You want to know how it all began? How this website started? Why it's called Quibblo? Then I will weave this tale from beginning to end, and if you wish, you may listen and understand.
Well, it really began with Mar's "Occupy Earth" campaign, begun in Martian Year 6852. Soon many became worried and created a council to protect the weak Earthlings. I am a member of the Council as was my mother before me, and I will now tell you what it has to do with Quibblo.
â€œYou brought this man to become the Quibblo!? Look at him!â€ All eye were suddenly upon Bob, who scratched his head in confusion.
â€œWhat about me?â€ he inquired.
The Martian sternly pointed a finger at him. â€œYou call yourself fit to be the Quibblo? You think you have the ability to help us evade the Plutoniansâ€™ attack that is coming!?â€
Bobâ€™s eyes shot up. â€œAttack!?â€ He looked at the old man. â€œYou didnâ€™t mention thatâ€¦ Plutonians were going to attack!â€
â€œI apologize, Bob, but it was an extremely minor problem at the time,â€ the old man explained. â€œYou see, the Plutonians regret their being kicked out of the Solar System Council simply because they are also the members of the Kuiper Belt Council. We have had known problems with the Kuiper Belt Council for hundreds of years, and so we saw no reason not to get rid of a treacherous planet.â€
â€œBut now theyâ€™re going to attack?â€ Bob questioned. The Jupitarian representative stood up.
â€œBob, the Earthling believes you have what it takes to be the Quibblo. He is a very wise man. If he believes that you can take down this Plutonian threat, I will back you up the entire way. You have the Jupitarian support to become the Quibblo.â€ He sat back down.
Not to be outdone, the Venusian representative rose. â€œI personally believe,â€ she said, â€œthat you could be a successful Quibblo. My mother does demand a worthy successor to her title. And though I would have hoped that there was an exception and that I could be her successor, with my daughter becoming the representative, I suppose this Earthling will have to do.â€ She sat down.
â€œShall we put it to a vote then?â€ Bob suggested.
The old man smiled. â€œYes, we shall. All in favor of this Earthling becoming the Quibblo, say â€˜Iâ€™.â€
It was silent for a brief moment. â€œI,â€ the Venusian representative said.
The â€œIâ€ was soon echoed by the Jupitarian and the old man.
Bob bit his lip. It seemed that the majority was against him. Maybe he wasnâ€™t going to be the Quibblo after allâ€¦
The old man cleared his throat. â€œThose who are opposed?â€
It was silent as the remaining five deliberated. â€œI,â€ the Martian said, glaring at Bob.
Bob looked at the four. â€œI,â€ the representative of Saturn said. â€œNothing against you, Earthling, but you donâ€™t seem to have what it takes,â€ he soon added.
Bob looked at his feet. He heard someone rise to their feet. â€œIâ€¦,â€ the Uranusian representative said tentatively.
All eyes were upon the Mercurian. He looked at all of them. â€œIâ€¦,â€ he began. The Martian smiled, but then the Mercurian stood up. â€œI believe this man has what it takes.â€ The Martianâ€™s face fell. â€œHe seems to have all the qualities he needs. I hand my vote over to this man being the Quibblo.â€
Bob smiled and realized that he had the majority! He was the Quibblo! Bob was now the Quibblo!