you will Find and Mixture on Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Cave. Go Inside the Cave and you Will find their Leader, Master Dark Chocolate! He is a real live Boy made Of Chocolate! He will give you all of His Chocolate Bars If you Beat Him in a Game. Beat him In the Game and Get all the Chocolate Bars! Congratz! You Saved all the Chocolate and Now The Citizens of Chocolate Island Can eat all their Chocolate! At the End you Can Eat Some Of The Chocolate you Got from Their Leader, Master Dark Chocolate!

      5. Funny story, Super Power. Hee hee, “Chocolate Island.” “Master Dark Chocolate.” Ha ha/ You’re funny AND creative.

      6. Pie Island: The citizans of Pie Island lost pie cat and pie dog, two stautes of pie that look like… well, a cat and a dog ๐Ÿ˜› Without them, the pie is spoiled! Help Find Pie Cat and Pie Dog to save them all!!!!!!!!!

  12. how about dirty island?
    hotel island?
    robot island?
    scary island?
    cloud island?
    eagle island?
    fantasy island?
    giant fruit island?
    hockey island?
    snow island?
    lost island?
    junk island?

    1. hmmmmmm

      LOST ISLAND:you go onto a island with friendly people and great food.you go out onto a boat and suddenly a big storm comes.you faint and wake up on a deserted island and you have to find food stay warm,and stay…….alive.strange men with indian war paint on their faces come and raid yor stash of food yu hide in their camp and they find and chase you.you swim in the ocean with a mysterios amulet you found and get washed away by a storm.you wake up finding many of the friendly poptropicans you met surrounding you.they see the amulet and say they lost it years ago.you reciave a metal from the governer(or mayor)for surviving under deep circumstances and bringing back the meddallion.

      paluted island:you visit a completely palluted island and need to wear a gask mask.the hospital is full to the brim with patients and the food is disgusting.you visit an island wiseman and he tells you to climb the grat mountain and find a silver lake.take a glass of it and bring it to him. it will save the island.you face many mutated beasts and develop a skill that will help you on all your islands.you recieve a medal for journying to tsave an island you dont even like.

      thats all i have for now

    1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I got an IDEA! :0 Don’t worry!

      Justice League Island! (made up names)
      Good guys, (Comic Kid, Fruit-Bat, Shark-man, Retired Superhero-name will be Stealthy Walker-Flyer- and Olaf the Viking) versus bad guys (Director D, Dr.Hare, Vince, Betty Jetty,and Sir Rebral). You get to choose which side you’re on, and you have to defeat the other side with your power, which you would choose in the beginning. You could get like, flying, telekinesis, elasticity, invisibility, mega-belch :0, and force-field! Since I have 4 accounts I would probably do 2 evil and 2 good!

      1. Ill Be

        For Bad Guys
        _____________

        Dr Hare
        Darth Vader… or
        Sir Rebral

        For Good Guys
        _______________

        Comic Kid
        Police Man
        Luke Skywalker or R2-D2!

  13. Ideas for the Newsletter names:
    PHB Monthly
    Poptropican Gazette
    PHB News- Monthly Edition
    Poptropica News Monthly

  14. This is so exciting! I can’t wait to see the results!
    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Who likes the idea of Calvin and Hobbes Island? Calvin and Hobbes is awesome. P.S. Maybe Phb Weekly Edition i think it is a good name. P.P.S. I think they wouldn’t make any island that we think of. sorry about saying that.

    -Incredible Fish

      1. OH MAN!!!!!!!!!! I thought i was the only person in the world who read that comic!!!!!!! My favirote colection is The Days Are Just Packed!!!! Great Idea!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      2. cooool!!!!!
        hey remember the one where Calvin Is going down a steep sidewalk on rollar blades and he says, ‘Hobbes, help! how do I stop?’ and Hobbes tells him ‘steer into a gravel driveway!’ and Calvin says ‘Ok!’ and when he comes back up he’s covered in brusies and Hobbes says ‘Hey, it was only a suggestion.’ and Calvin tells him ‘Next time, keep your bright ideas to yourself!’

      3. Man oh man that is one of the best comics of all time ๐Ÿ™‚ So cute and funny!

        The citizens of Calvin and Hobbes Island need your help! Calvin has gone missing and Hobbes has turned evil. Could this be the work of… MRS. WORMWOOD???

        LOL

      4. hey, remember the one where Calvin is behind Moe and he starts acting like an ape?? LOL!!!! it’s HALLARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

      5. Okay, I understand your having fun, but it’s getting to be off-topic.

  16. How much time do we have till you choose?

    Scary Tomato: Preferably as soon as possible, but make sure you send your entries in before June, otherwise we may already be finished picking the work we are going to publish. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. what if you call it the Poptropica Monthly Newsletter? (sorry if someone already said that)

  18. Ya I know I havent been commenting lately, Poptropica has not been doing much! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    How about, “Monthly Mailcall: PHB’s picks!”
    Tell me if you like it! :mrgreen:

  19. hey.. i just thought of something, wouldn’t it be cool if everyone who read the newsletter could meet up in poptropica, like the monthly gathering or something??

    1. That would be hard considering you can only fit 6 Poptropicans in a room… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
      I know MOST of us don’t like Club Penguin, but that is probably the only place we could all meet up!

      1. i like it. ๐Ÿ˜

        Scary Tomato: (S)He did say ‘most’, not all. I’m okay with Club Penguin, but I prefer Poptropica more. :mrgreen:

      1. Wow, this is gonna be GREAT!! Everyone’s so excited about it (including myself). I can’t wait for it to come out!

  20. Call it the Poptropica Press!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!
    Poptropica Press!

  21. hmm…the island of Magical Man (my youtube videos) sounds good to me.
    plot: Magical Man has finally come home! We are all glad to see Molly’s brother Ronald, until some dark evil people try to take over magical man island!! It’s up to Ron, you, and Molly to save the island… with the help of the four forms, of course!!!

  22. Monthly Mailcall: PHB’s Picks!
    Monthly Mailcall: PHB’s Picks!
    Monthly Mailcall: PHB’s Picks!

    Or if that is too long, just Monthly Mailcall or even PHB’s Picks! :mrgreen:

  23. Is the fan art for this help blog or Poptropica itself?

    Scary Tomato: Fan art is any type of original art (drawings, crafts, comics, etc – be creative!) you make that is related to Poptropica in any way. :mrgreen:

  24. i GOT A VERY GOOD ISLAND ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† club penguin island:When you go to a island around arganteena (rockhoppers island but discoverd by humans first)you find a really starang ship called the migrator ๐Ÿ˜‰ you go closer to the ship and you see a strange,fluffy creature on the crows nest and the next thing you know YOUR IN A CAGE!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Then you see a penguin wereing a pirate hat,a red color, and with the fluffy thing you saw ealier and then he said:ahoy! come over here and get ye freash air out of that cage said “rockhopper” and so you go to clubpenguin island and discoverd stran colors they have strange eh?? ๐Ÿ˜• Then,a goup of hunters from poptropica will STUFF them before they take you home!! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ก You got to do somthing!!!save this island from this group of evil hunters befor its too late!!!! and that is my cool island. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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