What is going on?

Hey guys! It’s me, Smart Flame!  Recently The PHB (ever heard of them? lol) made a theory, or rather suggestion the Pop may be going through financial issues. The evidence the use to back this up is firing of 4 of Pop’s most experienced employees, some with over a decade of experience.  Well, today I’m here to debunk that theory, and explain another thing that may be going on in Pop HQ.

My theory is that the new team at Pop wants to start a new era, “clean house”, and reach out to other potential players by focusing less on the community.   Well the most solid evidence is the firing of 4 experienced workers.  I think (or hope) that those at Pop HQ realize that in financial trouble, it be the safest decision to stick with what worked.  This would be going back to what Pop was.  To do this, a new team would not be as good as those whom experienced this old Pop.  So firing those people would be the opposite of what would be right.  They’ve also put out great islands after great islands!  Therefore, financial trouble would most likely not be the issue.  If not, the what is?

I believe it is that Pop wants a new “era”, and see a way to get that by bringing new people.  It is in human nature too continue what works, and these old creators are more likely to do this, because they’ve seen it’s success.  New people, however, would be more open to change.  Because of their success, there’d be no reason to fire these employee’s other than for this, especially financial trouble.

I think the first change we’re seeing is a focus on newer, younger players.  I believe Pop may be trying to disassociate themselves with the community. Maybe they believe we make Pop seem like a game for older kids.  Maybe they think they need branch out a little bit more.  Back in the SUI era the social media accounts were so active.  At the front of this was Skinny Moon.  After she was gone, I believe we saw the first step to this new team.  Although Stephanie and CC tried to reach, CC is gone, and we don’t know where Stephanie went.  Skinny Moon was so active with the community, answering questions, and promoting blogs, like this one!  She really was great and gave us a view to the game, so many other communities don’t get to experience at the rate we did.  But when she was gone, it all stopped.  The community was very rarely mentioned at all.  I cannot speak for how much, if at all, the PHB got mentioned, but other blogs didn’t.  We no longer got that inside view.  In this recent mass unfollowing, Pop is just further distancing themselves from the community who’s stood with them through all.  In this time, where a game is most vulnerable, the creators are moving away from the thing that could save them: The Community.  Why they are, I don’t know.  My best guess would be to try and market to younger kids.  The islands have become less advanced than those in the SUI era on Old Pop.

That is all for this theory, tell me what you think!  Bye! ~Smart Flame


Where have I been?

Has it really been since February 10th?  I guess so….  If unlike me you haven’t been dead for one month, you might’ve noticed my absence.  Even before my leave on discord, this blog was seriously slow.  I could apologize, and I am sorry, but my life has gotten really busy.  School has become more demanding, I’ve taken up more extra-curriculur’s, and i got two freakin’ dogs.  I’m here to say, I want to post more, and I will try, but I’m not going to force myself to a regular schedule, because that’s when things start to fall back.  Rather, I will have my intention, but not be so hard on myself if I fail.  I know this post was short, boring, and like every other I’ve made, but it’s time for me to actually post more.  I am glad to be back, and am excited to see what the future holds! Bye! ~Smart Flame


Top 10 of the Posts I Regret Posting

There are many posts to this day I regret posting.  Here are the top ten I most regret! Shout-out to Sporty Boa’s blog because I’m totally stealing Random Guy’s idea (with permission) where he did his 5 favorite and least favorite.  I’m doing my 10 least favorite, because there are many.  There will be a sequel for 10 favorite posts coming out on no specific date, along with the first part of my new fanfic, no specific date either, sometime soon though.

10. FanFic 1 Is Here! – This post was just bad idea’s and bad writing meshed together, one could argue all my posts are, but this was bad.  So obviously there was a fancfiction in here. It was horribly written, rushed, and it only got one more continuation.  I had a shout-out to Lucky Wing that horribly transitioned into a theory.  Overall it gets a 3/10.  At least I tried to give a decent post that had two things in it.  To make mattes worse, I already used this theory!

9. I have no title – This post is short, but it is still rough.  It is me basically forcing you guys to come up with a new series because I was so unable and so creatively drained I couldn’t even do a mini-story.

8. Sorry – Lame name, lame post.  At least I know how to match!  Another post where I say sorry, but do nothing about it.  If I haven’t posted, I should at least give you something to read!  There’s not much else to say because it was so short, but it was just bad.

7. #MyPopsona and Some News! – My actual popsona was not bad, so that’s not why it made it on this least.  For one, I’m asking yet again for you to tell what to do.  Also this is where I announced that Orange Shell was leaving our staff.  She helped me so much in the beginning, and it was sad to see her leave.

6. Set Sail To See The New Ad! – For about 6 months when I was blogging, I thought I had to be very serious.  It was so short, and the pictures took over everything.  Just not some of my best work at all.

5.  Ned Noodlehead=Spy Agent?!!! – This was easily the shortest theory I’ve ever written and it was just bland.  It wasn’t interesting, it wasn’t detailed, it was just too short to enjoy and really was a horrible post.

4. IOTM’s and Reviews – This wasn’t horrible, but the reviews were bad and rushed.  The main reason this post made it on our list, was because a meme I made that I posted there.  If you have seen it I’m sorry, and if you find the post and see it, I’m also sorry.

3. A Story! – This is a golden example of times I never carried through with a plan.  I had this big plan to make a story called Poptropi-tunnels, but it never went through and the post became irrevelant and useless.

2. Reality TV Island Guide – This was the epitome of my lameness.  I tried to make myself seem smart, and well worded, I’m obviously not.  There were no pictures in the guide at all.  The entire opening, guide, and ending were in the same paragraph.  It was bad, really bad.

1.  do the miranda – This was horribly, rushed, and cringy.  It shows my weird obsessions of the time the would make one question my humanity.  I’m sorry I put you through that torture.

In all do honesty, reading through all my posts made me realize most aren’t bad, and they brought back a lot of great memories.  Unfortunately, I clicked publish for these ten posts.  I hope none of you remember these rough posts, and enjoy some of the better content I’ve produced.  Bye! ~Smart Flame


Theory + Announcement!

Hey guys! It’s Smart Flame!  Today I have theory for you.  What if we weren’t truly time traveling in Time Tangled Island?

Well, let’s get into the plot first.  So, Time Tangled Island, begins in an average city.  A scientist who has developed time traveling is crying outside her lab.  Basically you help her repair history to repair the future.  When you time travel to these historical sites, obviously there’s no machinery, or at least no time travel device.  At first I though you would land where the device was in present time in the past, but I have come up with something more believable.  I think your mind, or conscious would travel to that place.  The likelihood you’d land where the time machine was is even less likely than landing in the place you want to.  I just think that your mind goes there, and you have influence on the characters.  What do you think?  Tell me in the comments below!

Now for the announcement.  I will be writing a FanFiction called, Through the World.  It’s about Blue Sky as he travels through the world in the mid-1800’s.  He’s on the verge of making the most successful and useful business.  From the future, a man regularly visits him.  At first he seems kind, until we realize he wants to end the business deal.  Stay tuned for more posts, Bye! ~Smart Flame


Where Have I Been? + Year In Review!

Hey Guys, It’s me, Smart Flame.  You may be like, “Woah, were have you been?”  Disney World!  My parents surprised our family with a Disney trip!  So I haven’t been able to post, and though I’ve been online sometimes, I had other issues I had to deal with.  My New Years Resolution, though, is to begin posting more.

Now it’s time for review.  So, I’ve made it a little over a year and 2 months in blogging, keeping the site fairly active, my lowest monthly rate, 1 post a month (That’s really bad).  One of the most major things was our nomination for best fan-fiction!  Endangered was really fun to write, and I felt so blessed to have worked on it and for it to be a nomination!  I want to shout-out Sporty Boa, because Endangered was all because of him, it was his idea and in no way do I take create for the creativity he gave me to work with.  Another huge event was obviously Poptropica Worlds!  It is very interesting, but I’m excited to see what the creators have in mind for 2018!  In blogging news, we’ve seen some wins and loses.  A few loses include Lilly and Mia’s blog (Though a win would be there best blog win!) leaving, and the loss of Slippery Raptor Perfect, and UiPE. We have also seen some wins including the addition of Purple Claw and Silver Wolf, and a new addition to come in the new year!  Personally, I think we saw a growth in our blogs, and certainly some very creative content (except for this blog).  We saw the long-awaited release of Crisis Caverns!  One very sad thing is that is 2020 we will be saying goodbye to old pop because I don’t know how to explain, but I know it’s happening 😦 .

That’s all of the major things that happened in 2017, but there are so many smaller things that happened too.  I hope you enjoyed this post, Bye! ~Smart Flame



The Popmas Story!

Hey guys it’s me Smart Flame, and today I’m here with the next installment of the story! Unfortunately my internet crashed, so the days I missed will come out tomorrow.

I sat at the dinner table shoving mac & cheese in my face.  It was amazing.  My mother wasn’t there, and my fathers face was downcast in sorrow.  When we finished, he told us there was somewhere he wanted to take me and my brother. We climbed in the car and sped off.  The ride was silent in anticipation as me and my brother were expecting a huge surprise.  The big city outline became visible as we approached rapidly.  My father began pulling into a hospital.  “Are we going to a hospital? Why?”  Why were we going t a hospital, I mean there as no point.  My parents probably wanted to show us how some people don’t get Christmas or something like that.  He began to shield his face from us.  I heard some sniffling, but it was cold season, so I blew it off as a simple clearing of the nose.  He parked, walked out, and the beckoned us out too.  The hospital rose above awaiting our entrance to it.

I hope you enjoyed this, stay tuned for the posts tomorrow, bye!


Day 5 Of 25 Days Of Popmas!

You may or may have not seen that a post did not come out yesterday.  The truth was I didn’t have enough , and I’m sorry.  But today I will be getting both today’s post out. Yesterdays post will be coming with tomorrows post. Confusing, I know, but life.

I worked on my homework at the table, trying finish as fast as I could.  My mother grabbed her keys and began to leave, when I asked, “Where are you going, Mom?”  “To the store.”  She rushed out, and drove away.  That was the third time this week she had “gone to the store” and it was only Tuesday.  She came back after an hour, only holing one bag with one package of gum in it.  “Why did it take so long?”  “Traffic” She replied as she walked over to give me a hug. She had a hood on again, which never happened except this week.  I pulled it off as she hugged me, to reveal a thinning gray hair.  I chuckled. “Old age isn’t something to be embarrassed about Mom!”   She smiled weakly, and walked away sliding into the hood.  “Someones bitter” I though to myself.  I continued my homework admiring the tree.  Who knew what life would bring next.

Hope you enjoyed it! Stay tuned, tomorrow will bring yesterdays and tomorrows post! Bye! ~Smart Flame