Salutations. As of

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Salutations. As of

Salutations. As of today, the 27th, I have completed my 15th 365-day cycle on this strange earth. Rephrased; hey, it's my birthday! To mark this occasion, I've decided to do a "ask me any question you like, and I'll respond with an answer or maybe just a cryptic statement in rhyme if I feel like it" sort of things! I will even attempt to answer unanswerable questions, although the universe might suddenly shatter into a million pieces and we'll all be fragmentized! Fun? Probably??

ever-existing; eagerly awaiting enigmas; existential; utilizing alliteration; yours,


Happy Birthday! Did you have birthday cake or some other special dessert? If so, what kind?


submitted by Darkling, age 15 , The Fathoms
(November 27, 2022 - 7:42 pm)

Happy Birthday!!! A fellow November birthday, I see. I do have a question, technically take from the Mad Hatter-


How is a raven like a writing desk?

submitted by Milly Sunstar, age 14 finally
(November 27, 2022 - 8:15 pm)

A tricky question...

Of similarities between

a raven and a writing desk,

there aren't many to be seen.

An odd conundrum to address.

Both could be of a darker hue,

and both are often made of wood

if we include wooden ravens too..

and if we aren't, then we should.

Both, I suppose, could possess eyes,

for who are we to prove desks don't?

Both subjects talk (among ravens, a squawk),

but desk language is, as of yet, unspoke.


I hope that was a satisfactory answer.
And as for the admin's question, I had pumpkin pie for dessert. It was quite good.
submitted by Darkling , age 15, The Human Realm
(November 28, 2022 - 8:07 pm)

happy birthday! i hope you get to eat lots and lots and lots of cupcakes! um, let's see... 

what is truth?

and, also, I keep getting you and Darkvine mixed up in my head. are you the Dark---- that likes marching band or the Dark---- that likes Wings of Fire? And which one of you is a runner? I have this problem with a lot of people on the CB who have similar names, it's kind of hard for me to put a personality to just a name and no face. I'm sorry if that's rude I just really want to know so I know who you are. :)

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 13 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(November 27, 2022 - 8:42 pm)

An orange is orange. I believe that to be a truth, if not the truth.

It is understandable that you could get Darkvine and myself mixed up. When I first joined I hadn't realized there was an existing CBer at the time named Darkking, which I believe caused quite the confusion. Anyhow, I am the Dark(ling) that likes marching band, among other things. I've never read Wings of Fire. I believe both of us were in track/running events at some point, although Darkvine more than I; I don't care much for sports. Hopefully that clears it up a bit.

submitted by Darkling, Now in Fabulous 3-D!
(November 29, 2022 - 11:18 pm)
submitted by top
(November 28, 2022 - 9:07 am)

May you enjoy the gaities your your 15th rotation upon this strange spherical mass we call Earth, Darkling! (That translate would to happy birthday, I suppose)

As always, your elegance continues to mesmerise me. Would you like anything as a gift, plausible or not? 

submitted by Jaybells, Your most devoted fan
(November 28, 2022 - 10:21 am)

The gift of instant silence would be nice. My classmates constantly have a meaningless stream of words spewing from their mouths that I could most definitely do without: it would make return to school less mind-numbing. 

I thank you for your comment on my elegance, as well. It has been an odd season for compliments in the real world for me, but I'm glad to receive this one. I am a bit proud of my vocabulary, I will admit . . 


submitted by Darkling
(November 29, 2022 - 11:27 pm)

What's up Darkling?  Hey, your birthday is just a day after mine!

Do you have any pets? 

submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(November 28, 2022 - 11:10 am)

Bonjour, Tsuki! Although at the moment it's more like bonne nuit . . . What is up, is, as ever, the celestial heavens, unless you are standing on your head, in which case the celestial heavens are very much in a downward direction.

I do have pets; quite a few in fact. Our family has two fantastic cats; Zeke, and his sister, Irene. They are both very fluffy and mild-mannered, unless you try to give them a bath, and then they are neither of those things. We also have about eight chickens, but our current flock would be about our fifth one, and we haven't given them proper names. There were two fish, but they are deceased and have been that way for quite a while. And in December we are getting a dog (!!), which is quite exciting; a Saint Berdoodle who we plan on naming Marlow.  

submitted by Darkling, Nevermore Academy
(November 29, 2022 - 11:38 pm)

Hi, Darkling! Happy birthday! *presents you with a home-baked birthday cake*

As for questions: What are your favorite/least favorite subjects in school? Do you have any siblings? (only if you're comfortable sharing, of course!) :)

As for unanswerable questions: What's your favorite book? (Yes, this is an unanswerable question, at least for me.) And if the universe is expanding, as scientists tell us, what strange space is outside it for it to expand into??

Sorry I have so many questions! I hope you won't be overloaded.

Happy birthday again! :D

submitted by Poinsettia
(November 28, 2022 - 12:22 pm)

*graciously accepts birthday cake* Why, thank you!

My least favorite subject in school is math; surprise, surprise. I do find it fascinating, but my brain is reluctant to retain any math-related information. 

I have two siblings, both younger. I am the eldest. My eight-year-old brother is going through an "annoying" phase (which has really been going on since he was three), and my sister is going through a "teen" phase, despite being twelve. Silence is rare.

And as for the universe, I suspect it is expanding into a never ending void; into a total lack of substance that is infinite. I hang out there sometimes.

Also, I appreciate the fact that you find my comments witty! I try my best. 

submitted by Darkling
(December 1, 2022 - 10:17 am)

And oh bother, I forgot to say this!! I always think your comments are really funny and witty.

submitted by Poinsettia
(November 28, 2022 - 12:25 pm)

Hi! Oh my gosh, Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry I missed it.

I'm a fairly new CBer, so I don't think anyone knows me, but I've read lots of the things on DtE, CaC, Pudding's Place, and Inkwell.


submitted by Strawberrii
(November 28, 2022 - 2:05 pm)

Nice to meet you, Strawberrii! I like your name.

submitted by Darkling
(December 1, 2022 - 10:18 am)

Hey Darkling! Sorry I wasn't able to wish you happy birthday yesterday, so...*throws confetti* Happy belated birthday! Congratulations! :D

As for the questions, I would like to know: What is your favorite season?
submitted by the-antiquarian-
(November 28, 2022 - 5:09 pm)