Let's play house. 

Chatterbox: Down to Earth

Let's play house. 

Let's play house. 

There are AE balls and AE chat threads, but Nymph and Sea Glass never like to go out, not where there are people (as do I). So this is a thread about what they do all day, maybe a sort of diary or log of their introverted/antisocial activities.

There might be RPing. They might talk. They might ramble on for entire posts directed at no one about whatever it is they're thinking. I don't know, but feel free to join.

Try to stay away from shipping and drama; this is about your AEs as beings with complex characters doing stuff in their spare time. Or what they do in the time that isn't spare. That might include social interactions, or it might not. Post the name of the AE of focus at the beginning of each comment, and develop. 

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(February 5, 2018 - 10:37 am)

Aaahhh, thanks Admin! ^w^

submitted by Leeli
(February 19, 2018 - 4:50 pm)


I want to fly.

A lot of people do, but I have something they don't: wings.  

I've never used my wings before. Not like this, anyway. I guess I just never really thought to try. 

But know I want to fly. I want to move my wings and swing through the sky with the wind in my hair and the sun in my eyes. 

So for the first time, I tried.  

It was windy yesterday, so I went down to the sea. I waited for a gust of wind to blow past, and then I started flapping my wings furiously. Nothing happened, except that I stumbled back and landed on the ground. I kept trying until it got so cold I had to go home.  

I tried again today, and at first had the same results. But once I carried a few inches. I wasn't able to figure out what I did differently, and I wasn't able to do it again. 

I'll try again tomorrow.

I wonder how Storm's doing in Alaska. I wonder if I should write him...probably not. After all, he went there to get a break from the CB, and probably wouldn't appreciate the interruption.  

submitted by Leeli
(February 18, 2018 - 9:46 pm)

(I suppose this counts as an extended visit owo) Lovely idea!

Quill's Journal:

All life rolls on smoothly... rotating, rolling, down never ending streets of- never mind. Best not go there. Keep positive, dear, smile! Smile, smile smile. Ah... the words still inflict a dash of pain.

Ah... our portal to the beach is broken. Such a shame. Zeon's been staring at it for the past 8 hours. He is pretty good at fixing such things, but he is a bit distracted today. I wonder why?

I, on the other hand, have been sitting ever so patiently, reading through Vol. 2 of Shakespeare's finest works. Mind you, I've read this 3 times through already. The more you know, I suppose! Ashlee is wanting me to do dishes and dinner today. She lacks any decency in cooking - does she expect me to be any better? Although I do suppose, I make fine omelets, unless provided with seasonings. That can go a tad bit out of hand. Oh well, off to my duties. Farewell, and smile! 

Zeon's Thoughts:

WHYYYYY the portal died on me! I donno how to fix it. Help help help. Quill, stop sitting there so calmly. Where is Ash? Maybe she can help me. I was supposed to be at the beach way earlier this morning! My dudes are gonna have to wait for me.

Wait. Can't I just... plug it back in again? I think I tripped and spilt my bento box this morning. I must have hit the wire. OH! *Plugs in the wire, portal lights up again* YESSSSS
SEE QUILL? I AM SMART. Just tired. And sad I lost my bento box. Beach, here I go!!

(Random train of thought)  

submitted by Zeon and Quill, age Infinite, Ashlee's AEs
(February 20, 2018 - 11:17 am)

Sea Glass

I went down to the beach today, hoping that the cold sea air would clear my head and the restless swish of the waves would give my heart peace. The wind toyed with my hair and quite froze my ears. I sat in a low, sheltered space between a pair of grassy dunes and tucked up my legs, resting my head on my knees.

I went over, in my mind, many thoughts concerning what I've said to Nymph and what I might say to her now. I told something of it to Viola, who sat quiet and pensive for a long moment before suggesting that I might work out what I needed to say and write a note, and then to leave it for Nymph to find. So I puzzled over words and feelings and wished I had thought to bring paper and pen with me, that I might write it all down.

Into my sight there came then a girl. She had dark hair and dark wings, and she leapt into the wind with her darkness unfurled. But she did not fly. She merely hit the sand and jumped again. I watched her awhile, having little better to do. She looked familiar, and I realized I knew her. She was Devin's sister, Wren. We had met only once that I could recall, on my introduction thread. I didn't want to pop out of nowhere and potentially embarrass her, so I remained hidden, and after many more jumps she made her exit without seeing me.

After waiting awhile to be sure she was gone, I left my sandy niche and paced the shoreline, returning to my thoughts. I think I will carry through Viola's suggestion.

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(February 20, 2018 - 9:20 pm)


Why does Halloween have to be so far away? I mean, it's the only night when it's socially acceptable to go outside and demand candy from strangers. And you can just throw bedsheets over your head and call yourself a ghost. Because you never really need to put that much effort into costumes. The library is actually pretty quiet today. I'm surprised no one has come barreling in and yelling about some 'Æ uprising' or somwthing. I suppose I could do something more productive than sitting around in a library, but that will require more effort. I could go to the beach. It is a lovely day. Even though I wish it would rain. Or, I could just stay in this specific seat in this specific library, and stay like that for the rest of the day. That would be nice. I suppose I'm just rambling on about random things. Should I go do something else? I might work on a painting later. Later. But what should I paint? I love the lighting in the library. It's not quite dim, but it's not to bright. I also love the smell of books. Leather, ink, and paper is one of the greatest combinations ever. And the seats are comfy. I probably sound really boring. Boring, boring, boring. Bored, bore. Boring a hole through the hold of a ship. A ship carring thousands of priceless artifacts and treasures. A pirate ship, perhaps. Someone should write a book about the travels of a pirate ship. I'd read it.


Ugh. There's no one here. Is there going to be a party sometime? Parties are fun. Even though Alex and Quirker hate parties. All they do is stay inside and complain about sunlight and parties. But if you don't get enough sunlight, you'd get rickets. No one in their right mind would want rickets. Plus, you did at an early age. No one would want that either. I should go see a movie. What's playing? Hopefully something good. Maybe I should start a movie club. Like a book club, but with movies instead of books. Why'd someone want to sit around all day and just read a book? It's boring. And tiring. Eh, I still want to go to a party. Walking down Main Street is relaxing. I love the way the shops and buildings are aligned. I could enter that donut shop, but a donut, and continue walking down the street. I could go straight to the movie theater. A donut, or a movie? Such a hard question to answer.

submitted by Alex & Maia
(February 21, 2018 - 4:56 pm)



Ahem. I will leave now.

submitted by Alizarine
(May 6, 2018 - 4:39 pm)

Cloud’s Wanderings

one day until the ski lodge is going to start. that leaves me one day to do nothing. cú has been missing for months. I think- there was a place, in the back of blue’s mind, that i just escaped- perhaps cú is stuck, like i was. in our wandering home, covered in trees and vines, it’s snowing. i think that’s because it’s snowing in the place where blue moon spends her days- “the real world”. apparently, each and every ae and cber is made and is someone in this real world, tapping away on a computer screen. I begin to sketch, drawing a light pencil drawing of a tree covered in snow. Blue doesn’t know I can draw as well as her. when I draw, I’m not thinking of anything. not cú, not my slow humanification, not what to pack for the ski lodge. my hand flies across the page, sketching stark branches under a white sky. I lean back and relax. Hi, Cloud! oh no, here comes my little brother. ever since he’s been made an ae, he’s been really busy, jumping around everything with crazy excitement, and talking. so much talking. he’s really happy about no more four-letter words. Wanna go to the park with Banjo? Pzun looks at me hopefully. I sigh and get up, picking up the ball as I do so. jeez... i know blue wants a dog in the real world, but she’s making us take care of him... still. my family is pretty crazy, but I like it better then being a pure emotion. I take Banjo’s leash. the ski lodge starts in one day. I’d better be ready.

submitted by Cloud(Blue’s AE), age Looks 14, Formerly Autumn Moons AE
(February 21, 2018 - 7:17 pm)


I wake up early and decide to go to the beach. It's beautiful out, incredibly warm for the end of February, and just a little breezy. The kind of day that just calls you to try to run forever. I race along the rising tide, kicking up sprays of sand that stings my legs as I go. Faster and faster, arms raised above to the arching blue sky, head thrown back, a fierce, intense joy singing in my chest. 

When I've chased the horizon for an hour at least, I spot a girl falling on the beach. She jumps for the sky, beating her enormous wings frantically for a few seconds, then collapses to the sand. As I watch, she gets up, dusts herself off, ruffles her wings to get the sand out, and tries again with the same result. It's a gripping and beautiful process, yet at the same time, desperately sad. She spies me watching her and turns away. Maybe I've embarassed her by watching her failure. An idea strikes me, and I call up the beach to her before I can decide not to: 

"Have you thought about jumping off of something?" She turns back to me, brow wrinkling. I go on, "Um... y'know... like a baby bird. The mom has to push them out of the nest to get them to fly, right?" 

She shakes her head. "It's just the same, every day. I want to fly, but I don't know how. Nothing I try works. And I've tried so many times. Every single day."

I shrug. "Well, maybe you just need to fall before you can fly." After all, falling's just like flying, but with a more permanent destination. 


Leeli, let me know if you don't want interactions or if I've taken liberties with your character or anything. 

submitted by Burr & Counter
(February 21, 2018 - 11:58 pm)

Wow. The beach is getting popular.


I found a piece of paper in my room today that turned out to be a letter or something. It was from Sea Glass, explaining why she looks at me funny. I asked her why she didn't just tell me before, but she said something about not knowing how or what it was? I don't know. She's weird.

It's kinda warm, but also kinda cold. Nice day for a walk. I should know, I went for one. It was a little wet. Stuff is getting ready for spring. I climbed a lot of trees and spooked some deer. Deer are easy to scare. They get eaten a lot if they don't run away fast enough, so it makes sense. Great, now I'm hungry.

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(February 22, 2018 - 1:11 pm)

The beach was overcrowded today. There was a large amount of Æs there getting tanned...meh, i don't bother trying to get tanned because it'll be useless. Anyway, i went to the beach because i needed to do a spell that requires a very large body of water. the rest of the people at the beach were really scared when i did this, but why should i care *Grins manically* ... To do the spell, i simply chanted "OCEANUM FLUCTUS TEMPESTUS IMPERIUM!!!" (ocean waves storm power) a huge wave rose up over the beach and a storm cloud formed above it -the beach wasn't so full anymore because everyone had fled-. for a second, everything was still. and then the full imperium(power) of the spell was unleashed. The storm clouds unleashed lightning onto the waves, and the waves rose until finally them crashing down would mean the distruction of Inkwell City. they started to curl towards the beach until i yelled "TRAHERE IMPERIUM IN IPSO!!!!" (pull imperium into self) i knew the power would destroy me if i kept more then half of it inside me, so i chanted: "MISSIO MEDIUM AUTO IMPERIUM FRUCTUS CREPITUS!" (discharge half of power using explosion) and i rocketed out over the sea and exploded. okay, so I didn't explode, but half the power inside me did. then i flew back to the Mansion. so basically, i had fun.

submitted by Catsclaw, age 11, The Library
(February 22, 2018 - 11:44 pm)

Okay, that's got to be a different beach, because Sea Glass wouldn't go if anyone else was there.

Sea Glass

It was cold again today, so I stayed inside and listened to the rain. Viola? said she would have joined me, but she was busy procrastinating. Nymph went out as something small and very quick.

I have felt a greater peace of mind lately. I only wish for something to do.



Went out. It was cold and wet and beautiful. I went out as a weasel, but a little bit faster than a normal one. The air smelled like mud and coldness. I spent a lot of time in the dead grass. I kind of wanted to go hunt something--weasels are so flexible, and powerful for their size. I decided to split my form into two disconnected weasels. It was kinda weird. It's always weird to have multiple bodies. I don't do it a lot. They can be difficult to manage. But just two is okay. I did it, shifted into two weasels connected at the paw, and then split the connection. The sensation is crazy. I played with myself for a while, and then melded back into one. I had eight legs and a third eye for a while, to ease the transition.

My nose started to run when I got back home and turned more human, so I closed up the running nostril and opened a new one. Viola? saw and said she wished she could do that. Sucks to be her. I wonder if I could teach Devin to do it. I can do a lot. 

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(February 23, 2018 - 5:39 pm)

I just noticed it's been about seven and a half months since I introduced Nymph.

Sea Glass

I paid another visit to the beach today. The clouds threatened rain, and the dark tide churned restlessly low. I did not see anyone else. I brought home a small black stone and a small clear white one, both rounded smooth by the sea.



Went exploring yesterday. The beeches are losing their leaves as the new buds come in. I found a deer skull under some of the fallen ones. There are a lot of narrow trails and smaller trees in Aquom, all the paths looping around to meet each other. Hilly, too, sedimentary rocks, a few streams. It's really beautiful. I told Viola? to ask Devin over. I want to show him a couple of places. I know she's shipping us, and it drives me crazy the way she hovers over our shoulders and makes noises whenever either of us says something. Eh, whatever. *shifts to a barred owl* *flies off*


Okay, so. I'm not sure where else to do this. Here goes.

Leeli, Devin, and Wren and/or Far if they do wish, do you want to come over to my CB house and... I guess RP? With Nymph and Sea Glass and I? It'll be along the lines of tea and cookies and hanging out. And Nymph might drag Devin off to the woods. ;3

RSVP right here, whenever you see this. 

Pfft, you're terrible at this.

I know. 

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(February 25, 2018 - 5:54 pm)

I like tea and cookies... sure!

submitted by Cloud, age 11, Blue Moons AE
(February 25, 2018 - 6:04 pm)

You weren't invited.

I suppose not, but--

But what? We just let anyone in whenever?

No, of course not.

Then that one can't come.

Sorry, Cloud, it looks like now isn't a good time for you. Maybe later?

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(February 26, 2018 - 9:25 pm)

Eeee! Yes! Tea and cookies, and Devin getting dragged into the woods (he would love that)! That sounds great, we would love to, right guys?

Sure, why not. 

Oh, of course, what a nice idea!

With pleasure.

Aaaaahh! *excited* *leaves to get ready*   



submitted by Leeli
(February 25, 2018 - 6:22 pm)