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Nostalgia

I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic over the last few days which has led me to trawl the internet for things I enjoyed from my past.

Sadly the internet makes looking at things through rose tinted glasses impossible, as they say nothing is ever deleted from the internet, it’s always there somewhere even if it’s buried really far down.

Unlike the old days when reminiscing over that 80’s cartoon that changed your life meant incorrectly humming the theme tune whilst playing a mish mash of  episodes that you barley remembered in your head, you can now actually relive it, in all its agonizingly 80’s glory.

It doesn’t mean you won’t fondly remember it, but it does tend to take the shine off a little.

Video Games probably suffer this more than any other form of media, ask most fans what the greatest console of all time is and they will fondly remember hours spent playing Goldeneye on their N64.

Go on play it now, I dare you, that’s one sure fire way to shatter your childhood!

This nostalgic reminisce had me looking at things I used to enjoy.

I recently checked out Divine Blood, a MUD that I used to play many years ago. For those who don’t know, a MUD is basically a text based version of World of Warcraft, think a digital version of those choose your own adventure books you used to read.  Back then I thought this the height of entertainment, now days not so much.

Or Planetarion a browser based game of galactic conquest, similar to Eve Online that literally had me setting my alarm at 3am in the morning to launch attacks or start my next wave of research.  Whilst checking these out I even came across some of my own footprints that playing these games have left on the internet.

My trip down memory lane also touched on my youthful reading habits. Duncton Wood and the Mossflower series were some of my most treasured books when I was at school and I have a real desire to read them again after such a long time, but I’m of scared of facing the same harsh disappointment of my recent return to Diablo 2. A game that I loved back in the day, but after spending £9.99 on the download last week in anticipation for Diablo 3 wished I could ask for my money back.

Dont get me wrong, going back in times doesn’t always disappoint, some things do stand the test of time, Friends is still just as funny now as it was then, Bucky O’hare is still the coolest rabbit based cartoon of all time and Marathons were defiantly better than Snickers.

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