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The 2010s didn't make all people to genuinely miss the 2000s, but Im 100% confident the 2020s are gonna succeed in that very soon.
At the very least 2020 sure as hell will.

At the same time, I get this eerie feeling that the 2020's as a whole will be like a reverse echo of the 2010's.

2010 itself was a largely uneventful but chill year and there was a palpable sense of optimism in the wider culture, with a new decade seen as a fresh start and the worst of the recession finally winding down. The only major disaster that made American headlines was Deepwater Horizon.

But the 2010's as a whole is a decade of polarization, pretentiousness, and a wider sense of sheer dread and woke malaise that has culminated into the shitshow that is 2020.

The first big steps began in 2011 with Occupy Wall Street in the United States and the Arab Spring on the international scale. Then slowly but steadily, it got more tense.

By 2013, the sense of optimism that was present throughout 2010 was officially gone and by the summer of 2014, "Current Year" began in full effect with the one-two punch of Ferguson and the internet tantrums over GamerGate.

Lemme put it this way, 2020 is going to be a make or break year for the United States and if we can survive it without a complete leftist takeover, things will get better or at least quieter.

Trump getting reelected and the student debt bubble bursting might just be the chemo that kills the cancer of social justice.

If this backfires on the Left, then expect the 2020's to become a reverse echo of the 2010's. I do think we will have a better idea of how the rest of the decade will look after November, at least in the United States.


I can't remember which Kiwi said this, but someone discussed this in another thread and said that history may not always repeat, but it does always rhyme.
 

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2010 itself was a largely uneventful but chill year and there was a palpable sense of optimism in the wider culture, with a new decade seen as a fresh start and the worst of the recession finally winding down. The only major disaster that made American headlines was Deepwater Horizon.
I agree, it was the same for Russia, where I returned in 2005 after 13 years of life in the US, even though there was a controversy with the then mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, but it didn't bother me too much.
2020 is going to be a make or break year for the United States and if we can survive it without a complete leftist takeover, things will get better or at least quieter.
I hope Americans will succeed in that, I really do not want anything bad to happen to the United States, even despite all the disputes between America and Russia. Eh, I am very sorry that in the USA there are almost no adequate socialist or communist movements at all.
The 2000's were fucking awesome, gen 3 pokemon, star wars episode 3, 9/11. Fucking classic decade
Yeah, I actually also have good memories from this decade, especially for the movies and video games. From 2000 to 2008 I have at least 5-10 video games for each year that I would rate 10/10.
 
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I don't remember things being as crazy back then. Of course, I was a kid and teen throughout the decade. Cartoons didn't have LBGT characters, there was no cancel culture, the internet seemed more friendly. I think I would rather have emo kids again rather than SJWS. It wouldn't surprise me if a lot of emo's became SJWS though. Sometimes I look though my old yearbook photos and wish I could go back then when the story wasn't as insane. A couple years ago I went on my old Myspace account and a lot of my friends still had their old high school aged photos up as their accounts hadn't been touched in about 8 or 9 years. I think I abandoned my Myspace account in early or mid 2010 when most of my friends already had. It was almost like a time capsule. Seeing that some of the most recent post and messages were what was going on the time in my life and around the world. Some of you should visit your old account if it still exist; it will really take you back and feel nostalgic.
 

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Something I've noticed is that 2000's nostalgia is slowly starting to seep into social media and YouTube just like 90's nostalgia did in the 2010's.

Obviously, this is because the "Core Zoomers" are now starting to enter adulthood en masse just like the Core and Late Millennials did in the late 2000's/early 2010's.

In a weird way, 8chan was ahead of the curve with its /y2k/ board.

But this got me thinking on a few things....

What are going to be the big things people will remember when 2010's nostalgia becomes a thing?

I know we've had a thread about it in the Music sub-forum, but still.

Are people going to remember the dubstep, dudebros, and hipsters of the early 2010's more or will it be more identified with the SJW's and neo-punks of the late 2010's?

There are a few things that I know will likely come up in any depiction of 2010's nostalgia such as capeshit movies and the rise of social media, but I'm wondering how the turbulent decade will be looked back on?

The 1960's, 1980's, and 2000's were all rife with tragedy and turbulence, but are still nostalgia magnets since they all had a distinct and vibrant pop culture and people often overlook the bad events.

Then you have the 1970's, which isn't as much of a nostalgic decade save for as a brief fad in the 90's. Most of the genuine nostalgia for 1970's pop culture has to do with music and some movies, although some of the things in 70's pop culture that were once reviled have now slowly started to become appreciated, namely disco music and exploitation cinema.

Overall though, a lot of the nostalgic references to the 70's back in the 90's and early 2000's had a lot more to do with making fun of the more ridiculous elements of the time.

I've mentioned this before in a few other threads, but a lot of the nostalgic references to the 70's in 90's pop culture had to do with mocking the more gaudy elements of the era and maybe joke about an older character's past.

Stuff like lava lamps, shag carpet, tacky mustaches and sideburns, the remnants of the hippies, punk rockers, and disco were often invoked as the tacky hallmarks of the decade.

I think the 2010's might end up receiving a similar treatment in the pop culture of the late 2020's and 2030's, with the SJW dangerhairs and the bearded soyboys being comedic stock characters like hippies, punks, and disco dancers were in jokes about the 70's.

We'll probably see a few reboots of superhero franchises, but done in a more self-aware or even deconstructionist way. Similar pop culture fads got this treatment, with Scream being the ironic self-aware take on the 80's slasher movie while the brief revival of Westerns in the 90's saw a more serious deconstruction of the genre with movies like Tombstone, Unforgiven, and Dances With Wolves, as well as more typical comedic fare like Maverick, Wild Wild West, and American Outlaws.

Hell, the Scooby-Doo VHS movies from the late 90's were meant as a deconstructed take on the old early 70's cartoons and were part of that 70's nostalgia fad in the 90's.
 

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Something I've noticed is that 2000's nostalgia is slowly starting to seep into social media and YouTube just like 90's nostalgia did in the 2010's.

Obviously, this is because the "Core Zoomers" are now starting to enter adulthood en masse just like the Core and Late Millennials did in the late 2000's/early 2010's.

In a weird way, 8chan was ahead of the curve with its /y2k/ board.

But this got me thinking on a few things....

What are going to be the big things people will remember when 2010's nostalgia becomes a thing?

I know we've had a thread about it in the Music sub-forum, but still.

Are people going to remember the dubstep, dudebros, and hipsters of the early 2010's more or will it be more identified with the SJW's and neo-punks of the late 2010's?

There are a few things that I know will likely come up in any depiction of 2010's nostalgia such as capeshit movies and the rise of social media, but I'm wondering how the turbulent decade will be looked back on?

The 1960's, 1980's, and 2000's were all rife with tragedy and turbulence, but are still nostalgia magnets since they all had a distinct and vibrant pop culture and people often overlook the bad events.

Then you have the 1970's, which isn't as much of a nostalgic decade save for as a brief fad in the 90's. Most of the genuine nostalgia for 1970's pop culture has to do with music and some movies, although some of the things in 70's pop culture that were once reviled have now slowly started to become appreciated, namely disco music and exploitation cinema.

Overall though, a lot of the nostalgic references to the 70's back in the 90's and early 2000's had a lot more to do with making fun of the more ridiculous elements of the time.

I've mentioned this before in a few other threads, but a lot of the nostalgic references to the 70's in 90's pop culture had to do with mocking the more gaudy elements of the era and maybe joke about an older character's past.

Stuff like lava lamps, shag carpet, tacky mustaches and sideburns, the remnants of the hippies, punk rockers, and disco were often invoked as the tacky hallmarks of the decade.

I think the 2010's might end up receiving a similar treatment in the pop culture of the late 2020's and 2030's, with the SJW dangerhairs and the bearded soyboys being comedic stock characters like hippies, punks, and disco dancers were in jokes about the 70's.

We'll probably see a few reboots of superhero franchises, but done in a more self-aware or even deconstructionist way. Similar pop culture fads got this treatment, with Scream being the ironic self-aware take on the 80's slasher movie while the brief revival of Westerns in the 90's saw a more serious deconstruction of the genre with movies like Tombstone, Unforgiven, and Dances With Wolves, as well as more typical comedic fare like Maverick, Wild Wild West, and American Outlaws.

Hell, the Scooby-Doo VHS movies from the late 90's were meant as a deconstructed take on the old early 70's cartoons and were part of that 70's nostalgia fad in the 90's.
Remember Life on Mars on BBC? That one was a big 70s throwback.
 

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Remember Life on Mars on BBC? That one was a big 70s throwback.
Never saw it, but that's because I'm a bloody Yank.

The only British TV shows I saw as a kid were Thomas The Tank Engine and reruns of Monty Python's Flying Circus we had on VHS and DVD.

Well, that and some of the BBC documentaries that got airplay on Discovery Channel and History Channel like Walking With Dinosaurs and A History of Britain
 

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The 2010s didn't make all people to genuinely miss the 2000s, but I'm 100% confident the 2020s are gonna succeed in that very soon.
With how 2020 started, I wouldn't be surprised if people started to miss even the previous decade or at least the first half of it.
At the very least 2020 sure as hell will.

At the same time, I get this eerie feeling that the 2020's as a whole will be like a reverse echo of the 2010's.

2010 itself was a largely uneventful but chill year and there was a palpable sense of optimism in the wider culture, with a new decade seen as a fresh start and the worst of the recession finally winding down. The only major disaster that made American headlines was Deepwater Horizon.

But the 2010's as a whole is a decade of polarization, pretentiousness, and a wider sense of sheer dread and woke malaise that has culminated into the shitshow that is 2020.

The first big steps began in 2011 with Occupy Wall Street in the United States and the Arab Spring on the international scale. Then slowly but steadily, it got more tense.

By 2013, the sense of optimism that was present throughout 2010 was officially gone and by the summer of 2014, "Current Year" began in full effect with the one-two punch of Ferguson and the internet tantrums over GamerGate.

Lemme put it this way, 2020 is going to be a make or break year for the United States and if we can survive it without a complete leftist takeover, things will get better or at least quieter.

Trump getting reelected and the student debt bubble bursting might just be the chemo that kills the cancer of social justice.

If this backfires on the Left, then expect the 2020's to become a reverse echo of the 2010's. I do think we will have a better idea of how the rest of the decade will look after November, at least in the United States.


I can't remember which Kiwi said this, but someone discussed this in another thread and said that history may not always repeat, but it does always rhyme.
Considering the fact the US is getting closer to its elections along with how COVID-19 has affected the economies of the world and all, 2020 will pretty much do something to the US regardless of whether there is a takeover or not. One can expect things to get quiet for a moment until it gets loud again when the newest shitstorm comes in. We already had to deal with part of COVID-19 in how it caused shortages and shut down various businesses until a lockdown is slowly lifted. Then just as that happens, we get some cops abusing their power and killing a man that it caused a huge backlash that not only caused various protest and riots through the US but even had gotten its own reaction from various parts of the world.
 

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Never saw it, but that's because I'm a bloody Yank.
There was an American version of Life on Mars set in New York City that only lasted one season (2008-2009). It was one of the shows that ABC put on at 10pm after Lost in the hopes that some of the Lost fandom magic would rub off on it. I think every single one of those shows was a ratings failure.
 

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I don't remember things being as crazy back then. Of course, I was a kid and teen throughout the decade. Cartoons didn't have LBGT characters, there was no cancel culture, the internet seemed more friendly. I think I would rather have emo kids again rather than SJWS. It wouldn't surprise me if a lot of emo's became SJWS though. Sometimes I look though my old yearbook photos and wish I could go back then when the story wasn't as insane. A couple years ago I went on my old Myspace account and a lot of my friends still had their old high school aged photos up as their accounts hadn't been touched in about 8 or 9 years. I think I abandoned my Myspace account in early or mid 2010 when most of my friends already had. It was almost like a time capsule. Seeing that some of the most recent post and messages were what was going on the time in my life and around the world. Some of you should visit your old account if it still exist; it will really take you back and feel nostalgic.
A lot of emos did become SJWs, I've seen some examples of that firsthand.

And it makes sense because what they have in common is an inherently joyless attitude and pessimistic look at everything.

I think the evolution is emos to hipsters to SJWs and in every instance internet guys like us were always giving them shit and mocking them.

In the case of hipsters I think it was those people's attempt at having fun and being happy, but it was all filtered through an "ironic" sense ie it wasn't genuine fun or happiness at all because they lack the ability to experience such things and then they just gave up and doubled down on their misery to the point that they now make emos seem like balls of sunshine.

Emos at least had a sense of style that could sometimes look kind of cool, emo girls tried to look attractive, it's preferable to today's fat chicks and soyboys with neon hair ready to smash a brick into your face.

There was an American version of Life on Mars set in New York City that only lasted one season (2008-2009). It was one of the shows that ABC put on at 10pm after Lost in the hopes that some of the Lost fandom magic would rub off on it. I think every single one of those shows was a ratings failure.
That was the show where a circa 2008 NYPD policeman suddenly find himself in 1970s NYC and the big twist at the end is all along he's an astronaut on Mars in the 2030s hooked into some VR medical healing machine after an accident, right?
 

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I don't really miss 2010 onward as I've been dealing with the fallout of my divorce in one way or another for the better part of the last decade. Things were starting to look up last year but then this year happened. I'm not sure how I'll feel the morning after the election but I agree with some of the other posters saying that we'll know much better how the US will fare in the coming decade after the election. I'm cautiously optimistic but we're in a season of strife and pain that could last a while, I guess we'll just have to take it one day at a time.

Lemme put it this way, 2020 is going to be a make or break year for the United States and if we can survive it without a complete leftist takeover, things will get better or at least quieter.

Trump getting reelected and the student debt bubble bursting might just be the chemo that kills the cancer of social justice.
What's the scenario or sequence of events that would lead to the student loan bubble bursting? I'm admittedly pretty ignorant about this whole thing as I've never had to really deal with student loans.
 
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sasazuka

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That was the show where a circa 2008 NYPD policeman suddenly find himself in 1970s NYC and the big twist at the end is all along he's an astronaut on Mars in the 2030s hooked into some VR medical healing machine after an accident, right?
More or less but I thought the twist was more that they were all in VR cryosleep for six months (or however long it takes for the ship to get to Mars).
 
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