Chatterbox: In This Month's Issue










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So, heh. This ski lodge will require lots of explaining.

First, I'll start with who the murderer is.

And it is...






Who is a CAPTCHAE now, but was just a CAPTCHA when she first joined.

So, a CAPTCHA is the murderer. Which is what the whole plot of this ski lodge is based off of.

On Micearenice's Lake Lelilo ski lodge, she introduced a type of ski lodge that focuses less on who the murderer is and more on "The Mystery" and the secrets of a ski lodge. I thought that was cool. So, I connected the ski lodges. This has a similar idea to it.

I'll explain.

So, what happens in a ski lodge is that CBers go to some various made-up place with a host, thinking it's really a vacation, and they start getting murdered. On the last day, the murderer is revealed and anyone who's left goes home. That's what the Chatteroxers in the story know.

What they don't know is that The Mystery is present at all ski lodges.... I don't remember if Lake Lelilo said what exactly it is (it, um, hasn't finished yet, which could maybe pose a problem for this one...), but anyways, you have The Mystery, and I think it just like... moves the plot of the ski lodge along. Chooses the murderer, puts them in a murderer-y state. People die, but not really- they become ghosts. Nobody finds out about The Mystery, not even the murderer.

But, in Lake Lelilo- and this ski lodge- the murderer and some others are actually aware of The Mystery, the fact that they're in a ski lodge, that none of it is actually real, that it's part of the Chatterbox, and that murder has to happen for the plot to stay alive. And they know that they aren't supposed to know any of it (or at least, in mine they know all of this. It kinda differs between the two.). 

Still, the murderer is sometimes... how should I say this? Unsconcious of their own actions, just like in a regular ski lodge, so they get along with the murdering, but are also at risk of revealing secrets to the others without realizing.

Following me so far? Good.

So, in my ski lodge, the murderer is out at night on the first day, exploring the woods, when they come to the edge of the little world the ski lodge is on. They look an see a cliff that's oddly perfect, not even a pebble out of place. This sets off something weird, causing The Mystery to pick a CAPTCHA as the murderer, which is not supposed to happen. The Mystery malfunctions. The murderer is made aware of everything. That's how it starts. 

Then, I talk about two women who see this happening and know that something had gone severely wrong. These two women are the hosts of Lake Lelilo. They are the 'link' connecting all ski lodges. They keep things together between ski lodges. They'll pop up some along the way.

The next thing that happened was that the murderer went and got something that would aid them. They put it behind their ear and turned it on, saying "At last...". This was a machine to make Nihil's speech normal when she turned it on, so that's how they've been talking to people.

In the part I just recently posted, Jwyn discovers The Mystery and all of the secrets, as well as who the murderer is.

Here's what I'm planning for the next part, Day Three Part Seven: 

Nihil will sneak up on one of the people who volunteered to be part of Leafy's group and threaten to kill them if they don't tell Nihil what went on in their meeting. In the rest of this part, you see Leafy's group having their meeting and the volunteer/victim reporting back to Nihil.

During the meeting, the members come up with a name- The Anti-Murder Protection Squad, or TAMPS. They decide to patroll the castle at night, interrogate the magic instructors, and request that no-one go anywhere alone anymore. They appoint Leafy as the President, Leeli as Vice President, and either Marigold or Wren as secretary (I haven't decided yet).

I also have a rough plan for day four and an even rougher plan for day five.

I also know who will die which day, and who all will be left on the last day. And speaking of the last day, there's an important plot twist there, too. My PlOt Is A lItTlE CrAzY

I could say those, but my fingers are tired from typing all of this, plus I've already given you an imformation overload. I do have a few questions for you:

~Do you want to join as a second host, or just be a behind-the-scenes person who writes parts of it?

~Am I allowed to guess who you are?

~Do you want to help write the days I've already kind of mapped out, or do you want to wait a little bit?

~Is this overwhelming?

Here's the link to Lake Lelilo. It says alot about The Mystery, plus it's extremely good and I recommend reading it: http://www.cricketmagkids.com/chatterbox/puddingsplace/node/283794?page=38

(You are aware I'm Luna-Starr, right? Just checking.) 

And I can give you a guest list, explain my plans for days four, five, and fourteen, and answer any questions once this shows up.

If you're confused, that would make sense. You can ask any question at all and I'll do my best to answer. Also, if you're just kinda intimidated, it's okay if you don't wanna do this at all.

This is likely the longest post I've ever made. I'm extremely sorry, SSW and Admin. 

submitted by @SSW
(August 7, 2019 - 3:18 pm)

I understand. Your long explanation was good, and I actually enjoyed it.

~ Second host, if you'd permit me.

~ Yes, but no verification of your guesses will be given, so why bother? ;)

~ You write the days you have planned, then I'll jump in the writing and begin posting days in conjunction to you writing.

~ *Grins* No, I'm enjoying this, actually. 

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 8, 2019 - 8:52 pm)
submitted by Top
(August 8, 2019 - 8:56 pm)

Ah, okay, great! When do you want your host-self to show up? Do you want to introduce yourself, or can I? And we need an excuse for Simul recruiting a second host. Maybe she tells the CBers that you're here to help her find the murderer, so it looks like she's trying to stop them even though she knows she can't?

submitted by Luna-Top!
(August 9, 2019 - 8:42 am)

I'm about to do something crazy, but I think you'll enjoy this...

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 9, 2019 - 3:27 pm)




This would have been totally great if Rogue wasn't supposed to still be alive on the last day! And most of the death of Leafy's group be scattered throughtout the whole thing. There was kind of a... *cough* plan to have Nihil force them to stop their TAMPS campaign on day four. BUT your writing style is great for this! But um, doesn't fit quite well, sorry.

submitted by LS@SSW
(August 10, 2019 - 8:23 am)

Just wait. *Grins evilly* I haven't finished the day yet. By the end of it Nihil will be interrogated by TAMPS, during which she will frame one of the TAMPS members, most likely Artimerrx, landing him under watch, leaving the rest of the place free for her to roam after she is taken care of and let free.

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 10, 2019 - 12:41 pm)

Que? I thought you siad I could do the parts I had planned, and this was indeed planned, a very different way. And I also said that I knew who would die which day, it's written out on a piece of papaer sitting on my desk right now. And I told you what was going to happen on this part. And I started writing it on a google doc- day three part seven, that is. Sorry if I'm killing all your fun, I'm pretty bad at collaborating on... really anything.

submitted by LS@SSW
(August 11, 2019 - 8:44 am)

My sincere apologies. I did not know you had more parts planned. Let me finish this day and then I will withdraw until needed.

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 15, 2019 - 1:31 pm)

Hmm. Are you planning on continuing with Rogue dead and Nihil injured? That bit, uh... doesn't quite fit where I was going with this. 

submitted by LS@SSW
(August 15, 2019 - 7:35 pm)

Rogue will be dead, and Nihil will be tended to, so her wound will not affect her abilities. How important was Rogue, exactly?

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 16, 2019 - 5:15 pm)

It's just that she was supposed to live through the whole thing, because then she and Nihil would both conspicously be alive on the last day, pinning suspitions on her. So that post kind of created a separate storyline, ish, which makes me *slightly* stressed.

submitted by LS@SSW
(August 17, 2019 - 2:58 pm)

I'm framing Artimerrx for the time being. It'll work out just as smoothly, don't worry.

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 23, 2019 - 9:39 pm)

Oh. Okay. Um. I see that my hints of 'please let me take over again I'm freaking out and this wasn't the plan' weren't received. (My apologies for how rude and awful and mean this sounds. I'm making a big deal out of something that isn't a big deal.)

Really, if I were anyone else, I could totally go with this. But I had a plan that I told you about and I also typed out Day 3 Part 7 because I was under the impression that I would be the one to write it. And I also know that at some point in the near future I'll think this whole freakout was dumb, but at the moment I'm sort of in panic mode.

Okay. There are ways to solve this problem. Deepbreathsdeepbreaths its all gonna be okay 

submitted by LS@SSW
(August 24, 2019 - 5:40 pm)

Hmmm. I see. I shall withdraw my further interference.

submitted by Silent Shadow Walker
(August 25, 2019 - 2:46 pm)

Ah. Thank you for dealing with my freakout so calmly. I'm embarrassed of myself now.

Hmm. Is it okay if I call your posts 'teasers' and post the day three part seven I've written? 

submitted by LS@SSW
(August 26, 2019 - 7:24 am)