Last year I played it very serious. I decided to do the opposite this year and play it quite silly, with Visual Novels on disabled girls and ponies being scattered all over. Friendship is Magic! Even then, I tried to keep a semblance of veracity to plant a seed of doubt in your mind. "What if he's serious?" The mix of pranks & real new elements didn't help!
The board skin used to display these pages is now back to your previous selection. The Ponies theme is still available if anyone wants to switch to it. To do so, go to edit your profile and select the Ponies option. If I see that no one has any interest in it, I'll remove it in a month or so. That'll save me the trouble of having to keep it up-to-date!
I've made some switches all around, and you might have missed some of these:
- The board's theme was obviously all about Ponies and pastel colors.
- Items were scattered all over, triggering a treasure hunt!
- New (temporary) forums were added for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Bad Box Art Mega Man, and Katawa Shoujo.
- Everyone wore the title of "Admin (not really)"
- On the Creeper's Lab, along with the three Minecraft forums we have here, creepers would crawl through the page. Bring your cursor too close to one, and BOOM! He exploded, taking along with him part of the page. View the demo!
- All pages on the Mega Man PC Website: Dr. Cossack's Lab were replaced by the Mega Man Pretzel. Thanks to Sb20 for giving me the one idea I was missing! See the page!
And now, the stats!!
- 205 items were claimed today!
- 8 people have claimed Princess Celestia for clearing all the goals!
- Only 1 person managed to do the same thing last year!
- At least 2 persons here are bronies!
- 0 dislikes were given! What positive people we have!
- TopHat kept me awake for over 2 hours as he made sure to find all the items before you!
- Over 100 creepers invaded the website!
- No one posted in the Anime & Manga forum! Too busy playing with the disabled girls, eh?
- 2 new people registered today to access the Minecraft server. Hello confused people!
There's one thing I somewhat regret with those pranks: I need to prepare them in total isolation to get the best reactions from everyone, and I often wish I could share my progress as I go along. I found myself often laughing out loud as I was putting the Ponies theme together! The eventual payoff is totally worth it, of course, and that's when I feel rewarded.
Edited by Dr. Cossack on April 4, 2012 at 13:04:53