Nostalgic Lounge

A lounge to to talk about old tech, retro gaming, Y2K, aesthetics, Web 1.0, and old Internet Cultures.

E-Zines

Here you will find "E-zines", a collection of stories or files from the early days of the internet!
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I recently watched a video covering Worlds.com and how it still has the servers going. You can download it now and play. It's been around since 1995. Supposedly there have been some creepy /weird...
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McBling (c. early-late 2000s) McBling is was an aesthetic from the 2000s, and one of the most popular and identifiable of the decade. A hard shift from late-90s minimalism, McBling is...
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Neoliberal Corporate Surrealism (1990s) Neoliberal Corporate Surrealism is an aesthetic that was popular during the first chunk of the '90s. A style adjacent to Global Village Coffeehouse, it...
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Airbush Surrealism (c. mid-1970s-mid 1980s) Airbrush surrealism was an aesthetic popular during much of the 1970s and 80s. Characterized by its strong use of soft colors and scale, it was...
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I think I'm going to do these aesthetic highlights sometime every weekend from here on out. Factory Pomo (c. early-mid 1990s) Factory Pomo is an aesthetic that grew out of the computer craze...
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Back in the day you would have never admitted that it was anything less than perfect, of course, but now, looking back... what would annoy you if your favorite retro system became your main...
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Checking your local news paper for movie times
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Article lifted from rockpapershotgun, back when they were a top tier gaming journalism website in 2016. This article really resonated with me, having been a teen in the early to mid 2000s...
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Can it be? Am I back to creating Aesthetic Highlight threads? Yes, I am. KaReNwInK McMansion/McEclectic (c. late '90s-2008) "McMansion" was a popular aesthetic during most of the 2000s. Found...
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Hello and welcome to Agora Video! This is a space to relive our video store memories, all without late fees! From browsing the hottest flicks of the time... ... to being scared of the...
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Whimsigothic (1990s) Whimsigothic is an aesthetic that was popular throughout the entirety of the '90s, growing out of the popularity of Tim Burton, mainstreamification of gothic culture, and...
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Vectorheart (c. late 1990s-mid 2000s) Vectorheart is an aesthetic that was popular at the turn of the millennium until approximately 2006. It's notable for it's use of straight angles and neon...
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I'm baaaack. Hopefully for realsies this time! Curly Girly (c. early-mid 2000s) Curly Girly was an aesthetic popular during the first half of the 2000s. It's characterized as an extremely...
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One interesting trend I've noticed is that Sci-Fi as a genre has been declining for decades now. Each year, sci-fi is seemingly less popular than the one before. We used to be comparatively...
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Right now, we are in the early 2020s and I think there's enough distance to really see what the 2010s were all about. The 2010s were pretty crazy but really what decade isn't? Anyway, I have 3...
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i was thinking about yahoo answers today, and its spiritual successor, quora. as a late millennial, I grew up with Yahoo Answers. it seemed like a permanent fixture of the internet. and more than...
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Anyone hip to/remember Orion's Arm? I found it incidentally from a DnB mix ( View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK8ilaPZbKE ) Really cool and diverse hard sci-fi with insane old-school...
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Time passes. Technology evolves. Old methods are considered "obsolete" by the general populace of the current generation. As a child of the 90's, I've always found this fascinating, as I grew up...
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Someone shared these screenshots (from Tumblr ew ik) on a Telegram channel I follow and I thought they were spot on. Its sad how few niche spaces there are for different age groups on the internet...
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This is going to end up slightly biographical because I'm going to be writing straight from my memory. Circa '93 When I was a wee lad I remember spending hours and hours on a computer. I have no...
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At the end of June, Nickelodeon suffered a massive data leak. However it didn't compromise employee/personal information, but rather character bibles, scripts, behind the scenes material, and even...
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Post pictures of cool and unique cellphones here. I think flip-phones and old phone models are super cool, especially Japanese ones. There's just something special about flipping a phone open and...
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I recently found one and it still runs. I think it would be cool to try and develop a short game or something for it just to say I've done it. It still has all of the out-of-the-box software as...
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Do you guys remember netbooks like the Eeepc? the niche device that mostly only existed from 2008-2012 which were ultra portable and affordable tiny laptops that filled the gap between when...
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Festival Marketplace (c. late 1970s-mid 1980s) Festival marketplace was an aesthetic common in retail locations during the late 1970s through the end of the '80s. It's known for its warm colors...
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I grew up in a small town in Brazil, but because my dad was a major geek, and loved tech, i was blessed (or cursed) by an early acess to the internet, at least by my country's standards. This...
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I wish a very happy 5th birthday to this very cool website and every member that has been part of it, sending love to all y'all :peepoLove1: !!! Share the best times you've had on the website...
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As you push aside the blacked-out double doors, your eyes adjust to the smoky darkness of the game room. You've arrived at the arcade. Dim black lights illuminate your clothes to an alien neon...
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I've come to a realization in recent days. A major aspect of Vaporwave as a genre and concept is nostalgia, especially for a past that many of us have never actually experienced. For instance...
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While I don't have nostalgia for VHS/dvd format, I still have fond memories of them. Thanks to VHS/dvds from video rental stores I've watched many great anime as a kid/teen that weren't aired at...
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ITT: we post Greek shit. Images or media related to ancient Greek architecture, art, etc. SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT
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Time to dump all the junk in my head. I love PPC Macs, I grew up with them, and thanks to the efforts of a bunch of people they're still very usable today. If you come across one of these, I...
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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...
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Y2K/Neo-Y2k aesthetics thread! Post your aesthetics here! "The Y2K aesthetic, also known in some circles as Kaybug, is an aesthetic that was prevalent from roughly 1995 to 2003, although the...
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i read this post elsewhere and it resonated with me: I'm working on a theory, a kind of generational zodiac. It seems to me that the first decade of my life (born '91) was rife with dolphins -...
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So the 2020's..... It's kinda... Awful?? In general, I think the start of the 2020s has been very disappointing and scary even. It feels like the start of major collapses across our society...
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AMV's were huge in the early days of Youtube, and were a part of anime culture before Youtube was even around. Please post any of your favorites from back in the day. This one is my favorite, and...
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I found this interesting article, I posted part of it here for ease of access, ill link at the bottom. What do you guys think?: "The first wave or step in that direction will direct its efforts...
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I was buming around the Phone Losers of America's website when I stumbled upon a magazine feature of his work in "Internet Underground." I've spent the whole afternoon reading up on old stories...
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I recently fell into a bit of a rabbit hole reading about fantasy consoles. That is, emulators for retro styled consoles or computers that don't actually exist as hardware. The term seems to have...
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i know a few old terrible websites, but most of them are from websitesfromhell and i want to find more. i dont care what kind, it could be from a car dealership, just from a person, but as long as...
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I have been thinking about this the whole day, I remember going to any Chinese restaurant and seeing a gigantic art display on the wall that had scenes of nature on them.... But... The water moved...
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For the past few months I have accumulated my collection and now I have over 230 tapes, roughly 100 more than last April! Discuss my tapes lol
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It seems that with the rise of the sterile, modern internet, other more unique aspects of what could once be considered "nerd culture" have gone the way of the dinosaur. This sort of forks off of...
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