nostalgia
donaldson looking at old sites like this one and finding things that i'd forgotten and things that i wish i could forget 000514
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lokkust oh my, this room tone is so 90'ish 000515
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MollyGoLightly if i come back, am i going to get swallowed up in_this_stuff too? 011129
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MollyGoLightly the further back you go into blather history, the less underscores you see.

i like single words. they're quieter than phrases.
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notalice Nostalgia causes cancer. Just ask the weakerthans. 020812
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~gez~ what about the strongerthans?
and the reason underscores are becoming more frequent is because lots of words have been blathered about
and to get a new post one must use underscores
not that i know, i've only been blathering two weeks or something
god i have done alot recently
im obsessed
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fred hydrochloric cud from the depths of the nostalgia_stomach 020901
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Kate I have been living in the past, to a degree. Seeing you again reminds me of last year. But suprisingly, I don't want you, or need you, or miss you. I just possess a certain amount of nostaglia and think about possible scenarios.

Fall is coming. It's September - the time of high school football games, the necessity of hoodies, cross-country races, and the silly anxiety and excitement of Homecoming.

I had such a nice Friday night, Tracee, thank you for the conversation and the new facts and the smiles. Thank you for being nice to him, and I'm so glad that you got your cds and smiles.
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Fightback Arent we all at a certain point
in our lives nostalgic....
Dont you have something to remember with joy and wish it can come back again
the past takes a different dimention when its gone its fairy and so dreamy
I can never ignore those sweet memories nor can i ignore all the bad experiences
that shaped me as i am....
every time you mention or remember
"THE FIRST TIME" u r being nostalgic
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misstree blah... i can't do it anymore... i was looking through pics from the last swordfighting event, with the group that i now have no more solid ties to.. i miss so many people so bad, just looking at their pictures makes me want to run up and give them a big ol' treehug, but i feel like i have no place there anymore... there's a party coming up on halloween, but it's up to the ex to decide if it's okay for me to be there, and then up to my houseguest if we will go... bleargh... gotta go clean my room, get this outta my head... maybe listen to some 80's music, make me bouncy again... 031018
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u24 are you going? 031030
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misstree the ex decided he would be uncomfortable if i was there. he's trying to get some ass. can't deny him the right, and i honestly hope he gets some (though in my heart of hearts i hope it's meteoker). if he starts datings someone, i will dump a bucket of dead fish in front of his door, because he does need to have his headspace be his own for a while.

but there are other plans for hallowee, such as trick_or_beer ing and bubba_hotep and the monthly goth night and lord knows what else.

but i do miss my boys (and smattering of girls) so very very much.
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magicforest My sister and I went on a motor boat ride with some family members once and because the front of the boat is at an upwards angle my sister was screaming the whole time, "We're going to flip over, we're going to flip over!". She was so young and so terrified. I love her for that. 040226
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x twisted x i went for a drive today and ended up at my grade school. its funny how much you remember when you are suddenly thrown to the place where the past took place. its funny how without thinking your mind takes you back to your roots. basically...i miss it. 040411
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apocalypse I'd love it if it weren't so painful 050614
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emmi when you can't accept that the past is past and the new thing so completely doesn't take after the old 051111
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no reason not so much in a positive or bittersweet sense...more like a splash of remembering
that you're somewhat expecting to happen because it always happens on these rare occasions, but it's always stronger and stranger than you expect. there's a connection between you that's never really broken, despite the time and distance...and if it is ever broken or forgotten, it's remembered right away upon meeting. you get along incredibly well together, always have, and you experience mixes of present selves and past feelings. it's all good, and fun, and close, for all except the part of you that isn't entirely there. the part isn't entirely in the past. and when it is, it knows that it doesn't want to be there. that it can't. it's not that the present connection is an illusion, but the present self is aware of the breaks than can and will occur. present signs and past knowledge, most often directly relating to each other, give this away.
and it's so tempting to return to the past. it's made to feel so easy, and tempting. but then the faults come splashing in just in time.

so you leave when you're supposed to. when you're supposed to. supposed to. the way it should be. you're left to remember or not remember at all. your selves are confused and a little bit gone.
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yeah i said it. TWICE. tempting tempting tempting tempting. 060112
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pete revelling in music from before, waiting for time to pass 071023
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no reason i listen to things that remind me of other things when there's nothing else 080723
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Strideo nostalgia is what makes everything from the past better than what is being made now. it's why the NES rules and the SNES will always be the absolute pinnacle of video game console evolution! it's why Jack_Nicholson is so awesome as The Joker and chip_tunes sound so freaking cool! it's why the original Star_Wars is so damn sweet and the new ones are awful.

. . . well, that and the fact that most of the new stuff out there IS crap . . .




boy, the Star Wars one was a bad example. nostalgia has nothing to do with why the new movies are inferior.
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In_Bloom Bologna on white bread with a white cheese slice out of a plastic wrapper
Plain yellow mustard
Dr. Pepper in a glass bottle
Yeah!

Oh, and I can't leave out the smell of leaded gasoline burning from a V8 engine car that's busting balls along the highway at 110+ mph
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Strideo I've never felt nostalgic about processed meat products. In fact I'm grateful not to have had a hot dog or a piece of bologna in over a decade.
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IKC 56-80 Brief lapses, sighs, rose colored memories of the comparatively recent.

wry grin crosses my mouth.

mischief
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AK Is reminiscing of times that could have been better, but will always BE better in your mind from things that you wish you had done. Sweet but unattainable. 081123
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Ceron Today I felt nostalgic for the Blather of 2004 and 2005. Plenty of good blathin' from Misstree, IGG, Andru, Stork, DannyH, Oren, Unhinged, Doar, RO, LS, oE, Strideo and even kx (a little) plus many others. In those years the recent page was always bountiful and interesting. 081123
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currentdismalcontributor Things shine with a little polish/interaction 081123
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unhinged nostalgia_stomach
one_perfect_moment
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antisocialbehaviour coming back to blather for the first time in years. seeing people still posting from when i was a regular (hi silentbob!)

i wish i remembered all the different usernames i used. sometimes its nice to walk down memory lane.
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. some past names may be revealed if you type

http://blather.newdream.net/cgi-bin/blather?who;email=

into the address bar and add an old email address after the equal sign
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IGG Hello blather my old friend.

I came on here today as I found myself cleaning my flat and listening to the same music that I used to blather to back in the early years.

Weirdly I wanted to post under this title and found that Ceron had posted something on here discussing the recent page back then (a decade ago! what the hell?). Thanks for the lovely comment and I hope you are still around on the blue (even sporadically if not regularly).

I had a sense of nostalgia so strong today that it took me straight back to when I had discovered the magical blue and there were long strings of topics on the recent page, some to read, some you might want to add to and some that sounded like kick ass song titles.

Are the blatherskites from then still perusing this cerulean maze, lost within its walls or are they secluded in 'real' life, outside, like me?

Blather blue looks like blather red now...

I hope that this tiny forgotten mystery of the internet continues to gather new skites to spill their thoughts, whims, poems, feelings and puzzles on to the page. It's a truly magnificent place.

Perhaps blather is like the Room of Requirement (for any Harry Potter fans out there), somewhere to excise those demons of hate, loneliness and fear; somewhere to share your secret feelings and desires; somewhere you can be safe or somewhere you can just be yourself in a faceless but no less real environment.

I haven't felt the urge to spill blue ink on here for some time but I think that real life has made me forget how ethereal and unique this place can be. But then again, I'm not thinking of the periods of solid spamming that this place can get, or the really quiet times - looking through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia (like thinking of childhood), everything is sunny and smells fresh and alive.

would anyone like to come to the blather_cafe?
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IGG or cafe_blather even... shit it's been too long! 151025
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birdmad Occasionally... 151025
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flowerock I always assume nostalgia to be a heavy negative thing, but it's not! Tonight I opened my flute case... I played a few notes... nostalgia... the smell, the sounds of the keys, the blue velvet inside the case and the sparkly nail polish I painted onto it in middle s ch ool... happy to have it back in reach. 151027
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flowerock It feels like I left myself in the past, in chunks of years... just abandoned that age of me. Am I not still all those people I used to be? 151028
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nr "Nostalgia is so certain: the sense of familiarity it instills makes us feel like we know ourselves, like we've lived. To get a sense that we have already journeyed through something—survived it, experienced it—is often so much easier and less messy than the task of currently living through something. Though hard to grasp, nostalgia is elating to bask in—temporarily restoring color to the past. It creates a sense memory that momentarily simulates context. Nostalgia is recall without the criticism of the present day, all the good parts, memory without the pain." -carrie brownstein 151029
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nr nostalgia is selective; people don't usually choose to revisit (or generally aren't nostalgic about) bad memories. there's a kind of relief there, like denial in a way. the present could use some of that denial. 151029
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