Did You Geek Out This April Fools’ Day?

Luce: Another April Fools’ Day has come and gone, and I’ve listened to Never Gonna Give You Up approximately way too many times since then. Fortunately, there were some awesome pranks out there aside from endless song repetitions, and I’d love to share my favorites with you.

Obviously I had to mention this one. Google has a history of amazing April Fools’ pranks, but god, couldn’t this one have been true? Maybe I’ve just watched way too much Twitch Plays Pokémon, but I swear my heart did a little pokéjig of its own when I saw this. They even put all the Pokémon in geographically viable locations! Someday augmented reality will actually become a viable part of games, and when that happens, Pokémon has got to be the first game they make—but until then, at least I can become a phone Pokémon Master.

I may have fallen out of love with Supernatural, but Castiel will always and forever be my favorite character, especially since they brutally killed off Kevin Tran. (Still not over it.) That’s why this image from troll master Orlando Jones was simultaneously amazing and heartbreaking. Castiel and Captain Irving teaming up to fight zombies and snark at each other? Sign me up. I mean, a few months back, Supernatural’s Robbie Thompson even wrote a faux crossover script with Almost Human, Sleepy Hollow, and Supernatural, so that’s basically SuperSleepy, right? What is stopping Cas from breaking Irving out of jail for real and then swooping off together to complain about the respective protagonists of their shows? Nothing, that’s what. Nothing except the cold hard slap of reality.

Continuing my pattern of things I wish were true, how about this Hannibal cooking show? Sure, all the meat would be people, but Mads Mikkelsen has some skills, guys. I’m a huge foodie and, as of recently, a Hannibal fan, so while I don’t condone cannibalism, I do wish this show were real… if someone tested all the ingredients before Hannibal used them. (Jack Crawford, I believe that’s your cue!)

thinkgeek darkmage spellcasting staffThinkGeek always puts out fake products on April Fools’ Day, and I fall for them every year. I know it’s April first, but goddamnit, I want a mage staff, and while we’re at it, a unicorn drinking horn and a laser-guided technical necktie. Why would you do this to me? Shut up and take my money!

And now, over to Tsunderin for a couple of amazing video game pranks. Rin?

Rin: Speaking of fake products that everyone wants, our friends at Bioware decided to ‘release’ two pieces of merchandise relating to two of their most popular characters. First on the list we have a stunningly realistic little chest toupee so now you too can have the raging manliness of one Varric Tethras. Of course, you’ll never be able to tell stories as well as him, or be as devilishly handsome, but you’ll feel a little bit closer to this paragon of wit and charm.

Did I mention it was realistic too?

Did I mention it was realistic too?

But, if you’re anything like me, all your money will be put towards the Garrus Vakarian body pillow. Who else would you rather have sleeping in your bed, whispering sweet nothings about calibrations? No one, that’s who.  …I’m not alone in the fandom when I say that I kind of wish this was real. Damn it, Bioware, you know all the ways to break our hearts. Back to you, Luce!

Luce: Which April Fools’ pranks were your favorites this year? Let us know in the comments!