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The [Nostalgia Thread] - In Which 80s/90s Animuus Are Discussed

Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of ForksRegistered User regular
edited August 2010 in Singularity Engine++
So I was sitting in an auditorium today, waiting to hear some orchestral music, and I noticed this eight-year-old kid sitting in the row in front of me.

And I was just idly listening to my iPod prior to the show, and a few tracks from the first Pokemon album started playing on my iPod.

Suddenly, I realized that the kid sitting in front of me was about the same age I was when I first got the CD version of the Pokemon album, which has since been lost to the sands of time.

It also occurred to me that if I asked him to listen to a couple of tracks, he'd start asking me about Dawn and Max, instead of Misty and Brock... Or maybe even a few of the characters from the Bakugan anime.

And this made me feel like kind of an old dude.

SE++, what recent experiences made you realize that shit that was popular when you were a kid is no longer quite as popular?

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I don't know about everything.

    Skateboards were kind of lame after you fell down 20+ times.

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    NickTOONS now airs reruns of Hey Arnold, CatDog, and Rocko's Modern Life

    nowadays the only cool cartoons there are is Chowder, Flapjack, Adventure Time, and the upcoming Normal Show

    also there's no cool inventions to play with like the Slinkie back in my day

    the 2000's suck

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Related story, first time I watched the Hoenn arc in the Pokemon anime series, and listened to the new voice actor for Ash, I could not stop laughing for 20 minutes.

    Seriously, his voice should not be that deep.

    What the fuck is wrong with you?

    NOTE: There's an excellent chance that half my posts in this thread will be about how Pokemon has changed. Don't fight it.

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rockooooooo's Modern Liiiiiiiiiiife

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Rockooooooo's Modern Liiiiiiiiiiife

    Was fantastic.

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    SE++, what recent experiences made you realize that shit that was popular when you were a kid is no longer quite as popular?

    I was putting on my Twitter this morning the things I planned to do, and then remembered that was everyone did in the dorms when I first went to college. We would put in our AIM away messages a list like "class, lunch, rehearsal, blah blah blah" in case someone needed to find us (nearly all of my friends did this).

    Now people just do it real time, or text people if they need them. I don't even know anyone who uses AIM.

    Also, I took a summer lab course and there were a couple high schoolers in it. They told me they wished they had grown up in the 90's and I wanted to die right there.

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I asked my friends if they wanted to smoke some weed and they were like "Pfft, Hallex is where it's at."

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Which world do you live in that He-Man is still popular?

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I feel sorry for kids these days simply because they don't have Animaniacs and Beast Wars to watch on weekday afternoons or Saturday mornings

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    jezz, that's not fair.

    How the fuck are we 90s kids supposed to fight against the 80s?

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Which world do you live in that He-Man is still popular?

    well it's certainly not stupid and dumb like pokemon

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    Which world do you live in that He-Man is still popular?

    well it's certainly not stupid and dumb like pokemon

    OH HELLZ NO.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »

    sucks, sucks, sucks, and sucks

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    jezz, that's not fair.

    How the fuck are we 90s kids supposed to fight against the 80s?

    90s cartoons were actually objectively better

    Animaniacs, Beast Wars, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, TaleSpin, Tiny Toon Adventures, Freakazoid, Batman: The Animated Series, and Superman: The Animated Series

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I like to believe everything I watched as a kid was awesome: Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Darkwing Duck, Ninja Turtles, and so on.

    But then I tried to go back and watch some of it. Blech.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    jezz, that's not fair.

    How the fuck are we 90s kids supposed to fight against the 80s?

    90s cartoons were actually objectively better

    Animaniacs, Beast Wars, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, TaleSpin, Tiny Toon Adventures, Freakazoid, Batman: The Animated Series, and Superman: The Animated Series

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnHuNUNV0BE

    checkmate

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've always disliked Animaniacs.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited August 2010
  • EidolonOrpheusEidolonOrpheus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    jezz, that's not fair.

    How the fuck are we 90s kids supposed to fight against the 80s?

    90s cartoons were actually objectively better

    Animaniacs, Beast Wars, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, TaleSpin, Tiny Toon Adventures, Freakazoid, Batman: The Animated Series, and Superman: The Animated Series

    You forgot the beginning of Batman Beyond.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-K4hC6HxfI

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    Which world do you live in that He-Man is still popular?

    well it's certainly not stupid and dumb like pokemon

    OH HELLZ NO.

    i simply can't empathize with the childhood of anyone whose immediate thoughts about 'pocket monsters' aren't these

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I've always disliked Animaniacs.

    I've always disliked your face :x

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  • GeoMitchGeoMitch Registered User
    edited August 2010
  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    bsjezz wrote: »
    Which world do you live in that He-Man is still popular?

    well it's certainly not stupid and dumb like pokemon

    OH HELLZ NO.

    i simply can't empathize with the childhood of anyone whose immediate thoughts about 'pocket monsters' aren't these

    jezz, this is the absolute worst thing, of all time.

    How can you do this?

    @Centipede: Apparently I spoke to soon.

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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    bsjezz wrote: »
    Which world do you live in that He-Man is still popular?

    well it's certainly not stupid and dumb like pokemon

    OH HELLZ NO.

    i simply can't empathize with the childhood of anyone whose immediate thoughts about 'pocket monsters' aren't these

    jezz, this is the absolute worst thing, of all time.

    How can you do this?

    @Centipede: Apparently I spoke to soon.

    are you kidding

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    i dare you to tell me you were a child who wouldn't have madly dreamed about completing that collection

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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I went home recently before going on my deployment and my little brother was doing things on Neopets.
    I didn't know it was still a thing.

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Pokemon as a game and trading card game is just plain awesome.

    Pokemon as a show is god fucking awful, devoid of ANY content, and just plain embarrassing.


    If you can derive any entertainment from that tripe you need to take off your rose colored glasses.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Neopets is still around? I thought that site died years ago!

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2010
    its almost as if the show was designed to sell toys and cards and video games

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    And the creators are still making shitloads off of it.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    donhonk wrote: »
    Pokemon as a game and trading card game is just plain awesome.

    Pokemon as a show is god fucking awful, devoid of ANY content, and just plain embarrassing.


    If you can derive any entertainment from that tripe you need to take off your rose colored glasses.

    The first few seasons were great for children.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    donhonk wrote: »
    Pokemon as a game and trading card game is just plain awesome.

    Pokemon as a show is god fucking awful, devoid of ANY content, and just plain embarrassing.


    If you can derive any entertainment from that tripe you need to take off your rose colored glasses.

    The first few seasons were great for children.

    Yeah it was alright I guess.

    Sorry I'm so mad, but I had a friend try and dispute the show wasnt awful to watch now.

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I'm glad I'm slightly too old to never have gotten into Pokemon. I wasted enough childhood money on Star Wars CCG and Magic.

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It also occurred to me that if I asked him to listen to a couple of tracks, he'd start asking me about Dawn and Max, instead of Misty and Brock... Or maybe even a few of the characters from the Bakugan anime.

    please don't ask a stranger's child to listen to your music and then to follow you to your car please

    do you wanna see me eat a hotdog
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  • bsjezzbsjezz Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Star Wars CCG

    haha i had a crapload of those cards

    i think i played it about twice. nobody else wanted to learn the rules and i'm not sure i ever did properly, either

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  • donhonkdonhonk Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I have my Star Wars Cards in my room right now. They are awesome. I love that they only used screen caps from the movie.

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    bsjezz wrote: »
    Star Wars CCG

    haha i had a crapload of those cards

    i think i played it about twice. nobody else wanted to learn the rules and i'm not sure i ever did properly, either

    This is exactly what happened to me. My brother and I bought tons, but we were the only ones that knew or wanted to know how to play.

    But then I found out my current boss was heavy on the tournament scene, and he puts it all to shame. Dude would buy cases just to make sure he had enough of the primo rares like the Vaders and such.

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I played Yugioh well into my teens, but it was just for fun when I skipped I.T.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
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