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Students’ Original Characters

Every week, our Week in Rap Shout Out Contest gives students an opportunity to win a shout out for their school in the next Week in Rap. For this week’s contest, we asked you to create original characters and submit a design and a description.

Our winning entry this week comes from Quintin at Bellwood-Antis Middle School, Bellwood, PA. We loved this creative character idea.

“Say hello to Shape, or $#@?% as he spells it. He is literally unpredictable. He can transform into almost anything. He has several favorites, such as text icons (#, $, %, &, etc.) basic shapes, cubes, and puzzles such as Rubik’s cubes. In his natural form, shown in the picture in the link below, he is also an assortment of shapes and objects. He originally came from the planet Shapism, or planet 377964, in the Brixotron quadrant. He came to Earth to discover the various shapes he could turn into, and share them with his fellow Shapems. But, when his planet unexpectedly was sucked into a level 9 black hole, he was forced to stay on Earth. Hiding as the various shapes and objects you see daily, he lived in fear and guilt of leaving his home. But, after our affection lured him in, we took him in and he is now an Earthly organism who lives with us all, appearing occasionally. He is still looking for a new home, but he is friends to us.”

Congratulations to Quentin and to Bellwood-Antis Middle School!

One of our other favorites was the Cafograff from Lizzy, at Lakeview Jr. High, Downers Grove, IL.

“The Cafograff is a combination of a cat, fish, dog, and giraffe. It comes from the mysterious island of Alisha that is still yet to be found. The Cafograff is very friendly but also extremely shy and will stay hidden, which makes it immensely hard to find. If you do find one, it is a vegetarian, so give it anything but meat. Also, make sure it gets comfortable with you before you play with it. The Cafograff is an amazing creature that is such a sight to see if you ever find it. So watch for it!”

Finally, Ryan at Eastport Elementary School in Eastport, NY, introduced us to Walter the shark.

“Walter is just the average shark. But he doesn’t like being a scary shark. He wants to be a jolly shark who listens to music. He has some Beats headphones and always listens to the song “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen. Whenever the kids see him by the beach they chant, “Walter, Walter.” This is the story of Walter the shark.”

Thank you to everyone who submitted character designs this week! Don’t forget to enter this Friday’s Week In Rap Shout-Out Contest for a chance to win a shout out next Friday.