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    Ideas for making bed bugs fun ?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Elgaisma, Feb 10, 2011.

    Thanks to my love of BBC Radio 2 and the fact my children actually listen to it, has now given my children a mortal fear of bed bugs.

    I want to write a fun story about bed bugs by bedtime any ideas lol ?
     
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    Well, for starters, call them bedbugz.
     
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    They live in Pillow-land and work as... skin flake... miners?
     
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    Hmm that might be fun I like the miner idea lol I could always tell them its too cold for bedbugs in Scotland the show is in England :)

    I'll give the miners ago first before I need to lie. I've done some drawings for it.
     
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    I cannot in my wildest imagination think of way that you could possibly make these blood sucking mites fun.

    But, common sense out of the window, you could have the children in the story racing them across the bed.
    Bugsy Alone.
    Bugount Dracula

    You could send them off to the happy land of DDT
     
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    Anything is worth trying to prevent what I know is coming at bedtime lol They now have the perfect bed delaying tactic and my two drama queens are setting it up by coming in telling me they cannot play in their bedrooms

    Right now I have worked them out as brightly coloured miners - done them up like the seven dwarves lol We have Sneezie, Sleepie, Gwumpie etc
     
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    You could make it Calvin & Hobbes-esk, where the monsters are over-the-top ridiculous, and the kid is the comic relief. A huge, ugly monster that's conscious about its looks? Using the miner idea, each of the miners could have its own ridiculously over-the-top personality, encompassing one trait. You could possibly have them wait for "tooth fairy day", making a mass trip to "under the pillow rock" to wait for her.

    Random ideas!!! :eek: :D
     
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    Maybe bedbugs are good bugs that eat evil cooties? :)
     
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    Love the idea of the tooth fairy! :D

    Elgaisma, taking the Monsters Inc idea, how about bed bugs who are afraid of children? :p
     
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    I may post it tomorrow - right now it is called BED BUGS DON'T BITE, WHEN YOU SLEEP TIGHT!!
     
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    Let them happen to someone else. Schadefruede and children go hand in hand.
     
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    But if they do sense the bed bugs appearance, Daddy can always come in and (pretend) smack the pesty bugs with a shoe, right? :D
     
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    Let the child in bed shrink and shrink, until she is the size of the bed bugs. Then, of course, u have good ones and bad ones, and a new world. The ugly scary ones are the good guys, the sweet types are in fact bad. Great story for children - with a morale. Those who look ugly are not always the ones y should trust.... Ha, looks like real life!
     
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    ...and just when I had thought that I'd heard it all...here you come :)
     
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    What if you satirize them? Take whatever aspect of them your kids find scary, and exaggerate them. Make them over-the-top, but in a humorous way, so you don't scare the kids even more. Make fun of the bedbugs.

    Also, do your kids know some sort of bully or mean teacher? You could give this person the bedbugs' attributes in your story (or vice versa) to kill two birds with one stone.
     
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    Or maybe they should be disgusted by bedbugs? lol.
     
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    Because then they won't go to bed.
     
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