The Midnight Express

Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

The Midnight Express

The Midnight Express - a ski lodge.

You wake up to the sound of a train whistle.  It pierces through the foggy dream you’d been having, bringing you back to reality.  The morning sun streams through your bedroom window.  You glance around, puzzled about where the noise came from.  When you’re unable to find an answer, you shrug and get ready for the day.  A purple butterfly perches on your windowsill.  It watches you.

Continuing on with your morning routine, you make a quick breakfast and head out the door.  A warm breeze ruffles your hair, hitting you with the unexpected aroma of rose and sage.  And there it is again - that high, musical train whistle in the distance.  The violet-winged butterfly has followed you.  Now it flutters through the air and lands on the front steps of your house.  Your eyes are drawn to it, and you notice that next to it is an envelope.  The folded paper parcel is a rich, deep indigo color sprinkled with gold and sealed with silver wax.  Curious, you pick it up and open it.  When the paper is torn, a puff of glitter is released and a crisp folded letter slides out.  The letter is blank, but a voice begins to speak -

Greetings esteemed friend!

I hope I have not interrupted you, however this is the easiest way to contact you.  You’re probably wondering what is going on - in which case, have no fear.  The Midnight Express is currently passing through, and we would love to invite a few lucky souls to join us on a weeklong trip through the realms.  The Express is no ordinary train (as you have probably gathered already).  It has numerous luxurious amenities, from a state-of-the-art ballroom and dining car to a greenhouse and astral observatory.  Of course, almost all of these will be available to you as a passenger on the Express, as well as all the sights and activities a tour through the realms could offer.  Should you choose this generous offer, please complete the form below -


CBer or AE:



Personality in exactly seven words:


Favorite color described as poetically as possible:

Zodiac sign:

Law or chaos?:

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc):

Anything else we should know?:

Please keep in mind that CAPTCHAs are not allowed, and that we will be accepting 10 guests.  Also - the Midnight Express is not responsible for any lost possessions, injuries, or deaths that may occur during your trip.  Midnight is a dangerous time, after all. 

We hope to see you soon!



Your Hosts Masque, Wisp, and Glimmer

submitted by Masque,Wisp,Glimmer, ski lodge!
(March 13, 2023 - 3:52 pm)

Name: Hawkstar

CBer or AE: Cber


Appearance:Tall with brown hair cut A line short. Button nose sharp hazel eyes some freckles. wearing forest green leggings and brown tunic with thin leather belt and hunting knife. Barefoot and has a bow and quiver full of arrows

Personality in exactly seven words:Kind/firm/loyal/observant/clever/ dry humor

Luggage:just quiver bow and extra arrows. And a warm hooded camo cloak

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: The colors of a forest at summer's fullest hight or the color of the sky on a clear winter's night.

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Law or chaos?: both depending

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc):does bamboozle count?

Anything else we should know?: nothing much other than I can't wait for this to start! it looks awesome!

submitted by Hawkstar
(March 13, 2023 - 4:38 pm)

And shoot! I forgot to enter Rose so here


CBer or AE: AE

Pronouns: She/her

Appearance: Tall and slender with long wavy waist length auburn hair and creamy complection. Brilliant blue eyes framed by long lashes and a small nose with a few light freckles. Wearing a light blue jumpsuit and high heeled sandels

Personality in exactly seven words: Stylish/friendly/thoughtful/calm/ down to earth

Luggage:a light blue back pack with extra jumpsuits and a gray cashmere sweater

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: A watered down version of the sky/like watercolor fading style

Zodiac sign: Libra

Law or chaos?:law

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): Voguish

Anything else we should know?:she is from London

submitted by Hawkstar
(March 13, 2023 - 5:03 pm)

Reseeerrrrrrvviiiinnngg! Reserving reserving reserving! :D

I'll fill out my form tomorrow, I swear!

submitted by Scuttles
(March 13, 2023 - 5:37 pm)

This sounds so interesting!!

Name: Seadragon

CBer or AE: CBer

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: tallish, long auburn hair, green eyes, slightly tan pale skin, usually wears leggings or jeans and shirts with some combination of patterns and solid colors on them

Personality in exactly seven words: Quiet, sneaky, smart, reserved, generally benevolent, watchful

Luggage: Extra clothes, notebook, pen, pocketknife, sound recorder (would like to always have some way of recording information on her, but sadly that is not what usually happens)

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: The deepest purple that is neither too blue nor too red, and the color of the sea where it is lightened and turned turquoise by foaming around rocks.

Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Law or chaos?: Mild chaos.

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc):  Either starlight or sonder (the second word means the awareness that everyone has their own story, different from yours). 

Anything else we should know?: Rail enthusiast. May ask amazingly technical questions about the train, if you wish her to.


submitted by Seadragon
(March 13, 2023 - 6:50 pm)

Name: Darkvine

CBer or AE: CBer

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: long black hair with bright green streaks in it, bright green eyes, faraway expression, always wearing t-shirt and shorts 

Personality in exactly seven words: sassy, sarcastic, friendly, introverted, snakes, axolotls, cats

Luggage: Ipad, headphones, stylus pen, notebook, Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: either the pure black of a midnight sky speckled with silver stars, or the pure, deep green of a forest glen untouched by human hands and unseen by human eyes

Zodiac sign: I wish I could say it's Leo but it's actually Cancer :/

Law or chaos?: chaos that is within the law

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): crepuscular. 

Anything else we should know?: crepuscular. I may or may not say 'crepuscular' to end an argument.


Name: *Dragonfire*

CBer or AE: *AE*

Pronouns: *he/they*

Appearance: shoulder-length, untamed chartreuse hair, blurple eyes, freckles. always wearing sweatpants and hoodie

Personality in exactly seven words: optimistic, friendly, extroverted, hyper, odd, sugar high

Luggage: *a jar of immortal fireflies :D*

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: *blurple. I am not poetic*

Zodiac sign: *Sagittarius*

Law or chaos?: *chaos. chaos foreverrrrr*

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): *idk, chartreuse*

Anything else we should know?: *immortal fireflies.* 

submitted by Darkvine, age idk, snakes&emojis
(March 13, 2023 - 7:56 pm)

Name: Scuttles

CBer or AE: CBer. Obviously.

Pronouns: Genderfluid. Use they, he, she most often, but I'll use any neopronouns (including it/its, which is or isn't a neopronoun depending on who you ask) or no pronouns when I feel like it. Pronouns usually, but not always, change on a day-to-day basis, meaning that one day I'll be one gender and another day I'll be another but usually won't change during the day.

Appearance: Tall, light brown skin, dark brown eyes with a scar across the left one, short dark brown hair, the tips of which are dyed bright white, freckles, multiple helix & mid-helix ear peircings. I usually wear shorts or sweatpants with a t-shirt and sometimes a sweatshirt, all in gender-nuetral colors, sensible black-and-gray hiking boots. Watch on left wrist and a number of friendship-bracelet-things on the right. Often has wireless headphones around neck, sometimes wears a beanie with lots of enamel pins. Black and white moth wings and moth antennae, if thats alright.

Personality in exactly seven words:  Likely to punch anyone who disagrees with me.     (oh wait, that's 8 words. Whatever. I do not care. I shall do whatever I like, and like I said, should you disagree with me you could quite possibly end up with a bloody nose.)

Luggage: Computer (with stickers on it), drawing tablet (with stickers) and stylus, phone (you guessed it–stickers), drawing tablet (stickers!), multiple sketchbooks/sketch pads of varying sized (stickers on the cover, again), art supplies (art pencils, colored pencils, art pens, paint, paintbrushes, markers) enamel pin collection, Nintendo switch, beanies.

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: You think I can do poetry? Ha! Think again. I can't write anything vaguely poetic for the life of me, plus I do not have any favorite colors.

Zodiac sign: Leo

Law or chaos?: CHAOS!

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): Idiot. It's fancy enough for me.

Anything else we should know?: I sometimes talk in third person, when it suits me. And I have a pet corn snake named Fluffles who wears a blue bandanna and will be coming with me.

submitted by Scuttles
(March 14, 2023 - 8:32 am)

Wow, this filled up quickly!  Thank you to everyone who has joined so far.  I'm going to extent the maximum to 12 guests, so there are six spots left!

submitted by Masque,Wisp,Glimmer
(March 14, 2023 - 9:39 am)

Name:Reuby Moonnight.

CBer or AE:CBer.


Appearance:pale skin, sharp goldish red eyes, lots of scars and piercings, super long, silky black hair, fangs, sharp black nails, wolf ears and tail. Wears a lot of leather and jean. 90% percent of my clothes are ripped intentionally.

Personality in exactly seven words:snarky, sarcastic, rude, angry, tsundere, cold and emo.

Luggage:lots of art supplies, video games, computer, boxing gloves, a set of poisoned daggers, skeleton key and a ghost camera.

Favorite color described as poetically as possible:A inky, swirling black. Soft as satin, engulfing all that it touches. 

Zodiac sign:Aires.

Law or chaos?:Chaos.

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc):Biblichor.

Anything else we should know?:I own a big, black dire wolf. I will bring him. He is a good boy.


Name:Kamryn O'Connor.

CBer or AE:AE


Appearance:pale skin,freckles, glaring green eyes, wild red hair with random small braids in it, small eye brows, thick eyelashes.

Personality in exactly seven words:Loud, hostile, angry, Irish, cold shoulder, and reckless.

Luggage:Note book, pens, watercolor, paint pad, bird food, clothing and a polearm.

Favorite color described as poetically as possible:An angry red. As bright and glaring as the sun.

Zodiac sign:Leo.

Law or chaos?:Chaos..

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc):Hollow.

Anything else we should know?:I have a crow named Nevermore.

submitted by Reuby Moonnight
(March 14, 2023 - 1:50 pm)

Name: OpalescentDragon - You can call me Opal. 

CBer or AE: CBer

Pronouns: She/her

Appearance: A bit on the shorter side and a fairly normal body type. Curly lavender colored hair with silver streaks that falls down to my lower back. Very pale skin. Light blue eyes that glow in the dark. Never wears dresses or skirts, pretty much always wears tunics and pants in light, pastel colors. 

Personality in exactly seven words: Shy, quiet, introverted, odd, creative, friendly, smart

Luggage: Sketchbooks, ipad, pencil case including a pencil and eraser, as many books as I can fit, phone, water bottle, clothes. 

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: A blue like the ripple of a wave turning to white. Like the edges of snow caught in shadow. Like the sky coated with clouds, peeking through. Like a watercolor splatter, faded and light. Like a blue curtain fluttering in the breeze, sunlight piercing through the fabric...... I have to stop now. 

Zodiac sign: Leo

Law or chaos?: Mild chaos of a certain degree.

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): Bibliophile

Anything else we should know?: I'll be taking one of my AEs with me.


Name: Enigma

CBer or AE: AE

Pronouns: They/them

Appearance: Very tall and thin. Wears a black hoodie with the hood pulled up constantly, face is always in shadow and never visible. Besides the black hoodie, black jeans and white sneakers. Fingernails are painted black. 

Personality in exactly seven words: Reserved, calm, brooding, strange, quiet, awkward, sarcastic

Luggage: They won't let me look inside their bag, but I can assume there's some kind of weapon. 

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: A black that is slighty gray, like an old photograph fading. 

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Law or chaos?: Extreme Chaos

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): Obfuscate

Anything else we should know?: Nope!

submitted by OpalescentDragon, age Lost, Roaming the woods
(March 14, 2023 - 5:58 pm)

this is certianly popular! you seem to have only 2 spots left now

submitted by Hawkstar
(March 15, 2023 - 5:15 pm)

Hawkstar is in fact correct, there are two spots left!

@Reuby, your wolf's name is Wiccan if we're not mistaken?

@Scuttles, how would you like your pronouns to be used on a part-by-part basis?

submitted by Masque,Wisp,Glimmer, updating!
(March 15, 2023 - 6:28 pm)

Yep! Such a good boy!!

submitted by Reuby Moonnight
(March 15, 2023 - 7:23 pm)

Just use a different one for each 'day.' If two parts take place on the same day, use the same pronouns during them. If one part covers an entire day, use different pronouns for it than you did the last one. Just do your best and I won't care if you're wrong sometimes. :D

submitted by Scuttles
(March 16, 2023 - 11:14 am)

Name: Suki

CBer or AE:CBer


Appearance: Long tangled black hair, heterochromatic eyes (one green, one brown), sometimes wears a blue kimono, sometimes dark green cargo pants and a royal blue long sleeve shirt

Personality in exactly seven words: Artistic, BOOKS, funny, chaotic, random, math, cacophony

Luggage:BOOKS!!! Sketchbook, pencil, lots of extra pencils, 

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: A shimmering royal blue the color of the sky in the evening

Zodiac sign: Virgo, but I wish I were Scorpio.

Law or chaos?: CHAOS

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc):idk, probably cacophony

Anything else we should know?:BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cazuu says ~yevim~

submitted by Suki, age 13 eons, Nowhere
(March 15, 2023 - 8:15 pm)

Name: Gabriola

CBer or AE: Kind of an in-between, sorry. Gabriola is another name I use, but also forms as a character.

Pronouns: female

Appearance: somewhat tall and skinny, but with very compact muscles. pale golden hair and silver eyes. often is wearing the color green or gray and has a bracelet made of coffee beans and green crystals. also typically carries around a jar of shells for no evident reason.

Personality in exactly seven words: loves books, nature, animals, writing, and music.

Luggage: none apparent, but wears a supposedly empty backpack.

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: as though a magnificent painter had taken the shy pale of a sage's leaves and streaked it about as paint.

Zodiac sign: capricorn

Law or chaos?: chaos (quite unlike a capricorn)

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): sequoia (it literally has EVERY VOWEL!!)

Anything else we should know?: make sure to supply with plenty of books, plants, and animals!

submitted by Miriam H., writing feverishly
(March 17, 2023 - 11:26 am)