Community Creations

Community Creations: February 2023

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the February recap for Community Creations. February’s theme was Thievery, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Veuve Noire Valentine by XMzhier

I think it’s fair to say that we can’t talk about thievery in the world of Poptropica without featuring Chief Inspector Veuvre Noire. Or should I say, infamous art thief Black Widow? I love the incorporation of Valentine’s Day elements, along with the inclusion of so many different characters in this composition! Black Widow obviously is stealing the spotlight, but all the background details bring life to the work. I wouldn’t be surprised if she stole those flowers too… Find their Twitter here.

Black Widow Valentine’s Day Card by distorted-graffiti

Keeping with the theme of “Black Widow but make it Valentine’s Day,” this card would certainly steal the heart of any who received it. I’m a sucker for purposely cheesy Valentine’s Day cards, so I really appreciate the humor in this one. Who doesn’t love a good pun??? I bet Black Widow is the queen of pick-up lines, even if all her jokes are actually stolen. Find their Tumblr here.

I Am Not a Thief by Magic Kid

It’s a morning happy and bright

In a city vibrant and full of light

I wander the streets

Unaware that I would meet

Someone who looks exactly like me

And that then I’d be brought into captivity

Well, it happened I’m sad to say.

To me on that ruined day.

My double was a thief,

And, let me tell you, it brought no relief,

When they used me, ME!

So they could still wander free.

When the police was called, 

And I nearly balled,

“I did not steal this! It’s a lie,”

That was the point that I almost cried.

Because the chief just shook his head,

And sentenced me to prison ‘till I’m dead.

I was brought to Rock, Pelican

But when I arrived I longed for the prison van,

For inside it was full of mold,

And couldn’t block out the night’s cold.

Everyone thought that I was a thief,

Because he says, the chief.

But then I took, seagull eggs, three,

For a part of a plan to make me free.

It brings me relief,

To know I’m not a thief.

The next day I stole a spoon,

And sharpened it in the work room.

But, don’t listen to Chief,

Because I’m not a thief,

And then pasta I stole,

And mashed potatoes that were old,

And I’ll make this message brief:

I am not a thief.

Then I stole a drill, so I could prove to chief,

That I am not a thief.

Well, then I escaped, HOORAY!

And was exposed to the light of day.

Long story short, the real thief was found,

And, out of jail, I could hang around.

Even though I stole a few things, now believes the chief:

I am not a thief!

Even though Black Widow is undoubtedly a fan favorite, she’s definitely not the only thief in Poptropica! Based on Escape from Pelican Rock Island, this poem cleverly captures the relationship between the player and the Booted Bandit. It expresses the storyline of the island and the plight of the innocent player through their wrongful arrest in a fun, rhythmic manner. I especially appreciate the use of repetition and structure of the poem’s beats! Find the author often in the comments.

Black Widow by ghoolie

You thought we were past the Black Widow content? Nope! I told you she was a fan favorite. I especially enjoy this iteration of the villain, framed as if her theft is being caught on a security camera yet she doesn’t seem to care. Her expression is even better when you notice just how much it contrasts the terrified figure in Edvard Munch’s The Scream painting! The colors are really bright and eye catching without being too overwhelming. A wonderful composition! Find their Instagram here.

Speeding Spike by Emerald194

Okay, okay, we have some more non-Black Widow content too! Speeding Spike is a classic criminal in Poptropica, along with all the other Super Power Island villains. Though he is wanted in-game for “speeding in a school zone,” I wouldn’t put theft past his list of wrongdoings. I love the dynamic pose we see him in here and the cartoonish moneybag that he is seen running away with. Nice work! Find her Tumblr here.


Honorable Mentions

Your work really stole the show this month, everyone! Being this talented should really be a crime. Great job!


March: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is March’s theme? March’s theme is…

🍀 Luck! 🍀

With March, of course, comes the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day for many people. And building off that holiday, there is a general theme of “luck.” But luck can be applied to a lot of things! Including Poptropica, where luck can get players out of countless situations.

There’s tons of iconic lucky imagery that may inspire you, or you can just draw a lucky situation. I’d even accept fan art of the PHB’s very own Lucky Joker! Maybe draw some of Elmer’s horseshoes from Wild West Island, or write a story about your Poptropican narrowly missing a deadly demise. OR, maybe make something UNLUCKY instead? Draw your favorite black cats in Poptropica, or spilling salt on Ghost Story Island. Take this in any direction you want! If you’re lucky, you may just be featured.

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblrDiscord, OR the PHB’s Instagram.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

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