How I Came To Be

An article explaining my life and childhood.
July 13, 2010
This article is a history of my childhood and how it molded me into what I am today.


When I was a little girl growing up in the 90s, I loved nothing more than watching cartoons. We had video taped various episodes of Ren and Stimpy and I would watch a few episodes over and over again until my eyes bled. Well, not exactly, since my eyes never bled.

I LOVED watching The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and we had VHS tapes of the show. And there were 3 movies I enjoyed watching- Beauty & The Beast, The Brave Little Toaster, and Oliver & Company. One time, I re-enacted the waterfall scene in The Brave Little Toaster by hanging a toaster, a lamp, a clock radio, and a heating pad out of the second story window of our house. The vacuum wasn't included because it was too heavy. I bet we all re-enacted a scene in a movie we watched at age 4, haven't we?


At the age of 6, my entrance into the world of gaming opened when my mom bought me a Super NES that came with a copy of Donkey Kong Country. It was fun, but I used to lack the patience to go through Barrel Cannon Canyon, so I had to get my mom to help me clear it every time I came to that stage. As I got older, my patience became stronger.


The following year, I discovered Pokemon. The first episode of the anime series I saw was Pokemon Shipwreck, where Ash, his friends, and Team Rocket were stranded on the sunken St. Anne ship and the utterly useless Magikarp James was tricked into buying in the previous episode evolved into a vicious Gyarados. I also got the Red Version for Christmas in the same year.


At age 7, it opened my entrance into the world of anime. For the next few years, and once the 20th century ended, I continued watching cartoons and anime such as Ed Edd n Eddy and Tenchi, as well as playing video games such as Paper Mario. And then, at age 10 and a half, I started watching Yu-Gi-Oh! and I loved it.


2 years later, the stress of middle school became too much for me, so my mom pulled me out and I was from then on home-schooled. At that point, I started watching more mature cartoons like The Simpsons and South Park. I was surprised that they ran long. The latter show didn't seem like it'd last long since it started out being made with construction paper. I also started watching some live action shows and movies, in praticular, just sitcoms and sketch comedies, as well as funny movies like UHF and Spaceballs. I didn't like TV dramas at all, and I didn't bother watching any soap operas.


And then, at age 17, I fully acquired a hero worship for Rick Moranis after my first time seeing Little Shop of Horrors on a cable movie channel. For a comic actor, he's actually pretty good. To this day, I would watch movies featuring Rick as often as I want on cable, including ones I re-discovered such as Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.


And that explains why I joined RetroJunk and have the username of MoranisFan1991.
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