late 90's

Millennials are not children


The oldest millennials right now are 35. They were born in 1982 and turned 18 in the year 2000. 

[edit] Millennials and Gen Y are the same generation, they are not two different things. 

Gen Z started in the late 90′s or 2000, depending on your opinion.

But for certain, if you were born after 2000, YOU ARE NOT A MILLENNIAL.

The youngest millennials are just about 18 years old right now if you end the Millennial Generation in 2000.

[edit]: I’d like to note that it is currently 2017. In less than 2 months, it’s gonna be 2018. Everyone born in 2000 is turning 18 next year. And! Guess what! It’s almost next year, the year where all people born in 2000 will be 18! 

Furthermore, I’m being generous with ending the millennial generation in 2000. Some sources end it as early as 1995, so there. 

So, moving on:

18-35. We are your millennials.

“Younger millennials” are actually Gen Z.


Millennials are full-grown fucking adults in their twenties and thirties!!!


(there is nothing wrong with being a teenager. you’re awesome and great, welcome to Gen Z by the way, also called the iGeneration)

[edit days later] If you’d like sources and can’t be bothered to google this yourself, please check my follow-up post:

being born in the late 90′s is a really weird time because our coming of age is/was so tied into the expansion of personal technology? like for so many of us the transition from getting your first flip phone to smartphones wasn’t just a technology shift, it was part of growing up. and it created this really weird timeline where new technologies were being created right as we entered the right age market to use them, so now we all know intuitively how to use snapchat or the social context of emoji use or whatever but we can also remember childhoods spent (almost) entirely outside and offline. like you get all the disillusionment of the older millennial generation except now with the stress of spending your adolescence measuring yourself against others on social media and it’s really fucking confusing

I recently saw a video of a young woman talking about all of the reasons our generation, the Millennials, sucks and that’s she’s sorry for what we’ve become. Here is my, a fellow Millennial, response:

You say we’re just ‘existing’ and not ‘contributing anything to society.’ The oldest Millennial is 34, the youngest is 12, we haven’t had time to contribute anything yet. We’re trying to survive in a world that no other generation has had to grow up in, with a tanked economy and most of our childhood hearing nothing but war in the Middle East on the news while also being profoundly connected. We didn’t do that.

You say we’re no longer polite, we don’t say ‘no, sir’ or ‘no ma’am’ anymore and we no longer hold the door open for our elders or women. We also don’t expect low-paid workers to break their backs for us, or at yell at them when they make a mistake, like my 60-year-old grandfather does. We say ‘no problem’ when there’s a mistake in order, and politely stand by while the 40-something-year-old soccer mom huffs and rolls her eyes as the new girl struggles to punch in the correct code.

You say our music objectifies women and glorifies drugs and criminals. There has been no significant change from the songs that were once sung or the singers who sang them. Many of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s performers were drug addicts, womanizers, and criminals in their own right. Elvis Presley was child abuser, John Lennon raped his many girlfriends and most of the music I grew up listening, which was 80’s rock, were performed by habitual drug abusers. Let’s not pretend like human nature took a drastic turn when 1983 rolled around.

You say we cuss to prove a point. We, as a generation, have learned it’s not the words we fucking use, it’s the passion in them that we care about. As a generation, we’ve become more interested in politics and the world around us, cursing is minor problem when we consider the political climate the older generation has plunged us into.

You say we use ‘bae’ to describe the ones we love. Bae, originally, means ‘before anyone else’ which is incredibly romantic in my opinion. Bae is also hardly ever taken seriously, it’s a jokey way to talk about someone you love. Language changes, I doubt people were happy when we changed ‘wherefore’ into ‘why.’ The greatest injustice we can do to our language and culture is not allow it to evolve and grow with us.

You say we idolize people like Kim Kardashian and shame people like Tim Tebow. Kim Kardashian is a business woman who had a private video she made with a lover illegally revealed. Instead of fading into obscurity, she stood tall and did not let the sexual shaming she endured stop her and now runs a multi-million dollar industry, is married to one of the richest men in the world, and had two beautiful children. Tim Tebow is a Christian who was criticized by a few people for praying in an open stadium while most people just wanted to see a game.

You say we’re lazy and entitled, we want to make a lot of money and get a free education but we’re not willing to put in the work. We are not lazy. I cannot tell you how many people I meet who have gone to school full time while working a part or even full-time job just to make ends meet. We’re not entitled, we’re bitter. In the 70’s, you could work a part time job over the summer and pay your way through four years of school because tuition was $400, now just to walk in the door of your local community college you need to drop $14,000. We have kids who aren’t even old enough to drink, yet are already $20,000 deep in debt. Debt that won’t go away because even filing for bankruptcy won’t erase it. And even with that education, there’s no guarantee you’ll find something in your field. I have a friend who has a degree in microbiology and she’s making $9 an hour selling $15 candles. I have another friend who has a masters in Sport Psychology and Counseling. She’s a bartender. My parents bought a three bedroom house in the suburbs in the late 90’s while my generation is imagining apartments with breezy windows and trying to get enough money to get food while we scrounge up less than $8 a week.

You say we spend more time online making friends and less time building relationships and our relationship’s appearance on Facebook is more important than building the foundation that relationship is based on. We are a generation that is profoundly connected and no other generation has seen this before. We have more opportunities to meet people from all over the world and better chances to understand other worldviews and lifestyles. Being able to stay home and talk to people over the internet is cheaper and more relaxing than having to force yourself to interact with people in public settings after a long day of minimum wage labor. The people I talk to more over the internet are people I have been friends with for years. It’s easier to talk about the day’s events over Skype or Facebook Messenger than arrange a day to meet in person when you have conflicting schedules. I truly don’t believe most people care what others think of their friendship or how their relationships ‘look’ on social media. Most often what you are calling ‘our relationship’s appearance on Facebook’ are documented and searchable memories.

You say our idea of what we believe in is going on Facebook and posting a status on Facebook. Not everyone can join in with the crowds of protesters. It’s easy to see what others have to say through the comments and argue back without the threat of violence. And when this generation does organize events to stand up for ourselves, it’s met with childish name-calling or being reduced to a ‘riot.’

You say we believe the number of follows we have reflects who we are as a person. It’s nice knowing there’s 20 or 50 or maybe even 100 people who care what you have to say or think. We live in an age where we can and will be heard.

You say we don’t respect our elders, that we don’t respect our country. Our elders grew up in one of the greatest economic booms in history and in turn made it the worst economic situation since the 1930’s all while blaming kids who were only five at the time for it. We stand on our flag because it means nothing, it’s a pretty banner for an ugly lie. We’re a country that says you can make it if you just work hard enough while, in the end, that will almost never happen. We’re a country that becomes irate at the idea of 20-something college kids standing on some canvas dyed red, white, and blue but seem to shrug off the millions of homeless, disabled veterans.

You say we’re more divided than ever before. Ever before what? When black folk couldn’t drink from the same fountain as white folk? When women couldn’t vote? When white southerners fought for the idea that they could keep black people as slaves? We’re a generation that is done with injustice and when you fight for social change, you will divide people.

You say everything that was frowned up is celebrated. What does that mean? We frowned up gay marriage. We frowned upon wives being able to say no to sex with their husbands. We frowned up interracial marriage. We frowned up black folk being allowed to go to school with white folk. We frowned upon women being allowed to vote. Are those things not worth celebrating?

You say nothing has value in our generation, that we take advantage of everything. We value friendship more, we value the fists of change, we value social justice and family and the right to marry those we love. We value the right to be yourself, wholly and fully. We value the right to choose and we value the idea of fighting what you believe in, even when everyone older than you is telling you you’re what’s wrong with the country.

You say we have more opportunities to succeed than those before but we don’t ‘appreciate’ them. We are a bitter generation. You can finance a boat for 3.9% but you have to pay back college tuition plus 8.9%. We may have more opportunities but those opportunities cost money we don’t have.

You say you can see why we’re called ‘Generation,’ but we’re not Generation Y, we’re Millennials and we do feel entitled. We were promised a strong economy and inexpensive education. We had the world in our hands and we were going to make it better. And it was ripped away from us because of incompetent rulers, illegal wars, and greedy corporations and we get blamed for it. Crime has gone down, abortion and unintended pregnancy has lowered, people are living longer, people are more educated, people are less likely to die from violent crime or diseases, yet my generation is touted as the worst generation and for what? Crimes that we’re accused of that happened before we could even wipe our own ass? We were raised better, and we were raised in a society that treated, and continues to treat, us like garbage. And we are done. We are not sorry, we did nothing wrong.

I started an 80′s Sheith playlist because I could _(┐「ε:)_ 

Song list under the cut || Listen

A Little Respect - Erasure || Burnin’ for You - Blue Oyster Cult || Don’t You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds || Call Me - Blondie || Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes || Missing You - John Waite || You Make My Dreams - Daryl Hall & John Oates || Take On Me - a-ha || What I Like About You - The Romantics || Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money || Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper || Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship || Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler || Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley || Tell It to My Heart - Taylor Dayne || Need You Tonight - INXS || Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins || Think I’m In Love - Eddie Money || Every Time You Go Away - Paul Young || Just Like Heaven - The Cure || Holding Out for a Hero - Bonnie Tyler || Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode || Wake me up Before You Go-Go - Wham! || I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers || Sweet Child o’ Mine - Guns N’ Roses || Lips Like Sugar - Echo & the Bunnymen || Stand By Me - Ben E. King || I’ll Melt With You - Modern English || Baby Hold On - Eddie Money || Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics || Lovesong - The Cure || I Ran - A Flock of Seagulls || Space Age Love Song - A Flock of Seagulls || Electric Blue - ICEHOUSE

I think people really underestimate how huge of an impact the Internet has had on the LGBTQIA+ community as we know it today. This is also why it saddens me that people make the excuse of “x community only formed in the late 90’s/early 2000’s” to exclude certain communities.

The Internet started bringing people together, introduced people living in more rural areas to the larger community, and allowed for more detailed discussions about gender and sexuality between strangers who may never have met each other otherwise. It’s no coincidence that so many new communities and identity labels began to spring up at around the same time. Always remember that community formation did not begin or end with Stonewall.

Every day I think about Max and Lucas, every day I think about their bravery. In the early 80’s racism and segregation was still very real in America, it took until the late 80s almost 90’s to completely get rid of segregated schools. And racism was still full throttle in the early 80’s though they were making progress as a country.

Considering they both live in a very small town, in a state that holds a very conservative stance on race and religion, etc. Considering Max’ brother and step-dad are violently racist. She still kisses him in public, she still sneaks out to see him, she remains his friend even after being threatened by her brother. These two were brave as hell in many ways, but this was like some prime bravery shit. I’m so proud of my smol beanos.

Me @ anything that includes at least 5 or so of the following:

  • Neon colors and/or lights contrasting against darkness
  • Urban settings
  • Drumย โ€˜nโ€™ bass/jungle
  • (non-EDM style) Acid/disco/deep house
  • Metal
  • Indie rock
  • (non-trap style) Hip hop
  • Music with overdriven and/or high-reverb percussion and vocals
  • Graphic deconstructive art style with poppy colors and thick lines
  • Fast-paced and over-the-top action and direction
  • Gothic aesthetics and fashion
  • Punk aesthetics and fashion
  • Whateverโ€™s labelled as โ€œ2edgyโ€ these days

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Good things about the Scooby Doo movie

  • Daphne being a bamf who saves the day by beating up the macho guy who spent the movie calling her a damsel
  • Fred’s autobiography “Fred on Fred; The Many Faces of Me”
  • Popular late 90′s alt rock band Sugar Ray having a guest appearance where they try to kill Shaggy and Scooby
  • “Rour rom reats Rat Roo!” “NO SCOOB, YOUR MOM EATS CAT POO!”
  • The guy who tries to sacrifice a dead chicken
  • The monster training tape teaching monsters to act like stereotypical college students
  • “Oh i can be spooky, rawr rawr, with the claws and everything, rawr rawr rawr”
  • “What up dog…and dog?” “Reepin Real!”
  • Fred flicks Scooby on the nose so Scooby punches him in the fucking face
  • Scrappy doo peeing on Daphne then getting his ass thrown out of the gang
  • “He wasn’t even a puppy! He had a gland problem!’
  • “Rit rastes rike rastic!” “So what if it tastes like plastic Scoob you drink out of the toilet!” :RO RO ROU!”
  • Fred trying to get the monsters to do the electric slide
  • Velma getting drunk and dancing on a piano
  • “This is almost as embarrassing as the time you decided to clean your beans at Don Knott’s Christmas party!’ Scooby doo laughs and winks at the camera

Bad things about the Scooby Doo movie

  • ??????
  • None
  • This movies a national treasure 

When I was a kid in the late 90′s or early 00′s- whenever YuGiOh aired on KidsWB, I got a VHS tape in the mail, addressed to me, from “Pegasus”.

Which was wild. Cause if I remember correctly, Yugioh hadn’t actually aired yet- they were just showing trailers for this cool new show that they were about to show….

Anyway, on the tape, it had Pegasus on it, talking to me, hyping me up for the show I guess, and then telling me I’m invited to this website that was password protected, to keep people who weren’t invited out.

The password for this site was literally PEGASUS. Lmao.

Anyway that was absolutely bizarre to me, and I still have no idea to this day why I got this tape. I’ve never met anybody else who got it as well.

In my 46 years of existence, I have been to Afghanistan twice, and Iraq five times and shot at many times. I have been in Sudan second civil war in the late 90′s also shot at. I have been through a minefield, I have been in a crash landing in a Blackhawk helicopter, I have woken up next to a bomb, I have been pushed down a flight of concrete stairs, I have been in multiple fights, even 4 on 1. I have been hit by a Toyota pickup truck while I was riding a bicycle, (This was an MP- Military Police who dropped hot coffee in his lap and he said that made him hit me on accident.) I have fallen out of a tree, been cut with a chainsaw, and in all that time I have never broken a bone in my entire body until two weeks ago, when I slipped on a motherfucking dryer sheet, and fell on my back and broke a rib which also caused a pulmonary contusion.

My wife tells me that you were in special forces, and a dryer sheet took you out.