Mashup Mondays: The Hunger Games

Survival AvatarThis week’s mashup was suggested by Brave Sky, focusing on Reality TV & Survival!

“What, SW? Isn’t that PG-13?” Well…yes. But, there are plenty of concepts similar to The Hunger Games that have been in Poptropica (just less bleak), and plenty of costumes, too! Mainly, we’ll be focusing on Reality TV Island and Survival Island. In those islands, the phrase rings true: “May the odds be ever in your favor!”


Reality TV Island

poptropica rtvi geyser guessAh, upfront this seems like an innocent little competition…but is it really?! Yes, it is. It’s kind of like a silly little Hunger Games. Instead of 24 contestants, there are now 8 (1/3). Also, instead of…violence, contestants are eliminated by voting them off. If you do the worst in the round, you will most likely get voted off! Although, sometimes, players just stab you in the back. Looking at you, Lassie Lasso. If you can’t survive in the Hunger Games, well, you also get…voted off. Plus, there is one clear winner, and all of it is shown on television!

Isn’t Game Show the same thing? No! What makes The Hunger Games and Reality TV most similar is that they’re both based on athleticism and physical challenges, which are quite difficult, may I add. And, yes, it is based on actual reality TV, but it’s cool to evaluate how similar they actually are. Strength! Luck! Endurance! All of these are essential parts of both Reality TV and The Hunger Games.


Survival Island

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Mashup Mondays: Adventure Time

This week’s mashup was suggested by Spotted Dragon!

Ice King

Adventure Time, c’mon grab your friends, we’re going to very distant lands…Jake the Dog and Finn the Human, the fun will never end, it’s Adventure Time! Sorry, I just love the AT theme song! Anyway, this cool TV show on Cartoon Network features some funny characters and has a fanbase within the Poptropica community. Awesome costumes and art of Poptropica + Adventure Time shows this. Keep reading to see more!


Fanart

Made for the Adventure Time Pop (ATP) blog, two cool logos featuring both Poptropica and Aventure Time elements were made by HPuterpop (right) and Ultimate iPad Expert (left):

Also, for the ATP’s third birthday, I made a piece with the Flame Princess from Adventure Time and my Poptropica character:

ATP Birthday Art

Yum. (The cake is a lie!)

Lastly, Spotted Dragon made a cool collage of Poptropica and Adventure Time characters:

atp3

Well, well…that brings back memories! The detective with purple hair next to Zeus actually used to be my old Poptropican! Fishy, SD, and Sam are in there, too. Really cool!


Costumes

We have a lot of cool costumes to feature, and you can find all of the instructions for them on Adventure Time Pop!

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Mashup Mondays: Percy Jackson

Whether you have been a fan of Percy Jackson or not, you have to admit that many Poptropicans have made references, stories, and costumes related to the fanbase, and that’s what this new weekly feature is about: fandoms! Every week, I will be featuring certain fandom and Poptropica-related content that has been made for that fandom: together, they are a Mashup. This week, as you can see from the title, is about Percy Jackson.


Creations

Many costumes of Percy Jackson characters have been made, especially by our one of our viewers, Sleepy Feather!

You can see Percy Jackson himself to the left, then Annabeth Chase, Hazel Levesque, and Piper McLean. If you want to make any of these yourself, just visit our page.

Although, not only fans of Poptropica make costumes related to Percy Jackson… As some of you may know, the Percy Jackson series is based on Greek mythology. And, well, Poptropica made the Mythology Island based off of these, too! From Poseidon to Zeus to Athena, Poptropica has many of the major gods which were also featured in the Percy Jackson series.

Zeus and the Mythology Gang

As you can see, the Creators also have to make clothes for the gods! Personally, I think Hades’s is 10/10.


References in Poptropica

Poptropica has made many references to Percy Jackson, but they have even had an ad for the series! If you entered the building, you could have gotten the Cyclops Power (which turned you into a cyclops) and the Pen Sword Power (which transformed a pencil into a sword in your hand).

Thanks to the PHB post for this info!

Since this was the first Mashup, there weren’t as many details as there probably will be in future posts! Of course, we accept all the help we can get. Leave your suggestions below, or even create Mashup artwork or stories!

~Silver Wolf out

Authors, Tribes, and Mashups!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and wow! I haven’t had a post about the blog in a long time. There are a few things I want to talk about recently…


Authors

We’re looking for new authors! The requirements are that you have good grammar/punctuation/spelling, you’re active, and you enjoy Poptropica! So, if you want a position, or you know someone that does, leave a comment below. Also, if you want to get straight to it, you can always contact us through our email: poptropicatip@gmail.com. Make sure to spread the word! 🙂


Tribes

Tribes PageThis page has had a long time coming… I actually started working on it a very, very long time ago. But, here it is! Now, individual tribe pages haven’t yet been made, but there are a few things that make our Tribes page different:

  • It has the tribe shirts on the page, and you can even quiz yourself on them!
  • I did a little research on colors and emotions, so I created some descriptions for each tribe based on their colors! If you don’t know what tribe you want to be in, go look at the page and see if you can find one that matches you. :mrgreen: Of course, they aren’t completely accurate, and it’s mainly just for a bit of fun.
  • The page includes a guide on how to choose your tribe and use its common room.

obviously had to choose Seraphim because, well…Seraphim ftw!


Mashup Mondays

Note: I forgot to include that this is starting June 20th!

I’m thinking about starting a new series every week called Mashup Mondays. Basically, it tells about a certain fandom and its presence throughout Poptropica, from art to costumes! My first Mashup will be Percy Jackson …have you seen Mythology Island? Anyway, we will be accepting submissions! You can always just comment what you want the next Mashup to be, and if you email an artwork/story/costume, or even a reference you saw in Poptropica, it will be featured in the next post, giving credit! There are even more things you can enter, including island theories, etc.

Well, I think that’s about all that I have. Bai!

~Silver Wolf out

No Time for Naps, There’s a New Map!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and it looks like Poptropica has had a bit of a makeover! The map with all of the islands has gotten quite of new additions… If you haven’t seen it yet or want to find out more, keep reading! 🙂 If you just want the recap, scroll to the bottom.


Now, I think we’ve all noticed lately that fewer islands have been released. Well, that’s part of the reason I made this title: you may be getting tired, but it looks like the Creators have been working on other features for us Poptropicans, and this one I like quite a bit. It’s even on the app!

Map.PNGThe first thing to note about the new map is that they’re all in the same style! Yes, even the non-SUI islands without sound or a bigger screen. Also, you may be wondering, why is Mythology on the first page and not one of the last? After all, islands have been arranged by their release date. Well, that’s another thing of the past! Now they are arranged by how popular they are. And let me just say, not only is that convenient for new Poptropicans, but it is also genius advertising Great Pumpkinon Poptropica’s part. Although, Great Pumpkin looks very lonely at the bottom of the last page. 😦

#SaveGreatPumpkin

Honestly, it’s probably because it’s only available to Members right now…right? Yes, definitely. “Home” also seems to be playing a larger part in this. Not only is there an icon in the top right corner, but it’s on the first page, and you land there whenever you log back into Poptropica, no matter what island you were on before you logged off!

Island InfoAh, but let’s get to the specifics. First of all, those bars under the islands show your progress on the island, whether it’s your first time or you restarted. When you click an island, some info will come up, including the difficulty of the island (looks like Captain Crawfish had some part in this with the gold crossbones). Under that is the medallion with how many times you’ve completed the island at the top-right, and your progress underneath, along with an option to restart. To the right is a short excerpt about the island and a ‘Start’ button. Pretty convenient! As a recap:

  • The map is in the app.
  • All the islands have the same style, along with some cool clouds.
  • The islands are arranged by how popular they are.
  • “Home” is slowly gaining more focus.
  • Islands have a bar for your progress.
  • The difficulty of the island is shown once you click it.
  • How many times you’ve completed an island is also shown.
  • Information about the island is given, too.

~Silver Wolf out