This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Zippy Coyote, a Poptropica fashionista who enjoys designing Pop costumes and other creative work. See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!
2012 | Discovery
One summer day in 2012, I was very bored. That’s when I discovered Poptropica. No, I did not find it through Funbrain like many others did! I actually just searched Google for fun internet games and happened to come across it.
The first island I completed was Spy Island, and I loved it! The thing I liked most about the island was the setting. But not only did I like the idea of a spy adventure, I also found it interesting that it was one of the only islands set at night time. Also, the plot twist about Director D shocked me. I thought it was one of the most interesting parts of the island! It took me some time before I actually completed the island for the first time, but I was so excited when I did, that I was running up to all my siblings and telling them about my huge accomplishment!
I thought if the first island I played was that fun, the other adventures that this game had in store for me had to be fun too! And that’s when I began exploring more. I played every day that summer.
2013 | Awesome Fashion
During the year of 2013, I played Poptropica a lot more. Aside from beating the islands, I found a new interest: Poptropica fashion! I started searching for all of the best outfits for my Poptropican to wear. I spent some time looking for awesome clothes on islands, and I also checked the common rooms for bits and pieces of outfits that I could turn into a completely new look. I had so much fun with that!
I even drew pictures of my Poptropican wearing all kinds outfits, even some that I designed myself. The Poptropican I had during this year had long, straight, medium brown hair. Her name was Wild Stomper. My favorite outfit for her to wear was a black dress from Spy Island, and a necklace and hand-held fan from the Royal Ball costume. She also had curled bangs and the pink lipstick from the Swan Ballerina costume. I also found a white dress that I loved and a pair of fairy wings from a common room, but I never found out where they originally came from.
2014 | A Break I Didn’t Want to Take
In 2014, a lot of serious things were going on in my life (personal things that I don’t want to openly talk about). Although I didn’t lose interest in Poptropica, I didn’t spend nearly as much time in the game. In fact, I probably only logged onto my account 3 times during that whole year.
2015 | Back, And With Many Poptropicans!
By the time it was 2015, I started playing Poptropica more frequently again. With my interest in Poptropica fashion, I decided to make more Poptropicans. Why? Because I wanted to try out new outfits with different character designs (without losing the old ones). So I made a lot of Poptropicans on lots of different accounts.
Some of these Poptropicans included a girl with short black hair, a girl with long blue hair and black glasses, a girl with brown curly hair, a girl with short blonde hair, and even one boy, who had light brown hair. But my favorite was Zippy Coyote, the one with short blonde hair. Although I don’t spend as much time winning islands on this account, I liked this name and character design best, so I decided to go by the name Zippy Coyote. I chose to go by Zippy Coyote on all the social media profiles I later created.
2016 | How I Found The PHB
One day in January, I discovered some Poptropica videos. I watched them for the first month or so, but they started to bore me. Why, you might ask? Because everyone posted the same thing! Walkthroughs, walkthroughs, and more walkthroughs! But one day, I saw a different channel named PoptropicaPerfectSky. I was amazed at how she could make such well-developed Poptropican movies, and of course, I just had to subscribe!
Anyway, so how did I find the PHB? Well I once saw a comment that Perfect Sky made on her channel discussion page, referencing the Poptropica Help Blog. I didn’t know what it was, so I googled it, and immediately fell in love! With this blog, I learned great tips and tricks, and I found written island guides, which I prefer over video guides. I even found ASGs that helped me get better Poptropica fashion! And the most important thing to me, I got to see a big community of people with a passion for Poptropica – plus I was relieved to see that I’m not the only 14-year-old who still plays Poptropica!
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!