Well, it happened
Mr. Silver handled the majority of the crowd,
who were artists:
But the writers,
and fans of poorly spoken Japanese,
hung out with me:
my translator Akiko
was able to reconstruct my sloppy,
poorly spoken Japanese (and English)
into sentences the kids could understand.
So this year I brought a project for the
students to rock:
"LET'S WRITE CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR!"
"First, think of a kid problem"
Each of the students were asked to come up
with 5 kid issues.
So they got to thinking:
They came up with ideas like:
I DON'T WANT TO GET OUT OF BED
I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL
PARENTS WANT TO HAVE FUN
INSTEAD OF TAKING CARE OF THEIR KIDS
"Next, make that problem into a person"
How do you PERSONIFY the kid problem?
If you're trying to stay in bed,
what if a
GIANT ROBOT MADE OF ALARM CLOCKS
busts into your room?!
"Now, think of an evil"
What is the alarm clock robot doing?
Trying to wake up kids to make them do more school work?
"Next, think of a SOOPER evil"
How do you make things get WORSE
for your hero?
Maybe the alarm clocks are SO LOUD
that they're causing earthquakes that are destroying the earth itself!
And what can the Kids Next Door do to stop it!
The students came up with some
was by this girl:
Her KND operative didn't want to go to school.
So she and her teammates skipped class and went to a park.
Then, from out of nowhere, a giant monster attacked and swallowed
them all in one bite.
The next thing the operatives know,
they're trapped in a classroom in the monster's stomach.
And class will never end!
Where was this girl when we we
needed KND stories?!
Thanks to Mr. Silver for having me
come and hang out with these fun kids!
Can't wait to do it again!