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A Very Different April Fool's

Posted by: Melissa
March 31, 2011, 09:24 PM

Hey everyone. Every year since 2003 Leaky has taken part in April Fool's celebrations, transforming, in some cases, the entire site: We have been hacked by Peeves, we have discovered the wizarding version of Twitter, we have hired Sybill Trelawney as a disastrous news editor, and we have turned into a Glee-lover's paradise, for just a few examples.

This year will be the first exception in nearly a decade. We don't have any funny to share with you today. Most of the staff is overrun with the rapidly approaching LeakyCon 2011, and it struck us how extraordinarily lucky we are: not only to be putting together a weekend of fun for a good cause, but to live with the luxury of even one full day of pointless silliness.

In the past few months the need for humanitarian response to natural disasters and violent crises seems to be multiplying at a rate that is difficult to comprehend. For most afflicted by these events and conflicts, nothing may seem more distant than a day where jokes are the rule. So, today, we want to encourage our readers to celebrate Fred and George Weasley's birthdays in style, by enjoying every last April Fool's Day joke, and then to consider, when all is said and done, paying back on the extraordinary gift of laughter by donating what you can to the Red Cross for disaster and trauma relief worldwide.

Have a great day, all, and we will see you in April Fool's 2012 for our regularly scheduled tomfoolery.

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37 Points

Happy birthday,Fred and George.Will always miss you, Fred

Posted by Mamma Mia on April 01, 2011, 05:28 AM report to moderator
5439 Points

What a wonderful message and idea

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 01, 2011, 05:40 AM report to moderator
629 Points

Amazing. Absolutely amazing! You guys are so incredible :)
PS: Happy birthday to Fred and George!

Posted by ExpectoPatronum512 on April 01, 2011, 06:28 AM report to moderator
1527 Points

This is such a good idea, it makes a great change and shows that although this site is a Harry Potter fansite it’s also bothered about events happening in the real world. I think Fred and George would approve.

Posted by Livi22-((ROAR!)) on April 01, 2011, 08:42 AM report to moderator
149 Points

Thank You Melissa ! This is a wonderful way to promote the message of the last Potter book ! Everyone coming together to help ! And who better to honor the gift of laughter than Fred & George ! ’Ear ’Ear !

Everyone: If you can , please donate to those still afflicted by the terrible earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand as well as Japan. Just go to the Red Cross site and they have all the links.

Thank you Leaky for the wonderful work you do !! You rock my Potter world !!

Posted by Hinkypunkmum on April 01, 2011, 11:08 AM report to moderator
1985 Points

This is why Leaky is my favorite site.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on April 01, 2011, 11:51 AM report to moderator
45744 Points

Where’s the “like” button??? I need to like this! Great idea all! I always knew Leaky was the best! :D

Posted by jhlovesmusic {^HISS^} on April 01, 2011, 12:32 PM report to moderator
180 Points

Love this idea, Leaky! :)

Posted by phoenixortheflame on April 01, 2011, 02:23 PM report to moderator
11265 Points

That’s awesome you guys, I’m so lucky go be a part of this fandom. I love love love you guys for doing this, and think it is so cool. I love the Texas idea, wish I lived there!

J.k. Rowling changes the world when the first Harry potter book came out, and today she’s doing it again with leaky. Love you guys so much and think ur awesome!!!!

Posted by MossHorpione on April 01, 2011, 02:33 PM report to moderator
346 Points

Woot! Leaky rules! It’s so amazing what harry potter can bring to the world!

Posted by cloethebelatrixlover on April 01, 2011, 03:42 PM report to moderator
2389 Points

This is such an awesome idea! Thank you Leaky, for being so brilliant!

And a very happy birthday to the twins! :)

Posted by Bellatrix The Strange on April 01, 2011, 04:18 PM report to moderator
567 Points

April Fools!!!!!!

Posted by Potters_pal on April 01, 2011, 04:27 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Very awesome Leaky! Thumbs up!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 01, 2011, 05:00 PM report to moderator
2552 Points

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! But no ofense to anybody I don’t celebrate April Fools.

2552 Points

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! But no ofense to anybody I don’t celebrate April Fools.

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