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“What’s your favorite book?”

Kevin is showing the games he got for Christmas.

Kevin is showing the games he got for Christmas.

Rosa Perez

Kevin is showing the games he got for Christmas.

Rosa Perez

Rosa Perez

Kevin is showing the games he got for Christmas.

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Kevin is an anime lover who learns a lot from PBS kids. He looks up to Rick Riordan and one day hopes to be a writer.

He hopes to publish a graphic novel or a webcomic and is even interested in taking a career path in the art industry. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to characters in anime and even in cartoons.

He is currently a high-schooler at Animo Ralph Bunche and is working to make his dreams a reality.  

 

 

 

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Brisa Martinez: OK where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Kevin Martinez: In 20 years?
 BM: Yes.
KM: Maybe as a writer I guess.
BM: As a writer?
KM: Yea.
BM: Am I not part of that?
KM: Well do you want to be part of it?
BM: Well yea dude.
KM: OK then, OK then. So the next question.
BM: Umm um What motivates you?
KM: What motivates me?
BM: Yes.
KM: Well I guess when I start reading novels. I I I I like reading novels. I like those novels and I thought of becoming a writer myself, but, but however wait
BM: [whisper] It’s fine.
KM: … So so when I was reading novels I I thought to myself that that I would like to do something like this something like this so I tried maybe writing a few [inaudible] but then I realized that I’m not-  when I have the stories I’m really good like for details like writing characters thought, describing cities, and people people. So I thought may- maybe instead maybe maybe maybe I write a novel maybe I should create like a graphic novel or wed comic, so I can just draw it out cause I’m mostly interested in drawing.
BM: Hmm.
KM: So yea. yea. But in that case I’ll be a writer for Wed-comics or graphic novels. Or maybe a comic book something like that.
BM: Hmm OK. Interesting. hmm. Tell me about the saddest moment of your life.
KM: The what?
BM: The saddest moment of your life.
KM: The saddest moment.
BM: Yea of your life.
KM: I’m sorry. Wa-  what is that?
BM: Like what is the Saddest moment of your-
KM: Oh sorry I hear- I thought you static not saddest.
BM:[laughs]
KM: The saddest moment of my life?
BM: Yea.
KM: I can’t really recall. Like when I think of sad moments I realized that some of them were just pity.
BM: Yea same. Um what’s your favorite anime?
KM: Anime?
BM: Yea.
KM: Well hmm. Now now my favorite anime would be, well, I guess creating My hero academia or Boku hero academia. I guess.
BM: What’s the difference between Bakugo no hero and My hero academia?
KM: Boku no hero academia is how you pronounce it Japan I think.
BM: oh I always wanted to [inaudible] about that. um are- when are you gonna start watching seven deadly sins?
KM: Seven deadly sins- when I’m gonna start watching seven deadly sins?
BM: Yea.
KM: Yea yea well right, well right now, well right so when it [inaudible] I don’t I don’t really have as much free time as I used too. And um I and besides I’m already watching Hunter Hunter, so I guess once I’m done with the story arc. I guess I guess I plan I might get too it.
BM: If you say so. OK um… what’s the happiest moment of your life?
KM: The happiest moment of my life.
BM: Yes.
KM: Now- hmm Now na- na- my life well I well I just well I don’t really remember I’ve had many moments but I can’t remember which one is the happiest. I feel like, I feel like, I feel like per- perhaps maybe the happiest moment of my life will come in the future cause right now I haven’t lived my entire life, so I can’t really say what was the happiest.
BM: H- okay. um wh- oh wait never mind hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm give me a moment, give me a moment, dammit  I’m so unprepared for this [silence] um is there a certain person that inspires you?
KM: I mean, I mean I guess Rick Riordan with his books I guessed inspired me I guess.
BM: Oh.
KM: I guess Rick Riordan with his books he’s my favorite author.
BM: Yea same. I mean he doesn’t inspire me, but you know.
KM: uh-
BM: What’s your favorite book?
KM: Book? Now I can’t really tell you I’v- I’ve- I’ve read some great books. I’ve read some great books from different authors.
BM: hmm [silence] hum-mm[silence] hum mm-mm can you tell me about a time that you learned- can you tell me a story about a time that you learned a lesson?
KM: The the um yea I- a story when I learned a lesson?
BM: Yea.
KM: Watching PBS kids I guess.
BM: [laughs]
KM: Like the [inaudible] like the- I mean- I mean- I mean don’t those teach us morals and about math and all.
BM: That’s true.
KM: So shouldn’t just watching TV in general count then.
BM: I mean [laughs] yea, but like just watching PBS kids that’s where you learned your lesson from?
KM: I guess. Yea they teach us about moral, math and all.
BM: I wonder if we just kept on watching PBS kids and not Disney channel and stuff we would’ve been super smart.
KM: I mean well PBS kids is like elementary level, so- so unless they were high school, middle school level PBS kids, I guess if we watched [inaudible] we might of be more smarter.
BM: But Cyber Chase is still going on and like they’re probably like in calculus or something. So-
KM: That’s one- that’s from The odd1outs.
BM: Yea but like still dude. If it’s still going on that’s means they just kept on going and going with the math levels.
KM: I guess so.
BM: I mean like same. We probably shouldn’t of kept on watching it instead of watching Disney channel.
KM: Yea I guess so.
BM: What’s your favorite PBS kids show?
KM: I don’t know like I remember- I remember liking many Arthur, Martha speaks, Word Girl-
BM: But those were the ones that barely came out. The good ones barely came out, it was
always the bad ones that came out.
KM: You- you mean Cilfford
BM: I mean Cilfford came out I liked it- It was good.
KM: It was the Barentsied Bear, The Wild Kratts.
BM: oh yea.
KM: Fetch with Ruff Ruffman, Curious George, Sesame Street,-
BM: But those barely came out it was more like that dinosaur one-
KM: oh Dinosaur Train.
BM: Yea and there’s another one. There’s one that I really hated and I don’t [inaudible] oh Daniel’s Ti- Tiger Neighborhood.
KM: Ye- ye- yea- yea it’s a bit too childish for me.
BM: I know. And I always hated it and it always came out [inaudible] My favorite one is Arthur.
KM: I think that was probably the best one.
BM: It was. To be honest and- I remember one episode that like Arthur punched D.W.-
KM: Oh yea.
BM: And I think isn’t that a little too mature for kids.
KM: Maybe- There was an episode where D.W. hears about a swear word and they beep it out-
BM: What was the swear word?
KM: Like we never learned. There was one where the lunch lady got cancer, but survived.
BM: [inaudible] wait cancer?
KM: Yea.
BM: Wow Arthur is really not for kids now that I think about it.
KM: Yea but are- aren’t these important things to teach kids at young age to have them be prepared- don’t you think that?
BM: Yea but should little kids really be learning that at such a young age.
KM: hmm maybe.
BM: OK. I really like Word Girl.
KM: Yea World Girl. ye- yea I remember thinking the villains in World Girl were probably the coolest.
BM: They were like the girl that thought everyday was her birthday-
KM: Yea-
BM: -then she turned into hulk.
KM: Yea she turned into hulk, then doctor two brain, The butcher man, The wampers, The Chuck- sandwich making guy.
BM: Yea.
KM: And Toby the robot creator something like that.
BM: Oh yea Toby.
KM: And there was the electric monster.
BM: I always wanted World Girl-  you know I hated this thing about PBS kids.
KM: hmm
BM: They never had couples, they never had any romance and I always hated that.
KM: hmm I think there’s some minor romances.
BM: Like what?
KM: I- I don’t remember I don’t remember, but it’s a kid show like it’s a kid show maybe-
BM: If Arthur can have kids- if Arthur can have like a girl with cancer why can’t they have some romance and-
KM: I don’t know honestly.
BM: I- I mean I also liked the thing they did with Mr.Rat and the like gay wedding.
KM: Oh yea.
BM: I like that, but I would’ve like  but I would’ve like seeing them together more instead of it just coming out.
KM: As far as I know- as far as I know his husband hasn’t appeared yet which- which is kind of a shame.
BM: I know. I would’ve like like seeing more moments of them together instead of just like boom here’s a wedding.
KM: Yea- ye- yea- it would’ve been nice to see them again, it’s really nice.
BM: Yea.
KM: It would be really nice.
BM: um who’s your favorite character from My hero Academia?
KM: hmm I mean- I mean I’m not really putting it into order but here’s some, Mirio, Shigaraki, Tamaki th- the one with the elf ears, Deku, and Kirishima, I guess.
BM: Kirishima? hmm OK I guess. I really like Shinso the purple hair-
KM: Oh yea I like him too.
BM: He’s like trying to get out of like that- he’s trying to like go to into the hero course. Right?
KM: hmm yea the hero course.
BM: And I think Mr. Aizawa kind of like helps him?
KM: Yea yea he does.
BM: I like that I like the like-
KM: Yea.
BM: Farther and son.
KM: Like All Might and Deku.
BM: Yes oh my god I love All Might and Deku!
KM: And also like All For One and Shigaraki.
BM: Oh oh yea. Well yea, but isn’t All For One dead?
KM: No All For One is still alive he’s he’s he’s in Tartarus which is a prison for villains.
BM: Yea. I would’ve- I want to see more moments between All For One and Shigaraki.
KM: Yea we did see some moments of them in the manga.
BM: Really.
KM: Yea.
BM: hmm what else was I gonna say? Oh elf ears right.
KM: Yea the th- th- one who can manifest anything that he eats.
BM: So like, here’s a question. I know it probably sounds super stupid, but if he eats a fish does he get a mermaid tail?
KM: Like we don’t- like I don’t know so far we’ve only see him him do certain things like he eats fried chicken or he eats chicken he- he- he gets like a claw, he gets some wings. He eats some octopus or squid he can-  he can form some tentacles.
BM: Can he like kind of take pick where he wants that thing to manifest in?
KM: Yea I think- I think he kind of does actually.
BM: So like he wore his- when he has like he’s hero costume does he just like carry fried chicken with him?
KM: Um I- I- I think he just- he just eats it- he just eats it before battle so that he can be ready.
BM: Well like still shouldn’t he just carry some like fried chicken-
KM: Yea- like- like- yea like the thing about his quirk is that like like it seems to have unlimited options.
BM: hmm that sounds very weird now that I think about it.
KM: It kind of does actually doesn’t it.
BM: Where did he get his name Sun Eater?
KM: Sun Eater like I forgot- they say it in the manga, but I forgot how.
BM: What about the girl what’s- oh yea her names is like…
KM: Nejire? I’m not sure how to pronounce her name like Nejire-chan?
BM: [whispers] Nejire-chan. I like her she’s very like perky I guess.
KM: Cute?
BM: Yea cute too.
KM: It’s a sh- a shame she doesn’t get much spotlight, much spotlight than the others.
BM: I know yea. But I like her.
KM: [whispers] She’s cute I’ll admit.
BM: [sigh] Yea. Um what about what’s her f- name the one with the horns and the-  Erie?
KM: Erie?
BM: Erie, there you go. I just got to say dude she probably has the best quirk out of them all.
KM: Yea she probably has one of the most-
BM: I mean if she learns how to use it she could bring people back from the dead.
KM: Yea maybe that’s some of the storage cause-  cause think about it the body, but not the soul.
BM: Um oh dude that sounds super dark.
KM: I know like- like for her- I thought that should would rewind something like- like the corpse would go back to its original state, but it wouldn’t be alive like the conscious would be gone or the soul or something.
BM: Wait.
KM: So basically it- basically it- it be a body with no consciousness just like some- it basically just- just be- just be- just be like- it basically just be nothing but meat, bones, and veins.
BM: But what about this what if like someone is dying and they have like cancer or something could she like-
KM: Oh yea.
BM: Yea dude she could heal people.
KM: Oh yea. Oh Ye- yea-yea but she- but she needs to be careful because when she rewinds it can’t go back.
BM: So like she just looks at them and like the longer she kind of uses her quirk the more they go back to their original state?
KM: Ye- something like that.
BM: [whispers] I mean.Well if that’s true she could’ve saved that Night-Eye dude.
KM: She- prehap- but sh- but she’s in no condition to do that. She has no control over her quirk right now.
BM: But still she should’ve had used it.
KM: No- no- sh- sh- she never had the option she was literary sh- sh- they literary used her like like experiment as or something they need to get like get her skin and blood
BM: Dude you’re making it. Omg. Why are you making her the victim dude?
KM: Cause she is a victim.
BM: Miriro literary lost his quirk trying to save her
KM: Expect they’re both victims.
BM: I mean I’m just saying she should learn how to use it if she really cares about
 these kids.
KM: She’s a kid she’s gone through trauma sh- her- she’s broken.
BM: Like how was she when he- when she rewind her parents like out of-
KM: Like four.
BM: Four?
KM: Yea.
BM: I mean like that’s not that young.
KM; Ye- ye- ye- De- Deku followed Bakugo all the way when he was four.
BM: hmm.
KM: When I was four I would just run around.
BM: Hmm.
KM: The mind is still new- it’s still new to the world.
BM: And what’s with the horn?
KM: Like we don’t know- like- like Erie’s quirk mutation as far as I know. I think that’s where her power comes from.
BM: And I think it- I read somewhere that like the more she uses her quirk the more the bigger it gets.
KM: Something like that.
BM: So, like it’s weird she only has one horn or will she grow another one?
KM: Like I don’t know like- I think she uh I don’t think so.
BM: Hmm. What about that dude that like pretends to be her father?
KM: Aizawa?
BM: No the other dude the scary one.
KM: Overhaul?
BM: Yea what’s his quirk?
KM: Like- like-like I forgot what it’s called but basically he- he can destroy things- he can destroy things and rearranged them. Like he can- like he can destroy this bed and rearranged it into something else.
BM: Hmmm. I thought it was gonna be something with like diseases and stuff.
KM: Hm. I mean- I mean no- but not really like he can destroy and rearranged as long as he touches it with his right hands I think?
BM: So can he like touch someone and kind of like rearranged their body?
KM: Like I mean I think he could but most of the time- I think yea I think he could but most of the time he- he- he just destroys it.
BM: Hmmm.Very interesting.[smacking lips]. Oh yea does he join the hero league?
KM: Hero league?
BM: No. The Villain League.
KM: No he doesn’t. He’s- he’s like in his own league.
BM: His own league? Oh yea what about that other dude that helps him?
KM: The – the it’s- it’s like a group of people but they’re like eight mains one I think.
BM: So like they only got one and there’s more?
KM: Like- like elf [he met overhaul] is the leader- the leader, but there are other groups I think. I forgot their names but there are like eight others.
BM: Hmm. And what about that one that like- the one that like- the one that bought- that brought all the toys for Erie?
KM: I think that was also Overhaul.
BM: No. It was this dude I forgot I don’t know.
KM: Oh yea I think he was just like a garud or something.
BM: Hmm. I don’t like him-
KM: He was a minor character as far as I know. Actually he might’ve not be I don’t remember.
BM: How old is Erie?
KM: She’s like five or six right now.
BM: Yea this seems like enough thank you.
KM: K- k- k- k- Your welcome.
BM: Yay.
KM: Yay.

 

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