Okay so this is the real thread
((WARNING: Big Wall of Text Ahead - Spanning Three Posts - Still Under Construction))
Well it's been 3 years and counting since I have created this previous thread: http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ure&highlight=
In the previous thread, I was mostly concerned with famous iconic media franchises that has given happiness and joy to everyone in america/the world such as superman, mickey mouse, bugs bunny, etc. ending for good eventually and how the 2000's decade was going to end, but this time it was something even far bigger.
Now the first three years of this century's second decade is about to pass (or deep down has passed already) and I must say I've had many moments that were great and epic or bittersweet and had been open to so many wonderful and awesome things, both old and new alike, and had grown in many significant ways but at the same time have been through numerous and nearly life-turning occasions, phases, and periods that have been disastrous, disappointing, sad, outrageous, shocking, depressing, and just plain shitty yet even sadly they are most likely far from being anywhere near the worst of times I will possibly be facing for the rest of this decade and far beyond.
2012 has been the most significant, expansive, and changing year in my life and I have never felt such a year since 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2010 and I can't believe it's almost ending for 2013 (which means the Mayan End-Time Prophecy fiasco is going to be all gone and i'm going to wait for another popularly theorized or speculated "end-time" date to cling onto). Everything just seems to be aging too fast.
And I never quite thought I would be making a sequel to my previous thread until later this year and boy... I've gotta say this part of the year kinda feels like 2009 and 2011 all over again. And this thread is basically the last thread linked above, only cranked up to eleven. And I've got SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much more stuff to let off my chest this time that I don't know where the bleeding hell to start. So here goes... *clears throat*
First off... the one thing that worries and pesters me most right now are Future Generations either on the internet or in real-life. As you can see I've been a daily internet user since no earlier than late 2003 and I've been a member of Comic Book Rumbles (and this board as a whole) for 3 years now and I have been through various sorts of things during my stay and saw at least several epic moments and seen many noobs pop up and saw some of them become regulars. But I notice that when I first joined, I was expecting a lot of things to be the same as it was back in like 2004-2008 such as certain characters being loved and dominating in their fights, but was kinda shocked to see that things have changed more drastically than I thought. And then it came to me that the senior/older posters that used to post there and that made such wonderful past threads for me to read upon, rarely or no longer posted anymore and thus the good things and familiar attitudes I have thought would stay seemed to have faded away.
For most of my whole life, I've grew up feeling that it is usually the older people who are more experienced and have more treasured wisdom, knowledge, and intellect than me and people my age. And it's just that whenever I see stances and opinions on religion Gods's scope/power, omnipotence, toonforce, who's verses top-tiers are stronger, no-limits-fallacy, etc. and some stuff not related to battles between fictional characters, i feel more inclined to take an older person's words (unless I completely disagree with them from the start) more seriously than I would from someone who's at least 2-3 years younger than me and dismiss the latter as just young ignorant people.
But I feel that when I get older that I will have less and less awesome and wise elderly or older people (and more and more annoying and obnoxious uncultured younger people) to always easily look up to for advice and comfort like I have now and the years before in my life and thus I feel like I'm not only relatively lonely in that scenario, but mentally and psychologically trapped, alienated, and helpless (like i'm stuck in a steel box with no way out). This is why i keep looking up to God, real gods/beings, ancient/classic/traditional stuff, historical figures, older actors/actresses/celebrities (both living and dead), etc. more and more these days, even as I'm now a young adult who's just reached 21 a few months ago.
This sort of mentality of mine you could say, all started with the history and looks of video gaming for the rise of this mentality... when I grew up in my childhood decade of the early to mid 1990's, video gaming was primarily 16/8-bit and mario/nintendo and other classic games were the most popular and praised and they were the center of all gaming and back then gaming was much more colorful and appealed to ALL ages (i don't want to use the word "kiddy" or "children's stuff", it's too derogatory, elitist, and condescending) and back then most people respected the quality, fun, and colorfulness of games over mere graphics, age-ratings, or blood/violence/sex and not to mention whenever you think of video gaming, names like "Nintendo" were basically a pre-requisite and mandatory thing to know and embrace when being a gamer. And I always expected whenever people mention the word "video games", I always think of classic and traditional ones like Atari, Nintendo, Namco, etc., arcade machines, and joypads and other 8-bit/16-bit or cartoony stuff instead of the more modern gritty realistic 3D crap like xbox or halo/call of duty (blech).
But ever since no later than 2001, video gaming has changed drastically from the classic and traditional look and feel of my childhoods and even worse, when I was still a child at that time, while I have been a loyal Nintendo fan all my life and always have grew up seeing it as not only THE real classic or eternal definition of video gaming alongside Atari, Namco, etc., I always had to put up with the constant annoyance, confusion, and frustration of Playstation/Sony fanboys or more new/current-gen gamers from my generation's time (mostly primarily the early to mid 2000's until high school started for me) not only openly mocking and blatantly disrespecting Nintendo consoles/characters and pejoratively labelling them as "kiddy" and "outdated", but were more often than not pretty ignorant of the fact that Nintendo saved the video gaming industry and that without Mario/Nintendo, there would be no more video gaming (at least in the West) and the only video game characters we would have are pac-man and whoever's before him in the atari/coleco ages.
It's like during the early 2000's and late 1990's, everyone knows what a SNES and N64 is, but as of right now, for people born in like the 2000's and 2010's, I feel kinda unsettled being with a massive group of younger people than me (who may or may not look like teens or even young adults) that have no basic knowledge or idea of what an NES, SNES, N64, or even Gamecube is and who Mario/Nintendo is and all the classic pre-2000's video game characters and even moreso verbally desecrate them for being "primitive", "kiddy", and "boring". It's kinda like kids who are going to be born in the 2020's and future decades are going to take A LOT of time to get familiar with the 1950's or even 1990's. I just hate to be in a time in the future like the 2050's where I have to put up with younger kids going "1980's are boring" and "1920's is creepy black-and-white" when I look back into all the wonderful decades of the 20th century and the early 21st as well (which is another thing i'm going to be discussing in the second post).
It seems the originals just get ignorantly and blindly disrespected and underrated by the younger generations as if they were trash like "naruto" or "bleach", or maybe that's just how I grew up in the past as a 90's child and fear how that part of my life's history might be repeated and even worse amped (despite being exposed to enough real gamers, both old and young, who know shit about nintendo's history). I could go on and on...
It's one of the reasons why younger people annoy the hell out of me when it comes to these particular subjects and matters.
Second issue coming in the second post...