Feeling retro, and lazy. At the time we had just elected an insane, senile old man who was out-acted by a chimp; who was going to start World War III with the Soviet Union, and he deliberately ignored AIDS so it'd kill the gays; and his VP was a CIA spook psychopath.
We got thru it, but a lot of people suffered and died, our country was irreparably damaged by their stupid Evangelical "Republican" policies, but at least we had amazing music, movies, fashion, and MTV.
It's worse this time around, and modern music, movies, and fashion suck, and all we have is Youtube. Ugh.
Which I had quite a few already, but threw $5 in to get the rest, and really I should be giving them $BIGNUM but I don't have it to spare. If you like new wave/electronica/modern vaporwave, grab this and give them as much as you reasonably can.
A little too light, but not every day has to be shouting for Satan.
Playing "hey, this reminds me of…" until I hit the roots.
You know how so much of anime has a naïve teenage protagonist with a lot of school drama, who gets powers, and saves the world? Well, Lain starts there and then veers wildly off, into Internet Protocols, simulationism, UFO/Gaea/psionics conjectures, secret societies, radical home computer upgrades, and not only doesn't save the world but there may never have been a world to save. There's also a lot of really great music; the OST and Cyberia mixes are big parts of my Coding Soundtracks playlist.