Mashup Mondays: Toy Story

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*gasp* Is this is a post? Yes, yes it is. If you remember my last post, I said “So this brings up the question: what’s going to happen to the PTFP? I don’t know. I’m never going to delete it, but I’m not sure if I’ll post again. I could post a week from now if I felt like it, or this could be it. It depends.”

Well, it’s a Monday. Toy Story 4 is out (with a 98% Rotten Tomatoes rating). I love art. I still love Poptropica in its own way. So I decided: why not make a post if I’ll have fun? So we’re bringing out the ol’ Toy Story mashed with Poptropica! I could edit this to the extreme like I used to, but I think that’s part of what made me tired of posting. I want to be genuine, to be me. So there might be mistakes or awkward wording, but the point is to have fun! Let’s get to it!


Toy Story and Poptropica’s History

Oddly enough, there have been lots of Toy Story ads on Poptropica, but not much documentation. Apparently, in 2010 there was a Toy Story/Toy Story 2 DVD ad, but I can only find this Answers.com question and this YouTube video as evidence (thanks to the person who recorded this, who is 9 years older now, which is weird to think about):

The ad consisted of a crane machine game, and the prizes were a Toy Alien costume, a Buzz Lightyear costume, and an army men effect card. According to the Answers.com response, there was a “Jenny” costume as well, but that’s not a Toy Story character, so perhaps they meant Jessie. Who knows.

Now, also in 2010, there was also a Toy Story 3 ad, which did release that year in theaters. This time, there’s better documentation, but still only one post describing it that I can find on Icy Comet’s Blog (wow, that brings back memories!). The costumes, with credit to the post and blog of course, looked like this:

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The PTFP: 6 Years and the Future

Hiya, Silver Wolf here. It’s been a long time! 9 months, in fact. I wanted to address some things about the PTFP and its future. Yes, it’s true, it’s been inactive for a long time now, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten about it, or that it’s any less important to me. The PTFP will always hold a special place in my heart, which is why I felt like I had to make this post. This is definitely going to be more personal, open, and unedited than most posts in the past.

Firstly, I wanted to explain why the PTFP has gone inactive. Honestly, the biggest factor is that I simply don’t have the time to keep it updated. This year is my senior year of high school, and to me, school comes before almost anything else. And let me tell you: senior year is hectic. I’ve been starting homework and college/scholarship stuff at 5 pm everyday (I get home at 4:00-4:30 most days), only to stay up until 12 am. Then, after doing this for 5 days a week, thinking “At least it’s the weekend!” to only spend my entire weekend doing more homework and college stuff. I haven’t even had time to play my favorite game in 2 weekswhich I would play everyday if I could. But, I’m not asking for pity; to me, school, despite the stress, is completely worth it. I just wanted to give the biggest context as to why I still love the PTFP but don’t post.

Again, I want to be honest. The second reason that I’ve stopped posting is that my interest in Poptropica has lessened. I’ve been more invested in Overwatch for awhile now, but I still love Poptropica dearly. Sometimes, I do really want to play Poptropica, and sometimes I do have an urge to post (like I do now), but those thoughts aren’t near as common as they used to be, and I almost always don’t have the time.

So this brings up the question: what’s going to happen to the PTFP? I don’t know. I’m never going to delete it, but I’m not sure if I’ll post again. I could post a week from now if I felt like it, or this could be it. It depends. Plus, I’m thinking of starting a personal blog soon just for talking about my interests, school, and life in general. The posts on it probably won’t be consistent, either, but that’s the beauty of a personal blog: it doesn’t have to be. Either way, I will still be active on Discord. I mainly use the app on my phone now, so I will almost never have the green dot showing that I’m online, but I go on it on a daily basis. You can always direct message me or @ me, and I’ll respond.

Why am I posting now after all these months? Well, it’s the PTFP’s 6th birthday! Woot woot! I decided, as per usual, I will still talk about some of the statistics of the blog and give a little speech (although this whole post has basically been a speech). I don’t want this post to be sad. It’s just…a transition in my life and the PTFP.

So, I’ll do some overviews. In 2012, we had 469 views. Admittedly, this blog was created in December, so there wasn’t much time there. In 2013, we got 69,066 views. To this day, 2013 was the biggest year for the PTFP. 2014 got 60,609; 2015 got 54,187; 2016 got 64,359; and 2017 got 57,821. This year? 40,343 views. That’s amazing. It’s less than it’s been in the past, but it’s still heartwarming to see that people still view and enjoy the PTFP. A lot of work has gone into it, and I’ll never forget that.

Our top 10 countries this year: the United States with 33.3k views, Australia with 1.6k views, Canada with 1.6k views, the UK with 472 views, New Zealand with 321 views, India with 277 views, Brazil with 259 views, the Philippines with 257 views, Hong Kong SAR China with 178 views, and China with 164 views. Interestingly enough, we also have 21 countries with just 1 view each this year.

And, of course, we’re almost at 350,000 views, which is a huge milestone. I never thought the PTFP would ever get this big. I just created it 6 years ago because I thought it was cool. I had no idea how important the PTFP would become to me. Specifically, I want to thank all my friends who have stuck with me through everything. Spotted Dragon, Brave Sky, Rue, Obi, Jason, Nick, and Jord, you guys are are so amazing. And everyone who has worked on the blog with me, you guys are, too. I’m not sure where I would be today if I hadn’t met all of you.

Well, I suppose that’s it. Some final recaps…the future of the PTFP is unknown, although it will definitely not be deleted. I still love it and all that it has become. I will still be active in the community (specifically Discord). And a big thank you to everyone.

-SW signing off

5 Years of the PTFP

The very first post made on the PTFP was on December 10, 2012. That means this blog has been around 5 entire years. During the 5 years, we have met a lot of great people that have all contributed to this blog in their own ways, and I appreciate every one of them. I know there hasn’t been a post in 2 months, but that doesn’t mean the blog is over. In fact, I would love for more authors on the PTFP so we can become completely active again! You can contact me through Discord (preferred) or email.

So what have these 5 years encompassed? Well, over 300,000 views, over 14,000 comments, nearly 800 posts, and over 200 followers on the blog and Twitter each.

Statistics

So where have these views come from? Well, almost nearly all have come from the United States, but there are a fair share of other countries that have viewed the blog, too, even if only one view! The top 10 countries as of this moment are:

  1. The United States – 249,627
  2. Australia – 10,805
  3. Canada – 10,125
  4. India – 5,218
  5. The United Kingdom – 3,919
  6. Philippines – 3,845
  7. New Zealand – 2,264
  8. Hong Kong SAR China – 1,640
  9. Singapore – 1,457
  10. Malaysia – 1,388

I think it is awesome that this blog has viewers from around the globe. But most importantly, besides just numbers, I have formed memories and friends in this community since this blog was made, and that’s not something statistics can show. I would especially like to thank Spotted Dragon, Brave Sky, and Starving Cereal (SC) who have been here since the beginning. And thank you to everyone for sticking with us!

-SW ❤

Mashup Mondays: MLP Friendship is Magic

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I know what you’re thinking…wasn’t this series dead?! No…well, maybe… Anyway, it’s back! This week’s mashup was suggested by Purple Claw on the last Mashup Mondays about Supernatural. If you don’t know what MLP stands for, this post is about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Also, happy Memorial Day!


Art

The first piece of art we have is by ihmps6p07 on deviantArt, named “MLP: Poptropica Artists from MLP“! They turned Poptropica artists that also draw MLP into ponies themselves:

MLP: Poptropica Artists from MLP by ihmps6p07

Other Poptropica/MLP artists include PerfectLightningDeeJay-RosiettaANNE14TCO,  TechnoBunny16, and SuperGrape1. Here are their works, respectively:

Even though these are only their MLP examples, these artists have plenty of Poptropica art, too. Also, click the images to see their links and their full size!


Costumes

I’m just putting a disclaimer right here that this section is going to be huge. Why? Because a certain MLP and Poptropica fan made a ton of potential costumes for a My Little Pony Island! Technically these are artworks, but I figured that since they’re meant to be costumes, they can go in this section. Here they are:

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Mashup Mondays: Supernatural

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It’s been awhile, but another Mashup Mondays is here! This time it’s on one of my personal favorite TV shows: Supernatural. Although, it’s rated TV-14, so make sure to get your parents permission first to watch it! Along with this post, I’m hoping to make a news one and maybe another random one soon. 😉 Also, there are some creature spoilers.


Direct Creations

I’ve found a couple of creations directly related to Supernatural, but there are plenty that indirectly relate too! Seriously, from Greek mythology to vampires and wraiths, the show has it all. Here they are:

To the left is a motivational poster made by 1313cookie (better known as Brave Tomato) on DeviantArt. Make sure to read the description or else you might not get the reference! To the right is Castiel, a character from Supernatural, on the Poptropica Fashion Wiki. Pretty good if I say so myself!


Indirect Costumes

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A Happy Snapshot!

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Since it would be hard to keep up with updates on a page, I figured I could post whenever a new Snapshot was updated! You can either guess which island the Snapshot is from on this post or on the Snapshot! page. A little holiday present from me. 😉

#124 – Guessed by Bendy Flyer!

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Make sure to read all the rules, and if you guess correctly, you are emailed my Poptropican’s username and you get put on the Hall of Fame page! Pretty cool. You can also see (almost) all the Snapshots ever guessed on the Previous Snapshots! page.

Have fun!


Happy Holidays!

Poptropica, as always, wanted to send a happy holidays to all you Poptropicans out there! Despite in my last post saying the Creators didn’t seem that busy, Skinny Moon and Captain Crawfish have made a post about how there would be an update next week.

Very interesting,” they called it. Perhaps updates on the New Poptropica? I won’t get my hopes up, but it’s still a possibility that it could be a holiday present for us.

Speaking of holidays, exactly what holidays are there nearby?

  • Hanukkah (evening of December 24th – evening of January 1st)
  • Christmas (December 25th)
  • Kwanzaa (December 26th – January 1st)
  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
  • Three Kings’ Day (January 6th)
  • Lunar New Year (January 28th)

So, happy holidays! 😀

-Silver Wolf out

Mashup Mondays: Frozen

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Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore… Unless you were born today, you’ve probably heard about Disney’s Frozen, possibly now one of Disney’s most iconic modern movies. I mean, we’re still hearing about it in 2016 from over 3 years ago! There’s that, and plus it is winter, so what could be better?


Extra Creations

Sometimes there’s such a variety of fan creations, it can’t be put into one category. Well, we have a piece of art, YouTube video, and Realms! First up is a EPoptropica version of Elsa drawn by TamamoMae:

Poptropica Elsa by TamamoMae

It looks pretty cool! I think the eyeshadow was a nice touch. Next is a Realms creation with Frozen’s Elsa and Anna in multiple costumes (thanks to the PHB)!

I’ve always liked what Anna wears better than Elsa; I like blue, but not too much blue. Lastly, a YouTube video by Sienna Nading that smooths right into the next section, showing how to make an Elsa costume:

Great video, Sienna!


Costumes

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