HELLO. HI! Welcome! You! Yes, you! And you! Welcome all to RYL, once again! Someone find a gif of Ardyn Izunia doing that overly dramatic bow and curtsy with his hat (holy **** that hat is awesome) So first of all! Before we begin, there are two things that need to be established in this here thread of socializationism. We have - A NEW RULE. Wait, let me post the old rules first Oh god, Cub posted them in blue. I've gotta purple them up 1. We are going to ask everyone to use a spoiler tag when posting 3 or more images, gifs, memes, or videos in the thread to help make the thread easier to read and navigate. I know at times we like to spam memes or gifs in celebration of a holiday or a RYLer's birthday and in those cases it will be allowed without tags, but please use spoiler tags in all other instances. 2. We ask that you use spoiler tags with a note of why if you decide to post an image that might be a bit "non-family-friendly" but doesn't violate the TOS. We'd also like some sort of context as to why the image is being posted to drive the conversation in the right direction. If you're not sure we'd ask that you either just use the spoiler tag or ask a mod for advice. We also ask that we keep all conversations about photos family friendly and not devolve into overly sexual conversations or conversations that could be considered demeaning. If you feel a conversation is going in the wrong direction or is making you feel uncomfortable please contact one of the mods. 3. With everything going on in the world right now we know a lot of people are feeling angry, scared, confused, and sad. We should all be here for each other and be allowed to seek advice and comfort from each other in RYL. We do ask, however, to please keep your conversations as free from politics as possible. We have threads elsewhere for debating politics and want to keep RYL a place to escape from those types of debates and conversation. Again, if you have questions about this please as a mod. Oh yeah, and be nice and ****. Also, given current events, extra emphasis on the "let's not get political in here" thing. But like I said, we'd also like to institute one more teensy little new rule π. Please refrain from "spam posting" in order to reach certain milestone pages or some such. I mean, this is like, a social threaaaaad, so **** being formal. And I'm not necessarily saying posts need to have substance, they just should be like. I dunno, not for the sole purpose of existing. Most of the time Now, with that out of the way, there is one more even more important thing to be placed in the opening post! Cub, Guidman, feel free to edit in appropriate pics/gifs/music videos/whatever else In the mid 90s, boybands were really popular, I guess. For some reason, I thought that was more of an early to mid 2000s thing. Huh. Maybe I just caught the tail end of it? I dunno, I get the impression the "main" thing nowadays is the lone pop star, but wtf do I know But anyways, these guys I think were music people decided to counter that with a girlband! And holy ****, I've gotta copy-paste this ad as well, because this is like the most 90s **** ever, and it is ****ing awesome OH MY GOD, IT SAYS TO BRING A CASSETTE! I MISS CASSETTES! I had one of those for the TPM soundtrack as a kid! Anyways, where was I So I guess the managers or whatever were being asses, so once the group had formed, they got frustrated with it and decided to leave. I get the feeling this exact thing has happened a lot. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT HASN'T HAPPENED A LOT? They went on to release an album.... an album soooo powerful that it would forever cement them as..... a cemented group in musical history. That album was called.... SPICE. That's right, we're talking about the Spice Girls! Tell me what you want, what you really really want You want me to continue, so They were awesome and got like a bunch of awards and ****, I guess. But then they went on hiatus in the year 2000. See, the real y2k disaster wasn't some computer bug that would cause the apocalypse. It was the Spice Girls going on hiatus. None could have foreseen this disaster. Until salvation was at least brought upon us.... at last, in the year.... *checks Wikipedia article* 2007! The grand return! And they were still awesome I mean, listen to their songs. You could dance to this. In fact, I probably will at some point, but anyways. I guess they did a lot of reunion tours until like at least 2012. Cause there's a gap, and the next section says 2016-present, and it says they had more reunions Wait, there's gonna be a movie based on them? With all of them? That's effin' awesome! Ok, so get hyped for that. What the **** is a star war? Get ready for this! WHOOOO-OOOOO-OOOOO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? You're someone who is now knowledgeable of the Spice Girls. Ok, sort of. I skimmed a LOT, cause holy ****, they have quite the history. But everyone, do yourselves a favour and listen to their songs In fact, **** it. POST SOME. Do it. DO IT. MAKE-THE-postaboutSpiceGirls Also, just before we get socializizing, to observe the observance since today is the 8th of October! Happy International Lesbian Day! Oh, and fun fact, two of the Spice Girls were together too. But yeah, so behave, have fun, listen to Spice Girls, and RYL!