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I want to change the concept of what people call shit. Now when people go through SHIT they’ll think of the Shitizens and make them smile and be able to cope better, like, I’m having a Shitizens moment and I can ask the audience to share their Shitizen’s Moments. What is a Shitizens Moment? A moment in life when you got yourself into some shit, got out of some shit, or caused some shit that wounded being funny, and or life changing for the better…best story wins a prize, put the story on your channel and tag us using the hashtag #myshitizensmoment winners earn their Shitizenship!
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One day while I was on the toilet and started thinking about all the shit I was going through the past few years and everything happening during the covid-19 pandemic. Being pretty spiritually grounded, I pondered if I could shit out all of the negative feelings and emotions I was experiencing. I thought that would be a great premise for my next project, how we could transfer our emotions and feelings into our feces when we have a bile movement. 

 

I was brainstorming ideas on what to do with that, I was thinking of doing a whiteboard animation or explainer video. I mentioned it to a friend of mine who said, “You should make the shit talk” and busted out laughing. I was taken aback for a second, as funny as it sounds now I was trying to do something more on the serious side with that idea and having them talk seemed too comedic. But like I said, I was only taken aback for a second because the next second I was flooded with ideas of what I could do with animated shit talking then I started laughing.

 

Before I could even share the flood of ideas that came to me a second wave hit me! I saw the whole universe come together immediately, how all of their names would represent a different variation of feces with personalities to match and how they lived in their own world in the sewers. With such a rush of ideas happening all at once all I could manage to say in that next moment with him still laughing was, I have the perfect name for them…The Shitizens! He and I fell out laughing and the rest as they say…was future.

 

While I haven’t abandoned the pre-Shitizens idea of developing mental wellness coping skills while one is going through some “shit”, it was important for me to lay the foundation for the Shitizensverse first.

 

I’ve wanted to do animation since I was a child and have strived to heal my negative mindset since I was young so the merging of the two for me now is a dream come true.  I want to change the concept of what people call shit.

 

Now when people go through SHIT they’ll think of the Shitizens and it'll make them smile and be able to cope better. I can hear people saying, "Oh you're just having a Shitizens moment". What is a Shitizens Moment? A moment in life when you got yourself into some shit, got out of some shit, about to go into some shit, or caused some shit that wound up being funny, and or life changing for the better. That’s the power of laugh therapy and it’s what The Shitizens is all about.

 

-Sy Shanti