abandoned websites are the creepiest fucking things. it’s like abandoned cities, only instead of merely imagining the things that took place there, you can see it all first hand, perfectly preserved, even better than pompeii. all of those backwater forums where nary but perhaps one a user comes on a year, with all of those birthday flags flickering on and off for users. all of the social networking websites that used to be pantheons. so many imageboards and video sites and even just websites for movies and games whose hype died out so long ago. so many memories that people have made on them. all the while some server in some dusty room somewhere manages to somehow keep it going, serving as the only buffer between the website’s ongoing frail existence and it’s inevitable deletion.