TEDxKelowna- “What We Learned From 350 Million Kids”

Hello penguins, long time no post! My life’s been really busy these days and I obviously haven’t had time to blog, nor have I signed up for CPI. I’m doubting I ever will to be honest, it’s just not my interest anymore. And yes, I’ve heard about Rewritten, but I really don’t see the need to sign up.

Regardless, I came across a really interesting video on my WordPress dashboard from a post on Club Penguin Mountains. It’s a TED Talk about Club Penguin featuring Lane Merrifield, better known as Billybob. He talks about CP’s humble beginnings to the response from the fans- the love that formed what we knew as the Club Penguin community. It was really touching and nostalgic for me and I was surprised to find that it doesn’t have more views!

The part that stuck with me most was what Billybob said at the end about Club Penguin shutting down.

“…what I what I realized was that they weren’t upset about missing the mini-games, they’re not sad about[…] losing the ninjas…or the activities that were going on in Club Penguin. What they were most afraid of- what we’re all afraid of- was losing the incredible sense of community that had grown within the Club Penguin world… and I’m so, so thankful to have had an opportunity to be a part of that community. I’m so thankful to have had a front row seat to so many amazing kids lives. And most of all I’m incredibly privileged and honored… I mean to see their creativity is amazing. I’m incredibly privileged and honored to have been able to serve side-by-side with such an amazing team that took their imagination and their creativity and brought it to life every single week. And so I just want to say… you know, I firmly believe that our world would be a much better place if all of us were just a little bit more childlike. If we could learn from these kids, and maybe be a little bit more fearless with our creativity, if we could help each other out a little bit more, if we could be generous with one another, if we could work together a little bit better. If we can become better at sharing when things are frustrating to us, or are hurtful or harmful to us… you know sometimes[…] we maybe just need to take a breath and not take life as seriously, not take ourselves as seriously. But most of all, maybe for today, we can all start by taking just a little bit more time to listen.”
I’m not crying, someone’s chopping onions. Just watching this video made me feel honored that I was one of those kids once and that I was part of that awesome community. Maybe I was even one of the blogs they looked at! But thank you, Billybob, for those kind and inspiring words- no one could have said it better than you.
Waddle on, Greeny.
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Goodbye Megg!

Hello penguins!

Why it sure has been a long time since I posted! I hope everyone’s okay and enjoying CPI! I went back on here to make sure everything’s in order and it turns out CP isn’t hosting their images from their old blog posts anymore… so now about 99% of my posts are broken… if I get bored one day maybe I’ll look them back up and fix it. Learned that the hard way I guess.

Anywho, I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that Megg is leaving CP. Here’s what she said on the official Club Penguin blog:

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. I say it all the time, and I even say it in the video, but I will repeat it once more (or a million) for emphasis. We have the best community ever, each one of you is a valuable part of our colony of penguins, and I am so grateful to have had the chance to get to know you all better and share in this incredible journey.

Before I sign off, I’d like to ask you all a HUGE favor if that’s alright? Yah? Cool. Here it is…

Keep all the positive energy flowing, no matter what. I know I know, it’s an obvious request. But it’s up to you, the community to keep this a happy and welcoming place for new family members to join and belong. Club Penguin Island is destined for great things, and you can all help make that happen.

OKAY! That’s all the rambling I have for you, but here I am, still refusing to say goodbye. 

So until next time… Waddle on, you incredibly amazing, passionate, caring, fantastic, and all the other words I can say to show you how much I appreciate you all, penguins.

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Thank YOU, Megg, for everything you’ve done with the CP community. After looking through the entirety of my blog, I don’t think I ever met you online 😦 but I dooooo know that your #MeggTakeover definitely influenced my blog! If you penguins remember, back in 2014 I made a Megg Takeover hoodie -my most popular post to date! Polo Field commented/followed me from that post and I lowkey freaked out because!!! Someone at Club Penguin noticed my blog!!! I don’t know if you’ve ever seen my blog of course, but without your takeover, my blog would never had taken off.

Here’s the video from the Megg Takeover:

Again, thank you Megg for everything you’ve done. You went from Megg the intern to Megg the employee! I wish you the best of luck in whatever your future holds!

Waddle on everyone!

 

An Afterword- Screenhog and Polo Field

Hello penguins,

I’m assuming everyone here is pretty familiar with Screenhog and Polo Field at this point. Both of them have made very heartfelt and honest posts about their thoughts on Club Penguin’s closing.

Read Screenhog’s post, “When a World Ends”, here.

Read Polo Field’s post. “How Club Penguin Changed My Life”, here.

Honestly, I teared up reading Screenhog’s post. The comments made me cry even more. Thank you, Screenhog, for your love and dedication for Club Penguin. May the future bring you even brighter horizons.

Polo’s story about the game code and Card Jitsu hit me hard too. I played the EPF DS game nonstop when I was younger; I beat it roughly four times. I was also the only one out of my friends to own the game day Wii game and I’m very proud to have those stamps in my stampbook. I was also lucky enough to get my hands on a physical Card Jitsu and I treasure it as a part of my childhood. Also, the Aunt Arctic story is very sweet. Thank you personally for recognizing my blog when I first started; it meant a lot to me.

Maybe I’ll post my physical collection once I get around to my catalog posts. Those are definitely going to come after February.

Waddle on, Greeny.

Spike Hike LEAVING Club Penguin

Hello penguins… I never thought this tragic day would come, but Spike Hike is leaving Club Penguin. Here’s the official post from the man himself:

Hey penguins,

The time has come for me to waddle on to my next adventure – and so I will be leaving Disney.

Getting to spend time with you all in Club Penguin has been one of the true joys of my life, and it has been for my family too, as all three of my kids have grown up with you in the Penguin community. I want to thank you all for so many special memories and especially thank the Penguin team for all their hard work and amazing creativity over the years!!

I couldn’t make this move if I didn’t feel you were in good hands and I have to say, the best is yet to come! Project: Super Secret looks amazing and should be ready for you to beta test in the next few months.

As proof, the team has given me one more sneak peek to share and here it is: [CLICK THE PICTURE TO WATCH]

Of course, I couldn’t say goodbye without one more party and so Spike Hike will make a special farewell appearance tomorrow, Sept. 8 at 3:30pm Penguin Standard Time on the server Fog. If I don’t get the chance to see you Sept. 8, I’ll definitely be back for special events like the launch of Project: Super Secret and anniversaries!!

YOU are what makes Club Penguin so special! Thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Waddle On,

-Spike Hike

I would like to say THANK YOU to Spike Hike for leading the Club Penguin community and team for all these years! You’ve done an awesome job at CP and I wish you the best of luck in your future, wherever it may lead you. Without you, Project Super Secret wouldn’t have come this far and I think that the preview is awesome. It’s sad to see you leave and I’m sure the community will miss you.

Thanks for everything, Greeny ❤

Finding Dory Party Coming in July!

Hey penguins! Sorry I haven’t been blogging, there isn’t much to cover about CP when you don’t have a membership :/

Anyways, here’s a post from Megg from the official blog:

Great news, penguins!

The next Club Penguin party is going to be–

Um, I can’t remember.

Sorry, this has never happened before. I’m sure it’s a cool party whatever it is.

Oh wait!

it’s something about a clam! No, no. An oyster! A mollusk? Something…?

OH YEAH! It’s the Finding Dory party! Dory, and a few of her friends will be visiting the island July 6 – August 17. (Note to self: learn to speak whale)

I’d love to hear in the comments what you think about–

Um…

A little help here?

-Club Penguin Team

I’m so happy to see this coming to Club Penguin! It’s rather fitting for a game with the ocean and I’d love to see CP’s take on this!

Here’s a cute clip someone made years ago:

Field Friday 4/29/16

Hey penguins! So my phone died and I decided to log into CP on a whim when a buddy icon popped up on one of the servers. I was lucky enough to get and see FIELD FRIDAY! Even though Polo left CP???

Either way it was pretty cool.

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Here’s Polo’s player card (still the same as always!) I said hello and…

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I got a postcard! Thanks so much Polo!

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After that, he challenged us to a game of Find Four in the Ski Lodge!

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In the Ski Lodge :0

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Here he played with Cookiecat107 (cool username btw!)

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As it turns out, it’s Bloo1999‘s birthday! Happy birthday, Bloo!

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Finally, here is Polo’s igloo.

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Here is the info for Bloo’s party:

Again, happy birthday Bloo! Thanks Polo for taking a little time out of your day to surprise everyone!

Polo Field Keytar Giveaway

Heya penguins!
If you didn’t know, Polo Field and his friend (not sure if he was a CP mod) have started a YouTube channel called Tiger/Wolf Cast. While neither are producing Club Penguin related content anymore, they do have much more gaming content.

Anyways, Polo Field is giving away his real trademark keytar.

In order to enter, you must be over 13 years old, a Club Penguin player, and subscribed to Tiger/Wolf Cast. With your parent’s permission, write a comment about your favorite memory of CP. The winner will be chosen in 2016.

Remember not to give your address out online! Always ask an adult first and don’t give it out to anyone you meet online.

Club Penguin Community Survey

Hey penguins! Long time no post! Seeing that my hiatus is almost over, I will be back to blogging soon. I just need this week to finish; I’ve got a big presentation coming up in school and blogging instead of working on it.

Anyways, Polo Field is back on his Twitter account (I’m not sure when this happened) and tweeted this:

I haven’t been really up-to-date with CP blogs lately, but I’m assuming this is the CP team taking a hint at some of the communities’ complaints, which is nice to hear. They want our feedback to make the game better! Thanks so much CP for listening to us!

January 2015 Party Confirmed

Hey penguins! As some of you might know, Megg announced the January party on the Club Penguin blog, and it’s another Star Wars party. Last time we had a Star Wars party, it was the takeover Summer of 2013, as I like to call it. We had to fight Darth Herbert with the help of Princess Cadence/Leia (I know nothing about Star Wars). I didn’t really go on much for the party as Star Wars is not my favorite sci-fi movie.

Personally, I’m not really excited for the Star Wars party. January is one of my last months before my membership expires, and I was hoping for a good party to end my membership with. As far as me watching Star Wars, my dad and my younger cousin are obsessed with the old versions from way back when, but I prefer Doctor Who, or Marvel. I think it would be cool if they did a GOTG takeover instead, however GOTG isn’t exactly suitable for all ages.

*Side note for legal stuff: I do NOT own Star Wars or Disney.

Club Penguin Builds 7 Schools with Free the Children!

This is a post from Polo Field.
Hey Penguins!
Last year, 11 of our Club Penguin team members helped raise funds to build schools with Free the Children. Together they helped build schools in Ghana, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Sierra Leone — how amazing is that?!
Here are a few of our amazing volunteers:

What are you doing to help others in your community? 
Waddle on,
-Club Penguin Team
Currently, I’m actually working on a project for Girl Scouts! I’m working with my school library to help build a special education resources section on for the whole community. Also, congrats to the awesome mods for helping out!