Your guilty pleasures...

by MrFreeze 16 Replies latest social entertainment

  • MrFreeze

    When you were a witness, or if you still are, what types of movies/games/tv shows/books/other activities did you enjoy that the Society might not find too appropriate for JDubs. For me here's a list of things I enjoyed that wouldn't have made the friends too pleased but that I rather enjoyed.

    Movies: All the best movies are rated R. Whether it be language, violence, or sex. You'd be hard pressed to find a movie made in the last 20 years that is really good that isn't rated R. Some movies I enjoyed that the friends wouldn't have wanted me to be seeing: The Matrix, Godfather, Godfather 2, Goodfellas, American History X, Office Space, The Pianist, Shawshank Redemption, The Shining. Those are just a few. I feel bad that the friends have to miss out on these because they aren't up to the "standards" of the WTS.

    Games: I love war games. They are the most fun to play. Games like Halo are a blast to play. You see, I can seperate the difference between real life and fantasy. A series of games I loved to play, which would be considered demonic, is the Silent Hill series. Just a freaky, terrifying, chilling, horror genre. it's just a lot of fun. Again, people miss out on some great things because of lame restrictions.

    TV Shows: One of my favorite shows on TV right now, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When I think about the laughs I've gotten from that show, man it's just so awesome.

    Books: I don't read many books anymore, but I did love horror and war novels.

    Other activities: I love paintballing. If you haven't done it, give it a try. It's a real rush.

    Those are some of the things I enjoy despite the fact that I'm a Witness. What about you guys? What are some specific things that you enjoy that the Society looks down on?

  • noni1974

    Romance novels. I have been reading them since I was a very young girl. Not that I beileve in all that love BS they try to sell women, I just enjoy the break from everyday life. Plus the sex in the books I read is amazing. LOL

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    i have no guilty pleasures. They were, when i was a JW.

    But now they are out in the open and they are just pleasures!


  • FreeAtLast1914

    When I was a JW, R-rated movies were standard in my home. And it's true that generally they have the best production values. My wife and I had nothing against them, but we did have to be a bit stealthy and go to the theater across town. Still we were busted a few times. Oh well.

    Now that I'm out, cigars are my pleasure when I get around to enjoying them.

  • Lozhasleft

    I like large gatherings which in the world we call 'parties' and enjoy them well as getting nicely drunk now and then....

    Loz x

  • yknot

    1) JWN, JWS, JWR

    2)True Blood

    (I am hoping to add FB, but I still haven't been able to really keep up with that yet.......)

  • designs

    Saw the movies 'Schindler's List' and 'Last Temptation of Christ' (R rated) try discussing those with your JW friends.

  • MrFreeze

    I don't know, a lot of the people in my hall have seen Schindler's List.

  • Darth plaugeis
    Darth plaugeis

    I saw Goodfellas and felt like I was missing alot in the movie world. Pulp fiction changed my belief in R rated movies. I didn't care anymore. I hated when a movie was R in the movies and released in PG13. This happened all the time. Oh heres 1 you couldn't watch because it was R Blazing Saddles.

  • Darth plaugeis
    Darth plaugeis

    By released I meant go to Video.

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