Well, I told you that I would explain my name some time or another; I guess this is the time!
How do you like my logo? I whipped it up recently and added it to my Gravatar. 😉
It all started when my kindergarten teacher sent me a list of cool website links… I am part of an online school; I was back then as well, so getting emails from my teacher wasn’t weird in kindergarten. 😆
On the list was a sprouting website, FunBrain. FunBrain, Poptropica, and Fact Monster all link in together through the Family Education Network, and so logically there were Poptropica links everywhere (There were Fact Monster links too, but I went for the useless stuff. I could tell which was which. 😉 ) I clicked the Poptropica ad, and then took a couple minutes trying to pronounce “Poptropica”. When I finally (didn’t) figure out how to say it, I clicked on the “New Player” butto– I’m not going walk you through everything I did, but instead, here’s a valuable piece of information: I did not know how to read. I was only 5, come on! I had to fabricate my age when creating a character! I guess that just proves that I loved Poptropica even before I could play it. 😛
At the time, I was already way too computer influenced. If ANYONE reading this played Humongous Entertainment games (Pajama Sam, Putt-Putt and Pep) or the Jump-start games when they were younger, tell me in the comments. Poptropica was the new love of my life. The genius who combined the two was no other than… my mom. “Puterpop” was born, and still lives on, also known as Messy Sinker (actually, you can friend me @ “puterpop”. Seriously, go do that. I get really *cough* lonely*cough* (I have no friends (AND a parenthesis in a parenthesis (AND there it is again…))).
But what about the ‘H’ in my name? How did that get there?
I’m getting to that. You see, I was using “Puterpop” for everything I signed up for. But, I started using it a while back, because soon everyone was using ‘Puterpop’. I needed a new and unique username. I first used ‘puterpoptropica’. That wasn’t very unique, was too long, and was also my second Poptropica account… but why did I have a second account? That’s another story for another time. 😉
I don’t know how I came to assumption that HP was HD. That was the reasoning behind me putting the H there. I thought that HP meant high definition (I obviously wasn’t paying attention), and I rocked that username for a long time. Really silly, actually, and I realized it when I was explaining it to my Mom. I was like, “I’m cool now becawz my name means high definition. Get it? HP? High Defin– oh crud.”.