Mummy WOW! I'm a big kid now
Here's a question. How many things did you love as a kid, but you don't love now?
For me, I can put my hand on my heart and say - nothing. Indeed, this came up recently in the comments to my Knightmare article - someone who clearly loved the show as a kid wouldn't bother now. I, on the other hand, still see it as one of the best shows ever made - I thought that when I was ten, and I still think it now.
This also came up on a forum I go on a while back. Someone said they loved something as a kid, but don't like it now. When I asked why, they informed me that it was about "Growing up, different experiences, changing tastes...more discerning... that kind of thing". The implication, of course, being that I've not grown up and am not very discerning, which may perhaps be true, but it Still Hurt.
So, what is it? Did I have excellent taste as a kid? Are adults these days too cynical? Or am I just a glorified five year old? All I can say is that it's definitely not nostalgia - anything I loved back then I could write a long and boring article about now, explaining exactly why it holds up - Duck Tales, The Trap Door, Going Live!, you name it.
Mind you, my girlfriend did hear a tape of me when I was 6. And informed me that I hadn't changed a bit. Sigh.