every time i look at @Aleums's icon and display name "cooler aleums" i am instantly transported back to a horrific moment of personal embarrassment that i will share with you now

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

as a child i was hell-bent on becoming a child actor and in pursuit of this dream i took improv classes. contemporaneously i was in the throes of a deeply passionate special interest in the gremlins films, to the point that i was hand-writing my own screenplay for a third gremlins film in a large notebook and participating actively in the gremlins 3 speculation online fan community

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horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

one improv game we played involved using a prop and acting to perform an impersonation that others would guess. my instructor had EXPLICITLY TOLD ME NOT TO PERFORM GIZMO THE ADORABLE MAIN CHARACTER OF THE GREMLINS FILMS because i had already done this and no child in my age group knows who the fuck that is.

in response i donned a pair of comically oversized sunglasses wider than my face and performed as "cool gizmo" for upwards of twenty minutes

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

every time i think of this moment i am viscerally sick with dread and regret. every time i see cooler aleums i am cool gizmo again

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horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@hyperlink Gremlins Rag is now stuck in my head, again

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@hyperlink you never weren't

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@skelltan i know.. oh god. i know

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@hyperlink JeSUS

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@hyperlink This is the cutest and I love this.

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@hyperlink and in this moment, we are all cool gizmo,,,

together :girafficglasses:

horrific moment of personal embarrassment, improv 

@hyperlink That sounds amazing and like something only an incredibly awesome person would even attempt! Anyone who didn't appreciate a good homage to Gremlins on that night should be shunned from society! :)

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