Toby

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"Stuck in Xennial land"

1980. London, UK

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https://spacehey.com/toby7ten

Toby's Interests

General

Arcade music games, streetdance, travel, love the US the most but Japan last year was mad

Music

New Jack Swing, Soul, Funk, Drum & Bass, 90s Kpop (I'm pretty out of touch with anything after 2004 lol), 90s Hiphop, 90s RnB, 90s Miami Bass, there is a pattern here

Movies

The Shawshank Redemption, The Empire Strikes Back, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Robocop, National Lampoon's Animal House, Beetlejuice, Police Academy, Edward Scissorhands, Seven Samurai, Train to Busan, Oldboy, Evil Dead, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Donnie Darko, Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, Jay and Silent Bob, Napoleon Dynamite, Breakfast Club, Shaun of the Dead, Lost Boys, Nightmare Before Christmas, Full Metal Jacket, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, A Clockwork Orange, Alien, Ghost in the Shell

Television

Dexter, Lost, Sopranos, The Wire, The Boys, Prison Break, Kobra Kai, Seinfeld, Frasier, X-Files, Twilight Zone, Beavis and Butthead, Family Guy, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Addams Family, Twin Peaks, The Office (UK), Mighty Boosh, Harry Enfield, West Wing, I non ironically liked Desperate Housewives and the OC is that ok

Books

1984, Animal Farm, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Hobbit, El coronel no tiene quien le escriba

Heroes

You

Toby's Latest Blog Entries [View Blog]

Do you have any pets? **Pic thread** (view more)

I work at a lot of arcades in London, UK, mainly with Japanese games *Photo thread* (view more)

Why Facebook is good but MySpace was completely (better!) different. (view more)

Toby's Blurbs

About me:

•Lvl 40 •Xennial •Stuck in the 2006-2011 MySpace era! Loved MySpace. You could make friends with a totally different feel to Facebook. Pre smartphones, pre constant social media... Let's hope this takes off and we can still live those times!!

Who I'd like to meet:

Cool people. The world is small. I work with several Asian style arcades in the UK, we import and set up Japanese games like DDR, Taiko (drumming game), Groove Coaster, Street Fighter etc. So anything gaming is cool. Always loved the social side of it. Face to face.

Toby's Friends Comments

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Jani Noir

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Hi new friend, thank you for adding me.
I wish you happy easter days with family and friends.

xoxo // JN

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OKUS DOLPHIN

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♬ ♫ ♪ Thanx - And welcome Here Toby ⚡(◕‿◕)⚡ Hope you like some of my music too!

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ASTRAL TWINS

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♫♪ Thanks Toby - Nice to see you here ☮(ˆ◡ˆ)☮ Hope you enjoy our Music Page

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sarah ♡

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thank you i really appreciate it! ♡
how was your weekend?

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Hey! Good thanks!
I haven't checked my page for a while.
Guess the initial nostalgia/excitement wore off nooooo

I've been prepping the arcade I work at for reopening (everything is still closed here in England!). Can't wait to travel once lockdown is over. How about you?

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Tir

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Hey, small world! What was it like when you moved out?
Hope London life is treating you well too?

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I don't remember much, it was 1984 and I was 4 lol

But I went back a lot and the town market was run down, station area bit of a dump, generally grimy and not that progressive, it changed a lot starting in the late 1990s I think.

Used to play a lot of Street Fighter and Dance Dance Revolution in the Magic City arcade in town, until the replaced most of the games with gamblers in the mid 2000s. I think it closed a couple of years back. It was actually a good place to meet girls playing music games lol

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Ah fair enough! But yeah, it's changed a lot, at least in some parts! Still some grimy areas around the station and outside of the centre, but then I guess all UK cities have a few of those. It's nice that it's got so many arty people around now and a generally much nicer vibe, but on the down side, rent and house prices are through the roof at the moment and I'm trying to move house unfortunately!

That arcade sounds great. I completely missed out on it in my teens though! I used to go to a lot of gigs at the Marquee if you ever went there? They used to have loads of alternative shows on but sadly they closed down a few years ago too.

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Yeah I only went once! I think I'll be doing right to buy on my dads council flat there so... I might end up retiring where it all begin lmao

What venues are (or were big before Covid) in Norwich at the moment?

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Oh nice, yeah that sounds like a pretty great plan, especially if the city carries on improving the way it has been the last few years.

The biggest venues are the Waterfront, UEA LCR and Arts Centre – most of the touring/pro level bands play in one of those, but for MASSIVE bands or pop stars they sometimes put on shows in the football stadium or a big park, I haven't been to any of those massive shows myself though!

There are still a few pubs, bars and clubs that host smaller DIY shows as well, but those all seem to change fairly regularly so you just have to hear about the smaller gigs through the grapevine!

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Raven Elder

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I love Se7en, it's been in my top 5 since it came out. Still hasn't got knocked off the list, it's timeless. 😁

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Back when we had VHS and watched the same 3 films 20 times back to back xD

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Lmao exactly. I kinda miss those days. I don't miss rewinding though..

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🕸 𝒫𝒾𝓍𝒾𝑒 𝒱𝑒𝓃𝑜𝓂 🕸

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Thankyou! It's nice to meet you

Haha yess, I'm finding the HTML a nightmare this time around (some codes that worked before don't work now) but slowly getting there!
(Just watch, as soon as I'm happy with my layout I'll get bored and leave again xD)

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Haha replying to comments on our own profile feels so wrong. Remember when we couldn't even do that on FB?!

Thanks and nice effort on your cosplays. I love it

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rawllawl

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Thanks for the add, tbh! 😁

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It's been so long since I watched Lawrence of Arabia, I can't even remember the plot lol. Need a re watch!!

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For me, it was one of those movies that I’m forever into. Haha. It’s def worth a rewatch!

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Toxic Lush

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Thank you so much for wanting to be my friend

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I need nachos in my life rn haha

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oh yes nachos are very yummy

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☽neris☾

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thanks for the add! I feel the same way about social media - I'm hoping that using Spacehey will make it fun again

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"I'm no fun."
I had to add you after reading that lmao

Yeah - I do feel people who hit 30 start moaning about the past, and that's when you become a dinosaur. Live in the present! The present is cool.

But at one point social media did become... Aggressive and about being "popular" and "right". All that is subjective. I love the fact I can come here, chill, and talk to random people (like you!). But you're cool and I would never have connected with you without spacehey.

Thanks for accepting. =] Stay safe!! x

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SDesires

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Thank you for the request, love the look you have here, very simple with a touch of class.

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I get so happy when I see someone from GEN X haha.

Although I honestly think I'm more Millennial, I guess it's the weird thing about being born on the border. Thanks, I'd rather have a profile with music and pictures but html did my head in back then, so no hope for me now. And I know it's not even coding, only copy and paste lmao

Hope you're doing good

by Toby; ; Report

We are out there, although most of us are smart and lurk in the shadows to watch whatever toxicity the generation before us is spewing due to their unfailing need to reject any change in general. Then there is the newest generation that says, "You know what? That's just stupid to be acting that way! Let's just get along, we are all human aren't we?"

And there Gen Xers lurk. The forgotten generation lol

So I have to ask. If you are on the cusp of Gen X and Millennial, which half do you most relate to?
I see Shawshank and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, so I'm thinking it might be the GenX side lol

That reminds me, I haven't seen Shawshank in a while. I know that movie line-for-line hehe.

Have a wonderful day!

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Hey!

I was thinking today, Gen Z humour cracks me up so much. Also Gen Z (eccentric and almost non sensical) humour seems to be far more self aware - Definitely more parallels to Gen X than Millennials.

Until the early 2010's I thought I was Gen X... But during the 2010's I identified with Millennials so much more. I made the switch to say I was really a Millennial.

Not that it matters, just a stupid divisional group made by marketing to set us upon each others throats lmao. It is really good to have sites like this to connect to everyone, as opposed to what Facebook has become... Clinical and one track minded ("you don't socially/politically agree with me?!?! Fu/ck you!! haha).

The 80's are... I can't remember them. Even the 90's are a distant memory and I was a legal adult who could drink at a bar then. It's worrying how quick you forget things but also important to live in the present.

Thank you so much for the accept, I'll be talking to you more in the future I'm sure.

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No worries, I am about 2 years older then you judging by your profile (1980 I believe it says) if my math is correct, and I agree fully with you. Most my age don't even know how to clean their computers or all the fun things they can do and here I am reteaching myself how to create websites and get called when others my age have a tech issue..("have you tried turning it off and then back on??lol")

There are some remnants of the past that you have to hang on to since they are from learning experiences and without them, you wouldn't be who you are today. The rest of it? Toss it. Free up the mental room for the fun new things to learn in the future.

As for FB. That's a dumpster fire. The latest political drama BS just riled up old sore spots and brought out more toxicity from people. Sad really. Places like this are more needed then people think.

And yes, we will keep in touch, I'm usually lurking somewhere or another lol

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BeachAngel

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Thanks for the add!

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Yes Yes thanks for accepting!
Hope you're having a great Valentines Day ٩(˘◡˘)۶

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Nicole Nirvana

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Hey its nice to meet you! Thanks for the add (:

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Saw you just switched to PC. I was console for decades but now you can play pretty much anything on PC. Really is the way forwards !!

As much as I love Facebook, you just can't really connect to new people. Everyone here has been so chill, it's weird how social media culture started limiting who you spoke to.

ANYWAY thanks for accepting 😂

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yeah defenitly a great switch in my opinion ) what are you playing atm? yeah this place is way more inviting and welcoming than fb haha, have a great day!

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ISOA GAMBEL

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Hello, welcome. Thanks for the add. Hope you enjoy my music (◠‿◠)

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No problem, hearing new, independent, not paid for, not fake, promoted bullshit on Facebook / TikTok / Instagram is so REFRESHING

I love it, thanks for accepting

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True! Thanks(◠‿◠)

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Ben // CatchyTwentyTwo

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hey dude cheers for the add!

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I saw "OG Myspace kid"
I clicked add

Great vibes from this site already

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haha I know right? Looks like most people here are from the golden myspace era I'm loving this new version so far.

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coloursofone

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Hey! Thanks so much for connecting with us. Hope you're having a great day :-)

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Great stuff! Keep grinding

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Michael Sprague

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Thanks for the add. Badass profile!

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All good. Your music kicks ass!

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Haha thanks man. I'll upload full tracks with vocals soon.

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aleeex

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thanks for the add my dude :3

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Your profile is great, it's like the best of FB & MySpace in one. Saw your cat pic, one of mine ran away when we moved last autumn. You can really get attached to animals like humans. They're both living their best life I'm sure. Didn't mean to end on a downer, thanks for the add (─‿‿─)

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Courtney

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It's reminding me of how I used facebook back in 2008, I had a separate one for the 'scene side' haha.
Manchester is fab! Hopefully you'll be able to visit again soon. You're not missing alot though, not much going on right now

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I'm an arcade nut so I used to go to Arcade Club in Bury a lot, and NQ64 bar in town was really good, great cocktails haha

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올리비아 ☽♡

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thanks for the add! hope you're staying safe ♡

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All good! Watched a bit of Sailormoon Crystal for the first time the other day lol. Definitely been a long 20 years since I saw the original xD

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the whole SM series is on Hulu! I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEEEE Sailor Moon

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Sweet, I got it via old school means! Not liking the new series too much but they say season 3 is decent. When I was in Tokyo they were advertising a theatre production for it. Mental

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old school is the best school! I want to go to japan so badly! maybe once all this covid stuff is over

by 올리비아 ☽♡; ; Report

Def! I listened to people saying "You need a month". "You need money". lol I stayed in cheap hotels and ate out of convenience stores and budget ramen stands for just over a week. Had a blast. It really is how you expect it to be from films and TV lol

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I can't wait to visit. You definitely don't need a ton of money when you travel. It's about sight seeing. And maybe buying a shot glass

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Shot glass that is so specific I love it
(っ^▿^)۶🍸🌟🍺٩(˘◡˘ )

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Always!! virtual cheers!!

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