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Prowler
02-06-2017, 05:23 AM
I beat you to it, CyberCubed! BOHOHOHOH

As we all know, 2007 was 10 years ago. So what were you doing back then?

2007... I was 16 and in 11th grade. And then would get into 12th grade later in the year. This was a quite uneventful year for me, personally and the year where my "being a teenager sucks" phase was at its height.

I was still a very passionate wrestling fan and would watch WWE religiously even though Supercena's run pissed me off and then the Benoit thing made it awkward and uncomfortable to watch WWE for a while.

I took an interest into retrogaming at the time mostly thanks to Angry Video Game Nerd's videos. Hell I think he was still Angry Nintendo Nerd at the time . Anyway, I was playing games I hadn't played in years and games I had never had the opportunity to try out before like every NES Mega Man game which wasn't MM2. Although I had never beaten MM2 until I've gotten MM's Anniversary Collection for my 17th birthday.

I was also playing the Wii a bit, with my family having gotten it for Christmas 2007 and Bully(known as Canis Canem Edit in Europe). Bully was a fun game back when I was a teenager but it's clearly the least good major Rockstar title, I feel.

As for other mediums... I was getting quite into anime. Remember when you could watch tons of anime on youtube without fearing it would get pulled off it the next day? I swear I saw several anime from the 90s and the past decade on youtube.

Wasn't really into music at the time although I did listen to Bodies from Drowning Pool on a daily basis back then, thinking it was the most badass song ever

TV... was watching House at the time. That show was a blast to watch back then. And I was also watching Balls of Steel and Kenny vs. Spenny. LMAO remember those shows?

What about you? What were you doing 10 years ago?

Candy Kappa
02-06-2017, 05:42 AM
2007 was originally going to be my year off as I had finished Secondary school in '06 Being a Russ* and all that graduation jazz.

So I was hanging at my at-the-time-fiance's Secondary School drawing my comic book in the library, and doing art stuff. But I got a bit bored of it, and ended up enrolling into Noroff a private university and started my 3D Modeling & Animation education.

Funnily enough my Junior Instructor at my sword school Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu was also attending the same year, so that was really cool. And I met my now living partner there as well.

* Russefeiring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russefeiring)

ZariusTwo
02-06-2017, 05:58 AM
2007 was'nt the best of years for me. There had to be an extension built for my house and the constant delays and heavy duty work whenever it got going drove 'round the bend...then Marvel published One More Day. I hit the skids shortly after and also dropped out of college

ToTheNines
02-06-2017, 06:10 AM
I was watching lots of porn and impatiently awaiting the TMNT movie.

Ten years later, I'm watching lots of porn and impatiently awaiting the TMNT season finale. Huh.

I guess this March marks me being here for 10 years!

Prowler
02-06-2017, 06:17 AM
I was watching lots of porn and impatiently awaiting the TMNT movie.

Ten years later, I'm watching lots of porn and impatiently awaiting the TMNT season finale. Huh.

I guess this March marks me being here for 10 years!
Porn was the first thing you thought of? Seriously? I mean I started to watch porn around that time as well but didn't even think it was worth mentioning that. :lol:

In about 2 weeks it will mark me being here for 8 years.

ToTheNines
02-06-2017, 06:49 AM
2007 was a very good year for Brazzers.

Prowler
02-06-2017, 06:57 AM
2007 was a very good year for Brazzers.
You even keep track of those things? Do you buy porn DVDs and BluRays and subscribe to pornsites?

Candy Kappa
02-06-2017, 07:18 AM
A man that pays for his porn, is a man you can trust.

ToTheNines
02-06-2017, 07:34 AM
You even keep track of those things? Do you buy porn DVDs and BluRays and subscribe to pornsites?

I've downsized my collection, but yeah.

ProactiveMan
02-06-2017, 08:24 AM
That went downhill fast.

I moved into the first place I ever rented by myself in 2007. I'd been working in a new job for six months and I had enough cash to do it. I was sick of living with other people at that stage, and I thought I'd try living on my own for a while.

AT-Man
02-06-2017, 08:41 AM
A man that pays for his porn, is a man you can trust.

What if they pay for it in bitcoins on deep web?

Storm Eagle
02-06-2017, 09:28 AM
I got a Wii, and later on got The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

I managed to total a perfectly good car in an accident, but I was able to use some of the money I got for it to fly out to Colorado to see my friend the following year.

The long-awaited Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out, I got my copy, and finished it in four days.

Prowler
02-06-2017, 10:18 AM
A man that pays for his porn, is a man you can trust.
Really? I thought no one did that anymore?

I've downsized my collection, but yeah.
Wow how much money did you spend on it? I can't believe someone would actually pay to use Brazzers. The only people I thought who had accounts there were people who found cracked passwords online or something.

CyberCubed
02-06-2017, 11:36 AM
I remember 2007 most of all for finally buying the Wii after it was sold out like crazy in the last two months of 2006. People have forgotten what a huge fad the Wii was...it was sold out nearly everywhere for its first year.

2007 was a great year for Nintendo in general:

- Zelda: Twilight Princess had just come out
- Metroid Prime 3
- Super Mario Galaxy
- Pokemon Diamond and Pearl


Hot damn, you'll never see the 4 big Nintendo franchises get releases that close together again.

Utrommaniac
02-06-2017, 12:48 PM
I was in seventh grade. I was back in Texas after living a year in California - 2006 was awful for me. I made my deviantART Feburary 25. I'll need to make a "10 years" deviation. And, I had started watching The Animals of Farthing Wood and my snake obsession was still in full swing. I wouldn't get my ball python for another year after that.

Jephael
02-06-2017, 12:54 PM
2006 was actually a pretty intense year for me, so when 2007 rolled around I did my best to chill out. It wasn't easy though as I never really had any time to myself. I was living in this halfway house type apartment for people with health issues. The landlady was a crazy Jesus freak who forbid anything sex related like porn or even having a female companion come visit. The only reason my family chose that place was because we were dirt broke, though knowing what I know now I would've left after just that first year.

IndigoErth
02-06-2017, 01:29 PM
27 and job hunting. Would start a part time evening retail job in the end of March and a full time job at a sadly short lived little embroidery shop in April, cutting the retail back to just weekends.

Wish the embroidery place had made it. Nice couple who had it and was kind of fun. And so easy to find yourself standing there watching this big embroidery machine do its thing, up to four shirts or whatever simultaneously.

I was only there a few months and they closed a few months later, after only existing for about a year. Even ended up selling their home and moved permanently down state to their beach house. Shame, but at least they were able to recover their finances a bit that way.

ToTheNines
02-06-2017, 01:43 PM
Wow how much money did you spend on it? I can't believe someone would actually pay to use Brazzers. The only people I thought who had accounts there were people who found cracked passwords online or something.

Nothing outrageous. As much as any other hobby.

I know tube sites are readily available, but I don't like pirating. Don't care if it's music, movies, porn or comics. If people are selling something you enjoy, they deserve your money.

Icebot
02-06-2017, 02:10 PM
My mother passed away in 2007, she had ALS. In fact, my family has been talking about doing something for the 10 year anniversary of her death.

Besides that, 2007 was a good year for me. It was awesome watching TMNT fast forward and the 2007 TMNT movie. In 2006 / 2007, I also started watching Avatar The Last Airbender.

DestronMirage22
02-06-2017, 02:29 PM
Oh crap, the WII came out more than 10 years ago?! Damn, I feel old now.
As for what I was doing 10 years ago, not much different than what I'm doing now; online classes, playing video games, buying toys, watching good movies/T.V. shows, eating good food....basically just enjoying life. :)

Stephen
02-06-2017, 04:38 PM
27 and job hunting.

Same. I spent three months in a warehouse work placement, while unemployed. Didn't get a huge amount of job searching done during those three months, since it was kinda tiring.

MsMarvelDuckie
02-06-2017, 04:39 PM
2007 was'nt the best of years. Marvel published One More Day.


Tell me about it. For me that was the year Spidey "died". My comic buying days basically ended that year for the most part.

Dork of 1987
02-06-2017, 04:43 PM
My mom passed away in 2007 too. Not sure what I want to do for the anniversary, or anything at all.

Powder
02-06-2017, 09:06 PM
I was having a great time. I knew I'd be moving in April of the following year, so I did my best to have fun. Being 16/17, that involved trying out as many substances/females as fate would allow. I had a small but strong group of best friends with whom I spent every night, well into the late hours, & I knew freedom. Lost weight from all the walking I was up to, looked good, felt good. I was wildly reckless & care free, for the first time in my life taking a boat-load of risks & chasing adrenaline highs. Started working on music that I still do to this day & have gotten amazing opportunities through (like collaborating with/befriending some of my favorite rappers/producers, traveling the east coast, making $ here & there, etc). I was in night-school & actually enjoyed learning for once. Lots of fun times & memories. 06/07 are the years I recall most fondly, that mid-teenage period is a special one.

CyberCubed
02-06-2017, 09:10 PM
10 years ago I had just turned 21. My god, where does the time go?

What I would give to be back in my early 20's again. I mean you still feel like a teenager back then, but you have the illusion you're an adult now but you can still live young and carefree. Plus in your early 20's your life isn't really set yet, you have no idea what career you'll have or what girl you'll end up with...and you're bright-eyed and have hopes and dreams for the future.

...Then 10 years later you wonder...what the hell did I do over the last decade?

DarkFell
02-06-2017, 09:20 PM
Let's see... 2007.

I worked a bookstore job for a while, then, I went to work for an art museum.
(Unfortunately, I was laid off from that job in 2008 when the museum laid off everyone else and locked its doors to the public for an interior remodeling job / installation of a bigger gallery that would house the temporary art exhibitions, without re-locating the permanent collection elsewhere.)

I probably updated my DA stuff way more then than I do now. :P

CyberCubed
02-06-2017, 09:25 PM
The fact that 2007 is now "10 years ago" is already mind blowing in itself. I honestly feel like 2005 was only yesterday.

DarkFell
02-06-2017, 10:02 PM
http://hw-img.datpiff.com/m26b20d5/Day_by_day_Time_Waits_For_No_One-front-large.jpg

MrPliggins
02-07-2017, 06:20 AM
I was 28, in a toxic relationship with a live-in gf who was 20, at my last job for a year and commuting an hour and a half one way to work. I don't miss those days. Nothing really special happened that year.. well, I did get a Wii. Apparently OMD happened that year so I also stopped reading Spider-man comics.

precision
02-08-2017, 08:51 PM
I remember a lot of world of warcraft that year. In 2006 my last grandparent died and in 2008 I got my driver's license. Its weird because in the next ten years I don't expect my father to be alive and my mother will be close to 80 by then.

BubblyShell22
02-09-2017, 01:39 PM
I was still in the process of getting my Bachelor's degree in 2007.

Andrew NDB
02-09-2017, 01:43 PM
In 2007? I joined this board posting about how horrible TMNT 2007 was, and everyone was all, "Noooo! It's the best movie ever made! Blasphemy! You hate everything!"

ToTheNines
02-09-2017, 01:47 PM
In 2007? I joined this board posting about how horrible TMNT 2007 was, and everyone was all, "Noooo! It's the best movie ever made! Blasphemy! You hate everything!"

Lmao, dude I ****ing hated you when I first signed on here.

Then a few years after that, I realized you were right. Makes me laugh at all the young kids from the PD section... they'll have their awakening someday too.

Andrew NDB
02-09-2017, 02:31 PM
Lmao, dude I ****ing hated you when I first signed on here.

Then a few years after that, I realized you were right.

What's impressive is that 90% of the people here, conversely, when PD TMNT 2014 came out, they realized right away it was going to be sh*t, saw it and recognized it as sh*t, and had no problem treating it as the sh*t it was.

As for the rest...

Makes me laugh at all the young kids from the PD section... they'll have their awakening someday too.

Doubtful. They're a special kind of flora and fauna...

http://www.oocities.org/marvel_oops/plantman/plantman1.jpg

CyberCubed
02-09-2017, 02:44 PM
I knew TMNT 2014 would be crap the moment I saw those hideous noses/nostrils and the huge Hulk-like designs for the Turtles.

Jephael
02-09-2017, 04:36 PM
In 2007? I joined this board posting about how horrible TMNT 2007 was, and everyone was all, "Noooo! It's the best movie ever made! Blasphemy! You hate everything!"

Lmao, dude I ****ing hated you when I first signed on here.

Then a few years after that, I realized you were right. Makes me laugh at all the young kids from the PD section... they'll have their awakening someday too.

The really sad thing about the 2007 film is the designs of the Turtles themselves were actually really good and it was ashame to see them wasted on such a crappy plot. Even the Leo/Raph rivalry itself was a stupid idea, simply because it's been DONE TO DEATH!!!

***First of Two Latin Kings***
02-20-2017, 08:13 AM
The really sad thing about the 2007 film is the designs of the Turtles themselves were actually really good and it was ashame to see them wasted on such a crappy plot. Even the Leo/Raph rivalry itself was a stupid idea, simply because it's been DONE TO DEATH!!!

I wish GreenWillow would read this and rip you a new one.

RaphaelinSTL
02-20-2017, 10:53 AM
Wow. 10 years ago? That's crazy to think back to such a crazy time in my life.

Well, I was a freshman in college finishing up my second semester. At the beginning of the year I was dating a girl who I knew I had hit a relationship peak with the previous summer but for whatever reason...we kept dating and we took a couple classes together. I was in a band with some friends from high school, but I was the only one going to college regularly of those guys and I just wasn't feeling the friendship connection there as much anymore...so I eventually left the band in the spring of 2007 and haven't played a show with another band since. =/ Jammed with people, but nothing ever came of it.

That girl and I eventually had a really bad break up during the beginning of the summer of 2007 and I was kind of losing my mind at that point. I think it had just been so long since I didn't have anyone in my life relationship wise that it kinda ate me up and I was overtly emotional more than I should have been. I was taking sleeping pills regularly and this is the year I sort of became dependent on them to sleep. My family was healthy and my friends were good...but I was just kind of upset over the break up of a relationship I knew had reached it's end...then I met another girl and everything changed. It was 100X better than anything I had had previously and she was perfect for me at the time. For as rough as those few months were in the summer, late August through the rest of the year was awesome.

Well, the first semester of my second college year had some rough classes that I should've been paying more attention to....but it school wasn't so bad overall. I became obsessed with the Flaming Lips that year and I saw a lot of great bands too. Oh yeah and my family and I went to Universal Studios Orlando Florida...which has been sadly the last time we all went there as a family. =/

It's crazy to think it's been 10 years since that first Transformers movie where everyone thought it was "well, the second one should be better...right?" I also remember going nuts at all the rumors and speculation for The Dark Knight since it was coming out in 2008.

All in all, I LOVED 2007. I still remember it fondly.

Andrew NDB
02-20-2017, 11:46 AM
The really sad thing about the 2007 film is the designs of the Turtles themselves were actually really good and it was ashame to see them wasted on such a crappy plot.

Compared to PD maybe the designs were OK... but they were pretty frog and plushy-like to my eyes. And we won't get started on the humans.

Even the Leo/Raph rivalry itself was a stupid idea, simply because it's been DONE TO DEATH!!!

In the films? Not really. Some shades of it in the first film but it wasn't like it was entirely resolved.

ABrown
02-20-2017, 11:56 AM
Let's see, 2007:

-I turned 26 years old that year
-It was the first full year that I wasn't living with my parents
-I got engaged that year
-I got my bachelor's degree that year (too bad it never got me a better job)

sdp
02-20-2017, 12:34 PM
I've made plenty of good choices and have been heading in the right direction since 2007. At the time I didn't know what to do with my life since some things i had planned were taken away from me at the time I mostly hung out with friends and spent a lot of time with geeky habits, my positive change really started more around 2011. In 2007 I exclusively posted on the Drome about TMNT and didn't post much, I miss some of the familiar faces that I used to read posts about but that's in any forum. Only person I've shared forums with is Cybercubed for over 12 years, we're doomed to be in the same places for the rest of our lives since our likes are pretty much the same.

CyberCubed
02-20-2017, 02:58 PM
Back in 2007 I had just turned 21. Goddamn, what I wouldn't give to be back in my early 20's again.

I'm middle age now, I feel like I'm one step away from the retirement home.

oldmanwinters
02-20-2017, 03:15 PM
Back in 2007 I had just turned 21. Goddamn, what I wouldn't give to be back in my early 20's again.

I'm middle age now, I feel like I'm one step away from the retirement home.

People say "50 is the new 40," so I wouldn't exactly call it "middle age" if you're still in your early 30s. :tlol:

MrPliggins
02-20-2017, 03:47 PM
No sense in obsessing too much about our age. It's not something we can control.
And, you're probably not even halfway to the retirement home.

Jephael
02-21-2017, 05:36 PM
I wish GreenWillow would read this and rip you a new one.

Funny you mention her in such a manner. We're still Facebook friends and I chat with her from time to time on there. As far as the 2007 film is concerned, I'm entitled to my opinion of it despite her fondness for it, especially since she despised Cody Jones from the 4Kids series' Fast Forward era, which I enjoyed immensely!!!

These days all she does is gripe about our current POTUS.

Prowler
02-22-2017, 03:05 PM
People say "50 is the new 40," so I wouldn't exactly call it "middle age" if you're still in your early 30s. :tlol:
What does that even mean? What do people in their 50s generally do differently form people in their 40s?

Andrew NDB
02-22-2017, 03:18 PM
People say "50 is the new 40," so I wouldn't exactly call it "middle age" if you're still in your early 30s. :tlol:

Dudes only live to about 72 on the average, so "middle age" is absolutely your 30s.

Prowler
02-22-2017, 03:22 PM
Dudes only live to about 72 on the average, so "middle age" is absolutely your 30s.
According to wiki(yeah I know) the average male life expectancy in USA is about 76 years old. And there's about 30 other countries ranked above USA in that respect. You're underestimating things a bit :-p

BubblyShell22
02-22-2017, 03:43 PM
I'll be more concerned to hit my sixties because once you hit that age, nobody cares about you as far as health insurance goes.

CyberCubed
02-22-2017, 03:50 PM
When old people hit retirement home they had nothing to do because they grew up in old society, other than watching sports.

When I'm 60-70, I'm still going to be playing videogames, watching cartoons and movies and reading comics. At least when I'm old I know I won't ever be "bored" because I'll still like all the same things I do now. And now just imagine how much new stuff will come out in the next 30 years.

ssjup81
02-22-2017, 08:42 PM
When old people hit retirement home they had nothing to do because they grew up in old society, other than watching sports.

When I'm 60-70, I'm still going to be playing videogames, watching cartoons and movies and reading comics. At least when I'm old I know I won't ever be "bored" because I'll still like all the same things I do now. And now just imagine how much new stuff will come out in the next 30 years.People outgrow things, you know. In the 90s I was into movies. I've gradually started to become uninterested in them round about the early 2000s.

CyberCubed
02-22-2017, 08:48 PM
People outgrow things, you know. In the 90s I was into movies. I've gradually started to become uninterested in them round about the early 2000s.

You mean movies overall? Most movies are of course crap, but there are still a lot of good movies released each year.

ssjup81
02-22-2017, 08:51 PM
Let's actually answer the question now...

I was going on 26.
I lost my job of two years at SunTrust Mortgage (layoff)
I decided to go back to school (online) to finish my BA while job hunting
Did tutoring to make some extra cash

That's about all I can think of.You mean movies overall? Most movies are of course crap, but there are still a lot of good movies released each year.Yeah, in general. It has to truly catch my interest for me to see it and if I don't see it when first interested, I will lose interest.

wpugh2424
02-23-2017, 08:58 PM
Was fresh outta college and starting medical school for the next 7

Jephael
02-24-2017, 01:39 AM
Dudes only live to about 72 on the average, so "middle age" is absolutely your 30s.
According to wiki(yeah I know) the average male life expectancy in USA is about 76 years old. And there's about 30 other countries ranked above USA in that respect. You're underestimating things a bit :-p

Well, either way that works for me. Seeing as how senility runs in my mom's side of the family, I'd rather not live past that age range.

CyberCubed
02-24-2017, 01:44 AM
I plan on living until I'm at least 99. Why die at 70 when you can make it another 30 years?

Jephael
02-24-2017, 01:59 AM
I plan on living until I'm at least 99. Why die at 70 when you can make it another 30 years?

Because by then you're basically reduced to being a large helpless man-baby in a nursing home. You could try living healthy and maybe manage to get to be at the very least in your late 80s until that happens, but sadly that only delays the inevitable.

DestronMirage22
02-24-2017, 07:50 AM
I plan on living until I'm at least 99. Why die at 70 when you can make it another 30 years?

HA! As if that's up to you to decide. :lol::roll:

CyberCubed
02-24-2017, 06:26 PM
You know you feel old when the original Blade Runner that came out in 1982 was set in the year 2019...which is only 2 years from now.

When Terminator's judgement day was 1997...and that's now 20 years ago.

Or when Back to the Future II said 30 years in the future was the year 2015, and that was now 2 years ago.

Goddamn these dates in movies that were supposed to be "the future" are now either the past or we're nearly close to them. God we are so old.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
02-24-2017, 06:33 PM
You know you feel old when the original Blade Runner that came out in 1982 was set in the year 2019...which is only 2 years from now.

When Terminator's judgement day was 1997...and that's now 20 years ago.

Or when Back to the Future II said 30 years in the future was the year 2015, and that was now 2 years ago.

Goddamn these dates in movies that were supposed to be "the future" are now either the past or we're nearly close to them. God we are so old.

Need help changing that colostomy bag, old timer?

TheSkeletonMan939
02-24-2017, 06:51 PM
When CyberCubed gets legit old, he's going to wish that he hadn't spent so much of his youth complaining about being old.

Prowler
02-24-2017, 07:00 PM
When CyberCubed gets legit old, he's going to wish that he hadn't spent so much of his youth complaining about being old.
Tbh, I've always wondered how he has so much spare time to play video games, watch tv shows, cartons and movies and reading comic books and ALSO posting a lot of messages per day in forums like these.

..and yeah he also spends said spare time wandering about getting older.

So CyberCubed do days have 36 hours where you live? Because I thought Americans had less free time compared to us Europeans due to less vacation days per year and such.

CyberCubed
02-24-2017, 08:26 PM
Well a lot of people browse forums from their mobile phones you know. Most of my internet browsing or posting here is when I'm at the job or waiting for a subway train, etc.

I mean I also go on the computer for a while at home too, but the reason so many people are active online is either at their work computers or on their phone.

MsMarvelDuckie
02-24-2017, 09:25 PM
Need help changing that colostomy bag, old timer?

No but I might. Sadly I even remember when ET and RotJ were both still in theaters.

shuriken
02-24-2017, 09:41 PM
2007 oooh boy
Was about to graduate High school, was loving my adventures with my track and field buddies on and off the track (Had 18 shots of liquor and almost died on my birthday, but got 3rd place in this invitational that same day :lol:)
Was awarded most improved on both Track and field and cross country.
I weighed 135!
It was the first time in high school I got on the Honor roll.
I got steady with my first long term serious girlfriend.
Prom! freaking prom was fun, or at least I enjoyed it more once we left. I had a lot of great memories from that year, made some great friends and I grew a lot as a person. Also was one of the delusional kids that thought the 2007 movie was decent. But the only thing good about it was the CGI and the Raph vs Leo scene.

CyberCubed
02-24-2017, 11:14 PM
No but I might. Sadly I even remember when ET and RotJ were both still in theaters.

The earliest movies I remember seeing in theaters was probably Batman 1989 and then TMNT in 1990. And I only know because my father said he took me.

I was only like 4-5 years old back then. Hard to believe 4 year old me was taken to a, back then, violent Batman movie.

Andrew NDB
02-25-2017, 02:56 AM
My earliest theatrical memory is seeing "Aliens" in Southcenter Theater with my parents in Tukwila. The theater no longer stands (it's a Bahama Breeze). It was nighttime. There was a wraparound line around the building.

*looks at release date* I was 5. Scared the bejesus out of me. But I loved it, even then.

Prowler
02-25-2017, 10:26 AM
First movie I saw at the cinema? Either the first live action Astérix movie or Toy Story 2.

MsMarvelDuckie
02-25-2017, 10:53 AM
Asterix? As in the Gaul? I didn't even know there was a live-action version. Is it good?

Prowler
02-25-2017, 11:03 AM
Asterix? As in the Gaul? I didn't even know there was a live-action version. Is it good?
There's 3 or so live action Astérix movies. The first one ever wasn't really that good. Astérix and Cleopatra was a better film. Then another one came out some years ago I think but didn't see it.

But yeah the comics are way better. But speaking of that, Astérix lost a ton of quality ever since Goscinny died and Uderzo began writing the scripts/texts. The last few Astérix books were just embarrassing holy hell.

CyberCubed
02-25-2017, 03:50 PM
Well you know what they say, "Youth is wasted on the young."

"Time flies when you're having fun."

"Live in the present because it will never come again."

and

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."


I now understand what all this means as a middle age man.

Prowler
02-25-2017, 04:20 PM
31 is not middle aged, man. Even if there isn't a strict definition of what "middle aged" is, I'm pretty sure most people don't consider 31 to be so. The earliest I see people label as "middle aged" is 35-36. But I've always assumed it to be around 40-45.

Utrommaniac
02-25-2017, 04:20 PM
Well, there's something to say about 2007 for me today.

This is the day I joined deviantART, and I still use my account occasionally. I even did a dedication piece to it. It's a pretty important day for me, since that's basically when I started diving head-long into internet life.

So, I guess 2007 was my start as "citizen".

ssjup81
02-25-2017, 04:42 PM
Well you know what they say, "Youth is wasted on the young."

"Time flies when you're having fun."

"Live in the present because it will never come again."

and

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."


I now understand what all this means as a middle age man.I understood the meanings of these as a kid...

CyberCubed
02-25-2017, 07:56 PM
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LOL, everyone my age is married with two to three kids already.

ssjup81
02-25-2017, 08:09 PM
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LOL, everyone my age is married with two to three kids already.This doesn't mean anything either. Some of my classmates have kids while others don't. Some had them in their early to mid 20s.

MsMarvelDuckie
02-25-2017, 08:19 PM
Cubed trust me on this, you are NOT middle-aged. At 40, I can now say that (assuming Iake it to 80) I have literally gone through HALF my lifespan. You still have a way to go yet. Be glad of the time you have and for heaven's sake, get outside and LIVE a little once in a while! Enjoy nature, do something new, visit a museum or art gallery, a poetry reading, or a play. Go to a botanical garden or the zoo- New York has some of the best cultural and history exhibits in the world! Read the Times or Washington Post(it still has Spidey comic strips), National Geographic, or Newsweek. Something different. Broaden your horizons while you are still young enough to appreciate different perspectives and experiences.

Prowler
02-25-2017, 08:50 PM
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LOL, everyone my age is married with two to three kids already.
Is the marriage and having kids age lower in the USA or something? Because rarely does someone here nowadays marry before 30. And only poor and uneducated people seem to have kids before 25 nowadays.

I am 26 years old and no one assumes you're married at that age here anymore. I remember saying a couple of months ago that I didn't plan on marrying ever and someone told me "it would be odd if a 26 year old thought about marriage yet..."

CyberCubed
02-25-2017, 09:38 PM
I do like museums and exhibits, but I haven't gone to one in like...10 years.

Is the marriage and having kids age lower in the USA or something? Because rarely does someone here nowadays marry before 30. And only poor and uneducated people seem to have kids before 25 nowadays.

I am 26 years old and no one assumes you're married at that age here anymore. I remember saying a couple of months ago that I didn't plan on marrying ever and someone told me "it would be odd if a 26 year old thought about marriage yet..."

Yes, here in America you're expected to be married by the time you're 25. If you want kids, you're also expected to have children by your mid to late 20's.

By the time you're 30 you're expected to already be more or less settled down (assuming you don't divorce and stay with your spouse), and just raise your kids and go to your 9 to 5 job. By the time you're 40 your kids are teens and about ready to finish High School.

I know this because it's what happened with me and my parents. My parents were only 25 when I was born. They got married the same year. I was already 5 years old by the time they were 30.

How ironic, when my parents were at my age now, I was already 6 years old. At the age of 31 my parents already had full-time careers, were married and had a kid, not to mention a second child because my brother was born when I was 4.

Prowler
02-25-2017, 09:55 PM
I do like museums and exhibits, but I haven't gone to one in like...10 years.


I like them as well but I wouldn't go to one alone. Did that before and it's just not the same thing. The point of going to a museum imo is to comment on the art pieces and the objects with others.


Yes, here in America you're expected to be married by the time you're 25. If you want kids, you're also expected to have children by your mid to late 20's.

By the time you're 30 you're expected to already be more or less settled down (assuming you don't divorce and stay with your spouse), and just raise your kids and go to your 9 to 5 job. By the time you're 40 your kids are teens and about ready to finish High School.

I know this because it's what happened with me and my parents. My parents were only 25 when I was born. They got married the same year. I was already 5 years old by the time they were 30.

How ironic, when my parents were at my age now, I was already 6 years old. At the age of 31 my parents already had full-time careers, were married and had a kid, not to mention a second child because my brother was born when I was 4.
25, really? And does that apply to the whole country? I could understand in more rural and religious areas but in New York City which is where you live people honestly expect you to be married and have kids by the time you're 25?
I know several people around my age(24 to 26) who are in long term relationships and are even living together but still aren't married nor do they have kids. Tbh the economy hasn't been very good here in the last decade so middle class folk can't really support a child until they're in their mid 30s or so.

CyberCubed
02-25-2017, 10:03 PM
25 is actually considered "late," a lot of people already have kids in their early 20's.

Prowler
02-25-2017, 10:07 PM
25 is actually considered "late," a lot of people already have kids in their early 20's.
Including well educated middle and upper middle class people?

Yeah no offence Cubed, but I find it a bit hard to believe that 25 is considered "late" to get married and have kids in this day and age in a Western nation. If you lived in rural Kentucky or so I'd believe you but you live in NYC. I'm more inclined to believe that city has lots of career driven people who are still single in their 30s.

CyberCubed
02-25-2017, 10:30 PM
That's how it is, or how it used to be. It is true that today's younger generation doesn't get married or have kids young anymore, but that's speaking for the people in their early 20's right now.

People born in the 80's like my generation still adhere to the old standards. Maybe mid 90's kids are a bit different. Obviously someone born in the year 2000 is only 17 right now at most.

ssjup81
02-25-2017, 11:30 PM
That's not the case these days. More people are getting married and settling down in their 30s. The generations before ours, it was more common, but more people are going to school and focusing on careers now.

For me, the only people that worried about me becoming an "old maid" were those of my grandmother's generation.

CyberCubed
02-25-2017, 11:48 PM
I would say for the kids born in the 90's it's true, but I know a lot of 80's kids still feel the same way as their parents. Get married and have kids young, etc.

It's weird, us 80's kids are sort of inbetween generations. We're not part of the old crowd yet but we're not young and hip like the 90's generation. So we're like a cross-gen scenario.

Prowler
02-26-2017, 08:18 AM
You're only five years older than me, man. It's not like there's a huge generational gap between you and me.

"I'm so ooooooold!" - CyberCubed

:lol:

CyberCubed
02-26-2017, 11:30 AM
There's a huge difference between 80's kids and 90's kids. 80's kids grew up with the NES, know about the initial wave of Turtlemania, grew up with 80's movies like Terminator, Arnold Scwarzenegger, Rocky, Rambo, Aliens, Ghostbusters, etc, and still remembers VHS tapes and when cable first came out and when we had no cell phones.

90's kids remember some of this too, but not as much.

Prowler
02-26-2017, 12:32 PM
There's a huge difference between 80's kids and 90's kids. 80's kids grew up with the NES, know about the initial wave of Turtlemania, grew up with 80's movies like Terminator, Arnold Scwarzenegger, Rocky, Rambo, Aliens, Ghostbusters, etc, and still remembers VHS tapes and when cable first came out and when we had no cell phones.

90's kids remember some of this too, but not as much.
"80s kids"
"90s kids"

You were born in 1985. What do you even remember of the 80s? The TMNT cartoon debuted in 1987 or so. What was the first episode you even watched? One from season 4?

I have an older brother(born in 1983) so I also grew up with the NES, the first ever game Boy and the 87 Turtles(reruns on cable TV here in the late 90s/early 2000s).

I remember VHS tapes and having no cellphones or internet quite well. And no, the first game I bought was not in CD format. Also my family didn't get cable tv until 1998 or so. And we only got internet around 2000-2001.

Growing up with movies like Rambo and Terminator? And you were allowed to watch those movies as an elementary school kid? Also, Cyber, the first ever Rambo movie came out in 1982 and the first ever Terminator film came out in 1985... the year you were born. You didn't watch those movies at the cinema. And even if you had been 7-8 years old at the time they came out, it's not like your parents would take you to the cinema to watch them. Come on now, you've watched those movies several years after they came out on VHS or on TV like I did.

Also, you seem to like lots of things associate with "90s kids" such as Pokémon and all those superhero cartoons and those shounen anime that were popular in the West back in the late 90s/early 2000s.

Sure, there are some differences. You watched some cartoons I didn't get the chance to watch and such but you talk like there's a huge generational gap between you and I.

Also being born in 1990, I don't remember anything before 1996 or so. So you won't see me claiming to be an expert on what being a "90s kid" is.

CyberCubed
02-26-2017, 04:18 PM
I saw the OT when I was 3 or so, sometime in 1988 I guess. I got an NES with Mario 1 around the same time.

Even if you don't remember the years because you were a baby or little kid, you're still representative of the era. It's true, that I know more of my childhood in the 90's than 80's because well...I was only 5 years old at the most in the 80's.

ssjup81
02-26-2017, 04:46 PM
"80s kids"
"90s kids"

You were born in 1985. What do you even remember of the 80s? The TMNT cartoon debuted in 1987 or so. What was the first episode you even watched? One from season 4?

I have an older brother(born in 1983) so I also grew up with the NES, the first ever game Boy and the 87 Turtles(reruns on cable TV here in the late 90s/early 2000s).

I remember VHS tapes and having no cellphones or internet quite well. And no, the first game I bought was not in CD format. Also my family didn't get cable tv until 1998 or so. And we only got internet around 2000-2001.

Growing up with movies like Rambo and Terminator? And you were allowed to watch those movies as an elementary school kid? Also, Cyber, the first ever Rambo movie came out in 1982 and the first ever Terminator film came out in 1985... the year you were born. You didn't watch those movies at the cinema. And even if you had been 7-8 years old at the time they came out, it's not like your parents would take you to the cinema to watch them. Come on now, you've watched those movies several years after they came out on VHS or on TV like I did.

Also, you seem to like lots of things associate with "90s kids" such as Pokémon and all those superhero cartoons and those shounen anime that were popular in the West back in the late 90s/early 2000s.

Sure, there are some differences. You watched some cartoons I didn't get the chance to watch and such but you talk like there's a huge generational gap between you and I.

Also being born in 1990, I don't remember anything before 1996 or so. So you won't see me claiming to be an expert on what being a "90s kid" is.I'm older than both of you....I was not allowed to watch those films. ^^ I saw them as a teen.

CyberCubed
02-26-2017, 04:48 PM
Growing up I was allowed to watch everything that was violent as possible as long as it didn't have any nudity. So people getting shot to hell with bullets, limbs flying everywhere, blood all over the floor and people getting stabbed was ok. But if one breast was shown I wasn't allowed to watch it.

Of course by the time I was around 13ish or so I was allowed to watch whatever I wanted, but by then it didn't make much a difference.

ssjup81
02-26-2017, 05:06 PM
Growing up I was allowed to watch everything that was violent as possible as long as it didn't have any nudity. So people getting shot to hell with bullets, limbs flying everywhere, blood all over the floor and people getting stabbed was ok. But if one breast was shown I wasn't allowed to watch it.

Of course by the time I was around 13ish or so I was allowed to watch whatever I wanted, but by then it didn't make much a difference.My mother was strict on ratings. I couldn't even see Tim Burton's Batman until my mother saw it first. She and my aunt went. The handbuzzer scene was the deal breaker for my cousin and me. We saw it later after it got to video.

My father took me to see K9 and my mother scolded my father. So my watching of stuff was a tad limited in the 80s because of my age.

Jester
02-26-2017, 05:30 PM
Condemning the current year for its celebrity deaths....wait....

Prowler
02-26-2017, 05:35 PM
I'm older than both of you....I was not allowed to watch those films. ^^ I saw them as a teen.
I wasn't allowed to watch very violent movies when I was a little kid either.
Growing up I was allowed to watch everything that was violent as possible as long as it didn't have any nudity. So people getting shot to hell with bullets, limbs flying everywhere, blood all over the floor and people getting stabbed was ok. But if one breast was shown I wasn't allowed to watch it.

Of course by the time I was around 13ish or so I was allowed to watch whatever I wanted, but by then it didn't make much a difference.
I think only around 14 or so was when my mother didn't care about me watching violence and nudity on TV anymore. She also bought my brother Mortal Kombat 3 when he was 14 or so.

Condemning the current year for its celebrity deaths....wait....
2007 celebrity deaths... Chris Benoit yikes.

Storm Eagle
02-26-2017, 08:32 PM
My mother was strict on ratings.
So was mine. I can't believe she didn't do her research on RoboCop, which my father wanted to take me to see, and I wasn't even interested in seeing. She thought it would be like Transformers.

ToTheNines
02-26-2017, 08:42 PM
Mine were strict as hell too, as far as movies and tv went. And I turned out to be a huge pervert, cuss like a sailor, love gay people and experiment with drugs.

Shoulda let me watch Titanic like all the other second graders, assholes!

Cure
02-26-2017, 08:57 PM
Mine were strict as hell too, as far as movies and tv went. And I turned out to be a huge pervert, cuss like a sailor, love gay people and experiment with drugs.

Shoulda let me watch Titanic like all the other second graders, assholes!

Eh, I dunno. My parents let me watch whatevs and I still kinda turned out like you. Minus the drugs.

CyberCubed
02-26-2017, 09:13 PM
I've never done drugs, don't see why people bother when you know it'll screw you over.

ToTheNines
02-27-2017, 03:35 AM
Eh, I dunno. My parents let me watch whatevs and I still kinda turned out like you. Minus the drugs.

I just meant it happened despite their efforts, not because of them.

I've never done drugs, don't see why people bother when you know it'll screw you over.

What does that even mean?

***First of Two Latin Kings***
02-27-2017, 04:32 AM
I think he is saying he doesn't understand why people still do drugs despite all the knowledge of the consequences that we have now.

ToTheNines
02-27-2017, 04:49 AM
Well, yeah. Don't do ****ing crack or meth, and definitely don't drive.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 10:05 AM
Mine were strict as hell too, as far as movies and tv went. And I turned out to be a huge pervert, cuss like a sailor, love gay people and experiment with drugs.

Shoulda let me watch Titanic like all the other second graders, assholes!
I don't curse much compared to many people out there. Sure I do curse but that don't tend to be the first adjectives that coem to my mind when I describe something.

I don't think I hear my mother cursing/swearing more than 5-6 times per year. No exaggeration.

Some of my older relatives don't/didn't like gays much and also talk(ed) smack about other races, namely blacks. I think that's common among older folk.

I honestly have never seen Titanic to this day.I just wasn't interested in that movie. But really, you weren't allowed to watch it? I thought that movie was appropriate for pretty much everyone?

I've never done drugs, don't see why people bother when you know it'll screw you over.
I think TTN is not referring to the heavier ones such as coke and heroin... at least I hope he isn't.

Andrew NDB
02-27-2017, 10:18 AM
Eh, I dunno. My parents let me watch whatevs and I still kinda turned out like you.

Yeah, I was always allowed to watch R-rated stuff. It just wasn't a big deal.

Utrommaniac
02-27-2017, 10:41 AM
I honestly have never seen Titanic to this day.I just wasn't interested in that movie. But really, you weren't allowed to watch it? I thought that movie was appropriate for pretty much everyone?

Yes, the movie that discussed the topic of a horrific accident where thousands of innocent men, women, and children suffered terrible deaths is appropriate for pretty much everyone. With a week-long romance between two teenagers defying classism. And ending up with a nude charcoal painting. And sex in a car.

Okay, but I actually did see Titanic fairly young, but that was in 2004, when I was in fourth grade. At my grandma's house on VHS.
And that spawned a massive obsession with wanting to know what really happened, but I'm not sure how much stuck back then. I probably know more now than I did then.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 10:50 AM
Yes, the movie that discussed the topic of a horrific accident where thousands of innocent men, women, and children suffered terrible deaths is appropriate for pretty much everyone. With a week-long romance between two teenagers defying classism. And ending up with a nude charcoal painting. And sex in a car.

Okay, but I actually did see Titanic fairly young, but that was in 2004, when I was in fourth grade. At my grandma's house on VHS.
And that spawned a massive obsession with wanting to know what really happened, but I'm not sure how much stuck back then. I probably know more now than I did then.
But are those death and sex scenes explicitly shown on screen? Because in some anime and cartoons people die as well. Kids also watched DBZ on a religious basis back in the 90s and their parents didn't bat an eye to it.

Utrommaniac
02-27-2017, 10:53 AM
Dear god, a lot of deaths were shown. People getting shot by the officers in a panic, one officer killing himself because he couldn't take the stress, someone falling off the ship and getting hit on the propellers, a man and his child drowning in a hallway attempting to escape the lower levels of the ship as they were flooding. They even showed Captain Smith's death as he stood on the bridge.

It was brutal...
Then there's the matter of the corpses floating in the water.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 10:55 AM
Dear god, a lot of deaths were shown. People getting shot by the officers in a panic, one officer killing himself because he couldn't take the stress, someone falling off the ship and getting hit on the propellers, a man and his child drowning in a hallway attempting to escape the lower levels of the ship as they were flooding. They even showed Captain Smith's death as he stood on the bridge.

It was brutal...
Then there's the matter of the corpses floating in the water.
I asked because I've never watched the movie, as you can see.

Honestly, I had no idea it was that explicit.

Candy Kappa
02-27-2017, 10:58 AM
Yeah, the Titanic Live-Action movie is a bit more explicit then the 3-4 Animated movies.

Utrommaniac
02-27-2017, 11:04 AM
I actually used to be able to watch it just fine until the theatrical re-release in 2012, which I watched with my boyfriend at the time.

And after that, I just can't anymore. I don't know if it's age or a better sense that real people suffered the way they did - even if a lot of it had cinematic polishing, but the second half of the movie really pushes on how awful the sinking itself was.

They did manage to slip in this guy when the ship was going down though. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Joughin)
His account pretty much said that you couldn't get pulled down with the ship when it was finally going into the ocean, because he just stepped off and bobbed along until he was rescued.

Yeah, the Titanic Live-Action movie is a bit more explicit then the 3-4 Animated movies.
At least the one with the rapping dog had the guts to admit that people died horribly. That's the one thing I can say about it.
And that it does have a basis for a story about a young woman reuniting with her long-lost mother against all odds on what should be, by all accounts, the worst day of their lives.

CyberCubed
02-27-2017, 11:36 AM
Titanic came out when I was in 7th grade. From the moment I saw that movie I formed a hatred for Leonardo Dicaprio that has never gone away all these years later. Something about him rubs me the wrong way.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 11:46 AM
Titanic came out when I was in 7th grade. From the moment I saw that movie I formed a hatred for Leonardo Dicaprio that has never gone away all these years later. Something about him rubs me the wrong way.
He's actually a pretty decent actor. The thing is, early in his career he got often the "pretty boy" roles.

ToTheNines
02-27-2017, 11:54 AM
Titanic came out when I was in 7th grade. From the moment I saw that movie I formed a hatred for Leonardo Dicaprio that has never gone away all these years later. Something about him rubs me the wrong way.

He gets laid and you don't. That's probably it.

CyberCubed
02-27-2017, 11:57 AM
I dislike both Leonardo Dicaprio and Matt Damon. When I was younger I actually thought they were the same person. I don't like the roles they play in movies and their blond hair and blue eyes bug me.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 12:30 PM
I dislike both Leonardo Dicaprio and Matt Damon. When I was younger I actually thought they were the same person. I don't like the roles they play in movies and their blond hair and blue eyes bug me.
I don't care about Damon but DiCaprio is a pretty solid actor.

Do you also dislike Brad Pitt? He's also a pretty solid actor.

Jephael
02-27-2017, 01:30 PM
I was always allowed to watch R-rated stuff. It just wasn't a big deal.

I envy people who didn't have to grow up with an overbearing Jesus-freak for a guardian. I couldn't even enjoy the friggin Beetlejuice cartoon without my mom getting all freaked out.

CyberCubed
02-27-2017, 02:16 PM
Soccer Moms and religious parents are the worst. The same type of people who forbid their children from watching TMNT, Power Rangers, Pokemon, Dragonball Z, Harry Potter, etc. because they claimed they were "bad influences" or "the devil."

Goddamn. Thank god our generation learned from our parents mistakes. For the people who have kids here already or will in the future, I'm sure you guys know better than to claim shows/movies are "bad for kids" and let them watch what they want within reason.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 02:21 PM
Every kids' fad gets labeled "the devil". But only a vocal minority of parents and guardians are stupid enough to believe that crap.

Hell it's not just children cartoons and video games. Heavy metal music, rock music and jazz music got once labelled as "the devil's music".

MsMarvelDuckie
02-27-2017, 09:05 PM
That's how it is, or how it used to be. It is true that today's younger generation doesn't get married or have kids young anymore, but that's speaking for the people in their early 20's right now.

People born in the 80's like my generation still adhere to the old standards. Maybe mid 90's kids are a bit different. Obviously someone born in the year 2000 is only 17 right now at most.


No we don't. I'm nearly 10years older than you Cubed, and only about HALF of the people I went to high school did this, and they were generally the ones who were more promiscuous to begin with. The rest (smarter ones?) waited and had them later. I myself had planned on NOT having any at all, but even when I did end up having one it wasn't til I was 30- YOUR age. People of our generation are generally more career driven, given that we are the first generation where women were EXPECTED to go out and have jobs of their own. And they took to it in force.....


"80s kids"
"90s kids"

You were born in 1985. What do you even remember of the 80s? The TMNT cartoon debuted in 1987 or so. What wasn the first episode you even watched? One from season 4?

I have an older brother(born in 1983) so I also grew up with the NES, the first ever game Boy and the 87 Turtles(reruns on cable TV here in the late 90s/early 2000s).

I remember VHS tapes and having no cellphones or internet quite well. And no, the first game I bought was not in CD format. Also my family didn't get cable tv until 1998 or so. And we only got internet around 2000-2001.

Growing up with movies like Rambo and Terminator? And you were allowed to watch those movies as an elementary school kid? Also, Cyber, the first ever Rambo movie came out in 1982 and the first ever Terminator film came out in 1985... the year you were born. You didn't watch those movies at the cinema. And even if you had been 7-8 years old at the time they came out, it's not like your parents would take you to the cinema to watch them. Come on now, you've watched those movies several years after they came out on VHS or on TV like I did.

Also, you seem to like lots of things associate with "90s kids" such as Pokémon and all those superhero cartoons and those shounen anime that were popular in the West back in the late 90s/early 2000s.

Sure, there are some differences. You watched some cartoons I didn't get the chance to watch and such but you talk like there's a huge generational gap between you and I.

Also being born in 1990, I don't remember anything before 1996 or so. So you won't see me claiming to be an expert on what being a "90s kid" is.

I'm older than both of you....I was not allowed to watch those films. ^^ I saw them as a teen.

He didn't but I did. And thankfully I was allowed to watch pretty much anything except "adult" movies. Cubed was still in preschool when I watched Pirhana 1&2 for the first time on cable- at age 8! (Had nightmares for a few weeks due to my parents' fun hobby of going fishing/skiing/swimming at local lakes where "pirhana"(actually the vegetarian but related pacu) were caught...)

I DO remember many of those films as I DID grow up with them. (Born '76, yo!)


Every kids' fad gets labeled "the devil". But only a vocal minority of parents and guardians are stupid enough to believe that crap.

Hell it's not just children cartoons and video games. Heavy metal music, rock music and jazz music got once labelled as "the devil's music".


This is soooo true. In my day it was Dungeons&Dragons roleplaying games, and metal music. Ozzy, Meyallica and Megadeath were all culprits. As were R-rated films like Robocop and the like.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 09:38 PM
Tbh, 2007 was kind of a boring year, don't you guys think? And I'm not talking from a personal stance this time, but as in... what notorious events happened in 2007? The Chris Benoit tragedy and... Virginia Tech shooting?

Now, 2008, that's a year that might go down in History and have repercussions for years to come. SO I guess 2007 was the "clam before the storm"?

MsMarvelDuckie
02-27-2017, 09:47 PM
Well technically 2007 was the year the recession began here in the US. The bottom fell out of the real estate market and the bank crisis reared its ugly head, and jobs became scarce.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 09:48 PM
Well technically 2007 was the year the recession began here in the US. The bottom fell out of the real estate market and the bank crisis reared its ugly head, and jobs became scarce.
But didn't the world crisis start in 2008? At least that was when it blew up here in Europe. Greece and Iceland came first and then I think it was Ireland and a couple of years later it was Portugal and Spain.

CyberCubed
02-27-2017, 10:06 PM
2007 was a great year for videogames:

Super Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime 3
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl

Uncharted
Bioshock
Mass Effect
The Orange Box
Ninja Gaiden Black
Ratchet and Clank: Future Perfect
Halo 3

It's also the year most people were still struggling to find a Wii.

MsMarvelDuckie
02-27-2017, 10:12 PM
Nope. It started while Bush was still in office. And poor Obama inherited that sh**storm clusterf*** mess and somehow managed to turn it around even though it took almost six years. He just gets a lot of flack because it ballooned shortly after he took over. One reason I give the man a lot more respect than most- he was able to steer through it all with dignity and calmness in spite of all the people pointing fingers and booing in the sidelines. And we came out ok. But the bubble burst BEFORE he got there.

Prowler
02-27-2017, 10:15 PM
2007 was a great year for videogames:

Super Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime 3
Pokemon Diamond/Pearl

Uncharted
Bioshock
Mass Effect
The Orange Box
Ninja Gaiden Black
Ratchet and Clank: Future Perfect
Halo 3

It's also the year most people were still struggling to find a Wii.
I was mostly into retrogaming in 2007. We got a Wii for Christmas that year, though.

DisKosh
02-27-2017, 10:46 PM
I would have been fourteen then.

Holy ****, that year was ****ing intense.

-First year of my GCSEs (Britain = General Certificate of Education).
-My parents broke up.
-Because my dad was a vicar and he had an affair he lost his job (although my mum is a very difficult person to live with and can be pretty scary if you get on her bad side so I don't blame him).
-Because he lost his job, we had to move house (we lived in a vicarage).
-One of my mum's work colleagues and her daughter came to live with us for a few months which was fun.

On the plus side, I was really into Star Trek, Babylon 5, Space 1999 and Futurama. I also discovered the joy of reading 19th century literature such as Frankenstein and pretty much any Victor Hugo novel. As you can tell, I was one of the cool kids. :P