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The Animated Past

 
Popular Flash Websites back then.
What is Flash?:

Flash, or, officially known as Adobe Flash is (well, was since its pretty much dead) a software program where one could make animations, apps, video players, and even games with said software.

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Flash Culture:

Back then, flash played a big role in the internet. Nowadays, it’s pretty much dead. Gone are the days of making thrilling, funny, violent animations, while constantly yelling incoherent inappropriate jokes that would appeal to the average 14 year old. The days of browsing through the /f/ board on 4chan, or whole websites such as Newgrounds or Albino Blacksheep have sadly, disappeared (for the most part). Where animators such as Egoraptor, Oney, Harry Partridge, and many more once reigned supreme through the interwebs, they have (mostly) now gone dormant. Nowadays, most sites that had a great flash community barely have the same amount of visits that they once used to drown in. But back then, flash was a tool of entertainment; to show off talent in the most creative ways. Even if it was something so nonsensically stupid, it still had value since it appealed to people and gave them a good time. Although the death of animation can be largely directed at YouTube’s algorithm changing everything up for the worse for animators, back then, animations were the bread and butter of many childhoods. Look, i know i’m pretty much repeating myself at this point but to brutally summarize it all up in one sentence: Flash was one of the best things to ever be a part of the Internet.

Flash Games:

Oh, by the way, many people even made flash games! I don’t know about you but, when i was a child, i used to play flash games all the time (I was naive and too young to realize you could just download games on steam but, whatever). Flash games were there for you if you didn’t know you could download games on the computer or because you parents thought it would “Bring viruses to the PC”. Either way, most of them were fun, some of them were trash, although they still served as a great distraction for most of us.

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