"Ah! I miss the good old days!"
Having been born in the mid-80s, growing up I was surrounded by all things cheesy and awesome - cartoons, movies, music - you name it. Maybe it is nostalgia, but I honestly believe that there isn't that kind of quality being produced nowadays.
I do know that I would like to introduce Creature to my 'childhood' favourites - and I say 'childhood' because in truth, I still enjoy them nowadays. However I think I will have to come to terms with the fact that s/he will also need to familiarise him/herself with the 'crap' that is being produced nowadays. The reason? They'll end up being social outcasts if they are not up to date with it all. It would pretty much be a Parental Imposed Handicap - and I really don't wish to do that to him/her. Especially since it will probably already be hard enough getting through to others without their prejudice against me appearance-wise becoming an obstacle. Well, not the children anyway - they tend to be pretty amused by my being colourful and shiny - it mainly would be the parents. Having said that, I look very much forward to see how it will all be playing out hen it comes to parents interacting with myself in an environment where they cannot do otherwise. *insert evil laughter here*
Thanks to the Internet culture that is thriving in this day and age though, being familiar with the 80s and 90s is still a must. How else would you get certain puns and memes? Not sure what I'm on about? Clicky here.