Tomorrow (well, where I am) is April Fool’s Day, and so I feel the need to say something:
There are things about April Fool’s Day that I love, and things that I hate.
I love the excuse to make funny, clever, goofy jokes. Things like the year the Elfquest website redid all their images with the Wolfriders as Keebler elves, or the year Neopets “rebranded” itself as Neoplants, or the year ThinkGeek “introduced” the Tauntaun sleeping bag (which was so popular they made it a real item), or any of several Google hoaxes (PigeonRank! Google Paper! Google Romance! Google changing its name to Topeka!). I love the idea that there’s a day where silly, creative jokes are celebrated.
I hate anything that has to do with misleading, mocking, humiliating, or shocking people. That’s not funny, it’s just bullying. (And there is a long, long, looonnnnnng tradition of telling people who are being bullied, “can’t you take a joke?” Well, yes, I can, thank you kindly. But that’s not a joke. It’s an excuse to be unkind. If you can’t tell the difference, you are the one without a sense of humor.)
So: tomorrow there is an excellent chance that I will post some goofball headcanon or ficlet in the spirit of silliness and creative good humor.
There is absolutely zero chance that I will post anything that will mislead, make fun of, shock, or humiliate anyone. There will be no screamers, no unkind teasing, nothing like that. All links will be safe to click.