A New Look

Okay, so I decided to change the way my blog looks, so there might be a few problems the first few days.  If you notice something, like the color for the text is too weird to read, or something like that, just leave a comment saying so.  Also, I am working as fast as I can to change the header, so if it still has the header it comes with, just know that I am working hard to change that.  I’m still going to look for authors, but I just decided to undo the sticky mode on the post.  So, if you already read it, and you want to apply, you can either leave a comment on this post or that post.  If you haven’t read the post that says I am searching for authors, and you are interested click here, and you can read the post.  If you have any questions about me hiring authors, feel free to leave a comment.  Oh, and in the post that says I’m looking for help, I put that I didn’t really know how to do it.  Well, I found out a couple days ago how to do it, so you don’t have to worry about me screwing up or anything.

Remember, if you have something to say about a post or a page, even if you don’t have a WordPress account, please comment.  To tell you the truth, I haven’t had any comments yet, so I’m a little discouraged.  But don’t worry, even if people still don’t comment, I will still be posting.  As long as I have views I will still post!  So, even if you think my blog is terrible, please leave a comment with a suggestion, so that I at least can try to make it better.  If you want to enter in my contest, all you have to do is leave a comment (with a suggestion) on my Suggestions page, and you can enter!  Click here to go to the page.

Thanks to everyone who has come here even once, you guys help make me happy!

~Icy Comet

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Become a Robot

You can mix and match robot costumes to make a completely unique robot!  Or, you can just use the ones Vlad the Viking made up…

Master Mime has told you about the Steam Robot on the loose in Poptropica. Don’t forget about the other robot Costumes you can get in the Poptropica store.
The Retro Robot sports sleek wings and big yellow eyes.
The Renegade Robot makes his own rules.
Don’t forget, with the power of the Costumizer, you can mix and match costumes from the Poptropica Store!
I call this the “Retrograde Robot.”
“Steamgrade Robot.”
You don’t even have to combine similar costume parts for a cool new outfit. Here’s a Mech Pilot head on a Renegade Robot body.
This is the, er… “Renemech Pilograde Robot?” We’ll work on that one.
You can use multiple powers at once, too!
What crazy costume combinations can you come up with?

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VLAD THE VIKING

Instead of calling the 5th costume the Renemech Pilograde Robot, Vlad should have called it the My Hat Has a Totally Different Color Combination Than The Rest Of My Outfit Robot.  If that was to hard for him to remember, Vlad should have called it the MHHATDCCTTROMO Robot. 😀  But, yet again, that probably would be too hard to remember.

~Icy Comet

Voting for Houses

The Creators are done drawing the sketches of the houses.  Now, they are trying to decide which one will make it into the new island.

This week, we’ve shown you four different sketches of mansions. But only one will be able to make it into a new Poptropica Island. It’s so hard to decide which it should be. Let’s take another look:
Mansion 1
Mansion 2
Mansion 3
Mansion 4
Decisions, decisions…
Which one do you like the best? Vote in our poll on the sidebar!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Click HERE if you want to go to the Creators’ Blog to vote on the house you like best.  Have fun voting! 😀

~Icy Comet

New Costume in Poptropica Store!

There is a new costume in the Poptropica Store!

Several Poptropicans have reported that a Steam Robot has recently escaped from Steamworks Island!
We have this image to show you what it looks like. Take a look in the Poptropican store. It may be hiding there.


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MASTER MIME

Wouldn’t it be bad if you had this costume on, and it started raining and your costume got rusted up!  Of course, that would never happen, because it doesn’t even rain in Poptropica!

By the way, school started a couple weeks ago, and Monday I started doing after-school activities.  Because of that, I won’t be as active, but I will try to post a lot!

~Icy Comet

A House Fit For Royalty

The Creators sure have been sketching a lot of houses recently.  Maybe they are sketching their dream houses! 😀

Before we move onto the next phase of the design, here’s one more approach to the big mansion that will serve as an integral part of a new Poptropica Island.
Those columns certainly are regal. You’d have to be a pretty big hotshot to have columns like that around your front door.
But which of these designs will ultimately make it into the new Island?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

I hope that the blue house goes onto the new island.  I wonder what this island is going to be about.  My mind is totally blank right now.  I mean, what storyline can you build around a house?!?!  Of course, my imagination is not that great.

~Icy Comet

Just Another House in the Country

The Creators have sketched ANOTHER house.  This one, in my opinion, looks like it would fit in the country better than the other two.

Here’s a different approach to the big houses that we’ve been sketching for an upcoming Island.

This one’s a little more modest, wouldn’t you say? Not enough skulls and crossbones, if you ask me.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

This house is TOTALLY cool!  I mean, how often do you see a BLUE house?!?!  Well, actually, I see blue houses a lot, but still, they are SO cool!

~Icy Comet

Help!

I am thinking of getting some new authors on my blog.  Maybe one, maybe two, I don’t know how many.  Preferably, I would want an author who knows stuff about graphics, and an author who has (or had) a blog on wordpress and who knows tricks to make the blog better.  Even if you don’t have those qualifications, you can still see if I want to have you as an author by leaving a comment.  If you want to become an author, there are a few rules you will have to follow.  They are almost exactly like the rules I have for comment; only a few are different.

First, no cursing, using words that aren’t curses but still are rude,  no using a post to hurt someone’s feeling, and no calling people names.  Second, if you want to edit a page, let me know first.  It will be okay if you don’t, but I would like to know if you feel something needs updating.  Third, try to stay on the subject of Poptropica.  It is okay if you aren’t totally on topic, but don’t go talking about, for example, what you had for lunch.  Fourth, don’t give away personal information.  Saying your name and what country or state you live in is okay, but don’t tell your complete address.

If you want to become an author, just leave a comment saying why you think I should hire you.  Remember, I don’t know how many authors I will get, so if I hire someone, you may still have a chance at becoming an author.

I don’t know when I am going to stop searching for authors, but I will let you know when I stop.  Remember, if you want to see any new posts I have added, just scroll down.  Just because I am searching for authors doesn’t mean I am going to completely stop posting.

Thanks SO much for everyone’s support!

~Icy Comet 😀

Oh, and it would be nice if you know how to get someone as an author.  I kind of know how to do it, but I want to make sure I am doing it correctly.  If you have any questions or suggestions, PLEASE leave a comment!

Another Sketch

The Creators have made another sketch of a house like the one they did recently.

How many different ways can you imagine a big, fancy house in the country? If you were a Poptropica Creator, you’d have to imagine several. Yesterday we showed you one such sketch. Here’s another.

This isn’t even all of them! We’ll show you a couple more of these early designs as the week goes on.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Personally, I think the other house looks better.  I can’t wait to see what other designs the Creators have in mind for the house?

~Icy Comet

Surfin’ With Marmaduke

There is a new ad in Poptropica!  It’s a little bit different than the other ads, though.  When you log on you will have a little card-like item put inside your backpack.  The card looks like this:

If you press the button on the middle of the card that says “Play Game”, a new tab will be added to your browser, and you will get to a page that looks like this:

Press the button that says “Play Now” to play a totally awesome, super cool… a game that is okay in my opinion.  The game could be a bit better, AND you don’t get any prizes for completing it (at least I didn’t).

To complete the game you have to get Marmaduke through a surfing competition.  To control Marmaduke, use your mouse.  Use the left button on your mouse to make Marmaduke jump.  Press your spacebar to make Marmaduke duck.  You have to jump over flying fish, rocks, and sharks, and you have to duck birds.

In my opinion, this game got a little hard towards the end.  But, I don’t know if that is just me, or if it really got hard at the end.  Okay, so whoever sees this post, if that game got a little hard to you at the end, PLEASE leave a comment telling me so.  That way I know that I am not the worst game-player in the history of the universe (which, I probably am). 😉

~Icy Comet

Edit: I just realized that if you put your mouse over the pictures I put on the blog (not the ones that the Creators had on their blog), you can see what I saved it on my computer as!  Have fun seeing what kinds of crazy titles I give things when I save them! 😀

A New Sketch!

It looks like the Creators are working on another island!

Steamworks Island has been a smashing success! We’re all very proud of it. Poptropica Members are already exploring the mysteries of the Island, and the Island will be available to all before you know it.
So, what do the Poptropica Creators do after a new Island launches? Surely we’ve earned a little R+R, right?
Not on your life. We’re already hard at work on the next Poptropica adventures. Here’s an early sketch of something we’ve got cooking.

That’s a nice-looking house! What kind of a person do you suppose lives there?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

I wonder what kind of island they are going to make this time.

~Icy Comet