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teela brown
04-01-2003, 07:06 PM
::sobbing::

Oh, well, this one's probably a doozy to put together. Take your time, PJ, we're behind you.

Details (http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1049229702)

teela brown
04-01-2003, 07:10 PM
Okay, they got me. I got April Fooled.

::sighing in relief::

Blackeyes
04-01-2003, 07:11 PM
sucks.

Blackeyes
04-01-2003, 07:12 PM
Bah!

FairyDust
04-01-2003, 07:30 PM
:D

That's the best April Fool's Day gag I ever saw!

Thanks for sharing. I'm gonna send that to all my friends who love LotR!

Simbelmyne
04-01-2003, 07:34 PM
ANTIDOTE! MUST...REACH...ANTI...DO...

Fiver
04-01-2003, 09:11 PM
How do we know this was an April Fools' gag? It's not indicated as such at that site.

peepthis
04-01-2003, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Fiver
How do we know this was an April Fools' gag? It's not indicated as such at that site. When you click the link at the bottom of the story that says "CLICK HERE FOR REACTIONS FROM THE THEONERING.NET STAFF!" you will find this message (http://www.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1049229430) saying "April Fool!" As if it was really in doubt.

vibrotronica
04-01-2003, 09:54 PM
I was just completely hosed. They got me.

BuckleberryFerry
04-01-2003, 10:03 PM
WHAT THE--BLEEDING FRODO IN THE CRACKS OF DOOM!!! I COULD KILL SOMEONE FOR THAT!!! ::cries::

btw, that second link doesn't work for me. Please, for the love of GOD, tell me this was really an April Fool's joke!!! I'm dying here

lilbtagna
04-01-2003, 10:08 PM
Egads!!! theonering.net is DOWN right now!!! I'm almost positive it must have been a joke, but I need definite conformation

::breathe in, breathe out...breathe in, breathe out::

peepthis
04-01-2003, 10:17 PM
Try this link instead (http://www.theonering.net/staticnews/1049229430.html)

Fern Forest
04-01-2003, 10:24 PM
That's the real hallmark of a good joke. Completely believable and really heartbreaking at the same time.

THANK GOD!

Diogenes the Cynic
04-01-2003, 10:26 PM
That. Wasn't. Funny.

Earl of the CC
04-01-2003, 10:32 PM
Hm. I knew it was a joke right away.

But, then again, I really only use the internet for the SDMB and to stay updated on video game news, and every freakin' video game related website on EARTH does an April Fools joke every damn year, so maybe I'm a bit more receptive.

BuckleberryFerry
04-01-2003, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Diogenes the Cynic
That. Wasn't. Funny.

Breathe, honey, breathe.

And pass that paper bag.

You people are evil.

Mahaloth
04-01-2003, 10:39 PM
Now that was a good one.

Cisco
04-01-2003, 11:20 PM
This was on slashdot too, which probably explains why theonering was down. I knew after the USB George Foreman grill that this had to be a joke as well.

lilbtagna
04-02-2003, 12:14 AM
::wiping sweat off brow:: Now I can go back to watching FOTR in peace :)

Equipoise
04-02-2003, 06:05 PM
This was on TheOneRing.net's site:

Aprils Fool Joke
4/02/03, 4:58 am EST - leo

Hey guys, leo here. Well.. my inbox has been flooded with emails about yesterday's april's fool joke. Honestly, Isengard doesn't even begin to compare to the status of my inbox. The general consensus seems to be that everyone pretty much gathered it was a joke after the first heart attack had passed, and we even managed to trick some of our own staff (right Quickbeam?). To be quite honest the real criminal masterminds behind this joke were GreenBooks Staffer Anwyn who wrote the press release and Calisuri who came with the idea in the first place, really I had nothing to do with it at all 0:)

I'm glad everyone took it so well though (I'm not counting the 20+ deaththreats I got), our past april fools, amongst others the one about New Line acquiring TheOneRing.net, didn't go over to well but I think this one did the trick pretty good. Thanks for playing along and keep your wit open next year!



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