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:
-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)
an elaborate system for calculating popularity commonly joked about among scenesters and scenester wannabes. everybody know what they are but no one will actually admit they exist.
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
Aw fuck! I can't make it to the show tonight! There go my scene points.
A scale to measure how "scene" you are compared to others.
A "Scene" scale as done by Kelly A. and Jacki V.more...
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
Writing poetry ...
The funniest part of the scene. I think people take it too seriously. Basically, if you do something scene, you shout "SCENE POINTS!" It never gets old.
I have a bow in my hair. SCENE POINTS!
An elaborate point system created by the true sXe kids. Often used to determine who is the most sXe member of a group at any given time. You can get scene points by doing various activities, such as:
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)
"Hey GuyZ! Anyone caTch that TasTe of CHAos ToUr! My ScEnePoints Are almosT maXxXed!"
"Lets go do windmills. I'm running low on scenepoints."
The basic unit used when aquiring scene cred
person one: I'm so sad that Panic At The Disco got rid of their exclamation point!
Person 2: Ya, they totally lost some scene points for that.
points earned for doing or wearing something scenemore...
WARNING: real scene kids don't acknowledge their existance, EVER. real scenesters do scene things because they want to, so if u wanna count point, better do it in ur head.
here are some things that give you scene points
scene clothes-2 points for each item-only clothes u have worn within the past 2 weeks count
scene hair-2 points for every color, 3 for spikes or poofiness, bangs are required
scene s/n or user name-1 additional point per x
peircings-1 point per piercing, 2 if none of ur friends have the same 1 as u
going to shows-10 points for each show you've been to in the past month
food-in the last 2 weeks, 1 point for each energy drink, 1point for each instant
soup, take away 2 points for every day you've eaten meat
belts, pins, necklaces-2 points for each bullet or studded belt, 1 point for every plain belt, 1 point for every pin worn, 2 if it's for PETA or a band that no one knows, 1 point for every oversized or scene necklace worn
scene obsession-1 point for every current obsession
bands-2 points for every band you listen to thats not on iTunes, 10 points for every band member or scene queen ( including guys) you're friends with, 2 points for every band member you've gone out w/ in the past 2 weeks
note-scene points can only be given for things that happened in the past 2 weeks
double points for anything on that list if it's DIY