You know what,

Chatterbox: Chirp at Cricket

You know what,

You know what, CBers? Stop it. Stay quiet for a minute and listen.

I thought about maybe just taking a hiatus for a month or so. I began to regret leaving.

Anyway, did it ever occur to you that I may be BUSY? That I may have a life outside the Chatterbox? That maybe this girl is juggling private school, limited home life, increasingly less sleep, being in a fairly large part in a play that is OPENING TOMORROW, or just not feeling this site right now? 

MP: You could've, I don't know, ASKED!

Bae: I'm sorry to interrupt, and CBers are cool, but... this isn't cool, guys. 

I'm sorry I ranted. I may come back someday. Maybe even soon.

I'm busy, exhausted, angry, and sad. 

Goodbye for longer than we thought we'd be gone,

Brookeira, Masked Piester, and Baelfire. 

submitted by Brookeira
(November 4, 2015 - 1:46 pm)

Brookeira, I'm sorry! I'm not good at this. Everyone's upset, and I'm not sure what to do. But I'm sorry if I did anything to upset you further. Seriously. I don't know how to say it without sounding fake, but sorry. I don't mean to be insensitive. I'm just so bad at this sort of thing. I'm sorry.

submitted by Sydney C, age 13
(November 4, 2015 - 4:07 pm)


submitted by Sydney
(November 4, 2015 - 4:08 pm)


submitted by Sydney
(November 4, 2015 - 4:12 pm)

Brookeira, you did say that you were leaving beacause of the chatterbox being too crowded and fast. You never said anything about because you were busy, so we didn't know.

But we are sorry nonetheless.

I wish all of thie never happened...

It hurts. 

submitted by Someperson
(November 4, 2015 - 4:32 pm)

No, Sydney, it's not you! Don't worry.

And to the people calling us lemmings and mindless sheep: we all had different reasons for leaving!

submitted by Brookeira
(November 4, 2015 - 9:51 pm)

Oh man, I'm sorry Brookeira if I'm part of this. I know you are busy, and on behalf of everyone, I'd just like to say I'm sorry to you and anyone else if I am part of this. I hope that everything in your life turns out ok, soon. Good Luck! 

submitted by Joan B. of Arc, age 13, Camelot
(November 4, 2015 - 11:54 pm)

Well, that's sad.

Sorry for being a jerk.

But if you think everyone on the site is upset and clamoring about the "old CB" just because you said you were leaving, I'm pretty sure you're wrong. Sure, it might have started with you and Danie saying goodbye, but it grew into something bigger and we're just now realizing that something must change.

It doesn't necessarily need to be exactly the way it was, but it would be nice if we could have longer RP posts that don't take three seconds to read, and less poor spelling, and...

Sorry. I'm getting off track. We didn't mean to pressure you or call you a lemming (at least, not in a derogatory sense, although I can't speak for "a sad writer"). But I agree with what someperson said, too. You never told us that you had issues outside of the Chatterbox, not even something like "I have personal issues as well that I'd prefer not to talk about." Since you didn't mention them, we just thought you were getting tired of the site, or even worse, it was yet another problem with the people who inhabit it.

Which I guess now it is. 

Why am I making excuses, anyway? I don't flipping deserve them. I don't even know what to do anymore.

(Dolphin says mdpi. This is no time for mudpies!) 


submitted by hotairballoon
(November 5, 2015 - 6:29 am)

Oh dear. This is about my post, isn't it? 

I apologize-- I misunderstood. What I said, discouraging people from leaving, was not about leaving because of home life. I didn't want anyone else to leave because of what was happening on the Chatterbox because they didn't like this "Old CB/Middle CB/New CB" issue. I'm sorry if I came across the wrong way. If you're busy at home, of course that's an entirely viable and good reason to leave or take a hiatus!

I think no one asked because your post seemed to explain-- you did say that it was because the Chatterbox felt crowded and not like the CB you liked. It was a misunderstanding on all our parts-- again, I apologize. And again, I lack a thesaurus.  

submitted by Somebody, age Who cares, Various places
(November 5, 2015 - 5:51 pm)

I'm sorry you feel this way, but I'm glad you've put it out there. Hope everything is ok with your life. Hugs. 

submitted by The Phoenix, age Immortal, Oblivion
(November 6, 2015 - 9:33 am)

Well, I hope you're back someday. We all do. Di misses the AEs already. I've had to buy seventeen boxes of fireproof Kleenex because she just bursts out crying randomly. You were a pillar of my CB existence when I first joined; your character won in the Crowd Sorcery, for goodness' sake! I wish you weren't going, but I'm not asking you to stay against your will. Sometimes that's just how it is- Darth Real Life gets up and kicks you in the face. I say goodbye with the hope that it won't be forever, maybe even as soon as June before we see the Frost Elf of Awesomeness again...?

Namarie, again,


submitted by Curio
(November 11, 2015 - 10:23 pm)