What a modern day 'emo' really is. Emo music is actually defined by such bands as Rites of Spring, and was really just another subgenre of hardcore punk. Today's pseudo-neo-emo is just a digusting individual who looks at livejournal, cock-in-hand whilst crying about nelson mandela's death. Irony, it's a virtue.
emo: I enjoy my subgenre of hardcore punk
pseudo-neo-emo: *cuts wrist* oh how my life sucks so much that I steal my 'scene' from an already poor subgenre of punk.
true punk: 'oi, anarchy yeah!'
normal person: right.
The term pseudo-hipster should be less aligned with widespread use of the term "hipster" and more closely identified as a trendster who channels the fashion and culture of hipsters. The term originated in Chicago once the hipsterism culture that still dominates the Ukranian Village, Wicker Park, and Logan Square areas began to implode (circa 2005) on itself and become a thing of mockery to social critics, intellectuals, and those who had been living a bohemian lifestyle in the pre-1995 era. The term pseudo-hipster is now used more liberally to describe individuals desparately clinging onto an ill-conceived attempt at attaining hipster identity.more...
Pseudo-hipsters can be frequently seen to prevail in suburban areas or parent's basements when not shopping in corporate stores heavily disguised as neo-vintage or vintage stores (a.k.a. Urban Outfitters) or in other sub-metro areas where a true bohemian or "hipster" lifestle is unattainable.
The Psuedo-hipster is markedly less elitist, if at all, than an hipster proper, and is also likely to be seen with his or her non-bohemian friends. The psuedo-hipster at his or her intellectual core does not truly or permantently identify him- or herself with nerdology, hipsterism, or the bohemian lifestyle; and, as mentioned before, can be loosely classed as a trendster who superficially identifies with the FASHION of the hipster "clique." Psuedo-hipsters who work, however, are usually more financially successful than their hipster ...
"...morose subculture of Gothic fantasy."more...
bullet "They're basically outcasts, Gothic people, They're into anarchy. They're white supremacists and they're into Nostradamus stuff and Doomsday."
"Black trench coats are a consistent theme in the Gothic subculture that has attracted many teenagers to the poetry, music and costumes of a scene that ranges from benign fantasy to violent reality."
"Inspired by fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons, Gothic has become a fascination of many American high schoolers, some of whom simply dress and paint their fingernails black while others immerse themselves in a pseudo medieval world of dark images."
"Tuesday was Hitler's birthday, an occasion for demonstrations, mock funerals and other macabre commemorations among both neo-Nazis and parts of the Gothic scene."
Involved in illegal drugs,
Vampires or believe themselves to be vampires,
Musicians, painters, and other artists,
Computer programmers (although there seem to be a lot of them)
Wearers of black (some wear white and gunmetal),
Dyers of their hair,
Users of white makeup.
These are some of the stereotypes Goths have to deal with...