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The History Kid

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  1. Reality is a fickle thing.  I'm not sure how other generations have reflected on their younger years (namely the Generation X crew).  I'm sure they probably have and did, but perhaps the reason it seems like the younger crew is more nostalgic is because we have platforms that we reminisce on.  We're more comfortable using them.  I'd hate to think that something happened to make us actually be so forlorn about our younger (tweens/teens) than other generations.  The shocking thing about that is none of us who are in positions to make the changes to go back actually do so.  All they do is drive forward ignoring the "no bridge ahead" signs. 

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  2. Characters are a driving point for most people, whether they know it or not.  I would venture to gather that a lot of fans will like series that are notoriously bad just because of a character's looks or mannerisms.  I'm not saying that's always the case, but it drives a lot of people.  Likewise, a character sets the tone for the series.  You can have a great story brought down by poor execution by the characters.  You can have great characters that can't shoulder the burden of a terrible story.  If I'm not caring about the characters and their growth, you don't have me.  

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  3. 3 minutes ago, Wedgy said:

    Why are these tours only 15 minutes? That seems so counterproductive if they make it a point to have you there to try to educate.

    It's not that they're always 15 minutes.  This tour just so happened to be.  The group was stuck on a strict schedule, and the planner...lets just say wasn't the greatest at planning.  Most of our engagements range from 45 to 90 minutes (we do have plans for 30 minutes too).  It just didn't work out that way this time.  The group was late - which didn't help either.

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