BLOGATHON 2006 ENTRY #5: Choose Your Own Childhood

Posted by Prince Gomolvilas
ON Saturday, July 29, 2006
Reporting From Glendale, California.

Am I really doing this?


I'm hungry. But I'm too tired and sleepy to get up and get something to eat. So, instead, I sip water. Like a crack whore down at the bowery.


Speaking of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books, remember those when you were a kid? I loved them and collected them. The idea of being able to co-create the story simply by choosing was very appealing—and, I suppose, empowering—to me. An early life lesson that we all truly do choose our own adventures every day. Of course, what we go through normally isn't as scary as some of those books. I recall some of those stories being terrifying. Like I would so identify with the characters in those stories that when something bad would happen to them I would be emotionally wrecked by it. Strong imaginations breed genius.


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  1. Utopia Said,

    Imagine if they had "Choose your own Adventure" books for adults. Those would rock.


  2. Ken Narasaki Said,

    Where, exactly, is the bowery?


  3. Oh my god, we could make MILLIONS selling Choose Your Own Erotic Adventures! I'm serious!


    And, Ken, YOU know where the bowery is.


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