Has early 2000s nostalgia already hit the internet?:

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26 AwSamWeston10th Feb 2014 05:05:00 PM from Minnesota Nice , Relationship Status: Married to the job
[up][up][up], [up][up], [up] All of this ties back to my earlier point about Two Decades Behind: it doesn't just affect writers; it affects a whole generation.

It's just that 20- and 30-something writers are more likely to make a show that feels "90s" (or "80s" or what-have-you) because they grew up in that decade.

edited 10th Feb '14 5:05:53 PM by AwSamWeston

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27 JOEyJojO18th Feb 2014 07:24:04 PM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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Well then we still are another 7 years way form people being nostalgia for the the year 2000. Unless OP is suggesting that the nostalgia click over rate is shrinking.
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28 AwSamWeston19th Feb 2014 02:44:10 AM from Minnesota Nice , Relationship Status: Married to the job
[up] Says who? Demographics-wise, kids tend to be nostalgic for cartoons from when they were 7-13. Anyone who was that age in the early 2000s (let's say 2000-2005) would be between 27 (age 13 in 2000) and 16 (7 in 2005) in 2014.

If you take out the extremes (bringing it to, say, 8-12 and 2001-2004), that still leaves a healthy portion of today's young adults.

And on another note: I'm already nostalgic for Avatar: The Last Airbender. That was from 2005-08. To be fair, a show that good is rare in any decade, and I didn't even see it until I got Netflix in 2012, so...

edited 19th Feb '14 2:48:00 AM by AwSamWeston

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29 joeyjojo19th Feb 2014 04:24:43 AM from South Sydney: go the bunnies!
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Read the introduction to Two Decade Behind.

TV writers tend to be busiest in their late 30s and early 40s, and (like everyone else) their tastes and preferences were formed in their teens and early 20s; by the time they reach the big time, what they think is fresh and modern is actually 20 years out of date.

Some one who watched say pokemon as a 10 year old and is still watching now in their mid 20s is not nostalgic for their childhood, they are perpetuating it.

Which I know sounds like I'm making a cheap dig, But it is an important distinction. it's not actual nostalgia. They may have tune out for a few years but they never really 'outgrew' show. They can't come back to it if they never really left it.

Like wise you can't be nostalgic for a cartoon show if you never watched it before. You have no memories associated towards it. You could arguably be nostalgic for the era it was made but in your case it seems not considering the small timeframe question and the fact avatar is not set in the year 2005, not does it refer overtly towards the everts and culture of the time.

edited 21st Feb '14 11:11:43 PM by joeyjojo

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30 codytheheadlessboy21st Feb 2014 10:51:13 PM from Parts Unknown , Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
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In the early 2000s a lot of sites celebrating 80s Nick, whose opinions were "It went downhill when the Nicktoons came along, " featured entries for shows like The Littl'Bits and Clarissa Explains It All, both of which debuted in the 90s.

Yep I remember on the old Jump the Shark website (before it became a crappy T Vguide channel website) there were lots of people claiming that about Cartoon Network too. They were saying as soon as Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network started making their own cartoons like The Nicktoons and What A Cartoon shows was when those networks went downhill. If it was up to those fans Nickelodeon would still be showing Double Dare, You Can't Do That On Television, Count Duckula, and reruns of Looney Tunes while Cartoon Network would be limited to reruns of all the old Hanna-Barbera cartoons like Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, and The Flintstones.
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31 pvtnum113rd Mar 2014 05:39:11 PM from Kerbin low orbit , Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Let's see.... early 2000s nolstalgia.

Ah yes. I have many fond memories of being a early twenty-something fresh out of the Army, grabbing free music with Napster and thinking that a 667MHz processor was all that and a bag of chips.

Didin't really get into much TV shows, though.
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32 BaffleBlend4th Mar 2014 04:59:01 AM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: LET'S HAVE A ZILLION BABIES
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@27: I've found that it has been, especially among late teens and young adults. Things move by so fast nowadays that time seems a lot longer. I often wind up weirding myself out when I get nostalgic for 2006 shows...
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33 OmniGoat2nd Jun 2015 01:05:16 PM from New York, NY , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Well, I'm 17 and I'm starting to feel a bit nostalgic about my childhood, which was, naturally, in the early 2000s. Ironically as a kid I wished I lived in the 80s, but now I recognize that as a special time to live in. A blend of 90s shows, fashions, and music, yet a decade trying to be all futuristic as if to say "WELP, THE 2000S ARE HERE". Sure, there was the 9/11 paranoia, but as a kid you don't remember it much, although it was interesting considering my father was still in the military back then. Films were comparatively better than, say, the late 2000s (now those years sucked, IMO, Recession and all) but not as good as they are now, nor as good as they were in the 90s. The Harry Potter films were always something to look forward to (I don't count them as films of this decade considering they ended at the beginning of this one). Animated shows were still good with all the 90s cartoons and shows like Invader Zim, the Wild Thornberrys, and Ah Real Monsters (though I know they started in the 90s), and Teen Titans too, not to mention Avatar. I remember Nicktoons Network back then, when they only showed Nicktoons from the old days and had little cartoons during commercials. I remember back when it was Toon Disney, when they would show Tmon and Pumba, and House of Mouse, and the Rescue Rangers, man, there was a lot, the Hercules show too (I never watched the really kiddie programs like Dora, though I loved Clifford and Caillou). I remember back when the Disney Channel showed movies every Friday night. I was never a big fan if Cartoon Network even then, though I did like Billy and Mandy and Teen Titans. Let's see, while technology, the Internet (that consumes our souls), and social media were growing in power, they hadn't really become something that seeps so deeply into life yet (from my humble opinion that didn't really start until the creation of YouTube). I didn't really like music from then, was never a big rap fan or a fan of emo rock (which is what my father and friends listened to, respectively) although I did like R & B. I remember back before global warming started to screw just about everything what winters were like, not as extreme as they are now, and not as warm and snowless as they were at the end of the decade, but just right. I remember New York back then (where I've lived my entire life) back with all the small businesses, before gentrification made it too expensive to live in the city, I remember the toy shops and how they got swallowed up by banks, I remember seeing new museum exhibits open, I remember buying and using VHS-tapes at Blockbuster before my dad told me about his new Netflix account. I remember my old PS2 (that I still whip out sometimes) and playing all those old Star Wars games I loved. I remember back when they still had summer blockbusters, like, real ones. I remember going to the park and all that. Man, the 2000s, looking back, they were, at least the early half was, one hell of a decade. I'm optimistic about the 2010s at least, but, man, wish I could relive my childhood sometimes.

Sorry if this was so long, just...nostalgia...
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34 Odd16th Jul 2015 11:52:12 PM from Nowhere Land , Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
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I think the one thing people often tend not to realize is that nostalgia tends to blind people to the possibilities of the future. An overworked middle-aged man with two kids and a mortgage on his back envies the mid-20s college graduate, in the prime of his life and with a seemingly devil-may-care, party-hardy attitude. That college grad might look back to being in elementary school, when he didn't have to worry about finding a job or paying taxes. An elementary schoolkid may see his younger sibling and envy the more vulnerable child gets from his parents, wishing to be a baby again.

In these situations, these people are not looking toward the many good things ahead of them. The middle-aged man has retirement on the horizon, settling down with his wifenote  and relaxing with the extra time due to the kids being out in the world, the house long since being paid, his working life behind him, now with all the time he wishes to embrace the things and people he loves. The college grad has a long, prosperous career ahead of him which will grant him a sense of purpose that he feels he has been lacking, the love of his life to meet in due time, and all the freedom in the world, being at the peak of his energy that he'll ever be. The little kid has a wealth of knowledge to gain from his schooling, best friends to meet, first dates, and the opportunity to discover what he really wants to do with his life and how he'll spend it in a way that he can enjoy.

Nostalgia is fine in small doses, but an overreliance on its charms blinds us to the great, big, beautiful tomorrow that is shining at the light of every day. We must embrace the past to a degree, learn from our history, but also never forget to look at both the now and what may be. People don't always remember that, even if it's a lesson they've learned time and time again.
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35 Ogodei7th Jul 2015 09:14:56 AM from The front lines
Fuck you, Fascist sympathizers

Or you're just high on lithium. Whatever it is, give me some.

(seriously though, i agree with you)
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37 OmniGoat13th Jul 2015 02:22:35 PM from New York, NY , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?

That was legit one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.
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38 Stratostygo313th Jul 2015 03:27:13 PM from Dominion of Antarctica , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
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Thing about nostalgia is, unlike the clouded future, you know you had good times.

while the future could end up being nothing but chaos.
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