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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. 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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No.763

>>762
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.

No.764

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>>762

i really love this, thanks for posting it.

No.777

>>566
I use https://wiby.me and the occasional AskReddit discussion.

No.868

>>762
This is adorable

No.869

>>566
I use Wikipedia as a search engine.
. Think of what you want to find.
… If you can't think of anything you can always have a "wiki-walk" until something piques your interest.
. Find a topic related to it on Wikipedia.
. Scroll to the bottom sections called external links, references or citations.
… Scan linked pages for anything interesting.
… A lot of the pages you find with this method will have even more links at the bottom of the page.



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No. 749 [Reply]

Gotta get rid of my old games.
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No.756

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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.

No.757

>>754
>You should hang on to them!!
Anon is wise and correct. you're gonna regret parting with that stash

No.768

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?

No.866

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>>757
I really feel like it's time for me to sell my old games and move onto playing new games.

>>753
Regrettably I have already sold Kirby: The Crystal Shards for N64, but do you have a SNES? If you still want Kirby's Dream Course for the SNES I'll mail to you if you live in America. You don't even have to pay me directly, just promise me on your honor that you'll donate $25 to either Bernie Sander or Andrew Yang via secure.actblue.com/‎
to fuck the corrupt capitalist 2 party system and then post your address somewhere and you'll get the game. Just so you know, it's a mini-golf game. (Kirby's Super Star and Kirby 3 are probably the best Kirby style platformers for the SNES, but I only have the first one.)

Alternatively, I'll mail you Kirby's Super Star if you donate $30 to one of those two Democratic candidates. (And I'll mail both of them for a $55 donation.) Shipping is free because the Ebay or Amazon conglomerates would charge me that much for commissions, and my total price is cheaper than what I've seen on ebay or Amazon. Fuck the capitalists, I want to make free college + universal healthcare or universal basic income happen. (Yes, I've become an ideologue who would rather spend my time screaming at Bernie Sander's enemies on, than to play video games. You can play these games, while politics will be my entertainment until Bernie Sanders wins, or dies trying.)

No.867

Eh nevermind, I think I should just sell them to be honest and volunteer for the Sanders campaign. Money isn't going to be enough to win the election.



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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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No.778

>>574
As someone who grew up in the nineties and early two-thousands, what I really miss is how I used to feel rather than anything specific culturally.

The main part of it was my age, lack of responsibilities, better health, and naïveté.

Perhaps, this is true for a lot of us. It isn't the things themselves (since to be honest, they were mediocre at best), but the memories and feelings they evoke by association.

While I am on the subject of nostalgic feelings, the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is almost a decade old now.

No.779

>>705
>>706
>>713

“Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.”

― Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices

No.781

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>>779

wow, this is a beautiful quote. and really true. i wonder how this will translate to VR in the future, when it's more advanced. though i suppose people will eventually feel nostalgic about these early days of VRChat, etc.

No.864

>>779
Eno just hit the nail on the head. I respect the bejeezus out of that guy

No.865

>>781
for sure anon. it's already really charming how goofy and broken it can be at times



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No. 776 [Reply]

Do any of you have that one piece of media from your childhood, or otherwise that seems to have flown under the radar?

Sometimes I think back on all the media I've seen in my life, and often ones that never saw widespread appeal come to mind. With nostalgia for games like Pokémon, it's nice because we can all collectively reminisce on something that we enjoyed, but for some other things, there are very few who experienced them.

This tends to leave me with an immense sense of sadness. Something that holds such fond memories for me has not been seen by others, and in the worst case, may slowly fade from public consciousness, lost to time.

Imageboards are inherently very ephemeral, but maybe we could get a thread going for things we have nostalgia for, but others usually do not. Maybe we can prolong the death of our favourite things just a bit longer.

No.780

>>776
I seem to recall playing this game either at the store or at a friend's house because I was too poor to afford the system.



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No. 478 [Reply]

What are some lessons that you remember learning during your childhood?

Did you learn them the "easy" way - sitting on your grandpa's knee? Or the "hard" way - that touching that hot stove when mom says not to is not such a good idea!
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No.547

>>546
Just like you know your sister better than she does, huh? And you';re the one insulting Christianity with no real argument, and generalizing all Semitic religions as the same thing.
But why don't we just stop talking to each other, because you're clearly too stupid to see sense, you edgy 15-year-old commie.

No.548

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Christian life, best life.

No.561

This thread made me laugh.
Pretty standard, then half way through someone says something edgy then someone starts to argue it and the posts just get bigger and bigger.

Anyway,
Don't climb a tree with no way back down, or climb too high just because you can.
I learned the first by climbing a tree then getting stuck up there. Learned the second when I climbed up a tree that was probably 5 stories, then it got windy and it turns out trees bend quite a lot.
There's no doubt a lot of others but I can't remember them.

No.573

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>>479
This is a good advice actually…
>>478
My father was all the time saying "If you want something, earn it", I always thought it just was an excuse to not give us anything, and it kinda was… He hated give us B-day presents or Christmas presents too, even when I really put some effort on earn it, I never got anything. Anyway thanks to this I learned to be quite independent from my parents, and I always manage to get my own things by myself. I guess.

No.775

"Kill them with kindness" – if someone is being an asshole to you, don't stoop to their level. Don't be a doormat either, but just politely (and a bit passive-aggressively, tbh) remove yourself from the situation.



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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.704

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.

No.708

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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..

No.710

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

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. 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.

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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. 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.742

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>still using 4chan in the current year

No.743

>>741
Passes have been around for years now, did you just see this?

No.745

>>742
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.

No.746

>>742
/qa/ is a nice board thats how I found this place

No.748

>>746
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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No.734

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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…

>>468
Kirby is always related.

>>733
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.

No.735

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

No.736


No.739

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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.

>>732
me too, but i remember nothing from the show except the villians, the snowman and his penguin.

No.765

>>735

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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