This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Torterrified, or Hyper Eel, who has had a Poptropica song stuck in her head for years, has been playing on and off, and now has her own Poptropica blog. See below for how to send in your own MPIP!
2007 | Poptropica Party
It all started at my best friend’s birthday party. All of my friends were surrounding the desktop playing Poptropica, but I was playing Pokémon Diamond. They told me to come check it out, so I did, but I thought it looked stupid. The only game on the computer I was interested in at the time was Club Penguin.
But since I had nobody to play with, I decided to just give it a try. I sat down and made an account by the name of Scary Peanut, who had unkempt hair and buck teeth. I giggled at how ridiculous she looked, and since I didn’t know how to change it, I jumped straight into the blimp.
I landed on Early Poptropica and found all the missing items, but I didn’t know you had to talk to the NPCs at the end, so I exited the game without saving my account.
Then I forgot about it… until a few years later.
2010–2014 | Reignited
I had lost interest in Poptropica after that day, but that changed when I saw saw someone at school playing Wimpy Wonderland Island.
At the time, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was one of my favourite book series. Feeling inspired, I logged back into my Scary Peanut account, and this time, I completed all the islands. I finally figured out how to finish Early Poptropica, too!
Yet, even after finishing all the islands and getting a membership, I still felt… bored. Less people were in the common rooms, and islands were taking more time than usual to come out. But I didn’t want to give up on this game just yet.
So I entered ‘Poptropica’ into my search bar to see if there was anything left to do, and that’s when I saw it: the Poptropica Help Blog. I clicked the link and was amazed. From that moment on, I’d check this website every day, and even joined the PHC Xat and met some awesome people, who I’m still friends with to this day. 😉
I was in the community for a few years back then, until the arrival of SUIs (sound-updated islands). I wasn’t a fan of the bigger screens, music and glitchy controls, so I decided to quit. Still, there was always this weird feeling in the back of my head.
2017 | Nostalgia
I realised that the weird feeling was a song. I had no idea where it was from, but I remembered a few notes from it. I spent months looking through soundtracks of all the games I played as a kid until I finally remembered: it was from Poptropica!
Wanting to get back into the game, I quickly registered an account with the name Hyper Eel, with the username Torterrified. I was shocked to see that Poptropica would soon turn into Poptropica Worlds. Nonetheless, I played through every island until I finally found the song: it was Fiona’s violin melody from Ghost Story Island. I admit, I nearly cried. This song has held a special place in my heart for years now.
I’ve also recently decided to pick up Poptropica blogging. You can check out my site here: hypereelspoptropicablog.wordpress.com. Thanks for reading!
Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story!
If you haven’t already, we invite you 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). If you send in your story, we will continue to post new community MPIPs!
~the Poptropica Help Blog