Happy Friday 13th, if it’s still Friday in your time zone.
To celebrate the occasion, how about your first weekly PHB poll?
This is so exciting!!!
Are you ready?
This will help me figure out what types of polls you guys are most interested in (but please note that I don’t intend to do polls that aren’t somehow related to Poptropica and/or the PHB anytime soon, if ever).
This poll closes a week from now, and shortly after that I’ll have a post up with the results of this one, and the next poll!
Please comment away if you have any questions, comments, concerns, additions to your responses, or whatever! Thank you so much for voting! ❤
Yo ‘tropicans. Are you in the mood for a totally weird and pointless Poptropica theory that nobody asked for? Well I’ve got one! Please note: This post contains a major spoiler for Spy Island & minor spoilers for Early Poptropica.
If you follow me on Twitter (which I know for a fact most of you don’t because I have like three followers), you’ll see that recently I’ve basically been live-tweeting a replay of Early Poptropica. And as I was playing, something occurred to me.
WHAT IF EARLY POPTROPICA CONTAINS EARLY (YOUNGER) VERSIONS OF SOME OF THE VILLAINS YOU ENCOUNTER ON LATER ISLANDS???
Look at this logic:
Sure, it was something Twitter-worthy I’d noticed, but I wouldn’t have gone as far as to call it a “theory” at that point. But then I spotted a young Black Widow.
If someone told you “I saw a female NPC in Poptropica with short black hair, pale skin, and a dark outfit, and she hung out in a creepy place with a lot of spiders” you’d be like “yeah, that’s Black Widow” WOULDN’T YOU? I mean, yeah, she’s a little different. But Early Poptropica was released a while before Black Widow’s first appearance (as Black Widow) and people change. Even when those people happen to be Poptropica villains.
ALSO, the official Poptropica account retweeted my Director D post! That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re confirming it (they didn’t make any comment on it) but it means they at least acknowledge the possibility… or they just acknowledge how silly it sounds. I’ll keep playing and keep an eye out for new possibilities. In the meantime, let me know in the comments if you have anything to add!
If you’ve been reading the PHB since August, you may remember Slanted Fish put out a survey to gauge what sort of people you all are. Well, there’s more where that came from…
I’m Cheerful Singer, your newest PHB staff member! I’m joining the blog in a new role that hasn’t existed before: a PHB statistician of sorts. I’ll be posting weekly polls about various Poptropica-related things. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to vote in these. I really love collecting and organizing data, but it won’t mean much if not many people vote. And I’m not just doing it for my own entertainment, of course! Every week I’ll post a short analysis of last week’s results, so everyone can have a better understanding of the PHB community. I also hope people will use the comment section to discuss the weekly topic!
A A A A H T H I S I S S O E X C I T I N G !
You see, I started off as just a humble PHB reader. I didn’t even have a WordPress account until, like, yesterday.
But look at me now! I get to learn all your deepest, darkest secrets stuff about you as a community through my own polls! I guess this just goes to show… chase your dreams, ladies and gentlemen, and you’ll go far.
But enough of that. You can expect to see your first regular PHB poll sometime this weekend! GET EXCITED BECAUSE I’M SUPER EXCITED AND IT WOULD BE KINDA AWKWARD IF NO ONE ELSE WAS.
In the meantime, ask me any questions in the comments here or tweet them to me @cheerfulsinger9, and I’ll be happy to answer them (unless it’s questions like “what’s your address?” I’m not gonna answer that, obviously).
You can also add me on Poptropica (my username is cheerfulsinger9). Sometimes I wear cool hats.