2020 April Fools Master List

2 years ago | mathtans (Member)

I'm not sure how I end up being the one to do these lists? At any rate, I still peek into the forums here on occasion. It's only that maintaining my own serial site, my teaching job, and having a young daughter (who is almost 2) takes up most of my time. Particularly during quarantine. (If you're reading this years later, welcome to 2020 and a worldwide pandemic.)

I have found a bit of time this weekend to piece things together though, so I thought I would present as much as I've found. Then others can fill in the rest below. Gives everyone something fun to read.

Quick recap first:
April Fools Swap of 2011 (the original): http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/happy-april-fools-day
April Fools Swap of 2015: http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/2015-april-fools-master-list
April Fools Swap of 2016: http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/2016-april-fools-master-list
April Fools Swap of 2017: http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/2017-april-fools-master-list
April Fools Swap of 2018: http://forums.webfictionguide.com/topic/2018-april-fools-master-list

Now 2020. I've been able to discern that:

ATL: Stories from the Retrofuture (by Thedude3445) was written by Miranda Sparks
Sleep Mode - Chapter 1: Inviting Me Over. http://atl.quinlancircle.com/2020/03/31/09-sleep-mode-chapter-1-inviting-me-over/

Fang Force (by Miranda Sparks) was written by Sunflower of Ice
A Bold New Direction. http://mirandasparks.com/fang-force-19-bold-new-direction/

Technically Abroad (by Sunflower of Ice) was written by AdmiralMonkeyman
Expansion 6. https://technicallylifeabroad.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/expansion-6-shift/

Fuji (by AdmiralMonkeyman) .... is at this website: https://fujiserial.wordpress.com
If they had an entry written, it doesn't link into the table of contents.
I also couldn't discover what Thedude3445 might have written.

And no one else had posted into the "Swap 2020" thread that might let me pick up the trail, so there you have it. Feel free to read comments below for more information, or reactions to the above posts.

Oh, and if you're wondering why I didn't participate, I didn't trust myself to do a proper job with all the things on my plate (which included needing to find a new daycare to start February, heyo). Happy readings!

Writing a Time Travel serial: http://mathtans.wordpress.com
Writer of the personification of math serial: http://www.mathtans.ca

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  1. Admiralmonkeyman (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    The chapter our wonderful Elliott Thomas Staude isn't on the website currently, but I implore everyone to read it through this link!

    https://fujiserial.wordpress.com/ - Ash covers the land as snow. The embers of a forgotten time have died out. All that’s left is us and the dark.
  2. Thedude3445 (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I wrote this: https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/6824/i-hate-being-wed-in-a-fantasy-world/chapter/475780/volume-07-extra-assignment-from-the-april-fools

    Sorry boss, but there's only two men I trust. One of them's me. The other's not you.
  3. mathtans (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Thanks for those clarifications! With that, my detective work could continue.

    So it looks like-
    "Battery" (by Bakira) was written by Kentusrpg
    Unfortunately Bakira's serial "made it two chapters, before I inevitably tore it apart and removed all of it's posts" [to restart it] seemingly before posting the April Fool.
    But you can read Kenusrpg's entry here (on his blog): Merge 2.03a https://kentusauthor.wordpress.com/etc/snag2020-msnmacm/

    "I hate being wed in a fantasy world!" (by Kenusrpg) was written by Thedude3445
    Which he posted right above. ^^^^

    {Thedude3445's serial was written by Miranda Sparks, whose serial was written by Sunflower of Ice, whose serial was written by AdmiralMonkeyMan}

    Fuji (by AdmiralMonkeyman) is both at his website and on RRL where an entry was written by Elliott Thomas Staude.
    Forgiving and Forgetting, formerly posted on RRL, is now at AdmiralMonkeyMan's link above. ^^^^

    Revenant Faith and Foreign Pilgrimage (by Elliott Staude) ... was last updated Dec 2019, lists Part 2 in progress. (That being on his home site, where he links to Fuji; RRL is still updating, not caught up yet). It's possible he had a different serial he submitted, or that an entry wasn't written for "Revenant", don't have enough data to decide either way here. You've got the Kenusrpg contribution as well now though.

    Writing a Time Travel serial: http://mathtans.wordpress.com
    Writer of the personification of math serial: http://www.mathtans.ca
  4. sunflowerofice (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    It was fun to take part in this. I'm just glad the author I got liked what I wrote for her.


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