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no foolin'
I've never been much into April Fool's Day. I was always the kid who got pranked growing up, not the one who played the prank, so my taste for such things was never all that high. The only prank I can recall being actively involved in was when Marco Palmieri was one of the Star Trek editors and a bunch of us who were regularly writing Trek fiction banded together to send him a whole bunch of joke proposals on the 1st of April (okay, they were all porn....). That was fun. We also did a few bits of silliness on the Trek BBS.

But then in 2007, the first of April came only five days after one of my dearest friends died of a heart attack at the age of 48, and that drained what little sense of prankishness I had out of me.

I will say that today is a good day to treat everything you read online with an even healthier dose of skepticism than you normally treat what you read online.

(Having said that, this post is totally serious.)

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: "Desperadoes Under the Eaves" by Warren Zevon

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sdelmonte From: sdelmonte Date: April 1st, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The general "can you top this?" attitude of the day annoys me. As does reading something and not being sure whether it's real or not, and then getting your hopes dashed when that new project you just read about is a joke.

But I will always love The Curious Case of Sidd Finch. Mainly because the Mets were in on it. You couldn't do that today, with so many people well-versed in every prospect from Triple A to Rookie ball.
doniago From: doniago Date: April 1st, 2014 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)


Sorry to hear you've had such a lousy relationship with today. I'd offer a hug if I knew for sure you were that kind of guy.
romulantbonz From: romulantbonz Date: April 2nd, 2014 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Writing news on April 1 SUCKS. One must be real discerning to make sure that one doesn't post some fake crap.

I like the funny stuff that hurts no one, but hate pranks, which is (to me) just low-level bullying. If it humiliates/embarrasses the victim, it's NOT FUNNY.

sixthbrightest From: sixthbrightest Date: April 4th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those porn proposals for Trek novels sound funny.
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