I’ve been thinking a lot about how old I am in technology years lately so here’s a bit of reminiscing for you kids in the form of stuff you’ll thankfully never know the pain of
having to rewind cassette tapes. you want to hear your favourite song again? no just clicking <<. nope, you gotta manually rewind that shit and keep hitting play to see if you’re at the beginning again.
like listening to your own music in the car? back in my day we had to bring a bag full of CDs and swap them out in our portable CD players. if the car went over a bump, the CD would jump in the player and the music would skip. eventually the CDs would get wrecked. I killed so many CDs thanks to all the moving around I did as a kid.
stifling the dialup tone when your parents were in bed. want to sneak online? good luck. I had the modem squeezed between my legs, with two pillows pressed on top of it, and still. crrrrrRRRSSSHHHHHHHHHHH
fucking. homepage wars. hacking was a lot easier back in the day thanks to no one knowing shit about security and nerds like my generation quickly learning more than the web developers did. this resulted in carnage if you owned your own webpage. it was commonplace for different groups to have wars and constantly hack each other’s pages and deface them. you could trust no one. you leave for five seconds and suddenly your state of the art homepage and all its lit wordart graphics has been replaced with a plain text message insinuating something about your mother.
an entire room in your house was dedicated to the computer. it was called the computer room. it was filled with wires you were constantly tripping over, and thanks to the fact you were on a desktop, there was no battery life. you better get used to tripping over your power cord or rolling back in your chair and ripping it out of the wall, therefore instantly shutting off your computer, because it’s going to happen multiple times a week my guy.
“get off the internet, I need to use the phone” “how long will you be?” “only a couple of minutes” *two hours later*
I’m pretty sure it was messenger that had this, but basically if someone ignored your message for too long you could send them graphics that would hijack their entire browser and pop up on the screen. they were huge and would sometimes make the screen shake and I heard rumours that some of them could even make noise.
this is one that’s near and dear to me because I spent like 60% of my childhood in a car but handheld game consoles didn’t have built in lights. I remember playing Pokemon on my big purple GameBoy as it got dark, holding the screen closer and closer to my face, and eventually having to resort to quickly jamming the buttons when we passed under a streetlight. I remember when the GameBoy Advance SP came out with a built in back light and I lost my fucking mind.
*is two seconds away from finally downloading a picture online that’s been downloading for 15 minutes* *someone picks up the phone downstairs* *internet disconnects* *download fails* *why must you hurt me in this way*
writing everything you wanted to say online in the raw html code because it didn’t do it automatically. fine if you just wanted to make things bold or underlined, a lot more annoying when you wanted to add an image or bullet points or something. no such thing as a quick rant.
this is really long already so I’ll stop here but long story short it was a dark time and you all should grab every technological advancement you can with both hands and never let them go. for the sake of my childhood self, nose-to-screen with a GameBoy. do not let them go.
Warning: … involves an accident.. that’s pretty much it
A/N : well this was my first none jughead Imagine… hopefully it’s not bad. It’s quite weird writing about an accident because the only accident I’ve been in ( Thank God ) is when I was 9. We were driving in Mexico and suddenly this car was going mega fast and hit the back side of my grandma’s truck, and I was playing my Gameboy.. and so we kinda swerved and the window was open.. my face hit the backseat of my mom’s seat and I my Gameboy went flying out ….. MAN WAS I PISSED AT THAT GUY. I remember I walked over to the Guy’s car and grabbed a rock from the side of the road and threw it on his side window, my mom had to pay for that damage . XD
HOPEFULLY NO SPELLING MISTAKES
Finally it was the end of my shift, due to it being the weekend Pop asked if I could stay a bit longer on my shift, since Mrs.Harmony had decided to take a day off. Of course I said yes because it means free food for me and extra cash, which I need. Sadly because of the extension of my shift, I couldn’t go the the party that someone had planned tonight. It was currently 11:53 p.m. and thank goodness my house is just about six minutes away from here. I quickly run to the back locker room, grab my things , check out from my shift and ran to my car. I start the engine and let it heat up for two minutes due to the cold night that the winter has brought to Riverdale. Once the engine is ready I start to drive home. I drive on the road that’s between the double sided forest. When I’m about 3 minutes away from home I stop at the intersection and check if any cars are coming, I start to increase my acceleration but I notice two bright headlights from the corner of my eye coming closer in lighting speed.
Before I could even slam on the breaks the impact of the car hits my side of the car,as a result causes my car to flip. I felt like my body was frozen in time while everything moves in slow motion. I feel the window class break and cut against my skin, my head slamming onto the steering wheel and the seat belt pressing deeply into my chest cutting my oxygen flow. A few seconds later, after the car had stopped moving, I painfully pull my phone out and call Reggie’s number.
“ SUP (Y/N)! You should co-”
“Reggie I was in an accident Please just hurry and call the ambulance, I’m at maple road” I tiredly speak into the phone.
“(Y/N/N), stay on the line in coming right now!” He assures me. Faintly I hear Reggie screaming at someone to call the ambulance.
Every 10 seconds Reggie would speak and ask if I’m still on the line, and all I can say in a weak voice is “yes.” And with every answer my voice starts to fade.
4 minutes later I hear a car screeching to a stop and a car door slamming. I feel Someone open the driver side of my car and pull me out of my seat.
“(Y/N) i’m here okay, I’m here. Breath with me, in, out… in , out.” I here Reggie speak to me, though I know he’s right next to me I feel like his voice is fading away.
“(Y/N) don’t fall asleep! The ambulance is on it’s way.”
Suddenly I think of the person who crashed into me.
” Reggie, what about the other driver.. Are.. are they okay?” I ask with difficulty.
“(Y/N) a friend is helping him, but just stay with me. I hear the ambulance.”
Within seconds I hear the ambulance and I feel myself being lifted off the ground and put onto a bed and carried into the ambulance. I could here Reggie in the background arguing trying to get in with me.
“Sir, you can’t ride with us only family members.”
“But.. She’s my umm..girlfriend.” He argues back
“ Sir , rules are rules I can’t let… SIR get out of the car right now!”
Softly I feel Reggie hold my hand as he says “I’m right here for you .” And that’s the last thing I remember until passing out.
I hear a beeping sound of a machine and the feeling of needles and strings being attached to me. When I open my eyes I’m blinded by the white light above me, once my eyes get used to the lighting I look around and notice I’m in a hospital room… I then feel movement around my lap area and notice Reggie lying his head on my lap, gently I start to stroke his hair as I wait for him to wake up.
I guess he feels my touch automatically because he springs up from his position and looks at me.
“(Y/N) you’re okay! How do you feel, are you in pain, should I call the doctor?”
I laugh lightly but hiss when I feel my rib area ache.
“ I’m fine Reggie.. just a few bruises here and there but I’m a big Girl, I’ll be fine.”
“ (Y/N) what the hell happened?”
“I don’t know.. I was just driving back home until I reached an intersection and stopped at the stop sign, I looked both ways to check if any cars were coming but saw none. When I wanted to drive again from the corner of my eyes I saw bright lights.. next thing I knew I was in a crash.”
“Why didn’t you call me to take you home? You know it’s winter and the roads get icy! Not to mention that the other driver was drunk and didn’t stop at the stop sign.”
“Call you Reggie? Either way we would have been in a crash! At least only one of us got hurt.” I state weakly feeling myself getting tired because of the argument.
“ Well I would be the one driving, so the car would have hit my side and you’d have less of the impact! While you now got ALL of the impact!”
“WHY DO YOU CARE? I got hit, Get. over. it! Besides you’re my BEST FRIEND and you’re acting as if you are my boyfriend, hell even my father!”
Suddenly I notice the rage in Reggie’s eyes as he gets up from his seat and hovers over me with both of his hand resting on each side of my head.
“I CARE BECAUSE I WOULD HATE MYSELF IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO YOU! AND MAYBE I DO WANT TO BE YOUR BOYFRIEND, ONLY IF YOU WOULD ACTUALLY LET ME AND STOP SEEING ME AS A FRIEND! I DO EVERYTHING TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE THAT I LOVE ON YOUR FACE!BUT OF COURSE I’M JUST A FRIEND!”
Suddenly I feel his lips crash into mine and hands as if they were magnets, attach onto Reggie’s neck and hold him in place. Reggie slightly pulls away and whispers “ stop being my friend, and will you be my girlfriend?”
Without a thought I pull him back and kiss him back.
hear me out what if george and harold find out about mother 3 and are blown away at how harold kinda looks like lucas so they decide to both go as lucas and claus for halloween but a couple of days before halloween they finish the game and
HEY OH MY GOD WOW
I bet they’d bring their Gameboy to school and play it together at recess and lunch :0
but like staying up all night in the treehouse and they finally beat it and they’re like WHAT?????? WhY IS THIS GAME SO SAD ???
I’ve made a set of GameBoy Color plushies with a range of Start screens :)
Made from fleece fabric in grey and respective colours.
Embroidered D-Pad, A, B and Power Light with a cotton fabric screen.
Pokemon Red and Blue colours and their GameBoys remind me when I used to play and trade with my cousin when we were younger ^__^
Available to order with whatever start screen you want on any colour GameBoy. PM for details!
When I was young, my parents were REALLY against me playing pokemon. They just didn’t like it, I guess? So I used to play on my best friend’s gameboy or watch others play.
When Pokemon Platinum came out, I finally managed to convince my parents and I got myself my own pokemon game! That’s also why Sinnoh is my favorite region… Where’s my Sinnoh remake Nintendo?
Calm- If you could summon any one legendary pokemon, which would it be?
Isn’t it obvious? Hoopa ~! Not only because it’s my favorite pokemon of all time and it deserves more love tbh give it all the love I have like three hoopas on my PC and they’re all legit I mean I also have a forth hacked one but SHHH don’t tell anybody but also because if I did have a Hoopa I could summon ANY OTHER POKEMON… Like my precious shadow son ;;u;; when can I get my hands on a marshadow seriously I’m dying over here
I know Hoopa’s a mythical pokemon and I don’t care. I love them too much to care.
fact: ive never owned a gaming console in my life. the most relatable thing i have is my DS (never even owned the original gameboy) so the games I have played have been at friends homes and spread out through the years.. so i have little to no gaming experience and this too, includes gaming on a computer.
and as much as id like to play with a friend again, its actually really nerve racking when it is with someone that has been playing since they were 6 years old. because im basically that 6 year old that has no idea what I’m doing. so to be quite honest, i like to watch my friends play and i can do so for hours. it doesn’t get boring to me, and doing so myself isn’t as much fun as it is with someone that already knows what they’re doing. so they dont have to slow it down and explain it to me nicely and hear me get flustered anyway.
i like vidya games but in a different kind of way, i admire them and the people that have played and loved them for years. i never got that chance and sure, i could still get a console but I’ve survived 27 years without owning one i think I’ll be okay. just getting to play the games i like at a friend’s when they already own the game and console and no money has to come out of my own pocket… is a good enough life for me