Dark clouds roll

Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

Dark clouds roll

Dark clouds roll across the sky as you run a finger down the spine of a new journal. It's just perfect for you: leather cover, nice old paper smell, and simple lined papers begging to be filled with enticing new mysteries. The overcast sky and your own excitement almost make you miss the sleek envelope tucked into the front cover. You pick it up, noticing the lack of a stamp or return address. You know you shouldn't open such a suspicious letter, but you find yourself openeing the flap anyways, careful not to break the fancy scarlet seal. You carefully remove a heavy piece of paper and read the cursive print:

Dear Chatterboxers,

I know of your love for mysteries and investigations. You all hold promise of growing into great detectives, and I would like to help you on your journey to becoming one, being an experienced investigator myself. Please come to The Alston House on June 19th for an immersive experience that will improve your skills and give you a taste for what it's like to be a true detective. It will be a short trip, and all necessities will be provided. Only ten of you will be accepted, so please reply quickly.

Hoping to see you there,

Dr. Ellis Verin (they/xe)

Assistant Andrew Spencer (he/him)

P.S. the popcorn will not be free because no popcorn will be provided.


This will be a short ski lodge, taking place over just one day, with ten guests (no AEs or CAPTCHAs allowed!). No form, just reply with your name / nickname, pronouns, and a short description of your personality.

I will be leaving for a trip tomorrow and I won't be back for a week. I'm hoping all spots will be filled by then. If you join after ten people have already joined, you won't be included. 

submitted by Dr. Ellis V
(June 11, 2022 - 7:36 am)

i'm bakerloo

pronouns? he/him

very energetic + quick to crack a joke. also pretty self-disparaging :( 

submitted by Bakerloo, age 18, here
(June 11, 2022 - 10:38 am)
submitted by Top!
(June 11, 2022 - 11:51 am)

I'm Periwinkle, or Peri, my pronouns are she/her, and I'm kind, helpful, and likely to start singing Beetlejuice randomly.

submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(June 11, 2022 - 12:03 pm)

I'm Tealeaf, she/her, INFP.

submitted by Tealeaf, age 14, Steeping
(June 11, 2022 - 1:24 pm)

I'm Sabrina, she/her

Kinda geeky, watches a lot of online videos, plays a lot of video games, cracks a lot of jokes (not that they all land). Likes pink.

submitted by Catsquill, age almost 16!, The Library
(June 11, 2022 - 1:34 pm)

I'll use the name Leo. He/they pronouns. I'm fairly smart and usually witty/light-hearted, I can be a bit arrogant sometimes but I try to be friendly to everyone. ENFP, though I see myself as more of an ambivert than an extrovert.

submitted by Sybill, He/they/xe
(June 11, 2022 - 2:54 pm)

Reserving for Morning because she wants to join, but can't get on right now. 

I'm NerdFace. (Nerd, if you will)

Pronouns: She/they

I'm very talkative but can be shy around new things/new ideas. I have a deadbeat sense of humor and can often make dark jokes that no one understands. I'm creative but also stubborn, so not really open to others opinions unless convinced. Like to be with others, not really one to be alone.

submitted by NerdFace and Morning, somewhere
(June 11, 2022 - 3:19 pm)

Morning, she/her. Kind of the opposite of Nerd, I'm typically pretty quiet and shy, but I can get talkative and loud to the point of being annoying once I'm comfortable with a person or situation. I can be convinced about things pretty easily, but once I think something, it can be difficult to get that idea out of my head. I love books (reading and writing) and theatre (acting and viewing). I often bring up the subject of murder lightheartedly, but actual death and/or pain turns me into a bit of a mess, at least until I can go to my room and sort stuff out in my head. 

submitted by Morning, age she/her, yonder
(June 12, 2022 - 5:40 pm)

i'm Darkvine, and i am both sarcastic and menacing, and awkward and occasionaly hyper, i am also obsessed with dragons and drawing.

submitted by Darkvine
(June 11, 2022 - 4:12 pm)

tsuki she her ambitious

submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(June 11, 2022 - 4:16 pm)

I'm Darkling, my nickname is also Darkling, pronouns they/them/whatever, I will be the weird crazy wild card, as is my chosen role; the card encompasses all emotions except fear, which is sometimes a problem. Sarcasm is frequent. 

submitted by Darkling
(June 11, 2022 - 7:03 pm)

It looks like all of the spots are filled already! In attendance will be Bakerloo, Peri, Tealeaf, Sabrina, Leo, Nerd, Darkvine, Tsuki, Darkling, and Morning. (@Darkvine, can you please specify your pronouns?) This filled up way faster than I expected! If you all could keep this thread semi-alive in the next week, I would appreciate it.

submitted by Dr. Ellis V
(June 11, 2022 - 7:16 pm)
submitted by Darkvine, ah yes she/her.
(June 11, 2022 - 8:33 pm)

aye aye cap'n

submitted by Bakerloo, age 18, here
(June 11, 2022 - 9:13 pm)

Bakerloo! It's been a while, mate! So good to see some OG CBers back for a while. :)

submitted by Jaybells, Lost in the Universe
(June 11, 2022 - 9:57 pm)