- Is School Lunch Really All That Bad?
- Write a letter to your reflection in the mirror.
- What is your zodiac sign? Does it fit your personality?
- Sit outside for about an hour. Write down the sounds you hear.
- Write about a teacher who had a lasting impact on you.
- Your relationship status and how you feel about it.
- Where you’d like to be in ten years.
- Write about friends that are like family.
- Put your iPod on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up.
- Write a verbal vision board.
- Write about being inside an old abandoned warehouse.
- How important do you think education is?
- What if you mirror started talking to you?
- List five celebrities that you’re attracted to.
- Write about how you celebrate New Year’s Eve.
- Write about what you do on Valentine’s Day.
- How impulsive are you?
- Write about your favorite US President, living or dead.
- Do Photoshopped Images Make You Feel Bad About Your Own Looks?
- Protected: Would You Want to Be a Child Prodigy?
- Do You Perform Better When You’re Competing or When You’re Collaborating?
- What are your favorite cartoons?
- If someone gave you a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- How Do You Find Peace in Your Life?
- How Important Is Keeping a Clean House?
- What would you do if you could live a day without consequences?
- How to Properly Pack a Suitcase
- A food that reminds you of your youth.
- Why would you be a great president? Give at least three arguments.
I have a great fondness for cartoons. I grew up watching Disney movies, USA network, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. On Saturday mornings I watched Looney Tunes–before quite so many were censored.
I swear I’ve seen every episode of Scooby-Doo multiple times, and I’m not impressed with any of them. I kept the TV on for a lot of sick days and summer days.
As a kid I loved shows like The Smurfs, and Aaaaah! Real Monsters. There was an anime series of fairy tale retellings that I adored.
I loved The Little Mermaid to death when it came out. I was four. We got the soundtrack and I belted it out all day, every day. Thank god my grandmother, who was visiting to help while my mom has pneumonia, was tolerant. (On the other hand, in retrospect, this demonstrates my grandmother’s high tolerance for repetitious music and divas…these days she listens to Maria Callas arias on loop. Unfortunately for the rest of us.)
Then anime came to Cartoon Network. Sailor Moon will always have a place in my heart.
Gundam Wing is still a favorite. A everlasting favorite that will not go away…
Right now my favorite cartoon is probably Beauty and Beast. The last time I watched it I almost got teary. It’s beautifully done.
As for what’s on TV right now, I watch Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and South Park. I am over the moon for all three. I’ve been watching The Simpsons since I was tiny (my fifth grade health teacher would clutch her pearls!), and they are like family. I don’t care that the show has been inconsistent over the decades, I still love it. When it’s on, it’s ON.
Bob’s Burgers doesn’t get enough love. Because, unlike a lot of the other cartoons for adults, it has love at its heart. The Belchers support each other through thick and thin. Conflict is almost never driving wedge between them, and if it is, someone is desperately trying to bring them back together. Tina and Louise are some of the best, most truthful depictions of young girls ever to be on TV.
And then there’s South Park, a show that was too young for when it first came out. I avoided it until the end of high school and then became an addict. Satire on crack. I love the moments when the kids act like kids.They can be so intelligent and so worldly and then they think a killer whale is talking to them. Beautiful.
I love cartoons. I haven’t even mentioned other amazing shows like The Boondocks and Hey Arnold. I’m looking forward to catching up with old favorites soon.