Chatterbox: Pudding's Place



The Day has come, so here we go!


You run to your mailbox. It just let out a strange puff of white smoke. Opening it cautiously, you see a square envelope inside. On the front, in big swirly letters, it says "You're Invited." You take it out carefully and open it. There's a note and another piece of paper inside. The note says:

"Hello. You're invited to come spend the next week at Camp Luminance. Please fill out the form immediately.

Best wishes,

Camp Luminance."

You open the next sheet of paper, which is the form, read it quickly, then race up to your house to find a pen.




Pronouns (he/him or she/her only please):



Appearance (please add your attire):

What are you packing in?:

Choose one of these (put an "x" beside your choice):

a) build

b) music

c) nature

What does your dream room look like:

a) like a forest

b) like a beach

c) like a season (if this is your choice, which one?:    )

Do you want to share a room (this is recommended):

Special abilities (i.e. plays the violin, extensive knowledge of mushrooms, etc.):



As you fold up the paper, a whispering noise, strange and uncommon, begins and gets louder. As you cover your ears in an effort to stop the deafening noise,  you drop the paper. A mysterious fog fills the room, chilling you and causing you to have shivers. You watch as the form dissolves into the mist and a smaller piece of paper is left behind. Once the noise and fog subsides, you reach out and pick it up. It reads like this:

"Thank you for participating. Grab hold of this paper with your luggage in two days to be transported to the camp. We'll see you soon.


Camp Luminance."


Open Slots:  15


Be quick in filling out the form and sending it in! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!

(@Admins, please put the tippy-top line as the title! And post it quickly! THANK YOU SO MUCH!) 

submitted by Nyxie, age YAYYYYYYY!, Excitedly Nervous!
(October 11, 2023 - 7:04 am)

Yay!!! Reserving! Am I supposed to enter a charrie or myself?

submitted by Moon Wolf , age lunaryears, A Celestial Sky
(October 11, 2023 - 9:51 am)

This sounds AMAZING!! :DD thank you!

Name: CelineBurning Bright/Celine

Pronouns (he/him or she/her only please): if you don't mind me asking, why? But, she/her then

Age: younger teens

Personality: enthusiastic, excited, sosososo bookish, sporty, naturey, geeky, weird, proud, self-aware, overspologizer-and-thanker, longggggg writer, loyal, animal lover, lazy, proactive, very passionate, calm under pressure, painfully shy irl but maybe not here unless you want, sesquipedalian, a bit of a know it all (but really I just like giving out random facts), feeds off of others' energy, imaginative, creative, bright, hopefully kind and nice, genuine, open-minded, honest (tho not always truthful), basically a walking oxymoron, not in actuality such a chatterbox

Appearance (please add your attire): asian, extremely skinny, well, rn I'm wearing my:

SAVE THE VAQUITA (picture of extremely cute vaquita poking head out of the water here) THE WORLD'S SMALLEST, CUTEST, & MOST ENDANGERED PORPOISE

Tshirt, and leggings, long black hair either in a messy bun or pigtails or two braids or one (though irl I just do a ponytail everyday, why not have fun with this though? :) ), watch on left wrist (not a smart watch, just a watch), hairtie on right, my green waterproof, snowproof, very-warm-or-cold-when-needed, many-deep-zippered-pocketed, hoodied jacket tied around my waist, paracord friendship bracelet (yes, actually) around my ankle, a bit shorter than average but a very high jumper bc of this

What are you packing in?: ? well, if you mean what are you packing, then necessities, books books books, deck of cards, headlamp, hairties, the miscellaneous stuff I have in my jacket (irl they're rly random, like I have a sundial and two decoder rings and three different kinds of compass I don't know how to use and gogo squeeze caps and bunches of napkins and sporks... I've been collecting for 5 years now XD), rope/paracord...

Choose one of these (put an "x" beside your choice):

a) build

b) music

c) nature x (ackk between music and nature but nature includes music so..)

What does your dream room look like:

a) like a forest

b) like a beach

c) like a season (if this is your choice, which one?:    ) x (fall I suppose)

Do you want to share a room (this is recommended): yes please!

Special abilities (i.e. plays the violin, extensive knowledge of mushrooms, etc.): I know everything there is to know about the vaquita and it's plight and more, I collect words like boondoggle and piffle and foppish and tintinnabulation and such, I play cello and piano and soccer and basketball and tennis and ping pong and a bit of badminton and can catch a football and I swim, I have extensive (fancy word: esoteric!) knowledge of books and randomly quote them from time to time (drives my family mad), and I am slightly crazy and fully weird, which is definitely a plus :)

Other: excited!! :D I'm sure this'll be great!

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, Camp Luminance
(October 11, 2023 - 10:34 pm)

I do mean what are you packing in, like a satchel, a suitcase, a backpack, etc. Sorry for the confusion!

submitted by Nyxie
(October 12, 2023 - 7:06 am)

@ Moon Wolf I think that it would be better to enter as yourself. :) 

Oh , and @Everyone, I forgot to say this, but you can only enter one person. Thank you!


submitted by Nyxie @Moon Wolf
(October 12, 2023 - 6:59 am)

not the transphobia lolll

submitted by Tsuki the Skywolf
(October 12, 2023 - 9:23 am)

i don’t think they’re necessarily being transphobic; i also do not agree with the pronoun policy on this thread but i think we should give them a chance to explain. i’m not sure what the explanation would be but i don’t think we should jump to any conclusions

submitted by @Tsuki, it’s fallen
(October 12, 2023 - 5:07 pm)

I'm filling out the form for my character Arden, who's nonbinary, bc I'm srry but I think the "she/her or he/him only" is kinda silly lol. anyone should be able to join :)


Name: arden quora

Pronouns: they/them :)

Age: fifteen

Personality: ISFP

Appearance (please add your attire): pale skin, short, bright red dyed hair, hazel eyes, brown cargo pants, pale blue tank top, dark brown doc marten combat boots, and might possibly throw on a red hoodie at some point

What are you packing in?: blue duffel

Choose one of these (put an "x" beside your choice): 

a) build

b) music

c) nature--x

What does your dream room look like:

a) like a forest

b) like a beach

c) like a season (if this is your choice, which one?:    )-x, fall

Do you want to share a room (this is recommended): yeah, sure, i'm cool sharing with anyone, girl, boy, or other. 

Special abilities (i.e. plays the violin, extensive knowledge of mushrooms, etc.): really good at painting, they love using items from nature to make paint

Other: n/a


submitted by amari, age eons, hills of smog
(October 12, 2023 - 2:05 pm)

Name: Hawkstar

Pronouns (he/him or she/her only please): she/her

Age: 15

Personality: Kind, firm, clever and fun. can be very open with laugh and smile, or closed off and mysteriously grumpy. Enjoys company of others usually, and hates to be left out or miss something. Loyal and helpful

Appearance (please add your attire):Tall and skinny, 5'7, with short, almost shoulder length coco colored hair. Brown eyes, full lips and a normal sized nose. freckles across cheeks and nose bridge. Long, slender and quick fingers. Ears are small and have slight points. Usually dressed in brown gray tunic, forest green leggings and a brown, long, hooded cloak. bare foot in warm seasons, booted in cold weather. Has a braided leather belt with sheaved hunting knife. Either has a wooden staff, or a bow and quivver full of arrows. Never both. Is very handy with both weapons

What are you packing in?: Satchel

Choose one of these (put an "x" beside your choice):

a) build

b) music x

c) nature

What does your dream room look like:

a) like a forest x

b) like a beach

c) like a season (if this is your choice, which one?:    )

Do you want to share a room (this is recommended):sure

Special abilities (i.e. plays the violin, extensive knowledge of mushrooms, etc.): Very quiet, can sneak around wonderfully

Other: @Nyxie, I don't mean to contradict or offend, but there are several CBers who have other pronouns besides she/her or he/him. You'd be more inclusive and gather more people if you let the pronouns be whatever the CBer feels they are.

submitted by Hawkstar
(October 12, 2023 - 2:28 pm)

Okay, I have a few questions that are...sort of important, in my opinion, at least. I don't want to put you on the spot here, but is the reason you want us to use she/her or he/him pronouns because you're, um, transphobic, or because it's easier? I can TOTALLY relate if it's because it's easier. Sometimes it's hard keeping track of different pronouns. It might even seem scary, if you're new to the LGBT+ community (or even if you're straight!). You don't have to answer, if you don't want to, but I'm asking because others might think you're transphobic. (Not that I do, yet, anyway. Please don't take this the wrong way!) :>


Name: Parody, or Lynx (may go by Lynx for awhile now!)

Pronouns (he/him or she/her only please): She/her.

Age: 13.

Personality: INFP/INFJ. I'm kind and polite, and I'm quiet too--but if there's something that NEEDS to be said or NEEDS to be talked about, I'll talk about it no problem. I'm not great at making friends, and, let's be honest, I'm kind of awkward and shy at some instances... If I'm drawing something, I make the face of whatever I'm drawing. XD

Appearance (please add your attire): Let's go with a fall outfit! A cute brownish reddish beret, a beige cardigan and a pinstriped dark orange scarf that partially covers my mouth. I'll be wearing a reddish brown skirt that is a few shades brighter than my beret. And I'll have my reddish brown glasses, too, of course, along with my brown boots and long beige stockings. Bodily appearance--shortish light blonde hair and striking grey eyes with long lashes. I'm sort of shortish, sadly, although I have long legs.

What are you packing in?: A brown leather backpack where instead of a zipper, it has a large flap with two buckles dangling down that magnetize to my backpack so that it seals. It has four pockets on each side of it--one large and one small. A front smaller pocket for my phone.

Choose one of these (put an "x" beside your choice): How can I just choose music OR nature? Mm...Let's go with nature, I suppose.

a) build

b) music 

c) nature X

What does your dream room look like:

a) like a forest

b) like a beach

c) like a season (if this is your choice, which one?: Autumn, of course!)

Do you want to share a room (this is recommended): Why not?

Special abilities (i.e. plays the violin, extensive knowledge of mushrooms, etc.): Ooh, let's see. I can play piano and sing very well, and I'm pretty good at writing and drawing. Also! I can, uh, whistle through my nose because I possibly have a deviated septum?

Other: Nope :)

submitted by Endless_Parodies, age Falling, with the leaves...
(October 12, 2023 - 3:48 pm)

Hey Nyxie! You've already had lots of comments about the pronouns thing. You seem like a sweet person, and a great writer, so I'm sure you did not mean any harm by it. You might not feel as though you're leaving people out, but the truth is, making rules against certain pronouns really can hurt people. 

I totally understand that pronouns are a newer idea, and that you may feel intimidated by the unfamiliarity of it all. Here's a quick guide to they/them pronouns, which are often used by people who identify as nonbinary:


I love their new jacket.

They are so kind.

I'm working on my project with, him, her, and them.  

There are many other pronouns people choose to use, but she/her, he/him, and they/them are the most well known. Pronouns such as "she/they" or "they/he" usually mean the person is comfortable with you alternating between the two in your writing. Many people are willing to answer questions you may have when using pronouns unfamiliar to you, and it's okay to ask for help! 

I hope this was able to help you, and if anyone would like to add something, I'm sure we can all work together so everybody feels comfortable and happy. Please let us all know if you have any questions about using pronouns that are new to you. 

Also, this looks interesting! Once we have the confusion cleared up, I think I'll join.

submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(October 12, 2023 - 4:45 pm)

Name: Moon Wolf

Pronouns (he/him or she/her only please): she/her

Age: 12-13ish

Personality: creative, shy at first until talken to, bookworm, brave sometimes, thoughtful

Appearance (please add your attire): sleek dark hair, dark eyes, smaller than average, skinny, wearing a moon pendant necklace, a purple short-sleeved shirt with a white crescent moon on it, faded blue jeans, black boots, and a black hairtie on my right arm

What are you packing in?: I'm packing in a backpack necessities, a notebook and pencil, snacks, and books

Choose one of these (put an "x" beside your choice):

a) build

b) music x

c) nature

What does your dream room look like: 

a) like a forest x (preferably a night-themed one)

b) like a beach

c) like a season (if this is your choice, which one?:    )

Do you want to share a room (this is recommended): sure!

Special abilities (i.e. plays the violin, extensive knowledge of mushrooms, etc.): plays the piano, can read books for hours on end (would do more if time allowed me to), can easily create poetry (if I have a topic or I'm inspired), and I'm left-handed :)

Other: nope

submitted by Moon Wolf, age lunaryears, A Celestial Sky
(October 12, 2023 - 5:11 pm)

Hi everyone. I'm sorry about the pronouns thing. Honestly, it's not to be rude or anything, just I'm not very exposed to the they/them and it's very confusing for me and kinda easier, I guess. Again, I'm very sorry, and please don't be upset or anything. Really and truly, I want things to be kept simple. It's mainly to help me not mess anything up and let it work well. Really sorry.

I'm sorry if I'm excluding anyone. *sighs* I not trying to be exclusive at all. If it makes some people feel better, I can allow at few they/them, but I'm not very good in writing like that. It's all very confusing for me, and I'm thankful that Periwinkle explained that, and some of you asked about it, but I just thought it would be easier if it was she/her or he/him only. Really super sorry. :((

submitted by Nyxie, sorry
(October 13, 2023 - 4:12 pm)

Thank you for explaining, Nyxie! I'm really happy we could talk about this instead of there being a conflict. In my experience, there's often more to the story and it's great when we can communicate. 

It would be awesome if you could do your best to include people who use they/them pronouns. I want you to know that this is a supportive and loving place, and nobody will be upset with you for trying your best; it's okay to make mistakes sometimes! It's also okay to ask questions. Ask us for help when you need it. Chances are, many of us will be willing to help you. 
Would you like me to give you a further explanation about using they/them pronouns in writing? I'm perfectly happy to. 
And here are a few threads created by our LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) CBers that may be helpful to you:
The Pronoun Dressing Room, which shows many examples of how to use many different pronouns in writing:
Our Pride Month thread, where CBers come together each June to show their pride, self love, and support for each other:
And our Queer Straight Alliance, where queer and non-queer CBers hang out all year long:
Please let me know if you have any further questions or if anyone has something they'd like to add. Thank you!
submitted by Peri@Nyxie, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(October 13, 2023 - 5:41 pm)

Oh, and I'm not transphobic. Just trying to make thing simple and easy. *kinda sad smile*

submitted by Nyxie
(October 13, 2023 - 4:15 pm)

No worries! Thanks for telling us Nyxie! :)

submitted by CelineBurning Bright, age Excited!, Camp Luminance!!
(October 14, 2023 - 3:31 pm)