While I was sitting in my room doing Online School, Gaming, and Watching the world burn last year, I was able to rediscover the hidden Musical gem of the internet known as Vaporwave. I found that the discordant jazzy tones of Faux-Utopian and the Hype filled upbeat sick beats of Future funk were amazing for sleep aids and productivity respectively. I happened upon the album above sometime in mid-July, "Katsuo Corps, News at 11". it turns out that it's based off of the September 11th 2001 attacks. The clippings before the music are of actual news reports and Commercials from 9/11. It always cuts to vaporized smooth jazz before the attacks would've been announced. It sounds like You are watching the TV on the fateful september morning, always switching the channel just before you would learn. completely unaware of the tragedy unfolding.
This gave me an idea. Vaporwave, in specific the Faux-Utopian Subgenre, is meant to use it's sound to portray a retrofuturistic "Better World". With the attitudes of 90's American Capitalism. My idea is the Vaporverse, an Alternate History where the attitude of the early 90's live long into the 2000's and at least the mid 2010s. This thread will depict a world, as good as it can realistically (or plausibly at best) be.
For the purposes of the thread, I am not averting 9/11 by not allowing a Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. Soviet's would've invaded it was the cold war. The POD is rather a world where Desert Storm never actually occurs. And that's just POD 1.