This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Small Fire, a Poptropican since kindergarten who now enjoys playing with glitches. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!
2010-2011 | Discovery
One day while I was still in kindergarten, I was playing Club Penguin on my family’s computer when my dad arrived home from work. At that time, he was a 6th grade teacher. That day, he had watched some of his students playing Poptropica in the computer lab at his school, and he thought, “Hey, my son would really like this game!” He told me about this cool website that he thought I would like: Poptropica. And like it I did!
As soon as I got on, I made an account. I didn’t know how to save my game, so I made a new account every time I played. I never beat any islands – I was only 5 at the time, so my problem solving skill were not that good. I remember wanting to play Super Power Island, but I didn’t realize that you could walk to the left to get to the prison.
Eventually, I figured out how to save an account. I created the account Abelman14, which is still my current account.
2011 – 2012 | Library & the PHB
At that time, I really hated school. I hated it so much that my parents pulled me out and started to homeschool me, but soon I was complaining that I had no friends. So, my parents brought me to a Lego club at a library. There, I saw a girl playing Poptropica on her laptop, and I naturally went over to watch. I told her about the Multiverse feature and she offered to help me beat Early Poptropica Island. That’s kind of embarrassing but it’s true.
I decided that I was hopeless at trying to beat islands without help, so I googled “Poptropica Help”. You can guess what I discovered then: the PHB! I loved the PHB, and still do. Honestly, it has helped me get through all the islands (except Timmy Failure, which I managed to beat by myself). After that I was on a roll for beating islands! I remember that Astro-Knights took me like, 2 years to beat because of the boss fight against Mordred, which is actually really hard.
2013 – 2014 | Poptropica at School
Well, I played Poptropica for the first time at school in 2013. At first, everyone was like (imagine this in a squeaky, annoying voice): “What the heck is this game?” and “This game looks stupid!”
So after that went on for like 5 minutes, I said, “If you want to know so bad, why don’t you play it for yourself?”
And so, 15 minutes later…
“Ooh ohh… why can’t I get that hair?”
“Hahahaha… I shot a cannonball into the shark’s mouth!”
After that, everyone started playing Poptropica and loved it. I introduced my friends to the PHB, because with some of the tougher islands like Steamworks, you need a little help to finish them. Eventually, though, everyone stopped playing Poptropica – including me. I stopped playing for at least a year.
Late 2015 – present | Experimenting with Glitching
I was really bored on day near the end of December, so I decided to play Poptropica again. I soon learned about the ASG (Avatar Studio Glitch), and I spent the day making awesome costumes with items I never dreamed of having!
Soon after that, the PHB released their Avatar Studio Gift, which was and is awesome! I started to submit my own ASGs to the page. I created pixelpigasg, theringmasterasg, SF#White, SF#Purple, and freememberitem1. I also contacted Red Lizard and he was a great help in teaching me some awesome glitches (not the method used for the Avatar Studio Gift, but awesome nonetheless). So that, my friends, is My Place In Poptropica.
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