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The Report Card Pixie

Can be nice or not depending on how well you did in school.
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We've got the The Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus, two mythical figures that we tell children visit in the middle of the night and drop off presents or cash for discarded body parts. Saint Nick will leave you a chunk of coal if you're naughty so there's an incentive program going on here.

I suggest that it's time for another mythical character to cajole gullible children into doing better in school. The Report Card Pixie.

This little sucker can be nice or not so nice. The Report Card Pixie reads the report card that was left under the pillow and leaves money or candy to good students but is not so nice to those who get "Needs Improvement" or below Cs.

What punishment can you tell the bad student the Pixie doles out? Smothering with a pillow might be a bit much, so I'd keep it a little less horrifying. Taking a favorite toy hostage until grades improve perhaps? A picture of a beloved pet paper clipped to the report card with a note? "Be a shame to see anything happen to Patches."

I guess you could just have it leave a book about better studying habits or something, depends on how fast you want to see results.

doctorremulac3, Nov 11 2017

Report Card Pixie that visits for grades B and above. https://thumbs.drea...flying-44289476.jpg
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Report Card Pixie that visits for C, below or "Needs Improvement" https://i.pinimg.co...fd2c2ee70b715a6.jpg
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       Was that:   

       "A [picture of a beloved pet] paper clipped to the report card"   

       or   

       "A picture of [a beloved pet paper clipped to the report card]"   

       ?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 11 2017
  

       LOL.   

       Start with the first one I guess, see if that works.   

       I know the kids nowadays type "Haha" instead of LOL, but that sounds sarcastic. I only type LOL if there is audible laughter on my part. Now of course that includes that huffing noise for a very slight laugh which should have its own acronym. Made slight huffing noise "MSHN" again sounds sarcastic. Half guffaw? HG? LOL is a bit of an exaggeration. Spelling the sound "HMF" sounds too much like a disapproving "harumph".   

       I'm open to suggestions.
doctorremulac3, Nov 11 2017
  

       This is horrible. Let's implement it immediately.
Voice, Nov 11 2017
  

       Are you seriously suggesting embarking on a project that will inflict untold psychological trauma on huge numbers of vulnerable youngsters, turning them into bitter, distrustful, paranoid msanthropes ?   

       If so, is there a crowdfunding page where we can subscribe ? [+]
8th of 7, Nov 11 2017
  

       So when doing good, you should always get a return? I my world doing proper good usually costs.   

       What do want to teach again?
wjt, Nov 11 2017
  

       // I'm open to suggestions.//   

       JAM - just amused, mildly
SOL - smiling out loud
CABAT - chuckling a bit at that
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 11 2017
  

       I always called that sound you make when you read something funny and sort of do that huffing thing a "snarf". I use it with friends but don't know if it would catch on.
doctorremulac3, Nov 11 2017
  

       "Snarf" might already be taken, as a sound for greedy eating, and also as a slightly obscure cat reference.   

       Google links it to a particular character in "thundercats" but, years ago, before "thundercats" were drawn or thought of, an acquaintance of mine with a phobia of cats used to call them "snarfbeasts". No, not [8th], a different acquaintance with a different phobia of ... snarfbeasts.
pertinax, Nov 11 2017
  

       We wish to point out that we do not have a phobia of cats. We do not fear cats; we do not avoid cats.   

       We just hate, loathe and detest the creatures.   

       #include <EOSSACR.H>
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017
  
      
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