Master Fuji's Fortune Cookie
Most of Master Fuji's wisdom is derived from fortune cookies -- and now, you can crack open an individually-wrapped, crispy-baked piece of knowledge every day! Click on "Open Today's Cookie" to see the featured fortune of the day, or click "Open Random Cookie" to read a random fortune from the ever-growing collection.
Fortune Cookie updates daily with new fortunes (unless, of course, I'm unable to access the internet at any time). Sometimes I'll just add one new fortune to be the daily feature; sometimes I'll put up a new feature along with a few extras in the collection. To see them all, you'll have to open up a lot
of random cookies.
At the bottom of each fortune is a "Lucky Line" that tells you what sorts of things may or may not be lucky* for you today. The Lucky Line is randomly generated from a wide (and ever-expanding) range of categories and entries, so you'll seldom see the same one twice. Even if the fortune itself is something you've seen before, the Lucky Line will always be different.SUBMITTING YOUR FORTUNE IDEAS
Email your fortune cookie ideas to fortunes(at)banana-ninja(dot)com.
read every fortune that comes in, so don't worry about your ideas being overlooked. But, I will only use
the ones that have the best appeal, and even if a fortune makes the cut it might be days, weeks, or months before I get around to using it. Also, keep in mind that I've thought up a great deal of fortunes myself, so I may have already used your idea. It is also possible that something like it is already in the collection (or the waiting queue) and you just haven't seen it.
How will you know if your idea was accepted? Well, when
I add your fortune(s) to the collection, you will be given credit for it in the Writing section of the forums
. If you want credit for being a fortune writer, you must supply the name that you want used on the credit! If you don't send a credit name along with your ideas, then you will be credited as "Anonymous."Criteria
I'm looking for originality. Please don't send me a list of funny fortunes that you found on a website. Chances are I've seen them anyway. I don't mind if you paraphrase
an amusing concept and make it your own, but if I know that an idea has been directly plagiarized from somewhere else then I won't use it (or, if it's good enough, I'll just try to find a way to rework it myself).
Feel free to send me any real
fortunes that you've gotten in restaurants or otherwise. Examples would be unintentionally funny fortunes written in "Engrish"
, or fortunes with an amusing double entendre
.Fortunes with adult content will not be used!
I want this to be relatively young-person-friendly, so only very
mild references to sex, drugs, or alcohol will be tolerated. These cookies will be cleaner than daytime television -- which, of course, is not exactly sterile or even sanitary
, but clean enough to keep Mom and Dad happy more or less.* Luck may be good or bad. The cookie guarantees nothing; after all, it's just pixels and data and not even an actual cookie, or an actual anything for that matter.