Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features

Episode’s Return Trip by Limp Blimp πŸ΅

In this episode of Poptropica updates: a partial island, blimp shenanigans, and fan art features. Tune in for a ride!

Wondering what’s next after Jade Scarab Island? 🐱 Poptropica just announced that another installment of an episodic island is being converted for re-release β€” but as for which, that’s left for us to guess.

Bloon: We feel lighter than air.

Based on what’s still awaiting return, the next episode could be the third and final part of Arabian Nights or PoptropiCon, or the second episode of Survival or Mission Atlantis, which currently only have their first episodes up. πŸ€” Since some of the episodes are members-only right now, the possibility remains that the next one could be, too. We’ll see…


Also on the Creators’ Blog, guest writer Invisible Ring has returned from her hiatus to deliver commentary about the evolution of Poptropicans’ iconic yellow blimp. She traces how the blimp has gotten smaller on newer islands like Fairytale, while remaining their original bigger size with the Pop logo on older islands like Mythology β€” and are completely missing from episodic islands, beyond the crash landing in Survival. ⚑️


Poptropica’s also been spotlighting fan art on social media, including Zomberry rocks from the PHB’s LJ, which we also featured in our Community Creations this month! Enjoy their Instagram stories below and more in this Creators’ Blog art appreciation post. 🀩

Plus, check out these island-inspired IRL fits from @sockf00ted.books on IG (@poptroppy on TikTok)! Swipe for video, and if you like what you see, there’s more on their profile. So much talent! ✨

Pop on, Poptropicans!

~🐠

Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Social Media

YouTube Gaming remembers Poptropica

History repeats itself β€” Poptropica’s once again trending on Twitter!

Similar to when this happened last May, mentions of Poptropica picked up steam from an image post that asked people to pick their favorite out of a list of nostalgic kids’ virtual world games from the 2000s. This time, the tweet came from YouTube Gaming, a subsidiary of YouTube.

Plenty of Poptropicans weighed in, including a torn Thinknoodles, Poptropica itself watching the scene unfold with a tea-sipping Amelia, and sister site Coolmath Games, whose support garnered extra bestie points from YouTube Gaming, the original poster.

Meanwhile, Poptropica is putting their best foot forward on their Twitter profile with another one of their odd memes β€” walking slouched is now “Poptropica posture syndrome.” Watch your back!


Over on the Pop Creators’ Blog, guest writer Golden Horse shared part one of a fanfiction story set after the events of Fairytale Island, before Rumpel’s side quest happened. The fanfic weaves together heroic unicorns, old and new characters inspired by other legends, and a quest to gather items to defeat a great Evil. Read it here!


Rounding off this post, here are the latest fan art features from Pop’s Instagram stories this week. Enjoy! (Protip: The PHB always links to each original IG post, so you can click on the artists’ names to view their work in detail, Poptropica’s comments, and bonus pics if any!)

Keep on poppin’ on!

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Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Fan Art Features, Social Media

Poppin’ threads of Poptropica threads πŸ‘˜

Hey Poptropicans! Perhaps it’s time to brush up your Pop fit game? Tune in for Poptropica fashion made with a healthy dose of Poptropassion!

Beyond the PHB’s Costume Lookbook, a recent Creators’ Blog post from guest writer Pink Crush covers 10 poppin’ styles, with promises of 11 more to come later. You can read more about the thought behind each one on the blog, but here’s an overview of the fits:


For more inspo on the coolest drip, pop on over to this poppin’ fit check thread on Poptropica’s Twitter! Tons of Poptropicans have been sharing their current and favorite outfits from the game.

And here’s a selection of them, including one “2 kewl 4 skewl” from Poptropica’s bestie Coolmath Games! Check out the thread replies for even more creative thoughts on threads.


In addition to the latest store items, the Creators’ Blog also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a special sighting of Amelia beholding a unicorn. The eagle-eyed might notice that they recycled a previous pic from Amelia’s home to create this one (thanks for the tip, Tough Spinner!).

While there haven’t been any unicorns frolicking in-game (besides our pet customizations), could this be a hint for something to come?


Rounding off the tour of new sights are a collection of Poptropica’s Instagram stories from this past week. Enjoy!

Thanks for poppin’ by! Like what you see? See if it fits!

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Filling Blanks, Firing Blanks πŸ’¨

Hey Poptropicans! Two updates from the Creators’ Blog to cover: a downtime activity and a downer analysis. Let’s pop into it.

Poptropica shared a new fill-in-the-story activity to play around with: simply come up with a list of words following the parts of speech listed, and plug them into the blanks in the story below to enjoy a unique tale.

The concept comes from Mad Libs, and if you’ve been around awhile, you may even remember that Poptropica released its own Mad Libs book back in 2012! You can still try a free page from that book at this link.


In other news, guest writer Busy Walker has kicked off a new series on the Creators’ Blog called Real World Conversations, which aims to “relate current world events to Poptropica.” It’s an interesting premise, but…

In this first attempt, Walker compares the unfolding Russian invasion of Ukraine with helplessly chasing the havoc-wreaking genie on Arabian Nights Island. Maybe it’s the choice of heavy subject matter feeling like a stretch in this case, but something about this one just seems odd to us.

But now here is the point: sometimes it needs to be said, stuff that isn’t 100% happy.

Busy Walker

People everywhere are empathizing with those affected by the vastly unwanted war in Ukraine, including us here at the PHB. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ™ We’re not sure comparing the dire situation to Poptropica is doing it much justice, but it does at least get a conversation going.

Anyway, Walker’s post ends with a change of subject: a reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 13 (for those who live somewhere where that’s used). Well, we’ll look forward to the next guest post β€” hopefully one that adds up! Stay safe out there, Poptropicans.

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Contests, Creators' Blog Guest Posts

Custom Cards and a Blogger’s Break πŸƒ

Cards on the table, Poptropicans: we’ve got challenge results and a blogging goodbye. Let’s pop right in.

Earlier we saw the showcase of Dream Cosplay Outfits from the first PoptropiCon Challenge, and now it’s time for the second and final: Mighty Action Force cards! It’s a mighty little collection:

We’ve got Popsona OCs like Red Toes, Silver Gamer, Sneaky Boa, and Barefoot Knuckle, as well as Poptropica personalities like Alphaon, Octavian, Medusa, and even CJ from Shrink Ray Island but turned demonic. Plus there’s one inspired from pop culture: Katniss Everdeen.

As with the first challenge, all participants get an unspecified amount of credits added to their accounts. Power up, Poptropicans!

(Update: According to one participant in the comments, the prize was 5,000 credits. Thanks, wolfhunter77!)


Also on the Creators’ Blog, guest writer Invisible Ring has announced a “well-earned hiatus” from posting on the official blog. In the past year, she’s written ten guest posts, which she’s linked here in a list.

The name might ring a bell for you: Ring is the producer of the Poptropica fan movie Battle Morale. We recently had her for an interview here on the PHB, so be sure to check that out and catch the feature-length film on her YouTube channel. Enjoy!

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