With Blue Sky Studio's "The Peanuts Movie" currently in theatres and sitting pretty at number three at the box office (11/22/2015) It shouldn't come as any shock to see viral marketing out the wazoo. With all the toys in stores and Happy-Meals, all the commercials, paid YouTube adverts, and a slue of internet games. Games like the "5 Cent Advice" game that you can find on the film's webpage, www.peanutsmovie.com. I found this little gem of a game while doing some research on webpage design. What transpired after was two hours of hi-jinks, at this game's expense.
The game works by basically drawing from a list of pre-selected responses. You type in your "question" and the game draws a random response. This game is truly meant for kids and those looking just to have a bit of free fun...I obviously fall into the latter category. Here are a few screen shots of my time on the site.
I will issues a warning here. If you are not a fan of dark humor. I'd advise not to continue. What follows is a bit dark, not too dark. But still very depressing.
Still going? Okay
Last chance here. Cool cool. Let's go!
I started off with the basics.
Stepped it up a notch. or two...or five.
Kind of a rehash of the previous one, but...
Then I broke into song! SING ALONG KIDS!!
My first of a few "dust" jokes
Can't be fun without a few dad jokes!
This one actually made me think that there may be a real person answering these.
Can't leave out a joke about abusive parents!
I may actually need help...
More death jokes!
Dropping some real stuff at you Lucy.
She has a point...
I'm not talking about Lucy.
Somewhere there's still a bit of that angst-y teen "poet" inside of me.
Not dark for once. Tried a Portal 2 reference.
More false related humour.
Another "dust" joke. I must really like Kansas or something.
Not dust exactly...I'll count it anyhow.
One last one for good measure. My person favourite.
Well that's about all of the depressing material that I can muster today.
Merry Christmas Everyone.