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Adventures in bypassing parental restrictions

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by SomeRandom, Oct 11, 2019 at 11:42 PM.

  1. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise

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    What were some pop culture things your parents (tried) to bar you from as nippers?
    And what were some instances of you helping bypass those barriers, even unknowingly, for your friends growing up?

    I have two cousins who are sisters, who’s parents were a lot less strict in their media consumption. And man, I must have watched all sorts of movies and TV shows with them that would have horrified my mother lol

    Once had my super religious cousin stay over. I think she lived in America at the time, I can’t remember. Anyway I was about half way through a (borrowed) Harry Potter book and she asked if she could read it. We were like 10 or 11. So of course I just gave it to her. I mean we literally read in school, why wouldn’t I?
    Turns out she was banned from it and her mother was not impressed.

    I remember taking advantage of my father’s naivety with video games. He always dismissed all games as for kids. So when we used to go to BlockBuster (god remember them?) I’d always get like GTA or Driver or what have you. Ahh memories.
     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I was an out-of-control adolescent. I got in trouble, naturally, but from acting out not bypassing parental authority.
     
  3. Jedster

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    @SomeRandom

    My father forbade me to read comics, which he thought were a 'bad influence'. He wasinto classic literature.
    However, for some reason he didn't see hard-cover annuals as comics, so I read annuals and the comics I surreptitiously obtained put in the annuals.
    He never noticed.(My mum, who I told everything, just laughed)

    Similar to my dad, my bigger brother forbade me to smoke(which I started around 13); however he didn't object to me putting the cigarette tobacco into a Sherlock Holmes type pipe and smoke it.
    I dunno big brothers :rolleyes:
     
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  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I never really had any restrictions so long as i kept it legal, decent, honest and used my common sense.

    Seems to have worked for me.
     
  5. SomeRandom

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    Same. But that was from me learning from my dad lol
     
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    The big restrictions I remember is access to the computer and access to entertainment if I called (parents) in sick. My parents took various cords or the mouse until I completed homework. If I taking a sick day I had no access to TV nor computer. The logic was if I am sick I am resting not entertaining myself. Which is hindsight was fine as typically was sick enough to sleep through most of the day.

    It was one set of grandparents that were very restrictive. Sci-fi (future based) was banned completely as Jesus would be here before anything like happens. Star Trek TNG was off-limits for example. Anything related to Fundamentalist Christian taboos were of limits too; magic, witches, vampires, etc. Even if those elements were used for good (Forever Night) or fought against were banned.
     
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  7. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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  8. Audie

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    I never remotely dared defy my Mom.
     
  9. SomeRandom

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    Fair enough.
    You had a “tiger mum” right?
    Very strict with pop cultural influences?
     
  10. Audie

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    Very tiger. No tv or movies or dating or or
     
  11. SomeRandom

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    Out of curiosity, did you ever feel like you wanted to engage in pop culture like everyone around you (presumably?)
    I knew people who had tiger mums, but they often used me to get some pop culture into their lives
     
  12. Audie

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    It was not solitary confinement but Americans would think it was.
     
  13. SomeRandom

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    Well I’m not American, so I don’t know either way.
     
  14. Audie

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    Ozarians are probably much the same that way.
     
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    I don’t think so. We’re much more closely related to Europe than Americanstan in terms of culture.
     
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    So Ozites or Euros would not think having every minute svheduled
    was not more restrictive than is to their taste?
     
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    They might think it oddly military. I don’t know about Brits since they have boarding schools. So they might not think it that unusual.
     
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