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jaedaen

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I am old by internet standards, born in 1981. I always had a computer (thank you, dad) and my first one was a Commodore 64. I was around before the worldwide implementation of TCP/IP as THE protocol. I remember the precursor to the modern internet - BBSs in the 80s/90s. I can still identify a few dialup noises in regards to modulation type and baud rate. I remember the wild west days of the very early internet in the 90s, rocking my Mosaic browser and my usenet client. I watched the early internet turn in to a parody of itself. I watched the dearly held and widely lauded virtue of privacy ripped to shreds. There is much more to learn here on the internet now, truly a blessing, but the sense of community has been all but lost.

I haven't really gotten in to vaporwave. Maybe I will explore it a bit though. I do, however, remember the prevalence of an underground feeling in some areas of the internet. I remember when rave culture and techno-geek culture were very interconnected. I remember the 2600 zine, in hard copy. I remember the anarchist's cookbook. I remember wardialing and wardriving.

I'm here because this place reminds me of those times, already largely faded from collective internet memory.

I'm a big gamer, and I like to make orchestral remixes and covers of obscure video/computer game music. The more obscure the better, but it has to speak to me in some way emotionally.

In regards to shows, I really liked Halt and Catch Fire. Gordon very much reminded me of my dad, RIP.

I am 'one of the normies that found out about this place through the dead internet theory article', though in this case, I do intend to participate.

I also like to cook and read, and I play the electric violin and a bit of keyboard. I generally prefer staying indoors, where the temperature is controlled.
 
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LvPvS

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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?
Stark Raving Mad, kinda weird they cancelled it tbh

To me vaporwave is hard to put in to words what it means to me, it's more an experience or a state of being, it's like disassociating from too much Nyquil in an airport.

As for subgenres I'm really into Oceangrunge , Acid House, and whatever Death's Dynamic Shroud wmv is doing (Machine Girl and Sewerslvt are also sick)

I found this place when it was mentioned in a youtube video, I wish I could remember what one it was but I'm blanking on it atm.

For fun I like to casually research interesting topics like Psychedelics, Esotericism, Politics, etc and I try to write as much as possible

Also go check out the game Cruelty Squad, it's better than all the ISIS beheading videos in the world
 

Junious

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Monty Python's Flying Circus, a little bit of edge, politically cynical, picking and choosing time period to exist in based on convenience
What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I listened to vaporwave on last.fm a lot when I was a programmer back in the day.
What subgenres are you most into?
not quite sure, I am more of a casual user
How did you find out about this place?
zalaz alaza
What do you do for fun?
Building up my home stockyard. I got a horse, donkeys, sheep, chickens, and guinea fowl. I am working on my construction style I call "Khayalitsha" after a massive informal settlement I spent a bunch of time in where I learned about building with what you have. I use the scraps from the bottom of the wood pile to build surrealistic interpretations of gates and fencing. My place looks like a solar powered viking encampment, with roundwood, rough cut, and planed lumber sharing space, wires running on poles that are simply forked hardwood sticks, but a centralized aesthetic of recycled surrealism. Weird angles, weird structures.
 
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№56

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My place looks like a solar powered viking encampment, with roundwood, rough cut, and planed lumber sharing space, wires running on poles that are simply forked hardwood sticks, but a centralized aesthetic of recycled surrealism. Weird angles, weird structures.
This sounds really cool, you should make a thread about it and post some pictures.
 
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Concept

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Hello, I'm old enough to habitually lie about all personal information.
What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I have never owned a television in my life.
What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I don't know what that is.
What subgenres are you most into?
Nomothetic.
How did you find out about this place?
I did not.
What do you do for fun?
I do not.
 

gameless

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

I've never been a big TV fan so my sitcom knowledge is not enough to make any kind of comparison.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

Even though I wasn't aware of its inception, I was very aware of its meme origins in 2010s. I then decided to dig deeper and I had found that Vaporwave was much more than a meme. The music was just perfect. So even though Vaporwave today has a status of a meme, to me it is a representation of good times and, most importantly, good music.

What subgenres are you most into?

City pop.

How did you find out about this place?


Late night internet adventures. Randomly found this place.

What do you do for fun?

Practice Mixed Martial Arts, programming, video editing, raving etc.
 

Michaelsoft_Binbows

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
...I feel dumb but whats a sitcom?
What does Vaporwave mean to you?
chill vibez
What subgenres are you most into?
I like driveahead, robostep, stuff like that
How did you find out about this place?
I was drawn in by an epty internet youtube video. To think that I may have never found this gem otherwise...*shudders*
What do you do for fun? I mostly play videogames and read manga. outside of that I like digging up remnants of the internet old and working out.
 
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LordChim

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Hey everyone! I'm Lord Chim and I'm a sad adult who can't let go of the past. I create art in both blender and Photoshop and one day you might even see some. Hit me up when it comes to old horror games! ;)

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

I can't say that I can describe my life with a sitcom but uhhh...Spaced?

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

A lot actually. I fell in love with the genre a few years ago and have amassed a decent sized colection of cassettes/vinyl.

What subgenres are you most into?

Future Funk, Vaportrap, Utopian Virtual, and Hypnagogic just to name a few. :)

Besides vaporwave subgenres I enjoy just about every genre besides Country...sorry.


How did you find out about this place?

I can't really remember. Twitter maybe.

What do you do for fun?

I play a lot of PS1 games that I missed out on. I also love watching some old anime OVA's.
 

LordChim

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Sounds like good thread material! How old are we talking about?
Lots of PS1/Saturn/Dreamcast games though I've been getting interested in some PC-98 games as well. Yeah, a thread about this could be kinda fun for me!
 

Dynamis

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Wuddup people? Excellent message board, can't remember the last message board I posted on. Probably Something Awful 10 years ago. I hope we all have a good time. I will show you my music eventually. 1 2 3 alright lets go

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Power Rangers. I am a power ranger

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

A way to return to the past

What subgenres are you most into?

Future funk. Especially Night Tempo, I was at his first American show actually.

How did you find out about this place?


Can't remember but it is a v e r y cool place

What do you do for fun?

Guitar, synthesizer, martial arts
 

Sleepyhead

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What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Vaporwave is only music, near as I can figure.
Vaporwave isn't actually music at all, it's better thought of as a tool used to peek beyond accepted paradigms and wash out some perceptual biases.

What subgenres are you most into?
Vaporwave as a has regrettably passed me by thus far. Of what little I have listened to, I enjoy dreampunk(?) a la GOLDEN LIVING ROOM's New Nostalgia.

How did you find out about this place?
I followed a link in a post from a long-dead imageboard. I forget which one. Agora Road caught my eye, so I thought I'd give this place a shot! I've never posted on a forum before, so forgive me if I flub on any etiquette. Or don't, I gotta learn somehow!

I'm a perennial lurker, I spend too much time trying to deny mundane reality, and I never really got over my edgy teenage Discordianism phase. Interests include digital art, music, and the outdoors. Nightwalking and dreams are my main spiritual outlets. Talking about weird shit is a good time.

I am lonely and sad. Please be my friend.
 

pamplone

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Hi there,
My username is pamplone. It's been a while i was looking to a kind of community to share ideas and music.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

never have any interest for sitcom so it will be hard for me to illustrate my life like this.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

an attempt to create new form of music based on pure emotion, out of time.

What subgenres are you most into?

dreampunk, dark ambient, all kind of stuff...

I've recently been mindblown by the fresh air from St. Francis II

How did you find out about this place?

i must confess : from >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk


What do you do for fun?

riding bike, walking, walking a lot
 

Caspar

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Hate to say, but I'm a complete philistine when it comes to anything TV-related, so I'll have to go with all that I know, and that'd be 'Family Guy' - sorry sorry.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Hiraeth. Longing for a time that may have never existed but which is associated with the past.

What subgenres are you most into?

Contemporary classical, electronic classical, and most stuff pre-1900 - particularly Dvorak and Lyapunov. Otherwise, some anime songs aren't bad.

How did you find out about this place?

Probably one of the chans, though I can't honestly recall. I off and on lurked here for a bit over a year.

What do you do for fun?

Shooting targets (FN FAL and Lee Enfield Mk. 4), going for walks and hikes, writing in my journals, reading, and 2000s era strategy games.
 

bnuungus

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Fractalactals

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I don't like sitcoms.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
I was really into it for a while around 2015-16. I think it's cool.

What subgenres are you most into?
I really enjoy Future Funk, I also like the sound of Blank Banshee, whatever that subgenre falls into I guess.
I much prefer ambient dnb/intelligent, which has a similar soundscape to vaporwave.
Anything drum and bass related I love.
I also really like Denpa.

How did you find out about this place?
I don't remember. I think I got redirected here through a comment section that was discussing Dead Internet theory.

What do you do for fun?
Online forums, music (performing and making at home, attending live events), inline speed skating, reading fiction.
 
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surfthroughlife

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
- Tbh, not much of a tv guy, but I've been re-watching Avatar the Last Airbender recently and remembered how much I loved that show as a kid.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
- Vaporwave for me is this nostalgia of a simpler time when we weren't exposed to the corruption of our current political and economic systems. It is an ideal in which can still be achieved through a re-orientation of incentive mechanisms through new social systems. It's a vision of a world in which we can occupy in peace and harmony with our technology.

What subgenres are you most into?
- Perm Wave, Classic Rock, Neotraditional Country, Synthwave, Classical Ambient, Choral Gospel, Alt/Progressive Metal, Ambient Meditative.

How did you find out about this place?
- Was digging into the origins of Vaporwave considering I enjoy it so much and dug down some rabbit holes and now we're here :)

What do you do for fun?
- I'm quite active. I run marathons, train jiu jitsu, and lift quite a bit. Outside of that, I'm either coding, hiking, camping, or visiting new places. I also enjoy cannabis and the occasional psychedelic adventure. I enjoy going to church and have been dabbling in Greek Orthodoxy lately. I read my Bible daily and try to journal often. I also enjoy other spiritual texts outside of Christianity.
 
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