Community Celebrity: Sporty Boa

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Hello, everyone — Lucky Joker here, and welcome to Community Celebrities!

Community Celebrities is a PHB series where Poptropica community members get to be in the spotlight for their involvement in the community, by being interviewed here on the PHB so fellow Poptropicans can get to know them a bit more. (Find out how to be the next Community Celebrity at the end of this interview!)

Today’s Poptropica personage is Sporty Boa! Sporty Boa blogs actively over on his own site, Sporty Boa Blog, and has been doing so for just over a year now! Let’s get into the interview to know more about this committed Poptropican.


Welcome, Sporty Boa! Could you introduce yourself to everyone?

Hey everyone! I’m Sporty Boa, an animal-loving, laid-back teen who loves blogging and Poptropica! I guess some of you already knew that… Well, do you know I have two cats, a hummingbird, an unnatural hate for Myron Van Buren, phasmophobia, an annoying roommate, a bo staff, and a brother who’s an author here? No?… *breathes heavily* Maybe? Great!

Who is your favorite Poptropica character?

I have two all-time favorite characters from Poptropica, but there so many amazing choices! I’ll have to stick with Harold Mews from Cryptids Island and my boy, Director D!

What’s the best memory you have while playing Poptropica?

Ha! Without a doubt, the Jersey Devil jumpscare. I was either playing or watching with my siblings on the edge of my rolly-chair as we made our way through the (way too) creepy house of Mother Leeds. We made our way downstairs and… Hello! There it was. Not going to get too into detail, but there were screams… and I can neither confirm nor deny they came from me.

What do you think the best feature is on Poptropica Worlds?

Personally, I really like the costume store in Pop Worlds. The separate pieces of clothing you can buy allows for more diverse and unique outfits. And as a “Sporty” dresser myself, this feature gains my approval!

Aside from the PHB, what other Poptropica fan blogs do you read?

Pfft, does “all of them” count as a good answer? I’m always on the lookout for nice, new blogs to follow. I want to have their backs, just as the community did for me when I started blogging!

In your opinion, what’s the best thing about the Poptropica community?

I know, I know, this is pretty cliche, but: the people. The Poptropica community, in particular, has such an abundance of kind and unique characters and I’m both happy and honored to be among them.

Anything else you’d like to say?

I’m just a kid with big dreams, big hair and a big fear of the Nokken. Besides that, I’m also extremely grateful to be here, not just on Community Celebrities, but in the Pop community itself. I’ve had great experiences here and hopefully more to come! Stay awesome, peeps. This Boa’s gotta bounce!

Thanks to Sporty Boa for doing this interview with me! It was quite fun getting to know him a bit more, and I hope everyone else enjoyed what he had to say as well.


🌟 Want to be the next Community Celebrity? 🌟

If you would like to be interviewed for the next Community Celebrities post, or nominate a fellow Poptropican, send a private message to me, Lucky Joker, on Discord with the following:

  • the name of your nominee (a Poptropica name or other screen name)
  • a reason why your nomination (which could be you) should be the next Community Celebrity

Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading, as always! Talk to you in the next one.

– Lucky Joker 🍀 

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Community Celebrity: Lucky Wing

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Hello, everyone — Lucky Joker here, and welcome to Community Celebrities!

Community Celebrities is a PHB series where people of the Poptropica community get to be in the spotlight for their involvement and activity in the community, by being interviewed here on the PHB so fellow Poptropicans can get to know them a bit more.

Please welcome Lucky Wing! You may know her as a frequent commenter here on the PHB, or as an active member of our Discord chat, the PHC. You might even recall her blog, Lucky Wing’s blog o’ fun, being nominated for best fan site in last year’s Poppies Awards.

Anyway, I recently had the chance to interview her, so you all can get to know her. Let’s get into it!


Welcome, Lucky Wing! Can you introduce yourself to everyone?

Erm… Hi! I’m Lucky Wing, also known as Lucky, or E! I’m about 16 and three-quarters years old. I have a blog, Lucky Wing’s blog o’ fun, and a YouTube channel under the name Lucky Wing.

How and when did you find the Poptropica Community?

I’ve been in the community—oh, how long has it been?—wow… I think two and a half years—I feel old now! XD

found the PHB sometime in August of 2015. I remember checking it sometime in October, but I didn’t actually comment until December. I think I officially joined the community in January 2016. I started uploading YouTube videos that March, and started blogging in October! Oh gosh, my 2-year anniversary for YouTube is coming up. I’d better get on that…

Which island is your favorite? Which is your least favorite?

Choosing a favorite is tough… I really liked Mystery Train and Counterfeit, and I enjoy randomly playing Reality TV sometimes. I also like Astro-Knights. Even though it was hard, I loved the storyline.

I didn’t like Skullduggery, even though it’s my brother’s favorite and we usually agree on these things. It just took forever, and I misread prices. (21 Skullduggery videos later…)

Who is your favorite villain in Poptropica?

This one’s no secret: Dr. Hare! Cute fuzzy bunny FTW!

What is your opinion on Poptropica Worlds so far?

I need more islands! Besides that, I do like it… even though the hands and the mole people are weird… nch. Those are a few of my complaints, minus the obvious “Where is my costumizer and friend list?”

What is your dream island?

Well, that’s a tough one! I’ve been dreaming up an island ever since I found out about the Create Your Island contest that was held a few years ago. Unfortunately, I was too late to participate in it.

I’ve always wanted to have an island where I’d have a companion that was crucial to the plot. I’m still in the process of writing it up now, so keep an eye out for that!

What are some of your real-life hobbies?

Writing, drawing, acting, more writing and drawing and acting, reading, crocheting, knifty knitting (it’s different than normal knitting; I can’t knit), singing poorly, YouTubing, blogging, being with my friends, playing video games, and making not-too-shabby music! I have a pretty crazy, fun resume. XD

Anything else you’d like to say to the Poptropica community?

Yes. You guys are the best! If I didn’t have you guys, I don’t know where I’d be. I’m so glad I found this community because I’ve met some of my dearest friends here. So dear, you guys feel like family! I don’t regret the plunge I took all those years ago, to try and come out of my shell a little bit.

I’d like to personally thank TC, Vampi, Fierce Flyer, Smart Flame, Red Rider, Friendly Foot, Shrimpy, Anne, Binary Hawk, Lucky Joker, Popular Wolf, Sporty Boa, Purple Claw, G-Hopper, and Kix (though she’s not technically in the community). You guys are part of my digital family and I really do love this place! If I didn’t write your name, I still love you; I was just in a hurry.

Poptropica was my childhood, and now it’s my life. Thank you all for being part of it! Lucky Wing signing out, bai guys!


A big thanks to Lucky Wing for taking the time to do this interview with me. I really enjoyed what she had to say, and I hope everyone else did too!

Well, that’s it for now. Thanks for reading, as always! Talk to you in the next one.

– Lucky Joker 🍀

Community Celebrities: Tall Cactus and Perfect Sky!

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Hi, everyone! Slip here.

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A while back, I offered nominations for the next Community Celebrities. Interestingly enough, two Poptropicans who have been in the spotlight for quite a while now – Tall Cactus and Perfect Sky – both nominated each other! I decided to interview them together for this next Community Celebrities post.

You can learn more about each of them in their respective MPIP (My Place in Poptropica) stories here on the PHB: Tall Cactus and Perfect Sky. But of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Let this interview tell you more about these famed personalities in our community.

Can you introduce your friend to everyone in 10 words? Also, mention their usernames!

TCPerfect Sky, Community Appreciation winner, runs an outstanding YouTube channel. (Her username on Poptropica is stupiddirectord)

PS: Meet the awesome, award-winning blogger, Tall Cactus! (Her username on Poptropica is macandcheese520)

If there were two islands you could “mash” together, what would they be?

TC: I’d mash together Mission Atlantis and Lunar Colony. I’m not exactly sure how this mashup island would go, but it’s been confirmed that MA and LC both feature the same alien race, and that’s why I feel like they could be one amazing, story-filled island together.

PS: I would say Monster Carnival and Ghost Story. I loved MC: the storyline, setting, and the soundtrack was awesome. I think the Creators did a good job with the overall creepiness of the island. That is, until the monster transformation. Random, generic “monsters” just aren’t scary at all, so I think it could use a little something extra. That’s where Ghost Story would come in.

Would you prefer the current Poptropica or the upcoming New Poptropica?

TCTo be honest, I prefer Old Pop. It’s the Poptropica I’ve grown to love these past couple years, I have so many memories from the first time I played Poptropica in March 2015. However, I’m sure the New Pop will be just as awesome. It’s just that the nostalgia from the Old Pop just overpowers it.

PSWell, I just love the Old Poptropica. I have so many great memories, as a player since early 2008. But even though nothing can really compare to the game I’ve known and loved for many years, I think the New Pop will be good in its own way.

What do you think of the New Poptropica?

TCWhen it was first announced back in April, I was really upset and worried, but now I’m just anxious for it to come out. I’m not really sure what to think of it at the moment since we haven’t gotten many details, yet I have a much better feeling about it now compared to before.

PS: Honestly, I was really sad when it was first announced. But at this point, I’m actually starting to look forward to it in some ways. I guess we’ll see how it goes.

Besides the PHB, which other Poptropica fan blogs would you recommend?

TCAll of the fan blogs are special in their own way, and they all bring unique content for everyone to enjoy.

PS: There are so many creative Poptropica blogs out there, all providing great content. But to give a few examples, I’d say Tall Cactus’ Poptropica Blog, Clawtropica, and the Poptropica Skunk Blog.

What’s your current Island Medallion count?

TC: I currently have all 58 medallions. Hopefully, more are added soon! (I actually got the Beta Carrotene medallion by glitching, shhh…)

PS: I have 57 at the moment, with Home Island being the only one I’m missing. The sad thing is, I actually completed the Home Island quest like 20 times on the app.

What’s the best thing about the Poptropica community?

TC: The people, definitely the people. They are so kind and welcoming; I’ve made many friends here. To me, good friendships and enjoyable experiences are much more important than having a popular blog or whatnot.

PS: The people! I’ve met so many nice people here, and nothing means more to me than that.

If you could swap hobbies for a day with your friend, what hobby would it be?

TCI’d love to try making some Poptropica YouTube videos. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to have a YouTube channel, so it would be cool to experience having one for 24 hours.

PS: I think blogging would be pretty fun, since I never really blog aside from occasional guest posts.

Do you have anything to say to the Poptropica community?

TC: Don’t worry about New Pop, I’m sure it’ll be great. Instead, enjoy the current Poptropica as it is and live in the moment. Don’t lose hope in the game, or the community, no matter what the future holds.

PS: This community is truly awesome, and it wouldn’t be as great without all of you contributing to it in your own special ways. Be creative, and don’t give up.

Who would you like to thank?

TCI’d like to thank everyone reading this post, and all the Creators of Poptropica, one of the greatest games ever in my opinion.

PS: I’d like to thank all of my subscribers on YouTube, and everyone who comments on my videos. It really means so much to me! I also want to thank the Creators for making such an amazing game!

Cut! That’s a wrap! First off, to Perfect Sky and Tall Cactus, thank you so much! I’m deeply sorry that this post didn’t come out earlier as I had hoped. I hope you enjoyed the interview as much as I did! I had lots of fun talking to you two!

To everyone, Community Celebrities will be back next year, hopefully. Nominations for the next to be interviewed are currently closed. See you all later in this year’s Poptropica Rewind! :>

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Community Celebrity: Lucky Joker!

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OH MY GOSH SLIP IS BACK!!!

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Hey everyone, welcome to Community Celebrities!

It’s been two months since we’ve welcomed our newest author, Lucky Joker! Right before he officially made his first post, I had the chance to interview him for the Poptropica community!

You may have read Lucky Joker’s My Place in Poptropica story, or known him as the MVP of the Tribal Tournament, or even as the face of the Fall 2016 POPCORN issue, but here’s another chance to learn more about our newest author!

Hi LJ! Can you introduce yourself to everyone?

Hello, everyone! I’m Lucky Joker and my username is julian0608.

Out of all the islands, which do you think is the best? The worst?

Wow! There are so many good ones to choose from. Well, my favorite island is Mythology, simply because of the history, the soundtrack, the characters and the story. I’ve actually gained quite an interest for Greek Mythology since playing the island.

The worst, in my opinion, would have to be Lunar Colony. It isn’t very memorable for me. It’s not bad, from what I remember. It’s just that I haven’t played it in so long, and I don’t know much of it. I actually nominated it for the ‘Okayest Island’ in this year’s Poppies.

In your opinion, what would be the best feature of Poptropica?

Poptropica is great as it is, but I would definitely suggest more options for interaction in common rooms/multiverse rooms. I would love to type and say what I’d want in further detail. Of course, all in complete safety. 😉

How long have you been around the PHB?

I’ve been reading for three years now, but have recently started commenting upon making my WordPress account. It’s helped me become more involved in the Poptropica community! And now as the newest author, it’s become an even bigger part of my life!

How many islands have you finished?

I have all 58 medallions, but I’ve only completed 47 islands out of the 48. I missed out on the Beta-Carrotene due to inactivity(just a guess), but thanks to a little handy dandy program known as iPop, I was able to obtain the medallion.

What’s the best thing about the Poptropica community?

Of course, this one goes to its members. There are so many great people here, who all have their own unique style and personalities.

What do you think of the New Poptropica?

I was a little apprehensive when it was first announced, but as I’m hearing more and more about it, I’m becoming eager and a bit excited to see what sneak peek the creators will show us next! Like I always say- You plan for the worst and hope for the best! 😛

Do you have any hobbies?

Blogging is my absolute favorite thing to do. Along with that, I also dabble in the arts and enjoy a good book every so often. I also enjoy running (when I’m not feeling lazy).

Do you have anything to say to the Poptropica community?

You guys are all super awesome, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you guys! Play Poptropica and Pop on! Also, I’d like to give a shout-out to my best Poptropican friend, White Ice! 😉

Thanks to Lucky Joker for taking the time to do this interview, and sorry for the delay making in this post! If you’re interested in participating in a Community Celebrity post, message me on the PHC/Discord – more details below. Stay awesome, Poptropicans. 😀

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Community Celebrities: Mighty Gamer

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Hey guys, Slip here!

Welcome to a brand new Community Celebrity post! Community Celebrities is a series where people from the Poptropica community are interviewed so you can get to know them more! Like Stolen Snapshots, it used to be on Slippery Raptor’s Blog, but will now be on the PHB instead. You can check out past celebrities here.

Anyway, welcome: Mighty Gamer! You may know her around the community from her MPIP story, her blog, or more recently, as a PHB author. Let’s begin!

What’s the best Island in Poptropica? The worst?

I’d have to say Red Dragon is the best island. Or, at least, it is to me. Though, my opinion on this matter has changed quite a bit over times. Over the course of island completing, I’ve found myself enjoying islands like Astro-Knights or Counterfeit. But for now, Red Dragon remains my favorite.

As for the worst island, I’d have to say either Super Power or Virus Hunter. I can’t say which is worse, as I’d had equally the same frustration, but for different reasons. As far as Super Power goes, I find it too repetitive with hardly any storyline. And Virus Hunter, well… I find it way too long and complicated. Not just that, but it was also very buggy and would lock up way too many times. It wasn’t very enjoyable, to say the least.

What’s your medallion count?

My medallion count is 56 – I’ve completed all the islands, though. For some reason, not all my medallions are showing. I’ve completed PoptropiCon – Episode 1. I’ve tried replaying it, but it’s still not showing up. Perhaps I will need to contact Poptropica. But yeah, I’ve technically beat all the islands.

What’s your favorite game?

Poptropica! C’mon, Slip!

Really, though, my favorite game is actually that. I do play other games like Minecraft, The Sims 4, 60 Seconds!, Bloons TD5, Undertale, and other various games and apps, but I mainly play the game we all know and love today. I’ve come to love the game and its community so much, that I’m often either on the PHC or the MPC Discord server. Either that, or I’m browsing different blogs and its contents. I’m very active in the community!

Who’s your favorite villain?

As I said on question 1, at one point or another, Counterfeit was one of my favorite islands. And we all know what well-known villain was on that island: Black Widow, of course! I think that with a great island, a greater villain should be later revealed. And in this case, it’s our beloved art thief! The main reason I love this villain so much is because of her setting – Counterfeit Island. I believe this island has a good storyline and a good flow.

How did you find the Poptropica community?

The PHB. Generic answer, huh? But yeah, that’s how I got to discover the community. I never really interacted with those around me, though. I basically just read a few PHB posts when curiosity arose, and rarely commented on posts I found interesting. But thanks to joining Twitter, I began to interact with others. I’m not exactly sure of the date, but it was early November of 2015. I started commenting on the Creators’ tweets, and then I started following my fellow Poptropicans, and then I made a blog due to seeing how many other people have made them. And so much has happened since.

Do you have any hobbies?

I like gaming, reading, writing, drawing, and blogging! I also like collecting Snapple bottle caps (as weird as it sounds, they do have cool random facts on them), snow globes (I’ve spent quite a bit of money on them), and I’m always on the lookout for old books (I recently bought a children’s book from 1912 – it’s very worn, and was dusty when I found it). I collect a lot of things if you haven’t noticed by now. 😉

Any extra information you want to share with the community? 🙂

I’d like to encourage everyone to take a look at my blog, Explore Collect Compete, where several Poptropicans, including myself, post. We’re currently looking for just one more author – see this post if you’re interested!

Thank you so much, Mighty Gamer, for taking time to answer this! You’re one awesome Community Celebrity! Stay awesome!

-Slippery 💦