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Old 02-19-2003, 03:58 PM   #41
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Please don't tell me you're going to be sayin "awesome" and "bodacious" for the rest of the time you're here. That's just annoying.
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Old 02-19-2003, 10:15 PM   #42
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Heh, heh, I remember what my mom said when I brought home my first two figures of the new wave. She's kinda okay with me being into Turtles, and since I paid for them myself, she doesn't have much of a say. But she still asked, "You sure you wanna spend your money on action figures?"

I just held up my figures and said, "These coulda been a bag of pot, I suggest you be happy."

There was a pause, then a few minutes of laughter before she dropped it.
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:34 AM   #43
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Heh, I was the lone gothic freak kid back in High School. I dont think my love of TMNT(or Muppets or Transformers, etc) had been pronounced since Jr. High...though now that the 80's revival is in full swing its good to see the college kids embracing such stuff. But yeah, good to see the TMNT back!
Oh yeah, I hung out with them too ^^
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:36 AM   #44
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Yes he likes it. When I mentioned to him my revival on interest in the TMNT, his exact words were, "God, I love those guys, especially the movies!"

Maybe you remember the post I made a long time ago about how every Friday night or so he would take me and my sister to Blockbuster Video so that we could have a video to watch over the weekend. My sis and I always alternated on finding a TMNT video to rent. It even got to the point where my dad said to me every so often, "I think it's your sister's turn this week to get a Ninja Turtles video."

Even before that, he wanted to see the first movie as much as I did. The day it came out on video (and I mean THE day), he was looking for it as enthusiastically as I was.

Ah, memories...
Wow that's cool... Closest thing I got was my dad would buy me 2 or 3 turtle figures at a time... but I never saw him that much so I dunno heh
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Old 02-20-2003, 01:13 AM   #45
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Please don't tell me you're going to be sayin "awesome" and "bodacious" for the rest of the time you're here. That's just annoying.
Whoa...who, me? No way, Don02!! I do use "awesome" a lot, and I'm used to saying "dude", too. :p I rarely use "bodacious" or any of the other phrases. Mostly "dude" and "awesome" here. Pardon me if it annoys you or other people.
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Old 02-20-2003, 11:57 AM   #46
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I think my mom might think I'm nuts for recording the new show... I don't wake up early enough on Saturdays to watch it. I've never been asked if I was too old for the show since I'm 18 and all... but I don't care anyway. Hell, there are tons of kids my age that absolutely love Spongebob Squarepants. GIVE ME A BREAK! No offense to anyone who is a fan of that show but nobody should even consider thinking I'm wierd for liking the TMNT if they watch friggin' Spongebob.
*lol* Yeah.. that is so funny. TMNT-hating-hubby is quite the opposite when it comes to SpongeBob as well. I mean, he hasn't even seen a cartoon episode of this yet, but he thinks the concept is neat.

But yeah, I admit, Spongebob does sound like a cool idea too. Too bad we don't have cable so we can see what it's all about.
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:06 PM   #47
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Personally, I can't stand Spongebob. *shudder* It's only redeeming value is Squidward. (I've only watched the show once, but that was more than enough) But then, I always tend to identify with the cynical characters (Raphael, Basil Fawlty from 'Fawlty Towers', Mr. Lucus on 'Are you Being Served', etc... )
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Old 02-20-2003, 08:24 PM   #48
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Spongebobs Awesome!!
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Old 09-06-2021, 05:19 AM   #49
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As others seem to be bumping old threads... though I have a faint memory of a similar more recent thread.

For me, I don't think people around me know I got into this.
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Old 09-07-2021, 09:28 AM   #50
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When I was a kid TMNT was very popular so no. By the time we got to the late 90's or 2000's most people had moved on from TMNT, but remembered it fondly from their childhood.

Nowadays since nostalgia culture is mainstream, TMNT is eternally "cool" again.

Same thing happened with Pokemon to be honest, it went through it's era where kids had grown up and thought they couldn't like it anymore, but then through the passage of time "nostalgia" made it eternally cool as pop culture again.
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Old 09-07-2021, 09:30 AM   #51
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When I was a kid TMNT was very popular so no. By the time we got to the late 90's or 2000's most people had moved on from TMNT, but remembered it fondly from their childhood.

Nowadays since nostalgia culture is mainstream, TMNT is eternally "cool" again.

Same thing happened with Pokemon to be honest, it went through it's era where kids had grown up and thought they couldn't like it anymore, but then through the passage of time "nostalgia" made it eternally cool as pop culture again.
Yes but cool on-line in fan communities or cool if you went into the office and said you are a TMNT fan? I wasn't sure if that was what the questions meant, like family/friends/co-workers etc.
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Old 09-07-2021, 09:36 AM   #52
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I am sure some do..... Most all my friends know I am a huge Ninja Turtle Fan, but more so with comics and the movies. I don't really tell them I watch the 1987 cartoons all the time hahahahah. I keep that to myself. MY spouse obviously knows I am a huge fan, but now we have a 2.5 year old and we watch it together.

I could care less what people think of me.... I get more criticism for being an Edmonton Oilers fan than anything lmao.
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Old 09-07-2021, 09:59 AM   #53
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For me it was, which didn't make sense, like I was a kid back then, I was the target demographic. Yet everyone at school at the tender age of 12 or 13 were already in the 'we're too cool for that ****' and 'gotta get laid' mindset. Only a friend and I talked turtles, we had to keep that to ourselves to avoid ridicule.

I think even back then the turtles were still considered goofy. Like IF they talked cartoons, Transformers and GI Joe were the stuff you talked about.
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Old 09-07-2021, 11:20 AM   #54
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For me it was, which didn't make sense, like I was a kid back then, I was the target demographic. Yet everyone at school at the tender age of 12 or 13 were already in the 'we're too cool for that ****' and 'gotta get laid' mindset. Only a friend and I talked turtles, we had to keep that to ourselves to avoid ridicule.

I think even back then the turtles were still considered goofy. Like IF they talked cartoons, Transformers and GI Joe were the stuff you talked about.
All of these pop culture movements happen in circumstance or in waves. The 80's was a circumstance that invited something like TMNT. The current wave of TMNT is nostalgia and that, I think, makes it easier for people to accept the fandom of it.

Personally, all of the TMNT fandom I've got left in me is purely being kept alive by nostalgia for the Fred Wolf and Archie material and fueled by the NECA stuff which I'm choosing to belive is the best it's going to get as far as representation of the original cartoon goes.

Most likely the only way I'll dive in deeper is if NECA goes "Archie" like I keep clamoring for now and again with posts like this.
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Old 09-07-2021, 03:32 PM   #55
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I know there are people out there that view TMNT as a kids property, and think adults being into TMNT are weird.
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Old 09-07-2021, 04:47 PM   #56
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I know there are people out there that view TMNT as a kids property, and think adults being into TMNT are weird.
Well.... TMNT is a kids property. And for the most part, adults being into TMNT is weird.

I think the depth of the weirdness is predicated on the level of being "into" TMNT that the adult is. It's probably more acceptable for a 40 year adult male who has his $#!( together to have a display case with some stuff in it in his office or whatever than it is for a social weirdo to have an entire room dedicated to TMNT filled with Plush toys, Playmates plastic and f'n blankies on the bed, you know?
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Old 09-07-2021, 06:32 PM   #57
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As others seem to be bumping old threads... though I have a faint memory of a similar more recent thread.
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Old 09-07-2021, 08:13 PM   #58
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You know looking back at this thread, I regret not taking more interest in Kali back when we both frequented this forum and Mikey's TMNT Forum when it was still around. I used to love reading her fan fiction and checking out her artwork. I even asked her to do a special drawing of Renet for me. Then again, there were so many of us back then sharing our ideas and linking to each other's websites it was hard to keep up with everybody. Man, what I'd give to have some of those people back!
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Old 09-08-2021, 01:37 AM   #59
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You know looking back at this thread, I regret not taking more interest in Kali back when we both frequented this forum and Mikey's TMNT Forum when it was still around. I used to love reading her fan fiction and checking out her artwork. I even asked her to do a special drawing of Renet for me. Then again, there were so many of us back then sharing our ideas and linking to each other's websites it was hard to keep up with everybody. Man, what I'd give to have some of those people back!
Aw, yeah. She was awesome. She did a terrific drawing of one of my OC characters which I still have, thankfully. I miss talking to her. I know she's had various health issues but I hope she's doing well.
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Old 09-08-2021, 01:51 AM   #60
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Well.... TMNT is a kids property.
It became that way. I hate to say "grew" into that way. But that doesn't mean that all the adults that are TMNT fans are tuning into all the cartoons and stuff. I know I'm not. With 2012 I did because I had a daughter who was very much into it for about a 2 year time.

It's hard to point to another example of a franchise that started out rather "adult" and then successfully -- and almost exclusively -- became a thing that only offered new content for little kids. It's kind of an oddity in that way. Sometimes it is the opposite but not really that way.
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