An Overdue Introduction

Addressed to the Army of Club Penguin

Hello there ACP! My name is Mads, and many of you probably have heard of me or seen me in chat, or hopefully read one of my many event posts or Weekly Recaps. I am your newest HCOM member, and I realized I never really introduced myself and thought this might be a good time to do so.

I first joined ACP all the way back in 2010 and rose through the ranks to moderator until I retired in 2013. I’ve played Club Penguin since 2007 and was recruited by an IRL friend to ACP. They ended up leaving soon after, but I stuck with it, having found a community of friends who loved Club Penguin as much as I did. I eventually left because Club Penguin was no longer considered “cool” in middle school, but the memories stuck with me.

In 2019 the same IRL friend told me about Club Penguin Rewritten, and I decided to see if the army community was still around. Lo and behold, it was, and since ACP hadn’t reopened its doors yet, I briefly joined RPF until ACP was reopened. I joined ACP as a Brigadier General but eventually had to retire from armies again due to college commitments. I joined a different army in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone across the globe to stay home. I retired from armies in 2021 while remaining a CPA Judge as a low-stress, fun thing to do before completely saying goodbye to the community in 2022.

January 2023 rolled around, and I decided to see what my old army was up to. It was still going strong, and with the new leadership under Calgo and more free time on my hands, I signed back up as Brigadier General. I wasn’t sure what this journey would hold for me, but clearly, there’s a story to be written as I made it to HCOM in under four months. The hard work I’ve put into ACP hasn’t felt much like work. In my third era of ACP, I’ve had a ton of fun, made many new friends, and contributed to this fantastic community.

The one thing that kept me coming back to ACP all these years has been the positivity and fun that our army brings. Sometimes it can get stressful, I will admit, but it is worth it when you see new troops discovering the fun you experienced when you first joined. ACP is very different from what it was back on the original Club Penguin, and running events on Discord is much easier than on Xat.

My goal as a member of HCOM is simple: continue to help ACP be the best it can be. I have several ideas for this and hope to continue contributing to ACP‘s history. I’d also like to one day become a legend, maybe even leader, but for now, I am content in my new role and can’t wait to see what this next chapter looks like for me. In the meantime, let’s continue to grow our numbers and bring new troops in who are looking for a fun, safe, and kind community. We are doing so well right now, and the sky’s the limit.

Some fun facts about me:

  • I have a service dog whose name is Zeus (which was confusing for staff at first)
  • I call California my home but I am hoping to move to Europe soon
  • I will graduate college in the summer as a Graphic Communication major (more time for ACP!)
  • I’ve been in three different armies during the CPPS era (RPF, RFCP, and Templars)
  • My favorite color is purple
  • The first pin I got on Club Penguin was the Tent pin
  • My old Club Penguin username was Mcw3
  • Other MMORPGs I’ve played are Webkinz, Poptropica, Neopets, and Moshi Monsters
  • Coffee is how I wake up in the morning
  • My special interests include Club Penguin (obviously), the intersections of LGBTQ+ and disability rights, WWII history, nuclear energy, packaging design, and religious studies (the last two I have minors in, lol)
  • I strongly believe pineapple belongs on pizza

Feel free to say hi in chat or DMs — I love making new friends! And if you’re ever having a rough day, I am here for you, whether it is talking it out in DMs or sending a photo of Zeus your way.

Thank you all for your support! Can’t wait to see you at our next event this week.

March on troops!


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  1. […] member. After gaining the role, Mads, once more went on to work some more and create an official introduction to themselves, both as a person and as a HCOM member, giving the members of the army, who may or may […]

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