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Island Flash-back: Monster Carnival ๐ŸŽก

Here we are Poptropicans, with the first Island Flash-back! And this time I didn’t stall on the post until the end of the month! But in all seriousness, this island was high on my list, and considering this is its release month, it’s the perfect time. I know I already spoiled it in the title, but I’m going to do a dramatic reveal anyway! February’s island is…

Monster Carnival!!

I would be lying if I didn’t say this island has a very complicated history. It was actually planned to be released alongside Poptropica’s very first islands, but was delayed for years. Even some Creators seemed to think it was never going to be completed, as evidenced by the description for this old concept art found in the Daily Pop archives.

Early concept art for Monster Carnival (and its ringmaster?)

“The Wayback Machine: An early sketch for a long-rumored, never-completed Island.” -The Daily Pop

Monster Carnival takes its inspiration from many sources, from the horror genre, to the at times creepy atmosphere of circuses, and even the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, referenced by both the main villain and the trainee Edgar. Possibly over time the island’s story and atmosphere became more complex due to new inspirations over what appears to be many re-writes.

A really good example of how “creepy” and “pretty” can be conveyed in the same image

Of course, no Monster Carnival discussion can be made without mentioning it’s villain: Ringmaster Raven. This character has stirred many responses from fans, due to his tragic backstory that held so much potential, and his unfortunate (and quite ungraceful) end. That all being said, he is still much-loved, and like many other villains is one of the main reasons this island is so remembered.

It’s just the story of a boy who lost his way, into shadows strayed–wait wrong “Nevermore”

Now here comes your part, fans! Monster Carnival and many of its peers were the first to go in the Flash-Haxe transition, and the months (or in this case, years!) of work artists and writers put into it should not go to waste! Make fanart, fanfiction, videos, guests posts, chicken memes and essays on why Ringmaster Raven deserved better. Let the Creators know what you appreciate about their past work to encourage them to preserve it!

Until next time!

Corvus honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles


15 thoughts on “Island Flash-back: Monster Carnival ๐ŸŽก”

  1. i really liked mci, most of the plot was great, except the creators have to change the ending

    #RingmasterRavenDidNothingWrong (say it with me guys >:3)

  2. This Island was great and if it had a revised ending could honestly go up there as one of the greatest poptropica islands. The ending however frustrates me soooooo much. At least ravens going to get a better ending in the story im writing lol.

  3. fantastic can you unblock the island that is for members only so everyone can play it please๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ

    1. I agree. This membership thing is so unfair.
      I used to play poptropica with my sister and she bought me the membership and all that. Thatโ€™s why poptropica is uselesss when you donโ€™t have a membership. Also in your top stop page. (It didnโ€™t have a comments section so Iโ€™m putting my comment here) it said that poptropica recently added the realms and I got on to the game and I couldnโ€™t find the realms. Is this a membership thing? I hope not.

      1. Every one of our posts has a comments section! You can find them by scrolling to the bottom of a post from the blog page and clicking on “Comments.” The post you’re referring to can be found here and the comments here. As the post shares, Realms will be available as a download through Steam, not on Poptropica itself, and we still have “several weeks” to go before that happens.

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