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TurboDuo
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13 years, 10 months ago
I think I'm going to write an article on this year, but probably not for a while because I want to write other articles on here too. My biggest inspirations for this article are the awesome articles by Roadgeek about 1994. Wish me luck, everybody! If everyone doesn't mind, could someone please show me pictures of writing articles as a tutorial?

Here's a list of the topics that I want to cover in this article:

Video Games
TV Shows/Channels
VHS Tapes
Books
Day Care
Kindergarten

There's probably going to be more in the article, keep your eyes peeled! I was 5 years old in 1997, but I have great memories of that year.
I want to be a dentist.

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    mlw1984
    1435 Posts
    13 years, 10 months ago
    I wish you luck. Pop culture wise, it was one of my favorites.
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      Roadgeek
      1016 Posts
      13 years, 10 months ago
      Ah yes, 1997. That was another goody. I was in 1st and 2nd grade that year. It was also the year I first saw Back to the Future, the greatest movie ever made.

      TurboDuo, I wish you the best of luck with your article. I look forward to reading it.
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        SquidMan93
        310 Posts
        13 years, 10 months ago
        Roadgeek
        Back to the Future, the greatest movie ever made.


        You know I'll agree with that. :D
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          TurboDuo
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          13 years, 10 months ago
          Roadgeek
          It was also the year I first saw Back to the Future, the greatest movie ever made.


          Same here, I saw it when McDonald's was selling it.
          I want to be a dentist.

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            the-micro-man
            3492 Posts
            13 years, 10 months ago
            TurboDuo
            I think I'm going to write an article on this year, but probably not for a while because I want to write other articles on here too. My biggest inspirations for this article are the awesome articles by Roadgeek about 1994. Wish me luck, everybody! If everyone doesn't mind, could someone please show me pictures of writing articles as a tutorial?

            Here's a list of the topics that I want to cover in this article:

            Video Games
            TV Shows/Channels
            VHS Tapes
            Books
            Day Care
            Kindergarten

            There's probably going to be more in the article, keep your eyes peeled! I was 5 years old in 1997, but I have great memories of that year.


            Whoa, cool! I didn't know we were only a year apart in age. And yes, 1997 was a pretty cool year. It was the height of my TMNT obsession. :)
              System
              79987 Posts
              13 years, 10 months ago
              I consider 1997 to be the last year of my childhood. I turned 14 that year, and I just had an overall great year. The N64 was new and I had a blast playing newly released games for it like Turok, Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, and Star Fox 64. You could still rent SNES games at any rental store, and there were a few SNES games that I hadn't gotten around to playing yet that I played for the first time that year like Chrono Trigger (my favorite SNES game of all time) and Secret of Evermore. I had a great summer that year as well and did a ton of stuff with friends. I also really enjoyed seeing all 3 Star Wars movies in theaters when they re-released them. I also went on a road trip in August with my mom, sister, and grandma down to Nevada to visit my uncle in Reno. That was pretty fun too. After 1997, it seemed like my life started getting a lot more complicated...which is why I consider it to be the last year of my childhood. It was the last year that I basically relaxed and had fun the whole year without having to worry about a bunch of crap.
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                ethandaman24
                797 Posts
                13 years, 10 months ago
                1997, that year i was 18 years old. it was the year i first heard of Cartoon Network and the Simpsons, gosh was i young then.
                  gustogummi
                  2602 Posts
                  13 years, 10 months ago
                  1997 was the beginning of shitty boy bands and shitty nu-metal bands started getting popular.
                    System
                    79987 Posts
                    13 years, 10 months ago
                    1997: Ah, I remember playing the N64 for the first time at a friend's house that year. I also remember that either '97 or '98 was when I got my first "big" console: The SNES (I'd had a Gameboy before). Yes, it was dying, but it was still awesome. Best Buy used to have a giant display of Mario and Sonic in the videogame department, along with a Gameboy display where you could watch your gameplay on a bigger screen while you played it. It's a shame they phased out displays like that. I also remember, and yes this is going back a couple more years, when DKC2 came out and there was a big screen showing demos from the game at Best Buy. Oh man...I'm going to go hook up my SNES and play now.
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                      shiroihikari
                      1751 Posts
                      13 years, 10 months ago
                      '97 was a pretty good year for me overall. I got Cartoon Network for the first time that year, and I watched it all the time. My life really changed that year as well, since I had my first boyfriend and actually, you know...had friends.

                      I was 14 in 1997. It astounds me how young some of you are. x_x I mean, it's cool that you guys are nostalgic for your childhoods and all, but it still kinda blows me away that people that are practically an entire generation apart from me are so nostalgic! Makes me feel old.

                      Anyway, good luck with your article.
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                        System
                        79987 Posts
                        13 years, 10 months ago
                        i'd love to read this article.

                        1997.... the year of.... final fantasy 7!!!
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                          erikko
                          156 Posts
                          13 years, 10 months ago
                          i agree, Cartoon Network and Final Fantasy are one of the greatest things that happened in '97, the worst part is the boybands
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                            velcrohead
                            580 Posts
                            13 years, 10 months ago
                            God help me, 1997 doesn't seem so retro to me. I realize that it is, but when I see it posted on here, it makes me feel OLD.

                            I have to agree that 1997 was the suck for music, though I think the whole bubble-gum/boyband craze actually got started a teensy bit earlier... like NKOTB earlier. And then there was Color Me Badd. So yes, 97 was the entry point for the Back-Sync era, but it was around before that.

                            I blame the Spice Girls for making 97 suck.
                              mlw1984
                              1435 Posts
                              13 years, 10 months ago
                              velcrohead
                              God help me, 1997 doesn't seem so retro to me. I realize that it is, but when I see it posted on here, it makes me feel OLD.

                              I have to agree that 1997 was the suck for music, though I think the whole bubble-gum/boyband craze actually got started a teensy bit earlier... like NKOTB earlier. And then there was Color Me Badd. So yes, 97 was the entry point for the Back-Sync era, but it was around before that.

                              I blame the Spice Girls for making 97 suck.


                              YES! I hated that watered down pop crap. N'Sync, Backstreet Boys, they all sucked. Of course people will say that the bands that I like suck too (check my profile).
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                                goblyn
                                41 Posts
                                13 years, 10 months ago
                                I graduated high school in 97, which apparently makes me old. I'm kind of concerned with your idea to write about VHS in 97, because 97 is kind of around the time that Blockbuster really began its hostile takeover of small, privately owned video stores (or a few years after) and pretty much began the end of video stores and vhs in general.

                                Hmm...maybe I should write an article about the death of small video stores...hmm....
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                                  Caps_2-0(Moderator)
                                  2745 Posts
                                  13 years, 10 months ago
                                  In 1997, I entered high school. Actually, my 9th grade year was spent in a special education school where the students suffered from things far worse than my Aspergers' Syndrome. I didn't fit in there...It was so bad that we were looking for different schools in December of 1997. My 80s fandom was starting to grow that year, but wouldn't really blast off until 1998.
                                    Greengoblin
                                    1731 Posts
                                    13 years, 10 months ago
                                    I was 15 years old that year.
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                                      Bomberman
                                      3299 Posts
                                      13 years, 10 months ago
                                      Let's see, I was six throughout most of '97, seven near the end.

                                      Ummm... Star Wars Special Edition... uhhhh... what else happened that year?
                                      Game... ovahhhhhhhhh!!!
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                                        Drakon
                                        3703 Posts
                                        13 years, 10 months ago
                                        97 was boring, viva 91!
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