This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Magic Snowball, who has found many things to obsess over, including fan fiction, which led her back to Pop. See below for how to send in your own MPIP!
Oh hello there Poptropica people! In case you haven’t seen me before, I’m Magic Snowball (kkool223 if you want to add me). It’s been a while since I’ve been in the community, so I decided, let’s write about my Poptropica journey! *slow clap*
2009 | Seeing the game for the first time
So I was visiting my cousin and he showed me this game called Poptropica, which I’d never heard of before. He showed me how to customize your Poptropican and all that junk. I was still young and I didn’t really understand this game, so I just watched in wonder.
2012 | Finding it again
I was at home, hanging out on the Funbrain website. That’s when I saw this ad for a game called Poptropica, which didn’t ring a bell. So, I decided to check it out – and that’s how my addiction began.
I started creating random Poptropicans but with no accounts, until I eventually figured out how to make an account. My memory wasn’t great, so I couldn’t remember any of my accounts’ passwords or usernames. Oh, and I had no idea how to complete islands.
2013 – 2014 | Magic Snowball and the PHB
I finally decided to create a permanent account, and for the first time, I wrote down my username and password. This Poptropican I made was called Magic Snowball, and she’s my current Poptropican. Now that I had a Poptropican, I was ready to complete islands, though I didn’t even know how to complete Early Poptropica.
I discovered the PHB while searching for guides, and that’s when I realized that this guide-filled website had a lot more than just guides. Soon, I started commenting on the blog – though my comments are probably the most cringeworthy ever. I also sent in my own fanfictions (which are terrible), and this was the beginning of my obsession with writing.
With Poptropica, I had only completed the easiest islands, because I had been too cowardly to do the harder ones. One day I just decided to complete all the harder ones for goodness’ sake, and used the PHB’s walkthroughs for help.
2015 | My Pop blog and other occupations
I was still playing Poptropica a few years later, and even made my own Poptropica fan blog. However, I was also playing another game, which was Club Penguin. I actually had a bit of obsession with Club Penguin as well, and I had been playing that longer than I’d been playing Poptropica.
I even made a YouTube channel about Club Penguin. However, my screen recorder stopped working one day, and I couldn’t make videos anymore, so I stopped playing Club Penguin. Plus, my membership ran out. I still had YouTube, however, and that took my attention away from Poptropica. In fact, I wasn’t playing Poptropica much, and barely visiting my blog anymore. Eventually, I deleted my blog and went off to other websites.
2016 | FanFiction, DeviantArt, and back to Poptropica
I came across a website called “FanFiction.net”, which is where you write fan-fictions. I made an account and soon become obsessed with the website. I forgot all about Poptropica and the PHB, only focusing on FanFiction and YouTube. However, I soon started losing interest in YouTube. I still loved FanFiction though, and continued to write stories.
I also created a DeviantArt account, so I could draw stuffs for my stories. I was also occupied by my obsession with My Little Pony and the need to go to school and grow up (how boring).
On my FanFiction account, I decided to write a Poptropica story, which sort of got me back into the game. I explored the PHB again, and updated my WordPress a little. I replayed Mythology Island, and I’m planning to replay islands I haven’t played in years. As of right now, I’m starting to visit the PHB again, and checking out the Discord thingy, the PHC (my name there is iHateFridays). And here I am, writing this MPIP, ready to reconnect with one of my favourite and earliest fandoms.
Ladies and gents, my name is Magic Snowball and thanks for reading!
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). As of now, we have no new community MPIPs scheduled. It’s been a good MPIP-filled year, and we thank you for writing in and reading them.
If you send in your story, we’ll continue the series!
~the Poptropica Help Blog