Converse has been around for a long time. It's a sneaker that used to be worn by people who actually have a unique sense of style, but now they are too...popular. They come in hightops in lowtops, but everyone seems to wear the lowtops, and the hightops are becoming harder to find now.
For three years I used to wear pink Converse hightops, and I was the only one who wore them in school, but as soon as I stopped wearing them, Converse actually became popular. So, now I don't really wear Converse as much.
Scene points are a way of measuring how trendy or scene someone is. Also called scene cred. Teenagers used to joke about scene points but now more and more scenesters are taking it seriously.
As a scene kid, I don't really worry about earning scene points. After a while, you just start doing scene things without having to think about it.
There are ways to incorporate your own style into your look while still being a scene kid. Follow these guidelines to earning scene points and do what feels comfortable. Either way you're still kind of a conformist, but whatever. You can't please everyone no matter WHAT you do or look like so if being a scene kid appeals to you, then wtf, just go for it!
things that will give you scene points:more...
-being sickly thin (can be accomplished by being vegan or developing an eating disorder)
-being totally conceited, or just acting like it
-going to hardcore shows
-having myspace, livejournal, aim, etc (extra points for every X or scene word in your username)
-using a lot of scene lingo
-being artistic (desEnter away message text here.igning your own clothes, taking pictures, writing poetry, being in a band)
-shopping at thrift stores/good will
-Claiming to be at least two of the following: vegetarian, vegan, straight edge, bisexual, hardcore, unique (whether you are or not is a completely different story)
-hanging out at the mall, cafes, shows, any place in public where there might be other scene kids (I mean, what's the point of spending an hour on your hair and makeup if you're just gonna sit around at home?...unless of course you're taking myspace pictures)
-collecting hello kitty, pokemon, carebears, etc
-staying on myspace til 4AM
-Dating a scene person of either gender (regardless of what gender you are)
-bandanas (in hair, around neck, on wrist, in back pocket)
-fingerless black gloves
-big gaudy rings
-lip ring(s), nose ring
-Big plastic earrings
-a really expensive cell phone like a sidekick or enV and texting CONSTANTLY
-camera to take pictures of...
Some really sweet kicks. Your dad probably owned some when he was on the school basketball team, and probably talks about how he was real hip because he owned a red pair.
Unfortunatly they now cost around 50 bucks a pop as compared to when they started they were around $10. Just about everyone owns atleast one pair of converse, originally worn by basketball players they soon became popular on the punk rock scene being worn by bands such as the ramones.
Theese are shoes that get better with age, because they still look cool worn out.
People like to say that only "emos" or "punks" can wear them, this is not true. Anyone who wants to wear them can because they are totally boss. Your not cool if you wear them and your not uncool if you dont. You wear them cause you like them.
ultimately they're just a pair or really sweet shoes that look cool.
Some kid: Hey, i like your shoes!
Hipster: Thanks man. They're converse, i like them too.
A way of abbreviating LT's for low tops when talking about shoes, because on a phones number pad (the ones where the number 2 has abc on it for all you smartphone owners) instead of typing low tops, you can type LT's or abbreviate it further by saying 58's the numbers with L and T. this definition was started in WL, MI in sumer of 2010
1: yo dawg whats goin' on?
2: not shit bro, just gettin' some new kicks
1: sweet man what kind?
2: im gettin' them 58's