Periods, Presidents, and Dreams, Oh My!: A big long rant post about various topics

So, I was writing a post, it was totally awesome and wowing everyone, I was so glad I was finally getting my shiznit together and actually making another post, and then I realized I dreamed the whole thing up. Pbbbt.

Which leads me to the topic of today’s post: why I fricking hate dreams. Also various rants about other things happening in my life right now, like politics and menstruation, which will be put below a “read more” so that little kids don’t get scarred by opinions on the Head Cheeto and the completely natural thing about 50% of the population goes through at least once in their life.

So, dreams. For most of my young life, I didn’t experience dreams so much. And by this I mean I didn’t remember my dreams. Everybody dreams, I just don’t like remembering them. Why? For me, they’re too realistic. Now, of course, I don’t mean they make sense, really – once I wake up I often look back and kind of wonder how I could’ve possibly thought it was real. Regardless of the content, the scenarios I find myself in are just realistic enough to confuse me – for example, as in the recent dream I had, I was writing a blog post for this very blog.

I think now is a fine time to note that I am able to read in my dreams. The first time I observed this phenomenon personally was a few years ago when I was in middle school, but in the dream I was at the elementary school with a DS that had a sticker that said “This is the property of Emily and Adam”. Now, it didn’t actually say “Adam” – it had a different name – but that’s not important here. I have talked to my family members about this, and they say they cannot read in their dreams no matter how hard they try. Meanwhile, I dream and find myself browsing the Internet, using Discord, and watching Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse. (Look, I told you they were realistic, right?) I also saw an episode of Batman: The Animated Series where he (Batman) figured out he was in a dream because he couldn’t read in it. My casual Google searching on the matter has yielded no results, so I’m curious: can you read in your dreams? Or am I just a Special Snowflake?

Anyways, back to why I hate dreams. The thing is, once I wake up, I’m not sure what actually happened and what was in my weird dreamscape, like say, the blog post I wrote in the dream. (I have absolutely no idea what I was writing it about, but I definitely wrote it.) Of course, details may be tweaked in a dream – like the layout of Disneyland when I dream I’m there and trying to help two lovely tourists find a ride only to find I don’t know where the ride is even though I’ve been going to the park for 15 years and should definitely know this by now.

Quite possibly the worst instance of this was a few years ago. Remember how I mentioned the Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse episode? At this point in time, BLITD was kind of… sporadic with when the episodes were released, and we hadn’t had one in months. I was also the only active admin on the wiki. Thus when I dreamed there was a new episode, I recall getting excited in the dream about having to update the wiki. A little while later while I was conscious I realized it was a dream and instantly became depressed that there wasn’t a new episode.

So while my brother is trying to get lucid dreams (he got really close the other day, apparently – he became aware he was in a dream seconds before he woke up), I’m trying to get my dreams to go away. Maybe if I had a better sleep schedule that would help? Or would that be detrimental? Hmm…

Alright, that’s enough of that. Time for me to rant about periods and politics after the read-more.

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The Lion King Experience: There’s an important announcement in here, so read the first paragraph at least

Alright, before we get into the bulk of this post, which is going to be me talking about The Lion King musical, first I have a special announcement, oh boy! Tomorrow, Friday the 23rd, I’m going to be streaming Barbie in a Christmas Carol over on my Rabb.it at 3PM Pacific / 6PM Eastern. I’m sure there’s nothing else important happening at that time, so feel free to pop over as we enjoy a holiday classic. The movie’s about an hour and a half, so it’s going to last until like 4:30 PM Pacific / 7:30 PM Eastern, unless I decide to pop in another Barbie holiday movie. We’ll see.

Anyways, time for me to start reviewing this musical I saw. As an important sidenote, I’m not much of a critic and tend to be extremely biased, so here goes.

Alright, time to start off with an Unpopular Opinion of mine: I don’t enjoy The Lion King movie. Well, it’s more like I watched it once as a kid and haven’t been interested enough to watch it ever again. I mean, I played a video game version of it a bunch of times, but I never watched it again. So, I didn’t really have high hopes for the stage version.

I was… kind of right in my assumption. The costumes are impressive, the acting and dancing is incredible, the sets are amazing, but the plot… I was kind of lost. I mean, it hit all of the beats of the original, but it didn’t quite work. The songs don’t help advance the plot, they’re just kind of… there. A lot of the time, they actually slow down the plot! For the entr’acte (the overture of a musical but after the intermission), they randomly have the entire ensemble going around in traditional African clothing while singing and dancing. I mean, it looked cool, but aren’t we focusing on the animals? It has literally nothing to do with the rest of the plot, other than they put those costumes back on again at some point in the second act for again, no discernible reason at all.

As I said, the costumes were pretty good. The way they did animals was really impressive, and I enjoyed it a lot. Until we got to Timon and Pumbaa. They… they were terrifying. Especially the Timon puppet. Oh wow. To me, it seems like they don’t know whether they want to go with humanoid with animal-esque features or full on animal puppets for the characters – we’ve got the lions with lion heads on top of their heads and some lion clothing, but then we’ve got Zazu who’s a full-on puppet. What are you guys going for?

The actors weren’t bad, they were great. The kids who played young Simba and young Nala were a little weak, but they’re kids, so I can’t really blame them. It doesn’t help that I just hate the character of young Simba. He’s a twerp.

Oh, back on the sidenote of weird musical numbers. “I Just Can’t Wait to be King” or whatever it’s called makes absolutely no sense with it’s staging or setup. It’s just kind of like a weird sugar-high-induced dream.

More on costumes – most of the lions have the lion heads remaining on top of their heads, except for Scar and Mufasa for some reason – those move down to dangle in front of their heads sometimes for some weird reason. I don’t know why, but they do. That’s kind of weird.

This really hasn’t been a cohesive review. I’m sorry, I’m not much of a critic.

Well, plot-wise, it turns out I just hate kid Simba’s personality. A lot. He’s a brat. A complete and utter brat. Once we got into the second act it was a little more tolerable. He was still a bit of a twat though.

I feel like I should talk about staging – they do some pretty cool things for staging scenes. It’s all pretty impressive. The climax is a little poorly executed, but it works, I suppose.

Oh, another thing! The first act just kind of… ends. Usually at the end of the first act there’s some sort of big number to close it out on a bang. Here we get adult Simba swinging onstage from a vine to show he’s aged up (that was not well done honestly), and them singing Hakuna Matata as the curtains close. Not much of a show-stopper there.

Also, I feel really bad, but all throughout the opening number all I could think of was The Book of Mormon. (Kiddos, don’t watch that show. It’s from the creators of South Park. Don’t watch it.)

My sister pointed out during intermission that most people refer to Disney musicals as being less of a story and more of an experience, but she sees this one as the only one that fits that description. Granted, the only Disney musicals I’ve seen are Beauty and the Beast and Newsies, but I think they carried a plot much better and didn’t just try to wow the audience with cool puppets and effects.

So basically, if you want to see some cool costumes and a POC cast performing Lion King, feel free to see it! Just don’t expect much of a flowing story here.

Usually most reviewers would go put a number here, but I have a lot of trouble summarizing qualitative data into a quantitative value. So I’ll just rate this an “eh”.

Anyways, now that we’re done with that, again, tomorrow, on Friday the 23rd, I’m going to be streaming Barbie in a Christmas Carol over on my Rabb.it at 3 PM Pacific / 6 PM Eastern. I’d love to see you all there!

-Ylimegirl

Planes, Trains, and Snowmobiles: A peek at our family’s movie collection

Alright guys, my family’s arguing about when to see Moana and if we should go in the hot tub this year, so it’s clearly time for me to go through all of the holiday-esque movies we own and talk about each one.

Alright, I’ve got a stack of 14 movies here, but actually 13 since one of them isn’t really suitable for kids, so let’s do this, yeehaw

First in the hellstack is Barbie: A Perfect Christmas.

barbie_a_perfect_christmas_digital_copyJoin Barbie™ and her sisters Skipper™, Stacie™ and Chelsea™ as their holiday vacation plans turn into a most unexpected adventure and heartwarming lesson. After a snowstorm diverts their plane, the girls find themselves far from their New York destination and their holiday dreams. Now stranded at a remote inn in the tiny town of Tannenbaum, the sisters are welcomed by new friends and magical experiences. In appreciation for the wonderful hospitality they receive, they use their musical talents to put on a performance for the whole town. Barbie™ and her sisters realize the joy of being together is what really makes A Perfect Christmas!

It was… alright, I suppose. Not the best. Not the worst. I usually don’t watch it every year. It’s a musical, so that’s a heads-up. Some songs are better than others.

Next is Arthur Christmas.

onesheetHow CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operations have MISSED one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out on a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic!

We’ve watched this one as a family every year since it came out in 2011. The characters are likeable and funny, it’s a fun way of exploring how the legend of Santa Claus possibly works in this day and age, and it’s just a fun ride all the way through. As you may see on that sticker on the cover, it unfortunately features Beiber singing “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town” in the credits, but other than that I think this movie is pretty much perfect.

Next in the stack is… The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas?

51ghcfwqpnlSanta may make you giggle, but here’s a group who’s guaranteed to make you wiggle! All the way from down under comes The Wiggles®, the happiest band in the land singing and dancing their way through their first ever Christmas video. Join Murray, Jeff, Anthony, Greg and friends as they take you on a sleigh-riding Yuletide sing-along with new holiday tunes and old festive favorites. It’s 40 minutes of your favorite Christmas music presented in a unique style that is enjoyable for all ages. So what are you waiting for? Have a Merry Christmas and let the wiggling begin!

Well I think I’m a bit out of the age range for this one based on the box. At any rate, I haven’t watched this since I was in that age range. Most of what I remember from this is an octopus dancing to the lyrics “wiggly wiggly Christmas”. Uh, if you’re in the proper age range, feel free to watch this? At any rate there’s new Wiggles these days but for some reason Anthony is still part of the group. He seems kind of out of place. Poor blue Wiggle.

Oh boy. Next is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys.

mv5bmtmxndixotiwm15bml5banbnxkftztywmduzmzu5-_v1_uy268_cr30182268_al_When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa’s toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone’s favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the grizzly prospector, the abominable snow monster Bumbles and Rudolph’s very special friend Clarice. Together, they promise Santa they’ll track down Toy Taker and rescue Santa’s toys. Their incredible quest takes them on a wild adventure with Rudolph’s red nose leading the way! This new family holiday favorite features the voices of Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss and Rick Moranis. The soundtrack includes seven new holiday songs and features the classic original song performed by Tony Bennett. WIth amazing state-of-the-art animation and great new songs, kids of all ages will treasure this musical adventure forever.

Well maybe the animation was “state-of-the-art” when it came out in 2001, but it hasn’t aged well. At all. On the other hand, apparently Rudolph aged extremely well, since he’s a kid again in this one. Also there’s a singing hippo. Avoid this sequel like the plague, it’s so bad, oh my gosh, it’s so bad, oh wow boy howdy it’s terrible

Now we’ve got Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas.

ultimatechristmasThomas and his friends would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. In this special collection of seasonal favorites, you’ll experience first hand the joy and magic the holiday season brings to the Island of Sodor. See if Percy’s snow-covered face tricks James and the rest of the engines into thinking they have seen the very scary Jack Frost. Cheer on Thomas, Harold, Percy, and Terence as they shovel out the stranded villagers just in time for Christmas. Happy Holidays!!!

Maybe my brother got this as a present one year? I dunno. At any rate, I don’t think I’ve watched it. But it’s probably better than whatever the current creepy CGI stuff is.

Next up is Barbie in A Christmas Carol.

mv5bmtq0odezmtcwm15bml5banbnxkftztgwnzm5mja2mde-_v1_uy268_cr90182268_al_Barbie™ in A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming adaption of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs! The tale stars Barbie™ as Eden Starling™, the glamorous singing diva of a theatre in Victorian London. Along with her snooty cat, Chuzzlewit, Eden selfishly plans to make all of the theatre performers stay and rehearse on Christmas Day! Not even Eden’s costume designer and childhood friend, Catherine, can talk Eden out of her self-centered tantrum.

It’s up to three very unusual Christmas Spirits to take Eden on a fantastical holiday journey that will open her heart to the spirit of the season and the joy of giving. Barbie™ in A Christmas Carol is a family favorite to enjoy every holiday season!

As you might be able to tell, this takes quite a few liberties with the original classic, but I think it works well. Got quite a few good songs and is an entertaining movie that simultaneously keeps the creepy atmosphere of the original story while keeping it lighthearted for the children. I should probably watch it every year, not sure if I do though.

Next up is Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas.

61jwr756d4lIn this tune-filled animated favorite, Dave Seville has managed to book Alvin for a harmonica solo at the famed Carnegie Hall! But there’s a slight problem – swept up into the holiday spirit, Alvin has given his beloved harmonica away to a sick little boy. Will Alvin, Simon, and Theodore find a replacement, without Dave finding out? Will Alvin be able to keep his date at Carnegie Hall? Will Dave go ballistic as the big night grows closer? The whole family will treasure this Christmas Classic, in which The Chipmunks perform “Jingle Bells”, “Deck the Halls,” and that perennial holiday favorite, “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late).” Here’s to the holidays … and A Chipmunk Christmas!

I think mom got this one for us because back in the day, us kids liked the Alvin and the Chipmunks live action films. We stopped after the sequel, though. Probably a good thing. I think I’ve only watched this one only once as well, but I think it’s actually three different episodes and the back only describes one of them? I dunno.

Aight, I’m over halfway done and want to drag my brother over with me to Starbucks for that danged Eggnog Frappuccino I’ve been wanting. BRB.

Eggnog Frappuccino and Epsom salt obtained, time to continue with the list with Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember.

bobthebuilderchristmastoremember01Merry Christmas from Bob the Builder! Bob’s can-do crew is busy decorating for the holidays and building a concert stage for rock stars Lennie and the Lazers. And guess who’s coming home for Christmas! Bob’s twin brother, Tom – all the way from the Arctic Circle! Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. Spud is up to his usual pranks, Lennie can’t sing, and Bob forgot his Santa costume. And it seems Tom won’t be home after all. Much to Bob’s surprise, Elton John and a mysterious Santa make it a Christmas to remember!

Think I watched this only once. Don’t remember it too much, but apparently it has Elton John in it? Huh. Also at first glance I thought the snowmobile was a minion. Wow I hate those little yellow blobs. Also Bob has a twin brother? Why would he be given a twin brother? And who names twins Bob and Tom? Anyways.

Hang on, I’ve gotta check the rating real quickly on this one. Yep, it’s PG. Fair warning, it’s the 80’s version of PG, not the 21st century version of PG, so… might actually need some parental guidance on this one. Anyways, up next is A Christmas Story.

2204_16170The Christmas spirit isn’t served up with more heartfelt warmth or observant hilarity than in this beloved adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s holiday story. In 1940s Indiana, nine-year-old Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) dreams of his ideal Christmas gift: a genuine Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. But when gruff dad (Darren McGavin) and doting mom (Melinda Dillon) regularly respond with “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Ralphie mounts a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign. He also endures all kinds of childhood calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the yellow-eyed Scotty Farkus affair to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. We triple-dog-dare you to unwrap a more welcome Yuletide classic!

Yes, all of those bolded bits are bolded on the back of the DVD box. Don’t ask me why. My mom had this one on when I was in elementary school. Well, I saw a part near the end of it, screamed in despair over what Ralphie did at one point, and have been too self-embarassed about it to ever watch it again. On the other hand, the rest of my family watches it every year. But at any rate, I remember it definitely deserves that PG rating. I’d suggest asking your parents first before watching.
Don’t talk to me about the sequel.

Next up is another pretty great classic: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

51mqgjkdtmlRemember when Santa called upon Rudolph to guide his sleigh that foggy Christmas night? Relive the adventures of Rudolph and friends as they help save Christmas and have some fun along the way. Told and sung by Burl Ives. This Original Christmas Classic is a must-have for the holidays!

Everyone should probably watch this one at least once, since it’s a pretty big classic. Our family watches it every year, often nit-picking at some plot holes but mostly having a good time. I recommend it a lot.
Don’t talk to me about the sequel.

Next up is Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

5247dr_seuss_how_the_grinch_stole_christmas“Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.” And every family likes How the Grinch Stole Christmas! a lot! This joyous, heart-tickling holiday event based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved book and featuring the voice of Boris Karloff has delighted viewers of all ages since its 1966 debut. The fun begins when the grumpy, grouchy, yule-hating Grinch plots to ruin the Whos Christmas. Can he steal their holiday spirit by stealing their holiday treats? Or does Christmas…perhaps…mean a little bit more? Bring home this glorious Remastered Delux Edition that includes Horton Hears a Who! plus a sleigh load of more bonus goodies – and let the green meanie Grinch take his rightful place alongside Ebeneezer Scrooge and George Bailey (It’s a Wonderful Life) as a timeless symbol of the season to be jolly. Merry Grinchmas!

I’ve never ever watched the Horton Hears a Who! part of this DVD, but we watch this movie every single year without fail. A great whimsical retelling of the book with excellent animation.
Don’t talk to me about the live-action version.

Hang on, gotta check the rating on this one as well… also PG, but a 21st century PG. It’s Elf.

vrsdh0jsmnm-movieposterOnce upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa’s bag of gifts and was taken to the North Pole. Raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhard), Buddy (Will Ferrell) comes to realize he doesn’t fit in with the other elves. Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy searches for his real dad – in New York City!

In the Big Apple, Buddy finds out why his dad (James Caan) is on the naughty list! But most importantly, he sees that the world is seriously lacking in Christmas spirit, which causes Santa all kinds of problems!

So with the help of a beautiful department store elf (Zooey Deschanel), Buddy tries to teach his dad and the world the true meaning of Christmas spirit and to prove to everyone that Santa (Ed Asner) really exists!

This one’s pretty funny. Too bad it gives me a lot of second-hand embarrassment, which usually leads to me skipping out on the family viewings.

We’ve reached the bottom of the hellstack! It’s Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!

scictt_coverRemember when the Burgemeister outlawed toys and the legend of Kris Kringle was born? Relive the story of Santa Claus and his adventures in the North Pole. Told and sung by Fred Astaire, this Original Christmas Classic is a must-have for the holidays!

Similarly to Rudolph, we watch this one annually and love laughing at all the plotholes, along with that kid’s pronunciation of the reindeer Blister – I mean Blitzen. Another good holiday classic, but probablynot quite as big as Rudolph, but still an important one to see.

Another one that isn’t in our holiday movie collection perse is Barbie in the Nutcracker, because well it’s part of the main Barbie movies, though it does take place on Christmas.

Anyways, that’s enough of me rambling about whatever this was. I still don’t really know what I’m doing here. Happy holidays gang!

-Ylimegirl

Early Islands Make Me Annoyed: Another long one about anachronism and problems

Yesterday was a fine start to this mediocre blog! Good job me! Too bad I wasn’t sure what to do next. I’m a professional, I have no idea what I’m doing. Anyways, today I decided to go too far in and decide to try and figure out time periods for islands. Time to pull up ye olde island list from the Poptropica Wikia Wiki and dive in!

Let’s start from newest island first because those earlier ones, oh wow those are going to be hard. Monkey Wrench Island, Escape From Pelican Rock, and Timmy Failure all take place in modern times, with MW taking place somewhere in the tropics, EFPR taking place near San Francisco Bay, and TF someplace in the US. Better check the wiki. Oh wow, we’ve got Joey Nigro on there. Wonderful! Let’s see if I can figure this out anyways. … Nope, this wiki’s woefully empty. A shame. Well, it’s an advertisement island anyways, so whatever.

Mystery of the Map features kids from the present going to the time of Erik the Red, which according to Wikipedia (don’t cite it for homework) was in the 900s, or the 10th century, AKA a really long time ago. Like, a millennium ago. Yowzers. Our band of three kids seem to come from somewhere in the US, and Erik the Red came from Norway and established the first Viking settlement in Greenland. So, one of those two places works.

Galactic Hot Dogs… is a mess. At any rate, based on the Galactic Hot Dogs books (I read the first two for free on the GHD website, not worth it), takes place in present times, but in space.

Arabian Nights is loosely based off of the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, specifically the tales of Ali Baba. The stories take place a lo-ong time ago as well, and seem to have first been written down in around the 10th century.

PoptropiCon, Mission Atlantis, and Survival all take place in modern times as well. PoptropiCon takes place in Poptropica’s version of Hollywood, as you can see the back of a Queequeg’s sign seen in Back Lot Island in Episode 1. Mission Atlantis takes place somewhere on the ocean near the mythical city of Atlantis, which has often been said to lie in the Atlantic Ocean, among other locations. Look, it’s a (probably) fake city, we don’t actually know. Survival probably takes place in the American Northwest. Probably. I mean I’m not a wildlife expert but I think those kinds of wildlife live there, right?

Monster Carnival likely takes place in the mid-20th century. I want to say it’s around the 1960’s, based on the clothing the citizens wear and the weird messages about reverse-racism and whatever. Honestly, I’m with Criaha on this: give Ringmaster Raven a happy ending

Mocktropica is definitely takes place in modern times, with it taking place around Poptropica headquarters, which I’m 87% sure is somewhere in California. Virus Hunter Island also takes place in modern times, but I don’t really know where but it’s in a city in the US somewhere, I dunno. I’m very bad at remembering stuff from this island since I spent more time trying to fix all the glitches then enjoy the atmosphere. Also it kind of blurs with Zomberry in my mind a little for some reason, I’m not really sure why.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Island takes place in England somewhere, probably in the 1960’s (when the book was published). This is another island I forget easily. I have no idea why.

Super Villain Island takes place in modern times, I think? Look, there’s a lot of anachronisms in this island with how the villains get here and there and what is Zeus doing and BLEH, why am I doing this mess again I don’t know what I’m doing what was the point of this Send Help

Lunar Colony definitely takes place in modern times, with it being both in Florida and on the moon. Wimpy Boardwalk takes place somewhere on a beach in modern times that nobody cares about, and Poptropolis Games takes place in modern times after it comes up again after 1000 years. Twisted Thicket takes place in modern times as well, somewhere on the Scandinavian peninsula. Not sure what language those signs on main street are, but if I did know or bothered to figure it out I’m sure we could solve that mystery. But I’m too lazy to do that so here we are

Vampire’s Curse Island takes place in eastern Europe, probably during the middle ages. S.O.S Island takes place during modern times somewhere in the northern Atlantic, which I assume is the case since it’s based on the real life Titanic which sank somewhere around there. Ghost Story Island’s timeframe is a mess, check out my screaming about it over on yesterday’s post, but it definitely takes place in New England.

Game Show Island takes place during the future after the inventor messed up in modern times, and it takes place all over the world, dawg. I don’t know why I just used dawg, it seemed appropriate. Mystery Train takes place before the first Chicago World’s Fair, which took place in 1893, and, well, in Chicago.

I just realized I’m about halfway there. I can do this, I’m awesome, let’s not mess this up! Shrink Ray Island takes place in modern times, and I want to say somewhere on the east coast. Red Dragon Island takes place in Pennsylvania at the beginning and Japan in the Edo period (1603 – 1868) for the rest of it. Sometimes I forget this one is an sponsored island, it’s a pretty fun ride. I love trying to ninja. Try being the operative word.

Wimpy Wonderland takes place in modern times somewhere else we don’t care about, and Wild West Island takes place in the midwestern United States in the, well, wild west, which according to Wikipedia (again don’t cite this for class) took place during the latter half of the 19th century (1800’s).

Cryptids Island takes place during modern times, with Main Street being somewhere on the east coast (I think) and the rest taking place at various places around the globe. Great Pumpkin Island takes place during modern times or a little before that, whenever the Peanuts comic strips take place. I’m pretty sure it’s also on the east coast.

In case you weren’t sure by now I mostly have no idea what I’m saying.

Steamworks Island is based off of the Steampunk subgenre, which typically takes place in the 19th century. I personally like to believe that it takes place on an artificial island, but it probably takes place somewhere in Europe. Skullduggery Island takes place during the “golden age” of piracy, which takes place at some point between the 1650’s and 1730’s, and takes place probably around eastern Asia, based off of the different smaller islands based off of different cultures.

Mythology Island takes place during ancient Greece, which was around a while ago, aka 5th century BCE to 7th century CE. And, of course, it takes place in Greece. Reality TV Island is another modern island taking place in some poor run-down town that I want to say is in the midwest. Counterfeit Island takes place in modern times as well, but in France.

Astro Knights Island takes place at some point during a (highly-fictionalized) version of the medieval era, which lasted from the 5th to 15th century. Big Nate Island takes place during modern times, and based off of the various Big Nate comic books/strips I’ve read, definitely is somewhere in New England.

Nabooti Island, and island I almost often completely forget is a sponsored island, takes place all over Africa in modern times. And now we get to the harder ones! Spy Island takes place during modern times in some weird place where it’s always night, but likely somewhere in the US. Super Power Island is also another modern-day one that takes place somewhere vague, probably also the United States.

24 Carrot Island… oh boy. Um. Huh. I’m not really sure. Probably during the 20th century, probably somewhere in the midwest. Time Tangled Island, well, it’s time period and location is Yes. Shark Tooth Island is probably another modern one, probably somewhere in the tropics. And Early Poptropica… Um. Wow I hate these earlier islands. Can we just ignore this island? I don’t even want to get started on the “first settlers” or whatever. It’s just a mess.

Well, I’m not sure what the point of that post was. All I know is that it was something to do during brunch when I was bored. Maybe I’ll set up a timeline later? Not today though. Today, I need to end this post and put more announcements down here!

So, I’m thinking of maybe holding a party or livestream or something in the near future? Who knows. I might stream me dinking around on the earlier islands as fast as quickly, or we can look at how stupid the latest Barbie Puppy Movie is, since I’m inevitably getting it for Christmas, or we can all watch a holiday special together. All sorts of ideas! I like you guys, I want to interact with you guys. You’re nice people! (Except for you. I don’t like you. You know who you are.) Anyways, on Thursday I’ll be home for most of the day, so feel free to bother me that day. Also, should I make a separate server for this blog? I’m still not entirely sure what I’m doing, ha. I ramble a lot, mostly.

Anyways, I’m very bad at coming up with post ideas, so if you guys ever have ideas, feel free to leave them in the comments below. I won’t mind. I’m a nice girl. Unless it’s been an hour and I haven’t been able to fall asleep even though it’s nighttime. Why would you do this to me, body. (Last night was rough.)

I think that’s everything? Yeah, that’s probably everything.

-Ylimegirl