Sunday, September 7, 2008

Second Childhood

The background photo is the poison ivy picture that tsduff took for Terry's Timeout Blog.

For Ariel, if you can't understand the spoken words, here is what was said:
"Hi! Do you like my dragon costume?"
"I am Tom. Welcome to the real world! The Matrix got me!"
"They say when you get old, you go through a second childhood. Well, even my voice has changed back!"

The character here is a girl (Aiko 3) but believe me, I was not a girl when I was a child. I don't know how to morph her into a boy unless I buy Hiro which makes Aiko 3 an anime male character.


Ariel the Thief said...

LOL! You have a lot of fun with these videos. The fart was very boy-like. :-) Thanks for the text!

I learnt just lately what "second childhood" really means. It is just as ugly as frightening. Tom, avoid it.

tom thumb said...

People are always mistaking me for a little kid. I am a full grown dwarf satyr, so I hate that!

tsduff said...

Click the YouTube
because you should hear her sing it. The words are very poignant, and your post reminded me of her song.

When I Was a Boy Lyrics
Artist(Band):Dar Williams Review The Song (6) Print the Lyrics

I won't forget when Peter Pan came to my house, took my hand
I said I was a boy; I'm glad he didn't check.
I learned to fly, I learned to fight
I lived a whole life in one night
We saved each other's lives out on the pirate's deck.

And I remember that night
When I'm leaving a late night with some friends
And I hear somebody tell me it's not safe,
someone should help me
I need to find a nice man to walk me home.

When I was a boy, I scared the pants off of my mom,
Climbed what I could climb upon
And I don't know how I survived,
I guess I knew the tricks that all boys knew.

And you can walk me home, but I was a boy, too.

I was a kid that you would like, just a small boy on her bike
Riding topless, yeah, I never cared who saw.
My neighbor come outside to say, "Get your shirt,"
I said "No way, it's the last time I'm not breaking any law."

And now I'm in this clothing store, and the signs say less is more
More that's tight means more to see, more for them, not more for me
That can't help me climb a tree in ten seconds flat

When I was a boy, See that picture? That was me
Grass-stained shirt and dusty knees
And I know things have gotta change,
They got pills to sell, they've got implants to put in,
they've got implants to remove

But I am not forgetting...that I was a boy too

And like the woods where I would creep, it's a secret I can keep
Except when I'm tired, 'cept when I'm being caught off guard
And I've had a lonesome awful day, the conversation finds its way
To catching fire-flies out in the backyard.

And so I tell the man I'm with about the other life I lived
And I say, "Now you're top gun, I have lost and you have won"
And he says, "Oh no, no, can't you see

When I was a girl, my mom and I we always talked
And I picked flowers everywhere that I walked.
And I could always cry, now even when I'm alone I seldom do
And I have lost some kindness
But I was a girl too.
And you were just like me, and I was just like you"

Daisy!! said...

That voice reminds me of my clone Daisy2!!!!

Nessa said...

You are silly as ever. Love all of the action.