I’m resigning. For real this time.

Yup.

I haven’t posted on this blog for ages, and to be honest I’ve lost interest in Poptropica. I haven’t played an island since Mocktropica, and that was over a year ago. I don’t feel like I should take up an author spot if I’m just sitting here.

On top of that, I’m in high school now. Do you know how stressful high school is? Really freakin’ stressful. I’m taking AP classes, so I have to do well on the AP tests. There are so many standardized tests; I have to do well on those. Finals loom over every high school student’s head; I have to do well on those.

But now for the story of my life.

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We did it.

We freakin’ did it.

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We hit 100,000 hits! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS BLOG ROCK! 😀

(I do admit, I cheated on that picture. The text said 100,008 hits; I just inspected element and temporarily changed that 8 to a 0. 😛 Don’t worry, I didn’t break anything.)

SW said we’re going to throw a party because of it. She’ll probably edit this post to announce it.

~TS

 

Yesh, it’s finally summer!

Hilo, everyone! This is Tough Spider! I know I haven’t posted in a while, and I know I haven’t worked on PopU in a while, and I know that nowadays I’m starting my posts like this every time I post. But now that school’s out for summer, hopefully I’ll be more active. The thing is, I’m going out of town next weekend, and I have no idea if there will be wifi or not.

Anyway, the creators have put another costume in the store! This one’s a fishing suit in honor of Episode 2 of Survival Island.

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Why they didn’t put this in earlier I really don’t know. Oh well. 😛

Somehow, we missed posting about one CYODIC runner-up! Laura S. of Virginia submitted “Stormchaser Island,” where “your poptropican travels alongside one of Poptropica’s most famous meteorologists and tracks a dangerous series of storms.”

Blue Horse

And lastly, we’re so close to 100,000 views! The fact that we’ll probably be getting 100,000 views a bit after our 1 1/2 birthday (which was last Tuesday, by the way) is absolutely incredible. I’ll try to convince SW to throw a party sometime soon because of it. 😛

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But that little widget in the side bar is right. The whole reason we have 96,824 hits at the time of this post is because of you guys. We wouldn’t be anywhere without you guys. I know it sounds really cheesy, but it’s because of you guys that we are the first thing that comes up on Google when you search “Poptropica Tips.” And get this: we are above the official Poptropica Tricks and Tips app! 

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So thank you, all of you! Let’s keep making this blog rock!

~Tough Spider

Hilo, I’m not dead!

Hi everybody, this is Tough Spider. I haven’t been active in a while, so I thought I’d update you guys. I have been SUPER busy. I had to decide what high school (wow, high school already! o_O ) I’ll be going to next year, which was probably the hardest decision of my life. Thankfully, I’m done with that now, but I’m still very busy preparing for a violin audition on April Fool’s day.

I’m not going to be able to come on for the rest of this week, but hopefully this weekend I’ll be able to catch up on the latest posts and comments that I’ve missed! Because of my inactivity, I haven’t done anything with Poptropica Universe, but hopefully Fearless Fox and I will be able to work on it this weekend.

That’s it! See ya!

~Tough Spider

How much longer will we have to wait?

Hi everyone, Tough Spider here. I was looking at the CYODIC (Create Your Own Dream Island Contest) rules page, and look what I found:

1. On or about February 28, 2014, one Grand Prize winner and ten (10) runner-up winners will be selected by a qualified panel of judges chosen by Sponsor, including Jeff Kinney and the Poptropica creative team.

Hmmm. It’s past February 28, 2014. I guess that means we’ll find out who the winner is “about” February 28, 2014.  February 28th was a Friday. Could the creators be waiting until the next business day to announce the winners? That would be tomorrow!

While it is possible that the creators will post today, it isn’t very likely. That’s because today is Sunday, and it is extremely rare for the creators to post on a sunday.

That’s about it! Sorry for the really short and boring post. 😛

~Tough Spider

It’s been a year!

Hi everyone, I’ve been a bit inactive lately, so I thought I’d make a post commemorating something.

It was on this day in 2013, February 3, 2013, that I joined the blog “Poptropica for Dummies.” Dr. Magic Onion, the owner of the blog, had a contest in which the participants were to submit a story. That was when I wrote “The Adventures of Young Jumper.” My entry got 3rd place and I became an author.

The blog no longer exists, but it was there I first met Silver Wolf, Spotted Dragon, and Sticky Clown. Here I am today, one year later, blogging on a blog with nearly 75,000 hits. You guys really have changed my life.

I’m celebrating it by… BEING SICK!  Yeah, I’m home from school with a really bad cold. *cough*

But I totally mean it when I say that you guys have changed my life and things things would be completely different without you guys. It’s been a wild ride here on the PTFP, and I hope to keep blogging about one of my favorite topics – Poptropica!

Thank you guys SO MUCH! ^_^

~Tough Spider