Thursday, October 28, 2010

Writer's workshop

The Prompts:
1.) A book (or tv show … or something) that you watched/loved as a kid, that you see through entirely different eyes as an adult/mom.
2.) If you could witness (or take part in) any event in history, what would it be? Why?
3.) What made them so interesting? Remember a unique classmate from your past. Write about him/her.
4.) Show us something you’ve created for Halloween, anything qualifies…costumes, recipes, crafts, party invites, treats, decorations etc..
5.) “Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadow” – Helen Keller
In what ways are you able to stay positive about something that sometimes brings you down?

I'm going to go with prompt #1.
I loved watching Scooby Doo after school when I was growing up.  It was on right when I got home and in those days of third grade we didn't get homework.  We got to watch about an hour of TV then dinner and maybe an hour after dinner then bed.  Scooby was a half hour and it was fun to watch.
When Turbo was about 18 months I began letting him watch Scooby Doo.  Therefore I got to watch Scooby Doo.  I began noticing things about the original show.  Just little things that as a kid I never saw. 
  • The plots lines in the early shows are very thin.  These kids find 'clues' in the most ridiculous places. 
  • The animation is bad-sometimes the colors are wrong and the months don't match the words. 
  • I always thought it was cool that they went all these neat places, but hey these kids are supposed to be like 15 and 16--don't their parents worry about them?
  • And I totally would not want these kids to come around here--weird things have this way of happening where ever they go.
  • And really how many people really try to scare people away with ghosts and monsters?
I still enjoy the shows but with a different outlook than I had as a kid. 
The newer shows they have made--What's new Scooby Doo?--have some very tongue in cheek moments that most kids would not understand but if you watched the older shows you would totally get--Fred and his plans and traps, Velma as a nerd, the way they split up,  Shaggy and Scooby eating totally awful food combinations, etc.  I really get a kick out of those shows.

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  1. do you know that until i just read your post, it never occurred to me that they are teenagers!!! i think i always thought they were adults. there is a rumor here in new england, that each of the characters is created after the "typical" college student from some colleges out in western massachusetts. maybe that's why i never thought of them as kids?

  2. I loved Scooby too and now my boys love him almost as much. I think now that Shaggy was up to no good. That kid had the munchies way too much is all I'm sayin'!

  3. It's funny how tv shows look different when you go back and watch them again.

  4. It's funny going back and watching kids' shows as an adult. I've done the same thing with the Bugs Bunny show. And surprisingly, it was very sharp witted for its time. I'm not even sure kids should be watching it...but mine do because it means I can have five minutes to pee by myself :)

  5. I just want to know what Fred is doing in his pocket there...

  6. Shaggy looks like he could move into the neighborhood next to mine and fit right in.

  7. You know, I just bought Peter Pan because I thought my son would just love it, and upon watching it now - WHOA! Holy politically incorrect inappropriate-ness!!

  8. Scooby is still one of my hubs fave cartoons and he will gladly sit with our girls and let them watch


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