Something I Should Admit…

OK, so first of all, I didn’t post yesterday because I was kinda busy…fine, I’ll admit it! I didn’t post because I just didn’t feel like it. Every blogger has those days, don’t they? So, the third New Pop post will be next Tuesday instead. Sorry…

Anyways, today I have a rather random, but interesting, post for all of you. Most of you know how I first played Poptropica in March 2015, right? Well, it turns out that wasn’t the first time I heard of the game…

One day sometime in the fall of 2013, I heard that a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was coming out! I don’t know why, but I got super hyped over Hard Luck. Don’t ask, I was even weirder than I am now back then. Because of this hype, I decided to go over to Funbrain and read the original web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid (you can read it for yourself here. It may seem like the printed version at first, but trust me, it’s different, and WAY longer). I just read it every night, same old thing, but remember: this was in 2013. Long before Funbrain got that huge update that removed many of the ads. That meant that there were Pop ads everywhere. One was for Poptropolis Games 2013, which I liked to look at, and the other was for…Virus Hunter. So no surprise I didn’t click on any of the ads, as the Virus Hunter ad just grossed me out and stopped me from clicking on the Poptropolis one.

About a week later, I gave up on reading it, and I discovered the official Wimpy Kid website. I watched and re-watched the trailers for each book, and all that kind of stuff. But then I came across THIS:

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You should know which one I clicked on, this is a Poptropica blog after all! It led me to this:

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I had landed right on Pop’s website, I could have started playing in 2013 and not 2015! 

That didn’t happen, sadly. Instead I went right to this:

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I got really obsessed with Wimpy Boardwalk’s trailer, don’t ask why. This didn’t make me want to play the game, though, so I just looked it up on Youtube…

Yes, the first ever Thinknoodles video I ever watched. Yet it made me very embarrassed, so after that I forgot about Poptropica for a long time…by a long time I mean a year and a half.

Now that I actually play Poptropica, things have changed. I don’t really like Wimpy Kid that much anymore, even though I do buy all the new books when they release, I found out the Wimpy Kid islands are some of the worst in the game, and Thinknoodles is now one of my favorite Youtubers.

And that’s my untold story, folks. See you again in my next post!

-Tall Cactus

 

 

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Some Random Things I’ve Noticed on the Creators’ Blog

So, today I decided to explore the Creators’ Blog a bit, and I’ve noticed some strange things about it…


Captain Crawfish and Skinny Moon

They seem to be the only two Creators blog actually blog now. While their blogging styles are somewhat similar, since they are Creators and Creators are always so official and professional, there are some differences. Captain Crawfish is actually funny, or at least tries to be, and Skinny Moon just tries to make every update seem so cool when they aren’t by using a lot of exclamation points and stuff. I noticed that Captain Crawfish uses random Poptropicans, mainly girls, for the pictures and Skinny Moon just uses her Poptropican. Crawfish has also been a Creator for a LONG TIME, since like 2011 or something, but SM has only recently joined and yet is trying to make herself look cool by taking over all the Pop social media sites. She could have at least given herself an actual alias like all the other Creators, as Gretchen Grimlock would have been pretty awesome. But I guess she wants to be like all the fan bloggers who use their Poptropican’s name as their pen name, which includes me. Whatever…


Black Widow was REPLACED?!? Or was she…

Looks like it’s time for another one of my crazy conspiracy theories. So, Black Widow’s latest post was on April 7th. And even though Skinny Moon actually started blogging on March 17th, I feel like she eventually replaced BW. Or BW retired. Or Skinny Moon IS BW. Or BW is just busy with the New Pop. We will never know…


Tribute to Ze Past Creators

  • Dr. Hare
  • Binary Bard
  • Vlad the Viking
  • Comic Kid (Ned Noodlehead)
  • and all the ones that I don’t feel like looking up

They Used to Actually Tell Us Stuff

On some of the very old posts they actually had polls, contests, and SNEAK PEAKS. Well, that was before Daily Pop released. But that’s no excuse for today’s sneak peaks to be like THIS:

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The Filler Posts

What’s the point?

Yesterday’s Post

An AD

And then there’s this post: http://blog.poptropica.com/2015/11/games-for-girls-on-poptropica.html

Now, that’s just rude. You think that girls only care about getting cool outfits? So not true. BTW, I am a girl. Ugh…


The Ads…Are For POPTROPICA?!?

I don’t even know what to say.

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Some Suggestions

  • Get different Creators to post. That blog really needs some variety.
  • If you need more money, then get some real ads on the blog, not ones for the game you’re blogging about.
  • Stop with the filler posts.
  • Have polls and contests again.
  • Maybe do some posts about the community? Actually make a post unrealted to news?

Well, that’s all for today. See you tomorrow for Theory Thursdays!!!

-Tall Cactus