So I’m having a little moment right now and I’m going to try and share it here.
Many years ago, when I was in highschool and when youtube was new I was just sort of starting to get into the swing of internet video any time. Today I found this…like list of videos I’ve favourited, I guess it was bigger then. because it’s not been added to since 2009. But each video here I remember as something my teenage self thought was worth saving. Among them was this:
TL:DW it’s a “speedrun” from 2006 of SMB1. By modern standards it’s atrocious. I can probably get pretty close to this guys time. Back in highschool though I passed this video around like candy. Everyone was so impressed: “He never stops moving forward!” my friends and I exclaimed in so much admiration. It’s just a moment of how far we’ve come and really appreciating that. It’s a nice feeling.