This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Zippy Sky, who didn’t understand much of Poptropica at first, then came upon the PHB and has since been reading everything she can. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!
I’m Zippy Sky, my username is estherli521, and this is “My Place in Poptropica.”
My Older Sister
So, it all started when sometime in my childhood when I begged my older sister to make me my Poptropica account. Wait, let me back up. I’ve known Poptropica through my older sisters, who have played Poptropica since as far as I can remember. When my sister agreed to make me an account, I decided almost immediately for my username to be estherli521 (my name, plus 521 because I was copying my sister’s username, hannahbannanie521).
Soon after, most of my time was consumed by playing Poptropica. One of my earliest memories of playing Poptropica was completing Early Pop—how I disliked the spiders but loved trying out the jetpack all the time. However, I was too young to understand the story plot for the islands, so I only completed a few by purely guessing my way through them.
What I mostly did was to do the Daily Pop, even though I couldn’t read at the time. I also liked changing my (very childish) outfits 24/7, never really being satisfied, but still running and jumping around in them.
2015–2017 | The Long Break
Some time later, I stopped playing Poptropica, mostly because my time was consumed playing other games (such as Club Penguin, Fantage, Moshi Monsters, etc). Meanwhile, I disliked how Poptropica wasn’t really coming out with any good islands—in fact, barely updating.
When I did want to play it, my computer experienced a severe virus attack, which made me unable to use the computer at all. By the time the computer was fixed, I forgot about Poptropica.
July 2017–present | Hooked on the PHB
So you might be wondering: how did I discover the Poptropica Help Blog?
Well, in July 2017 I decided to return to Poptropica. I tried to replay Time Tangled Island, but I had forgotten how to do it. So I surfed the web for a long time looking for the answers. Then, I found the PHB’s island guides!
Later, the PHB helped me with a lot of islands that were hard for me, like Survival, Astro Knights, Back Lot, Lunar Colony, etc. Not only that, but reading the site has helped me to connect with the outside world, since I am homeschooled. I was very interested in the PHB and spent hours trying to look at everything. Soon, I was so hooked that I literally checked it all the time, even when I would wake up in the middle of the night!
The PHB even help me on a particularly rough day, when I needed something to improve my mood. That day, I saw the notice for the PHB’s Poptropica 10th anniversary party, which made my day.
Now, in 2018, I am a fairly active Poptropica player, and I still use the PHB all the time! Thanks for reading; I’ll see you around.
Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story!
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