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/retro/-Where the 90's and 2000's Live On CaesarDude 09/06/2019 (Fri) 23:05:29 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, this is meant to be a successor to /y2k/ on the old 8chan, however I have expanded it to include both the 1990's and the 2000's and NSFW content is allowed, provided it's actually related to the purpose of this board and doesn't violate any of the site's core rules.
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>>475 Film still has a lot more character than any digital camera. >>499 It's too bad that with all the great technological advances we've had that they're being so used in such crappy ways. This is the faggiest cyberpunk dystopia imaginable.
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>>510 >Film still has a lot more character than any digital camera. Not with the right lenses and the right software :^) >>476 Hope i can get rid of some errands so i can finally get going the photo board. Need some basic OP first post and finish that PDF with some of the stuff from back in the 8chan place.
>>508 He's probably talking about pild chornography. >>510 >This is the faggiest cyberpunk dystopia imaginable Not nearly as schway as we imagined, hardly any cybernetic street samurais, no dive bars with lewd holograms, barely any vampires unless you count the baby murdering kikes.
>>511 nice. 4chan's /p/ board is surprisingly decent but the site itself is terrible. a photography board would be nice. I'm thinking of starting my own film developing at home as well, the thing is it's kind of expensive and would probably require at least $150 to start with, so I don't know if I really want to do it just yet. But, since developing a roll at a lab costs $10 or more nowadays and you can develop 10+ rolls of film with maybe $25 in chemicals (if you don't buy in bulk) then it should pay off over time and approach something closer to $2 to $3 a roll. I don't know why film labs charge so much for plain old C-41 processing. Any idiot can do it if you have running hot water, some bottles, a developing tank, and a few other things. I'm sure they could turn a profit at like $5 a roll plus shipping if it's a ship-in service. Who knows. here's one of the better pictures I've taken.
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>>518 I hate to disclose it but i've been lurking in that hellhole a little since a month ago to check how things work as i've never posted in that board back in the day and the 8chan variant never had too much activity to be of significant study in terms of modding and antics. Still the 8c version is pretty decent if we ignore replies took months to years to happen in its last stages. Personally there's some decent anons in the 4/p/ but it kinda reminds me of the last days of 8/pol/, 2 or 3 really helpful people in the middle of a shitposting war numbering the dozen(s). If that board is like that i cannot imagine the bigger ones. Really don't know where we are going to get some new blood but in terms of smartphones i think there might be a couple of posters interested. Here's the CSS i managed to scramble, bit obscure thou. >my own film developing at home Yes, get your own thing, scanning them would be some trouble if you don't have a DSLR or film scanner already, but the cost savings come quickly after 4 or 5 rolls. Problem is some bulk things like film, Xtol and tools might come from China and well, you know... >here's one of the better pictures I've taken. Nice, although a little blown, would crop some sky but it's tasty alright. Very fine grain, looks almost digital.

Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 Nostalgia General Fellow Time Traveler 09/09/2019 (Mon) 01:52:13 No.24 [Reply] [Last]
So, what are some of your favorite memories of the old internet? Can be websites, memes, events or any other aspect of the days of Web 1.0 and 1.5 For a quick reference, here's what I would define as Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 >Web 1.0: Usenet, Geocities and Angelfire, AOL (1991-2001) >Web 1.5: Early YouTube, ED, 4chan in its "wild west" days, MySpace, YTMND, Newgrounds and the peak years of dA and Fanfiction.net (2001-2008) You also had cross-generation stuff like GameFAQs and IMDB which are still around today, although sadly IMDB's infamous message boards are gone
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>>509 download a newsreader client. I use NewsExpress. Point it to nntp.olduse.net and then have a look. it's the archives of usenet from 30 years ago and it's cool.
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>>512 Could use some work, but it's a good start. I might just take a shot at a theme myself but after I learn more about CSS.
>>514 looks nice tbh
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>>514 >>515 thanks guys. It works better for me because I have the Apple Garamond font installed. You'll notice my fonts are different here. The .ttf files can be found here: https://www.dafont.com/apple-garamond.font I don't know much about CSS but it's mostly simple. >>514 what work do you think it needs? I just threw something together in half an hour, I for some reason can't figure out how to change the colors of the post boxes and stuff.
>>517 >You'll notice my fonts are different here. Times New Roman works, and I'd say it's more fitting considering older websites never used non-standard fonts. >what work do you think it needs? It's a bit too "boxy" which makes it look cluttered, a cleaner version would have no bevels, and little to no separators. Also the replies' background colors should be changed to sample the colors used in the headers.

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90s/2000s Cars and Rice Fellow Time Traveler 10/18/2019 (Fri) 05:13:25 No.145 [Reply] [Last]
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Glorious factory rice comign through
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>>174 Shiiiiieeeet, i member the tittied on the car magazine, my only interest.
>>174 Now we're talking.

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1980's Nostalgia General CaesarDude 01/05/2020 (Sun) 21:20:39 No.274 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, I decided to expand the scope of this board a little more and include a containment thread for 80's nostalgia. I mainly created this board to serve as both a successor to the old /y2k/ board, which was my favorite board on 8chan, and also expand the scope to include 90's nostalgia too, but after checking on this board, I noticed someone mentioning 80's nostalgia and I decided I would do something about it. I personally don't care that much for 80's pop culture aside from the music and some of the old edgy anime, but 80's nostalgia did become a thing in the 2000's and I can see why others like the whole 80's style, so I'll allow it as long as it's mainly kept to this thread.
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>>478 >I've seen people take cheap players and then add knobs that control the pitch to the outside of the case and stuff like that so they can do some cool stuff with tape loops.But that's not really reversible so it's best done on cheaper players. I would have a brain hemorrhage if someone did that to like a DD walkman or something. That actually sounds pretty interesting. >>483 A while back I came to the conclusion that the '20s and the '80s were the two cultural peaks of 20th century culture, so it doesn't surprise me to hear there were parallels in some of the architecture and interior decorating. >>485 >>487 I like these ones the most. >>490 I agree. Listening to Miami Nights 1984 was what who got me into memewave music. I understand what guys like Perturbator and Carpenter Brut were trying to do in drawing from the Satanic Panic and metal music from that period, but I find their music and styles of visual aesthetics less compelling than what the more dreamy or nostalgic-sounding ones were going for. The latter type still feels pretty Flanderized (both visually and musically), but it at least captures some of that '80s hopefulness and optimism while still creating something new. Maybe I'm just living in the past, but there's something that rubs me the wrong way about the more modern presentation of so much "'80s-inspired music." These are a couple of my tracks I really got into when I was first exploring the genre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YzQKxLrIf0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WifFehLrqoA The latter could really use some of the length shaved off though.
>>493 >'80s as part of a peak in 20th century culture In terms of motion pictures it lacked a ton, if it wasn't for the asians and a couple of european madmen it would be a void era much like the past decade. 20's was good enough but it was a low point in many places, like Germany and Russia, who were usually spearheads of design and literature/music. Depends on the place, for the U.S. those 2 eras certainly are peaks, even when the 80's did have a small recession in the belt zones (and 1929 was a tough year)
>>483 I really like that last image there. Among my favorite examples of architecture is the WTC in New York. some people might call it an eyesore but the very simple stoic nature of the towers to me is elegant, and the way they reflect the light and colors around them is nice. I like the common design found in hotel lobbies and such. I'm a big fan of polished stone stuff like that, and of course indoor plants. I just got a couple houseplants of my own, they're nice to have around.
>>494 >In terms of motion pictures it lacked a ton, if it wasn't for the asians and a couple of european madmen it would be a void era much like the past decade. I'd say the complete opposite. There was so much fun stuff to watch in so many different categories. Sci-fi and fantasy were thriving and action movies hit their peak, among other things.
>>501 Airplane is a complete classic, but technically speaking made in 1979. I'll buy it still. Videodrome is also a wonder. Indiana Jones is jewish power fantasy with lack of character progression, Return to Oz cannot comment and Cloak & Dagger is a run of the mill actioner. >fun stuff to watch in so many different categories I agree, but there's a difference between fun and good, one is a decadent candy that gloats on shenanigans and quirky perks but who cannot repeat the same formula many times because they depend on characterization, rare instances happen in which the director has most of the credit. With good i meant a combination of all aspects like camera, acting, script, pace and atmosphere. In good decades you can pick 10 movies a year which all will be classics, the 80's have some years like that, for example 1987 and 1980, but in other years you almost solely depend on the soviets for drama and the asians for action, sometimes the Australians sparked a surprise. In my opinion Hong Kong was a monster player in those years to the point of molding the genre for the next decade (90's action style also called hyperkinetism) which was sadly degraded for corporate reasons in the U.S. Sci-fi did reach a peak here, but not many classics can be picked apart from it unless i'm missing some scenes or we kick our standards down a notch or two to compensate. It's also the decade in which Hollywood went full on with the blockbuster and the feel-good oscar bait formulas which lack a lot of desirable script mechanics and character dynamics. You brought a good point tho, it's probably the best decade for sci-fi. Robocop, Predator, Videodrome, Blade Runner, Empire Strikes Back, Terminator, Total Recall (technically a 1989 movie), but the big shots usually didn't bring big guns, the french were busted, the italians fell into the explotation antics, the brits were still in their cuck hole, the slavs still had some quality but fell into economic recessions (ruskies pulled through), japanese were experimenting a lot but only isolated products happened... who else i am missing, Germany wasn't that much of player since the 30's, and their best movie in decades was in the brink (also technically from 1979, Das Boot) A more in-depth study should be made but in terms of the U.S. the 80's were a degrade from the 70's New Hollywood era, which was honestly a monster decade in cinema.

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Oldtaku General Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 20:44:59 No.9 [Reply] [Last]
>ITT: Weeb shit from the Clinton and Bush years
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>>9 What font is that used in the poster? It reminds me a little bit of Apple Garamond, but I don't think it's that. Does anyone know?
I'd post old con photos if I had any saved. I've seen a few pics and they all had a comfy atmosphere to them, like everyone got along reasonably well and there wasn't much dividing anyone aside from dumb, harmless things like shipping. But then again, this could be nostalgia talking. I was a teenager in the 00s, too young to experience cons back in those days so I only have other people's pictures and stories to go by. By the time I had gotten old enough, the such-a-nerd craze was already in full swing and the current-year bullshit would start not long afterward. to be honest I'm not even that big into anime, I just miss the old atmosphere of "nerd" (for lack of a better word) circles and wish I would have tried to be more of a part of them before it all went to hell
>>471 You're right about the font, that 9 is a dead giveaway. It's just been condensed and bolded so it doesn't look quite like what you'd expect
>>486 that explains it. I really love that font.

90's Bootleg Merch Fellow Time Traveler 09/12/2019 (Thu) 00:10:08 No.31 [Reply] [Last]
One thing I loved about the 90's was the overabundance of bootleg merchandise, T-Shirts in particular.

The myriad knock-off shirts with Bart Simpson were so common in the early 90's it even became a meme.

You also had a lot of other common targets of bootlegs such as Sonic, TMNT, Sailor Moon, and as always, the big name rock bands and rappers.

After copyright enforcement got more stringent, you did not see this type of stuff as often, not even at the usual venues like flea markets, gas stations, fairgrounds, and any town with a major tourist trap nearby.
I remember whole shops in Florida in the late 1980's being full of design your own T-shirt bootleg merch...
Intellectual property laws are cancerous radioactive turboaids on steroids.

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4-bit CG Fellow Time Traveler 10/22/2019 (Tue) 00:26:56 No.152 [Reply] [Last]
Does anyone here collect 4-bit/16 color CG or perhaps even make it yourself? If you don't know what I'm talking about think PC-98 or see pic related.
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>>421 Do you have the original PNGs? Or at least the name of the games these pics came from?
>>411 There's something more charming about these than most of the vector art you see nowadays. >>421 I like these ones too.
>>425 sorry, I don't think I do. In fact I'm pretty sure I grabbed one or two of those from a youtube channel thumbnail. I don't think all of them are from games.
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Posting some others. Damn, i wish i knew japanese so i could actually play some of these games. At least i have the pics i guess.
>>464 Never too late to start learning the language. But aside from that, there's a good bunch of english translation patches for PC-98 games, which I'm guessing is where such images come from.

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Wild West Fellow Time Traveler 10/31/2019 (Thu) 12:09:42 No.168 [Reply] [Last]
I want to go back. When browsing the Web felt like going on an adventure.

What substitutes for "Wild West" these days? All I can think of are Tor, Zeronet, and the vast array of imageboards. Discord can feel pretty wild too sometimes, that is if you can find the right servers.

Post what you know, please.
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>>368 Other way for me, i tried watching and create stuff based on my tastes, which are biased towards the board's era subject, and made me lorn for those things again.
>>372 I know how you feel. Keep going at it and the feeling will wear off after a while, like a year or so... You can only indulge in nostalgia for so long before your brain gets bored and you lose the rose-colored glasses. Let your yearning for the past be a drive to recreate it somewhat, at least in the digital sense. Like writing geocities-styled websites and sharing existing ones, creating pixel art and 3D art, composing MIDI/MOD files, programming vidya...etc.
>>377 Yes, i guess you are right, been doing it for 6 months or so. Will post about it when i have refined it enough for presentation.
Not only do I heavily recomend neocities, I also recomend that you make your own site on it. Also what >>350 said. One of these days I'm going to make a site on tor that isn't boring for others to find. >>170 I keep forgetting that bbs's are still around. I need to do this sometime. >>371 I remember when some users on 8chan's /tech/ were trying to figure out if it was possible to get something like this set up in a large scale enviroment. Too bad it fizzled out unfortunately for obvious reasons.
Create a full-dive or near-enough VRMMORPG as a draw for the audience, get everyone sucked in and let the "unintended intended feature bug" of uncensored communication do the rest. Bring back Barrens chat.

Y2K was 20 years ago Fellow Time Traveler 12/31/2019 (Tue) 17:16:06 No.258 [Reply] [Last]
With a new decade upon us and the 2000's being officially "retro" in the eyes of mainstream pop culture, I'm wondering what 2000's nostalgia will be like in the 2020's? 80's nostalgia got big in the 2000's and is still going strong with all that weird "vaporwave" art that appeared in the early 2010's and stuff like Stranger Things in the late 2010's. More relevant to this board, 1990's nostalgia first became a big thing this decade but it was more prominent on the internet than TV or movies. Now we're seeing 2000's nostalgia start to take root in the very late 2010's. I've noticed a lot of Zoomers posting 2000's nostalgia compilations on YouTube in 2018-2019 and it kind of reminds me of the first big wave of 90's nostalgia that got big online in 2010-2012 or so. Hell, /retro/ itself is simply a newer version of /y2k/ over on the old board, but expanded to also include the 90's. I'm wondering if we'll see more 2000's nostalgia and whether or not the media will start pandering to it. Pic unrelated
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>>441 Sounds like garbage tbh.
>>442 Playing Pac-Man in 1999 isn't that far-fetched, but that's hardly a game representative of the era the movie's taking place. The setting just sounds like ironic faux-'80s-nostalgia crap but transplanted to 1999. Hell, if you just saw the poster you'd think it was supposed to be set in the '80s.
>>258 The only things the 2000s have to be nostalgic about are things from the 90s that held out. I had most of my teenage years in that decade, I would know.
>>449 Completely agreed.
>>449 Sad but true.

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Can we have a thread for flash games? Fellow Time Traveler 01/11/2020 (Sat) 03:46:02 No.301 [Reply] [Last]
Flash was pretty cool and it's gonna die this year so let's have a thread about flash games and just stuff that's made in flash in general.
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>>399 So can you make your own winks with flash?
>>399 Thanks anon, now I can continue to be irritated by these things for years to come.
>>422 >Whirled which was sorta like a mix of PalaceChat and Club Penguin. What made it unique was that most of it's content was made by the userbase There was also Worlize which is more early 2010s than 2000s although i think it did exist in the 2000s. It was basically the same thing but free and it was filled with Homestuck RPers during the time I played. Are there any games like these that still exist?
>>434 >Are there any games like these that still exist? 2D virtual hangouts with user content? Nah. The only active virtual worlds nowadays i can think of are VRchat, Tower Unite, Gmod DarkRP and Second Life. Though i think Worlize will still be active for a while until flash truly dies and Palacechat has a small but doable user count, although it's sorta just used by normalfags trying to fuck these days.

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