|||||"reach for the light..." go balto go!||]|
Yikes! I shouldve intro'ed myself before pimping my vids- oops, I forgot. LoL. ~*~
First, I'm a 22yo gurl who loves sappiness, yes I do... hehe. How did I fall in love with Balto? Well...
In like, late 95 my 7th grade had started studying wolves. I'd always loved dogs (tho I think at that time I was more of a cat fancier... and yes, my current and all time obsession was/is LionKing) and thought wolves were awesome too. But I just became even *more* fascinated. And of course, my fave dogs were the ones that resemble my fave kind of wolves- Alaskan Malemutes & Siberian Huskies!
Somewhere along the way, I'd come across this "Step Into Reading" book... you Balto fans must kno which one I mean ^_~ I fell in love with the story (love great stories like that), and even ended up doing a report on Balto as a project for school that year.
I didnt hear about there being a movie tho! It wasnt until I discovered the wonders of a video store later that spring- April96- that I realized there was a Balto movie coming on video, and I just *had* to see it! I rented it first week it came out, and was completely hooked. So what if it wasnt a musical like I was used to with animated movies... it was *awesome*! And the music itself was beautiful! I loved everything, the humour, the sappiness... My heart was stolen. LoL.
And, so, years have gone by and I still to this day consider this movie one of my alltime faves, and it's my 2nd fave *animated* movie of all time. LionKing being #1, and Anastasia being #2. Hehe.
At one point, my alias/sn, before it settled into its permanent form of "SimbiAni" in Jan99, even said "Simbalto". Before that it was "Simbalto-SBJP" (which is kindve redundant... Simba Balto Jurassic Park, haha). It became Simbi-Ani becuz Simbalto-Anya was starting to look weird, haha. Eventually I just lost the hyphen all together.
Oh, and in October2002 while in NYC to stalk NickCarter for a friend, haha, I finally got to see the statue!! Whoo!! It was just as awesome as I'd always imagined it! Hehehe...
Obviously, I'm a big fan ^_^ Except, I havent done like, any Balto fanart, and only written one fic, but as you can tell from my previous post- finally! have made some music videos, whee. Very happy about that, indeed!!
Hope to meet other lovely crazy Balto fans here, LoL!