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18th Feb '17 2:56:04 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', King Robert is fond of reminiscing about the good old days. His brother Renly eventually gets sick of this and asks him exactly which days he's talking about - the time when the entire country was plunged into a bloody civil war, the time when [[TheCaligula Aerys]] roasted people alive because of the voices in his head, or the time when dragons went around burning villages to the ground.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', King Robert is fond of reminiscing about the good old days.days, before he was king. His brother Renly eventually gets sick of this and asks him exactly which days he's talking about - the time when the entire country was plunged into a bloody civil war, the time when [[TheCaligula Aerys]] roasted people alive because of the voices in his head, or the time when dragons went around burning villages to the ground.
11th Feb '17 10:09:08 AM SpukiKitty
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** That said; Considering the [[BasementDweller nature]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Tour_of_Chris%27s_House of his]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Trolls adult life]], his teen years do [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Manchester_High_School look awesome]] in comparison (He wasn't as ugly...His parents were a bit more functional actually took care of their house...he had his pity-friends...).

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** That said; Considering the [[BasementDweller Considering]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Chris_and_health the]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/26_December_2014 nature]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Tour_of_Chris%27s_House of his]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Trolls adult adult]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Greene_County_Conspiracy life]], his teen years do [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Manchester_High_School look awesome]] in comparison (He wasn't as ugly...His ugly, his parents were a bit more functional and actually took care of their house...house, he had his pity-friends...).
11th Feb '17 10:00:49 AM SpukiKitty
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* Chris-Chan, the messed-up creator of ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' long pines for the days of his High School years, seeing them as the absolute high point of his life in which he had friends and was "One of the kids". However; [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Song_of_Christian A video he filmed of himself back when he WAS in High School]] shows his teenage self complaining about getting an "F" (Failing Grade) in his assignments and how lonely and isolated he felt. He was regularly bullied by a number of students as well. The cherry on the crap sundae: His pals were merely acquaintances whom he only saw every other day in school who only hung out with him out of pity.
** That said; Considering the [[BasementDweller nature]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Tour_of_Chris%27s_House of his]] [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Trolls adult life]], his teen years do [[https://sonichu.com/cwcki/Manchester_High_School look awesome]] in comparison (He wasn't as ugly...His parents were a bit more functional actually took care of their house...he had his pity-friends...).
28th Jan '17 10:28:07 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwM5qouf3Ns "I Like Things Just the Way They Are"]] by Samantha Muldoon, who performs it during her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]]. It's a DeconstructiveParody of the use of this trope in contemporary (late '00s/early '10s) CountryMusic, with its idealization of small-town Americana barely concealing a vicious streak of [[BreadEggsMilkSquick reactionary politics, racism, and militant Christian nationalism]], heavily implying that the ''real'' reason the singer is nostalgic for the 'good old days' (or at least, pretending to be for the sake of [[PanderingToTheBase shamelessly pandering]] [[{{Sellout}} to her audience]]) is because it was a time when it was okay to openly bash and discriminate against minorities, LGBT people, and non-Christians.

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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwM5qouf3Ns "I Like Things Just the Way They Are"]] by Samantha Muldoon, who performs it during her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]]. It's a DeconstructiveParody of the use of this trope in contemporary (late '00s/early '10s) CountryMusic, with its idealization of small-town Americana barely concealing a vicious streak of [[BreadEggsMilkSquick reactionary politics, racism, and militant Christian nationalism]], heavily implying that the ''real'' reason the singer is nostalgic for the 'good old days' (or at least, pretending to be for the sake of [[PanderingToTheBase shamelessly pandering]] [[{{Sellout}} to her audience]]) audience]][[note]]Samantha, who was portrayed as a parody of Music/{{Madonna}} in ''GTA IV'', is strongly implied to have reinvented herself as a right-wing country artist purely for the sake of appealing to the older white demographic that "[[ConspicuousConsumption doesn't save money and buys all kinds of superfluous stuff]] and [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil doesn't have a clue what downloading is]]."[[/note]]) is because it was a time when it was okay to openly bash and discriminate against minorities, LGBT people, ethnic, sexual, and non-Christians.religious minorities.
28th Jan '17 10:01:07 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Science fiction and fantasy writer Creator/JoWalton refers to the process of having one's Nostalgia Filter broken as being paid a visit from the [[http://www.tor.com/2010/09/28/the-suck-fairy/ "Suck Fairy"]]. She describes it as happening most often when people go back to revisit books that they loved as kids, before their tastes in literature evolved, with ValuesDissonance and the recognition of [[DeadHorseTrope overused tropes]] and {{cliche|Storm}}s being among the most common causes.
19th Jan '17 6:56:18 PM 5Arete23
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* This is pretty much the entire novel ''Literature/ComingUpForAir'' by Creator/GeorgeOrwell.
18th Jan '17 7:38:27 AM CheeseDogX
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** They make a point in the episode about part of what causes this. They show several politicians who cite different decades as a time when things were simpler than they are now. Penn Jillette then asks, what did all these different time periods have in common? The person talking about them was a child at the time. Of course things seemed simpler when you were a kid.
18th Jan '17 7:13:40 AM CheeseDogX
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* This trope was deconstructed by Penn and Teller in the ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' episode "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4LhfVzX2bo The Good 'Ol Days]]".

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* This trope was deconstructed by Penn and Teller in the ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' episode "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4LhfVzX2bo The "The Good 'Ol Days]]".Days".
6th Jan '17 1:41:06 PM avon
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The most impressionable time is during pre-adolescent, adolescent, and teenage years (with the absolute latest being the twentysomething years). These are the years where one is young and undistracted (or less distracted in the case of twentysomethings) by the full responsibilities of adulthood and the burdens of getting older. Apart from schoolwork, they simply could afford time to enjoy the pop culture or cult genre of the time, be it film, music, video games, or TV shows, and give it more attention, allowing it to ingrain itself on your senses, thus influencing your tastes for the rest of your life.

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The most impressionable time is during pre-adolescent, adolescent, and teenage years (with the absolute latest being the twentysomething years). These are the years where one is young and undistracted (or less distracted in the case of twentysomethings) by the full responsibilities of adulthood and the burdens of getting older. For boys, this may also be the time before they discovered girls or sex. Apart from schoolwork, they simply could afford time to enjoy absorb the pop culture or cult genre of the time, be it film, music, video games, or TV shows, and give it more attention, allowing it to ingrain itself on your the senses, thus influencing your one's tastes for the rest of your their life.
27th Nov '16 4:39:04 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Reinhardt in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is not particularly fond of 2070's "techno music", and tries to get younger folks like his fellow Hero Lucio to listen to "the classics" such as Creator/DavidHasselhoff.

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* The 61-year-old Reinhardt in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is not particularly fond of 2070's "techno music", and tries to get younger folks like his fellow Hero Lucio to listen to "the classics" such as Creator/DavidHasselhoff.
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