My Place In Poptropica: Shiny Panda

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Shiny Panda, who found Poptropica through her friend and continues to come back to the game for nostalgia. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story to be published here on the PHB!

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The great nostalgia

When the My Place In Poptropica series was first introduced around 2015–2016, I decided to play Poptropica a lot more because nostalgia is great. So BAM, here I am, wasting the time of the people who want to read this.

I was around for the release of Escape From Pelican Rock Island, then I sort of quit. I forgot about Poptropica because of school, work, and forums. When I came back, Nabooti Island wasn’t members-only anymore, which was great, but I digress.

Flashing back to a friend

My Poptropica username is AwesomeCY:) which I made when I was about 7 or 8 years old, so don’t judge. I really worked hard on my medallions and some islands take a long time, so I once I got back into the game in late 2017, I didn’t want to make a new account.

I was referred to Poptropica by a friend, whose character is Sleepy Lobster and her username is anna19722006 (super long string of numbers, rip). Sleepy Lobster, or Anna, has been my best friend for what, 11 years now? I’ve known her for almost all of my life. We still go to the same school, surprisingly.

What happened that day was, Anna was at my house and we were getting super bored of whatever game we were playing that day. So Anna, being the good girl that she is, racked her brain and remembered, “Oh hey! Poptropica exists!” I made an account and she told me to add her. We did some other stuff, but my memory is hazy—it was a long time ago.

Early PHB memories

Anna taught me how to do 24 Carrot Island, which was her first island. When I got stuck, I searched up how to complete it, and that’s how I came across the PHB. With the help of the Poptropica Help Blog, I finally finished it.

So I used the site more and more to get island help, and eventually got roped into the community. I think some of you might remember the previous staff, like HPuterpop—I was around then. And so were Brave Tomato and Spotted Dragon! I even got my Poptropica avatar meme-ified by Ultimate iPad Expert. ❤

Another fun fact: I still remember when the help blog’s URL was poptropicahelp.net! poptropi.ca is still new to me.

Ta ta for now! I still love Poptropica, and will always. It’s been a big part of my life, and I’m not about to let that go. 😛 If you wanna contact me, I have a DeviantArt (for close friends only) and a Discord, frayed#5739. So if you have any more questions or anything, just shoot me a friend request. So — maybe I’ll see you guys around?


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My Place in Poptropica: Maroon Panda

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Maroon Panda, who found Poptropica through competing with her best friend in searching for fun online games. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story to be published here on the PHB!

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Hi, my name’s Maroon Panda (username: Kit58kh), and here’s My Place In Poptropica!

2014 | Searching for fun online games

Me and my best friend had this thing where we would see who could find a good online game, and we’d spend literally months searching for one that fit all our standards.

One day I was browsing the web when I saw a list of games that included Poptropica (at the time, I thought it was Pop-ter-eca). What a weird name! Intrigued, I clicked on it and was brought to the home screen. I clicked “create a new character,” and my Poptropican was born!

My BFF always won our little contests about finding a good online game since she had an older brother to help her out, so finding Poptropica that day was a good day for me! I played for a couple days, then stopped, then picked it up again, and continued to play on and off for a while.

2015 | Telling my friend

I couldn’t figure out how to save my game, so I had way too many characters. I finally learned how, but then I couldn’t remember what my password or username was, so I made way too many accounts! Eventually, though, I settled on an account.

At this time, my 9-and-a-half birthday was coming up (my family didn’t celebrate my ninth birthday), and we were going to Legoland! That was the day I told my friend about Poptropica, because she said she loved puzzles. But she told me she already tried the game and didn’t like it. That made me sad and I stopped playing it for a while.

2016–present | Hey, remember that game?

Sometime in 2016, I randomly thought to myself, hey, what about Poptropica? I tried to log in, but I couldn’t remember my account. So I made another account and began playing.

I soon got stuck—these islands were a lot harder than I thought they were! In a search for answers, I googled and googled and googled until I found the *drumroll* PHB! As soon as I clicked into this site, I knew I liked it, and in fact it’s helped me finish a lot of islands.

I kept on completing islands until school got harder for me and I had to switch schools. I didn’t play for a while because I was focusing a lot on school. I also struggled with my over-active imagination, which made me think that some of the things I dreamed or thought about actually happened.

Over the summer, my dad said I should start a blog, so I did—it was about games. I thought about the PHB, and got back into playing Poptropica. That’s when I finally made Maroon Panda, my current avatar. I also discovered Thinknoodles and started to watch his videos. And I finally made my little brother the account he had been asking (begging) for. His name is Speedy Panda (weird, right?) and his username is awesomeharms!

Thank you for taking the time to read my Poptropica story! Maroon Panda out!


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My Place in Poptropica: Big Leopard

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Big Leopard, who discovered Poptropica through her cousins, forgot about it for years, but kept coming back. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!

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This write-your-MPIP thing seemed like fun, so here we are: now you can waste about 20 minutes of your life reading my Poptropica life story!

The Beginning

I started playing Poptropica at a very, very, VERY young age. I can’t even remember exactly how old, maybe four or five? It’s a little hazy. But, I digress.

Anyway, when I was about four (or five), my dad took me to New Jersey to visit my cousins. There was nothing to do in their apartment, especially since I was the youngest and all of my cousins were in high school or middle school. I was bored out of my mind! I normally spent the time just sitting around and watching them play video games, since, at the time, I was absolutely ENAMORED with them. (I vaguely remember watching a bit of TV with them too, but that doesn’t matter.)

Then, one day, something happened that would change my free time of boredom into fun-filled pointing and clicking. One of my cousins had taken notice of my boredom and told me that they wanted to show me something. I followed them to the only computer in the house, where I sat down beside them. They told me they had found a new online computer game: Poptropica. (I had actually begun playing the year when it first came out. Maybe it was fate!)

I don’t remember much after that, but I do remember playing on my cousin’s account for a while. Being super young and not understanding the concept of the game, I mostly just mindlessly walked and/or jumped around the current island my cousin was on. I didn’t know about making an account, either, so whenever I wanted to play, I had to make a NEW Poptropican each time. Considering I played it so often, I probably have at least a hundred Poptropicans by now. (Poor little duders! I wonder if they’re thriving in the vast world of neglected game player avatars…)

The Girl With Many Names: or multiple accounts, rather

After I returned home with my dad, the first thing I did was rush to his laptop. I was addicted to Poptropica, and I had the urge to just play it whenever I was bored or had free time.

I created another Poptropican, and played with that one for the ENTIRE day. I remember not going to bed until FIVE in the morning the next day! But during the time I was playing, I finally learned how to create an account. I remember being extremely vain, and all of my usernames were just adjectives to describe a woman’s attractiveness: gorgeous, pretty, beautiful, etc.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t figure out how to log back in to any of these accounts, despite the “Returning Player” button on the home screen. It was like this for a while, until I finally figured it out sometime later.

How to Complete??? Please Help???

After playing for long time, I finally completed my first island: Early Poptropica. When I figured out there was actually a point to the game, I made it my life goal to complete all the islands. But, whoops! Being too stupid to know what to do, I got lost extremely easily and would leave each island to start another one.

When I finally ran out of islands, I knew I had to look up what to do. At the time, I hated reading, but loved YouTube videos. So, when guides for Poptropica popped up on Google, I instantly clicked the first video that popped up. That video was by what I call the Poptropi-God, Thinknoodles. (You can’t call yourself a Poptropica fan if you don’t know who he is, come on.) I remember being so in love with him and his guides that instead of playing the islands as the video went on, I just watched all of his guide videos until there weren’t any left. I still do, and even go back to watch old ones.

Forgetting, then Getting Smacked in the Face with Memory Triggers and Nostalgia

I continued to play Poptropica for a long time, perhaps two years or so. But, after a while, I completely forgot about it. It was strange—how could I forget one of my most beloved online games? I still don’t know to this day. Anyway, for a few years, I involuntarily buried my memories of Poptropica deep within the dark recesses of my mind.

Then, one day, they were dug up and thrown at my face. During sixth grade, I usually stayed in the library around the corner from the school building after school. I stayed there, waiting for my parents to pick me up, and as I waited, I would use the computers and play games or watch videos.

One day, I was watching videos, when I noticed the girl beside me playing the one and only Poptropica. She was struggling to get the peace medal in Da Vinci’s house on Time Tangled Island. I helped her, and somehow, it reinvigorated my love for the game. I immediately began playing with the account I had last made. (I still have it and remember the login info! I also know that my Poptropican was called Busy Peanut. I don’t use this account anymore, even though I have completed most of the islands on it. I will explain why soon.)

Forgetting Again, but it’s Different This Time Because the PHB is Involved

Then, once again, I completely forgot about the game and stopped playing. It was probably because I was distracted with anime and other games and electronics instead.

This brings us to present day. I recently got a new laptop for Christmas, and I mainly use it to make videos. (Check out my channel, by the way!) Anyway, I brought it to school and was bored during a period, so I whipped it out and began using it. Suddenly, a random thought appeared in my head: “Hey, remember that game you loved so much, Poptropica? You should play it again!” So I did.

I decided to make a new account—it’s the one I currently use, Big Leopard, the character featured at the beginning of this MPIP. I would’ve used my old one, but I didn’t for a few reasons:

  1. It was extremely old and outdated. I didn’t want to use a neglected account.
  2. It didn’t matter that much to me. I knew how to complete all of the islands I had completed on the old one, so it wouldn’t be different.
  3. I thought it’d be fun to start anew! It’d be nice to replay some of my favorite islands.

Anyway, I was playing Poptropica a couple of days ago, but I got stuck on Red Dragon Island, an island I have completed before. I couldn’t remember what to do about Basho telling you he was in East Edo, so I decided to just look it up, since I was super lazy. That was how I found the Poptropica Help Blog! The first link on Google was the PHB’s guide for Red Dragon Island, so there I was.

I continued to use the blog’s guides to aid me whenever I got stuck on a certain part, and continued to use it for all of the new islands. Then, I discovered all of the other things on this site, such as MPIP stories, the island trivia, etc. I got extremely hooked and decided, “Hey! I’ll start following this blog!” So I did exactly that, and here we are now.

I am still pretty new to this blog, having discovered it only a few days ago, but I hope to be acquainted with the admins and some of the fellow followers of the blog. Who knows? Maybe I can become an admin too one day. ^-^

And that is my “My Place In Poptropica” story! I hope you didn’t mind reading this autobiography monstrosity. XD If you like, you can add me on Poptropica: thietanavenus is my username.

~from, Thietana Venus, a.k.a. (currently) Big Leopard


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My Place in Poptropica: Strange Hamburger

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Strange Hamburger, who loves a good Poptropica Island to de-stress from her hectic life. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!

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And She Shall Be Called Strange Hamburger

It all started when my computer lab teacher put a list of allowed websites on the whiteboard. At the top of the board was Poptropica. I didn’t know what Poptropica was at the time, but as it seemed, I was destined to find out.  (I know, I know, I’ll cut the cheesy stuff now. Let’s all give a round of applause to Mrs. Hauser, who has started at least 7 years’ worth of students on Poptropica!)

When I looked it up, the game generated the name Strange Hamburger for me. Strange Hamburger?! Really? I just shook my head and kept going. Little did I know, but Strange would become my nickname in just a few years’ time.

The first Island I played was Mythology Island, and I was hooked! The music, the visuals, the gameplay—I loved all of it. And I also totally failed at completing it…

Whoops…

I had been playing Poptropica for about year (and had finally figured out Mythology Island) when I forgot my password. You might be saying, “Strange, how could you let that happen!!” Well, nine-year-old me wondered too. So, anyway, I stopped playing. For several years, my dear Poptropican was left all alone with no companion.

Then one day, I was going through some old files on my computer and found I had written down my Poptropica login information! By that point, I hadn’t thought of Poptropica in over five years!

I started to play and found new islands, better graphics, and that the community had exploded! I really started to engage with the Pop community then, and by the way, y’all are awesome.

Finding My Place

Shortly after, I moved from good ol’ Texas up to Ohio. It was a big change for me, and Poptropica became a place that I could go when I was missing home, or worried about my future. It would take my mind off my hectic life, and I could delve into a world of time travel, superheroes, and monster carnivals. During this time I found the PHB, and began to eagerly await every new post.

I quickly completed all the islands, with the help of Thinknoodles and his walkthroughs. My sister would watch me play for hours on end. She now has her own account and will come to me for help (I love being an older sister!).

Definitively, I can say that Poptropolis Games has the most epic music EVER. Even now I will log on just so I can listen to the music while I study. My favorite islands are Mystery Train and Time Tangled Island (hello history nerd). I unfortunately don’t have a membership due to two pesky things called money and school.

Now that I am settled in Ohio, I keep coming back to Poptropica, especially after school, when I need a good anti-stress session.

And that’s my “My Place In Poptropica.” I hope y’all enjoyed!

—Strange Hamburger

P.S. If you want to friend me, my username is anniev100.


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My Place in Poptropica: Zippy Sky

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Zippy Sky, who didn’t understand much of Poptropica at first, then came upon the PHB and has since been reading everything she can. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!

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I’m Zippy Sky, my username is estherli521, and this is “My Place in Poptropica.”

My Older Sister

So, it all started when sometime in my childhood when I begged my older sister to make me my Poptropica account. Wait, let me back up. I’ve known Poptropica through my older sisters, who have played Poptropica since as far as I can remember. When my sister agreed to make me an account, I decided almost immediately for my username to be estherli521 (my name, plus 521 because I was copying my sister’s username, hannahbannanie521).

Soon after, most of my time was consumed by playing Poptropica. One of my earliest memories of playing Poptropica was completing Early Pop—how I disliked the spiders but loved trying out the jetpack all the time. However, I was too young to understand the story plot for the islands, so I only completed a few by purely guessing my way through them.

What I mostly did was to do the Daily Pop, even though I couldn’t read at the time. I also liked changing my (very childish) outfits 24/7, never really being satisfied, but still running and jumping around in them.

2015–2017 | The Long Break

Some time later, I stopped playing Poptropica, mostly because my time was consumed playing other games (such as Club Penguin, Fantage, Moshi Monsters, etc). Meanwhile, I disliked how Poptropica wasn’t really coming out with any good islands—in fact, barely updating.

When I did want to play it, my computer experienced a severe virus attack, which made me unable to use the computer at all. By the time the computer was fixed, I forgot about Poptropica.

July 2017–present | Hooked on the PHB

 So you might be wondering: how did I discover the Poptropica Help Blog?

Well, in July 2017 I decided to return to Poptropica. I tried to replay Time Tangled Island, but I had forgotten how to do it. So I surfed the web for a long time looking for the answers. Then, I found the PHB’s island guides!

Later, the PHB helped me with a lot of islands that were hard for me, like Survival, Astro Knights, Back Lot, Lunar Colony, etc. Not only that, but reading the site has helped me to connect with the outside world, since I am homeschooled. I was very interested in the PHB and spent hours trying to look at everything. Soon, I was so hooked that I literally checked it all the time, even when I would wake up in the middle of the night!

The PHB even help me on a particularly rough day, when I needed something to improve my mood. That day, I saw the notice for the PHB’s Poptropica 10th anniversary party, which made my day.

Now, in 2018, I am a fairly active Poptropica player, and I still use the PHB all the time! Thanks for reading; I’ll see you around.


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My Place in Poptropica: Shoeless Raptor

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Shoeless Raptor, who overcame her fear of Early Pop’s sewers and went on to be an island-completing champ with her siblings. See below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!

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Scared of sewers

I was really little when the game came out. All of my three older siblings would constantly play it, but I wasn’t really old enough to understand what was going on.

I tried playing Early Poptropica for the first time by myself when I was 6, but I was too scared of going in the sewers, so I ran away from the computer and cried in my bed! Even though I was too scared and too unskilled at the game to enjoy it, I would always beg my siblings to play so I could watch them.

Moving up and away

As I got older, I found the game easier, and after many hours I finally faced the sewers and completed Early Poptropica Island. I then did 24 Carrot, and I kept attempting other islands until the Wimpy Kid ones came out.

Then our family had to move from Australia to the opposite side of the world. We spent two years in Japan and two years in Greece. (We’ve since moved back to Australia, though.)

In that transitional time, I lost my love for Poptropica. I really didn’t have time for it anyway, and my other siblings didn’t really want to play it anymore. Plus, I didn’t have my own computer since I was still young, so I couldn’t play by myself.

Back and better than ever

Then last year, I decided to log back into my old account and I started playing more. I noticed that there was a beginner island (Monkey Wrench) added, which I never did because I figured it was boring.

I also saw that there was an app. Actually, I got the app before I tried logging in on the computer, and I was outraged for a moment because I thought they took away all the islands. But then I logged on from the computer and everything was fine (lol).

The first day I logged back on, I could do 24 Carrot Island and Early Poptropica in just 20 minutes. From there, I have now completed all of the non-member islands, and now I’m trying to ask for a membership (lol).

And in case you were wondering, my siblings still play it, even though most of them are at university—and they always ask me for help with islands.

Even though I’ve finished all the islands I can, me and my siblings now do time trials to see who can finish Skullduggery Island in the least amount of time. We always prepare a huge plate of snacks before we do this.

And whenever I get home from a long day at school and other activities, I just play some of my all-time favourite islands again. I love Skullduggery, Mystery of the Map (even though it’s easy), Counterfeit, Poptropolis Games, and many more.

That’s my story. Thanks for reading!


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My Place in Poptropica: Red Tomato

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Red Tomato, who became addicted to Poptropica to the level of OCD, and now writes fanfics and blogs at The SplatSee below for details on how to send in your MPIP story for publication here on the PHB!

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Everyone is doing these MPIPs, it seems… so being the writer I am, I guess I’ll try too.

2016 | An Addiction, and OCD

Well, it all started in the lovely year of 2016 (cue angelic music) when I noticed a boy playing a computer game in class. I took a look at what he was playing. He was controlling a little stick figure hopping around on things. The stick figure had an oval shaped head with big eyes, and the body was a round circle. He said he was playing Poptropica.

When I got home that day, I looked up the game and soon created an avatar. The name it first gave me was Shaky Scorpion!!! I quickly clicked the “change name” button, and it gave me Red Tomato. I was ok with that one, so I started playing. The first island I completed was Monkey Wrench (of course, I was a noob) and the second, 24 Carrot.

Pretty soon, I’d finished a lot of islands and was totally addicted. I played all the time. Then, I was diagnosed with OCD, and with that, I was off to special treatment in a different city for two months. During that time, I didn’t play Pop at all.

2017 | Into the fandom

A few weeks after I came back, I found an old video of me playing Poptropica. Inspired to pick it up again, I logged back in and, after recovering from some nostalgia, I played for hours and soon became addicted again.

When Pop Worlds came out, I was kinda disappointed with what it had to offer. But I did manage to complete Crisis Caverns, 24 Carrot, and all 40 levels of Dr. Hare’s Revenge! Still, I spent most of my time on Pop Original (and I played other games that weren’t Poptropica, too).

One day, I stumbled across the Poptropica Help Blog. I enjoyed commenting on all the great posts, and even participated in a party on their chat server, the PHC! That was the 2017 Holiday Party. Anyway, I became a pretty active member of this community, and I’m still playing the game to this day.

I even took my love of the game and used it to write a fanfiction I called The Bond of Joeseph and Claudia Stockman, which is about the shaky bond between two black-haired siblings. (Joeseph lives on Virus Hunter Island—you may remember him as Patient Zero—and Claudia lives on Counterfeit.) I am also planning to write an ongoing series called Red Tomato and the Search for Pink Bunny and Gray Kitten.

I also draw fanart, though I’m not a very good artist. You can also find the original version of this post on my Poptropica blog, The Splat!

And that is “My Place In Poptropica.”

—RT

P.S. If you guys want to friend me on Poptropica, my username is Lalala14269 …BINARY BARD IS WAITING!!! 101010101010101010101010101010101010101

…ok, I’ll stop. See you guys soon!


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