Last year, there was a snow speech / quote bubble that showed up on the Winterbash page if you left it a while / played with the mouse in the right way. I've noticed that this year it's back:

Snow bubble

Last year also saw the winter unicorn appear for some. Is the unicorn back too? And/or are there hints in the JS that it may return?

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    I guess so, because the blank space on the left of the text Winter Bash is a link, just like the *snow quote bubble*(of course its not displayed) but may be the left side Unicorn may come up if you wait for some more time, patiently. – RainMaker Dec 20 '13 at 8:07
  • Last year the snow flakes were attracted to you though - this time they're scared off by your mouse – Rory Dec 20 '13 at 12:20

No. The snow unicorn is a rare and unpredictable creature. We couldn't lure it back to our JavaScripty lands this year. We'll always cherish the memory of last year's sighting, though.

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    I've been reloading that page and waiting repeatedly all week and now you tell me there's no unicorn? I am totally blaming you during Trello review today for getting nothing otherwise done. – Tim Post Dec 20 '13 at 15:58
  • @TinyTim Why would you assume we'd ever do something the exact same way twice? :) – Laura Dec 20 '13 at 16:18
  • @Laura - have you tried with a monkey? Not any monkey - one that has been dipped in grease... – SPArcheon Dec 23 '13 at 11:40

Searching for it, I tried to ask some mod on the Tavern if they can confirm the existence of an egg but without much luck.

A quick inspection of the js code for the page shows nothing suspicious. Also, I have tried every key combo that come to mind to gather the snow, but again nothing worked.

Will update if I find out something.

Edit: just some random fact.

In my original question from the last year (the one quoted in the question above) I made a reference to Twilight Sparkle begin the unicorn in the snow.

This year we have an unicorn hat. Also, somebody found THIS in the hat sprite sheet.... go figure.

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I searched the home.js file for some of the same bits of code that appears in the answer here about last year's unicorn, and sadly, I couldn't find the same code. This is rather difficult because of the minification, so I could be wrong, but either the code to display the unicorn has changed, or it will manifest itself other ways (like @SPArchaeologist mentioned).

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