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    Big, buff cheeto puff Where were you a decade ago. Kurt Zisa's Avatar
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    Where were you a decade ago.

    Hit me the other day that we're in the second half of 2018, and that I can't really recall anything that happened from the past 6 months. 2008 still feels like it was like 5 years ago and i've been out of school for like 7 years. Shit's crazy, man.

    Where were you at ten years ago? Did you think you'd be where you are today? What thing ruled your world back then, could you say it still does today?

    2008 was my second year of high-school, and all I wanted was to be an auto-engineer for classic cars. Failing that it was to be an automotive journalists like my idols at the time: the guys from Top Gear. That bubble burst and now i'm essentially running the pricing team at a hardware store, while saving for muh wedding.

    Ten years ago I started getting into rock with the early teens rock starter pack: AC/DC, Gnr and Nirvana. Wasn't long before I came across Iron Maiden and to this day they're still the pinnacle of rock/metal in my eyes.

    Also remember dying to get a psp and a flat screen for my room.

    So what were you all about back then? What would sum up '08 best in your opinion?
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    I was here. I’ve always been here.

    I was looking for a steady job... as a custodian. Nothing against custodians, but I could, and did, end up doing more with myself. Tho I think maybe I would’ve been happier if I’d stayed where I was, heh... I do recall a TFFer saying I was “what society expected me to be,” and if that TFFer ever saw this, I’d like him to see this message:

    Eat shit, fuckface.

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    So spooniest was either shoved into a washing machine, or was a dj.

    At this point a decade ago, I was fresh out of college and in the heart of the recession. I spent most of my time doing bullshit temp jobs and taking care of my dad and grandma. Not exactly the most fun of exciting stuff.

    I also spent a good amount of time here, because of course.

    Today, things are much better.
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    Bananarama Where were you a decade ago. Pete's Avatar
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    Aww that's really cute. Did you wear a helmet in school, or did you have too many drinks before it got dark out?
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    Was hoping this thread wouldn't devolve into nonsensical bullshit, but here we are.

    Can't believe GTA IV, Guns of the Patriots, Fallout 3, Crisis Core, Dissidia, and Brawl are all a decade old. What a great time to not own any of those consoles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Aww that's really cute. Did you wear a helmet in school, or did you have too many drinks before it got dark out?
    Somebody left this plastic spoon at a picnic bench next door at the supermarket a few years ago, with what appeared to be strawberry jam made up to look like fake blood. That world peace now symbol was written next to it. I mean, if you're gonna go online and say "I'm a musician and final fantasy fan," one has to assume they are going to call you Edward Chris Von Muir before too much time gets by. And I know that tune to drive out evil spirits, from FF4, yep. Don't need a harp at all. Works fine on guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Zisa
    Was hoping this thread wouldn't devolve into nonsensical bullshit, but here we are.
    Funny how if you give anyone the ability to publish in a split second, you tend to get a lot of that thar nonsensical bullshit goin' on. You mean the Information Superhighway is replete with road rage and graffiti? Couldn't have guessed that.

    I like playing Dissidia, but I don't like portable systems. What, play games in public? Where people can watch me? I'm ostracized enough, thanks.

    It's like everything about my personality was designed to get me ostracized in every culture in every way. I rolled a FUNKY ASS number in life, I guess it's just fate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Zisa View Post
    Can't believe GTA IV, Guns of the Patriots, Fallout 3, Crisis Core, Dissidia, and Brawl are all a decade old. What a great time to not own any of those consoles.
    I just got one of Fallout 4's endings last night. It's been out for a few years now. I love Fallout 3, but it definitely feels like a long time ago to me, now. I was watching a video someone did about FO4, and they showed some of FO3 in it. It definitely looks 10 years old now, heh...

    Also, I DIDN'T have a system to play FO3 on when it first came out. I got a PS3 because of FF13 in 2010. What a disappointment that game was.

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    I played XIII for all of about 10 minutes... It was kind of existential, almost demoralizing for someone who grew up wandering around a lot of green fields and wilderness.

    I can get that it was stylish at the time to say something about the industrialization and militarization of the world going haywire, and also the gender-flopped Cloud angle, but ... you know, it's just soooooo serious. It's, like, heavy handed in its narrative.

    The draw of the games back in the day, for me, was really stuff like "This is a well. You might think that there is something to it. But, in fact, it is just an ordinary well." Cecil touching a fireplace and going 'OUCH!' The music that plays when you first walk into Thamasa...

    The whimsical nature of it all seems to have gone downhill. Trying so hard to be capital I "Important" and captial E "Epic" doesn't always come off without a bit of sticking your tongue in your cheek.

    ...Villa Cloud was hilarious, too. Just master some All Materia and you can buy a resort house? Well, I wish it was that easy in real life!
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