as Atreyu in "The Neverending Story."
I was about 10 when it came out, and I loved that movie to death.
As one of those lonely kid readers, I could completely identify with Bastian and his wish to be someone like Atreyu.
It would be another 9 years before I really figured out I was gay.
But I watched that movie over and over. I even tried to grow my hair to look like him (bad idea) and imagined all kinds of adventures with him.
I don't think I ever told anyone about this crush, because I didn't really understand it back then.
To this day, though, I still use the Auryn image from the movie as my avatar everywhere on the web. And I still have very fond memories of the movie.
Chris - Osaka, Japan
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