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Peder HillBy Peder Hill
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Peder HillBy Peder Hill
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About

The Fatechanger app will be absolutely free, with its development and future expansion being entirely financed by people and institutions who believe in it. The Fatechanger animated film is at its heart. 

These are the delicious tweets referred to in our menu. Every tweet, every post, every share will spread the word. Thank you.

1. Embarrassing: Check out this losing Kickstarter campaign, his wife is probably telling him: no really, it was a good idea. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

2. Desert island shipwreck diary: Day 1: built lean-to with plastic trash on beach Day 2: added 2nd floor and guest room to lean-to Day 3: trying to figure out location by labels of plastic Day 4: discovery: the island is near everywhere https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

3. Gandalf /Gandalf/ verb, noun Origin: “You cannot pass. You…can…not…pass!” Example: “Come, let us Gandalf ocean pollution together.” https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

4. Kickstarterdadosaurus: Unable to fight global change and provide a better world for its children, scientists believe this species died of a broken heart. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

5. Fortune cookie: the fate you seek is in another cookie. But the cookie this Kickstarter dude opened had your name on it. 你可以改变命运 Lucky numbers: 42, 43, 15, 12, 14 https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

6. Kickstarter Alert: Fatechanger is a mobile app that gives children everywhere a powerful voice to both protect the ocean and track their own influence on conservation. Check it out! https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

7. The Nirvana: This Kickstarter smells like teen spirit, but’ll probably end up in the pines, in the pines, where the sun don’t ever shine. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

8. The Parental: Your kid a cellphone junky? If you can’t peel hands from phone, at least they can help save the world’s oceans while they’re zombied. Check out this app Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

9. The statistician: [me] And the chances my Kickstarter succeeds? [statistician] scribbles Bayes theorem on napkin, Giggles. [me, brows furrowed] Why are you laughing? [statistician] I used this to explain to my mom the chances of winning the lottery. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

10. Kickstarter Chili Secret Ingredient: Chef 1: Black beans soaked 11 hours. Not more. Chef 2: Bar of chocolate, to subtly bind low and high. Me: Hope. Chef 2, whispering: Hope he finds a therapist before your beans have soaked. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

11. The Emancipation Proclamation Kickstarter: In 1919 the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. This guy thinks children should be given a voice too. What do you think? https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

12. Preposterous & Poetic: This Kickstarter guy is building a mobile app to get kids to write snail mail letters. It’s like scavenging a space shuttle antenna to make a kettle BBQ grill. But wait till you see what  the kids will do… https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

13. The Optimist: “And after we’ve solved the ocean pollution problem, the kids voted that we future-proof protection of the Amazon.” https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

14. Depressing: The teacher who started this Kickstarter now sits lonely, staring at a reflection of a sad, deflated man in his soup. Shall we give him a visit? https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

15. Back to School: Check out the Kickstarter equivalent of a big-ol’ wad of gum stuck under your desk. It deserves some sunshine instead of shadows. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

16. Disbelief: People like this Kickstarter fool who believe you really can make the world better, same fools that believe in trickle-down economics. Yeti alert! https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

17. Denial flagrant: [losing badly in a Kickstarter fundraiser] Guys; it’s not a fundraiser. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

18. Whose quote? "I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone." Anybody out there want to Kickstart an adventure to help kids protect the ocean? https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

19. The Surfer: Dude, I totally munched a slimy plastic bag on that tasty wave. Full lolly style. Totally harshed my morning mellow. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

20. Kurt Vonnegut: A tale of 2 lonesome white men on a dying planet: sci-fi writer Kilgore Trout, in whose book child aliens save Earth’s ocean with an app. The other a teacher, who, oblivious to the plot’s absurdity, wants to know exactly how. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

21. PF meets Radiohead: Anybody out there, anyone at home? Feeling down? I can ease your pain, kickstart you to your feet again. I know it hurts, plastic water, fake plastic earth, a world of thoughtless plans, and it wears you out, it wears you out https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

22. Today’s fakest news? 1) there’s an ocean pollution problem 2) Using Kickstarter, a teacher & a bunch of kids actually do something about it. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

23. Chinese: 看看这个Kickstarter的移动应用程序,使孩子们游说他们的政府有关海洋污染。 https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

24. The Proclaimer: I proclaim that every day this beautiful Kickstarter campaign gets no love, a unicorn dies. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

25. Almost better than Stranger Things: Check out this Kickstarter: It’s like actually watching a movie before the movie comes out. A bunch of kids try to inspire each other to write letters lobbying to protect the ocean. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

26. The Magician: A teacher and a handful of kids walk onto your computer screen with a whale under their arms. One kid smiles mischievously, “anyone wanna see real magic?” See the Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

27. Wa? "I wrote a Kickstarter poem," he threatened. All the lines rhyme with sasquatch. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

28. The Moon: [me] goodnight Moon; [Moon] you shouldn’t have had such absurd Kickstarter pledge levels. Noobster https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

29. The Palindrome: okay, lame-o-rama palindrome: retratskciKregnahcetafatechangerKickstarter https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

30. Portuguese: Olhe para este Kickstarter para um aplicativo móvel que permite que as crianças pressionem seus governos sobre a poluição oceânica. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

31. The great Ron Howard: “We all want a great moment. You are the storyteller.” We do. Come join the story. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

32. The Diner: [me]: I have a Kickstarter! [waiter]: Me too, mattresses for baby elephants [bus boy]: me too, dude, metal loops to put keys on. You? [me]: mobile app to save the ocean [waiter]: You’re… not serious. [bus boy, snickering]: dreamsickle https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

33. The Red Rum: ǝʇɐɟ ǝƃuɐɥɔ uɐɔ ǝʍ - ɹǝpɹnɯ sᴉ uoᴉʇnllod ɔᴉʇsɐld https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

34. Missed connection: You were half a world away looking for purpose, I was crying near my laptop, my Kickstarter with one day left and still not a pledge. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

35. German: Schau dir diesen Kickstarter für eine mobile App an, die es Kindern ermöglicht, ihre Regierungen auf die Meeresverschmutzung aufmerksam zu machen https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

36. The Fisherman: Give a child a fish they’ll eat for a day. Teach kids what plastic does to the aquatic food chain, and they’ll rise up and change the world. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

37. Well put Kelly Slater. Shout out from @kidssaveocean "I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it's almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time." Check out this app on Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

38. Shoestring revolution: You wanna know what you can do on a shoestring, about nothing. But if your Kickstarter campaign lights up with 10,000 shoestrings, you can change the world. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

39. Simpson’s plot: Bart hooks dead 3-eyed fish (Blinky) near nuclear plant. Autopsy reveals it died eating plastic bags. Burns pays inspectors, assuming bags planted. But, realizing Blinky died from pollution, he secretly supports this Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

40. The Tonight Show: this Kickstarter could only be better if Jimmy Fallon & the Roots made a song with those lyrics for the Rock Star pledge level. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

41. Game of Thrones: What’s worse than winter? An ocean full of ghosts. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

42. Jacques Cousteau: “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” I believe he would have loved this Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

43. The Pessimist: Accept it, the ocean’s ruined and getting worse. It’s not like we can change fate. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

44. Alternative Medicine: This Kickstarter is scientifically proven better than ear candles to improve general well-being and help remove pesky earwax and toxicants. Clinically Rip-from-the-roots© designed to get to the source of ocean pollution. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

45. Transparent: This Kickstarter project (making an app to empower kids to protect the ocean) is the ultimate in transparency: the creator actually provides a Dropbox link to his bookkeeping file. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

46. 80’s phone message: (T. Heads Wild, Wild Life in background) “Hey guys, this is Peder. I’m not in right now. I’m out trying to find a new way to save the ocean since my Kickstarter totally choked. You know, get back on the bull. Here comes the beep.” https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

47. Yoda: Apathy, leads to the dark side it does. The force powerful with this Kickstarter it is. Hmmm. Hmmm. A dreamsickle he may be, but the Jedi Council know it must. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

48. Sauercrowdophobia: An irrational fear that, planning for crowds, not a single person will come. Closely related to Agoraphobia (fear of humiliation). Following rise of Kickstarter, Webster’s 2017 Word of the Year. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

49. Michelle Held: “Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” I imagine she'd love this Kickstarter: https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

50. FATECHANGER Kickstarter song chorus: If we don’t change soon, Whales will someday swim, Only in our memories, For plastic kills as surely as harpoons, https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

51. The Kickstarter Coupon: Enjoy 1 cent off items previously marked 1 cent up & relish 50% off your pledge level by choosing a level ½ below & no need to scour the Internet for discount codes, finding only stupid pages that never help: FATECHANGER https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

52. George Lucas: “Always Remember, Your Focus Determines Your Reality.” Here a teacher & some determined kids aim to save the oceans. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

53. The Valley Girl: That guy, yo, such a dream noid. That Kickstarter he’s got. Save the ocean. Like, whatever. Maybe in another life. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

54. Kids Save Ocean Kickstarter Haiku: With a Kickstarter, Clear blue water sea below, Together reclaimed. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X www.kidssaveocean.com

55. Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X
55. Bueller? Bueller? Bueller? “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

 56. Bacon & Toast News Flash: Two dudes build $4 Million Empire with Bacon. In other news, Kickstarter campaign to protect ocean estimated to peak at $4. https://goo.gl/MXv3YD https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

57. The new Krying-Kickstarter-Dude Krispy Kreme Doughnut is filled with light blue Kreme™. The treat is finished off with a sad frowny face decoration. Squeeze it and tears come out! At participating shops starting 2/15/18. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

58. The Morse Code Fatechanger Kickstarter Tweet https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

59. The Big Lebowski: That Kickstarter really tied the Internet together. https://goo.gl/a5Nm8X

And bonus tweet #61

The Fatechanger App Animation Script

I've built the Fatechanger app so far with a network of amazing volunteer developers from around the world. One of the missing components is the animations. They'll be used not only within the app, but at our Children Save Ocean UN Summit in Vienna in June, and as a key sharable media to raise awareness about the app and in doing so give children an ever stronger voice about the ocean. Here's the actual script:

 Ocean Full of Ghosts lyrics

And these are the lyrics to the song featured on our sponsor menu - a tasty item for both poor musicians and rock stars alike. Feel free to change the lyrics, repeat phrases, or otherwise make it your own. Send us your version or a Youtube link to it and we'll post it here, or if you know any amazing musicians, please let them know.

100% Transparency

Here's a Dropbox link to the budget I used to estimate the barest bedrock minimum the app would need to come online. If I'm successful I'll continue to update this excel file as the reality of expenses comes in. I'll even make comments about why I did what, so you'll be able to kind of follow along the project's development and be able to see inside one dad's quest to give children a voice and in doing so make the world a better place. And after all, if the Kickstarter community brings it to life, we're doing it together.

https://goo.gl/1Dv4hQ

To learn more or follow us

To learn more about Kids Save Ocean, visit www.kidssaveocean.com. You can follow us on Twitter @kidssaveocean, Instagram #KidsSaveOcean, Facebook and Google+  For press inquiries, please visit our News & Press Center: www.kidssaveocean.com/new

Risks and challenges

I've followed the Kickstarter community's suggestion to set your campaign goal at the bare minimum you'll need to make it happen. But I am worried that if I just hit the goal, the usual unexpected expenses will show their hungry faces, and I'm no flush company, just a financially-challenged teacher. And the goal doesn't include any funds to allow me to reduce my (overtime) teaching load. So that's a bit nerve-wracking. App development is going along bumpily but steady. There's also nothing available in the goal if extra work is needed that the volunteers aren't able to do. I'm very confident in the animation company's ability to deliver excellent content to raise the app even higher.

Reward-wise, the only vaguely potential problem I can imagine is if our exhibition at the Haus des Meeres doesn't work out. But I believe it will. See our web site for more on this.

Mission Statement
In the risks section I also want to share my mission statement. In the slim chance this campaign takes off, I feel the eventual owner of this app should be everybody, and the UN would be the best home. If we were to wildly succeed, I'd prepare a rigorous and industry-reviewed business plan to develop a dynamic non-profit platform to give children a powerful everlasting voice about our planet's environment. Isn't that the change we want to see in the world?

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