My Ode to Emo

12/17/2008 03:55:00 AM ·

I have become amused with all of the labels and stereotypes, societal views on appearance, name calling and mudslinging. This is my view on such topics.

Since I can remember, I have always been a bit odd in comparison to all of my friends. I am the quiet one, usually dressed in black, who loves music, writing, movies, painting....Basically anything artsy. The types of artwork, authors, bands and general style I love has gotten a lot of notice in the past few years. What I once thought was just being myself has now become this monster conglomerate called "Emo". So, I sat and pondered what this monster "emo" really is and here is the conclusion I have come to.

When I was 11, I started to notice that my friends were more into make-up and playing princess than I was. I also noticed that my style and taste in music, movies, and interests greatly differed from theirs and as the years passed, the gap between the princesses and I got a little wider. I was intelligent and loved to study. I liked rock music. I loved the color black because it looked good on my fair skin and it matched EVERYTHING. I liked horror movies because they created a fantasy word that I was a slight bit frightened by and interested in all at the same time. I was quiet and expressed my innermost thoughts through my poetry, which coincidentally More

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