Times change.

Twelve years after Club Penguin first flickered into life, a decade since a hatless, bootless Labydog first waddled around, and nine inexplicable years since I tapped out the first post on this site – it was with a sense of sadness and nostalgia that I learned of Club Penguin’s impending closure.

If nothing else, it’s given me cause to pause and reflect, to browse through this site, watch a few old YouTube videos, and recall the halcyon hours I once spent with Lilly655, Winter323, Mistygirl904, applerocks99, Seraphina7, Buffy1011, Lucy, Maddy, Polarboy9, and many others.

In no small way, it is easy to long for the simplicity of that opaque evanescent past – when mistakes of consequence were difficult to make, one’s capacity for wonder was seemingly infinite, and happiness was so easily found.

It’s difficult to put into words what that digital wonder of an island now receding into the night once meant to me – but that doesn’t matter, for as this midnight passes a new dawn will soon be at hand.

Dear friends, I wish you every happiness, and every success.

Thank you. Waddle on.

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2 Responses to “Times change.”

  1. Dana Says:

    Very eloquently put. I started Club Penguin when I was only a young girl and now I’m legally an adult – how time flies! I was heartbroken when I learnt that it was closing down, and it devastates me to think that my future children will never enjoy the same sense of community, belonging and achievement that the Club Penguin world gave me as a youngin. Thank you for the fond memories Labydog and waddle on! From your friend Mistygirl904.

    • Labydog Says:

      Hi Mistygirl904!
      I still can’t believe how much has changed, and yet how quickly the time has passed.

      Club Penguin really was unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced, where kids from different countries, with little in common, were able to form friendships and build a kind, open, and respectful community. It’s not something I’ll ever forget.

      Thank you for stopping by, and thank you so much for the memories. Waddle on!
      -Labydog


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