by Quentin Long
©2006 Quentin Long
This being the April issue (or at least the March/April issue, anyway), I thought about doing something in honor of April Fools Day. I decided against it, because Anthro is still a fairly new kid on the block, and were still in the building a readership phase, to be honest. Heck, we havent even hit our first anniversary yet! So, with all due apologies to those of you who expected me to pull some kind of gag like Ive done with TSAT in 2004 and 2005, there aint no Anthro prank(s) this year.
Next year is another matter entirely
Mind you, 1 April is still more than a month away as I write these words. This means theres still time to think up crazy stunts to pull on your insufficiently-suspicious buddies! Here are a few suggestions you might want to consider:
If youre at a banquet, talk to the entree.
Interrogate: Reveal your troop movements at once, wretched avian!
Converse: Nyeshta voar? [pause] Meszieud! Kasou! [pause] Sempa dkroan. [etc]
Intimidate: We dont like your kind around here, Shell-boy.
Comfort: Hang on! Dr. McCoy thinks he can still save you!
Autopsy: From the coagulated proteins, we can deduce that the victim was subjected to great heatprobably immersed in boiling waterbefore the first incision was made
Wear a fursuit in your daily routine. Act like theres absolutely nothing unusual about it. If/when someone gives you grief over the suit, then you notice that that guy isnt wearing a fursuit, and you give him static about the bizarre non-fursuit get-up hes wearing! The mindgame quotient of this prank is appreciably higher if the victim is dressed in utterly mundane clothing.
This ones for anybody who habitually drives in the carpool lane without a passenger: Leave an inflated balloon animal (the larger the better; at least 3 feet tall, and bigger if you can manage it) in the passenger seat of your victims car, wrapped in spare clothes so that its true nature isnt immediately apparent to the eye. With any luck, your State Troopers will do the rest
In the office: Sneak some furry art onto your victims hard drive, and rename the files with boring, mundane, business-type namesstuff in the general neighborhood of BDGT2Q06 is what you want. Select the art to suit your victim, but keep in mind that anything Wingerized is probably not a good idea.
No need to go further; if none of these four concepts inspires you, more would be a waste of time. Feel free to use/abuse/mutate/ignore any of these ideas, as you please. And if you come up with a particularly juicy prank-idea yourself, let me know, okay?