This Site Is No Longer Running

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If it’s not obvious enough, this post will confirm any suspicions. Adventure Time Pop will no longer be active (not like it has been recently anyway). However, we have decided to leave it here so authors and fans alike can come back and reminisce on old memories and such. It would be extremely difficult to hit that delete button.

Please note that no more posts will be made! I will make edits to some pages and features on this site to remind viewers that any information you find here is not current. Any comments made from this point on will most likely not be answered, as we won’t be checking up on things. Obviously, this means that we also will not constantly be censoring inappropriate comments, so read at your own risk.

I apologize to everyone that this is happening. It has been quite an adventure, one that I don’t regret and will never forget, but every bubble eventually pops. Puns intended. Please know that this does not mean that I, nor any other authors, will be completely leaving the community! I have been making this decision with the help of some friends for a very long time now. Like many people, I feel like every year gets more and more busy for me. School, future, social life, etc. can put lots of stress on anyone. This stress, along with growing disinterest, drives people away from the community. That is not completely the case here, even though it is hard to find time to update things.

Personally, I will still be posting on the PHB and possibly guest posting now and again on the PTFP for the time being. Hopefully, cutting down on tasks will make for better writing. I am also focusing more on my art. I’m going to try to improve my part in the DeviantArt community as a result of this goal. You will still be able to contact me, as I sometimes visit Discord too. As for the rest of the ATP authors, I am not one to speak for them.

Know that our site email will no longer be functional and if you see things missing from the site, they have been deleted. Yes, part of me wants to just disconnect from the ATP. I should no longer be the face of it, since I am dropping responsibility. I don’t want anyone to think I just don’t want to be associated with this place anymore, because it truly was a great experience. That being said, I do need to think about the future.

Some of you might be shocked, some of you might be heart-broken, some of you might not care, and most of you are probably like “how long is this post?!?”. Believe me, it has been difficult finding these words and every single one of them has been chosen carefully. Whether you’re reading this hours after it’s posted or years after it’s posted, I appreciate you reading this. Again, I am sorry. I never wanted to write this post, but I knew the time would eventually come.

Life changes, so remember that everything you’re reading is only completely accurate at the time this was written! Who knows? I might delete everything in a few years.

And for the last time…

~SD  ❤

A Phone-y Photo Booth, a New Island for New Players, & More!

Hey guys! Spotted Dragon here with another Poptropica recap!

So, first things first! The Poptropica Photo Booth is now available on the app for iOS! Android and other mobile devices should also be updated soon. 😉

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The Photo Booth is also coming to Mystery of the Map Island. 😛

In other news, you may have seen some jungle related Daily Pop sneak peeks lately. We thought it was hinting towards a new jungle themed island (and we were kind of right), but it turns out to be a bit different…

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This is what the Creators’ said about the new island:

Well, we’re trying something a little bit different this time. We’ve got over 40 full Islands on the site already. That’s great for most players, but some of those Islands — okay, most of them — are very complex and challenging!

That’s why we’re putting our efforts toward a new Island especially for first-time players. It’s shorter than most, with simpler objectives. The idea is to let new players understand how to approach the challenges of Poptropica and give them the tools they need to crack some of the tougher Islands, like Escape From Pelican Rock.

If you’re already a Poptropica expert, fear not! We think you’ll like this Island too. It’s got some fantastic art, great gameplay, and hilarious characters. In other words, everything you love about Poptropica!

We’ll let you know when this new Island is available. It’s coming soon!

So, this new island will basically be a tutorial. I’m assuming it will be similar to the tutorial we’ve seen on Hub/Home Island, but more detailed and useful. Looking at the art in the picture above, I’d say it looks pretty cool! 🙂

The Daily Pops above are perfect examples of what may be sneak peeks for the upcoming island.

Lots of monkey related pictures, huh? What about all the other animals of the world? What about pandas?!? Well don’t worry, Poptropica has got that covered too.

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Heh, yeah it’s just a new ad for Kung fu Panda. XD

Anyway, moving on. The Creators have been posting a lot of things on Twitter. Specifically, one creator in particular. Why? Because the Twitter account is officially being run by Skinny Moon! Also known as Jessica.

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The Twitter, and Poptropica’s other social media accounts, seem to be a lot more active now.

If you aren’t following the Creators, you should! They post lots of cool things like concept art, sneak peeks, and even things from fans!

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Well, that’s all for now guys! Until next time! 😀

~SD

2015 Art Contest Winners

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2015 has come and gone, so thus ends our art contest. I hope everyone’s 2016 is even better than the previous year! 😀

Well, I guess we should get right to it, huh? If your a bit confused about the title, check out the art contest we started a while ago. 😉

Without further ado… first place goes to… Treesareredinautum!

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Wow, this piece was just plain beautiful. The colors and shading really work well together and the detail in each island is amazing. The sunset draws you in and the depiction of Betty Jetty on the rooftop is great. I also took into consideration that this piece was still a work in progress.

Anyway, great job! I will contact you about your prize. 😉

*Ahem* Second place goes to… Maroon Cheetah!

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Okay, this was just so cute! It’s very simplistic, but still well done. What can I say? I’m a sucker for some chibi art. :mrgreen: Plus, it showed a great celebration of the New Year!

Great job! I will talk to Silver Wolf and one of us will contact you about your prize.

Finally, third place goes to… Ultimate iPad Expert!

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This may be a graphic and not a drawing, but it’s still great art! The whole point of this site is Adventure Time and Poptropica, right? Well this picture is a great mash-up logo of the two! It’s high quality and overall really well put together.

Great job! I will talk to Silver Wolf and one of us will contact you about your prize.

Okay, so those were the winners, but there were a few other entries that we would like to feature (read the caption for a response on the drawing).

Thank you to everyone who entered! My apologizes to everyone who couldn’t participate or didn’t win. Everyone’s art was amazing! Also, thank you for all the birthday wishes! The ATP’s bday as well as my own. You guys really made the event special. ❤

~SD

ATP Art Contest Ends Today!!!

Just a quick notification for those of you that may have forgot: The ATP’s Art Contest ends today!

Have no idea what I’m talking about? Read the announcement post for more info.

If you haven’t submitted your entry yet, there is still time! We will be accepting work until midnight tonight (1/18/16). Of course that time is lenient since time zones may vary.

Still, enter quickly! Spread the word! And good luck to all participants! 🙂

~SD

P.S. This is my 500th post on the ATP… we have come so far thanks to you guys!

2015 Art Contest: The ATP’s 3rd Birthday, Christmas, etc.

UPDATE: The due date is now Monday, Jan. 18th!

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What’s popping adventurers? How was your holiday?

You already know that it’s Christmas (and other holidays) season, but it’s almost the ATP’s birthday as well! To be specific, our 3rd birthday is on December 30th.

So, in celebration of these events, we are hosting… you guessed it… an art contest! Rules are below.

  1. The contest starts now and will end on January 13th (SD’s birthday btw 😉 ). -It will now end Monday, January 18th-
  2. All entries must have a Poptropica, Adventure Time, or ATP related theme. Bonus points for incorporating the ATP’s birthday, Christmas, New Years, or some other recent holiday in your artwork.
  3. Please send all entries to the ATP’s email, or submit your work on Deviant Art and tag SydVC (Spotted Dragon). We will also be keeping a look out on the We Love Poptropica dA group as best we can. If you submit your entry any other way, please try to contact us because we may not see it.
  4. Everyone’s art will be shown in a post, but the winner will receive artwork of the entire ATP team with the winner, made by Spotted Dragon. 2nd and 3rd place will receive an icon of their Poptropican made by Silver Wolf. Details will be discussed through the winners’ emails.

Well, there ya have it! Feel free to post any questions about the contest in the comments section below and good luck to everyone that enters! 😀

~SD

Pelican Rock for all, Week 5 Island Hopper Winners, and More!

Hey everyone, SD here. First things first: Escape from Pelican Rock Island is going to be out for everyone on December 30th!

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However, if you have the Poptropica app, you can already play the island for free over there! If not, you can still play the island demo. 😉

On a completely different note, the week 5 Island Hopper winners have been announced!

Congrats to all the winners! For the rest of you, remember that time is running out for the sweepstakes, so get hopping!

Oh, but that’s not all Poptropicans! There has also been an awesome app update!

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We have already talked about Pelican Rock, but there are also cool new winter costumes available! Some free, some for $0.99.

That’s all the Poptropica news for now, but be sure to visit the Daily Pop and the Creators’ Twitter for even more Poptropica info! 🙂

~SD

Island Hopper Sweepstakes, Prison Pictures, and More!

LOTS of Poptropica stuff to cover today! First up, the Island Hopper Sweepstakes.

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From today until December 31, we’ve hidden one Island Hopper Ticket in every common room on Poptropica. Each ticket that you collect counts as one entry into the sweepstakes. There are over 40 tickets to find, which means you have over 40 chances to win!

Click here to go to the rules page for this event. Sadly, you have to live in the US to enter.

20 runner-ups will receive a Poptropica Blimp Toy, as well as a 1-month Poptropica Membership. 10 2nd-place winners will receive a 6-month Membership. Finally, the grand-prize winner will get to meet Jeff Kinney in a 30 minute long video call, receive a Poptropica Blimp Toy, AND get a 6-month Membership.

In addition to this, there is also a weekly sweepstakes, where 5 winners will be chosen every week to receive a 1-month Membership.

Remember to read the Official Rules for more details because it ends on December 31! All winners are chosen at random.

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In other news, you can now visit Escape from Pelican Rock Island for a little sneak peek! On the island, you can talk to a few Poptropicans to earn prizes AND you can visit the Prison Break themed Photo Booth!

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Also, get ready for Black Friday on Poptropica! Discounts in the Store among other things I assume. Of course, keep a look out for other Poptropica updates and sneak peeks!

And for those of you in America, Happy Thanksgiving! 😀

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~SD

Adventure Time: DIY Contest

Hey guys, SD here! If you haven’t heard already, Cartoon Network is hosting a DIY Animation Contest for Adventure Time!

To enter the contest, you must create an account on DIY.org. You must be 17 years old or younger to enter, since it is a competition for kids. Once you have an account, you can create a short Adventure Time themed animation that is exactly 20 seconds long. You get bonus points for featuring the contest’s star: Marceline the Vampire Queen.

Remember that your animation is due on November 15th and that you can enter up to 3 times. Post your entry on your DIY Portfolio and tag it with #AnimationTime.

You can use any animation style you want (2D, 3D, stop-motion, etc.) and are welcome to use these images and audio clips.

The winning video clip will be shown on Cartoon Network on November 20th, during a special AT event! This special event may be the 4-part episode “Stakes“, however that is a few days before the 20th.

In other news, you may have noticed the ATP’s new theme! Halloween is over, so I knew I had to get rid of the spooky decorations, so I decided to just go ahead and make everything fresh and new! 😀

So what are you waiting for? Enter the DIY contest today and/or comment below and tell us what you think of the ATP’s new style. 😉

~SD

Adventure Time: New Episodes Everyday!

Hey guys, SD here! REALLY quick post (sorry I don’t have a lot of info at the moment) about new episodes of Adventure Time!

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Yes, you read right! SEASON 7 OF ADVENTURE TIME IS HERE PEOPLE. As you can see in the schedule above, there is a new episode every night this week, from 11/2 to 11/6.

Remember that all these episodes are at 8/7 central.

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Above are even MORE episodes to come along with the dates that they are believed to be released. Thanks to the Adventure Time Wiki for the picture!

Well, that’s all that I can say for now, but we will try to have a recap of the marathon up next week. Until then, avoid spoilers! 😉

~SD

Happy Halloween! Photo Contest Winners

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Happy Halloween Poptropicans! Did you go trick-or-treating? 🙂

Anyway, the winner’s of the Creators’ Photo Booth Contest are here!

Best Costume – Golden Typhoon

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Golden Typhoon didn’t just make a great werewolf costume — she also posed it mid-transformation for a dramatic photo. Look how the other wolves are welcoming the newest member of their pack! Creepy!

Best Halloween Party – Speedy Knuckle

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Judging by the entries we received in this category, Poptropicans know how to get down! Please invite us to all of your future parties. Our winner was Speedy Knuckle, whose composition and character poses made for a rockin’ good time.

Funniest Photo – Tall Kid

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Tons of hilarious entries in this category. In the end, we had to give the top spot to Tall Kid, who gave us three monsters (and two bats) chasing a poor Poptropican in a hot dog costume. We always knew that would get you in the end.

Most Creative Photo – Smart Glove

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Every photo we got was creative. Smart Glove zoomed out to show Halloween from a perspective we hadn’t really seen before.

Scariest Photo – Maroon Bird

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The Jersey Devil found his way into a lot of the scariest photos, but it was Maroon Bird’s contribution to the Slenderman tale that earned top honors in this category.

To the winners and runner-ups: congrats! I’m sure that even if you didn’t win, your entry was spooktacular. 😉

So what did you guys dress up as this year? Share your Halloween stories below!

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~SD