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'best part about the 80's no SJW's, and people went out and did things, instead of having their phones glued to their faces.


More like no one was crazy enough to be pro-fascism and pro-russia, and complaining about civil rights all day.

That kind of mindset wasn't even a consideration outside the fringe nutjobs purposefully excluded from the extremely pro-america republican party of the time.
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To answer this thread though... I loved the music and the peace of mind of the 90s. But I could *not* go back to the technology. Haha.

Floppy disks and large heavy monitors... And the computers held a fraction of your smartphone's RAM or processing power in general.

Interestingly enough though, the console games from the 90s were nevertheless good enough that they're still being played to this day. In fact professional speedrunners are playing classic games from the 90s... People who grew up in the 2000s are speedrunning everything from Link to the Past to Mario. Who'd have ever thunk it.

Also, I prefer the TV shows of the 2000s followed by the 2010s, moreso than the 90s.
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Yay. Let's go back to the time when the cost of an annual CR subscription couldn't even buy you a 2 cour series on VHS. Also the time when western media executives thought the "Saban Moon" treatment was a valid way to import anime.

I suppose one good reason to go back to the 80s would be to borrow the plot of Terminator and stop Harmony Gold from wrecking Macross for western audiences.
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Yay. Let's go back to the time when the cost of an annual CR subscription couldn't even buy you a 2 cour series on VHS. Also the time when western media executives thought the "Saban Moon" treatment was a valid way to import anime.

I suppose one good reason to go back to the 80s would be to borrow the plot of Terminator and stop Harmony Gold from wrecking Macross for western audiences.


You wouldn't even be watching anime on VHS. You'd at best watch it on TV and then that's it. Maybe watch Voltron or some re-run of Speed Racer or something. But once it passes you just hope it comes back on TV.

Thank goodness this was all slightly before my time.

But in the 90s the situation was mostly the same until about the mid 90s.

Like for instance watching Akira or Princess Monoke or Dragon Ball Z... it basically had to air on TV for most people to even be exposed to it.

I lived in NJ so I could just hop on the path train to chinatown in NYC and buy anime from the underground markets. But it definitely wasn't nearly as practical as it is today with sites like CR, Netflix, or Hulu.

I cannot imagine going back.
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Oh the highschool nostalgia for time periods weve never experienced. How the opening of the world inside our minds likes to play tricks on us and make the "unknown,unexperienced" the "long gone" all the more appealing. I like to compare it to the Halo effect that is observed in human behavior. You seethe attractive, amazing things that have come out of that generation and assume everything to do with that time period is equally as amazing. This is caused by a cognitive bias, the tendency for an impression created in one area to influence opinion in another area.
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You wouldn't even be watching anime on VHS. You'd at best watch it on TV and then that's it. Maybe watch Voltron or some re-run of Speed Racer or something. But once it passes you just hope it comes back on TV.


No, as someone born in the early 80s I can definitely say there were a very few English dubbed anime on VHS (at least in the UK). It probably helped that there were a few Japanese-French collaborations at that time so they came via the European market, or maybe Canada as they are often used as a transition area for shows going from French to English.
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The 80's? Yeah I remember the 80s... home to the best music video of all time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914
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No. Stop it. The 80's isn't better cause music or movies or shit.
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No. Stop it. The 80's isn't better cause music or movies or shit.


*Cries in disco*
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

No. Stop it. The 80's isn't better cause music or movies or shit.


*Cries in disco*


I mean the music is great. Talking Heads and Pixies are some of my favorite bands. But this whole "Man I was born in the wrong generation" thing is dumb
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TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:


TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

No. Stop it. The 80's isn't better cause music or movies or shit.


*Cries in disco*


I mean the music is great. Talking Heads and Pixies are some of my favorite bands. But this whole "Man I was born in the wrong generation" thing is dumb




I think this accurately summarises my opinion. I like the technology but raiding and pillaging/getting raided or pillaged vs. fighting an intergalactic space war would of been way more fun than the junk we have at the moment.
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Sci-Fi channel anyone? Back when they aired it on Saturday afternoon. it blew my mind that something like that would be animated and also no one really cared about the content. "If its animated, it must be for kids, right?" sometimes I wonder what they were thinking when they aired some of thos movies.

Hah. The first anime I ever saw was Venus Wars on the Sci-Fi channel as a kid. I used to really like that channel, what with anime, MST3k and FarScape all being on it, but it isn't even recognizable to me anymore. Not even the name. I stopped watching it when the channel seemingly got taken over by endless fake psychic garbage sometime in the 2000s.


As for the '80s... Some of the movies and music were great, but the fashion.. Ugh.

I think the thing I appreciate most about growing up when I did is actually that it was still socially acceptable for kids to spend the entire day playing outdoors unsupervised (at least where we lived). If parents tried that today they'd get Child Protective Services called on them so fast your head would spin. So my niece and nephew will never get to have the sort of Huck Finn-esque adventures I did as a child.
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Jk I don't need help, but I DO wish I was an 80's/90's kid. I really love the music, movies, and just overall culture from those times. Any of the oldheads on CR wanna go back? (Of course you do! I hope..)

Favorite things about those times? Like any media or just the general zeitgeist of the time?

Watching the Black Mirror episode "San Junipero" and binge listening to as much 80's music I could whilst procrastinating on my homework is what spurred this forum into existence lmao.


You're lucky in thinking that the 80's were all music, movies and TV. That way, you don't get any Reagan, Iran/Contra, Star Wars Defense System, George HW Bush's whiny picked-on-school-nerd voice, our neurotic fatalistic obsession with nuclear war, the glorified national wish that we could all make enough in the stock market to snort coke in a millionaire's power-limo just like Donald Trump, or that STUPID hammy "dedicated Marine" expression on Ollie North's face whenever he testified to Congress on every channel of national television...Geez, did you want to smack it with a big wet sock of something.

More to the point, why not live in the (pop-culture of the) 80's, and get just the wishful-nostalgic good stuff?
You'll get better movies, and without CGI or Franchise Universes, better music you can dance to, without vocoding or inhumanly narcissistic rappers, and good non-bingeable TV you can watch one episode at a time, which were actually fun to watch, in that the characters usually didn't die at the end of the season. (Except on St. Elsewhere.)
Either way, you can start with a little thing we didn't have in the 80's called DVD, and catch up on what you missed. You may find yourself a much better Millennial person for the experience.

And then, there was this thing called "the 70's" that's best appreciated from afar--
Although you'd be better off starting with the CNN documentary series, before jumping into disco and "The Godfather". All of the 70's were not for the faint of heart.


TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:


TheAngryLittleAlchemist wrote:

No. Stop it. The 80's isn't better cause music or movies or shit.


*Cries in disco*


I mean the music is great. Talking Heads and Pixies are some of my favorite bands. But this whole "Man I was born in the wrong generation" thing is dumb


No, it's quite correct:
I know kids who--no, seriously--think the 90's are "nostalgic" and look back fondly on "The Craft", "Titanic" and "Friends" , but will the kids of '25 look back fondly on Transformers 5 and Fate of the Furious? "Remember when Marvel had those universes, and every studio tried to imitate them?" "'Jon Snow is alive', remember that?"

Face it, kids: The corporations sold your childhood down the river. Your parents were the last great TV and Movie generation, you know that, and we KNOW you know that.
And now you want to be us. We don't blame you a bit.
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Don't we all.

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