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Subject: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: John Titor on 07/01/18 at 2:35 pm

http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov04/angelamatt2.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov13/table2.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov29/angelacheer.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov29/fishies.jpg
https://img.discogs.com/JHN-_7VePaYQjIrmTU9AcRIXx5Y=/fit-in/600x525/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-710028-1258370654.jpeg.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov29/mirmerritt.jpg
https://media-cache.cinematerial.com/p/500x/2l7amfip/the-oc-poster.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/dec21/mirbathing.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov13/embracethehorror.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov13/boothboys.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov04/mattbecky.jpg


Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: John Titor on 07/02/18 at 12:07 pm

And this my friends is why you never get 2003 threads

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Wobo on 07/02/18 at 12:07 pm

I was in my mother's belly lol.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Wobo on 07/02/18 at 12:10 pm

Honestly these photo albums make me wanna look through my family photos from the early 2000s.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/02/18 at 12:24 pm

2003 was a great year. It's probably my favorite early 2000s year after 2002.

I remember so many people with those hats and I had one myself.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: bchris02 on 07/02/18 at 1:30 pm


2003 was a great year. It's probably my favorite early 2000s year after 2002.

I remember so many people with those hats and I had one myself.


Same here.  2003 was the best year of the 2000s for me and remains to this day one of the best years of my life.  I'd like to see more photos from late 2003.  I was a senior in high school then and the first half of that school year especially was awesome.  It was a time I was deeply nostalgic about in the immediate years afterwards and can still get that way at times.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: John Titor on 07/02/18 at 1:33 pm


Same here.  2003 was the best year of the 2000s for me and remains to this day one of the best years of my life.  I'd like to see more photos from late 2003.  I was a senior in high school then and the first half of that school year especially was awesome.  It was a time I was deeply nostalgic about in the immediate years afterwards and can still get that way at times.


Was in HS as well, however  2004 2005  2006 way better years>  than 2003 lmao
All down to personal preference tho, 2003 to me really did not stand out that much

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: mqg96 on 07/02/18 at 1:48 pm


http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov04/angelamatt2.jpg
http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov29/angelacheer.jpg
https://img.discogs.com/JHN-_7VePaYQjIrmTU9AcRIXx5Y=/fit-in/600x525/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-710028-1258370654.jpeg.jpg


Two thousand and three real reasons why good girls don't grow on trees.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: mqg96 on 07/02/18 at 2:01 pm

When I think of November 2003, I think of the beginning of the core 2000's. The elderly early 2000's on its last legs on crutches while the young baby mid 2000's was booming like a supermodel. Core 2000's music was in full effect by this time. MySpace had just began. I'm pretty sure this was the first full season everybody had been switched to Windows XP even though my family already had the computer for over a year. The big 3 kid stations were lit at the time including many other big network cable stations. This season had a major change in anime for kids as the first generation of Pokemon had officially ended and DBGT replaced DBZ. This was the last stretch for Planet Hot Wheels before it shutdown in early 2004. 6th generation gaming was at it's absolute peak during this season especially once Double Dash and Nitro Kart were released this month. I've changed up what I've said a lot on this forum and I really apologize, sometimes I get too excited about a year I miss so much before thinking about how I actually thought of it as it was going on. I really miss 2003 although I thought 2002 and 2004 were better personally as those years were going on. I believe 2002 was the last full year of the early 2000's vibe for teens and young adults, but 2003 was the last full year of the early 2000's vibe for kids from what I've noticed around. 2003 and most of 2004 weren't that much different if you were a teen or young adult. 2003 and 2004 were very different if you were a kid at the time.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/02/18 at 2:06 pm

These photos still look somewhat modern in a way, but the ones from 2000 are like another universe.  ;D

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Wobo on 07/02/18 at 2:07 pm


When I think of November 2003, I think of the beginning of the core 2000's. The elderly early 2000's on its last legs on crutches while the young baby mid 2000's was booming like a supermodel. Core 2000's music was in full effect by this time. MySpace had just began. I'm pretty sure this was the first full season everybody had been switched to Windows XP even though my family already had the computer for over a year. The big 3 kid stations were lit at the time including many other big network cable stations. This season had a major change in anime for kids as the first generation of Pokemon had officially ended and DBGT replaced DBZ. This was the last stretch for Planet Hot Wheels before it shutdown in early 2004. 6th generation gaming was at it's absolute peak during this season especially once Double Dash and Nitro Kart were released this month. I've changed up what I've said a lot on this forum and I really apologize, sometimes I get too excited about a year I miss so much before thinking about how I actually thought of it as it was going on. I really miss 2003 although I thought 2002 and 2004 were better personally as those years were going on. I believe 2002 was the last full year of the early 2000's vibe for teens and young adults, but 2003 was the last full year of the early 2000's vibe for kids from what I've noticed around. 2003 and most of 2004 weren't that much different if you were a teen or young adult. 2003 and 2004 were very different if you were a kid at the time.

Yep it was... considering my brother was 6 and 7 in 2003 and 2004.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: John Titor on 07/02/18 at 2:52 pm


When I think of November 2003, I think of the beginning of the core 2000's. The elderly early 2000's on its last legs on crutches while the young baby mid 2000's was booming like a supermodel. Core 2000's music was in full effect by this time. MySpace had just began. I'm pretty sure this was the first full season everybody had been switched to Windows XP even though my family already had the computer for over a year. The big 3 kid stations were lit at the time including many other big network cable stations. This season had a major change in anime for kids as the first generation of Pokemon had officially ended and DBGT replaced DBZ. This was the last stretch for Planet Hot Wheels before it shutdown in early 2004. 6th generation gaming was at it's absolute peak during this season especially once Double Dash and Nitro Kart were released this month. I've changed up what I've said a lot on this forum and I really apologize, sometimes I get too excited about a year I miss so much before thinking about how I actually thought of it as it was going on. I really miss 2003 although I thought 2002 and 2004 were better personally as those years were going on. I believe 2002 was the last full year of the early 2000's vibe for teens and young adults, but 2003 was the last full year of the early 2000's vibe for kids from what I've noticed around. 2003 and most of 2004 weren't that much different if you were a teen or young adult. 2003 and 2004 were very different if you were a kid at the time.


Back in 2003 Myspace was not even a thought, it wasn't until around October 2004 it exploded  but yeah 2003 was the year EVERYONE had XP lol
At this point we were in growing pains in getting out of the early 2000s and into the mid.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: bchris02 on 07/02/18 at 5:26 pm


Back in 2003 Myspace was not even a thought, it wasn't until around October 2004 it exploded  but yeah 2003 was the year EVERYONE had XP lol
At this point we were in growing pains in getting out of the early 2000s and into the mid.


Xanga was pretty big in late 2003.  I had not heard of MySpace until Summer 2004.  I got my first new computer in the summer of 2003.  In 2004 I finally got high speed Internet.

If I had to put a date on it, I would say that the early 2000s ended and the mid 2000s began when the US invaded Iraq in March 2003.  The Iraq War was one of the defining aspects of mid 00s culture.  The backlash against it was already influencing pop culture in the summer of 2003, despite the fact that the war was still relatively popular at that point.

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Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SpyroKev on 07/02/18 at 5:47 pm

I feel like I spoke on 03 to the break of it. The 2nd pic reminds me when I went to Golden Corral in the exact year. I used to stay going to all you can eat places then, 04 being the finale. Strange I haven't been back since.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: ofkx on 07/03/18 at 11:03 am


http://www.thewarzone.org/gd/2003/nov29/angelacheer.jpg

Is it just me or does this girl look a lot like Rashida Jones?

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/03/18 at 12:03 pm

I was just 4 years old.

This is how I remember the year 2003 lol.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: mqg96 on 07/03/18 at 1:34 pm


Is it just me or does this girl look a lot like Rashida Jones?


Rasida Jones is mixed. That girl doesn't look mixed to me.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/03/18 at 2:03 pm


I was just 4 years old.

This is how I remember the year 2003 lol.


You've certainly come a long way from militantly believing you were an early '00s kid back in 2013  ;D

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/03/18 at 2:52 pm


You've certainly come a long way from militantly believing you were an early '00s kid back in 2013  ;D

When was this? ???

I don't remember saying that I was an early '00s kid. That's news to me.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: mqg96 on 07/03/18 at 3:20 pm


You've certainly come a long way from militantly believing you were an early '00s kid back in 2013  ;D


You knew him on some other forum before he came on here?

Anyways, this may be controversial, but even as a 1996 born I barely consider myself as an early 2000's kid. At least with 1992 born's being 7 in 1999 made them 7 in a clear cut 90's year, and even then they are only considered as hybrids at best for the 90's and 00's. Someone born in 1996 was 7 in 2003 which isn't a clear cut early 2000's year because it could debatably be the start of the mid 2000's too. The mid 2000's was the height of my childhood without a question and the majority of my time in elementary school happened throughout the mid 2000's too. (keep in mind I'm not talking about the culture here, I'm talking about the seasons numerically)

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/03/18 at 4:12 pm


You knew him on some other forum before he came on here?

Anyways, this may be controversial, but even as a 1996 born I barely consider myself as an early 2000's kid. At least with 1992 born's being 7 in 1999 made them 7 in a clear cut 90's year, and even then they are only considered as hybrids at best for the 90's and 00's. Someone born in 1996 was 7 in 2003 which isn't a clear cut early 2000's year because it could debatably be the start of the mid 2000's too. The mid 2000's was the height of my childhood without a question and the majority of my time in elementary school happened throughout the mid 2000's too. (keep in mind I'm not talking about the culture here, I'm talking about the seasons numerically)


I knew him on YouTube.
He went by MrLyndonBJohnson and TerryMcGinnis2 back then, and now his username is Mr. Lylehammer on there.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/03/18 at 5:01 pm

Anyways, this may be controversial, but even as a 1996 born I barely consider myself as an early 2000's kid.

Never heard anyone actually say this lol. I mean I don't really care who calls themselves an early 2000s kid but I usually don't hear 1996 borns saying this  ;D. People try to say 1994-1996 borns had the same exact childhood.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Wobo on 07/03/18 at 5:03 pm


Never heard anyone actually say this lol. I mean I don't really care who calls themselves an early 2000s kid but I usually don't hear 1996 borns saying this  ;D. People try to say 1994-1996 borns had the same exact childhood.

They pretty much did.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/03/18 at 5:25 pm


Never heard anyone actually say this lol. I mean I don't really care who calls themselves an early 2000s kid but I usually don't hear 1996 borns saying this  ;D. People try to say 1994-1996 borns had the same exact childhood.


They're only 2-years apart, so of course they would've grown up with one another. Same thing with 1994 and 1992, as well as 1996 and 1998. When two people are 2-years apart, the older one is not going to remember a time before the younger one was born, and they're going to be at very similar life stages at all ages.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/03/18 at 5:33 pm


They're only 2-years apart, so of course they would've grown up with one another. Same thing with 1994 and 1992, as well as 1996 and 1998. When two people are 2-years apart, the older one is not going to remember a time before the younger one was born, and they're going to be at very similar life stages at all ages.

It really depends. I know cooldudez on Popedia says he feels very different from 2007 borns, given that kids born in 2007 still haven't entered middle school yet so they're still going to act like elementary school kids. Meanwhile, most kids born in 2005 are going into 8th grade and are more than halfway done with middle school and are already teenagers. So I can definitely see the maturity gap.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/03/18 at 5:39 pm


It really depends. I know cooldudez on Popedia says he feels very different from 2007 borns, given that kids born in 2007 still haven't entered middle school yet so they're still going to act like elementary school kids. Meanwhile, most kids born in 2005 are going into 8th grade and are more than halfway done with middle school and are already teenagers. So I can definitely see the maturity gap.


Maturity gap, yes. But they're still in pretty much the exact same stage of life, especially since they're going to be in middle school together.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/03/18 at 5:42 pm


Maturity gap, yes. But they're still in pretty much the exact same stage of life, especially since they're going to be in middle school together.

How are they in the "exact same stage of life"? Yes, they're going to be in middle school together, but an 11-year-old is still in elementary and a 13-year-old is solely in middle school. I'm not saying the difference is drastic and big, but I wouldn't call that "exact same stage of life". A 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, for example, are definitely not in the same stage of life.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/03/18 at 5:45 pm


How are they in the "exact same stage of life"? Yes, they're going to be in middle school together, but an 11-year-old is still in elementary and a 13-year-old is solely in middle school. I'm not saying the difference is drastic and big, but I wouldn't call that "exact same stage of life". A 4-year-old and a 6-year-old, for example, are definitely not in the same stage of life.


I said "pretty much the exact same", and in my original post I said "very similar". Not saying they're exactly going to be at the same stages of life all the time, but they are always going to be at very similar stages of life at all times.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/03/18 at 5:50 pm


I said "pretty much the exact same", and in my original post I said "very similar". Not saying they're exactly going to be at the same stages of life all the time, but they are always going to be at very similar stages of life at all times.

Even then I still don't really agree.

A 5-year-old and a 7-year-old, for example, are in very different stages in life. The former is already in elementary and no longer in Kindergarten anymore, the latter is still in preschool and has yet to start Kindergarten.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: CupidTheStupid on 07/03/18 at 5:57 pm


Even then I still don't really agree.

A 5-year-old and a 7-year-old, for example, are in very different stages in life. The former is already in elementary and no longer in Kindergarten anymore, the latter is still in preschool and has yet to start Kindergarten.

I agree. A 2 year difference seems more pronounced when you're younger, but as you get older the differences aren't big.
I was born in August of 2002 & I have a sister born February 2000. When she was 12/13 & I was 10/11, she called me her "little sister" because she started puberty & middle school when I was still in my core childhood. When I turned 13 the differences weren't big anymore.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/03/18 at 6:02 pm


I agree. A 2 year difference seems more pronounced when you're younger, but as you get older the differences aren't big.
I was born in August of 2002 & I have a sister born February 2000. When she was 12/13 & I was 10/11, she called me her "little sister" because she started puberty & middle school when I was still in my core childhood. When I turned 13 the differences weren't big anymore.

I consider 2012 (age 10) to be a very different stage in life for me from 2014 (age 12) both years were very different from each other for me in terms of life stages and growing up. 2006 (age 4) and 2008 (age 6) were like universes apart when it came to life stages.  ;D

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: piecesof93 on 07/03/18 at 6:18 pm


They're only 2-years apart, so of course they would've grown up with one another. Same thing with 1994 and 1992, as well as 1996 and 1998. When two people are 2-years apart, the older one is not going to remember a time before the younger one was born, and they're going to be at very similar life stages at all ages.

Mqg said he can't recall the year 2000 very well. That also means that he also wouldn't be able to remember 1999 well. A person born in 1994 would be able to remember both years as they were in school then. So yes, in this case, even if they are two years apart; the older one can remember a time the younger one can't.

Edit: Just realized you said the older one can't remember a time before the younger one born. But still probably 1995 & especially 1994 borns can remember the more of the early 2000s than 1995+

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: mqg96 on 07/03/18 at 8:58 pm


Mqg said he can't recall the year 2000 very well. That also means that he also wouldn't be able to remember 1999 well. A person born in 1994 would be able to remember both years as they were in school then. So yes, in this case, even if they are two years apart; the older one can remember a time the younger one can't.

Edit: Just realized you said the older one can't remember a time before the younger one born. But still probably 1995 & especially 1994 borns can remember the more of the early 2000s than 1995+


Yeah, 1999 and 2000 felt the same to me for my personal life. When I think of those years, I just think of the old houses parts of my family (like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins) lived in before that major change throughout 2001 when a lot of people in my family either got new furniture or moved to different houses. I vaguely remember riding around people's houses during Christmas to see the decorations with my cousins in 2000, 1999, and even 1998 too. I have a photographic memory of my grandparents (on my mom's house) ENTIRE house throughout 1998 and 1999, and I have a photographic memory of my oldest aunt, uncle, and cousins' house in 1998 and 1999 too. My grandparents on my mom's side moved to a different house in Fall 2000 and my oldest aunt and uncle moved to Mississippi in Summer 2000. I remember the old side of my hometown we used to shop in regularly throughout 1998-2000 before they did construction on another side of town in 2001 (and I remember certain parts of my hometown that used to be ALL TREES when I was a toddler too). I remember preschool and stuff like that, but at the end of the day, when it comes to 2000 and earlier, I have no memories of any of the actual pop culture of our world or being more independent as a kid aware of the culture around you and having the ability to talk to strangers on your own. I wasn't able to do any of this until 2001 when I was 5 when I started gaining more knowledge and picking up on more real life skills, and my memories are crystallized 100% from 2002-present.

Anyways, yeah, a 1994 born is like the ultimate early 2000's kid along with 1992 and 1993 born's because they had post-Kindergarten knowledge in their brains by 2000 and were more independent with abilities to do things in 2000 and 2001 than let's say a 1996 or 1997 born was.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: mqg96 on 07/03/18 at 8:59 pm


I consider 2012 (age 10) to be a very different stage in life for me from 2014 (age 12) both years were very different from each other for me in terms of life stages and growing up. 2006 (age 4) and 2008 (age 6) were like universes apart when it came to life stages.  ;D


Oh yeah, I talk about 2006 and that summer all the time on these forums when I was 10. That year was a completely different world from 2008 (age 12) for me and even the pop culture too lol.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Howard on 07/04/18 at 2:39 pm


Is it just me or does this girl look a lot like Rashida Jones?


Not really.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/05/18 at 11:36 am


Yeah, 1999 and 2000 felt the same to me for my personal life. When I think of those years, I just think of the old houses parts of my family (like grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins) lived in before that major change throughout 2001 when a lot of people in my family either got new furniture or moved to different houses. I vaguely remember riding around people's houses during Christmas to see the decorations with my cousins in 2000, 1999, and even 1998 too. I have a photographic memory of my grandparents (on my mom's house) ENTIRE house throughout 1998 and 1999, and I have a photographic memory of my oldest aunt, uncle, and cousins' house in 1998 and 1999 too. My grandparents on my mom's side moved to a different house in Fall 2000 and my oldest aunt and uncle moved to Mississippi in Summer 2000. I remember the old side of my hometown we used to shop in regularly throughout 1998-2000 before they did construction on another side of town in 2001 (and I remember certain parts of my hometown that used to be ALL TREES when I was a toddler too). I remember preschool and stuff like that, but at the end of the day, when it comes to 2000 and earlier, I have no memories of any of the actual pop culture of our world or being more independent as a kid aware of the culture around you and having the ability to talk to strangers on your own. I wasn't able to do any of this until 2001 when I was 5 when I started gaining more knowledge and picking up on more real life skills, and my memories are crystallized 100% from 2002-present.

Anyways, yeah, a 1994 born is like the ultimate early 2000's kid along with 1992 and 1993 born's because they had post-Kindergarten knowledge in their brains by 2000 and were more independent with abilities to do things in 2000 and 2001 than let's say a 1996 or 1997 born was.


Do you remember Christmas of 2000? We're the same age (you got me beat by a month though, haha) but yet I always noticed our memories for certain things varies. While for me most of 1999 & 2000 was also pretty blurry, my memories started to clear up more around Late 2000, rather than (I'm guessing) Late 2001/Early 2002 for you.

Essentially when I was in PreK, my memories were already pretty clear, though not super vivid, but fairly. My memories from 2001 onwards are VERY clear. I think that's typical with most people, as one's first memories (I learned this in Psychology) start to appear around age 2 or 3. However, one's clear memories & subconscious doesn't emerge until around age 5 or 6. So it varies from person to person, but for me, I already had a decent sense of the world by the time I was 4 going on 5.

I was watching Saturday Morning Cartoons (Kids WB & One Saturday Morning being my favorites 8)), collecting Pokemon cards, playing outside with neighborhood kids (I even got hit by a kid on a swing when I was like 4 ;D, rough times...), going to Pre-School and learning the Alphabet, etc.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/05/18 at 11:43 am

And to reply to this thread, Fall of 2003 was both my mathematical and personal 'peak' of my childhood. It just brings back so many great memories.

I actually posted this on another thread

Here is the link:

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=57048.msg3675341#msg3675341


When I think about the years of 2003 & 2004, the first thing that always comes to mind is the Holidays, specifically Holiday Season of 2003. That year I remember tricker treating in this badass Batman costume and staying up going to various neighbors houses until 10 or 11 at night! I remember that being the most candy I've ever eaten in my life, ranging from a wide array of chocolate, to nerds, ring pops, candy corn, twizlers, etc.

For Thanksgiving I remember me and my immediate family going out to see distant relatives in Connecticut. I remember the scenic Autumn filled New England drive like it was yesterday 8). Seeing all of my aunts and uncles, playing with cousins (I discovered Smash Melee via my cousins that year!), harrasing my older siblings/older first cousins (they were all teenagers at the time), watching the football game with the adults, and of course the food!


Finally, Christmas was a lot more quaint, but it was nice just spending it with the immediate family at home. I got a PS2 that Christmas, so that was totally epic!


I also was heavily into the big three children's networks by this point in time so all three channels give me these nostalgic flashbacks when I was a kid for Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas 2003:



Circa Halloween 03'
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Circa Thanksgiving 03'
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Circa Christmas 03'
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All in all, this was a very nostalgic time to back on, at least for me.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/05/18 at 11:57 am


And to reply to this thread, Fall of 2003 was both my mathematical and personal 'peak' of my childhood. It just brings back so many great memories.


Are you going by the 0-14 definition for childhood?

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/05/18 at 12:15 pm


Are you going by the 0-14 definition for childhood?


Ages 3-12, so meaning ages 7 & 8 being the peak of it. However, I just realized that by going by your definition of ages 0-14, age 7 would be the peak :o.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 12:31 pm


Are you going by the 0-14 definition for childhood?

How on earth is 14 "childhood"?  ??? ???

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/05/18 at 12:58 pm


How on earth is 14 "childhood"?  ??? ???
0-14 is the childhood definition used by the United Nations, as it comprises of the first 3 age brackets on the population pyramid. This is also a globally used figure btw.
Ages 3-12, so meaning ages 7 & 8 being the peak of it. However, I just realized that by going by your definition of ages 0-14, age 7 would be the peak :o.
8th birthday would be the absolute peak of the 3-12 bracket, as it's between the 3rd birthday (start) and 13th birthday (end). But yes, on the 0-14 model, 7.5 would be the midpoint.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 1:31 pm


8th birthday would be the absolute peak of the 3-12 bracket, as it's between the 3rd birthday (start) and 13th birthday (end). But yes, on the 0-14 model, 7.5 would be the midpoint.

I actually agree with ZeldaFan20 with ages 7 and 8 being the "peak". Personally, I wouldn't consider the year 2010 to be more definitive of my childhood than 2009. Both years felt very similar tbh. I would personally consider 2009 and 2010 to be the heart of my childhood.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/05/18 at 1:41 pm


I actually agree with ZeldaFan20 with ages 7 and 8 being the "peak". Personally, I wouldn't consider the year 2010 to be more definitive of my childhood than 2009. Both years felt very similar tbh. I would personally consider 2009 and 2010 to be the heart of my childhood.


I'm talking mathematically though. If you're using the 3-12 definition, 8th birthday is the mathematical center.
Ages 7 and 8 both being peak years is fine, since they both surround the 8th birthday.
Also, since you were born in June, you would've spent nearly half of age 8 in 2011, just saying, so 2009-2011 would be your peak years if 7 and 8 are the peak childhood years.

Subject: Re: November 2003 - Atmosphere (photo album)

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/05/18 at 2:00 pm


I'm talking mathematically though. If you're using the 3-12 definition, 8th birthday is the mathematical center.
Ages 7 and 8 both being peak years is fine, since they both surround the 8th birthday.
Also, since you were born in June, you would've spent nearly half of age 8 in 2011, just saying, so 2009-2011 would be your peak years if 7 and 8 are the peak childhood years.


I get what you're saying. I guess you could say the 'peak' of someone's childhood is between ages 7.5 & ages 8. Or more simply, the second half of age 7 through the first half of age 8. So in the case of me: my 'Peak' childhood occurred from September of 2003 through August of 2004, which sounds about right. That time period evokes the most nostalgia from my childhood and I felt most like an American kid at that point.

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Written By: mqg96 on 07/05/18 at 2:11 pm


I get what you're saying. I guess you could say the 'peak' of someone's childhood is between ages 7.5 & ages 8. Or more simply, the second half of age 7 through the first half of age 8. So in the case of me: my 'Peak' childhood occurred from September of 2003 through August of 2004, which sounds about right. That time period evokes the most nostalgia from my childhood and I felt most like an American kid at that point.


I've said this on the other thread but culturally when it comes to the toys I played, the kid activities, and the shows I watched on TV 2003 and 2004 would be the peak of my childhood, but when it comes to my personal life when it came to the friends I made in elementary school, the vacations I went on, and some of the sports/extra-curricular activities I did such as Karate (or flag football & baseball for others) then 2006 was my peak childhood. I feel like there are different stages of childhood too. Just think about it. You have the young kid stuff you might do at age 6 and 7 then the old kid stuff you do at age 10 and 11. Like a 10 year old can ride his bike on his own around the neighborhood or walk around the neighborhood with his friends without parental assistance and visit places on his own if it's right down the street, but a 7 year old might still need assistance by their parents doing stuff like that. A 10 year old is more likely to look at the prices of an ice cream stand or lemonade stand and instantly know how many quarters or dimes he needs. A 7 year old may not know how to count money or tell time yet. A 10 year old could be on an all star basketball team for elementary kids in their hometown or county but the 7 year old wouldn't be able to make the all star team yet. However, a 7 year old may be into toys or cartoons that a 10 year old is no longer into. Some kids get into video games early while some kids get into video games late (like I did). Get what I'm trying to say?

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Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 4:37 pm


I'm talking mathematically though. If you're using the 3-12 definition, 8th birthday is the mathematical center.
Ages 7 and 8 both being peak years is fine, since they both surround the 8th birthday.
Also, since you were born in June, you would've spent nearly half of age 8 in 2011, just saying, so 2009-2011 would be your peak years if 7 and 8 are the peak childhood years.

I wouldn't consider 2011 my "absolute peak" to be honest. It may be apart of my core childhood, but it's not as "peak" as 2009 and 2010 are.

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Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 07/05/18 at 5:25 pm


I wouldn't consider 2011 my "absolute peak" to be honest. It may be apart of my core childhood, but it's not as "peak" as 2009 and 2010 are.


Just saying, if you're using the 7-8 definition for "peak childhood", then your peak would've been roughly Summer 2009 - Spring 2011, and not just 2009 and 2010, since you were born in June of 2002 and not January.

In the case of someone like Tim/Dr. Incognito, 2009 and 2010 would be more accurate since he was born in early January of 2002, so he was only 3 days shy of his 9th birthday when 2011 began.

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Written By: CupidTheStupid on 07/05/18 at 5:28 pm


I wouldn't consider 2011 my "absolute peak" to be honest. It may be apart of my core childhood, but it's not as "peak" as 2009 and 2010 are.

I was born in 2002 too (August) I agree, 2010 (and second half 2009) was my peak childhood.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 5:31 pm


I was born in 2002 too (August) I agree, 2010 (and second half 2009) was my peak childhood.

Yeah, 2009 and 2010 were definitely the absolute peak of our childhoods. I'd actually say the second half of 2009 and the first half of 2010 was the absolute most definitive part of my childhood (like the Golden age of my childhood)  ;D ;D ;D

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Written By: CupidTheStupid on 07/05/18 at 5:34 pm


Yeah, 2009 and 2010 were definitely the absolute peak of our childhoods. I'd actually say the second half of 2009 and the first half of 2010 was the absolute most definitive part of my childhood (like the Golden age of my childhood)  ;D ;D ;D

For me, August 2009 - June 2010 is my peak childhood (2nd grade)

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Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 5:39 pm


For me, August 2009 - June 2010 is my peak childhood (2nd grade)

I can see the 2008-2009 school year and the 2009-2010 school year being the peak of our childhoods since we were in first and second grade. I do consider both of those school years my most quintessential childhood years.

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Written By: CupidTheStupid on 07/05/18 at 5:49 pm


I can see the 2008-2009 school year and the 2009-2010 school year being the peak of our childhoods since we were in first and second grade. I do consider both of those school years my most quintessential childhood years.

Yep! Those school years were the height of electropop & Lady Gaga’s golden age & our peak childhood was during Obama’s first term :D we had shows such as iCarly, Phineas & Ferb, The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Glee, Breaking Bad, Degrassi, & Pretty Little Liars. I could go on.

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Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 5:54 pm


Yep! Those school years were the height of electropop & Lady Gaga’s golden age & our peak childhood was during Obama’s first term :D we had shows such as iCarly, Phineas & Ferb, The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, Glee, Breaking Bad, Degrassi, & Pretty Little Liars. I could go on.

I used to watch iCarly and Victorious a lot every morning back in like 2010 before going to school.  ;D

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Written By: Wobo on 07/05/18 at 6:02 pm


Xanga was pretty big in late 2003.  I had not heard of MySpace until Summer 2004.  I got my first new computer in the summer of 2003.  In 2004 I finally got high speed Internet.

If I had to put a date on it, I would say that the early 2000s ended and the mid 2000s began when the US invaded Iraq in March 2003.  The Iraq War was one of the defining aspects of mid 00s culture.  The backlash against it was already influencing pop culture in the summer of 2003, despite the fact that the war was still relatively popular at that point.

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When the US invaded Iraq in March 2003, SNL made this parody of SpongeBob in March of 2003 days before the Iraq War lol it was about Saddam Hussein and Patriotism.
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Written By: CupidTheStupid on 07/05/18 at 6:13 pm


I used to watch iCarly and Victorious a lot every morning back in like 2010 before going to school.  ;D

Lol I watched Phineas & Ferb on Disney Channel in 2009 & 2010. I watched iCarly & Victorious but wasn’t a very big fan of them, especially Victorious, I was too young to understand some of their jokes ;D & have you watched Hannah Montana? I remember when I brought my Hannah Montana doll to show & tell in 2008 one day in kindergarten, & I sang the theme song in front of my class ;D

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Written By: Rainbowz on 07/05/18 at 6:17 pm


Lol I watched Phineas & Ferb on Disney Channel in 2009 & 2010. I watched iCarly & Victorious but wasn’t a very big fan of them, especially Victorious, I was too young to understand some of their jokes ;D & have you watched Hannah Montana? I remember when I brought my Hannah Montana doll to show & tell in 2008 one day in kindergarten, & I sang the theme song in front of my class ;D

I didn't really watch Hannah Montana when it was popular, but I do remember when it was popular though. My older sister born in late 1996 liked Hannah Montana and she even had a Hannah Montana doll as well.  ;D ;D

Also, wow lmao. I remember having show and tell in Kindergarten but I forgot what I brought though. ;D

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Written By: piecesof93 on 07/05/18 at 7:02 pm


Do you remember Christmas of 2000? We're the same age (you got me beat by a month though, haha) but yet I always noticed our memories for certain things varies. While for me most of 1999 & 2000 was also pretty blurry, my memories started to clear up more around Late 2000, rather than (I'm guessing) Late 2001/Early 2002 for you.

Essentially when I was in PreK, my memories were already pretty clear, though not super vivid, but fairly. My memories from 2001 onwards are VERY clear. I think that's typical with most people, as one's first memories (I learned this in Psychology) start to appear around age 2 or 3. However, one's clear memories & subconscious doesn't emerge until around age 5 or 6. So it varies from person to person, but for me, I already had a decent sense of the world by the time I was 4 going on 5.

I was watching Saturday Morning Cartoons (Kids WB & One Saturday Morning being my favorites 8)), collecting Pokemon cards, playing outside with neighborhood kids (I even got hit by a kid on a swing when I was like 4 ;D, rough times...), going to Pre-School and learning the Alphabet, etc.

I have some very clear memories of when I was 4. Those memories relate to family and pop culture, though mostly kid pop culture. I remember some music from that time, Sailormoon before it went to Toonnami, cassettes, VHS tapes etc. Although I have some memories that relate to pop culture, I definitely wouldn't say that I, as a 4 year old, had a decent sense of what the world was like. But I'm also not sure how you personally define "a decent sense of the world" so idk. I don't feel like I was mature enough to have a great understanding/grasp of the world until about 8 or 9 years old, which is why I don't even really care to reminisce on my childhood that much anymore lol.

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Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 07/05/18 at 9:09 pm


I have some very clear memories of when I was 4. Those memories relate to family and pop culture, though mostly kid pop culture. I remember some music from that time, Sailormoon before it went to Toonnami, cassettes, VHS tapes etc. Although I have some memories that relate to pop culture, I definitely wouldn't say that I, as a 4 year old, had a decent sense of what the world was like. But I'm also not sure how you personally define "a decent sense of the world" so idk. I don't feel like I was mature enough to have a great understanding/grasp of the world until about 8 or 9 years old, which is why I don't even really care to reminisce on my childhood that much anymore lol.


I agree. For me age 4 was a bit of a mix bag overall, pertaining to my memories. I don't remember any current events that happened that year, but I certainly remember the fades that were targeted at kids.

Plus I do remember some of the music (with the help from older siblings born in the 80s). My sisters were heavily into NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, Destiny's Child, and Britney Spears. My younger sister born in 91' was into Aaron Carter, and I remember my older sisters teasing her about it. That, along with much of the hit songs from back then that were prevalent in parties and on the radio that I remember like:

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(this was inescapable in 2000, I vividly remember also hearing this song in the movie Rugrats in Paris ;D)

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(Loved JLO when I was a kid,still secretly though ::) :-X

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Among others. So to answer your question by what I meant by "decent sense of the world" I meant regarding some pop cultural trends like music and television, but mainly kid targeted trends and my personal life as a whole. I already mentioned that I started watching more kid oriented stuff more religiously around this time, and it was in 1999-2001 that whenever my family had cable (it was pretty sporadic during that time period) I'd watch Nickelodeon mainly. I actually remember a few of these commercials and bumpers from back then:

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This was when I was 4 going on 5, around when my memories and comprehension of the world became more clear. You get where I'm coming from?

When it comes to historical current events, the first news event that comes to mind in my memories is 9/11, and even then I was pretty young when that happened. I could vaguely remember hearing the words 'Y2K' being uttered when I was super young, but I surely didn't understand the full context of it back then.

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Written By: mqg96 on 07/05/18 at 9:23 pm


Do you remember Christmas of 2000? We're the same age (you got me beat by a month though, haha) but yet I always noticed our memories for certain things varies. While for me most of 1999 & 2000 was also pretty blurry, my memories started to clear up more around Late 2000, rather than (I'm guessing) Late 2001/Early 2002 for you.


I'm going to be honest, the first Christmas I remember being excited for presents was 2002 (don't hate me), yeah, I mean by believing in the myth of Santa Claus and asking him for presents each year. I do remember Christmas 2000 but for the same as 1998 and 1999, just looking around lights either in my neighborhood or around Atlanta. Christmas 2001 was my first crystal clear vivid Christmas because I remember going to my grandparents' house on my mom's side and playing with a bunch of Christmas toys they had this weird Christmas merry-go-round toy at the time. Throughout my whole life we've always gone to our grandparents house (on my dad's side) for Christmas as well. I didn't know about Santa Claus until I started watching Christmas movies regularly more when I was 6 years old. When I was 4 & 5 I didn't care what my parents got me for Christmas, but from age 6-13 I always asked my parents what I wanted for Christmas, then by the time I was 14 in high school I didn't really care much anymore.

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