If you were frequenting the site during the first of April, you might have noticed some alarming news, or a takeover by a person out of the blue. This was all an elaborate prank meant in good jest, and much time, effort, love and affection for our readers had been put into it.
Well, we were genuinely so very, very excited when
scheming planning the prank, ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆
but… we ended up fooling some of our readers who left tearful comments ⊙﹏⊙ and some of our own members as well ( ；´Д｀)
We warn our viewers time and again (if this is not already known) to please not take any site on the internet seriously around April 1st. Of course, the only page that was actually down was “princerevolution.org”. Every other link to the site worked, such as the chapter pages and staff blog.
｡:ﾟ*+;(●´･д･`●);+*ﾟ:｡ Do have a sense of humor when reading the rest of the post. cheers~ *offers plate of freshly baked blueberry cookies*
The prank site is still up here, have a look!
The solving process
You may have seen the encrypted code message on the tumblr. Here is a small snippet of it.
“uWoYuYuWoYuYuWoYuYuWoYuYuYuYuYuY … uWoWoYuYuWoYuYuYuWoWoYuWoYuYuWoY ”
Notice how the very first part is missing a Y. Add a Y there, and delete the Y at the very end of the code.
Next use notepad or microsoft word to replace all the Yu with 0 and Wo with 1. There’s also a space in between some Yus like this, “Y u” so replace that with 0 too.
You’ll eventually get a few pages of binary that you should put into a binary to text converter like this one,
and voilà…! You’re good to go!
A google translate version of the upcoming chapter of LSK (V5C5)
“I did not account reasons of Xiadiao eyes before Ai Drizzt refuses to say, I had to start from scratch to tell a story, When it comes, I pray that the light of God, as long as the green leaves can be completely resurrection, I am willing to pay any price to dowhen, Ai Drizzt suddenly shouted: "You matter sorted out how God do this kind of commitment? may die! who do not know what God will go!"
He paused, to say: “You see, we all nodded his head!”
See what see? I can not see ah!
“You should not do that.” Ai Drizzt scolded.
“But I must not do that!” I yelled, “the only thing, even if the time is again a hundred times, and I will not change!”
Happy April Fools from all of us at Prince Revolution! Be the first to decode this note and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a prize!”
⊂((・▽・))⊃ We had thought that at least one lucky and dedicated reader would have decoded the message…
but no one did. (;° ロ°)
Some readers came very close though. They get notable mentions~
- snuffie almost had it all figured out… but he said Yu was 1 and Wo was 0 when it was the other way around..
- Bruno (it was AC’s idea though), who is the leader of the PR! Portugese team, realized that it was in binary, but couldn’t finish decoding it either. (He knew nothing about the actual plan)
- he4 (otherwise known as 黑) thought that it was ascii art when it was just ascii (binary).
It may have been a little too difficult ヽ（@=@；）ノ Our deepest and most heartfelt apologies to our dear readers-sama. Remember, it was all in good jest. We wish you a good rest of the week~
Lastly, some random tips on how to survive April Fools!
DragonsSing: “Cows are the real killers? Carry a colt in your shoe incase of a zombie apocalypse? Don’t trust chocolate given on april fools, even if they said it was a belated gift. In fact, don’t trust any food.”
Azakura: “Stay away from oreos during April Fools. They’re always filled with toothpaste instead.”
dahlys: “Be a cynical bastard.”
Nagihiko: “Avoid sponge cakes ’cause they might be just filled with sponges~ And look out for scary cardboard cutouts before entering bathrooms u.u~”
AC: “If you’re clicking icons on your desktop and nothing happens, stay calm and press ctrl+alt+del. Someone probably just screenshot-ed your desktop and deleted all of your icons.”