Fanfiction, Guest Posts

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

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

Wow, can you believe we’re finally at the last part of The Witch’s Heart? I want to thank everyone who tuned in to this crazy journey with me. Catch up on Part 5 here if you haven’t already!

Without further ado, let’s enjoy the finale…

Crystal Caves: Untold riches await, for those who dare.

(Missed the earlier parts of the story? Find Part 1 here!)

ALOUETTE is standing on a large field, facing a large group of white dragons who are all awaiting commands from their leader. The WHITE DRAGON is at the very front, looking at the young witch. 

ALOUETTE 

I think he belongs to you. 

ALOUETTE opens her bag and takes out PEARL, who has claimed the bag as his ‘nest’. She hands PEARL to the WHITE DRAGON, before taking a step back. 

ALOUETTE

Goodbye Pearl. You have a family to go back to. You’ll be safe with them. Goodbye dragons. Have a safe trip back home. 

ALOUETTE turns around to leave, but the WHITE DRAGON stops her. 

The WHITE DRAGON glances at PEARL, who seems a little sad. They turn to face the other dragons, before handing PEARL back to ALOUETTE. 

ALOUETTE

You’re leaving Pearl with me? 

The WHITE DRAGON nods, before roaring at the sky and taking off, the other dragons following closely behind. ALOUETTE and PEARL watch them leave for their home. PEARL waves goodbye to the dragons, until they disappear into the clouds. ALOUETTE then starts heading back home after a long day. Fairytale Island had just been saved again, after all. Hopefully Rumpel wouldn’t come back for a while.

When she arrives home, she is surprised to find her mother talking with someone else. Someone she saw before when Rumpel stole the happy endings. Although she couldn’t remember their name…

SABRINA

Welcome home, dear. Say, have you met Amelia yet? 

ALOUETTE

Amelia?

The guest, AMELIA, stands up. In her hand is a letter. 

AMELIA

It’s nice to meet you, Alouette. Your mom told me about your previous two adventures on Fairytale Island. You can never trust a man with magic powers. Never.

ALOUETTE

*annoyed* Especially if he escapes twice. 

AMELIA looks at ALOUETTE before handing her the letter. 

AMELIA

We’ll never know when Rumpel will strike the island again. This letter is my gift to you, to prepare you for when he comes back. 

ALOUETTE reads the letter:

To: Alouette Rees (Fearless Dragon)

You have been invited to join Camp Bravery, a summer camp for curious adventurers to sharpen their skills and answer the call of help when needed. 

You have answered the call of help from Fairytale island not just once, but twice. Rumpelstiltskin may have escaped you both times, but you already show potential in defeating him once and for all. You helped Red, Snow white, and Cinder find new happy endings, and rescued the white dragons from Rumpel. You showed us that your heart is pure and full of kindness you’re willing to lend to others. 

The new camp year will start on July 2, please let us know if you will accept this invite before June 20. We will be awaiting your response.

Amelia Earhart & Red Baroness, Camp Founders

AMELIA

I believe that if you join Camp Bravery, you will be able to perfect your abilities enough to take down Rumpel when he strikes again. I do hope you like the alias I gave you. It was fitting considering what you did to save the dragons. The choice is yours, Alouette. 

ALOUETTE turns to face her mother, who smiles and gives a nod of approval. PEARL also nods, chewing ALOUETTE’s hair out of boredom. 

ALOUETTE

I’ll accept the invite. I want to be able to protect my home island like my mom did years ago. I want to become powerful enough to defeat Rumpel. 

AMELIA smiles, taking a sip of tea.

AMELIA

I am happy to hear that. Also, what kind of tea is this? I like it. 

SABRINA

It’s dragon leaf tea. 


We skip ahead to June 28. ALOUETTE is standing on the docks of Fairytale Island with PEARL on her shoulder, excited to go on a new adventure. She watches the ferry crew load her luggage onto the boat. 

SABRINA approaches her daughter with a leather bag. 

SABRINA

Give this to Amelia when you reach the camp, okay? It’s dragon leaf tea, so be careful with it. Okay?

ALOUETTE takes the bag from her mother.

ALOUETTE

Of course I will. Amelia’s going to love your gift so much. I can already see her face of happiness. 

The CAPTAIN of the ferry grabs a megaphone to make an announcement.

CAPTAIN

Attention passengers boarding the ferry to Camp Bravery! We will be leaving soon, so please start boarding the boat.

SABRINA takes a look at her daughter one last time.

SABRINA

You have fun, my dear witchlet. Make new friends, learn new spells. Go make me proud, dear. And remember to write, too.

ALOUETTE nods, waving goodbye to her mother before turning away to board the boat. PEARL waves goodbye to SABRINA as they head into their new journey. There would be new friends, new opportunities, and most importantly, new lessons and skills awaiting the young witch.

And in three years’ time, a calamity to answer. But that’s another story…

Cause a Row: Hope may float, but sometimes dreams need to sink.

And with that, The Witch’s Heart is complete. But that does not mean Alouette’s story is over. 

If you want to continue following her journey, then check out Storm’s Calamity, my other fanfiction on Tumblr and Quotev, where things are crazier than what Rumpel has managed to cause so far.

And keep an eye out on the PHB as well, since I have plans to write another short fanfiction series exploring the origins of another character from Storm’s Calamity.

Thanks for reading The Witch’s Heart! I will see you later. 

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.

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 6 🧟

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

Total Bunk: Front door’s locked up tight.

Hello everyone, Dizzy Feather here with round six 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 start this Zomberry Hero 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, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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!

Advertisements, Fan Art Features, Member Gifts, Social Media

Transforming Earth with a Poplitical Spark

Hey Poptropicans! Pop in for a drive around danger, a dose of proper politics, delightful fan art, and dazzling member gifts.

Head to Home Island, and besides enjoying the fall colors, you can now also take a sweet ride for a little spin in the new ad game for the animated series Transformers: EarthSpark! 🤖🌲

Thanks to Dizzy Feather for contributing to this news post!

Your goal is to get to Bumblebee without letting the robot spiders get too close. Like an inverse version of Zomberry Hero, you can’t let your danger meter get too high, or you’ll have to start over.

Though you get to pick which of the vehicles you use, you’ll get both of them when you win: a Twitch Drone Flier and Thrash Motorcycle Rider.


Over on Twitter, Poptropica dabbled in a bit of politics by calling for people to vote in the US midterm elections last week. 🗳 Not since Poptropica’s accidental endorsement of Joe Biden for US President in 2020 have we seen their Pop-litical side, but considering the population of older players on social media, maybe it does make sense…


Enjoy the latest fan art featured on Poptropica’s Instagram stories this past week! And speaking of art, don’t forget there are just a few days left for the Holly Jolly Holiday Design Contest, which ends this Wed, Nov 16. Your idea could be one of the next member gifts! 🖌🎁


Speaking of member gifts, check out this month’s goodies! Members of November can find a rainbow Baby Unicorn Follower, Unicorn Wings, and Unicorn Headband in their inventories. Smells like Amelia! 🦄

~🐠

Fanfiction, Guest Posts

Fanfic: The Witch’s Heart, Part 5/6 🧙‍♀️

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

It’s been a while, but we’re almost there! Let’s do a quick recap from where we left off: The members of the royal castle seem to be mind controlled. Together with Alouette the young witch, Pearl, and another dragon, we finally arrive at the throne room and come face to face with Rumpelstiltskin. So where will this go next? Only one way to find out…

(Missed the earlier parts of the story? Find Part 1 here!)

The WHITE DRAGON hisses at RUMPEL, clearly not happy to see him. RUMPEL looks down at the trio from his throne.

RUMPEL

I see you’re trying to play hero again. 

ALOUETTE

Says the one who decided to abuse dragons. 

RUMPEL gets up from his throne, revealing a giant crystal behind him. 

RUMPEL

I’ve been using this crystal to bring these beautiful little winged lizards to me so I can harvest their scales and use them to transform everyone on this island into my minions. That Queen won’t have things her way anymore. Once she comes back, I’ll get my revenge on her with my new army! 

RUMPEL snaps his fingers, summoning some of the mind-controlled royal guards to his side. 

RUMPEL

I said the entire island, didn’t I? Luckily for you, that includes you too… minions! Get her!

The mind-controlled royal guards charge forward to attack, but ALOUETTE quickly dodges their attacks by launching herself in the air, summoning her broom, and riding on it.

ALOUETTE

Ha! Can’t get me when I’m up here! Unless they have crossbows and throwing spears…

ALOUETTE starts attacking the guards from the sky, firing different spells at them. The guards, who only had swords and short-ranged weapons, don’t stand a chance against her.

RUMPEL watches his minions being defeated one by one, not impressed with their performance. He grabs the defeated minions and throws them out of the throne room. 

RUMPEL

Guess they were too easy for you. Maybe this will be a challenge, witchlet.

He summons three orbs that chase after ALOUETTE, all of them barely missing her. ALOUETTE starts flying towards the crystal, barely dodging all of the attacks. The WHITE DRAGON and PEARL watch the battle, scared.

ALOUETTE

Rumpel’s crystal is really, really, big. I can’t destroy it with a single spell. 

ALOUETTE fires a laser beam from her wand, damaging the crystal and leaving small cracks across it. She circles around the crystal, spreading the cracks further.

RUMPEL fires another purple blast, knocking ALOUETTE off her broom. She lands on the ground, facing RUMPEL.

RUMPEL

Still trying to play hero? You will never defeat me, not this ti—

RUMPEL is cut off by the sound of wings flapping nearby. The WHITE DRAGON flies around the crystal, firing a fireball at it and spreading the cracks further. The crystal shatters, sending smoke and crystal shards flying everywhere. ALOUETTE casts a shield spell around herself for protection.

When the smoke clears, the guards seem to return to their senses, no longer mind-controlled. However, RUMPEL is nowhere to be seen…

Crystal Caves: Untold riches await, for those who dare.

At least Fairytale Island is safe again! Rumpel may still be on the run, but if his last visit on the Baron’s airship is any indicator, maybe he isn’t the villain? Make sure to tune in when the final part of The Witch’s Heart drops on the PHB! 

The Witch’s Heart is a short story from the universe of Storm’s Calamity, which is available to read on Tumblr and Quotev. Besides these stories, I’ve also been writing other fanfics on Quotev — Subnautica fans may want to check that out, too.

Also, I’m planning another short fanfic series similar to The Witch’s Heart, diving into the origins of another character from Storm’s Calamity. Who will the lucky character be? That’s for another time… 

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.

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!

Creators' Blog Guest Posts

Interview with Gentle Dolphin from the Poptropica Creators 🎤🐬

Hello! Welcome to the next part of our series with the Pop Creators interviewing members of the PHB team. Meet Gentle Dolphin!

1. How were you first introduced to Poptropica? 

I first discovered Poptropica back in 2008 (man, am I that old?). I watched my little sister play Poptropica on the family computer one day, and I wanted to play as well. Guess who kept playing the game long after that. 😉

2. Who do you think is the most underrated character? Overrated? 

Poptropica has a large quantity of characters, so some are bound to get lost in the shuffle over time. I have to agree with Purple Paw and say that Captain Ziggs is probably the most underrated Pop character. He gave his life to protect the citizens of Steamworks Island, yet he isn’t talked about much in the community. Even characters like the Elf Queen and the Magistrate get fan art on occasion.

As for the most overrated, I feel like I’m beating a dead horse by saying that Dr. Hare is overrated. He became the face of spinoff minigames, merchandise, and even Poptropica itself! He got so much attention that could have shared with other characters.

3. What are your favorite scenes, aesthetically and to play through? 

I loved visiting the dream worlds in Super Villain Island. They have some of the best scenery and provide interesting insight into some of Pop’s iconic villains. My favorite moment was hopping into the paintings in Black Widow’s dream. Talk about an immersive art experience!

I also want to mention the maze sections in Ghost Story Island. We’ve seen Pop from side-on and top-down perspectives, but this was the only time we could turn around and see every little corner of a location.

4. From your perspective, how have you seen the Poptropica Help Blog (PHB) and community change over time? 

I joined the community sometime in 2017, when Poptropica was searching for ways to survive the death of Flash Player. There was a lot of uncertainty about Pop’s fate during that time, and the community changed along with the game. Older fans either stayed on board or left altogether, and new players joined the community. While the fandom isn’t as active as it once was, there are still dedicated fans creating fan art and crafting theories.

Backspace — the PHB’s “Blank Space” Taylor Swift Parody Music Video — with vocals by Gentle Dolphin! Read about the making of it here.

5. How has your PHB career surprised you? 

First off, being invited to join the PHB was already a big surprise. 😆

In all seriousness, being part of the PHB taught me a lot about working with others online. I learned how to better communicate via text and how to plan online events like our annual Poppies awards. I still make mistakes every now and then, but that means there’s still room to grow.

Designing “Addo B. Flash”, a character for the PHB’s 2020 April Fools prank

6. What inspires you?

I get inspired by many things, from stories to music to real-life experiences. 

7. What does the Pop community mean to you?

The Pop community is full of creative individuals with a shared passion. The PHB’s Community Creations series is a testament to that fact.

“PHB Tribe Reps for the Poptropolis Games” by Gentle Dolphin

8. How have your experiences with the community and Poptropica influenced you IRL? 

You could say that Pop had a notable influence on my interests. Poptropica used to have a Daily Pop page that included comic strips like Peanuts and Big Nate. These comics inspired me to create my very own comics and set me on a creative path. I should probably get back into making comics, now that I think about it.

9. Outside of Poptropica and your PHB involvement, what are you passionate about? 

I’m passionate about art and illustration. I’ve been working on a few projects, whether they be fully independent or with other people. Keep an eye out for them!

“Jersey Devil” by Gentle Dolphin

Favorites

  • IslandGhost Story Island! It has a compelling story and a subdued tone not commonly felt in Pop’s other islands. I definitely want to see this island return in the future.
  • Backstory/Lore: I liked learning about Amelia during her side quest. While it doesn’t reveal any groundbreaking lore, it showcases Amelia’s character via casual conversation and set design. Her little apartment showcases her love of tea, her many adventures, and (of course) her obsession with unicorns. I certainly didn’t expect that last one, but I loved it!
  • Character: Fiona from Ghost Story Island. She is a sweet lady with a tragic history, and she is responsible for some of the island’s most iconic moments.
  • Villain: The Super Power Island crew. They’re a fun collection of villains to fight in a classic superhero setting.
  • Costume: I may be biased when I say “Pumpkin Punk”. 😜🎃

Thanks for the interview, and keep up the good work!

—Gentle Dolphin 🐬