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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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

Poptropica Universe Episode 13 – Déja Vu!

Hilo, Tough Spider here with episode 13 of Poptropica Universe! This one’s mostly that sneak peek we posted a long time ago, with names filled in. Enjoy!

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“WHAT?!” we screamed.

Fearless Fox stared Fearless Owl straight in the eye.

“It makes me sick to think I’m related to you…!” Fearless Fox said slowly in a wobbly voice.

“It makes me sick to think I’m related to someone…so…good,” said Fearless Owl as she grabbed Fearless Fox’s neck, threw him over her shoulder, and smashed him to the ground. Fearless Fox screamed in agony, and Fearless Owl kicked him against the wall. Realizing what she was about to do, I stepped in front of him and probably saved his life.

“Not you again,” Fearless Owl growled. She rolled her eyes, lifted her right hand, and I was thrown like a rag doll across the room.

I hit the wall. Hard.

That was when I went unconscious.

When I finally regained consciousness, my eyesight was very blurry. I heard voices. It must have been Fearless Owl and Fearless Fox talking to each other.

“Oh, that was too easy,” Fearless Owl said. “Our company may be evil, but your company is pathetically weak. You have no hope, no chance, of beating us.”

“Tough Spider! Tough Icicle! Where are they? You might have them, but I’ll have one thing; I will have my revenge!” On the word, “revenge,” Fearless Fox jumped up and attacked, only to be kicked back onto the ground by Fearless Owl.

“No, brother,” she said. “You won’t have your revenge. You’re pathetic because you have no hate. You are worthless because you use the useless power of good. Good is worthless – it provides no emotion. Being evil, however, is very different. If you’re evil, you know that you hate everything and everyone good, and that hate drives you to do what you do.”

“Stop,” Fearless Fox sobbed. “Please, stop.”

“Ah! Another point. Good brings about no emotional defense. If you’re good, you’re a crybaby because you can’t stand anything. But, anyway, that’s besides the point. You asked about Tough Spider and Tough Icicle. Well, there’s not much to tell. You killed them.”

“WHAT?!” Fearless Fox screamed.

“Yes,” replied Fearless Owl. “You should know that electricity and water don’t mix. They died, and you killed them.”

“No…” he replied. “Those were robots. Those were fake.”

“I’ve figured out how to turn people into machine,” she said, “with a little help from the Binary Bard, who I met long ago. The Tough Spider you knew and the Tough Icicle you knew were the same as the cyborgs you knew.”

The Binary Bard? I remember thinking I’d have to remember that name.

“But they obeyed you…” Fearless Fox replied weakly.

“Because you can program machines,” Fearless Owl  replied, “and we programmed them to try to lure you guys in. And it worked. After all, Tough Spider convinced Tough Icicle.”

“But they were nice. Tough Spider never attacked you; only when you attacked him did he retaliate. But, I’m not as nice. So, I’m giving you only two choices: join or die.”

“‘WHAT ABOUT ‘FIGHT’?!” screamed Fearless Fox as he sprang up. He was about to get a hit on Fearless Owl when Incredible Carrot came flying out of nowhere. She punched him and he flew across the room and smashed through the temple ceiling. He landed outside.

“He’s probably dead,” shouted Incredible Carrot. “Does anyone else want to fight us, and in the process, join Fearless Fox?”

No, I’m not leaving!

Hilo, everyone! I had to make a post because I was going to get kicked off the board, so here it is.

    • I’m sorry I haven’t been active lately. I’ve been really busy with school and personal matters.
    • My first priority is (for now) going to be working to clean up the Poptropica Universe site before starting on episode 12.

Anyway, that aside, we’ve got a new creators’ post!

Don’t miss your chance to get 30% off Poptropica shirts!

Our fall sale is almost over! Through November 5, you can get 30% off apparel in the Poptropica Shop by using the promo code FALL30 at checkout.

Don’t miss out on a great deal. Visit the Poptropica Shop today!

Why does the sale end on a tuesday? That’s a little weird. Whatever. If you want 30% off in the Poptropica Shop, remember to use FALL30 before this tuesday!

~Tough Spider

Blog Updates

I know I just joined and that I just recently made my intro post, but I talked to SW about it, and she said that it was okay since we’ve been updating things for the past couple of hours. SW mostly did grammar edits, and here is a list of things that have been updated. (Both grammar edits and additions).

  • Poptropica Universe Page Updated so it now features Episode 11 – Balloons and Traitors
  • Artwork Page Now has art that is allowed to be featured 😆 Check out some of my own art now added
  • About The Authors I’m now featured, so check out my account names
  • The Nameless Adventures Page Now there is one! I will be adding the full episodes when I get more time, I’ve been busy. Not to mention it’s super late where I live.
  • As Poptropica Turns Page This page is for my Poptropica Story Series, and all of its released episodes. M joining made me realize that I had yet to post Ep. 3 so I posted it, and added. Check out the official site HERE.
  • Other Games Page Silver Wolf updated this with more than just grammar edits, I believe. Check out the latest game review from SW
  • A New Snapshot  SW said I could do the next one, give you guys a chance at getting my username. So, snapshot 74 has been added! Guess away Poptropicans 😉
  • Keep Guessing TFP’sI’ve been waiting forever so please keep guessing #4 on the TFP list!? PLEASE!!?!?!

I think I’m missing some stuff, so reread this post soon for updates?

~~Nameless UnDEFiNed (And Silver Wolf)

TFP UPDATES: 

SW asked me to inform you all of the TFP’s released so far… Here ya’ go:

  1. Snapshot Stuff
  2. Artwork
  3. Costumes
  4. Coming INSANELY SOON!!! SW said to apologize for the long wait, it’ll be here soon.

Poptropica Universe Episode 11 – Balloons and Traitors

Note by Silver Wolf: Tough Spider will be gone for a couple of weeks due to a sudden event. We will miss you TS!! 😦

Here’s episode 11! Sorry about the wait.

We left Steamworks Island and had the blimp take us to Early Poptropica. I hadn’t been to Early Poptropica in ages. I think the last time I went was when we took our history field trip in 4th grade. That was awhile ago now, but I do remember stopping at the Soda Pop Shop for cherry sodas afterwards. They were delicious. I hope they still are.

We arrived after a few minutes. Silver Wolf tried to tell me something as we climbed down the blimp, but I already knew that they had delicious cherry sodas, so I rushed past her. I walked through the door and was immediately shoved backwards onto the sidewalk. About twenty balloons flew out and raced up towards the sky. I had forgotten that it was September, the month where random buildings are filled with tons of balloons for no apparent reason.

I got up and carefully walked into the Soda Pop Shop, avoiding the balloons, and sat down in front of a waiter and next to Fearless Fox. Slippery Icicle ordered five cherry sodas. I almost asked her to put in a second order for me, but I decided against it.

“So,” Fearless Fox said, “I take it that you guys haven’t found Tough Spider or Tough Icicle yet?”

I shook my head. Fearless Fox looked down at the ground and clenched his fist.

“Tough Spider… he was the one who stabbed me… right?” said Fearless Fox, looking up.

I was about to explain to him that it was actually a robotic clone, when our waiter appeared out of nowhere.

“Cheat Dude!” Spotted Dragon said.

Cheat Dude looked at Spotted Dragon, confused. “Do I know you?” he asked.

“Yeah!” Spotted Dragon said. “Remember in 4th grade when we were really good friends? We came to the Soda Pop Shop after that field trip to the historic part of town and you said that you wanted to work here someday. Remember that?”

“Oh!” Cheat Dude said, “Yeah, I remember that! That is, I remember coming here. I don’t remember learning anything. You must be Spotted Dragon! Anyway, here are your drinks!”

He put the sodas down in front of me. I had a huge urge to drink all five of them right then and there, but I decided against it.

“I’ll pay,” said Fearless Fox. He shuffled around in his pockets for a few minutes before looking up, shocked.

“Tough Spider must’ve took my money!”  he said as he looked up at Cheat Dude. “Can we have them for free?”

“No can do!”  Cheat Dude shouted as he pushed Fearless Fox out of the shop.

“You trying to pick a fight?” Fearless Fox demanded. They started shouting at each other, and it probably would have gotten worse if I hadn’t  put a stop to it; Cheat Dude had already thrown a bottle at  Fearless Fox’s face.

“LOOK, I’LL PAY!” I shouted as I jumped up on the table, walked over, and stuffed 45 Credits into Cheat Dude’s hands.  The two stopped fighting; both were visibly injured. Fearless Fox sat down and started slurping up his cherry soda. Suddenly he clenched his stomach.

“I’m going outside,” he said as he walked slowly to the door of the shop and stepped outside.

Then a few minutes passed. Cheat Dude grudgingly cleaned up Fearless Fox’s drink while everyone else started chatting again. I sat silently for a few minutes, thinking about Fearless Fox. After a few minutes, I decided to go outside and join him.

I stepped outside. He wasn’t there. “Feeeeaaarrleesss Foooxx!” I called.

“I’m on the roof,” Fearless Fox replied slowly.

I climbed up onto the roof. Fearless Fox was laying on his back, staring at the sky. He looked a little pale. He must not have been feeling well after getting hit in the face with a glass bottle.

“Hey,” I said. “You feeling all right?”

“Yeah…” he said weakly. He groaned.

“Tough Spider-” I said, trying to tell him that Tough Spider never did anything and that it was only a clone, but Fearless Fox interrupted me.

“-is a horrible traitor,” he finished.

“That wasn’t Tough Spider,” I said.

He sat up and looked at me for a good few seconds.

Finally he asked me, “Are you crazy?”

I explained to him what happened. It took a while; his memory was kind of foggy.

“I still don’t believe you,” he said. “A traitor is a traitor.”

“Why would I lie to you about something like that?” I demanded. I was starting to get angry.

“I dunno. Maybe you’re a traitor, too,” he said angrily as he jumped up. “Are you looking for a fight?”

“You’re being completely irrational! You’ve gone completely crazy!”

“Yeah? YEAH?!”

“Yeah! YEAH!”

“Maybe I know some stuff you don’t!”

“OR MAYBE YOU’RE AN IMPOSTER!!” I screamed. I knew that wasn’t true, but I couldn’t think of anything else to say.

“You don’t know how many times I’ve been betrayed,” he said, pulling out  his nunchucks.

I was about to take my sword out and fight when he gasped and dropped his weapon. His face turned completely pale. I was about to ask him what was wrong when he slowly started to point behind me.

“Turn around,” he said very quietly.

I did. What an amazing view! You could see for miles! You could see the ships coming in the historic part of town, you could see the tourists eating away on the Rooftop Restaurant (which isn’t very good), you could see the vendor selling balloons that for some reason change your skin color, you could see-

That was when I noticed a group of four people, two boys and two girls, about our age, looking at the buildings downtown. “They look so familiar,” I thought. “Where do I know them from?”

It hit me harder than a cement truck running into a wall at a million miles an hour.

It was Fearless Owl, Incredible Carrot, Tough Spider, and Tough Icicle.

“C-come on,” I said after a few minutes. “We’d better go tell the others.”

He silently nodded and climbed down the building with me.

What I didn’t tell Fearless Fox was that I had a plan. A plan that would prove to him that the thing that killed him was not the real Tough Spider.

I dashed into the Soda Pop Shop, barging through the barricade of balloons. I grabbed my cherry soda and whispered my plan to Silver Wolf.

“Why do you want me to do that?” she asked.

“No time to explain! Just do as I say! Please!” I replied.

She looked at me with a strange look on her face, but I ignored it.

“Everyone!” I shouted, “If you’re part of my group, follow me!”

I raced out the door, clenching my cherry soda. I looked behind me; Silver Wolf was clenching hers, too. That was good. Step one completed.

I ran downtown. Everyone else was struggling to keep up with me.

I stopped right behind Fearless Owl and company. She turned around.

“Well, hello there!” she said. Her expression changed immediately as soon as she saw Fearless Fox.

“What?! How?! Tough Spider, you were ordered to dispose of him!

“I did,” it said flatly.

“Shut up, traitor!” shouted Fearless Fox, enraged.

“Oh ho ho! You’re calling us traitors?” Tough Icicle said.

“Yes, I am, you traitor!” he shouted right back as he threw his nunchucks at him. “Let’s end this!”

“NOW!” I screamed at the top of my lungs.

I threw myself on top of Tough Spider, knocking Fearless Fox back as Silver Wolf did the same with Tough Icicle. I ripped off the mask and poured all of the cherry soda into the mechanical part. He started flopping around wildly. Silver Wolf did the same to Tough Icicle.

“SEE?!” I screamed at both Fearless Fox and Fearless Owl. “THEY’RE BOTH CLEARLY ROBOTS!”

“Hmph,” said Fearless Fox. “If that’s true, then where is the real Tough Spider?”

“THAT IS THE REAL TOUGH SPIDER!” Fearless Owl shrieked. She punched him in the face and broke his nunchucks. A huge, purple bruise appeared on his face.

“AS IF THAT’S GOING TO WORK ON ME!” shouted Fearless Fox as he leaped up and punched Fearless Owl in the face. She was thrown across the road.

Both of them were breathing heavily. Fearless Owl got back up onto her feet.

“I’d love to play longer,” Fearless Owl said with an evil smirk, “but I can’t.” She snapped her fingers, and they disappeared.

~Tough Spider

Poptropica Universe Episode 10 – To Save a Fallen Friend!

Sorry for the long wait, everyone! This episode is kinda a “filler” episode, meaning that there’s not much action. Sorry about that!

“Okay,” said Sticky Clown, as he grabbed my wallet, got the 500 credits out and threw the wallet itself on the floor. How rude.

He ticked me off a bit when he threw my wallet on the floor, but then he added insult to injury and threw the diamond sword and potion on the floor. Luckily the potion bottle didn’t break.

I was eager to get out of Sticky Clown’s shop and to get away from his rudeness towards me, so Ieft and everyone else followed suit.

As soon as we got out of the shop, Spotted Dragon grabbed the bottle from me and examined it.

“What was that for?” I asked.

“What if Sticky Clown ripped us off again?” she asked. “What if this is poison or something? We should analyze it to see what it is.”

“Oh, come on!” Silver Wolf said. “That’ll take too long! Sticky Clown would never deliberately try to poison anybody!”

“You can never be too sure,” Spotted Dragon replied.

I’m pretty impatient, but right then I did something really rash I probably shouldn’t have done.

I took the bottle back from Spotted Dragon and said, “There’s a faster way to find out.”

I drank half the bottle. Everyone stared at me.

Well, it sure wasn’t poison. I didn’t die. But how can I describe the taste?

There was a bit of a melony flavor and a hint of a metallic taste. Everyone continued to stare at me.

Spotted Dragon started to give me a “science talk.” She kept rambling on about how dangerous it was for poptropicans to drink unknown liquids and blah blah blah. I’m pretty sure I fazed out because I don’t remember a word she said.

“Are you okay?” Slippery Icicle asked, waving her hand over my face.

“Huh…?” I said, suddenly noticing her.Then I realized that all my cuts and bruises were gone. They had just… vanished.

“Your cuts and bruises are gone!” said Spotted Dragon. She was clearly very fascinated. I was amazed, but then I remembered Fearless Fox.

“Come on, let’s go.” I said, turning to the blimp.

“Where are we going?” Silver Wolf asked. I paused.

“We’re going to save a fallen friend!” I replied and leaped up the rope of the blimp. Everyone else quickly followed.

I steered the blimp to Steamworks Island. As soon as we got there. I jumped out and ran towards OWL’s secret hideout, where Fearless Fox was.  I used my diamond sword and broke down the door.

“Wow!” I exclaimed, “This sword really is strong!” I navigated my way to the bottom, clutching the bottle as if it was my life. I spotted Fearless Fox and ran over to him.

“Well… here it goes,” I said as I opened Fearless Fox’s mouth and poured the potion down his throat.

Nothing happened. A tear ran down my cheek.

Suddenly, bubbles flew up from his body and the blood on his mouth faded away, The wound on his stomach vanished. The dirt and scratches on his face peeled away,  and before we knew it, all his wounds were gone.

We continued to stare and wait. To my shock, he opened his eyes. “Huh…?” he mumbled, looking around, “What…”

Needless to say, we were all mind blown. It worked! IT ACTUALLY WORKED!

“Quit looking at me like that! It’s freaking me out!” he said as he jumped up.

“Y-y-you’re alive!” I screamed as tears of joy raced down my cheeks.

“DUH, why wouldn’t I be?” said Fearless Fox, rolling his eyes.

When no one said anything and everyone seemed confused, he himself became puzzled.

“Wait…what happened?” he asked as he turned around and looked at us, waiting for an explanation.

“It’s a very long story,” Slippery Icicle said.

“I have an idea!” Spotted Dragon said. “Let’s go to Early Poptropica! One of my friends runs a restaurant there called the Soda Pop Shop. We can talk over cherry sodas!”

“I like cherry sodas,” I said, licking my chops.

“I do too,” said Fearless Fox. “I’d love an explanation over a cherry soda!”