Look at you. A grown adult, with a job, bills, and other big responsibilities.
One day nostalgia hits you "I used to love *media* when I was a kid!" so you go find an old recording or worn installation disc and get ready for a fun trip down memory lane.
Then you get hit again "Oh god, this was not appropriate for children... Is this where *weird personal habit* comes from?"
It was briefly mentioned on the latest episode of the podcast [04/20/22] but I'm interested in hearing more!
What weird or wildly inappropriate media did you intentionally or accidentally consume as a child influences you interests today?
Let's please try to keep it light-hearted and not dig into actual personal trauma if we can help it.
For me, it was the anime Guyver: Biobooster Armor!
I still have nostalgia for that show, but I was maybe five or six years old. If you've never seen or heard of it before, it's a very super hero vs monster of the week anime, but all of the trope transformation sequences are people graphically ripping muscles and breaking bones as they mutate and transform. There was a fair bit of alien eldritch technology and a lot of gore. Have I mentioned that Bloodborne is one of my favorite games of all time?
That's mine, what have y'all got?