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  1. So I was reminiscing about the weird things me and my little sister did as kids together. I was wondering about what weird things everyone else did as children as well! Here are some things me and my little sister did. Weird thing #1: We made up a game called "Spanky the Baby". One of us would play the mom and the other would play the baby. The baby is hungry but confused the word "food" for "spanking" so the mom thinks the baby wants a spanking instead of food. So basically, me and my sister would spank each other as baby or mom characters.... Weird thing #2: We would stand at the kitchen sink mixing soap, old food, dish water and other things and pretend we were making food for "bad guys" in jail. We called it "bad guy food". Weird thing #3: We picked our noses. Instead of eating the boogers, we wiped them on our dad's shoes as revenge for stuff. We were only 3 years old doing that. XD There are hundreds more weird things we did but I'll save those for later. lol
  2. Hi, guys. I'm asking this because I am genuinely curious. What kind of fictional role models did you have when you were a child? Specifically speaking, I'm curious about fictional characters that were your role model when you were an older child or a teenager but it's cool to list younger-child role models too. I'm also particularly curious about what female fictional characters may have been role models to you, because I'm wondering what kind of traits--male or female--appeal as something to look up to for kids of about this age bracket. The Final Fantasy series raised me. I played Final Fantasy 9 when I was in 5th grade and around 6th or 7th I was playing Final Fantasy 10. I looked up to Princess Garnet so much that I had my hair cut like hers (after she'd cut it off with the dagger). I believe what made me look up to her was because although she felt she had a heavy burden on her, with her responsibilities as a princess, and although her mother was a psycho ... she grew strong. She was weak at first and ran away from these troubles but she stuck with it. I saw her progression from weak to strong in the series and that really gave me something to admire as a young girl. I can say the same thing about Belle from Beauty and the Beast, someone brave and intelligent thrown into horrible circumstances but keeping it together. Also like Garnet, she truly loved her father. Garnet loved her mother even with Brahne being... well... Brahne. But an even bigger role model to me was Yuna from FFX. She's a girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders, but she keeps smiling and she stays hopeful. She'd even come to any sacrifice for the better good of the world.
  3. How many parents do we have here? Share some funny stories, kids are weird little people.
  4. When I was little, I thought that if I swung high enough, I'd fall into the sky. I also thought the sky was a giant painting. I believed that lava lamps were magic. What did you think or do when you were little? :3
  5. Okay, this needs a bit of introduction. This was a video uploaded by Caddicarus. If you don't know, Caddicarus (or caddi for short) Is a british youtube reviewer/musician/entertainer, who makes videos about video games, movies and all sorts of nerdy stuff. from time to time, he has videos featuring 2 little kids. Now, they are not really his kids, but they are the ones of his girlfriend and he lives with them for 4 years now, so you get the picture pretty much. If you like this vid, check his other stuff out too, he is funny as hell. But anyway, here we have the kids explaining the original MLP movie
  6. I've got a little nostalgic today Hope there wasn't topic like that before, at least I've searched, honestly So - How was your childhood like? Mine was good one, there so many things to remember. A lot of books and time to read them. Bicycling without fear (idk how many times I fall, but still tried to do some tricks ). Climbing trees (and falling from them lol). Fires and baked popatoes. Warcraft I and II and ancle's house . Football, voleyball et cetera. Granny's pies. Sunny plains and school days. Trips with parents and camps with friends. New Year's holidays at great grandfather house. Small travels which then was a great adventuries and now for me it's 20 minutes walk throught common places. Secret houses on the trees and cheap and tasty icecream. Also I was fencer so tornaments in other schools and towns. And a much much much more. Looking back I'm really very happy about my childhood, there a lot to remember that I mentioned above just vague shapes of what I see in my head right now But it's a little sad that I'm adult already And that about you? What you seeing than you looking back into your childhood? Are you happy with it? Are you sad that it's over (well if it's over for you ofc)?
  7. Being an assistant instructor in martial arts and working in a public environment I am afforded more opportunity than I would like to see different parenting styles, attempts, and outcomes. Beyond that, my experience in a teaching/leadership role as an assistant instructor has given me opportunity to even try different teaching styles and methods of gaining obedience without using corporal punishment (though I wholly support parents giving their kids a smack upside the head or a spanking if it is well earned). The end result is that I have more parenting experience than I would like, especially given the fact that I loathe the idea of having my own offspring. I had previously drafted a long-winded explanation on my views of raising children, but I found that through all of it, the greatest message was the importance of communication. When punishing or rewarding your child communicate the reason. I wholeheartedly support corporal punishment, but only where other methods of punishment either fail or where the severity of infraction is great. Rewards as well need be measured out such as to breed a sense of work ethic rather than entitlement. As a parent, your rules need be logical and reasonable, and the reason needs to be told to the child. They will learn more from it, be a little more likely to obey. "Because I said so" is not a good reason. Lead by example, and when your children are observing and learning from you, tell them why you make the decisions you do. Don't hide reality from your children because you think they are too young to understand or too fragile to handle it. As a parent your job is too help them understand and grow so as to not be too fragile. If a pet or relative dies, explain what it means. If your child makes a mistake or fails in some task or goal, don't gloss over it or deny it. Let them understand what it means to fail, but encourage them to always try to succeed. As a parent, know your child's strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Encourage them to pursue tirelessly what they love, and encourage them to give up on harmful or fruitless pursuits. If your child asks a question, answer truthfully and to the best of your ability. Encourage curiosity and use it as an opportunity to learn yourself and expand your horizons. Teach critical thinking above all. If you are religious, your children will be exposed to it, but don't try to force it upon them. Allow them to have fun. Childhood is about learning and exploring. They don't need to start down the path to becoming a doctor or lawyer at the age of 5. Let them explore their interest, expose them (along with yourself) to new things. Be a teacher and leader in their lives, don't push off the job and hope others do it for you. Be there with and for your child, and know when to give them space. I have seen parents ignore their kids far too often, especially during the early years. They learn language and how to interact with people first from their parents, so teach them well. Angry Birds can wait. That text message can wait. On that note, the type of language you use around them is the type they learn. There are enough mumbling idiots without an iota of linguistic proficiency, don't make more. Just as children need to be interacted with, they also need room to grow. Don't smother them. Allow them to grow their own circles, have their own adventures, and amass a few scrapes and bruises, so long you are there for them at the end of the day when they need you. Parenting isn't easy, I won't pretend for a second it is. As stated before, the take away from all this is communicating with your child. Just as they are growing, it is an opportunity for the parents to grow as well. I have a certain life philosophy that applies also to parenting, as difficult as it may be to adhere to: Relax; there is no gain from panic. If you feel too stressed or overwhelmed or tired, just pause a moment, catch your breath and focus on how to get things done one step at a time. Remember, your children may just be growing and learning, but they are still people.
  8. There's been some debate as to how much can FiM exactly get away with. People then say, the target audience is very young. To witch I say, how young exactly? I'm starting to think some people believe FiM is a preschool show. The answer IMO, is no. While it was intended to skew a broad audience, Faust said she intended it to be for girls in general, not just 2-5 year olds, more like 2-11 year olds. However, I will say this. The show is most likely growing with its audience, the 2-11 year old girls who watched the show almost 4 years ago, are now probably 6-14 years old, part of that age range has already grew out of the original target audience. So if the writers want those older girls to tune in, as well as keep the younger kids happy, then they're going to have to tweak the show's scale and structure a bit. And if the Season 4 finalle and Season 5 preview are anything to go by, then we may see just that. So do you consider FiM a preschool show?
  9. So I discovered at my local McDonalds that they are selling Mlp toys in their kids meals now. A bit disappointed they don't have Applejack, again, but who could say no to Starlight Glimmer! I'm rather curious as to what you guys have so far, or just what you want. Here's a list for an easy to check guide. Pinkie Pie Fluttershy Rarity Rainbow Dash Coco Pommel Suri Polomare Starlight Glimmer So far, all I have is Twilight and Pinkie, but I'm really trying for that Starlight one. So again, what do you guys have? And who do you want?
  10. So if you went back in time and told your past self that one day, they would enjoy a show called My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, how would they react and take it? Mine would either laugh or ask "WHY???" So discuss away!
  11. Guy I don't know why but I couldn't stop making next gens for one couple and finally sketched them for reference after trying out the pony generator to get their coloring. I may post colored version, I hope I do. I don't even super love their parents but the pairing happened in my head so yeah I made the offspring of Trixie Lulamoon and Prince Blueblood and even some future for them being good in pony society instead of evil conquers or anything. *shrugs* Here's their 1st son: Has light pale blue fur and dark blue hooves, blonde hair with light blue streaks, blue eyes, blind in his left eye after trying to use and advanced spell at a young age backfired into his face. He is logical and very calm, sadly he has a bit of magic fear after the event that blinded him. He watches over his brother and besides his parents is the only one that can handle his high energy and helps him on "adventures". 2nd Son: Same fur and hoof colors as his brother, light blue hair with dark blue streaks and purple eyes. He found his cutie mark very early finding a love for magical explosives and being a small bundle of energy he wants to do magic shows like his mother once did before her retirement from travel and settling down in canterlot and becoming a teacher/husband's writing inspiration. (oops spoilers on my next gen universe for Trixie and Blueblood) He loves going on adventures and his brother being his trusty sidekick as they explore unexplored caves and steal dragon's gold. (not really Comet would never let him do that) So there are the next gen kids I have so far, I actually made story for their parent's meeting and how the ego clashing humbled them, yes both boys and Trixie are royal in title now but the boys don't care and Trixie kinda likes the parties they get to go to until Flair scares a woman with his amber bug collection or Comet fearfully hides from the many magic using unicorns in the gardens and then Trixie and Blueblood have to wrangle in/calm down their kids. They still love them but parenthood is never easy. If you have questions just ask, if you have critiques post those too. P.S. I don't have Trixie and Blueblood as my top pairing this just happened in my brain and I loved it.
  12. For those who don't know, Nickelodeon has 2 sister networks, Nick Jr. aimed at preschoolers, and TeenNick, aimed at teenagers. But what's interesting about these networks is the lengthy history behind them. Once upon a time, they began as one partnership between two companies, promising to educate and make learning cool for kids. Way back in 1995, Nickelodeon began blueprints for a teacher friendly network that hoped to make education fun and interesting amoung a young audience. Something like Discovery Channel or The Learning Channel, but geared more towards Nick's demographics. The problem? Nick would have to acquire 90% of it's programing to avoid canabilism with the Nick Jr. block. Acquiring that much programing for a 24-hour channel would cost a lot of time and money. Arround the same time, shortly after Cro was canceled, Children's Television Workshop (CTW), the production company behind Sesame Street, tried launching their own kids' network with a simillar purpose called.... and I'm not kidding here, "Kid City". Wow, real creative guys. Unfortunatley, it never got off the ground, and was scrapped shortly afterwards. CTW knew they didn't have the man power, rescourses, or brand recognition to operate a TV network on their own, so they decided to turn to someone with experience. And what better company to turn to, than the 1st kids network itself. In 1998, CTW teamed up with Nickelodeon to create a brand new channel that filled both companies goals. Between the two they pulled their resources, and the final product, was Noggin. Touted as a "Squirm as you learn kids thinking channel" Noggin was created to be an educational network that made learning cool for children. It also featured a creator driven website in which viewers could create and submit various content to the website that may show up on air. It would feature programing from both Nick and CTW including, Sesame Street, Cro, 3-2-1 Connect, The Electric Company, Ghost Writer, Doug, Nick News, and various Nick Jr. reruns. The network would also produce it's own original content, but that wouldn't happen until at least a year after launch. To run the network, Thomas Ascheim was appointed as general manager. Noggin offically launched on Febuary 2nd, 1999 @ 6:00am starting with the very first episode of Sesame Street. The channel ran 24-hours, and was commercial-free, though originaly, CTW wanted it to be ad-supported. At launch, Noggin was avalible in 1.5-2 million homes, not viewers, homes that simply recieved the channel as part of their cable package. Initally, the network simply aired reruns of already created content by both it's parent companies, and off-network acquisitions like Bill-Nye the Science Guy. In 2000, a year after it's launch, CTW changed it's name to Sesame Workshop, to reflect it's most well known property. That same year, Noggin premired it's first batch of original series, including (But not limited to) A Walk In Your Shoes, a reality show where kids with two different backgrounds and interests, switch places with each other. Sponk, a bizzare mix of sharades and Who's Line is it Anyway?. And The Phred on Your Head show, a talk show hosted by the channel's mascott, Phred featuring the aforementioned creator driven content from Noggin's website. The channel looked to have a bright future ahead of it. However, this wouldn't last long. In 2001, Noggin announce plans to more agressively court the older quarter of it's target audience, the 12-14 year olds. Tomassi Lindman, VP of the channel's programing and production department said "We're looking for programing exclusively for our older 12-14 year old kids. It's where our library is the weakest, and it's where we feel there is the largest potential growth." That came into play soon enough, because in 2002, 3 years after launch, the channel announced a new format. It will now be split into 2 different dayparts, Noggin itself would be repurposed into a preschool network, and would feature exclusively preschool programing, meanwhile, afternoon and evenings would be home to a new network, The N. Whereas Noggin would target preschoolers, The N would be marketed to adolecents, the demographic with large amounts of free time and larger amounts of disposable income. The reason for this change was because Noggin's prime-time ratings which consisted of nostalgic reruns for adults, were much lower than expected. Both blocks would run 12 hours a day, and alternate between evening and night. They would operate seperately, with different websites and ratings reports, but would still be under one roof. This is similar to how Cartoon Network and Adult Swim operate, in which they are each distinct networks with their own operations, but still operate under one management unbrella. The split officially occured on, Ironically enough, April 1st, 2002, and no, it was not a joke. The channel still remained commercial free, and was still co-owned by Sesame Workshop. That is until a few months later, when Sesame Workshop sold it's 50% interest in the channel to Nickelodeon, taking it's programing library with them. This move gave Nickelodeon full control of both Noggin and The N. By 2003, the change was clear. The new Noggin, featuring hosts Moose A. Moose, and Zee the bird, aired programing from Nickelodeon, foreign aquisitions, and original programing. Meanwhile The N..... aired programing from Nickelodeon, foreign aquisitions, and original programing. Oh yeah, and butchered reruns of Daria. But perhaps The N's most famous series, was Degrassi. This Canadian Teen Soap Opera would become the network's highest rated series for many years and it still continues to this day. It also helped paved way for other simillar shows on the network like the ground-breaking and critically acclaimed, South of Nowhere. Although, Sesame Workshop no longer owned Noggin at this point, they still produced content for the network such as the Sesame Street spin-off, Play With Me Sesame. In 2004, Nickelodeon announced that The N, would become an ad-supported network. While Noggin would remain commercial-free, Nick hoped to attract advertisers for the ever lucrative 12-24 year old market to the nightime network for teens. The N also ran a programing block featuring the then latest programing from Nick's TEENick block, the same was true vice-versa, as the TEENick block also ran an hour of programing from The N. That same year, The N premired it's first original animated series, and one of the most overlooked cartoons of the 2000s, O'Grady. This bizzare teen cartoon from the crew behind Home Movies stared 4 teenagers putting up with "The Weirdness" that inhabits the enpynomus setting of O' Grady. It's a witty and hillarious show to check out if you love Home Movies. In 2007, Nickelodeon announced plans to split Noggin and The N into seperate 24 hour channels. Noggin would remain in it's position, except they would expand to a 24 hour schedule for the first time since 2002. Meanwhile, The N would inherit the channel slot of Nick GaS, who, at this point, was just running reruns of the same 5 shows on an automated loop, and would also expand to 24 hours. To fill in the extra time, The N began airing reruns of That 70's Show and Saved by the Bell. This took effect on December 31, 2007. However, Dish Network refused to give up Nick GaS, and continued to air Noggin and The N as timeshare networks, until April 23, 2009, when Nick GaS was replaced with a west coast feed of Cartoon Network/Adult Swim. They began carrying Noggin and The N as seperate channels later that year. In 2009, as part of Nick's universal rebrand efforts which involved all 5 of their networks adopting the same new logo, Nick announced that Noggin and The N would be rebranded as Nick Jr. and TeenNick. The programing blocks of the same names were phased out on Nickelodeon itself shortly after the announcement. The change took effect on September 28. It seemed that Noggin was now officially dead, but it wasn't. At their 2015 upfront earlier this year, Nick announced that Noggin would be relaunched as a subscription based education service for preschoolers, avalibe on various mobile devices and still featuring the same logo and hosts. Noggin was an interesting experiment. A kind of "makes kids smarter" channel not only backed by a big player in children's edutainment, but also the #1 kids network at the time certainly had potential, but in the end, it was meerly an oddity, and yet another in a long list of cable channels that abandoned their original purpose in order to persue a more marketable demographic (MTV, TLC, History, Syfy, G4, etc.). If they took a different approach to primetime and overnight programing, maybe it could've panned out a bit better. With that, join me next time when we take a look at the original TV 4 Gamers, G4.
  13. I understand that young children, may not have as refined of tastes as adults do. But I feel some people think kids all have the same taste in entertainment. I don't necessarily believe that. When I was a kid, I remember watching more shows than others, for a variety of reasons. * I wasn't too into older Disney cartoons that were on Toon Disney at the time because I though they felt a little too... clean (save for Jetix) * I remember not really watching many shows with female leads unless A. Said lead was cute B. There was a lot of action * I was really intrigued by Anime, and liked the style * I refused to watch Brandy and Mr. Whiskers at the time because I hated the art style * I was into cartoons with either, gross out, random gags, or lots of action With this in mind, do all younger children really have the same taste in animation?
  14. From the 90's onward, kids cartoons have been showing that kids don't need cheap, lousy budget, toy commercials, and can handle higher level production values just as much as any other audience. What was the most "cutting edge" cartoon you watched as a kid? Looking back, I'd say Courage the Cowardly Dog was pretty ahead of it's time. The way it combined various animation styles for jump scares, added an almost arthouse feel to it. At times, I have a hard time considering it a children's cartoon.
  15. Whenever someone has a somewhat dark or slightly mature idea for an MLP episode, its always shot down with "that won't happen because it's for little girls" or "its a kids show, it won't be real". To which I reply, why use target audience as an excuse. Yes, FiM is a kids show, so I understand there are certain boundaries put in place. But that shouldn't limit the show from tackling more complex or mature issuess (in which it has done before). Plus, you'd be supprised at what you can do in children's programing. Look at Adventure Time, Hey Arnold, Courage the Cowardly Dog, SpongeBob, and Rocko's Modern Life. All of which managed to get some mature stuff past the censors. I'm not asking for FiM to become some dark, gritty war show with guns and violence. But I would like it to embrace some mature topics a bit more.
  16. So, after seeing Twilight's Kingdom. Do you think that the show is still targeted for little girls? As seen here, I believe Hasbro is recognizing the Brony community. (WARNING SPOILERS!) Your opinions?
  17. With Disney Channel claiming to be a Family-inclusive network, Boomerang being reformated to family viewing, and The Hub/Discovery Family continuing its co-viewing strategy. Do you think kids networks will move more towards targeting kids AND families? If it means more cartoons kids and adults can enjoy, then I'm all for it. One network that can benifit from this change is Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon currently is too focused on only pandering to kids under 10, as well as shutting off any potential periphery demographics for its shows. A co-viewing strategy can at least give them a few decent shows on the network.
  18. Hello everypony, how many of you ever collect those gross funny gory cards back from the 80's and beyond? Yes i'm talking about the Garbage Pail Kids cards that used to only cost a quarter a piece with 8 stickers and a piece of gum! I'm sure you remember later Topps Card company had to change the cards later on because they got sued over gory versions of the cabbage patch dolls. Now to refresh your memories here's ones you have probably heard of ? Bony Tony, Nasty Nick, Alli-Gator, and Adam Bomb! So tell me which ones you collect and which ones you liked the most ?
  19. Considering PG-13 Movies are advertised on kids channels very frequently, and since most of the current kids networks target kids up to 14 years old, have you ever seen a commercial for a Teen rated game on a kids network? I remember Jak II had a commercial on Nickelodeon at one point, but aside from that, I don't remember any others.
  20. Unlike most kids networks, which continue to keep kids as they grow into early adolecents, Nickelodeon these days seems to shut off any appeal to those 12 and older, this is most apparent in their ratings reports. Back when they had TEENick, Nick would've bragged about its tween ratings all the time. Now, they seem to care less about middle schoolers. Look at most of Nicks recent ratings reports, all of them only report 2-11, or 6-11. This proves my theory about Nick wanting the 12+ crowd off the network for good. I get that Nick is a kids network, but there's a difference between targeting kids, and pandering to them.
  21. For four years I used to volunteer at a local orphanage and play Santa, Oh the children would light up whenever I would enter the room. I always cherished every moment of it.. for one day out of the year, I wasn't just a loser with a crappy job lol I was a living myth, bringing joy, love and hope too those unfortunate souls, I told them stories of epic battles and fun times with elves and Rudolph... until it got real, There was a little girl, around 12. She had bright green eyes and a smile that was infectious. She ALWAYS looked forward too my visit every year, she would always sit on my lap when I told the stories and helped handing out presents.. she cared more about the spirit of giving then... crying or dwelling on her lack of parents.. .. anyways, she always would ask me " would Santa be my father again? " with that smile and glimmer of joy in her eyes.. and I would always reply " Of coarse, I would love too" then I would let out a hardy " HO HO HO! ". Then, the last year I did it, as I walked into the orphanage something was wrong... I noticed the mood wasn't like it normally was.. it was.. somber.. I was pulled aside by one of the care givers. Apparently she passed away from an illness two weeks before.. her empty bed, it tore Santa's heart to shreds.. I still did what i could to cheer them up and I succeeded in bringing back some cheer.... however, her empty bed still haunts my dreams. I found out after I packed up my costume, one of the more honest care givers told me the ugliest of truths.. that the company who owned the orphanage didn't even attempt too treat her because " It was a WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!! Til the day I die I will always keep her in my heart, because lord knows the people who ran that place cared WAY more for dirty green paper than a human life.. You will always be Santa's little helper, Jenny..
  22. To those in the great red leaf country, How have the 2 major kids networks there, YTV and Teletoon progressed over the years in your opinion? Have they gotten better, gone downhill, or stayed the same?
  23. For those of you who saw EQG2 in theaters, how many kids and their parents did you see compared to Bronies in the audience? I'm curious because I just saw EQG2 for the second time. The first time had two dozen or so children and less than a handful of us. But tonight's showing was a complete reversal. Twenty or so Bronies and only one or two kids. I'm just wondering what it was like on your guys ends.
  24. Since kids networks are horribly mismanaged today (with a few exceptions). How exactly would you run your own kids network? My idea is to have a network for kids of literally ALL ages (ie, anyone 18 and under) and their families. Mornings would be preschool programming for kids 2-6, featuring a mix of original and acquired programming that's safe, and educational from 7:00am to 12:00n all programming will be no higher than a TV-Y. 12:00n to 5:00pm would be aimed at children 6-12 years old. Featuring a mix of original and acquired programming for kids, all Programming will be TV-Y or TV-Y7. 5:00pm to 8:00pm will be an action/video game hybrid block for older kids. Featuring Shonen anime, super hero shows, and video game programming for boys and gamers 9-14 years old. All programming will be either TV-Y7 or TV-PG. 8:00pm to 10:00pm would be family time. Featuring game shows, movies, and premiere episodes of original series for kids and their families. All programming will be TV-Y7, TV-G, or TV-PG. 10:00pm to 2:00am will be a block for teens 14-18. Featuring acquired Teen dramas and sitcoms and late night animation with content that may be unsuitable for younger kids. Programming will be either TV-PG or TV-14. 2:00am to 6:00am is a special block for young adults 18-24. With weird and experimental programming ala Adult Swim. Programming will be no lower than TV-14. We'll also try to make sure no show is overplayed and that the schedule will be balanced. So what do you think?
  25. In 2004, Cartoon Network moved its flagship Toonami lineup to saturday nights. This change came as a supprise to many fans, but why exactly did this happen though? Well, through reading various old toonami related topics on Toonzone from 2003-2004. I have 3 possiblilities as to why this happened. 1. Starting around 2003, Cartoon Network was apparently trying to target Toonami at a much younger audience than the average Toonami viewer which Sean Akins more or less said in an interview, was roughly 12-14 years old. Thus came things like SD Gundam, He Man, and Transformers Armada to appeal to that 6-11 year old demographic. The 9-16 year old audience, Toonami's actual target audience at the time, and older viewers were annoyed at the new programing, and although they still tuned in, CN wanted squarely 6-11. 2. Toonami's lineup in mid-late 2003 basicaly sucked. Half of it was Dragon Ball and DBZ, and the other half was the aforementioned younger skewing shows. Shows that would've otherwise aired on Toonami either went to Adult Swim, or the SVES block. In a way, the move to Saturday sort of sparked new life in to Toonami with some fresh programing. 3. Some shows like Yu Yu Hakusho, and Rurouni Kenshin became too violent to air on weekdays without completely butchering them, which is one of the reasons Kenshin was moved to SVES. So moving to saturdays provided looser standards than what was considered appropriate for daytime TV in the US. Keep in mind, all of this is based of what I've read from the Toonzone forms, Adult Swim boards, and official press releases and statements from CN and Willams Street, so feel free to provide any additional reasons and info if you have any.