Community Creations

Community Creations: July 2021

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the July recap for Community Creations! July’s theme was Fancy (and the featured work is not in any particular order). Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

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

Top 5 Picks

Fancy Poppies Couple by BrittScarlet

Now, this elegant couple is in perfect attire for the Poppies, wouldn’t you agree? BrittScarlet captions the image on Instagram with “Breaking News: Smart Sinker a infamous adventure was seen at the 2021 Poppies with Binary Bard rocking out in their fancy outfits,” which adds all the more story to the scene. I can easily imagine all the flashing lights of cameras and pop-arazzi at this blue carpet event! And to think, a hero and villain couple? Scandalous! I love the smooth coloring, line art, and, of course, the fancy outfits. Find her Instagram here.

Awards Show by Midnightoilstudios

Another carpeted event (this one more red than blue) is quite the fancy setting. But what really stands out here is the villain-inspired clothing! Original character “Aria” is sporting a Dr. Hare inspired look while “Sean” showcases a Black Widow themed getup. I love that sort of creative design work, and, I gotta say, I’m a bit jealous of that spider-web suit jacket. You think I could pull it off? Either way, this is a fantastically fancy scene and I love the glitter texture added in many elements. Find her DeviantArt here.

Most Likely to Succeed by Barefoot Knuckle

Here we may have another carpeted awards show, but the awards themselves are a bit different. CJ from Shrink Ray Island is featured in this scene receiving a trophy for an invention. It’s a bit of a step up from first place at the local science fair, huh? I love how even in this fancier-than-average setting, CJ’s personality still shines through in her expression. And Barefoot Knuckle even researched science trophies and formal hairstyles/dresses when crafting their composition! Excellent work was put into this creation and it shows. Find the artist frequently in the comment section.

Getting Ready for the Poppies by Golden Heart

Ooo la la! This gown easily caught my attention. The shimmering blue dress paired with those elegant gloves just screams fancy! Or, perhaps politely whispers it? Let’s be mannerly here, of course. Anyway, I asked for glitter and I sure got it in this piece. But I also have to commend the pose of the character, as the closed eyes and bent arms seem to elevate the grace of the design. Simple, put certainly poised and well executed! Find her frequently in the comment section and the PHC Discord.

Month of Fancy Short Story by Shy Scorpion

The party that makes history, at least that’s what the invitation said. You look at the castle in awe. How did you get an invite into a fairy-tale ball on Fairy Tale Island do you ask? This ball is being held to celebrate the one year anniversary of We-Didn’t-Get-Out-Happy-Endings-Sucked-Away, and since you defeated Rumplestiltskin (the guy responsible for almost taking away all the happy endings) they invited you. That’s why you are walking up the red carpeted stairs in your fanciest, sparkliest, most expensive outfit you could find.

Wow, the place looks… Well, fancy! Massive chandeliers, bejeweled vases, and everything is shiny, right down to the people. Floor length gowns with so many flounces and pressed suits with expensive looking bow ties. But while all these things are nice to look at, you are really hoping to see your friends.

You look around and finally are able to spot Snow White looking stunning in a purple ball gown and an exquisite bun and tiara. “Hi Snow, how are you doing?” you say as you run over. “Adventurer Kid, hi, I’m doing great.” Then you notice the man standing next to her. Ringmaster Raven!

KEEP READING HERE!

This story takes our suggestion of a Fairy Tale Island fanfiction and truly brings it to life. I always love seeing what you guys can do with written submissions. Revisiting these characters a year after the ending of the island is super fun, especially with the addition of other fan-favorite characters like Ringmaster Raven. Maybe we should listen to the fans about rewriting the ending to Fairy Tale Island after all… But anyway, it suits our fancy theme quite well. I can just imagine the sparkly dresses! Find Shy Scorpion frequently in the comments, and read another fanfiction of theirs here on the PHB.


Honorable Mentions

My, my, everyone was quite fancy this month, indeed! I applaud all your dapper designs and chic creations. And I hope that everyone enjoyed the Poppies as much as I did!


August: 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 August’s theme? August’s theme is…

Flight!

With the arrival of the Baron’s airship on Home Island, the idea of flying (or piloting a huge airship) has been on my mind. The classic yellow blimp has been a trusted mode of transportation for all Poptropicans since the birth of Poptropica itself, so I’m sure you’re all familiar with it. But it isn’t the only mode of flight in-game, as we’ve seen!

Whether it be our blimp, or the Baron’s airship, or the hot air balloons, kites, planes, wings, and other devices that have been featured on different islands, or even… well, Balloon Boy himself! Flying is no strange feat in the world of Poptropica. So this month, I challenge you to use the power of flight in your creations. Perhaps design your own blimp or airship? Or write a story about the Baron piloting through the clouds? The sky is your limit! Literally!

  • 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 DeviantArtTwitter, 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

Poppies

Recap: Poppies 2021 Awards 🏆🥳💙

Hey Poppie-tropicans! We’ve just wrapped up another dazzling Poppies, our annual fan-directed Poptropica awards event. 🏆✨

Thank you all for joining in on the festivities throughout the month! We received over 260 votes in the polls to help determine this year’s winners and announced the awards this weekend in a livestream hosted by Sporty Boa, MaryannTheConqueror, and Slanted Fish. Catch the vid below, or scroll down to directly see the winners of the 2021 Poppies!

And the Poppies go to…

Poptropica Awards

  • 👨🏼‍🎤 Hottest Male Poptropican: Director D (runner-up: Octavian)
  • 👩‍🎤 Hottest Female Poptropican: Red Riding Hood (runner-up: Black Widow)
  • 🤦‍♀️ Most Overrated Character: Dr. Hare (runner-up: Balloon Boy)
  • 🏞 Most Picturesque Scene: Binary Bard’s Dream, Super Villain (runner-up: Heart of the Forest, Twisted Thicket)
  • 🥺 Cutest Creature: Merlin (runner-up: Dryad)
  • 🥴 Okay-est Ad Island: SpongeBob Island (runner-up: SpongeBob Island 2: Kamp Koral)
  • 🎁 Coolest Member Gift: Bunny Car (runner-up: Boba Tea)
  • 😵 Ickiest Poptropica Name: Hamburger Hamburger (runner-up: Beefy Brain)
  • 😎 Bougiest Poptropica Name: Golden Moon (runner-up: Invisible Ring)
  • 😭 Most Missed Feature: Old islands (runner-up: Costumizer)
  • 😍 Finest Piece of Merch: Time Tangled wall clock (runner-up: Shark Boy plush)

Community Awards


Congratulations to all the winners!! 🥳💙 To see the percentages in votes for the top 3 of each category, check out the beautiful slideshow created by Fierce Flyer in the archived livestream above.

We also had fun hanging out with everyone in Poptropica’s Arcade and on our PHC Discord server! Shout-out to the Dimension Bros, who were nominated for two fan videos (and one clubhouse), for tuning into the Poppies live on their TV and giving us this intense reaction video:


“Best Fan Art” Nominee Gallery

This year we had so many contenders for the “Best Fan Art” award that we went with a whopping ten nominees to choose from! Feast your eyes:


From nominating to voting to partying, thanks for joining us another awesome awards act! By the way, this Monday, July 26 marks our 13th anniversary — the PHB’s a teen now. Happy blog birthday! 🥳

Keep on poppin’ on,

—🌟 the Poppies Help Blog 🌟 —

Poppies

Poppies 2020: Come celebrate with us! 🎉

Hey everybody, it’s almost that special time of year when we all come together to celebrate the PHB’s birthday!

Of course, all are invited to share this momentous occasion with the PHB staff, where we’ll be announcing the winners of the 2020 Poppies. The big day is Saturday, July 25, so don your finest attire and prepare for a night of fanfare and fun! (The PHB’s birthday is technically the 26th, but we figure Saturdays are more festive.) I’ll drop the deets below:

🥳 WHO: All Poptropicans are invited! PHB staff will be there too!

🏆 WHAT: Hanging out in Poptropica’s common rooms in both Flash and Haxe (since people have accounts in both versions, and they’re not so easily interchangeable). Cheer on your picks for the awards and chat with Poptropicans on the PHC, where we’ll be revealing the Poppies winners!

🕖 WHEN: July 25, 2020 (Saturday) @ 9 p.m. Eastern 8 p.m. Central 7 p.m. Mountain 6 p.m. Pacific. If you live in a different timezone, you can use a time zone converter to see what the time will be where you live.

💻 WHERE: The Poptropica Help Chat (PHC), our moderated chat server on Discord. If you’ll be on the go, make use of Discord’s mobile apps!

🎉 WHY: To have fun while we announce the winners of the 2020 Poppies and commemorate 12 years of the PHB with the amazing Poptropica community!

Friendly reminder to go VOTE for the nominees you find most deserving of the Poppies awards if you haven’t already! Every vote matters, and the ones with the highest tally of votes will win. Time is of the essence: the voting round closes Wednesday, July 22! Again, here’s the link to the voting survey.

We can’t wait for the festivities to begin! Mark your calendars, spread the word, and prepare for a night to remember. A recap of the event will be posted here on the blog afterward. Stay tuned, stay safe, and…

🔹 We’ll see you on the blue carpet! 🔹

– the Poppies Help Blog team –

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Poppies 2020: Let the Voting Commence! ☑️🏆

Hello and welcome to the voting round of the 2020 Poppies! In case you missed it, catch up with our Poppies explainer here.

We’ve jotted down the more popular nominations for each category, and are now once more handing the baton off to all of you. It’s time to vote!

Each vote will help determine the winner of the 2020 Poppies, so vote wisely and promptly! Voting ends Wednesday, July 22, and we’ll be announcing the winners at our awards party that weekend.

Save the date for Saturday evening, July 25 when we’ll be announcing the winners on our PHC Discord server and celebrating the PHB’s birthday in Poptropica common rooms. We’ll post more about the party later, but in the meantime, get your outfit picked out and harness your inner party animal! After all, it wouldn’t be the Poppies without the loyal Poptropica community.

Stay tuned, but right now…

🗳 Cast your votes! ☑️

Community Creations

Community Creations: July 2018

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Hello once again everyone! Spotted Dragon here bringing you the July recap for Community Creations! July’s theme was blogs & fans and the featured work is not in any particular order. Be sure to check out all the featured artists!

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

Top 5 Picks

Slanted Fish by POP-whitewolf

Pop-whitewolf - Slanted Fish

Beautiful! The soft, but detailed coloring and shading makes this piece look marvelous. The sketchy background reminds me a lot the PHB’s very own wallpaper, as well as the styles incorporated into our headers! The brush strokes are smooth and I absolutely love the giant fish. Hopefully it’s a plushie? Anyway, Fishy looks fantastic! Find her DeviantArt here.

Spotted Dragon by Allisnn

Allisnn - Spotted Dragon

Am I biased in choosing this one? Maybe just a little, but can you really blame me? Either way, this drawing is also amazing! Again, very soft coloring and smooth strokes. The freckles in particular look really realistic. I love this so much, and I’m always honored to have SD drawn! If only I could make eyeliner and eyebrows look that good. Find her DeviantArt here.

#1 Fan by Creepingbear11

Creepingbear11 - #1 Fan

Cute! The Poptropica Community relies heavily on fan-art, so of course there are going to be talented artists that have big fans. In this piece, Poptropican Happy Stomper is Bashful Sword’s (BlazingAngel123 on DeviantArt) #1 fan! This was a totally cool, unique submission that stood out to me. Plus, I love the thin, kinda sketchy style (that can especially be seen in the hair and arms)! Where can I buy that shirt for myself? Find their DeviantArt here.

Blue Carpet Vlog by Fierce Flyer

Fierce Flyer - Blue Carpet Vlog

With July comes the Poppies, and with the Poppies comes fancy outfits! In this drawing, I love the inclusion of the blue carpet. The Poppies isn’t your average red carpet event, ya know! Additionally, the composition definitely stands out. The perspective of a vlogger is unique and adds a bunch of interest in the design! I mean, the Poppies do come with a livestream after all. The coloring, lighting, and overall piece is super cute. Find his DeviantArt here, and check out his posts right here on the PHB! No worries, I’m the only author that picks the art that’s featured. 😉

Getting Ready for the Poppies by xXLilAngel2004Xx

xXLilAngel2004Xx - Getting Ready for the Poppies (part 1)

Adorable! This piece is just the first part of a 4 part series of drawings showing off dazzling Poppies outfits. I like this one in particular because of how well each part of the outfit corresponds with one another, even the hair! Additionally, this style is just pretty darn cute. Reminds me of the Powerpuff Girls a bit! Can your fancy Poppies attire beat this? Find her DeviantArt here.


Honorable Mentions

 

Submissions, as always, were wonderful! (I always love some good PHB fanart… 😉 ) Thanks to everyone who sent something in. I’m excited for next month!

 

I also wanted to feature these requests that Gentle Dolphin made during the Poppies! It was a cool way to show off some of the amazing outfits that Poptropicans attended the event in. Look! There’s even a drawing of me! 😀


August: 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, Worlds houses, 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 August’s theme? August’s theme is…

Science!

August marks the start of school for many kids, and with school of course comes some core subjects. One of which is generally science! I don’t wanna bore you to death with this one, but science can actually be pretty cool. Not only am I looking for straight up scientific pieces this month, but sci-fi ones as well!

So what are some examples of things can you submit? They’re endless! Write a story of traveling through the body in Virus Hunter Island, draw some chemistry themed Dr. Hare fanart, or maybe make the most science-y costume in Poptropica you possibly can! Whatever you create is up to you.

scifi doctor

  • Submitting: Comment below with a link to whatever you’ve created OR share it with me (SydVC aka Spotted Dragon) on DeviantArtTwitter, or Discord.
  • Results: I will feature 5 of the submissions as well as 3 honorable mentions.
  • Limitations: Nothing NSFW, and make sure you relate to the theme.
  • Due Date: I will take any entries before the end of this month. Submit as many things as you’d like!

I will always be sure to let you know I have seen your creation. Bonus points if you make a compelling description for your piece! 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