2012 | How I Found Poptropica
I discovered Poptropica from a girl in my class. Let me say we were not friends (in fact, we kind of hated each other). We always fought and competed. One day, she was bragging about beating an island on Poptropica. “What’s a Poptropica??” I thought.
I had to find out, and that is when I found the game. I made my first account and started playing all the islands. What started as a competition to beat that girl ended up being a new hobby I absolutely love.
2013 -2014 | Playing in Silence
For the next few years, I still loved Poptropica. But I did not know anyone who played it anymore, so I never talked about it. Playing Pop was something I did when I was bored, and in that time, it was no longer a big thing in my life anymore.
2015 | My Account is Gone!
In early 2015, I took a break from Poptropica. I was really busy and I just did not have time to play. In May of that year, when I tried to log onto my account again, it didn’t work! I tried to retype the username and password I always had so many times, and it still said incorrect password.
I was so mad that I rage-quit and left Poptropica… until a few months later. In September, I missed Poptropica. I decided to make a few accounts so I did not need to worry about losing one. I connected my accounts to my email so I could reset my passwords and prevent myself from rage-quitting again, lol.
Early 2016 | I’m a BIG FAN!
In 2016, I discovered the Poptropica community. I started to watch Poptropica videos on YouTube, and I read blogs too. That’s how I discovered the fandom within the community.
I have always been more of a “fan” type of person. What I mean by this is, for example, I don’t want to be a singer, but I like listening to other people’s music. I don’t want to be an actor, though I like watching movies.
I like being in fandoms, and I became very interested in all things Poptropica fans do, like making theories, fanart, and fanfiction. However, I hadn’t met anyone in the community yet, because I silently read blogs like the PHB without commenting, and I did not have a WordPress account (although that’s not required to comment on blogs).
Summer 2016 | Discord and Community
Just a few months ago, this summer, I noticed a link to the Poptropica Help Chat here on the PHB. I didn’t know what it was at the time, but I decided to join it. That is when I made my Discord account, and from there, my experience in the community only got better.
Soon after, the PHB held their Poppies event. I was really excited, and little did I know that I’d even get to meet Perfect Sky – a Poptropica YouTuber whose videos I’d become a huge fan of mere months before! I talked to her the day Poppies nominations started, and we became friends. Also on Discord, I met my favorite blogger, Tall Cactus, as well as the PHB authors!
In August, I was talking to my friend Bony Fox in a YouTube DM. We decided to start a blog together. Our blog is called The Poptropica Fandom, and our goal is to unite the fandom side of the Poptropica community. We have an art gallery that anyone can contribute to, so please share your art to be featured! :)) Thanks for reading my story!
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!
~the Poptropica Help Blog