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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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:

Club Penguin Halloween Panic! Special 2015

Wow that title felt weird to write. Panic! At the Dance Club amirite

Happy Halloween penguins! This Halloween, Club Penguin has released a Halloween special called “Club Penguin Halloween Panic!”. The 30 minute stop-motion animation follows the plot of a penguin named Blizzard, who prefers tricking over treating. After ruining his friend’s Halloween igloo, he befriends another prankster- but he’s a ghost! They accidentally release a swarm of spooky ghosts on the island :0 I won’t spoil the rest, but it’s pretty cool.

Watch it THIS WEEKEND ONLY on the blog here!

Fun fact- does the voice of Gary sound familiar to you Disney fans? It’s Wallace Shawn, aka Rex from Toy Story!