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Fads

Post by Hatori » Sun 09.23.2007 7:52 pm

Hello! As all teenagers and kids go through, are fads. I was wondering if you had any fads of the past in Japan that may have just been silly or current fads right now. Thanks for reading!
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RE: Fads

Post by tanuki » Sun 09.23.2007 9:28 pm

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RE: Fads

Post by Tspoonami » Sun 09.23.2007 10:36 pm

There's this fad where people place themselves on high buildings and wear obnoxiously bright clothing and shine very strong beams of light at people until their skin blisters... It's quite annoying.
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RE: Fads

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 09.23.2007 11:26 pm

Hip-hop fashion.

Can't wait for the twenty-years-later retrospective on television where they show the idiotic sh*t young people are wearing these days and all have a good belly laugh for ever having thought it appealing.
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RE: Fads

Post by Kagemaru » Mon 09.24.2007 8:23 am

C'mon Mike you can confess.

We know you wear your jeans back to front, listening to N.W.A records in your pimped up rig...

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RE: Fads

Post by two_heads_talking » Mon 09.24.2007 9:24 am

yeah considering NWA is 20 years ago, that would be about right. current hip hop is more about being a gangsta than anything else, and no gangsta wears his pants backwards or inside out when he can wear them low and let everyone see his chinos.
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RE: Fads

Post by Kagemaru » Mon 09.24.2007 10:28 am

Don't tell me my Reebok pumps with no laces have gone out of fashion!!!

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RE: Fads

Post by Hatori » Mon 09.24.2007 8:10 pm

I hate hip-hop. I mean, it's not cool at all. All of the "gangstas" at my high school are all idiots wanting detentions.
Same thing with the gothic trends. Not very pretty to see.
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RE: Fads

Post by two_heads_talking » Tue 09.25.2007 9:30 am

it's all subjective hatori. even an Urban Cowboy can be "uncool" if he acts like an ass. in fact trends of dress and society don't necessarily mean the person following those trends is actually socially obligated to act a certain way. judging someone based soley on that is just a idiotic as wearing the gear jsut to fit in.

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RE: Fads

Post by mr_pain » Tue 09.25.2007 10:02 am

Hatori wrote:
Same thing with the gothic trends. Not very pretty to see.


I nearly ended up Goth 20 years ago (omg! Im in the UK though) so I think Goth has had enough longevity to earn itself a place in counter-culture. Thank god for punk or Id be wearing frilly lace and purlple velvet to this day hehehe.

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RE: Fads

Post by Hijiku » Tue 09.25.2007 10:48 am

the Gothic/HotTopic trend is spreading like wildfire here too. i know people who wouldn't want to be caught dead in these cloths who are now becoming the very thing they hate!

Personally, I don't need a fad, i think being gay is a fad in it's own. who here agrees with me? ;)

oh and on the topic of JP fads, check this site out;

http://whatismatt.com/disturbing-japanese-fads/

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RE: Fads

Post by Dehitay » Tue 09.25.2007 12:47 pm

the fad that annoys me the most are those damn monkey suits. I don't know who decided it would be a good idea to choke yourself slowly and wear heat absorbing clothing while going to places where you're likely to encounter stress, but I want to hunt him down and pile 50 layers of those suits on him and make him work at the most stressful job I can find. Why the hell did that catch on?
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RE: Fads

Post by tanuki » Tue 09.25.2007 1:33 pm

Hijiku wrote:
Personally, I don't need a fad, i think being gay is a fad in it's own. who here agrees with me?


I don't. By definition, a fad is short-lived. I was born gay, I grew up gay and I'll most likely die gay. Have you heard of anyone being born emo? ;)

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RE: Fads

Post by doinkies » Tue 09.25.2007 2:29 pm

There is an endless parade of TV comedians that pop up out of nowhere with some dumb catchphrase or funny/dumb/weird skits that become hits with the public and then fade away the next year. For instance, Dandy "GETS!" Sakano, Tetsu and Tomo's "Nande Darou" song, Hard Gay, etc. etc. etc.
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RE: Fads

Post by Hijiku » Tue 09.25.2007 3:11 pm

ahh, good point, i'll be quite now.
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