i tweeted a couple of weeks ago the things I miss about my childhood and decided I was going to write about it. But I kept procrastinating it and wasn’t really inspired to do any writing. Now I’m feeling good about myself and I’m done with postponing this. So here goes nothing
What I miss most about my childhood are the cartoons. I wasn’t really privilege to have cable while growing up, so I relied on local stations as my plug for cartoons/anime. I used to rush back from school on Friday’s just so I couldn’t miss Zeta Project which used to air on Silverbird TV by 3:30pm. Before Silverbird began to air on television, I had NTA and Channels as my only source for cartoons. Those who are familiar with these stations would understand what I am saying. Channels showed Samurai X, Ghost busters and Godzilla. Which was shown during the week.
The weekends were for Matilda the movie as well as Batman and Robin, Commandos and Toy Story. I could watch those movies 10 times back then and still look forward to watching them for the 11th time because they were so good.
NTA showed Spider Man and His Amazing Friends as well as Voltron on the weekdays.
Galaxy came along and began to show anime’s like Wildcats, Donkey Kong, Max Steel, Transformers and Rugrats. But the station that a variety of cartoons and sitcoms was Silverbird TV.
The first time Silverbird came on Television, they showed cartoons from 12am till 12am everyday. There were a few sitcoms that were shown on Silverbird as well, such as Family Matters, My Wife and Kids, Sparks, Sparks and Sparks, Malcolm In The Middle, Doctor Dougley and Raven. I could watch Super Man, Spider Man, Biker mice from Mars, Justice league, X-men evolution, Anamaniacs, Pinky and The Brain, Zeta project, Silver hawks, Batman of the future, Fantastic four, Hulk, Iron Man, Tom and Jerry,
All these cartoons/animes brought out my passion for art, the more I watched them, the more I wanted to draw them and make characters of my own. I was pretty good at it too till life happened. These cartoons opened my imagination and made me happy no matter what mood I was in before watching them. Everytime I watched them I felt like creating something. Whether it be a whole comic which I kept to myself or a drawing of my environment without stepping outside of my house.
Remembering my childhood this past week has made me realize my mistake in giving up art all together in other to chase a degree in a different course. I plan to get back to drawing and painting which once brought me joy in my moment of pain. I also plan on taking my music writing seriously as well as writing in general.
I would like to know about what you miss most about your childhood, so please feel free to comment below, thank you and God bless.