This is a guest post from Dizzy Feather sharing her My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!
Hello everyone! It’s me, Dizzy Feather, the Poptropican who is posting way too many comments on here. Anyway, I decided to write a “My Place in Poptropica” story.
2014 | Finding the game
In my school’s computer lab, I had finished my work, and the teacher let those who finished play games. At the time I loved Coolmath Games, so of course I went to that site. But this one girl next to me was playing a game I had never seen before. I asked her what she was playing, and she told me: “Poptropica.” It looked amazing, so I set up my first account.
When I got into the game, I had zero clue what I was supposed to do. I thought it was a game where you visit islands, look around, buy some stuff to make costumes, and decorate your clubhouse. I stayed on it for a few months until I forgot my username. Instead of setting up a new account, I went back to Coolmath Games.
2016 | Poptropica on tablet
A couple years later, I was thinking about all the computer games I used to play and googling them to see if they were still there. Poptropica came up, and I saw it was still going strong. I remembered how much fun I had on it, and downloaded the app on my tablet. I then found out, you were supposed to do something on the islands, can you believe it? Why I didn’t know that at first, I have no idea.
I couldn’t figure out the first few episodes of Survival, so I went to the fourth one — for some reason I thought it would be easier. When my character got locked in the guest bedroom, I thought I was supposed to wait in there till the hunt began, so I waited and waited. It wasn’t until I got the bear claw that I figured out I was supposed to get out of the room. I decided that I should talk to the cook, and after more than a dozen times of being sent back to the room, I got the idea that I didn’t want the cook to see me.
Anyway, I got bored on that island, so I went to Shrink Ray. I just walked around the house as a shrunken character. Then Monkey Wrench came out, and I finally got my first medallion. Right after I did, my tablet broke. By the time I got a new one, I forgot about Poptropica yet again.
2022 | Rediscovering a different Poptropica
A few months ago, I was playing Coolmath Games when I saw an advertisement for Poptropica. I remembered playing it and decided to try it again. I made another account, but this time I realized most of the islands were gone. So I googled why that was, and found out Poptropica ran on Flash, which had been shut down.
I looked at my player name and I didn’t like it, so I changed it. I scrolled through the names and found a super cute one: “Dizzy Feather.” A few months later, I found the Pop Creators’ Blog. Reading through all the guest posts, I wanted to write of my own. I sent messages to Poptropica about guest writing, and recently they asked me to send in my first post!
But it took some time for that email to come in, and during that time I was looking at fanfictions and started writing my first one, The Pink Knight. One of the fanfictions I found was The Villain Saga, here on the PHB. I looked at the site and soon found the comments section — now I can’t stop using it.
And that’s My Place in Poptropica! See you next time.
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