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For now though, here's an idea that might interest you.

The Day Balloons Fill the Sky

Clowns have gotten a bum rap in the last century. Once their antics brought joy to countless children, but in recent times they've been relegated to a thing of mockery, and even terror, leading to some admittedly rude questions to those who might have pursued such a seemingly "creepy" vocation.

Needless to say, the clowns are pissed. Do you know how long it takes to learn how to make such a variety of delightful balloon animals? What do you even know about the rigorous standardized tests every clown is required to pass in order to receive their permanent clownery license?

They’ve had it. Instead of putting up with this ignorance and bigotry, they have banded together and taken to the skies. They're not going to take this disrespect any longer - but they will happily take your stuff.

You heard me. Sky. Pirate. Clowns. Don't ask me how they managed to get enough balloons to keep their ships afloat - but have you seen how many of them can fit into their tiny cars? Clearly they understand some dark art that we never will.

Regardless, I fear the day when the Circus March can be heard upon the winds - first a whisper, barely audible. But we all know what follows. Balloons covering the sky, an incessant cacophony of honks and horns drowning anything else out entirely. Forget about mounting a defense, when you can't even hear yourself think.

Design a ship, tool, crew member, crew flag, or even the whole crew of a band of sky pirate clowns. Perhaps they'll like your doodles well enough that they'll spare you when they come to town.

And they will come.

This one isn't doing it for you? How about this one instead: Family Life >>>
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