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Shrub Monkeys 126 by ktshy Shrub Monkeys 126 by ktshy
Ah yes, the magical flashlight reading fort. I was hit with a bit of nostalgia thinking about my childhood... did any of you guys have those giant yellow playskool colour changing flashlights back in the day? [link] (Looking at the photo reference now I see that I drew it totally wrong in panel 2, but I was going from memory, so it was MORE PURE dammit!!)

I used it in my reading fort all the time. The light would keep dimming from eating up batteries, and my arm would shake from the strain of holding it up all night, fingers grasping the "on button" in a sweaty death grip, but it came with sweet colour changing options! When reading comics it was set to plain white for the normal sequences/pages, "green" for weird story parts or "red" for action or frightening scenes. Gooooood times. GOOD TIMES.

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:iconnestharon:
Nestharon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Writer
Childhood memories are mostly the best.
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KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I laughed at this so much hahaha thanks for making my day!
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:iconrs-kyra:
RS-Kyra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Gerry sleeps in his hat?
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stevensylvia20 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
You have beautiful hair and cute little feet - and does your boyfriend ever take off his hat?
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:icononelittlewitch:
OneLittleWitch Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
i used to keep my sister up because we shared a room and she could see the light under the covers...it was a little like Goob and Lewis in Meet The Robinsons.
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AliyaLiadan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I had that flashlight. It was my best friend.
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:iconhaneuli:
haneuli Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
lol he goes to sleep with a hat on? lool
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brookeechan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ur fiance is sexy...or is it husband....whatevs
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:icongrimsrasatoas:
Grimsrasatoas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
those things are amazing. i wish mine still worked
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gant12000 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
my girlfriend took all the batteries after i tried your solution. then i caught the blanket on fire when i switched to candle light, so i got my batteries back and third degree burns. victory
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DukeDragoon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You must really hate mondays.
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peppermeek Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Artist
I still have my grey color-changing flashlight~. I should put some new batteries in it and take it to collage with me xD

(and your boyfriend sleeps with his hat on???)
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pmaestro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
omg genius, i'll have to try that!
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AnimedGirl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
C: man... im only 12 and you're making me feel all nostalgic...
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Bubbls Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.
I HAD THAT FLASHLIGHT, AND I WOULD NEVER LET GO OF IT. And and and I would almost suffocate in my fort every time because there was limited air flow and it would get very stuffy very fast haha!

*cough* Maybe I was a bit too enthusiastic there... But thanks for making my day over and over again! C:
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AngelFromHungary Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I did that too...XD Who didn't? :-p
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:iconqueenofmuttonchops:
QueenofMuttonchops Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sleeps with hat on.
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:iconcandiedjellyfish:
CandiedJellyfish Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
I used to do that too.
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:iconshinigamirae:
ShinigamiRae Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
*giggles* thats me! :D
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:iconvaloncia:
valoncia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
i love it how your fiancÚ is always wearing a hat. aaaaaaaaaaaaaand i love this strip. i find it soothing (is that correct?) when i do something that i used to do in my childhood... :)
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:iconktshy:
ktshy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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knightJJ Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
hahathis is so cool
my mom told me she did the same thing when she was little, but one time her blanked almost catched on fire ..heh.. XD
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:iconthe-jedi-ninja:
The-Jedi-Ninja Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
If it makes you feel any better, the torch you drew in the 2nd panel looks just like a torch I had as a child. :D
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:iconredduncan:
RedDuncan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
This totally made my day! I had that flashlight as a kid too <3 Ahh good times (:
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:icons-mores:
s-mores Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
OMG YES I DID! TWO!
And I totally still read under the covers for hours x)
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:iconslipperyscales:
slipperyscales Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
You have no idea how happy this just made me. :D
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:iconmagfry:
magfry Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Haha, I totally did this as well! ... and definitely still do. :D
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:iconthe-dazzling-void:
the-dazzling-void Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist
i had one of those flashlights. but mine was confiscated... for doing exactly this. LOL
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:iconfinnibuns-mcgee:
Finnibuns-Mcgee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think the question that should be asked is 'why the heck is he wearing a hat to bed?'
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:iconshadowcat-chan:
Shadowcat-chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I agree!
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zeranote17 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Nice.
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:iconshining-hamster:
shining-hamster Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
sleeping with hat on ftw :D
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:iconangeldemonvolume:
AngelDemonVolume Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
def remember doing this. lol gotta wonder why the guy is wearing a hat to bed?
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:iconlynn-fett:
Lynn-Fett Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He wears a hat in bed? >:c
I love the strip though. :DD
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:iconjess-the-rockstar:
jess-the-rockstar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
Now I miss my payskool color changing flashlight... :sniff:

On the brighter silde, love the comic!
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European-Traveler Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had one of those playskool flashlights! :D

I Love this!!
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whisperwillow45 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the feet wiggling. You're comics always make me smile. I'm a huge fan.
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:iconmitchel-jacobsen:
Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Artisan Crafter
I had one of those! I used to think any light effects in movies was a guy flashing those behind stage =D
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MadHatterBata Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
hahahah i used to do this all the time XD
i like how he's wearing his hat to bed
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:iconanto90:
Anto90 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooohh yes! I used to do that, and still do it now.
That's the reason I can't see anything without my glasses now :P
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musicsuperspaz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitly had one of those awesome flashlights! It was soo awesome! I loved sneaking extra book time after lights out, too. I like how you drew your mom, she looks super sweet. I also love that you're bf sleeps with his baseball cap on. (:
Great comic, great sentimental memory time here.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah - used to do that!
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:iconsp85:
SP85 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Digital Artist
I still have this problem too XD But I used my nightlight when I was a kid ^^
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Neofreak1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
HECK YA
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:iconradtastical:
radtastical Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
OH MAN I HAD THAT FLASHLIGHT.
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thecatmagician Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
This is epic! Your boyfriend sleeps in his cap?
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S-Trange Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha I love this entire comic. It's all "old habits die hard" kinda thing. There are things I used to do as a kid that I still do sometimes so I can totally relate to this. :giggle:
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poncho007 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
xDDDDD
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:iconfoofoopapachon:
Foofoopapachon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol, Does he usually sleep with his cap on?
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AnnestasiaMonaLisa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
lol does he alwase sleep with his hat on?
^ ^
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