The Totem Curse…Hiatus?!?

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I know you were all looking forward to Chapter 18 today, but I am taking a break from Totem Curse for a while. I just need some time to relax and improve the rest of the story. TBH, when I was first writing Totem Curse, I had so much fun with it, but now it’s getting kind of stressful for me, so I really need a break. I hope you understand.
Anyways, the hiatus will be 4 weeks long, and Chapter 18 will release on May 14th. 
I’ll see you guys tomorrow for UPIS!
Tall Cactus
(PS: I’m sorry that I ended on that cliffhanger last chapter. I didn’t know I would be taking a break when I posted it on Wednesday.)
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The Totem Curse- Chapter 17: Starting Over

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Continued From Chapter 16

A couple of days later, Binary Bard, Dr. Hare, Black Widow, and Crawfish were once again back in New Pop City. New Pop was still in bad shape after Zeus destroyed the part of the city where the N.I.S.S. was, but most of the city was the same as it had always been.

The Four of them walked around the city for a bit, looking for a place to live. It was very early in the morning, so not many people were outside, and it was still a little dark.

Crawfish: “If we ever do find somewhere to stay, how will we afford it? It’s not like we have any money. We would have been rich if I had gotten to that buried treasure first…”

Black Widow: “We could get jobs, I guess.”

Binary Bard: “But, um…what job can we get? I’ve never had a real job other than inventing things or trying to take over the universe and stuff like that. 01010111 01100101 01101100 01101100 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100100 01101001 01100100 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110000 01100001 01110010 01110100 00101101 01110100 01101001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101010 01101111 01100010 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100011 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01101000 01101001 01100111 01101000 00100000 01110011 01100011 01101000 01101111 01101111 01101100 00101100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01001001 00100000 01101101 01100001 01100100 01100101 00100000 01011111 01011111 01011111 01011111 00101100 01100010 01110101 01110100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01101111 01101110 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01100001 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101010 01101111 01100010 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100101 00100000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00101110 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01100101 01111000 01110100 00100000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00101100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01011111 01011111 01011111 01011111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01100101 01101110 01100101 01100100 00101110 00100000 01001001 01100110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01101000 01100001 01100100 00100000 01101110 01100101 01110110 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01100101 01101110 01100101 01100100 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110111 00101100 00100000 01001001 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101100 00100000 01101000 01101111 01101101 01100101 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01100100 01101001 01100100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01100100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00101100 00100000 01010110 01101001 01101111 01101100 01100101 01110100 00111111 00100000 01001110 01101111 01110111 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101110 01100101 00101110 00101110 00101110”

Dr. Hare: “None of us have. Our jobs were being villains, and we aren’t evil anymore. And please stop with the binary.”

Binary Bard: “I told you, I’m a cyborg! I can’t help it! And, by the way, maybe we should call each other by our real names since we are no longer super-villains.”

Black Widow: “Of course. I’m once again Charlotte, and you’re Mordred and Harvey and…”

Crawfish: “James. But I prefer being called my last name.”

Charlotte: “OK then, Crawfish…”

By then, the sun was starting to rise, and people were starting to come outside and enjoy this beautiful day. The ex-villains tried to walk faster, as people were starting to stare at them.

A couple hours later, all the stores opened. The four of them walked into the nearest clothing store, which had a “Help Wanted” sign hanging on the front window.

Harvey: “Hi. Me and my friends-”

Mordred: “My friends and I.”

Harvey: “Seriously, Mordred…were wondering if we could get a job here. We saw the sign outside and-”

Cashier: “It’s them! The most evil villains in Poptropica! RUN!!!”

Charlotte: “What?!?”

Everyone in the store started to run away. In less than a minute, everyone was gone except for the Four and the store owner, a man who looked strangely familiar.

Store Owner: “Thanks a lot. I just lost all my customers, and my employees, and they probably will never come back. Now my store will go bankrupt. And no, you are never getting a job here. Sorry…”

Mordred: “But-but, we aren’t evil anymore! Dr. Jupiter, I mean Zeus, made Poppy, you know, the “Hero of Poptropica” remove our, um, totems, which made us bad.”

Store Owner: “I see. I believe you. I was once a criminal myself, but not so long ago I turned my life around and started over, making the store you are standing in right now. But most people don’t understand. They still see you as these people who are pure evil for the rest of your lives, maybe even history. You have to prove them wrong.”

Charlotte: “How though? How can we prove them wrong?”

Store Owner: “I don’t know. Donate money for charity, make a band, do art, or maybe even save the world.”

Crawfish: “Thanks, but that didn’t help at all. We should be going now…”

Store Owner: “Remember, don’t get arrested.

Mordred: “We know, we know.”

Store Owner: “And…”

A siren is heard.

Store Owner: “The police are coming to get us! I DON’T WANNA GO BACK TO JAIL!!!”

Harvey: “You were in jail?”

Store Owner: “Yes! I just escaped a week ago! Ten years in jail was way to much for me! Listen, I’m not really a store owner…”

Charlotte: “WHAT?!?”

Store Owner: “I’m Dr. Bill Nye, and we have to get out of here NOW!!!”

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 18, COMING OUT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD!!!

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 16, Part 3: Defeating Zeus

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Continued From Part 2

Poppy found herself in the middle of the ocean with Dr. Hare, Binary Bard, Black Widow, and Captain Crawfish next to her.

Dr. Hare: “Wha-what happened?!?”

Binary Bard: “From what I can remember, Zeus just took over Poptropica.”

Black Widow: “But, where do we go?”

Captain Crawfish: “Anywhere ye want!”

The four then swim away. They seemed to be heading to New Pop City which wasn’t too far away. Poppy could see the Statue of Poperty

Poppy: “WAIT!!! Please don’t…leave. SOMEONE HELP ME!!!”

A Few Hours Later…

Zeus was going on a rampage across Poptropica. He had already destroyed Mythology Island, Shark Tooth, and Mystery Train, and now he was in New Pop City. The Statue of Poperty was right there, so Zeus decided to give it a makeover by putting his face on it.

By then, the Four had found their way to New Pop City. As they walked around the city, they saw buildings in flames, screaming people, and lots of lightning. Usually, they would be happy about this chaos, being villains and all, but not now.

Binary Bard: “I feel…I feel really bad. Like, I actually am worried about people other then myself for once. I want to help somehow. I feel like I am…good.”

Black Widow: “I do too.”

Dr. Hare: “I just want carrots.”

A few minutes later, they passed by the N.I.S.S. Only this time, most of the building was destroyed, and the rest of it was covered in smoke. The N.I.S.S. was gone.

Black Widow and Dr. Hare both started crying. Binary Bard seemed a little sad, yet Captain Crawfish didn’t really seem to care too much.

The Four later walked over onto a ship right next to the Statue of Poperty.

Back to Poppy…

Poppy had been stuck in the ocean for hours now. She was going to try to get over to New Pop City, but before she did, the ground started to shake. An island appeared under her feet. It was Poseidon.

Poseidon: “Looks like my brother never changed.”

Poppy: “Can you help me?”

Poseidon: “I’m sorry, but this is your mess to clean up. Just take my trident.”

As Poppy takes the trident, pink clouds form below her, so she flew over to the Statue of Poperty, where Zeus was at.

Zeus: “It’s you again. Oh, so I see my brother is helping you like he did before?!? Cheater.”

Zeus: “Anyway, with these totems, I have the power to defeat you and then my destruction of Poptropica shall continue!”

Poppy: “I don’t think so…”

Poppy began flying around the statue. The first totem, Captain Crawfish’s, was at the base of the statue. She used the trident to destroy it. Then, she found Black Widow’s. She once again destroyed it, but this time it was much harder, and Zeus was trying to knock her down. Dr. Hare’s was next. This time, she almost fell, but she successfully destroyed the golden carrot, which seemed to be even stronger than Black Widow’s cursed paintbrush.

Soon, the only totem remaining was Binary Bard’s astrolabe. It seemed to be the strongest totem of them all. Yet, as she was trying so hard to destroy it, Zeus came up from behind and used his lightning bolts. Poppy found that all her clouds were gone, and a second later she found herself falling into the freezing waters below.

Zeus: “I did it! I won! Poptropica will be mine for eternity!”

Poppy, after she realized that she had lost, started to swim away, but a few minutes later she ran into the ship that the Four were on. The pulled her on.

Poppy: “How did you guys get here?!?”

Binary Bard: “We were bored.”

Poppy: “But what are we going to do about Zeus?”

Black Widow: “We can help you, if you want.”

Poppy: “It looks like you four are good now. At least something good came out of this mess.”

Dr. Hare: “Oooh..let me see the trident.”

Poppy: “What?!? Hey! Give it back!”

Dr. Hare waved the trident, and more pink clouds appeared underneath all five of them.

Poppy: “Let’s do this.”

They flew back over to the statue, and began destroying the astrolabe again. This time they were successful. Then they started to hit Zeus, who eventually got really mad.

Zeus: “Y’know what? I don’t need these totems to defeat you. I AM THE GOD OF THUNDER!!!”

Zeus then possessed the statue, and huge lightning bolts cam out of its glowing eyes. Poppy started shooting at them, and eventually Zeus was forced to come back out.

Zeus: “No no NO!!! I couldn’t have been defeated again, not after getting so close!”

Poppy: “It’s over, Zeus. I win. Just give up.”

Zeus: “But I’m not going to give up now! I can still beat you! MUHAHAHA-OW.”

Dr. Hare had jumped over and punched Zeus in the face, causing them both to fall into the ocean below.

That was the last thing Dr. Hare could remember before he passed out.

When he woke up, he was at Erewhon. The whole place was in very bad shape, and only one sleep chamber remained. Zeus was in it.

Prison Guard #1: “Poppy, you did it! You saved us all!”

Prison Guard #2: “Thanks to you, Zeus won’t be bothering us ever again.”

Dr. Hare: “B-but, what about me? What about us?”

Prison Guard #2: “You four are just a bunch of villains.”

Dr. Hare: “But we’re good now!”

Prison Guard #1: “If you say so…”

Prison Guard #2: “Anyway, Poppy, here’s the medallion.”

Black Widow: “So now what?”

Captain Crawfish: “Maybe Poppy could go sell all of the medallions and then we’d all be rich!”

Binary Bard: “Poppy, do you think you can help us?”

Poppy: “I’m sorry, but I have more adventures to go on. And I really want to keep my medallions. I have to go now. Maybe I’ll see you guys again someday.”

Poppy said her goodbyes, and then she hopped into a helicopter to get back to her blimp.

Dr. Hare: “Now what do we do?!?”

Black Widow: “We start a new life. The four of us can live in New Pop City, and we can get some jobs to be able to buy an apartment. Together.”

Binary Bard smiled for the first time in years, one that was not from an evil laugh.

Meanwhile…

Lavenda: “They know nothing about the totems. Sure, the Four are once again good and the world is saved, but the totems were never destroyed.”

She was right. The totems are sitting on the bottom of the ocean as she speaks…

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 17, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20TH

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 16, Part 2: Your Worst Nighthare

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Continued From Part 1

It all started the day after Poppy saved Lunar Colony. She was back in her blimp once again, but this time she saw something strange in the ocean below that was definitely not another island. It was an oil rig.

When she landed her blimp there, she saw a few people, who looked tired and very stressed out.

Oil Rig Worker #1: “It’s you…the hero kid.”

Oil Rig Worker #2: “What are we missing from the mainland islands? We haven’t seen the news in two weeks!”

Oil Rig Worker #1: “This is just making me homesick.”

Oil Rig Worker #3: “Oh no…not this again…”

Poppy climbed to the top of the oil rig and found an office. She entered just to see a woman, the owner of the rig, talking to a guy on a computer screen.

Woman: “Dr. Jupiter, you don’t understand. I don’t want anyone else from my oil rig to go find the totems. You know what happened! Thanks to your experiment, half of the workers here have disappeared in just two weeks!”

Dr. Jupiter: “Fine. Have it your way. I’ll just find someone else-”

Poppy: “Wait! I’ll do it.”

Woman: “It’s you, Poppy! Our hero! Thank you soooo much…”

Dr. Jupiter: “You want her to do it, of all people?!?”

Woman: “She saved the world, like, a dozen times! She defeated all of those villains, even the ones who have the totems, and the god of thunder!”

Dr. Jupiter: “I know.

Woman: “Why are you mad then?

The computer screen went dark.

Woman: “Um…that was weird. Stay here, Poppy, I’ll go get a helicopter to pick you up…”

Half an hour later, the helicopter came as planned. The ride was fine at first, but just a few minutes before they got to their destination, the sky darkened. Poppy and the helicopter pilot were stuck in the middle of a thunderstorm!

Pilot: “We are just about there…oh no, you’ll have to jump!”

Poppy: “Jump?”

Pilot: “Yes!”

Poppy: “AHHHH!!!!!”

Poppy did have a parachute on, but it was broken. As she fell at an unthinkable speed, a lightning bolt almost hit her! It was like it was targeting her.

However, just a minute after jumping, Poppy landed in the ocean safely. There were some rocks next to her, which were near a rocky little island. As she climbed to the top, she saw a huge building. Erewhon Prison for Supervillains.

Inside, she went through security, and then the elevator. She found herself in the same lab that the Four first entered just a couple weeks before.

Dr. Jupiter was there, waiting for her. He was still kind of mad about what had happened earlier, but he tried his best to hide it. He couldn’t get caught now.

Dr. Jupiter: “Welcome to my lab, Poppy! I’m so happy that you decided to come.”

Poppy: “You didn’t sound like that earlier.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Um, let’s just forget about that! Let’s get on with the mission.”

Poppy: “OK then…”

Dr. Jupiter: “Good.”

He then turned on a switch, and the Dream Machine lit up, revealing Binary Bard, Dr. Hare, Captain Crawfish, and Black Widow, who were still fast asleep.

Poppy: “AHHHH!!!!!”

Dr. Jupiter: “No need to be afraid. You’ve survived far worse.”

Poppy: “Wait WHAT?!?”

Dr. Jupiter: “I believe that each of these villains has a totem in their mind that caused them to become evil. If the totems are removed, they will once again be good. What I want you to do is to use this machine to enter their dreams. There you will find all the totems. When you find all four, come back here and give them to me, so I can use another one of my inventions to destroy them. Any questions? No? OK.Put on the helmet to get started!”

Poppy, even though she was scared, put on the helmet anyway. She decided to enter Captain Crawfish’s dream first…

Poppy found herself in a pirate ship. There were a bunch of pirates sleeping all around her, but they were…ghosts?!? Didn’t make much sense.

After exploring for a bit, she found some keys which opened some boxes, revealing a stopwatch and turpentine. Things were just getting more and more confusing.

After opening the boxes, she accidentally touched one of the ghosts, who woke up. Poppy quickly exited the dream before it was too late.

Next, she went to Dr. Hare’s dream. In his nightmare, or should I say nightHARE, Dr. Hare was being carried underground by huge ants.

Dr. Hare: “HELP ME!!!”

A pickaxe then magically appeared in front of Poppy, who picked it up and started digging. She went farther and farther underground, avoiding the ants along the way, she got stuck at a layer of unbreakable rock. An empty spray bottle sat on top. Realizing that she couldn’t do anymore in Dr. Hare’s nighthare for now, Poppy left and entered Black Widow’s dream.

Poppy found herself in a museum, filled with spiders and paintings of Black Widow that she made herself, for herself. There were also a few famous paintings that Black Widow ruined by writing words like “UGLY” and “NOT ART” on them. Black Widow then walked into the room.

Poppy: “So…you made all of this art?”

Black Widow: “Of course! Well, not those three, but those aren’t real art. Besides, the only one worth looking at is right here behind me!”

It was a self portrait of Black Widow. Only this time, it was her current self and not her college self.

Poppy then poured some of the turpentine into the spray bottle, and entered all the famous paintings to remove Black Widow’s vandalism. Inside, she found a shrinking potion and a key made out of crystal.

Black Widow was not happy.

Black Widow: “How dare you fix those! They aren’t art. I make real art.”

Poppy: “TBH, your art stinks.”

Black Widow: “WHAT?!? YOU-”

Poppy backed up.

Black Widow: “You’re just like all the others from the stupid N.I.S.S.”

Black Widow then started to cry.

Poppy didn’t notice. She was too busy destroying the self portrait with the spray bottle. The painting melted, revealing the first totem- Black Widow’s paintbrush.

Black Widow disappeared after that, so Poppy moved on to Binary Bard’s dream. What she never got to see was the painting repaint itself back to the original one from ten years before.

Binary Bard’s dream was the scariest one by far.

It was a flashback to when he was Mordred, trapped in the dungeon. A door was moving back and forth, but Mordred couldn’t get through without getting hit. He was starting to go crazy.

Mordred: “I could use Lavenda’s stopwatch to stop the door! But, where did it go?!?”

Poppy: “I think I found it.”

Mordred: “Thank you so much! Frozen time will allow me to escape!”

Mordred ran out of the room, but Poppy couldn’t quite catch up. She walked through more doors, freezing time every 30 seconds or so, seeing his secret lab and the chaos that happened inside. Merlin appeared, but this time he was evil.

After following his path throughout the other planets near Poptropica, even finding a diamond drill, she caught up with Mordred, who was now Binary Bard. He was sitting in what seemed to be Lavenda’s stopwatch, only a huge version of it.

But the worst sight of all was of all the other people who attempted to find the totems. They all stood, frozen in time forever. Before Poppy could scream, however, Binary Bard had something to say.

Binary Bard: “At last! I am now the perfect fusion of both man and machine. Nothing can stop me now!”

Well, even though it was his dream,  Binary Brad was wrong. Poppy used the smaller stopwatch to freeze time to electrocute him. It was eventually too much for him to handle, and his astrolabe totem appeared. 2 down, 2 to go.

Poppy went back to Captain Crawfish’s dream. Since she now had the shrinking potion, she shrunk down and went inside the model ship, his totem. Inside there were even more of those ghost pirate things (this dream keeps getting weirder and weirder) who also still asleep. Poppy needed to get the totem out somehow. Luckily, she had the diamond drill, and so she used it to break the model ship out of the glass bottle. Now back to normal size, Poppy only had one totem left…Dr. Hare’s.

Using the diamond drill, Poppy reached the bottom, where Dr. Hare. His totem, the golden carrot, was next him. She grabbed it, then both she and Dr. Hare were teleported back to the surface.

Dr. Hare: “Thanks for saving me!”

Dr. Hare then hopped away.

Poppy returned to Dr. Jupiter’s lab, with all four totems. She gave them to him right away.

Dr. Jupiter: “You actually did it! The experiment was a success! Now, let me go destroy-”

Poppy: “Wait. What even are the totems? Do you even know?”

Dr. Jupiter: “Well, no one know what they truly are, but we do know that they are very powerful. That’s why I am the only one who is capable of handling them.”

Poppy: “No! Give them back! I want to destroy them myself. Why? I saved the world countless times! I got the totems! I defeated the god of thunder.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Don’t remind me. I should had won. You only beat me because you got help from my stupid brothers…”

Poppy: “WHAT?!?”

Dr. Jupiter: “You are so gullible, foolish mortal. You should have known that it was me all along…”

Dr. Jupiter quickly transformed into his real form.

Zeus: “It is I, Zeus, and with these totems I will rule all of Poptropica! MUHAHAHA!!!”

Zeus then flies away, damaging Erewhon at the same time. The Dream Machine then fell apart and all the villains fell out, awake.

The last thing Poppy saw was her falling into the ocean along with the four villains who’s dreams she just invaded. Right when she hit the freezing water, everything went black…

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE FINAL PART OF CHAPTER 16, COMING OUT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2016!!!

Tall Cactus

(P.S.- I know that I said that Chapter 4 was going to be the longest chapter in the series, but it looks like this part was way longer. Surprise!)

A Hero’s Journey Contest

UPDATE: A few boy roles have been added for the Hero slot.

So, in the last part of A Hero’s Journey, I announced a contest for being in the next chapter. So, here’s the slots that need to be filled.

Heroes:

  1. Snowflake: Her powers include shooting ice, making ice paths, basically a superhero Elsa. Her special hand piece is the Snowflake Sword. Signature line: “The winter spirit!”  Slot filled
  2. Sea Foam: Power is moving water with her mind. Her special hand piece is the Water Wand. Signature line: “Daughter of the sea…”  Slot filled
  3. Tigress: She can talk to animals. Her special hand piece is the Nature Knife (don’t ask). Signature line: “The forest child!”
  4. Sunbeam: She can shoot fire. Her special hand piece is the Sunbeam Scepter. Signature line: “The fiery princess!”
  5. Windshear: He can make tornadoes, wind, etc. He’s not part of the official team, but he’s the leader of the backup.  Slot filled
  6. Medicus: He can immediately heal wounds and bring people to life. He’s Windshear’s sidekick.  Slot filled

Villains:

  1. Bucka Lucka: The Power Force’s main enemy.
  2. Bucka Lucka’s minions:
  • Second-in-command
  • Chief scientist
  • Random minion 1
  • Random minion 2

Now, here’s how your application should look:

For the heroes:

  1. Poptropica name
  2. Short BIO of your Poptropican

For Bucka Lucka:

  1. Same as the heroes

For Bucka Lucka’s minions:

  1. Poptropica name
  2. Gender
  3. Villain name
  4. Short BIO

And that’s all!

Happy poppin,

Super Comet

A Hero’s Journey: Chapter Three, Part Two

Continued…

As I landed, I called, “Princess Jaguar!” She replied, “Oh, hi! Uh, who are you?” I took off my mask and asked, “Don’t you recognize me?” She said, “No… things are kind of foggy. I don’t remember much before my kidnapping…” I saw two things that were out of place while she was talking:

  • Her face had a grayish tint and was kind of shiny.
  • Her eyes were red.

I nodded and punched her in the face. She fell back, and when she landed, she turned into a cyborg jester. I saw the clothes: purple and yellow. I gasped. “Mordred!” She- or should I say he– said, “Not Mordred, not anymore. Now, I am the BINARY BARD!!!” I stared, then blasted him.
“01010100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01101000 01110101 01110010 01110100 00101110 00101110 00101110”

I said, “Okay… Anyways, now to rescue the princess!” I flew inside the castle and saw her in a green, glowing cage. She said, “Friendly Comet! Is it really you?” I grinned, “No, of course it’s not me. I’m a mirage.” She giggled. I saw an orb and picked it up. When I picked it up, the cage vanished. We flew back through the portal and picked up the knights, then flew home.

The next day, the king summoned me. He said, “For your acts of bravery, I knight you Lady Comet of Arturus!” I said, “Thanks, Your Highness, but I’d prefer to be called Super Comet!” With that, I blasted off, singing, “Cutting a ribbon of hope through the sky, giving everything life…”

(To be continued…)

(P.S. The next chapter will have a few lucky people from the community! I’ll make a post describing how to enter the contest soon.)

Happy poppin’,

Super Comet

The Totem Curse- Chapter 16, Part 1: Erewhon Prison for Supervillains

Continued From Chapter 15

When Binary Bard and Dr. Hare finally woke up, they found themselves in a helicopter with what seemed to be that same jerky pirate from 10 years before, Captain James Crawfish, and the art thief, Black Widow. Dr. Hare had no idea that she was really his cousin, Charlotte. The two of them were actually awake. Binary Bard then realized that they all had handcuffs on. Dr. Jupiter was sitting in front of them, next to the pilot.

Dr. Jupiter: “We are almost there!”

Black Widow: “Where are you taking us, weirdo?”

Dr. Jupiter: “It’s a surprise!”

Binary Bard: “01001001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01110010 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110100 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100111 01110101 01111001 00101110 00100000 01010111 01101000 01111001 00100000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110111 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110011 01101111 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110000 01110000 01111001 00111111 00100000 01001000 01100101 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101111 01100010 01110110 01101001 01101111 01110101 01110011 01101100 01111001 00100000 01101000 01101001 01100100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110011 01101111 01101101 01100101 01110100 01101000 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100001 00100000 01000111 01100101 01100101 01111010 00101110 00101110 00101110”

Dr. Hare: “Can you please stop talking in binary? It’s getting kind of annoying.

Binary Bard: “You don’t understand. That time I had to speak in binary!”

Dr. Hare: “I know you’re a cyborg, but that doesn’t mean you have to talk in binary half the time!”

Binary Bard: “How do you know?”

Dr. Hare: “Well…I don’t. I only care about mind controlling the entire world and carrots. Especially carrots.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Ugh, those foolish mor- oh look we’re here!”

The helicopter landed on a tiny, rocky island in the middle of the ocean. There was a tall building near by. Some people who looked like police officers came over and forced the villains to come with them to the entrance of the building, with Dr. Jupiter walking behind them, smirking.

They finally got inside the building, and it wasn’t anything like what they thought it was. A sign on the wall said, “Erewhon Prison for Supervillains.” The five of them then went through security and then entered an elevator. As they went up, they saw a bunch of other villains in their cells.

Captain Crawfish: “Are you kidding me? You just arrested us? You could have just said that. You made it sound like we were going someplace fun. But I guess anything is better then being stuck on a deserted island with your once loyal shipmates who now hate you.”

Black Widow: “You better give me my own cell. I’ve been in many jails in my life, and all of my cellmates were complete idiots.”

Dr. Hare: “I wanna share my cell with Binary Bard! I mean, Mordred! We’re friends…”

Binary Bard: “You’re the annoying one, Harvey. Your high-pitched voice is worse than me speaking in the lovely language of binary code.”

Dr. Hare: “Who cares! I still wanna be you’re cellmate, though.”

Dr. Jupiter: “Well, you four are not going to be in regular prison cells like our other friends here.”

Black Widow: “What-?!?”

Dr. Jupiter: “You’ll see in a second.”

The elevator finally reached the top and the doors on it opened. They found themselves in a strange room with machines and other crazy stuff. They couldn’t really see much, though, since the lights were not on.

Dr. Jupiter: “Welcome to my lab!”

The lights then turned on, revealing a strange computer that controlled an even stranger machine with a helmet.

Dr. Jupiter: “Dr. Hare?”

Dr. Hare: “Yes?”

Dr. Jupiter opened up one of the chambers on the machine.

Dr. Jupiter: “Come in here.”

Dr. Hare: “OK, if you say so!”

He hopped over and jumped into the chamber.

Dr. Jupiter: “Sweet dreams!”

Dr. Hare: “What?!?”

But before Dr. Hare could realize what was really happening, Dr. Jupiter locked him in, and a gas flooded the chamber. Dr. Hare soon fell asleep and started to float inside.

Dr. Jupiter: “Who wants to go next?!?”

The remaining villains tried to run away, but Dr. Jupiter caught them and locked them in before they could escape.

Dr. Jupiter: “I finally got all four! The four from the Prophecy! Looks like I never needed any help from that stupid Dr. Bill Nye, Summer Sunshine the Brat, or Lavenda. After I find someone to remove the totems…I’LL RULE ALL OF POPTROPICA!!! MWHAHAHAHA!!!”

Just then a guard walked into the lab.

Random Prison Guard: “Um…what the heck were you just saying, boss?”

Dr. Jupiter: “Oh…nothing that you need to worry about. Actually, just forget that I even said anything at all. OR ELSE.”

Random Prison Guard: “Yes, sir!”

Dr. Jupiter: “Now, go tell the others to find someone to help with my experiment.”

Random Prison Guard: “I’m kinda busy right now, boss.”

Dr. Jupiter: “DO IT NOW OR ELSE YOU’RE FIRED!!!”

Random Prison Guard: “I’ll go do it right now, sir!”

So, for the next two weeks, ten different people came in to try to find the totems. All of them failed. They were trapped in a dream forever, never to be seen again.

But on one summer day, that all changed. That was the day that Poppy came to Erewhon Prison. The day that changed everything.

TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 15: Binary Bard’s Fortress

Continued From Chapter 14

Binary Bard was just standing in his fortress, thinking about his horrible life and how to escape and return to Poptropica, like usual, when he saw the Rabbot crash into one of the walls. Dr. Hare then flew out and knocked Binary Bard down.

Binary Bard: “HEY WATCH IT!!! CAN’T YOU SEE THAT I’M BUSY?!? AND HOW DID YOU FIND ME HERE?!? WHO EVEN ARE YOU!?!”

Dr. Hare: “You…you’re that cyborg guy from that creepy dream that I had 10 years ago…”

Binary Bard: “What are you even talking about, Bunny Boy? I see that you are trying to distract me so I don’t continue to ask you about how you found me here of all places. And I wish to be called King Mordred from now on, even though I was “defeated” by that 13-year old. I shall return to Poptropica and destroy it for my revenge…MWHAHAHA-”

Dr. Hare: “Did you say Mordred?”

Binary Bard: “Yes I did. And next time, don’t interrupt me when I share my evil dreams with someone as ridiculous as you. Anyway, when I return, I will go straight to Astro-Knights Island and-”

Dr. Hare: “I have evil plans, too, but yours are just so stupid compared to mine. I even have a few Secret Labs around Poptropica where my faithful minions are continuing my hard work. And, by the way, I know who you are, Robert Mordred Jones.”

Binary Bard: “I thought I told you not to interrupt me! My evil plans are much better that your stupidity. Wait, HOW DO YOU KNOW MY FULL NAME?!?”

Dr. Hare: “You should remember. It’s me, Harvey Hare.”

Binary Bard: “01001001 00100000 01110011 01100101 01100101 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110010 01100101 01110100 01110101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01100100 00001101 00001010 01010100 01101111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110000 01101100 01100001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01100100 01110010 01100101 01100001 01101101 01110011 00100000 01110111 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100010 01110101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01100100 00001101 00001010 01000001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01100001 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01101101 01101111 01110011 01110100 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01100101 01110110 01101001 01101100 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01101101 01100101 00001101 00001010 01000001 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01010100 01101111 01110100 01100101 01101101 00100000 01000011 01110101 01110010 01110011 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110011 01101111 00100000 01100011 01110101 01110010 01110011 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 01100101”

Dr. Hare: “What are you saying?!?”

Binary Bard: “Shoot. My circuits glitched again. Being a cyborg is annoying sometimes, but it did save my life…”

Dr. Hare: “What do you mean? Was it that time machine?”

Binary Bard: “I don’t want to talk about it right now.”

Dr. Hare: “Why not?”

Binary Bard: “I said, I don’t want to talk about it right now.”

Dr. Hare: “Geez man…I thought we used to be buddies! I thought that you used to trust me. Back when we were at the N.I.S.S., well, the FAKE one…”

Binary Bard: “Harvey…that’s ENOUGH!!! You have no idea what I’ve been through! Being lost in time, almost dying on some alien planet, being defeated, and now being trapped here with you?!? Just go back to where you came from! NOW!”

Dr. Hare: “But I don’t know how! I didn’t want to come here, Binary JERK!”

Binary Bard: “You are the most pathetic villain ever.”

Dr. Hare: “Fine. I’m leaving. I’d rather suffocate in space then be with you.”

Binary Bard: “Wait…I’m sorry. I guess we fellow villains have to stick together.”

Dr. Hare: “I am still smarter than you, BTW.”

Binary Bard: “Oh no you aren’t!”

Dr. Hare: “I sure am!”

Binary Bard: “Hahahaha! Let’s go…um…find something to do.”

Dr. Hare: “There’s nothing to do thought.”

Binary Bard: “Well, we’re stuck here either way.”

So, for the next couple weeks, Binary Bard and Dr. Hare stayed in BB’s fortress together, once again becoming friends. They were both villains. But little did they know that that was soon to change.

One random day, a man with a white beard and lab coat appeared out of nowhere.

Dr. Hare: “Who the heck are you?!?

?: “My name is Dr. Jupiter.”

Binary Bard: “But how did you get here?”

Dr. Jupiter: “NEVER QUESTION DR. JUPITER!!!”

Dr. Hare: “Um…sorry?

Dr. Jupiter: “You two are coming with me.”

Binary Bard: “Wait what?!?”

Dr. Jupiter pulls out a bag of powder and pours some on Dr. Hare and Binary Bard, causing them to fall asleep.

Dr. Jupiter: “Ahh…Sleeping Powder. Now it’s time to take these two to Erehwon Prison! Hehehe…”

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE THREE-PART SUPER VILLAIN ISLAND SPECIAL, AKA CHAPTER 16, STARTING ON APRIL 9, 2016!

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 14: An Unlikely Hero Part 2

Continued From Chapter 13

A few days later, Poppy found herself on Counterfeit Island. Apparently, an art thief who had  1,000 different villain names, now currently being called Black Widow was planning to steal “The Scream.” She started to find out clues and stuff like that to stop Black Widow before she would do her evil plans.

At one point, a little boy walked up to her with his mom.

Boy: “WAHHHHH!!!!! I WANT A GREEN BALLOON!!!! NOT A RED ONE!!!!”

Mom: “Tommy! You’re 7 years old. You’re embarrassing us in public!”

Boy: “MOM!!! YOU ARE SUCH A JERK!!! I WANT A GREEN BALLOON NOW!!!”

Mom: “Tommy!?! How dare you say something like that to your own mother! You are in big trouble when we get home.”

Boy: “So you’re just gonna ground me? Even though I’m 7, I know a lot more than you think. You’re way too old school.”

Mom: “THAT’S IT.”

Tommy started to cry again.

Poppy: “It’s OK. I actually have a spare balloon. See?”

She blows up the balloon and gives it to Tommy.

Tommy then flies away.

Poppy: “Um…er…I’m sorry, Mrs.-”

Tommy’s Mom: “THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I AM FINALLY FREE FROM THAT CHILD!!!”

Poppy: “Wait what?”

Tommy’s Mom: “Never mind. YOU are in BIG TROUBLE, missy.”

Poppy: “Um…I’ll be right back…”

She ran away as fast as possible.

The next day, a person at the museum gave her a painting with a secret code on it.It told her to go back to EARLY POPTROPICA. Poppy couldn’t go back. If she did, her parents would find her. The museum was less than a minute away from her apartment. But she couldn’t give up now!

When she got there, she saw her sister, Daisy, walking right into the Pop Art museum. Now what was she going to do? Then she remembered- she still had her invisibility suit from when she saved Spy Island. She put it on and sneaked into the museum. When her sister finally left, she took it off and talked who the curator, who gave her a key.

Using the key, she found Black Widow’s secret lair, and with the help of that shady dude, she saved the art and defeated Black Widow, who then got arrested.

After that, she somehow ended up winning the Reality TV Island show. But when she left…

Poppy: “Where to next?”

Since she was staring at her map, trying to decide where she should go, she didn’t see Balloon Boy fly right into the blimp.

Balloon Boy: “HAHAHAHA SUCKER!!!!!”

Balloon Boy then pushed Poppy out of the blimp and rode in it himself, letting go of that green balloon he wanted so badly.

Poppy: “Oh no.”

Poppy then started falling. She thought she would land in the middle of the ocean, but instead she landed in some giant tree. The Tree of Immortality. When she landed, she accidentally picked the Golden Apple…

Zeus: “WHO DARES TO PICK THE GOLDEN APPLE OF IMMORTALITY!?!”

Poppy: “I didn’t mean to! I swear!”

Zeus: “I don’t care, mortal.”

Poppy: “I just…”

Zeus: “You just want to be immortal like me?”

Poppy: “Well, no, but I guess now I do.”

Zeus hands her a scroll.

Zeus: “Then go get me all of these sacred items, and you’ll be a goddess! I promise!”

Poppy: “Actually, I don’t really want to anymore…”

Zeus: “IF YOU DON’T THEN ALL OF POPTROPICA WILL FEEL MY WRATH!!!”

Poppy: “OK, I guess?!?”

Zeus: “You’re even worse than that Dr. Bill Nye guy…”

Poppy: “Dr….who!?!”

Zeus: “Never mind. Just go get those items and give them to me when you have them all.”

Zeus then disappeared.

So, for the rest of the day, Poppy went and got all of the sacred objects. She almost died like 5 times, but she was fine in the end.

By the time she got all of them, it was very late at night. When she went back to the Tree of Immortality to give them to Zeus, Athena stopped her.

Athena: “Well, I should really tell you something before you go give those to my dad…”

Poppy: “What?”

Athena: “Whoever wields all of the sacred objects will rule all of Poptropica!”

Poppy: “How’s that bad? That means I rule…wait what!?!”

Just then Zeus appeared and stole them from her.

So, she had to defeat him. And she did just in time. He said that he would start to destroy Poptropica at midnight, and she defeated him at 11:59 pm.

Then it was off to Skullduggery. She had to go on some super long trading quest that should have taken 60 some days, but she got the Phoenix Warbird in 2 days by stealing all of the mayor’s money to buy it. She sure got off that island the second after Captain Crawfish was defeated.

Poppy: “It’s been too crazy these past few days. Maybe I should go relax on Steamworks Island…seems like a pretty peaceful place”

Poppy then landed her blimp on Main Street on Steamworks. The whole island had been abandoned.

Poppy: “Maybe this is too peaceful…”

Meanwhile…

Dr. Hare sat in his Rabbot, which was kinda stuck in Planet Poptropica’s orbit. However, an asteroid came and hit the Rabbot, causing it to fly out into deep space.

Dr. Hare: “What’s that?!? Is that some portal thingy on an asteroid over there?”

The Crystal Gate. Poppy had used it to get to Binary Bard’s fortress, but the portal never shut off when she left.

The Rabbot flew straight into the portal.

Dr. Hare: “AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 15, COMING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6th, 2016…

Tall Cactus

P.S.- Sorry that the part about defeating Zeus was so short. That was the last part I wrote, and when I did, a terrible thunderstorm started and I was scared that the power would go out, so I needed to post this quickly. I’m not even joking. xD