Ski Lodge Reboot

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Ski Lodge Reboot

Ski Lodge Reboot - The Midnight Express!

When I first posted this ski lodge I ended up getting overwhelmed with school and life stuff and being unable to actually work on it.  But I'm back!  Without further ado, let's begin~


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 12 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


By the way, everyone who joined last time (Hawkstar, Seadragon, Darkvine, Scuttles, Reuby Moonnight, OpalescentDragon, Suki, Miriam H) has first dibs on spots! 

submitted by Masque,Wisp,Glimmer, The Midnight Express
(April 30, 2023 - 4:19 pm)

Yesss I'm absolutely thrilled that this is being rebooted! Good luck this time! Here's my form, copy-pasted from last time with a few minor changes.

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, tan skin, dark brown eyes with a scar
across the left one, short dark brown hair, the tips of which are dyed some bright color (currently alternating streaks of platinum blond and neon green, but it's likely to change every few days), 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 sizes (stickers on the cover, again), art supplies (art pencils, colored pencils, art pens, paint, paintbrushes, markers) enamel pin collection, Nintendo switch, beanies, sharpies, hair dye, two long coils of nylon rope (approved for rock climbing), a belay device (which is something you use to safely rock climb), two rock climbing harnesses (one for me and one spare, in case anybody forgot theirs (because obviously a rock climbing harness is an essential piece of luggage on any trip)), black duct tape.

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, or Fire Dragon (this doesn't really make sense as the most recent year of the Fire Dragon was roughly 1976, but I like fire and I like dragons, so I have selected that to be my CBsona's zodiac)

Law or chaos?: CHAOS!

Favorite fancy word (serendipity, hiraeth, etc): "Idiot" What can I say, it's a great word. But I also like "prevalent," "petrichor," "pneumono­ultra­microscopic­silico­volcano­coniosis," and "Pseudohypoparathyroidism."

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
(May 1, 2023 - 9:03 am)

Aww, no, the copy-pasting came out all weird... well, you can always look at the version from the original thread, but just note that I made changes to the Luggage, Zodiac sign, and Favorite fancy word fields.

submitted by Scuttles
(May 2, 2023 - 8:57 am)
submitted by tippity top!
(May 1, 2023 - 6:32 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!



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
(May 3, 2023 - 8:23 am)

yeeting this to the top!

submitted by yeet, age yought, yeeten
(May 4, 2023 - 7:34 am)

Name: Lyric

CBer or AE: CBer

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: I like to wear long floral skirts and white shortsleeve shirts and I have thick black hair and brown pink glasses. I'm skinny and sort of lanky.

Personality in exactly seven words: Anxious, empathetic, intellectual, shy, creative, playful, and quiet.

Luggage: All the typical things one would pack for a trip, writing notebook, pens, and my rubik's cube (of course).

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: The blushing, innocent tint of twilight against the fading blue sky, having the appearance as if it had been dipped in watercolors and brushed lightly against soft white papyrus.

Zodiac sign: Either Aries or Taurus. I don't really understand how the Greek Zodiac works.

Law or chaos?: I can't stand chaos, so law, I guess?

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

Anything else we should know?: Any act of hurting any living thing is entirely against my nature.

Thank you! 

submitted by Lyric, age Excluded, oil paintings
(May 4, 2023 - 8:43 pm)

I'm on my phone right now so I can't fill out the form -- can I reserve a spot? I'll fill the form out this afternoon or tomorrow :)

submitted by pangolin, age she | they, Outskirts of the Galaxy
(May 5, 2023 - 9:41 am)

Plz can I reserve?

submitted by Luna silvermoon
(May 5, 2023 - 6:31 pm)

Thank you to everyone who has joined so far!  Luna silvermoon and pangolin, your spots have been reserved!

submitted by Masque,Wisp,Glimmer, The Midnight Express
(May 5, 2023 - 8:09 pm)

Name:Reuby Moonnight (call me Reuby)

CBer or AE:CBer



Appearance:pale skin, messy, long black hair, eyes like fire, wolf ears and tail, lost of face piercings and scars.


Personality in exactly seven words:Sarcastic, snarky, silent, cold, Tsundere, angry, hisss (thats a word)


Luggage:sketch books, pencils, computer, phone, knife.


Favorite color described as poetically as possible:an inky black the same color as the abyss (im not a poet)


Zodiac sign:Aires sun sign, Leo moon sign.


Law or chaos?:Chaos.


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


Anything else we should know?:

submitted by Reuby Moonnight
(May 6, 2023 - 8:44 am)

Name: Suki

CBer or AE:CBer

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance:Long, often tangled black hair, heterochromatic eyes (one green, one
brown), wears cargo pants and long sleeeved shirts, all in shades of blue.

Personality in exactly seven words: Artistic, books, music, smart, trees, random, mischief.

Luggage: books, sketchbook, pencils, rubber bands for slingshot, acorn whistle, sweatshirt with many pockets

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: The deep blue of the sky at twilight, speckled with stars.

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Law or chaos?: Chaos, for sure.

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

Anything else we should know?: Cazuu says ~vgfpu~

submitted by Suki, age 13 eons, Nowhere
(May 6, 2023 - 10:03 am)

Name: Pangolin

CBer or AE: CBer

Pronouns: she/they

Appearance: I am slightly taller than average and slender, with a fairly feminine appearance. Wavy copper hair reaches just past my shoulder blades. I have tanned skin and freckles, and a straight nose slightly tipped at the end. My eyes can change color drasically depending on the lighting. For this I will be wearing a black long-sleeved ribbed top, rust-colored corduroy pants, and black high top converse.

Personality in exactly seven words: Often quiet until I know the answer

Luggage: Necessities, my sketchbook, pencils & pens, a stack of books, a journal, a short sword with Celtic engravings, a dagger, and a bow and poison-tipped arrows.

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: It's the moss and lichen knitting together cracks in the stones, it's the weeds growing in between the sidewalk and the curb, it's the flash of brilliant emerald eyes staring at you from across the room, it's the ivy creeping up the red brick townhouses, it's the plants reclaiming the long-forgotten ruins, it's the promise that life will prevail. 

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Law or chaos?: Law, I suppose.

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

Anything else we should know?: Virid says <rugpi> 3.14 carpets? okay thank you for your valuable addition to this post, Virid. 

submitted by pangolin, age she | they, Outskirts of the Galaxy
(May 6, 2023 - 4:16 pm)

Name: Tsuki

CBer or AE: CBer

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: green eyes with pretty lashes she's rather proud of.  thick and voluminous dark hair that turns gold around the edges in the sun.  skin is pale, she is slightly short but otherwise of average size and shape for a girl of fourteen years.

Personality in exactly seven words: insecure, ambitious, thoughtful, confused, hopeful, critical

Luggage: a pen, a pencil, a phone, my japanese textbook, a notebook, a few books, clothes

Favorite color described as poetically as possible: like a butterfly flitting between flowers, her taste changes as often as the tides.  one day it is a lavender hue the color of gentleness, of whispers, of all things soft and carefree, and the next it is the color of the cloud casting shadows into every nook and cranny of its wonderfully artistic figure as the sun casts a rose-gold sheen on its underside.  Most often, though, she comes back to the green of the forests, of rich truth, of mysterious wonder lacing its way through reality.  The green she sees staring back at her in the mirror before which she stands every morning and night, trying to understand what lay behind those eyes.

Zodiac sign: sagittarius

Law or chaos?: ah, but all things must have balance, mustn't they?

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

Anything else we should know?: you have put me in a poetic mood

submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(May 6, 2023 - 7:19 pm)
submitted by three spots left!
(May 6, 2023 - 7:47 pm)

May I reserve a spot?

submitted by Darkling, some postman
(May 7, 2023 - 5:59 pm)