1. gumbyx84

    gumbyx84 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    This probably has been asked already, but what episode of Trigun is that still from?
     
  2. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)
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    If it was a joke, wouldn't they have announced it by now?

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers
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    Don't worry.

    IT WAS REAL! [​IMG]
     
  4. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)
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    Well.. I know what I'm doing now.

    *Goes to paymate to send Protokun7 the Administrator membership fee*
     
  5. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan
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    I think it's the last episode.
    That's Knives on Vash's back.
     
  6. themuddaload

    themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.
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    Were this true, it could have waited until tomorrow to remove all doubt.

    I did think it was serious until I remembered the date though. Nice one Ace.
     
  7. huangyu

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    Goodbye and good luck to both of you guys, we will miss you and we won't forget what you did for this forum.. [​IMG] this is serious , not fake news? I don't think Ace was joking about this...
     
  8. Ace Gunman

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    This years April Fools Day joke was my masterpiece. The truth is that I am in fact retiring. I chose April 1st to do so because that sort of timing is the very essence of Ace: a silly joke followed by absolute seriousness. A prank that masked my actual retirement, a potentially sad moment made lighthearted with humor and intrigue.

    The gag was a multifaceted mind-twister that fooled most at one point or another. The obvious assumption after seeing the date would be that it was a prank, and a rather poor and simplistic one at that. If you believed so, you were in fact an April fool; taking it at face value and assuming that because of the date and time it must be a joke of some sort. Others read the post, believed it, then changed their mind believing it was actually a joke and that they had been fooled. Which, of course, they were.

    Those that knew me well actually figured it out, only to second guess themselves shortly after. Assuming that I had written the "totally ordinary" line as a way of concealing a prank within a prank, within a prank, and so on. Alternatively one might have outright believed it, that no one would make such an announcement without meaning it. Little did they know there was a prank occurring right under their noses. In a way, they were fooled as well by believing it was a straight notice of retirement.

    I must give credit to my accomplice. My initial concept for this idea did not include him, but it just so happened that Rayder wanted to retire as well. This gave the scenario the extra something it needed. If it was real, why two staff members, or why he and I specifically? Was one of us retiring and the other a gag? Were we both faking retirement? Etc, etc. Rayder's involvement cast doubt on each level of the experience.

    Furthermore the prank throws into question all future GBAtemp April fools day pranks. If this one was a real announcement, who is to say that next years may not be as well, or the next? Perhaps they will be pranks, perhaps they won't, its now impossible to know for sure.

    I wanted to go out with a bang, rather than the typical emotional farewell. I hope you enjoyed yourselves. [​IMG]
     
  9. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™
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    I TOLD ALL OF YOU

    I called it first.
     
  10. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Not Dead Yet
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    And without further adeiu, all 'tempers rise for praise to p1ngpong followed immediately by the mandatory daily Two Minutes Hate.


    What? It's only 11 PM here. Still time enough to play.
     
  11. Ace Gunman

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    Ah yes, but that was after you believed it, and then you second guessed your own correct guess at one point. Still, I do believe you were the first to catch on to the idea that the totally ordinary day line was a red herring. Some thought I had just slipped up and made it too obvious, while some thought it might be intentional. These are all things I wanted you to believe.

    Still, congratulations, you did sniff out the answer sooner than most. [​IMG]
     
  12. DarkShinigami

    DarkShinigami #1 strongest Shinigami BANKAI
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    wait what my mind is fucked. can someone explain simpler
     
  13. Ace Gunman

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    The simple answer is that there was no way not to be fooled by this unless you were in on the joke to begin with. The prank was that it was not a prank at all; but no matter what you thought, you were falling for it. =B
     
  14. Devin

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    A reverse prank eh? Classic.
     
  15. KingdomBlade

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    Don't leave us.. Please...
     
  16. Vulpes Abnocto

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    The only way you could have kept from being a part of the prank was to have not logged in at all today.
     
  17. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!
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    He made it seem like a prank, but he was really leaving, it was all for good fun, apparently.

    If we didn't think too much and read between the lines, we wouldn't think of it as a prank.

    Evil genius. [​IMG]
     
  18. Andman315

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    Holy crap, I'm reading that book right now...1984!!!
     
  19. DarkShinigami

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    oh now i get it. damn i feel dumb now but i guess everyone gets a stupid moment once in a while
     
  20. KingdomBlade

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    There was some guy who called everyone who believed it an idiot. I can't find his posts (you guys probably deleted it) but look who's the idiot now...
     
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