The 90's were alright, but they weren't nearly as good as people seem to remember.
I'm getting really sick of hearing about the 90's, but soon we'll be hearing about how awesome the 00's were. It's just that when people reach their late 20's/early 30's they yearn for the olden days when they were children and responsibility was minimal. They see the 90's as some glorious period of time, when in reality they just wish they were children/teens again.
Not really, I was an outcast then, I am an outcast now. I never liked what the other kids liked (Pokemon, power rangers, cartoons, etc). I was more of a sony ps1, documentary addict for stuff like Blue Planet and Walking with Dinosaurs (back when Discovery used to be good), and computers. I am a fucking wierdo. Just fuck me up anons.
>>26353891 I was in Kindergarten so I remember a bit of it. That shit was retardedly popular. I even remember being a sperg when they made us do the Kindergartener thing (I was mimicking the aliens from the Star Wars Episode 1 Pod Racer Game). No wonder no one would be my friend. At least I wasn't special ed. I remember a lot of my past very well because I had a very fucking boring life.
>>26353971 What I can say is that I don't have all that much of an understanding for the 1994-1997 decades for I was too young, When I started school, I was bullied to hell from the very beginning. I never had simblings at the time and Everyone around me at least lived in neighborhoods with other kids. I was the only kid in proximity and relied on TV and video games as a source of entertainment and the occasional party my family would throw for me for my birthdays.
>>26354024 My point is not that I recall everything from the 90s, but from the little bit that I experienced, life was fucking miserable and it still is fucking miserable. Decades don't mean shit to me.
>>26354176 I know. I wanna die already. My life has been shit for all my time on this earth. My parents were the type to just assume I was only acting autistic. I never got any help and as a result, I suffered all throughout school and suffer today. Its a fucking miracle I am even in college in the first place. But of course you normies wouldn't know a thing or two about suffering and NO. Breaking up with your 5th gf isn't suffering.
>>26353704 >KOOL-AID & NES ( google it ) >REAL MATH ( google it ) >JACK'S ( google it ) >ARCADES ( google it ) > REN AND STIMPY ( google it ) The list goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and...
late 90s early 00s are the best. people are finally understanding the internet, but only the nerds. no normies. amazing vidya during this time. privacy was still existent. no social media really that controlled everything on the internet. it was amazing time to be alive anons.
People born 94 and later don't remember the 90's. They only remember the residual and dying pop culture left over from the 90's.
The only thing more annoying than people seeing the 90's with rose tinted glasses, are people that never actually experienced any of the decade at an age that would have had any meaningful experiences.
I just wish this 90's worship would stop. It's retarded.
Sure. The 80's and 90's were really big on consumerism, especially to children. Cartoons were made to sell toys and toys were made to keep cartoons relevant. Everything was collectible, buy this buy that, watch this then buy that for your kids, etc...
Naturally said toys and cartoons are going to remind us of our youth. They were driven into our heads with relentless advertising.
>>26354749 >>26354544 Absolutely true, but at least kids weren't exposed to sex so early and didn't need more than one teacher in a classroom like they do now. I'll take consumerist 90s over unhealthy exposure to internet and sex like we do now.
90's were great, because you had the internet, but it wasn't as pervasive in people's lives, so you did things with other people more often.
Also, because there were no smartphones, and texting wasn't much of a thing, people tended to make plans and stick to them. You didn't have the stuff like you do today, where people would make 7 different plans on the same night, and then just pick one without really cancelling the others. Everyone was much more considerate of other people's time, and it somewhat forced everyone to be more punctual and less of a flake.
You also had a lot more freedom to make mistakes growing up, because records were rarely digital, and didn't tend to transfer instantly across the country/world. Without social media, you also didn't have to worry about your life getting ruined by salty losers with too much free time, and people with crazy beliefs (like SJWs) were much more fringe, because they didn't have the ability to network with other crazy people outside their local area.
Also, people went outside more, so the shut-ins were real shut-ins, and awkward people tended to have less opportunity to withdraw even further, and more pressure to learn how to get by.
yeah, having no internet at home back then unless you were some rich kid really sucked.
If you were a no-friend loser, or robot as the kids call it these days, then that's it. You sat in your room re-reading the same handful of comic books and hopefully watching a couple of good TV shows if one of your parents or siblings didn't already schedule to watch something else on the one TV.
>Ren and Stimpy
a lot of us didn't even have cable and couldn't even watch the most iconic 90s cartoons and TV shows.
Also fuck if finding good music and good video was all but impossible
I thought the 90s were a letdown coming off the 80s, but I'm sure some 70sfags will say the same about the 80s. I would still rather live in the 90s than the current decade, if only I could be guaranteed that we skip over the following 2 decades and the tail end of the 90s..
I still have off-brand Dollar-Store slammers laying around the house. I remember when suddenly all schools everywhere were banning pogs because we played "for keeps" and it was pretty much gambling and it made a bunch of kids cry.
Yes >no smartphone aka electronic leash/monitoring device >plentiful jobs >booming economy >cheap housing >USA truly is most powerful and greatest nation on earth >pop music a shit, but not quite as shit. Indie music, true fucking classics are being dropped regularly. >instead of questionable "Molly", good quality pressed E's available >travel is both within reach and not yet played out as fuck, destinations like SEA not yet overrun with chavs and bogans
>>26356764 this, that's like the major plus side of being a 90s kid. You could cry or throw up or shit you pants in school and sure people would laugh at you and remember it for a while but at least it wouldn't be shared with thousands of people online.
On the other hand, if I had a TV, a computer, a Nintendo, a Sega genesis and everything else that a smartphone can be when I was a kid I would be ecstatic. Too bad that kids grew up saturated with technology and the internet and can't appreciate it.
>>26353704 think of all the shit online that pisses you off: all the tumblr tards referring to bunselves, all the celebrity tweets, all the online activism, all the online journalism, all the ads, all the spam, all the spying, and now imagine it all never existed.
Senile fucks with nostalgia filters strapped on tight enough to cut off blood circulation long for their youth, truth is it was a decade barely distinguishable from any of the other decades of that century. In 2030 some old fuck is going to be talking about how amazing the '10's were maaaannn, no fucking hover boards and immortality' just like humans have always done. They rationalize their seniority, they attempt to make it seem like the past was cooler because they know they won't be here to experience the future.
It was a much more simpler and magical time, if you wanted to discover new bands (90's GOAT decade for music), you couldn't just go on the internet, you bought sampler CDs for $2.99 with 35 songs on them.
>>26355048 I think this gap has actually become narrower, at least partially. What you said is true, but on the other hand: >mid-to-late 90s started to have some 70s nostalgia (gap size: only 20 years) >the 80s nostalgia started in the 00s (20 years) >in the late 00s and early 10s it was already 90s nostalgia (10-20 years) >in the mid-10s it's already 00s nostalgia (5 years and less; yes, even late 00s are nostalgized outside /r9k/)
>>26353704 88fag here. They really were in my opinion. Video games, TV shows, music, toys and movies were maybe better than ever in my opinion (except late 80s and the year 2000 had some great stuff as well, things started to go downhill in 2001 (see >>26359903)). Fashion is probably ridiculous by today's standards, but it was nice to have colors around. The internet was much simpler and less bloated (judging from what little access I had to it). Video games, social media and the internet weren't mainstream and ruined by normies yet. People had less fears (for terrorism, for example). The economy was also better. Kids were kids longer (more childlike and less exposed to sex like >>26354825 said).
I never experienced the full extent of the 90s, but the 90s was probably the last old fashioned decade before the internet revolution. You still had many of the older things like no cell phones and having to agree on a time to meet.
90s were great for socially awkward and introverted people - there was a rise of technology and lots of quality entertainment there, i mean it was made by spergs for spergs because corpos didnt yet see how much money there would be to make in such an industry
no social media and smartphones everywhere meant you didnt have to be "networking" all the time so the rift between normalfags and social fuckups wasnt so deep yet
social media really fucked things up. its clear who's an outcast now, its a death sentence
>>26353704 1990 fag > Watched the premier of Pokemon on white people tv, traded with a link cable with my homies who had blue version. > Alex Mack > My sister wore biker shorts while not riding a bike, had a pony tail sticking out the back of her hat, and we used to swap cassette tapes > Got an undercut > Saved by the Bell > Savage Garden > Tazos > Degrassi Jnr High > Boy bands like N*SYNC > I'm blue by Eifle 65 > Here's Johnny > My friend's Mormon mother freaking out seeing the film clip to Song 2 by Blur > Tricking my mother into letting me watch South Park season 1 because it was a cartoon but they accidentally put it on at 830pm instead of 830am, until she heard about it and I got in trouble.
That's literally all I can remember right now, except for specifically Australian stuff.
The 90s were like two different decades. 1990-1993 were still like the 80s. 1994-1999 were different, more bland, tame, and boring. Everyone started wearing sloppy and baggy clothing etc. and music also lost it's energy because people weren't doing as much coke as before. That's why the 80s were more upbeat and energetic. 1995-2009 were the most forgettable years ever and it's kind of strange that people could actually romanticize it.
Even the 2010s are cooler than the mid 90s-late 00s period. Pleas take it from someone who actually remembers. The 90s aren't really deserving of this praise and you should try to make the present something to look at fondly one day
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