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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. 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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No.948

>>742
At this point I only go for late night threads and special events. Finding threads with good discussion and minimal normalfaggotry is a treat.
>>745
Even some of the less popular boards resemble facebook in terms of post quality. Just take a look at /ck/, full of pepe and one sentence posts.

No.949

I just can’t deal with every thread no matter what the topic, being political.

everyone has a chip on their shoulder, it’s been true to some degree always but never like this. I haven’t seen a thread containing that good old fun in 10 years

No.958

What do you think about the rise of 4chan archive sites? I found them useful, but I miss the ephemeral nature of posting.

No.959

>>958
I like them because it bears little influence on how sites work and flow.
In social media, everything can be dug up. For archives of imageboards, the anonymous posting is still secure so nothing is lost. It primarily helps people like me who only lurk or browse for discussion on certain topics.

I think it makes browsing more efficient and easier to ignore the trash.

No.966

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>>719
>were still decent up until around 2012. And IMO the whole GamerGate thing, whether you care about it or not, marked the downfall of 4chan. I mean 4chan still exists and is not going to go down or anything, but every time I go there it's the same 10 generic topics. But that's just how it be. The craziest thing was how the whole niggers and Jews thing went from being a joke to the shitshow we have now.

I thought I was the only one who thought like that but now I found this place.
It is a strange kind of pain that I'm feeling when I think about how it once was just for the lulz and now it all has an agenda…



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No. 467 [Reply]

This thread is for music that makes you feel nostalgic. Post yt links to songs that make you feel nostalgic (even if you don't actually have memories with them) and maybe what the song reminds you of or makes you think of.

I'll start…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhKgFjJIZzU
This song reminds me of my earlier childhood (as far back as I can remember - 7yrs) but especially of my old school. I went to a private christian school in the booneys. This song just makes me think of that time. It reminds me of when things were sort of structured..having to tuck our shirts in…all the girls wearing these dresses that went down to your ankles that would seem way out of fashion now. Getting pulled to the principal's office by my ear with my friend. Going around the merry-go-round. Going to the top of the slide and looking out at a massive field with super high grass that seemed to go on forever and a green and orange forest that seemed to hug the school itself.
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No.946

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>>903
Damn you have some balls to do that as your first song in public lol. I love it, but even at my level I hesitate to do cute/favorite songs like this.

For me, this whole album evokes nostalgia, because I played it on repeat while I played an MMO with my best friend and a few others. I live with that best friend now, and the MMO wasn't great, but even as a kid I found the whole thing relaxing. I wish I could still get into MMOs but the internet as a whole has changed so the social aspect of them seems to be totally gone now.
Anyway, the album:
https://diversesystem.bandcamp.com/album/works

No.962

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https://soundcloud.com/enya/orinoco-flow

PURE MOODS…

TV, mostly Nick, was my only pastime until Pokémon came out in 1998, so probably from around 1993-1998 all I did in my free time was watch television and read paranormal books from the library. Only within the last few years have I really finally dug into the music from that album, which I only knew one song of, or popular tracks from the artists. Turns out I don't like Enigma, but Enya is great.

No.963

>>962

I believe I had pretty much the same album as you, although I had a different version to most people, the one I had was called 'Moods II', but the track listing is almost exactly the same as ''Pure Moods'. My version had a different cover and started with 'Orinoco Flow', unforgettable because of the sudden way it would start. My favourite tracks were 'Sweet Lullaby', 'Return to Innocence' and 'Nirvana'.

I had this in 1997 after just moving to New Zealand with my family. I would stick my head out the window and just breathe in the smell of the air which would fill me with all sorts of feelings, one of them being this 'yearning' feeling as if there were all sorts of amazing things taking place elsewhere that I was missing out on or something. I would start crying sometimes listening to 'Return to Innocence', I tried re-creating that experience recently and it was amazing to be pulled back to that time.

No.964

>>962
>>963

I also have a separate memory associated with the music video for 'Sweet Lullaby'. I was in Australia before going to New Zealand, I'm not sure what year this was - sometime before 1997, and we had a TV channel called SBS which mostly aired 'world' movies and TV, and I happened to be awake one morning to catch their 'sign on' video, which was the music video for 'Sweet Lullaby', and it would end with this guy almost whispering in an odd voice "The world is an amazing place. SBS". After seeing that once I would try to wake up to be able to see it again, but the sign on was at like 5am or something and it seemed like sometimes they'd just go straight to programming rather than have the video. It was especially awesome for a young kid who had never been overseas to see this, and the song is wonderful on its own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIF5EEneWEU

As for Nick, the 'The Adventures of Pete & Pete' theme brings me back to this period in 1996 when my parents relented and got us satellite TV, and my younger brother and I just spent as much time as possible watching that. Brings back a carefree childhood feeling.

No.965

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMoCM_FgLP8

Reminds me of a time that i didn't exist and a country i have never been to.



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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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No.772

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.

No.773

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.956

Movie theaters and smelling that fresh popcorn being made always takes me back for a moment to better times as well as when movies were good. Then reality hits me and depression settles in.

No.957

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For some reason I could swear I had replied to this thread. Aside Yu-Gi-Oh card's smell, I'm always reminded of my childhood by the smell of some of the perfumes my mother used, also by the smell of some of the scents she used to clean the house, and the smell from dish-wash soap.

My mother's dressing table was next to our computer, I used to spent most of my free time playing games, so her perfumes reminds me of that.

And as I child I always had to wash the dishes, I always wanted to do it really fast to go back playing or watching anime (on tv), and I'm reminded of that by the smell of certain brands of soap.

>>773
>A couple of times in the years since, I've come across the scent of my exgf
I know that feeling.

No.961

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>>957
This seems like it would be from Pixiv. I used to go there for years, collecting art. I haven't been on there in many years, probably because it ends up becoming exhausting to keep up with.



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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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No.701

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

No.702

>>692
>adventurequest
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.

No.703

>>701
Yeah, I can tell.

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https://www.pojo.biz/board/
Honestly surprised that Pojo is still around. Haven't actively posted there since early 2006.

No.960

>>950
I still post here



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.

No.767

>>766
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.

No.769

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.

No.770

>>769

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.

No.771

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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.

No.955

Sitting on my old PC finding random websites to come across as well as various anime forums and geocities all the while watching late night anime on TV in the early 2000s.



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No. 299 [Reply]

I start:

>Earthbound
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No.945

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Staying the night with friends during the middle of Summer break in the early 2000s playing this all night 4-Players.

No.951

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>>337
Good taste Anon. I played that all the time when I was 5-6. I thought the possible combinations were endless, lol

No.952

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Used to play many parts with my sister

No.953


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No. 399 [Reply]

Merry Christmas! Does anyone have really memorable Christmas stories/traditions that remind you of your childhood?
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No.632

Bump.

No.633

>>401
Did the same thing, we'd use oatmeal for the reindeer

No.912

>>399
Used to go driving around to see the lights every year until "gas prices" suddenly became an issue.

No.927

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chocolate oranges at the bottom of our stockings. cats sleeping under the christmas tree. taking off my glasses and looking at the lit-up christmas tree was like a instant, huge kaleidoscope due to my awful vision.

my mom didn't get a lot of things right but she really knew how to make holidays feel cozy and special.

No.938

>>429
>>430
Jesus Christ. I feel for you, kiddo. Try to keep a proper bond with your nieces and/or nehpews; it sounds like there aren't any good role models for them to look up to around, but you can at least be a good aunt for them.



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No. 928 [Reply]

I was born a bit later than most of you it seems and this is what I grew up with. The music still stirs up strong emotion.

No.929

>>928
for me it is mario sunshine. mario 64 too, though i played it on wii virtual console - i was once sick for almost 2 weeks, and i would play it all day long.

No.930

I played the 2nd game and I liked it a lot. It was fun to have 2d and 3d levels.Yoshi is the best addition and his items allowed for some cool levels.

The challenge was high enough for young little me to take over a year to complete it 100%. Still my favorite Mario game.

No.933

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The galaxy games were past my time, but not by much. Super mario 64 on the N64 and then Sunshine on GC were mine, and yes, the music in both of those games I regularly listen to. Video game music has become a really big part of my audio library.

Either way, we can all relate to the fact that Nintendo makes wonderfully memorable games with levity and a great ability to make you want to lose yourself in them for a time.



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Nostalgic Crush Thread
This thread is for any nostalgic crushes that you had. What are they from? Why did you like them? (If they're real did they age well? lol) Animated and real allowed.
Try not to judge anyone. This is a friendly thread :D

I'm starting off with an obvious one for me. Mitchell Tratchenberg from Harriet the Spy. She was also in The Adventures of Pete and Pete she's been in a lot of other stuff too. I remember watching Harriet the Spy a lot on my VCR. I can quote the hell out that movie. Harriet was a really cool character and I've always loved writing and ninja stuff and spy stuff so I connected with her character a ton.

So what about you guys?
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>>417
I also had a thing for her but not until I watched Eurotrip. But I did have a thing for Sarah Michelle Gellar in the late '90s as well as Britney Spears.

No.914

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Debby Ryan, a.k.a. Bailey from The Suite Life on Deck.

I was obsessed with her. There was a bad few days when I genuinely yearned for her, and toyed with the idea of training to be a child actor just so I could have the chance to meet her on the set of some Disney Channel programme. This would have involved, by the way, moving my entire life abroad to the US. My mother even noticed my pains and managed to get me to admit my crush to her. It passed pretty quickly tbh but I remember it quite clearly.

>>425
I only watched Breakfast Club recently but I found her quite attractive, too. She reminds me of Lain, lol. Then at the end of the film they cleaned up her hair and put make-up on her and she actually looked worse than before.

No.924

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Lina Inverse was definitely an early "waifu" for me also the first anime I ever watched subbed back when I found it on VHS in a local store. Also gave me a thing for redheads for sure.

No.925

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Avril Lavigne
So much want.
Still so much want for a qt alt gf

No.926

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Mizore. Trash anime but she's cute.



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