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Dead trends


So I’m a person who always gets into trends late. As in, two years after the Doki Doki trend on YouTube, I’m just getting into the game. (As I write this, I’m listening to Doki music...) I also like a lot of YouTubers who are considered childish for my age that I love. I always deal with shit for these reasons, so I wanted to ask: Have any of you had something like this? How did you deal with it? For most people it’s probably not a big deal, but for me it hurts. I accidentally was really rude to one of my closest friend over it, because they kept calling Doki Doki cringey when I was talking about it. Now I feel to bad to go back and apologize (I’m weird like that) and she thinks I’m mad at her.


The cat's mother.
I don't even know what doki doki is, so you're not alone!

And I was also the last person on the planet to hear Gangnam Style and play Portal. Not in that order, but still.


Cat With A Guitar
Ey, I love DDLC! I wouldn't say it's totally dead yet, there's a whole modding community that I'd say is still very active if you're interested. I was considering dabbling into modding the game myself in the future.

That aside, IMO I find it stupid that there's this weird stigma for playing a game "late." I didn't play Undertale until October 2018, and I don't have any shame for it. Nor do I have shame for liking it despite its stigma in general. It's a good game, and I have a right to enjoy it. My interests don't hurt anyone.

There isn't a time limit for playing games. Nobody criticizes people for playing, say, Pokemon for the first time. So I'm not sure why indie games are treated like they have expiration dates.

Don't feel bad, your friend shouldn't be calling you cringy because you like a game you don't like. Define rude though, if you just stood your ground and told them to stop being rude to you about it, then there's nothing wrong with that. Otherwise, yeah, maybe you should apologize if you went too far. But remember to ask them not to be so mean to you about it, because your interests don't hurt anyone.


Late Healer Ferret
Vocaloids. It’s been years since they’ve been hella popular and I finally found some like last year I liked and now I’m kinda obsessive.

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Sam Akuchin Wamm

I'm a goat plushie
doki doki is a well made product.

this does not in fact make it cringy like some people imagine.

what it does do is make it out of fashion.

however well made products like these often end up with people going back to them after because they realize they are still good.

Minecraft had a similar problem.


Deadend the Fox❤️
I found out about a game called off on its 10-years anniversary and had offtober all by myself
I found bjork last year

xD you're not alone


No longer using this site
As much I am loath to say it, probably quirky cartoon series such as Steven Universe and Adventure Time. They don't seem to garner much attention now as they did before.
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FAF's #1 Terrorist
Honestly this is how I felt about Pokemon GO. I got into it when it first came out but then people moved on and was make passive aggressive comments about people who were still playing it. So I stopped playing it for the most part

As a side note, I don't think DDLC is cringey on its own. It's a good game (though ironically I did my Master's thesis on the game because I thought it'd be funny), but I think the fanbase it unfortunately attracted is. Not that that's surprising though since at its core it's a visual novel with cute anime girls


Professional Watermelon Farmer

...though, we might need to bring this back, in new form, with new models, such as:

Tickle Me Simo
and Tickle me @Tazmo



As much I am loath to say it, probably quirky cartoon series such as Steven Universe and Adventure Time. They don't seem to garner much attention now as they did before.

There seems to be a weird paradox going on here, a lot of these shows followed in Adventure Time's footsteps, which were to be a cute random show, and then develop into a plot and theme driven series, however, like Adventure Time, they kind of dropped the ball mid way and lost a lot of viewers. They are making new cartoons now, but they are a bit more kid-friendly and less plot driven, which doesn't endear the people who liked the deeper plots of these shows.

Fundamentally I think it was an experimental period for Western animation that we won't see again; Adult Animation however seems to be strong with Bojack Horseman and such.

Jackpot Raccuki

Mind your manors
Tbh, I kinda don't really remember what is a dead trend off the top of my head, unless someone does it in front of me or mentions it.
As usual, I have adapted to the fast pace of the internet and it's constant changing trends.
I guess it's what I get for being a 2000 pleb; not that it's fully a bad thing after all.

There are a few trends I was weren't dead, especially cartoon shows that are like Gravity falls, Adventure time and Bojack Horseman, it's sad that we most likely won't see them again and will be getting stuff like...


Well hey, I hope they do more stuff like aggretsuko, even though it's one of the closest to anime shows I'll watch, other than a fan anime of Touhou.

Either way if something is a "dead trend" I don't think that should stop you from enjoying it, you do you.
I try not to tell people it's a dead trend unless they say stuff like "omg why does no one does this, it's so amazing!" then I just go "Because they already did and moved on."

Cres Moon

The Crook
Kids next door, camp lazlo, Foster's home for imaginary friends, Courage the cowardly dog, ed edd and eddy, the last of the good cartoon shows. Nostalgia is what I'm basing this off of.


Smart batto!
I'll go further and say rock music, at least in traditional sense of the word. There are still a lot of fantastic rock/metal collectives, but most of them are underground, mainstream-unfriendly experimental acts (black midi, Thee Oh Sees, IDLES, etc.) - the "popular" chart-friendly rock is pretty much dead at this point.


aka Cutter Cat
I like revisiting old trendy things. I'm rewatching Rocko's Modern Life every evening when I eat my dinner. I watch one a night.