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Subject: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: 90s Guy on 08/04/18 at 12:20 pm

Where are areas where your opinion differs from the majority?

For me:
Limp Bizkit was actually a really fun, great band. Their lyrics were dumb but damn if the music and energy wasn't adrenaline pumping. Nu Metal as a genre wasn't all bad.

Terminator 1 is better than Terminator 2. T2 is the better made film, but there is a grit and urgency which is missing in the sequel

The Rolling Stones for me are better than The Beatles. I do not deny that The Beatles changed everything, but put side by side I enjoy The Stones more.

Indiana Jones 4 wasn't horrible. It wasn't great, nor bad, it was just okay. The Phantom Menace wasn't great, or bad, just okay.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a good movie.

The Rachel was a terrible haircut.

I do not like the Godfather movies and think they're overrated.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/04/18 at 2:32 pm


The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a good movie.


The previews of this movie is totally deceiving. It turns out way better than you expected it to be. I really enjoyed it too. I've always been into the Jurassic movie series since I was a little kid. I like most of the movies. 

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: meesa on 08/04/18 at 3:28 pm

I detest avacados. Anything avacodo related. Gross.

50 Shades of anything is absolute crap. Although I know I am not alone in this, some of my friends act like those books and movies are the best things ever and when they were first coming out it is all they wanted to talk about. Mommy porn that isn't even good mommy porn. Not well written, not in the least interesting and very much not representative of actual BDSM.

I couldn't care less what any person currently famous in Hollywood is doing in their personal life. These popular tv programs that do nothing but follow them around and regurgitate the 'latest' that celebrities do are at best boring and at worst, trashy. Who cares?

'Reality' TV shows have ruined television programming. Where I live their popularity is going strong (the latest is live PD something), when conversations about those shows come up, I'm gone.

I was never impressed with family guy. There was only one bit I liked: Stewie when he discovers Anne McMurray. Married with Children did this subject much better, and I can't believe I am saying this- classier.

Taylor Swift songs are not great. They all sound alike to me.

Foo Fighters is the better band compared to Nirvana.
Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy Nirvana music, but over the years people have built this almost mystical worship about them. Foo is better. *shrug*

Dabbing.
WTH was that about?

Snapchat, Instagram, etc.
We will have an entire era with records of people not looking like they actually look and appear to be living like we are not actually living. Future generations will look at this era and laugh wonderingly on why people couldn't just accept how they look and instead made themselves to look like cats, dogs, angels, devils, and selfies. I have one picture that I used filters and I don't really look better, Ijust look like me, with filters (i.e. I look like me but me trying too hard). It's silly.

Designer coffee, or coffee in general.
Look, coffee is just dirt that has had hot water ran over it. Call it whatever you want; it's dirt. "Oh I love Espresso!" Ok then you love fancy Italian dirt. "Latte is my favorite!" So you like fancy Italian dirt with hot milk in it. It's all dirt that we use for a drug. Just admit it is a drug and that you like dirt, and are willing to pay a lot of money for it. Now where did I put my tea?...

Edited to add: This is more of a rant, and some of these things people might not consider necessarily 'pop culture' but my opinions stand.  ;D

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: wixness on 08/04/18 at 4:46 pm

Streaming. It isn't a godsend, it's a way for corporations to ensure profit continually goes before culture.
Fashion. I wanted it less gendered, not more gendered. Plus, much of what we have is not as cute as what the 2000s had.
Rock and metal are still great. Yes, they're stale, but they anger religious fundamentalists still.
2010s pop music is bland as hell. They all try to sound grown up and not commercialized, but they sound tuneless to me, like one of Taylor Swift's popular songs. Not even Adele nor Sam Smith I can get into.

Dabbing, nope.
May the 2010s be forgotten until I die.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/05/18 at 8:33 am


Dabbing.
WTH was that about?


If you're from the Atlanta hip hop community then you know about it very well.

2015 was the peak of it being mainstream though, when Cam Newton (from the Carolina Panthers NFL team, also an Atlanta native BTW) did the dab dance every time after a touchdown, and Migos had a song called "Look at My Dab" at the time.

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Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: ofkx on 08/05/18 at 11:45 am

I hate most rock music. I do like indie rock though.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Dundee on 08/06/18 at 7:02 am

I usually flow with the mainstream pretty well, minus the occasional songs or hyped movie I don't like which makes sense or stuff like challenges I just don't care about. It's the anti-mainstream contrarian edgniness that the internet is a master of that I mostly can't stand.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/06/18 at 12:44 pm


The Star Wars Prequels were way better than the Originals

We've reached Peak Millennial. ;) (j/k)

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: bchris02 on 08/06/18 at 5:18 pm


The Star Wars Prequels were way better than the Originals or DEFINITELY better than any of the Disney films (like that's even a question).


I was going to mention the Star Wars prequels.  I don't think they are better than the original trilogy but they are way better than the Disney trash that has pretty much ruined the franchise.  You also cannot forget all of the books and video games that were popular as a result of the hype during the Star Wars prequel era.  I'm thinking amazing gems like Jedi Academy and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.  The Star Ware prequels are an important part of '00s nostalgia for me.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/07/18 at 5:05 pm


Where are areas where your opinion differs from the majority?

For me:
Limp Bizkit was actually a really fun, great band. Their lyrics were dumb but damn if the music and energy wasn't adrenaline pumping. Nu Metal as a genre wasn't all bad.

Terminator 1 is better than Terminator 2. T2 is the better made film, but there is a grit and urgency which is missing in the sequel

The Rolling Stones for me are better than The Beatles. I do not deny that The Beatles changed everything, but put side by side I enjoy The Stones more.

Indiana Jones 4 wasn't horrible. It wasn't great, nor bad, it was just okay. The Phantom Menace wasn't great, or bad, just okay.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a good movie.

The Rachel was a terrible haircut.

I do not like the Godfather movies and think they're overrated.

Not all of Limp Bizkit's songs were crap. I liked a few, but I can see where the backlash about them came from with the singer kind of having a douche-baggy image. Nu Metal is a genre I like, and it's just another genre out of several styles of rock music so if people don't like it, they don't have to listen to it. It get's old fast hearing people talk like it all sounded the same. Limp Bizkit was one of the worst examples of it and they weren't even metal. So yeah, there's my rant.

The Beatles in my book are over rated. They were just the boy band of the time that became famous. Every era has it's boy bands and teen idols.

The "Rachel" haircut is high maintenance and doesn't look worth the trouble, but I don't recall every woman rushing to get that look either.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Looney Toon on 08/07/18 at 5:10 pm

There are a lot of things I don't agree with when it comes to the current mainstream, but that's just because I think my taste in things haven't evolved with everything else and not because I think current pop culture is bad. I just can't get into the latest trendy ideas due to my own tastes just being dated.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: KatanaChick on 08/07/18 at 5:17 pm

The stupid fad dances like dabbing, harlem shake, gangnam style, and the rest are lame.

Reality TV became overdone and is it really necessary to have these shows about mundane crap like baking cakes, wedding dresses, pawn shops, custom made bikes, and anything else in existence?

These superhero movies need to go. Come up with something original. Ant Man? Really?

Calling foods artisan. I don't think it means what they think it means.

Twilight and it's ilk. Very Mary-Sue heavy stories with the wrong message to teenage girls. Ditto on 50 Shades and the women who read it.

Undercut hairstyles look godawful on women. Also stop with the brightly colored hair and the plastic glasses. Unflattering doesn't even describe it.

Workout wear as everyday clothing. Those tights might be comfortable, but they look gaudy as hell.

High waisted mom jeans are the most uncomfortable pants to be invented and they also need to go.



Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 08/07/18 at 7:51 pm

Golden Age Family Guy > Golden Age Simpsons :-X

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 08/08/18 at 8:07 am

For me I'll say

I didn't like Jersey Shore: unlike most teens in the early 10s.
I loved 2006 personally and pop -culturally despite the infamous 2006 shift.
I loved Eminem We made you. He was one of the rappers to diss Kim Kardashian.
I thought the Ruthless Aggression era was a better era for wwe than the Attitude era
My favorite Pokemon game is Black and White 2.
Despite being being born in 96 ( most people my age will disagree with me on this) I enjoy talking to early 2000s borns. I  know it doesn't relate to pop-culture but I do relate better with Gen Z'ers better nowadays than I do with Late Y'ers despite growing up with mainly millennials.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 08/08/18 at 8:53 am


The stupid fad dances like dabbing, harlem shake, gangnam style, and the rest are lame.

Reality TV became overdone and is it really necessary to have these shows about mundane crap like baking cakes, wedding dresses, pawn shops, custom made bikes, and anything else in existence?

These superhero movies need to go. Come up with something original. Ant Man? Really?

Calling foods artisan. I don't think it means what they think it means.

Twilight and it's ilk. Very Mary-Sue heavy stories with the wrong message to teenage girls. Ditto on 50 Shades and the women who read it.

Undercut hairstyles look godawful on women. Also stop with the brightly colored hair and the plastic glasses. Unflattering doesn't even describe it.

Workout wear as everyday clothing. Those tights might be comfortable, but they look gaudy as hell.

High waisted mom jeans are the most uncomfortable pants to be invented and they also need to go.


I agree with these. We also need to get rid of "the schlub look", baseball cap, bulky t shirt, baggy shorts (especially cargo) and big sneakers (with or without socks) that American males wear from preschool to middle age. This look originated in the early 90s and shows no sign of slowing down.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: wixness on 08/08/18 at 10:21 am


The stupid fad dances like dabbing, harlem shake, gangnam style, and the rest are lame.

I'm fine with all of these except dabbing.
Reality TV became overdone and is it really necessary to have these shows about mundane crap like baking cakes, wedding dresses, pawn shops, custom made bikes, and anything else in existence?
It's all about the web now and a lot of stuff is political controversy.
These superhero movies need to go. Come up with something original. Ant Man? Really?
You have a point here, but I don't care so much about film any more.
Undercut hairstyles look godawful on women. Also stop with the brightly colored hair and the plastic glasses. Unflattering doesn't even describe it.

The undercut was once a rebellious haircut, but now it seems to me like the haircut from the oppressive mid-20th century. I think this decade's fashion trends hate femininity, although I feel like that feminine fashion now looks a little more conservative, at least where I live, no thanks to the hipster trend. Same with male fashion trends - all about looking more manly than the men last decade save for skinny jeans.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/08/18 at 11:47 am


Despite being being born in 96 ( most people my age will disagree with me on this) I enjoy talking to early 2000s borns. I  know it doesn't relate to pop-culture but I do relate better with Gen Z'ers better nowadays than I do with Late Y'ers despite growing up with mainly millennials.


I've related to early 2000's born's more the last couple of years too, but not anymore than those born in the early 90's. It doesn't have anything to do with generations. Generations are completely irrelevant when it comes to the following. Once you get into your late teens (late high school/early college) you start to have a bigger perspective about the world around you and you mature a lot more mentally compared to when you were an immature teen in middle school and early high school with an ignorant mindset. You're more knowledgeable about economic issues and social issues as you get older so you're able to talk to those in their 20's a lot more. I guarantee you this wasn't any different than when we got into our late teens as well. The age gap and difference doesn't get as big anymore once you hit the legal adult age. When it comes to childhood you only relate to those a couple years older or younger than you because your brain is still developing and gaining a lot of basic knowledge. I've said this many times, but I believe late Gen Y and early Gen Z relate a lot more than our core generations, because we came up in the social media and digital/streaming age as teens. We are the peak target audience for when social media first came on the rise and when it first peaked in popularity. Early Gen Y didn't have social media growing up while core to late Gen Z was born or barely toddler age straight into the social media world.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: piecesof93 on 08/08/18 at 12:12 pm

SZA was overrated.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Rainbowz on 08/08/18 at 1:41 pm


When it comes to childhood you only relate to those a couple years older or younger than you because your brain is still developing and gaining a lot of basic knowledge.

Sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree with this statement. I've been able to relate to people five years older and younger than me in terms of childhood stuff. Obviously, the older people's late childhood would be similar to my earlier childhood and my late childhood would be similar to say a 2007 born's earlier childhood in terms of culture, but I've been able to relate to people born in 1999 (and not even born late in the year either) very perfectly when it comes to childhood.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Dundee on 08/08/18 at 2:24 pm


Despite being being born in 96 ( most people my age will disagree with me on this) I enjoy talking to early 2000s borns. I  know it doesn't relate to pop-culture but I do relate better with Gen Z'ers better nowadays than I do with Late Y'ers despite growing up with mainly millennials.
I swear some people on this board act like people a few years younger than them (especially when there's a decade difference) are complete otherwordly aliens ;D
That's honestly a ridiculous thought, and there's a lot of great people you're passing through when you're following this logic. There's other stuff in the world than "relating to pop culture" ya know.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Rainbowz on 08/08/18 at 2:38 pm

This is why I'm not dating a man who goes on inthe00s. He'll probably break up with you if you don't remember some fad that was popular in the mid-2000's.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

inb4 someone takes this seriously

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Howard on 08/08/18 at 3:09 pm


For me I'll say

I didn't like Jersey Shore: unlike most teens in the early 10s.
I loved 2006 personally and pop -culturally despite the infamous 2006 shift.
I loved Eminem We made you. He was one of the rappers to diss Kim Kardashian.
I thought the Ruthless Aggression era was a better era for wwe than the Attitude era
My favorite Pokemon game is Black and White 2.
Despite being being born in 96 ( most people my age will disagree with me on this) I enjoy talking to early 2000s borns. I  know it doesn't relate to pop-culture but I do relate better with Gen Z'ers better nowadays than I do with Late Y'ers despite growing up with mainly millennials.


What did you hate about The Attitude Era? ???

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/08/18 at 5:24 pm


Golden Age Family Guy > Golden Age Simpsons :-X

We've reached Peak Millennial a second time. ;)

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/08/18 at 6:50 pm

The constant talk of race in current pop culture is something I disagree with, it's really dividing people and making the left and right madder and madder if Internet comments are anything to go by

During the late 90s-early 2000s, it seems like race relations had mostly reached an apex in the U.S. (it wasn't perfect of course, but it never will be really, humans are tribalistic creatures). We were making real progress, then freakin social media got popular and we started hating each other again, and it's so sad and depressing.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: xris on 08/08/18 at 7:21 pm

I was born too early. 1988, but I loved the late 2000s-early 2010s culture up to and including most of 2014. I finished high school too soon, before emo fashion really got huge here (class of 2007, emo got big later that year). By 2010 emo went away but I also loved the EDM era. It was so glittery and shiny. Sonny With A Chance and Zack and Cody's shows were fun to watch. In a way I find gen Z pop culture more relatable than the 2000-2005 stuff save for One Tree Hill and the OC.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: piecesof93 on 08/08/18 at 7:51 pm


The constant talk of race in current pop culture is something I disagree with, it's really dividing people and making the left and right madder and madder if Internet comments are anything to go by

During the late 90s-early 2000s, it seems like race relations had mostly reached an apex in the U.S. (it wasn't perfect of course, but it never will be really, humans are tribalistic creatures). We were making real progress, then freakin social media got popular and we started hating each other again, and it's so sad and depressing.

Social media just brought all this stuff to the forefront, it didn't make them worse, it's always been this way.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/08/18 at 8:43 pm


Sorry, but I'm going to have to disagree with this statement. I've been able to relate to people five years older and younger than me in terms of childhood stuff. Obviously, the older people's late childhood would be similar to my earlier childhood and my late childhood would be similar to say a 2007 born's earlier childhood in terms of culture, but I've been able to relate to people born in 1999 (and not even born late in the year either) very perfectly when it comes to childhood.


It's usually a 3 to 5 year cycle when it comes to childhood pop culture. Children's pop culture always changes very rapidly. When it comes to mainstream culture and politics for adults, the changes are very slow and gradual, and on top of this when you're at the childhood age your brain is developing fast and you're learning new skills everyday especially when you're in elementary school. A 6 year old may be able to relate to a 10 year old with some stuff, but the gap is still too big. Also, it's not just pop culture that appeals to kids, but it's even certain skills as well. A 10 year old may be able to ride a bike on his own all over the street in the neighborhood (or walk to a store independently) and may be able to tell time and count money very quickly. A 6 year old still needs assistance by his/her parents to do most things including riding a bike across the neighborhood and can't really tell time well or count money yet. I use the 3 year limit when it comes to childhood and even that's a stretch.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Zelek3 on 08/08/18 at 9:06 pm


I was born too early. 1988, but I loved the late 2000s-early 2010s culture up to and including most of 2014. I finished high school too soon, before emo fashion really got huge here (class of 2007, emo got big later that year). By 2010 emo went away but I also loved the EDM era. It was so glittery and shiny. Sonny With A Chance and Zack and Cody's shows were fun to watch. In a way I find gen Z pop culture more relatable than the 2000-2005 stuff save for One Tree Hill and the OC.

That's cool. Are you a girl or boy? As I said before, from what I noticed, society seems to be more acceptant of girls being into "childhood" things into teen or young adulthood, which is why you may feel attached to those Gen Z shows. With guys though, it's kinda stigmatized and they're seen as "man children".

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: xris on 08/08/18 at 9:26 pm

A guy. Never related to punk pop teen culture much. I like 2003-2004 music but 2005-2007 was so-so. 2009 changed it all for music for me. But 2005-2008 were great in TV it seems. Also, Vista > XP imo.

I rarely relate to what ppl my age miss. I miss the early 90s but not 1995-2002. Most of my friends are younger anyway. Oh I also got into Crazy birds back when it was huge. I guess it was a time when culture matched what I like the most. Since 2015 I've been a bit out of current trends as I find I dislike some like all smartphones looking the same. And Gangnam style stood the test of time better than Despacito imo.

Oh I'm a car fanatic. Most 1995-2002 cars were ungainly. There were a few exceptions, but most were ugly. Cars started getting more attractive in 2003, but especially in the late 00s. By 2010 I liked most if not all new designs. Mid 10s-now is another phase I dislike. Too much and not so attractive LED headlights.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/08/18 at 10:19 pm


I also dislike rap music and think it isn't music and has had nothing but a bad influence on our culture, intellect and people in general.  I've never met an intelligent person who liked rap music.


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This statement is extremely ignorant AF. There are DIFFERENT types of rap music lol. Who and where did you grow up around might I ask? Because it seems like you grew up in a supremacist area that only focused on your culture not aware or knowledgeable of any other cultures and diversities at all. Or should I say very ignorant or uneducated? I'm gonna guess you came up in an extreme country or rural area growing up?

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: piecesof93 on 08/08/18 at 10:53 pm


;D ;D ;D ;D

This statement is extremely ignorant AF. There are DIFFERENT types of rap music lol. Who and where did you grow up around might I ask? Because it seems like you grew up in a supremacist area that only focused on your culture not aware or knowledgeable of any other cultures and diversities at all. Or should I say very ignorant or uneducated? I'm gonna guess you came up in an extreme country or rural area growing up?

Please don't reply to the troll. If you ignore them, eventually they go away.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: piecesof93 on 08/08/18 at 11:27 pm


If you're from the Atlanta hip hop community then you know about it very well.

2015 was the peak of it being mainstream though, when Cam Newton (from the Carolina Panthers NFL team, also an Atlanta native BTW) did the dab dance every time after a touchdown, and Migos had a song called "Look at My Dab" at the time.

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When this trend first started, I saw a really young person doing it and thought they got it from the dances done in black fraternities. I was wondering how someone that young would know anything about fraternities lol. It really does look like the dances done during a step routine to me.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 08/08/18 at 11:43 pm

I like the late 80's, even though a lot of people find the era cheesy.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mqg96 on 08/08/18 at 11:54 pm


Your kindergarten insults don't work on me.  I am far more educated and smart than you could ever HOPE to be.  You're just triggered that I'm a conservative Christian and you're not and you don't know me and will never be able to control my life or what I believe.  Go back to your CNN and bullying white poeple like the nasty black supremacist you probably are.


Don't give Christians a bad name by calling yourself a Christian because you're not. That's blasphemous. I know tons of conservative Christians who don't sound like your ignorant self at all.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 08/08/18 at 11:56 pm


Don't give Christians a bad name by calling yourself a Christian because you're not. That's blasphemous. I know tons of conservative Christians who don't sound like your ignorant self at all.


I'm one of them.

Subject: Re: Where do you disagree with the mainstream when it comes to pop culture?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 08/12/18 at 11:02 pm


I've related to early 2000's born's more the last couple of years too, but not anymore than those born in the early 90's. It doesn't have anything to do with generations. Generations are completely irrelevant when it comes to the following. Once you get into your late teens (late high school/early college) you start to have a bigger perspective about the world around you and you mature a lot more mentally compared to when you were an immature teen in middle school and early high school with an ignorant mindset. You're more knowledgeable about economic issues and social issues as you get older so you're able to talk to those in their 20's a lot more. I guarantee you this wasn't any different than when we got into our late teens as well. The age gap and difference doesn't get as big anymore once you hit the legal adult age. When it comes to childhood you only relate to those a couple years older or younger than you because your brain is still developing and gaining a lot of basic knowledge. I've said this many times, but I believe late Gen Y and early Gen Z relate a lot more than our core generations, because we came up in the social media and digital/streaming age as teens. We are the peak target audience for when social media first came on the rise and when it first peaked in popularity. Early Gen Y didn't have social media growing up while core to late Gen Z was born or barely toddler age straight into the social media world.
True, when it comes to childhood nostalgia I lean mostly Y, but with Teen nostalgia I lean more Z. As far as middle school being the immature years, I actually have had mature conversations with today's (mid 2000s borns) middle schoolers about music and video games. Just the the other day I had a long conversation with a 2009 born on wwe. This kid knows more about wwe at 8 and 1\2 then I did at 14. I was never really the typical teenager since I have autism which is why I can relate better with younger people nowadays.

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