There may not be any do-overs. But, it’s not GAME OVER.
Hey all you millennials! Remember when nothing mattered? Except keeping your Tamagotchi alive, of course. Would you give up your Santal-33-scented and pastel-hued scenario to relive the carefreeness of your ‘80s/’90s childhood?
Luckily, you don’t have to give anything up. For a full-blown flashback, just take a look at Trey Trimble’s IG art. There’s lots of Nintendo nostalgia powered by a retrowave color palette. However, you must be warned, it’s a double-edged sword. His work lets you escape, but it also makes you realize why the present can be such a bummer.
It’s unclear if it’s just adulthood or 2021 intensity, but the fun has been sucked out of everything. When we were kids, buying a certain chicken sandwich wasn’t political. Pizza didn’t need to be organic or made with a sour-dough starter to be good. Also, what were calories back then? Chowing down on Cheetos or chugging a Dr. Pepper was all about the joy, not the guilt.
Amusement-wise, you probably haven’t felt in quite a long time that euphoric rush of walking into Blockbuster to find the latest movie on the shelf or scoring the holographic Charizard Pokémon card. We might have everything at our fingertips, but we’re burnt-out. Disillusioned. Overloaded. Numb.
So, now the question is: how can we bring back the fun? The first step is to head to Trey’s IG page and pull out all the inspiration.