|A Bit Alarming
||[Apr. 22nd, 2007|03:47 pm]
|||||"Something There" from Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||]|
I feel like every year around this time, I go through some kind of childhood nostalgia phase involving some old children's movie or video game, etc. Let's look at the timeline:
April 2001: I started a new file in Super Mario 64, a game I always loved but had never previously beaten. Within a week, I collected all 120 stars and then defeated the last Bowser.
April/May 2002: I went on eBay and bought an old computer game called Ancient Empires (no, not Age of Empires, Ancient Empires). The game was so old it came with a 5 inch floppy and I had to install it through MS-DOS.
April/May 2003: I re-fell in love with Amanda Bynes after seeing "What a Girl Wants." (Yes, I actually saw that movie.) Then I started watching re-runs of the Amanda show on Nickelodeon every weeknight. I also watched a lot of Disney Channel, which eventually inspired me to write an entire rap song about fucking Tia and Tamera.
April/May 2004: I watched my all-time favorite movie, Beauty and the Beast, five times in a row and overanalyzed the shit out of it, as can be seen here and here. I then rented the sequel (which was actually okay) and re-watched Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Pocahontas, The Aristocats, Aladdin and Matilda.
May 2005: Star Wars: Episode III came out. It wasn't great but it did get me back into Star Wars. After seeing the movie, I opened all my old Star Wars toys (which I had saved in mint condition since the fourth grade thinking they would be worth a lot of money when Episode III came out) and put them on display in my bedroom.
April/May 2006: I started playing Pokémon again as a way to pass time on the long car ride of our family road trip to Norcal. After becoming addicted to the game, I started watching the cartoon again, too. When I watched the episode where Ash releases Pikachu, I cried. I cried a lot. It made me want a stuffed Pikachu doll of my own, but I checked like 5 toy stores and none of them had a Pikachu. Eventually I bought one on eBay, and he accompanied me everywhere (school, plays, restaurants, Ojai) until the end of the year.
April 2007 (present): I just watched Disney's Hercules, which wasn't anywhere near on the level of Beauty and the Beast or Aladdin, but it got me back into that same mindset. I wish I knew why it always happens this same time every year.