The Villain Saga, Uncategorized

“The Villain Saga” Episode 3, Part 1

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FADE IN.

We open on DR. JUPITER in his office, which is buried in papers that have been ignored for weeks at least. On his desk are two diagrams he’s editing. To the left is one of a machine, quite similar to what RAVEN saw before. To the right, heavily shadowed, appear to be some sort of magical instructions.

A knock on the door. JUPITER quickly shuffles the paper away among the others. A GUARD enters.

GUARD

Dr. Jupiter, we just had to intercept another major fight in the lunchroom.

JUPITER

Any injuries? I hope the high-risk ones weren’t involved.

GUARD

A little bump here and there, but that’s it. And no, the “Big Four” are still eating separately.

JUPITER

Ah, good. I want them kept well for what’s going on this week.

The GUARD looks uncertain, especially towards JUPITER’S clear prioritizing of certain inmates. She pauses.

GUARD

With all due respect, Dr., I feel that if we started more programs for the less dangerous inmates, they might have a higher chance of rehabilitation.

DR. JUPITER stands, sighing.

JUPITER

“With all due respect”, we are a HIGH-RISK prison. None of those here have any hope. All we can do is see what use they have while they remain here.

GUARD

But some of them are quite peaceful–that, raven man, for example. I don’t think it’s right to focus on what they can just do for us–

DR. JUPITER glares at her. The GUARD falls silent. A dark aura seems to appear around him.

DR. JUPITER

I will not have any of this. Good day, miss.

The GUARD freezes, opens her mouth, then closes it. She turns and leaves the office. Once the door is closed, DR. JUPITER rolls his eyes and reaches for the phone.

DR. JUPITER

Yes…I’m interested if we can hire new guards.

CUT TO Dr. Hare, sitting by himself in the lunch room, nibbling on a carrot and completely ignoring the rest of his food.

A green-haired man rushes to the window, tapping on it rapidly.

DR. HARE

Ugh, what’s going on Spike?

SPIKE

Heyhey Dr. Hare! You should have seen it!

DR. HARE

Seen what?

Several guards come and try to pry SPIKE from the window, but he keeps talking.

SPIKE

The fight! It was epic! Even that Dr. D…dude…was impressed! Very!

DR. HARE

What is with him watching everyone eat lunch?

The GUARDS finally pull SPIKE away from the window and take him away. HARE shrugs and turns back to his carrot.

HARE

Eh, we’re all up to something here.


Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

PHB Series, The Villain Saga

“The Villain Saga” – Episode 2, Part 3

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INT. PRISON HALLWAY – AFTERNOON

DIRECTOR D. and MADEMOISELLE MOREAU are leaving their office, both looking rather pleased and excited.

MOREAU

I’d say after that, I deserve a relaxing break for today. A nice bath, and perhaps they have some decent food hidden away here…

DIRECTOR D.

Hey, you’re not the only–

DR. NYAH

(from down the hall)

Oh! Hi there! Could I bother you for a moment?

Continue reading ““The Villain Saga” – Episode 2, Part 3″
Guest Posts

Fanfic: The Princess and the Raven, part 2 👸🏻🐦

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

Hi again! I’m Shy Scorpion and earlier this month I wrote a fan-fiction called The Princess and the Raven based on a picture by a fellow Poptropican named Barefoot Knuckle. I said that I was going to continue it, so now I think it’s time. Hope you enjoy it, here we go… 

“The Princess and the Raven”

An examination room in Dr. Snow White’s veterinary clinic. Dr. Snow White is holding a clipboard and a pen. While Ringmaster Raven sits in a chair and looks around with curiosity and judgement. 

DR. WHITE:
So let’s start this off. How are you today, Mr. Ringmaster Raven? 

RAVEN:
I prefer Mr. Raven, but I am completely fine. 

DR. WHITE:
Good to know! But Mr. Raven, if you are completely fine, then why are you here today? 

RAVEN:
As you know, I had quite the episode and was branded a criminal. Even though I am not in prison anymore, I am still watched closely everywhere I go by the Poptropica justice system. I have been told that I need a physical and mental check, and that you can CLUCK provide that. 

DR. WHITE:
(smiles) Yes, I can. Now let’s start that physical exam? 

DR. WHITE takes a stethoscope to measure RAVEN’S heart rate. Next she looks in his ears, eyes, and mouth. She takes many notes on her clipboard, all while she and Raven ask back and forth questions. 

RAVEN:
CLUCK Why did you decide to open a veterinarian office? 

DR. WHITE:
I’ve always loved animals, and opening a doctor’s office where I could help them was a dream come true. 

RAVEN:
(mutters to himself) CLUCK Must be nice for a dream to come true.

DR. WHITE:
(looks sadly at him for a moment, then brightens) Well, Mr. Raven, you are in excellent shape and are very healthy and strong. Good job! Now we’re going to do the mental exam. Please answer honestly, it makes my job a whole lot easier. 

RAVEN:
(loses self-confidence) Do we CLUCK have to? I CLUCK really don’t feel CLUCK like it today. 

DR. WHITE:
(thinks for a second) Look, Mr. Raven, I get that your life has been pretty rough and that you have done some pretty bad things. But I once read a fortune cookie that said “A bad start doesn’t dictate a bad ending.” So just try! I know you can do this. 

RAVEN:
(looks stunned for a second) Okay, let’s do this.

Well, that’s it for now! Check out the original post by Barefoot Knuckle and the first part of The Princess and the Raven here. I hope you enjoyed this! Be on the lookout for the next part! 


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Shy Scorpion. If you did, you might also enjoy Barefoot Knuckle’s post which inspired this one!

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

Fanfic: The Princess and the Raven 👸🏻🐦

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

Hi there! As you may recall, our fellow Poptroican named Barefoot Knuckle shared several of her amazing Poptropica fan art pieces here on the PHB. One stood out to me particularly: “The Princess and the Raven.” After I saw it, I decided that I wanted to know what they were saying, so I wrote a scene imagining just that. So here we go…

“The Princess and the Raven”

INT. WAITING ROOM, DR. WHITE’S VET OFFICE, FAIRYTALE ISLAND

A BLOND-HAIRED LADY sits behind a desk. Several other people are in the room, all holding pets: a LADY WITH A CAT, a MAN WITH A DOG, and a YOUNG MAN WITH A LIZARD. But one MAN, COVERED IN FEATHERS, has nothing, is fidgeting nervously. The people in the room regard him strangely.  

LADY WITH CAT

(whispers to man with dog) You know what’s up with chicken legs over there? 

MAN WITH DOG

(whispers back) No, but he sure looks nervous. Something is familiar about him though… 

YOUNG MAN WITH LIZARD

Of course there is, that’s Ringmaster Raven himself! 

LADY WITH CAT

Who? 

MAN WITH DOG

Oh, yeah… didn’t he turn all those people into monsters? 

YOUNG MAN WITH LIZARD

Yep, he sure did… but some adventurer kid saved them all. Huh, I thought he thought he was a chicken.

LADY WITH CAT

(mutters to herself) And I thought I had problems. 

RINGMASTER RAVEN can hear every word and glares hatefully at the floor.

BLOND-HAIRED LADY

Mr. Raven? Dr. White is ready for you.

RAVEN sighs and gets up. His nervousness has returned. He walks down a hall and goes into the first open door. It is a happy room with pictures of forests and healthy animals on the walls. RAVEN sits down in a chair and sighs unhappily, then he shakes himself. 

RAVEN

(angry at himself) Raven you are a ringmaster! Stay cool and calm! You only have a slight CLUCK problem with being a CLUCK chicken. 

A pretty LADY enters the room with purple scrubs, long black hair, and a big smile.

DR. WHITE

Hi, my name is Dr. Snow White. How can I help you?

I hope you enjoyed this post! Stay tuned for the next part of the script!


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Shy Scorpion. If you did, you might also enjoy Barefoot Knuckle’s post which inspired this one!

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! 📰✨

Fan Art Features, Social Media

Artistic additions, instant and imminent 🎨

As we in the Northern Hemisphere pass through spring (and allergy season…it’s not nice being allergic to almost every native plant where I live!) and reach the end of the school season, many Poptropica fans have more time to be creative! The Creators have recently showcased 15 new fan drawings on their Instagram story, which you can see here.

We have several Fairytale Island fanarts, as well as crossovers with Pop and other games! It’s nice to see this burst of creativity in the fandom, especially while we wait for updates on the other Dream Island Contest winners.


On a similar note, the Creators have also posted a reminder that the Fairytale Fanfic Challenge ends this Friday, so if any of you are still interested in participating or are still finishing up your works, keep that in mind!

And that ends all the news for today! Good luck to all your artistic endeavors, whether they be prose or pictures!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles