alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
[personal profile] alatefeline
If you are like me, April Fool's Day never made much sense, and people were not kind about it. This will be a safe spot away from that if I can manage it. I like holidays, I like humor, I like Spring, I do NOT like non-consensual teasing and pranking.

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Okay, folks. As April first is Saturday, I hereby pledge not to post any pranks, jokes, false links, or screamers. Nothing originating on this blog will be a prank or deliberately incorrect. If I re-post or link to other people’s pranks, which I may, they will be clearly marked so you don't click on them and think they're real.

No direct links to howling horribleness, and no 'alternative facts', will ever purposefully appear on this blog. If one does, it's a hack or something changed, or I messed up; please let me know immediately so I can fix it.

Stay safe out there, my dears! We non-pranksters have got your back.

Thank you!

Date: 30 Mar 2017 22:44 (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
I squish you so much right now. Usually I wind up hiding at home on my birthday because it's not safe to go out, and I hate the corruption of the datastream that lasts for weeks afterward.

Re: Thank you!

Date: 31 Mar 2017 04:52 (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Too true.

I think the January and December folks have it worse, though, getting theirs rolled into Christmas. Mom and Doug have theirs about a week apart. One of the things I promised him was that I'd never combine his Midwinter and birthday gifts unless he asked me to.

Re: Thank you!

Date: 31 Mar 2017 07:27 (UTC)
stardreamer: Meez headshot (Default)
From: [personal profile] stardreamer
My partner's birthday is Dec. 21. His daughter's is Dec. 25. She had it much easier -- she celebrates her half-birthday on June 25, and nobody blinks an eye. His birthday was always forgotten, except for the one year that his parents decided to throw a party for him... only all the kids he actually knew were out of town with their parents visiting family, and he wound up with half a dozen kids belonging to friends of his parents, who weren't friends of his at all. I've tried to heal some of those wounds, but it's a long, slow process.

My birthday is May 9, which means that about every 7th year I have to deal with it falling on Mother's Day, and that's a pain. But I don't care about celebrating on the exact date, so I'll just have my birthday dinner gather a day or two later.

Re: Thank you!

Date: 31 Mar 2017 07:40 (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
>> She had it much easier -- she celebrates her half-birthday on June 25, and nobody blinks an eye. <<

I've heard that solution works for many people with midwinter birthdays.

>> His birthday was always forgotten, except for the one year that his parents decided to throw a party for him... <<

Wow, that sucks. :(

>> I've tried to heal some of those wounds, but it's a long, slow process. <<

Yeah, I'm still cleaning up the mess from a lot of old situations.

>>But I don't care about celebrating on the exact date, so I'll just have my birthday dinner gather a day or two later.<<

I'm not picky about the timing either.

Date: 30 Mar 2017 23:39 (UTC)
premchaia_pre4: (akari)
From: [personal profile] premchaia_pre4

*gentle beaking all around, if you seem amenable* 6v9

Date: 31 Mar 2017 03:36 (UTC)
desertroot: Agave - a smooth and spiny desert plant with wildflowers growing in front (Default)
From: [personal profile] desertroot
Thank you for letting people know what your April 1st plans are! :)

We're not much for most flavors of April Fools prank either, We've seen one or two that were kind of funny, but a lot of the stuff (like screamers, ugh) just seems a bit mean.

Funnily enough, we are doing something for April Fools this year, just not a prank! We ended up being part of a anonymous Fic exchange which gets revealed on Apr 1st. The idea is to make a story prompt that can be interpreted multiple ways and then take a prompt in a surprising direction!

Anyway, we will be making a prank-free space on our DW too!

-Rhiow, Urruah and Dylan

Date: 3 Apr 2017 00:47 (UTC)
desertroot: Agave - a smooth and spiny desert plant with wildflowers growing in front (Default)
From: [personal profile] desertroot
Nice to meet you as well. And Dai! From both of us.

And if you wanted to read the story, it is here:

https://archiveofourown.org/collections/lmbreadfish2017/works/10381734

It was a lot of fun to participate in the event. So we do think that April Fools doesn't have to be a stressful day by necessity. We like your idea of games and events instead of tricks!

Date: 31 Mar 2017 06:41 (UTC)
jewelfox: A portrait of a foxgryphon with a beak, black fur, magenta hair, fox ears, and a neckband with a large jewel on it. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jewelfox
Oh hey, thanks for reminding me not to trust anything I read on the internet this Saturday c':

Date: 31 Mar 2017 10:29 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Don't do it and don't like it so yeah, I hear you.

Date: 31 Mar 2017 13:38 (UTC)
elinox: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elinox
Yay! Someone else who doesn't support "Asshole's Day"! I don't like teasing or pranks as they more often than not just come across as mean. And Asshole's Day is the worst because I'm a naturally trusting sort.

Date: 31 Mar 2017 16:17 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fyreharper
:hugs:

Date: 31 Mar 2017 20:42 (UTC)
we_are_spc: (Default)
From: [personal profile] we_are_spc
Ain't one for pranks. Been bullied too much growin' up 'bout where I's from (Different from the body) so I just stay away.

So yeah pro'ly just stay home and do nothin' tomorrow. Except for be freakin' lazy. xd

-Jay~

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