Flash(back) Club Penguin #2: Sub-Communities

Ah, the Club Penguin community. It’s a virtual community that lives and breathes like communities in real-life. There’s happiness, moments of celebrations, drama, and more. We have always treasured the Club Penguin community as a whole and that will always remain true for the Club Penguin fans. 🙂

Having said that, I do not think sub-communities have enough recognition, especially with the absence of original Club Penguin. Sub-communities are intricate, vital parts of the complete Club Penguin community. What do I mean by Club Penguin sub-communities? These are communities within the main community that contain unique qualities and penguins thrive in this smaller community that supplies support for the main community. You may know what I’m talking about when I bring up examples: pookies, CPMV (Club Penguin Music Video) creators, armies, and more.

I strongly believe Club Penguin Island has so much potential for greatness and even a revival in another heyday era of CP history. However, I am afraid of a possible result of this progress: the decline or even the end of some sub-communities. As with progress, it is inevitable that new things come about while some old things are left in the dust. It has happened in history so many times… languages, civilizations, and social structures have disappeared from modern people’s knowledge.

Okay, I think I am starting to get very serious on this topic here! But it is an analogy to try to help you, the reader whom I appreciate reading this far and hopefully to the end of this post, comprehend my concern for the existence of older sub-communities and compare them to history you may have learned in school. Anyway, I completely understand such happenings in history. I also understand that, again commonly found in history and Club Penguin is no exception, there are beginnings of new sub-communities as a result of the new game, CPI. Nevertheless, I hope that sub-communities that have ultimately depended on classic Club Penguin to log on and run will continue on Club Penguin Island. Or at least be remembered if they have ceased running.

To get the community more involved, I went to Twitter to ask others sub-communities that they remember. Thank you for your numerous responses! I have included the tweets they have sent to me. There are so many sub-communities, some well-known, some obscure. I don’t think I could include all. Definitely though, here are lots…

A huge thank you to Athena for providing an insightful and detailed history of some major sub-communities, and even how some affected others. Some of you older players remember her as Cw700, Swan, an amazing graphic designer, a CPMV maker, and a cheeky girl. And remember when “thanks cw” was a thing? If you don’t know the significance of this statement, let’s just say we basically overused it a lot. Uhh, whoops, back to the sub-community subject. Anyway, she granted me permission to have the history she kindly explained on here for you to read and learn!

As you should know by now, sub-communities immensely comprise the classic Club Penguin community. Some will come to Club Penguin Island, some will not. As time goes by during the era of Club Penguin Island, will we see any old sub-communities make a return? Time will tell.

The quality and extensiveness of this post would not be possible without the Twitter sub-community. 😉

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