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What The Retroist Means To Me By The Nerdy Blogger

“Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” – C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Three years ago, I stumbled across the Retroist site via the facebook page. I’d not found another site filled with such glorious retro content. As a self-diagnosed retro junkie with few other friends that also enjoy geeking out over slightly old things, I’d found my people.

Retro video games, classic D&D, TV and films I only vaguely remember, as well as new-to-me films/shows to watch…it’s like being a kid in a candy store. I’ve discovered so many things that I love through The Retroist site–things I would have missed otherwise.

I’m also a podcast addict. The Retroist Podcast quickly shot through the roof to become my favorite podcast. Upon discovery, I binged the podcast catalog over the course of 2 months. The addiction is real, friends.

Aside from the podcast, I am constantly impressed with the amount and quality of content put forth by the Retroist team. I learn something new every time I stop by the site. However, I think the part I enjoy the most are the fun anecdotes recorded by the Retroist contributors. I often find myself reading along and saying, “Whoa, me too!” It’s nice to find other people who get you.

For this reason, I chose the opening quote from C. S. Lewis. In my adult life, I’ve met a few souls to which I could say, “What! You too?”. I’m happy to report that many of those people are here at The Retroist. There aren’t too many people I’ve met online that I would confidently say that I’d love to meet in person. I’d grab an Ecto Cooler with any of the fine folks I’ve encountered through the Retroist site.

[Via] RPGs For Raccoons

This New Year’s Eve, I raise my glass to everyone here at The Retroist site. You all are my people. Here’s to many more years of retro fun, quality writing, and a celebration of all things nostalgia.
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Ashley Thomas is a freelance writer, Signum University student, and war cleric. She is working towards her M. A. in Imaginative Literature which will be finished by summer 2017. When not in class or working, Ashley writes under the name, The Nerdy Blogger. You can read her blog here. You can follow Ashley on Twitter and on Facebook, where she shares nerdy posts every day. Ashley and her husband, Ryan, reside with their cats, Luna and Oliver, as well as a large quantity of books, comic books, tabletop games, retro video games, and polyhedral dice. Ashley wants to be Brienne of Tarth, Hermione Granger, and Leslie Knope when she grows up.
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