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Hey everyone. Like some members said before I miss the old days of online forums and tight-knit communites so finding this place has been great.
What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I've never been into sitcoms so I can't think of one.
What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I love the feeling of nostalgia it gives off. Not a hardcore fan but I've been listening to Vaporwave casually for years.
What subgenres are you most into?
Synthwave, Future Funk, Mallsoft. Outside of Vaporwave I'm into Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Ambient, Dream Pop, old Rock and more.
How did you find out about this place?
Someone mentioned it on 4chan.
What do you do for fun?
I'm a sports fan. Mostly football (soccer) and I go out and play it sometimes. I like cooking, gaming and just being online looking up random stuff.
 
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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Fraggle Rock

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I'm not sure how to answer this without sound like some pretentious art critic lol
I think it's an aesthetic native to online, there aren't many of them & they need to be cultivated

What subgenres are you most into?
things that are more ambient sounding. that's how i got into the genre. §E▲ ▓F D▓G§ & death's dynamic shroud.wmv are my most listened to.

How did you find out about this place?
the dead internet theory post

What do you do for fun?
explore virtual & offline worlds, read
 
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The "Best Kept Secret of the Internet" was, fortunately for me, not so well hidden: I stumbled upon this site while looking for something mentioned in a YouTube video about an entity in the Baikal lake.

To my surprise, there is also an entry about the Dead Internet theory here... which leads to why I'm writing this; this place feels different... like an oasis... or a mirage...

I wonder if my search for an agora has ended.

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I enjoy reading, writing, philosophy, music, esoteric Erisianism, original content, radio production, MS Paint, mowing the lawn, and the world wide web. Let's discuss something exciting.
What's esoteric Erisianism? Is it related to Eris? Are you a discordian of some kind?
 
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Introduce yourself: here are some prompts:

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

What subgenres are you most into?

How did you find out about this place?

What do you do for fun?
  1. I can't think of a good answer for that
  2. I never dug very deep into vaporwave in particular, I love beautiful music and ethereal music like vaporwave is full of it. I love the dreamy hypnagogic character of it and the feeling it brings.
  3. I only have the vaguest idea about vaporwave sub-genres. I like pretty much anything but anything along the lines of shoegaze/dream pop/ambient type stuff is my favorite.
  4. An internet friend showed it to me.
  5. Mainly playing strategy games and hanging out with friends, my favorite thing is art; drawing and some occasional music making in particular.
I'm really happy I found this place. It's a dream come true to find a decent active forum that also has such a nice layout in the age of shitty websites with downright probably even deliberately bad design, but thats a rant for another post.
 
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hi my names MK,
ive been lurking on this forum for a while but came back to actually post some stuff and not just be a total wimp so hello (for real this time:marioStyle:)

ok anyways:



What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
im not really the type to watch sitcoms, ive watched some but i aint really that invested ykno, just kinda see them as like a nice way to past the time with my family. that aside i guess modern family was pretty good and i could see myself in a few of the characters

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
literally no idea. i find it pretty cool i guess
i wasnt there to experience a majority of the staples of vaporwave but im fascinated by it a ton
im more of an outsider looking in type when it comes to this then but i still like it

the whole aesthetic is pretty damn appealing too, musics sick, what else can i say -
i cant really wax poetic about this, my love for it is pretty simple

What subgenres are you most into?
vaportrap - gimme that good fast paced stuff too

How did you find out about this place?
i have very crap memory so i literally dont know, i think i fell into a pretty deep obsession with vaporwave back then and i was looking around for all sortsa stuff and got led to here. im back now cus i was cleaning out the bookmarks on my laptop and rediscovered this old gem, hooray

What do you do for fun?
i like drawing a ton, painting, sculpting, all that. i also like to play around with my bass whenever, learn some songs, though its tough sometimes (always considered myself to lean more on the artsy side of things, music really isnt my strong suit) but whatev i enjoy it

i dabble in some other stuff here and there too like knitting, skating, snail keeping, etc and i also got some stuff that i just like researching about; psych's a big one, followed by whatever the flavour of the month is in terms of hyperfixations



ok au revoir
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hi my names MK,
ive been lurking on this forum for a while but came back to actually post some stuff and not just be a total wimp so hello (for real this time:marioStyle:)

ok anyways:



What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
im not really the type to watch sitcoms, ive watched some but i aint really that invested ykno, just kinda see them as like a nice way to past the time with my family. that aside i guess modern family was pretty good and i could see myself in a few of the characters

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
literally no idea. i find it pretty cool i guess
i wasnt there to experience a majority of the staples of vaporwave but im fascinated by it a ton
im more of an outsider looking in type when it comes to this then but i still like it

the whole aesthetic is pretty damn appealing too, musics sick, what else can i say -
i cant really wax poetic about this, my love for it is pretty simple

What subgenres are you most into?
vaportrap - gimme that good fast paced stuff too

How did you find out about this place?
i have very crap memory so i literally dont know, i think i fell into a pretty deep obsession with vaporwave back then and i was looking around for all sortsa stuff and got led to here. im back now cus i was cleaning out the bookmarks on my laptop and rediscovered this old gem, hooray

What do you do for fun?
i like drawing a ton, painting, sculpting, all that. i also like to play around with my bass whenever, learn some songs, though its tough sometimes (always considered myself to lean more on the artsy side of things, music really isnt my strong suit) but whatev i enjoy it

i dabble in some other stuff here and there too like knitting, skating, snail keeping, etc and i also got some stuff that i just like researching about; psych's a big one, followed by whatever the flavour of the month is in terms of hyperfixations



ok au revoir
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do your snails have names?
 

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Tbh, Idk, I watched the office once though and I liked it I guess.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

I go with the funny color palette, and sort of like a slow esoteric-vibey genre of music

What subgenres are you most into?

uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh idk I'm not interesting enough to answer this one

How did you find out about this place?

hmm I was searching something on the internet and I ended up hear somehow, like I think it was through image search? and one of the links lead me here and I'm here now I guess

What do you do for fun?

I play steam games, talk to people using discord (you can friend me if you want, I'm james32123#0173) and I like to watch cartoons and anime and shit




also I just noticed I can include pepsi mans in my posts nice :pepsimaN::pepsimaN::pepsimaN::pepsimaN:
 
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do your snails have names?
yep! i got 3 snails named pokito, despacito, and suavecito
pokito and despacito are about the same age but suavecito is quite young - i'd say 6 months maybe?
theyre pretty cool if i do say so myself :JahySmug:
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^^ heres them in their sick ass terrarium (the angle makes it look pretty small but it's big enough for them dw)
(from top to bottom that's suavecito, pokito, & despacito)
 
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yep! i got 3 snails named pokito, despacito, and suavecito
pokito and despacito are about the same age but suavecito is quite young - i'd say 6 months maybe?
theyre pretty cool if i do say so myself :JahySmug:
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^^ heres them in their sick ass terrarium (the angle makes it look pretty small but it's big enough for them dw)
(from top to bottom that's suavecito, pokito, & despacito)
wow their terrarium is so cool! really great snails!
 

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Home Improvement. I like cars and I drift and have a bunch of 80s and 90s vehicles.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Being lost in the mall as a child, scary but I would go back.

What subgenres are you most into?
I make dreampop / surfer rock / chill / synth emowave stuff so I like that alot. Not sure if thats a vaporwave subgenre.

How did you find out about this place?

Dead internet theory and then I came back to admire the theme design

What do you do for fun?

I am a programmer, I work on cars and I am also a family man. I guess I do music too but that feels like a job sometimes. Fun is fleeting when you are almost 30
 
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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Hm...the Munsters? I have a strange family.
What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I usually listen to Vaporwave when I need to put on something relaxing and fun while I browse the internet or write. I enjoy a lot of other types of music, but Vaporwave is the only one that is soothing to me.
What subgenres are you most into?
Mallsoft and VHSpop. They tend to be jazzier and more upbeat than a lot of other vaporwave subgenres.
How did you find out about this place?
Pinterest, strangely enough.
What do you do for fun?
I draw, write, and browse online. I talk to friends on discord or other sites.
 
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Hey friends, you can call me Shrug if you want.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Seinfeld, I guess. Lately my life has really felt like "a show about nothing."

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
It's a nostalgic return to a simpler time in my life and a dream that I don't think really exists anymore.

What subgenres are you most into?
I really dig more ambient Mallsoft type stuff.

How did you find out about this place?
I found a link to it on reddit.

What do you do for fun?
I like to play video games, ride and work on fixed gear bicycles, cook, and play bass guitar.
 
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Hey, I'm kamui.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Tbh I can't give a good answer about that.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I like the nostalgia it gaves, and the beauty and chill it also gaves to me.

What subgenres are you most into?
Synth and ambient stuff

How did you find out about this place?
4chan

What do you do for fun?
Usually I draw, play videogames (I like old ones, but I'm fine with new ones too), watch anime and read/study history books (I like history a lot). Also I spent time with my family and maybe one of my favorite hobbies are cleaning PCs
 
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What's esoteric Erisianism? Is it related to Eris? Are you a discordian of some kind?
Yes, it's the kind of Erisianism that is even rejected by the most majestic of Discordians, mostly because we eat hot dogs on Friday from time to time.
 
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Hello, everybody. I just found this website via a link posted elsewhere and it immediately caught my interest. I'm a guy in my early 30s with a long history with computers and on the Web (though, certainly not a technologically-oriented person by any means) and so things that bring out the nostalgia of my experiences with technology in the 90s and early 00s is to me quite a wonderful thing. I'm really glad I found a forum of all things as such a medium has generally been in decline over the last decade if not dying entirely. In fact I miss forums very much and have felt profoundly out of place on contemporary mediums which you're probably well aware of and I suppose this experience is not too foreign to many others so I hope to find other like-minded people with whom to simply enjoy and explore this experience.

Nevertheless, to answer the questions I found in my inbox:

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Unfortunately I haven't watched many sitcoms in my time and have little frame of reference to answer adequately. However, perhaps I would say Cheers certainly makes me feel a certain familiarity.

What does vaporwave mean to you?

Vaporwave is a curious thing. I was quite delighted when it began with Far Side Virtual being perhaps one of my favorite albums of all time. It really brings you back to that time when there was so much hope for the world and that technology was really going to improve our lives and bring together as human beings, transcending "IRL" prejudices and so on while simultaneously by hindsight giving you a haunting feeling that it was all a lie, it wasn't real. That being said, over time the vaporwave genre had become something else to me and it seemed a lot of much younger people (i.e. generation Z) who had never even experienced this world began to create what can only be called simulacra, imitating the imagery and culture of that period without the substance which for me was certainly not something I enjoyed personally. I have nothing against this kind of thing whatsoever though as they are just using their own imagination and creativity in a way that has meaning to them as my own generation might use the culture of the 80s for similar purposes, but for me as someone who experienced those things, it felt in a way "disturbing" because it was like a crude distortion of what was for no real reason but to mess with it as opposed an homage, a critique or an exploration of that moment in time. The website Neocities it quite a good example of this as you can find people who hadn't even learned how to read by the time MSN of all things had died creating these pages which felt like butcherings of my memories if I may say so. It's hard to describe. That being said, the WWW is really weird in the way that periods of time are known to those who never experienced them only by their "ruins" (i.e. the few abandoned/archived websites that remain) and the accounts of others who experienced them, so when I see these new imitations of it I really feel like I'm an old geezer watching others do live action role play, like what it must be like for a baby boomer to experience "70s disco party" by university students or something.

What subgenres are you into?

Until this moment, I actually did not know the names of the different subgenres but I would definitely say "utopian virtual" and "faux virtual" are what defines vaporwave to me, or at least what defines its original spirit. Personally not really into remixes of songs from the 80s which seem to be quite popular among many, although I certainly do like the music proper of that period. In fact, on a side note, I didn't realise this forum was a vaporwave forum particularly. I hadn't searched for vaporwave with my query so now I'm a little unsure. On first glance, it looked to me like a general forum for nostalgia. Well, I guess I'll find out.

How did you find out about this place?

I was casually looking for forums via a websearch engine after I had a discussion with someone about our experiences with them and wanted to know if there were any still around that discussed my own interests and so, lo and behold, here I am.
 
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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I wouldn't know, I never really grew up on sitcoms.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
To me, the genre represents people remembering and yearning for a time long since passed, and passing on the tale to the newer generations, who gain a love for a time they never experienced. Kind of like a modern version of oral tradition.

What subgenres are you most into?
Darksynth, future funk, tropical house. That's mostly it.

How did you find out about this place?
I decided to turn off my adblocker on a site for elite hackers and got teleported here.

What do you do for fun?
Travel the Internet in search of lost relics from a time I briefly experienced
 
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I really like Japanese Jazz, reading, outdoors stuff, and political theory. I read stuff from all different genres, but recently I've been really into religious stuff (christian, pagan, Islam, etc, I jump around a lot) and the original fairy tales from the Grimm brothers and Hans Anderson. I like simple outdoors stuff like bonfires, hiking, and walking on the boardwalk (not really much to talk about there tho). As far as political theory goes, I'm obsessed and I love learning about and keeping up to date with the people on the fringes. I spent a lot of time reading everything from Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, all the way to Chomsky and Zizek. Aced a radical politics course and two sociology courses in college that gave me even more perspective on radical leftism. I also went just as deep into radical right-wing politics reading works all over the spectrum, traditional conservatives like Reagan and Pat Buchanan, the newer guys like Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson all the way to ultra-wackos like Murray, Evola, Rockwell, and Kaczynski. I even watched the entire "free to choose" video series and read some libertarian stuff. Since I burnt myself out with reading about politics, but I still try and keep up with everything as best as I can. One night a week I sit down and watch Don Lemon on CNN, then I go on >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk and read what people have to say on the communist/anarchist/neolib subreddits. Then the night after I watch Tucker Carlson and Hannity on Fox, then I go on /pol/ and the conservative/libertarian subreddits. Might even hop on infowars if I'm feelin a little spicy. I know all that sounds draining, but I love that kinda stuff honestly it's really interesting to learn about and there's a lot of laughs. If you're tryna joke around and play some PC games, send a private message and I'll add you on steam.
 
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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
-Truth be told i don't really watch that much growing up, i do remember watching malcolm in the middle a few times, i never understood what the show was about growing up (english isnt our first language), but honestly the opening song for the show really stuck with me. Sometimes i open the theme song on youtube just to hear how it's like again.
-I've also watched the office but only the first season if i recall correctly.

What does Vaporwave mean to you, and what subgenres are you most into?
-I know that vaporwave is a music genre, but for me it's not really about the music, it's more about the whole art and aesthetic. I've actually never seen someone in my real life friends who are into vaporwave like i do, of course im far from an expert when it comes to vaporwave, but it's still something that is really my kind of thing. I don't really have a favourite subgenre, i like vaporwave and outrun just as much.

How did you find out about this place?
-Someone posted about this site from >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk

What do you do for fun?
-Im a college student now, for the most part i spend my time either working out, gaming, or just vibing to music.

Nice to meet y'all!
 
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Hello my friends!

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Seinfeld, he's' literally me :Soyfact:

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

A state of diffuse schizophrenia. Dissociation. If you have ever hit rock bottom, I like 2 imagine vaporwave 2 be that feeling, but less depressing. Like when u stay in ur apartment for 2 weeks watching scarface on VHS and smoking cigs, it feels great, your sipping pepsi, sometimes even a girl is there, but u know its not real, its all gonna crash down. thats vaporwave, because vaporwave is a critique of society, and it is the belief of many that society is gona crash down like that, the good days end, and our head is in the sand. But its a fun feeling, so I like the vaporwave.

What subgenres are you most into?
Future funk, syntwave, sadboys (yuuuuung leeaann) and of course saddamwave :KrillinThug:

How did you find out about this place?

was linked on a 4chan post

What do you do for fun?

make edits, play guitar, cultivate my inner world, read and write on political theory/current events

I will probably be seen in the current evetns board, peace
 
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