I wasn’t allowed to say “i died” on mario. I “lost one of my chances to succeed”. (zaqhavok)
No trends, or ‘passing fads’.
Pokemon, banned. Barbies, banned. Beanie babies, banned. Playstation/Gameboys? Banned. Anything particularly fashionable, or popular regardless of actual merit was met with derision and we’d be mocked for even suggesting interest.
We were achingly frumpy kids with interests and cultural references (or lack thereof) that isolated us from our peers and they wondered why each of us were bullied. (PLAUTOS)
I had a friend who wasn’t allowed to sit on the couch. No matter the circumstances. That was the first time I realized something was really wrong in his house. The kicker – it was a crappy couch, so it’s not like he was going to ruin it. (DecoyOne)