The Missing Link
First off, I’m very glad everyone enjoyed our April Fool’s prank. (Well, at least most everyone.) As you can see, the ‘Blog is back to normal, there’s no more psychadelic colours floating around anymore, the LttP crew is back in the ‘Blog header, and Sam is no longer painted in pastel colours. (I’m sure many of you are deeply relieved of Sam’s well being as well! He pecked at me several times when I came back to rescue him from Tingle!)
Yes, TingleBlog was our big joke. It was Masa’s idea, and I liked it so much that I had to implement it. I actually threw the switch to convert ZeldaBlog to TingleBlog, but I let Masamune make the post since it was his idea. No, I’m not giving the reins of the ‘Blog over to anyone, yet I don’t like to think of this place as “mine” to begin with; we’re sort of an “autonomous collective” for those who get the Monty Python reference.
Before I forget, yesterday (being April 1) was indeed our six-month anniversary. I couldn’t think of a better reason to celebrate the opening of the ‘Blog than to have some good-spirited fun. So huzzah to ZeldaBlog and all that jazz.
As far as the “official” Zelda movie, that’s a fake too. The idea was originally mine to have several Zelda websites spark a community-wide rumour about this, and several of us bloggers got together to plan it all out. However, the crux of the idea came from Darth Citrus… as well as most of the work too. Having only come up with the idea less than a week ago, we slaved day and night to get the website ready, and believe me when I say it that we did not finish the website until roughly midnight of April 1. (The 11:54pm post time on my post was because I had the article already written up, and that was the last time I had physically saved the post, not when I posted it. I swear, I posted it as of 12:03am!) Many of you knew it was a fake, yet to be sporting about it we had to edit the first few comments on the ‘Blog so as not to give it away. (Apologies to those whose comments we edited! We just couldn’t help ourselves!) Many of you weren’t fooled, but a few were; at any rate, I am glad to report that we had near 850 people who at least had to see it before they were fooled, and for that I am glad.
For those who were fooled, if you remember the trailer well enough, I’m pretty sure there was a picture of a golf course in there somewhere. And the casting was made that way on purpose to give you one extra clue about the nefarious trickery. As far as how we made it, Mike Fireball (a new user to the comments section and the main guy behind Progressive Boink) said, “It’s ‘Google Image Search: The Movie’”. I couldn’t agree more.
The movie site was posted here on the ‘Blog server, and yes, that’s why both the movie site and the ‘Blog were running so slow. (That was, sadly, not part of the April Fool’s joke.) For those of you who did not see Darth’s and my handiwork, you can still find it over at http://www.tlozmovie.com behind the April Fool’s page. (Please be mindful of my bandwidth however.) However, expect the speeds of the ‘Blog to return to normal now that the joke is over and done with.
As a final tribute to the whole charade, Darth Citrus has his writeup of the joke and has made a second “trailer for the movie.” They’re both posted on his site. Over the next few days, you might want to go and visit it. I’m sure Darth would appreciate it.
In closing, thanks for playing along with our jokes, and we hope that you enjoyed them.Follow This Entry | Read Other Posts by The Missing Link