This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Shoeless Raptor, who overcame her fear of Early Pop’s sewers and went on to be an island-completing champ with her siblings. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!
Scared of sewers
I was really little when the game came out. All of my three older siblings would constantly play it, but I wasn’t really old enough to understand what was going on.
I tried playing Early Poptropica for the first time by myself when I was 6, but I was too scared of going in the sewers, so I ran away from the computer and cried in my bed! Even though I was too scared and too unskilled at the game to enjoy it, I would always beg my siblings to play so I could watch them.
Moving up and away
As I got older, I found the game easier, and after many hours I finally faced the sewers and completed Early Poptropica Island. I then did 24 Carrot, and I kept attempting other islands until the Wimpy Kid ones came out.
Then our family had to move from Australia to the opposite side of the world. We spent two years in Japan and two years in Greece. (We’ve since moved back to Australia, though.)
In that transitional time, I lost my love for Poptropica. I really didn’t have time for it anyway, and my other siblings didn’t really want to play it anymore. Plus, I didn’t have my own computer since I was still young, so I couldn’t play by myself.
Back and better than ever
Then last year, I decided to log back into my old account and I started playing more. I noticed that there was a beginner island (Monkey Wrench) added, which I never did because I figured it was boring.
I also saw that there was an app. Actually, I got the app before I tried logging in on the computer, and I was outraged for a moment because I thought they took away all the islands. But then I logged on from the computer and everything was fine (lol).
The first day I logged back on, I could do 24 Carrot Island and Early Poptropica in just 20 minutes. From there, I have now completed all of the non-member islands, and now I’m trying to ask for a membership (lol).
And in case you were wondering, my siblings still play it, even though most of them are at university—and they always ask me for help with islands.
Even though I’ve finished all the islands I can, me and my siblings now do time trials to see who can finish Skullduggery Island in the least amount of time. We always prepare a huge plate of snacks before we do this.
And whenever I get home from a long day at school and other activities, I just play some of my all-time favourite islands again. I love Skullduggery, Mystery of the Map (even though it’s easy), Counterfeit, Poptropolis Games, and many more.
That’s my story. Thanks for reading!
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