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…
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) CLUCKMust 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.
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
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.
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.
(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.
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!
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!
Acknowledging that questions were left unanswered in the island’s ending, the Creators decided this little contest would be a fun way to open it up to us to decide what happens next for the characters we’ve come to know and love. Questions such as…
Where did Rumpelstiltskin disappear to? Will he ever return?
What does the prince’s fate hold? Will he have to get a job?!
What comes of the new happy endings for Red, Snow, and Cinder?
What friendship blossoms between Little Red Riding Hood and the Seven Dwarves?
Does Snow White open her veterinary practice?
Do the Huntsman and Cinderella fall in love? Hopefully the Huntsman’s left behind his homicidal hijinx…
And what did Rumplestiltskin do with the real king?
The Fairytale Fanfic Challenge is open from now until next Friday, May 21 at 8 pm PST. Send your rewritten ending as text or a file attachment to Poptropica’s submissions form for a chance to win some credits and be featured on the Creators’ Blog!
But also, what about that lackluster ending to Fairytale Island? While it’s exciting to get everyone’s creative juices flowing with these fanfiction writing prompts, fans also want to experience more complete narratives in the game itself, from the creators themselves.
The creators haven’t made any promises on changing the island’s ending in the game or adding an Episode 2, though some of the island’s dialogue hints at it. Could this be a compromise for wanting to add more but not having the time and resources to do it just yet? And is this what Perfect Crab, the Dream Island winner, envisioned for Fairytale Island? Whatever the case, at least we’ll be seeing some semi-canonical conclusions with the fanfic challenge…
While we’re talking Fairytale Island, a very special video playthrough dropped just this week. Some of you may recognize Thinknoodles, the popular gaming YouTuber who got his start years ago with Poptropica walkthroughs. Although he doesn’t play much Pop now, he dropped by with a “Road to Captain Thinknoodles” let’s-play for the OGs!
The vid starts with (a younger looking) Think playing through the new Home Island mini quest, but he soon makes his way to Fairytale Island, where he intensifies the jumpscare of the forest wolf, appreciates the “aged up” jokes, and even sings along to Cinder’s guitar riff. Enjoy!
Last but not least, here’s the latest round of fan art features from the creators’ Instagram stories, with OCs and villains galore:
That concludes this update! You’ve got about a week to come up with a better happily-(or sadly?)-ever-after for Fairytale Island and might win some credits for it. Plus, rack up some more by playing through the new Lost Cubs mini quest. 🐻 Keep on popping on, Poptropicans! ✌️