Hey, guys. I decided to write a My Place in Poptropica story, since a lot of members in the community are doing it, and I thought it would be fun, since I’ve been playing Poptropica for ages. So yeah, here’s My Place in Poptropica, Shaky Skunk Edition! 😀
Before 2008 | Prior to Poptropica
Before I discovered Poptropica, I would go on websites like Boombang, Barbie, Polly Pocket and other stuff for little girls. I was only seven years old, and had to use a crummy old desktop, so I was only on it after school and on weekends, and I also had to share using it with my sister! It was pretty lame, until one day…
2008 | Funbrain
One weekend, we were on the computer, and my sister introduced me to Funbrain. It was a little popular at school, and the kids would play it in free computer time.
I remember playing all of the games in the Funbrain Playground and even reading the book they had there. Until my sister pointed out an ad.
“Hey, what’s Poptropica?” she said, clicking the link.
She created her character, Mighty Skunk, or “MiniMindfreakCasey”, and started playing Early Poptropica and Shark Tooth Island. I watched her play in amazement. I thought it was a really cool game.
Eventually, my sister let me play. Since I was a weird little kid, I entered the username “BigYummyCandyApple”, cause why not? I started changing the name until a got a name that I liked and would stick forever: Shaky Skunk. My character had brown hair and a pink shirt.
Once I had finished Early Poptropica and some other islands, I spent my credits on the Followers: Classic Pack and the Classic PopGum. Soon, the entire class had been introduced to Poptropica. (I honestly have no idea how I remember all of this. 😂)
Eventually, I had finished all of the islands. I completed all the islands, with the help of the PHB and some other blogs, and wore my medallions in pride. After that, I would waste my time in the common rooms battling in games and watching my sister play, until they would release more islands.
2010 | Poptropica at School
It was third grade. Everyone on the computers had Poptropica open, getting stuck on Ghost Story Island, and I was reminded of that amazing game. I started playing the oldies, like Reality TV Island.
At home, I kept replaying my favourites, which had to be the sponsored islands.
2012 | Membership and the PHB Stalking
It was fifth grade. I had completely forgotten about Poptropica, and spent my time on Boombang and made mediocre drawings of cats on DeviantArt.
For some reason, the name Poptropica popped into my head. I went online and played most of the islands. My brother saw that I was obsessed with this game and bought me a month of membership.
With my membership, I got all of the members only and regular cards. Soon, my character was this weird hybrid of a goth and a dog. I was really happy, because I also got early access to Wimpy Boardwalk, and played the members only bonus quests. (Except for that horrid Wimpy Boardwalk one. 😡)
Since I needed help with like, two-thirds of the islands, I rediscovered the PHB. I would stalk it every day. I even added the mermaid and green girl costumes to my closet.
2013 | A Fresh Start
It was sixth grade. I was getting a little bored of my Poptropica account, so I made a new one. I entered the username “AdelaideQueen”, and my name was something like “Red Fox”. I can’t remember.
After replaying the islands, and discovering the HORRORS of sound updated islands, I was starting to get sick of playing Poptropica.
Occasionally, I would check Poptropica and replay my favourite islands, but I only did that about once or twice a year.
2016 | Rejoining the Community and Blogging
By now, I’m in ninth grade. It was January, and I wondered how Poptropica was going. I logged on to my BigYummyCandyApple account, and the memories came flooding back.
I wanted to replay all of the islands, but then I remembered the PHB. I decided to make my own blog, Poptropica Skunk Blog. I soon discovered the Poptropica community, chat rooms, and joined two other blogs. So, yeah, I’m still playing Poptropica to this day.
Hopefully in the future, I will still be a fan of Poptropica. I hope the game, islands and ad placements are improved in the future. Cause right now, the ads are just like the ones in Mocktropica.
That’s the end of my adventure. I hope you enjoyed reading it!
-Shaky Skunk 🐼
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