Boy, I have got to say, that looking back at when I was younger, I was an odd kid. Today, I am here to share with you some of the papers I found in my room. You may notice that these aren't from when I was about eight or nine years old, because when I was that age I labeled everything with my name. Probably after reading this posting, you will agree, "Morning, you're weird."
This was not something that I drew, but rather, something that was given to me. When I was in sixth grade, almost all of my extra-curricular activities, besides my book reading competition, was to help people. During this time period, I helped the special life skills kids (i.e. students with Down Syndrome, etc.) during their gym, I was a member of the Green Team, my elementary school's recycling club, and I was a kindergarten buddy for one of the three kindergarten classes.
Now there was this kindergarten buddy named Addison who I was paired up with, and we would talk for hours. Ironically, I met her when she wasn't allowed to talk. One of the things that the two of us would do is that we would draw pictures of each other. This was one of the photos she drew, which was me doing paragliding. So, if you are wondering how I look, well, tada! Addision has depicted me perfectly!
As a child I was fascinated and into Pokemon. My brother and I would collect the cards and we would end up going to taekwondo and battle with the other kids after practice was over. I made this particular picture in seventh grade, when there were many 80 mile wind and rain storms and the television wasn't working, as my parents were out of the house during a lot of these times. I have a huge affinity for Pikachu, if you don't know.
This is a photo of my first actual script from one of my first plays. I've always received eccentric roles: my first play, which occurred in first grade, I starred as the cookie-baking grandmother. Above is a photo of a Shakespeare play, where I starred as one of the three whiches... know which play?
One day in my naive youth I came up with a story idea involving all of my friends as spy agents, sorcerers, and an evil shadow who wants to swallow all of Earth. In order for this story to "work", I thought that it would be best at the time to hold meetings to speak about how everyone wanted their character to be portrayed, which inspired a role play that is still going strong to this day. The story, if I had to try to describe how it was at the moment, is a lot like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Around the same year that I made the agent sorcerer story, there was also an event known as The Poking War going on. It started getting out of hand, so I decided that the best solution was to make a peace treaty in which we would all abide by it's rules, everyone involved acting as his or her own police. If you read some of the writing I wrote on the sides, you can see I was trying VERY hard not to waste space. (Notice my sarcasm.)
And finally, I shall end this little presentation with something normal, my We the People speech. A lot of the things that happened as I tried to coordinate and cooperate with my group mates went down weird... it required a lot of persuading and bacon flavored Ritz which were happily provided by my parents.
Other things I found was my Operation Santa mission, my recycling material drawings turned into electronic gadgets which help save energy, and drawings of myself if I had the elemental power of airbending. So, yes, I am an oddball, but what I realized as I was looking through all of this was that as a child, I was really into idea creating and often, those ideas would either be for fun or for actual purposes which would help multitudes of people.
If you all are fond of this post, I may think of writing about several parts of my time, starting with the fifth grade, in which back up dancers were needed for poem recitation (long story). In the mean time, comment below! What sort of things do you have from your childhood, and what sorts of memories do you have as a child? If you want to do a post similar to this on your blog, I suggest you should! Have a great week, everyone!
(P.S. I will not be posting the fourth chapter of "Watch" until mid-Saturday, in observance of Good Friday.)