Ah, the early aughts: The golden age of LiveJournal, chat rooms, and AOL Instant Messenger. If you were active on AIM, there almost certainly came a time in your life that was matched only in pentultimence by choosing a screen name. Whenever you had to abandon your keyboard to return to “real life,” you were tasked with the ultimate challenge: write the perfect away message to leave your buddies reveling in awe at your “kewlness.” Would you choose a song lyric that defined your current mood? A cool movie reference that only some people would really get? Each time this was demanded of you, the pressure mounted, and we know that many of you must have turned to quotes from your favorite Disney flicks in that hallowed textbox to impress friends, crushes, and the World Wide Web at large.
In case your memory has failed you, here’s a quiz to determine which Disney quote would have been your AIM away message:
My most-used Internet abbreviation was
My favorite Disney Pixar movie from the late ‘90s — early ‘00s was
My blog platform of choice was
My favorite Disney Princess is
My favorite throwback Disney Channel show is
My favorite Disney prince is
My favorite color is
Princess Mia’s catch phrase in The Princess Diaries was
Your favorite throwback Disney Channel Original Movie is
“When I’m with you, I don’t feel so alone.”
Someone’s a romantic! You would channel Hercules in your AIM away message and use this cool line from the movie in hopes that your crush would see it and wonder if it was about them. Smooth move, friend.
Now find out how well you know ‘90s Disney songs.
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
You are a bright, cheery optimist, so it’s no surprise that your AIM away message would come from Christopher Robin in Winnie The Pooh. There’s no doubt that your friends would be sad to see that you were away from the keyboard.
Now find out which Disney heroine you are.
“Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?”
These “Colors of the Wind” lyrics from Pocahontas are classic. You would post them and hope that you’d return to the computer to find that a friend had responded while you were away and continued the song in text form… “or asked the grinning bobcat why he grins LOLZ.”
Now find out which Disney cat you are.
“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.”
Ah, the wisdom of Rafiki. We have a feeling you chose this quote from The Lion King for your esteemed AIM away message because you were the thinker of your friend group. While you may have used it as a way to philosophize, you had to include some Disney love, too.
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