Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

A Ski Lodge

You sit at your desk, half in a daze as your math teacher drones on about quadratic functions.  Stealing a glance out the window of your perfectly mundane classroom, you see a perfectly mundane gray sky.  The clock ticks away in rhythm with the beats of your heart, orderly and ordinary.  You count every second, wishing for something a little less typical.

After what feels like an eternity the bell rings and you head to your locker to prepare for whatever perfectly mundane class is next.  As you open it a piece of paper flutters out.  You grab it before it falls to the floor and examine it.  The paper is tough cardstock and the front has a picture of an idyllic lakeside cabin on it, as well as a peculiar symbol in the corner that you can't quite make out.  You sigh, imagining what you would give for an escape like that.  You flip over the paper to find the other side covered in inky scrawl, which reads-

Does life have you feeling bored?  Longing for adventure unexplored?  Well look no further, my lovely friend, a vacation I'm here to recommend!

I would like to write this whole letter in rhyme, but that's beyond my creative capacity.  I am officially inviting you -yes, you reading this- to Camp Vagabond!  Imagine yourself hiking through the woods, kayaking on the lake, singing songs around the campfire, doing all the summer camp activities you know and love.  It's not just a dream!  As Camp Vagabond's head, I'm inviting you (and any AEs you choose to bring) to a fortnight stay at camp!


This a... what do you call them? A ski lodge?  So unfortunately I can't guarantee your safety.  But I'm sure everything will be fine, there's nothing to worry about!  Please fill out this form before arrival.






Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited):

Greatest Desire:


Sun, moon, or stars?:

Favorite color:



I can't wait to see you at Camp Vagabond!
Sincerely, Your Host Aster Obscurus


submitted by Aster O, Camp Vagabond
(May 3, 2022 - 6:42 pm)

I'm in like 5 Ski Lodges rn but I can't resist. Reserving for myself and my AEs, Tempest and Dawn

submitted by Writing_in_the_dark , age 12, Valhalla
(May 3, 2022 - 7:13 pm)
submitted by Topping_in_the_dark, age TOPTOP, topping
(May 3, 2022 - 8:35 pm)

Name: Darkling, but you can call me Darkling.

Pronouns: It matters not. Unlike many things in your life, this is totally up to you.

Personality: Impulsive. Insane. Irrational. Some other word starting with I. Endlessly switching between personalities, although some like Shy or Affectionate I try to avoid.

Appearance: Uneven short choppy dark hair with a dark blue stripe, freckles, shirts proclaiming my music taste, khaki shorts, an orange jacket, sometimes a grey knitted hat if I feel like it, small abnormally sharp teeth and a sarcastic sort of grin.

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): A ukulele, 12 pencils, a notebook, a mushroom identification guide, monster spray (same principle as bug spray), A deck of cards with three jokers, a ball of yarn (red), extra clothing (shorts, T-shirts, super-tall socks, etc.), a swimsuit, a set of house keys to some undiscovered house, a beachball.

Greatest Desire: To live life to the fullest, I suppose. Leave no stone unturned, and no locked door locked, with the help of a bobby pin and maybe a crowbar if worst comes to worst.

Strengths/skills: Quick reflexes, good hearing, skilled at solving riddles, pretty decent at knitting.

Weaknesses: Brash, impulsive, reckless... other synonyms..

Sun, moon, or stars?: Sun, for without it, we had have no light or life or sunburns. Also it's fire.

Favorite color: The orange-pink of sunsets.

Other: I have an irrational fear of digital wristwatches. 

submitted by Darkling, age Robotic, The Spelling Wasp
(May 3, 2022 - 10:17 pm)

Name: Silver Crystal

Pronouns: She/her

Personality: INTP

Appearance: Long brown hair, brown eyes, long sleeved silver white shirt, bleached jeans, black and white vans. 

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): Snacks, a book, notebook, pencils, laptop (no camera inside!), charger

Greatest Desire: To feel accepted and cared for

Strengths/skills: I'd like to think I'm very perceptive

Weaknesses: I'm fooled to easily by kindness 

Sun, moon, or stars?: Stars :)

Favorite color: Blue!

Other: :D

submitted by Silver Crystal, age Infinity, Milky Way
(May 4, 2022 - 7:16 am)

Name: Avara

Pronouns: she/her

Personality: Myers briggs is istj-a, but also likes crafts and playing viola

Appearance: Tall and has dark brown hair, purple eyes, 

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): Watch, books, clothes, and a notebook and pencil

Greatest Desire: To be an astrophysicist

Strengths/skills: Intelligent and good at thinking logically and rationally.

Weaknesses: Isn't that good at empathy.

Sun, moon, or stars?: Stars

Favorite color: Blue-violet

Other: I think I'm in two other ski lodges right now, but I lost one of them.

submitted by Avara, she/her
(May 4, 2022 - 1:38 pm)

Ooo...this is my first ski lodge, so I'll join!



Name:Foxwood Umber


Personality:Reserved, shy, kind and loving

Appearance:Long auburn hair, green eyes, tanish skin, nails painted black. Outfit: Anything Fallcore or Cottagecore, but what i arive in is a carmel colored sweater, brown leather jacket, a red scarf, different shades of brown plaid pants and brown boots with cunky soles, and fox ears and tail.

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited):PHONE! You said camra, not phone, sooooo, yea, art pad, inking pens, inkwell, paper, clothes, extra food, juggling supplise and CD's

Greatest Desire:To work for a circus

Strengths/skills:Art, agility, acrobatics and karate.

Weaknesses:Math...I don't like math

Sun, moon, or stars?:Def Sun

Favorite color:Orange

Other:I can turn into a melenistic fox!


I hope this will be fun!

submitted by FoxWood!, age 17, Autumn
(May 4, 2022 - 4:02 pm)

Name: Darkvine

Pronouns: she/her

Personality: mysterious but friendly

Appearance: dark gray hair with neon green streaks, neon green catlike eyes, medium tone skin

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): dark green/black hoodies, shirts, and leggings, a LOT of bug repellent, several journals

Greatest Desire: prove myself

Strengths/skills: knows way too much about trees, plants, seashells, birds, and astronomy

Weaknesses: does NOT like storms AT ALL. and swarms of venomous insects are a close second

Sun, moon, or stars?: stars

Favorite color: dark green

Other: whenever someone shouts "mosquito!" outside, i start screaming and cause a lot of chaos...

submitted by Darkvine
(May 4, 2022 - 7:22 pm)

Name: Wildfire

Pronouns: usually fae/faer but sometimes she/her or he/him (it's fine to just switch them for each chapter for the purposes of the ski-lodge) (I am genderfluid)

Personality: chaotic, charismatic, extrovert

Appearance: see pic

Packing List: tape recorder, black ballpoint pens, mechanical bump keys, nightshade berry jam, rope

Greatest Desire: to attend a magic carnival

Strengths/skills: manipulation, knots, shapeshifting (see below), hiding

Weaknesses: empathy, hearing

Sun, moon, or stars?: stars

Favorite color: gold

Other: I'm a shapeshifter! Below are my preferred forms. If this is too OP for the ski-lodge, just limit it to gender characteristics, e.g. hair length, body shape, etc.

submitted by Wildfire, she/her (for now)
(May 4, 2022 - 7:42 pm)

Welcome, everyone!  We at Camp Vagabond await your arrival.  As of right now we have 9 guests (if I've counted correctly), and we will be accepting up to 15, so anyone is welcome to join!  

Aster Obscurus

@Admins, I'm going under a made-up alias, so please don't shorten the last name.

submitted by Aster O, Camp Vagabond
(May 5, 2022 - 3:35 pm)

Name: Periwinkle "Peri" 

Pronouns: she/her

Personality: INFJ-T. Sweet and caring, constantly looking to help and support people when it is needed and often daydreaming about what could be better. I'm creative. I'm also fascinated by mental illnesses and am known for talking obsessively about them--especially when nobody asked me to. 

Appearance: Periwinkle hair in pigtails white t-shirt with "laters, gators," written in black letters on it, a jean jacket wrapped around my waist, comfy black shorts, and black 

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): clothes and other necessities, a watch, a set of walkie-talkies, three books, three boxes of chocolate, strawberry chapstick, a journal, and a packet of astronaut ice cream sandwiches. 

Greatest Desire: To help


Strengths/skills: empathy, cleverness (or at least, I like to think so) and creativity, singing (though I doubt that will save me from murder), writing, and my ability to list many mental illnesses on command

Weaknesses: worrying about SO many things, my sometimes uncontrollable energy 

Sun, moon, or stars?: moon, it is the main source of light in the dark. In a metaphorical way, it is what keeps us going. 

Favorite color: blue, all shades of it


submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, I wish I knew
(May 5, 2022 - 7:13 pm)

Spots are still open, but I'm hoping to start on Tuesday.  Writing, please submit the forms for you and your AEs by then!

submitted by Aster Obscurus, Camp Vagabond
(May 7, 2022 - 12:20 pm)

Name: Tsuki

Pronouns: she/her

Personality: anxiety, creative, likes magic, loves animals

Appearance: brown and lavender thick hair that reaches shoulders, green eyes, pale skin

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): notebook, sketchbook, laptop, necessities

Greatest Desire: To be happy

Strengths/skills: empathy

Weaknesses: anxiety

Sun, moon, or stars?: stars

Favorite color: i dunno, maybe blue-green or lavender?


submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(May 7, 2022 - 1:15 pm)

Name: Shining Star (Star)

Pronouns: she/her

Personality: Calm, gentle, cheerful, friendly, compassionate

Appearance: Brown hair, brown eyes; tall for my age (13)

Packing List (cameras are strictly prohibited): Socks! Socks! Socks! And some daytime clothes like jeans & t-shirts too.

Greatest Desire: To be a published author

Strengths/skills: writing & art

Weaknesses: Too trusting

Sun, moon, or stars?: Stars (Shining Stars!)

Favorite color: Brown (the color of chocolate)

Other: n/a


submitted by Shining Star, age 13 eons, The Milky Way, she/her
(May 7, 2022 - 8:31 pm)

Please complete the forms for you and your AEs!  Your spots are still reserved but I might have to start without you.

submitted by Aster@Writing
(May 9, 2022 - 5:48 pm)


I'm so sorry, I'll finish filling those out right now!

submitted by Writing_in_the_dark , age 12, Valhalla
(May 9, 2022 - 7:20 pm)