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.”

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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

Popular People of March and Surprises!

Hey guys! Firstly, we need votes for Author Extraordinaire, Poptropica Explorer, and Ultimate Poptropican in by April 5th, 2014! Don’t know what they are? Here’s a little info:

  • Author Extraordinaire – Nominations from the viewers are sent in to the PTFP email, and whoever wins is the “Author Extraordinaire,” which is the top author between the first day of the month and the last day if the month. To be an AE, you have to be an Author/Editor/Admin, and you have to be friendly, active, spell/grammatically speak well, and you have to contribute.
  • Poptropica Explorer – Nominations from the viewers are sent in to the PTFP email, and whoever wins is the “Poptropica Explorer,” which is the top Snapshot guesser between the first day of the month and the last day if the month. To be a PE, you have to be active with the Snapshot (guess often), have good sportsmanship, and try.
  • Ultimate Poptropican – Nominations from the viewers are sent in to the PTFP email, and whoever wins is the “Ultimate Poptropican,” which is the top Poptropican between the first day of the month and the last day if the month. To be an UP, you have to be active on the blog, friendly, and you have to contribute.

Send in your votes through this contact form, and remember you do NOT need an email to send in a vote!

 Now for the surprise! PTFP will be starting…….

*drum roll*

interviews!! Wanna know more about your favourite Poptropica bloggers or friends? We’ll be interviewing them! These interviews will be coming frequently, so suggest your idol or friend in the comments, and we’ll interrogate interview them! These “discussions” will be unique, too, so you’ll have to wait and see them! *cough cough* Don’t forget the 10 TFP *cough cough* Bai!

Updates for Creators and PTFP

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First, if you need a more detailed guide, the Creators have just released a Mocktropica Island Guide for the Poptropica Tips and Tricks app! Want it? You can download it from the App Store for Apple devices here, or you can download it from the Google Play store here for Android devices.

Have a Twitter account? Hopefully you do! If you don’t, ask your parents’ permission if you can make one, because the PTFP now has official tweets! Just click this button to follow our Twitter page:  You can also see our tweets through the “Twitter Timeline” widget to the right. Not only is there a widget, but there’s also a button at the top of the site for both an RSS Feed and a Twitter page. I’m new to Twitter, so I’ll be testing it out, and there may be a few bugs with posting to both WordPress and Twitter. Lastly, there will most likely be a logo for both Google+ and Twitter that are separate from the other logos. Don’t forget there’s a Google+ page for the PTFP, too, called “ThePTFP TeamMembers.” Please tell us your opinion on these big expansions!

ptfp-background-valentine.pngNext, thanks to Cool Smarticle, it came to my attention that most Poptropica blogs are doing Monster Carnival themes. I thought, “Why couldn’t I do something else that’s original?” Therefore, we now have a Valentine-ified header and background! The header states, “Love our Poptropica tips? Follow as for all the love!” The background is of the Poptropica “Big Hearted” gold card costume, the “Love Potion” bottle in my hand, and the Love Potion’s heart effects. Like them? Don’t like them? Tell us what you think in the comments.

New Updates – Please Read!

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Hey guys! Most of you have probably noticed the new background to add spookiness for Monster Carnival, but did you notice the text in the header? “We’ll be your light in the dark with all the Poptropica tips you need!” You’ve probably noticed that the authors change in the header according to authors leaving or joining. The background is an old Monster Carnival sneak peek with some editing to make it original. If you have another background that may “flow” better, please send it to the PTFP email through the contact form at the bottom. Remember an email to send a message is NOT required. 🙂

Not only is it time for a new background, but it’s also time for the PTFP paper, Poptropica At A Glance! To send in your article (any article related to Poptropica), just send a message through the contact form! Along with a newspaper, there’s also the 10 TFP! I’ve been quite busy with my school Science Fair, but now it’s over, it’s time to get back to work. There may also be some other surprises this month (which means most likely)! Now, let’s see what we’ve got…10 TFP, newspaper, new header, new background, and some surprises. One more thing…time for Author Extraordinaire, Poptropica Explorer, and Ultimate Poptropican! I know, I know. There haven’t been many Snapshots. That’s why we’re combining January AND February together for the Poptropica Explorer (and there will be more snapshots to come). Send your votes by February 15th at 11:59 PM PST through the contact form at the bottom. Recap time!

  • New background (send in one in the contact form if you think your background “flows” better)
  • New header
  • Send in your article for Poptropica At A Glance!
  • 10 TFP is being worked on
  • Surprises!!
  • Send in your vote for Author Extraordinaire and Ultimate Poptropican

Updates!

Header: We got a new header, which has PTFP’s traditional colors: green, yellow, and blue! SD created this header, so giver her a round of applause! Here it is:

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Background: This background is from Counterfeit Island, and I thought it went well with the header. 🙂 Here’s the background:

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TFP Logo: HP made a TFP logo! You can see it here:

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Guides: Nameless is constantly making new guides for the blog, so if you need help, ask her to make one! I’m sure she will accept. 🙂 Thanks, Nameless!

There will be minor and some major changes to the blog throughout the month (mostly minor), so look forward to those. Snapshot is also getting updated more frequently than it has in the last few months, so guess, guess, and don’t forget to…..guess! I’d like to thank all the viewers and authors for being such wonderful friends. Without you, this blog would be nothing. :mrgreen: Also, tell us what you think of the updates in the comments. Bai! ~SW out

Surprises and Updates!

The first update is the Snapshot Champion of the Months, September and October! The champion is…..Nameless UnDEFiNed!

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Why? She helped bring Snapshots back by updating constantly (almost too much 😆 ) and trying to guess the Snapshots she didn’t put up. Congrats, Nameless!

If you want to become Snapshot Champion of the Month, guess often, and for every 10 correct guesses, you can send your own Snapshot to the PTFP email! Make the subject, “Snapshot Entry – SW Only,” and put the answer to the Snapshot in the body, along with the picture.

The second update is the disappearance of the Halloween theme and header. 😦 Halloween is now over, but I hope you enjoy your candy! The header will change, and the background might change, also, so look out for changes in the appearance!

The third update is about the PTFP activity. C’mon guys (and gals)! Start commenting and being active. Comment on the “Off-Topica” page to talk about anything, comment on new posts, etc. Warning: Samwow5, Slippery Icicle, Fearless Owl, and Tough Spider, please post within 5 days and be more active. It can be about anything related to Poptropica! It can be something funny you found, a theory, a glitch, a story, etc. Also, we lost Perfect Dolphin and Shy Singer several weeks ago (they’re not dead, just to make that clear). HPuterpop will be a new addition to the PTFP, though, so be happy about that! I think he will be a great addition to the team.

The fourth update is that ALL the islands will have guides soon! Thanks to the PHB, which makes this possible. :mrgreen:

10 TFP is Released! Wait, What?

A viewer gave me a great idea: do the TFP’s out of order! Surprise!! The 10 TFP is…Author and Poptropican of the Month! Thanks, SD, for inspiring me to do this!

Poptropican of the Month for October is…HPuterpop!

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HPuterpop is making a logo for – well, you’ll have to see, and I planned out his authorship with him! Congrats, HP!

Author of the month of October is….Spotted Dragon!

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Spotted Dragon made an amazing magazine based on bullying, and October is Bully Awareness Month, which makes the magazine perfect. She also inspired this TFP. Congrats, SD!

Now, for the final update, the Snapshot Champion of the Month, Poptropican of the Month, and Author of the Month will be up to you! There will be a poll for every month for all three categories. Just don’t vote for yourself! If the person you want to vote for isn’t on the poll, send an email to the PTFP email and we will count your vote! Anyway, I think that’s it… Bai! ~SW out with a TON of updates