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This is an entry into the Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36

I was supposed to do something, but I can't remember what it was. I know it was supposed to be fun or funny. In a typical effort to hide my plans from my friends, I made a word search that was scrambled using a Keyword Cipher. It seems; however, that I've forgotten what the Keyword was. I know it has something to with roll, but that isn't it. Rock and roll? Sick role? Kick and roll? Duck roll? Maybe you can help me remember. I do remember the keyword is a four letter word.

K Y X L I P K R K W O C E A T
D I E E L D U R L Z S R S H T
Q B T Y K D B Z M M J P Y Z L
F S S B K U O R D M P Z H I X
M A V A Q F Z U K L N E O O M
U U D E N G B M G Z B D U Z T
F F Y Z A C M I O H U A R O I
O I X N Q I P H A E V A K S L
Y A F V J F U K V A B F A A B
E X G G W V J N F N R N G Q T
R J A E O C F N D B U Z S E N
Y L Y J D A P H W B J Q Y I D
R P N F E S C W B T K U X I U
J L Y F P P E E H Q K G R G H
O C X Z C U N Y A R W Q Y R X

What activity was I planning to do with my friends?

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You planned to

RICKROLL your friends.
That's why your plans are secret, as rickrolling requires deception.

Using the key:

RICK

produces:

dyxmbqdadwpchet gbhhmguAmzsaskt rftydgfzNnlqyzm issfdupagNqzkbx NEVERizudmOhPpn uughojfnjzfGUzt iiyzecnbpkueapb pbxorbqkEhvedsm yeivliudVefieef hxjjwvloIoaojrt alehpcioGfuzsho ymylgeqkwflrybg aqoihscwftduxbu lmyiqqhhkrdjajk pcxzcUOYeawryax

Words found:
NEVER
GONNA
GIVE
YOU
UP(ambiguous?, could go up+right instead of straight up)

Also fits the title:

"Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down"

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  • $\begingroup$ That's right so far, but what does it all mean? Also, you may want to list out the words, as well them showing them in the word search. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Jun 20 '18 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ I'm guessing the "activity" involves either the Half-Life 3 announcement or Oregon Politics $\endgroup$ – David Starkey Jun 20 '18 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ @DavidStarkey Now that's an idea I would run with. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Jun 20 '18 at 20:35
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    $\begingroup$ Based on all the above, maybe the thing you were supposed to do was simply to rot13(evpx-ebyy fbzrobql)? $\endgroup$ – Mohirl Jun 21 '18 at 9:11
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    $\begingroup$ @Mohirl Thanks, I went ahead and added that. I didn't come out and say it, as I didn't think the keyword would literally be the activity. Oh, and thanks for not deserting me. $\endgroup$ – hagfy Jun 21 '18 at 11:25

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