I used to be emo, AMA about thisWatch
Did you refer to yourself as emo at the time? Or did you do the classic, "I don't see myself as anything, I just like these clothes and/or music"?
I'm sure you're a really nice person but just think how your words could affect other people before you blurt out stuff like that. It's a very sensitive topic (self harming) and it's not cool to make comments about it like that.
Oh yeah haha, I knew I was emo but I did enjoy playing the clueless victim to claim authenticity. I used to get called a poser a lot haha those were the days!
so when you became emo or however it works did you not realise how people would react? do you have piercings btw? and do you like My Chemical Romance?
And does this photo
appeal to you?
Embarrassed to say I used to have one
Oh good question, I used to go on people's profiles and find bands that way as I didn't know many myself at the beginning of my transition anyway. And then I'd listen to some songs and stick to a few, such as Dashboard Confessional, Within Temptation, My Evanescence, H.I.M. (my absolute favourite)... I guess these wouldn't be classified as too emo, more like rock or goth not sure anymore haha.
Michael: Because she's Goth, and some ignorant people don't know the difference!
Worker: What is the difference?
Pete: Oh my God! They're totally different!
Worker: Okay, different how?
Pete: They're..ugh.. you know, one is good and -and emos are horrible! [flips hair] You're, you know... They're posers!
Firkle: Emos suck my Goth balls.
Michael: Alright alright, think of it this way: a goth believes that deep down the world is totally ****ed up. But an emo thinks that deep down, they are totally ****ed up.
Worker: That's not much of a difference.
Pete: That's a huge ****ing difference!
Michael: Okay okay, look, emos are more prone to suicide.
Pete: This ****in' *****, man.
Michael:But goths are more prone to be depressed that so many people commit suicide
Pete:Goth's darkness is nihilistic whereas Emo's is cynical.
Michael:Wait, I thought we were cynical. ...What what whatever, it doesn't matter.
Pete: No, see, you're nihilistic.
Michael: Oh yeah, you're right.
why loveD? I still like them and listen to so much of their music, but this is why I don't like emos. If you like something, legitimately, and emos happen to claim this thing for their image, then you're considered dark or emo or a poser. It's annoying Like being around gangbangers or chavs and you can't wear certain colours and brands anymore