Greetings Hawk-tropicans! This is Giant Hawk speaking, and personally, I’d say that there is no better way to start off this post than with a metaphor. I think it’ll explain everything I’ll be saying its own way. Here it is:
Life is, in a way, like a book. You start it having no idea where it will carry you. Like any good book should, it’ll lead through good times and bad, and by the end, you hopefully won’t want to put it down. But once in a while, that book will start a new chapter. Said chapter will run its course, and when it’s done, the following chapter will never be the same. And regardless of how much you may want to go back, you cannot relive that previous chapter the same way again. You can remain in the past, halting your storyline’s progression, or you can continue reading, page by page, awaiting something, whenever it comes, that is just as new and exciting.
Does that make sense? Hopefully, it will in time. For now, I won’t beat around the bush anymore. Let’s get straight into my announcements.
Thanks to Master Pinpey for this sketch.
First off, the Giant Hawk Adventures will not be continuing. I know that a lot of you are hyped for it, and I do feel sorry for having to break the news, but I just can’t write the stories properly anymore.
Why, you may ask? The main reason is time. Yes, I understand in my mind what a lot of the events in the GHA would have been. But it takes a lot of time to go through making multiple drafts of these stories, and honestly, they are long. That’s why I originally decided to split them into around six to twelve chapters per book. But even then, these chapters would be very lengthy on their own.
Thanks to Crafty Poptropiqueen for this sketch.
Simply put, I wouldn’t be able to sit down for long periods of time and write them. Between high school, friends and family, my role in local theater, and my personal writing career, I can no longer find the time.
So, for that, I apologize deeply to all of you. I made the decision to create a full-pledged series without fully comprehending what the effects, time-wise, would be in my life.
Thanks to air-raptor for this drawing.
There is a consolation to all of this, though. If you don’t remember, the GHA was going to be linked continuity-wise to the up and coming role playing game Orb Legend, a project headed by the PHB’s own Andrew Wiles aka HPuterpop.
Because of this, the stories of the two have become intertwined in ways that Andrew and I are still surprised by. That is why I will not be leaving my role as story developerfor the production of Orb Legend, and in fact, I will be carrying many important GHA plotlines to the foreground of the game.
Thanks to Crafty Poptropiqueen for this drawing.
I don’t want to spoil too much, but you will actually be able to play the story of what the GHA’s finale would have been in the game itself! Best yet, you’ll do so not as Meridian Sinker, HPuterpop’s character, but as Gryffin Hawke himself! If you haven’t yet, check out Gryff’s sprite for the game, as shown below.
Thanks to HPuterpop for this sprite.
Now, there is one more piece of news I have to share with you all before I end this post. This may seem sudden, but I have been contemplating this for quite a while. And after making my decision and discussing it with the rest of the PHB staff, I have chosen that it is time that I formally retire my position as author on the Poptropica Help Blog.
As I mentioned previously, I have become increasing busy in terms of my offline life this year. School, family matters, friends, and a hopefully budding career. Simply put, I no longer have the proper time to dedicate to this amazing blog and the community around it.
Thanks to Slanted Fish for this drawing.
Now, I must clarify something quickly. I have discussed my decision to leave personally with my brother Paul, aka Ultimate iPad Expert, and he has confirmed that he will not be leaving the blog. He will continue to stay with you all, hopefully for years to come; a choice I am completely fine with. He has made a connection with this community that I cannot properly make anymore, so I wish him the best of luck in the future.
Of course, the hardest part of this decision is regarding the people here I have grown to respect, care for, and admire. I most certainly have met a great number of amazing people during my stay here. People with great imagination and a lot of talent. People like the entirety of the authors on the Poptropica Help Blog, CraftyPoptropiqueen, DJ-Rosietta, Cyber-Girl920, Popular Wolf, Dangerous Eye, Tall Cactus, Anne14tco, TechnoBunny16, MasterPinpey, Air-Raptor… The list is truly endless. I wish you all great luck in the days ahead.
Thanks to DJ-Rosietta for including me in this drawing.
So as I go, I want to wish you all a very sincere thank you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and for this blog. Without you, none of this would be possible, and I am nothing but proud of how this community has grown. And if you have anything you wish to say to me, or if you have a question, feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you all for your time, your friendship, and your loyalty.
Thanks to Crafty Poptropiqueen for this sketch.
Until we meet again…
— Giant Hawk
108 thoughts on “Giant Hawk’s Adventures: The Final Update”
You and your posts will be missed. By I and the others in the community, I’m sure. You were a great author. Will you still be on Discord?
Yes, I do still plan to hang out with you all on Discord, at least for the time being.
OK, nice! 😀
NU JOSHUA!!! You were an amazing author, I remember your first post back in October. Good luck on your next chapter in life, I’m sure it will be great. We’ll miss you…
Thank you very much Tall Cactus. 🙂
Wait just gha or are you quitting the phb?
He said he was quitting this blog. 😦
O wait nvm i missed a whole chunk of the post lol.
Im so sad to see you go. 😢
You will be missed.
P.S It seems that poptropica bloggers have been dropping like flies!
Blake, sam, me, zany hawk, Mad APPer, Striped lizard, Its a curse….
I’m not gone though-I am the SL you mentioned.
“It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime, so let me say before we part: so much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me…like a handprint on my heart…
And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend…”
-from “For Good” from Wicked
I’m so sad right now. You will be missed by everyone in the community. You were a fantastic author. Here’s the link to the song I am living right now (For Good): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxIf2PV7yPI
Oh wow, that’s a nice song. Props to you for showing it to me. And thank you for the beautiful words of farewell.
OMG! I’LL MISS YOU SO MUCH JOSH!!!!!
*starts crying hysterically*
But really Josh, you were amazing and will truly be missed by everyone. Good luck in life man! 😀
Thanks, WKF. Fingers crossed that I’ll do well in the future.
I know you will. 🙂
i’ll miss you :c
I’m sorry, Muddy Kid. I hope this isn’t the most terrible of news for you…
*cri harder* I DON’T WANT YOU TO LEAVE JOSHUA
What, another PHB Author leaving?!!! Oh well, I’ll never forget you, Joshua, or the Giant Hawk Adventures.
We’re sad to see you go, buddy. Will never forget ya.
Thank you Mr. Skinny Ice. I hope never to forget this time either.
I need to make you a going away present
Really? That would be great, if you really want to. 😀
u were 1 of my fav phb authors
can i have hug joshua?
Oh, certainly! https://giphy.com/gifs/love-animation-hug-apcKda9LY1XZS
AH I LOVE THAT GIF
WHAT, you’re leaving? Well, you have been a great author, and we’ll never forget you. Good luck on your life.
Thank you. Knowing what I do about the world out there, I’m going to need it.
what did i do O_O
Anyways, we’ll miss ya, Giant Hawk.
just forgot what my pop avatar’s name was after being inactive from pop for so long
Will never forget you, GH.
Why, thank you Cuddly Knuckle. I hope never to forget you either. 🙂
i ❤️ u joshua
Aw, thank you! I really appreciate your sentiment. 😀
WHY THE FUDGING FUDGE IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?!?!?
Zeus is messing with my fate isn’t he.
ok, I’m sorry that you’re leaving. (Must not cry) I was really pumped for the Giant Hawk Adventures, (Must not cry!) *sniff* but i get not having time. There’s a reason my fan-fics aren’t going to be graphic novels. But, man. *tears up* i’m ok, i’m ok. ALRIGHT IT’S A LIE!! *starts crying*
I’m gonna go eat chocolate now.
i need hugs now.
One virtual hug, coming right up. https://media.giphy.com/media/apcKda9LY1XZS/giphy.gif
Gosh, we never even met. I’m Mighty Heart. I saw you come, and I saw you go. I’ll miss you dude. 😭
Thank you Mighty Heart. And while we never did properly get acquainted, I’d like to think that I won’t forget you.
How sweet, I probably won’t forget you though…
Must. Not. Cry. MUST. NOT. CRY. *Sniff*… *Snuffle*… OH I CAN’T TAKE IT! But I respect your decision. I’ve even made you a little goodbye gift,
I hope I will see you soon. I wish you lots of luck in life (Or book, or whatever).
Thanks! I shall wear that next time it rains, and think of you. 🙂
Thank you. It took me a long time to knit… Er… Pour that sweater. By the way, if you look up ‘Spongebob Crying’, you realize Spongebob cries a lot…
Goodbye, Giant Hawk. It was great having you on this blog, and I know whatever you go on to do, you’ll do it well. Although GHA did not end up becoming the full written series we all hoped for, it was brimming with creativity that may hopefully take on a new form for us to enjoy. Thank you for your part in this community, Hawktropican! 🙂
Many thanks Fishy. It really has been great getting to know you these past few months.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GIANT HAWK IS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY!!!!!!!!!!
I’m sorry Tallmeloniscool. I hope you can forgive me for this…
No! It happened with Blake and Samwow, and now you! I am in tears right now! 😥
Sounds like you need a good hug. I think I’ve got just the thing for you. https://media.giphy.com/media/apcKda9LY1XZS/giphy.gif
Hey-ya, GH. I swear I teared up a little when I read this. I’m really sad to see you go. I’m really gonna miss ya and your posts here. However, I do wish you luck on what the future holds for you and your writing and such. And since you said you’re still gonna be with OL, I’m looking forward to that too. ^_^ Take care! 😌
Thank you very much Alyssa. I know I’m looking forward to Orb Legend as well. 🙂
*falls to the floor and gets run over by car*
*dramatically flops dead*
*bursts into tears*
So what’s done is done and like even though you were my favourite author and things I know you’ll still be around and there’s Orb Legend and you’ll be VOICE ACTING I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Keep writing, living, schooling, theatre-ing, friend-ing, family-ing, whatever else you’ve gotta be doing because you’re great and deserve to rock this life! So yeah, thank you very muchly for joining this blog and brightening my days with your posts 😛 And thank you for noticing this random person—who neither blogs nor does anything—and calling me your friend :’)
All the best!
No problem Ray. 😀 I’m glad I got the chance to get to know you a bit. And hey, perhaps we can still chat on Discord on occasion.
i now make a multiverse phb funreal in his honor all invites exsepaple I don’t d care about grammar ritew now anybody tot ooot sad to usew garaamar sob
no someone elswe magon e I too sad exited
Sounds like here would be good place to put this, then. https://media.giphy.com/media/apcKda9LY1XZS/giphy.gif
OK. Now we are short… *gets calculator out* *beep beep boop* 2 (or 3) authors for the PHB!
I think that sounds about right…
Well, I wish luck to whomever is chosen in the future to join the wonderful staff of this blog.
Hey Joshua, I am terribly sad to see another PHB author leave the blog. Even though the series did not continue, I’m still excited to see its part in Orb Legend. I wish you the best of luck in the future, and I hope we’ll still stay in touch with Paul. May you continue your knack for writing and I hope we can see each other in the future. 🙂
Certainly! I’d love to still chat sometime. As for you, keeping being awesome, Slip. 😀
The hawk’s flying home, huh? Sad to see ya go, GH…
It’s the strangest thing, isn’t it? Goodbyes are always too sad…
Nevertheless, thank you for popping in to say goodbye.
*still crying rn*
Do you need another hug? https://giphy.com/gifs/americanidol-season-15-idol-finale-american-2016-3oGRFlwjCIOdQN7pkI
There’s plenty more where that came from. 🙂
AWWWW JOSHUA!!! You will be deeply missed by all. Thank you for all you’ve done. I really glad to have gotten to know you :’3
Thank you Popular Wolf. The feeling is mutual. 🙂
I appreciate being called your friend. Thank you for everything, m8. We are still gonna talk on Discord, right? ‘Cause I got an idea 🙂
Sounds like a plan! Feel free to message me there anytime.
I’m sad to see you go GH. It was really fun having you on the team and I hope we still keep in touch. I wish you the best of luck in whatever life throws at you next! ❤
Thank you, Syd. I definitely feel the same way. 🙂
My gosh …
You were my favorite PHB author, Giant Hawk. I know I haven’t been commenting for very long, but I was always reading this blog, and I was there when you first joined. I always related to you and your writing, and I felt like I found a kindred spirit – I’m a writer as well.
So here I am, finally having the chance to comment on one of your lovely posts, and you’re leaving.
I’m going to miss you, GH. You and your writing. A lot. Goodbye.
(I teared up when I read this post … ;-;)
*pats on back.* I hear you sister. I hear you.*holds back tears*
Here, have some chocolate.
Well, Whovian-Pegasister, it’s a shame I couldn’t have first met you sometime earlier. You do indeed sound like a kindred spirit.
Nevertheless, thank you for your kind words. Hopefully, you can continue in your writing. I’m sure you are very talented in that regard.
No, thank YOU for your kind words. That has to be the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me … gosh. I’ve never had anyone believe that much in my writing …
You know, GH … well, actually, you don’t know … my weekend hasn’t been so great, so it was really sweet of you to comment back at all. Thank you.
*eats chocolate that Lucky Wing gave me*
I suddenly have an idea. Maybe I could start working on an MPIP and send it in? The real question is if anyone would bother to read it.
I would! :))
Oh, well trust me, people will read it. I’d actually be curious to see it as well. I’m sure you’ve got an interesting history. 😀
i would totally read it! I’ve actually been thinking of making one myself, because i realized my life here is really complicated. it ended up really loooooooong…..
Anywho, enjoy the chocolate! I really can’t wait to read what YOU write. i write too, so this is sort of a blow. Ouch.
Oh, that’s really nice of you all! Thanks! I’ll just have to find a good time to write it.
Try Friday night. Unless i have something Saturday morning, i stay up and write and draw.
I’m gonna miss you Josh 😦 . I wish you luck on future endeavors in your life bro!
Good luck with everything you want to achieve. I know what you mean. Life is life. You need time to find your thing. Best wishes man. We’ll miss you bunches, but I respect your decision. I know for a fact you will be awesome at whatever you want to do (let’s face it, your 100% beast- I saw that on a peers shirt, only saying “I’m 100% beast”). I know I don’t sound like it- but I’m holding back tears. Good luck GH. *Silently cries and tries to take one of Lucky Wing’s chocolates but Whovian-Pegasister slaps my hand and takes another*
No no, I wouldn’t do that. Eat your chocolate, you need it too, MH. ^^ Everyone shall have chocolate! 😀
Thanks 😋 *takes the whole box and runs away*
That made me laugh xD
i have more!
eat my chocolate.
Thank you very much, Mighty Heart. I’m glad you understand.
Gonna miss you, Joshua! Good luck to you in the future c: 🙂
I’m not the best at drawing boys, but I wanted to give it a try and it wasn’t half bad!
That was for Giant hawk btw. Just to make things clear.
I’m flattered you made something for me. Although, the link you used appears to be for your computer’s personal files. I can’t quite see where it leads. 😛
In galactic hot dog island, when I was free princess dagger, the hawk broke the rock I was supposed jump off of before I could jump, what should I do?
AHAHHHHHHHHHHHH I WILL MISS YOU GIANT HAWK! YOU’RE POSTS WERE VERY ENTERTAINING. Hope to see you around though! 😦
Indeed. I’ll still be on Discord now and again, so perhaps you can message me there sometime. 🙂
Yes I will! After all the homework drama xd!
I come back and see all this. T^T So sad to see you go. You were one of my favorite author. You were an amazing author. I’m not good with words and goodbyes sure are sad. But all the best. We will miss you.
Aww, thank you Fairy Tale. 🙂
And just like Dangerous Eye said I’m happy that you will be voice acting in OL. 🙂 Can’t wait for it! I hope I will get to chat with you on Discord, even though I don’t get to chat with much with you due to different time zones. xD (Besides I’m NatureBeauty on Discord. I feel like I should change my username to NatureBeauty on here. xD )
Huh, really? I didn’t know you were NatureBeauty. 😛
Yeah, many don’t know.
Joshua deactivated his deviantART and displayed his username on his PHB posts…