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Pop Culture of the Past

This morning, I got up early and took care of a few chores around the house.  Once the local coffee ship that I frequent opened, I headed over.  I drank my current favorite iced latte and continued my novel.

I’ve often heard the old saying, “Write what you know.”  I think over the last week, that I am starting to understand the saying a little more.

One of the fun parts of what I have been writing is remembering bits and pieces of the past. My story is set in the early 1990s.  I have been thinking about the movies, TV shows, bands, songs, and video games that I enjoyed at the time.

It’s been fun including little references to an episode of Saturday Night Live or a new CD that just hit the shelves, of the local music store.  I think this is part of the reason why the creators of things like Stranger Things and Ready Player One do what they do.  They create a new story, by incorporate things that they loved from the era that is almost a character in the story.

It’s been fun thinking of the 90s and the pop culture that was influencing me then, and in some cases, still influencing me today.

J. Allen Tucker


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