I lost the

Chatterbox: Chirp at Cricket

I lost the

I lost the game.

Have you seen it?

I've been searching for years, but maybe it's like an electron in the electron cloud—you can either know where it is right then or where it's going. I know where the game is going. I know it's spreading, catching like black fire, a plague that cannot be stopped. But I don't know where it is right now... perhaps it's lost forever.

I'll start at the beginning, shall I?

1. If you know about the game, you're playing the game.

Basically, now everyone who has read this is playing the game. Please note that the game is not optional. It does not require your consent to play it. There is no way to say "I don't play the game."

2. If you think about the game, you lose the game.

From a standpoint of sanity, you have a five minute cooldown in-between each time you lose the game, allowing you a chance to forget it all before it happens again.

3. If you lose the game, you have to announce "I lost the game."

This can be announced verbally, or some other method, i.e. posting it on chatterbox or flashing it from a flashlight using morse code at 3 a.m. in the morning (note, this is not an advisable course of action, seeing as people are not usually understanding about flashlights and morse code at 3 a.m. Do not try this at home, or at any other place it might not be appreciated). You do not have to say exactly "I lost the game," you may say things along the lines of "have you seen the game," or "I can't find the game," or even "iltg" (I Lost The Game), but you must provide easy hints that you have indeed, lost the game. 

4. There is no way to win the game.


submitted by Alien Life, age Old, Proxima Centuri B
(September 12, 2022 - 7:45 pm)

This sounds cool...

I lost the game? 

submitted by Hex
(September 12, 2022 - 11:12 pm)
submitted by TOPsyTurvy
(September 13, 2022 - 10:34 am)

Oh no. 

The plague has spread. The hardrive is corrupted. 

I lost the game.

You lost the game.

We lost the game (of life).

submitted by Eclipse, Mainframe database
(September 13, 2022 - 2:11 pm)


submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(September 13, 2022 - 2:43 pm)

I lost the game because it is impossible to not think about it when you are on this thread.

And now I will make myself immune to losing, that way I don't have to worry about having to post that I lost every time I remember this.

But there's still no way to win. (And I think this game has tied my brain into knots so I can't speak coherently.) Oh, and I just realized that I have saved myself from posting I lost the game for infinity because just posting that makes me remember the game.

submitted by Lyric, confused
(September 13, 2022 - 4:05 pm)

The game is eternal and has infinite mutations. You may not escape. 

You lost the game. 

submitted by Alien Life, age Old, Proxima Centuri B
(September 13, 2022 - 5:33 pm)


submitted by Cali R., age 12, Everywhere
(September 13, 2022 - 4:33 pm)

This is very interesting, but I haven't yet thought about it. The only way to win the game is to ask the admins to delete this thread. Admins, will you?


Probably not. 

We rarely delete threads, but you can just stay away from it if you wish.


submitted by Rora
(September 13, 2022 - 4:36 pm)

All is lost.

But is the game?

Why worry when one can simply bluff and skim? Looking, but not reading; sipping with the eyes, but not thinking -- digesting.

Have I lost the game?

I think not. The simple truth is that I myself am wholly and truly Lost at any given time is all. 

submitted by Jaybells, 404
(September 13, 2022 - 6:06 pm)

Ahh... if I don't know exactly what the game is, I can't exactly think about it...

submitted by Darkvine , Zoodles are taking over
(September 13, 2022 - 9:12 pm)

The Game is all.

All is the Game.

The Game is lost.

All is lost. 

submitted by Alien Life, age Old, Proxima Centuri B
(September 13, 2022 - 10:06 pm)

My CAPCHA just sweared.

submitted by Top
(September 19, 2022 - 12:35 pm)
submitted by TOP
(September 24, 2022 - 12:39 pm)

I lost the game (again)

submitted by TOPvine
(September 27, 2022 - 1:46 pm)

Ah, but what about checkers?

submitted by Jwyn, age 17, black and red
(September 27, 2022 - 9:55 pm)