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Apr 29th 2011 at 6:03:19 PM

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

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Apr 29th 2011 at 8:03:57 PM

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.

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Her Royal Highness
Apr 29th 2011 at 9:30:29 PM

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.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
CalamityJane from None of your business Relationship Status: Robosexual
Apr 30th 2011 at 1:18:58 PM

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

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May 1st 2011 at 12:36:08 AM

Don't we have a couple of threads for this in YF already?

Underneath the bridge The tarp has sprung a leak And the animals I've trapped have all become my pets
May 1st 2011 at 12:53:34 AM

Nothing came up on the search, but I guess we do have a bunch of nostalgia threads. Apologies.

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InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
May 1st 2011 at 11:42:47 AM

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

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
May 3rd 2011 at 7:41:27 PM

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.)

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Her Royal Highness
May 3rd 2011 at 9:40:31 PM

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.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
May 9th 2011 at 8:44:42 AM

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

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
May 11th 2011 at 12:01:41 PM

I miss the days when my gameboy color was my favorite thing and the first time i plugged in a zelda game.

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Her Royal Highness
May 11th 2011 at 4:17:18 PM

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.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
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I nose things
May 11th 2011 at 6:11:50 PM

Being reasonably thinner.

Being able to work 10 hours and not feel so sore x_x

May 16th 2011 at 12:14:11 AM

A King Soopers in Aurora that had mesmerizing rotisserie chickens.

Carciofus Is that cake frosting? from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
May 16th 2011 at 3:24:27 AM

I miss the days when my gameboy color was my favorite thing and the first time i plugged in a zelda game.
You played with the gameboy color? We might have to retire your "old" card, methinks tongue

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

But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.
DrunkGirlfriend from Castle Geekhaven
May 16th 2011 at 7:17:39 AM

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 don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
May 20th 2011 at 11:36:15 AM

I miss shows like Reading Rainbow and Eureka's Castle.

edited 20th May '11 11:36:24 AM by Premonition45

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Think of the mooks!
May 20th 2011 at 12:59:30 PM

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.

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May 20th 2011 at 2:54:16 PM

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

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Her Royal Highness
May 20th 2011 at 5:05:54 PM

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.)

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
CombatC122 from The Frozen Icebox
May 21st 2011 at 5:53:34 PM

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.)

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What is this
May 23rd 2011 at 6:44:31 PM

The economy being good

College and the social life it granted me.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
balrog1911 Valarauka from Far beneath the mountain
Valarauka
Sep 14th 2011 at 6:24:21 AM

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?"

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Has enough swords
Oct 13th 2011 at 4:38:06 PM

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:

  • Suikoden hit a high point around the second and third games. There may still be a future for the series in a planned PSP game, but even that might go untranslated unless it will be available for Vita.

  • Lufia seemed to be going well around 1996, but since then... two disappointing portable games, and a not-so-great remake of Lufia 2.

  • There were two good Lunar games, but since the 90s, there's been too many remakes of the first game... and a DS game which should be considered discontinuity. Well, at least the Game Gear version of Lunar Magic School has a translation patch.

  • The Mana franchise has always had a few problems. But there's been few games since Seiken Densetsu 3 that are even competent.

  • I heard Sakura Wars 1-3 was pretty good. But only one of the core games have been translated, and the franchise has been dying, with nothing left except perhaps a browser game.

  • And speaking of untranslated stuff, one person on RPGamer says that Tengai Makyou 4 is a hidden gem. But only one spinoff of this series has been translated, and it's been a few years since the most recent installment.


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