April Fools

3 years ago | Alexander.Hollins (Member)

Hey all! I've had an idea, sparked in part by Tartra and Stormy conspiring to guest write their bold voices in some crossover oddness, to bring back an old favorite. APRIL FOOLS!

We've done it in years past, back when I had a live serial of my own. :lays a flower at the graves, drips Resurrection serum over the gravestone: Basically, a bunch of authors sign up, get assigned one of the other authors. You write an april fools (not cannon) update for them. On april 1, everyone posts the april fool they were sent, and links back to WFG and to the person that wrote their april fool, as well as the april fool they wrote themselves. Its good fun, and has often helped an AWESOME spike in readers, sharing around the different links, and getting people to read serials they haven't read before. I would be more than willing to officiate!

Who's in?

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  1. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    That sounds fun. Count me in. Syphax and me were discussing a collaboration of sorts, I have a feeling he might be interested as well.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  2. Unillustrated (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I'd do that.

  3. Oniwasabi (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    This sounds fun

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  4. alex5927 (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I wanna do it!!! That sounds really fun. Is it supposed to be serious or ridiculous or what? 'Cause I don't want to do it wrong...

    The Ruined Paradise - After a near-fatal gunshot wound, a young thief wakes up in an underwater city with no way out.
  5. Syphax (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Oooh, sounds fun. I'll do it.

  6. Underwhelming Force (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Ooh, that could be neat.

  7. Taulsn (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Ooh, I'd like to do that.

  8. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    All righty then! if you want in, send an email to alexander.hollins at the wonderful mail of G with the subject April Fools Serial novel, including a link to your serial so i can keep you mugs straight. I figure we can run sign ups fora couple weeks. Feel free to spread the idea around to other serial forums and writers you know as well. I;'ll make a final call sometime around the 20th, then randomly pair up people and serials.

    The idea is to write a story that at first glance could be taken for a serious update, but seems wrong somehow. Do some old body swapping, or add a new weird character, have characters act wrong, something to make it a joke where people read going, WTF!? then at the end, the surprise is sprung, a link is given back to the author of the joke post, to the joke post the normal serial author made, and to a page , probably a new topic here a the forum, listing all the pairings. Generally we ask that you keep in rating, no explicit sex on a serial that was pg up to that point, but other than that, fire away. Generally they are considered non cannon, but I totally loved some things that the person who drew me for Phoenix 2125 did last time, made it cannon, and puttheir character in as a side character.

  9. Oniwasabi (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    email sent! :)

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  10. Chrysalis (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Heh. The 1st of April is going to be a Wednesday... that's when I do bonus updates. That's just purrfect.

    Anathema, a web serial about the effect superpowers would have on our world. http://anathemaserial.wordpress.com/
  11. DrewHayes (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I'm down for this. Sounds fun!

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  12. Jim Zoetewey (Moderator)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Me too (and nice to see Drew here for the first time that I remember...).

  13. Billy Higgins Peery (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I'd be down, but I'm actually just finishing up my old serial (just bonus chapters, now) and starting a new one. I'm thinking about beginning to post the new one on January 14th, or possibly the 21st. Would that be okay, or would that make the new serial too new?

    "Any number of hitlers, are still not my problem." -Tempest
  14. Oniwasabi (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    If you're planning on a similar update schedule with the new serial as KSG then you should have plenty of material by April

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