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Mar 14th 2011 at 9:27:40 PM

We don't have one of those "Neentendoes" growing up... we just have vacant spaces on the walls we just stare at...

I now go by Graf von Tirol.
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:29:43 PM

All the kids on the block were jealous of my kodak chrome

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Mar 14th 2011 at 9:34:13 PM

Wacky homemade webcam movies.

Also, I used to use bathtime as an excuse to bring all my action figures into the bathroom and have massive free-for-all battles for the strategically important bathtub rim. [lol]

boobustuber sells apples and apple accessories from A land of potatoes
sells apples and apple accessories
Mar 14th 2011 at 9:36:09 PM

Well, the luckier kids had woolly mammoths to ride to school. I, however, had to walk uphill both ways in the frigid cold.

Mar 14th 2011 at 9:59:53 PM

I mostly played video games.

Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:36:56 AM

Wandering the woods and fields, when growing up in Scotland. Scotland has no trespassing laws for the countryside — you can't enter someone's house, but you can't keep people out of fields and woodlands and all the rest.

A brighter future for a darker age.
CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:37:50 AM

^ So you're just free to roam the countryside, no matter what? That sounds awesome.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
Morven Nemesis from Seattle, WA, USA
Nemesis
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:38:39 AM

Yes, the Scots are very big on their freedoms.

A brighter future for a darker age.
Yuanchosaan antic disposition from Australia
antic disposition
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:52:49 AM

I used to live by the sea as a child. It took less than ten minutes to walk there; less if I was at my best friend's house. I miss surfing with her, and getting dumped miserably into the waves. I miss watching the pipis dig their way into the sand after each wave dragged itself back into the ocean. If we weren't at the beach, we were at the rockpools. I spent hours watching a tiny pool for fish or octopuses. I remember finding a little crevice with minute, nearly transparent shrimp, sharing a home with a brightly coloured fish and a baby crab.

There was also a place which I called, with my typical imagination for names, "Starfish Lagoon". It was a long walk through the actual lagoon and a field full of cowpats, but it was worth it for the amazing number and variety of starfish there. My favourite was a many-armed, bright yellow-orange-red specimen. Like a miniature Sun. You could flip them onto their backs and watch them slowly somersault over.

I don't miss the sea slugs which vomited stinky purple ick at us when we disturbed it.

"Doctor Who means never having to say you're kidding." - Bocaj
LolipodDistortion HIP HOP HIPSTER from Austin, Texas
HIP HOP HIPSTER
Mar 15th 2011 at 11:38:39 AM

Read a lot.

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
Zyxzy Embrace the mindscrew from Salem, OR
pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Mar 15th 2011 at 12:46:31 PM

I spent hours in the McDonald forest reserve.

http://www.cof.orst.edu/cf/recreation/visitor_map.php

Yes, hours of "where the hell am I" can be yours too - just head south until you hit a road, we did that one time and spent a good twelve hours trying to get back home.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Mar 15th 2011 at 2:23:04 PM

Played hide and seek barefoot.

Wait. I still do that.

edited 15th Mar '11 2:23:18 PM by OriDoodle

Doodles
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:42:50 PM

Jumped off trees, roleplayed, pet animals, touched everything in museums, talked, played video games, played with my toys, read books...Lots of things that I still do now...

Things in particular? I'd set up fake chess board looking things with my Legos and create two armies of left handed troops (I am left handed obviously). I'd then try to play games similar to Shining Force with their turns and combat and such. I used dice rolling to determine attack damage and shit. Not sure how I actually calculated this shit though.

I also used to make board games that looked like Mario Party rejects. Sadly figuring out how to play minigames this way wasn't easy...I never had anyone to play with anyway...

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:51:48 PM

Jump rope.tongue Also, fly a kite.

AC:NL Dream Address: 5200-2582-5967
JinxedBlackcat The Ultimate Bifauxnen from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
The Ultimate Bifauxnen
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:30:53 PM

I used to run up and down and all over the creek going past the neighbourhood. My friends and I have done things like grabbing the tail of a trout hiding in a pool and dragging it out from under a rock to show my friends the "awesome fish".

Real Life rwby rose
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:34:53 PM

Damn it, Aon. You make me want to be your friend...

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
blackcat Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:35:23 PM

Climb trees fall out of trees. Ride my bike through all the puddles in the neighborhood and hit that one puddle that was a pothole and fly over the handle bars. Stand on one car and jump over to the other car misjudge distance break elbow. Take a burn barrel fill it with leaves and crawl in it and roll down the hill. Dirt clod fights. I was a very girly girl.

We never go any where without our swords and boas.
nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:37:40 PM

I used to love climbing trees, too!grin This daycare I used to go to had this one really tall tree that I climbed all the time! But eventually they cut it down.sad

AC:NL Dream Address: 5200-2582-5967
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:51:47 PM

I climbed trees up until the age of about... 16 or so, when I reluctantly decided I was a little old for it. Even then I still climbed them, I just took a book with me and sat up there to read.

There was this depression in the garden around our house that would fill with water every time it rained. My brother and I called it the Fish Pond, and when it rained we would play in it for hours. Some years later my father tried to plant something there, and dug up a collection of plastic toys that we'd lost.

Be not afraid...
Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 15th 2011 at 7:52:27 PM

Read a lot.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 15th 2011 at 8:46:38 PM

Not hesitate to take my shirt off to go swimming. Build stuff out of junk big storms washed in. Comment non stop on the smell of salt water. Suck on my PFD for the salty taste that was almost sweet.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 8:47:57 PM

Wait for the ice cream truck, which doesn't come around anymore.sad

AC:NL Dream Address: 5200-2582-5967
Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Mar 15th 2011 at 9:13:06 PM

Ours was one of the first houses finished in our neighborhood. It was this amazing landscape of half-constructed houses, land that had been cleared (fossils ahoy!) and land that had yet to be cleared, which was full of ponds and the youngster-attracting things that ponds hold. Like tadpoles. Buckets and buckets worth of tadpoles. And enough box turtles to feed a family for a year.

It sucked when the area finally finished being built up. sad But at least I still had the lake! And if you dug around in the rocks near the shoreline long enough you could find crawdads! Angry, angry crawdads. [lol]

i. hear. a. sound.
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Mar 15th 2011 at 9:19:26 PM

Juan: Heh. The games I did play with friends were mostly those ridiculous make believe things kids love so much. Ours were more or less very bad crossover fanfiction in LARP form. You had...Kingdom Hearts, Lunar, Final Fantasy, Gundam, ZOIDS, Digimon, Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Legend of Legaia, Tenchi Muyo, Saber Marionette J, Breath of Fire, Dragon Ball Z, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Shining Force and more mashed into one huge horribly convoluted plot that makes the average American soap opera look like a perfectly sensible and well acted masterpiece. We had wooden swords, sticks, PVC pipes, plastic shields, foam swords and shields, lightsabers, plastic helmets, various Halloween costumes and props, and those capes from Lego Land to act all this out with.

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah

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