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Gnarlee

Posted: 02 May 2009
WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
Discuss, 'cos I actually don't know. My assumption is that it's all down to appearence, though I've read that it has roots in music dating back quite a few years.
princelili

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?


this is apparently what makes you emo lol
AnotherLad79

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
There are two main viewpoints:

1) Originally 'emo' was a sub-genre of rock music. For more info see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emo as I'm no expert. I think Sunnyday came here expecting to find more of these sorts of emos...

2) The second type has occured through some kind of style 'evolution' from the original emos. They're sometimes known as 'scenesters' from my understanding. They tend to have little interest in emo music though they may think they do as they often like bands that are sometimes defined as 'emo' but do not strictly fall within with a more strict definition of 'emo music'. Examples of this would include Panic at the Disco!.

Few things are black and white and I'm sure quite a few people consider themselves in the middle somewhere. Generally though it's musical preference vs. style/fashion.

What 'makes someone emo' I would say, as a personal viewpoint is when people 'ordinarily' consider that person to be so. It's a term which is used to label and as such only comes into effect when it's applied - by others or the person to themself.
SephirothL

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
Don't worry about silly labels. Dress however you want. I'm more into bright colours these days. I looked like a granny smith's apple last night.
misterstef

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
Class myself moreso alternative than emo.
rayoflight

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
GAP JEAN noooooooooooooooooo!
rayoflight

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
hang on rebock shoes? yeh right
princelili

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
i think aspiring to look 'emo' is overrated. i'm sick of seeing the progression in to what's now known as scene...



this makes me sick, for example
AnotherLad79

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
I don't class myself as anything, I'm too multi-faceted for that. My fringe does not define me - I just like it cut that way, ditto my taste in music... and what I want to wear.
princelili

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?

princelili

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
i think if you like a look you can try and make it work for you, but i dislike the fact that certain people will say 'i want to be emo' or 'i want to be scene'

at the end of the day, those people are normally on the outside, trying to fit themselves into a box that they don't really sit in naturally.

they might get themselves in there, but at the end of the day it'll never fit them properly
SA-AK520

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
tbh emo isnt something you go out and buy - its more of a lifestyle - not the cliche stereotype tho - i would class myself as more of an indie/goth emo mix - and @prince's gif - ive seen his ameture porn before - its like watching cousin IT give a bad bj - that isnt emo or hair for that matter...
SA-AK520

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
scene kids make me lol - with their "brooootal" and their silly dancing :3

-whenisee"hardcore"(twat)dancinginormallyrushthemoshpitandkickthemallintolittlepieces-

SephirothL

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
"i think if you like a look you can try and make it work for you, but i dislike the fact that certain people will say 'i want to be emo' or 'i want to be scene'"

Surely that's contradictory though. If you want to be a certain style then that's the first step to trying and making it work. It does take a lot of time and effort to get there though. Took me years to get a style I'm happy with.
johnny

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
It's a type of bird, similar to the ostrich but generally less temperamental.
peteUK

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
i wear DCs not reebok ew
jimmyfreak

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
i'm guessing the picture is american? lol

Roswell

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
The guy in that picture couldn't be emo, his jawline is too shit D:

-shallow shallow bitch bitch am I doing it right?-
peteUK

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
lolz x
Hotbobby

Posted: 02 May 2009
Re: WHAT DOES MAKE YOU EMO THEN?
Personally i dont think im emo but i have many many emo friends and while i dont fit the look, i have the same tastes in music, boys, fun, play, humour, general randomness as my mates. I kinda consider myself a NeoEmo, cos i became friendswith alot of emo and scene kids after my own friends rapidly went through the phase and i missed it. So for my own age group i missed the emo trend, but was friends with alot of people who didnt miss it, and my music tastes and everything is affected by that, everything cept my hair really, i refuse to dye.

If Emo is about music then i think i have alot of the emo music generations covered, i like old emo music, stuff like Dash, sugarcult, MCR, jimmy eat world, lostphrophets blink, bowling for soup, the stuff that used to be considered emo and then i like new emo music, i like panic, 30seconds to mars, paramore, hey monday, cash cash, KIGH, boys like girl, all time low, youmeatsix etc. i like the majority of all music and most of my itune is full of emo and punkpop bands.


Now to most people, being emo and looking emo is, well theres two perspectives, theres the "adult" and the "Teen", the adult doesnt have a clue and follows articles in the daily mail for reference and comes up with suicide MCR cults and the traditional mini goth image.
The Teen image i geuss would be of the cool kids, the hot ones, if you disclude chavs, most teens i know are either propper emos or want to be. In terms of fashion, look, popularity, general attitude. Its ironic in so many ways i tend to just laugh alot when i see a new kid join the group and look at me going "wtf are you doing here". Its kinda interested that for people who are stereotyped as beign depressive and emotional, they are some of the bitchyest and self confident people i know. Yeah they are insecure and all that, i get that part, but unless your friends with them you never find out that side. If you see and emo crying in a corner its cos he/she is being beaten to death. Most, not all the ones i know are extreamely self confident, very hot, hot talkative, and funny. In fact i have seen a group of emos take out a group of chavs (funniest thing in the universe) and thought wtf?! is happening but then realised the tables turned ages ago.

so my concept of being emo, would be the cool kids that everyone wants to be, that once your in, your never out regardless of how you change, and of course have amazing and increasingly mainstream (because now theyre the "pop" ones) music tastes. In fact to go on a tangent, to find "emo" music thats genuine, you have to go back to the very roots which is rarely done or even back to the generation of band i consider emo and alternative to get real emo tunes again.



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