Internet Explains What a Darkroom is to a “Stranger Things” Fan and Wow, I Am Old

Stranger Things Darkroom

In things that will make you feel old today, the internet had to explain to a young Stranger Things fan what a darkroom is. Several scenes between Jonathan Byers and Nancy Byers are set in this, um, dark room where Byers develop film.

According to the young fan on the online forum StackExchange, “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? An example is in the first season when he refines Barbara’s photo and sees a little bit of the Demogorgon. Is this an old film technique, and if so, what is it called?”

Thankfully, responders sincerely answered the question. In case we have young readers who are unfamiliar with the process, here’s the 411 (do you guys still use this phrase????): in ancient times, photos were processed in chemical baths. They are light-sensitive so these rooms had to be, well, dark.

Twitter being Twitter, on the other hand, took a funnier approach. Someone took a screenshot and poked fun at her age, saying “*crumbles further into the dust*.”

Others felt similarly and shared their own tweets:

Also, there’s the possibility of trolling. If he was genuinely confused, good for him for asking questions!


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