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The rules: "Comment to this post and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random. Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself."

My list from [livejournal.com profile] dromeda:
-Children's TV
-Either very high places or very low ones
-the "throwing words at something until they stick" method of communication
-Marsupials
-Excess
-Social propriety
-Mindfucks

Children's TV

I don't really have much to say here; I have so little interaction with children that I don't know much about what TV exists for them these days. I'm a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, but I only found out about it from the internet. I only really was able to get into it because the Bronies made it so widely available on YouTube. I have computer screens available way more than I have a TV available.

When I was the age to watch children's TV, I watched a few of the "standards." Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Muppet Babies top the immediate memories. I also figure I have this Voltron knowledge from watching the show, even if I don't remember it much. Popular shows that I have seen very little of include Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series, and I've never seen a single episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

The only time I ever saw any Teletubbies was in a hospital coming out from under anesthesia after surgery to reset a broken leg and nose from a car accident. Let me reiterate: Teletubbies while coming out from anesthesia. To date the freakiest thing I have ever experienced, what with the baby sun and the weird language and strange imagery.

This meme will be continued in future posts. :)

on 15 Apr 2012 22:52 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] occultatio.livejournal.com
When I was maybe four or so, I was stuck in bed with a very high fever, and in this state watched an episode of Care Bears which happened to be on. I had never seen any other Care Bears before, and this was an episode (I remember very clearly) where some meteorite fell and sucked the color out of everybody in an expanding radius and made them all creepy and robot-like and they didn't care.

I was terrified.

To this day I still feel a residual uneasiness about Care Bears, and literally cannot handle any fiction about a specific absence of color. Black and white movies don't count, but Pleasantville is right out, and I still get sick to my stomach when I think about The Giver.

Children's television is powerful stuff.

on 16 Apr 2012 00:29 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shogunhb.livejournal.com
Sounds more like one of my Care Bears: Call of Cthulhu games.

on 16 Apr 2012 03:28 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] lisefrac.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's kind of like Care Bears meets the Color out of Space.

on 16 Apr 2012 03:30 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] lisefrac.livejournal.com
The pacing of Teletubbies already feels like being under anesthesia. I can only think it was created to appeal to this audience. Or stoners. Or babies. Or all three!

I have fond, fond memories of Muppet Babies, too--given I was born in 1980, I remember this much better than The Muppet Show, which ended in like 1981? 82? This past year I managed to get my hands on Perfectly Legal copies of all the episodes, and watched the entire series again. It made me realize how much my personality was a mash-up of baby Miss Piggy and baby Gonzo.

on 16 Apr 2012 05:06 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] juldea.livejournal.com
- interactions with Miles
- what would be your last meal (Dan: "Like if she lived in Texas?" Me: "Yes, or otherwise knew that she only had one meal left.")
- staring
- the Olympics
- the animal you're most afraid of
- What would happen if Jimmy Wales and Mark Zuckerberg were in a to-the-death cagematch?
- bodies of water

on 16 Apr 2012 05:13 (UTC)

on 16 Apr 2012 12:21 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fishoutawata.livejournal.com
I can't wait to see what you say about marsupials.

on 17 Apr 2012 00:19 (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] mr-teem.livejournal.com
I still wonder what the Teletubbies were all about.

on 17 Apr 2012 21:54 (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] goldbug.livejournal.com
Just earlier today I added My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to my Netflix queue because I remembered you liked it.

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