Ooooh, or this one! So apparently I need to order handbags from Poland?
Black and white stripes handbag with image of black rose.
You can buy it here—>click
Wow, my reblogging of the comic con perv call for action caused quite the stir on my Facebook page, but it outed a lovely little caveman troll who needed to be deleted and proved once again, I have an awesome amount of girls and guys who rush to my defense. Apparently I’m suppose to shut up and sit and look pretty. ::insert eye roll::
But in the interest of looking pretty, you should check this out. So let’s get to some groovy cool photos, eh? And it’s some amazing Lydia Deetz cosplay! Click on the link or the photo to go to Ryoko-Demon’s DA page, fabulous stuff!
Oh, pretty! (My only tiny quibble is that a parasol that sheer does nothing to protect you from the sun.)
(Someone tell me again why this is an UN-acceptable mode of dress in today’s world..?)
Alright, let me just clear a few things up.
- is not guys who wear tight, skinny jeans
- is not black dyed hair (or red, green, platinum blonde, or ANY coloured hair dye)
- is not dark makeup and pale skin
- is not associated with either: knife, cutting, depression, suicide, death, razor…
“Calling someone an Emo based upon what they wear and what they do is like calling someone ‘Classical’ because they play piano and wear a tie.”
Umm… Then someone who wears all black, listens to Bauhaus, and likes to do stuff at night isn’t a Goth?
The Emo subculture as we know it may not have arisen around the *exact* Emotional/Emotive Hardcore scene (and whichever it stood for, it was also called “Emocore,” which is the REAL origin of the term, kthx) but the roots in the music are actually pretty clear if you’d just listen to it. The “Emo” bands the mainstream thinks about are Emo Pop, technically. But I’ve listened to enough bands that really ARE emotionally-charged Hardcore Punk from the period or derived musically directly from the period (and not Emo Pop) to see where the transition happened. Goth Pop and Pop Punk have arisen in different times and places, and they obviously have *influences* from the original musical movements. Emo is an offshoot of Punk Rock that originated in the mid-1980s in Washington D.C., and it has had multiple waves of followers.
Emo IS a subculture, like Goth and Punk is self-defined. ”Goth Rock” re-appropriated the terms “Goth” and “Gothic” by modifying their original contextual meanings and celebrating them in a modern fashion, music, lifestyle, and aesthetics. ”Punk” originally meant an adult homosexual’s younger male lover, and it OBVIOUSLY has nothing to do with that now, but the idea of being socially unacceptable and doing things you’re not supposed to do (because authority says not to) persists. And of course, “Gay” used to just mean happy.
I’m not saying that the Emo subculture hasn’t gone too far from its roots, but I don’t think you can say it isn’t a thing. The “Emo kids” I know *identified* as such. We didn’t decide they were Emo; they did. Maybe just up and deciding to call someone “Emo” is foolish, but there is (or was, fuck if I know if they still exist) a subculture that originated in Emo music. I wouldn’t tell most Goths who *don’t* regularly listen to Goth Rock that they’re not Goth JUST for that reason. I get uncomfortable around Cybergoths because of their fashion, but I won’t ever tell them they’re not Goth.. The first youth subcultures (the original Hipsters in the USSR in the 1940s, the Beats, 1920s flappers, Mods in the 50s and 60s) weren’t just based upon music, and so why can’t new subcultures get away from their musical roots and become something new? Music goes out of fashion much more quickly than ideas do.
This is the accepted history from subcultural sociologists and music historians. If I’m somehow wrong, links and sources plz.
You go! :D Reblogged because I AGREE.