Happy anniversary/birthday to the TV show that helped me through my later elementary/middle school years, Danny Phantom
Danny Phantom was a huge thing in my life, and to this day, I will always be a Phanatic. Danny Phantom taught its viewers that an ordinary person can become a hero in their own way, and to all the people who don't think they have a power, you do. It doesn't matter if you have ghost powers or not, you're special and have an ability that can help save the world! Thank you, Butch Hartman, for creating a TV show that may have been in the same style as Fairly Odd Parents, but had more heart, depth, emotion, and meaning than any of the cartoons playing during that time. It's been ten years, and I can still recite the lyrics to the Danny Phantom theme song by heart. I cheered when Danny first beat the Lunch Lady, I was on the edge of my seat when he defeated Pariah Dark, I kept yelling at him that he was clueless throughout the entire series whenever he flirted with Paulina and Valerie, and I was one of many who cheered and probably knocked over the chair they were sitting in when Danny and Sam finally kissed. It's short lived shows that always seem to have the most character, and I think Danny Phantom was definitely one of those shows. So, thank you Danny Phantom, for helping raise this young-at-heart adult, and for giving hope to a girl who always wished she could 'go ghost' in her home town.