Chatterbox: Chirp at Cricket



It's a truth universally acknowledged that life can kinda suck. Especially nowadays, what with Covid, climate change, the Russian-Ukrainian war, and all the other problems humanity is struggling with, it's horribly easy to get lost in the darker sides of humanity, and forget about the light. So let's not forget. Let's remind each other of all the beautiful, whimsical, goofy, adorable, sparkly, touching, hilarious, extraordinary parts of life. 

Post random fun facts. Post cute pictures of your pets. Post artwork you've made. Post the fantabulous grade you got on that math test. Post what the sunset looked like last night. Post something, anything, that makes you smile. 

So when we can't see the light for the darkness, we'll make our own. We'll set the shadows alight with moonlight and sunrises and candle flames and fireflies. 


submitted by Snazzycakes , age 13 she/her, Sesquepedalian
(April 3, 2022 - 1:56 pm)

Oh wow, that's so awesome! I totally get how that seems like a huge thing, and I'm so glad that these people were there to sit with you when you were lonely. I hope you're feeling less alone now <3333

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(May 6, 2022 - 7:49 am)

that's awesome! :D

submitted by Tealeaf, Steeping
(May 6, 2022 - 12:55 pm)

That's great! I have a little friend group I started eating lunch with about six months ago. 

submitted by Avara, age she/her, tomorrow's Saturday!
(May 6, 2022 - 4:02 pm)

Fox cubs spotted!! :D

They're literally so cute... I was debating snatching them for a second there, but that's really not a good idea is it? Haha.

submitted by Jaybells, Lost in the Universe
(May 6, 2022 - 2:05 am)

Awww that's so cute <333

In other good news, I just did really well on a seminar in Humanities :D 

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(May 9, 2022 - 11:40 am)

Awesome! I saw a fox a few weeks ago (no cubs though) on the bus. I think it was the first actually wild fox I ever saw!

submitted by Flamarestii
(May 9, 2022 - 4:29 pm)

for all the FanWings on the CB: just know that SeaWings use toothpaste. 

submitted by Darkvine
(May 10, 2022 - 8:02 am)

Yeah, I think Tui sometimes forgets to edit out bits and pieces of the human realm. For example, she mentions ice cream twice in book 14 (the first time is in a simile, but the second is Snowfall telling Mink that they should go get ice cream), which begs the question: How does one milk a cow with talons?

submitted by Snazzycakes
(May 10, 2022 - 6:21 pm)

very carefully :D

submitted by Darkvine
(May 12, 2022 - 7:07 pm)

Also, @Snazzycakes, I like it how Tui Sutherland has those little bits of human life in the dragons. It makes it more... relatable, I guess? It's fun. Also, why shouldn't dragons have ice cream, right? I mean, ice cream is spindiddly, so..... :)

Inkling says <<raemg>> Ray mag? Ohhh. It's read mag! Yes, of course I read Cricket (and Muse)! They're both awesome! Don't worry, once I'm done, I'll let you read them too.

submitted by Rainbow, age 12, Stargazing, She/they
(May 15, 2022 - 12:13 pm)

Fun & happy animal facts for today:

A group of bunnies is called a 'fluffle' :D

Sea otters hold hands to make sure they don't float away :)

Puffins mate for life and build homes together :3

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(May 12, 2022 - 7:54 am)


submitted by Avara, she/her
(May 12, 2022 - 10:41 am)

I have a sleepover tomorrow! It's small, just me and two other friends, but I'm so excited! Both of them are such great people, and I am looking forward to getting a chance to have some time just to us, without the stress of school and other people and...it's just gonna be awesome. I can't wait! By the way, any good movie recommendations for peeps in their early teens? 

submitted by Neverseen , age Umpteen , Traveling the Triangulum
(May 12, 2022 - 4:12 pm)

Hmm, it depends on what genres you're into, but I'd suggest (not in this order):

- How to Train Your Dragon

- Encanto (you've probably seen it, but I can't help but mention it anyway)

- Rio (kinda cheesy, but I like it anyway)

- The Chronicles of Narnia (It's kinda racist and sexist, but not in a pushing-an-agenda kind of way; it's because of when the books were written and the movie was made)

- Peter Rabbit (the humor is very british and pretty slapstick, but it's still pretty good)

Also, if you're cool with binging a show instead of watching a movie, The Mysterious Benedict Society is so hecking good. Also The Owl House, but it's longer, so you probably wouldn't be able to finish it. 

submitted by Snazzycakes, and have a lovely day!
(May 12, 2022 - 5:20 pm)


Happy Birthday, Silver Crystal!


submitted by Silver Crystal, age 15?!????, milky Way
(May 15, 2022 - 8:56 am)