So my latest story, Eric and Milo: First, One, & Only Love, was indeed an April Fool's Day joke on my part. Eric and Milo aren't really mates and lovers, it was just a daydream fantasized by their sister Anne, who likes to 'ship' her brothers together, much to their chagrin.
I kinda hinted at that by making the acronym of the title "FOOL". :B
Now I figured there would be some negative response to this one, given that it ends in a great big fake-out, but as I look through the responses on the three sites I've uploaded it to, I'm surprised to find how negative some of those responses are. It seems people were genuinely disappointed and/or upset that the events of the story weren't real (although, for the record, all the canine tradition lore I mentioned should be considered accurate).
Feeling rather dismayed and a little bit guilty at that, so I just wanted to wave a flag of truce and apologize; I never meant any harm with this story, it was a just a little joke on my part, so I'm sorry if it hurt your feelings or upset you, and I hope I haven't lost anyone's respect over this. I write my stories to make people smile, remember, so upsetting my audience wasn't exactly part of the plan. :P
Looks like next year, I'll be leaving April Fool's Day to other people, though it helps that I thought of this joke years ago and simply never managed to implement it before. One-and-done, folks, I'm all tapped out. XD
6 years, 1 month ago
02 Apr 2013 09:07 CEST