I was reading Cracked (as one does when they’re awake at 4 am) and they posted an article of classic TV shows that had one super-weird episode. As I was going through the list it looked like the only one I’d seen was the M.A.S.H. episode “Dreams” until I got to this one PBS show called Ghostwriter. Apparently it was about these kids who have a ghost who helps them write or something? And there was an episode called “Attack of the Slime Monster” with this ugly dude:

And all of a sudden I had a HUGE flashback to being 4, watching this episode totally freaked out, and then sitting at my dad’s weird early-90s laptop and “writing a story” (pressing random letters) about it. It was the first time that I realized that I wanted to write when I was big. Which I haven’t done yet. But maybe this is the kick in the ass I need to start.

Also my parents really should have monitored my media consumption better because I had nightmares about that monster for YEARS.

So what weird things shaped your childhood? Or just have an OT while I try to go back to sleep.