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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Maybe The Golden Girls. I have a lot of people tell me I'm an old soul and I can most certainly see it. I do act rather curmudgeonly sometimes, and I eat Special K. I can also see parts of all the characters in myself and it's always been one of my favourite shows. :)

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

I really like the aesthetic, and the whole Memphis design scheme in general, and I'm a pretty dang nostalgic person in general, so a lot of it is really interesting for me!

What subgenres are you most into?

I like mallsoft a lot. There's this one specific mix I'll link later if I can find it that I've seen on YouTube that I really love!

How did you find out about this place?

I forget exactly, but I think I saw a button on the Web-site of a participant.

What do you do for fun?

I listen to a tonne of music, especially k-pop and country, and I maintain my personal Web-site. I also watch YouTube and browse through forums, like this one, and read in general, plus when I can I love to surf the Net, though that takes a little motivation to get off of my YouTube-addicted butt.

I'm really looking forward to participating in this forum! :)
 

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Hi, you can call me Morlock, even though my profile picture is Espimon.

What subgenres are you most into?
Dreampunk!

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Something dreamy, ethereal, and electric

What do you do for fun?
Read manga and collect toys!
 

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DWORD here, checking in. Just registered so I might get the questions started.


What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

None, if I had to describe my life using a piece of media it'd be one of those old experimental films with no plot at all.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

I'd say that more than vaporwave, the "old internet feel", which would also include vaporwave feels like something outside worries. Something that's just there, immutable thorough hardships or whatever situation, where one can always take a breath and be still.

What subgenres are you most into?

Dunno, at least not an specific one. I come mostly from jungle and IDM.

How did you find out about this place?

href.cool I believe.

What do you do for fun?

As my name implies, I'm a programmer. I won't comment on the legality of the software I produce but who cares anyway.
 

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DWORD here, checking in. Just registered so I might get the questions started.


What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

None, if I had to describe my life using a piece of media it'd be one of those old experimental films with no plot at all.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

I'd say that more than vaporwave, the "old internet feel", which would also include vaporwave feels like something outside worries. Something that's just there, immutable thorough hardships or whatever situation, where one can always take a breath and be still.

What subgenres are you most into?

Dunno, at least not an specific one. I come mostly from jungle and IDM.

How did you find out about this place?

href.cool I believe.

What do you do for fun?

As my name implies, I'm a programmer. I won't comment on the legality of the software I produce but who cares anyway.
I initially figured your name was referencing the d-word as in dick—as in penis.
 
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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Probably Letterkenny, though it hasn't been cancelled (yet).

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Colors, creativity, and forward-thinking expression.

What subgenres are you most into?
I love a good found-footage horror film. You can't beat low-budget chaos.

How did you find out about this place?
ColdFusion's recent "The Internet Is Fake" video mentioned it:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WB5grLMXkU&


What do you do for fun?
I like writing (which is what I do for a living), making beats, and chillin with my cat. :)
 

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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
Probably Letterkenny, though it hasn't been cancelled (yet).

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Colors, creativity, and forward-thinking expression.

What subgenres are you most into?
I love a good found-footage horror film. You can't beat low-budget chaos.

How did you find out about this place?
ColdFusion's recent "The Internet Is Fake" video mentioned it:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WB5grLMXkU&


What do you do for fun?
I like writing (which is what I do for a living), making beats, and chillin with my cat. :)

What do you write? Like books?
 
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What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I don't watch sitcoms...

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
Opening a microwave and being greeted with steam. Its a big 'uh-oh' moment.

What subgenres are you most into?
Punk (1976-1982) and Cowpunk.

How did you find out about this place?
From sheepishpatio.net more specifically a thread on niche websites.

What do you do for fun?
I don't have very much fun. Mostly watch YouTube videos, learn to program, write standup. I don't plan to ever use programming for any hobby or jobby, its just fun to learn a little bit.
 

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Hello! I forgot to post an introduction.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?
I think Mission Hill counts as a sitcom..

What does Vaporwave mean to you?
It's a subculture that I appreciate so much. The different expressions of art people have made as a result of vaporwave is super amazing. I also just love that it's (imo) sort of a cynical echo of an era that was supposed to succeed but didn't, if that makes any sense to anybody

What subgenres are you most into?
Futurefunk, Mallsoft, hardcore

How did you find out about this place?
Saw an ad(?)/recommendation through an art discord server

What do you do for fun?
Mainly doodle, I also like going to shows, vidya, reading manga, Journaling, usual boring stuff
 
I also just love that it's (imo) sort of a cynical echo of an era that was supposed to succeed but didn't, if that makes any sense to anybody
Yes this
The nostalgia of mid-2000 internethood edgy kids (scene, punk, emo kids, teens, tweens...) "who wanted to change the world".
Only then the web got normalized, boring and averaged out. Also, no free spaces for young people, NADA Naďa I could talk for ages XD
 
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Mostly journalism stuff (news, features, etc., some investigative reporting). I also have a poetry book that was published several years ago. More recently, I started a Substack discussing tech/future-oriented ideas. :)
How did you start this? Did you go to school? For journalism or English, something tech related, or something else? Do you have an editor, for your personal stuff? I would guess if you're submitting an article to some tech site freelance, they'll have someone go over it and give you notes. That's pretty cool you make a living writing.
 
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How did you start this? Did you go to school? For journalism or English, something tech related, or something else? Do you have an editor, for your personal stuff? I would guess if you're submitting an article to some tech site freelance, they'll have someone go over it and give you notes. That's pretty cool you make a living writing.
Great questions! I went to school for journalism but had a minor in English. I work with editors at the publications I contribute to, but I don't have an editor for my Substack/personal writing projects. I'm used to collaborating with editors, so I'm a bit out of my comfort zone. But I'm learning. :)
 

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Hello...

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?

Over-editing text like some sort of internet-unique anomaly.
A vengeful digital ghost whose hobbies are reading, writing, and resentment (in precisely that order).
My perfect sunday consists of pulling wires, and seeing what falls out.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?

At the moment, not very much!
That's actually why I signed up for an account. I'm a collector of internet radio, and I'd love to listen to enough to form an impression.
As far as I can tell, you hide your radio behind invitations, so... Here I am.
You may stare in awe, as long as you like.

What subgenres are you most into?

Gore, romance, gory romance.

How did you find out about this place?

I played Disillusion, enjoyed it immensely, completely randomly ended up picking up Within the Backrooms despite having ZERO interest in the Backrooms and enjoying it immensely...
Noticing some weird coincidences, doing a bit of internet sleuthing, and wouldn't you know it..?
Now I'm here, even though you shouldn't expect too much of me (maybe a hug now and again, and a very quiet murmur of 'you can do it' when you're feeling glum).

What do you do for fun?

Lots, actually; I sometimes feel like most of the people I know in the waking world don't know how to have any.
I garden, I birdwatch, I admire the seasonal insects; I take long walks, I write quite a lot, and I find joy in my work.

My secret hobby, however, is internet archival. I've got a secondary reason for signing up, however.

For ages, I've been searching for a properly archived full version of an obscure Mac game; Star Seed.
The above is a MacRepo link; it's a pretty surreal, beautiful little game.
From that era before people were like 'games must be games,' you know..?
I believe the currently archived copies are all the shareware demo, without the full content even if you dive/have a serial.
Looks like there might be a newer upload since I last checked, though, hmmn...

That's all. I'll see you, somewhere...
 
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Greetings. I am Ex, of The Extramundane. A pleasure to make your acquaintance.

What cancelled sitcom best describes your life?


Since I'm still relatively young, maybe Freaks and Geeks. Still is pretty relatable. As I grow up though, I find myself relating more with The IT Crowd.

What does Vaporwave mean to you?


First exposure to vaporwave was the good ole MACINTOSH PLUS album we all know and (still hopefully) love. I love 80's synthpop and I think synth and the MIDI stuff back then is definitely a lost art that is incorporated a lot more into vaporwave and vaporwave-adjacent projects. Old synth samples are a particular favorite, and I think they really go underrated now. In particular, I love a lot of Eyeliner's work; especially the album Drop Shadow. Just have an appreciation for MIDI done right. Might seem sacrilegious to some considering his lack of sampling, but I think the nostalgia factor is still present as a result of using the sounds he does.

What subgenres are you most into?


Utopian Virtual is by far my favorite subgenre, probably followed by Future Funk.

How did you find out about this place?


The Lainchan webring.

What do you do for fun?


I like to explore the less explored parts of the web nowadays; love going through webrings and all that. I'm a part of two myself. I used to play vidya gaems, but not so much now. I watch movies, but I'm not a film buff per se; same goes with TV. Honestly, I've been reading more lately as I find that the quality tends to be better overall with all the books that exist now, although I typically like reading older books as well as some modern releases. The nice part about reading books when you're older is that your imagination gets to place where it can do the heavy lifting necessary in order to better immerse yourself.

I also enjoy tinkering with sysadmin stuff from time to time. I generally like that better than software development and such, but it still allows me to use some of my technical knowledge.
 
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First exposure to vaporwave was the good ole MACINTOSH PLUS album we all know and (still hopefully) love. I love 80's synthpop and I think synth and the MIDI stuff back then is definitely a lost art that is incorporated a lot more into vaporwave and vaporwave-adjacent projects. Old synth samples are a particular favorite, and I think they really go underrated now. In particular, I love a lot of Eyeliner's work; especially the album Drop Shadow. Just have an appreciation for MIDI done right. Might seem sacrilegious to some considering his lack of sampling, but I think the nostalgia factor is still present as a result of using the sounds he does.
Actual Vaporwave recommendations in a vaporwave forum??? Unbelievable!
 

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friendly reminder that this forum allow users to change the style of the pages and some freaks like me like bright mode so when you write in white it look like this to me
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Great questions! I went to school for journalism but had a minor in English. I work with editors at the publications I contribute to, but I don't have an editor for my Substack/personal writing projects. I'm used to collaborating with editors, so I'm a bit out of my comfort zone. But I'm learning. :)
I would love an editor for my nonfiction. It just feels easier for me to be concise writing fiction. Maybe only sometimes, and maybe I'll get better. It's been a long time since I wrote. This board is helping me get back into it. Glad to have you here.
 
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