Journal Trolling

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  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    I was thinking about doing some urban trolling with a journal. Any tips?

    My plan:
    1. Buy a nice-looking journal. Possibly leather-bound.
    2. Make up a bs but realistic-sounding story to write in it.
    3. From cover to cover, hand write the story. But in one or more of the Hylian languages (via translating through the downloadable fonts found on the internets). The last sentence will be "Thank you for wasting your time translating this," so if someone does manage to translate it, they're mad.
    4. Make the journal look VERY old. Maybe like a keepsake from someone's great-grandpa or something.
    5. Leave it in a public place where people can find it, making sure not to be seen leaving it.
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    Don't know if people will read it...
     
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    Sounds like the handbook from American Pie: Book of Love.
     
  5. Thesolcity

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    But it burned and they had to rewrite it. In English....
     
  6. mechadylan

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    If a tree falls in a forest and there's no one there to hear it, is it still trolling? In other words; how would you know someone was indeed trolled? One of the key elements of trolling is the instant gratification one receives in seeing the trollee trolled, no?
     
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  7. Sora de Eclaune
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    Not always.

    I mean, come on, trolling is a art.
     
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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
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    Indeed it is. It's also waaay safer than my version of "urban trolling" which consists of driving in people's blind spots.
     
  10. Fat D

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  11. exangel

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    I created a fake classified document and left printouts of it all over the NYC subway system once. Much less effort involved, more potential trolling effect.
     
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    Haha, crap. Now I really want to try that.
     
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    Well if you do go with Hylian, or any other video game language for that matter, drop the notebook somewhere like E3. Guaranteed fanboy trolling.
     
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    If they were a fan, it'd be a trolling to remember!
     
  16. Sora de Eclaune
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    Well, there's no way that can happen. I don't have the funds to attend any gaming expos.

    However, I could send it to a friend. He goes to one of those expos every year. I talked to him an hour ago and he said if he had the thing, he'd keep it until Nintendo does a Zelda announcement and has a booth for it at E3. After that, he would leave it at the demo booth as soon as he could, getting lost in the crowd afterward so the journal is not returned to him.

    He said that if I sent it to him, he would make it look like a book of classified Zelda secrets that had been lost by Shigeru Miyamoto. However, if he did that then it would probably be just as well to get out this old Ocarina of Time strategy guide a friend sent me (she said she had to get rid of it, because she had like 4 more copies of it) and copy it word for word into Hylian.

    And now he's saying that if I don't send a journal to him, then he'll make one of these journals himself and fill it with bogus Zelda facts (such as Zelda was Link's sister in ALttP, or Mido is Groose's descendant, or Majora's Mask was carved from Ganon's corpse, or how Navi is Tatl, Tael, Fi, Midna, and Ezlo at the same time, or a giant chapter on Ura Zelda and how it WAS finished and what it added to OoT)
     
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    protip: don't ask how to troll.
     
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  18. Sora de Eclaune
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    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

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    I'm not asking HOW, technically. I'm just asking if there's anything I need to know in case my plan is flawed.
     
  19. Gahars

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    That seems like an awful amount of effort to put into a journal that will very likely find its way into a trash can as soon as it's "unleashed" upon the world.
     
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  20. Sora de Eclaune
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