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No. 1 [Reply]

This is a board for the vidya, toys, games, food, and memories that keep us young at heart (and mind)

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No. 681 [Reply]

Does anyone get really nostalgic over certain smells? There's plenty of various smells that do this to me. But first I'll mention freshly opened packs of Pokemon, Digimon, and Yugioh cards.
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Completely! Fresh Yu-Gi-Oh cards smell good too.

Some candles reminds me of certain times in my life, while dryer lint can remind me of one girl's house from being on her patio. Foods, dog fur, etc.


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>going to the gameshop after school
>cracking open packs of mirrodin with the boys
I still have my foil darksteel forge and reactor around here somewhere..


I stumbled across a big atlas that my grandma used to have the other day. I couldn't really remember how it looked, but the smell…fuck me, it must've been the mustiest book in the world. took me right back it did


yes, the smell of elmer's glue sends me right back to a particular hallway in my elementary school, and gives me general "back to school" mems.


A couple of times in the years since, I've come across the scent of my exgf
There's an immediate and momentary feeling of happiness as my brain reacts, but I know she's not near and that I could do nothing if she was
I glance around and try following the smell, chase that feeling, but it's already gone

No. 766 [Reply]

i'm too old for this vid to find this specific vid nostalgic, but i love the idea of this subtle, relaxing nostalgia fuel. it makes me want to try and make some of my own?

what would your scenes be like?

mine would be: journaling/doodling late at night while i listen to Art Bell on the radio during a thunderstorm, rp-ing on lotr forums while listening to loreena mckennit, sneaking downstairs at night to watch cowboy bebop on adult swim after everyone else had gone to sleep.


when i was little, i had a digital alarm clock then when you held down the snooze button, would produce an orange glowing light. at a close range this proved to work well as a flashlight.

i'd use this clock to read chapter books and archie comics when i was supposed to be asleep.


Playing minecraft hunger games in the evenings with my buds would be a big one. In the summer we'd spend the afternoon at the pool then run home to play once it started to get dark. I'd convince my mom to let me skip dinner so we could keep playing. The server we played on was cool in that you could go way out into the map (like thousands of blocks) and were only pushed back in after a while. You could build floating bases and stuff and defend them, it was really fun.

Also my first year of college I was really depressed and would spend the nights hiding in a corner of the library reading and texting my high school friends. Kind of weird to be nostalgic about it since I was pretty unhappy, but I guess you forget that with time.



aw, i like these. i have similar college memories of finding the most isolated corners of the library stacks to do work in, all night long. it was lonely and sort of spooky, but it also inspired me somehow. i never want to pull another all-nighter in my life, but you're right, somehow those memories are still nostalgic.


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The comfiest scenes of nostalgia fuel for me would be late night grinding on Guild Wars back in, I guess it would've been middle school. During summer days my room would be far too hot without AC, so I'd only be able to play once night came around, and if it was raining the atmosphere would be even better, with the cold breeze and smell of rain refreshing my room; pretty similar to OP's vid.
I feel like I can never re experience that feeling unfortunately, the closest I can get is mid-spring late nights spent studying and listening to music.

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No. 749 [Reply]

Gotta get rid of my old games.
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You should hang on to them!! Unless you need the money I'm sure admin would be fine with a buy-thread


In case it wasn't understood by others previously, I would never have an issue with any exchange on this site. As long as it doesn't violate Rule 1 :)


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I used to trade or sell my games once I was done with them, but as I got older I wanted to start keeping them and build some kind of collection (I have quite a lot of PS3 games now). I traded away many of my GameCube games and have bought some of them back and plan to buy all of them back eventually. I also got rid of almost all the PC games I had, but I'm not interested in collecting those anymore.

I used to think Steam was great, but I'm not as keen on digital media anymore, especially when my "ownership" of it is just a flag in some database that could be revoked at any moment.


>You should hang on to them!!
Anon is wise and correct. you're gonna regret parting with that stash


Selling my childhood games is something I consider one of my greatest regrets. Think carefully, anon. I'm sure you're going to try to get top-dollar for those games, so I won't make any offers here because I'm not sure what they're all worth, but if you do sell them somewhere like ebay, feel free to post a link, maybe?

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No. 447 [Reply]

So recenty I been having a blast for what was like to surf the internet 10 years ago when things were not so centralized.
There was always something new and different right after the next corner and every new place had new people.
I haven't felt that feeling of novelty when you stumbled upon a new resource, flash game, webcomic and so on in a long time, it was always different.

The internet is no longer the wild frontier it used to be and all the pioneers have disappeared.

Years ago common forums were very active and lots of people had personal pages
Today not even google can take you somewhere new.
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this is great thanks anon!


I was using it this weekend. Searched for anime and found a Cardcaptor Sakura fansite from 2001 that was still being updated in 2018 (the sequel aired recently). It mainly made me sad because I knew nobody was visiting it. When I looked at the guestbook I think page 1 out of 12 was 7 years worth of posts.

https://millionshort.com/ is supposed to let you filter out the top 100 - 1,000,000 sites from search results, but even with the million top results removed searching for anime yields nothing but pirate streaming sites.


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Found this pretty neat site because of >>565


neocities seems pretty cool. I'm considering hosting some of my writing on it. Need to get around to editing and stuff first though, make it presentable.


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i really love this, thanks for posting it.

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No. 476 [Reply]

The nostalgia for the 00's right after the next corner, lets talk about it.
I just saw Harry Potter while channel surfing, I know that HP and the whole fantasy wave will be a massive nostalgia blast in a couple of years.

I don't miss much of the culture and stuff but my 90's memories are a void and many important events for my life happen in the 00's
On a personal level I been missing the 00's because I miss teen me, the lifestyle I had back then and the friends I had.
Me and my friends were kind of hipster-nerds, we talked about weird movies, obscure music, strange comics and still keeping an intellectual air to it and there were many persons like that who fed that feeling/aesthetic.
I'm sad that a lost all of that and I became a run of the mill nerd, all other people like that peobably moved on and have jobs and families now.

Lets talk about what we were doing not so long ago.
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My /f/rinds, 4chan's /f/ is still going strong.
Pay us a visit, will you? If you ever see this, that is.


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I did anon, thank you very much for posting this. I did not get into imageboards until a few years ago, I hung around on the knockoff sites and Newgrounds but not 4chan. It moves pretty fast for what should be something dying I was amazed to see that in two days the whole front of it changed.


mokou's theme is one of my personal favorites


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00's were like the 90's with a nice tech update (and the tech would be still enough and usefull today) but without the flaws of reality dominating social media (Hashtags and virtual identity) and smartphone-optimized normienet. Sure I'm biased, I'm born in the late 80's and my youth was basically the 00's, webm related. I cultivated "my" 00's lifestyle till it became an obsession. I live in the past, with all the good stuff, avoiding the bad stuff.


Flash was our youtube, and you could get more creative with it than with youtube, and it encouraged people to become illustrators instead of putting your face on a video like the narcissistic youtube personalities. I really miss geocities, home pages, and how people used to write emails that were like letters. Back then Google seemed to be a good company too, and the Rom sites hadn't been taken down, and the huge sections of the internet was designed for obsessing over a particular anime. Every time a new anime came out there would be a new forum set up just for it with unique banners and stuff, and back then time moved slower so you'd have to come back much later to see if you got a reply to your threads.

Politics were more in the background and hadn't invested everything yet. The internet felt like it was clumbsily made by humans for humans to have fun, instead of to sell you products or to steer you toward a big platform or controversy in the news.

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No. 510 [Reply]

Did any of you browse 4chan when you were younger? Like, before 2007, when it was fun and civil, not the twisted abomination it is now.
Those were the good days. We were all alike, because even if you were a fat neckbeard weeaboo, everyone else was a also a fat neckbeard weeaboo, in their hearts. This picture sums it up nicely.
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>still using 4chan in the current year


Passes have been around for years now, did you just see this?


It's the mainstream boards that aren't usable, like /pol/, /b/, /r9k/ and /a/. Boards like /toy/ and /tg/ have the occasional normalfag posts, but overall they're fine.


/qa/ is a nice board thats how I found this place


Looks like the bottom section of this image >>717
But I guess that's nice for the modern imageboard users.

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No. 378 [Reply]

What are some VHS tapes that you remember watching when you were younger. Could be home videos, movies, tv shows, cartoons, anime, shit you found in a dumpster, etc.

Share some /nos/talgic VHS memories!
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This VHS.
It had it all:
Popeye, Mighty Mouse, Woody Woodpecker, Felix the Cat, a couple Walt Disney Silly Symphonies, Betty Boop, Casper the Ghost….man, I'm getting hit with the nostalgia pretty hard…

Kirby is always related.

That looks really awesome. I almost want to watch it and try to think how cool it would be through the eyes of kid-me.


This lovely video about water created by Smithsonian. The intro is true 90s goodness!



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Only my grandparents had a VHS player when I was growing up. I remember really looking forward to staying over with them, because it meant watching videos or telly until bedtime. My favourite was probably this one, but I also remember liking the Monsieur Hulot movies and steam railroad documentaries. Not really kids media, but it definitely made a lasting impression on me.

My grandpa died a day after his retirement started when i was like 14, and my grandma a couple years later after a long illness. I helped clear their space out, and held on to the casettes for a while, but i think theyre gone now.

me too, but i remember nothing from the show except the villians, the snowman and his penguin.



yes, i could hear the intro i my mind before i even played it. the rolling black metal TV cart, the easy filler worksheet you'd do along with the video in class. sighhhh.

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No. 299 [Reply]

I start:

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One of my great regrets in life is never having played any LOZ games :/


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Really? Not him, but I really find strange when people says they have never played a Zelda game, I used to play a bunch of Zelda games when I was a kid.

You still can play and enjoy them, I recommend you starting with 'A Link to the Past', pretty comfy and fun game, I think it was my first one.



Lol I played a little bit of the adobe flash port of the first game on Kongregate and was like, "this sux XDDDD"

Also Digimon >>>>>> Dragon Warrior >>>>>> Pokémon


Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Crystal, Kirby, Nightmare in Dreamland, Halo Combat Evolved, Halo Custom Edition, Halo 2, Age of Empires 2.


And Legend of Zelda Oracle of Seasons, and Turok 2.

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No. 241 [Reply]

What websites did you visit a lot when you were young?

>pic related (basically a site full of kids' games, went there all the time when I was like 8)

>Disaster Labs (group of people who made games, flash movies, webcomics, and other stuff; they disbanded in the late 00s and I still don't know where everyone went)
>Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, etc.
>every cheat code and FAQ site under the sun
>Newgrounds, Albinoblacksheep, and all the flash game sites that grabbed games from them
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>It's not one bit surprising how fucked up some of us anons are.
Being on chans for so long has really desensitized me and made me stoic as fuck. Maybe not so much desensitized as it is just disassociation. General disdain for normalfags (which is probably 99.9% of the population)


when i was little, before youtube was a thing, i used to go to a site called stupidvideos to watch goofy and random video clips.

that site is where i watched this old gem for the first time.
and also another video that brings nostalgia


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>tfw years of browsing le chans since a young ages has left you irreparably damaged


I still log in occasionally, pretty bummed out that they're abandoning their flash projects in favour of unity, it wouldn't have been upset if it was literally anything else.


Yeah, I can tell.

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