Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Uncategorized

Filling Blanks, Firing Blanks ๐Ÿ’จ

Hey Poptropicans! Two updates from the Creators’ Blog to cover: a downtime activity and a downer analysis. Let’s pop into it.

Poptropica shared a new fill-in-the-story activity to play around with: simply come up with a list of words following the parts of speech listed, and plug them into the blanks in the story below to enjoy a unique tale.

The concept comes from Mad Libs, and if you’ve been around awhile, you may even remember that Poptropica released its own Mad Libs book back in 2012! You can still try a free page from that book at this link.

In other news, guest writer Busy Walker has kicked off a new series on the Creators’ Blog called Real World Conversations, which aims to “relate current world events to Poptropica.” It’s an interesting premise, but…

In this first attempt, Walker compares the unfolding Russian invasion of Ukraine with helplessly chasing the havoc-wreaking genie on Arabian Nights Island. Maybe it’s the choice of heavy subject matter feeling like a stretch in this case, but something about this one just seems odd to us.

But now here is the point: sometimes it needs to be said, stuff that isnโ€™t 100% happy.

Busy Walker

People everywhere are empathizing with those affected by the vastly unwanted war in Ukraine, including us here at the PHB. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ™ We’re not sure comparing the dire situation to Poptropica is doing it much justice, but it does at least get a conversation going.

Anyway, Walker’s post ends with a change of subject: a reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 13 (for those who live somewhere where that’s used). Well, we’ll look forward to the next guest post โ€” hopefully one that adds up! Stay safe out there, Poptropicans.


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