Little Things You Forgot You Used To Do
Tag: my childhood
Who’s up for some Pirates of Dark Water-fanart? 😀
…. No one?
With all this talk of the new Duck Tales-reboot going around, I got to thinking about what other childhood cartoons I’d like to see a reboot for – and really, Pirates of Dark Water is the only answer. Only I don’t want a reboot – I want a finished run. I want more than 21 episodes, ending in the middle of the main storyline, dangit!
(also +5 bonus points for having a 100% PoC cast of heroes, PoDW – good job!)
I can’t believe I actually lived though the full transition from VHS to DVD. Like there are people alive who have never seen a VHS tape….I remember when we were still tryna figure out how the fuck they got a full movie onto a cd.
Fandom History. Someone posted a while ago asking about how we rewatched stuff in the olden days. And VHS was the answer. I still have this box of VHS tapes in the corner of my spare room. It’s every episode of Due South taped off of TNT’s afternoon reruns, that I kept as a collection. Plus some random tapes that have The West Wing or Buffy or the X-files episodes on them that I would use to take the week’s episode and rewatch before I made my highly insightful points on message boards.
Also the Star Wars VHS are from the early 90s. They might be from the first commercial release on VHS. My grandmother got them for me for Christmas one year. She was a difficult person but this one gift she actually really tried to get me something I would like.
Fun fact. In Australia before we had anything better than dialup, we would book out a lecture hall and screen three or four eps of Babylon 5 that a friend in the states taped into vhs for us and sent, in the mail. And we’d show the whole tape to a room of maybe 300 nerds. And you only ever found out by word of mouth that a tape had arrived, so we technically were running a geek speakeasy for B5
As my friend Anne put it, you ran a geekeasy.
So… random unexpected side effect of all these Star Wars feels floating about is that I have gotten suddenly, intensely nostalgic for certain things from my childhood. This has happened before, sure, but every now and then I’m hit with a nostalgia so strong it’s almost a physical pain. And it’s really, really lame, but… the two things that nostalgia hangs on are those old vintage tupperware cups from the 70s and vintage pyrex. Now, every time I get nostalgic for the Pyrex, I go visit it at my mom’s house and everything is good. She even let me steal some of it for my own use, so I have some in MY house. But the tupperware? Well. We still have a few at my mom’s house, but several of them have been lost over the years, including the ones that were my favorite colors. So that nostalgia is stupidly painful because even though we still HAVE some of them… it’s my fault we lost the ones I like. I took them to college. And somewhere, in all my subsequent moves, I’m pretty sure they were lost.
What I’m trying to say is… I may or may not have spent some money on Etsy in the interest of having my own set of said mugs. -.-;;;
There’s actually 8 of them with lids. I’m so giddy about this purchase, though. And now I want to get the sippy cup ones, too. Because we lost the blue one ages ago and it was both mine and my sister’s favorite and SOMEONE TELL ME I DON’T NEED TO BUY CUPS THAT DOUBLE AS SIPPY CUPS. -.-;;; PLEASE?
a 90’s kid? don’t you mean sad adult?
70,000 people have reblogged this but no one is trying to defend themselves
There is nothing to defend
#i read a post once that described 90s kids as the generation of nostalgia #because so much technological advancement happened in such a rapid timeframe when we were growing up #that we can clearly remember having technologies that are now obsolete #like going from a corded hugeass phone to a small computer in your pocket just within our formative years is a major thing #and it sparks a nostalgia for our seemly ‘simpler’ childhoods #because so much rapid development makes it seem like it was a lot longer ago than it actually was (x)
This is the most solid explanation of our decade I have ever heard.
Oh my god
Just to add onto that, our childhood wasn’t even technology based. We grew up knowing of chalk, skateboards, jump rope, street hockey, playgrounds, butterfly collecting, etc. Slowly technology took over our lives and now there are hardly kids playing outside in the summer. We can clearly remember our childhood as it was and now we can see the clear line between it. We were the generation right smack in the middle of it all. Our parents were of non-tech and our children/young siblings will be all tech.
Not to mention, ours was the last generation that grew up with all those bright promises of “work hard, go to college, and you’ll have a successful life,” only to find those hopes abruptly dashed when the housing bubble burst. Milliennials have grown up expecting that disappointment, because for them, the problem has been there since Day One.
So 90s kids aren’t just nostalgic…we’re BITTER. And we ache for those days when we could still think that the world was boundless and full of the opportunities we were promised since the first day of kindergarten.