This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Fearless Peanut, whose Poptropica playing was influenced by a rivalry with her brother. See below for details on sending in your own MPIP!
2011 – 2012 | Brother & Beginning
It was way back 2011 when I first saw my brother playing Poptropica, and that’s how I discovered it. For some reason, it was kinda weird for me because when I was watching him play, I felt so familiar with it, like I’d played it before or maybe I dreamed about something like it before I discovered it. Weird, right? But it didn’t stop me from being curious about it.
I asked my brother what he was playing but he wouldn’t tell me, instead saying something like, “This is game isn’t for you.” I was disappointed by his words, yet I still watched him play. After I watched him finished the islands (it was Mythology Island and Red Dragon Island) I said to myself, I’m going to play it whether he likes it or not.
And the very next day, I created my very first account (which is I don’t remember anymore). The first island I ever played was Red Dragon Island. Being a beginner, I didn’t know what to do – I was so clueless that I created another account and put it on the same island again and again.
It wasn’t until I saw my brother watching a walkthrough of another island on Poptropica on YouTube that I started figuring things out. After I saw him do that, I went on YouTube and typed in the YouTuber’s name (it was Graser10). Then I watched his walkthrough on Red Dragon Island and I was so happy, finally knowing how to finish that island.
I created another account which I used, although I regret my embarrassing username. Anyway, the name of my Poptropican is Fearless Peanut, which I figured was a very decent name at the time, especially as I had been listening to Taylor Swift’s song “Fearless”.
2012 – 2013 | The Rivalry
It was the following year where I started having a Poptropica rivalry with my brother. Every time he finished another island, I would go there as well, watching one of Graser10’s walkthrough videos so I could finish it by the end of the day. My brother knew about this and decided to have bet with me: the first person to finish all the islands would win.
Being a player and a fighter myself, I took on the challenge. It was one of my most memorable days because every time I finished an island he hadn’t finished yet, I always helped him with it, and as time went by, we almost forgot about the bet.
2013 – 2015 | The Hiatus
As far as I can remember, this was the year where I started getting bored on Poptropica. After finishing all the islands, and repeating all of it again and again and waiting for another island to be release, I started losing interest.
I figured I should stop and leave Poptropica for a while until a new island came, so I stopped playing Poptropica for a while and played other games on the computer.
For a whole year, I didn’t played Poptropica. I totally forgot about it, plus I was so busy with other things in my school life and my personal life, since it was my first year of high school and it wasn’t going great.
2015 – 2016 | The Comeback
Little by little, I got myself back to Poptropica again. During my computer period at school, I would see about a quarter of my classmates playing Poptropica when it was our free time.
While watching them from the far corner (I like corners because people don’t see me – I’m a self-proclaimed anti-social person… sorry), I noticed there were new islands on Poptropica. I was so excited about it and planned to play them, but got distracted with other school things and forgot about it.
However, during this time I also lost my brother, the only person who would play Poptropica with me – my Poptropica rival. One reason I didn’t feel like playing Poptropica was because I didn’t want to be reminded of this.
2016 – present | The Golden Age
I eventually got over it and started playing Poptropica again, deciding to become part of its fandom. This started around my summer vacation when I was surfing on fanfiction.net to find some fan fiction to read. I suddenly wondered, just for fun, if there were any Poptropica fanfics on the site. There were, so I started reading those fanfics (my favorites were written by PoptropicaGirl79). I started to remember those memories I had when I was playing Poptropica before.
I was so excited to find any fanfics related to Poptropica that I kept looking for more. I searched on DeviantArt, and not only did I find fanfics, but I also found a lot of Poptropica fan art!
That same year, I also discovered the PHB! At the time, I didn’t realize it was the same blog I keep searching when I didn’t feel like watching the walkthroughs on YouTube. Anyway, even now, I keep coming back here every day to see if they have the latest news about the New Poptropica (which I’m so excited for!), or random posts like the MPIP stories, and much more!
I also enjoy drawing my Poptropican and other Poptropica characters, which has led me to discover many interesting Poptropica stories! I’m glad my love for Poptropica is back.
Without much thought, I have become part of Poptropica fandom. I’ve met many amazing people in this community, and I’ve also joined the PHC under the name FearlessPeanut_Osoko. At first I was totally scared to chat on the PHC because I was worried about offending people or saying things that would be boring, but I’ve gotten over it! You can chat with me if you like – don’t worry, I’m easy to befriend!
So that’s all about me! Thank you for reading MPIP!!
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