-{Childish Things}-

For some reason, I got it in my head to watch an episode or two of Voltron. I have fond memories of Voltron. I remember the playground at West Oak Elementary where we used to argue over who would get to be which lion. I never got any of the figures myself, but I got access to them when I played with friends.

One of the things I remember was the inconvenient of the Blue Lion being female. No females at West Oak Elementary wanted to play Voltron, and no boy wanted to be the female Blue Lion. The way out of this was to say “Well the original Blue Lion was a boy!” Truthfully, I thought we were making that up. It turns out that we weren’t. There was another Blue Lion before the Princess became the Blue Lion.

One of the thoughts I had while watching it was a fan dub idea wherein the bad guy was actually a freedom fighter of sorts, who was pointing out how ridiculous it was that the townspeople lived in squalor while the royal family had all of these super-neat toys and a comparatively opulent castle. It’s funny how I notice these things as I get older.

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Will Truman (trumwill) is a southern transplant in the mountain east with an IT background who bides his time taking care of their daughter while his wife brings home the bacon. You will probably be relieved to know that he does not generally refer to himself in the third-person except when he's writing short bios on his web page.

3 Responses to Childish Things II: Voltron

  1. SFG says:

    Sure. Being a little younger and more of a Transformers fan, has it ever occurred to you how many Autobots died (in the animated movie) because Optimus Prime didn’t finish off the Decepticons all the times he had a chance?

  2. trumwill says:

    I was never much into Transformers, but did have that thought about Batman and the Joker starting at a comparatively young age.

  3. SFG says:

    If you’re really hardcore into twice-told tales, you could find an English translation of Kirill Yeskov’s ‘The Last Ringbearer’, where a heroic Sauron is trying to bring technology to Middle-Earth against the forces of people like Gandalf who want to keep it stuck in the past.

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