It’s bad enough that the “90s” are considered “vintage”, but yesterday, while still being in constant denial about turning 27 next week and having nothing to show for it, I began searching through multiple YouTube videos for trailers, music pieces and fan-made AMVs of the Final Fantasy series and came across something that nearly sent me over the edge – “Final Fantasy X – Retro Video Game Commercial.” RETRO!?! Are you f*cking kidding me?! That game was released in 2001! Then I realised, it had been 12 YEARS since the last installment of the Final Fantasy franchise under Square, (before it became the soulless Square-Enix).
So after having a major FML moment, and while my already collapsed world crumbled into dust having come to terms with becoming a has-been, (I can’t even work a PS3), I clicked on the Final Fantasy X Ending Movie video to reminiscence about the “days of yore”, only to have my moment of “retro” nostalgia interrupted by a 1 minute and 41 second, “un-skippable” advertisement by Microsoft that basically reduced me to a blubbering hot mess, even before being able to view the movie that was meant to reduced me to a blubbering hot mess – An advert about the 90s!
If you’re a member of generation Y such as myself, get the tissues ready, draw the curtains and continue reading to re-live the golden days when everything was just perfect, and troubles melted like lemon drops…or in my case, cherry drops and Murray mints *weeps*.