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Something For Nothing by notquitenglish on 6 October 2003 3:32am
 
Or perhaps it's the other way around...
anyway, despite the initial confusion, this post is about my favourite movie when I was little. It is called "George's Island" and I haven't seen it in about ten years. I was planning on renting it, but couldn't find it anywhere, so I went on Half.com and bought it. For 74 cents. I don't know why they put it on there for 74 cents, instead of a dollar, or 99 cents, or 75 cents, or 42 cents, but I don't mind. I mean, it's 74 cents, right? For a movie. Anyway, it's not here yet, but I was wondering about you all... did you ever like a movie when you were little, and then go back and watch it as you got older and think 1: what was wrong with me? or 2: hmm, I had pretty good taste for a six-year-old. I'm hoping I end up thinking the latter. George's Island is a pirate-ghost-digging-up-treasure movie, and all the pirate ghosts had British accents. I adopted them as my main imaginary friends and took them everywhere with me, that's how much I liked them. So is it weird, a six year old girl whose imaginary friends are a pack of cinematic British pirate ghosts who, by the way, had glowing green eyes? Please tell me you were as strange when you were little. At least I've come up with a better title for this post. Cinematic British Pirate Ghosts with Glowing Green Eyes. What do you think?
Cheers, and sorry for such a long post but I'm bored, SLATFATF, Notquitenglish
 
Re: Something For Nothing by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 6 October 2003 4:54am
 
Yes, I was as weird. I had pretend friends who were talking american lions...I loved the disney movie the Lion King...I pretended I was Simba and me and my best friend ran around on all fours. I still run up the stairs on all fours. *sigh*
We used to fight over who got to be Simba. I always won. She got to be Nala though. We'd sing along with the soundtrack and perform all of the songs.
Also, me and my sister used to always eat fresh bread during the bit in Aladdin when Abu and Aladdin are eating their bread.
Oh, if only I could still do it all...
 
Re: Something For Nothing by notquitenglish on 6 October 2003 5:28am
 
YES, but did Simba and Nala have GLOWING GREEN EYES????
Thought not.
Another thing me and my little sister and my neice and nephew used to do, was play sled dogs. We used to watch this movie, 'Iron Will' all the time, and it was about the Iditarod, and we had this length of fabric (lace, no less) and three of us would have it wrapped around us, and the other would hold on to the ends and go 'Hyah! Hyah!'
Ah, those were the days.
I was lucky, though. I got to grow up twice--- once with my two older brothers (we played harder, racing and jumping our bikes, building forts, having pine cone wars) and then with the younger kids (we played easier things, more imaginative, and I got to be the leader). It was kind of cool. Not much use for living in the real world, though. Lucky I only visit the place occasionally.
 
Re: Something For Nothing by notquitenglish on 6 October 2003 5:30am
 
I also played Robin Hood, by myself.
I had to be all the characters, but we had a swing set that had a ladder (to the slide) and also a climbing rope next to it, so I would climb the ladder, and swing off, Errol-Flynn-like, on the rope. I also, George-of-the-Jungle-like, bumped into things a lot and, John-Cleese-like, could be heard to mutter 'Er, would someone give me a push, please' every once in a while.
 
Re: Something For Nothing by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 6 October 2003 9:56am
 
lol...that would be pretty funny.
And I'm rather glad Simba and Nala don't have glowing green eyes. It might've taken away part of the disney-ish happy feeling to it.
I also used to spend a lot of my time reading books. I had very few friends and loved reading. ANTISOCIALISM!!!
 
Re: Something For Nothing by Layla on 6 October 2003 11:46am
 
That happened to me too - I used to love the Naked Gun and Hot Shot movies as a kid but can't stand watching them now. I was also delighted to find my childhood fav. Three Amigos on DVD but when I watched it I couldn't understand what I found so funny about it - darn this growing up thing. Some films like Big and Ferris Bueller I'll always like but it's kinda sad the way you change like that...
 
Re: Something For Nothing by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 6 October 2003 11:58am
 
Yeah, I love most of the movies I watched, things like CareBears and Disney stuff. Classic stuff I would defend if it was insulted. And the music I listened to was a little different to what I like now but I still listen to it.
 
Re: Something For Nothing by hanne_the_half_a_bee on 6 October 2003 12:02pm
 
Random thought for the day: If you rearrange the letters of Michael Palin you get 'A Pill Machine'....LOL!!!
AHAHAHHAH!!
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