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Thursday, April 29, 2004|
The New RPC
Since December RPC has been on the wayside. It's just that I haven't been able to attend each and every week and the times I do show up, no one else does.
However I am looking forward to the first RPC in over 4 months next Friday (May 7) at 7:00 pm EST (I was originally going to have it at 10, but after noticing last week that people started leaving the chat by 9 that it would be best to keep the original timeslot.)
I have retooled RPC to make it more interesting.
First each participant will be assigned a randomly assigned character. This includes Mario characters and (as a new addition) NC characters.
The next new feature of RPC that will probably debut next week is "The Wheel of Plot Twists". After saying a secret word (which I will make before the start of the story), the wheel will be spun which will result in plot twists such as a character change, an item appearing, and, of course, something happening to someone's (censored).
So, make sure to participate in the new and improved RPC. I am sure you will like it.
- Post By Sean Kelly at 4:11 PM
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Saturday, April 24, 2004|
Camp FUNgi registration has begun!
Head over to the Camp Fungi page to register for SMBhq's online camp.
I'm working very hard to make this a success and hopefully it will.
You have until the end of June to register.
- Post By Sean Kelly at 11:53 AM
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Friday, April 23, 2004|
Hi, here's the wacky person who took over Super Smash Quest a while ago. Anyways, it's a pleasure to talk here, yadda yadda blah blah. I've been working on the special attack system for a while, and an update is going to be soon. We're always accepting new members, of course. Oh, yes, and the April Fools joke I did a while ago was very very last minute... I promise next year for there to be a better joke. Recently, my room on IRC was added to the SMBHQ chat page. Hopefully with this I should get new members. Anyways, enough advertising. Oh, yes, and I must thank Sean Kelly for making the neat logo. I have some paintbrush ability, but the logo picture idea has always been put off for a long time. Anyways, Anyways, Anyways, I need to stop using Anyways. Oh well, that's all I have to say for now.
- Post By Metal at 4:58 PM
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Friday, April 02, 2004|
April Fools ReCap
I would say that this years April Fools joke was a relative success.
Well no one was really fooled, but on the other hand everything was all in good fun.
Here is a quick recap for those of you who missed it.
Sean Kelly Takes Over SMBhq
This joke was REALLY last minute. In fact, I think it was exactly 24 hours ago that I thought this up.
Me and Jay were talking on AIM, like we usually do. Jay had stuff planned for NC, but had nothing for the main page.
Well after some thinking, I thought that it would be a good idea to have it look like I took over SMBhq. I thought of it as a sort of parody of the fact that I have so many sections at SMBhq (and I seem to get more all the time). After writing a quick takeover note and update (which mentioned all the other April Fools jokes), I went to bed and left the rest to Jay.
NC Closed due to Lack of Bandwidth
All I have to say is that Jay really fooled me when he showed me this one (I thought for a second that it was a real 404 message). However, I should let Jay talk about his own joke.
Oh, this is a good one. When I started adding comix and deathmatches and stuff to mysteries, I jokingly started calling it "NC LITE," because mysteries was starting to look like another version of NC.
Well, I was talking to Jay about this in AIM, and I just suddenly realized that this would be an awesome April Fool's joke (after the hugely successful "Second Minus World" joke, I had trouble thinking up of new mysteries jokes, as you can see with the "Bigfoot in Mushroom Kingdom" joke).
Basically I took NC and re-worked the pages giving it a mysteries twist. It you look at it (it's archived at http://www.smbhq.com/users/mysteries/nclite), you can see it's basically mysteries disguised as NC.
This is defininitely the joke I spent the most hours on.
Answering SPAM in the Mailbag
This was very last minute (kind of).
I has another mailbag joke in mind (fake answers to real questions). Then I wrote the opening line ("lets see what kind of stuff you guys are spamming the mailbag with today"), and then it hit me that I should do a joke in which I answer SPAM.
I went though my old firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail account (sadly the mailbag e-mail has 0 SPAM) and picked out 10 original, clean (no porn) junk mail messages for me to answer (not an easy task). Then I answered them.
News Report: Super Mario Bros: Special Edition for Nintendo: DS
If you go to the News page (which is now powered by Blogger BTW), you will see a news report that basically threw my fake one out the window: Super Mario Bros WAS being re-released.
But, this was a good idea when I got it. I tried to make this report SO dumb, yet still believable. I hope I succeeded.
Well those are the main jokes (I think there are 1 or 2 small ones that I missed), hopefully you all liked that gags this years and hopefully we can top ourselves in the next year.
- Post By Sean Kelly at 12:41 AM
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