Friday, September 23, 2022

Interview with the Poptropica Help Blog's Purple Paw 💜🐾

1. How were you first introduced to Poptropica?

Surprise surprise, Funbrain! I’d been playing through our long lost friend, the Arcade, and had seen an ad for Pop on the side of the screen. My sister already knew a bit about it, and we set up a shared account. We continued playing together for a few years after that.


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

It’s near impossible to talk about overrated characters without mentioning Dr. Hare — 24 Carrot was but the beginning of his career. Personally, I also think Amelia gets a little more attention than she’s worth.

Dr. Hare in Hoptropica

Dr. Hare in Hoptropica


As for most underrated, I’d have to go with Captain Ziggs from Steamworks Island. He’s already gone by the start of the island, but we later learn that he raised the drawbridge to keep the plant monsters at bay before presumably being cornered in his apartment. It’s largely thanks to him that the citizens of Steamworks made it to their cryotubes in time. Quite the unsung hero!

Captain Ziggs from Steamworks Island

Captain Ziggs in Steamworks Island


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

It’s definitely difficult to choose, but in my eyes nothing beats Binary Bard’s dream from Super Villain Island. That galaxy artwork is spectacular, and the whole concept of the dream itself is so inventive! The Sacred Tree Hollow from Twisted Thicket, with its mystical forest aesthetic, ranks high on the list for me as well.


Super Villain Island - Binary Bard's Dream

Binary Bard’s dream


Twisted Thicket Island's Sacred Tree Hollow

Sacred Tree Hollow


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

It’s always shifting and changing alongside Pop itself. People will come and go often according to those changes; the end of Flash in 2020 brought both a resurgence of new fans excited for the future of the game, as well as those who became less active in the community after the loss of the classic islands. It’s amazing to see how long the PHB’s lasted and how many different people have come here over the years, whether they plant roots or just stop by briefly.


5. How has your PHB career surprised you?

I’d say I’m most surprised by the sheer amount of ideas, endeavors, and incredible creations that have graced the PHB, during my time as a staff writer and before! Artwork, fanfic, crossovers, animations, fan islands, even fan-made games—there’s so much creativity in the Pop fandom and the PHB holds a good chunk of it.

I didn’t quite know what to expect when joining the staff team, but it’s been a great experience thus far. The support and interactivity that can come from posting my own ideas is really gratifying. I’m thankful to be a part of it!


Purple Paw's PopsonaPurple Paw's Popsona PortraitPurple Paw's Twisted Thicket Inspired Popsona


6. What inspires you?

As an artist myself, I’ve always been inspired first and foremost by other people’s artwork. I love viewing all the unique styles and methods of creating art and learning about how they’ve evolved throughout history. Getting outside and enjoying nature—whether by hiking, gardening, or finding a nice place to sit and enjoy the view—is a source of peace and inspiration for me as well.


7. What does the Pop community mean to you?

A lot. It’s become a significant part of my life—alongside meeting a fair amount of my good online friends here, the community’s become an outlet through which to channel my creativity and to view other peoples’ creations as well. Poptropica’s highly nostalgic for me, and it’s really nice to know and interact with other people who relate to that.


Purple Paw's Mood BoardPurple Paw's Popsona PortraitPurple Paw's Monster Carnival Art


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

Plenty of writings, ideas, and pieces of art from my earlier childhood and the present have been heavily inspired by Pop. I remember writing stories based on the events of Astro-Knights and Twisted Thicket, and I even attempted to write a whole play revolving around Night Watch (attempted being the keyword there… ahem). Its myriad of characters even helped me overcome my avoidance of drawing people!

Even now, I still find joy and comfort in the many amazing islands of Pop. It remains special to me, and I can say with certainty it’s made a huge impact on my life.


Purple Paw's Steamworks Dragon ArtPurple Paw's Madmoiselle Moreau ArtPurple Paw's Lunar Colony Popsona


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

My ungodly amount of art and writing projects. Even though I abandon them frequently, I still care about them equally and do my best to continue them whenever life (and my overactive brain) permits.



  • Island: Cryptids
  • Backstory/Lore: Myron Van Buren’s family tree on his cabin wall
  • Character: Princess Elyana
  • Villain: Black Widow
  • Costume: Daphne Dreadnaught’s steampunk design



Massive thank you to Purple Paw for their wonderfully creative contributions to the Poptropica Help Blog and Pop community as a whole! See more of Purple Paw’s writing and art on the PHB! ✨

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Guest Blog: September News and More with Invisible Ring 💍✨

A breaking Poptropica news report is now live and ready to view.  Tune in now to find out what it is!



…But is that all the news a poptropican can give? Nope! This isn’t the first news report I’ve given here. THIS link is. The video you just saw is my 2nd news report.



This brings me to a very important question:  Which of these reports do you like better? The news link, or the news video? Leave a comment down below!


PS. Bonus question: Do you prefer reading the news or watching the news in general? (Or as a third option, do you just stay away from most news reports from any media and just go do something else?



You are welcome to leave a comment for this question as well; just play nice and have fun. …And I’ll be back again before you know it!


Friday, September 2, 2022

Guest Blog: The Adventures of Shy Owl, Prologue by Dizzy Feather 😵‍💫🪶

Hello Everyone, 


Dizzy Feather here, and I'll start off by saying it's going to be a while on the Poptropican Heroes, it's not that I got bad character outlines, quite the opposite in fact. But to keep you entertained till next month, I'll share the prologue to a different fanfiction I've been working on, click here to see the original post. 


Dizzy Feather (voiceover):

They say that a large white owl stays in a part of the dark woods for most of its entire life, right before it’s death, it’ll hibernate for a total of 3 months before flying off to lay a single egg.


White Owls clear paths in the section of the woods they reside in, when an owl departs, just two short days later, the paths will be overrun with vines.


Most residents of the woods pack up their belongings as soon as the owl goes into hibernation, and then you have people like my Grandmother, who practically raised the owl, and refuses to leave the owl in its final months of life.


My cousin, Shy Owl, tried to get our Grandmother to leave the woods as soon as she realized the owl had gone into hibernation. Our Grandmother refused to leave, so Shy saw it fit to stay with her and make sure she would get out before it was too late.


Fade in:

In the Dark Woods we see Shy Owl climb to a large wooden structure, where a giant white owl is sound asleep . Shy Owl gently taps one of the bird’s talons. Then she jumps onto a tree branch a little ways beneath where she was. She picks up a fallen feather and examines it closely. we hear a loud sigh as she makes her way into a cozy looking log cabin.


Inside the cabin is an old lady seated in a rocking chair, she’s holding a pair of knitting needles, acting as though she is knitting, however there is no yarn anywhere nearby.



How was your walk dear?


Shy Owl:

Not very good, that owl is going to wake up any day now, we should leave.



Shy! I told you before, I’m not leaving until the owl leaves.


Shy Owl:

Can we at least start packing?



Shy Owl! Go to your room!


Shy Owl:

Is that a yes?



You know what? You are grounded young lady! You will stay inside for the entire day tomorrow!


Shy Owl:

But, the owl…



And not another word about the owl.


Shy Owl marches up the stairs.


We’re left looking at the staircase for a few seconds before the scene changes to Shy Owl laying on her bed staring at the ceiling.


Shy Owl:

I’m just trying to protect her, *sigh* I wish Dizzy or Hyper was here, they would know what to do.


Shy Owl sits up and opens the top drawer of a small table near her bed, she pulls out a silver circular  locket attached to a matching chain. When Shy opens it, we see a small picture of a flower bouquet with yellow, purple, and pink flowers, below it are the words, “No matter how far we are apart, we’re still as close as we were.” Shy closes the locket and falls back over the bed, the locket still in her hand.


Shy Owl:

I’ll see you two again real soon, after all you need me as much as I need you.



That’s it for now, stay tuned on my blog for updates on this story, and I'll see you next month, where I'll share the next part of The Poptropican Heroes!

- Dizzy Feather

Shy Owl


Shy Owl


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Guest Blog: Poptropican Heroes Fanfic Part 2 by Dizzy Feather 🪶

Hello Everyone,


Dizzy Feather here with part two of my fanfiction (read part one here). I added something at the end for you readers, now back to the tale...


We see a lifeboat go through the portal. The boat docks, and the Pink Knight steps out but she looks different, For one thing, she looks differently animated, for another instead of her uniform she is wearing a metal jacket, blue jeans, and dark pink sneakers. She looks at her hands and wiggles her fingers.


Dizzy Feather's Poptropica Worlds Avatar

Dizzy Feather: Poptropica Worlds.


Random Poptropican:

Child, you act as though you've never had opposable thumbs before.


The Screen fades to black and the word "Next day" appears. 


The Pink Knight is standing in Space Station H.A.R.E. She sighs and looks out the window.


Pink Knight: So you can access space from inside the portal, I wonder if you can access outside of the portal from here. 


 A hand is placed on the Pink Knight's shoulder and she is spun around. Once she is we see that the hand belonged to Dr. Hare.



You're not supposed to be here! Why are you here?


Pink Knight:

I'm here because I need your help.



My help? Ha! Why would you ever need my help?


Pink Knight:

Because you are the only person who is in this portal, who isn't brainwashed at this time.



What about the other heroes that were sent in?


Pink Knight:

There are only three in here at the same time, one of the others has been missing for two days, and the other is literally sightseeing.



You seem like the normal noble hero, but you're also just a kid, and you seem a little bit naive. So I gonna take it easy on you. 

   You see, there are rules to the whole villain-hero thing. One of the main rules is, that villains and heroes never team up, if they do the odds of the hero being betrayed by the villain are extremely high.


Pink Knight:

I know, and that's why I'm not teaming up with you. I just need you to help me locate where a video was sent from.



You came to the wrong guy for computer help, I focus more on mind-control and stuff like that.


Pink Knight: 

But can you do it?


Dr. Hare:

Of course, I can! But I won't. 


 The Pink Knight pulls out a crisp tan filing folder and opens it, she reads for a few seconds then looks up. 



What's that?


Pink Knight: 

Oh, just your prisoner file. 



What does it say?  


Pink Knight:

It says, Dr. Harvey Hare. A top-of-the-class student at the N.I.S.S before an experiment fussed his brain with a bunny's, who puts bunny instead of rabbit?



Keep reading!


Pink Knight:

 Anyways, like I was saying, Personality: insane/ bossy/ smart, seriously who wrote this thing? 


She flips through the rest of the file, as Dr.Hare gives her a very annoyed/impatient look.


Pink Knight (cont'd):

Height: five feet-ish, Crimes: Kidnaping, forcing people to work, trespassing, theft, economic sabotage, business sabotage, times five, and whatever building a giant robot in the shape of a bunny that is designed to mind control the planet would be called. That's all it says.  

   Now, The area around the portal is restricted, you repeated your previous crimes over here, and you've got in the way of maintaining the peace. 



Maintaining the peace?


Pink Knight:

It's what we call getting in the way of heroes trying to stop a different villain. 

Anyways, you're already going to be in jail for a while, it's going to be longer if your newest crimes are reported, I convinced the person who stopped you yesterday to wait until I tell him to report your newest crimes. 

   Here's the deal, you help me and he won't report the crimes, don't help me, attack me, or anything like that and I'll tell him to go ahead and report the crimes. 

 Also, just so you know if he doesn't hear from me in the next 24 hours he's going to do it anyway. 



Fine, I'll help you. Where's the video? 


The Pink Knight hands Dr.Hare a flash drive and he plugs it into the computer, after a few seconds he hands the Pink Knight back the flash drive and walks away.



It was sent from that island with the Super-volcano park. But the signal was weak where it was sent from, I can't pinpoint where on the island it was sent from.


The screen fades to black.



 Want to be in this Fanfiction? Just pop in a quick character outline in the comments of this post please get them in before the 23th (note that there will only be one winner this time and it can be anyone who completes a character outline). 


 Here's what I need from you to be able to possibly put you in:

  • who you want your Poptropican to be (villain, hero, anti-villain, etc)
  • Your Poptropican’s name
  • Your Poptropica username (so I can add you to my friends list)
  • Something to make your character unique. The two winners last time were Pink Crush and Gray Cloud. Pink Crush wanted to be a famous fashion designer in the story, while Gray Cloud wanted some sort of magical power in the story. So give your character a job, a superpower, a motive, etc. not only does it give you more say in your character but it's fun for me to read as well. 


I will not contact you, so what your Poptropican says and does in my story is completely up to me. But I'm pretty nice to every character in my Fanfictions.


See you next month,

Dizzy Feather

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Guest Blog: Invisible Ring's Summertime Guide! 🏖☀️

Hey there, Poptropicans! Hope you all have been having an AWESOME summer so far! 


…But If you haven’t, because you’re getting really bored, it’s ok. It happens to all of us… It can be hard to find fun at times, and it’s also hard to get motivated enough to go LOOKING for fun. 


So I’m here to help with that. Here’s a 20-minute guide to summer fun from A to Z, brought to you by yours truly, Invisible Ring.



Now, whenever you get bored this summer (or next summer, or ANY summer for that matter), you now have THIS fun flick for every time you need instant inspiration and instant entertainment! 


Enjoy the video, everyone! And have a GREAT summer!

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Guest Blog: Invisible Ring's Meme Message 💍

THIS post summarizes what Poptropica REALLY taught me. If you’ve been wondering exactly what Poptropica is, or what makes it Poptropica, this post is for you. 9 memes, 1 lesson… Pass it on!




What is Poptropica? It doesn’t end with the online game, it STARTS with the online game!




There is much more to it than meets the eye. It’s a gateway to many qualities, such as creativity, imagination, curiosity, adventure, and more. These are rare flowers that can be hard to plant, but they can grow into a most flourishing garden!


Club Castle 2


We all have our creative side. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but it’s up to us to figure out where to find it and how to use it!


Club Castle 7


Try something new! Take a challenge! Forge a new identity as you sharpen your skills!


Club Pub 26


Be yourself and be proud! Do what makes you YOU, even if it’s different. After all, we ALL have our differences.


Club Forest


Be confident! If someone puts you down for being you, don’t give up. Stand up for yourself and show them what you’re made of!


Club Pub


... And don’t forget to relax. Don’t worry, be happy! Those are words to live by.


Club Forest


There’s a world full of wonders out there. Keep your spirit of adventure and your sense of curiosity with you wherever you go… And don’t forget to enjoy the view.


Secret Society


This is Poptropica. It’s a special way of life. It’s a lesson on how to be young, have fun, and live to the fullest! Now get out there and create your own adventure!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Guest Blog: The Pink Knight and Poptropica Heroes Continued by Dizzy Feather 😵‍💫🪶

Hello Everyone!


Dizzy Feather here with my newest fanfiction, as you probably guessed it's about the Poptropican Heroes, this story takes place after the events of The Pink Knight I posted on the PHB. It follows the story of the Pink Knight returning to the group after two years, only to discover that the group is falling apart, and on top of that, a portal has re-opened leading to a world of danger. I wrote it in script format, Let's go!


We see a large ship out on the open water, "2016" appears above the ship.


The camera zooms in and several Poptropicans in white lab coats are scooting past each other, a man with black curly hair makes his way to the top of a wooden box.



We are now at the location.


After he says this, Poptropicans start heading to the lifeboats on the side of the ship. Once everyone is on one, the boats head towards a large gray rock in the water. A woman with long straight blonde hair points to what looks like a remote at the top of the rock. A pastel blue portal opens beside the base of the rock. The boats enter the portal one by one.


The screen fades to black and in white letters, the phrase "Present Day" pops up.

The Pink Knight is standing next to an old rusted green fountain. She looks around before pressing the button on the water fountain's spout. Instead of water coming out the water fountain, along with the Pink Knight lowers into the ground. 

Underneath the water fountain is a large completely white room. The Dark Razor Knight is waiting beside a red circle in the middle of the room, where the water fountain eventually lowers down on.


Dark Razor Knight:

Pink Knight, welcome back to the team, meet me in the conference hall. We need you on a mission.


After he says this he walks through an also white door. The Pink Knight follows him.



The Pink knight walks behind the Dark Razor knight through a maze of hallways.


Dark Razor Knight:

So what have you been up to?


Pink Knight:

Other than that E.Vile thing, not much. You?


Dark Razor Knight:

We've been doing a lot since you disappeared from us two years ago. However, nothing we faced has been anything like what we're up against now.


Pink Knight:

What are we up against?


Dark Razor Knight:

You're about to see.


They walk into a room with tan walls and a green carpet. There is a long wooden table in the center with light green padded chairs positioned around it. Sitting at the table are Mr.Carrot, The Purple Razor Knight, Purple Galaxy, The Love Knight, The Lightning Hero, and The Plant Knight. The Dark Razor Knight pulls out two chairs and motions for The Pink Knight to come sit in one. Once she does he sits in the other chair, Purple Galaxy watches him sit down. Once he does, she jumps out of her chair, and after a purple blur, she appears standing at the end of the table.


Purple Galaxy:

Now that we're all finally here, let's get started on the Briefing. Recently...


The Lighting Hero:

Wait! Aren't we going to welcome back The Pink Knight?


Purple Galaxy:

We all saw her, therefore we all know she's back. Now let me talk! We don't have much time! Anyways, Like I was saying, Recently, a portal has opened or should I say re-opened. 

  This portal was first discovered in 2016 by a group of scientists. Inside that portal, they found several islands with nothing on them, four of the scientists took charge and decided that they should build on the islands.

  One of these islands was home to a gigantic supervolcano, The First of the Four Scientists built a national park while studying the underground caves on the island, his name was Dr. Crispin Vincent. 

  The second island was built on by a lady named Iris Ray, for the scientists who were living inside the portal. 

   An unknown scientist created an island almost identical to that of 24 Carrot Island. 


 Finally, a Lover of Greek Mythology named Theseus, put together a group to help him build five small islands relatively close to one another.


  Theseus and his group had just finished building on their islands when something happened, Radio signals went down and the portal began to collapse, brave Poptropicans rushed in to try and get others out but none succeeded or came out before the portal crashed completely. The project never went public so far and few know about it. 

  A few days ago I received this in an email addressed to me as well as the MAF and the Spy groups that we have alliances with.


(Purple Galaxy stops talking here, long speech I know)


After a purple blur, Purple Galaxy appears back at the spot where she was sitting when The Pink Knight first came in. Once she is there she opens a laptop and clicks the mouse. A video starts playing.

The screen flashes through pictures of the Project Purple Galaxy just described, A male voice starts speaking.


Dizzy Feather - Sneak peek at next month's guest blog


(A hint of what's coming)



Six years ago, a project was started in MY WORLD by uninvited guests, who didn't even ask for permission. I decided to use their hard work to create the place I dreamed of, by erasing their memories.

  So I invite you to come and save them. Once they leave my world or I leave my world, their memories will be returned to them.


The video ends after the voice stops speaking.


Purple Galaxy: 

We need to send someone there, all of the other teams are. I say we send our Spy, The Pink Knight. Pink Knight, You leave first thing tomorrow, be ready, we'll give you more details before you leave.



That's it for now. Please share your thoughts in the comments.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Guest Blog: Superhero Team Introductions by Dizzy Feather 🦸‍♀️🪶

Hello Everyone,


I'm your newest guest blogger Dizzy Feather, I'm a loyal Pathfinder, Poptropica super fan, fanfiction writer, and a Non-member. I would like to get all the Membership perks, but like so many others I can't bring myself to pay for a game, but I'm thankful Poptropica isn't like so many other games where Non-members can only do one or two things for free, and hey the let Non-members be guest bloggers!  I'm going to stop ranting on and on, I'll spend the whole post ranting if I don't stop now. Let's get started!


In this post I'll introduce you to my superhero team, The Poptropican Heros,I plan to use in future fan-fictions.  I'll list them in order from highest to lowest rank. Please note the way some of  the characters got their powers are completely fictional and not possible in real life, if you would try to do the same thing they did you would get badly hurt, so please do not try any of these.


The leader of the group:


Dizzy Feather - Group leader


Purple Galaxy. Her name, Hyper Clown, doesn't suit, she is serious and has no tolerance for her group to act silly or hyper. Purple Galaxy  is 19 years old, two year earlier she was helping her Father repair his car, When her Father left the garage, Hyper's hand got caught  in between the car's battery and the engine, Strangely enough the car started and Hyper absorbed the car's energy, gifting her with superspeed. She decided to put her newly found powers to good use.


The founder of the group:


Dizzy Feather - Group Founder


Mr.Carrot:Worked alongside Dr. Hare as a lab partner in NISS before the disaster that happened with Dr. Hare's rabbit experiment. After the disaster He decided to create a group of superheroes to protect Poptropica. He is the inventor for the group and one of the smartest members. Although he is rarely seen in the battlefield he is the backbone for the group.


Leader of the knight squadron:


Dizzy Feather - Leader of the Knight Squadron


The dark Razor knight: The  man behind the mask is unknown. All that is known is he is the older brother to the Purple Razor knight. His sword was given to him by a mysterious old man who told him to fight for the good, protect the people, and respect the sword. His sword can cut through anything but cannot seriously injure a living being, it also has the ability to make the user completely invisible, it can only be repaired by the Purple Razor Knight's sword. The sword's powers are only active when The Dark Razor knight is using it.


Backup leader of the Knight Squadron:


Dizzy Feather - Backup Leader of the Knight Squadron


The Purple Razor Knight: Much like her brother little is known about her. Her sword was given to her by  an old lady who told her to be careful what the sword is used for. The sword is only visible when The Purple Razor knight is touching it. Although she does claim she can see it when she is not touching it. The sword can shoot its blade and regrow one in a second. It can not seriously injure a living being.


The Knight Squadron Spy:


Dizzy Feather - Knight Squadron Spy



Dizzy Feather - Pink Knight alter ego

(Pink Knight, alter ego)


The Pink Knight. Dizzy Feather is the most trusted Superhero of the group. She found her sword under her aunt's bed at the age of 9. Her aunt decided to trust the sword to her, but warned her to only use it for good. She is now 13 years old. Her sword has a pink electrical charge, a pink laser, a light swing that cuts whatever the light comes in contact with, in the way that the sword was swung, and the sword can melt metal when it glows. The sword is the most powerful one, and cannot even cut a twig unless the pink Knight is the one using the sword.


Knight squadron monteir:


Dizzy Feather - Knight Squadron Monteir


Kightly Knight: An incredibly strict but noble knight. This knight's identity is unknown and only appears to put a knight squadron member back in line or to help in a dire situation. His sword has the power to temporarily remove the power from a knight squadron's armor or sword. 


Knight squadron member: 


Dizzy Feather - Knight Squadron Member


Love Knight: During her wedding ceremony, Small Bird received her uniform as a wedding gift. Thuse called herself the Love knight. She is the oldest member of the group at the age of 22. Her uniform had no sword so she bought her own, it often breaks in battle, Her armor is able to generate a strong pulse that  slows down her opponents moves.


Knight Squadron Member:


Dizzy Feather - Knight Squadron Member


Plant Knight: Jumpy Bean is the newest member he is 15 years old. He found his entire uniform inside of a hollow tree in the middle of the forest. His armor has the ability to  create a  green force field around him. 


Backup member:


Dizzy Feather - Backup Member


Lighting Hero.Recently, 17 year old Friendly Sky was walking home from a costume party when a lighting storm hit. She ran for her house, she was struck by lighting, which super charged her outfit, and her. She is able to fire electricity wherever she wants. 


Future recruit:


Dizzy Feather - Future Recruit


Jetpack. Red glove is 20 years old. He has recently created a technological suit complete with  jetpack, laser gun, and oxygen tank and vowed to use it correctly and justly.

Any favorites? Ideas? Thoughts? Share them in the comments below.


- Dizzy Feather 😵‍💫🪶