Pony Thought of the Day: Memory Contamination

Way back in the distant mists of the early 2000s, I was taking a class in children’s literature and ran into my (completely awesome, by the way) professor on the bus. I mentioned the upcoming Harry Potter movie, and she said she never went to movies of books she liked, because the actors in the film would contaminate her experience of the book–once she saw the movie, she would forever hear their voices when she read the book, instead of the voices she imagined previously.

I never really got what she meant until I rewatched “Sisterhooves Social” for Sunday’s post. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the source for my favorite episode of Friendship Is Witchcraft, and this makes it really hard to pay attention to what the characters are saying and doing. Every time I see a shot used in Friendship Is Witchcraft, I hear that dialogue in my head!

0 thoughts on “Pony Thought of the Day: Memory Contamination

  1. It helps if the movie is so bad you are able to purge all recollection of it from your consciousness.

    Such as, for instance, pretty much anything based on a Dr. Seuss book.

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