Why is emo associated with self-harm? Just because some people decided that any depressing self-destruction music MUST be emo?
Emos are usually, as far as I know, into the retro emo bands that began the emo craze, and the more modern bands like Panic! @ The Disco etc. The most common feature of emo is the hair with a side-parting. The bangs are NOT always covering one eye, NOT always dark, NOT always straight, NOT always shaggy for boys and NOT always short for girls.
The thing I've noticed that made me laugh about people's descriptions for emo boys was that they all wear trousers fitted for girls. WHAT A CROCK. I've never seen an emo boy dressed in trousers that are fit for girls. It would look a bit dumb, I mean, with the hips and all. So what if the trousers might be tight? It doesn't mean they're for girls! SERIOUSLY STRANGE. But if there is an emo boy who wears girls trousers, SORRY.
Another big thing for emo is the gloves/bracelettes and scraves. NOT everyone wears them but it's pretty common, from what I've seen.
I AM NOT AN EXPERT. This is my opinion and it's not always right! Emo is a fashion sense that may have stereotypes but not all emos follow them. Who can tell me they know EXACTLY what the emo fashion is? Anyone? I don't think even emos can really tell me.
Her: Stereotypes are fun, lets point and laugh
*Him and Her both point and laugh at the steroetypes dancing on the ceiling as emo music plays some place random in the background*
Here is some REAL emo/screamo bands;
okey? Dont you agree?
that is emo music
Clearly, these people have never heard of bands like Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Appartus, Underoath, AFI, Jimmy Eat World, Alexisonfire, Story Of The Year, Senses Fail, and From First To Last, which are real emo bands. And if these bands aren't emo, what is?
Emo style bands:
Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Bless The Fall, All That Remains, Atreyu, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, Evanescence etc
I smell the lies dancing on your blackened lungs,
I whispered in her ear:
Fear me dear, for I am Death,
I'll take your hope, your dreams, your love,
Till there's nothing left
For Stevie's Eyes Only- Bring Me The Horizon
God help me... I'm so tired...
but in my dreams... the wolves ate out my soul...
God help me... I'm so frightened...
but in my dreams... the wolves tear out my heart...
A Vampire's Lament- Atreyu