Apparently my dad is taking me out tomorrow as well. This sudden outpouring of compassion from my parents is rather troubling, but let's see how it goes.
We also went to the bookstore today, which apparently stocked Goosebumps! I was surprised to hear that R.L Stine is still writing (I'm still shocked the man is alive) . In all honesty, I'm saddened by the fact that Goosebumps! is still heavily prevalent, while my favourite horror childhood series Spooksville is nowhere to be seen anymore. And Spooksville was better written too. It had characters I liked (Adam and Watch whom I dub mini!Kirk and mini!Spock, Sally with her amazing sarcasm and Bryce the Boy Wonder) and there were times when the dilemmas seemed more real than they aught to have been in a children's book series. Adam and Watch's fallout over Olos' mechanical body for one, Watch's death, the weighing of sins at the end of the Witch's path, hell, the Cold People would have made a pretty awesome movie by itself.
Ah well. I'm glad I kept and hoarded my collection of Spooksville books anyhow. Along with all my Animorphs of course.