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Stranger Things dark room scene goes viral after young fan makes the rest of us feel ancient – prepare to weep

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Plenty of people were unimpressed (Credits: Netflix/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

A younger Stranger Things fan was left baffled by a character developing photographic film – and now everyone feels old.

In the beloved Netflix sci-fi series – which is set in the 1980s – Charlie Heaton’s character Jonathan Byers is often seen in a darkroom developing his photos, but it seems not everyone is familiar with the analogue technique.

The youngster made a post titled ‘What is the purpose of this “red room” in Stranger Things?’

They added: ‘In Stranger Things, we frequently see Jonathan go inside this to ‘refine’ his photos or something.

‘I don’t quite understand what happens here. He puts the photo in water, and somehow this makes it more clear? Is this an old film technique, and if so, what is it called?’

The post itself was made last year, but it’s now doing the rounds after a Twitter user shared it with their followers.

Alongside the screenshot, they simply wrote: ‘Losing my mind at this’

The tweet sparked a mixed response online, with plenty of people feeling the exact same way.

‘I feel ancient,’ one follower said, while another joked: ‘This was physically painful to read. Like I felt myself getting old and brittle, and turning to dust.’

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Jonathan Byers (left) is a regular in the dark room (Picture: Netflix/Kobal/REX)

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A different user added: ‘It literally never occurred to me there’s a generation of people now who have never dealt with film.’

However, plenty of others were sympathetic to the original viewer for not knowing about an admittedly outdated bit of technology.

One very understanding user tweeted: ‘Have we reached the age where we’re flabbergasted that young people aren’t intimately familiar with technology they didn’t grow up with?’

Another teased: ‘So this is the point where we turn into our parents and fail to understand that the next generation just doesn’t have the same lived experience we did.

‘F***in old ass photo lab dark room s**t? Take a photo on your phone lol (sic)’

If you need us, we’ll just be in a corner, rocking back and forth muttering about landlines, floppy discs and having to unplug the internet to make a phone call.

Stranger Things is available to stream on Netflix.

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