The oldest trick in the book (Survival 4 for all this Thurs!)

Hello, fellows. Hi guys. Bonjour, monsiours. (Sorry girls, I coudn’t think of a hello rhyme that applied to you). It is me, Angry Wing, returned from the dead. (I wasn’t really dead.) As you all know, there’s been just a flurry of Poptropican activity in this past year.

First of all, in addition to Mission Atlantis 3 releasing to members this Thursday, the Creators finally confirmed, as if it were an afterthought, that nonmembers wouldn’t be left out: Survival 4 is coming out on Aug 7 for all as well. Exciting, right? AAAAAHHH. Just had to get that out, Poptropica is so busy.

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So that’s Poptropica. Now read on if you want to for a valuable life lesson 😀

I must say, it’s made me rather lazy. Yep, LAZY. *shudders* You know it’s like, “Should I post today? Oh lookie, HP and Samwow and Fishy all have posted recently, I can wait.” Or maybe, “Should I post today? Wow, delving into the Creators files? I can’t possibly top that! I’ll wait.” You know? It’s a vicious cycle. (Not really that vicious). I feel terribly embarrassed, because when I signed up for this gig, one of the requirements was that I would be a faithful author. I gave up my Poptropica membership this summer, and I pondered retirement. But no! THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

And it is. Right now. What you are reading is the show going on.

If there was only one thing I could teach you, it wouldn’t be about Poptropica. It’s this:

You’ll always have an excuse. Don’t use it. Ever. Remember, excuses are useless.

Well, anyway, I’ll be back soon. So watch yo back, fools! Just kidding, just kidding.

This has been an inspirational public service announcement from the esteemed, all-powerful Angry Wing, who is also super-awesome and thinks his readers are even more awesome.

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Monster Carnival confirmed as the next Poptropica Island!

Haha! Finally! You guys were right! It’s the dream of Poptropicans everywhere, the island we’ve all been waiting for – and it will be ready starting February 2014

After all these (five!) years, it’s finally happened. The great mystery of Monster Carnival Island will be revealing itself. Hallelujah! This is going to be VERY exciting.

Tell us what you think in the comments!

I Foresee Strangeness

I speak the truth, ladies and gentlemen! Strangeness lies ahead!

Disclaimer: What is below adds up to absolutely nothing

The Creators sure are going out of their way to be confusing with their Daily Pop sneak peeks.

First let’s take a look at this picture:

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What do you see above? I see two ducks in a perfect circle of water in some grass with rocks. The caption reads, “Let’s give this another try and see if we can goose some numbers.” What? Doesn’t make much sense to me.

Now the key here is the shape of the water. It’s obviously outside but can’t be a pond because it’s a perfect circle. So for now we’ll say it’s a bowl.

And there’s also the question of whether the ducks are real or rubber. Looks to me like rubber because the Creators typically exaggerate eyes in all their characters.

Last thing: the caption says “Let’s give this another try” so that leads me to believe this will be some type of mini-game.

So we’ve got a game involving rubber ducks in a bowl outside. Wow, I really dissected that thing.

Next:

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First thing’s first: The caption says “The Perfect Prescription.” Rx is the universal symbol for prescription medicine. This “thingy” is sitting on top of a roof. A power line stretches behind it.

So what is it? A chimney or a sign. Or something else? If it’s a sign, it’s probably for a drug store. If it’s a chimney, that’s just really weird. So is whatever this place is selling, because you see what’s popping out of it? Stars and stuff.

You know, I can’t say I have much of an explanation here. It’s kind of weird.

That’s all for today, Poptropicans. Two Sneak Peeks explained. (For the most part.) That’s what I do, so enjoy my facts. 😀 Adios!

Chattin’ it up on the PHC!

Hey, it’s Angry Wing! I’m just here to remind everyone about the fun PHB chat we’ve got right here on the site. In fact, here’s a hello from some party-goers.

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Busy day.

Anyway, feel free to check it out anytime. There’s usually always someone online to hang with. If you look up, right below the header, you’ll see the tab that says Chat. (Take all the time you need to find it.) You back? Good. See you there!

~This has been a public service announcement VIP fun tip from Angry Wing (your favorite author, right?)~

Mega Fighting Bots (among other things)

Hey Poptropicans, guess who? Yeah, it’s me, Angry Wing. I know you all want to get up and give me a standing ovation, but please, fight the urge and hold it in for now. Aw, I’m just kidding with you. I’m not here for applause, I’m here to tell you stuff. Stuff other than talking about applause. ANYWAY!

All the talk is about Gamer Guy, Gamer Guy’s firing, Mocktropica, glitches, and Mega Fighting Bots. A little background: Gamer Guy was first introduced a long time ago, when his character began appearing in some Daily Pop Sneak Peeks. Remember, everyone wanted to know when Poptropicans would be getting iPhones? Gamer Guy then was a character on Zomberry Island. Most likely, you played video games in his house. Then, last Tuesday, Captain Crawfish handed over the helm of the Creator’s blog to him. (Get the pun there?)

Finally, what’s gotten him fired is his promotion of a rival website. This is where we arrive at Mega Fighting Bots. Still with me so far?

The Mega Fighting Bots website is empty except for this:

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Definitely not much to get from this, although the game was previously playable

I have come to one conclusion. It’s all just another promotion for Poptropica’s newest island. A fun one, more elaborate than we have seen in the past. Kudos to the Creators for reeling us in on this adventure.

One more thing: this shouldn’t really have come as too much of a surprise, as this Sneak Peek was posted weeks ago.

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Just sayin’.

That’s it, Poptropicans! This has been a story recap/update from your favorite friendly neighborhood Angry Wing. 😉

Checking on those Contagious Predictions

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I don’t know how many of you remember my earlier post called A Contagious Prediction. But I did make some very observant (if I may say so myself) observations about what Poptropica’s newest island (Virus Hunter) would be like. Let’s take a look at what I thought.

  • There is a man named Joe Stockman
  • Joe lives on Virus Hunter Island (the cards say so)
  • He won a trip abroad (travel rating card) and (You Won! envelope)
  • On his trip abroad, he acquired a foreign disease
  • It is our job to cure that disease
  • The common room could be Bob’s Place Barbeque (coupon)
  • Lastly, maybe the disease isn’t a real disease… what if it’s… nanobots?

I also mentioned that Green Square is a reference to RedBox but that has nothing to do with it. And I said that the Daily Pop sneak peek of a home was Joe’s home, which it could be, but was never incorporated into the island.

Heres where I was right.

  • Joe Stockman is in fact Patient Zero, the man who acquired a disease on his trip abroad.
  • And yes, it is our job to cure the disease (by zooming around his body like we’re Captain Kirk)


Here’s where I was wrong.

  • The common room was not, in fact, Bob’s Place Barbeque. It was a town hall.
  • And the virus was just a deadly plague, not robotic of any kind.

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In an even earlier post I mentioned the lockers found in the apartment with the names of the Creators on them.

It turns out that was incorporated into the island.

So that’s it. Remember, this was back in April, so good job, me!

Whodat say day create dem own island?

You might be wondering, “Why did Angry Wing name his post in such a strange way?” Well, the answer to that is, well, um, next question. You remember the Poptropica books, right? In particular, there’s the Island Creator Kit – which may come in handy for the Create Your Dream Poptropica Island Contest!

Here’s the real story. Starting August 1, anyone  can “create” an island and send it to the Creators for evaluation. One lucky winner, just one, will have their island created and put on the map. (Literally, on the Poptropica Map.) Buying the Island Creator Kit might help you get started with some ideas. After seeing a few comments, I am clarifying: there is no purchase necessary.

How exciting! I will be partaking in the contest, but if anyone needs a little inspiration or help as well, so to speak, here’s my card. (I don’t really have a card.)

You can find the entry form here.

Black Widow finishes off with “Keep an eye out for more information about the rules and how to enter. And for the inside scoop on how to design a winning Island, check out the Island Creator Kit, coming on August 1!”

Any questions, class? 🙂

On another note, my blog Just Cuz Its Friday needs your help deciding on a new logo. The candidates and the voting can be found here. Please help us out by voting!

Thank you, and goodbye!