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    What did you make of this decade? When someone mentions the nineties what's the first thing that springs to mind for you? Music? Probably not... Gaming? Politics? What are some of the memories it evokes?

    Edit: I was gonna pick the eighties (the decade I was born in) but I didn't want you all to make me feel old.

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    I was of the ages 0-9. It was not a bad time to be growing up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    I was of the ages 0-9. It was not a bad time to be growing up!
    Same. Poland was just out of the community era! Talk about growing pains!

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    I knew this thread was a bad idea...

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    Calm down, old man.

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    Yes, I still remember the Cold War, though barely.

    The Ninties were my formative middle school/teen years so I remember it pretty fondly. Though I do try to remove the nostalgia glasses from time to time.

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    I was born in '91, I remember lots of Zelda and bad fashion choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    I was of the ages 0-9. It was not a bad time to be growing up!
    That.

    Lot's of Nickelodeon game shows. I wanted to be on Legends of the Hidden Temple so badly.

    Also yeah, fashion was so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freya View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    I was of the ages 0-9. It was not a bad time to be growing up!
    That.
    I wanted to be on Legends of the Hidden Temple so badly.
    The dream, man.

    My memories of the 90s are mainly the 90s that inspired the early-00s. You know, boy bands, Britney Spears, Nintendo, etc. Great time to be a kid, tbh. Enough technology to have some awesome trout, but without some of the stuff today so that I feel like I was more encouraged to go outside and use my imagination (I never would've gone outside with the amazing trout kids have today). Also just really, really great music too.
    mfw you post

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    The 90's? Well I was born in 1995, so I don't really have much recollection of it growing up. It was, okay? The early to late 00's was my sort of 'growing up' time, so to speak, so I guess I have a secondary knowledge of the 90's based on the early 00's.


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    It was the last truly great decade and all you young people with your other decades are just deplorable and weird.

    Bork Bork

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    I remember being Oasis or Blur (I was always the Oasis man myself). Thats probably one of my key memories. Also 3 Lions being released and the subsequent throwing it away when Gareth Southgate's penalty got saved . So close, so far.

    I also remember trout like Jurrasic Park being on at the cinema, Pat Sharpe's Fun House, Neil Buchannan on Art Attack, Anthea Turner and Katy Hill being Art Attack Presenters. Ant and Dec just being 2 twats in Byker Grove...

    I remember too much of the 90s

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    The 90s were interesting.

    Yes, interesting.

    There was sort of a political malaise, as the Communists were disappearing & we had no enemies but each other.

    Good times.

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    I remember recording Sailor Moon episodes on VHS because sometimes my parents couldn't pick me up from kindergarten early enough for me to be home on time, so that I could watch it later.

    And then I also watched a ton of Dr. Slump, Dragon Ball, the Knights of the Zodiac. We actually had a lot of anime airing. Funnily, with the exception of Sailor Moon (which aired in the original Japanese with a Polish voice-over, with no censorship! Yes, we had gay Jedite and Haruka and Michiru were... uh, "gal pals", but hey, at least that was better than cousins and all the flirting was kept in! And look, all the children watched it and we didn't end up confused or anything), all the other anime were given to us in the French version with Polish voice-overs, which was weird. And then suddenly they gave us the Japanese version fo Dragon Ball GT mid-season and it was just so weird that Goku had a female voice???

    Also, we had Cartoon Network in English! Which is how I got bilingual. That and the New Yorkers that lived next door. So I spend the Nineties in this weird limbo between Polish and American culture. Imagine my disappointment when I found out trick or treating wasn't a thing here!

    And then there were the video games! I had a gameboy, first with those illegal Russian bootleg cartridges that said they had 120 games on them but they actually had like 15, but they repeated over and over with different titles. And then there was Pokemon and Wario and stuff. I actually had an Amiga first, though, with a ton of games since I inherited it from one of my dad's students. Sadly, it tragically died when my best friend accidentally put in a faulty floppy disk that got jammed in. When we finally pulled it out, the thing wouldn't read games anymore. Also, damn, the controllers for that console lasted like, a week or so.

    But aside from that, Jinx kind of nailed my biggest memories from the nineties, as I spent the first half of the nineties barely lucid since I was still a little kid. Boybands, Britney Spears - all that stuff that was basically a prelude to the oughties. And spending time outdoors was really big and I am kinda happy to have grown up in that transitional period.

    Also, we had these creepy puppet shows with really disturbing puppets. Can't find any pictures though, but I will come back here when I do.

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