Wallpapers, Web Development

Moon magic

That’s one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind. –Neil Armstrong

It’s been 40 years since the first man has landed on the moon! To show Neil’s great achievement for all humans, the Poptropica Creators have put together an awesome ”Moon Scene” wallpaper. To set it as your desktop wallpaper, right-click on the image below and select the ‘Set as background’ option. To see the wallpaper in full size, click here. Thanks for the update, Cool Wing.


Like what you see above? The Creators are also going to be adding an astronaut costume (probably like the one you see in the picture) to the Poptropica Store next week, so have your credits ready! It’s not likely, but I hope the ”special action” for this costume will be flying! And maybe when you fly, you’ll have that white streak following behind you, as seen in the wallpaper.

Speaking of the awesome powers of the moon, did anyone hear about or see the sun eclipse?

Sun Eclipse

Also, Poptropica Help Blog is almost going to celebrate our one-year anniversary, which will be on July 26! Last year on July 26, 2008, Scary Tomato created this blog to help others with the game Poptropica. PHB is nowย nearly one year old, so get ready for an awesome celebration of cookies!

In other news, the good old WordPress smilies are back! Thanks to Shaggy Tornado for spotting this. Head on over to our Typing Tricks page if you need help with using smilies in your comments!

However, yesterday we suffered the loss of one extremely helpful and kind staff member, Grumpy Wolf. He has retired from writing on the PHB and from playing Poptropica.ย His Poptropica account will be given out in a contest hosted by the Poptropica Help Blog, which we are going to do soon. Thanks for all your great contributions, Wolf!

In GW’s last post, which spoke of his resignation, there has been some confusion for why he is leaving. In truth, Grumpy Wolf told the PHB on Gmail that he would be leaving the PHB and Poptropica. He says he’s not sure why exactly, but some part of his mind just wants to. As Angry Berry said, ”He doesn’t have to tell. Let’s give him privacy.” Click here for more information.

According to a PHB commenter, x aka moody skull, people had been making fun of some PHB staff for being inactive in the Poptropica Help Forum chatroom.ย The PHF chatroom was not made for this reason, and if anyone is seen being rude to other people, or making mean comments there, they will be blocked from using the chatroom.

What Moody Skull saw has been confirmed by a post on another Poptropica blog, which says:

Weโ€™ve recently received shocking news that says that Grumpy Wolf ย hasnโ€™t been very active on the PHB lately! Some people are saying, and I qoute, โ€œR.I.P Grumpy Wolf โ€œ. I am here at the PHF chatbox to investigate. Here I am with 2 anonymous members and I asked both of them โ€œDo anyone of you think that Grumpy Wolf ย is leaving the PHB?โ€ They both said yes! So there you have it folks. If you want to see for yourself then ask around or ask Grumpy Wolf yourself.

Apparently, Drummer3290 was the one who had ”thought of this first”, according to Drummer’s comment on that blog’s post, which you can read by clicking here. The people who made fun of our staff may have been anonymous users, but making impolite and unkind comments will not be tolerated anywhere.

Another rumor spotted by x aka moody skull was about a user in the chatroom named ”GrumpyWolf”, who claimed that he would come back next year. As much as we’d like for this to happen, the so-called ”GrumpyWolf” was most likely an impersonater, or someone who is faking (a fraud). Impersonation of another person can lead you into serious trouble, so please don’t try it.

We hope that this clears up some of the confusion about our great friend Grumpy Wolf. Grumpy Wolf, we’ll miss you, but we wish you a happy life! ๐Ÿ™‚

58 thoughts on “Moon magic”

  1. Scary Tomato, can you please answer this question? I’ve been trying to get someone to answer this question for months—-I’m sure you made some of these pics on paint, so, how did you put the pics on your blog. Every time I try to put the MS Paint pics on my blog it says i can’t because it is a bmp picture. Please Help!!!!

    1. Maroon Thunder – Microsoft Paint automatically saves pictures as a Bitmap image (.bmp), unless you change it to something else, as Grantm56 said below.

      During the saving process (Ctrl + S), click on the scrolling option where it says bitmap. From the dropdown list, choose one of the file format options (I recommend either .jpg or .png).

      Try uploading your picture onto your WordPress blog and it should work. Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. “Anyway you forgot that they changed prices on Poptropica.” Well I feel bad for Grumpy Wolf. He must feel confused in his head because of the fake grumpy wolf’s. I hope he feels better.
    I hope you have fun in your life Grumpy WolF!
    Your welcome
    Incredible Fish.

    1. The fact that the prices went back down have already been mentioned on another post (click here). And I agree with you and Cheerful Claw – I hope Grumpy Wolf stays smiling! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. No its not that! They lowered prices again! Costumes are 25 credits and Cool Stuff is 175 credits! ๐Ÿ˜›

        ST: Oh… unfortunately, they’ve been changed back. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      2. I just bought the Karate Girl outfit, and when the fire thing comes out, I’ll buy that!

      3. I bought the Karate Master! I still had 25 credits left from my last purchase of credits!

  3. I wish I could’ve seen the solar eclipse. Sadly, I don’t live in Asia, and I didn’t know you could watch it. And it turns out, as I read on Yahoo!, that lots of people in India, China, and other parts of Asia, were actually afraid of it because of superstitions.

      1. Sigh…I wish I could’ve seen it. Now I have to wait more than a century to see an eclipse as long as that one, and I don’t think I’ll live that long!

      2. Yeah, but on the channel I watched it on, the news lady wouldn’t stop talking and they didn’t show the moon that much as I would have liked.

  4. Maybe the special action for the astronaut suit would be flying (like you said, ST)but for a brief moment and not very high, because if it was flying like after you finish Super Power Island, then you would finish islands easier and that wouldn’t be fair.

      1. Maybe you could see the astronaut breathing in his mask? But that wouldn’t be very special…

  5. I saw the Sun Eclipse Yesterday! It was so cool! Well; I watched on the Chinese news thing… >.< And is it just me; or did the smileys go back?
    Also there's a new post on the blog with a person on fire… The post is called 'Lighten Up'. Looks like a new item for the store like 'Phantom' or 'Medusa'…

  6. Nice pic for the Solar eclipse in Poptropica Form ๐Ÿ˜† ! Since u live in Hong Kong, did u c the total eclipse?

    ST: Actually, I just saw it on TV and in the newspapers, but I missed the actual thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Is it over? It is?! Oh darn. =(
    Hey, by the way, i went on the Poptropica store, the prices have been lowered! Now the cool stuff is 175 credits each, and the costumes are 25 credits each! Sweet!

    1. Yeah, my dad is the biggest conspiracy theorist ever. In other words, he thinks that the Moon Landing and other stuff was fake.

  8. this might be off-topic but Scary Tomato i know who it was. It was anag. he is making fun of everybody in the chatrooms and saying bad words! The mystery is solved!

  9. Offtopic: They changed the emotes back!!! See? ๐Ÿ˜€
    On topic: What eclipse??? โ“
    Oh I am so glad they changed the emotes back:!: โ—

    ST: The solar eclipse on July 22. Anyway, we did mention the smilies changing back in this post. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. So was i! (i think, it was a few days ago) The Fake GW asked us if we wanted to know why he was leaving and like little kids to chocolate, we said yes! ๐Ÿ˜† Then he told us Poptropica was getting old! Then when we asked him to prove he was the real GW he left. So i also think its Anag! Hes pretty annoying on Monkeytacoz’s chatbox too.

  10. Oh man! I went to my account, bought an outfit (25 credits) then went to buy another, but it was 75 credits!

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