So I'm planning a campaign set in the 1990s and I'm wondering if y'all fa/tg/entlemen can pitch in with ideas and info on 1990s culture.I was a young child so at best, so all I remember is stuff about yoyos and skate/surfboards and boogers.>inb4 underage b8 get out
>>30347627Why don't I tell you a story all about how, my campaign got flipped turned upside down.
Nirvana was bretty gud.
90's was buzzword central, it was really a time of budding future promise, after the absurd and self-absorbed 80's.It was a time when more people talked about things like "e-mail" and "the internet" than actually used it (at least at first) and a stark divide in generations (boomers vs Gen-X and even Gen-Y to some point) could be seen in the way they approached and adopted new ideas, especially new technologies.Things in the 90's changed faster and had greater impact than I think a lot of people realized at the time. It was like a river with a strong undertoe: on the surface it looked still, but underneath there was a raging current that was not immediately apparent.When the 90's began, people were uncertain about what tomorrow might bring. When it ended, the only thing they were certain of was that tomorrow would bring something new and different.
Just (re)watch>Hackers>Daria>Office SpaceThat ought to get you in the right mindset
I was born at the beginning of 1990 and the only things I can tell you I remember were Power Rangers, Street Sharks, Mighty Joe Young, Home Alone, and Pogs.
Just remember you will never be as rad as this kid
It cost $5000 to build a half decent computer. One that, now, would be outshined by any smart phone.OH! And by the time you GOT your $5000 computer, the parts inside were no longer the best. This song has a lot right with that era: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpMvS1Q1sos
>>30347733Forgot to mention. You're main fashion trends will have to look like this
>>30347753> Computer with a 5mb hard drive cost $3000Good times
The internet only really kicked off in the public sphere in 1995 after AOL did their thing.
>>30347815>AOL>RING riiiiiiing beep BONG beep BONG beep kzzzzzzchhhhhhk
Best decade ever. Wish I could go back.This show was filmed in Nickoledeon Studios in Orlando Florida...
>>30347848Fucking dial up
I wish I wasn't too young to enjoy ushering in a new millennium. I'll never live to see another.
>Only one computer in the house>Only pretty sure everyone knew you were masturbating
>>30347899Medical technology is improving all the time, anon.
>>30347627"The end of history." The view was that the rules didn't apply anymore. After a long scary cold war, the Soviet Union disintegrated without warning. Ordinary people rose up and more-or-less bloodlessly eliminated all our national enemies. (a wee bit of /pol/ here, sorry). Conservatives were thrown for a loop because they were united for forty years by opposition to communism. Without that glue, suddenly their factions started in-fighting. Nobody on the Right expected the Soviets to just go away. But they were also vindicated; everyone in eastern europe were finally allowed to say how terrible things were under socialism. Social and economic equality, the environment, human rights, everything was much worse. Liberals were even more screwed. They spent the whole 80's saying that crazy Reagan was going to start a war because he was afraid of the peace-loving communists. Then suddenly the berlin wall fell and people started finding out in detail what the socialists were planning, and it was worse than even the conservatives were saying. Meanwhile, the laws of economics seem to have been rescinded. The economy just grew and grew. People had mostly forgotten about the 70s (a decade much like this one where everything's going wrong). In the 80's the economy had been incredibly good, and after a short mild recession (that still horrified people at the time) things went right back to being great. Clinton had his antics and so did Newt Gingrich but who cares? Things are going great. The web was changing EVERYTHING. (cont)
>>30347627You're in luck I have a 90s nosta;gia thread I started different places saved.-------It's a shitty song and a corporate pop band, but the Spice Girls are 90s as fuck :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ro0FW9Qt-4Girls were hot as fuck, back in the day, and I completely missed it.Pearl jam sucks, but Jeremy was dope as fuckhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS91knuzoOA90s as fuck, kid brings a gun to school, commits suicide in front of calss. Banned from MTV. You could totally see them not wanting to take responsibility for someone being inspired by the video.Filter - Hey Man Nice Shothttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9mJ82x_l-E4chan as fuckMeredith Brooks - Bitchhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ivt_N2ZctsThis "bitch" dropped off the fucking map, that's for sure. One-hit wonder...Fight Club is 90s as fuck so is The Pixies, the proto-band that inspired every 90s grunge band you care about, including Nirvanahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCD14IrOcIs
>>30347899Look on the bright side: You were also too young to fear a Terminator-style machine apocalypse brought on by the mythical Y2K bug.
>>30347929another 90s band - Eels - Novocaine for the Soulhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2yy141q8HQNo one remembers this band either.Orbit - Bicyclehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JudpzFKPVK090s grunge from Boston no one has heard of.
>>30347929>Pearl jam sucksNo it doesn't faggot.
>>30347943Technically 89, but still counts - NIN - Head like a Holehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV2EUUF47MsNIN - The Downward Sprial - the entire album was god-like, very 90s.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJKwvionxUHe had a partnership with Marilyn Manson, until things turned south:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypkv0HeUvTcStone Temple Pilots - Corehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOopTZY7k1QThis album kinda sucked, but I bought it anyway, cuz hey, it was the 90s.Samshing Pumpkins Siamese Dream was god-like, though.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HeGu6-Ji7E
>>30347952>No it doesn't faggot.They had the one song and that was it. Admit it, faggot---------------------------------Holy shit the nostalgia of X-Fileshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBX6aEzEz8I'm afraid to re-watch this show, I'm afraid it hasn't held up.Daria is 90s as fuckhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZsqZKT3oYBreaking news- Columbine!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_0CLDuKJvIUltima Online - The entire idea of the internet and playing games online was an all-new thing. You could actually play the game, earn items, craft virtual items in-game and then sell it for real-life money - people were making thousands off it, some even quit there full-time jobs and made a living doing it - crazy shit! Newsweek even did a story on it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKi30ZsQp9MGame companies got wise to this shit, and put the kibosh on it. Now most games will ban you for IRL money trading, only Eve Online allows it, and even then there are massive restrictions.Doom Hexen and DukenukemStarcraft and Warcraft:Back in the 90s, there was no World of Warcraft, just basic Warcraft and Starcraft, and even back then Korea couldn't get enough of ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fAayHD_qNoIt's passe nerd stuff, but Star Trek: the Next Generation ran for like 7 seasons and was nominated for an Emmyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjKQQpPVifYThe first two seasons are skippable, but "The Inner Light" and the torture episodes, are must-see, even for a non Trekkie.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEM-RpHov6AAll the girls watched this and Party of 5http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyS_o6lqKS0
>>30347627Do not forget Heavy fucking Metal
>>30347966Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xat1GVnl8-kLOL, lowbrow humor. This video was banned from MTV because they beat on two gay sailors in one scene. Now you can't even speak a word about gay degeneracy without being labelled a homophobe.Britney Spears - Baby One more Timehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-u5WLJ9Yk4This bitch blew up the charts like you would not believe. The schoolgirl outfit bit and the Rolling Stone cover was the hot topic of the moment. She would go on to set all-time records for albums sold by a female artist.Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottlehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIDWgqDBNXABritney's sluttier cousin! This video is like nursery school to the shit she put out later. But at the time, we had no idea.JoJo - Leave (Get Out)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWyUEuGcWYJojo was late to the party, put out exactly one video, then dropped off the map. I guess two pop starlets was enough, 90s teens didn't need a third.Eminem - My Name Is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNPnbI1arSELOL everyone lost their shit over Eminem, just completely lost it. Bill O'Reilly damn near had an aneurysm because of him. What's amazing is how soft and pop this song is compared to everything he put out later. Very lulzy in retrospect.Limp Bizkithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUYjpKg9KYFor good or evil, can't talk about the 90s without Mr. Durst. This song was blamed for the riots at Woodstock 1999. MTV refused to play this too, until they released the most watered-down, milktoast video they possibly could.
Saturday Night Live was actually a good thing in the 90's and worth watching
>>30347979Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan was huge, and at the time we had only an inkling of how off the rails she'd go. This was played on MTV constantly:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0XSDIE8xwoShe's promoting Mean Girls, which was its own huge thing in 2000. I like the bit when someone confuses her with Hilary Duff and she loses it for a sec, they had a HUGE rivalry at the time. There was a Betty vs. Veronica vibe at the time, and she was definitely the Veronica.
>>30347966>They had the one song and that was it. Admit it, faggotTen and Yield are both great albums. And not just because of Do The Evolution, so don't start.
>>30347999Kid Rock - Bawitdaba http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OrNS2zbTZgKid Rock blew in outta nowhere and blew things up with redneck guitar rock in 1999, but if you had followed him from the 80s it was like night and day, Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast is the most Detroit rap album you ever heard. He obviously had a studio makeover.Garbagehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esEdC0c3YI4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYhZq1CaX8oThe tail end of the angsty 90s grunge, paved the way for Evanescence.No Doubt - Just A Girl http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzOOQfhPFgAnother girl who can rock - Tragic Kingdom just sold crazy numbers. After they put out hit album after hit album, everyone just about knew Gwen Stefani would go solo. But at the time we had no clue.Smash Mouth - All Starhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_jWHffIx5EEvery 90s movie ended with this song over the credits.Len - Steal My Sunshine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1fzJ_AYajAIt wasn't all nihilistic 90s angst... there was some indy-pop in there...Romeo and Juliet soundtrackhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2SSnOS47Tw&list=PLEC31EA4F4858DC8FDecent album, every girl in the 90s just about lost their shit over this movie.Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKS5DwSC0foThen girls DEFINITELY lost their damn minds over Titanic.MTV TRLhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHRhumzV1_kMTV had TRL, and actually played music videos, even if they only played some for like ten seconds, and most of the time Britney, Cristina, the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync dominated most of it.
>>30348003well whatever, I'm contributing to this thread, and you're not, so take your one-hit wonder band fanboyism and fuck off.---------------------Scream Trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTWf9QGdJCQBy the 90s, 80s slasher films were played-out, but Scream reinvented the genre.The Blair Witch Project (1999) - Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_Hw4bAUj8ABy the 90s, horror movie makers had to get creative. They're STILL making shaky-cam reality horror films 14-20 years later, that's how influential this film was.Fight Club Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUXWAEX2jlgPulp Fiction Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7EdQ4FqbhYQuentin Tarentino was tearing shit up like you would not believeClueless Trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHDcD_xhwAoI never "got" this movie, but the chicks dug it.The Matrix Trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ls19O-9p3sHOLY SHIT we all lost it, with the bullet time shit.Home Alone trailerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK2Btk6Ybm0It technically counts as 90s. Nowadays, the family woulda just found out they forgot Kevin at the airport, then pulled out their cell phones and handled it, but at the time the premise was clever.
>Ctrl + F Alice in Chains>Ctrl + F AIC>No results./tg/, you disgust me. It's like none of you were apathetic pieces of shit with no hopes for the future.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nco_kh8xJDsI'd post something more obscure by them, to try score obscurity points because. 'Man, you actually listen to hits? You're not even a real fan!' But fuck you, this song was the shit.
>>30347627Oh man the 90s. Beck, Nirvana and some of the best animation I've ever seen. Comics got a little weird though.
>>30348031Linkin Parkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTMVOzPPtiwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsXEbqS7cpEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtPL2YhK6h0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8vzTsnPpsYou can't talk about rap-rock, without talking about the band everyone loves to hate now, Limp Bizkit and Fred Durst.It's practically passe to hate, but back in the day, they were huge. HUGE. Which is funny, cuz Fred Durst was actually kinda old, even back then, and actually wore the cap to cover his bald spot (yes really)EVERYONE had a copy of Three Dollar Bill Y'all back in the day, and NO ONE will admit to buying one now. No-fucking-body. Same with those Spice Girls albums, LOL.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L98tByCIBgwWe had shit taste sometimes man, there ain't no shame in admitting it. Hormones will make you do crazy shit.Kottonmouth Kings "Bump" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Jp3w8Z10sKottonmouth Kings are technically rap, but since rap-rock was super-popular their video "Bump" got some play on MTV. Judging by the video, a Kottonmouth party is a total sausagefest (with a tranny, no less) but whatever, it had a small following of stoners, skaters and 90s Juggalos.
>>30348012>Len - Steal My SunshineWere these guys fucking or brother and sister or both?I hope it was both :3
Anime girls had big tits instead of no tits
>>30348047Video game console warsNowadays people talk so much shit on video game forums, and facebook and youtube comments about Xbox vs Playstation, but back in the day, SO much playground time was wasted discussing the merits of the Super Nintendo verus the Genesis. It was unreal how deep shit went.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb73kHBAirUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_y3waeqxU8This was a like a major "thing" in the 90s. Like CK Sunflowers, but for guys.
>>30348068HeroQuest board game (1991)HOLY SHIT, THIS BOARD GAME. Damn near every kid had this box game, or played it with friends, and it was the "gateway drug" to tabletop gaming for many young gamers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC2QJa8olUkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH9EWw8733MA copy of the box game still fetch high values on ebay and individual pieces still sell for $2-10 each.
Where the 60s made sex and drugs an issue, the 90s glorified it for the normal man. We were in a happy medium where everyone was making money, you could get away with things as long as you didn't hurt anyone, social justice meant leaving each other alone, and the president was getting blowies while money rained down upon him.Technology exploded, I went from shitty PC's at school and dialup to a personal computer that could play games online with friends. Cellphones became a thing, then a cool thing, then a mandatory thing over the course of 10 years. People mostly stopped getting married before 25. We all grew to want to work and succeed and get our piece of the pie. We were doing great everywhere.Then bush and the 9/11 lies happened. Now we live in a pre apocolyptic age of depression, selfishness, and self destruction.
>>30348084Warhammer 40,000 second editionhttp://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Warhammer_40,000_%282nd_Edition%29#.UsaGTLRWpwFhttp://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:2nd_Edition_Set.jpg#.UsaGorRWpwED&D doesn't count, cuz it was still creaking along with it's "not-quite-a-new-edition" 2-and-a-half edition, but in 1993, Game sWorkshop blew the doors off the fucking hinges with a massive new introductory box set of its flagship tabletop miniatures game. It had three rulebooks, card terrain, and 80 figures for 80 dollars. Even if most of those were useless Gretchin and very average Orks, it was still an amazing deal. Seriously, look at this fucking cover art:http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/File:Warhammer_40000_2nd_edition.jpg#.UsaGqLRWpwEImagine being 11 or 12 years old boy and seeing this shit. You'd just about lose your goddamn mind.The models and art may not hold up well today, but the idea of getting an entire tabletop game in a box was kinda revolutionary. Game Workshop still puts out introductory box sets today, and in the expensive world of hobbby tabletop games, they're still good value.By the end of the 1990s, Games Workshop prices had gotten a little too high, and a slew of imitators like Vor: the Maelstrom and Warzone appeared, each with their own "all-in-one" box sets:http://theminiaturespage.com/rules/scf/vor.htmlhttp://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4978/warzone-second-editionwarzone's second edition box set came with 80 figures for $80 as well, and they were a better value. Games Workshop's second edition box set was looking a little long in the tooth. Could Games Workshops stranglehold on the tabletop game be toppled?
>>30348095NO MOTHERFUCKER! AND YOU KNOW WHY?! BECASUE IN GODDAMN 1999, GAMES WORKSHOP RELEASED A -THIRD- EDITION BOX SET THAT BLEW THE DOORS OF THE FUCKING HINGES - AGAIN!http://towerofzenopus.bl0gsp0t.com/2012/03/grim-darkness-n-far-future-25-years-of.htmlThe box sets came with 10 Space Marines instead of 20, but they were now multi-pose models (holy shit!) and they came with a fucking VEHICLE! A brand-new hovercraft called a Landpseeder! Initially derided as a "flying Acura," gamers quickly decided the idea of getting a full-size rulebook and an entire vehicle in a basic boxed game was the absolite greatest thng ever.The boxed game even came with a whole new alien enemy - the Dark Eldar. Essentially evil space elves from across the galaxy with sort of an S&M fetish. They were quickly written off as being useless, but the rest of the box set was incredible value.Too good, in fact. One could buy the $80 box set at a convention on discount for $50 or $55, and then sell the full-size ruleboooks to existing gamers for $30, the rest being pure profit. Even though the Dark Eldar were useless, the thought of getting an entire 10-man Space Marine Tactical Squad *and* a Landspeeder for $25 or $30 was unbelievable.Unbelievable was the word - Games Workshop was none too happy gamers were quickly divvying up the contents of their flagship box set and selling it piecemeal. I know I bought several at conventions, and did plenty of wheeling and dealing of my own.After that no box set would ever offer as good of a deal as the third edition box set. Game boxes would only come with a mini-rulebook, and the deals from then on out were never as good.But for the time, we had no idea of what was to come, and whooped it up, acquiring mass loads of Space Marines and Landspeeders for next to nothing.
>>30348106Gorkamorka! In an effort to squeeze more money outta there customers, GW released a series of "six-month" games, games designed to be supported for six months only, then dropped.First, Necromunda came out, and blew the doors off the fucking hinges. Everyone loved this wargame-crossed-with-a-RPG, it had a futuristic post apocalypse Borderlands like feel.So of course, GW followed it up with Gorkamorka, a similar game about Orks that was the same system as Necromunda, but added vehicle rules. Surely it would be a hit, right?WRONG.The game bombed, and nearly bankrupted GW if you believe the rumors. It sold so poorly that at one point they'd GIVE you a copy of this $80 game if you took out a subscription to White Dwarf.Still it was mad fun, if a bit limited. Driving around like a nutter with your Ork warband, mixing it up with other Ork mobs, scavenging scrap to sell for money so you could upgrade your warbands weapons, armor, gear and vehicles? Good stuff!
>>30348117Mechwarrior / Battletech game series.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X3GD0UnBCkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZWxgLQZanoBased on the 80s sci-fi tabletop game (that itself was looking a little long in the tooth by the 90s) Microsoft made a series of video games set in the Battletech universe. Players took the role of "mechwarriors" or pilots who pilot giant walking fighting machines called battlemechs in combat against enemy military forces.Unlike Pacific Rim, the machines were portrayed as realistic armored fighting vehicles (similar to tanks) and were used as part of military engagements.The series was popular enough that there was even a Battletech Saturday Morning cartoon show made, though it is quite skippable.The live-action videos of the old games don't hold up the best, but they are short and quite fun to watch. The tabletop and video game series is still being made, and an MMO, Mechwarrior Online is also available now:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea3spOtjLmI
>>30348124MWO is shit thoughThe devs don't know what the fuck they're doing
>>30348124Ranma 1/2, Neon genesis Evangelion, Akira, Sailor Moon (anime in general)Holy shit anime. While anime technically hit US shores with Astro Boy in the 50s, and really arrived with Robotech in the 80s, the shit released in the 90s was ruthless. Back then, anime was expensive to license and release, so only the best of the best made across the pond.While everyone knows JK Rowling is the richest woman in Britain for writing Harry Potter, almost no-one knows who Rumiko Takahashi is, or that she was once the richest woman in Japan for writing the serialized manga/comic Ranma 1/2For 90s teen agst, you cant beat Neon Genesis Evangelion.The series sole letdown is the last episode, which I won't spoil.Ranma 1/2 is a standard harem comedy that did not age well. Leave those emmories in the past guys.
>>30348136/v/ please go--------------------------How about some of the lesser remembered songs of the 90s?Atari Teenage Riot - Sick to Deathhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6tsZKLZ-zQWildchild - Renegade Masterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu6IUWWOAf4Butthole Surfers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8vBVUaKvkFilter - Welcome to the Foldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_REsvdCg0Incubus - A Certain Shade of Greenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCml8Th66mM
>>30348138Sailor Moon and Yu Yu Hakusho. Watch them as a pair, because the Mangaka's of both series met and got married
>>30348106You also got some trees and ruins and dragons teeth terrain.Fuck I remember reading that 3rd Ed book. The pictures of the actual grim dark shit got to me and the history had me going "man thats awesome". Ever since...it's just never been the same
>>30347928OK "the web is changing everything". People really believed this. They didn't know what would change or how, but it was going to be AWESOME and the laws of economics were over. Serious, well-regarded journalists called it "the end of history". Early on, people spent a lot of time talking about how incredible VR was going to be. Just try to tack "virtual" onto anything before 1995. After that, stick "web" or "dot com" on instead, and suddenly it's all about the web. People were giddy, maybe even drunk. I can't even tell you what it was like to work in that environment. A few weeks of study of the then-simple HTML and you, too, could get a high-paying job as a web developer. Headhunters were independent contractors hired by corporations to find employees-- that's how many jobs there were. Pay was high, and you had nap rooms and chair massages and espresso bars and game rooms. I'm dead serious. There were international threats. Al Qaeda's strength continually grew in the 90's, and they staged several successful attacks, some with huge loss of life. There were two genocides: the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. People mostly ignored them. Suspicion and paranoia about the government was a part of pop culture. X-files was part of it, but I think it was fueled by the fact that conspiracy theorists could compare notes and it went viral. Also, with no serious problems, people could afford to indulge themselves. On the right, religious conservatives could obsess about abortion. Clinton represented fusionism: a charismatic, moderate, slightly corrupt democrat. His favorite phrase was to reject the "false choice" between something and something else. So we could have low taxes and high spending and still run a surplus. People mostly ignored hard-core liberals after the 70's and the collapse of the USSR. The height of the loony Right wing was the OK City bombing by conspiracy theorist Timothy McVeigh, and the Olympic park bombing by anti-abortion nut Eric Rudolph.
>>30348149It really is shit, though.I remember running around with as many small lasers as I could strap onto my piece of shit robutt because that was meta as fuck. The alpha strike damage was ridiculous. I haven't played much since then, but I hear the preferred tactics have shifted to "jumping from behind hills and shooting at the apex of the jump" to "spamming LRM+artemis"
>>30347627I remember adverts actually wanting to get your attention. Even the faggot who owned the car wash down the street was running on drugs, or adrenaline or something. Jesus.They just don't make them like they used to.
Listen to some Vapourwave.
Kids TV was also awesome.KnightmareThe Real Ghost BustersSharky and GeorgeRen and StimpyRocko's Modern LifeNickelodeon was actually a badass channel and saturday morning cartoons were often better than the products they advertised.Visionaries as well. Fuck that show was awesome
The 90's were a bizzare mixture of optimism and cynicism. 90's kids were jaded and sharp witted on TV. The deadpan snarker as a character became the leading man. Action heroes went from grizzled badasses to witty tricksters. Anyone over 30 was seen as a greedy fuddy duddy, politics was a joke, and everything was about what was hip and cool in the now.Technology was changing rapidly, and no-one knew where it would go. Cellphones were first becoming a thing. The internet was first born, and even as a useless and primitive toy it blew our minds. Anything Japanese was inherently hightech and futuristic.
>>30348216>Action heroes went from grizzled badasses to witty trickstersAre we talking about comic books here because 90s comic books were literally "KILL BLOOD EXTREEEEEME, POUCHES POUCHES EVERYWHERE BLOODGUNS MUSCLES"
There's some nice pasta and other stuff going on, here. I'm monitoring.On a related note, Battle Goddamn Angel Alita : Or cyberpunk made ink on paper.
>>30348227MAGNUMS were a thing too.
OP here, appreciating all the nostalgia!Any of you remember any specifically girl-marketed stuff? You know, tv shows, brands of any kind, toys... the gist.
>>30348227yeah, in the 90's comic books went through their EXTREME phase. 90's movies were pretty extreme too, but being able to be sarcastic was still a requisite.
>>30348251My Little Pony, Barbie, the Phone game. Girl products were all girly, pink, and about boys and gossip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TdqpWiBliwThis right here is 90s cartoonsTalking animals? YesAnthro animals? YesGlorious heavy metal opening? YesLoads of action and shit exploding? YesPeople actually dying? YesThis shit was so violent, the guy who made it went "fuck this" and made Captain PlanetAND IT WAS FUCKING RADICAL, MAN
>>30348188This. A lot of people are talking about how technology is exploding in the 90s. Vapourwave is a genre that makes fun of the sterile, lounge aesthetic of software that was pushed out for computers in the 90s.http://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/track/eccohttp://beerontherug.bandcamp.com/track/--2
>>30348251Polly pockets, troll dolls, although they were for boys too I guess.
WELCOME TO THE LAND THAT'S WAY UNDER-DOWN-UNDER
>>30348106>A brand-new hovercraft called a Landpseeder
They weren't really all that heard of, but Meshuggah pretty much created an entire genre based around their 1998 album, that was pretty rad.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHdFTxu5M38Oh and Converge were in a similar spot and fucking awesome too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-Yz43xXW7oOh and Ghost in the Shell was fucking rad and if I need to explain anything about it to you, please reconsider your life.
watch a shitton of tim and eric
>>30348286>Swat KatsDear god. I honestly thought that it was a figment of my imagination, but this show actually existed ? That's awesome. Thanks anon, I'm nostalging hard.
>>30347999dude Lindsay was early 2000s. Mean Girls was 2004. Nice try, bud.
>>30348176If you were an entrepreneur, basically any business model or none at all could get you millions in venture capital. Hordes of irresponsible people were building huge businesses that did basically nothing at all, then collapsing. Investors didn't care; the few that hit, hit insanely big. Nobody knew anything about the Web, but they knew it would change everything. Culture. Ok, "alternative" hit in the early 90's and hit very hard. People weren't used to having so many subcultures thriving at once. Each one ended up becoming corrupt and self-parodying... very very fast. REM and its jangle-pop sound eventually turned into barefoot douchebags with acoustic guitars playing in college quads, eventually leading to John Mayer. Pearl Jam's grunge was supposed to be a more "real" reaction against cookie-cutter 80's cheese metal, but they spawned a legion of imitators who were worse than the bands they hated. Tori Amos spawned a legion of victimized feminist piano singer/songwriter acts. Industrial bands like Ministry and later Nine Inch Nails chugged along; I suppose Marilyn Manson represents its corruption but really they just played a lot of quake and grew old. Eventually the whole dance/rave/electronica/trip hop/drum&bass thing appeared, more or less out of techno. It was the only stuff that got BETTER as the 90's went on. Goth made a comeback in a big way. D&D was totally replaced by Vampire: the Masquerade, and was played by real sexy cool people who wouldn't have been caught dead on /tg/. 80's new wave was revived almost as soon as it died, with "dark wave" being especially popular. 80's nights at night clubs were packed with goths. Goth chicks in the early 90's were in their late teens/early 20's and extremely hot. Goth chicks in the late 90's were older and much fatter, but still tried to squeeze into the same clothes. Pretty much every girl was bisexual or lesbian in the 90's.
>>30348351It was real but:>>30348286People didn't necessarily die, remember that the Swat Kats weapons were all non fatal.
>>30348384I remember that I was afraid of that creepy green rat. He was a crazy scientist of sorts, I guess ? Might be the reason why I like this thrope so much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mybg0l2Alawhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkNHBWxwqGkAs a late 80s child, the 90's were my childhood the 2000's my teen years. I still have a disproportionate boner for 90's girls. I don't know why that is.
I hereby seal this thread with my approval.It shall be saved for posterity and the enjoyment of future /tg/ generations.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=the+archivist
Watch Pete and Pete, cook in your easy bake over or creepy Crawler candy lab, cast some tiny iron toys, build a hot rod with your erector set and blow'em up, put your hands inside and get ready to have the time of your life!Also, why was there this massive yoyo fad for a while?
>>30348216Totally agree w/ this. >>30348370OK, so sexuality was... fluid. Most girls I know experimented with girl/girl -- even some hard-core Christians, because they were drunk and curious and it was sexy and forbidden. Several came out publicly as bi. Only a couple are STILL bi... most quietly stopped talking about it and settled down with men. In the early 90's, this happened a little among guys, and again, many bi boys went back to straight. It being acceptable was still new enough that it was daring and bold to come out, so lots of people did it who weren't really gay to begin with. In my bible-belt city, you'd see hot girls fondling one another and making out in the street-- supposedly as a political statement but partly because it was hot and they knew it. This was greatly helped by religious right douchebags who did everything they could to make themselves socially toxic. If you play one as an NPC, give him that snide, self-congratulating smile of someone who's cheating in a boardgame but is still going to self-righteously take offense and flip the table if you call him on it. Not helping at all were feminists. Feminists in the 80s but especially the 90s were humorless, dowdy, asexual, and mean. "Sexist" in their minds meant "anything fun". www.whitehouse.com was a porn site. Thanks to Bill Clinton, so was www.whitehouse.gov. But at least he was having fun. Honestly, there were lots of other scandals that actually were pretty bad but nobody cared because things were going great. As in, high on ecstacy under a double rainbow getting blown by two hot chicks great. Bob Dole famously campaigned on a platform of "I'll increase government spending by 2.1% instead of 2.7%." Two years later, he was the official spokesperson for impotence.
>>30348562In the late 90s and early 2000s there was a push from a bunch of toy and novelty companies to make classic, easy to manufacture toys cool again, generally by calling them Xtreme and putting kids with sunglasses and backwards hats in the commercials. Extreme Jacks were briefly a thing, and super soakers were really just squirt guns but bigger, more expensive, and totally sick.
Saved By The BellHow has no one mentioned this? It was very influential to the decade.
>>30348591The biggest real threat to the world was Bill Gates, who's microsoft windows was blue-screening on every computer on earth. Apple was teetering on the brink and would be going bankrupt Any Day Now. PC games rocked. The 90's started with Doom!, ended with Starcraft, and you had X-wing and TIE fighter in between. And Quake. And Civilization. And Myst. The entire younger generation was dragooned into an unpaid IT department for their parents, who had just gotten the internet and were constantly screwing up their computers. "I deleted the Internet from my desktop!" was a common panicked complaint. Porn went mainstream very fast. People didn't understand anonymity and the permanence of the web yet, so it was common for early 20somethings to do porn sites. Also, videos and photos taken by boyfriends for years could suddenly be broadcast to the world. And were. The internet was basically completely unregulated. You could basically do whatever you wanted with minimal investment, training, and equipment. The NSA/Secret Service/FBI warned that all that freedom was dangerous and had to be stopped. Eventually, slowly, quietly, they won. In addition to X-files, you had Babylon 5, but honestly THE show to watch was Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Even more than Friends. Crime was going down. Again, no discernible reason, just part of the general "everything rocks" sense of the 90's. I remember one friend in NYC who was horrified that his city was losing its "character" because there weren't constant muggings and break-ins. He hated Giuliani at the time for it. I'm serious. Much as it contrasted itself at the time with the 80's, they had a lot in common. Especially how well things were going. By the end, there was a sense that This Can't Go On Forever. Part of that was Y2K, and part was the realization that the laws of economics hadn't been repealed after all.
>>30348106So basically it'd be a tabletop game set in the 90s about a bunch of nerds sitting down playing a tabletop game of Warhammer 40K?
Bill Clinton was the shit. One of my memories from the 90s was our family at Arlington Cemetery for Memorial Day. My hardcore republican Dad stood up and cheered for him when he took the podium at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (now the Tomb of the Unknowns).Bill Clinton and Congressmen were able to bridge the gap between the parties to reach compromise far more easily than the 2000s and today. I remember after September 11th seeing members of congress supposedly spontaneously start singing God Bless America and the reporters commenting that they had never seen such unity... implying they were bitterly divided. They had no clue what was to come.
>>30347627Pogs should be your currency
>>30348796So that's all I can think of. I tried to skimp on pop culture because other anons have that one covered. I really should go more into talking about working in the 90's. If you grew up in the 2000's, then you have no idea at all what a good economy looks like. The 2000s were mostly ok until the end, and ever since they've sucked donkey dick. In the 90's, any idiot could and did get a high-paying job on poor or no credentials. If you could fake some simply buzzwords like "cyber" and "virtual", you could make six figures. I mean it-- I saw it happen. The money and fun were flowing. Companies were desperate to get good people. They paid high salaries, stuck in crazy good perks, relaxed dress codes, put up with all kinds of shit. Everything was on the expense account. Everyone got a pager, and then later a cell phone, and then later a Blackberry pager. :) If you were any good at your job, you had to hide your phone number lest headhunters inundate you with job offers. I'm dead serious here. A good sign that were too young to have worked in the dot com years is that you think I'm exaggerating here. I knew several wealthy and successful geeks who hooked up with sexy gothic porn red-head porn chicks. The cheerful slightly overweight bearded hacker was a cliche, and those slutty red heads were, too, oddly. Both were a little autistic by /tg/ lingo but mostly friendly. Blow jobs were like anal or a threesome in 1990: something that maybe you'd get if you were lucky from the wrong kind of girl but don't count on it. By 2000, it counted as getting to third base. China and India were both doing well, but mostly producing crappy products and crappy customer support lines. The idea that either was a rising economic challenge to America was both obvious if you looked and totally laughable by the conventional wisdom of the age.
Napster launched in 1999, accelerating the internet and music scene dynamic and then changing into something else. Keep in mind that music was still readily available before with forms, angelfire blogs, audio search engines like Alta Vista and even AOL instant messenger supported file sharing.If you haven't seen it yet, Anamanaguchi made a music video last year in homage to the '90s: youtube.com/watch?v=vc3JWo2iiGc. In terms of style it's pretty accurate I'd say. We all spent a lot of time at the arcades. Also moot makes an appearance
Exactly 9 months before I was born the Berlin Wall came down. One of my earliest memories is my parents talking about how their parents could finally go back home. What a magical time to be Eastern European.
>>30348351There were a lot of weird shows in the 90's; some of which were more "progressive" than others.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZldyeUikBPo
>>30349040Oh, one last thing. Since this is 4chan...Don't call it anime. Call it "japanimation" and restrict yourself to the most obvious well known titles. Back in the 90's, especially the early 90's, pretty much anyone who'd seen Akira could count as a serious enthusiast. The internet made it possible to go way deeper than was possible before. But attached to it was a very strong stigma. It's a nerdy neckbeard obsession, most of the stuff is either porn or pedophilia or wildly violent or all of the above. Only the beardiest of necks would get into anime. It was well below star trek fandom in status, much like erotic furry fanfic is today. Make sure to use words like hentai incorrectly, or to use awkward english phrases instead of anime lingo. Like "that schoolgirl lesbian thing they always do" instead of just calling it yuri. Most of these terms didn't get popularized in the US until much later. That's the other thing. Lots of geeky stuff like cosplay and gaming was heavily stigmatized. You'd NEVER be into that shit, and if you were you'd certainly never admit to it.
Make everything super extreme.
Where I live it was mostly time of Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z for us kiddos. Time when we were playing silly games, pretending to be X-men, soldiers, characters from Lion King, Roman Legionnaires, when we were jumping on roofs of buildings and kicking ball (sometimes even a few of those at once). You were visiting bazaars to buy some cracked games full of viruses and amateur translators and had a fuckload of fun with them. I never got my GameBoy, and now that I can buy several I don't really want them. :_;
>>30348649In all fairness, by the end of the 90s they had ones that had multiple barrels, multiple firing modes, and a backpack mounted water tank. They got RIDICULOUS with those things.
The 90's were also the time when the Asian finance bubble exploded ruining Japan and seeing the raise of China. It was the time of the Gulf War and the intervention in Somalia. First time PTSD got much attention. Russia was on its knees. Its only exports was hardcore porn, mail order brides, track suit wearing gangs and black market military stuff. The Balkan was at war. Genocide going on in Europe. My country had a marihuana boom. Coffee shops at every corner. The CD ROM were getting more and more popular. Still remember that one could buy clip arts collections on CD. Handy's got more portable. Glorious Ericsson T28. The Glock 17 became the gun of the hip dealers...
>>30347999Lohan, believe it or not, is 27. She just looks 40. In 1990, she was four years old. If you want It Girls of the 1990's... Neve Campbell was incredible. Especially after Wild Things (with Denise Richards, also hot). Every girl wanted to be Jennifer Aniston, and most had the layered hairdo to prove it. Two child stars of the 80's, Drew Barrymore and Alyssa Milano, did a string of really hot, really awful b-movies while going through their train wreck phases. At the end of the 90's, both started their comebacks (Charmed and Wedding Singer). Most geeks had hard-ons for any of the Buffy/Angel girls, as well as Claudia Christian and Gillian Anderson. Natalie Portman was her very own meme over at slashdot, until something happened with legal and taking about her naked and petrified was suddenly grounds for a permaban. Most of those chicks are doing very well now, happily. Most are married with kids and doing well. Britany Spears appeared right at the end, and was the first of the Trainwreck Girls.
And remember the most resilient material known to man was the plastic Nintendo used on their American consoles.
This thread almost made me forget what a shitposting attention whore Vroom Vroom is. Almost.
One important thing to note about the 90's is the hard-on they had for every other decade.With the millennium ending, there was a big resurgence of interest in classic cartoons, film and pop culture. Movies like The Mask, The Rocketeer and Austin Powers are good examples. This mostly died when Pleasantville came out, leading to the anti-nostalgia that would rule the 00's.
>>30348117Out of curiosity, any ideas why Gorkamorka crashed so badly? If the Necromunda engine was so popular, and we've all seen how well Orks are liked here, why didn't it at least break even? Too many people complaining about the same game, just a different wrapper?
>>30351296It had the problem of being way too specialized, even though Orkz are beloved, they're still not as big a faction as most of the Necromunda groups. Plus GW didn't exactly advertise the fuck out of it (with both ads and shelf space) like they did with Necromunda.
>>30351399I think the ork ones in general kinda tanked, wasn't that fighta-bomba one only around for a little while before vanishing?
Look up Everything Is Terrible on YouTube, OP. They have a slew of 90's awfulness to behold.CROSSFIREYOU GOTTA WIN IT IN THE CROSSFIRE
>>30351529Pretty much. Then again the niche GW games weren't as popular as Fantasy or 40k even in the pre-3rd era. If I remember correctly (I was literally 8-18 duringthe 90s so it might be a bit fuzzy) Blood Bowl was the most popular, with Necromunda being the next a year or so after it launched, while Epic, Gorkamorka, and Space Hulk floundered at best.
>>30351587It'sYou'll get caught up in the... CROSSFIRE you fucking plebian.
>>30351629That sounds about right. Oddly enough, I think if they re-released all the smaller 40k games now, they'd probably do really well. I think the Dawn of War games did a lot to make more people like the orks (especially Retribution, where theirs was the only good campaign).
>>30349647Those of us who *were* into anime (and insisted on "anime", as a shibboleth) called ourselves otaku without a hint of irony. No one on this side of the Pacific had ever heard of Tsutomu Miyazaki.On the /tg/ side of things, I am astonished to see that no one has yet mentioned Magic: the Gathering, released in 1993 and arguably the closest to mainstream we've ever gotten. Meanwhile, the moral panic of the 1980s was still in enough people's minds that D&D was far more taboo than anime. Far too many people still believed that Satanic ritual abuse was a real thing until 2000-ish.
>>30347627Well first off, I wouldn't use screencaps of movies made in the 80s to introduce a game set in the 90s.Secondly, the 90s were pretty lame. Lots of terrible music. I'd play GTA San Andreas and watch some of those "remember the 90s" shows from MTV or whatever if you really want to relive the decade.
>>30347999If you were too young for the 90s why the fuck are you trying to talk about it like you weren't 5? The year 2000 was not the fucking 90s, Lindsey Lohan was not huge in the 90s she was a largely unknown child actress. Your newness is offensive to me.
>>30348084>>30348095My fellow 90's kid
>>30351629Plus GW hates games that you can play with 10-12 figures per side instead of 50+ figures per side.
>>30351902In general the 90's can be considered a little more than just 1 January 1990 - 31 December 1999. Considering they're asking mostly about culture it lasts a different amount of time. if American 20 January 1988 - 20 January 2001 can be considered to be "the 90s". If European it could be considered from February 1988 (when Solidarity broke Poland being a part of the Warsaw Pact) to about 2001 (the fallout of the Great Politics Messup mostly settling into what we have today).So either way it does go from the last couple years of the 80s until basically the Bush-Blair alliance.
>>30352424I'd honestly say that 9 September 2001 is probably the best date to declare as the official end of the 90s, simply because it drove home the idea of "oh shit, this isn't the 90s any more".
>>30352624I usually consider it a little earlier in 2001, mostly around about may when it was clear we weren't bouncing back from the Dot Com burst.
>>30352715I must admit, I was only 13 at the time so I don't remember that point in time all that well, but I THINK the UK didn't suffer as heavily from the dot com bubble as the US did, so 9/11 stands out as a bigger landmark incident. The dot com bubble bursting was probably a bigger deal in the US though.
>>30352903True, I think 9/11 is probably the bigger one, it was something of the culmination of most the bubbles going pop, as well as, well 9/11.
>ctrl+f magazine>0 of 0 results foundMagazines, they were pretty big in the 90s, whether they were physical editions or hangers on to a declining usenet
>>30353147On a related note, the "nip-slip" became a thing with Sabrina's "boys boys boys" in the 90s, and female pop/rock stars, which had been a steadily mounting phenomena since the 80s, rapidly took a u-turn down into Trashy bubble-pop cocktease territory, culminating with the Britney Spears/Christina Aguilera "rivalry" in 99/00.Also, the birth of forums and forumspeak, though much of it actually came from USEnet and message boards.Anyone else remember the Jam/KLF/Ancient Mystics of Mu-Mu?
>>30348049>implying they don't still
>>303534202007 was 7 years ago, anon.
>>30353420But boobies are lewd and not moe.Exceptions to the rule son.
>>30353472Ha no way this is true....I'm so old ;_;
EY OH CAPN JACKBring me back to the DDR Track.I remember spending many hours as a young kid in arcades on the DDR machines. Butterfly and Capn Jack were my jam.
>>30349040This is baffling and incomprehensible.
>>30353472All right, have a more recent example
>>30353538You think you're old? The first movie I saw in theatres was Robocop.
>>30353587The manga is from 2006, making it even older than TTGL.
>>30353596>RobocopMine was Star Trek IV.Oh and I saw Song of the South when it was re-released in the 80s, at a fucking Drive-In.Get on my fucking level.
>>30353641>Watching Song of the South in theatres>Not on crappy betamax rented from BlockbustersGrandpa, this is a 90s thread.
>>30353666>>Not on crappy betamax rented from Blockbusters>BlockbusterOh my god. And Hollywood Video, too.A world before Netflix. A land before time.
>>30353666>Not getting your parents to help you rent The CrowStreet Fight/Coonskin/That "racist" Bakshi film, Vampir Princess Miyu, and/or Ninja ScrollOnce again, get on my fucking level Millenial.
>>30353687I thought we agreed to never fucking Mention Land Before Time, Secret of NIHM, or an American Tale, this is an over-25 thread think of all of us who had PTSD from Littlefoot's mom and Sharptooth.
>>30353762I wore out the VCR, number of times I watched taped Star Wars/Indiana Jones which were network specials. This was way before Lucas released his remastered VHS specials, mind.I remember as a kid watching Empire/Return several hundred times before realising that A New Hope even existed. Glorious day that was.
>>30353762>American TaleOh lawd.Also, what's up with Secret of NIHM? I remember it being a thing and having seen it at one point, but can't remember anything but the cover.Also Redwall.
>>30353831It was done by Don "You can traumatize kids as long as you give them a happy ending" Bluth before he started to suck. It was like, fuck darker than 40k, but without the damn darkness induced apathy, seriously go and watch it.
>>30353831Friend, you don't even wanna know. NIMH was like fucking LSD to my kid mind, and it was bad trip all the way down. I used to skip that scene[ you know the one] because it gave me nightmares.I just know one of you fuckers is going to post a jpg of it too.
>>30353896Which one, the Great Owl, The Death of Nicodemus, Where the villain basically tries to drown Timmy because, fuck being intelligent and moving the entire group?I'm going to guess the Great Owl... here you go.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCAiKsLLprU
>>30353951>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCAiKsLLprUYou know, i was thinking the drowning scene, but thank you for reminding me of something i was desperately trying to repress.God damn you magnificient bastard Don Bluth.
>>30353984You're quite welcome anon, here have another. Yep yep yep.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ubIhAlF46g
>>30354037>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ubIhAlF46g>all of my feels
>>30354128And this is why we never ever, ever mention any Don Bluth movie before Rock-a-Doodle.
>>30353762oh god not land before time. who the fuck thought that was alright to show to kids.
>>30354361Don Bluth, we got a happy ending...
>>30347878E-E-E-EEEEEEEEE AAAAHH kzzzzzzzz beep chk!
>>30354433https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0The universes most wonderful s***CARRIER LOST***
>>30354361My grandmother, apparently.
>>30348106>Too good, in fact. One could buy the $80 box set at a convention on discount for $50 or $55, and then sell the full-size ruleboooks to existing gamers for $30, the rest being pure profit. Even though the Dark Eldar were useless, the thought of getting an entire 10-man Space Marine Tactical Squad *and* a Landspeeder for $25 or $30 was unbelievable.For a while, 6ed mini-rulebooks were going for $50+ a pop.
>>30354480Without a doubt, modem-noise is the best kind of machine-talk.I'm legitimately sad that those born past 2000 probably haven't been able to experience the auditory joy that is modems.
Gak was pretty big. you're going to need Gak.
>>30354692>Auditory joyThat shit was fucking terrifying at 12 am when you were trying to sneak on to look at porn.
>>30354836The net extracts its just dues, mortal.
The rap is good. REALLY fucking good.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHRnvjCkTsw
>>30354883Of course, still makes me nostalgic whenever I hear it, I just remember the late night, okay I'm gonna sneak on to look at hentai and read horrid fanfic... BOOOOOO BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP! and then quickly trying to find some way to cover up the sound.
>>30347627Slap bracelets. They had a tendency to get frayed or rust and cut the shit out of you.
>>30354692I was born in '95. I just barely witnessed the back end of dial-up. I remember NetZero and Juno more than AOL.
>>30351709>>30349647>>30349040>>30348796>>30348591>>30348370>>30348176>>30347928Very interesting read!
Is it just me, or am I right in thinking the late 00s basically tried to copy the 90s and failed miserably?
SO HERE I AMDOING EVERYTHING I CAN
>>30347878Stop it, boner
>>30355144I dunno. The late '00s were just far more.. calm? Anemic? Sarcastic?They weren't as hyper as the 90's.
>>30348044I had Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water.I bet if I listened to Rollin I would know all the words.
>ctrl+f>Ska>0 out of 0Seriously how can we not mention the 90s without talking about Third Wave Ska, which seemed to slip in between Grunge's death by heroin overdose and Britpop's put a gun to my head in a few years when I realize this is shit and I listened to it.And lets not forget how Seattle kept trying to get back into the music sceneafter Grunge went the way of disco. I swear I celebrated when Harvey Danger didn't take off after Flagpole Sitta.I fucking hate that band, and the people on KNDD that pimped it out like a ten cent whore in 1998.
>>30355360I hated all those fucking songs. Especially Rollin. Vroom Vroom is full of shit. Back then I was into acid techno at free parties and stuff like Gong, Eat Static and the Ozric Tentacles at home.
I wanna play you're campaign. I'll be a street-smart technopagan that uses one of these as a magic focus.
Play Tony Hawk pro skater (not undergroud) a few times through and if it's late 90's, watch a Paulie Shore movie. If early, watch any film from the 80's.
>>30347627You also need at least one character for each of the following.>backwards, upside down tennis visor>frosted tips>enormous cargo pants>a mohawk>plaid, plaid everywhere>ripped jeans>an Alien Ant Farm shirt>a ska band (The Aquabats aren't a bad idea)>big ol' goofy sneakers
>>30355469Not just any, watch John Hughs, he did the 90's high school movie... in the 80s.
...>>30347974Manara =/= Heavy MetalHeavy Metal =/= 90s
>>30355508What about an Aquabats shirt, with plaid pants, a rancid patch on your leather jacket (complete with spikes, a black and white checker-board pattern belt, and a Save Ferris button.
>>30355541>all my fucking ragegoddamn walkman kept eating my tapes.
REMEMBERGRAFFITI EVERYWHERE OR BUST.
>>30354991Wait, somebody actually wore them? I just threw them at things.Also in less than two months people who were born after Kurt Cobain died will turn 18.
>>30355619Where were you when you heard the announcement anon?Also remember when those of us who were teens thought this system was never going to end because it was so far advanced?
>>30354939>>30354903The rap/hip-hop ALWAYS has witty lyrics. Even the dumb bands are smart. And they're ALL interconnected. The Roots talks about A Tribe, A Tribe talks about De La, Beastie Boys do songs with Q-Tip...Oh, it's a requirement to have people wearing Volkswagen necklaces.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra_TQU-RDPM
>>30355651Man, the Dreamcast and Saturn were the shit. NiGHTS into Dreams was weird as shit but pretty cool, and Dreamcast had a ton of cool shit.
>>30355712Shit, it's the only system I actually got on launch.Shit was so fucking cash. GD-Roms forever.
>>30355162HOLDING ON TO WHAT I AAAAAAAAAAMPRETENDING I'M A SUPERMAAAN
This album is 1992 Los Angeles in a nutshell. You can practically smell the smog.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IFOcybFyNw
Heeb-Hophttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0D41F3D6DBC24CB3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTp-gBfGVvU"straight" from "the projects"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBr_rAfAZQwTimelesshttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWcfN0DyfpTm7b1Xc-SFx8fu3vQfjpZyqhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL80EEC82E055B351Dhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5JTWxuYE8https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB0744A89DAAC2062Funnyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fXE1pDmC2IThe biggest conceptual shift is probably subtracting the security state and taking the sarcasm or zeal out of patriotism.
>>30347929>Meredith Brooks - BitchHeh, I googled this just the other day to find that half the internet believes it was by Alanis Morisette.>No one remembers EelsU wot, m8?
>>30354037>>30354128>my beautiful, nostalgic niggershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvDiFkBV744My eyes are tearing the fuck up, and all I can think about is how much I fucking love you glorious fa/tg/uys for reminding me of these feels.
>>30347966>I'm afraid to re-watch this show, I'm afraid it hasn't held upThe X-Files? The best episodes are still fuckin' amazing, although obviously you should watch Twin Peaks too. And probably best to stick to monster-of-the-week episodes rather than that whole big arc.
>>30348106>landspeeders new in 1999I hope you're being ironic. But anyway, very nice summary of the Murrican 90s. Over in Britbongland we didn't pay much attention to about five years of music after Nirvana because we had our own shit going on.
>>30351199>leading to the anti-nostalgia that would rule the 00'sIntredasting. How did anti-nostalgia rule the 00s? Got any handy examples?
OP, this may be relevant. http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/what-would-game-of-thrones-characters-look-like-if-they-were
>>30356771Relevant, but badly drawn. Meh.Anime mostly from the 80s became the hip new thing in the 90s. It is astonishing how an Akira T-Shirt could mark a character as hipster nerd for almost 10 years.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XXmf7TwT-4
>>30357309>40,000 megatons of nostalgia
>long ass thread>no one posts the quintessential 90's music videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aeETEoNfOg
>>30356645What actually happened back then? For some reason all I remember is random spatterings of rap, R&B and hip hop when it comes to UK music in the 90s (and SOAD and Daft Punk for some reason). Plus the Power Rangers theme tune being a UK number 1 for a week or two, that was amazing. After that, the next thing I remember was Linkin Park, but I think that was after the 90s.
>>30357309You know, I had a playstation when it came out, but only now did I realize the playstation logo spells a P and an S. This is like the time I looked at the goodwill logo and realized it can both be a smiling cartoon face or it can be a lowercase g.
>>30357823I knew I was forgetting something! How on earth did I manage to forget the whole Blur vs Oasis thing?>>30357910All I remember of The Prodigy was Firestarter, and I'm pretty sure every school had SOMEONE who turned it into Firefarter.
>>30358002>goodwill logo>it can be a lowercase g.
>>30358328>FirestarterThat's sell-out cocaine Prodigy.You should check out unknown speed+acid rave riot Prodigy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7C8xjY9H7w
>>30358371Do FedEx Emirates Trucks go backwards?
>>30348326the version of that landspeeder was new, it was an all-new, all-plastic figures and was much more affordable than the old one.
>>30358451Oddly enough I remember Out Of Space, but never attributed it to The Prodigy, given that it was so vastly different to Firestarter.
>>30358583Oh God the memories....
How many remember rushing home from grammar school to catch Toonami? Delaying homework and whatnot to see if they left Namek yet and whatnot. feels good that its back
>>30358909Space Is The Place!Yuros will have similar nostalgia for the Manga Video distribution logo
>>30358909Man, some kids would make fun of me because the second the bus doors opened, I would sprint all the way home, my back pack bouncing the entire time.I also didn't actually have cartoon network legitimately, and had to watch it pseudo-scrambled where every few seconds it would flicker and warp and the colors were way off.Man, good times.
>>30358909A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose. .The children leave their owns in search of this quest. As they search , they are always asking questions: "what's out there?" "what's awaiting for us?" Believe in yourself and create your own destiny and don't fear failure.
>>30347627This is what hipsters were like in the early nineties. Way less attitude and standoffishness. And way less money.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB4xlYKAVCQ
This thread's much too good. Thanks for the good read everyone.
>>30348138>The series sole letdown is the last episodeThat's a wee bit of exaggeration.The series biggest letdown is probably being NGE, and not something less shit. It was popular and influential at the time sure, but it was pretty much garbage,which is a shame as it could have been amazing.
>>30349647>But attached to it was a very strong stigma. It's a nerdy neckbeard obsession, most of the stuff is either porn or pedophilia or wildly violent or all of the above.So back in the day, before the Internet was a thing that could handle vidyas and shit, licensed VHS tapes at your rental store were basically the ONLY way anyone ever saw anime. And this meant that basically anyone who watched anime probably saw the same five shows that everyone else did. Not because these shows were particularly good, but because they were the only six shows guaranteed to be on the shelf in your town. Tenchi, Ranma, Dragonball, Vampire Hunter D, Akira, et cetera. And in the middle of those six or so standard-issue offerings was a little turd called Legend of the Overfiend. A cheesy, shitty tentacle-porn horror thing that for some reason got put on the shelf between the wacky harem show and the show about the scrappy dude in his robot suit fighting aliens. Almost any anime fan over the age of 35 had that moment where they put a cassette in and OH GOD WHAT IS THIS SHIT. And way too many stories about early anime viewings include the phrase "and then the dude suggested we watch something called Overfiend..." For a lot of them, that was the last time they ever watched "japanese cartoons."The surprise hentai was the main reason why so many people associated anime with creepy, violent fetishes. Legend of the Overfiend was basically the Boku no Pico of its day, only instead of some random person on the internet trying to get you to watch it without telling you what it was, it was a fat neckbeard in your dorm room with a VHS tape in his hand.
>>30359865>it was a fat neckbeard in your dorm room with a VHS tape in his hand.That's fucking terrifying
>>30348591>www.whitehouse.com was a porn site. Thanks to Bill Clinton, so was www.whitehouse.govlol
>>30347966>It's passe nerd stuff, but Star Trek: the Next GenerationGet out.
>>30359865>a fat neckbeard in your dorm room with a VHS tape in his hand
>>30362636>"Watch it, Anon."
>>30359865>Be me>1995>go to the counter-culture mall>Suncoast video, aw yeah>see aisle with 4 or 5 disheveled, unwashed males>God, their smell is filling the whole store...what are they looking at?>Japanimation rack
LA RiotsMichael Jordan, Magic JohnsonWayne Gretzky Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Macho Man, British BulledogLamborghini got bought up by a Malaysian groupSnoop Doggy Dog, Ice Cube, Paris, Hijack...Gwar, Biohazard, Suicidal Tendencies, Downset...Shitty boys bands everywhereCrappy dance music from Sweden and Germany (Ex. 2 Unlimited, Culture Beat, Hadaway, Rednex...)Dutch hardcore techno (gabber/happy core) - TerrordomeRidiculous Italian techno - La MachinaBeginning of UFC (no gloves, almost no rules - domination of the events by Royce Gracie)Retro session of Hong Kong to China
Here in Australia the culture lasted for quite a while.My recollections of the 90’s aren’t exactly clear but I’ll dig up what I can. Your early morning consisted of three cartoons. A rotating variety of cartoons was the first show, the second was Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon and the third show was something you didn’t watch because you had to get to school.The most stand out thing that I can recall however is how much parodying or poking fun at things was happening all over tv and shit. Maybe this was uniquely Australian, maybe not. But it happened a lot and was generally done in good fun.The two biggest shows of the decade were Seinfeld and Friends, which basically are responsible for the modern sitcom. Most people agree that The Simpsons was at its best, but they also overrate it highly.I remember that growing up, there weren’t a lot of rules in place for anyone really, you just kind of wandered the neighbourhood looking for something fun to do, whether that was throwing rocks at cars, going to the movies or an arcade, or magically, heading to someone’s house to play Sega Megadrive (Genesis) or Super Nintendo, later followed by Nintendo 64 and Playstation 1 if they somehow possessed one of these wonder machines.Runescape came out. Even though it was released in 2001 I’d still consider it a 90’s thing. Back then it was actually cool to play this. Everyone at school was playing it, and I mean everyone. It was basically the CoD of that period. Anyone from your nerd to your sportsman was on it. At least here anyway.Clothing was jeans and denim jackets but you made sure to have band/artist names in view on your clothing so people would know you were into rap or rock or whatever.Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat occupied a good deal of people’s afternoons. And there were a whole shit ton of different street fighter editions for some reason.
>>30363992If you didn’t know a combo or fatality off by heart and there was no older kid around, you were screwed. Then Gamefaqs was born and you’d see kids walking around with sheets of paper covered in moves which made you feel superior if you knew a character's move set off by heart.Hmmm, culture wise you generally had your split down the middle. Rappers, Hip-Hop, R&B and what have you on the one side. Heavy Metal, Rock, Grunge, Punk and whatever else on the other. The distinction wasn't all that important beyond thinking the other side had shitty taste in music and occasionally trying to kick their teeth down their throat.Going further on fashion, outside of double denim, there were tracksuits and people who looked like Mad Max rejects wandering around the streets and we also had a lot of Matrix looking types too.Hmm not sure if it helps at all, but that's the basics of what I recall. I'm sure there's more helpful memories, but I am far too green to remember it all properly.
In general I'd say that the 90's were much more a period of freedom and tolerance than now. People had faith in the recently founded EU. The internet was basically a lawless zone where people could post whatever they want. Laws were less strict and more forgiving in almost every aspect of life. It was a optimistic time, where we thought that the 2000's would be even better. 1997, the Asian financial crises shook us up, but we were still positive about the future. After all, the crisis happened in countries far away that were competing with us. 2001 we finally lost our hopes of a better future after 9/11 (patriot act, war on terror, beginning of police state, increasing intolerance in many aspects of life...).That said, we should also say that the early 90's were very different from the late 90's.
>>30356719Old programs largely taken off the air. At one point, Cartoon Network was showing nothing but 2000's cartoons. Oldies radio stations dying in droves. Tons of old movies, cars and houses got "updated" with that era's terrible taste(lens flare, gangsta rims, granite countertops, etc). The once dressy fedora became associated with sperglords.Most everything pre-2000s got derided as "dated" and rebooted, remodeled or destroyed with a vengeance.This was just the hurr-de-durr average population though. Users on teh interwebz are a different kettle of fish.
This is all very American.Half Finn-half Norwegian here.Our 90's were too extreme for any of you.
>>30367539Careful you might stab someone with that edge and end up in prison for 16 years over something stupid.But I will agree SBM is the best black metal ever made.
>>30367631No edge here, it was a joke. People need to stop saying edge all the time, it doesn't mean anything anymore.That said, the Finnish underground black metal scene was absolutely unironically extreme. So were the Norwegians, but I didn't spend that much time there after the churches started burning so I don't know the specifics of what went on in secret.
>>30367767It was more a reference to what went down with Varg and Euronymous.
>>30363661I remember suncoast....and I remember the last time I ever went there....>go to suncoast through the late 90's>100 dollar box sets everywere>never buy anything, because I am a child>now its 2004>looking at anime>see something called bleach>ask my sister if she knows what it is>no idea>out of nowhere some neckbeard with a ponytail comes up>you should watch it, its awesome he says>I ask what is it about>its about fighting evil spirits he says>I say it sounds like yu yu hakusho or xxxholic>that shits gay, bleach is where its at he says>I tune him out as he starts to loudly complain about toonami>I give him an incredibly sarcastic thank you as I walk away from him holding the only thing I ever bought there>the Outlaw Star box set>still love that show after all these years
>>30365001>Gun pointed at Kurt>Puppy face
>>30367539>Half finnPure Norwegian here. Go back to your fucking vodka, you slav in disguise.Oh and black metal was always shit for edgelords who couldn't play their instruments. Death metal was better. :3
>>30369211All metal is angry distorted guitars, too-loud drums and either nonexistent or laughable bass.
>>30369291/mu/ invasion.Worst bait of the day.>>30369211>>Norwegian not liking black metalDon't you dare call yourself pure you waste of blood and organs.
>>30347702>It was a time when more people talked about things like "e-mail" and "the internet" Key words: dot com, information superhighway, "cyber" being used as a prefix for EVERYTHING, "surfing", "world wide web", actually pronouncing URLs as "doubleyou doubleyou doubleyou dot". As I remember my childhood reading PC magazines and listening to my nerdy older brothers, people in general saw the internet as something amazing and new, but it was more distant than it was know. Everyone knew a couple of kids who "had the internet" and some people had e-mail, but it was not like how it's not now, with everyone using the same websites. Only nerds and yuppies used the internet, partly because you had to make your own website instead of spending five minutes setting up a profile on facebook.
>>30347974Heavy Metal the magazine is a LOT more of an 80's thing, even if it was still around in the 90's.Heavy Metal the music genre was pretty much dead by the 90's, outside of a few scandinavian underground bands.
>>30369375All i remember from the 90s internet is Diablo 1 multiplayer was full of duped items.
>>30347733Same thing here, and same. Cept I never knew Joe Young and Pogs were called Tazos. Also, the SNES.
>>30369386>>Heavy Metal the music genre was pretty much dead by the 90's, outside of a few scandinavian underground bands.The 90s saw metal turn to shit, very much culminating in Metallica bending over for a commercial producer. That's what 90's music came to, everything became an industry, everything turned to shit. The musicians who liked metal and wanted to make music not designed to print money for the record company went underground.Older bands with established styles and legacies, like Iron Maiden or Judas Priest took a bit of a dive in the 90's after a monstrous 80's. Then revitalized all grown up in the 00's. The 90's was the death of rock music as an evolution. The development from Elvis and the Beatles, through Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, it all ends in Nirvana. Grunge is the death throes of Rock. The cultural impact of an individual band was like a nuclear bomb in the 60's and it scales down all the way to the 90's. From Woodstock it went to what Nirvana sounded like. The spirit of the 90's teenager: "Whatever, nevermind." You could say it's the point in western culture when it's so fragmented and diverse that nothing really made a difference anymore. Money ran the music industry and youth culture.
>>30369375>actually pronouncing URLs as "doubleyou doubleyou doubleyou dot"Wait, I still do this. How do the cool kids do it?
>>30369647I always start with "Aych-tee-tee-pee-colon-slash-slash".
>>30348106>One could buy the $80 box set at a convention on discount for $50 or $55, and then sell the full-size ruleboooks to existing gamers for $30, the rest being pure profit.War-gamer logic is just amazing to witness.
I was 10 years old in 1990.Ask me anything.
>>30369632Pogs were the cardboard discs, then tazos were pogs that had tiny slits cut into the edges so you could fit them together and build little structures. Didn't tazos come in packets of crisps or something? i think I still have a bunch of star wars tazos in a box somewhere.
>>30369745Down under they were all branded Tazos. But man, now I have flashbacks of having fun building shit with those hexagonal thingies.Packets of chips (what you doodlers call crisps) had everything from tazos to sample CDs to actual money in them. I remember getting a $10 note out of one.
>>30359865>think back to that time>it was literally an extremely overweight friend of mine who had just started growing facial hair so was too proud to shave it at all>meaning he had a hairy neck>he had a massive mountain of VHS tapes ranging from store bought to copies he'd make of anything that happened to appear on TV or imports he got from his Japanese penpal he made who'd trade him various items for maple syrup.God, that was a weird time.
>>30369795Maple syrup is some valuable shit, they seriously have issues with people organising heists of it
>>30369812yeah, my buddy would always be at the county fair selling maple syrup. I think he had relatives or something that were the actual syrup farmers.Therefore he didn't think much of the trade.It wasn't until years later that we realized we were trading liquid fucking gold to them for bootlegs and dollar store knick knacks.But fuck it, this was a time were you simply couldn't get this strange and mystical jappo crap here.
>>30355651Sega in general is very, very 90s.
>>30369867Your buddy was engaging in the time honoured practice of exchanging your country's signature export for rare, exotic artwork.
>>30347627All I can remember from my 90's is that our government has weird ideas of censorship and showed pretty violent Animes to children.
I have some images OP might enjoy.
>>30354433>if you tried to call a number of someone you knew, when they answered you could hear them talk through the modem
>>30369952I did that. So many hours spent listening to random strangers saying "Hello? Hello?" Also,>not figuring out how to silence the internal speaker so you could get late-nite dial-up porn from your 14.4 connection without your mom waking up
>>30369927>Tagalog tenjo tenge>censored opai shots in 4pm anime time slotsAlso same time with yugioh eh.
>>30370003They didn't censor Shin Chan's dick in Channel 13.But that was early 2000's I think.
>>30354433>"Finally done with this fucking memo, time to send it out to the company.">Connection dies.>GOD DAMNIT MEGAN, GET THE FUCK OFF THE PHONE
>>30369988>having to stop playing on the internet because your mother told you "I need to use the phone"
>>30370039>13Shin chan. Oh god i remember that channel actually existed. This was with that literally chinese cartoons in channel 5 and kuro chan at 13.
We actually had dial-up at my house until 2011 due to retarded companies and zoning and shit. Everyone around our house could get broadband, but we couldn't.
>>30354836Oh God I just did a proper belly-laugh of recognition.
>>30348370>Goth made a comeback in a big way. D&D was totally replaced by Vampire: the Masquerade, and was played by real sexy cool people who wouldn't have been caught dead on /tg/. 80's new wave was revived almost as soon as it died, with "dark wave" being especially popular. 80's nights at night clubs were packed with goths. Goth chicks in the early 90's were in their late teens/early 20's and extremely hot. Goth chicks in the late 90's were older and much fatter, but still tried to squeeze into the same clothes.This sounds wonderful. Like, is there a modern equivalent to this?
>>30369988>silencing the modemWhat wizardry is this? Can't say I ever discovered it.
>>30370065Worst part was when she picked up the phone and I lost my connection without realizing what had happened.>that sweet spot in the 90s when houses only had one phone line and the kids were constantly using it to get on the world wide internetI remember the first of my friends to get a 28.8 connection. We all gathered at his house one night to watch a streaming U2 concert.I think the image moved about once per minute.
>>30370122I don't remember now, but I do know that the modem shriek was produced by the same internal speaker as the cold-boot beep and the "holding down the key too long" beep.
>>30370058We used to have call waiting, which would interrupt the internet and drop your connection, but if you dialled some code (*numbermumber) before you made a call, it'd disable your call waiting.This meant that just before your modem was about to dial, you had to pick up your phone and dial the code and time it so that your modem would them call through after the code went through properly.Too soon, and you wouldn't get the confirmation stutter pip sound, too late, and your modem would start dialling over the "please hang up, and try your call again" message.
Star Wars was still good in the 90s
>>30363992my Australian nigger! (Boong I guess)>cheez TV was the shit
>>30349040>>30348796>>30348591>>30348370>>30348176This was a pleasure to read, man.
>>30369327>Don't you dare call yourself pure you waste of blood and organs.Confirmed for butthurt religious terrorist who never moved past minor chords, stay jellymad. I enjoy Djent. :3>>30370121I'd like to say the emo trend, but I'm not really sure if those kids stayed that way or just moved on to being hipsters.
>>30348176>Right wing was the OK City bombing by conspiracy theorist Timothy McVeigh, and the Olympic park bombing by anti-abortion nut Eric Rudolph.I actually got to see the Olympic park bombing live on TV. My dad and I were just watching the live feed of the park at around midnight when nothing was going on because we didn't have anything better to watch.The camera crews weren't expecting a bombing, obviously.
>>30355046>>30370213Thanks! It was actually fun to write. My favorite decade was the 80's, which I mostly missed, but I spent my 20's in the 90's and that's when I had most of my fun. So those were good years too.
>>30370267Young people on here must be mad jealous that they see daylight maybe twice a week and their knowledge of their time is confined to what they read on the four websites they visit.
>>30370301Not that guy (I didn't turn 20 until y2k) but it is really weird how compartmentalized young people today are.I realize that back in the 90s, old people had nothing nice to say about my generation, but at least we knew how to talk to girl in real life.
>>30370310I don't blame the kids for being shut-ins though.Look around. Sure, we've got the temptations in the form wire instant access TV/movie/video games. Unlimited entertainment without leaving your room.BUT we also heap on these children an abject fear of the outside. Outside is where the rapists are EVERYWHERE! fucking stranger danger! And that playground? Way too unsafe! A child could scuff a knee on that thing! Take it down, replace it with a sand pit. WAIT, did I say sand pit!? Fucking hell, those things are full of bacteria and.. mites? or something. Fuck those. You get a patch of gra...actually, no. How about a metal fence around recycled rubber padded ground?CAN YOU FEEL THE FUN YET, CHILDREN!?
>>30370310>at least we knew how to talk to girl in real lifeSpeak for yourself, brah. My school was all-boys up until age 17-18, and when girls finally appeared I failed hilariousy to talk to them at first.
>>30347627>1990s>photo from an 80's movieNo.
>>30370456Now now. Surprisingly, people don't flush all media and start fresh every ten year cycle. Something can still be influential and a part of a "decade's" culture, despite being prior to its jurisdiction.
>>30370395And now I have that one Lonely Island song stuck in my head
>XCOM>Star Control I & II>Heroes of Might and Magic>Age of Wonders>Crash Bandicoot>Spyro the motherfucking Dragon
>>30370395I wish I could find that diagram of the shrinking space children are typically allowed to play in nowadays.It had a circle from the 50s-60s that was about 1000 feet from the house, then another concentric circle from the 70s-80s that was about 500 feet from the house, then a modern circle inside that that's only about 100 feet from the house.
I miss the 90s, although not as much as I miss the early 00s before all the social justice shit happened.
>Kids have no concept of what an arcade is.I used to play all the old beat em ups with buddies and random strangers and always had a good time.
>>30370776I remember the Catholic school I went to growing up. The property backed on to wooded ravine. The rule for recess was not to go so far that we couldn't hear the nun ring the handbell to signal us to return.
ITT: everything was objectively better when I was a kid, then everything became objectively worse as I grew up.
>>30370915>not actually reading a thread before passing judgementyou sure showed us!
>>30370950He didn't have time to read the thread, what with being a snarky grownup and all.
I remember when 3D cartoons started to come out. Reboot, Beast Wars, War Planets, and it was a major boom for children game shows from what I call. Very colorful back then too. Lots of things were tried and many things failed. MTV had music videos instead of honey booboo. Disney had Gargoyles and Warner Bros Animaniacs and Tiny Toons.
>>30371276>MTV had musicShoulda just stopped there.
>>30359865>legend of the overfiend>badanon please. legend of the overfiend isn't even that bad. i still have it on my hard drive
The Internet was a very different place back then. The appearance of it, I mean. Because bandwidth!Downloading an MP3 would take at least five minutes. Downloading a fansub? Hope your five hours of downloading don't get interrupted because your mom wanted to make a phone call.The most intrusive an ad would be would be a pop-up. Or the "punch the monkey to win!" style of ad... when did those stop existing?
>>30372319>when did those stop existingWhen you installed adblock.
>>30372319>Downloading an MP3 would take at least thirty minutesFTFYhe doesn't have a program to encode .mp2 files
>>30347627Things I remember being big in the 1990s:>Environmentalism>Peacekeeping operations (in Bosnia and the like) since we finally didn't have a big scary enemy anymore. And then 9/11 happened after the decade ended.>Computers were holy shit cool new thing that could do anything>The Internet was fucking magic
Veterans of the Browser Wars are posting in this thread as we speak.
>>30347755That's really really early 90s fashion.Oh, one other thing I remember about mid/late 90s fashion was bare midriffs on girls were a huge thing (mostly thanks to Britney Spears, the Spice Girls, etc).
>>30372383>Veterans of the Browser Wars are posting in this thread as we speak.I remember when I got my first image browser. Prior to that we only had a statewide public school network that we had to connect to to piggyback onto the Internet proper. The first year was like wandering through a maze in the dark, because so many images didn't have labels, so it was basically navigating a Windows 3.1 file tree with a lot of lag time.Then someone passed me a bootleg floppy with a copy of Netscape Navigator and a program that would let us use it with the school network.The next week we were all warned by our school that using a non-text-only browser on the school network was "illegal".
>>30370852I don't remember seeing any dedicated arcades in the 90s, but a lot of places would have two or three arcade machines.
>>30372466Not that guy, but arcades were still pretty common in my part of the world (midwest USA) in the mid-90s.
>>30348370>D&D was totally replaced by Vampire: the Masquerade, and was played by real sexy cool people who wouldn't have been caught dead on /tg/.I'm sad that I was too young to enjoy /tg/ when it was played by actual attractive people.
>>30372497He's just talking out his ass because he remembers the girls from when he was 13 and would fuck anything with tits.Believe me, I played Vampire in the 90s, and the people that played it were just as out of shape as they are today. The only thing they had going for them was youth.
OP here.Thanks for the thread, everyone!
>>30373412No, thank you. We should have another one sometime.
>>30348370>replaced by Vampire: the Masquerade, and was played by real sexy cool peopleThose rose tinted glasses.
>>30348518Yay, thank fuck for that...
>>30352624Erm, do you mean the 10th? What happened on the 10th to make you thing the 9th was the last day?
>>30353596You didn't go to the cinema till you were 18?
>>30354991Oh shit, I was close to a nostalgiagasm but that just sent me over the fucking edge. hhhnnnggggghhh
>>30355508Again, this is nearly all 2000 plus.
>>30374110Next time: 80s nostalgiaEach thread go back a decade until nobody is left posting