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Old 2011-06-11, 16:55   Link #21
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Grandpa what's VHS?
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Old 2011-06-11, 23:55   Link #22
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All you brats out there are so lucky right now to have your stinking little "quantum computers" and "6.0GBPS Sub-Etha-Net connections" and those "Babel Translate 9.0", and whatever gigamajizzo to fulfill all your anime needs.

Back in the day, we had to navigate our way through IRC channels, get hounded by BayTSP and all those folks in bitttorrent, and play videos at 720p and 1080p on 19" monitors. We had to be smart and choose between 17 different fansub groups not knowing which ones truly have the better subs, or failing that, submit to the devil and subscribe to Crunchyroll for a hefty fee per month. And we like those days.

Now look at you. Compared to the time when we have to wait hours for a series to finish downloading, you take minutes to obtain an entire season's anime line-up with full 9000c 3-D compatibility. Gone are the days where fansub groups take hours on end to release an episode; now all you kids have to do is run your Babel through, and subtitles perfectly tailored to your localization preferences can be made within 20 seconds. And when we had to suffer through 1 TB harddrives that can barely last a year, you kids with your 4 KqB--

Wait, I'm in the wrong time period.
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Old 2011-06-12, 00:37   Link #23
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Oh to know what people will claim was better now in 20 years....
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Old 2011-06-12, 01:11   Link #24
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Oh to know what people will claim was better now in 20 years....
Lessee. Two second downloads. Beautiful animation that actually doesn't drop in quality in episodes 4-11 of a series. Holographic experience. And my prediction, a way to somehow choose what some characters do. Like a dating sim, but with a real anime that changes how things unfold giving infinite endings or possibilities (School Days doesn't count). It sounds like something a Japanese company would do.
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Old 2011-06-12, 02:31   Link #25
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When I was your age, my subs were scrawled on walls!

And we had to fight to the death with other tribes for their stuff! Nothing was animated, you kids today probably couldn't even understand a simple "man-holding-spear, man-holding-spear, upside-down U, dog" story!

The resolution was a lot better though, I admit.
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Old 2011-06-12, 02:53   Link #26
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I'm 25 and I owned the three Sailor Moon movies subbed by VKLL in the '90s.

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Old 2011-06-12, 03:14   Link #27
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I'm 25 and I owned the three Sailor Moon movies subbed by VKLL in the '90s.

durr.
I respect you sir. You were probably one of the few who said "What the f**k is a Negaverse?"
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Old 2011-06-12, 09:50   Link #28
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In the good old days, we send VHS tapes to fansubbers who will do the copying for us, and only pay the shipping costs. Some fansubbers also let you pay the cost of the tapes and shipping, but if you had to pay anything for the work itself, you got ripped off.

(This is also where the "done by fans for fans and not meant for sale on ebay" came from)
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Old 2011-06-12, 13:35   Link #29
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I respect you sir. You were probably one of the few who said "What the f**k is a Negaverse?"
I got into Sailor Moon during its USA Network run.

In fact, that's pretty much how I got into anime in general.
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Old 2011-06-12, 13:43   Link #30
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Back then, it was a lot less painful to buy bootleg subs...I still have the old Gundams and Love Hina on Chinese bootleg...lol.

I remember I used to trade scanlations with my friend, where we each download a series with our crappy dialup connection that would take ages to get one manga series...things that I can get in seconds now.

Oh man...things we do back in the day.
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Old 2011-06-12, 17:25   Link #31
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I'm 25 and I owned the three Sailor Moon movies subbed by VKLL in the '90s.

durr.
I still have the Official Laputa VHS tape
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Old 2011-06-12, 17:41   Link #32
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I still have the Official Laputa VHS tape
I lost that one, Totoro and my Nausicaa one when I moved T_______T

I still got Kiki...my least favorite of the ones I mentioned...how did that happen?
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Old 2011-06-12, 20:05   Link #33
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Filesize scaled up quite a bit along with our bandwidth.
When all I had was a dial up modem, those Tenchi Muyo eps were like 13mb a piece in real media, so it did not take that long to get them.

Today they don't look as good on a HD flatscreen as I remember them. It must be binary decay or something.
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Old 2011-06-13, 18:38   Link #34
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VH.....S?

Never heard of it!

Oh wait....you mean those weird plastic black box things that you put into another black box thing and it comes on the TV? And you had to *gasp* REWIND THEM if you wanted to watch the anime AGAIN?



Yes..........I remember those days. I still have Kodocha and Kaitou Saint Tail, even some Sailor Stars tapes. I remember how excited I got when each tape arrived in the mailbox. I'd jump up and down yelling "HORRAY!!" and my neighbors thought I was just losing my mind.

As fun as it was, I'm glad we went digital. Tapes start to take up too much space on the shelf...plus they wear out. With .mkvs and .avis, you don't have to worry about that. If the DVD breaks or gets lost, you can just download and burn the file again.
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Old 2011-06-13, 19:05   Link #35
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...Back when
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-Driving was dangerous and sex was safe
-Tits were real and TV was fake
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Old 2011-06-13, 19:06   Link #36
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I once owned a VHS with DBZ movies 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13 subbed. I traded a random Playstation 1 game for it.

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Two second downloads.
Your downloads aren't instant? Sounds like someone is using Comcast.
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Old 2011-06-13, 19:08   Link #37
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...Back when
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-Driving was dangerous and sex was safe
-Tits were real and TV was fake
I think that was all before the VHS was invented.
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Old 2011-06-13, 19:09   Link #38
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I have a LOT of Dragonball tapes from Christmas and birthdays of yesteryear. That's it, though.
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Old 2011-06-13, 19:57   Link #39
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Back in the day where you go to bed and sleep 9 hours then wake up and be proud your download of the 1 episode was now all the way at a stellar 60% and 4.7KBPS was considered blazingly fast. Back in my day, we'd get fansubs from old school Direct Connect from the providers and pray that the user didn't suddenly go offline leaving your with a 92% completed file which you then had to go from channel to channel looking for a single user who had the same file while selected "T1" in the options for users.

Those days were the best.
Oh, those were the good old days.

And I remember the kind admin at Ishin Digital's IRC channel. It took days to get an episode with my poor dial-up connection. But most of the people there were so nice to have "support resume" function. I'm talking about the time when Mahoromatic and Love Hina were still new.
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Old 2011-06-13, 19:58   Link #40
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My first batch was Fushigi Yuugi from Tomodachi, then came the City Hunter obsession. My favorite adventure was hunting down all fs City Hunter eps. I still keep all of them. Right now I have like (2) 5 tier shelves filled with vhs sitting in my parents' house. I don't know what to do with those VHS (and soon the DVDs too).
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