Holmes: the actual story

Hi Gs,

Months ago I published a story on the Fan Fictions page titled Holmes: The Reboot. When I wrote it, I had no idea about what was going to happen in the future of the PPN. This is the full and illustrated story of what has been happening over the past weeks. You may notice that the Fan Fiction written by CL is based off of my Holmes story, Holmes: The Reboot. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Holmes was not to stay down in his lair forever; if he did, it would ultimately end up with him going bad once again. The Inventor couldn’t bear to destroy him, and so, they took him to the Inventor’s mansion to stay in his arm chair that he resided in before he was evil.  The Inventor was far more knowledgeable than he was before, having to hack into the computer’s system, and so he figured a couple updates on Holmes wouldn’t hurt.  One thing was clear – Holmes needed a reboot.  A system reboot to be exact.  It would restore Holmes to factory condition.  That wouldn’t hurt either.

And so, the Inventor decided to reboot Holmes’s system; over the years, it had become quite boggy, and Holmes would complain about it incessantly. 

But there was one thing that the Inventor overlooked… back when Holmes was evil, he updated the restore point to his evil self, in an attempt to regain the former mind set if he ever got overthrown.  And, well, things went as planned.  Holmes was restored, but to his former evil self.

The first thing he did was electrocute the Inventor, and then set out to take over the world once again – but there was a complication.  He no longer had his vast computer brains, he was only a desktop PC.  His only outlet would be online… and the Inventor had Wi-Fi.  Holmes sent out a malicious…”

holmesillus2 copyOfficer Cuddly Lion stopped to think of the malicious thing that Holmes would send out.  While he pondered, his computer made an alert message.  He set his journal down, and took a look at the screen.  Just another Pava update, he thought wearily.  One click here, another there, and done.  He decided that he would use the rest of his break to watch cute cat videos.

Just then, his computer shut off.  He reached for the on switch, but just before he could press the button, a robotic face appeared on the screen.  Startled, the officer fell backwards out of his chair.  He darted to the office’s power switch.  Flip.

The electricity could be heard exiting the wires.  It almost sounded like a vacuum… the computer screen went dark, but Cuddly Lion was sucked in with Holmes.

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 Months before…

drhare3“I don’t like this.” Dr. Hare announced. “I don’t like it one bit.” His giant rabbot sat there, its face not showing any evidence of comprehending what Dr. Hare said.

“Out of all the villains, they chose me (which I don’t mind), but this info that they released is private! How did they get a hold of this?” “I need to get revenge on the PPN,” exclaimed Dr. Hare “and I have a perfect way to get it!”

He first called the Villain Resource Market. They did not have what he was looking for. He then called up his friend Hazmat Hermit, who was a bit of a pack rat, and had most anything – and yet he found nothing. He called the Support Group for Villains, a vast community filled with villains that could help each other out on their diabolical plans… it was all for naught.

He finally found what he had been searching for, by digging through hundreds of thousands of search results on P-Bay. A few days later, he got a package in the mail. Inside was a vintage “Holmes 6.2” flash drive.

He was going to unleash the evil power of the maniacal Holmes into the PPN database. This was just too good. He couldn’t believe his genius.

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You may have noticed that we have a new staff member on our team. His name is Holmes System X. It turns out that when Cuddly Lion was sucked into Holmes, it created a nicer, more cuddly version of Holmes. Holmes System X or HSX for short will now become one of the three main leaders of the PPN. He will help protect and serve the Poptropica community. Welcome, HSX. 🙂

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-HPuterpop

 

Power Outage

Hi Gs,

I’m here at the office, and the power just went out. I’m currently posting via my phone. I can’t seem to find anyone either… I don’t know what’sgI1KWsq dng dq=DOdwn  asddadmw1~12esd4rfnnthescellphonecwskdservice jdwissn dglitchesssssssssssssssssss

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Copy Cat Virus Resolved

Hi Gs,

I am so very happy to announce that the PPN is back in action. We’ve had a rough past weeks dealing with the “copycat.exe” virus, but WordPress helped us out and we got the virus under control. There was something very strange, however, that was found when searching through the countless files to find the original copycat.exe — A sound clip featuring someone I think we all know…

The sound was glitched, but from the dialog, we know that it’s Dr. Hare. He’s going to unleash something… Was it copycat.exe? Or has he not yet released his full power? Only time will tell. 😦

-HPuterpop

New Virus Threat

Hi Gs,

I have some very bad news — we’ve been infected with a virus. It’s name is “copycat.exe”, and it keeps duplicating and duplicating — our database has gone over our file limit, and I’m afraid that WordPress might shut us down soon unless we can find a solution. We currently have over 40,000 “copycat.exe”s on our system, as shown below. I’ll keep you guys posted. 😦

 

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The Winners: Part 2 (& answers to the contest!)

If you haven’t already read the first winners post, check it out to see if you won! 😀

  1. cheeseburger4567890 — Wins Tropical Sunglasses (& other stuff)
  2. MonslLivs3 — Wins Monkey Ears (& other stuff)
  3. Slippery Raptor — Wins Medallion Necklace (& other stuff)

Congratulations to the winners of the contest, we’ll be sending the account info to you soon!

Answers to the Contest

If you’ve been wondering what the answers to the contest were and where you could find them, first let’s look at the first segment of the contest. We didn’t have many correct entries for this because it was so hard to find, but sure enough its in the code — the source code!

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After you scroll for a while, you’ll come across the html for the post itself. Secretly embedded are three codes to win the contest! Of course, the contest is over and if you enter nothing will happen. 😉

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The second segment is simply finding all the goofs, and I’ve uncovered them all in the pictures below;

Thanks to everyone for participating! 😀

-HP

The Winners: Part 1

It’s been a wild ride over the past months — we’ve gained a staggering 5,000 hits (and counting), we’ve made tons of new pages, wrote fan fictions, and been overly creative. Thank you. 🙂

But who cares about that? Let’s announce the winners of the first part of the contest!!

  1. Thierry — Wins Mermaid Tail (& other stuff)
  2. Big Shark — Win Scared Mouth (& other stuff)
  3. Raqk — Wins No-Mouth (& other stuff)

Congrats to the winners, we’ll be sending the credentials to the accounts to their emails soon! 😀

-HP

One X Two X Three

Hi Gs!

Right after we announced our big 1,000 hits contest, our hits sky rocketed! This may have been partially because I mentioned the PPN on the PHB. 😛 So, now we have over 3,000 hits and moving ahead! 😀

Anyway, only 3 glitch accounts were put into the 1,000 hit contest, but that’s obviously not enough! How about I add another three glitch accounts and shake up the contest again? We had one Poptropica Citizen who correctly identified the hidden code. Congrats to that dude who takes first prize.
newprizesHow about the rest? This time, find the things that are wrong with the pictures below, and tell us in the contact form below! The first person to find the silly things will get the 6th account, and so on. For the first three, check out the original contest here. Let the searching begin! 😀 (Hint: find all the original images by searching for “Poptropica” in Google)

And remember, the first contest is still up and running, and here’s a hint — it’s in the code…

-HPuterpop

Abe is Not What He Seems

Hi Gs,

You may have noticed the PHB’s new… update, and we have some news — Gamer Guy hacked the PHB!

How do I know? There has been multiple inspections on comments that some of the PHB staff have posted, and all have the same IP! I had no idea this was happening, and I’m on the PHB! I wonder how Gamer Guy got in…

-HPuterpop

New Hires and Promotions!

Hi Gs,

Quick post — I want to announce our newly promoted officers — Patrol Division — Darth Lizard! He’s now an editor, and the Network Patrol Officers Captain…Congrats! 😛

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Investigative Division — Detective Dragon! Pixel has been promoted to Chief Detective Dragon over this division.

We also have hired two recruits. Welcome to our new hires:  Boss Hog – Police Reporter and Spotted Dragon. Spotted Dragon has been promoted with a new title — Detective Specialist for special assignments.

They will both report to Chief Detective Dragon in that division.