My Place in Poptropica

My Place in Poptropica: Mad Apper

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Mad Apper, an avid player of the Poptropica mobile app. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!


Skip the intro. Let’s do this.

Are you surprised to see me? Or perhaps you don’t know who I am? Well, that’s what this post is for. Today, I’ve been given the great opportunity to tell you a bit about my past, present, and future in Poptropica history. The dates aren’t precise, but somewhat accurate. I’m Mad Apper, and this is my place in Poptropica.

The Summer of 2014 | The Discovery

I think it was June or July. I was bored, and didn’t have a lot to do. I was 14, at the time, and my older brother told me about Funbrain. I checked it out and played a game. It seemed, well, boring. I think I clicked an ad, category, or something, and BOOM- Poptropica.

Late 2014 to Early 2015 | Community & More Discovery

For the rest of that time, I got a bit into Poptropica. Multiple accounts, even! My current (rarely active) Poptropica account is madapper500, just putting that out there. I read the Poptropica Help Blog, Slippery Raptor’s Blog, and that was it. It was Early 2015 that I downloaded the Poptropica App. I hardly used my online Pop account since then. My computer’s really glitchy. 😛

Mid 2015 | PHB Reader Anonymous

First, I was a PHB stalker. Then, eventually a commenter. I gave the PHB one or two tips. Just about ads. On the Poptropica app. That’s it. I eventually began to comment more. At the time, I actually began to comment about random Poptropica thoughts. I’m pretty sure some of you viewers of the PHB do that too. 😀

September 2015 | The Pop App Blog & My Pen Name

One day, I was scrolling through Poptropica blogs (PHB, Slippery’s, etc.) and wondered what it would be like to have one of my own. I settled on WordPress and became The Mad Apper. Well, to be honest my real name is Ian. Ian’s Poptropica Blog? No. Since I played the Pop app more than the web version, I settled on the name The Poptropica App Blog [] since it seemed unique. Plus, everybody has a different definition of ‘apper’, I dubbed myself The Mad APPer.* No need to hurt your fingers using caps lock.

Around this time, I was fame hungry. A bit of me still is. Fine, I still am. I went around knocking on doors asking for stuff. Could you do my banner? Can I be interviewed? Is Poptropica awesome? Believe it or not, they said yes.

Present & Future | Basically Everything

I was working, and still am working, with several Poptropica blog authors. Everything’s happening. I’m also now the administrator of The MEGA Poptropica Blog []! I’m with the two talented authors of Mighty Gamer and Popular Wolf. I’m also a somewhat minor part of Mighty Gamer’s Poptropica Blog, known as Explore Collect Compete, which you can find at

As for the future, I plan to make a Poptropica Blogs app, I have some collaborations planned, some pretty big stuff planned for 2016. I don’t want to ruin the surprise. That’s basically all up to this point. Reality is an illusion! The universe is a hologram! Buy gold! Bye!

Oh yeah, I’d also want to thank the entire PHB staff, Mighty Gamer, Popular Wolf, and many more Poptropicans. I’m a nerdy dude that loves to work with people, is part of three Poptropica blogs, is impressed by the Pop community, and is glad to be part of it.

And that’s my place in Poptropica.

*The Mad Apper is not to be confused with App Girl, The Mad Hatter, or the Apper WordPress theme.

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.

23 thoughts on “My Place in Poptropica: Mad Apper”

  1. Great story, Mad Apper! I’m glad I’ve improved your blogging experience, even if it’s just by a little bit. 😊 As for me, you’ve been a big part of my blogging experience, so thank you.

  2. I- *cries*-I feel an art piece coming on… 😳😳😳 I am just so touched! These past 2 days have been filled with compliments and kind words from the heart. Thank you all!!

      1. *sobs* stop it, MG! Can’t you see I’m busy crying?!
        You guys… everyone from Slanted Fish to you has changed my life so much. You all mean the world to me. I can only thank you for letting me come this far.

      2. Okay, I’ll leave you to it, then… :p
        I fully understand the feeling, PW. I’m very appreciative of everyone in the community… I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon.

  3. I can see Mad Apper is newer player, yet he’s very famous. *Looks at self* Almost a Poptropica veteran yet I’m still not famous. X D

  4. Most parts are the same with me. but, there are alot of other parts….
    I can either explain that in the next popcorn magazine, or with this essay… thing.

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