Failed attempt 1: First, Matt tried drawing the kittens as the actual bombs, but that felt too Angry Birds-ish.

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Failed attempt 2: Next, they tried making the kittens suicidal, but that felt terrible.

Successful Attempt: They realized that everyone understands feline shenanigans, and that could be our solution.  Our kitties would not blow up out of malicious intent or negligence, but by doing the things that kittens do, like running across keyboards or chewing on things they shouldn't be chewing on

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