Contests, Hellos & Goodbyes

Take care, Poptropicans. (Also: Results for Cobalt’s Contest!)

Hey folks, it’s Cobalt, no, Spencer here, with some saddening news, and a lot of commas.

I was here for what, a month, a bit longer? Yeah, I know. I’m sorry if you all became somewhat attached to me. But listen, I’ll never forget this. Any of this. I’ll never forget being Cobalt, and I’ll never forget you. I’ll be 90 something, 100 or more if I’m lucky, on my deathbed and I promise, I swear, I’ll have this place in mind. You won’t know when I die, any of you online pals or fans, but if I were to get in a car crash tomorrow, I want you all to know I died loving you all.

Sorry for getting a tad personal, but I want my goodbye to be genuinely from the heart. I’ve always downright hated my environment. My school, my home life, my family hardships and so forth. I always wanted something just otherworldly to happen to me. Like, turn into The Flash or get a letter to attend Hogwarts. I never got struck by lightning, or an owl flinging himself against my window with an invitation to a wizard school. But, I did get an invitation to work here. The opportunity to work on a blog you’ve been a fan of for roughly half your life? Yeah, that’s pretty otherworldly.

So, why am I leaving? Why am I abandoning this community and game altogether? Well, there really is no way to word this without it sounding like a sob story, but here I go.

I need to work on myself, and pursue other interests and move on. I was the kid in 4th grade that blew his homework to play Big Nate Island on its release day, diss going outside on a hot Spring day to play Mythology Island, and beg my Grandma to buy me membership so I could obtain the limited edition golden renegade robot store item. I’m just not that kid anymore, and sadly, I got what I wanted, but what the young Spencer wanted, not the older Spencer. Does that make sense? At all? No? Okay.

Thank you for the privilege, Slanted Fish. HP, Sam, UIPE, Fishy, Blake, BT, Slip, and SD… thank you for being my buddy pal amigos who embraced my love for circles, and becoming my part time therapists. I won’t be on Discord anymore, nor the comment section. But, I plan on keeping contact with the staff of the PHB, and I’ll still be lurking this place. So, I’ll still be speaking with them, they’re my buddy pal amigos after all, and I’ll be happy to be in the Poppies, along with voicing Cobalt in Orb Legend. Because well, sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back.

But, what’s next for me? Well, with the help of a buddy pal amigo, I will be attempting to make rap music. So, that’s pretty gnarly.

Guess what else?ย It’s been a week since the little PHB 24 million hits contest, and I promised to announce the winners. My co-author UiPEย will be getting the accounts to the winners, so if you won, stay tuned. Anyway, here they are:

Never-Seen Ninja: Cuddly Knuckle

Rock and Roll All Knight: Funny Ant

More-Dred’s Mace: Some Guy

Pretty Pistol: Short Feather

Secret Samurai: Crazyย Sinker

To read theirย entries, check out the comments section of the contest post:ย Top Five Unreleased Items, Unleashed!ย Great entries, guys. Do great things in life. All of you.

Play the game, don’t let the game play you.

โ€“Spencer JD

Take care folks.


133 thoughts on “Take care, Poptropicans. (Also: Results for Cobalt’s Contest!)”

  1. Aw, not you too. ;-; Another author leaving this year. ;-; Though I understand your reasons. So, goodbye. And good luck. We will miss you!

    1. And then there were six… I hope that Omegon isn’t going to take over now! its been a whil- WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!! Omegon its still up to his plans! He has taken Cheerful Singer, Giant Hawk, Quick Wing, Blake, Samwow5, Magic Snowball, Sticky Clown, Nariko/anime, Rasuke, Sasuke, Sakura, and now Spencer! Omegon has taken 13 people. Don’t you see? Omegon is trying to take over Poptropica from the PHB! This is not good! Who is next?!?!

  2. It makes me sad seeing you leave, Spence, but I know you’ll do great in your life. I wish you luck in it, I’m sure you’ll accomplish a lot, you already have! You’re a great friend, and hopefully, cya sometime.
    You take care, too. โค

  3. Even though you weren’t able to be here for long, it was pretty cool having you here- it was cool that we even lived not too far away from each other and we both are familiar with certain areas of Manhattan. I do understand why you have to go though, your top lists were pretty fun to read! See you around, Spence ^_^

      1. Anyone is welcome to send in guest posts if they have ideas, but becoming a full-time PHB staff writer (those on the header) is up to the discretion of the current staff team. Some qualities we generally look for are helpfulness, activeness in the community, friendliness, among others.

  4. Darn it,this post is so bittersweet! First I find out that you’re leaving,next I find out I won?! I’ll miss you and your top lists posts.

    Out of curiousity,though,will the credentials be emailed to me like I requested?

  5. *looks at screen*
    oh… my… goodness…
    *starts tearing up*
    I can’t believe this…
    We are down to 6 authors.
    And this is the second time 2 authors have left in one week since i have been on.
    i’m not crying, i’m sweating though my eyes.
    *Starts crying*
    Geez Spencer. I remeber when you got on… and i thought i knew you from somewhere else.
    *starts crying harder*
    i need to… uh.. go… cry in a corner now.
    *runs off sobbing uncontrollably*

  6. While I can’t necessarily relate to your situation, I can totally understand what you’re going through. It’s something even I’ve contemplated before.
    We’ll all miss you Spenny. Even though I’ve only known you for a few months, it was great to get to work with you on different projects, namely drAWihn wiF zPNSr.
    Keep Calm and Circle On.

      1. Well, basically…
        A half circle is a half circle, and a semi- circle is a semi-circle.
        No, but it’s from the PHV video, if you’ve ever seen that.

  7. Well Spencer, it’s been great having you on the PHB. The time was short, but you did a lot in that short time, and I’m glad you got to make your mark in the Poptropica community. Top five posts, drAWihn wiF zPNSr, Orb Legend, and more โ€“ thanks for being a part of it all, and sorry to see you go. Remember we’ll be here for you if you ever want to circle back over, and I wish you all the best with everything else in your life. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Spencer…I know you may never see this, but you were an amazing author. Your posts were so awesome and they helped me learn interesting things about Pop while being hilarious at the same time. We’ll miss you and your circles, Spence. *cries*

    Also, congrats to the winners, your stories were gr8. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Seriously, that must be, like some 1 month and 18 days. Like, about half a circle We are down to six authors now! If we go on losing authors like this, there will be no PHB left!
    By the way, Spencer, you probably made the record for shortest stay on the PHB, you son of a CIRCLE. *sob* Gonna miss your circles.

      1. OK. I understand. I guess I was being over reactive since we lost… *gets out calculator*… 4 PHB staff within 2 months.

    1. And then there were sixโ€ฆ I hope that Omegon isnโ€™t going to take over now! its been a whil- WAIT A MINUTE!!!!!! Omegon its still up to his plans! He has taken Cheerful Singer, Giant Hawk, Quick Wing, Blake, Samwow5, Magic Snowball, Sticky Clown, Nariko/anime, Rasuke, Sasuke, Sakura, and now Spencer! Omegon has taken 13 people. Donโ€™t you see? Omegon is trying to take over Poptropica from the PHB! This is not good! Who is next?!?!

  10. ( crawls to a corner ) (rocks back and forth )
    this is a dream… this is a dream…. no no no this ain’t happenin
    im crying
    i cant handle this why did u mention the car accident thing ๐Ÿ˜
    its ok
    the header
    gravestone flowers
    i cri everitiem
    i cant believe it

    1. yeah… *kneels down nest to Young Singer and pats her on the back*
      It’s ok
      *Tears up*
      OK, no it’s not. I’m going to go get chocolate for us all.
      *Runs off to go get chocolate*

    2. *hugs Lucky Wing and Young Singer* I’m with ya gals. *sniffs* I can’t stay strong anymore! *cries* Say it ain’t so! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ May your circles rest in peices (cemi circles)

      1. Man… *sniffs loudly* I”m ok. Thanks Mighty Heart.
        Oh yeah, do you go by Mighty or Heart, or MH, or anything as a nickname?

  11. Oh no so many people leaving in 2016 we got giant hawk, blake,and samwows!!!! WHAT whos next on leaving better wish spotted dragon or slipplery do not leaving or else i do not know what do you.Cobalt you where a great member by the way!

    1. Don’t worry. the Phb will hire more authors. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Till then… im in an eternal state of crying.

      1. Oh my god im still crying tryna do my homework my Fractions are soggy :c
        approximately 1/3 of it isn’t wet
        heh heh
        ok it wasn’t funny im also crying cuz im boring :I

  12. How many authors have left now? Blake, then Sam, then Giant Hawk, and now Cobalt? Exactly four authors. Three moons, this is awful. Cobalt, I’ve been around the entire time you’ve been posting here, and I wish you good luck in life. I’ll miss all the circles.

    If anyone needs comforting, I’m here. *passes out chocolate again*

    (And congrats to all the winners of the contest!)

  13. Just six authors left… ;(
    I’ll always remember those half circles of yours. Take care, Cobalt.

  14. Geez. I’m sad after I heard this depressing news. You were one of the most funniest authors. (No offense Fishy, HP, SD, UiPE, BT and Slip. But hey, I said one of!:)) Even though you were not on PHB for a long time the entire Poptropica Community will miss you. I will forever remember that blue hair under that beanie. It’s pretty sad having 4 authors leave in 2 months.(I,m talking about you, Blake, Sam, GH and now Cobalt.) I was here when you came, and I am here when you leave. I guess there are now only 6 authors, but you wouldn’t understand, Cobalt, because YOU ARE NOT A COUNTER!!:)

    1. I’m sorry about my bad grammar. I meant to put “the” between “on” and “PHB”. I also meant to put a ‘ instead of a , in I’m. I’m sorry about the failed smiley faces. ๐Ÿ™‚ THERE! I finally didn’t fail!!

  15. Another one will come, and another one will go. There will be times of sadness and times of joy.
    Goodbye Spencer! We will miss you, and will cherish your great personality and funny humor forever in our hearts! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  16. I’m kind of glad I didn’t win, cause I’m never on Discord, and timezones.

    I’ll miss you, Cobalt. You were one of my favourites. It’s always sad seeing someone leave Poptropica and Discord forever. Goodnight, sweet prince. I remember the day you joined the PHB. Now there’s only six.

    -xoxo Shaky Skunk (Adelaide)

      1. It’s okay, sister. It’s okay.

        Sometimes moving on is best for the authors and the community. Sometimes we need to accept it. Just think about it, a lot of us weren’t thrilled about Samwow5 leaving, and look how awesome we think Cobalt is!

  17. I don’t think I’ve ever met you, but I can tell that everyone here loves you and will miss you. Can’t say much, but I can say that I hope you fare well for yourself and that you do awesome things in your life. Good luck, dude.

  18. WHAT THE-

  19. OK, rapping is pretty cool. But we have to do something people!!
    Strangely colored hair people unite!!!
    (Blue, green, bright flipping red, whatever.)

      1. I WANT to dye my hair red ombrรฉ. Black and red look cool. There ya go, a little fact from Mighty.

      2. THAT is cool. I meant in the game though… Probably shoulda mentioned that. (Otherwise i couldn’t have joined my own club! Awkward!)

  20. Sigh. Well, this had happened again. We will all miss you, Cobalt. You have only been here for a short time, but, to speak for all of us, as the spectators of the spectacular PHB, you made a huge impression on us in such a small period of time, and you were already one of our favorite authors. And, I get it, Cobalt. It’s like when I begged my parents for months to get a dog, and when I got it, I was so amazingly happy. I still love my dog, but, it’s like, there isn’t that same amazing feeling anymore. And now I want a ferret, but a while after I get him, I’m sure the spark will be gone. Dang it, I sound like I am breaking up with someone XD. But, once again, I understand. Sometimes you just need a ferret instead of the dog.

    “Sometimes you just need a ferret instead of the dog.”

    Okay, enough quotes. You will be missed, Cobalt. Good luck in whatever life throws at you next.


  21. I wonder what author the PHB will get next. What if it was Thinknoodles? Heh, Imagine how awesome that would be.

  22. Aww Spencer, it’s so sad to see you go… ;7; you’re post were funny and entertaining! We, poptropicans will miss you, and will remember your amazing personality and humor! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  23. I won… thanks a million, Cobalt. I’ve been sick for the past two days and this really lifted my spirits. You will be missed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. STARTING TO CRYYYY IM SO SAD AND JUST WANT COBALT BACK PLZ COME BACK PLZZZZZZZZZZZZ I WILL MISS YA :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:((:(::((:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:((:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:((:(- CODY

  25. I’ll miss you, Spencer. It’s been good to have you as an author, even if it was just for a short while.

    P.S. I’ll never forget all of the circles.

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