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April Fools!

Okay, you caught me... well, some of you did, at least



Every April first, someone plunks my magic twanger and I can't help myself.

So, sadly, I must confess that Wild Cards is NOT coming to Broadway.

(But wouldn't it be swell if it did? After I finished writing that blog post, I was eager to see that show myself. And Kevin went ahead and wrote all the lyrics to one of the songs).

My thanks to Devilish Diana Rowland, who came up with the idea, and to Kevin Andrew Murphy and Christopher Rowe, who suggested some of the song titles.

And of course extra special thanks as well to John Hodgman, Sibel Kekilli, and the amazing Lin-Manuel Miranda, who went along with the gag and gave me permission to take their names in vain. (Though I think John really does want to play Dr. Tod. If there's anyone out there casting for a mad scientist, take note).

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( 17 comments )
SPascareli
Apr. 2nd, 2017 05:24 pm (UTC)
Well, at least...
Well, at least, of all the things you could've pranked us for April Fools, this is not the worst of them...
kajicarter
Apr. 2nd, 2017 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm going to take that first line as a reference to The Armageddon Rag even though I know it's not, simply because it's still my favorite of your books.
gaspassman
Apr. 2nd, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
hah. i feel so dumb. i totally fell for this.
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Apr. 2nd, 2017 06:27 pm (UTC)
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sdschaffer
Apr. 2nd, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
Ya got me. :)

It only occurred to me, too late, that the blog post yesterday was written on April 1st. Normally I'm very astute at catching these things before I fall into the trap.

Incidentally, the preferred way to tell someone 'you done been trolled' with the kids these days is to play this.



Edited at 2017-04-02 06:34 pm (UTC)
grrm
Apr. 2nd, 2017 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'll stick with Froggy, thanks.
sdschaffer
Apr. 3rd, 2017 04:58 am (UTC)
Just so long as your trolling frog of choice isn't Pepe, I think you'll be fine.
Brad Thomas
Apr. 2nd, 2017 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh the horror you really could've caused.
The Wild Cards coming to Broadway gag for April Fools was timid in contrast to what you could've pranked us all with. For that I say thank you for not going as far as you could've gone. Cheers!
el_regrs
Apr. 2nd, 2017 10:21 pm (UTC)
Goes to show how well I pay attention to dates...
Ankita Kayal
Apr. 3rd, 2017 01:03 am (UTC)
Happy to be fooled
All I can say is m glad that you didn't go - "Winds of Winter is done and will be released before the show".
dragonborngurl
Apr. 3rd, 2017 03:38 am (UTC)
haha! oh brother! You got me good!!
xenaclone
Apr. 3rd, 2017 08:21 am (UTC)
Ha! Talking of plunking your twanger...

Back in the early 80s, Roy Skelton [original voice of the Daleks] wrote a piece of thinly veiled smut for the 'Rainbow' cast. Here it is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgbcQIT7BMc
kazinspain
Apr. 3rd, 2017 01:54 pm (UTC)
April Fools
No way! I totally fell for it and thought it sounded brilliant!

Having just dipped my toe in and read the first three books i'm now hooked!

Edited at 2017-04-03 01:57 pm (UTC)
grrm
Apr. 3rd, 2017 03:07 pm (UTC)
RE: April Fools
Great to hear.
dexeron
Apr. 4th, 2017 02:16 am (UTC)
Tangential to your post, but I can't hear references to "Pluck your magic twanger" without thinking of Buckner & Garcia's "Pac-Man Fever" album, and the Frogger-themed track from it: "Froggy's Lament" (which referenced that old line.)
adeakhtar
Apr. 4th, 2017 03:31 pm (UTC)
Bravo
Bravo sir. Well played indeed.
gruelestx
Apr. 4th, 2017 11:57 pm (UTC)
Not related-- Actually it is considering his face is everywhere. How do I get him out of my mind? How do you not include him in your writing? He's everywhere. All around me like Orange Soda and my lack of dignity.

Edited at 2017-04-05 12:01 am (UTC)
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