Emo

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    Jul 21, 2008 2:24 AM GMT
    OK, what do u guys define as "emo"? cuz when I was in middle school and high school, I wore a lot of black clothes, but I didn't think I was emo and I'm still kinda confused.
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    Jul 21, 2008 3:50 AM GMT
    Just black clothes is considered goth, while emo is a much larger alteration of the puberty phase. I think emo is about independence and exploration. It seems that emo has all the goth and shock factor, but with more liberal sexual, drug, and scene exploration. If you youtube "emo boys" you will end up with a large array of boys kissing and fondling other boys, as well as girls. I think the phase is about separating yourself from one group and physical identity and becoming an independent type of person, not just an independent look.
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    Jul 21, 2008 3:51 AM GMT
    This post is horribly emo.

    All kidding aside, I hate labels like these. They only exist to get the kids to buy specific styles and brands of clothing. Punk, Grunge, Emo, Goth.... ugh. It's all just music.

    EDIT: Emo is short of Emotional. It's a style of lyric writing made popular by a little Sub Pop band called Sunny Day Real Estate. And Morrisey, and his band The Smiths. And Joy Division.
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    Jul 21, 2008 3:57 AM GMT
    Yes, I think labels are awful as well. I don't like that phase in puberty where someone can be bought by a style and EMOtional outlook on life. It's very commercial.
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    Jul 21, 2008 3:58 AM GMT
    Gwgtrunks saidThis post is horribly emo.

    All kidding aside, I hate labels like these. They only exist to get the kids to buy specific styles and brands of clothing. Punk, Grunge, Emo, Goth.... ugh. It's all just music.

    EDIT: Emo is short of Emotional. It's a style of lyric writing made popular by a little Sub Pop band called Sunny Day Real Estate. And Morrisey, and his band The Smiths. And Joy Division.


    Agreed...and Morrissey is king emo. I love Moz. icon_smile.gif

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    Jul 21, 2008 11:02 AM GMT
    emo, goth, realjock. all just labels and none of them are consistant. one adjective does come to mind however; POSEURS
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    Jul 21, 2008 1:47 PM GMT
    I all of a sudden about 2.5 years back started hearing kids refer to themselves as "EMO" and was like.. "Wait!" EMO is a style of music that has had a few different waves. I caught on during second wave, and have always enjoyed a lot of the music. The goth culture kind of died down a few years ago and the so called "EMO" scene kids won out. anyway whatever...
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    Jul 21, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    As explained to me 13 years ago by my then 13 year old neice.....the goth kids are loaners while the EMOtional kids run with a group of friends.
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    Jul 21, 2008 5:14 PM GMT
    Here's the difference:

    Goth kids wear black (or sometimes white/gray), are nihilist, often wear make-up/dye their hair, are necrophiliac (often very into vampire and zombie mythology), and are androgynous.

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    Punk kids are the rebels. Mostly anarchists but will include any group of youths with strong political ideals (Communists and Neonazi Skinheads for example). Most wear colorful pseudo-military clothes. A lot like goths, though unlike Goths they don't wear only black.

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    Emo kids wear tight jeans, have long black (dyed or antural) anime-ish hair that covers one side of their face or both the eyes. They do not wear only black, though they do have a preference of wearing black shoes (sneakers I think). They also do not wear anything outrageous usually and thus do not own a 'fashion' asides from the hairstyle.

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    Emo is short for emotional. It defines someone who is emotional, shy, angsty, and depressed, often suicidally so.

    Eheh. Here's a good way to tell goths, punks, and emos apart. Goths have blood flowing from their mouths, punks from their noses, while emos have blood flowing from their wrists. icon_lol.gif .... ok that was disturbing. *ahem*

    Goths will glance your way uninterestedly, Punks will glare at you, while Emos look away. Best of all, Goths are mostly apathetic, Punks confrontational, while Emos are the teenage 'I'm the victim of the world' types.

    Also all three are music genres. Gothic music is haunting often creepy music a la Evanescence. Punk is fast and loud often with lyrics that are anti-establishment. Green Day is Pop Punk (Grunge). Emo is used too much today to really define what it sounds like, most bands labeled emo do not accept it anyway and prefered to be called punk rock. But it's usually associated with strong displays of emotion (i.e. crying/shouting angrily midsong). Emocore is slower, and quieter than the emopunk/screamo music that is prevalent nowadays. I really really HATE emopunk/screamo though. Its whining tone grates on my ears. icon_mad.gif

    It's more mentality anyway rather than fashion. The so called emos you run into today are mostly poseurs going with what's popular anyway. A true emo is the kid who hide away at lunchtime, write dark poems under some trees, while eating the lunch his mom made for him. icon_razz.gif

    It also isn't surprising that most closeted gay teens are emos. icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 21, 2008 5:17 PM GMT
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    Jul 21, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    lol exactly joescorpio.
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    Jul 21, 2008 5:39 PM GMT
    emo is decidedly not goth. they're more about androgeny i think, than about being creepy- the emo kids i've seen wear tight girl jeans, greasy long hair, and lip rings. they're usually pale from crying in their bedrooms alone, listening to wailing quasi-pop/alternative music, and they're invariably skeletally scrawny. they have an aura of unhealth about them, and are consumed with teen angst.
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    Jul 21, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    Nothing worse than a pussy with a gun.