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Poppy.Church is a website and interactive game created by Poppy. The site was created in May 2017[1], though it did not gain mass attention until February 2018.

Details

Initially, the website allowed one to type in their name and phone number to make a reservation. They would then be sent a link via text message from the number (831)-777-6779, which read "Please click this link to confirm your POPPY.CHURCH reservation." Currently, the website displays a black pyramid rotating in the center of the screen. If one clicked the door icon on the bottom right before the "620" update, they would be taken to a screen where they could log in via e-mail, only if they had an account. As of the "620" update, one is able to sign up by clicking "Apply for membership at the church", and if one tries to log in, they will need to receive an email by clicking "Log in to Poppy.Church" and click the link through the email. This is always required; if one enters just their login key, they will see a splash screen that reads "No trespassing. You are being redirected back to an authorized area."

The church opened on August 8th, 2018 containing new features such as The Lobby, the Gallery, and the Theater.

Rooms were distributed to users on August 23rd, 2018.

Call

If one chose to call the number in April 2018, they would receive a prerecorded message from Poppy herself, which said "Hi, it's me, Poppy! Are you ready for salvation? Poppy.Church is coming, are you ready? Hello?". If one chose to call the number in May 2018, they would hear Poppy saying "Are you ready to be saved? Are you ready for salvation?" followed by a distorted voice saying "3:36". In early June 2018, if one chose to call the number, they would hear what appeared to be a distorted conversation between Titanic Sinclair and Mars Argo, followed by Poppy saying "Are you ready to be saved?". In late June 2018, if one chose to call the number, they would hear distorted static as well as Poppy saying "hello?" once. As of July 2018, if one chooses to call the number, they will hear distorted voices along with echoing tones that become overlapped with what sounds like an electrocardiogram's beeping. This speeds up as the call goes on, eventually being overlapped with owl hooting sounds, static and loud knocking. This version of the call is the longest to date, being four minutes long in contrast to the previous calls being only 19 seconds long.

Application

Prior to the "620" update, "blessings" would be sent out to the people who signed up via text message or email every 3:36 PST. When one received their confirmation text/email, it would take them to a part of Poppy.Church. They would first see a video of Poppy titled "A Message To You From Poppy" regarding how the church works. Once the video ended, they were taken to a screen where they design a character. After designing a character, one would have to fill out a "pop quiz" consisting of various questions towards Poppy to themselves and the church. Afterwards, they had to draw their name in "blood" on a white rectangle and submit it. One would later be taken to "The Hole", or an application room review. If accepted into the church, they would be invited to create a room on Floor #1 and some who are deemed "Guardians" received VIP rooms on Floor #1. If a member was in the hole, they would later ascend from the hole given time. Faith, dedication, loyalty and the website's logo (what this stood for is currently unknown) are measured on one's report based on one's responses. It is unknown how the meters increased, however, it is speculated that it was based on one's social media. On August 8th, 2018, at approximately 3:36 PST, the button that allowed one to sign up for Poppy.Church was removed.

Membership

The "Silver Seed" membership is a paid membership for users on Poppy.Church. If one decides to purchase the membership, it will come at a price of $3.36 per month. With the membership, a user will receive early access to new videos, tour dates and tickets, exclusive photos, writing and more. The users with the membership will have exclusive access to special rooms such as Floor #2 and The Gift Shop, exclusive furniture and decor for their room, a special badge for the chats and forums, and 100 free Popcoins monthly.

Atrium

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The Atrium is a chatroom in Poppy.Church outside of the church. One is free to visit and to chat with another member in the chat box. Every so often, Poppy herself comes into The Atrium. Poppy's avatar was initially a picture of herself, but it has been changed to an 8-bit figure with pale purple wavy hair and an 8-bit representation of Pi at her feet. A character called "Them", who was originally thought to be They, has also been in the chat, being portrayed as an 8-bit white-cloaked figure with a necklace that contains a yellow diamond. Every 3:36 PST, Them allegedly put a praying emoji to symbolize praying to Poppy. The ones who have been deemed guardians have their own chat similar to the Atrium called the "Guardian Tower". Them and They were later confirmed not to be the same people, and They was later portrayed as an 8-bit pink-cloaked figure. After joining, new members must wait 24 hours before being able to access The Atrium.

On Fridays at 9:00 PM PST They tell stories in the Atrium.

Rooms

Rooms had been a planned feature since April 2018, and on August 23rd, 2018, they were distributed to users. When one receives an invite, it will read "Congratulations! You've been accepted to create a room at the Church. You can begin your reservation process at https://poppy.church/room/reserve. Rooms are numbered from #1 - #100,000 and spread across 1,000 hallways. Once you choose your room number, you won't be able to change it, so choose carefully!". By default, a room contains a small window and outlet. The color of the window and the surrounding background depends on the hallway one's room is in. Users can customize their rooms with beds, desks, chairs, computers and plants. If one has made a mistake, they can clear the room.

Users can visit other rooms and post a message on the owner's message wall. The owner has a choice of either accepting or declining the messages.

Poppy, They, Them and Titanic Sinclair's Rooms

Poppy's room is Room 10111, They's room is Room 666, Them's room is Room 12 and Titanic Sinclair's room is 47777.

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The Lobby

The Lobby is another chatroom in Poppy.Church. It is similar to The Atrium, but is blue with a white and blue checkered background. Below the chatbox, there is a bulletin board that contains upcoming events for the church.

The Bulletin Board

An example of the Bulletin Board

The Gallery

The Gallery is a location in Poppy.Church where one can submit their fan art to the church. New showings start at 8 PM EST each Wednesday.

The Theater

The Theater is a location in Poppy.Church. It is a stream of Poppy's YouTube videos on her Twitch channel. Each stream begins at 4:15 PST once a week. There is also a chatbox in the Theater similar to the Atrium's and the Lobby's. A test screening was held on August 12th, 2018. As of August 28th, 2018, the screen shows the praying emoji.

Floor #2

Floor #2 is a location in Poppy.Church exclusive to Silver Seeds. It acts similar to Floor #1's Lobby, consisting of a chatroom and directory information for all the rooms on the floor.

The Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is a location in Poppy.Church. It serves as an online store for in-app purchases with the site's virtual currency, "Popcoins".

Users can purchase the following items with Popcoins:

  • A Room Party - 100 Popcoins
  • Gifting Silver Seed status - 336 Popcoins
  • Beepers - 500 Popcoins
  • A Tent Party - 1,000 Popcoins
  • A Wall Post from Poppy - 2,000 Popcoins
  • A call from Poppy - 10,000 Popcoins
  • A custom Poppy video - 100,000 Popcoins
  • A custom Poppy song - 500,000 Popcoins

The Library

The Library is a location in Poppy.Church. A user may browse videos, music, Poppy's journal and books by Poppy. It serves as a constantly-updated stream of Poppy media.

The Forum

The Forum is a discussion board in Poppy.Church. Users can discuss topics related to videos, music, the Church itself or any topic in relation to Poppy.

The Chapel

The Chapel is a location in Poppy.Church. Currently, the Chapel doors remain closed for the majority of users. The doors will open quicker for those who have a membership, have Popcoins, and participate frequently in the Church. Progress toward opening the doors is updated every Sunday.

The Basement

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An example of a curse.

The Basement (also known as Room #27720) is a location in Poppy.Church. If one enters the Basement, they become cursed. The longer a user stays in the basement, the more cursed they become. When a user is cursed, the Poppy.Church site will appear distorted to them. The curse is lifted after 12 hours.

The Backpack

Them have confirmed that "things for your backpack can be obtained around the Church or from others. For example, you may find a gift tomorrow from Them in your backpacks. There is also a shipment of things arriving later today which They may leave around the Church".

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The decoder.

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The receiver.

Strange Devices

A "Strange Device" was placed in user's backpacks on July 9th, 2018 at 3:36 PST. The device contains a string of emojis and currently has no known purpose. If one tries to code in the strange device but enters the code incorrectly, it will make the church flash red. There are two strange devices: a receiver; and a decoder.

Journals

Journal

An example of a journal one could receive.

Journals were given to users on July 16th, 2018. They are available in red, green and blue and one is able to write in them.

Whispers

If one entered "poppy.church/whispers" on a PC web browser into the URL bar, they would see a line of text that changed periodically. This feature was unavailable for around a year before being reintroduced in June 2019.

Removed Features

The Hand

Before, if one did not sign up for Poppy.Church before the current update, once every 336 seconds, a hand beckoned one on the bottom left corner. Once it was clicked, one was able to sign up for an account by entering a username, email, and phone number. This feature is no longer available.

The Calendar

The Calendar's purpose was relatively unknown. It was speculated by fans that it could have dates listed for important Poppy events such as release dates and tour dates.

Self Destructing

If one chose to self-destruct on Poppy.Church, they would be transported to The Hole. If one decided to make this choice after they had ascended from The Hole they would either have a consequence (eg, lower faith, dedication, loyalty) or a reward (eg, higher faith, dedication, loyalty). This feature has currently been removed as of the "620" update.

The Mailbox

The Mailbox was a temporary feature initially intended for sending users items, but only acted as a way for the Church to gift users items they could not obtain due to not attending the item's event.

Gallery

Trivia

  • In an interview with Gigwise, Poppy stated that the founding principles of Poppy.Church are "creative thinking, critical thinking, positivity, happiness, and making the world cute".
    • Similarly, Poppy stated in a 2018 interview with the Zach Sang Show that her goal for the church is to "bring happiness and to make the world happy and cute".
  • According to fans, during shows on the Poppy.Computer Tour Part 2, they were handed cards with "Poppy.Church" written on them.[2]
  • Poppy called several fans in April 2018 asking if they were ready for Poppy.Church.
  • On June 26th, 2018, Poppy.Church had a lockdown.
    • When Them was asked upon if the church lockdowns were trying to get someone in/out, Them had replied with "The Church lockdown is not related to an attempted escape or entrance. It is a dead man's switch."
  • People who had the site open on July 6th, 2018 at 9:36 PM PST were redirected to the Metal audio on YouTube when it was uploaded.
    • 9:36 PM PST is also the "blessings" time, which is when They give out points.
  • "Moriah Pereira", "Corey Mixter", "lawsuit", "lawyer", "Mars Argo", "Hitler", "allegations", "Brittany/Britney Sheets" and inappropriate words or slurs are censored in the Atrium and corresponding chatrooms.
  • Poppy has stated that she expects Poppy.Church to become a religion soon.[3]
  • Members had claimed that they had found secret rooms, sparking major backlash after the opening of the church. Many guardians had stated that they were upset with this, but it has gone back to normal as of August 27th, 2018.
  • Poppy promoted the church in her now-unlisted livestream "Poppy Plays Fortnite Again". She told the viewers to come visit her at church and that the church was going to be accepting applications soon. She then described it as "a club, or maybe it's a cult, but not really".
    • The church would later be referenced in the video "Join My Church", which marked the first time the church was explicitly mentioned in a main Poppy video.

References

  1. http://whois.domaintools.com/poppy.church
  2. http://poppy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Screenshot-2018-2-2_Poppy_on_Twitter_New_music_What_an_exciting_time_.png
  3. https://castbox.fm/episode/EXTRA:-Poppy-How-I-Took-Over-The-Internet-id1219234-id85236837
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