Liquid Generation is an online-entertainment website founded in March 3rd, 2000 by Meal Schpeal (who linked his website in LG elsewhere), It produced and hosted a number of original animations, flash games, quizzes and videos, including recurring series like Angry Leprechaun, Suck My News, Who'd You Rather and Masterpiece Movie Reviews.
History[edit | edit source]
In March 3rd, 2000, the Liquidgeneration.com was founded by Meal Schpeal in Laredo, Texas, with the first animation added: "Thrashers: Rock Roots Series Part I", on that time, the website was being redeveloped in a few months., in 2003 or 2004, the website used to have a logo of a girl's eyes and eye brows with the carbon-type font: "LiquidGeneration" in the middle (see image), it was then replaced with the logo (seen in the infobox) of a blue ball with a face grinning, the site was then redesigned, in 2005, the Liquid Generation team was founded that consist of 7 members to operate the website. the website now has 11 genres, including: Action, Adventure, Board, Casino, Arcade, Racing, RPG and more..
Since September 2016, the original liquidgeneration.com homepage is no longer available and redirects to their LiquidGenerationTube YouTube channel instead. Later on in 2020, the website was brought back, but none of the sabotages remain.
Sabotage Screamers[edit | edit source]
One well-known feature of Liquid Generation was their long line of Sabotage screamers. These were a series of online pranks which masqueraded as legitimate flash applications, games or videos, but eventually lead up to a jump scare to startle and/or embarrass the viewer. While these screamers were properly filed under the Sabotage or Pranks category on the homepage, people were encouraged to share them with unsuspecting friends or colleagues, with some pranks even being specifically designed to be sent by email.
As a recurring theme, most of these screamers ended with a screen saying “You've been Sabotaged!” and a logo depicting a ninja's face, while a cheerful “Liquid Generation: Sabotage!” jingle played in the background. After the jingle, a cartoon ninja, who essentially served as the series' mascot, jumped down from the top of the screen and said “Click here for more Sabotage!” in a Japanese accent, after which he was crushed by the link to the Liquid Generation homepage.
Many of these pranks have been leaked to other games websites, often with no indication that they are screamers. There's also an unofficial YouTube channel hosting the footage of a large selection of these screamers, since they are no longer available on the homepage (link below).
E-Cards[edit | edit source]
Main Article: Early Liquid Generation E-Card Sabotages
There is another feature that Liquid Generation provided In 2002, called: "Liquid Generation E-Cards", Liquid Generation released a series of Sabotage pranks with a similar theme, which usually came in the form of fake e-cards. They were presented in Windows 98/ME style windows, in order to trick people who received these pranks by email into believing that those are standalone applications.
Unlike other Sabotages, the point of most of these pranks was less about scaring the viewer and more about causing embarrassment in the workplace, usually by displaying inappropriate messages with loud sound cues to gain unwanted attention. Nevertheless, they may still startle unsuspecting viewers.
References[edit | edit source]
- The stats of Liquid Generation
- The earliest archive of LiquidGeneration.com (April 2000)
Links[edit | edit source]
NOTE: The following websites contains lots of screamers!
- Liquid Generation YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/LiquidGenerationTube