Okay, so, I was thinking back to a few days ago about something everyone was talking about on Discord; it was about the Kirby anime having what's pretty much sexualization. "My childhood is ruined" is one of the phrases that came to mind.
Has anyone ever seen something that pretty much ruined a childhood movie, show, game, etc.?
Internet pretty much did as a whole. Spoiling games everywhere and DeviantArt making me have questionable thoughts about Latios and Latias which make me feel poor, just to name a few examples. It's really annoying how you're pretty muxh forced to use the internet by now.
CRPGs in a way "ruined my childhood" because I used to love Chrono Trigger(still in my Top 10 at least), Secret of Mana, FF7, FF8, (other JRPGs) so much and thought they were the greatest but when I played the classic Fallouts, Arcanum, Vampire: Bloodlines and Torment and saw how much depth and care went into the writing, lore, immersion and richness of the experience as a whole as opposed to just bouncing from plotpoint to plotpoint while occasionally pressing the 'confirm' button to attack enemies. There's just no comparison.
I'm just gonna say this, I think the whole complaining about "my childhood is ruined" is total bull, at least the way it's normally used. I hear it a lot with either reboots or rule 34 porn, but the truth is no matter now bad something can be, it 's not like this stuff is going back in time to literally ruin your childhood.
I believe the correct usage for this term is when something is so bad it actually ends your childhood then and there (and none of these things are THAT bad anyways tbh)
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idk if i've ever had a stake driven through the heart of my childhood as the meme's traditional definition would suggest.
I guess hearing good things about cartoons i completely avoided as a child because i didnt like the art style (Reboot, Jackie Chan Adventures) would count because it's almost like I wasted my time watching garbage shows when I could've found myself watching shows that are actually good.
I ruined my childhood by developing discrimination and taste. As a wee lil human spawn, I would watch just about anything animated and play anything on a cartridge and more or less enjoy it because it was animated or a video game. The overwhelming majority of those cartoons and games were really bad in every possible way and it is only as an adult (and, coincidentally, have far more options available to me) that I realized it.
When I feel like indulging nostalgia, oddly enough, viewing old commercials do the trick far better than anything else.