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This is a page of things I'd like to remember from my childhood.

★ Music ★

Posted: Saturday, 07/11/2020
Edited: Wednesday, 09/16/2020

I never realized this until now: I feel like my music taste have evolved but a small percentage of me still goes back to the stuff I listened to as a kid and early teen years. It seems a little silly but I love the feeling of nostalgia because it helps me bring up more positivity and calms my anxiety. I feel like nostalgia tends to take over people who are feeling down especially with all the major world events still brewing.

I'm not sure as to how to write about my music listening history. I was planning to embed some music videos in the nostalgic portal but it wouldn't make sense to also put the videos here. I'll try my best to briefly explain some of my past music listening.

My first loves were: Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC. I first heard N*SYNC on Radio Disney and Backstreet Boys was mentioned by my childhood best friends. The rest of the singers and groups I mentioned below were all heard from either Radio Disney, a couple of other radio stations on the FM dial, and some from random Internet radios. I'll be embedding some youtube videos in my nostalgic portal section.

I'll only list what I was listening to when I was 15 & under. A few of these crossed over the age of 15.

★ Some music that I remember off the top of my head for the moment:
• Christina Aguilera
• Britney Spears
• Skye Sweetnam
• M2M
• S Club 7
• A*Teens
• P!nk
• Michelle Branch
• Avril Lavigne
• O-Town
• Jump5
• Good Charlotte
• Blink-182
• Linkin Park
• Sum 41
• Yellowcard
• Green Day
• Nirvana

★ TV ★

Posted: I don't remember.
Edited: Wednesday, 09/16/2020

These are some of the TV shows I've enjoyed watching as a kid while they were still on air. I've seen a bunch of other TV shows but these were the most memorable for me. I've already re-watched Cardcaptor Sakura and Recess as a teen. As an adult, I've re-watched: Buffy, Sabrina, The X-Files, and Batman. I may re-watch Xena if I can find it.

★ Gaming ★

Posted: Sunday, 06/07/2020

This is my personal nostalgia because I played these 10 years ago.

I don’t have much of a gaming history since I missed out on most games that seem to spark nostalgia for many people today. As a kid, the closest thing to a video game was occasionally going into an arcade and playing whatever games that looked interesting. It wasn’t over not being able to afford consoles or a computer that could play games. It was over the fact that I wasn’t allowed to play video games until I was 17. I don’t resent my parents for this because I kind of already knew why they did it for a few good reasons. Reasons where I could explain for another time because it doesn’t fit with this section. However, I did snuck around a bit playing flash games, World of Warcraft, and a few other long forgotten MMOs. The only flash game that was memorable for me was N game which is a game that I never got around to finishing but it’s okay for me.

The moment I decided to buy my first console back in 2010, Playstation 3, I just bought what stood to me at the time: LittleBigPlanet, Dragon Age: Origins, and The Elder Scroll III: Oblivion. LBP was fun but I couldn’t really get into creating levels for other people to play. Though, I did have fun playing different levels created by the community. What really got to me were the two other games. The fact that I can create a character and the freedom of being able to choose what happens to my character is probably the best feeling I’ve ever experienced. It’s too bad that I don’t get to experience that as often anymore due to lack of games not having that option. Hopefully, Cyberpunk 2077 can fill the hole in my heart. I’ve done at least two playthroughs for Oblivion and have at least 3 full playthroughs for 3 different characters in DA:O. If anything, I would like to play Oblivion again with mods but it might be out of the question for this year because I’m currently working on playing Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas with mods. Also, I’m playing other games so I already have quite a lot on my plate.

If someone were to ask me if I feel left out of the current nostalgic gaming that people are discussing, I would say somewhat. I’ve been looking up games from the “old days” and I don’t feel that I missed out on too much. In fact, there are very few games of the past that I would like to play. There could be more than a few but I have yet to look through everything.

★ Internet ★

Posted: Sunday, 05/31/2020

I’ve been browsing the web since the early 2000s. What I did before I had access to the internet was just me being a kid who enjoyed coloring, 90s toys, reading Goosebumps books, and watching Saturday Morning cartoons. I’ve heard some of my fellow classmates at the time about having their own website but didn’t have a computer. I was pretty much out of the loop. Once my family had a computer, we used the AOL dial-up connection and that’s when my endless journey had set in motion.

I’ve always liked browsing other people’s websites but never managed to make my own due to lack of knowledge and resources. All I had was a Myspace page, Xanga blog, Quizilla account, and a silly AIM screen name. I played flash games, World of Warcraft, and silly text-based games. I frequented websites such as Homestar Runner, Gaia Online, Neopets, and Dollz Mania. I’ve struggled through the pain of pop-ups and accidentally infecting the family computer with viruses. I’ve endured the slow loading times, trying to find ways to download music, and watching videos at 144p. If there’s anything that I haven’t experienced on the internet, it’s anything before 2002, if I remember correctly.

A lot of my time seemed to be wasted online but I don’t really regret it. I mostly had fun and it was pretty much all I had to keep me busy during homework breaks or whenever I couldn’t hang out with my childhood friends. It’s quite astonishing how much the Web has changed over the years. I actually miss the old days where I can express myself on my Myspace profile and the way my blog looks. I could still make a blog on Neocities but I chose not to make one because I’m no longer the teenager who spends her time venting on the internet. Even if I do change my mind, I wouldn’t know what to write about because my life really isn’t interesting. However, I sort of blog over in Listography by keeping a short log in list form.

If there’s one thing to bring back it would be customizing pages to my liking but Neocities is already doing that so my wish is granted.

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