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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    I think you're an honorary boomer. You have many of the same ideals despite being a little younger than the typical age. Plus, you do like some modern games which is normal anyway. However, I think what sets you apart somewhat is your attitude towards film and TV. A problem I have with youngsters (here I'm talking about watching with teenagers in my family) is that they don't really want to watch anything nowadays. Be that a classic film or a critically acclaimed TV show, they just miss out on something great which is sad. When I was a teenager I watched all sorts of TV, but I think more and more often now they'd rather spend any time gaming or on social media, etc.

    Netflix has gone to shit so it's usually up to me to find something great, but I have a large(ish) family and adults are nearly always the ones who want to sit down and watch a good film. (Well, unless it's something like a cartoon with the younger kids.) Yeah, I'm rambling. It's just another activity that I think has been practically ruined in modern years. What I blame? Cinema, or lack thereof. They're usually almost empty and I'm not just talking about Captain Marvel. When I was a younger teenager I went to watch a film with friends most weekends. Of course, with our coats stuffed with sweets and chocolate to avoid extortion. I think that cinema is what got me into films. I dunno, it sounds like a minor point, but I just think it's sad how so many won't know that or might even miss the best film and TV altogether.

    I'll end my rant there. Just, if you're a parent, take your kids to the fucking cinema. And try some multiplayer gaming. Online gaming is much more addictive (speaking with first-hand experience) and will never beat local.
    I was gonna quote each point as i address them, but I don't have that much time this morning so I will just go through chronologically. I agree on the first part, I definitely have boomer qualities but I absolutely miss the mark regarding the media that those qualities surround. To genuinely fit in with the meme I'd need to be an 80's movie buff (or live-action media consumer in general), listen to certain music, and have a deeper history with a subset of classic PC games. It's almost a little more concerning that I appear to be some sort of Newtype Boomer that has an even narrower subset of media to whinge about. Where I differ significantly is consuming something because it's "classic" or "critically acclaimed". Fortnite and Marvel movies are critically acclaimed but I'd rather sit on a sandpaper traffic-cone than spend time on them (or even having to hear about them anymore, really).

    That's not to say I didn't have plenty of good movie-going experiences, and I've even been to the cinema several times this year. I just...don't enjoy it like others do and maybe 1% of the movies I've seen mean anything to me. I've definitely done the candy in the pockets thing quite a few times as well, haha. I now the film thing wasn't directed at me (you know I can't change) and your point of view is 100000% valid on kids missing out if they or their parents don't at least try attending the cinema. Make sure they experience it but if they don't like it, stop forcing them. I must have spent several hundred hours of my life watching things to appease people and I appreciate them wanting to bring me in but I wish they'd have listened to me.

    While I did play Doom/Quake/Duke Nukem 3D I was like 3-5 years old and it was just a few minutes with my dad. Wish I could be 100% on-board with those but I'd be faking a history I just don't have. Thankfully, the realm of media that classifies a meme-style Boomer is rather broad.

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    What I find funny is that I grew up being made fun of for liking video games
    I know this is gonna be unpopular and I am wrong about this, but I feel like I should make fun of superhero movies and their fans. I got teased for liking video games as I'm sure we all did as kids/teens and now I feel this urge to not see adults who enjoy Marvel movies as real adults. I've come to understand the mindset of wanting to put down people for "childish" hobbies and that makes me as Boomer as possible, in a way. I can't fathom how superheroes remain interesting past the age of 5, but I know from the BILLIONS OF $$$DOLLARS$$$ they make that I'm wrong. Do people live vicariously through the characters on-screen and beat up the bad guys in their head? Are they invested in the story and do they really worry that Spiderman won't beat the bad guy? I feel so confused and left out, and I don't know if I'm just stupid or ??? Somebody help me.
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    A bit off topic: What are those memes called? I see them more and more now. Did they start on 4chan or something? Some of them are hilarious. I just want to look at more of them now.

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