Mashup Mondays: How to Train Your Dragon

mashup-mondays-header

Yep, it’s this time again! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of How to Train Your Dragon 1 and 2, some of the most popular kids’ movies to date. There isn’t any art for this (sadly), but there are costumes, ads, and some dragons in Poptropica itself!


Costumes

I’ve only found two costumes for How to Train Your Dragon, but I think they’re really good! Both are from the Poptropica Help Blog on their Costumes page of Hiccup and Astrid in the movie. If you can’t find it, try pressing ctrl and ‘f’ at the same time, then search the names in the search bar at the top right. Here they are:

I like how they both give off a Viking feel but their costumes still vary quite a bit. I especially like Astrid’s axe. Make sure to click the link for instructions on how to make the costumes yourself.


Poptropica Advertisements

Continue reading

Mashup Mondays: Steven Universe

This post was written by Noveen, a Poptropica community member.

mashup-mondays-header

Over the course of 3 years, Steven Universe has taken the world by storm! Of course, this means it’s worked its way into the Poptropica community. Many of our fellow Poptropicans are great Steven Universe fans and have incorporated it into the game’s media. It also has various LGBT characters, inspiring many. Here’s a compilation of some of their works!


Fanart

Master Pinpey has drawn several works connecting Steven Universe and Poptropica. The first of these is a short animation redrawing of a Peridot quote in Poptropica style. The second work, to the right, is a gorgeous Poptropica rendition of Steven Universe’s very own Rose Quartz!

While there are several Poptropica/Steven Universe mashups, there’s also Steven Universe fanart drawn by well-known Poptropica artists. Here’s a stunning painting of Amethyst drawn by Criaha. The coloring is just breathtaking:

su-amethyst

imageBonus shoutout to Tall Cactus for this hilarious Pearl edit!

(Silver Wolf: TC has been wanting this post for awhile. Well, here it is! I thought the drawing was still worth a mention since you love SU so much. 😉 )

Continue reading

Mashup Mondays: Doctor Who

mashup-mondays-header

The Doctor is in! Who? The Doctor! For this week’s Mashup Mondays, there isn’t any fan art, but I’ll try to make up for it with more costumes and a longer Bits & Pieces! Since the Costumes section is so big with photos, it will go at the end.


Bits & Pieces

If you know what Doctor Who is, then you would know it is all about time travel. So, what better island to bring up than Time Tangled? Now, Time Tangled may not have a cool — definitely not conspicuous — phone booth to travel in, but it does have a Time Device you can use! The first stop is (with photos from the ATP)…

poptropica tti 9Ancient Greece: In Poptropica, Ancient Greece is as far back as you can go. In Doctor Who…not so much. You can also speak to an oracle, who gives advice from the gods. Well, in a Doctor Who novel, “The Slitheen Excursion,” the Doctor goes to Ancient Greece, and it seems like gods are visiting them; well, they’re actually aliens! Yes, it’s an odd show.

The Vikings: In Poptropica, the Vikings ask you to get an amulet for them. Most likely, in the real Viking era, they wouldn’t have been so friendly, as in “The Girl Who Died.” Instead, the Vikings capture the Doctor, and they only escape by the appearance of Odin.

Leonardo da Vinci: Just as you meet Leonardo da Vinci in Poptropica, the Doctor meets him several times, and the Mona Lisa comes up many times, including the Doctor writing “This is fake” on copies and it being based on a companion! Continue reading

Mashup Mondays: Gravity Falls

Mashup Mondays Header

This week’s Mashup was suggested by Purple Claw!

Now, I know Gravity Falls has a big place in many Poptropicans’ hearts… That’s why I wanted to take all that fondness and put it into one post! There are a lot of costumes for this one, along with some Gravity Falls art made by community members. Let’s get to it!


Fanart

Made by mrmeepjeep, Poptropica community members have been drawn as Gravity Falls characters, known as #PoptropicaFalls:

To the left, you can see a drawing of Small Fire, and to the right, a drawing of Ylimegirl in Gravity Falls form! Pretty cool! Known as Abel Hackney on YouTube, they also made a video of a speed drawing of Tall Cactus for #PoptropicaFalls:

Now, these are just little bonuses, but some Gravity Falls art alone has been made by some Poptropica community members:

Gravity Falls Season 1 cover art was made by TheKeystone (HPuterpop), and an artwork by SydVC (Spotted Dragon) was made of an important scene with Mabel.


Costumes

Continue reading

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

Continue reading