Community Creations

Community Creations: November 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the November recap for Community Creations. October’s theme was Royalty, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Elyana & Mordred as Friends by emelyn_is_trying

Aside from the more recent Fairytale Island, Astro-Knights is without a doubt the first island that comes to mind for OG players when they think “Poptropica royalty.” In an alternate reality where an evil Binary Bard didn’t kidnap the princess, Elyana and Mordred could have seriously become great friends. These space nerds just make such a fun pair! Their dynamic poses, expressions, and enhanced outfits make for quite the engaging design too. Find their Instagram here.

Princess Red Baroness by abbeyjoy25

In more recent news involving Fairytale Island, we seem to learn more about the Red Baroness’s mysterious backstory every month. But we have not yet seen her in full princess attire, so this exploration of her potential outfit is super interesting! The design takes inspiration from other Poptropica princesses, including Snow White, Cinderella, and Elyana, of course. She definitely fits the princess aesthetic here, while still retaining her unique color scheme and attitude, making her still recognizable. Excellent idea! Find her Instagram here.

Princess of the Cosmos by HeartofEnder aka Solemn-Siren

Stepping away from pre-established Pop princesses while remaining in a princess theme, this work is inspired by the game Sky: Children of the Light. It is specifically based on a certain crown item from Season of AURORA, except here it’s given a Poptropica twist in style. The original character turned out to have such a unique, eye-catching design! The color scheme and composition feel magical, perfect for royalty from the stars. Very cool submission! Find her DeviantArt here.

Gacha Club Fairytale Island King & Queen by mysticsunni

Back to the realm of Fairytale Island, here we have the infamous Red Queen and her husband. This time made in the Gacha Club character creator! It’s really neat to see how accurate characters from other games can be replicated in another game, rendered in a completely different style but still recognizable. Not to mention how adorable they look! Find their Instagram here.

Rumpel by oneofthosenightbees

Last but certainly not least, we have a character that perhaps was not born into royalty but briefly achieved royal status nonetheless. What do YOU think would happen if Rumpelstiltskin became kind of Fairytale Island for real? This illustration simply demands our attention, directly engaging with the viewer through the character’s eye contact. The color scheme and expression portray a dark, daunting tone with that eye-catching red adding a lot of visual interest. Very intense and captivating! Find her Instagram here.


Honorable Mentions

Hear ye, hear ye… you guys royally crushed it this month! I wish you could all be rewarded with your very own crowns for the highness of your creative standards.


December: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is December’s theme? December’s theme is…

 Grapple-Pap! 

Way back when the Grapple-Pap side quest first appeared, Poptropica introduced new festive lore into the game that we hadn’t encountered before. The holiday is basically Poptropica’s version of Christmas or other winter-y celebrations, so ’tis the season to celebrate it in our creations! The PHB even hosted a Grapple-Pap holiday party last year.

This month, I’m basically looking for any art that embraces the holiday season, but more so Poptropica’s take on winter festivities. Maybe draw some fanart of the side quest characters like Grapple-Pap himself, or create a cozy costume for your Poptropican perfect for the cold weather. Maybe even try to make an IRL Grapple-Pap mask or even your own Grapple-Pop treat IRL if you’re a whiz in the kitchen? Or simply incorporate IRL winter holidays like Christmas or Hanukkah into the world of Poptropica somehow.

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, Discord, OR the PHB’s Instagram.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Free Membership Giveaways

PHB Membership Giveaway: November 2022

Hey Poptropicans, we’re approaching the end of the month, which means it’s time to announce another lucky Poptropican to win our monthly membership giveaway! 🎁

Congratulations, Dizzy Feather — your new membership status lets you play various exclusive quests, including the recent relaunch of Survival Island, Ep. 3: Distress Signal! You’ll also be just in time to enjoy the player-designed 12 Days of Member Gifts coming up in December.

The Poptropica Help Blog hosts a membership giveaway every month, and it’s easy to enter! Just comment on our Free Poptropica Membership page and leave at least two other comments around the PHB within the month to be entered into that month’s giveaway.

We’ll announce a winner sometime in the final week of each month. If you don’t win, you can always try again for the next month! Full details »

Congrats again to Dizzy Feather! Keep on popping on! 🌀🪶

Community Creations

Community Creations: October 2022

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the October recap for Community Creations. October’s theme was Feeling Blue, so be sure to check out all the featured artists!

No clue what’s going on? Go see our intro post.

Top 5 Picks

Baron’s Crusade Quest by Silver Penguin

With all the drama surrounding the Baron lately, I’m glad she showed up in this month’s assortment of creations. The night scene creates a nostalgic atmosphere, and that pop of red and orange light wonderfully contrasts the desaturated blues of the larger composition. Love the rendering of the characters and the stylization in mark-making! Find the artist in the comments.

Looking For That One Item… by Dan N.

Another spooky night scene, I also love the stylization in this creation. The little ghost follower and passing black cat feel perfect for the month of Halloween too. It does a great job of capturing that feeling of searching for an item in Poptropica, particularly as a lone kid in unfamiliar territory. Plus, the dramatic camera angle makes for a super enticing composition and great sense of depth! Find his Instagram here.

Medicine Man by mcz

Talking about dramatic camera angles, this one certainly fits that mark! The blue night sky and glowing green pot go well with the color scheme of the Medicine Man character. Wonderful lighting that really creates a story! Definitely makes me what to revisit Shark Tooth Island. Find their Instagram here.

Human Merlin by Bunnies-N-Bowties

Stepping away from landscape scenes for a moment, here we have a super charming character design. Ever wonder what Merlin would look like in human form? Er- humanoid AI form to be specific. Well, look no further! The hair and clothing both convey strong personality, and I love the inclusion of owl wings to harken back to his other form. Binary Bard has to be a proud papa. Find her Tumblr here and Instagram here.

What Would Have Been by Dizzy Feather

Who knew a blue theme would lead to so many night sky features? In hindsight, I shouldn’t be surprised… Anyway, this simple landscape holds a lot of power by focusing on the silhouettes of its characters. The subtle glow around them and the moon definitely creates a ghostly atmosphere, perfect for the Ghost Story Island setting. And bittersweet blue emotion is evoked too! Find the artist in the comments and on the PHC Discord.


Honorable Mentions

I’m feeling quite blue to see this spooky month come to an end, but had a great time seeing all your amazing blue creations. Keep up that creativity!


November: How Do I Participate?

Community Creations is a cool series for anyone in the Poptropica community to join in on. To sum up what it’s about, it’s basically a chance to show off your artwork, creepy fan-fics, Pop clubhouses, costumes, and anything else that pops into your mind.

If we really like the piece you submit, we will feature it here on the PHB! As long as it relates to that month’s theme. So what is November’s theme? November’s theme is…

👑 ROYALTY! 👑

With the recent reveal of the Red Queen and the drama surrounding the Baron and Rumpelstiltskin, royalty has certainly been making the rounds lately. Leaning into all that drama this coming month, let’s see what your royal creations will bring!

Maybe create your own King or Queen costumes in-game, or draw pictures of the Astro-Knights royal family? Maybe write stories theorizing the Baron’s royal past, or design your own throne room in your clubhouse. The possibilities are up to you!

  • Submit: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created, email it to the PHB team on our Contact page, OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitterTumblr, or Discord.
  • Results: Next month, I will feature 5 submissions that stood out to me the most as well as some honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Just make sure you relate to both the theme and Poptropica (and nothing NSFW or otherwise inappropriate).
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. While quality counts, I’m mainly looking for something to simply catch my eye, so don’t be afraid to join in!

So what are you waiting for? Go make something awesome!

~SD

Free Membership Giveaways

PHB Membership Giveaway: October 2022

Hey Poptropicans, we’re approaching the end of the month, which means it’s time to announce another lucky Poptropican to win our monthly membership giveaway! 🎁

Congratulations, Mad Hero — your new membership status lets you play various exclusive quests, including the relaunch of PoptropiCon, Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon! You’ll also get to enjoy premium items, including an anti-zombie gift set for the latest Zomberry outbreak.

The Poptropica Help Blog hosts a membership giveaway every month, and it’s easy to enter! Just comment on our Free Poptropica Membership page and leave at least two other comments around the PHB within the month to be entered into that month’s giveaway.

We’ll announce a winner sometime in the final week of each month. If you don’t win, you can always try again for the next month! Full details »

Congrats again to Mad Hero! Keep on popping on! 😈🦸

Guest Posts, Popspiracy Theories

Popspiracy: Bird Boy and the Dream Machine

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver SwordEnjoy!

Heya, Poptropicans, it’s Silver Sword! Been a while, huh? Last time I shared on the blog, it was in February of 2020! However, this post isn’t about me. This time, I wanna bring up a Poptropica-related theory.

At the end of the revised Monster Carnival Island, Edgar says the next destination for the carnival is Super Villain Island. The same island where four of Poptropica’s most infamous villains were being kept in sleeping chambers. Why on Earth would the carnies be heading there?

Besides the apparent subtext that Bird Boy is caged to be shipped off to the prison at Super Villain, could something else be going on?

Then it hit me: the dream machine. Even though it was partially destroyed at the end of the main island quest, it was still functional. (Spoiler: That’s actually how Zeus was able to be contained in the first place!) There could be parts left over from that machine that would be of use to Bird Boy, aka Ringmaster Raven.

And Raven would be interested because he too has a machine that can control minds. And unlike the machine on Super Villain, I don’t think the one from the circus out of commission just yet. Taken apart for travel, maybe, but not damaged like the dream machine from the prison has been. And with both machines being mind-control related, at least some pieces from each machine might fit together.

You may have convinced Bird Boy to become your friend, but he may still have his original viewpoint on the rest of Poptropica…

I hope you guys enjoyed my little Popspiracy theory. It’s not too far-fetched once you look at the evidence, and having Super Villain Island return would be divine — it’s one of my three all-time favorite islands, tied with Night Watch Island and Virus Hunter Island. 

Slash on, Poptropicans! 

– Silver Sword


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Silver Sword. If you did, you might also enjoy his My Place in Poptropica story.

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!