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"I just got into the HA! fandom last year. I never watched the show as a kid (I think it never even aired in my country), but when I was a teenager I watched Nostalgia Critic's Nicktoons video and that's how I got know about HA!, I though it could be interesting. And a couple of year later (in 2013) I finally started to watch it. I became totally obsessed with it. I love the characers (especially Helga), morals, comedy, animation, music and the relationships. I'm happy to part of this fandom." by dragonpalu
Posted 6 days ago.
My HEY ARNOLD! Story

leena-avanessian:

Hi everyone! I have stumbled across a post on Facebook where we can share our stories of how we came to love one television show: Hey Arnold!. Here’s my story of how I began to watch and love this show. WARNING: Major spoiler alert!!!

The series came in 1996, when I was eleven-years-old. I didn’t have Nickelodeon at my house, so I would have to watch them at my grandmother’s house. When it was on TV, I would often catch a glimpse of the ending of the episodes, which meant I never got to understand what was going on and who was involved and all. I only knew some of the characters by name (and not their personalities), but there was one character who stood out the most. I’m talking about Helga Geraldine Pataki. Not Arnold, but Helga (especially when she yells, “Move it, Football-Head!”). So, my fandom for this show didn’t start there. 

A few years later, when I was in high school, my family and I got DirectTV, but I never got a chance to watch any of the episodes. I guess you can say that I had forgotten about the series altogether. =(

In 2011, I had heard that Nickelodeon was going to be playing all of the shows from the 1990s (THE 90s ARE ALL THAT) and I was really excited because I got to relive my past. I watched RugratsRen & StimpyRocko’s Modern LifeAre You Afraid of the Dark? and other shows. Then I noticed they were also playing Hey Arnold! in this program so I finally got my chance to watch the show and see what I had missed out. If my memory serves me correctly, the first episode I got to watch was “Bag of Money/Principal Simmons.” I know that’s not the best place to start, but I didn’t mind it. A few days later, I got hooked to the series and bought the DVDs and books wherever I could find them. So, 2012 was the year my fandom began.

Now that I’m a fan of Hey Arnold! people would ask me who my favorite character is, what’s my favorite episode, favorite moment, favorite shipping,  if the show has inspired me and why I have joined the fandom. That is A LOT to cover, but I’m going to answer them for you here. 

1) Favorite Character: I have a lot of favorite characters, but my most favorite is Helga G. Pataki. She is a complex character: being a bully to her classmates, including Arnold, one minute and then the next minute, professing her undying love and affection to Arnold. Confusing? I was, too, at first, until I realized that she only bullied Arnold to hide her love for Arnold. Why? She was afraid of being rejected by Arnold. We can all relate to this. I also love Helga because even though she displays a tough exterior, she is truly a kind, wonderful and intelligent young girl. I wish she had expressed that without showing any fear of being ridiculed. See, she fears her classmates will make fun of her for being so kind and out-of-character. That is truly sad. I am glad, however, for one particular episode, “Helga on the Couch” because it seems Helga is breaking her walls and telling her psychiatrist, Dr. Bliss about herself, her family, classmates, and Arnold. Helga is the most creative character I have seen in the show because she writes many love poems about Arnold in her diary (the total number of diaries written: 14 volumes. Wow) and she uses a lot of interesting products to make a shrine dedicated to Arnold (i.e. sculpting Arnold’s likeness out of used gum…gross). 

2) Favorite episode: I have a lot of favorites, but I’ll list five and give brief reasons why I love them so much (not listed in any particular order):
      ~ “Helga on the Couch” — As mentioned earlier, we get a glimpse of Helga’s past and present. We get to see how she fell in love with Arnold and how her bullying came to be.
       ~ “Married” — This episode is ridiculously hilarious. After playing the Origami Marriage Predictor game, Arnold finds out he’s supposed to marry Helga, thus he has nightmares about his marriage. Helga, however, has more of a romantic view of her marriage to Arnold. I love when Arnold almost discovers the truth about Helga at the end of the dream (“SO CLOSE!!!”) Plus, the ending scene was absolutely stunning and beautiful.
        ~ “Arnold’s Christmas” — I love Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday, but what I love the most is how Arnold and Gerald have done everything they could to find the location of Mr. Hyunh’s daughter, Mai. I also loved how Helga had an option of whether she wanted to keep her Christmas present for herself or give it up to help find Mai for Arnold… making this a perfect Christmas present for him.
        ~ “Arnold’s Valentine” — This is where we see Helga’s true personality come to life, only to hide her identity from Arnold. As “Cecile,” Helga is able to carry a conversation with Arnold without throwing insults at him. Even though there was a misunderstanding and all, Arnold and “Cecile” had a great time… too bad he couldn’t figure out who she really was (D’oh!).
        ~ “Parent’s Day” & “The Journal” — I loved these two episodes because we finally got to see who Arnold’s parents were and why they were so special to him. Not only did we get a chance to find out their names (Miles and Stella), but we find out why they have not returned to Hillwood after their departure. I looked at these two wonderful people as heroes because they have done so much for the Green-Eyed People (i.e. saving their lives from a disease). I’ll be honest with you, when they made the heartbreaking decision to leave Arnold in the care of Miles’ parents (Phil and Gertie/”Pookie”), I cried. Who wouldn’t?

3) Favorite moment: Again, I have a ton of favorites, but I’ll list five of  them for you. As for why I love them…. I don’t know, I just love them:
        ~ When Arnold and Helga first meet (“Helga on the Couch”)
        ~ Miles and Stella singing to Arnold (“The Journal”)
        ~ Phil or “Grandpa” saying “Never eat raspberries.” (almost every episode)
        ~ Harold muttering, “Madam Fortress Mommy” or screaming out “Mommy!” (almost every episode)
         ~ Helga whispering, “Merry Christmas, Arnold.”

4) Favorite shipping: Arnold & Helga, Gerald & Phoebe, Harold & Patty. Canon? Maybe not, but oh well. Are these shippings popular? Well, maybe the first two because for the third choice, fans have suggested that Harold should be with Rhonda. That’s fine with me. I’m okay with other fans’ preferred pairing, but these are my favorites. =D

5) Has this showed inspired me? Sure. It teaches us many of life’s lessons (i.e. never judging a book by its cover). If we were to talk about if characters inspire us, then yes they do. Arnold always looked on the bright side of things and because of that, I’m trying to do the same thing and trying to be more optimistic about life. The Pigeon Man (actual name: Vincent) has inspired me to accept myself as being different from everyone else. Helga has inspired me to express myself via writing blogs or drawing (I’m not as talented in poetry as she is). Speaking of drawing, I have drawn one sketch for this show and I have entitled it, “Dinner for Two,” and you can check it out through my deviantART page. Here’s the link: http://leena-annette.deviantart.com/art/Dinner-for-Two-390324614. The music, by Jim Lang, also inspires me with my drawings or ideas for my drawings (which I hope I can work on once I have the time). This series is definitely full of inspiration. 

6) Why join the fandom?: Why not? I wanted to share my love for this show with everyone else. I have browsed through Facebook, deviantART and Tumblr to see how many fan groups there were. There’s a lot of them! I’m so glad I joined because I was able to meet a few of them in person and we are now keeping in touch.   

Whew! I hope I haven’t bored you with all this information. Now you know my side of the story and I hope I’ll get to hear yours! 

I will close this with this note: keep trending and keep writing to Nickelodeon so we can get the chance to see “THE JUNGLE MOVIE” and (hopefully) “The Patakis” (the series’ spin-off focused on Helga through her teen years)! And remember: “Never eat raspberries.”

DISCLAIMER: All copyrights of Hey Arnold! belong to Craig Bartlett and Nickelodeon.

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Send us your Hey Arnold story!

heyarnoldopruth:

Tell us your Hey Arnold story!
If you prefer, you can set it on anonymous.

All messages will be published!
(within reason. keep it appropriate, please!)


Here’s an example of what you could write:

  • Favorite part of Hey Arnold (why? is there a specific reason? a specific episode?)
  • What brought you into the fandom? Why?
  • What is your favorite episode? Why? When did you first watch it? How did you know it was your favorite?
  • What is your favorite part of the fandom? Your least favorite? Why?
  • How has Hey Arnold inspired you? Explain.
  • Who is your favorite character? Why?
  • What is your favorite character ship? Why? Is it a popular ship, or something unique? Is it canon or no?
  • When did you first start watching Hey Arnold? How long have you been interested in the show?

We’d love to hear your stories! :)

Posted 1 week ago.
"My hey arnold story: I was born after hey Arnold had already started, so I caught it at its end and watched reruns all the time with my little brother. We loved it and thought it was hilarious. But when nick stopped running it, it became a childhood memory. A couple of years ago we rediscovered it and found out all about tjm and the patakis and we got so excited! I joined the group the very same day I found it. It had all seemed too good to be true, but tjm is within reach. I know we can do it!" by Anonymous
Posted 1 week ago.
"My favorite part of the Hey Arnold fandom is that we all work together for our common goals, like TJM, The Pataki's, and more episodes. Further, we're all so kind to each other at the same time. We're considerate and kind and caring, just like Arnold would have wanted us to be. I think Arnold made a generation of kids grow up to be wonderful adults." by Anonymous
Posted 1 week ago.
opruth:

Oh yes…He Knows..

opruth:

Oh yes…He Knows..

Posted 1 week ago.
"My Hey Arnold Story: I first watched Hey Arnold when I was about 5 years old, but a few years later when it was taken off the air I let it fade to a memory. Years later when I was 16 I rediscovered the show and fell in love with it all over again. The characters are some of the best I've seen in a while, and the story lines are great. I had never even heard of TJM, but when I learned that it was never made I almost cried. Arnold and Helga deserved their perfect ending. I knew I had to save TJM!" by ultra-dancergirl
Posted 1 week ago.
sleepingbeauty1996:

ohmygod MY HEART-

sleepingbeauty1996:

ohmygod MY HEART-

Posted 1 week ago.
+ goodblogreads:

Born:
YES

goodblogreads:

Born:

YES

Posted 1 week ago.
Send us your Hey Arnold story!

Tell us your Hey Arnold story!
If you prefer, you can set it on anonymous.

All messages will be published!
(within reason. keep it appropriate, please!)


Here’s an example of what you could write:

  • Favorite part of Hey Arnold (why? is there a specific reason? a specific episode?)
  • What brought you into the fandom? Why?
  • What is your favorite episode? Why? When did you first watch it? How did you know it was your favorite?
  • What is your favorite part of the fandom? Your least favorite? Why?
  • How has Hey Arnold inspired you? Explain.
  • Who is your favorite character? Why?
  • What is your favorite character ship? Why? Is it a popular ship, or something unique? Is it canon or no?
  • When did you first start watching Hey Arnold? How long have you been interested in the show?

We’d love to hear your stories! :)