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The Goonies vs a giant monster.
For those of you who don’t know, I love the Goonies. Just check out my blog or flickr site to see all my Goonies art and such.
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A couple weeks ago The League challenge was to write about your ultimate pop culture road trip. I missed out on that challenge; which is a real bummer because I love to travel and would have enjoyed putting together a road trip. But to make up for it I made a map showing most of the other Leaguer’s hot spots. I couldn’t fit everyone’s on the map and I only did the USA, so some sites in England got left off; sorry about that.
So I present to you the League Ultimate Pop Culture Road Trip Map:
The sad thing about making this map, I realize just how far away I live from all the cool stuff I live in south Texas, to reach the nearest location, which for me would be #14 would probably take 7-8 hours!
I went on a mission trip to the Domican Republic from June 13- June 20. On our last day they took us to a market that had a bunch of souvenirs and such but there wasn’t a lot of stuff to pick from, pretty much the same few things repeated over and over. I got bored with that real fast and grabbed a friend and left the market to walk down the street.
We walked a few blocks, went in a few stores (there weren’t many) and then I went in a used book store. The store was small and didn’t have very many books. All were in Spanish and in the back they had a few old Spanish childrens books. And then I spotted these and my heart almost stopped:
Amazing! You have to understand that in the stores and in the towns we went to they didn’t have anything. They had nowheres near the selection we have here. For cookies and chips you had 2, maybe 3 to pick from; same with the soft drinks. I never saw any toys or books for sale (other than this store). It was pretty much necessities and nothing else.
You all know how big a Goonies fan I am. So to find two vintage Goonies books was mind-blowing. I truly feel God was giving me a present for all the work I had done that week, and most of the time limping around with a messed up calf muscle. There really is no other explanation as to why I would find 2 vintage, un-used Goonie books in a country that has very little.
I also found this Italian Disney activity book, also from the 80′s:
The real gift from God was the experience’s I had and being able to connect with the children but I feel that on my last day this was just a little extra icing on the cake.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post I was inspired to draw some Muppet Babies fan art after finding a Muppet Babies coloring book at the used book store. I have always enjoyed the cartoon and my favorite part was when the Muppets used their imagination to go on adventures; often times in their favorite movies or books. So I thought it would be neat to draw the Muppet Babies as if they were using their imagination to play-act in one of my favorite movies:
This weeks League challenge is:
The 80′s and 90′s were filled with kids and teens in the movies. Which movie would you like to see a sequel made in 2012 with the original cast members, who have aged the same as you and me.
This one is pretty hard. The first movies that come to mind are “The Goonies” (of course) but I’m not sure I would want to see a sequel though and “Monster Squad” but again I’m not sure I want to see a sequel to that movie either. Those movies are so much fun in part because of the kids in the movie. A sequel with adults just wouldn’t be that much fun I think.
“E.T.” would be a fun sequel, I read the E.T. sequel book, pretty weird, yet fun story.
But I think for this challenge I am going to go with:
”Labyrinth” I really enjoyed this movie as a kid but it had a sadness hanging over the entire story. Maybe it was just me and that time of my life where I was “Growing Up” and trying to come terms with it . But I think a sequel could be really, really awesome. It would be fun to see more of the actual labyrinth and more creatures. Sir Didymus is one of my favorite characters. Suprisingly I have yet to do any fan art for this movie. I should rectify that…
My runner-up would be:
“The Never Ending Story” I think it’d be neat to see Bastian as an adult going back to the world of Fantasia and rediscover his inner child or some such stuff. But with today’s special effects they could knock this one out of the park.
Brian over at CoolandCollected has started a new project called “The League” where various blogs post about the same topic and then we share with each other. Sounds like a fun idea and the first topic is:
What movie is, or was, your “go to” Saturday matinee — the comfort movie you always popped into the VCR on a rainy Saturday afternoon, the movie you watched over and over again, driving your parents crazy while you recited the lines along with the characters on the screen?
And so here is my answer:
I didn’t have a lot of VHS tapes growing up but the two I watched quite often were “Star Wars” and “The Goonies”.
Actually, every summer I would watch “The Goonies” on the last night before school would start or as close to it as I could get.
I always thought the ending of “The Goonies” was bittersweet; they found the treasure and saved their neighborhood but in all likelyhood they would never have another adventure like that again and their lives would become normal and mundane like the rest of us. So for me, that really stood out when the summer was ending and all the freedom and adventures we had were about to end as we headed back to life in the classroom.
Secretely, I imagined the Goonies going back into the caves for more fun and exploration at a later date.
I love the movie, and it came out when I was 9 or 10 and as I watched it growing up I was growing up too and the movie always reminds me of the great times you could have as a kid and the simplicity of childhood. The older I got the more important that became to me. I refuse to “grow up” and will always be a kid at heart and have as much fun and adventure as I can pack into my life.
I enjoy “The Goonies” so much I have made quite a bit of fanart and even went to Astoria, OR on vacation:
One of my first Goonie pieces: