As a kid I was borderline obsessed with recording things. I was into multimedia endeavors in a big way. I had my tape recorders, my family’s giant camcorder, and some fairly primitive software to play around with as well.
The upside of this is that I have a TON of preserved record of my childhood with all of my tastes and attempts at expression.
The downside of this is that I have a TON of preserved record of my childhood with all of my tastes and attempts at expression.
Most of it is, how do I put this, the cringiest cringe that ever cringed. And I’m genuinely torn between burning it all in a fire and backing it up forever because of my previously mentioned obsession with all things multimedia.
Maybe I should just dump it all on r/blunderyears like these Reddit people did.
27. Apology accepted
“My name is Kate and I’m here to say /
I’m unwittingly problematic in a major way…”
I’m sorry guys, I was like 9 and loved rap. I truly apologize. from blunderyears
26. Baby bat
Hey, at least it looks like you’re having fun.
25. Mood swinging
What really sells this is the editing.
I have no words to explain my younger self from blunderyears
24. Ashlee Simpson phase
Yo, you had a blitz phone?
At a sleepover with my blitz phone during my Ashlee Simpson phase circa 2008 from blunderyears
23. The death of MySpace
Wait? What’s Stickam? [Googling intensifies.]
My last MySpace photo, probably getting ready to login into Stickam. The streaks are plastic hair clip ins. from blunderyears
22. Official Campion
You’re the real winner here, friend.
Feeling confident AF in my Reign Man sneakers, official Champion Charlotte Hornets game shorts, and a polo shirt for added grown-up sophistication from blunderyears
21. Grunge phase
“Yeah, I’ve seen some stuff. Like water. And rocks. And picturesque pastel riverlines.”
I went through my grunge phase when I was 7 from blunderyears
20. Absolutely br00tal
Stay away from this kid, he WILL hit you with that guitar.
Because he can’t see a f**kin’ thing.
19. The whole package
Hollister at ya boy.
Circa 2006 – freshman year of high school. Hollister shirt, Hollister necklace, and I would straighten my hair. from blunderyears
18. Hottest cowgirl fashion
Yeehaw to you, young lady!
The year is 1993, I am fresh from the salon with the $50 perm I begged my mom for, and JCPennys hottest cowgirl fashion (look it up sweaty). from blunderyears
17. Ride it
They’re both just like “Who is this? Why is this happening?”
Me and flo rida. I did not listen to flo rida. from blunderyears
16. Embrace it
You look like a character in a Fry & Laurie sketch, my guy.
I had embraced my nerdy outcast status and went to school like this, sadly the trench coat was soon banned after ’99 from blunderyears
15. Recent developments
This kid crawled so that Insta selfies could run.
Got a disposable camera as a child and decided to take a selfie. I was very pleased with it after getting it developed. from blunderyears
14. Totally subline
Sublime shirt: check. Bandana: check. Self awareness: not found from blunderyears
13. Guess who?
I’ll tell ya who still probably didn’t know: that boy.
Look, we all make choices.
15yo me, I thought this outfit was choice. from blunderyears
“I’m just old for my age, you wouldn’t understand.”
I was 100% done with life at the age of 4. from blunderyears
10. Phase out
Got some serious rawr XD energy going on here.
9. Bang bang
Nevermind that, the rest of your hair is trying to escape.
8. What a performance!
Who doesn’t love the utility of a good fanny pack?
7. Beat that
If that kid wasn’t drowning in ladies I’d be shocked.
Every year my mom would photoshop my Valentine’s Day cards for me to hand out in school. (Circa 2006) from blunderyears
6. Sticking together
Ah yes, I remember these.
Duct tape prom, why did I think this was a good idea from blunderyears
5. Danger zone!
It’s hardly fair, there’s one of me, and yet only four of me.
4. Taste the difference
Why does he look like he just caught those drums from horseback?
The days when I was a performing Pepsi can. from blunderyears
Hanson in a very alternate reality.
My three brothers. Three times the blunder. from blunderyears
2. Eye see you
“Nice try God, I’ll take it from here.”
At 15, I thought if I shaved my eyebrows off it would be easier to make them symmetrical. For this heinous act, I am sorry. from blunderyears
1. Oh brother
I…kind of need to hear this immediately.
Found this at a friends house. Her little brothers made a rap album when they were younger from blunderyears
In the end, the only thing we have to cringe is cringe itself.
What was your past self like?
Tell us about ’em in the comments.