nostalgia is really weird for me. there is 9 years between my sister and i, i'm 23 and she is 32 and my parents were well into their 30s when they had me. this meant that my extended family, cousins and what not, also were much older than me. so, growing up, i had the nostalgia of an older bunch put on me, and therefore i sorta never particularly got to establish my own contemporary connections that should be nostalgia now. it is a bit disconnecting as there is a lot of movies, video games and music i have no idea about from the 00s just because everyone else around me was very nostalgic about the early to mid 90s when i was at my most impressionable. it probably wasn't well into my teens, at around 14 - 16, did i actually start to acquire my own tastes, so my nostalgia is still quite recent, in relation to how bygone it should be at 23. though, i would like to think, there are common nostalgic moments not influenced by relatives around, such as 2005 - 2007 youtube, using an internet forum for the first time, runescape / world of warcraft, winamp radio stations and yahoo chat / game rooms that everyone experienced regardless. i can't say that i particularly miss any of it, but i miss how fascinating it all was at the time.