Thursday, April 02, 2009

April 2nd

Well for those of you who didn't figure it out yet, yesterday was a joke for April Fool's Day. Everything I wrote was bogus. The series is not over, Episode 11 is in progress. While I do think people could get tired of the format, I'm never going to run out of things to say, though some episodes will be better than others. I also have no incentive to have a road trip across the USA. I have enough scars from bicycle accidents as it is without needing to add to the collection with a motorcycle.

I think more of you figured out the joke than last year, it was basically the same trick. Since the fanbase is larger, there were a lot more comments this time. Like before, I put all comments mentioning April Fool's or the date on hold, but they're all posted now if you want to look through them. Also like before, I saw some suggestions that I was making up some of the comments. I'm not, these are all you guys. The only comments I made were in my name and were discussing the motorcycle trip.

Right now my plans are to finish Episode 11 of FM and the website, then focus soley on the next CP episode without having to divide up my attention on different projects.

100 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hollywood really could learn some things from you.. You are by far, one of the best directors around, never forget that.. Machinema would not be the same without you.. Keep up the amazing work.. can't wait for the next episode of FM and CP

keep `em coming and we will keep watching

Xanatos said...
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Anonymous said...

great stuff as always

cama Zots said...

Hahaha
Real fucking fun

Matt L. said...

Man, i gotta say, you do have a talent for this. When freeman's mind is said and done, you could sell a dvd (with bonus material!)! You could even do that with Civil Protection. And you could STILL ride around the country on a motorcycle, but you carry a laptop with you so could make vids for the next dvd to sell!

A traveling machinima-ist.

(with all the wi-fi stuff that is being set up, internet is pretty much accessible in more than half the country)

Stromz-Productionz said...

Pshh, good thing i wasnt one of those people to fall for it >.>

Anonymous said...

You know, you fooled like 100 times this number of people on YouTube.

Anonymous said...

"I knew it was an April Fool's joke, but I was still worried. As I said, I can't wait for people's reactions
XD

Amanda said...

teehee, cant wait for number 11! me and my sister love Freemans Mind.

Joe said...

I knew there were a lot of people that liked Freeman's Mind but damn...399 comments,and just about all of them saying "please don't stop doing Freeman's Mind"
It was pretty funny :D
Nice job with the prank.

Alex3942 said...

I dont care if i was fooled or not im just happy the series are back!

Anonymous said...

YES!!! i was right HELL YES atleast i saw the date xD HOLY EFF XANATOS!!!!! that guy in gman squad another machinima series i enjoy yaaaay yeah

Anonymous said...

you got us good there

someonero said...

Haha.. Well now, this year wasn't very convicing :) But the last year, shoot... I believed it last year>.>heh.. good one Ross

UsodStallion said...

NICE ROSS! Alright! CP and the website along with a new FM! It's like fuckin' Christmas!

Yea- the joke this year was absolutely awesome. I liked it better than the newgrounds april fool's day joke.

Haha I didn't realize you held back april fool's comments. I honestly thought there were that many "dur" people out there. Another nice one haha. Peace and good luck!

YES! I can't wait!!

raziel7Fallen said...

I was actually worried for a second there when you mentioned the motorcycle ride and hid all our comments.

Oh man, if Freeman's Mind really did end it would be on Judgement Day!

Greenagainn said...

i guessed it was an april fools when you held my comment back,
felt pretty relieved :)

Zaki360 said...

lol'd

Anonymous said...

CP were been come out first, later FM.

DansonDelta40 said...

Man, some people really thought it was real (not me man, if you saw my comment). And I had to tell you, people almost cried because of that joke :)) And when's the next episode? :D

Johan said...

It was close, I almost got upset :D

StrikerZero said...

lol glad I wasn't one of the people who failed. Seriously some of the stuff just made me lol. Insulting you then asking for more. lol I have to admit the ending of 10.5 was so f-ing funny.Better then that Halo machinima you did.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU ROSS

Anonymous said...

More original joke please.

Watching your series made me think you had a better sense of humor/originality.

Corey said...

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.

Good thing I didn't get fooled this year :) Last year's was more convincing but this I enjoyed.

It's a good ending to have, one that would suit if you were to close the series.

Darklee said...

its funny becouse at first i was like screw freemans mind keep going with cp (you know when you had that vote) know i am here laughing my ass off with every passing episode XD keep up the great work. you should make a counter acting video from the one from yesterday and make it seem like he had a vision if he does no wip his hands or something idk just a sugestion.

Anonymous said...

So you're going to make it through the whole game? That would take years, unless the future episodes will have less talk, but more action.

Alex3942 said...

How will the next episode continue, if you have died???

Anonymous said...

I am glad it was an april fools joke. Although it almost seemed like a fitting end to freeman.

Anonymous said...

Nice, can't wait for next fm episode. I am also looking forward next cp episode.

DirtyBlue929 said...

I felt sorry for the people who didn't realize it was april fools. Even though I was one of those people for about 2 minutes.

Hypocrisy FTW :p

the Bibidi said...

Wow what a increase in comments after the release of the brighter ones. + you said you've already filmed ep11, witch sort of gave it away...

PS I really loved it though

Anonymous said...

I knew it but I forgot to comment but nicely done.

Jon Paul Faulkner said...

Ha Ha thats was a good one man. I have to say I fell for it til I realize it was April 1st. Well I hope you have the new videos out soon. Keep up the awesome work. :-)

jace said...

DVD? yeah i agree when you finsh the half life 1 game you can throw together a dvd, sell it for 40 dollars a pop?

DW said...

:P

Should have waited before making this post. Would be funny to see how long the suspense could be kept.

Smooth Few Films said...

Good stuff dude. I laughed my ass off at all the people that thought the announcement was real, though I was a little disturbed by how many people think that they're owned the stuff that content creators make for them free of charge. Just enjoy the stuff while it lasts, people, and be happy that you got to share in the experience.

-Eddy
Smooth Few Films

Commander31 said...

THANK GOD! phew part of me knew it was a April fools joke, but the other part thought it was true.

So wait is 10.5 just a extra? like will not be included at all, or is episode 11 going to continue from 10.5 or 10?

Eric Fong said...

I know it!!!This is april fool,nearly fall for it.

Gamerguy259 said...

Your Videos Are AWESOME!

kuang eleven said...

Have you seen the April Fool prank from the team of Black Mesa Source?

I think it was inspired by your work.

Jessi said...

I hate April Fool's day. It broke my heart.

10.5 was HILARIOUS either way.

Anonymous said...

Great joke, i really liked it :)

By the way, when you will make the 11th episode, it will begin from the bottom of that shaft or we're all going to pretend, that this little accident never happened? =)



Lulz, Novarg.

Titi said...

You scared me a shit Ross...
I couldn't beleive you gonna stop FM, but now it's over so yeah... Nice joke!

Anonymous said...

lol i remember this trick from last year....it made me sob myself to sleep until i woke up to find that it was a joke....i cried some more.....im just too in love with freemans mind i guess......

Ross Scott said...

Xanatos: Well there's plenty of them look over. I liked your Easy Rider comment.

jace: That's probably not going to happen because of copyright issues. If I get some mirrors I might be able to release them at higher resolution though (or make a burnable DVD image torrent)

Eddy: Thanks man. And yeah, that's EXACTLY why I do not have a donations button. Imagine how much more pissed people would be if they were donating money.

People asking about the next episode: You'll find out.

Praise said...

@Ross: Valve is a very nice company, and very encouraging to Machinima Makers and Modders, I'm sure that if you asked politly, they might let you sell DvDs in return for a small-medium royalty.

Jared said...

You are awesome

Anonymous said...

You must have been laughing your ass of at the comments made yesterday. Hope you're done, cause you still got work to do.

Anyhow just keep up the good work and I'm also waiting for another CP.

So pretty please with cherries on top, GET A MOVE ON!?

Thomas said...

YOU HAD ME GOING BE SERIOUSLY LOOK AT OTHER COMEDY SERIES IT'LL HELP YOU

Thomas said...

LOL ME, MY BROTHERS,MY FRIEND WILL, AND MY FRIEND NATHANILE LOVE YOUR SERIES' ME AND MY BROTHER'S WERE ANGRY BUT NOW THERE PISSED PEOPLE IN PJ LIKED IT (ALEAST 5 OF THEM)

DustArma said...

Well, the next episode could have Freeman just thinking about that particular possibility of sliping of the ladder and falling to his dead.

Just an idea.

Oh and Ross, is there anyway I can contact you? I have an idea for a later episode I want to share with you ;)

Anonymous said...

OMG YOU HAD ME GOING! for about a hour i was about to cry. Then i was going to go on the internet again and my curser passed over the time and april 1st flashed up and im like..... oHHHHHHHHH.

Duke P. said...

I'm gonna be brutally honest.
The sheer number of people who didn't catch on has destroyed my faith in mankind.

And made me love April 1st more than my birthday.

Anonymous said...

GMAN WOULD NEVER LET GORDON DIE

Anonymous said...

I love ur series it makes me laugh so hard

Derek said...

ya good job, but i think if you made the post longer, more details and gave reasoning for your stopping, many many more people would have believed you (and if you made the date not say april 1st)
Good job though, 10.5 was pretty funny

Otto said...

Heh, you should have already lost your faith in mankind. This isn't anything new. :P Really though, over 400 comments past the first day shows how popular you are.

A1-13 said...

Ah, I do love a good April Fool's Joke. Perhaps we'll get a witty in-joke when Freeman makes the jump in Ep 11 ('Could you imagine the uproar at the death of my brilliant mind?')?

I hope that this is the other dark episode you were talking about Ross, because I couldn't see a damned thing in that elevator shaft.

Keep up the good work.

Jackrabbit said...

Will you be using the same script for 11? it went well up until, the whole... Y'know...

Blitzpk said...

Where the hell do you come up with this stuff...I cant stop watching :O

Anonymous said...

Will you continue on to HL2 after the end of HL1 or will you end it there?

Verdugo said...

I was fooled for like, 2 minutes, then I realised it was April 1st.

10.5 still made me laugh, though. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

@DustArma

Once the site opens i'm sure you can post ideas about episodes and such :D

Anonymous said...

Ten bucks says you're not going to focus on the next CP episode.

I think I like FM more than CP now, anyways. Keep it up.

Foist said...

Damn I fell for it :P. I completely forgot it was April 1st on several occasions. Looking forward to more from you man!

Jannsen said...

Motorcycle really sealed the deal, nice touch, anyway, Freeman's Mind and Civil Protection are the 2 greatest Machinima's i have ever seen.

Eric Fong said...

Hey,add subtitle in Freeman's mind too,because i can't hear what you say when the backgound sound turn loud.

Anonymous said...

You had me fking scared for about a milisecond, i would of shit myself if that were real


P.S >: -[ (flickin the bird)

Ed said...

I knew it.....Freeman's Mind will never die!

Anonymous said...

im am sooooo glad hes doing Civil Protection again ........................I miss Mike and Dave (:D)

alexander said...

God i love freeman's mind it is soooooo damn funny XD and i really want to see you go into HL2 :D

Kerensky The Red said...

Yes, please do finish the next CP. I've been waiting for it for a looong
time.

I think that most people also only fall for one of those jokes a day and are alert from then on.

TZer0 said...

"While I do think people could get tired of the format"

Not true, just keep'em coming, always a pleasure to watch these vids!

Chris said...

Great video. only took me 4 minutes to figure out this was a joke.

What do you plan on doing for the next episode is what i am thinking.

I was thinking that Freeman ate the doritos and got his fingers cheesy and slipped off the ladder.

Maybe?

Seadog Driftwood said...

This is the best kind of April Fool's joke: a creative one.

Many thanks for all 10.5 (as of yet) FM episodes! This series pretty much introduced Half Life to me.

Anonymous said...

wow i feel stupid now for falling for it.

Are you also going to continue freemans mind into half life 2?

ryanknapper said...

I would pay for the Freeman's Mind series if it ran for the length of the entire game. This is awesome.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XD

brian im 12 said...

oh and somedudes are ripeing you off on freemens mind,i fell for thire trick 47 times. p.s.kill them for me

Anonymous said...

i have a good suggestion do u know that a group of rouge programmers are remaking HL it´s a mod to HL2 and it´s called Black Mesa u should continue FM in that mod it would look soo cool in that mod

Serbdude said...

Hey everybody! Listen up, I think we should make a Wikipedia page about FM. I tried but they declined on the ground it is now well known! I suggest we protest this.

My Wikipedia user is maslic1

Anonymous said...

Thank god for the April Fools joke. I didn't believe it at first but soon changed my mind after how serously they took it. But it doesn't matter. I just can't wait for the final episodes. It's a machina walkthrough but with a comedy sketch!

Anonymous said...

so what, are you going to continue freeman's mind from 10.5, saying gordon somehow survived the fall or are you going to disregard that episode?

Gin Gonzalez said...

Love the series, I even get my girlfriend to watch it with me. Its one of the few Machinima that she enjoys so far. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I almost fell for it man.me and my little bro were worried but not very much and i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your vids by the way i started by watch civil protection keep up the good work!! XD!!

Mandalorian42 said...

Hey man, I just found your Freeman's Mind and Civil Protection videos over the weekend...what a pick-me-up! They have to be some of the funniest things I have ever see on the web...I mean truly funny, just like slapstick oh boy someone got hit in the nuts, but high quality humour!

Keep it up and don't ever stop! I look forward to your next creations!

Amanda said...

saw this on youtube today, be proud Ross Scott, youtube loves you:

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h253/TFK_fan08/fmf.jpg

teehee XD.

Ryan said...

I love you for making this, it's like you turned Homer Simpson into Gordon Freeman but added a intelligent voice.

While the series does at times get a little strained - I mean, there's only so many comments you can make about the game, take Episode 1 -, I assure you, it's entertaining and a very effective view of Half Life.

My question is, why did you go with the Source version of the game instead of the original? Timedemos?

Anonymous said...

any new post coming soon?

FMH_ENTERPRISE said...

Haha, you had me. I got mad at first, but now i can Laugh about it.

Keep on the good work

Anonymous said...

omg you almost killed me from the shock Scott, when i saw you died i said omg please tell me its not truth XD. i was fooled but it was a really good joke but im happy that you're gonna keep doing these freeman's mind videos they're pretty cool and the idea of doing freeman's thoughts it's just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Before I found your website, everyone was saying oh Freeman's mind is over. I can't wait to tell them the good news after Spring Break. They'll crap their pants with delight.

Anonymous said...

YOu fooled about 400 people on youtube. Fucking hilarous, good thing I didn't fall for it even when I did see it. Thought I did think it as a april fool joke I just thought that it was apart of the plot ^_^;. Keep the video's coming man, your hilarous ^_^

Anonymous said...

Hey im realatively new to the site and you really had me fooled there. although i wasnt flipping out like other people were. If i didnt come back to the site to show my friend the last episode then i would have missed the April 2nd comment completely. >:(
(serioulsy though, i love you man.)

JdEspo518 said...

yess!

Nick nennoL said...

You scared the living SHIT out of me. I thought he was done for. I have no common sense on the other hand so I should of seen this coming. I also have no faith in my fellow man, but thank god the series isn't over.
Doombringer217

Tristan said...

Hey, so you will never run out of lines? This gives me great confidence that this will go through Half-Life 2, Half life 2 Ep 1 and Ep 2!

:D

Tajarnia said...

Epic work man. When I started watching Freeman's Mind after seeing a bunch of awesome CP episodes, I wasn't sure about it at first. Probably because I've played through the beginning so many times it just felt tedious. But as time went on, it grew on me, and it's now my favourite Machinima series. Keep it up! =D

Anonymous said...

Thank God,
It's not over.

It is so awesome keep doing it!

-Martinerrr