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how do u know if ur goth punk or emo?
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Posted 3/11/08
ok i was wondering how do u tell the difference between goth punks and emos cause i consider myself emo but i dont cut myself and stuff

if a thread the same as this exist please tell me where it is and lock this one
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21 / F / Hawaii
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Posted 3/11/08
your probably just a poser stop labeling
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Posted 3/11/08
Why must you label yourself? Can't we just have likes and dislikes without being segregated into some group that gets stereotyped? This thread is pointless imo...
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Posted 3/11/08
i hate to label ... but if u must know

Emo: doesn't necessarily have to be a self harmer .. or depressed for that, they're just people who are over emotional about everything, mood shifts easily according to their surroundings (example if they listen to a depressing song they get depressed) all emo's are usually very friendly at times

Goth: these people are very dark and like to focus on the negative points of life and try to make it poetic, goths try to be emotionless alot, tend to be unfriendly but usually really cool once u get past the hard leather

Punk: someone who is opposed to everything and everyone, likes to live aggressively and by their own rules, hates suits (office workers .. thats an example) and are very loud and not afraid to make themselves known


this is what ive heard ... but in my opinion people are way to complex to be called this or that and be expected to fit the profile to a T (of course there are exceptions)

but remember, stereotypes are there for a reason .. its hard not to label people when they all act the same sometimes
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Punk is a music and subcultural movement started in the mid and late '70s that focused on anti-establishment rock, political and social issues and "dangerous glamour". Notable punk bands are the Clash, the Sex Pistols, Blondie, the Ramones and the Buzzcocks. Album cover images, plaid, leather, safety pinned pannels, studded accessories, wild hair (not just spikes and the mohawk), taper-legged pants and torn clothing were common fashions. Punk went through a revival in the mid to late '90s, though much of it doesn't really resemble what old punk was trying to do now. Most modern punks that don't even look at the history or listen to much older punk music practically use it just as a fashion style and pretend to know about the political side.

Goth is another music and subcultural movement starting in the mid '80s. Most of the music is classified as post-punk with some death metal mixed in. Goth deals with a lot of "tragic beauty" ideaology and Neo-Victorian romanticism, though the people in gothic subculture aren't necessarily tragic people. Notable goth bands are Siouxie and the Banshees, the Cure, Bauhaus, Joy Division and Adam and the Ants. Dark colors, medieval, Renaissance and Victorian elements, pales skin, dark makeup, androgyny, crucifixes, ahnks, and black leather are common traits of the fashion of gothic subculture. Goth doesn't really deal with anything political, but with certain "dark" aesthetics. Common interests with goths are gothic novels (i.e. Poe, adult fairytales, Oscar Wilde), dark cabaret, Pre-Raphealite art and Art Nouveau, as well as horror and macabre/dark films, like the works of Tim Burton. This too, has been kind of bastardized, as many kids who label themselves as "goths" are mixing it with punk elements and metal fashion, which lacks the actual gothic aesthetic.

Emo wasn't a subculture, originally. "Emo" was a term that was used to describe certain types of hardcore punk rock, mostly from the '80s. This music was generally more political and and passionately emotional (hence the term "emo"). They also lead into the indie scene of the '90s. Bands that were/are emo are Fugazi, Rites of Spring, Weezer, and Jimmy Eat World. Up until the mid '90s, most emo music was more "underground". Emo started becoming (the most commonly ridiculed) subculture in the current decade. Jimmy Eat World started to change it's sound and image into a more mainstream world and down played it's old emo influences. However, because it was originally an emo band, people still used emo to lable this kind of music. The music had shifted into depressing, typically whinny, rock ballads. As a subculture, it has taken on tight jeans and tight band shirts, super straight black (typically dyed) hair that covers most or half of the face, skate shoes or canvas sneakers, tight hoodies, studded or buckled belts, button down shirts and work jackets. They over dramatize depression (which is insulting for people who actually suffer clinical depression and makes it difficult for these people to be taken seriously) and tend to come of as whinny.

BTW, why is this in extended?
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Posted 3/11/08
whats this poser crap. no one's ever born emo. your feelings change, your situation change, you'll feel like this time and time again. This is why only young people are emo, as you grow older you'll feel like this from time to time. right now you're just too young, not many years to your name. Once you have 20+years on your name you realize thats all kid stuff.
Posted 3/12/08
I really don't think it's right to do these labels, and you don't decide for yourself what to be labeled as, just be yourself see what people label you as and just continue to live the life you want to, why are everyone so hooked on having to have a social label?
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31 / M / Singapore
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Posted 3/12/08
fuck emos, and you suck for starting this stupid thread
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Posted 3/12/08
i dont know.... but i know im not
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25 / F / Philippines
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Posted 3/12/08
my friends said I'm an emo
I wonder why???
but they also said I'm an emotionless person
confusing
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24 / F / Coffee shops, Tea...
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Posted 3/12/08
aww....

One thing first... if ur emo... u shudnt say ur emo.. i guess.. lol

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Emo... emotive... doesnt mean that u have this fringesss u are emo.. EMO IS NOT A FASHION STATEMENT. IT IS A STATE OF MIND.
they do a lot of self pity.. but really, they can be cheerful! =D

(i hate posers)

emo in the musical perspective are songs that have personal feelings in their lyrics.. like mcr... panic at the disco (i think..)

Punk.. well they emerged from goths... they say if ur emo.. u listen to punk.. ....
musical perspective,, like smple plan...

Goths are the haters....
but not always i guess..

i dont know....
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oh my god , locked this shit
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26 / F / Well, Who knows?...
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Posted 3/12/08

Yiff in hell, fur--

Oh wait...

The guy already stated to lock this thread once an example has been found.
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Posted 3/12/08
is it locked yet or what???!!1
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