Yay for childhood toy! :)
I may have told the story behind him, but I want to tell it again.
The Lion King came to Finland in 1994. My mom and his boyfriend at the time, whom I considered my stepfather, took me to the movies to see it. After that I was obsessed.
I wanted a Simba toy soooo badly, but the official stuffed Simba toys were too expensive for us to buy, so my stepdad bought this cheap lion toy just for me, but you know what? I fell in love with it, and named it Simba. He’s been with me ever since, and he reminds me of my stepdad and how he was a big part of my life. That is, until he left. Just like my biological dad. :—d
Despite being abandoned by my dad and then my stepdad who gave me Simba, it didn’t change my love for Simba. He’s always been there for me. :—) And I will keep him with me until the day I fucking die.
Beautiful Snufkin doll from jentutu’s flickr.
Dreaming of the world before bronies
【手描き】ポケモンアドベンチャー【デジモンＯＰパロ】 by TheSuperCurtains17
A good TV show aimed at kids doesn’t need a story. It doesn’t need to be funny or tragic, and it doesn’t need deep characters or a villian. All it does need, is a mix of detailed (but simple) animation, interesting visuals, great music or silence and a simple, hidden lesson to create moments and scenes kids will remember for an eternity. That it all that’s needed, to get kids come and see your show time and time again, without it ever getting old, truly becoming timeless.