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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #71955 on: October 14, 2019, 03:32:45 pm »
Closed down?
Why? They were printing money.

The important part here is "before the new season". They didn't close down for good.
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« Reply #71956 on: October 14, 2019, 03:35:13 pm »
Fortnite is up there with famous YouTubers in making me feel there's a clear generational difference between me (a millenial) and the kids and it makes me feel old :(
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« Reply #71957 on: October 14, 2019, 03:38:05 pm »
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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« Reply #71958 on: October 14, 2019, 03:40:39 pm »
Fortnite is up there with famous YouTubers in making me feel there's a clear generational difference between me (a millenial) and the kids and it makes me feel old :(

I don't feel old, but I also don't really see the appeal of Fortnite either. Famous YouTubers just makes sense, though. Especially since a whole heap of them are Millennials.
The medievals were only too right in taking nolo episcopari as the best reason a man could give to others for making him a bishop. Give me a king whose chief interest in life is stamps, railways, or race-horses; and who has the power to sack his Vizier (or whatever you care to call him) if he does not like the cut of his trousers.

Government is an abstract noun meaning the art and process of governing and it should be an offence to write it with a capital G or so as to refer to people.


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« Reply #71959 on: October 14, 2019, 04:20:27 pm »
I sometimes look at what kids these days are into and feel old.

Then I remember that when I was a kid I didn't really like what kids were into then either.
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« Reply #71960 on: October 14, 2019, 04:29:13 pm »
Fortnite is up there with famous YouTubers in making me feel there's a clear generational difference between me (a millenial) and the kids and it makes me feel old :(

I don't feel old, but I also don't really see the appeal of Fortnite either. Famous YouTubers just makes sense, though. Especially since a whole heap of them are Millennials.

I'm with Sheilbh. I don't see why people would want to follow these "content creators".
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« Reply #71961 on: October 14, 2019, 04:40:44 pm »
Fortnite is up there with famous YouTubers in making me feel there's a clear generational difference between me (a millenial) and the kids and it makes me feel old :(

I don't feel old, but I also don't really see the appeal of Fortnite either. Famous YouTubers just makes sense, though. Especially since a whole heap of them are Millennials.
I don't know what Fortnite is really :ph34r:

With YouTubers I just didn't notice it until like 20,000 Londoners were trying to buy tickets to see two YouTubers box each other. And it just struck me this whole new culture had built up behind my back. It's fine I just suddenly noticed.

Same with Fortnite, I became aware of it because footballers were doing Fortnite victory celebrations and I was like - what? :blink:
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« Reply #71962 on: October 14, 2019, 04:47:55 pm »
If by follow you mean subscribe to their channels, we do it because they make content that resonates somehow.
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« Reply #71963 on: October 15, 2019, 12:57:34 am »


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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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« Reply #71964 on: October 15, 2019, 05:29:28 am »
Fortnite is up there with famous YouTubers in making me feel there's a clear generational difference between me (a millenial) and the kids and it makes me feel old :(

Yeah, Youtubers, and apparent pop music for me. There is now clearly a generational gap between me and young people, and it is only going to widen.

I mean, timescale-wise, me listening to 90s rock now is EXACTLY like people listening to 60s rock when I was a kid. Depressing.

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« Reply #71965 on: October 15, 2019, 05:33:25 am »
Fortnite is up there with famous YouTubers in making me feel there's a clear generational difference between me (a millenial) and the kids and it makes me feel old :(

Yeah, Youtubers, and apparent pop music for me. There is now clearly a generational gap between me and young people, and it is only going to widen.

I mean, timescale-wise, me listening to 90s rock now is EXACTLY like people listening to 60s rock when I was a kid. Depressing.

Yeah, one of the weirdest things of growing old is when you realize that stuff that was relevant in your life time (movies/music from the 1990s, for example) is closest to stuff you always thought as OOOOOOLD!!!! than current day music/movies.

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« Reply #71966 on: October 15, 2019, 05:38:57 am »
Hey, everyone knows that music was best in the [insert decade when you were a teen/came of age]! :mad:
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« Reply #71967 on: October 15, 2019, 05:42:49 am »
Hey, everyone knows that music was best in the [insert decade when you were a teen/came of age]! :mad:

Except if that age was just after brit pop but before the Strokes. :P
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« Reply #71968 on: October 15, 2019, 05:43:28 am »
I try to listen to a healthy dose of recent music. Keeps me young.  :)
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« Reply #71969 on: October 15, 2019, 06:09:00 am »
Tbf, I do make a habit of trying out new genres and new bands from genres I like.

My preferred decade is the 90s, but not all genres. E.g. friends and I listened to metal and grunge at the time, plus indie bands, while the charts were dominated by dance pop/techno which I still can't stand. I do like the charts music from the early to middling 80s, though, when I was a kid, so what do I know. :D
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.