"Emo" is a very misunderstood word. I am 14 and I get labelled emo all the time, and I think it's very stupid because nowadays you can't wear anything without being categorized into a certain group. Yes, I wear a lot of black, I wear skinny jeans and band tees and arm warmers and all the rest, I have a side fringe, but maybe I just like those clothes? Also I listen to so-called "emo" music, but I also listen to some punk and the odd metal thing as well.
Anyway forget that for the moment, if I was to describe an "emo" I would say there are three different types. Two are stupid and one is good.
TYPE ONE-THE FAKE EMO-THE MOst COMMON TYPE
Typical emo stereotype. Black hair covering the face, skinny jeans, tight band tee, lots of braclets, arm warmers, you get the picture. Claims to be depressed, but you can tell whether this is real or not, if there is a good solid reason for this person to be depressed (bullying, death, child abuse, etc) then it is real. If they just wail and go "NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ME!" then they are attention seeking idiots. They will definately cut, and they will show it off. Or, even sadder, they will draw a cut on their arm. Listens to Hawthorn Heights, Fallout Boy, Dashboard Confessional, Good Charlotte, (ie. an example of SHIT emo music).
TYPE TWO-SCENE KID-THE SECOND MOST COMMON TYPE
These can sometimes be confused with the fake emo's. They dress similar, except they may be more colourful. The boys will wear the same skinny jeans but with a tight tee, probably with stars, guns, pokemon or something like that. The girls will wear skinny jeans (or sometimes denim miniskirts) with a Hello Kitty tee, too many braclets, a headband, multicoloured hair, and cheap pumps. These are different from the fake emo kids, because these scene kids are just following the fashion of the emo because it's the "scene" at the moment. So when the scene changes, these kids will all follow the new trends.
Neither of the above types are emos. They are silly wannabe kids who will all change their dress sense when they get older or when emo goes out of the current trend. A "real" emo is what I'm about to describe.
TYPE THREE-EMO-RAREST TYPE
Dresses like in emo clothes, but doesn't dress only in clothes from Hot Topic (that is strictly posers only) but on the other hand, doesn't completely disregard it. Doesn't dress like this to "rebel" or to scare parents, dresses like this because they LIKE it. Simple. They are usually very happy, fun people to be around, but some may have depression. If they do it is for a solid reason, and not many real emos cut. If they do, they don't show them off. They don't believe in labels, while the fake emos will happily boast about their "emoness". They don't live online (that is the scene kids) and they don't use Xs all the time (though the odd X is ok). They aren't all bi. They listen to whatever music they want. This could be metal, punk, maybe even the odd pop song in there. And of course, emo. Thursday, Underoath, Avenged Sevenfold, From First To Last, The Used- these are all examples of GOOD emo music. These emos will still be emos when the trend dies and may still be emos when they are adults.
So you see there are the cool types of emos and the stupid ones, although I really believe that labels should be banned because they are very confusing as I have just proven ^ ^.
A fake emo
"I nearly got a new pair of skinny jeans today but my mum wouldn't buy them for me because she didn't have any money OMG I'm being abused I'm so depressed, I'm now going to listen to Dashboard Confessional and slit my wrists and then think of new ways to show off my cuts."
A scene kid
"LYK OMGZZZ XXXXXX I'M ON MYSPACE TOOK 26 NEW MIRROR PHOTOS OF MYSELF TODAY I'M SO HARDXCORE"
A true emo
"Hey guys how are you all? Guess what! I got 6 tickets for us all to go to a My Chemical Romance concert today! I'm so happyyyyy...lets listen to their albums to celebrate!"
*emos then proceed to have lots of fun*
An "Emo" really is just a confused teenager. The entire Emo subculture is rooted in music. Emo is short for "emotional" or "emotional hardcore." This type of music came about in D.C. in the 80's (before most self-proclaimed emos were even born.) The type of people who listened to this music had common tastes in fashion, and like many other fashion eras, they all began dressing the same way. Now the term Emo is associated more with behavior and style than it is with music. Simply don a pair Converse, a studded belt, head-to-toe black, and angled bangs, and voila--you're an Emo. Of course, there is the debate over real and wannabe Emos, but really they're all the same. They purposely choose to dress a certain way, act a certain way, listen to (or pretend to listen to) certain music, despite what their motives are. Whether their motives are sincere or superficial, all Emos have chosen to conform to a group of people they feel safe with. They would rather be called "weird" than be themselves and think for themselves. The ones that call themselves real Emos look and act (on the surface) like wannabe Emos. The only difference may be that they are truly admirers of the music scene, or that they truly have difficult family lives. Either way, they are all just this generation's subculture. Just like the Grunge group of the 90s or the Hippies of the 60s, the Emos have found their stereotypical shoe, their theme song, their color, and their attitude, and they will fight for it until ...more...
attention seeking whores.
Emo kid: Maybe if I dye my hair black, cut, write poetry, have sex with other emos and take a sick myspace pic of it, I will get the attention I crave.
emos are not all depressed, want to kill themselfs, smoke, cut, biosexual and do drugs. Some do but not all. I personaly like the emo style because they don't dress like sluts and go around picking on people. I also like the color black witch they generaly were. they do often liston to different varieties of rock. And are passionate in their music and friends. They are often more emotional but they can't help that. Sometimes they just need a friend.
Me= look at that emo kid he could use a friend.
You= he looks like a jerk just like the rest of them.
Me= He is really nice once you get to know him. You just need to give emos a chance.
There are lots of different types of emos and they dont all cut or hate everything.
Emos pretty much love music. Its a big part of their lives. Not all emos cut themselves tho some do. If they do, its usually for a good reason and not just planned out for attention (unless they are wannabe emos)They have a certain style and many people hate them but I really dont understand why because they are just kids trying to find who they really are. They probably really do have hard lives. most people dont make shit up like that ok? if you have a good life i dont see why you would. Lots of them are looking for love. I know I am. So Dont judge them.
emos are a group of people that are similar to goths, they wear alot of black, tight jeans and a tight uually black hooded zipped jumper. they listen to alot of pop punk and gothik music.the classic Emo fringe (which i have and love) covers alot of the face usually just to one side. converse one of the many types of foot where worn by emo's.
not all emos cut themselves, but alot do. i for one dont and i no all of my emo freinds dont. emo is short for Emotional, which does point out we are emotional people. yer we cry, what u gunna do about it. chavs usually hav fun shouting at emos stuf like "awww is little emo kid gunna go cry" this aint funni Emos leave them alone so why pick on us we didnt do anything to you.
non emo "is the emo kid gunna go cry agen"
emo " why would you care"
we are just a bunch of people who are less hardcore goths we ARE NOT ALL BLUDDY GAY for gods sake stop sayin we are just cos a few of us are (i'm an emo boy and will never be queer in my life but hey who cares if someonen is it is up to them) oh and we are not whimpy people who just hang are heads when we get insulted (mainly buy the biggest fake hardmen CHAVS) i have never walked away from a fight ever.
chav:awwww gonna go cry emos
Emos:no i'lll just cry for you when i bugger you up
emos are people who listen to punk or hardcore punk, they were black alot and hang out in small groups listning to music. Some are deppressed and some arnt im an emo but im not depressed so fuck off stupid chavs who fink that we all want to die slowely!!
were all emos:-
im an emo, my mate ben, my mate nicole, and the rest of my mates