"Star Trek? Ew. Its a space movie right? I don't watch anything with weird creature things in it."
"Aliens are gross!"
And it made me aware of just how much of my life has "weird creature things in it". Yeah pretty much all of it. So therefore I shall make a list. Because that's what I do.
1.) Let's start at the beginning, with Narnia, which made elementary school me completely at ease with talking animals centaurs and fauns.
2.) Moving on to Lord of the Rings which introduced Jr. High me to elves, dwarves, orcs, hobbits and my favorite, gollum/smeagol.
3.) Lets not forget Harry Potter which gave me dragons, house elves, hippogriffs, and scary mermaids.
5.) Doctor Who, anyone who says aliens are gross clearly has not met a this Galifreyan. This show also introduced me to an abundance of alien species.
The funny thing is, I realized as I was typing this is that the Star Trek movie did not have that many aliens in it. It did however have Benedict Cumberbatch! He was a lovely villain, and all fairytales need a good old fashioned villain.