I had forgotten about the Hos and the Academy Girls. We had quite a few teenagers, all very smart, funny and mature. The CST was hilarious! It was fun to be blatantly focused on Johnny's sexual appeal. It was all very lighthearted, because really, we were full of awe and admiration of his brilliant mind and talent more than anything. But he was so super good-looking, it was impossible to talk for long without spicing up the conversation.
And that’s exactly what appealed to me on this site: people who were & are articulate about jd’s mystery & versatility as an actor plus love of his old soul (kindness to fans, etc) but then also being honest about his tremendous sex appeal — without being creepy. There was a lot of humor on the CST & generally here on deppo plus interest in simply connecting. So: thanks to founders & old guard as well as those here now & future!
Post by depplyinlove on Aug 28, 2018 12:12:33 GMT -5
I would have loved to have joined as a teen! But my parents were pretty strict about my internet usage. And we had no smartphones then. My fandom was restricted to movies/TV, magazines and chatting w/ friends at school. We loved JD but I'm pretty sure I loved him the most! But those were GOOOOOOD times man!
Gosh, when I was a teen, we didn't have internet, we didn't have smartphones, we didn't have cell phones, and we didn't have personal computers! A computer was a big thing that we could take a course in BASIC to learn to do programming, seemed like some high tech stuff back then Such a different world now
I hung with a group of girls who loved the Beatles. One girl was all about John, another loved George, another Ringo and me, Paul. Wow. My bedroom walls were COVERED wall to floor with stuff I cut out of fan magazines. Mostly black and white. We didn't have a lot of exposure to our heart throbs, other than the mags and of course the radio. Yes, the occasional tour and the TV shows, but nothing like now. I had a transistor radio, about as big as my hand. Always had it on. Used to lay in bed at night and listen to stations all over the US. You could get them at night, not during the day. We had a black and white TV (one for the whole family) and I have to say I saw amazing things. Westerns every night, and more old movies than you'd ever get to see today, entire stations broadcasting only old movies. I was in heaven, and of course as I got older, late night talk shows. It was a limited life style but I found it incredibly fun, incredibly fortunate.
I was a John fan; closest sister in age, paul. Her whole side of our room was floor to ceiling Paul. She started a Beatles fan club, wrote him fan letters, etc. (much more intense than i’m saying). I fell in love with James dean in high school but he’d passed away long before. Like you said, firefly, there were channels with old movies on at night. When I stayed over at my best friend’s, her parents didn’t seem to mind if we stayed up — as long as we were quiet. Saw lots of old classics: musicals, noir, etc etc. a girl in my art class had a much older sister who’d collected James dean fan mags & my friend got them for me: treasure!!