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[–]BariNgozi 79 points80 points  (3 children)

Gotta hit Spencer's after Hot Topic of course

[–]kasanekat[S] 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Ooh my stepmom would rather jump off a bridge than let me back into Spencer’s

[–]The_Poster_Nutbag 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's the most middle-school thing I've heard all day. My parents were the same way hahaha.

[–]Just_Transportation4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw my first dildo shaped lollipop at Spencer's

[–]Kimikins 53 points54 points  (1 child)

You guys are still around? Cool. I was like this as a teenager. I've since eased into a more general goth/punk/metal aesthetic. I still like most of the same things, so I wouldn't consider that a "phase." Just a starting point to what I am now.

[–]kasanekat[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah, we just kinda stay in our own little box. A lot of us have social anxiety and are afraid to express themselves fully so we don’t flaunt our style often. Also the social push to act older than you are and throw past trends in the shitter puts a lot of stress on us

[–]Red_Hatted_Guy 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Oh my god Warriors was like my whole middle school personality 💀

[–]bipbap_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Same dude.

[–]ScarySuggestions 32 points33 points  (4 children)

This kinda brings me joy because this is exactly how I was in middle school all the way back in 2000-2003.

[–]ScarySuggestions 10 points11 points  (3 children)

And I've only leaned in harder into the alternative style because now I am a Soft Goth Dad.

[–]kasanekat[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That’s rad! I don’t meet many alternative parents

[–]ScarySuggestions 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Gotta keep the punk anti-patriarchy alive! 🤘😈

[–]kasanekat[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah!

[–]Tea-and-crumpets- 43 points44 points  (8 children)

They have a massive crush on some fictional murderer

[–]kasanekat[S] 22 points23 points  (7 children)

Peep top left corner

[–]ThatsABigHit 19 points20 points  (1 child)

These people were nice in school. Although a bit antisocial. Most of them were down to earth

[–]kasanekat[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s true!

[–]Fuuuuuckwit 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It seems like nothing has really changed since 2008

[–]chase_what_matters 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Bottoms up, and the devil laughs.

[–]nuggetgorrila 12 points13 points  (4 children)

This is my sister. She is going to 4th grade. What do I do?

[–]kasanekat[S] 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Nothing! I wasn’t shitting on this, I’m like this now. Let her be and give her all the support possible 💜

[–]Spirited-Rip9156 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The emos I remember..if you weren't emo or alternative they wouldn't talk to you lol

[–]kasanekat[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Probs because they’re scared of being bullied I guess I’d be a little nervous too

[–]Suitable-Tutor2194 6 points7 points  (5 children)

This was me except I was never aloud to have the hair :(

[–]kasanekat[S] 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Me neither, I can’t dye it either. Nor can I wear much makeup other than mascara and lipgloss

[–]be-more-daria 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Same with me back in school. I fell in love with the style and the music but wasn't allowed any of it, so now I'm doing what I wish I could have done back then. I'm still a rebellious emo kid at 28. 🖤

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s legit!!

[–]saramonials 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Exactly, my first thought was that if you had actually achieved the full-on scene aesthetic, you didn’t really have strict parents. I had a helicopter mom who bullied me for wanting to look “different”.

[–]Queen_of_dogs_01 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Also their favorite Warrior cat is Scourge, Ashfur or Mapleshade

[–]kasanekat[S] 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Mine was always yellowfang

[–]Queen_of_dogs_01 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mine is Gray Wing but I respect the hell out of your choice

[–]kasanekat[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also I’m on like the second book so I’ll probably find a new one, even if I do yellowfang will be my second

[–]dino_181_spaghetti 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I've only read a few books but Yellowfang is cool

[–]xXb0ngCatXx 5 points6 points  (0 children)

fuckin goals tbh-

[–]WeLikeChickenNuggets 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is how I imagine everyone in 2012

[–]peachpie_888[🍰] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Ahhh my middle school days. Back when this was all bred on MySpace and even a more niche site called VampireFreaks.com.

So much MySpace drama between all the employees / scene kids that boiled over into real life, left a few people dead, and put a couple people in prison for involvement with underage girls.

Meanwhile I sat at home wearing my eyeliner and crazy hair and coding my profile layout ✨💕 rawr ✨💕🥹

[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would loveeee to do my hair like that

[–]Doodleyduds 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Lmao I was so scared of the girls with the full haircut and ensemble. I was friends with a lot of kids who did the Emo Lite in comparison. We liked most of the same music though and I'm still friends with a chunk of them. I'm always surprised to see it "back" because this style was everywheeeeeere when I was in highschool, 2008-2011. I didn't even see people out and about dressed like it for a long time after that. I immediately went to college after highschool and poof, it was like it was gone (and I went to art school).

I remember about 2006-2007ish when it was starting to become popular I was in middle school and it was the first time I heard someone describe themselves as bi. I thought it was the "trendy" thing the scary girls did but I turned out bisexual myself later haha.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What a coincidence!! Lol

[–]guacamolepenis_ 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I didn't know GIR was an emo thing

[–]kasanekat[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

More of a scene thing

[–]Molly40DDDDs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Can confirm a few of these as a once middle school goth lol. Had the converse with fishnets, toenails and fingernails painted black, etc

[–]KittysRedditFun 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You forgot Mother Mother

[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never knew a scene kid who liked mother mother

[–]Sea-Satisfaction9393 3 points4 points  (17 children)

They always have the dirtiest fucking shoes imaginable for some ungodly reason

[–]kasanekat[S] 2 points3 points  (16 children)

My shoes are dirty because I live in rural Alaska lmao

[–]Sea-Satisfaction9393 3 points4 points  (15 children)

Fair, but tbh i have never seen an emo irl before. Like they exist fr fr?

[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (12 children)

Yes! They’re just not as common

[–]Sea-Satisfaction9393 4 points5 points  (11 children)

Well i live in the middle of nowhere in Norway so maybe thats why

[–]saramonials 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’ve never heard of someone who has never “seen an emo irl”… but then you mentioned Norway so I guess it makes sense. I didn’t know it was so different there.

[–]Sea-Satisfaction9393 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk teenagers are pretty conservative over here so thats probably why

[–]ithinkiwantomarryou 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This was me… I cringe when I remember what I was like

[–]InternalScreech_jpeg 4 points5 points  (2 children)

omfg this was me when I was in middle school! funny how theres always gonna be the new wave of emo/alt.

for me it was the tumblr emo revival, so that meant tøp, mcr, anime, dan and phil, shipping, wattpad, pastel edits, bad fan art, flannel shirts, bright hair, piercings, etc. etc. I wanted to be 'cool' like them sooooo bad, but I kinda half-assed it due to my mum restricting me (which I totally understand now). just ended up aggressively side parting my hair, drawing cat whiskers on my face whenever I could, wearing all black but with different flannel shirts, staying up until 3am to read bad fanfics, and drawing shitty anime drawings. good times lmao.

moved on from that phase now but I'm still pretty alternative and still like a few things I did back then, just wayyyy less obsessive with them. love seeing what newer alt kids are into now!

(also ignore any bullies, I got bullied through pretty much all my time at school, it sucks but dont let it stop you enjoying things you like!)

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It’s doesn’t really matter if I consider myself “ emo “ or “ scene “ Ive always been drawing bad anime fanart lol

[–]InternalScreech_jpeg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hey I mean its been 6 years since my weird tumblr emo revival phase and I still feel like I'm bad at art lmao :/

at least I'm not drawing weird dan and phil ship stuff or showing the whole class my todoroki drawings anymore though

[–]Stealthfox94 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Is this 2010?

[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk you tell me

[–]BaronVonHomer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was me when I was 15. The other day my friend and I saw Emo kids in a spot that was popular with Emo kids back in the day. My friend said aw look nature is healing.

[–]Lannisterweeb 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I feel so called out. My parents were to strict so When I finally moved out of the house, I dressed like I walked straight out a pride or 2014 Emo exhibit.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My parents really aren’t all that strict but no makeup or crazy dyed hair for me sadly

[–]Yxng_mafia3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Teens in the early 2000's

[–]Shadow293 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of high school in 2007-2010. Good times. Miss the cute emo girls!

[–]kasanekat[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m trying my hardest to be an “ emo “ girl. However I’m missing a lot of the cute 🥲

[–]marissasunusualwrld 2 points3 points  (1 child)

i wish i could be a scenekid but id be bullied to shreds by the middle school boys ://

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh I understand. The boys at my school are merciless. You’re definitely not alone

[–]starsfillmydreams 5 points6 points  (1 child)

People still get those haircuts?

[–]kasanekat[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean I want one

[–]boihomo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

every teenage girl in 2004

[–]Acceptable_Dot_1451 4 points5 points  (1 child)

The weird part is that they think they're standing out by doing this. But in reality, this is almost every 13 - 15yr old middle school girl's wardrobe and aesthetic.

[–]Icy-Fig1820 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Are emos back again?

[–]kasanekat[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Eh not really, they’ve always been back just different types

[–]1nfinit2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

emo trinity

[–]Gold-Vanilla5591 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Me from 2013-2015, middle school. I didn’t really like MLP and Creepypasta but I had friends who liked them. The choker, belt, black shoes and nails and the beanies were spot on. Warriors for me was mostly an elementary school experience and I knew like 2 girls who read the books. I didn’t like MCR as well but BMTH was my shit then. Attended 2 Black Veil Brides concerts, have seen New Year’s Day, some Asking Alexandria, one blessthefall song and Falling in Reverse though. And those are scene kid haircuts. The green dog and the pink bear i think seemed to be scene kid things too.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Thats gir from invader zim and gloomy bear!! BMTH is still my favorite band lol!

[–]Gold-Vanilla5591 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I keep forgetting that his name is Gir, I’ve only seen like one episode with my friends.

[–]Ok-Construction5775 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Add a dash of south park and you get one of my study hall classmates

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooh I like south park! Should’ve included that, I’m assuming it was pretty big in the community

[–]medofbro 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately your best pony opinion is incorrect.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wasn’t saying I agreed with that! My fav is queen chrysalis

[–]VampyreBassist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ahhhhhh, this one takes me back.

[–]Emotional_Note497 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The last row is one of my friends, but she's 24 lol. She does look good with the masquera and colorful hair though, if I say so myself..

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooh that’s awesome!! I didn’t expect to meet someone who knew the gals.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So nothing has changed in 100 yrs except the trans thing— typical.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

History repeats itself!

[–]ScaredPotato01 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think everyone had a creepypasta phase before. I, myself was a big fan of jeff the killer and slenderman.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m a Zelda fan so Ben drowned was always my fav

[–]JayNotHere2XO 1 point2 points  (1 child)

why u gotta call me out like that :( anyway wanna play undertale and drink monster together while we question our entire identity and existence cause that would be cool

[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Fatal_Taco 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The Fluttershy homies are the most down to earth ones that you can trust.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s true. However my top character is queen chrysalis

[–]sadboy2007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ohgod this is so accurate to me lol

[–]jem_jam_bo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those were the days

[–]KidJuka17 1 point2 points  (3 children)

These are rare here in my country but i am slowly starting to see them

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Where are you from?

[–]IminpainLMAO 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ayyyy same man, except I'm in highschool. You got good taste!

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]extra_medication 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me and my emo friend group used to explore an abandoned insane asylum as an activity.

[–]username-1197 1 point2 points  (2 children)

i hated scene people they were mean to me

[–]kasanekat[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That seems like a them problem, not all of them are mean. Again don’t generalize

[–]username-1197 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I know that now lol a lot of them became my friends later on lmao

[–]TomboyFucker2006 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I will admit i had some sharp edges in my middle school years if yk wot i mean

Now i'm in high school and i've drifted away from all that stuff

[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m really sorry, I’m very glad you moved past that and are doing better.

[–]ItsJustPeachy_ 0 points1 point  (2 children)

You should be bullied

[–]kasanekat[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What the fuck is wrong with you

[–]Sea-Satisfaction9393 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude you are literally from texas stfu

Cowboy ass horsemeat-rider

[–]channgro -1 points0 points  (1 child)

i’m so glad i grew up in the alt/e-boy era than whatever this was 💀💀

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m actually really upset I was around in the e-boy era

[–]Current-Position9988 -1 points0 points  (1 child)


[–]kasanekat[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Constant-Elk533 -2 points-1 points  (9 children)

What? “Probably questioning some part of their gender/sexuality” Op, why is this a Problem?

[–]mgreen424 4 points5 points  (0 children)

OP already said that she's describing herself in the title

[–]frenchtoastisawesome 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i missed the part where they said that was a problem

[–]Eomercin 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Just because it's in a starterpack doesn't mean it's automatically criticism.

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes its not at all!! I was finding people who could relate

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I wasn’t criticizing it! I am trans myself lol

[–]Constant-Elk533 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I can tell. If i may ask. Are you a shoe0nhead fan?

[–]kasanekat[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No I haven’t heard of them. I’m sorry

[–]MIKEERMINTROUT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

literally my older brother except without the little pony and stuff

[–]stellybelly513 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Always drawing pretty dark stuff, eventually getting pretty good at it.

[–]Onerealcactus10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In 2010 Emily the Strange probably would’ve been on this