In the Boxxy community, November eighteenth stands out as one of the year’s most significant dates. On this day in 2010, Catie Wayne finally returned to her internet fanbase after nearly two years of exile. She began the process of getting to know her fans – turning many into friends along the way – and eventually began to sell autographs and various pieces of memorabilia. For a while, it seemed that everything had turned out perfectly.
But, as with all good things, corruption was inevitable. More and more fans began to question Catie’s motives for returning, and many expressed doubts about her honesty. Eventually, a number of previously faithful fans threw in with the haters they once called their enemies. At least one sorry soul even attempted to do Catie harm, emulating tactics originally used by the infamous CBCR so long ago. And yet, for all the setbacks she suffered along the way, Catie managed an equal number of victories. In early summer, we saw the return of our beloved Boxxy, as hyperactive and charming as ever. Then, mere weeks later, the boxxybabee Youtube account was at last returned to its rightful owner. On top of it all, she opened her own official fansite, which continues to provide a home for Boxxy fans the world over.
Today, as this “era” of the Boxxy phenomenon enters its second year, there are still many questions that remain unanswered. Are we still going to get to hear Catie sing? Will the fabled Mooninites t-shirt make a reappearance? Is Boxxycon EVER going to be a reality?! Well, wherever it is that we go from here, at least one thing is certain: if the future is anything like the past, then we’re in for one hell of a ride.