Changes for Poptropica

LOL too lazy to take the time to write another post. Man, this is a big change for Poptropica!

The MEGA Poptropica Blog!

Hey, guys! It’s me, Super Comet! So, earlier today, Poptropica released a post saying that later this year, Poptropica is going to change… BIG TIME.

I’m not going to bore you with all of the details, but basically, they’re changing the characters, giving Poptropica a unified storyline (which, TBH, is the thing I’m MOST excited about) and a social experience. If you want all of the details, then check out the Creators’ post.

So what do you think? State your theories and opinions about this change.

P.S. This my first ever update post on any blog! So, yay me! XDDDDD

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Goodbye

Hey guys, it’s me, Tall Cactus, and today I have some bad news. I am leaving the blog. Yes, I know that this has come so suddenly, but I just don’t have enough time to work on so many blogs. However, I will still be posting comments and stuff like that, so don’t worry.

I’m sorry that this has been short lived, but I have to say goodbye. Please remove me from this blog.

Tall Cactus

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.)

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!)