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post #1 of 8 Old 03-01-2010, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question Will clay poison my water?

Ok, so at school today we got an assignment to do a commercial for a product or service that has a mythological reference. We're doing Poseidon Diving Lessons. The plan is (right now) to get a diver decoration and do a separate voice, so for the part with my aquarium we'll say "See amazing fish!" (close up of my fish doing nothing), then a close up of the diver and say "I learned to dive at Poseidon Diving!". Then there'll be another person - clay is what I'm thinking - and it will say "I didn't!" and he will get stabbed through with a trident ( Horrible thing to do to an innocent clay person, I know). The trident will also probably be clay. Or else, the diver will have a needle in its hands (or harpoon gun) attached to a string. After the clay person says "I didn't!" we'll pull the string and the needle will shoot out like a harpoon, and go through the little innocent clay man (we're just evil to little clay people ). If we do that, there will be a ketchup packet inside the clay person to simulate blood (that will NOT be taking place in my aquarium!!! maybe the little goldfish bowl I don't use). So will clay poison my water and we have to think of something else, or can we do it?

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-02-2010, 02:53 AM
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I honestly have no idea, but I'd be inclined to say that plain ol' clay would make your water really muddy but might not be toxic. Other clay-like substances might be toxic, though.

Can you carve them out of wood?

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-02-2010, 08:57 AM
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what about using plastic action figures? gotta be able to buy a diver somewhere
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-04-2010, 04:28 AM
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That would probably be safe. I wouldn't keep them in the water for more than a few minutes, though.

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-04-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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It ended up being a lot less exciting than we had planned. My mom couldn't find a diver like we needed at any fish stores, so she went to wal-mart and got a G.I. Joe diving action figure. That was a lot different than I thought it would be, but it turned out okay.

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why did you think it was a good idea to keep going over the top of the tank
when you realized you couldn't breathe outside water?
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-04-2010, 05:55 PM
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i forgot that gi joe's had those... been awhile since i looked at them.
You should take a pic and show us how it turned out, if you can.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-04-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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:) I'd rather not. My voice was croaking that night, and when I tried to be quiet (we're going to put in other audio) my voice got really... weird.

RIP fire eel
why did you think it was a good idea to keep going over the top of the tank
when you realized you couldn't breathe outside water?
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-05-2010, 06:04 PM
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Just to let you know you can't kill Mr. Bill. He never dies. He might be clay and get smashed, run over, run in to but he always comes back. Oh noooooooooo

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