To start off, my name is Hailey Black. I just joined the forum and hope to become vrienden with some of the other DP fans out there. I'm not a very good writer (awful actually). I just really wanted to talk about how I got back into Disney movies. Hopefully u can beer with me!
Okay, so I stopped watching Disney films somewhere around the time I turned twelve. I had been very much into the princesses and all the films up until then. Around this time, I sort of sank into a depression. I stopped making friends, started wearing black, and I got into horror movies. Lots of horror movies. I really loved the old Frankenstein films and the Nightmare on Elm straat movies. I got very lonely around this time.
One odd thing about my princess phase was that I had never seen The Little Mermaid during it. I had seen Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast, but I had somehow missed TLM. It still baffles me that I never watched it. Anyway, this weird fact occurred to me one dag last year. I found some of my old Princess things and suddenly remembered all those Disney films I once loved. For curiosity sake, I looked them up on the internet. I came across The Little Mermaid and realized I had never seen it. Feeling I had somehow missed out, I decided to finally watch it.
What I'm about to write may seem less strange if I explain that I was a sort of hyper sensitive person (still am). I will cry of laugh at the slightest thing. This, however, only explains one strange thing that I'm about to write. The other thing is just plain strange. So here goes. I got a copy of The Little Mermaid and finally sat down to watch it. It was really weird being introduced to a Disney movie I hadn't seen when I was little. It was really enjoyable, though. Afterward, I felt kinda strange. I remember breaking down crying in the bathroom for a long time. I don't know if this was due to the movie of if I was just being weird in general (like I said, hyper sensitive). The other weird thing was that I watched it again the same day. I just popped it right back in.
After all the crying and stuff was done, I began to feel like I had lost something. I really missed all those old movies. I ended up re-watching pretty much all of them. It felt like an old friend coming back to visit. This helped to alleviate some of my depression, and I felt a lot happier afterwards. Of course I can't completely change myself. I just enjoy being able to mix my love of Disney films in with everything else that I love.
Well, there it is. I don't know if I did a very good job of expressing myself. I just hope it made some semblance of sense.