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'Because it's tradition!' That's the main response we get a lot of the time when we question why people do the things they do. You go to Midnight mass for Easter, you make a certain dish for a holiday, or you take part in a weekly activity by rote... 'It's Tradition!' Roll with it.


This is especially true with holidays or family platitudes. The problem is tradition as a concept has always been a generational concern. Over time tradition seems to have fallen by the wayside, which irks many who look at it as a definitive part of life. Could it be that we're too consumed by our lives now to continue on with traditions or it could be that we're lazy and just don't care.

Reddit u/Thehaloboy wanted to know What is a dying tradition you believe should be preserved?

With or without a moat? 

Castles, no one builds a good castle anymore. I mean sure there are "castle like" buildings but not a good 11 foot thick wall of stone castle.

havock

This has always been on my "if I was insanely wealthy" list. I would build an honest-to-god castle in the same style as they did in the 12th century.

lucky_calamity

Naturalfest!!

Harvest festivals. It really only works in small to medium agricultural towns, but it really grounds one to the seasons and agricultural production. Right now in Lodi California we are having the annual Lodi Grape Festival, themed after the winegrape harvest season, and it's been going for something like 60 years.

Vitis_Vinifera

Classic drawings...

Traditional animation. A lot of the big animation studios claim it's too expensive and time consuming but if you look at their budgets and how long it can take to render CG animated films then it's about the same difference.

purplefilm

Yeah, I noticed when Disney shifted from traditional animation to CG. I really miss having traditionally animated films in the theater every year.

SoulComptroller

Traveling correspondence... 

Whenever I travel, I love to send postcards to my young family members. Sometimes I go to an antique store and find vintage postcards from the area I'm visiting.

I've gotten positive feedback, they all seem to think it's neat to get them, but recently I received one from a young family member and it was a nice surprise!

obscurityknocks

I like postcards too. I send them to few friends when i am on vacation. I never receive any. I do have some from many years ago.

There are a few companies that now sent printed posted from pictures you take and download. The sender adds a message to the picture. I saw this concept on Shark Tank a few years ago and the guy got a deal. I am now seeing television commercials for a similar product. This is not the same as buying a postcard from the location, writing a message and mailing it but perhaps it will revitalize the idea of sending postcards.

allthedifference

And Peanut Butter too! 

Canning and preserving food. I grew up doing this and it's something I still do. There's nothing like eating chili in the winter with tomato juice you made yourself or eating homemade strawberry jelly. My friends didn't grow up in that lifestyle but enjoy when I bring them fresh jelly in the spring.

mindthewhitecat

Irish Romance... 

That Irish one with the rings that indicate whether or not you're interested in dating anyone by the way you wear them.

RegretfulPhysicist

I think the current iteration is that girls who aren't interested in dating will put on a fake wedding band, and those without a ring are also not interested.

cincymatt

The Claddagh ring! For those who don't know it's a ring with two hands holding a heart. The idea being referenced is that the wearer would flip which way the heart was facing depending on if she had a special someone or not. (I might have gotten this flipped) If the ring was oriented so it looked like the hands were presenting the heart toward the fingertip(away from the wearer) then she is looking for love. If it was flipped, heart being presented to the wearer, she was already in love or spoken for.

It's also just a cool design in general and being a male in an Irish family, I was super disappointed that I wasn't allowed to wear rings.

-crackerjacks

Can I ride my bike in?

Drive In Movie Theaters.

GaryNOVA

We've got one about 15 minutes from me and it's the BEST! Like $6 to get in, and they don't kick you out if you want to stay for another show after the one you went to see. Since we're in FL it's better to go during the winter when it's cooler and less bugs.. Dress cozy, bring some camping chairs, whatever snacks and drinks you like.. My friends with kids bring them and set them up with blankets and pillows in the back of the truck.. It's a great time! My only complaint is that for horror movies or stuff like that where they're darker in color it can be a little hard to see but whatever, you can bring the whole squad for less than $20 so it's forgivable.

earbud_smegma

Keep the basics... 

"Home economics" as they used to call it. Learning the basics of cooking, baking, sewing, cleaning and how to manage a household budget. They are useful and important things to know no matter who you are.

DallasSteph

Get off my lawn! 

Sitting on your porch.

LOL3334444

I love it.

But I've thought before if everyone sits on their front porch everyone would just be looking at everyone else sitting on their porch. Would there be a common knowledge that we don't start crossing streets and property lines to mingle? If I need to speak to Charlie across the street about carpooling do I have to call him? Can I shout out? Or is it like invisible walls are up during porch sitting?

SunnyInLosA

Be there! 

RSVPing, saying you'll be somewhere and actually showing up, consistency, etc.

fitnessisking

I blame a lot of the rise of flakiness to cell phones. It's a lot easier to cancel last-minute when you can reach someone who's already made it to your designated meeting place. Whereas before everyone had a phone, if you made plans, you pretty much had to be there unless you had a good reason not to (or were a complete d**k!) I mean, i still think flaking is a d**k move, but it's way easier to do it nowadays.

imatwonicorn

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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