Totem Curse is…cancelled.

 

This isn’t a prank guys. It’s true. Totem Curse is no longer continuing.

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I know…I said many times that Totem Curse wouldn’t end up being cancelled like Giant Hawk Adventures. I just want to say sorry to all of you, I really let you down. The thing is, I’m not ending the series early because of being busy with other things or something like that. It’s just that I have no fun writing it anymore, I tried to push it back as much as I could. That’s why I had the hiatus. And then made Totem Curse once a week. Trust me, it wasn’t always like this. When I first started the series, I loved writing it, I had fun. I don’t know why I lost interest at such a bad time in the story. It’s not like I ended it at the 3rd chapter or something. There were 18 chapters released, more than halfway through the series. I actually wanted to end it a while ago, but I choose to continue so you could read it, enjoy my hard work, my suffering, for a little bit longer. But don’t worry, I’m not going to just end a series without telling you the ending. I actually love the story, but I just hate actually writing it. So sit back, relax, and read this short summary of what was going to be the rest of Totem Curse:

The four talk to Lavenda, who had finally gotten arrested for her crimes. She tells them her backstory of her living in Poptropolis as an oracle before it sank, but somehow getting lost in time and ending up in the future, AKA present day. They also realize that Captain Crawfish is still kinda evil even with his totem removed, so the totem had to be fake. Then they escape Erewhon, and head back to Astro-Knights Island so Mordred can redeem himself. There they find Poppy, who needs to go back there to use the rocket ship to fly to a faraway planet where E. Vile is planning an attack on Planet Poptropica. Mordred, Harvey, and Charlotte come along and they defeat E. Vile and his robot army before it’s too late. E. Vile also turned out to be Victor E. Vile, the guy who created the robots for the fake N.I.S.S. 

A few days later, Harvey and Charlotte find Violet’s Diary. Written by the 12-year old Violet Amanda Jones, it explains that she lived sometime far in the future on a planet called Earth. Everyone was moving to Mars, due to all of the pollution and stuff on Earth, and she, her twin brother Robert Mordred Jones, and parents were among the last to remain. Violet was super jealous of her brother, as he was way smarter than her and their parents liked him better. Violet also had no friends, so she was depressed and lonely. Meanwhile, her dad was trying to make a time machine so they could redo Earth’s timeline so humans never destroyed it. You see, all the other time machines made the user like a ghost in the time that they traveled too, so they don’t mess anything up in the past. But Violet’s dad wanted to be able to change the past. After successfully making the time machine, the family ends up deciding to move to Mars in a week, so Mr. Jones hides the machine and warns the twins to not touch it. Violet then has a plan to get revenge on her brother. She steals his beloved astrolabe, uses some technology, and ends up making it be able to possess the mind of someone, making them evil. She also does this with a paintbrush, some random mutated carrot, and a model ship, but she accidentally messes up on the ship. Then she goes into the time machine to try to make a younger Robert evil, and three of his friends, so she can be the better twin. But when she is about the enter it, Robert follows her in. Thus they end up messing up history, causing Poptropica to be born. Violet becomes an oracle on Poptropolis, changes her name, and uses a little stop watch to freeze time and stuff. 

Then Mordred walks into the room where the diary was found. He confesses that he is Violet’s sister, but he doesn’t know what happened to her. Then Lavenda comes out of nowhere, and reveals that she was Violet this whole time, and a portal opens up to the true timeline of Earth.

They end up in the little town of Plainville, Massachusetts, in the summer of 2007. There they meet Jeff Kinney who is mowing his lawn. They tell Jeff about Poptropica, but then Lavenda appears and an epic battle occurs. Lavenda has the totems and tries to use them to destroy both Earth and Poptropica, but since Crawfish’s totem isn’t real, she fails. 

In the end, the four ex-villains and Jeff Kinney team up to make an online educational kids’ game based on Poptropica. They made it for kids because adults wouldn’t believe that Pop is actually a real place, another timeline, another dimension. And they are called the Creators. THE END

Don’t feel sad just yet though, because I am currently planning a brand new fan fiction that’s longer and better! I’m not going to go into the details now, however. I will officially announce it (and its name) sometime this summer, probably late July-early August, and the first episode should be out sometime in mid-late August. It’s gonna be great…

-Tall Cactus

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The Totem Curse- Chapter 18: Caught!

The day has finally come, the day that the Totem Curse Hiatus ends for good. After a long wait, Chapter 18 is finally out! Let’s get this thing started…but before you start reading, I would recommend rereading Chapter 17 first, cause if you’re like me you may have forgotten where we have left off after so long. Done? Well sit back, relax, and enjoy Chapter 18 of the Totem Curse!

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Continued From Chapter 17

Harvey: “Dr. Bill Nye?!?”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Yeah, I actually did escape jail last week…Summer Sunshine is still locked up, though, the prison she’s in has way more security. You know, Pelican Rock. She’s gone crazy in there…calls herself “Big Tuna” now, it seems. She hates both the Booted Bandit and Poppy for like, no reason at all.”

Charlotte: “Isn’t that the same prison where Poppy got framed yesterday, and helped all her fellow inmates except the Booted Bandit, Florian, and Summer, I mean “Big Tuna”, escape with her?”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Yup…made it all over the news.”

Just then they all realize that the police are surrounding them.

Dr. Bill Nye: “Darn it. We should b going now…”

Police Officer: “Too late now.”

The police begin to hand cuff all five of them, even though Bill Nye was the only real bad guy…or was he…

The ex-villains and Bill Nye are then hauled away in some police cars, then put on a helicopter.

Mordred: “Where are we going?”

Police Officer: “Back to Erewhon.”

Mordred: “Wasn’t it destroyed?”

Police Officer: “Kind of, but this is the nearest prison and the cells are only a tad bit ruined, so suck it up.”

Harvey: “But we aren’t even bad! Our totems were removed!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “I never had one, so I’m still kinda a jerk.”

Crawfish: “Eh, that stuff just nonsense, ye?”

Police Officer: “You have the right to remain silent.”

Silence fills the helicopter, for a few minutes at least…

Mordred: “ACHOOO!!!”

Everyone stares at him.

Mordred: “What? Who says that a cyborg can’t have allergies?”

A few minutes later…

Police Officer: “We are here. Now follow me or else.”

Charlotte, Mordred, Harvey, and Bill did as told, but not Captain James Crawfish.

Crawfish: “Let go of me matey! Arrrr!!!!”

Police Officer: “Stop it! Stop it right now or-”

Crawfish pulled of the hand cuffs and jumped of the island that Erewhon was on, and swam away. The only thing was that Crawfish couldn’t really swim. Uh oh…

Harvey: “Let me go! I need to save Crawfish now!”

Police Officer: “No! You will stay here or else!”

Harvey: “He could drown, and if he doesn’t, he could just go and do more evil things again! Do you want that to happen?!?”

Police Officer: “Captain Crawfish isn’t a threat without his crew or a ship, so I really don’t care. Now be quiet, and follow me!”

Charlotte, Harvey, Bill, Mordred, and the police officer entered Erewhon, which looked nothing like it did before. The place was a wreck, the whole security system was broken, and there was lots of wet paint with all the construction going on. They once again found themselves on the elevator, passing all the other cells, but all the other villains were gone, since only two cells were still somewhat decent enough to be used. Mordred got locked up Harvey and Bill, and Charlotte got her own cell.

Harvey: “OK, we need an escape plan now. How did you escape, Bill?”

Dr. Bill Nye: “I actually was at the Early Poptropica Prison, but it kinda fell apart 10 years later cause it wasn’t built correctly, so I was moved to the Super Power County Prison, and let me tell you, that was easy to escape. So, I know nothing about escaping this prison…”

Mordred: “Wait…the lab, where the dream machine is, was destroyed the most. Like, there’s a huge hole in the wall and ceiling. We have to find a way there, and then we can just jump out, fall into the ocean again, and swim back to New Pop. Simple!”

Harvey: “But…we are kind locked in this cell, and the elevator to the lab only works if you have a key. So, we’re trapped.”

Mordred: “You know, there’s a vent system that leads right there right behind you.”

Harvey: “Oh. Then we shall escape at midnight tonight! The alarm system is still broken so…heheh.”

Just when they were going to tell Charlotte the plan, another guard came, and locked someone very familiar into Charlotte’s cell, and then walked away.

Lavenda: “Oh, hello. I see you were arrested too.”

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 19, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th!!!

-Tall Cactus

Totem Curse Returns In One Week!

Guess what, Poptropicans? The Totem Curse Hiatus is almost over!

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Chapter 18 is coming out on Saturday, May 14th. That’s only one week from now! And if you thought this series has been awesome so far, you won’t believe where the story will be heading in the near future. It’s gonna get crazy, in a good way of course.

Totem Curse will still be releasing every Saturday and Wednesday from May 14th to June 29th, when the series will end. Yeah, Totem Curse will be ending soon. But not too soon, so don’t worry about it right now. This series will not be cancelled like GHA, which I’m still kinda upset about, BTW.

Anyways, thank you for sticking with me during the hiatus. I really needed a good break, and now I’m excited to get the series going again. Especially since it seems like I’m barely posting anymore, not much news.

Get ready…

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Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse…Hiatus?!?

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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.)

The Totem Curse- Chapter 17: Starting Over

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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!!!”

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 18, COMING OUT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD!!!

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 16, Part 3: Defeating Zeus

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Continued From Part 2

Poppy found herself in the middle of the ocean with Dr. Hare, Binary Bard, Black Widow, and Captain Crawfish next to her.

Dr. Hare: “Wha-what happened?!?”

Binary Bard: “From what I can remember, Zeus just took over Poptropica.”

Black Widow: “But, where do we go?”

Captain Crawfish: “Anywhere ye want!”

The four then swim away. They seemed to be heading to New Pop City which wasn’t too far away. Poppy could see the Statue of Poperty

Poppy: “WAIT!!! Please don’t…leave. SOMEONE HELP ME!!!”

A Few Hours Later…

Zeus was going on a rampage across Poptropica. He had already destroyed Mythology Island, Shark Tooth, and Mystery Train, and now he was in New Pop City. The Statue of Poperty was right there, so Zeus decided to give it a makeover by putting his face on it.

By then, the Four had found their way to New Pop City. As they walked around the city, they saw buildings in flames, screaming people, and lots of lightning. Usually, they would be happy about this chaos, being villains and all, but not now.

Binary Bard: “I feel…I feel really bad. Like, I actually am worried about people other then myself for once. I want to help somehow. I feel like I am…good.”

Black Widow: “I do too.”

Dr. Hare: “I just want carrots.”

A few minutes later, they passed by the N.I.S.S. Only this time, most of the building was destroyed, and the rest of it was covered in smoke. The N.I.S.S. was gone.

Black Widow and Dr. Hare both started crying. Binary Bard seemed a little sad, yet Captain Crawfish didn’t really seem to care too much.

The Four later walked over onto a ship right next to the Statue of Poperty.

Back to Poppy…

Poppy had been stuck in the ocean for hours now. She was going to try to get over to New Pop City, but before she did, the ground started to shake. An island appeared under her feet. It was Poseidon.

Poseidon: “Looks like my brother never changed.”

Poppy: “Can you help me?”

Poseidon: “I’m sorry, but this is your mess to clean up. Just take my trident.”

As Poppy takes the trident, pink clouds form below her, so she flew over to the Statue of Poperty, where Zeus was at.

Zeus: “It’s you again. Oh, so I see my brother is helping you like he did before?!? Cheater.”

Zeus: “Anyway, with these totems, I have the power to defeat you and then my destruction of Poptropica shall continue!”

Poppy: “I don’t think so…”

Poppy began flying around the statue. The first totem, Captain Crawfish’s, was at the base of the statue. She used the trident to destroy it. Then, she found Black Widow’s. She once again destroyed it, but this time it was much harder, and Zeus was trying to knock her down. Dr. Hare’s was next. This time, she almost fell, but she successfully destroyed the golden carrot, which seemed to be even stronger than Black Widow’s cursed paintbrush.

Soon, the only totem remaining was Binary Bard’s astrolabe. It seemed to be the strongest totem of them all. Yet, as she was trying so hard to destroy it, Zeus came up from behind and used his lightning bolts. Poppy found that all her clouds were gone, and a second later she found herself falling into the freezing waters below.

Zeus: “I did it! I won! Poptropica will be mine for eternity!”

Poppy, after she realized that she had lost, started to swim away, but a few minutes later she ran into the ship that the Four were on. The pulled her on.

Poppy: “How did you guys get here?!?”

Binary Bard: “We were bored.”

Poppy: “But what are we going to do about Zeus?”

Black Widow: “We can help you, if you want.”

Poppy: “It looks like you four are good now. At least something good came out of this mess.”

Dr. Hare: “Oooh..let me see the trident.”

Poppy: “What?!? Hey! Give it back!”

Dr. Hare waved the trident, and more pink clouds appeared underneath all five of them.

Poppy: “Let’s do this.”

They flew back over to the statue, and began destroying the astrolabe again. This time they were successful. Then they started to hit Zeus, who eventually got really mad.

Zeus: “Y’know what? I don’t need these totems to defeat you. I AM THE GOD OF THUNDER!!!”

Zeus then possessed the statue, and huge lightning bolts cam out of its glowing eyes. Poppy started shooting at them, and eventually Zeus was forced to come back out.

Zeus: “No no NO!!! I couldn’t have been defeated again, not after getting so close!”

Poppy: “It’s over, Zeus. I win. Just give up.”

Zeus: “But I’m not going to give up now! I can still beat you! MUHAHAHA-OW.”

Dr. Hare had jumped over and punched Zeus in the face, causing them both to fall into the ocean below.

That was the last thing Dr. Hare could remember before he passed out.

When he woke up, he was at Erewhon. The whole place was in very bad shape, and only one sleep chamber remained. Zeus was in it.

Prison Guard #1: “Poppy, you did it! You saved us all!”

Prison Guard #2: “Thanks to you, Zeus won’t be bothering us ever again.”

Dr. Hare: “B-but, what about me? What about us?”

Prison Guard #2: “You four are just a bunch of villains.”

Dr. Hare: “But we’re good now!”

Prison Guard #1: “If you say so…”

Prison Guard #2: “Anyway, Poppy, here’s the medallion.”

Black Widow: “So now what?”

Captain Crawfish: “Maybe Poppy could go sell all of the medallions and then we’d all be rich!”

Binary Bard: “Poppy, do you think you can help us?”

Poppy: “I’m sorry, but I have more adventures to go on. And I really want to keep my medallions. I have to go now. Maybe I’ll see you guys again someday.”

Poppy said her goodbyes, and then she hopped into a helicopter to get back to her blimp.

Dr. Hare: “Now what do we do?!?”

Black Widow: “We start a new life. The four of us can live in New Pop City, and we can get some jobs to be able to buy an apartment. Together.”

Binary Bard smiled for the first time in years, one that was not from an evil laugh.

Meanwhile…

Lavenda: “They know nothing about the totems. Sure, the Four are once again good and the world is saved, but the totems were never destroyed.”

She was right. The totems are sitting on the bottom of the ocean as she speaks…

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 17, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 16, Part 2: Your Worst Nighthare

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Continued From Part 1

It all started the day after Poppy saved Lunar Colony. She was back in her blimp once again, but this time she saw something strange in the ocean below that was definitely not another island. It was an oil rig.

When she landed her blimp there, she saw a few people, who looked tired and very stressed out.

Oil Rig Worker #1: “It’s you…the hero kid.”

Oil Rig Worker #2: “What are we missing from the mainland islands? We haven’t seen the news in two weeks!”

Oil Rig Worker #1: “This is just making me homesick.”

Oil Rig Worker #3: “Oh no…not this again…”

Poppy climbed to the top of the oil rig and found an office. She entered just to see a woman, the owner of the rig, talking to a guy on a computer screen.

Woman: “Dr. Jupiter, you don’t understand. I don’t want anyone else from my oil rig to go find the totems. You know what happened! Thanks to your experiment, half of the workers here have disappeared in just two weeks!”

Dr. Jupiter: “Fine. Have it your way. I’ll just find someone else-”

Poppy: “Wait! I’ll do it.”

Woman: “It’s you, Poppy! Our hero! Thank you soooo much…”

Dr. Jupiter: “You want her to do it, of all people?!?”

Woman: “She saved the world, like, a dozen times! She defeated all of those villains, even the ones who have the totems, and the god of thunder!”

Dr. Jupiter: “I know.

Woman: “Why are you mad then?

The computer screen went dark.

Woman: “Um…that was weird. Stay here, Poppy, I’ll go get a helicopter to pick you up…”

Half an hour later, the helicopter came as planned. The ride was fine at first, but just a few minutes before they got to their destination, the sky darkened. Poppy and the helicopter pilot were stuck in the middle of a thunderstorm!

Pilot: “We are just about there…oh no, you’ll have to jump!”

Poppy: “Jump?”

Pilot: “Yes!”

Poppy: “AHHHH!!!!!”

Poppy did have a parachute on, but it was broken. As she fell at an unthinkable speed, a lightning bolt almost hit her! It was like it was targeting her.

However, just a minute after jumping, Poppy landed in the ocean safely. There were some rocks next to her, which were near a rocky little island. As she climbed to the top, she saw a huge building. Erewhon Prison for Supervillains.

Inside, she went through security, and then the elevator. She found herself in the same lab that the Four first entered just a couple weeks before.

Dr. Jupiter was there, waiting for her. He was still kind of mad about what had happened earlier, but he tried his best to hide it. He couldn’t get caught now.

Dr. Jupiter: “Welcome to my lab, Poppy! I’m so happy that you decided to come.”

Poppy: “You didn’t sound like that earlier.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Um, let’s just forget about that! Let’s get on with the mission.”

Poppy: “OK then…”

Dr. Jupiter: “Good.”

He then turned on a switch, and the Dream Machine lit up, revealing Binary Bard, Dr. Hare, Captain Crawfish, and Black Widow, who were still fast asleep.

Poppy: “AHHHH!!!!!”

Dr. Jupiter: “No need to be afraid. You’ve survived far worse.”

Poppy: “Wait WHAT?!?”

Dr. Jupiter: “I believe that each of these villains has a totem in their mind that caused them to become evil. If the totems are removed, they will once again be good. What I want you to do is to use this machine to enter their dreams. There you will find all the totems. When you find all four, come back here and give them to me, so I can use another one of my inventions to destroy them. Any questions? No? OK.Put on the helmet to get started!”

Poppy, even though she was scared, put on the helmet anyway. She decided to enter Captain Crawfish’s dream first…

Poppy found herself in a pirate ship. There were a bunch of pirates sleeping all around her, but they were…ghosts?!? Didn’t make much sense.

After exploring for a bit, she found some keys which opened some boxes, revealing a stopwatch and turpentine. Things were just getting more and more confusing.

After opening the boxes, she accidentally touched one of the ghosts, who woke up. Poppy quickly exited the dream before it was too late.

Next, she went to Dr. Hare’s dream. In his nightmare, or should I say nightHARE, Dr. Hare was being carried underground by huge ants.

Dr. Hare: “HELP ME!!!”

A pickaxe then magically appeared in front of Poppy, who picked it up and started digging. She went farther and farther underground, avoiding the ants along the way, she got stuck at a layer of unbreakable rock. An empty spray bottle sat on top. Realizing that she couldn’t do anymore in Dr. Hare’s nighthare for now, Poppy left and entered Black Widow’s dream.

Poppy found herself in a museum, filled with spiders and paintings of Black Widow that she made herself, for herself. There were also a few famous paintings that Black Widow ruined by writing words like “UGLY” and “NOT ART” on them. Black Widow then walked into the room.

Poppy: “So…you made all of this art?”

Black Widow: “Of course! Well, not those three, but those aren’t real art. Besides, the only one worth looking at is right here behind me!”

It was a self portrait of Black Widow. Only this time, it was her current self and not her college self.

Poppy then poured some of the turpentine into the spray bottle, and entered all the famous paintings to remove Black Widow’s vandalism. Inside, she found a shrinking potion and a key made out of crystal.

Black Widow was not happy.

Black Widow: “How dare you fix those! They aren’t art. I make real art.”

Poppy: “TBH, your art stinks.”

Black Widow: “WHAT?!? YOU-”

Poppy backed up.

Black Widow: “You’re just like all the others from the stupid N.I.S.S.”

Black Widow then started to cry.

Poppy didn’t notice. She was too busy destroying the self portrait with the spray bottle. The painting melted, revealing the first totem- Black Widow’s paintbrush.

Black Widow disappeared after that, so Poppy moved on to Binary Bard’s dream. What she never got to see was the painting repaint itself back to the original one from ten years before.

Binary Bard’s dream was the scariest one by far.

It was a flashback to when he was Mordred, trapped in the dungeon. A door was moving back and forth, but Mordred couldn’t get through without getting hit. He was starting to go crazy.

Mordred: “I could use Lavenda’s stopwatch to stop the door! But, where did it go?!?”

Poppy: “I think I found it.”

Mordred: “Thank you so much! Frozen time will allow me to escape!”

Mordred ran out of the room, but Poppy couldn’t quite catch up. She walked through more doors, freezing time every 30 seconds or so, seeing his secret lab and the chaos that happened inside. Merlin appeared, but this time he was evil.

After following his path throughout the other planets near Poptropica, even finding a diamond drill, she caught up with Mordred, who was now Binary Bard. He was sitting in what seemed to be Lavenda’s stopwatch, only a huge version of it.

But the worst sight of all was of all the other people who attempted to find the totems. They all stood, frozen in time forever. Before Poppy could scream, however, Binary Bard had something to say.

Binary Bard: “At last! I am now the perfect fusion of both man and machine. Nothing can stop me now!”

Well, even though it was his dream,  Binary Brad was wrong. Poppy used the smaller stopwatch to freeze time to electrocute him. It was eventually too much for him to handle, and his astrolabe totem appeared. 2 down, 2 to go.

Poppy went back to Captain Crawfish’s dream. Since she now had the shrinking potion, she shrunk down and went inside the model ship, his totem. Inside there were even more of those ghost pirate things (this dream keeps getting weirder and weirder) who also still asleep. Poppy needed to get the totem out somehow. Luckily, she had the diamond drill, and so she used it to break the model ship out of the glass bottle. Now back to normal size, Poppy only had one totem left…Dr. Hare’s.

Using the diamond drill, Poppy reached the bottom, where Dr. Hare. His totem, the golden carrot, was next him. She grabbed it, then both she and Dr. Hare were teleported back to the surface.

Dr. Hare: “Thanks for saving me!”

Dr. Hare then hopped away.

Poppy returned to Dr. Jupiter’s lab, with all four totems. She gave them to him right away.

Dr. Jupiter: “You actually did it! The experiment was a success! Now, let me go destroy-”

Poppy: “Wait. What even are the totems? Do you even know?”

Dr. Jupiter: “Well, no one know what they truly are, but we do know that they are very powerful. That’s why I am the only one who is capable of handling them.”

Poppy: “No! Give them back! I want to destroy them myself. Why? I saved the world countless times! I got the totems! I defeated the god of thunder.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Don’t remind me. I should had won. You only beat me because you got help from my stupid brothers…”

Poppy: “WHAT?!?”

Dr. Jupiter: “You are so gullible, foolish mortal. You should have known that it was me all along…”

Dr. Jupiter quickly transformed into his real form.

Zeus: “It is I, Zeus, and with these totems I will rule all of Poptropica! MUHAHAHA!!!”

Zeus then flies away, damaging Erewhon at the same time. The Dream Machine then fell apart and all the villains fell out, awake.

The last thing Poppy saw was her falling into the ocean along with the four villains who’s dreams she just invaded. Right when she hit the freezing water, everything went black…

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE FINAL PART OF CHAPTER 16, COMING OUT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2016!!!

Tall Cactus

(P.S.- I know that I said that Chapter 4 was going to be the longest chapter in the series, but it looks like this part was way longer. Surprise!)

The Totem Curse- Chapter 16, Part 1: Erewhon Prison for Supervillains

Continued From Chapter 15

When Binary Bard and Dr. Hare finally woke up, they found themselves in a helicopter with what seemed to be that same jerky pirate from 10 years before, Captain James Crawfish, and the art thief, Black Widow. Dr. Hare had no idea that she was really his cousin, Charlotte. The two of them were actually awake. Binary Bard then realized that they all had handcuffs on. Dr. Jupiter was sitting in front of them, next to the pilot.

Dr. Jupiter: “We are almost there!”

Black Widow: “Where are you taking us, weirdo?”

Dr. Jupiter: “It’s a surprise!”

Binary Bard: “01001001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110010 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100111 01110101 01111001 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110111 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110011 01101111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 00111111 00100000 01001000 01100101 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100010 01110110 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01101001 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110100 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100001 00100000 01000111 01100101 01100101 01111010 00101110 00101110 00101110”

Dr. Hare: “Can you please stop talking in binary? It’s getting kind of annoying.

Binary Bard: “You don’t understand. That time I had to speak in binary!”

Dr. Hare: “I know you’re a cyborg, but that doesn’t mean you have to talk in binary half the time!”

Binary Bard: “How do you know?”

Dr. Hare: “Well…I don’t. I only care about mind controlling the entire world and carrots. Especially carrots.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Ugh, those foolish mor- oh look we’re here!”

The helicopter landed on a tiny, rocky island in the middle of the ocean. There was a tall building near by. Some people who looked like police officers came over and forced the villains to come with them to the entrance of the building, with Dr. Jupiter walking behind them, smirking.

They finally got inside the building, and it wasn’t anything like what they thought it was. A sign on the wall said, “Erewhon Prison for Supervillains.” The five of them then went through security and then entered an elevator. As they went up, they saw a bunch of other villains in their cells.

Captain Crawfish: “Are you kidding me? You just arrested us? You could have just said that. You made it sound like we were going someplace fun. But I guess anything is better then being stuck on a deserted island with your once loyal shipmates who now hate you.”

Black Widow: “You better give me my own cell. I’ve been in many jails in my life, and all of my cellmates were complete idiots.”

Dr. Hare: “I wanna share my cell with Binary Bard! I mean, Mordred! We’re friends…”

Binary Bard: “You’re the annoying one, Harvey. Your high-pitched voice is worse than me speaking in the lovely language of binary code.”

Dr. Hare: “Who cares! I still wanna be you’re cellmate, though.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Well, you four are not going to be in regular prison cells like our other friends here.”

Black Widow: “What-?!?”

Dr. Jupiter: “You’ll see in a second.”

The elevator finally reached the top and the doors on it opened. They found themselves in a strange room with machines and other crazy stuff. They couldn’t really see much, though, since the lights were not on.

Dr. Jupiter: “Welcome to my lab!”

The lights then turned on, revealing a strange computer that controlled an even stranger machine with a helmet.

Dr. Jupiter: “Dr. Hare?”

Dr. Hare: “Yes?”

Dr. Jupiter opened up one of the chambers on the machine.

Dr. Jupiter: “Come in here.”

Dr. Hare: “OK, if you say so!”

He hopped over and jumped into the chamber.

Dr. Jupiter: “Sweet dreams!”

Dr. Hare: “What?!?”

But before Dr. Hare could realize what was really happening, Dr. Jupiter locked him in, and a gas flooded the chamber. Dr. Hare soon fell asleep and started to float inside.

Dr. Jupiter: “Who wants to go next?!?”

The remaining villains tried to run away, but Dr. Jupiter caught them and locked them in before they could escape.

Dr. Jupiter: “I finally got all four! The four from the Prophecy! Looks like I never needed any help from that stupid Dr. Bill Nye, Summer Sunshine the Brat, or Lavenda. After I find someone to remove the totems…I’LL RULE ALL OF POPTROPICA!!! MWHAHAHAHA!!!”

Just then a guard walked into the lab.

Random Prison Guard: “Um…what the heck were you just saying, boss?”

Dr. Jupiter: “Oh…nothing that you need to worry about. Actually, just forget that I even said anything at all. OR ELSE.”

Random Prison Guard: “Yes, sir!”

Dr. Jupiter: “Now, go tell the others to find someone to help with my experiment.”

Random Prison Guard: “I’m kinda busy right now, boss.”

Dr. Jupiter: “DO IT NOW OR ELSE YOU’RE FIRED!!!”

Random Prison Guard: “I’ll go do it right now, sir!”

So, for the next two weeks, ten different people came in to try to find the totems. All of them failed. They were trapped in a dream forever, never to be seen again.

But on one summer day, that all changed. That was the day that Poppy came to Erewhon Prison. The day that changed everything.

TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 15: Binary Bard’s Fortress

Continued From Chapter 14

Binary Bard was just standing in his fortress, thinking about his horrible life and how to escape and return to Poptropica, like usual, when he saw the Rabbot crash into one of the walls. Dr. Hare then flew out and knocked Binary Bard down.

Binary Bard: “HEY WATCH IT!!! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT I’M BUSY?!? AND HOW DID YOU FIND ME HERE?!? WHO EVEN ARE YOU!?!”

Dr. Hare: “You…you’re that cyborg guy from that creepy dream that I had 10 years ago…”

Binary Bard: “What are you even talking about, Bunny Boy? I see that you are trying to distract me so I don’t continue to ask you about how you found me here of all places. And I wish to be called King Mordred from now on, even though I was “defeated” by that 13-year old. I shall return to Poptropica and destroy it for my revenge…MWHAHAHA-”

Dr. Hare: “Did you say Mordred?”

Binary Bard: “Yes I did. And next time, don’t interrupt me when I share my evil dreams with someone as ridiculous as you. Anyway, when I return, I will go straight to Astro-Knights Island and-”

Dr. Hare: “I have evil plans, too, but yours are just so stupid compared to mine. I even have a few Secret Labs around Poptropica where my faithful minions are continuing my hard work. And, by the way, I know who you are, Robert Mordred Jones.”

Binary Bard: “I thought I told you not to interrupt me! My evil plans are much better that your stupidity. Wait, HOW DO YOU KNOW MY FULL NAME?!?”

Dr. Hare: “You should remember. It’s me, Harvey Hare.”

Binary Bard: “01001001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110010 01100101 01110100 01110101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01100100 00001101 00001010 01010100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110000 01101100 01100001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01100100 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101101 01110011 00100000 01110111 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100010 01110101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01100100 00001101 00001010 01000001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101101 01101111 01110011 01110100 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01100101 01110110 01101001 01101100 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01101101 01100101 00001101 00001010 01000001 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01010100 01101111 01110100 01100101 01101101 00100000 01000011 01110101 01110010 01110011 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110011 01101111 00100000 01100011 01110101 01110010 01110011 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 01100101”

Dr. Hare: “What are you saying?!?”

Binary Bard: “Shoot. My circuits glitched again. Being a cyborg is annoying sometimes, but it did save my life…”

Dr. Hare: “What do you mean? Was it that time machine?”

Binary Bard: “I don’t want to talk about it right now.”

Dr. Hare: “Why not?”

Binary Bard: “I said, I don’t want to talk about it right now.”

Dr. Hare: “Geez man…I thought we used to be buddies! I thought that you used to trust me. Back when we were at the N.I.S.S., well, the FAKE one…”

Binary Bard: “Harvey…that’s ENOUGH!!! You have no idea what I’ve been through! Being lost in time, almost dying on some alien planet, being defeated, and now being trapped here with you?!? Just go back to where you came from! NOW!”

Dr. Hare: “But I don’t know how! I didn’t want to come here, Binary JERK!”

Binary Bard: “You are the most pathetic villain ever.”

Dr. Hare: “Fine. I’m leaving. I’d rather suffocate in space then be with you.”

Binary Bard: “Wait…I’m sorry. I guess we fellow villains have to stick together.”

Dr. Hare: “I am still smarter than you, BTW.”

Binary Bard: “Oh no you aren’t!”

Dr. Hare: “I sure am!”

Binary Bard: “Hahahaha! Let’s go…um…find something to do.”

Dr. Hare: “There’s nothing to do thought.”

Binary Bard: “Well, we’re stuck here either way.”

So, for the next couple weeks, Binary Bard and Dr. Hare stayed in BB’s fortress together, once again becoming friends. They were both villains. But little did they know that that was soon to change.

One random day, a man with a white beard and lab coat appeared out of nowhere.

Dr. Hare: “Who the heck are you?!?

?: “My name is Dr. Jupiter.”

Binary Bard: “But how did you get here?”

Dr. Jupiter: “NEVER QUESTION DR. JUPITER!!!”

Dr. Hare: “Um…sorry?

Dr. Jupiter: “You two are coming with me.”

Binary Bard: “Wait what?!?”

Dr. Jupiter pulls out a bag of powder and pours some on Dr. Hare and Binary Bard, causing them to fall asleep.

Dr. Jupiter: “Ahh…Sleeping Powder. Now it’s time to take these two to Erehwon Prison! Hehehe…”

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE THREE-PART SUPER VILLAIN ISLAND SPECIAL, AKA CHAPTER 16, STARTING ON APRIL 9, 2016!

Tall Cactus