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Un-Allowed Media
« on: August 15, 2023, 03:47:23 pm »
What media didn't you allowed to have as a kid?

Movies/TV/VideoGames/etc!

I think the entirety of the media for ages 7-18+ my not allowed. The maximum is 6!

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2023, 03:48:21 pm »
And the not allowed includes SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Rugrats, Rocko, Ren&Stimpy, etc.

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2023, 06:56:38 pm »
I wasn't allowed to get Warcraft because the name sounded like "witchcraft"... plus there was "clearly" a demon on the box.  ::)

I had Street Fighter II though, which was the coolest game you could have. Took it to a friends house where his mom promptly rooted through my bag and saw green-skinned Blanka on the cover. "You can't play this one. It's demonic." She let us play Mario Paint though!


ferraroso

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2023, 07:28:26 pm »
I don't remember my parents ever forbidding me from watching/reading anything.
The advantages of being born in a family of Socialist Atheists I guess? Haha

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2023, 08:04:28 pm »
My mother kind of bought into the Satanic Panic of the 80s and refused to let me play Dungeons and Dragons. By the time I was a teenager in the 90s though, she softened her stance on it and allowed it begrudgingly.

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2023, 08:09:44 pm »
I don't remember my parents ever forbidding me from watching/reading anything.
The advantages of being born in a family of Socialist Atheists I guess? Haha

Pretty much the same here. There were a couple movies I wasn't allowed to watch until I was older (When I was 7-8 I couldn't watch certain movies like Cat People or Risky Business, but by the time I was 13 it was fine, lol) Actually, those are the only 2 I recall being told I had to wait on (Themes were incest and prostitution)
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Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2023, 09:54:03 pm »
I saw Full Metal Jacket when I was 6, if that gives you any idea.


Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2023, 03:24:42 am »
I don't remember many things explicitly forbidden. They didn't allow me to watch non-age appropriate stuff unsupervised, like The Terminator at age 6, but other than that, I was free to consume any type of media available. I could also play violent games, like Carmageddon and Mortal Kombat 4, because unlike most people, they thought games to be less harmful/disturbing than movies.

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2023, 03:41:39 am »
My mom was religious, dad not so much, but my mom never really fell into the "That's evil" side of things.  I specifically remember getting a birthday card for a friends party, saying to not bring toys like "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", because they were mutants and that is somehow evil.  My mom thought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were cute lol 

So I didn't have too much stuff that was off limits.  She of course wouldn't really want me watching too violent and horrific of stuff, normal parent things, but never outright saying "That's off limits" for things that aren't really a problem.  I'd watch a lot of tv with my dad, so I saw like Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park, and other movies and shows on TV, which was normal cable, so abit edited, but she didn't seem to mind that a ton that I remember, though there are probably a few things she probably regrets letting me watch with him lol

tripredacus

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2023, 10:25:50 am »
The only thing that really sticks out was actually video games. I did not have any at home until around 1993 when I got a computer. Before that time I had a NES at my dad's house and spent time playing video games at friends houses. I did not have a video game console at home until I bought a Saturn.

Nickkchilla

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2023, 06:23:09 pm »
My parents were reluctant to pay for any type of internet service.

They were concerned about us kiddos seeing adult material and weren't particularly internet savvy, back during the days of WebTV.

I remember when we first got WebTV, there was an adult filter they figured out how to put on, and the settings blocked me from just wanting to view Nintendo's official website and Pokemon. I just wanted to figure out how to get Pikablu and Yoshi in my copy of Pokemon Red man.

I'd imagine for them back then, internet was only good for news or sexy times.

I guess they're not wrong, lol.


Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2023, 03:14:35 am »
My Mum didn't want us to play any Beat'em'Up or FPS till we were like 16 years old, ... but we bypassed her controls via friends  8)

By the age of 11 I was literally addicted to playing GoldenEye007 for N64.
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Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2023, 04:19:22 pm »
The only media I was not allowed at a young kid was Horror movies.
So my brother and I used to create our own by drawing comic style books in our notepads.
Then when I finally got to see a horror movie I was disappointed because they went as F'ed up as what we drew. lol
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Warmsignal

Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2023, 09:19:51 pm »
Pretty much just explicit music or anything with a parental advisory warning on it. I believe they bought into the whole "explicit music brainwashes and turns kids violent and deviant" panic that was going around since the 80s into the 90s. They didn't really seem to grasp the ESRB indicators, but on a few occasions when I'd want a mature game you'd have an asshat game-store associate give a spiel about all the "bad stuff" in a game they were about to buy for me. They'd always give in, but who the hell are these do-good'ers who think it's their job to stand there and guilt trip a customer over buying their kid some video game smut? Pizz off register jockey, it's not your place to grill people on what they buy.
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Re: Un-Allowed Media
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2023, 11:15:44 pm »
Closest talking to I got was that my grandfather didn't want me listening to rap/hip-hop. The song that was being played at the time he brought it up was "Burnt" by Del the Funky Homosapien which was on the Tony Hawk's American Wasteland game and the only song on the Rap/Hip-Hop list I actually enjoyed and had in rotation on that game.

Would of been funnier if it was his song "If You Must" back on THPS3 though