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1. First generation Pokemon
2. Cartoons from the 90's
3. When five bucks was a lot of money.
4. Playing Zelda with a bystander (now we have playing portal 2 with a bystander, which is still pretty neat.)
5. Trading card games
6. Making up awesome stories while playing with action figures (Now I do that with a keyboard :/)
7. Eating lots of things that are bad for you but won't hit until you're in your twenties. Crap
For some reason, the '90s in general, even though I only remember the last couple of years of them.
I miss lots of things I'm sure most people don't, like on-air/corporate identities (I still associate Bodega Sans with McDonald's) and a mall in Aurora before it got renovated.
Elementary school, for some reason.
The stores and malls of my childhood. Especially Big Bear (a local grocery chain that folded in 2004) and Northland Mall (which I only ever knew during its decline, but sort of helped spark my fascination with retail).
Oh, and the '90s-style target stores, before they decided they had to renovate them all to have exactly the same layout and obnoxious amounts of red.
Jet Force Gemini, The Angry Beavers, and Ren And Stimpy.
I remember watching Cartoon Network all day, every day when I was a kid. Lots of good shows that never really left... The Power Puff Girls, Ed Edd N Eddy, Dexters Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Time Squad, Mike Lu And Og, Courage The Cowardly Dog, and a couple of others that I can't remember if I knew about before I turned 10.
edited 30th Apr '11 1:19:08 PM by CalamityJane
Don't we have a couple of threads for this in YF already?
Nothing came up on the search, but I guess we do have a bunch of nostalgia threads. Apologies.
Aerodrome barbecues turning into all-nighters, being too pissed to fly in the morning.
The folks who won't be there the next time we have one of those.
edited 1st May '11 11:43:07 AM by InverurieJones
Albertson's. All three of the ones I used to go to a lot are gone now. (I know, weird thing to feel nostalgic for.)
I don't think it's a weird thing to feel nostalgic for.
But then again, I get nostalgic for the Kroger on Henderson Road, even though that's still there and I just don't live in that part of town anymore, so I may not be a good judge.
Not having to pay bills myself.
Not for the expense, but for the annoyance of having to keep track of them.
edited 9th May '11 8:45:24 AM by Carciofus
I miss the days when my gameboy color was my favorite thing and the first time i plugged in a zelda game.
The Kroger on Robinwood Avenue and the Kmart on East Broad Street, both in Whitehall, Ohio. They were neat examples of stores that had been left relatively untouched since the '50s/'60s—the Kmart even had the pre-1990 logo as their sign well into the late '90s.
Sadly, both were torn down years ago.
Being reasonably thinner.
Being able to work 10 hours and not feel so sore x_x
A King Soopers in Aurora that had mesmerizing rotisserie chickens.
In primary school, I used to play with the original, near-indestructible grey brick — until my little brother managed to utterly destroy it, of course :(.
That's right, not even pure Nintendium can withstand the fury of an hyperactive seven years old who had just discovered where daddy kept his hammers...
edited 16th May '11 3:25:08 AM by Carciofus
I never had any of the game boys, but my family owned Pong when I was little. Then we graduated up to a Sega Genesis.
I miss shows like Reading Rainbow and Eureka's Castle.
edited 20th May '11 11:36:24 AM by Premonition45
I miss pinball machines.
I miss coming home from school and watching Voltron.
I miss OTC oyster crackers, Herr's potato chips, and auburn birch beer (all of which are still made, but not sold where I now live).
I miss the "new game smell" that you used to get when opening the box for a game made in the 8-bit and 16-bit generations.
I miss Blacktron Lego sets. For that matter, I miss the Lego Space sets that predated Blacktron, with the old-school "orbit the planet" symbol on everything.
I miss the days when the U-Force was a bigger joke than the Power Glove (because really, it was).
I sometimes miss the days before I learned a bit of Japanese, because I didn't realize back then how many arguments over translation or Subbing vs. Dubbing are 100% Fan Dumb.
I miss when the Final Fantasy fandom wasn't completely splintered and at each others' throats (yes, there was a point when this was true).
I'd complain about others' examples making me feel old... but the first time that happened was when someone was amazed that I started video gaming before the first Playstation. Said conversation happened a decade ago. Damn it.
I miss Slice soda.
I miss the Munchers games such as Number Munchers and Word Munchers.
I miss knowing MSDOS.
edited 20th May '11 2:54:21 PM by Premonition45
Consumer Square shopping center.
Ok, it was a pretty typical strip mall, but I spent a lot of time there as a child. My family would always go shopping at the Babies'R'Us for my brother and later my sister. The inconvenient location was what ended up killing it, but as a child I kinda liked it...tucked up against I-70, back away from the road.
They also had one of only two Cub Foods stores in Columbus, though both became Kroger stores in 1997. (The other one, at Columbus Square, remains in operation today.)
(Also, I notice all my posts in this thread have to do with retail. Huh.)
College, even though I'm only a couple years removed from graduation.
Adult Swim from back when late night anime was plentiful.
Video games from before online and DLC were quite so prevalent. (This one's more of a double-edged sword actually. I love how new technology has enhanced the way I play games over the years and I don't mean to say I hate all DLC and online play, but there's something to be said about having the whole game, unlockables and all, right there on the disc or cartridge without having to worry about paying money or downloading software updates.)
The economy being good
College and the social life it granted me.
I miss being more open and unrestrained around people.
Back when mobile phones were a tool and not a must-have toy.
I miss the way that we used to be wowed and amazed by new technology instead of going "is that all it can do?"
Elfquest. I discovered the comics around 1995, and read the first three storylines (to the end of Kings of the Broken Wheel) over a period of several months. It was thoroughly enjoyable. And then I tried to read the stories created by various artists, such as Shards and Hidden Years. Some of them were decent, but they were a mixed bag at best. Unfortunately, the Elfquest franchise was sporadic from 2001-2006, and there have been no new new stories since then.
So many great video game series, especially eastern RPGs, have gone downhill:
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