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Sorry

This is just a quick post. I’m just here to say sorry for not getting posts out recently, but I’ve been busy working on the surprise coming tomorrow.  Regular posting will continue from now on.  Also be sure to check out Endangered Part 3 which will be released tonight.  Bye! ~Smart Flame

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Top Ten of The Month!

Hey Guys! It’s me, Smart Flame!  Today, We will countdown the top ten most meaningful islands. The islands will have deep story lines, cultural  beauty, and diverse story lines.  Let’s get started.

10. Arabian Nights
This island goes over the struggle people faced in ancient middle eastern times.  It shows how 40 thieves were destroying the city, while combining ancient myths and legends of genies in a bottle at the time.

9. Cryptids Island
This island shows how a millionaire wished to find proof of the many mythical creatures that are known through the world as cryptids.  But he realizes people are searching for them while terrorizing these animals.  He does everything in his power to help you find conclusive evidence of them, while helping refuge one too.

8. S.O.S. Island
This island shows the terror of boat wreck, which represents the famous Titanic boat sink that was an unexpected tragedy occurring in the early 20th century.  Through saving the guests, it shows you also how they were stuck in that terror.

7. Game Show Island
This island shows our poptropican’s struggle for freedom in dystopian-like environment controlled by robots.  They must prove themselves to become equals with the robots.  This island represents our “Pop Civil War” as we fight for our rights.

6. Escape From Pelican Rock Island
This island may not have been culturally diverse, but it dealt with more grown-up, real world situations.  Though getting framed and thrown in jail by an exact double of you in boots isn’t likely, it still dealt with crimes and showed us the torture of what prison would be.

5. Time Tangled Island
This island, quick as it may be, still dealt with several cultures and allowed us to see how different sultures interact and how some artifacts changed the course of history.

4. Twisted Thicket Island
This island was a personal favorite, and to this day I find how underrated it is.  It’s mystical and mythological elements only further the plot and playing experience, while still holding two central themes. The first being nature shouldn’t be fought, rather then worked with.  The second being the fierceness to protect something may rub off as rude or evil, but until we know it’s motivation, judging it is wrong, unless it is violent to the point of criminal status.

3. Vampire’s Curse Island
As much as I wanted to tape my hands together while writing this, due to it being one of my least favorite islands, the deep plots and story lines, though hidden in a Twilight-like them (HP wins any day), it still has a strong meaning that might miss at first glance.  It is that no human will live forever, and until one realizes that, depression and confusion will rage inside one, causing them to do irrational things.

2. Skullduggery Island
This is another one I do not wish to write, as it’s name is underlined in the red line (really annoying for me), and I wished to snap my chromebook while floating endlessy on water.  But this has a very adult meaning, in which we must work for our success, and because 90% of the island was this, it went up on this list.  And the phrase really comes true once you beat ol’ Captain Crawfish.

1. Ghost Story Island
Don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming.  It is a fan favorite, and rightfully so.  This is why I love Poptropica.  They’re able to convey deep story lines, ones you’d find in successful novels, and create them in such a way older kids love it, while still being a fun game that younger audiences can enjoy. And honestly this island in the epitome of that.  It provides a love story that’s not overly gushy and gross, a few scarier moments that are very unexpected, and the adventurous spirit that Poptropica brings to you from all islands.

Before I go I have two things to say.  First a theory, are only Poptropica ghosts aloud to talk?  And look at this:

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I can’t believe anyone even nominated Endangered, but to now have it be in contention for voting?  This is so surreal. When this blog was created I did not think it would be still active, but here I am with something that could win a Poppies award! Shout-out to Sporty Boa who had the amazing idea for this wonderful series!  Yet again I thank everyone who nominated Endangered, and everyone who supports this blog, you mean so much to me.  BTW the 3rd part will be released tomorrow with a little surprise! Thank you if you made it this far, you could probably run a marathon.  Bye! ~Smart Flame

 

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Read Between The Lines: You’re Poptropicans are Time Travelers!

I believe that Poptropica is one timeline of major problems in the world in which your poptropican went to save everyone in.  I will be reviewing the similarities in Crisis Caverns and 24 Carrot island to historical events and how your poptropican saved the potropicans there.

We’ll start with Crisis Caverns as there is smaller evidence and similarities.  I believe this island most closely relates to the eruption of Pompeii.  Mount Vesuvius was the volcano that erupted, possibly relating to the Caldera, or Super Volcano. Also, the park in the game was a tourist attraction, as was Pompeii for some of their many technological advances, unheard of at their time.

I believe 24 Carrot relates to the Great Depression of America.  I believe this because, as seen, the city is financial crisis.  I believe the loss of carrots represent the loss of the main resource or job that supported towns: this islands were carrots.  Now more evidence supports this theory.  The great depression took place in the 30’s, and nearly the 40’s.  The technological advances are similar to what would have been there at that time, such as a movie theater, and a diner.  Also during this time, the industrial evolution had really hit its peak, and there is a factory there, which could show the large amounts of smog seen on the island. Next is the farm, as even though farming  was not as popular as it used to be, it was still common to see a farm in every town.

Personally, I think the second could be true, but tell what you think in the comments below. That’s all for today, bye! ~Smart Flame

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Two BIG Anouncements!

Hey Guys! It’s me, Smart Flame!  I have two major things that happened in Poptropica and on this blog.  First, as many you already, the 24 Carrot Island Reboot is here!  I haven’t finished it yet, mainly because I have to restart the island due to a glitch where the cat just paces the floor where the milk tray was after it drank it.  But it was so early on I don’t mind restarting.

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I spent about five minutes refreshing the voting poll, making sure it wasn’t a glitch.  But it isn’t, because Endangered is an official option in the voting round.  This is so surreal I’m honestly in shock.  So I want to give everyone who nominated Endangered for Best Fan Fiction a large thank you, because even if it gets last place in voting, it means so much for me that anyone nominated.  So, yet again, thank you guys so much if you voted for Endangered, it’s just amazing!

That’s all for today’s post.  Be sure to play 24 Carrot and, just thank you again. Bye! ~Smart Flame

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Endangered Part 2!

Hey Guys, It’s me, Smart Flame!  Today I’m here with the second edition of Endangered!  BTW, I’m sorry for not posting in a million years, but I just needed a break (again).

Sporty Boa stood up, as he looked at the man questioningly, as cold water drained from his hair and clothes.  He composes himself, and asks with as little shyness as he can, “My name is Sporty Boa, and y-”  “Names Van Buren, Myron Van Buren.”  Myron stands their his gun now at his side.  His other hand twirling his greasy bushy mustache.  “Well get on my horse, I’ll give you a lift to my house!”  Sporty Boa hesitates.  “No thanks I’ll get myself back to the lodge.”  He leaves the caves.

Sporty Boa walked out of the cave. The sign which would lead him back to the lodge had been shot several times, making it illedgible.  What happened to the sign?!  He begins to walk down the path on his right.  After about a mile of walking, green gas begins to surround him.  He becomes queasy and falls to the ground.  A trainquillizer dart hits his neck.  He becomes immediately unconcious.  Somewhere a voice is heard.  “Once a guest, always a guest.”

Sorry this was so short, but next week will begin to get better.  BTW the Poppies are now being held in the nomination round, so go and vote to make what you think should win, win!  That’s all for today, bye! ~Smart Flame

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Top Ten Hardest Things About Owning A Poptropica Blog

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Hey guys, it’s me, Smart Flame!  Poptropica is a special place, and so is its community.  We have several blogs and youtube channels created by dedicated fans.  And everyone helps everyone grow in the community.  Us bloggers want to give good posts to the people who support us along our journey.  But getting out good posts and continuing our blogs is certainly not for the faint-hearted.  Getting views and followers is tough and I’m here to show everyone what I think are 10 of the hardest challenges Poptropica bloggers face. So without further ado, let’s get on with the post!

#10: Advertising
You may read this and think Advertising? How’s that a challenge!  This is a challenge because if you over advertise people start to become less likely to clink your link, thinking you’re just view-hungry.  But, if you don’t advertise at all, you must rely on a pretty loyal fan base to get support.  I would suggest to  advertise on 1-2 servers, 3 at most on Discord, and if you have Twitter, Tweet it.

#9: Creativity
This is a challenge that I relate to currently.  When creating a series it needs to be creative and original, and despite my love for all of our Pop Blogs, originality is hard to come by.  I struggle putting out original twists on news stories, and putting out good series’s.

#8: Pop News
You might be asking yourself How is this a challenge?  It’s more content to post! It’s more content to post if you pounce on it like a tiger.  Poptropica News is hard because, after the first four posts on the news, people stop reading those posts.  Your best bet is to be as quick as you can when posting it.

#7: The Baby Phase
This is the phase where your blog has 20 – 30 followers and 1,000 – 3,000 hits.  This is the hardest phase to pass because so many blogs are at this phase.  This is the point where many blogs are deleted because it’s hard to get new people to add to your group of followers. Few blogs ever break through this phase, and many blogs, even if they’re still active stay in this phase.  That is where this blog is currently.  If you can break through this phase, just know, you’re doing something right.  But, don’t be like, Well, my blog’s in the baby phase, will it get out?!  You don’t have to worry, because if you persevere and keep improving your posts, you will make it out.

#6: Regular Posting
Posting regularly is essential for blogs in The Baby Phase, because if you go awhile without posting, the people who will make or break your chance at survival start to not look at your blog.  It’s hard with busy schedules and lives, to put out quality content that doesn’t feel rushed.

#5: Ideas
Blog post idea’s are hard to come up with, if not already made by another blogger.  You want to keep it interesting, while still being informative.  You want it to be structured yet fun.  My golden rule is if it’s a post you wouldn’t read, don’t post it.  If it’s fine by you, you know it’s fine, because you are the hardest judge on yourself, so if it meets your standards someone will surely enjoy it.

#4: Contests
I love holding contests but they’re hard to work with.  Many times in blogs you’ll see contests that suddenly disappear.  The main reason typically why this happens is not enough entrees into the contest.  Therefore the blogger longer sees it fit to hold a contest with two people in it.  Now larger blogs may not find this a problem.  The greatest way to get the most people in your contests, is don’t do many, because people might get bored of them, and less entrees enter.  Also, get your fans excited about the contest, and give them a long time to create entrees.

#3: Blog’s Design
This is more of a personal one, mainly because I am no designer or artist in the slightest bit, so typically my blog has a very basic look to it.  This is a challenge, because people might assume bad designing or look means a bad blog.  Also, because I’m pretty new to the customization tool, it just is not yet where I’d like it.  For many it isn’t a problem, but it is certainly for me.

#2: The Edge
The edge is basically finding a talent you have, and using it to improve your writing.  Now, it doesn’t have to be a talent, but how you do something that gets people excited or interested.  Fierce Flyers is his drawing, it is fantastic.  Lucky Wing’s her ability just to make posts that are so relatable and funny.  On this blog I’m trying to make and/or find an edge that makes my posts more interesting.

#1: Gaining Views and Followers
This is a very hard task, but especially blogs in the baby phase.  Having “The Edge”  helps you gain views and followers.  This is what can make blogs end, because when they’re in the Baby Phase, their views and followers don’t come as often as they did in the beggining.  I am not going to lie, this is very hard.  Views come by a lot easier, but followers are just a whole new level of difficulty.

I hope you enjoyed these Top Ten Hardest Blog Challenges!  Please tell me in the comments, which do you agree with, which do you disagree with?  That’s all for today’s post, Bye!  ~Smart Flame

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Read Between The Lines: Crisis Caverns

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Hey Guys! It’s me, Smart Flame!  I have a theory that will change how you view Crisis Caverns!  My theory is that the island is a test to see if you can become a certified park ranger.

I believe they wanted you to first learn how to find stolen property.  Then they wanted you to be able to save people who are unable to save themselves.  Finally the wanted you to learn that you need to do whatever possible in a life-threatening situation, work with other cultures, and to be quick on your feet and wits to know how to escape a situation.

One of the major things that we’re going out on a limb with, is that the two park rangers we saw at the top of the geyser, were actually the mole king and queen.  Also that the cthionians (I hope I spelled that right) are animatronics.

So, what do you think?  Are the park rangers testing all you have, or do the mole queen and king override this theory?  Let me know in the comments!  As you could’ve guessed this is the end of the post.  Bye! ~Smart Flame