Goth?

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RE: Goth?

Post by ashitaka » Tue 11.07.2006 11:30 am

Dehitay wrote:
emo is a culture? Damnit, somebody has to redefine emo for me again. I thought it was just a kid who couldn't control his emotions and got upset with things on a regular basis.
Bunch of kids listining to emo music and saying how bad their lives are, mostly in middle class. Commonly wear scarfs even in summer, tend to cry alot....... and cut themselfs.
Basicly depressed, crying, scarf wearing, middle class kids.

Why should they think their lives are bad?

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RE: Goth?

Post by two_heads_talking » Tue 11.07.2006 11:56 am

http://www.fourfa.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emo_%28slang%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emo_%28music%29


here are three articles on emo.. it's typically used to insult those who seem unstable.. or emotionaly having issues..

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RE: Goth?

Post by Mike Cash » Tue 11.07.2006 1:39 pm

One of the many benefits of a prolonged absence from the U.S. and of totally ignoring contemporary music, television, and movies is that I actually had to look up "emo" on the internet to figure out what the hell it meant. I've still never seen one in the flesh or heard their music. And I don't feel like I'm missing a thing. I do get the impression that they're responsible for the proliferation of those narrow-assed eyeglasses that look good on no one, and for that alone I despise them.

Same goes for the goths, pretty much. They're just something I on rare occasions see on the sidewalk in Tokyo.

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RE: Goth?

Post by datdo » Thu 11.09.2006 11:54 pm

oh and I just noticed that spin13's sig isn't proper english either. It either missing a word or some punctuation inbetween the words 'least' and 'fact.' Just throwing it out there....

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RE: Goth?

Post by AJBryant » Fri 11.10.2006 12:39 am

Goth is bad enough.

You want to see wierd? Look for "otherkin" someday. <shudder>


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RE: Goth?

Post by spin13 » Fri 11.10.2006 1:26 am

datdo wrote:
oh and I just noticed that spin13's sig isn't proper english either. It either missing a word or some punctuation inbetween the words 'least' and 'fact.' Just throwing it out there....
You are correct and I have no excuse for that. However, I wont fabricate an excuse to avoid responsibility nor will I apologize for my humor and I will correct my mistakes when discovered or pointed out. Will you?

As for relevancy to the original topic, though unfortunately not a direct answer to the questions posed, I think it is safe to say that nearly every well-established and -known subculture found in the States finds representation in Tokyo. With a population of approximately 10 million, along with the millions living in the surrounding areas, combined with a sometimes freaky adoration of Western culture, this should not be a surprising fact. So yes, if you're asking about the "gothic subculture" (however you define that), you'll likely find it in Japan. Is it common? That depends on where you live. Are budo and ikebana popular where you live?

On an almost unrelated topic, gothic typeface is one of the most common fonts used for printing kana and kanji in Japan.

Sincerely,
-Eric
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RE: Goth?

Post by Obsessed_Saru » Fri 11.10.2006 6:55 pm

I have a goth friend (actually, most of them are goth, goth people and geeks are the only people who will talk to me...) who violently denies that she's goth. It's actually kind of funny, she puts on so much dark makeup she looks like a racoon! Any way, when people call out "goth!" (I know, how is that even an insult?) or "emo!" she gets all upset and yells at them...which isn't really helping her cause any...Long story short, teenagers are stupid especially the ones of the high school sort. :D
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RE: Goth?

Post by lomagu » Sat 11.11.2006 9:10 am

spin13 wrote:
You're are correct.
spin13 wrote:
Having read the forums on this site I can find consolation in at least one fact: the average level of intelligence of posters, as indicated by their inability to communicate properly in their native language, means that most of the posters will never master Japanese or understand Japan's culture and are more likely to drown than to actually make it to her shores. Japan doesn't need them anyway.
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RE: Goth?

Post by datdo » Sun 11.12.2006 1:17 am

oooooo we're nitpicking grammar now? Thats my favorite game.

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RE: Goth?

Post by spin13 » Sun 11.12.2006 4:22 am

lomagu wrote:
spin13 wrote:
You're are correct.
Oh, god! It's rubbing off, isn't it?

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RE: Goth?

Post by tanuki » Sun 11.12.2006 7:56 am

AJBryant wrote:
You want to see wierd? Look for "otherkin" someday. <shudder>
Oh, "otherkin". That's new for me.

I must admit that sometimes I feel like a tanuki: stupid and stinky.
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RE: Goth?

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 11.12.2006 8:22 am

I've seen several tanuki recently. All roadkill.

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RE: Goth?

Post by tanuki » Sun 11.12.2006 8:29 am

That's their idea of seppuku.
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RE: Goth?

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 11.12.2006 8:45 am

Their guts were definitely on display.

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RE: Goth?

Post by paul_b » Sun 11.12.2006 9:19 am

Mike Cash wrote:
Their guts were definitely on display.
In any case I bet they wish they had a 介錯 :-/

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