This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Strange Hamburger, who loves a good Poptropica Island to de-stress from her hectic life. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!
And She Shall Be Called Strange Hamburger
It all started when my computer lab teacher put a list of allowed websites on the whiteboard. At the top of the board was Poptropica. I didn’t know what Poptropica was at the time, but as it seemed, I was destined to find out. (I know, I know, I’ll cut the cheesy stuff now. Let’s all give a round of applause to Mrs. Hauser, who has started at least 7 years’ worth of students on Poptropica!)
When I looked it up, the game generated the name Strange Hamburger for me. Strange Hamburger?! Really? I just shook my head and kept going. Little did I know, but Strange would become my nickname in just a few years’ time.
The first Island I played was Mythology Island, and I was hooked! The music, the visuals, the gameplay—I loved all of it. And I also totally failed at completing it…
I had been playing Poptropica for about year (and had finally figured out Mythology Island) when I forgot my password. You might be saying, “Strange, how could you let that happen!!” Well, nine-year-old me wondered too. So, anyway, I stopped playing. For several years, my dear Poptropican was left all alone with no companion.
Then one day, I was going through some old files on my computer and found I had written down my Poptropica login information! By that point, I hadn’t thought of Poptropica in over five years!
I started to play and found new islands, better graphics, and that the community had exploded! I really started to engage with the Pop community then, and by the way, y’all are awesome.
Finding My Place
Shortly after, I moved from good ol’ Texas up to Ohio. It was a big change for me, and Poptropica became a place that I could go when I was missing home, or worried about my future. It would take my mind off my hectic life, and I could delve into a world of time travel, superheroes, and monster carnivals. During this time I found the PHB, and began to eagerly await every new post.
I quickly completed all the islands, with the help of Thinknoodles and his walkthroughs. My sister would watch me play for hours on end. She now has her own account and will come to me for help (I love being an older sister!).
Definitively, I can say that Poptropolis Games has the most epic music EVER. Even now I will log on just so I can listen to the music while I study. My favorite islands are Mystery Train and Time Tangled Island (hello history nerd). I unfortunately don’t have a membership due to two pesky things called money and school.
Now that I am settled in Ohio, I keep coming back to Poptropica, especially after school, when I need a good anti-stress session.
And that’s my “My Place In Poptropica.” I hope y’all enjoyed!
P.S. If you want to friend me, my username is anniev100.
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