Same! Somewhere in the depths of my old hard drives is a plethora of saved and made 100x100 icons. I remember teaching myself how to make them thanks to LJ tutorials, Photoshop and a free gif program (giphy?). >>21549
Even though I wasn't social I loved playing MapleStory. My ex and I would play it together and the aesthetic was just so damn cute! I tried going back to it a few times (and gave MS2 a go) but it just seems like a pay-to-win environment now. Not only that but after a certain level your progression pretty much grinds to a halt and it takes fOrEvVeR to level again.
Re: MSN and Yahoo! Chat, I'm sure it's been said but I miss the days when there was a disconnect from the online world and real life, if that makes any sense. Almost everything connecting back to you through FB and Google and shit gives me the heebs and makes me paranoid. Not only that but I would go online to get AWAY from the people I knew irl.
On the flip side, those usernames gave me flashbacks.