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Notorious Emo - What do you think of Emo people?
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28 / F / philippines
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Posted 4/6/07
i think to some emo is something like gothic...but to some it's just a short-term for emotional...
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23 / F / Canada
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Well I personally don't know any real life emos. My friends and I say Emo in the context of depressed people. If you say something very morbid as I occasionally do, you'll get alot of don't be emo's.
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Emo is not a fashion statement. I guess it can technically be generalized into a certain genre of music. Yeah, there have been stereotypes that derived from the actual definition, but doesn't everything happen to end up like that?

Emo actually came from the emotional-punk movement that was introduced by Rites of Spring in 1984-ish. At that time, a bunch of "punk" bands were showing off their hardcore guitar playing with high energy performances that got the crowd going--being able to relate to the band and their lyrics. Singer of Rites of Spring, Guy Picciotto (sp?) admired Ian MacKaye, singer of Minor Threat, to the point where he would start to incorporate his techniques into his own singing and music writing. So finally when Rites of Spring performed the audience was moved by their "emotional" lyrics; it caused everyone to feel that there was a deeper intensity to the meaning to music.

The first so-called "generation of emo" started to dress like the band members in Rites of Spring; however, it evolved into what they look like today. There's really nothing wrong with them now is there? I don't understand what the problem is when people mention as if "emo" is such a bad thing. Of course "emo" has started to become a fashion trend as well--people are having more negative thoughts about it because it started becoming a FAD for the past 3 years. You don't see emo kids constantly ripping on "preps" or "ghetto fab thugs." They just mind their own business and pretty much everyone else should do the same. It's just how they want to portray themselves and freely express their fashion/creativity. Free country... of course free opinions... but I really don't think it's necessary to voice them at every chance you get. Just let them be.

technoinfection wrote:

I think Americans find Emos so despicable because now it is a fashion statement of sorts....rather than the type of music they listen to, most Emos are categorized by the way they dress, act, whether they have piercings etc etc...it just seems like if you walk around all you see are a bunch of depressed clones...I guess that aggravates some people. I, for one, don't really care. I listen to bands that are considered "Emo" but I consider myself to be a generally happy person...I guess it's all based on the opinion of the onlooker



definitely agree.
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The terms "emo" and "goth" seem to have become interchangeable over the past few years. Like everyone before me, emo really just means emotional (to a relatively extreme degree). It's just that since truly emo people (not those posers who go OMFGLOL BEING EMO IS SO COOOL) are usually reclusive and don't really take care of themselves, they are instantly coupled together with the gothic community. I think that is what brought about this stereotype that the emo people all have to dress and act a particular way.
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emo is gay
Posted 4/8/07

kyserin wrote:

^^^if your making a point about me, i was only trying to say something about their attitudes towards things that shouldn't be taken so lightly.

i realise that i made some points in there that were kind of judgemental of me and i apologise. it's just that it really annoys me that they think that their life is bad when it really isn't. who cares if your parents have done something that you don't agree with. it happens. your a teenager it's almost certain that it's going to happen!


I wasn't making a point at anyone in particular. I realise that there's a lot of opinions behind the whole statement that is "emo" but people have to be aware that a lot of it is based on the ignorance of people who just like to make a mockery of people they know nothing about. I tend to go to a lot of gigs and i have friends who, if you met them, would probably be classed as "emo" and fair enough they dress the way that "emos" are meant to dress, for example, skinny jeans, huge fringe, eye liner and the like but they are NOT depressed. They DO NOT slit their wrists and they do not complain and act sad all the time. And these are people who listen to genuine, what can be considered as "emo" music.

I think it's because I am good friends with these people and I have heard their indignancy at the absolute ignorance that's going on amongst some people and the fact that they have been labelled as something that's completely different to who they are. This is why I really dislike people just calling and throwing about the label of "emo" when they in reality have no idea what they're talking about.

And if anybody feels that what I'm saying is false then by all means come and meet my friends. I'd be happy to prove you wrong.
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Oh well, I could never understand all that labelling yourself in the first place. What do you mean by saying "I'm goth", "I'm emo", "I'm visual kei" and follow up with something like "it's not just music, it's a lifestyle..."or even "it's a state of mind". Shouldn't a lifestyle be more complex or diverse? When people ask me if I'm goth or emo because I prefer to wear black, I'd always be in a lack of words to describe them how I like black and rock music, but don't get anything out of hanging around with a group of people looking the same and being narrow minded about other music and styles.
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many people don't like emos because they complain about hpw crappy their lives are, yet they do NOTHING to make it better for themselves. they are seen to be pathetic attention seekers.

no offense to any emos, it's just the general view of my school and pretty much everyone i know...
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25 / M / Imagination Land
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Posted 4/8/07
*razor*


thats what my friends think of emos
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25 / F / Philippines but i...
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Posted 4/9/07
black + long bangs + black eye liner = emo person

emo = emotional
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26 / F / Wales
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Posted 4/9/07
-_- I very much hate this subject... It is a sterotype of an emo to wear constant black, eyeliner, complain about their life, listen to Rock and Metal music, and for some reason take drugs ::shrugs:: And the one I hate the most - Self-harm.

A lot of people self-harm, a lot of people take drugs, a lot of people listen to rock and metal music and complain about their lives. You'd seriously be suprised!! But just because certain people do it all without wearing white, or pink, or maybe with a fake plastered smile on their face, it must mean it's because they're EMO.

Sod that. There's a few people on here who know me, and the way I act, and my opinions. I wear all black almost all of the time. I sometimes wear an excess of eyeliner. I prefere rock and metal over crappy dance music with pointless lyrics about 'baby, I'm missing your love, angel'. And sometimes I have an opinion on how life can be crappy sometimes.

Am I Emo?

No, I have no sterotype. And neither does anybody else. We're all unique, and nobody has the right to put us into one group of people.

Heh, rant over ^_^
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21 / F / SDF-1
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Posted 4/9/07
Okay kids, being emo is bad mmm'kay?
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27 / Outer Space
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Posted 4/9/07
Erm, emo to me, I guess, is someone who is very emotional, doesn't necessarily have to cut themselves, but most likely will. An aloof person who likes to dress in dark clothing. Someone who tries to hide their face, but that doesn't mean that everyone that has bangs are emo. Emo people aren't exactly well liked, it just means that they have emotionally problems and don't know how to deal with it. I don't mind them so much, considering I was one of them.
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27 / M / England
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Posted 4/9/07
I like to wear dark clothing, black or grey and listen to most kinds of metal. i dont think im emo

chavs are worse imo
Posted 4/9/07
emo guys wear chick pants.....nuff said
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