Okay, so was thinking about story telling and about this premise of art relaying on a personal connection and stuff like that when I realized something. Give me a moment I have an important question coming up. This is gonna be some deep stuff in the back of my head or some easy stuff it took me for ever to realize. Star Wars! I... have not seen Star Wars. Not just the new one, but any of them. (Yes here, take my geek card. I hear I don't have a right to it anymore.) I am familiar with the premis though, so I began thinking. It doesn't sound special? Why is it so special that half the world is freaking out? Then I realized it. It wasn't that it was the greatest thing ever. Rather it was simply a cut above the rest. As I understand it. Sci-Fi had sort of a dark time around this era. Star Wars was the first one a general audience could see and enjoy. It was a cut above the rest at the time and as such it hit a lot of people in the feelings. Because that is such an important part of story telling. Hitting someone in the feels. There have been plenty of movies better than Star Wars since, but to a generation. It will always been "the first." I then realized, I had my own "first" but it wasn't Star Wars, obviously. In my case, it was Digimon Adventure 01. I am thinking of how I originally rated a piece of writing as reminding me of Digimon 01. Which is just about the largest compliment I am able to give, even if it may not at first glance sound like it. So I began thinking. I realized. Yeah. 01 is indeed far from perfect. It has plenty of faults to which as an adult I can see for my self. But put it on and I will smile. Because it was the first for me. The first peice of fictional material that was a cut above the rest and captured a piece of my heart. I mainly find this funny because I recently made a post talking about this and using the simplistic thought process of "in spite of or because of" And I am sure it may be more clear in other cases but in this case I find myself thinking it was both. I liked it because of what it did different, but it was of course some of those differences that led it to making mistakes. I don't like the mistakes, but enoyed the show in spite of them because the differences the show had to everything else at that age was just amazing to me as a seven year old. Digimon was the first to raise the bar. So, now my question. What was your "first"