anonymous asked:

I'm writing a novel that's set in the 90s and I was born in the 90s but I was looking for more information, not just from my own personal experience of growing up during this time. Thank you! :)

First off, what’s your setting? For me, I lived both in the Philippines and America during the 1990s. In both countries, my family was considered to be middle class, and yet my life was completely different in the Philippines compared to America. In the Philippines, my family rented a two-story, two-bedroom house, had a tire store of sorts, and could afford a live-in yaya (nursemaid in English, I think?); however, we had no healthcare insurance and we depended a lot on relatives (while other relatives depended on us and lived with us, meaning bedrooms were always crammed). In America, even if everyone but my brother and I work, my family could only afford a tiny one-bedroom apartment (two parents in bed, brother and I on the bedroom floor, and two grandparents in the living room); however, healthcare is much better, and there is little ageism when it comes to applying for jobs. Also, racism was not as apparent in America than it was in the Philippines, mainly because America is more ethnically diverse (at least where I came from).

tl;dr, Setting is very important, and will affect almost everything in your story.

Secondly, you’re welcome to ask me about my experience of the ’90s~ It’d be best for you if you talk to multiple people (of different ages, too) about their experiences.

Now for links, which will be centered on American culture due to the lack of a specific region or location in the ask. tumblr blogs are in italics.


Entertainment - Games

Entertainment - Movies 

Entertainment - Music

Entertainment - TV Shows

Entertainment - Misc




Science and Technology

I’m really, really sorry for the awfully long wait, but I hope that helps!


Fall 2013 semester theme - Art! My floor was a learning community this past semester and being the Art Major RA I was put on the Arts floor. I loved it some much! I found a Pinterest with the paintbrush door tags, but the main bulletin board was my own idea. :) Thank you who ever made those little paint brushes first! Very easy to make. 


It got better, Foot Cardigan made a page for X-Philes. My feet are feeling warmer and happier already… Make it happen…please. || The post that started it all.

anonymous asked:

im going to be a newbie ra this year for sophomore girls. do you have any fun theme ideas for my hall? thanks - love the blog!

thanks so much!!! :D

let’s see…floor themes…

  • harry potter
  • back to the 90’s (i’ve done bands from the 90’s to decorate boards and do door decs, but you could also do something like TV shows too)
  • this year i’m doing a state…all the door decs are going to be different states and the boards are going to have a US map with info on different states
  • pokemon
  • 80’s (movies, music)
  • any disney movie ever made (if you did Up for instance, you could make balloon door decs)
  • the Wizard of Oz
  • tropical/island
  • music (boards decorated with music notes, make a giant staff, music note door decs)
  • sports (pick one as a theme or just sports in general, football/basketball/baseball door decs)
  • safari or jungle
  • puzzle pieces
  • tetris (each door dec could be a different piece)
  • flowers

hmm…that’s all i can think of right now.  if anyone else has any ideas, put them in my ask and I’ll post them! good luck, i’m sure you’ll do great :)

The hunt for a Theme...

I was stuck in the 90s for my theme ideas. 

First I was thinking about 90s toys,then I got 90s Nickelodeon cartoon on the brain.  


But then I started thinking about a Harry potter theme and i had really cool ideas for door decs D: (a wand with a spell coming out of it that would spell out their name.)

I think I will be doing the Harry Potter theme eventually (maybe next semester!) I had a lot of ideas for decorations and programs. But the reason I’m not doing it now, was because while brainstorming with my Boyfriend (who was an RA for 4 years) I thought of something that we both loved.

Blue’s Clues! 

Yes, I know it’s a children’s tv show, but I loved Blue as a little kid and I still do. My freshmen are old going to be a year or 2 younger then me, so most of them will remember Blue. I think this is going to be a fun theme and it’ll help my residents after a long stressful day of classes and come home to Blue and be reminded of just being a kid and enjoying life :) 

I think I’ve finally thought of an idea for my door decs/floor theme for my wing this fall!! It’s a little tough because I have an all guys wing…I’m used to coed, but we shall see.

Idea 1: Video game themed

For the door decs I want to put a ‘vintage’ video game console on each door, along with the controllers coming out of them with my residents names with a “PLAYER 1” sign. The rest of the wing would be decorated with popular old games like Mario, Donkey Kong, PacMan, and Crash Bandicoot.

The board for this idea is stumping me a little bit. Any ideas?

Idea 2: Medieval Quest

Each door would have on it a Knight and a Dragon, with the residents names. The rest of the wing would be decorated with castles, damsels in distress, and other medieval quest-y things (maybe evil wizards? I dunno).

I think my board would have something to do with “Adventures” and tips to surviving the first year of university.

anonymous asked:

I'm going to have sophomores next year and we're going to be in a brand new residence hall. Any ideas for door decs and hall themes?

hmmm…i don’t really think sophomores are much different than freshman when it comes to hall themes and door dec themes. some of the ones i’ve seen/done are:

despicable me
harry potter
hunger games
back to the 90’s (i did boy bands)
black swan
twitter (sounds tacky, but i saw the some cool door decs around this theme)
one of my fellow RAs did, a 2012 overview and made door decs that were like the olympic rings, a ballot box, a february calendar (for leap day) and things like that which was really cool.