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Retro Things You Can Do While in Self Isolation

 

     The past few weeks of 2020 has been for lack of a better word, crazy, but fear not, though while people are reading this in the comfort of their own home, I shall provide a small list of things you can do that are retro, with some modern means, to help while current events blow over. 

 

Hometown Drives with Retro Music

                            

     In a different state than where you came from? Homesick but can't travel? Well here is a solution for you. Open Google Maps, find your home town, find a playlist on your favorite music streaming service, and "Drive" around your hometown or places you loved going to with Street view.

    This is something I normally do, memories of what was floods my mind everytime, like "This was so and so's place" or "I remember what used to be there." and so on. While not entirely retro, it is something to get the nostalgia going. 

 

Recreate Saturday Morning Childhoods

                   

     Want a little change to the usual TV watching? With the use of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, Disney +, ect, you could remake that Saturday morning of yesteryear with a big bowl of cereal. It'll take a little planning, such as what station you want to remake, what shows were on, and where to find those shows. But in the end, it is worth it. For added effect, you can find ad breaks on youtube to play when there is supposed to be an ad break. 

    While on the subject of recreating TV blocks, you can apply this to Friday nights with TGIF, Saturday nights with SNICK, and Sunday Nights with The Wonderful World of Disney. Other options is marathon old series, have themed classic movie nights, or if you liked watching ads from days gone by, there are plenty online you can watch. With media, the sky is the limit. 

 

Playing Retro Games

   

    Video Games are still a fairly new form of entertainment, but are a large part of childhood for many. So why not take out the old NES, Playstation, or N64 and blow into those old cartrages, pop in that disc and play a while? Don't have those? Well, there has been a surge of remasters and collections of old games for newer systems along side emulaitors for computers to play old games. 

You can also do this with old computer games as well. Steam has some old games on it and of course, you can use emulaitors if you wish. 

 

    So while you're stuck at home and looking for ways to pass time while wanting to take a trip down memory lane, there are things you can do and have fun doing it. So go and enjoy yourselves and remember to live life and live nostalgic. 

                     

 

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DynoAir Posted on Apr 05, 2020 at 07:43 AM

Rad site dude

Benjanime Posted on Apr 04, 2020 at 12:20 AM

I'm kinda surprised that pepper ann didn't make it to disney plus.

Mr Magic Posted on Apr 03, 2020 at 10:51 PM

I've watched the 1st season of Dragonball Z. Excellent retro activity.

Vaporman87 Posted on Apr 03, 2020 at 08:15 PM

These are great ideas TDitH. Great topic for an article during these crazy times. Thanks for this!

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