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Good lord, it's been a while. Hey! How are you all? Many of you probably won't know me, and that's okay -- I'm Vyolette, a pretty old CBer, and it's been at least three years (?) since I've last posted. It's nice to see so many new (to me, at least) faces around here!

I know that the annual CB Reunion is coming up in February, but I randomly stumbled across my stack of old Cricket magazines and was flooded with serotonin, just thinking about this forum. This place was really special to me, and opened up a world of friends and games and conversations during a time in my life where I was kind of lonely irl. So thank you for that, and thank you, Admins, for making this a safe place.

Like I said, I just really wanted to pop in and say "Hi", but I'll definitely try to make it back on Valentine's Day for the reunion too. Also, do mine eyes deceive me, or do I see recent posts from Jwyn?! (Hiiiiii <3)

submitted by Vyolette
(December 9, 2022 - 12:31 pm)

Hi, and welcome back! I'm new on the CB, so I don't really know you.

And by the way, yes, Jwyn is still here.

-Berrii :) 

submitted by ʚ Strawberrii ɞ
(December 9, 2022 - 3:13 pm)

Thanks! It's nice to meet you. 

And yay! 

submitted by Vyolette
(December 9, 2022 - 5:39 pm)


You won't recongnize me, because I joined awhile after you left. You probably won't recognize most people now, but it's nice to meet you! I believe I've seen your name from an old post on the Random Thoughts Thread. 

submitted by WiLdSoNg, I cOmE fRoM tHe StArS!
(December 10, 2022 - 7:34 am)

That is probably so!

It's nice to meet you too. 

submitted by Vyolette
(December 10, 2022 - 2:09 pm)

Hi! Yes, Jwyn is still around. Also, The Ominous' ski-lodge from 2018, which you joined (I just checked) finally finished!! John F. Q. popped in about a week ago to post the last couple of parts. Anyway, nice to meet you! :)

submitted by Poinsettia
(December 10, 2022 - 12:12 pm)

Hello! Oh wow, that's crazy. I literally have no recollection of that ski lodge other than the pseudonym, but thanks! I'll have to check it out.

submitted by Vyolette
(December 10, 2022 - 2:12 pm)


*brushes off dust from falling out of chair and through three levels of flooring*

I just saw your post on the random thoughts thread and was like spamming the CaC button to see if you had posted something and aaaaaaaaaaaaa *hugs you (again)* how ARE YOU?!?! 

submitted by Jwyn, age 17, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
(December 10, 2022 - 12:55 pm)

*bear hugs* HIIIIIIII

I'm doing well! Super nostalgic atm (especially from digging through posts and re-living everything) and ready for a break from school, but good! I was so excited to see you were still here!! How have YOU been? 

submitted by Vyolette, DOUBLE AAAAAAHHHHHHH
(December 10, 2022 - 2:22 pm)

Same here, when I'm digging through old posts. I always wonder if I'll ever "see" CBers from years past again, and here you are!! :D

Aww yay!! I was so excited when I saw you post too!! 

Do you remember my bestie Jaybells? I think they were around when you were? Jay's still here, and has been more active than I these past couple of years. Other older CBers pop in from time to time, but never enough. The CB is always a great community, but I miss you guys <3

School is definitely a big thing in my life at the moment. I don't know if you were around here then, but I started going to public school in 2020, and it has been excellent! My teachers and classmates are incredible and I'm so blessed to have them. That said, schoolwork takes up a lot of my time, and it's a little stressful at some points. I don't have nearly as much free time as I did when I was homeschooled, but I'm really enjoying school and life now at the moment. It's been a crazy few years!

All that to say I've been pretty great! How has school been for you, and what classes are you taking this year?

submitted by Jwyn, age 17, Somewheres
(December 11, 2022 - 11:15 am)

XD I'm already excited for the reunion! 

I think I do, yeah! It feels like it's been so long, but I guess it really hasn't been. I hadn't realized how much I missed you all too until a few days ago.  

Oh yeah, I think I remember seeing some posts about that during my digging! Congrats!! I'm glad to hear it's going well, especially since the transition from homeschooling to public can be jarring. Oh yes lol, that's an unfortunate draw-back, the stress and lack of free time. You don't realize how good you've got it while being homeschooled until it's gone, am I right? XD Are you a junior this year? Senior?

School for me is good! I'm actually in college right now, which is has been a considerable shift from high school, which I completed all online. But I love it so much! In-person classes are so much more engaging than online ones. My professors are great, and I'm slowly but surely making friends on campus. I kind of got a jump-start on college credits while I was still in high school, so that coupled with the fact that I knew this transition might be hard, I decided to only take two classes this semester. I probably could have handled more, but, you know, hindsight is 20/20. Better to be slightly bored than hugely stressed lol. The classes I'm taking are political science and American literature I. 

submitted by Vyolette
(December 11, 2022 - 1:01 pm)

Hi! I've been here since september this year, but I have seen old posts from random thoughts that you did as well.

submitted by Hawkstar
(December 10, 2022 - 5:00 pm)

Hello! Yeah, that thread was/is great. You never know what types of conversations you'll have over there.

submitted by Vyolette
(December 11, 2022 - 12:36 pm)

Heya Vyolette! I remember you, but I'm afraid I probably wasn't terribly active in a way that would have you remember me at the time. :/ Still, nice to see you back! Incredible the positive influence on us all, isn't it?

submitted by Jaybells, Lost in the Universe
(December 10, 2022 - 10:54 pm)

Hi! I think I do remember you, a little bit! And yes, for sure. It's a wonderful place. 

submitted by Vyolette
(December 11, 2022 - 12:39 pm)