This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Calm Flipper, who was introduced to Poptropica through Thinknoodles and eventually beat an “impossible” island. See below for how to send in your own MPIP!
2011 – 2013 | Poptropica Videos and Starting an Account
Back in 2011, I followed a really popular YouTuber who went by the name of Insiders Network. He was a gameplay commentator who would upload videos about Club Penguin, Webkinz, and Poptropica. I really loved his Poptropica videos, and they made me want to play as well.
So I created my first account, gregoryben10. I became hooked to the game, completing every island, day after night. It’s hard for me to recall the exact details, but I do remember that I had a hard time beating Skullduggery Island, so I quit for a couple of months.
In 2013, I thought of the game again and wanted to revisit it. So I grabbed my mom’s computer, and started typing in Poptropica’s web address in again. I tried to log in to my gregoryben10 account, but it didn’t work! I tried every password I could think of, but to no avail.
I looked at Poptropica’s troubleshooting page and it said that the account went poof if you left it dormant for 6+ months. (This is actually not true, but I didn’t know how to get my account back.) Anyway, I was pretty mad about that. Two years’ worth of play time on that account! I didn’t want to play Poptropica after that, but found myself doing it anyway.
2014 – 2015 | Hello, Calm Flipper!
In early 2014, I created a new account called gregoryben2, which is my current account. I looked back at Insiders Network on YouTube to find out that the same guy now went by the alias of Thinknoodles.
I soon wanted to buy Poptropica membership, and my mom let me! So I hopped on my new account, and played my first island on it, which was Ghost Story Island.
I played through most of the islands during this time, but something caught my interest. There was a fan website dedicated to Poptropica, which I thought would really help me get through some islands that I was stuck on. It was called the PHB. I scurried through the islands after that (with some left unfinished), and through browsing the PHB, I became an avid Poptropica fan (I was also a fan of Club Penguin at this time).
2016 – present | It’s Me Again!
I played through all of the new SUI islands, which I neglected back then because they were pretty laggy overall. After that I got pretty bored – that is, until I found the PHB Discord chat (the PHC), which I gladly joined, officially joining the Poptropica fan community!
I got a lot better with gaming in 2015, so I used my new skill to beat Skullduggery Island. Somehow I did it, beating the island which seemed so hard before. I beat the island which I had previously deemed impossible to beat. I looked down at my palms, (which were filled with sweat from a hard night’s worth of effort) and laughed. I laughed with glee, and joy, and all of those great emotions. I was happy.
If you guys want chat with me on Discord, my username is Gregoryk_, or Calm Flipper on the PHB. For those of you who want to add me as a friend on Poptropica, my username is gregoryben2. Thank you all, for making up this wonderful community!
So I guess that’s all! Hope you enjoyed my story!
– Calm Flipper 😊
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!
~the Poptropica Help Blog