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What Emo Is And Some History.
Emo is short for emotive hardcore. It's a DIY music style (not a shitty fashion) that started in the 80's. Emo follows (but is not restricted to) the lines of hardcore. Hardcore is a subgenre of punk, therefore, so is emo. The first emo band is often credited to Rites Of Spring. They played with hardcore punk rock energy (as the members were previously involved with hardcore bands) and lots of emotion through their performance and with their audience. Their lyrics seem to have important views about life and a sense of deepness.

"Emo" As A Term.
The term "emo" was generated as an insult to people in the hardcore scene that liked these bands. An emo band's performance on stage (can include crying/moaning/etc. their lyrics and various other events) probably made them look "weaker" to the hardcore kids, which is (why I think) "emo" was directed as an insult.

What Screamo is.
Screamo has evolved from emo. This music style invloves more screaming and often has more melodic breakdowns. Screamo is still emo, therefore follows its guidelines.

What Emo Is Not.
Emo is not short for emotional. Emo is not a fashion. Emo is not "XxXxXxXOMMMFFGZZZZ IM LYKE, SO DEPRESSED!XxXxX!!!1!!111 IM GONNA SLIT MY WRISTZZZZZZZ...LOL..XxXxXxX" Emo was not mainstream (because it was DIY). Emo has nothing to do with being depressed, shitty metaphors, or suicide. Emo is not whiney, bullshit music sung by pubescent males that haven't dropped their balls yet.
Real Emo Bands: Rites Of Spring, Embrace, Moss Icon, Funeral Dinner, Gray Matter, Hot Cross, Off Minor, Indian Summer, Sleepytime Trio, etc...

Screamo Bands: Saetia, Orchid, Pg. 99, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, Love Like...Electrocution, Angel Hair, Antioch Arrow, Majority Rule, Usurp Synapse, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, etc...

Record Labels Known To Produce Important Emo Bands: Discord Records, Level-Plane Records, Magic Bullet Records, Ebullition Records, etc...

NOT Emo Bands: Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, My Chemical Romance, Dashboard Confessional, From First To Last, Bright Eyes, Simple Plan, The Used, Senses Fail, etc...
by Highly Evolved April 25, 2006
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One funny old school nick toon. First aired in September 18, 1993 and last episode on Novemeber 24, 1996. There are four seasons with 52 episodes.
It features Rocko (a young wallaby from Australia who moves to the U.S), Spunky(Rocko's dog), Filbert (Rocko's turtle friend who works in a comic shop), Heffer (Rocko's steer friend and adopted by wolves), and Mr. And Mrs. Bighead (Rocko's frog neighbors). The show is about Rocko dealing with everyday things in his "modern" life.
Sadly, the show was cancelled. However, you can still watch re-runs on channel 126 with digital cable.
Filbert: Turn the page, wash your hands, turn the page, wash your hands...

Heffer: Wacky Deli Yeah! Wacky Deli Yeah! We've got sandwiches...
by Highly Evolved April 02, 2005
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1. For the win/for teh win.
2. Fuck the world.
3. Fuck the what?
1. Hell yeah, Asian food FTW!

2a. Dom: Have you heard that song FTW?
Jake: By who? The Vines? Turbonegro? Tupac? Someone else?

2b. Man, this world is full of shit. FTW.

3. Dude, you hear that? My mom's having sex with the pizza delivery guy!
Marko: FTW???
by Highly Evolved June 24, 2006
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Dirty Rotten Skate Society. A song by Afro Jetz, later covered by Refused.

Skatting down on my Suicidal skate
Down to the town the pigs await
They'll never catch me I'm too cool
Make them look like stupid fools

Dirty rotten skate society
Dirty rotten skate society
Dirty rotten skate society
Dirty rotten skate society
by Highly Evolved May 11, 2006
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A song written and performed by Afro Jetz. Later, covered by Refused.

Skatting down on my Suicidal skate
Down to the town the pigs await
They'll never catch me I'm too cool
Make them look like stupid fools

Dirty rotten skate society
Dirty rotten skate society
Dirty rotten skate society
Dirty rotten skate society
by Highly Evolved May 24, 2006
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People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals.

Yes, some PETA members have the right idea about animal rights, but besides that, they really take things too far.

They've killed many healthy animals, complaining of not being able to find a home. Please explain why other animal shelters are capable of finding more homes for animals than PETA probably ever has. Infact, after you call PETA to have an animal taken away (for whatever the reason), chances are that the animal will be killed in their PETA van as soon as close your front door.

Many PETA members are hypocrites, even if they may or may not realize it.

Though not everything they say is a lie, they still tend to feed bullshit to the public and use scare tactics on children.
I am vegan, but PETA really gets on my nerves. They give a bad name for vegetarians and vegans.

NEDM would make PETA cool.
by Highly Evolved June 20, 2006
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A show featuring a pokemon trainer named Ash and funny looking monsters that can only say their own name. Was a good show, until they came out with newer pokemon that looked like other pokemon, just with different names. Most pokemon and episodes passing the original 151 pokemon are lame. Also a trading card game.
Me: I loved the old Pokemon and even collected the cards.
My Sister's Ex-Boyfriend's Religious Christian Mom: There's something you're hiding! The devil posesses you because you like Pokemon!
Me: Yeah..whatever...Get away from me...
by Highly Evolved March 20, 2005
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