Fun? Alchemy wants something fun? In the Himalayas, China, India, and Pakistan have armies staring at each other over dwindling ice fields. The high plains in the US are in the process of drying up and blowing away. In monsoon prone cities from Manila to Mumbai, residents have taken to putting boats on their roofs for the inevitable flooding. OPEC has been replaced by the Organization of Water Exporting Countries. And the dwindling few with enough money and self-delusion are still buying bottled water from remote Pacific islands. Alchemy wants fun and spectacular.
Fine, I wanted to make everyone do a water version of Ramadan and shut off water during daylight hours, but getting thirsty and smelly and not being able to flush - not fun. So let's bring on the gods, well, not just gods.
In cities worldwide, agents and others will take over the hearts of each places dressed - no, not just dressed - incarnating the myths and stories we have about water. Poseidon will shake his trident as mermaids and naiads and other water nymphs flirt shamelessly. Noah and his family will herd animals through the streets looking for his ark. Dragon boats on wheels will race down roadways. Odysseus will ask for directions home. Ganges will ask passersby if they want a sponge bath. Balloons of Mizuchi, Godzilla, and the Loch Ness monster will float above the crowds. Sedna will be seen arm in arm with Aegir and Tlaloc. Paul Atreides will lead his fierce fremen through the ma****. And so many others, so many legends, stories, myths, and gods. And all the media will be asking what is this about?
Eventlually, someone will figure it out, post it to the net, give the secret to the riddle - water is sacred. When scientists look for life, they look for water. When many seek religious purity, they wash or baptize. When we are born, the waters break. Our blood is the ocean. And yet people need to be reminded. They need fun. They need spectacular.
If Gods and myths and legends walking the streets isn't good enough for Alchemy, he plan next year's himself ...