Scene Points Scale.
Liking metal seriously
Using adjectives from the late 80's/early 90's (i.e. rad, gnarly, rockin', etc.) for each word in vernacular
Each studded belt
Dyed black hair/short
Each tight shirts/pants/track jackets
Thick rimed glasses
Each gaudy belt buckle
Each clothing bought from a thrift store
Having hair with bangs longer than the rest
Each trucker hat
Each plugs/body Piercings
Referring to bands as acronym
Mountain climbing key thingy
Each pair saucony/new balance/ converse shoes
Each livejournal/myspace/friendster account
Owning Fiddle Faddle
Use of 'Kthxbai' 'Lykkeeoommgggzz' 'Oh Emm Gee' etc.
Eating Mac And Cheese at least 3 times a week.
Reading books over 300 pages long
Knowledge of swearing in foreign languages
Hearts/stars next to your eye (with eyeliner)
Trying to be Gangstuh.
Getting pictures taken in a photo booth
Wearing a bandana around your ankle/neck/wrist
Watching/Loving Disney movies
Fake Pearls/beaded necklaces
Clapping during midpaced part of a song
Working at an Indy record store/health food store
Being in a band
Attending hell fest
Participating in "the mosh"
Riding a bike
Liking metal core
Food not bombs participation
Being a camera whore
Having a binder/notebook/planner covered in Band logos/stickers
Hanging out at coffee shops
Adding 'xcore' to things
Collecting Sobe/Jones Soda bottle caps.
Angling your pictures
Fingers pointing to head in the shape of a gun
Having Sleepovers that include Dance party's to Spice Girls
<3 instead of I Love You
Still collecting Pokemon cards
Guns that go bang bang
Pictures with squirt Guns
Having the 'I must be emo' song on your ipod/mp3 player
Actually knowing songs by Sunny Day Real Estate/The Spill Canvas/ Moss Icon
Having a Faux Hawk
Only showering once a week and/or self greasing hair
Having the Pokemon theme song on your ipod/mp3 player
Starting a Moshpit
Being offended when someone calls you scene
Lover of Catcher In The Rye/The Perks Of Being a Wallflower
Memorizing the Masturbation part of Perks Of Being a Wallflower
Moldy peaches fan
X'd up mosh gloves
Attended 20 shows or more in a year
Love for Poptarts/Ramen Noodles
Others questioning your sexuality. (Guy? Girl?)
More than One energy drink per day
Wishing on 11:11
having a myspace group for yourself.
Dying while moshing.
Sex with the lead singer of a scene band
for example, these things give you scene points:
-black hair over face
-having obscure band merch
-wearing tight pants
-being friends with bands, promoters, etc.
these things make you lose scene points:
-wearing volcom, zero, hurley, etc.
-liking good charlotte
-asking for an autograph
-driving (scene kids walk/take the bus)
-having anything to do with rap
-getting a tan
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!
-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 yourself, shows, your friends, and random artsy things
-any purse that's massive, shiny, sparkly, or just stands out
*beware of messenger bags. those are usually classified as emo
-pins and patches or really obscure bands
-always have massive sunglasses (wear them over your eyes when it's bright out and put them on your head when you go to shows)
-flats (any colour or design on them will work)
-converse (black lowtops go with everything)
-leggings (black, gray, brown, striped, or neon)
-tight band shirts
-thermal long sleeved shirts
-striped/polka dot shirts
-shirts with hearts, rainbows, stars, dinosaurs, birds, or just anything that looks scene
-layered tank tops
-pin straight hair is a must-have
-hair in one eye
-DIY hair cut and dye (the more colors and layers the better)
-bows, barettes, headbands in hair
*scene kids NEVER wear their hair up in a pony tail. low pig tails are acceptable
-black hair with blonde streaks
-hair must be HUGE
-half platinum blonde/half black is a good style as long as you can pull it off
-lots of hairspray
-tons of black eyeliner
-bright pink blush
(scene kids don't usually wear lipstick, however, the trashier you look, the better)
1)punching people in the face
2)wearing an Atreyu shirt
3)wearing a leapord print belt
4)wearing girls pants
5)dying your hair black
6)taking the bus/ walking places
7)hanging out at the mall
8)regularly attend concerts
9)only talking to people in bands
10)being sXe (straightedge)
11)being drug free
13)taking pictures of yourself from strange angles
14) having a tough face while taking those pictures
15)wearing makeup (preferably eyeshadow)
"Lets go do windmills. I'm running low on scenepoints."
A quick way to get the shit kicked out of you at a "HxC" (gayest way to write it ever) show since true hardcore kids dont do their hair like girls nor dress like them. Sorry kid with bleached streak of hair in face, youd get your ass beat down bad at a show in the late 80s-early 90s.
Scene points and scene whoring go hand in hand and often involve:
Being obnoxious and taking pictures of everything trying to pass yourself off as somekind of legit photographer.
Buying every last bit of merch you can afford (or rather your parents).
Wearing that new merch for weeks on end to show how cool you are to those on the outside.
Sucking up to bands and pretending theyre youre friends after a brief encounter.
Bragging about guest list entrance after female scenester has banged every member in band. *coat rack*
Throwing straight edge around like a badge and not just a way of life for those who CHOOSE it.
Buying their studded belts at hot topic.
Ruining everything that is holy in their sight.
Old School hardcore "kid": Oh you sure got your scene points...fucking coat rack!