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You know what sucks, /co/?

The 90s.
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>>78012790
Isn't Willis an unabashed 80's kid?
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>>78012790
I was born in 1997 (same age as these characters), what were "le" 90s like, /co/?

You're going to say "underage!!!" or "90s shit was still around from 2000 to 2003, how could you not know about it?", but the thing is, I don't remember anything from ages 3-6 other than floating shapes, colors, and drinking from a sippy cup.
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>>78012874
It was alright. Can't really compare it to growing up in any other decade though, I only had one childhood
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>>78012790
>my generation is better than your generation! Kids these days don't even know about Transformers G1! The Citizen Kane of Animation!
Hey look, it's Old man Willis. Let's go play on his yard.
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>>78012874

I was born in 1991. I have pretty fond memories of 1997, some movies I loved came out, music, I got a playstation, it was great.

Starship Troopers was an excellent film, seriously.
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>>78012874
EEEEEEEEEEEE
DEEE TOOO DEE TOO DEE
UHHHHUHHHHHH UHHUHHHHHHH
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>>78012874
I remember liking Mighty Max
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man I miss shitty 90s free AOL games
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>>78012850
I guess? He was born in 1979.
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>>78012790
>you know what sucks?
This webcomic, so stop shilling for it?
The only good thing to ever come out of it were the Ork edits.
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>>78013121
>>78012975

I miss old software. The old encyclopedia britannica blew my mind as a kid, the one that was on Windows 95, it had videos and animations and stuff and even a cool maze game.

I also really want to go back and play all those old educational games, for some reason. I'm super nostalgic for them.
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>>78012790
>Mitt Romney jokes
>2015
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>>78012790
Stop posting this shitty webcomic.

The ride is over. Toedad is gone. There is literally no point in posting it.

You are not going to make the next Questionable Content General from this shitty comic. Just stop already.
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>>78012790
>not getting your prescription and then buying glasses online for like $15

seriously how are people still retarded enough to go to an optometrist for glasses
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>>78012790
Fuck you, Power Rangers is awesome!
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>>78012874
Clinton's election caused esurgence of political correctness that Reagan kept under wraps, Nintendo and Sega had a rivalry until the Playstation emerged and began the modern gaming era. The internet, while having been around since the 70's, was made accessible thanks to the development of the WWW and the low cost of home computers and ISPs.
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>>78012790
stop shilling your dogshit webcomic here, willis
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>>78013219
Because Willis knows what will happen if he tries to stump the Trump.
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>>78013309
>"Huh, I wonder what Questionable Content is."
>check it out
>ugh
>ye god
>wait, it's been going for HOW long?

You know what? I would gladly exchange Questionable Content generals for this.
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>>78012790
Amber is the worst character (even more so than Becky)
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>>78012874
>also born in '97
>learned to read through paper mario
I wish games were still as good
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>>78013464
>Playstation
>beginning the modern gaming era

You mean the Xbox, anon. We have the Xbox to thank for most of what flies these days. PS1-Xbox was an intermediate time of CGI and multi-disc games before the budget bloat and DLC set in.
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>>78013209
man, I wish I could run my old educational CD Roms. I had 3d Dinosuars that had video clips of animatronic dinosaurs in poor resolution, a body one that had a game where you shrink down and zap cancer cells, an ocean one. Man, those things plus Mega Race and Space Quest IV that Brandsmart bundle was amazing
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>>78012790
wheres becky
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>>78013619
Impossible. Becky's worstness goes beyond just this comic.

And the characters are okay, generally. It's Willis' godawful attempts at dramatic writing and action that drag this comic into the shit pits.
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>>78013697

Nah, Xbox was still too early for that. That was the PS2's era, the DLC storm and casualification really took off in the last gen with the Xbox 360. It's easy to forget now but the original Xbox was the underdog with a lot of weird old games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIbI6I5adWQ

Creepy menu noises too.
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>>78013697
I think the transition was more drastic during the PSX days.
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>>78013577
Also, people actually like QC.

I'd trade it for this in a fucking heartbeat
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>>78012874
Also, the vacuum created by the collapse of the soviet union lead to regional violence and the rise of Al Queda. People like to pretend that terrorism didn't exist in the 90's, but that's because people were actively ignoring it.

You also had the rise of Fox news, CNN, and 24 hour cable news which created a new kind of mass media scandal culture thanks to the Lewinsky affair and the OJ Simpson trial.
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>>78012790
She can't even read a website?

Does she not know how to enlarge text? It's called "pressing 'Control' and 'Plus' at the same time".
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By the way, in case you missed it, I finished censoring the latest porn comic.

I'll spam it here like the attention whore that I am.
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Anyone has the pic of Willis with the respirator?
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>>78012790
Those kids are in college RIGHT NOW
born in 97 at the very least
probably used to seeing tons of 90s stuff and they probably identify as 90s kids because they wouldn't identify as 00s
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>>78014131
Like everyone trying to be an 80's kid five years ago.
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>>78014141

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And that's it.

I'm sorry.
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>>78014141
>Willis thought clits were chewable.

Oh dear. I feel bad for his wife.
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>>78012874
>>78013138
So what you two are saying is that Willis is too old to be writing exclusively college-aged kids?
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>>78014307
No, he just needs to stop trying so hard. Nothing gives away a writer trying to write younger than he is more than trying to force trends into a comic to look younger.
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>>78014267
I bet Willis is too afraid to do anything other than oral sex leading into vaginal penetration. Nothing kinkier than that.

In fact, I think that's what all of the porn comics have been like thus far. I mean, sure, doujins from Japan are generally just as creative, but at least they get variance in more than one case.
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>>78012874
>You're going to say "underage!!!" or "90s shit was still around from 2000 to 2003, how could you not know about it?"

2001-03 weren't the 90s at all. Completely different atmosphere.
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>>78014267
Don't be, she gets plenty of guys who know how to do her right once the cons come around.
I know we throw this word around a lot on 4chan, but I wouldn't be surprised if Willis was the textbook definition of a c.uck. I don't think he has enough stones to say "Hey wait a minute, this black baby is too black to be mine."
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>>78014353
So you would have taken issue with Charles Schulz naming a character Woodstock when he was in his late 40s.
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>>78014433
Late 90's, early 200's were pretty similar culturally, aside from the obvious 9/11 fallout.
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>>78013138
>I guess? He was born in 1979

If he was born in 79, he graduated high school in 97. How the fuck is he not a child of the 90s? His teenage years would have happened at the height of Smashing Pumpkins and Stone Temple Pilots.
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>>78014509
The 90s officially ended on September 11, 2001.
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>>78014548
There was terrorism in the 90's, too.
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>>78014572
And there was terrorism in the 80s and the 70s and 60s, but that doesn't make them the 2000s either.
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Willis i will FIND YOU
and i will send you fucking soul TO THE SHADOW REALM
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>>78014618
I was just pointing out that the 90's weren't as idealistic and naive as people want to remember.

Al Queda came to prominence in the 90's, and Clinton was pre-emptively bombing Bosnia to establish a western/NATO presence in the region.
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>>78012874
All I remember is really good cartoon reruns of WB and Cartoon Network stuff. Nick was good. Disney at times. Internet just getting poppin dial up, Pokemon and Power Rangers, fox kids. Transformers RID, Pixar, Ants, Beast Machines

Bout it
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>>78014120

>based nep appears

Excellent
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>>78013717
I had a human anatomy/family health one with real breast exam footage.
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>>78014719
Lies! All Lies! All Liberals are pure and never wrong or evil. Clinton was a saint (except real). You're just some butthurt MRA Republican.
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>>78014719
>I was just pointing out that the 90's weren't as idealistic and naive as people want to remember

Of course not. There was, especially in Clinton's first term, a lot of cynicism and distrust of the government and it was cool to believe in conspiracy theories.

90-92, when GHW Bush was president, felt a bit more like the leftover fumes of the 80s.
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>>78014725
>this obvious Facebook copypaste
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>>78013717
Run a Virtual Machine, yo.
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>>78014517
It's more accurate to say his childhood happened in the 80s and adolescence in the 90s. Ofc if you were born in 1989, then you'd be a teenager in the 2000s but a child in the 90s.

People born in 89 weren't watching the Smells Like Teen Spirit video on MTV back then, more like Sesame Street. Someone that age wasn't even consciously aware of music until grunge had died out. Their teenager years were dominated by shitty nu metal and American Idiot.
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>>78015030
Ok fair, but Willis did have his HS experience in the 90s so it's fair and reasonable to call him a 90s kid.
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>>78014753
A Nep Yukkuri, references intensifies.
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Hey, College comics!
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Remember when Bill Watterson complained that webcomics were a waste of time and could never replace newspaper comics?
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>>78015298
And he was right.
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>>78015316
Seems to me that newspaper comics are dead and nobody except elderly people read those things.
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>>78015366
That doesn't vindicate webcomics.
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>>78015366
You're right, but that doesn't mean webcomics are good.
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>>78014893
I will now that I looked it up and all those edutainment games I was talking about are old Knowledge Adventure games
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>>78012874
>I was born in 1997 (same age as these characters), what were "le" 90s like, /co/?
A better time and I don't mean that in a "WOW MUH CARTOONS" way, it was generally a more positive time on the whole. You had some shit every now and then but that happened in other places, not America, where the worst that happened was pretty much Waco and Oklahoma City. You had navel gazing whining brought about by the grunge generation but it existed because things had been more or less going fine post-fall of the USSR (and a little before then) that they had to invent things to worry about. You had a good economy and New York City was cleaned up. You could also be a little un-PC without having to worry about lynch mobs coming after you. You generally had a cool future envisioned because of how rapidly tech was advancing as well.

That's not to say it's perfect, no time period is, but it was on the whole a hell of a lot better than it is now.

It's cliche as fuck but 9/11 really DID change everything. It completely wiped away what sense of underlying optimism (even if it was hidden under a veneer of cynicism) the '90s may have had. Combine it with Bush v. Gore which really blew open the political divide in the country moreso than it had been even under Clinton (and instilled in conservatives a "fuck you" mindset and in liberals a "everyone but us is wrong, we don't lose we're cheated" one) and Columbine kind of took our "innocence".

Again that's not to say shit wasn't bad in other parts of the world because it certainly was but from an exclusively American position shit was cash although a lot of what sucks about today was planted back during that time too like >>78013844 said.
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>>78013532
Trump will be proven right and somehow wind up in the comic without Willis knowing.
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>>78013792
>People actually like QC
Bullshit. It's just a bunch of shitposting faggots that will read anything with a LGBTQRSTUV character in it.
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>>78014206
Based censor does it again.
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I can't believe this man has reproduced.
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>>78013985
>racism
You're better than that.
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I thought the one where she says people don't use windows anymore because they have Snapchat would be the worst joke he'd ever do but here we are...
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The political correctness wars were bad in the '90s. They're worse now that people without computer science degrees are on the internet.
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>>78012918
Now that he's a parent he is officially an Adult now, who does Adult Things!
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>>78012874
Man it's got to be rough resetting to being 17-18 every few years whenever the author gets bored.

Amber will never be over her Dad Issues, because it's the only character arc she has.
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>>78018449
Nah, I'm not.

Besides, Willis is more racist than I am. He paired up one gay black guy with another gay black guy. That's implying that blacks can only fuck other blacks.
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>>78018840

He's a Muslim actually.
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>>78018818
He's only reset once, and that's because Kids Today don't care about middle-aged toy collectors and their grown-up problems, they care about other Kids Today and LGBT intersectionality.

But I agree, and I bailed on DoA when I realized it'd be all the same painful character arcs in slow motion with extra leftism added.
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>>78018918
Muslim isn't a race
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>>78018918
>Muslim
Malays and Berbers are the same race now?
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>>78018918
Well now YOU'RE racist. "Muslim" isn't a race, it's a religion.

Either way, it's all tokenism in the end. And when you make token characters, you're just goddamn lazy. Like, seriously. Who the fuck is the gay black Muslim guy, and why should we give a shit?
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>>78018920

Nah it's because college was somehow the easiest thing for him to write.

>>78018927

Eh I don't give a shit... He's middle eastern. Is that better?
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>>78018958
It's porn dude. I can't believe I'm defending Willis here, but you're getting pretty worked up over porn
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>>78018958

His name is Sayd and he handed Amazi-Girl his skateboard.

We should be happy he's able to go to college with his clear braindamage.
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>>78013936
>I thought it would be funny to buy him police cuffs. Because he's black.
Okay, got a good chuckle out of me.
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>>78016475
>but it was on the whole a hell of a lot better than it is now

I won't argue that. Every day since January 20, 2009 has been like living in a continuous nightmare.
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>>78018992
This last comic was barely porn. If I cared to do the math, I'd say how little of the comic is actually pornographic material, with the rest of it being goddamn dialogue boxes.

Like, Jesus Christ, Willis, I know you think that porn should be deep and introspective and some bullshit about love making, but nobody fucking reads Oglaf expecting Cerberus. Or whatever a better analogy would be; just stop trying to reconcile your personal hangups with sex in your porn comics and learn to draw a foreskin.
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>>78018982
>college was somehow the easiest thing for him to write
That's part of it, but he made it very clear when the new strip started that it was about attracting a younger audience.
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>>78013759
Xbox was a new untested platform that Microsoft was pumping oodles of money into, everyone and their mom was running to use it as a testing platform for new ideas, a lot of which didnt end up panning out.
its like the western dreamcast in that way
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>>78018982
>Nah it's because college was somehow the easiest thing for him to write
That's because his development as an adult was stopped in college.

He started doing his comic then and never stopped.

The same thing happened to Jeph Jacques, and now neither of them can fathom how interactions in the adult world work.
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>>78014192
isnt demisexuality what a monogamous person calls themselves to sound interesting?
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>>78015160
Hey Dewd, been a while since I seen ya. I guess I'm way behind now and your Freakanime archive is well behind what I last saw.
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>>78019153
Pretty much. It's the idea that a person can't truly fall in love with a person unless they feel a deeper connection on a deeper level.

In other words, they can't fall in love with someone unless they fall in love with someone.
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>>78019153

Demisexual is basically what someone who isn't comfortable just fucking on the first date calls themselves now a days.

It's beyond retarded I know.
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>>78019170
>>78019192
so like
most people in the world
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>>78019227
Exactly.
And it's actually been outright proven that the term "demisexual" was fictionalized entirely.

As far as I know, since then it's dropped out of favor, but I'd bet that it's still in use around Tumblr.
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>>78018559
I've re-read this three times and I have no earthly idea what the hell is going on and what the fuck that joke at the end is supposed to be.

Also why the hell does Danny just not have a nose in the first and last panels?
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>>78019046
I can't dispute this, and I'm black. I don't remember having this sense of dread and waiting for the other shoe to drop even two years after the Rodney King riots, or Columbine. (of course, I was a kid back then, but I'm still old enough to remember the social climate). It's fucking insane how much of a hair trigger everything's been on since Obama got into office.
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>>78019267

He wants to hear about the Toedad/Truck incident and help her through her problems so begs her that he'll listen so instead she just rattles off some Bucky/Steve porn she likes.

This one was pretty terrible too not sure if it got posted here. It's where this all started...
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>>78019247
not as far as ive seen
though i generally try to separate my self from the ridiculousness on that website and use it to follow cool artists and creators
so ive only really seen it mocked
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>>78019288

I hate when /pol/ is right...
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>>78019412
>chubby girl with no training can do parkour and backflips
This is silly
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>>78019247

Nah they were arguing Dick Grayson is demisexual and that DC is erasing it with Grayson just a month or so ago.
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>>78012874
Nice copypasta.
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>>78019462
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXv8Dk78r0k
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>>78019516
That's a dude. Naturally higher lower body strength.
And he probably does do training
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>>78019247
>demisexual
>Sexually attracted to people only after a strong emotional bond has been formed.

Thats just being bi, why the fuck do you need to add unnecessary labels.
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>>78019412
How the fuck does that flip even work? Okay, so she leaps onto the wall, does a weird ass tap dancing twirl, then a front flip onto the other side? Fuck Willis, can't you draw any kind of motion right?
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>>78012790
Why are they blushing?
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>>78019412
>she jumps
yeah ok
>pirouettes in the air to turn
ok hard move but i can buy it
>is now upside down in a flip facing the opposite direction she wound befacing
what
>has now switched directions again and has landed on one foot despite being like five in the air
so shes literally super powered.

like is she supposed to be spinning continuously in the air as shes does a flip?
was shes training to be in the Olympics?
also Willis continues to be just the worst as showing action in his comics. its part of why his porn comics suck so bad. that and his anatomy and his bad hentaiesqe action and dialouge
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>>78019550

My friends Niece is Pansexual because, as she told us, "That's what makes her the best person."

This is the world we live in now Anon.
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>>78016475
>You could also be a little un-PC without having to worry about lynch mobs coming after you

Political correctness was pretty bad in the 90's. It started gaining traction in the 70's before being stifled by Reagan and Bush only to burst out again thanks to Clinton.

The First half of the 90's was pretty economically dour following the stock market crash of '87. The dotcom boom was pretty short lived, though the fascination with the computer age (which was a carry-over from the 80's) was pretty positive.

>>78019288
All the stuff that's supposedly bad about Generation Z has been going on since the late 80's at least, it's just gotten worse. That said, it's not unique to them, either. Esp. single-parent homes. I think people try too hard to define generations and trends by arbitrary dates.
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>>78019288
>85-95
>the age of the S&L Crisis, the Crack Wars, a recession, government shutdown, Iran-Contra
>economic and political golden age
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>>78019748
It's copypaste from /b/. I didn't write it.
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>>78019748
Not to mention the constant headlines of young "Super Predators" in urban areas.
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>>78019776

That's /pol/ note the flag. /b/ doesn't have flags.
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>>78019776
>>78019288
Anyone claiming their childhood was a golden age of anything is full of shit. They filter out all negative memories, besides being kids they didn't worry about the economy or politics, that was their parents' concern.
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>>78019748
The difference was that back then people were optimist unlike today.
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I've noticed that even though 90's nostalgia has been going on for a few years now, 80's nostalgia hasn't lost steam. I remember in the mid-2000's when the 80's nostalgia boom began (just like the 70's boom in the 90's and the 50's boom in the 80's etc...), it should have died off by now, but it keeps going. Maybe because the 90's and 200's were pretty stagnant, and the 80's in comparison is so vibrant and politically interesting.
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>>78015030
A lot of people tend to just mash childhood and adolescence together into one period for some reason. Usually end up calling the entire thing childhood too.
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>>78019917
There was economic uncertainty following the stock market crash of '87. the world was going mad after the Soviet Union disbanded, conspiricies about a New World Order were in full bloom, and crime was on the rise.

Things were bad, man. People weren't as optimistic as they'd like to remember.
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>>78019941

I'd say the 00s were more stagnate than the 90s.

Fashion was just kind of bland compared to the outrageous styles of the 50s-90s, and pop-culture wise it was mostly just marketable retreads or the same old shit.
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>>78019994
The 90's were more distinct from the 80's than the 2010's are from 2000's. It seems like things have just slowed to a crawl culturally, which is why people keep pilfering from the 80's and 90's. Granted there was a 70's nostalgia boom in the 90's, but it wasn't as all-encompassing and extensive as we see now.
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>>78014177
Pre-jel and weights Johnny Bravo was my favorite character. Do smug black-haired glasses girl and blonde glasses girl ever fug?
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>>78018840
>He paired up one gay black guy with another gay black guy. That's implying that blacks can only fuck other blacks.

You mean like how cartoons, if they have a black character, whenever there's some kind of function that requires characters to hook up, a school dance for example, the black character is usually shown with the only other black character even if they've never been shown to interact before?
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>>78019994
>Fashion was just kind of bland compared to the outrageous styles of the 50s-90s

Vat? The 90s was the beginning of boring fashion after the cartoonish 70s-80s styles.
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>>78019982
>There was economic uncertainty following the stock market crash of '87. the world was going mad after the Soviet Union disbanded, conspiricies about a New World Order were in full bloom, and crime was on the rise.

Actually it had already been on the rise. The US went through a period of high crime rates from the late 60s to early 90s, then during the Clinton years, crime started leveling off.
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>>78020026
>It seems like things have just slowed to a crawl culturally

That's just because the Internet has resulted in there no longer being a monolithic popular culture.
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>>78016475
The WTC was bombed in '93.
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>>78019170
I thought it was someone can't feel sexual attraction to someone without forming a deep emotional connection first? It's not

>they can't fall in love with someone unless they fall in love with someone.

it's

>they can't get it up unless they fall in love with someone
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>>78020092
Yeah. I hate to use the term, but there seems to be a "Cultural singularity" were everything just seems to me swirling together.
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>>78020054

Early 90s fashion was pretty out there. Have you watch an episode of Clarissa Explains it All, Blossom, or MMPR lately?
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>>78019982
And then at that time you had middle aged and older people whining how things were better in the 50s...when they had duck and cover drills and fear of communist subversion.
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>>78020155
Early 90's fashion was just 80's fashion with more earth tones.
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>>78013309

Hide it and move on, numbnuts
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>>78020155
That was during the GHW Bush years when the leftover fumes of the 80s were still lingering. By the time Clinton was president, fashions became much more muted.
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>>78020179
>Leather pants

Never again. We as a society cannot allow that.
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I think it's funny how grunge and alternative rock started as a response to 80's synthpop and hair metal being too flashy, then '96-'97 you had all this fruity europop everywhere.
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>>78020179
Yeh it does take a while for a new decade to settle in. The 80s wasn't really "there" until 1982, with 80-81 still very much like the 70s.
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>>78013875

You expect any of Walky's characters to possess the competence God gave gravel?
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>>78020235
And in Japan, the 80's lasted until the Nikkei bubble burst in the mid 90's.
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>>78020179
Things changed actually pretty fast in 93 with the return to power of the Democrats. The chest-thumping macho flag-waving culture of the Reagan-Bush years was pretty quickly replaced by political correctness and general anti-government cynicism.
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>>78020235
The infamous early computer adventure game Softporn. This came out in 81 and the cover art looks like the 70s still.
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>>78020235
Trends really aren't determined by an abstract set of dates. People only say something belongs to a given decade for a convenient reference point.
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>>78020235
>>78020293
And yet, there's not much from this decade that feels all that distinct from the 2000's.
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>>78020234
Britpop started at the same time as grunge, it just didn't get a foothold in America until the late 90s when the Spice Girls and Oasis reached the other side of the lake. Early 90s Europe was characterised by tons of electronica and raves. Europeans at that time were feeling great and incredibly relieved that the Cold War was over at last and the fear of Soviet invasion gone. Those cheerful music styles like Britpop were a reaction against the whiny, mopey alternative rock coming out of the US.
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>>78014097

You really need to work on properly filling the word balloon. You have text exceeding the boundaries, making it look sloppy
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>>78012874
FUCK YOU AND THIS SHITTY MEME
123333334rr44764546/10, I"M FUCKING MAD RRERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>78020329
Naw, it's clearly a different decade and doesn't feel like the 2000s.
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>>78020350
I guess you're right. That's another problem with people trying to pigeon-hole certain trends to certain decades, then can be too mypoic and forget that trends aren't universal.
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>>78020366
How so? We're still paranoid about terrorism, movies and TV are more or less the same and cashing in on the familiar franchises. What's so different?
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>Generation Z
>The Last Generation

How fitting.
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>>78014267

You're implying he actually has sex with his wife

That woman has "Beard" written ALL over her
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>>78014630

Walky has no soul
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>>78020375
The Cold War went on for over 40 years as well, yet the 50s was not 80s.

I mean that when Bush was president, you had the whole flag waving macho patriotism thing going on and it was uncool to be a Democrat - you'd be mocked as a terrorist-hugger in circa 2004. Since Obama, we see a new, more extreme return of political correctness and militant feminism.
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>>78018677
>he is officially an Adult now, who does Adult Things!

Like stick his fingers in his ears and goes "Lalalala I can't hear youuuu!" and closes his blog's comments when you criticize him in a huff
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>>78020485
Obama has pretty much combined all the worst parts of the Carter and Clinton years.
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>>78020485
>was uncool to be a Democrat

The media was just as much of a Democratic shill machine as it was now. After Obam gave that speech at the 2004 DNC convention, they were wetting themselves with fantasies of "Muh first black president".
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>>78020526
Obam's honestly more of a Nixon than a Carter. Carter was a naive idealist, Nixon and Obama are paranoid control freaks.
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>>78020293
82 Mustang ad. This is 100% completely 80s.
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>>78020534
>The media was just as much of a Democratic shill machine as it was now

They were during the Reagan years as well. Your point?

>Carter was a naive idealist

That was more Bush. He had this kind of overly optimistic idea that a multiparty democracy could work in Iraq, but unfortunately people that still live in the Middle Ages can't pull it off.
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>>78020582
>>They were during the Reagan years as well. Your point?

That it was never "uncool" to be a democrat in the 2000's, if anything, pop culture turned more reflexively liberal. First you had the sour grapes about Al Gore losing, then you had all the anger about the War in Iraq, and between 2004 and 2008 you had outrage over the housing crash and people counting down to Obama.
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born in 1988, remember being a youngster and tuning into batman animated series in 92, the intro scared the shit outta me
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>>78020636
Another '88 bro here, I was scared of Michael Keaton's Batman.
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>>78020636
https://youtu.be/wAG_7Ky4FY4
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>>78020617
>First you had the sour grapes about Al Gore losing, then you had all the anger about the War in Iraq

Of course they were sore and butthurt at losing the White House. More of a child having a tantrum than anything.

>and between 2004 and 2008 you had outrage over the housing crash and people counting down to Obama

Bush's second term was a little different after the initial shocks of 9/11 and Iraq had passed. Also he got a little softer and more willing to bend to Democrats when he didn't have to worry about reelection anymore. A lot of the things like the housing crash that Bush was accused of were mainly in his final two years when Nancy Pelosi sat in the Speaker's seat. 2006-08 were not quite like 02-04 at the height of the post-9/11 patriotic frenzy.
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>>78020650
tim burton really made a spooky gotham
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>>78020672
Not just Gotham, I had nightmares of being kidnapped by Michael Keaton's Batman.
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>>78020663
Well, that's no different than the arc of Clinton's presidency. 93-96 was that period of major anti-government distrust and people believing in conspiracy theories. 97-00 was a lot more of a good-time fun party atmosphere at the height of the Dot Com Bubble.
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>>78020663
If I could pick a year to go back to, it would be 2007. The 9/11 aftershocks had faded in the distance and the economic crash in 08 hadn't happened yet. The calm before the storm.
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>>78020721
>The 9/11 aftershocks had faded in the distance

Did they really? Feels like they're still going strong.
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>>78020534

Don;t forget Barbara Walters outright said that everyone in journalism felt was nothing short of the Messiah
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>>78020721

Id just go back to the 80s and buy all the Transformers, Joe and MASK toys I never had
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>>78021214
dunno about in america, but outside everyone has lost sympathy since your drone attacks have now killed more civilians than died in the tower
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>>78020721
I'd pick the year bitcoins first got established and get in on that early.
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>>78021238

Dare you to tweet this at him.
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>>78021238
I don't get that action sequence, she's crouching and then flying?
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>>78012874
1997 was a good year for vidya.
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>>78021436

It was a good year for a lot of things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFtmGwxbIq0
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>>78013924
Aw yeah, it's the best one you've made.
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>>78021287

Don;t have a Twitter. But if Anyone else wants to you certainly have my blessing
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>>78019550
It's not even bi in most cases. People use bullshit terms like "heteroromantic demisexual" to sound special, when it just means "normal awkward teenager".
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>>78021245

Im sure you're right. And though it probably won't mean anything, Im certainly sorry that has happened.

Even though our media has been bending over backwards to protect the guy, there IS a rising discontent with the guy.
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>>78018677
>parent
Dear god he actually reproduced. That's disgusting.
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>>78012874
I was born at the tale end of '87, so I remember the 90's okay. It was a lot more relaxed than it is now. Grunge fashion clashed with neon colored and floral printed clothing. Popular music was either dark/depression/gloomy, aggressive dance music, or sugary pop. There was a lot of X-TREME advertising from shows to food to clothing. Cartoon Network aired old cartoons from the 40's-60's along with their original content. Nick had shows aimed at teenagers and a lot of sport/game shows series.

Beepers were a thing, payphones had lines, and there weren't massive closings of stores like Bradleys, Blockbuster, Radioshack, etc. The economy was also a lot better than it is now.
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>>78019163
It's ok, I've been behind schedual, so there's only like, 20 pages.
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>>78012874
I taped a rerun of Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde then fapped to it through puberty. It's what triggered my tg fetish.
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What effect did Columbine have on the 90's and American teenagers?
I was too young at the time (born 1995) to remember anything.
In comparison to 9/11, was it an important part of the 90's?
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>>78012790
Can someone explain the joke/meaning of this to me? I really don't get it.
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>>78019718
>Political correctness was pretty bad in the 90's.

The PC movement really started in the 80s, and the difference is, Political Correctness was a JOKE in the 90s.

It was a thing college kids cared about, but the media didn't. The media made fun of it.

PCU - 1994
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110759/

Bill Mahr's show politically incorrect.

Being non-pc was cool in the 90s. Those stupid wanna be hippie-college kids and over-protective moms sure are nuts right?

Well today, they've won.
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>>78015160
When will we see Annabeth's boipucci get wrecked?
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>>78022537
Goths and loners were viewed with suspicion for a while, other than that not much.
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>>78019748
>the age of the S&L Crisis
which had nowhere near as serious of an impact as the recent recession

>the Crack Wars
only a problem if you lived in the big cities (pro-tip - NEVER live in a big city)

>a recession
see #1, seriously, if you were middle class during the "recession" of the late 80s you barely fucking noticed it

>government shutdown
because we don't have those now, right?

>Iran-Contra
because we don't have scandals now, right?


End of the Cold War, a decisive victory in Desert Storm, the best years of the Clinton Administration, the rise of tech industry, and on and on and on.
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>>78022878
>The media made fun of it.
Homer Badman aired in '94. This scene was treated as a joke.

Today this is the norm in popular media and mainstream journalism.
>>
>>78018559
>>78019412
Oh, just go fuck Ethan already, Danny.
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>>78022878
>The PC movement really started in the 80s

The 70s-80s was the height of affirmative action. During those years, colleges and workplaces were being forced to meet quotas of so-and-so black/spic/female enrollment.
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>>78013033
Oh fuck I'd forgotten about that shit mane
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>>78022127
>Popular music was either dark/depression/gloomy, aggressive dance music, or sugary pop

A lot of people were really missing good-time fun buttrock like AC/DC and Motley Crue by 1994 when MTV was nothing but Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, and Hole videos. Not everyone wanted to listen to a guy whining how much he hates his mom and he smells bad.
>>
>>78013033
>>78023658
Timothy
Motherfucking
Curry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SekvpIsaOgY
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>>78023678
That shit with Norman and the giant spider gave me nightmares for years. That show was fucking brutal.
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>>78023672
I think it was just a reflection of the social climate at the time. During Clinton's second term when the economy was soaring from the Dot Com Bubble, music went back to fun-oriented bands like Blink 182 (there was still Korn for the black nail polish mommy issues Goths).
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>>78023740
Korn were hot up to about 2003, however there's generally two maxims of rock and pop music.

1. Artists typically peak in their late 20s
2. The average creative lifespan of a band is about 10 years

I can run down the list of prominent bands going back to the Beatles and these two points have nearly always held true.
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>>78020356
I've always done that.

>>78021506
Nah, I've definitely done better.
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>>78023845
>Artists typically peak in their late 20s

Metallica were 19-23 when they put out all their worthwhile material, other than that you're correct. I guess in terms of cultural relevance and live prowess, they peaked when they were closer to 30.
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>>78023926
>Metallica were 19-23 when they put out all their worthwhile material, other than that you're correct

They matured unusually quickly; most bands don't put out an album as groundbreaking as KEA when they're only 19.
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>>78023530
>see #1, seriously, if you were middle class during the "recession" of the late 80s you barely fucking noticed it

Actually the early 90s and it depended on the part of the country you lived in. The Pacific Northwest was particularly hit hard by Boeing layoffs with the Cold War being over; in fact the angsty Seattle music scene of the time had a lot to do with the depressed economic conditions there.
>>
>>78023530
>>78019748
When I was an infant, I had a medical problem that required my parents to take me to a specialist in Philadelphia. Now this was in 89 during the height of the Crack Wars and they said that some of those neighborhoods they drove through were pretty scary. Bars on the windows and everything.
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>>78014162
Aw, poor censor... we still appreciate the effort you went to!
>>78014509
>>78014824
>>78020293
>>78020556
There's always this weird period at the beginning of every decade where the remnants of the previous one bleed through. It takes a while for a decade to assert its own identity, but it'll happen eventually.
>>78019012
>his clear braindamage.
Great, now I want a Brainda Mage
>>78019055
There can be good porno with a little more going on underneath the surface; Pornotopia and Small Favors spring to mind. But yeah, Willis's porn does not qualify as good porn.
>>78019070
>Original Xbox was a console made by a company who was renowned more for making other kinds of technology. Everyone and their grandma wanted to give it a try so tey could utilise the new technology, some of which is pretty laughable by today's standards.

>It's the like the western PS1 in that regards.
ftfy
>>78019677
Y'know, if Willis did a reveal that Amber actually did have powers and went almost as crazy with DoA as he did with IW!, then I'd be kind of invested in this nonsense.
>>78019941
Nostalgia works on a 20-30 year basis, with some leeway depending on how old the marketing department is. When I was growing up in the 90's, I remember there being 60's and 70's nostalgia (Queen, ABBA, the success of Austin Powers)
>>78023672
>>78023740
>>78023845
>mfw friends of mine still like Korn nd Slipknot
Don't get me wrong, they're great people, but fucking hell do they make it difficult...
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