The culture and practice of pretending to be dark, scary, or mysterious. These people are often very much unlike what they attempt to be, and are, in fact, friendly, intelligent people who have clung to a stereotype that suits them. See: pseudo-punk, pseudo-goth, and emo.
1>My dear sweet lord. Johnny used to be so friendly. Now all he does is sit at the back of the cafe in his pseudo-noir clothes and whine about everything.
2>Wanna go over and say hi?
1>No... just, no. That whiny b-tard can be alone if he can't accept who and what he really is. =p