I'm glad I hum songs only loud enough for me to hear it. Otherwise, I'm sure I would have got some quizzical looks from the other students walking the parking lot. You know something, I've never been big into Transformers. It's a robot that can change into...well, it can change. But lately it's been crossing my mind a little bit.
I can understand why. At the Air Guitar contest, I continually kept on getting called a Transformer. Even Bjorn Turoque, the world's most famous air guitarist (and MC of the show) introduced me coming onstage as that. "From the upcoming Transformers movie--!" Of course, I'd likely have to spend over a minute explaining to people that I'm really the Supreme Catatonic, a mecha that originates inside a mountain on the outskirts of Little Tokyo which is summoned by an anthropomorphic mechanical cat (who works at a pizza parlor with a secret identity) via his Magical Ginsu Sword whenever they battle a giant enemy robot which is too tough for them, sent by the Big Cheese (an anthropomorphic mechanical rat/fox who has a seat in the emperor's council, plus explodes whenever he gets angry) in order to disrupt the social order in the city and hopefully lead a coup de'tat against the emperor, thereby becoming emperor himself. Instead, I merely smile and nod. "Yeah. Transformer."
By and by, though, the contest went awesomely. I didn't win, but that isn't important. For sixty seconds, I was a rockstar with people cheering me on. Sure there were some boos, but what do you expect when you're not Slash? Then at the very end, they got everyone and a couple audience members onstage, and we jammed out to Freebird, playing among some famous stars as Nordic Thuner, Painkiller Iggs, and, erm...this guy who worked at a soda shop (and won the contest!).
After I got home, after hearing everybody's accusation at the contest, a thought came to me. "Didn't the animated Transformers Movie have an upgraded glamrock theme?" And yes, yes it did, with a guitar solo and everything. Truncated into 60 seconds, I'm already ready for next year's contest. Oh yes, there'll be a next year (...at least I can hope).
Something else that's been getting in my head is something that happens with a lot of things. It's not necessarily the series itself, but rather the nostalgia and reputation that goes along with it. Come on, you've had to have seen a lot of the same series and movies you did as a child nowadays, and think, "Man...this is actually pretty bad/cheesy!" But for all of how bad it is, you'll still get a reaction out of people nowadays if you hold up your arm and yell out, "I! Have! The powerrrr!"
Does anybody have similar stories concerning nostalgia?
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