Hey Poptropicans, it’s been a hot minute since our last Popular Poptropican interview, but we’re back with a new one! ⭐️
Today’s guest is Dizzy Feather, whom you may recognize as the author of The Pink Knight fanfiction series, and whose My Place in Poptropica story you can read here. Welcome, Dizzy Feather! Let’s pop into it.
What inspired you to write Poptropica fanfiction, and your specific stories?
When I first found the PHB, the first post I read was The Villain Saga fanfiction and I loved it! I wanted to try my hands at writing my own fanfiction. I created The Pink Knight after reading/watching Invisible Ring’s PoptropiCon Saga comics on her YouTube channel. It heavily inspired me — in fact, if you would watch them, you’ll see a few similarities between the two stories.
What advice would you give to aspiring Poptropica fanfic writers?
Have a backup plan if your plot doesn’t turn out the way you want it to. Sometimes you’ll have a great idea for a plot, but once you finish writing it, you might realize it’s not all that good and have to scrap it. If you already have part of it published, and you don’t have a backup, you might have to have to end it on a cliffhanger. Anyway, on the backup plan, make sure you tie it into the preexisting parts of the story. For example, it’s going to look weird if one chapter you’re on the Great Booga Shark, and the next you’re on the Red Baroness, without any explanation.
What do you enjoy about the Poptropica community?
So many things to choose from! But I would have to say my favorite thing would be seeing other fans’ creations.
What do you hope for the future of Poptropica and its fandom?
I hope Poptropica will be able to have all the islands and mini-quests back, and that the fandom will continue to grow.
What is (or was) your favorite Poptropica island and why?
Another hard one to pick. I would have to say Shrink Ray. Although I never finished it, it was fun to have my character shrunk.
Who is (or was) your favorite Poptropica character and why?
Why, Dr. Hare of course. The rabbit theme is hilarious, but I do wish we got more of him than a couple lines of dialogue.
🌟 Would you like to be the next Popular Poptropican? 🌟
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- the name of your nominee (a Poptropica name or other screen name)
- a reason why your nominee should be the next Popular Poptropican
Thank you for reading, and stay awesome, Poptropicans!