I’ve been going through my old video game magazines from the early 1990s to see which ones I can dispose of, more mementos from childhood that I can no longer afford to keep. They’ve been sitting on my bookshelf for the past 5 or 6 years, and before that they’d probably spent about 15 in my closet. I keep putting off looking at them, thinking that one day I’ll have a proper library with a nice big table in the center where I can spread out the books and magazines that I want to look at.
The thing is, I did have a big condo that I lived in where I could store my magazines, and I did have a big table where I could have spread them out, but I never did do what I keep fantasizing about. Real life got in the way. I’ve talked about it many times on this website before (here’s one example), so I won’t go into it again. It’s a lost cause trying to relive the past in the present, because every passing second keeps piling more and more onto the past, adding to what you have going on in the present. You can never catch up. Better to cut it off and just start living.
That said, there are still snippets of the past that I’d like to hold on to, which brings us to tonight’s museum post: a couple of subscription cards found in the August 1991 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly. As you can see from the preceding link, many early 90s gaming magazines are now available digitally online thanks to enthusiasts who have scanned them, which means I can go back and read them whenever I want. I wonder if I’ll actually read them, or will it be the same as with the ones I’m disposing of now? We shall see. As always, hope you’ve enjoyed this museum post.