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A grave announcement from Mister Administrator:

 1 Kor Khan, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:18:37 PM from The Sun's Orbit
Teapot
Welcome to the TV Tropes and Echo Chamber Alternate Reality Game.

On 17.09.2012 a message went out to the wiki from the mysterious "Mister Administrator". As has become clear, cracks have emerged in the Fourth Wall that separates fiction from reality. This has allowed fictional characters to slip through to our world. Some have been filmed on video camera, as chronicled by the Youtube channel of Average Joe, while others have engaged us in direct communications. Examples of the latter would be the Cheshire Cat and Hercule Poirot. The tropers have been busy solving riddles and uncovering clues to the nature of this event.

Newcomers should read up on the timeline, to be found here.
Original Post (edited): I'm slightly curious about the new announcement banner linking to this video. The same video is on the main page, as of 17.09.12, 23:00 GMT. The twitter account that the video links to seems to go back quite some time, and is no less vague. Any comment, or will things become more clear in the near future?

edited 23rd Sep '12 2:10:58 PM by KorKhan

I find myself less intrigued, more annoyed that I watched that pointless video. I'm on satellite internet here - that was like 10% of my daily download allowance.

That...freaked me out actually. O_o Any ideas what's going on?
Don't mind me. I'm just a creepy little lurker.
 4 bwburke 94, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:32:04 PM from Massachusetts Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
PULL TO OPEN
Fast Eddie is probably just fucking with us again.
I have an avatar now. Avatars are cool.
Princess Ymir's knightess
... I don't get it. xD

 6 Spirit, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:37:42 PM from America Relationship Status: Hooked on a feeling
Alternate Reality Game?
There are none so blind as those who will not see.
 7 Shlugo the great, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:38:59 PM Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
Master of Fate
Oh shiiit, it's starting!

I knew this day would come!
I'm thinking TV Tropes is getting a story arc.

 9 The Bat Pencil, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:45:15 PM from Glasgow, Scotland Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love

EVERYBODY PANIC THE FUCK OUT!
And let us pray that come it may (As come it will for a' that)
The Web Wanderer
That twitter account goes back a year...

These guys play long ball.
Hmm...I suspect ARG, but who knows? Anybody find something up with the videos?

 12 Pneumatrap, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:53:53 PM from Mournhold: City of Light, City of Magic!
If I were to hazard a guess at what's going on, I would say it's... this?! Ah, but no, it can't be. Can it?

(Also, why do I know about something from that long before I joined?)

 13 strawberryflavored, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:55:58 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: Writing a love letter
The Classic
TV Tropes the Show is dead, so it's probably an ARG, or something relating to Echo Chamber.
Just because they can always read your mind doesn't mean Espeon aren't the best thing ever.
A "dismiss" option for those that have already viewed would be nice.

 15 Shlugo the great, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:58:33 PM Relationship Status: Tsundere'ing
Master of Fate
Clearly the world is coming to an end.

The only one who can save us is Report Siht.

Otherwise we are doomed.
 16 Marq FJA, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:59:31 PM from Saudi Arabia Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
O' Allah, save Egypt
Yeesh, and here I thought that by "grave" Eddie meant "the site is going to be shut down for good". Don't scare us like that, man! XD
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqāṭ ḥukm al-ʻaskar
I found evidence that there was an ARG planned in 2011, complete with asking for "puppet masters" halfway through the year. I don't recall that amounting to anything, but I rarely follow ARGs.

 19 Collen, Mon, 17th Sep '12 12:59:59 PM from it is a mystery
vilent waler
It probably has something to do with Echo Chamber, I think...

 20 strawberryflavored, Mon, 17th Sep '12 1:01:29 PM from Virginia Relationship Status: Writing a love letter
The Classic
We did have an ARG here a while back. If this is one, it's probably Echo Chamber related this time.

edited 17th Sep '12 1:01:39 PM by strawberryflavored

Just because they can always read your mind doesn't mean Espeon aren't the best thing ever.
The Man in Black
Echo Chamber ARG—I'd suggest we turn this into some sort of central planning topic where we can share our findings? I've not done one of these before but I'd love to try my hand at it.
"Your mission is not to nuke the squid god." —Faramir
Was that style of administrator footage used for anything before Echo Chamber? Asking as it is basically the administrator now but I wasn't here prior to Echo Chamber.

 23 Geek Code Red, Mon, 17th Sep '12 1:10:30 PM from City of the Damned Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
Okay, so this is the ARG. Finally.

Checking the "other guy"'s YouTube. It's obvious from what's been said that the Fourth Wall is breaking.
"Punch divorces are the best divorces." edvedd
I AM ALREADY HERE.
Von allem Anfang an bin zu verraten und betrogen worden! This Mister Administrator has been going on for a while... Oh, Crap...

edited 17th Sep '12 1:12:09 PM by ArgentumUranium

Um, well then, if you don't mind, dance a little more? Kalinka? Malinka? Just play the darn chords!
 25 Parable, Mon, 17th Sep '12 1:13:44 PM from California Relationship Status: Star-crossed
Many Faces
Darn Eddie almost gave me a heart attack.

ARG is up an rolling? That's sweet!
You give me joy, You give me hope, You give me love that doesn't change
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