Since this is the League’s 12th week, I thought the topic should have something to do with that number. Some great ideas were suggested on Twitter by Claymation Werewolf and others, but I think we’ll go with one submitted by Jeremy from Geek Chunks–this week’s league topic:
Grab Rufus and head to the phone booth, because this week, we’re going back in time! Dial up the year you turned 12, and revisit the last official year of your “childhood.”
Cue the air guitar, and…BEGIN!!!
Once you put up a post on your site, add a comment below with the URL. Next Monday, I will put up a post here on Cool & Collected with a list of all the contributing blogs. Once that list is posted, if you haven’t already done so, try to incorporate at least three of your fellow League members’ links (but more would be great!) into the article you wrote on your site.
By cross-posting like this, we will help each other out by sending new readers to each other’s sites. Have fun!
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Kevin Hellions says
I might go a little crazy with this
Please do. 😉
Awesome! Some of the best times of my life from that year. Time to get writing!
I’ve been loving your nostalgic looks back in time, so this week should be pretty good!
christopher tupa says
Looking forward to reading what everyone has to say about this. My memory is pretty bad/hazy, I may have to skip this one, all my years tend to blend together…
I have the worst memory of anyone. I think I’ll check the wikipedia to see what happened that year and go from there. Maybe something will spark.
fong sam says
This is going to be a tough one for me, but I’m looking forward to cruise down everyone else’s memory lanes.
Breakin my cherry on this one. I hope I do the League justice.
Heres the link:
Hey Mike, that’s a great introduction to the League! Glad to have you with us this week.
Here we are When I turned 12. http://www.lifewithfandom.com/2012/04/league-year-i-tunrned-12-and-cheap-neon.html
“My 12 year old me would have liked me I think. ” <-- Such a great line. i want that on a t-shirt. 😉
Dex (@Dex1138) says
I spent way too much time doing this and the real meat of it was already written! I pulled a Claymation Werewolf and time traveled to a post I did back in August.
When I Was 12…
Great post, Dex! Man, that commercial really took me back.
Here you go! http://www.leftylimbo.com/2012/04/when-i-was-12-in-1982/
I’ll add the links in a bit!
linkage up! LoL Dex and I referenced the same site to see the goings-on in ’82!
Ha! I actually checked out that site in researching my 12th year too. 😉 Still working on it.
It’s both amazing and scary how our memories decay and get blurry with time. I probably wouldn’t have associated half those memories with my 12th year if I had no references. Well, there’s another thing that I can thank the internet for.
What’s also cool is that, as collectors/geeks, I believe it’s in our nature to research and ensure our information is correct/accurate. =D
Shawn Robare says
That’s one of the things I love about pop culture, these movies, music, and toys really help to give us vivid memories that put the more personal stuff in a timeline context. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s so popular that we all have a sort of shared history, even if we never met, though it still manages to be unique…
I know it. This week’s responses are really tugging on the old nostalgia heart strings. My 12th year was a bit longer ago than many of you guys, but I’m going to do my best. 😉
Shawn Robare says
The end of the 80s was also the end of my childhood…
Driving the big yellow Twinkie through the rough side of town–awesome. That should have been an 80’s cartoon.
I was an 80’s Kevin Arnold.
Excellent job Tim! 2 points for the nerf hoop mention, and 2 more points for getting “She’s Like the Wind” stuck in my head.
Whoops, i almost forgot to mention my post here. I wrote a two-parter this week, so you can start here:
Claymation Werewolf says
Post Is Up!
I’m With you Brian had some rare autibiographical stuff in this one. Considering how much I use “creative reality” in most of my posts, it felt pretty weird. Still it might give a little insight into the weirdo that I became…heh heh. Great Topic Sir!
CW–I never know what’s fact or fiction in your work, but I’m assuming this one was all fact–and it was fantastic!
Stacey Rader says
Here’s mine: http://www.pendragonspost.com/2012/04/29/league-of-extraordinary-bloggers-when-i-was-12/