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Although I was born in 1998, I feel like an old soul. My mother got me hooked on her disco collection, while my father got me hooked on 80's alternative music and films. And I was in for a case of culture shock.

Today, thanks to them, I now have become a retro nerd. Some of my favorite pop culture was fleshed out in the 1980's, 1986 being my favorite year.

I have a Sanyo Stereo Cassette Player, A Cassette Tape Collection, a Sega Genesis with Street Fighter II: Champion's Edition, Vinyl Albums, and loads of doomer shooters on my laptop. The Arcade has always been a childhood favorite of mine, and Drive-In Theaters are a dying breed, which I feel we must preserve and protect. I also read old Doonesbury comics and listen to 80's music.

I'm curious to hear what you guys have to say.
 
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Although I was born in 1998, I feel like an old soul. My mother got me hooked on her disco collection, while my father got me hooked on 80's alternative music and films. And I was in for a case of culture shock.

Today, thanks to them, I now have become a retro nerd. Some of my favorite pop culture was fleshed out in the 1980's, 1986 being my favorite year.

I have a Sanyo Stereo Cassette Player, A Cassette Tape Collection, a Sega Genesis with Street Fighter II: Champion's Edition, Vinyl Albums, and loads of doomer shooters on my laptop. The Arcade has always been a childhood favorite of mine, and Drive-In Theaters are a dying breed, which I feel we must preserve and protect. I also read old Doonesbury comics and listen to 80's music.

I'm curious to hear what you guys have to say.
Born in 98 and has Max Headroom avatar = :gigachad:
 
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Although I was born in 1998, I feel like an old soul. My mother got me hooked on her disco collection, while my father got me hooked on 80's alternative music and films. And I was in for a case of culture shock.

Today, thanks to them, I now have become a retro nerd. Some of my favorite pop culture was fleshed out in the 1980's, 1986 being my favorite year.

I have a Sanyo Stereo Cassette Player, A Cassette Tape Collection, a Sega Genesis with Street Fighter II: Champion's Edition, Vinyl Albums, and loads of doomer shooters on my laptop. The Arcade has always been a childhood favorite of mine, and Drive-In Theaters are a dying breed, which I feel we must preserve and protect. I also read old Doonesbury comics and listen to 80's music.

I'm curious to hear what you guys have to say.
I like collecting different kinds of money all across the world. I will buy an album soon to organize them.
And I also collect CDs. I FUCKING LOVE COLLECTING CDS RAHHHHHHHHHH :blueskull: :blueskull: :blueskull:
 
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I like collecting different kinds of money all across the world. I will buy an album soon to organize them.
And I also collect CDs. I FUCKING LOVE COLLECTING CDS RAHHHHHHHHHH :blueskull: :blueskull: :blueskull:
I collect CD's too, that way I can burn them onto my laptop and download them onto my flip phone. No iTunes, no contract, no fees.
 
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I collect CD's too, that way I can burn them onto my laptop and download them onto my flip phone. No iTunes, no contract, no fees.
You got a laptop with a CD burner, thats some Y2K vibes right there
 
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You got a laptop with a CD burner, thats some Y2K vibes right there
Good times.
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Drive through cinemas seem fantastic, they are stil in the US? I will be going there in spring, I hope I'll find one somewhere.
I collect vinyls and CD's, mostly just gabber (hardcore).
 
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I quite enjoy walking, it is very niche ormold school i am not sure. I know some old men that walked 5+ daily but noone my generation.
Fellow walking enjoyer, I feel besides old people no one really goes on walks anymore.

I used to collect older (dumb)phones along with my old man, had a pretty sizable collection but had to sell them off a few years back for an emergency. Been wanting to get into collecting again maybe old Militaria from the region or stamps.
 
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i'm a CDs and LPs collector, but I don't consider a vintage thing (as people thinks about those). however, I love 90s culture (and I don't like the 80s).
 

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I collect old books! I waste 80% of the money I spend on this (excluding necessities). I have an amazing collection, started like 6 years ago or something, I believe? I will add photos and all once I manage to snap photographs of them. The rarest two (I think) include a book about Bismarck from late 19th century in Ottoman script. Another is a bible from late 19th c in Ottoman Turkish too. I had a Greek jokebook from 1940s but I gifted that to my most kind Greek professor for all he has done for me.

It's VERY expensive actually. I mean, if you want to buy a famous novel from old times, buying the worn-out 1950 copy is cheaper than the modern copy, but most of the books I got are discontinued so price only increases. Luckily some folks don't know how rare some books are and list them quarter the price, so I can buy them and give them a loving home. My Ottoman bible was 100 liras back in the day (now would cost a solid 200-300 with inflation today. And if the vendor knew what it was, it'd be listed in 500+ or so?). I got The Twelve Caesars in English for just 40 liras a few weeks ago (modern Turkish edition being 100+ liras... you'd expect English to be more expensive due to dollar but it's from 1970s and worn-out so I'm lucky).

I got a German military magazine piece in French from the Second World War too, along with Rommel's diaries in French (but it's breaking apart in your hands, extremely damaged, so I need to repair it as much as I can when I have the chance).

All found in Turkey, by the way! I'll add photos once I can, making another post.
 
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I quite enjoy walking, it is very niche ormold school i am not sure. I know some old men that walked 5+ daily but noone my generation.
I walk 5 hours daily, sometimes i do it straight, i really love to walk specially with music, is very cathartic.
 
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Cont. Old Books:

Left to Right.
1- Twelve Caesars, Suetonius. Historical book, primary source. 1970s copy, English. It was cheap!
2- Ludus Latinus, Latin to German vocabulary. I remember buying it but I don't remember why. I do not know German.
3: The God That Failed, this is straight outta Cold War and very damaged.
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Twelve Caesars --I read the Claudius chapter a little too intensely:) He's my favorite, I took a lot of notes. Plenty of "God bless you"s, exactly twenty "I love you"s.
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Those are mixed with modern ones and it's an old photo (I don't have many of them with me at the moment), yet:
1- Romalılar, a book on Romans. I believe it's a 1950s one.
2- Claudius the God, Robert Graves. Novel about the Roman Emperor Claudius. This one must be from the 80s.
3- Pumpkinification of Claudius by Seneca. This is a 1930s copy! Very old Turkish :) At least latin script eh?
4- New Testament & Psalms, this one must be 1980s, yet I am unsure. I had at least 3 bibles, some older and some newer than this. It's a habit to pick up a secondhand bible when I see one.
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Ottoman Bible from late 19th century! It's a little damaged but the pages are quite intact. I'll probably cover the exterior to prevent more damages. Some discontinued war novels at back.
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Part from an old German war magazine in French from the 1940s. The old owner had a hand-drawn map in it. I keep it in a cardboard cover when I don't have it out. Pages are falling apart.
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1&2: Rommel's diaries in French. By far the books in the worst condition I ever had. The online store delivered it neatly packaged and fixed in place with rubber bands, but the moment I took them out, they started falling apart. Very much rotten. I'll have to cut out a paper cover and stick the falling-apart original cover on it. I got them for extremely cheap. Probably would be over 600 liras if they knew how rare they are. I gave like 60 for both back in the day.
3: That yellow book next to Kardeşler Takımı is about WWII. I didn't take it out, it's squeezed in. Either English or French.
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I keep many others in a bag/luggage in a separate room I cannot access at the moment, yet some honorable mentions include huge-ass books about the French Revolution and a Latin-French book of church songs and prayers. I don't eat much, I don't go outside at all (except for market, museums, and historical places), and I don't need more clothes or anything that requires replacement. Spending the money on making a library, I guess.
 
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1&2: Rommel's diaries in French.
I like how the title is just "The Audacity of Rommel" sounds epic

In spanish we just called it "Marshall Rommel's Memoirs" sounds so fucking silly.
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