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Recap: PHB’s Pride Palooza πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ₯³

Howdy, Pridetropicans! Earlier last week we rallied our lovely readers to join us for our second party celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, the PHB’s Pride Palooza. We had a gay ole time! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

While we recognize the surrounding nuances of opinion regarding LGBTQ+ topics, here at the PHB, we are safe space and believe everyone should be shown kindness and respect no matter who they love or how they identify. That’s why we had this party and why Pride Month is celebrated all around the world.

All the attendees gathered in the Blast-Off Arcade to go head-to-head in Star Link, Balloons, and Sky Dive. I had a pretty good winning streak, myself, though I will admit I lost a couple of times.

Digital doodles and a fair amount of disconnections from switching tabs away from Poptropica also made the night eventful. It wouldn’t be a Poptropica party without the art and the server hiccups, now would it? Here are a few that didn’t make it into the recap collage:

Artwork by Ayman, BrittScarlet, Purple Paw, and Slanted Fish.

The PHC is always open for Poptropicans to talk and hang out, and we strive to be an inclusive place where everyone can have a good time.Β Pop in and join us anytime.

Pride Month’s not over yet, though. Spread love, extinguish hate, celebrate and enjoy it! Learn more about the ABCs of LGBT with the PHB, and don’t forget the theme for this month’s Community Creations is LGBTQ+; there’s still plenty of time to participate!

πŸ–€πŸ€Žβ€οΈπŸ§‘ Happy Pride from the PHB πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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Join our Poptropica Pride Palooza to celebrate inclusion! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ’–

The party has wrapped up. Stay tuned for the recap!

Howdy, Poptropicans!

It’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and pride parades are happening everywhere around the globe. And like before, we’re bringing one to Poptropica! With affirmation of equality for our LGBTQ+ friends and fun times for all, we invite you to the PHB’s 2021 Pride Palooza:

  • ❀️ WHO: Everyone’s invited β€” you don’t have to identify as LGBTQ+. Some PHB staff will be in attendance too!
  • 🧑 WHAT: Hanging out on Poptropica and our Discord chat server, the PHC. Though there’s a focus on LGBTQ+ pride, the conversation can be about anything. Also, we encourage you to dress up your character in rainbow colors and fun gear just like at a real life pride parade!
  • πŸ’› WHENFriday, June 18 @ 8 pm Eastern / 7 pm Central / 6 pm Mountain / 5 pm Pacific. If you’re in another time zone, use this converter to see what time it’ll be where you live. It may be Saturday morning, June 19, in some parts of the world. PHB parties usually go on for a couple hours, so come and go however you’re able! πŸ˜„
  • πŸ’š WHERE: Meet us at the Blast-Off Arcade formerly on Home Island! πŸš€ You can access it by going to the menu and clicking “Arcade.” We’ll also be on the PHC, a safe chat space where PHB staff and other Poptropicans regularly hang out (for ages 13+). If you’re under 13, you can keep the party going in the comments of this post.
  • πŸ’™ WHY: To celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and have fun!

For those who are unfamiliar, LGBTQ+ is an acronym that stands for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (an umbrella term) or questioning. Sadly, LGBTQ+ people are not always respected for who they are in terms of who they choose to love or what gender they present as. But not here in the Poptropica community!

As a fandom with its share of LGBTQ+ people and allies, the Poptropica community is generally a safe space for LGBTQ+ expression. With this Pride Palooza, the PHB encourages unity, particularly with those who are different, and the freedom to be your true lovable self.

We hope to see you there. Be loud and be proud!

– the Pridetropica Help Bloggers –

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Recap: PHC Open House Party πŸ‘‹βœ¨

Howdy, Poptropicans! This weekend we held our Open House Party on the PHC. Despite some hiccups, we were still able to make the most of it with the great community members we have here with us, both old and new.

Even through all of the slow loading and disconnecting from the Poptropica common room server when switching tabs, we had a splendid time sharing art, showing off our fairytale fits (including Princess Beev), and playing Skribbl.io β€” in addition to the good ole common room games of course.

Here’s a look at the awesome art that was shared in all the fun as well as my costume that no one ever saw because I couldn’t login properly (click to enlarge the images!):

Thanks to all those who attended and here’s to the next party coming in June! 🌈

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We welcome you to the PHC Open House Party this Saturday! πŸ—£οΈ

Howdy, Poptropicans! It’s been a good minute since we threw our last party. With all of our new visitors who only discovered the PHB this past year, it feels like the right time for another one. So, to welcome our new friends, this Saturday we’re having a PHC Open House Party! πŸŽ‰

In case you’re not familiar, the Poptropica Help Chat (PHC) is the PHB’s Discord server, a hangout place to chat with other Poptropicans, including PHB staff! Catch up on the basics in our Pop Protip post about the PHC, and join the server anytime through the Discord link under the Community tab on the menu or the Discord social icon at the top. πŸ‘½

Here are all the deets you need to know about Saturday’s shindig:

  • πŸ˜„ WHO: Everyone’s invited! Some PHB staff will be there too!
  • πŸ• WHEN: Saturday, April 24 @ 1 pm Eastern / 12 pm Central / 11 am Mountain / 10 am Pacific. If you’re in another time zone, use this converter to see what time it’ll be where you live. It may be evening or even Sunday morning, April 25, in some parts of the world.
  • 🌎 WHERE: In Maury’s Museum of World Records (the common room on Timmy Failure Island) and on our Discord server, the PHC (age 13+ only) β€” a safe chat space where PHB staff and other Poptropicans regularly hang out.
  • πŸ‘‹ WHY: To have fun and welcome our newer PHB readers!
  • πŸ‘‘ DRESS CODE: Fairytale themed! (not required, just for fun)
Timmy Failure Island’s common room

We hope you’re excited and able to make it to our very first party of 2021. Can’t wait see you all there! πŸ₯³

– the Poptropica Help Blog team –

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Recap: “Gone in a Flash” Holiday Party πŸŽ„πŸ’₯

Hey Poptropicans! This weekend, just two weeks before the end of 2020, the Poptropica Help Blog commemorated two things at our “Gone in a Flash” Holiday Party: the death of Adobe Flash, Poptropica’s longtime game engine; and celebrations for the holidays in Poptropica’s Flash-based common rooms β€” for the last time. Here are the highlights! ✨

We began the memorial on the PHC with a eulogy for Flash…

In Loving Memory of Poptropica on Adobe Flash πŸ˜”

In 2007, Poptropica was born
Bringing islands, costumes, friends, and more
A universe built on Adobe Flash
But now this system’s about to crash πŸ’₯

So much has changed, so much now lost
What to do as Flash turns to frost?
Gather round, and bring your flowers
Press f in chat for its final hours πŸ₯€

(A moment was given for everyone to pay their respects with an F in the chat, and later, Purple Paw lowered the coffin. RIP Adobe Flash, 1996–2020.)

From the ashes, a new star rises
Haxe is bringing new surprises
In the meantime, let us cheer
After all, the holidays are here! πŸŽ„

Now comes the time to celebrate
On Poptropica β€” Flash, for old time’s sake
Get ready to party! Boom boom boom
Meet you in 24 Carrot’s common room! πŸ₯•

And thus we gave our last hurrah to Flash, with festive costumes and holiday cheer in the 24 Carrot and Mythology Island common rooms. The party enjoyed its share of fun Flash items that haven’t made their way to Haxe yet, from the lightning-fast Feats of Speed sneakers to the infamously lag-inducing Fart Gun. Plus, both the text and voice chats on our PHC Discord server were filled with laughter, thunder, and even a dose of language learning. A merry time! πŸ₯³

Though we’ll miss the many adventures we shared with Flash over the years, we’re looking forward to what Poptropica on Haxe will bring in 2021 and beyond. Thank you for joining us, and keep on poppin’! πŸ’™