Theory Thursdays: Shipwreck!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to Theory Thursdays!


So, today’s theory was originally going to be another Unsolved Mysteries of Poptropica. But as I was playing Shark Tooth Island for the Island Replay Challenge, I noticed something that I never even saw before now…

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What could this mean? Well, Early Pop and Shark Tooth were the first two Poptropica islands, and so they probably happened around the same time, so…

Maybe after you got the Early Pop medallion on the ship, it sailed away again, just to sink. There’s a bite mark in it, so it had to be the Great Booga Shark that sunk it. And that pilgrim guy riding it, the same person who gave you the medallion? He probably died.


Well, I do have a theory that the pilgrims are actually video game characters who escaped from the Early Pop Arcade, so maybe he lived, but will forever be missing.

That’s all for this week’s theory. Yes, I know this one was short, but I just had to share it with you guys. See you soon!

Tall Cactus

Feats of Speed

Hey Poptropicans! If you didn’t already know, sneakers were released on Pop last week, the first week of Feats of Speed. To win the purple shoes, you had to beat Speedy Sam at a race on PoptropiCon. I know I never did a post on this, but that was when I was super sick, so that was the last thing on my mind. Anyways, here’s a pic:

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Today the Creators released this week’s event. If you beat Sam on Arabian Nights, you get some red sneakers.

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I personally got a time of 25:42 seconds, which is pretty bad, but whatever. What time did you get? Leave a comment below.

Also, there’s some good news for the app players! The Pop app has been updated to include Feats of Speed. I never knew Dr. Hare could run track…

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In other news, my Island Replay Challenge has gotten off to a great start! So far I have completed Early Poptropica and Shark Tooth, and I plan to get Time Tangled, 24 Carrot, and maybe even Super Power out of the way tomorrow.

I see you in a couple hours for today’s theory!

Tall Cactus


Announcing the Island Replay Challenge!

Heyo Poptropicans, TC here! Ever since we found out about how a New Poptropica is coming out later this year (check out my post about it here), I’ve been wondering if any of the islands will be updated, changed, or deleted when it does come out. I think they will at least all become SUI. So, I think it is time to announce the Island Replay Challenge!

What is it, you ask? Well, in this challenge, I will be trying to replay every non-sponsored island in the order they released in. That means I will be starting with Early Poptropica and ending with Monkey Wrench. As for why I’m not doing the sponsored islands like the Wimpy Kid ones, it’s because 1. they stink, 2. they aren’t even canon and 3. my membership kinda expired in March and I don’t plan on renewing it anytime soon. Yes, I know some of them are open for everyone, but still, I really don’t like them at all. I’m looking at you, Galactic Hot Dogs. And, like most challenges, there will be a time limit. I will try to finish all the non-sponsored islands by June 11th, AKA the first day of summer vacation. Cause why not?

I’m really excited to do this since I haven’t really played any real islands, since I completed all of them in November and Pelican Rock in December. I really haven’t been playing much Poptropica, which is kinda bad considering it will be replaced by the New Poptropica soon.

Anyways, I’ll keep you updated by letting you know what island I’m on at the end of posts and on my Twitter.

That’s all for now. See ya tomorrow for Theory Thursday! I better go get started on Early Poptropica…

Tall Cactus


This is no time for an intro right now. The Creators recently released a post on their blog. The post that changes EVERYTHING: there will soon be a new Poptropica. 

I am in complete shock right now. I just wasn’t expecting this. I had a feeling that they would announce something this week, but I thought it would be another sneaker mini-game or even a new island, but now it seems like there will not be another island until this new Poptropica is released.

I am actually both happy and mad about this. Happy because of the new storylines and the fact that Pop’s social experience will improve, but mad about, well, everything else. I am 99.9% sure that the New Poptropica is entirely SUI. I also think that with the new plot line, most of the islands will be slightly changed, and sponsored islands might even get deleted. You never know. And as many new features as the Creators add, some will be deleted. The Creators could probably end up patching every single glitch in the game, which will cause a lot of the community to quit.

But when will this New Poptropica be released? All the Creators said was that it would be “later this year.” That probably means the fall. I bet it will be released in September 2016, just in time for Pop’s 9th Birthday. Yet, we don’t know for sure.

So, play all your favorite islands, glitch, find some cool outfits, just do everything, even the things you hate, because soon the Poptropica we have always known will be gone. Forever.

Tall Cactus

P.S.- I will also be replaying every non-sponsored island in their order of release. Ever since I completed every island back in November, I haven’t really been playing the actual islands, so this will bring back all my memories of the game before the huge update. Also, Skydock is pretty much cancelled now, it seems. The current Pop probably won’t be getting any more updates to islands.

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 3, Week 1

Hey, everyone. Welcome back to UPIS. The week starts Round 3. Well, I’m not in a good mood right now. You see, fellow blogger and friend, Mad APPer, left the community last night. I’m just really sad about it all.

Let’s just get started now, shall we? The winners from last week are Survival, Arabian Nights, and Escape From Pelican Rock (’cause it was the odd one out).

Now, here’s the polls for this week. Remember, you have until late Saturday night/Early Sunday morning to vote.

Shark Tooth vs. Spy:

Mythology vs. Steamworks:

Red Dragon vs. Ghost Story:

I’ll announce the winners next Sunday.

Tall Cactus



The Totem Curse…Hiatus?!?


I know you were all looking forward to Chapter 18 today, but I am taking a break from Totem Curse for a while. I just need some time to relax and improve the rest of the story. TBH, when I was first writing Totem Curse, I had so much fun with it, but now it’s getting kind of stressful for me, so I really need a break. I hope you understand.
Anyways, the hiatus will be 4 weeks long, and Chapter 18 will release on May 14th. 
I’ll see you guys tomorrow for UPIS!
Tall Cactus
(PS: I’m sorry that I ended on that cliffhanger last chapter. I didn’t know I would be taking a break when I posted it on Wednesday.)

Theory Thursdays 4/21/2016: CANCELLED

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It’s true. This week’s Theory is cancelled and will not be posted till next Thursday, 4/28. Tomorrow’s post, which was called “MOAR ISLAND IDEAS”, is also cancelled and will be posted on 4/29. Why? I’m REALLY sick and had a fever of 103 degrees a couple hours ago, the most sick I’ve been in YEARS. I just don’t have the strength right now to write a super long theory. Also, Poptropica Hiatus Week is cancelled since I’m not posting the next two posts till next week and the Creators DID end up releasing something- a mini-game where you can earn a pair of purple sneakers. However, Totem Curse Chapter 18 and UPIS Round 3, Week 1 will still be posted as always this weekend, as they have nothing to do with Hiatus Week (they come out every week regardless) and I hopefully will not be sick by the time that Saturday comes.

I’m really sorry about this guys, I wanted to do it, but it just didn’t work out. I’ll see you on Saturday…

Tall Cactus (is REALLY Sick)

The Totem Curse- Chapter 17: Starting Over


Continued From Chapter 16

A couple of days later, Binary Bard, Dr. Hare, Black Widow, and Crawfish were once again back in New Pop City. New Pop was still in bad shape after Zeus destroyed the part of the city where the N.I.S.S. was, but most of the city was the same as it had always been.

The Four of them walked around the city for a bit, looking for a place to live. It was very early in the morning, so not many people were outside, and it was still a little dark.

Crawfish: “If we ever do find somewhere to stay, how will we afford it? It’s not like we have any money. We would have been rich if I had gotten to that buried treasure first…”

Black Widow: “We could get jobs, I guess.”

Binary Bard: “But, um…what job can we get? I’ve never had a real job other than inventing things or trying to take over the universe and stuff like that. 01010111 01100101 01101100 01101100 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100100 01101001 01100100 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110000 01100001 01110010 01110100 00101101 01110100 01101001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101010 01101111 01100010 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100011 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01101000 01101001 01100111 01101000 00100000 01110011 01100011 01101000 01101111 01101111 01101100 00101100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01001001 00100000 01101101 01100001 01100100 01100101 00100000 01011111 01011111 01011111 01011111 00101100 01100010 01110101 01110100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01101111 01101110 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01100001 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101010 01101111 01100010 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100101 00100000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00101110 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01100101 01111000 01110100 00100000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00101100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01011111 01011111 01011111 01011111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01100101 01101110 01100101 01100100 00101110 00100000 01001001 01100110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01101000 01100001 01100100 00100000 01101110 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01100101 01101110 01100101 01100100 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110111 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101100 00100000 01101000 01101111 01101101 01100101 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01100100 01101001 01100100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00101100 00100000 01010110 01101001 01101111 01101100 01100101 01110100 00111111 00100000 01001110 01101111 01110111 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101110 01100101 00101110 00101110 00101110”

Dr. Hare: “None of us have. Our jobs were being villains, and we aren’t evil anymore. And please stop with the binary.”

Binary Bard: “I told you, I’m a cyborg! I can’t help it! And, by the way, maybe we should call each other by our real names since we are no longer super-villains.”

Black Widow: “Of course. I’m once again Charlotte, and you’re Mordred and Harvey and…”

Crawfish: “James. But I prefer being called my last name.”

Charlotte: “OK then, Crawfish…”

By then, the sun was starting to rise, and people were starting to come outside and enjoy this beautiful day. The ex-villains tried to walk faster, as people were starting to stare at them.

A couple hours later, all the stores opened. The four of them walked into the nearest clothing store, which had a “Help Wanted” sign hanging on the front window.

Harvey: “Hi. Me and my friends-”

Mordred: “My friends and I.”

Harvey: “Seriously, Mordred…were wondering if we could get a job here. We saw the sign outside and-”

Cashier: “It’s them! The most evil villains in Poptropica! RUN!!!”

Charlotte: “What?!?”

Everyone in the store started to run away. In less than a minute, everyone was gone except for the Four and the store owner, a man who looked strangely familiar.

Store Owner: “Thanks a lot. I just lost all my customers, and my employees, and they probably will never come back. Now my store will go bankrupt. And no, you are never getting a job here. Sorry…”

Mordred: “But-but, we aren’t evil anymore! Dr. Jupiter, I mean Zeus, made Poppy, you know, the “Hero of Poptropica” remove our, um, totems, which made us bad.”

Store Owner: “I see. I believe you. I was once a criminal myself, but not so long ago I turned my life around and started over, making the store you are standing in right now. But most people don’t understand. They still see you as these people who are pure evil for the rest of your lives, maybe even history. You have to prove them wrong.”

Charlotte: “How though? How can we prove them wrong?”

Store Owner: “I don’t know. Donate money for charity, make a band, do art, or maybe even save the world.”

Crawfish: “Thanks, but that didn’t help at all. We should be going now…”

Store Owner: “Remember, don’t get arrested.

Mordred: “We know, we know.”

Store Owner: “And…”

A siren is heard.

Store Owner: “The police are coming to get us! I DON’T WANNA GO BACK TO JAIL!!!”

Harvey: “You were in jail?”

Store Owner: “Yes! I just escaped a week ago! Ten years in jail was way to much for me! Listen, I’m not really a store owner…”

Charlotte: “WHAT?!?”

Store Owner: “I’m Dr. Bill Nye, and we have to get out of here NOW!!!”


Tall Cactus