So, today marks

Chatterbox: Down to Earth

So, today marks

So, today marks exactly three years of me being a part of the CB. I have to say, it's been a pretty great three years (I'm going to go ahead and warn you now, I might get sentimental). I joined on May 7, 2017 after reading about the Chatterbox in the Cricket magazine, and you can find my first post on page 159 of BaB, a thread about Ranger's Apprentice. To say I had no idea what I was doing would be an understatement. Everything was really overwhelming at first, but now I couldn't imagine my life without this place (see, I told you).

I think the first rp I joined was Bluebird's Modern Witches RP, when I was an annoying little 12-year-old who asked too many questions. I've joined countless more since then, all of which have died, but hey, that's what happens. I've made lots of my own threads, too, including ski lodges, an rp, a solo write, and three separate picturing threads, the art on which still makes me cringe.

I love a lot of things about the CB, but what I love most is the people. It astounds me every day that all of us could come together and create a community like this, because that's what it is. I think it's surpassed being just a website- I mean, we have our own language, our abbreviations that we all understand, our guidelines, our history. It's pretty amazing, of you ask me. All of you are amazing, and that's what makes the CB amazing.

A lot has changed since I first joined. I feel like I joined the CB when it was nearing the end of an era- there were so many things and people and names that a lot of people reading this probably wouldn't recognize. Everything has changed so much, and a lot of people have either left or just drifted away, which still makes me sad. There are a lot of people that I miss. But there was a point when I was on where there was a flood of new CBers, it seemed, and a lot of them stuck around. And they all make up a new generation, and everyone who joins brings their own spark and helps change and shape the CB. It's been great to see how the CB grows and develops as we do.

So if you read that jumble of sentimentality and nostalgia, thanks (I didn't quite mean to get that deep, haha). To sum it all up, it's my CBversary! I just wanted to acknowledge what a big part of my life the CB has been. It's helped me become a better writer, artist, poet, and person.

I love all of you so, so much! And I mean it when I say I'm talking to each and every one of you. If you ever need anything, or if you just want to chat, you can find me on the CB Classroom on YWP. PM me if you want!

So, yeah, confetti and cupcakes for everyone! *throws confetti*


(Wow, that was far longer than I intented, sorry guys XD) 


Thanks for your kind comments, Quill, and congratulations on your anniversary. Chatterboxers do grow up, and many of them move on to other things, as they should. But we're always happy when they check in from time to time.


submitted by Quill, CBversary!!
(May 7, 2020 - 2:38 pm)

AAAAAH QUILL HAPPY CBVERSARY!! You've been such a cool and influential part of the CB (and you're a really good artist too), and I remember looking up to you when I joined. 

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Enceladus
(May 7, 2020 - 5:22 pm)

Thank you so much!!! You're an amazing artist too!

submitted by Quill
(May 11, 2020 - 1:40 pm)

Happy CBversary! I can't believe you've been here for three years. Congratulations!! <3

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(May 8, 2020 - 12:52 pm)

Thank you!! Honestly, me neither :)

submitted by Quill
(May 11, 2020 - 1:40 pm)

Happy CBversary!! I don't know you very well, but your art is awesome. It's awesome that you have been on here for THREE YEARS.

submitted by Starchaser, age 12, Pyrrhia
(May 8, 2020 - 1:56 pm)

Thank you! I don't know you that well, but hopefully I will!

submitted by Quill
(May 11, 2020 - 1:41 pm)

Oh, happy CBversary Quill! Sry I'm a bit late. But anyway, we love you so much and are so happy you are here on the CB!

submitted by cerinthe, age 13
(May 9, 2020 - 1:40 pm)

Thank you so much!! That means a lot.

submitted by Quill
(May 11, 2020 - 1:42 pm)

Happy CBversary! I remember when you first joined! 

submitted by September
(May 9, 2020 - 11:11 pm)

Thank you! I remember you too!

submitted by Quill
(May 11, 2020 - 1:43 pm)

Happy CBerversary, Quill! *tackle hugs* It's been a little while since we last talked but I'm glad you're checking in! I'll always appreciate how you helped and encouraged me through writing Take Wing/This Dark Night. You're absolutely amazing! :)


submitted by Starseeker, on hiatus (oops)
(May 10, 2020 - 4:06 pm)

Thanks Star!! *tackle hugs back* It's so good to see you! You are also absolutely amazing!

submitted by Quill
(May 11, 2020 - 1:44 pm)

Congrats, Quill! *confetti (and alliteration!:))* You're welcome, but also thank you for being such a kind, thoughtful, friendly, lovely person to everyone. <3

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(May 12, 2020 - 8:50 pm)

Happy CBversary Quill! Honestly, I'm so excited to be able to celebrate my first CBversary here May 29th!

submitted by Nyx, age 13 years, earth
(May 16, 2020 - 3:14 pm)