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Writer's Block: Pick an era, any era

If you had to pick a time period to live in, which would you choose? Why?

America in the 50's. We were a lot more innocent back then, but still had a lot of the advantages of modern life. A time before electricity? I don't think so.


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May. 12th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC)
Doing all the same writer's blocks, are we?
May. 13th, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
Yes, with one difference -- I didn't get any LJ notifications! Until I went to my posts myself, I didn't realize anyone had commented on this. I've heard about it happening to others, though ...
May. 12th, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
But... but... there'd be no Internets!!! *wibbles*

I'd have to go look things up in a book, in a LIBRARY!!!! ZOMG!!!!
May. 13th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
Oh, I'd love going back to digging through the library, again -- it was like a second home to me, when I was a kid. Just the same, there's so much I would have missed without having the internet ...
May. 12th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
hmmm... I'd bump it up to the 70s if it was up yo me, but then you're a man so the 50s wouldn't be that bad ;)

I was just watching an episode of Mad Men, and the guys were shocked when one of the secretaries actually managed to say something intelligent. I believe the line was: "It was like watching a dog play the piano."
May. 13th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
That was probably a pretty accurate representation of attitudes back then -- although, sadly, it's still all too common today -- so the 50's wouldn't be so much fun for females. As for the 70's, been there, hated that, wouldn't want to go back. :-0
May. 13th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
so the 50's wouldn't be so much fun for females
Also, you'd have to watch out for those dirty commies ;)

I love music from all over the place, but stuff from the 70s outweigh the other decades, so I figure that'd be the time I'd like to be around. Still, I'm happy living in this day and age. We've got all this technology, but still haven't driven the planet to the brink and gone all dystopian just yet. Well, not all over anyways.
May. 13th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
Well, maybe there's a connection there. The Communists wanted to take over the world and we overreacted to the threat; meanwhile, men were afraid women wanted to take over the world, when in reality women had always been secretly in charge! :-)

Disco?! There was a lot of great music back then. In fact, my favorite album of all time was the first Boston, which I believe came out in the mid 70's. But, like you, I'm attached to our present technology.
May. 13th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
lol no, not disco!(though it is fun to boogey around to from time to time) But there was just so much music being made that was great during that time, and not to mention a lot of great movies being made. The clothes are also super awesome. I dig a good 70s look. Man, I want me some of them pants! I've been waiting for them to come back for years now. They showed up in all the magazines before christmas, but I still haven't seen a lick in actual stores.
May. 14th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
I had an issue once in the 70's, with my bell bottoms and a speeding bike and the chain ... it didn't end well.

Actually, some of the disco songs were pretty good -- it was the whole fad itself that I didn't like. As as you said, there was plenty of good music being made at the time! My list of favorites would mostly come from that era ...
May. 12th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
Aw shucks, the 50s? Would you wear your letterman sweater and bring your gal out for a double-straw milkshake in your candy blue cadillac? Gee golly gosh that'd be swell! (Okay, sorry, stopping now!)

The fifties would be pretty cool... y'know, except for the widespread racism. But unfortunately, that's almost a givin if you're picking an older time period.

I'd totally pick the 70s. I dunno why... maybe for the bell bottoms, feathered/fro hair, roller skates, and the emergence of gay and feminist rights. Awesomesauce.
May. 13th, 2008 08:04 am (UTC)
No, I prefer chocolate milkshakes. :-) There is no older time period when there wasn't widespread racism of one kind or another, not to mention sexism and religious intolerance. That's one of the reasons why, although I'd want to visit, I wouldn't want to go back anywhere to live. Believe me, 50 years from now people will be having these same discussions about our present time period.

As for the 70's ... *shudders* Those were my middle/high school years. No WAY do I want to go back to that.
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