2013 April Fools Day:

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1 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2013 01:02:06 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
OK, here it's still 31th of March, but I assume correctly that this year the joke is all moderators having this avvie?

Cuz this is what I am seeing now.
2 Madrugada31st Mar 2013 01:04:33 PM , Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
That's part of it...

Also: i-day...

edited 31st Mar '13 1:04:54 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
3 Raidouthe21st31st Mar 2013 01:07:10 PM from Absolutely whacking your friends , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Wash away the anger
And coming to you live from Alpha Centauri, it's this guy!

No, wait, now it's from Atlantis.

No, wait, now it's saying from Peyton Place.

No, wait, now it's from the dark, since it appears I'm about to be eaten by a gr
"I understand your attempts at humor. I simply do not find them entertaining."
---Bladewolf
Seeking for Light
As [up] notice, the locations are also randomized. Tel and I (and whoever wants to help) are trying to put together a list of all the locations here.
5 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2013 01:13:54 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
The avvie is from The Matrix, Mr. Smith, apparently.
In uffish thought
Yack Fest thread.

We were told to number the location list. Epileptic Trees as to what that means, people?
7 Rotpar31st Mar 2013 01:18:00 PM from California , Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
Smith infections are the worst, it takes a Messiah to end those.

Room 101? Oh no.

edited 31st Mar '13 1:19:39 PM by Rotpar

DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
8 Madrugada31st Mar 2013 01:18:09 PM , Relationship Status: In season
With Mod Hat On
   mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha   
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
9 TotemicHero31st Mar 2013 01:57:39 PM from the next level , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Up and at 'em
It just said Madrugada is from the depths of Moria. Back, you foxy Balrog, you! tongue
10 Madrugada31st Mar 2013 01:58:50 PM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Nope. I'm On the Titanic. Says so right ^ there.

edited 31st Mar '13 1:59:00 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
11 Ultimatum31st Mar 2013 02:01:55 PM from The Amiga forest , Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
Has returned.
...Where am I?..where are my pants?
12 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2013 02:08:28 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
I am possibly in California and on ship.

I will flip my avvie accordingly.
Cogito Gratia Cogitan
I fail to see the connection between Agent Smith and location flux. :/ If the avatar was a Flux Bauble or something similar, it'd make sense.
Ponders too much; thinks too little. Currently goes by Knowlessman.
14 InsanityPrelude31st Mar 2013 02:28:44 PM , Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
edit: never mind, answered my own question

edited 31st Mar '13 2:28:56 PM by InsanityPrelude

Cogito Gratia Cogitan
Diggin' the references this time around more than last year, I'll say that much.
Ponders too much; thinks too little. Currently goes by Knowlessman.
16 JapaneseTeeth31st Mar 2013 03:00:09 PM from Meinong's jungle , Relationship Status: Mu
SPLATOON
Dang, I didn't even notice that the locations had been switched around.
17 Willbyr31st Mar 2013 03:30:49 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Some of them should've been written to fit the "From ___" format better, but oh well.
18 SeptimusHeap31st Mar 2013 03:33:04 PM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
Another Wizard boy
The images could use a method to fit them better into the post so that it doesn't look squashed, too, but it's a minor quibble really.
19 Ozbourne31st Mar 2013 05:32:34 PM from The Minus World , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
8luh 8luh.
Very cute. And it's fun without being disruptive, so points for that. waii
The statement below is true.
The statement above is false.
20 Reflextion31st Mar 2013 06:27:59 PM from Nowhere , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
There needs to be a word for those brief moments of clarity where you realize just how profoundly weird your life is.
This sounds like the intro to a porno...
Don't make me destroy you. @ Castle Series
Well, one of the locations is "behind the green door"... I presume that's not an intentional reference to the adult film of the same name from the 1970s, but perhaps I'm wrong...

I've become addicted to refreshing forum pages to see if any new locations show up - I only recognise the source of about two-thirds of them (where there are sources to recognise), but they do seem to encompass every major medium covered on the site. Films, television series, animation both western and (I presume) eastern (wouldn't know a reference to the latter if I fell over one), literature, comic books, music, webcomics, video games, even real life. Colour me very impressed.

(Some of my personal favourites include "having dinner with Hannibal - oh good, fava beans!" (best not to ask about the meat), "in the Sistine Chapel, awaiting conclave" (you will now please address me as "Your Eminence"), "Strolling across Abbey Road" (having just resurrected Paul or on the way to bury him, haven't decided), and "in the dark, likely to be eaten by a grue" (somehow every game of Zork I play ends up there). And I seem to discover new ones all the time...)

(EDITED TO RECORD: When I first made this post, my location showed up for me as "from Russia, with love". If you'll excuse me, Robert Shaw appears to be trying to kill me, must run.)

edited 31st Mar '13 7:26:33 PM by mlsmithca

Seeking for Light
[up] We're compiling a list here.
Ooh wow, thanks Nocturna. (I haven't yet seen "the back of the bomb. YAAAAAAHOOOOOOOO!" yet, which is a pity; Dr. Strangelove is one of my favourite films of all time.)
25 Madrugada1st Apr 2013 02:57:18 AM , Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
mlsmithca: I 'll give you guys "behind the Green Door", since it does have that reference collision we didn't catch while we were making the list. No, it wasn't intended to refer to the film, I was, rather, thinking of the Jim Lowe song, from 1956:
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However I think that it's great that some of the references that have been identified are not what we had in mind, but are just as valid. It makes me happy to see the breadth of knowledge among tropers. Sometimes it starts feeling like we have very few people who have experience outside a couple of narrow forms of work.

edited 1st Apr '13 2:59:51 AM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.

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