This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Squeezy Starfish, a Poptropica player who likes the sponsored islands and creating good outfits. See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!
2012 | What’s this?
It was Friday Fun at school. I was in the computer lab, playing around on the running game QWOP. The teacher then told us a few websites we could go on: Sumdog, i-Ready, or Poptropica. The first two I knew were educational game sites, but what was Poptropica? Being the curious person I was, I googled it. I clicked on it and a bunch of characters ran across my screen.
I created a new character for myself, going through the names, not the outfits. I got Squeezy Starfish, which I thought went together pretty well. My beginning outfit was *violent shudder* me with my hair back in a green headband, a heart shirt, and a skirt. As you can assume, I didn’t like it.
But I shrugged and went along, my friend guiding me throughout the entire thing. He taught me about the pop quizzes, and saving your account, and the islands. The first island I wanted to try out was Red Dragon Island since I liked Magic Treehouse, the Wimpy Kid islands being the next since I liked those as well. And oh gee, that was a bad choice. Red Dragon’s actually one of my least favorite islands to this day. Now, I never really knew what I was doing, but I played around and switched islands all the time.
2013 | A Re-Discovery
Boom! After that day, I didn’t play at all. Until a day in 2013 when I was cleaning out my backpack, in small illegible handwriting on a post-it note, there lay my username (cs84910), and my password. At the bottom there were big bubbly letters with the words Poptropica on them. And so I went on my cousin’s computer and started playing.
Oh look, fetus Clare (Clare’s my real name) actually wanted to finish Red Dragon. But oh well, she couldn’t get past the bonsai tree part and still can’t to this day. Oh look, fetus Clare wanted to finish Wimpy Wonderland. But oh well, she couldn’t get past Twisted Wizard and still can’t to this day. You see, I’m not the most committed person. However, I surprisingly got past Wimpy Boardwalk.
I didn’t try out any of the other islands, since I just liked the books and wanted to do only those islands. Also, during this time, I finally got a non-cringey outfit and got rid of the bad hair for a wavy hairdo and a light blue kimono from Red Dragon. Then there was a small period of time that I forgot about Poptropica once more.
2014-2015 | The Year of Poptropica
I had stumbled across a website called the Poptropica Help Blog and remembered about Poptropica. I had also friended a lot of my friends on Poptropica. By this time, I was a *cough* emo nerd who considered herself a rebel… but that doesn’t matter right now. So I looked around the PHB. THESE PEOPLE KNEW HOW TO COMPLETE ALL THE ISLANDS?!?!?!?
From then on, I went on Poptropica as much as I could and tried to complete all the islands. And I almost did. Halfway through my island adventure, BOOM! I forgot about the sponsored islands and now I can’t finish them because I don’t think I really want to be a member. I was disappointed.
Oh, and look, Clare got an outfit that was even less cringey! A blue superhero suit and a blue beret! And… holding her signature fish. Also in this period, I made three more accounts. Cuddly Panda (tylerandjoshdunit), Spotted Fox (bluecrayon410), and one where I used an ASG on Red Lizard (poopyunicorn123). After this, I got an even less cringey outfit. The Hermione Granger costume and the Aqua Hipster costume (from the PHB Costumes page) combined! Yay.
Since Clare is a person who gives up easily, she never finished Red Dragon, Astro-Knights, Skullduggery, or any of the sponsored seven besides Wimpy Boardwalk.
2016 and beyond | ???
If I’m being honest, I think I’ll lose interest pretty soon. But that’s okay! I’ll still visit the PHB for funny posts and try to complete the mentioned islands. If the Creators keep going with islands, I hope they’ll make a Harry Potter one or a Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus one. (Hey Creators, if you decide to do a Heroes of Olympus one, be sure to include my bae Leo – What? I didn’t say that hahaha… *awkwardly slides away*)
Welp, thanks for reading Clare’s MPIP, and – goTTA BLAST!
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!