I don't know,the last couple years I actually feel like a lot of Internet youth culture is finally catching up with shit I've been in to since it as new. Like, for example, I'm trying to find the tapes I made in the early 90s of the local cable station's channel guide when it would have some kind of system error and spew out gibberish for hours. I definitely had one that was two hours of late 80s CGI of WWII military weapons with a Michael Crichton book on tape playing over it but now that the world is ready I don't know where it's gone.
At any rate, it's pretty rare that my tastes line up with anything that's got any sort of buzz around it and I'm enjoying it because suddenly there's a lot of people trying to do a lot of stuff I like, and even though most of it's crap (like with anything) there's plenty that isn't.
This, though. I just don't know.
That's not what I'm talking about though.
Yes, it is. It's just that now we're getting to the age where we're capable of recognizing the cycle of retro coolness on a personal level.
To be clear, I'm not trying to imply that you're one of the retro-obsessed hipsters being parodied in that article! You like what you like, and the hipness or lack thereof doesn't seem to effect your enjoyment of the thing in question.
But never forget, your dad's bellbottoms came back in style, a few times.
I'm not talking about retro kitsch though, I'm talking about the kind of subversive reappropriation of the past that comes before something turns into retro-kitsch. Forbidden Zone as opposed to Peggy Sue Got Married. Or hell, John Waters in the 70s vs John Waters in the 80s.
"Pastel goth" my ass.
I prefer the original name for this look : "Mansonite Luggage."
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
The worst generation indeed.
How much money do you think this woman spends on make-up and terrifying giant irises every year?
Probably not much. I think most of these successful YT makeup tutorialists get freebies from cosmetic companies, in exchange for shilling makeup products.
Aw...she's cute. And good at what she does here. I want to hate, but I can't.
|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. |
Honestly I find that quite hot and visually pleasing..
Tho also I couldnt possibly imagine going out with someone (or even being friends with) anyone who invests this much time/effort on such a superficial endeavour.
|Jet Bin Fever |
How to turn a pretty girl into a freakishly painted monstrosity.
FYI: Chances are the "natural look" girls you like better are wearing the same amount of make-up.
Jet Bin Fever
My point is that her before looked a lot better than her after.
Yeah, she's gorgeous. Stop makeup-shaming.
Learning to ignore hot girls' hotness helps you see them for the dumb things they do. One of the key steps to enlightenment.
|Adham Nu'man |
Pastel Goth, also previously known as Emo Chick.
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class |
I've seen a lot of this pastel goth stuff on various image sites around the web, and I can actually say that I think it's a neat look. Of course, I listen to a lot of shoegaze, and I'm pretty sure these things are somehow cosmically connected.
This is called slimepunk.
slimepunk is sex.
So... I know what 'slime' and 'punk' and 'sex' mean, and I know what 'is' means, but that sentence doesn't seem to denote anything.
Would THA SUGAH RAIN?
|American Standard |
Go kill 'em, girlie.
|The Mothership |
Seems like a lot of work.
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