This is the My Place in Poptropica story of shavone101, who at first wasn’t sure about Poptropica, but then discovered the greatness of the game – and its community. See below for how to send your MPIP!
Hoi yo peeps, wassup – it is the savvy Shavy here with my own ‘My Place in Poptropica’! Before we get started, if you want add me on Poptropica, my username is shavone101 – and with that, let’s begin!
2010 | my initial apprehension
In the year 2010, it seemed that everyone was into Poptropica – I heard it talked about a lot. I had never seen anyone play it, but for some reason I assumed it was something lame that only the nerds played.
Anyway, I became friends with a kid named Calvin. He was a good friend, but sadly, now he doesn’t even remember me (I wish he did!). 😦 In second grade, I went over to his house and watched him play Animal Jam on his computer, and then, of course, Poptropica. My first thought was, oh brother.
Calvin told me that Poptropica was made by Jeff Kinney, and to be honest, I’m not a fan of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, so that made me even more apprehensive. However, I gave it a shot…
…and I loved it! Soon, I was playing it like mad both at school and at home. I just kept making new characters, since I thought all you could do was walk around the islands doing nothing (of course, I was wrong).
Since I wasn’t doing much, I soon lost interest, which I now deeply regret. Fortunately, I returned six years later…
2016 | back again, with orange flipper
Earlier this year – April 21, 2016 to be exact – I fell sick. Like, super sick, the vomiting kind.
Since I couldn’t do much, I started browsing the Internet. Poptropica was just a tiny speck in my mind, but somehow it found its way to the surface of my thoughts, so I gave it a go. It took me a while to remember the name, but then it flashed in my mind: Poptropica!
I clicked ‘Create new character’ on Poptropica, and out came my new best friend: Orange Flipper. There was now a tutorial – Monkey Wrench Island – to show me that there was more to the game than walking around. I soon beat the island, and moved on to another one – Shrink Ray.
However, that one was super hard, so I looked up a walkthrough… and that’s when I found the PHB. 😀 Thanks to this site, I beat Shrink Ray and a bunch of other islands. I’ve got to say, my favorite island is Survival.
I loved this Poptropica Help Blog so much that I finally made a WordPress account and joined the fan community. Now, you may see me often in the PHB comments and on the PHC on Discord. Like many others, I’m still hoping to one day be a PHB author. I am very familiar with the community and I am happy that I found Poptropica again. By the way, I might even make a Poptropica blog with some people (I don’t think I could do it alone 😛 ).
I would like to thank UiPE (Ultimate iPad Expert), Giant Raptor, Giant Hawk, Cuddly Brain, Tall Cactus, Happy Lobster, Perfect Sky, Short Feather, Magic Flipper and Small Carrot: you all have made a big, positive difference in my life, so thank you. 🙂
That is my Poptropica story – thanks for listening, and I hope I didn’t go on and on and on and on and on and on… whoops, there I go again…
– the savvy shavy –
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 every weekend!
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