Fanfiction, Guest Posts

Fanfic: The Witch’s Heart, Part 4/6 🧙‍♀️

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by HeartOfEnder. Enjoy!

Heart is back, and it’s been a while! Originally I wanted to finish writing part 4 of my fanfiction, The Witch’s Heart, before school started again, but then I kinda procrastinated with other projects, especially a certain video game about squids… and here we are. 

Now where did we leave off? Oh right, the cliffhanger of what is happening in the castle! All we know is that it’s bad and “he” is behind it all. Well, let’s not leave ourselves hanging and find out the answer! 

Inside the castle, mysterious royal GUARDS with purple eyes walk around aimlessly, carrying barrels of strange liquids, spears, and paper clips. ALOUETTE watches from the balcony. The GIANT DRAGON also flies up to the castle to take a look. 

ALOUETTE: 

Wow, this island can’t get a break. First some guy steals happy endings, now we have this. 

A WHITE DRAGON resembling an older version of Pearl is forced into to a different room by royal GUARDS carrying spears.

ALOUETTE:

This doesn’t look good. Why are they enslaving dragons? Is this why you came to the castle, so you could warn us about this?

The GIANT DRAGON nods.

ALOUETTE:

Guess I’m back on the job again — ’cause I don’t think anyone would believe me if I said the entire castle’s guards were being mind controlled.

ALOUETTE casts an illusion spell that makes her look like the mind-controlled royal guards, before hopping down from the balcony and following the enslaved WHITE DRAGON. 

The GUARDS take the enslaved dragon to a room with multiple chambers filled with purple goop. One of the guards forcibly removes the dragon’s scales and throws them inside a machine, which starts producing purple goop. 

GUARD ONE:

This will be enough to mind-control the entire village!

GUARD TWO: 

Wow! How much is needed to mind-control this entire island?

ALOUETTE starts putting the pieces together: White dragons are enslaved for their scales, which are used to make purple goop, which is used to mind control Poptropicans. She snaps her fingers, removing the illusion spell around her. 

ALOUETTE:

Hey, you guys can’t be doing evil without me! 

The mind-controlled GUARDS turn around, but they’re attacked by a series of fireballs and are knocked unconscious. 

ALOUETTE:

First lesson to saving the world, do it in style! 

ALOUETTE removes the chains around the WHITE DRAGON, who seems relieved that they are no longer enslaved. 

ALOUETTE:

Great, now I continue along my way!

ALOUETTE travels through the castle, along the way fighting guards, freeing dragons, and turning off machines, before finally reaching the very familiar throne room.

ALOUETTE:

This was where that Rumpel guy decided to leave without being defeated. Would be funny if he just showed up right now.

As if on cue, the room fills with purple smoke, which scares Pearl, who hides in Alouette’s bag. When the smoke clears, a very familiar tall figure is standing on the king’s throne.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN:

So we meet again, witchlet. 

Ohohoho, Rumpel is here, that can’t be good. Guess we’ll have to wait to see what he’s planning this time…

I apologize for the slight delay in chapters, because school is now a thing again! Hooray! Besides that, I’ve been eyeing lots of games coming out soon, so it may be a while before my next writing update.

The Witch’s Heart is a short story from the universe of Storm’s Calamity, which is available to read on Tumblr and Quotev. You definitely want to check it out, because things are about to get serious over there. (If you thought chapter 5 was crazy, you aren’t ready for what’s next!)

Heart out!


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by HeartofEnder. If you did, you might also enjoy her Pop Worlds house tour and intro of her Popsonas.

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Guest Posts

Pop Puzzles: What’s Missing? Round 3 Answers 🔑

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Dizzy FeatherEnjoy!

Smoke and Mirrors: It’s all just a big show, isn’t it?

Hello everyone, Dizzy Feather here with the answers to round three of “What’s Missing?”, a Pop puzzle where I obscured items from in-game scenes for you to guess “what’s missing.” If you missed it, play the game on the original post before scrolling down for spoilers!

Shout-out to Wild Fire, LilysInMay, Purple Star, ❤️LoveHeartGirl❤️, HeartOfEnder, and Young Rider for getting a majority correct! Anyway, here are the answers:

So how many did you guess right? Share in the comments, and I’ll see you next time with a PoptropiCon, Episode 1-themed puzzle!


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Dizzy Feather. If you did, you might also enjoy previous rounds of “What’s Missing?”: Round 1 and Round 2.

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. Interested in writing for the PHB? We’d love to hear from you!

Guest Posts

Pop Puzzles: What’s Missing? Round 3 🧐

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Dizzy FeatherEnjoy!

Smoke and Mirrors: It’s all just a big show, isn’t it?

Hello everyone, Dizzy Feather here with round three of “What’s Missing?” Here’s how the game works:

I’ll show you screenshots from Poptropica with a detail covered up, and you try to guess what the missing piece is. Leave your guesses in the comments of this post, and in about a week I’ll share the answers and shout out those who got any of them correct! A couple of rules:

  • No cheating! Don’t go in-game to the area shown to find the answers, and don’t copy someone else’s answers (best not to look before sharing yours). Not only would that be cheating others, but you’ll be taking the fun away from yourself!
  • Have fun! It’s just a game. Don’t pressure yourself to get them all.

Now that we’ve got that down, let’s begin with this Fairytale Island/Rumpel’s Challenge edition puzzle! You may need to click on images to view them in full.

So what’s missing? Share your guesses in the comments, and if you’re right, I’ll mention you when I reveal the answers. Good luck!


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Dizzy Feather. If you did, you might also enjoy previous rounds of “What’s Missing?”: Round 1 and Round 2.

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. Interested in writing for the PHB? We’d love to hear from you!

Guest Posts, My Place in Poptropica

My Place in Poptropica: HeartOfEnder

This is a guest post from HeartOfEnder sharing her My Place in Poptropica story, which is all about one’s Poptropica journey. Enjoy!

Heart here, back with — not the next part of The Witch’s Heart, though still working on it, don’t worry — something different. Ever since my discovery of the Poptropica Help Blog, I always wanted to write my own “My Place in Poptropica” story. So as a break from putting my poor fanfic characters in danger, now’s the time. Without further ado… 

2018: Finding Poptropica 

I found Poptropica in the strangest way possible.

Whenever I discover a new game, it is either because a video about the game appeared in my Youtube recommended, my friends play the game and I thought it looked fun, or the game was on sale so I bought it. Poptropica… was none of those.

Holmes Run: Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could do it…

Instead I found Poptropica when I was googling games similar to Animal Jam, a game I was obsessed with. Poptropica was on the list, but back then, I scrolled past without interest.

A few days later, I was about to leave my local library when I saw a kid playing a game with a blue screen, vines, and white letters with the word ‘Pop’ in it. If he was playing it, it must’ve been fun! So when I got home and was allowed on my laptop, I returned to the list, found the game with ‘Pop’ in it, and started playing. 

The first variation of my character, Spotted Thunder, had pink hair, and she pretty much looked like some pop star from some cartoon. I completed Monkey Wrench Island and was like, “huh, this is a fun game.” And so my Poptropica adventure began. 

Wheel Talk: We can go around and around on this all day.

Still 2018: Making memories through the darkest times

Though I wasn’t aware of it at the time, I started playing Poptropica when things were going downhill, what with longtime Pop Creators leaving and things going silent. However, I wanted to experience Poptropica and enjoy more of it.

One of my favorite (and slightly embarrassing) memories is how long it took me to remember the name “Poptropica.” It took me about two weeks just to figure out it wasn’t “Poptrioca.” Close enough!

Now back to the actual gameplay. The first island I attempted was Time Tangled, but all I did was walk around, then leave, because I had absolutely no idea what I was supposed to be doing. What do you do when you have no clue? Ask Google. I found a few Wikihow articles, but unfortunately they weren’t very helpful.

See and Say: Baa, moo, cluck.

Next stop, YouTube! I googled “poptropica island walkthroughs” and was blown away at just how many there are. I noticed that most of them were made by this one YouTuber named Thinknoodles. Every time I found an island I wanted to complete, I would watch Thinknoodles’s walkthrough on it before attempting the island myself. 

Despite this, I was no super genius, so I couldn’t remember everything. So I googled for other guides and found… the Poptropica Help Blog. 

With the PHB and Thinknoodles to help me, I completed island after island, and Poptropica was the only thing I could talk about for the rest of 2018. (I apologize to my friends at the time.)

A Vine Time: We call this the old rope-a-dope.

2019–2020 | Still going strong… or not

When 2019 began I was still talking about Poptropica. If my friends thought that my obsession would end, well, it didn’t. 

I continued playing Poptropica, watching things change, patiently waiting for new islands, and generally doing regular Poptropica things. 2019 was the year I discovered and completed my favorite island, Vampire’s Curse. 

2020 came around, but by then, my interest in Poptropica finally faded. I still remembered it, but stopped playing for the most part.

Tree of Afterlife: That red dotted line might be your path to safety — or not.

2022–present: Hey, what was that Pop game again?

A couple years later, I found myself bored and remembering all the games I used to play when Flash was around, like Animal Jam, Transformice, Poptropica…

Wait, isn’t Poptropica still around? Didn’t they move to a new build before Flash went goodbye?

I googled the game and found it still going! I remembered my login and was greeted with a brand new Home Island and someone stealing a statue. Typical Poptropica. 

Returning to the game, I gave Spotted Thunder a brand new look and a proper name: Gwendolyn. It popped into my head — maybe because of one of my favorite characters from The Owl House, Gwendolyn Clawthorne — but anyway, I thought it sounded cool.

I joined the PHB’s Poptropica Help Chat, began noticing an increase in Poptropica fanfiction, and thought it would be fun to join. So I reworked the plot of an old fanfic I wrote and started posting on Tumblr (and later Quotev, because Tumblr likes to force people to make an account to continue reading). My story became Storm’s Calamity, which people seem to be enjoying so far!

As I was writing the third chapter, I had the idea of writing a short series focusing on one of the characters, Alouette, as the protagonist — and that’s how The Witch’s Heart came to be on the PHB.

Still Not Constantinople: Why they changed it, I can’t say.

Well, it was fun remembering and writing about my Poptropica journey. This was something I wanted to do for years, and I have finally done it. I hope you have a good day, everyone!


Hope you enjoyed this “My Place in Poptropica” story! If you did, you’ll probably enjoy our other MPIP stories here on the PHB.

If you haven’t already shared your story, we invite you to send in your own. Interested in writing for the PHB under a different Pop-topic? Take a look at our Write for the PHB page for ideas, guidelines, and more!

Guest Posts

Pop Puzzles: What’s Missing? — Round 2 Answers 🔑

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Dizzy FeatherEnjoy!

A Grave Mystery: Perhaps a new perspective would help.

Hello everyone, Dizzy Feather here with the answers to round two of “What’s Missing?”, a Pop puzzle where I obscured items from in-game scenes for you to guess “what’s missing.” If you missed it, play the game on the original post before scrolling down for spoilers!

This time, I added more hints to make things a little easier. Shout-out to Love Singer, GirlsRule, Lazy Bones, and Smart Icicle for getting a majority correct! Anyway, here are the answers:

Hope you enjoyed this Jade Scarab edition of the game! Stay tuned for the next one — it’ll be Fairytale Island-themed! 🧚


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Dizzy Feather. If you did, you might also enjoy Round 1 of the What’s Missing? game (and its answer key).

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. Interested in writing for the PHB? We’d love to hear from you!