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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-08-09 07:12 pm

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that's more or less true of all nostalgia fwiw. Nostalgia is always fairly well divorced from its object.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I was born in the tail end of the 80s but still grew up on some of the films. And I honestly hate the 80s fashion aesthetic a ridiculous amount, and there's nothing about most of the popular 80s media that appeals at all to me.
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[personal profile] greghousesgf 2017-08-09 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I couldn't stand most '80s women's fashion during the '80s. It looked to me like something worn by the hooker George Jetson would go to.
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[personal profile] tabaqui 2017-08-10 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
NOBODY likes the 80's fashion aesthetic - especially those of us who were forced to live through it! :)

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
For me, nostalgia isn't as much about the actual stuff as it is about the person I was when I was experiencing it. The things going on in my life. The way my buttoned-up dad danced to Quiet Riot. My best friend in the world during the sticker book craze. That summer my cousin and I cosplayed as Madonna. That girl scout camp when all of us had permanent imprints on our feet from jelly shoes.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
This. It's not like that time period was so awesome, it's just that I have a lot of little, highly personal memories and experiences from that time that makes it special for me.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Sticker books, awwwwwwww.

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[personal profile] tabaqui 2017-08-10 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
Exactly. For any time, it's more about what you were doing, and who you were with, and what made you happy.


(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Late response, I know...

I get that, but I just don't have a lot of connections between the stuff and who I was. I remember my childhood, but those memories are not linked to 80s pop culture, and I remember a lot of the pop culture, but I don't remember what was going on with me personally in connection to that stuff. For example, I remember jelly shoes, I think I even had a pair, but have no clue when those were popular and what I was doing or what I was like at the time I had them (sure as heck didn't wear them to Girl Scout camp - that would have been impractical).

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
I was a little kid in the '80s, so my nostalgia is for classic '80s movies like Top Gun, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, the Breakfast Club and Red Dawn, but they don't have anything to do with my experience of the era. Top Gun came out in 1986. I have zero recollection of 1986.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
We were too poor for me to really experience a lot of what people go on about in the 80s, but I still love reminiscing about it. But I can see why many folks would not feel the same.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's pretty much how nostalgia works, and it's not something everyone is affected by. I don't mind 80s nostalgia because it reminds me of when I was a kid, but I don't go overboard with it, either.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Born in the early 80s here, and my life has not ever been defined by pop culture, what's popular at the time, or what "all the kids are doing/wearing/watching." I was kind of sheltered and such. But yeah, the "wow life was awesome and we all lived this way" is probably always a bunch of bullshit. We're just noticing it more now because of times we actually lived through. Like, the 50s wasn't Happy Fucking Days, WWII wasn't some idiotic John Wayne bam-slam movie. The forties wasn't tough-talking gangsters and cigarette smoking bombshells. It's just Hollywood and TV. I don't know why any of us still buy into it. It's bullshit.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
my life has not ever been defined by pop culture

...but here you are in fandom...

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(Anonymous) 2017-08-09 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm a 90s kid and feel similarly about 90s nostalgia. Part of it, I suppose, is that I never was much of a TV watcher, and I didn't attend public school, so most of my nostalgia of that time is more about the books I was reading and video games I was playing. And with the exception of maybe Harry Potter and Pokemon, none of that stuff is really mentioned when people talk about their 90s nostalgia. (That said, I appreciate the way nostalgia has made Pokemon more popular among my age group again. I kept liking it long after it stopped being cool, lol.)
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[personal profile] fishnchips 2017-08-10 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
Damn, just seeing this picture gets me an instant earworm of that 80s aerobics championship video music...
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[personal profile] ninety6tears 2017-08-10 12:05 am (UTC)(link)
I love 80s nostalgia with all kinds of weird pangs of emotion, but I did most of my growing up in the 90s so I think it's a childhood thing. It's like my concept of the teenage and adult world was formed by the design and pop culture of that era but by the time I was at that age the world had moved on. It's so strange to think someone could have the same reaction to my generational time, especially since having been so immersed in the 90s as it happened, the only trend I can pinpoint is that a lot of clothes were poorly fitted and basic, and even back then I would have been fine with the 80s looks coming back as long as I didn't have to wear shoulder pads.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
We were poor in the '90s (when I grew up), so a lot of the stuff my friends are nostalgic for I never actually experienced. It's weird to see those "Only true '90s kids watched Rugrats, Spongebob, ect" because I never saw those since we couldn't afford cable. I do like that some of the stuff is kinda making a comeback. I loved Lisa Frank stuff and never got any of it when I was a kid because it was too expensive, but now I've got some sweet Lisa Frank makeup brushes. The fashions can go die in a fire though. That shit was not cute then and it's not cute now.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
True female empowerment. Great music. Freeforall social culture. For a kid it was probably bewildering. But what a time it was to be in your twenties.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
I think 80s nostalgia is largely prone to exaggeration, I mean this happens with other eras as well but I don't notice it as heavily with 90s set stuff as much as 80s set stuff.

Like the fashion in particular always feels exaggerated, like maybe rock musicians dressed that way but every day people didn't.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
I wore power suits to work. I didn't need the shoulder pads, but all my jackets and a fair few blouses had them. The 80s were the last decade where people dressed with flair and panache. That alone is nolstalgia making.

Maybe you just didn't have strong memories connected to a lot of the minutiae.

(Anonymous) 2017-08-10 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
I was a young child/adolescent in the 80s and in high school and college in the 90s, so I've got a lot of memories attached to both. I saw a broad range of stuff from both eras because I have four siblings and if one of us wasn't into something, almost guaranteed a friend of one of ours was. Plus, we moved several times before I was ten and the community we eventually settled in, for all that it was a small town, had a high turnover of people in it. Almost everything someone mentions, I can find a connection to. It's more the emotional echo than anything else that brings the nostalgia. I had a pretty happy childhood too, but I enjoy thinking about the things connected to it.
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[personal profile] rosehiptea 2017-08-10 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
I was in high school in the early '80s. There is some music from then that I still like, but I don't want to remember being in high school. College wasn't all that great either, socially at least, so yeah, I'm not nostalgic for the '80s.
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[personal profile] cbrachyrhynchos 2017-08-10 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't mind the cultural references in Stranger Things and GLOW, but Ready Player One just looks like a pandering festival of suck.