Combine this with Disney's Gargoyles being on TV at the same time. I just...mmm..wow. I loved the idea of 'evil' creatures like that. Something dark, unknown, wild, and fun. Having a hair-trigger libido made it so easy to get interested in such things ^^ Then there was DarkStalkers at the arcade, yup that sexy cat girl got me ^^. Then Primal Rage, a fighting game where dinosaurs rip each other apart while small humans look on in fear or awe.
When I grew up, there was no internet really, didn't even have access to a computer regularly till i was 19. So, I watched TV a lot, get absorbed in all these different things, and wonder about the lives of fictional characters. I'm not putting this behavior down of course. Life can really suck badly and we all need a break sometimes. Some of my best memories from that time are acting dumb with my friend, playing video games, and *ahem* having fun by myself XD. Being able to put a huge chunk of your interest in another world...another place, other people...really takes the edge off playing that BS fitting in game. I got so pissed playing Fatal Fury 2 at this convenient store around the corner. I'd show up nearly every day with a pocket full of quarters ready to beat the shit out of Terry and Big Bear.
At 13 I also fell in love with cooking ...and the lion king ^^ I also happened to finally take an art class with a teacher that actually gave a damn. It's crazy when I think about how many things just clicked for me that one year. So much happened, so much mattered. I was broke most of the time (duh) and didn't have a job....but everything mattered a lot and I felt good about myself. It was a different world I lived in. I think back about that, what I liked...and surprise...I still like most of them. Then I think about this furry thing...babyfurs....cubbing out, and I think that's everybody else trying to get back to their 'ideal time' too. Maybe that ideal time is just everything working out at the same time for you :)
Hmm...don't suppose you guys would mind if I ventured into darker territory with my art? I know I draw cute things a lot but I might need a change of subjects soon. I don't usually draw lizards, gargoyles, or dinos, but I'd like to sometime. Gah, I started playing a link to the past again tonight...and all these memories just flooded back to me ^////^
*goes to get the ingredients for Ralph's cantaloupe cocktail, and watches some Bucky O' Hare*