Chatterbox: Chirp at Cricket

Dear Chatterboxers:

It has come to my realization that in creating the "ATTENTION ALL CBERS" thread, I potentially began a "civil war," as Cho decreed it. When I had the initial idea of a ranking system within the CB, I thought it was a good idea. But upon reviewing the comments made upon the matter, I realize that I was wrong. It was not my place to tell any of you to do anything, much less make you do anything you didn't want to do. That was wicked on my part. 

I wanted to make a stab at organizing the CB by ranking it. It made sense to me because I rank nearly everything in my life to keep it organized and under control. But I now realize my faults and that not everyone needs everything to be perfect. I wanted to coordinate the CB when it wasn't coordinated originally, whereupon I realized that not everything is meant to be organized.

I asked the Admins to delete my thread in an attempt to stop the impending "war," but I know that simple deletion of the source of a problem will not solve the problem itself. The creation of this letter is my peace offering to you, the Chatterboxers. 

As I read the comments of my thread, tears sprang to my eyes at what I had caused. I knew, deep down, that the CB entirely could be set against me because of that one rash decision. I don't want that and I hope wholeheartedly that the "war" will be stopped before it is fully fledged. 

This is all I have to say for myself, yet I ask you one thing. Forgive me.

submitted by Scylla
(May 30, 2016 - 11:35 am)

Scylla. I, for my part, do not have anything at all against you. I admire you for trying to keep things organized. I like to do that too. No one, I am sure, is "set against you." We all make threads and comments we regret, and it's alright to do that sometimes. We all love you, and thank you so much for being here. 



submitted by Booksy Owly
(May 30, 2016 - 1:31 pm)

Thank you, Booksy! I feel so somewhat better now.

submitted by Scylla
(May 30, 2016 - 4:34 pm)


submitted by Topsy Owly
(May 30, 2016 - 1:32 pm)
submitted by Top!!!
(May 30, 2016 - 1:53 pm)

You are being too harsh on yourself.

submitted by Mei-xue (May-shreh) , Fairyland
(May 30, 2016 - 4:05 pm)

No, I'm not. All I said was true and the contents on the thread only made it so. Self-pity accomplishes nothing.

submitted by Scylla
(May 30, 2016 - 4:40 pm)
submitted by Top!
(May 30, 2016 - 4:23 pm)

I didn't mean (and I'm sure the other commenters who disliked your idea are the same on this did not) to offend you or hurt your feelings. I understand your decision but please don't be too harsh on yourself.

submitted by Indigo
(May 30, 2016 - 4:53 pm)

You didn't offend me at all. It's hard to understand, but my letter was about realization. It wasn't about my emotions at all, although it may seem to be so. It was more like an apology. I can't explain it!!!

submitted by Scylla
(May 30, 2016 - 5:00 pm)

Aye, it's okay, Scylla. l wouldn't hold against you what you did--your mistakes, they are not who you are and therefore we should not judge what a person is made of by their mistakes. 

You are forgiven.  

We all think very differently from each other, there is no shame in that. 

submitted by Shadow Dragon, age Infinity, Moutains
(May 30, 2016 - 7:35 pm)

It's okay, Scylla! It's just your way of thinking, but I'm really happy you realized what happened there.

submitted by Bibliophile
(May 30, 2016 - 8:20 pm)

Scylla, don't worry so much about it. Everyone makes something that seems super good in your head but may not work out in hindsight.

I don't blame you for what you were trying to do either. I really love lists and organizations too. It annoys me that there's no way to organize the CB people, but that's okay. We're a pretty nebulous community, so come and go and have a good time is the general mentality. 

submitted by Ruby M.
(May 30, 2016 - 11:58 pm)

The war never began, and I'm not against you! You were my first friend on the CB and I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings. 

I only said that because I was scared of a war. I hate the wars. They cause so much chaos. And now I feel like crying. I forgive you, and I have something else to add.

I'm also sorry. I'll be sorry for a long time. 

submitted by Cho Chang
(May 31, 2016 - 9:54 am)

I wasn't blaming you for predicting a war! Don't feel bad. I just gave you credit for direct quotation of a comment. Because that's what my English teacher says to do: quote direct evidence from this text, which, in this case, was a comment. 

submitted by Scylla
(May 31, 2016 - 5:16 pm)


submitted by Cho Chang
(June 1, 2016 - 6:14 pm)