I'm fitting some banana shenanigans into part 4 of my Sea Collab Comic Series. Just gotta ink it all!
Neopets username: keng200
Keng's list of procrastinated Art projects in progress: -GW Movie BGs... -GW Movie Poster... -Various school projects -Comic book -NTWF Banner -GW Plushies >.> -GW Comic Book -LOTR RP character sculpture -Spacefleet Merchandise -Deffinately not forged Artistic Liscence
To parody Shakespeare, or not to- aww dung, to late.
I'm too late to the discussion, but I actually thought a Clickbait NT could be hilarious, like, a return to the absurd conspiracy theory articles where you just make up anything? "This Chia Tried to Brew Transmogrification Potion in the Rainbow Pool. Here's What HAPPENED!" "Kind-Hearted Neopian Takes Home Abandoned Poogle Plushie With SHOCKING Results!" "Dr. Sloth Responds To Incessant Rumors He Wears Pink Fuzzy Bedroom Slippers, Yells SLANDER!" "Does Eating Gross Food Daily Increase Your Chances Of A Fountain Faerie Quest? CLICK TO FIND OUT!"
...but I do think it could run the risk of being annoying depending on how it was done, so it might take too much coordination to pull off. Still, there's potentially an in-universe justification (Advert Attack)...
I'm not entirely onboard with all of Neopets' moral implications myself, but I personally would advise against a "joke" about putting a character down, because:
1) it's almost always going to upset at least a few fans of that character, and then you're put in the position of either apologizing or dismissing their concerns, i.e. "Sorry, I guess it wasn't that funny after all" or "Haha, can't you take a joke?"
2) regardless of who the target is, it sends the message "it's okay and funny to put someone down if a group of people has collectively decided that they deserve it, and everyone else is supposed to laugh along with it." There are going to be a fair few people who experience that behavior as if it's directed at them and/or feel pressured to laugh uncomfortably.
3) If it's motivated by, essentially, not liking a popular ship, it may come across as ship bashing, which is generally frowned on in fandom.
4) The average person isn't going to know why you chose to dunk on Kanrik (and might not necessarily agree with the reasons and/or interpretation of site material). I feel it may come across as random character bashing.
Anyway I'm way too late to be saying this so... Bananas! Right! Getting nostalgia from people making comparisons to the mustache one, because I remember being in that one ahaha.
Also, the submission announcement-thingamajig is wrong. It's an article, not a story.
I know, it's been doing that for as long as I can remember. xD It always makes me worry that I submitted to the wrong form for just a moment.
Also (sorry I'm still too late to the discussion) but I was thinking about Hannah again and thought, to celebrate her adventurousness and independence, what about a theme where she ends up exploring all sorts of silly places (maybe winding up in other games--Hannah and the Freaky Factory, Hannah and the Escape to Kreludor?) and/or gets hidden in the background of comics like Where's Waldo (okay, not exactly like Where's Waldo, too much work) but the joke would be like "find all the Hannah entries, what silly place did she wind up in now!" Maybe been done before I dunno, just spitballing for next year.
This is actually a short story that encapsulates my feelings about how J.K. Rowling has become, well, what she is today, and how Harry Potter nevertheless had an impact on my young life and my writing. There are many other references to the authors I read as a teen.
I guess it's also an April Fool's story in that the title and the accompanying custom pic by June are going to be quite misleading.