2012 | Funbrain
One day in third grade, when I was playing some random game on Funbrain in the computer lab at my old school during our free time, I noticed an advertisement with some Poptropicans on it. Of course, at that time I did not know what Poptropicans were, and I ignored the advertisement and continued playing the other game.
A few weeks later, while I was on the Funbrain website again reading a book called Tessa’s Tree, the advertisement was back. This time, I decided to press it just for my curiosity to be fulfilled. The new game opened in a new tab, and went straight to the log in page. I made my first account, Cheerful Heart. You can friend her, the user name is flowerfriends8, though I no longer use the account.
2013 | From “What do I do now?” to “Welcome to the PHB, Cheerful Heart!”
Since at the time I did not know how to play the islands, all I did was buy one costume (the Rockstar) and costumize off of her. I went to Wild West Island, and started playing it. Just then, a light bulb went off in my head… use a guide! To this very day, my old account still has the hat for one of the cowboys of the island.
At that time, I started using the PHB for help, and I have completed Mystery Train, Wild West, and Mystery of the Map Island on that account. Also, this was the time when I was obsessed with Poptropica, and tried to beat all the islands. I told most of my friends about Poptropica, too! Back then, I was quite young and not very good at playing the islands, and it was no wonder I was not able to complete even ten of them.
2014–early 2016 | Poptropica on Hold
I put Poptropica on hold for a couple of years as life got busier: I moved schools, was busy with schoolwork, and so on. Poptropica became just a memory to me; I never thought about it anymore. I have not used my Cheerful Heart account since 2013.
After a few months, I did remember Poptropica – I always wanted to go back to it, but I did not have the time (or internet) to play. I kept on checking the PHB for updates, but I never actually played the game.
Late 2016 | My Friends and a Golden Era
Once I got into middle school, I started playing Poptropica again! A new girl joined my school (her Poptropican’s name is Nice Snowball, and her username is starphire88), and I thought: I should make her feel comfortable by playing a game with her!
I didn’t know what game we could play together, but then it hit me: Poptropica! I felt just like I was yelling Eureka! We went onto the Chromebook laptops, and I taught her the basics of the game. At that point, I also made a new account, which I still use now: Magic Sinker (username is shayshaygamer). I also taught my other good friends how to play, and now they are part of the fandom!
2017 and Beyond | Back to Poptropica…
As of this new year, I have completed 10 Islands on my new account, and I am working on completing more. I have also made a Poptropica blog with my friends called The Poptastic Blog, and I am active in the community.
That is it for now! Thanks for having me.
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). This has been the first MPIP of 2017, but as of now, we have no new community MPIPs scheduled. If you send in your story, we’ll continue the series!
~the Poptropica Help Blog