Were the 2010s a blur? - (putting the "zoom" in "zoomer")

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were the 2010s a blur?

  • yep

    Votes: 91 75.2%
  • nope

    Votes: 30 24.8%

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Pissmaster

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@Dom Cruise outright pointed out how Clown World really seemed to start in August 2014, the month of Gamergate, Ferguson, and The Fappening. Ever since then, happenings in the world have all just been loops of the same exact shit. Rape accusations, cancellings over bullshit perceived *ism, and all sorts of obviously horrible shit dressed up in articles ending with And That's a Good Thing™. Technology also stopped being exciting, with every new thing being some creepy shit obviously designed to be used for evil, and even designs of every single thing, from products to architecture, is bland and post-brutalist. Even remodeled McDonalds literally look like prisons now.

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Yeah, no wonder the latter half of the 2010s were a blur. Everything, EVERYTHING from this era seems tailor-made to be depressing, and give the sense that we're all living in some kind of prison where your life can be ruined at the whim of some 400lbs purple-haired girl. And the Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style psychopathy that seemed to affect so many people over Trump, which five years from now still isn't fucking over, is something straight out of a nightmare.

I'll always have hope that this shit will come to an end someday, but if August 2014 was the genesis of Clown World, that means we're entering Year 7 of it. It's been going on for so long that you can hold a conversation with someone who was born at the beginning of it, and has never known any other world.
 

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I feel like the early part of the 2010s had plenty of distinction and uniqueness, but sometime after 2014/2015 it just started all feeling samey same.
Dubstep is a perfect example of that, remember dubstep? That was something entirely isolated to the early 2010s.

Early 2010s was either Neo 2000s style, peak hipster or geek chic, but then everything just became mush, dyed hair, piercings, tattoos, soybeards etc, everyone looks basically exactly the same as they did in 2016.

@Dom Cruise outright pointed out how Clown World really seemed to start in August 2014, the month of Gamergate, Ferguson, and The Fappening.
It wasn't exactly August I don't think, but don't forget the Cosby scandal in 2014, which was a prelude to #MeToo and helped normalize cancel culture.

Ever since then, happenings in the world have all just been loops of the same exact shit. Rape accusations, cancellings over bullshit perceived *ism, and all sorts of obviously horrible shit dressed up in articles ending with And That's a Good Thing™. Technology also stopped being exciting, with every new thing being some creepy shit obviously designed to be used for evil, and even designs of every single thing, from products to architecture, is bland and post-brutalist. Even remodeled McDonalds literally look like prisons now.

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Yeah, no wonder the latter half of the 2010s were a blur. Everything, EVERYTHING from this era seems tailor-made to be depressing, and give the sense that we're all living in some kind of prison where your life can be ruined at the whim of some 400lbs purple-haired girl. And the Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style psychopathy that seemed to affect so many people over Trump, which five years from now still isn't fucking over, is something straight out of a nightmare.

I'll always have hope that this shit will come to an end someday, but if August 2014 was the genesis of Clown World, that means we're entering Year 7 of it. It's been going on for so long that you can hold a conversation with someone who was born at the beginning of it, and has never known any other world.
Brutalist McDonalds feels something out of a dark 2000s era satire of corporate culture.
 

Dom Cruise

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I have honestly marvel at the early 2010s because life just seemed simpler back then. Seems so radically different now and not in a good way.
It really fucking bothers me how long ago the last time the world seemed to make some sense was.

I hate this fact but I'm increasingly missing the 2010s, even up to the end of the decade, 2019, at least you could go outside without worry, at least you could hold out hope that Woke wasn't here to stay, which seems increasingly unlikely now, Orange Man is gone, but what really has changed? Without hesitating a split second the left pivoted from being mad he's President to being mad he was ever allowed to be President in the first place, nothing's changed.

I used to joke about what it would take the 2020s to make me miss the 2010s, thinking there was no possible way the world could really be that terrible a place to make me miss the 2010s and yet here we already are, I miss the 2010s.

Can we just have a do over on the last decade? Where did it all go so wrong?
 

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slightly related tangent, but it could explain why many feel this way about that weird transition period of the internet.
the transition from wild west internet of many individual sites and raw unfiltered expression to the stale, centralised and sanitised internet we know and use today was during this period, primarily between the years 2013-2016.
conveniently, this was about the same time smartphones were rising in popularity and accessibility with the general population and were slowly overtaking the desktop/laptop majority of internet users.

as someone who grew up with early-mid 2000's internet, the key difference was in how webdesign was chaotic with millions of different styles, themes, layouts, etc etc; no two sites looked the same unless they used a template service or were intentionally trying to copy another.
the reason why this happened was because there were no expectations for websites, as long as you got your message across you were golden.

however, as smartphones overtook the general web population the concerns for making a site work on multiple screen types and aspect ratios grew, and implementing a design to do that would be far too much work for the typical normies of that time period. so a lot of personal sites had to choose between dying off, or redesigning their website for a more uniform and flexible theme. many took the former.

the same applied to big company websites; youtube used to allow for an incredible amount of channel customisation but most of that was axed to account for a new, mobile friendly design. remember annotations? remember custom channel colours, banner images, and full channel background images? all gone for a new, flexible, consistent, and easy to moderate platform.

i.e. it's the loss of personal expression and freedom of design that killed off a lot of soul the online world had, and the reason for this can be attributed to the need for dynamically scaling webpages, corporate expansion and professionalism, and ease of moderation by having less opportunities for "bad content".
look at timecube for example, that website is a fucking mess but it's infinitely more memorable because of that. if it was collated in a modernised, easy to digest form like most websites are these days it would be far less interesting.

if you want to try and bring back that crazy era of the net, make your own website and don't just create a fucking blog on blogger/squarespace because they're just as restrictive as most social media platforms in terms of customisability. you need to learn web languages, design the site to your exact specifications, build it in a way that actually represents (you) rather than a flat minimalist slate that all of these site builders offer to you on a silver platter because all those represent is a faceless corporate entity.

tl;dr abridged version for those of you with adhd - aesthetics matter for memorability, and the 2010's were severely lacking in such for most of that period.
 

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I'll always have hope that this shit will come to an end someday, but if August 2014 was the genesis of Clown World, that means we're entering Year 7 of it.
Brutalist McDonalds feels something out of a dark 2000s era satire of corporate culture.
Seems so radically different now and not in a good way.
Can we just have a do over on the last decade? Where did it all go so wrong?
tl;dr abridged version for those of you with adhd - aesthetics matter for memorability, and the 2010's were severely lacking in such for most of that period.
Seems Clown World is just the next step in an evil plan to change this world to a cybernetic Prison World.

"Check your privilege. Eat the bugs. Live in the pod. Wear the mask. Take the jab. Own nothing. Be happy."

:thinking:
 
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Solar Eclipse Paradox

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@Dom Cruise outright pointed out how Clown World really seemed to start in August 2014, the month of Gamergate, Ferguson, and The Fappening. Ever since then, happenings in the world have all just been loops of the same exact shit. Rape accusations, cancellings over bullshit perceived *ism, and all sorts of obviously horrible shit dressed up in articles ending with And That's a Good Thing™. Technology also stopped being exciting, with every new thing being some creepy shit obviously designed to be used for evil, and even designs of every single thing, from products to architecture, is bland and post-brutalist. Even remodeled McDonalds literally look like prisons now.

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Yeah, no wonder the latter half of the 2010s were a blur. Everything, EVERYTHING from this era seems tailor-made to be depressing, and give the sense that we're all living in some kind of prison where your life can be ruined at the whim of some 400lbs purple-haired girl. And the Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style psychopathy that seemed to affect so many people over Trump, which five years from now still isn't fucking over, is something straight out of a nightmare.

I'll always have hope that this shit will come to an end someday, but if August 2014 was the genesis of Clown World, that means we're entering Year 7 of it. It's been going on for so long that you can hold a conversation with someone who was born at the beginning of it, and has never known any other world.
McDonalds has been doing brutalist renovations even before 2014.

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McDonalds near Calgary Prior to the 2012 Renovation.

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McDonalds after the 2012 renovation. Note that almost every single McDonalds in Canada looks like this.
 

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It did, due to the social, economic, technological and cultural decadence that really set in during those years. I would be shocked anyone could come name a single work of art, literature, or music in the past twenty years that is even remotely memorable today, let alone stand the test of time.

Today one of Bryce Dessner's "modern" compositions was on Sirius' Symphony Hall. and the guy on the channel was fawning all over him and the composition. "Aheym" sounded like complete dogshit and went on and on without getting better...

I had to shut it off and play the Shostakovich soundtrack from The Gadfly on YouTube of all damn things.
 

ToroidalBoat

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If this cultural wasteland continues into the 2020s along with tech oversaturation (real life "cancelled"), I imagine the 2020s are going to be a blur to many of all ages too. Except worse, with the way things are going. It'd be 2 decades of samey blurry time, with endless politics in endless Current Year. Hopefully something happens for change for the better, like the "pendulum" going away from far left.
 
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Terrifik

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You forgot
* meetoo
* youtube ad rapture.
*Big data full takeover
* good 1990 tv schedule
* loss of for the customer or customer all ways right
* comic & Anime gate
........
School-
Lost of A+ program - scholarship for community service.
Lost of gender norm
Monopoly game cancellation due cheating
Loss of dsa- gender disfora but gain video game addiction.
Everything is political & communist push
CRT - end of Martain put her king dream
Mariwana legalization
Crypto boom-as far back as I knew was second life currency.
Rise of MIGTOW
Normalization of sex& porn at grade school
Gender is a construct
America is rasist country kappa
China#1 / awakening of 1000 year plan
Land on Mars rover
It's ok for games $70 & rise mobile gaming
End of blockbuster
Marvel universe endgame
Harmabe & Saint Floyd
Child Exploitation law reach of God's
For NULL- 9/11 patriot act credit card company bullshit/god complex
 

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youtube used to allow for an incredible amount of channel customisation but most of that was axed to account for a new, mobile friendly design. remember annotations? remember custom channel colours, banner images, and full channel background images? all gone for a new, flexible, consistent, and easy to moderate platform.
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2010-2016 felt normally slow, no really big political or media trends occuring over those years. Just some short term stuff here and there. The war on terror continued as normal. But 2016 onwards I felt like it was a neverending saga of Orange man bad which all blended together. Just one crushingly long media cycle. I always thought that the gamer gate fallout would have blown over by the end of the decade, but here we are still waiting for the conclusion.

A lot of the big political issues today started blowing up around that time, 2015-16. The immigration crisis in Europe, Islamic terror attacks, Brexit, Trump, Trannies, ISIS, Russia invading Ukraine, Syria, cancel culture.

I feel cheated. I wanted 5 years of unique development, but we just got 2015's issues over and over again. We fought the same culture battle over and over again and the sides didn't really change.

Historians will look back at this time like the Interwar period. We are just living the consequences of the decades before, failing to really change anything.
 
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ToroidalBoat

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"Winning formula" to the globalist tyrants:

- "Woke" keeps people in a cult-like state.
- "The New Normal" keeps people scared, isolated, and obedient.

This is why there's no end in sight to Current Year Clown World - at least in leftist-run places - barring a big happening.
This stuff could also be why everything feels "samey", and thus could feel like a blur.