2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: I don't remember how fast I did the 5th book, but I believe I read the whole series through the 6th in 2 weeks. By the end, I was so jittery! It was as if Harry's fear of dark wizards being everywhere had carried on to my own brain. I wasn't suspicious, but quite vigilant.
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: My mother actually forbade me to read them at one point. I I would get very depressed or angry and she thought it was the books! I'm not sure if that was even true but it could be. I was sad because I couldn't have magic.
2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: I think this world is good enough without it.
2006-08-10 [Stray Kitty]: So what pretend games do all of you play when you were little? I remember playing The Princess Game, where my little brother would be evil and I would rescue the princess.
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: My brother and sister and I would play town. We would each build a house and have some jobs. It was so much fun! I miss that.
2006-08-10 [Kiddalee]: I used to roleplay by myself that I was a unicorn in Mario World. I didn't like playing House or Town or anything with my sisters. They were too domineering and rude.
2006-08-10 [moonscale]: Thats why we stopped. We fought too much. And we all have our own things now.
2006-08-11 [iippo]: Hmm, we made "houses" in the forest and then "ate" nature things... like rotten wood was meat, sand was flour for baking cakes, berries were berries, some flower-things were fish etc... And we'd visit each other and cook. The swings were planes in case we wanted to go abroad, and the big wooden garden swing was a train.
But most of the time we played animals, and especially horses in school. o.O
2006-08-11 [Stray Kitty]: I remember we used to play a game on the big metal dome (creatively named The Big Dome and yes there was a Little Dome). It was called Red Hot Lava Monster. Basically one person would be It and they would try to get the kids up on the Dome. I remember that I was the one that came up with the idea to only have one person be It.
We also played Pokemon. And at home we'd play Godzilla. I actually wrote stories about that stuff. It's somewhere. I think Mom's saving it for whenever I get too cocky about my writing.
2006-08-15 [Kiddalee]: I don't think it should bring you down. If you wrote stuff that good when you were that young, you should be happy about it. I mean, it won't be as good as what you write now, but you were a kid, so the standards are different.
2006-08-15 [Stray Kitty]: Still, keeps me from thinking I'm professional. Oh the plot holes. Though, on a brighter side, I've read books that aren't as good as my writing. Clovermead was one. Dear God it was horrible. The dialogue was stilted, the plot was erractic, and the main character was quite stupid. It even had a lost heir.
2006-08-15 [Stray Kitty]: Oh and if you saw some of the poems I wrote you'd change your mind. They're full of all the angst of a seventh grader who does not like to make her poems rhyme. So glad I wasn't born 3 years ago, I probably would've ended up as an annoying angsting emo kid.
2006-08-16 [Kiddalee]: Eh? That doesn't make sense to me. If you were born 3 years ago, you wouldn't have been old enough to be an annoying angsting emo kid until 2012, and what if that type of kid is out of style by then? Or did you mean you're glad you weren't born 3 years later than your birthdate?
2006-08-16 [Stray Kitty]: THe latter one. Definately had emo potential then. The whole agnst, and refusing to rhyme. And the whole nonconformist thing.
2006-08-16 [Morrigon]: I honestly think emo will be around forever. Just lately it has been given a name. Throughout history there's always been someone whining about everything hehe.
2006-08-17 [Stray Kitty]: Yeah, I think it happens to everyone around 12 and 13. So glad I'm over that. I personally, can't stand when people go around with bad attitudes. It spreads.
2006-08-17 [Metalelf]: I don't mind bad attitudes in itself because some people can't help it. But I do dislike kids who fake a bad attitude because they think it makes them cool.
2006-08-17 [Morrigon]: Actual depression happens to a lot of people. I've been through it but I just wrote down my thoughts and actually went to therapy for it and got better. A lot of times people don't even try to feel better about life, they get more attention and it's somehow "easier" if they just wallow in self pity, over nothing.
2006-08-17 [Metalelf]: I used to have depression too...too bad the therapy didn't help though =p but I hear of SO many kids who fake depression because they think it's cool.
2006-08-17 [Kiddalee]: I'm prone to depression. Last time I had anything to do with psychiatrists, they didn't help. They were too busy treating me like a textbook subject to actually help me. Anyways, I got better on my own simply by improving my circumstances.
2006-08-17 [Morrigon]: I guess I was really lucky. My psychiatrist was awesome. She treated me like a person and I was the one who chose my method of therapy depending on what felt right.