This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Maroon Popper, a creative Poptropican who loves to write. See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!
Hi Poptropicans! My name is Maroon Popper, and my username is Andventurer. I’ve decided to write my own MPIP, considering lots of people have already done so. Hope you enjoy reading it! Anyway, here goes…
2009-2010 | Poptropica with Mum
I guess Poptropica is kind of important to me because it was basically the first computer game I ever played. Before that I practically didn’t go on the computer at all, I preferred playing outside, that sort of thing. I discovered Poptropica during the Christmas holidays of 2009, when I was nearly eight years old. I was really unhappy at school, and my parents had just decided to homeschool me.
My mum and I were looking at educational websites on the computer and I think I must have clicked on an advert for Poptropica by accident or something. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I created an account anyway and started playing Nabooti Island. I remember it took me weeks to complete it! (When I replayed it a few years later, it took me about an hour.)
I used to play Poptropica with my mum. We’d sit together at the computer and puzzle over the islands together, which was quite nice. I quickly became a fan and I showed the game to all my friends. None of them knew about it (I live in England and I guess Poptropica isn’t as well known here as it is in America) and I don’t think most of them were really interested in it. I had a shared account with a friend for a bit, but I think he got bored of it after a while.
2011-2013 | Playing On/Off and Getting Creative
I sort of played on and off for a couple of years. I also went on other sites, so sometimes I’d spend a few weeks playing some new games, but I’d always come back to Poptropica in the end. I still really enjoyed the game – in fact, I thought it was much better than the other games I played.
I also liked to make Poptropica-related creative stuff. I wrote stories, made comics, drew pictures, wrote Poptropica island guides, I even started my own Poptropica magazine, though I think I only ever finished the first issue and that was it. Yeah, I was kind of obsessed. Unfortunately I can’t find the majority of those things… they must have gotten thrown away over the years, which is sad.
In late 2013 I played Mocktropica Island, which was the first larger screen island I played. I didn’t like the new format, plus the island was really glitchy, which wasn’t like Poptropica normally. I was kind of disappointed with that and stopped playing Poptropica for a few months.
2014-2016 | Back at it, and PHB magazines
At some point in mid-2014 I thought, hey, I’m going to play Poptropica again. I played a few of the new islands, and I decided that the new larger screen thing wasn’t so terrible after all. I got kind of hooked on the game again, and I’ve been playing quite regularly ever since.
I guess it’s weird that even though I’ve been on Poptropica for so long, I only really discovered the PHB at some point last year. Before that, I did go on the PHB for island guides, but I wasn’t really interested in the actual blog. But last year I started looking through it and I thought, this is pretty cool. Then I discovered something even better: Popcorn Magazine! A magazine full of stories and drawings made by fans, just like I used to do! Creative writing and Poptropica: the two best things ever!! I decided to write my own Poptropica story, and it got published in the Spring 2016 issue, which I’m really proud of.
Well, I guess that’s it! Hope you enjoyed reading this My Place in Poptropica story!
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