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Cheer Up The Goths
- Come On Goths, Cheer the F*** Up!
- Me, Myself, and I
- This is a group for anyone out there who, like me, are sick of those goths/moshers/emos/ whatever you wanna call them bringing us all down with their trademark black clothes and dour faces. I mean it was all right when you were 14 and you hated the world but now it's just depressing.
If you're angry and you hate everything, go and jump on your bed for half an hour, it releases endorphins (that's your happy hormones btw) and apart from that, makes you feel great. I swear if everyone did it before they left for work in the morning, the world would be a better place.
As for all that avoiding daylight carry-on, hello! Everyone knows that not getting enough sunlight everyday will affect your moods! Ever heard of Seasonal Affected Disorder?
So if you're sick of goths, and them moping around Central Station every Saturday like big clouds of darkness waiting to suck the soul out of you, then join this group, and cheep up a goth today.
Remember, cheer up goth, it might never happen
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| Published by MTV News on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 1:35 pm.
Last September, 13-year-old Hannah Bond, a My Chemical Romance fan in Kent, England, committed suicide. This month, the coroner, in announcing a verdict of suicide, suggested there was a link between her suicide and her obsession with emo music: “The emo overtones concerning death and associating it with glamor I find very disturbing.”
The British tabloids then had a field day with the tragedy, with The Daily Mail going so far as to calling emo “a suicide cult.”
Finally, MCR has responded to the coverage of the tragedy in the following post on their official website:
We have recently learned of the suicide and tragic loss of Hannah Bond. We’d like to send our condolences to her family during this time of mourning. Our hearts and thoughts are with them.
My Chemical Romance are and always have been vocally anti-violence and anti-suicide. As a band, we have always made it one of our missions through our actions to provide comfort, support, and solace to our fans. The message and theme of our album “The Black Parade” is hope and courage. Our lyrics are about finding the strength to keep living through pain and hard times. The last song on our album states: “I am not afraid to keep on living” — a sentiment that embodies the band’s position on hardships we all face as human beings. If you or anyone that you know have feelings of depression or suicide, we urge you to find your way and your voice to deal with these feelings positively.
British MCR fans are planning to march in London’s Hyde Park this coming Sunday in protest of the media’s portrayal of the band.
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Girl, 13, hangs herself after becoming obsessed with Emo 'suicide cult' rock band
by ANDREW LEVY
A girl of 13 killed herself after becoming obsessed with a fashion which links death with glamour, an inquest heard.
Hannah Bond* hanged herself from her bunk bed with a tie after becoming an "Emo".
Emo fans wear dark clothes, practise self-harm and listen to "suicide cult" rock bands.
'Everything to live for': school student Hannah Bond hanged herself not long after showing her father the cuts on her wrists as part of her 'emo initiation'
Two weeks before her death, she started following U.S. band My Chemical Romance.
One of their songs contains the lyrics: "Although you're dead and gone, believe me your memory will go on."
Hannah, described as a model pupil, had started cutting her wrists but told her father it was part of an initiation into the Emo fashion.
Heartbroken: Ray and Heather Bond* told the court their daughter had told them emo was 'just a fashion'
Coroner Roger Sykes said yesterday that Hannah's death was "not glamorous, just simply a tragic loss of a young life".
Hannah's mother Heather told the inquest she had researched the trend since her daughter's death.
"There are websites that show pink teddies hanging themselves," she said.
"She called Emo a fashion and I thought it was normal."
She added: "Hannah was a normal girl. She had loads of friends. She could be a bit moody but I thought it was just because she was a teenager."
Hannah's father Ray, a karate teacher, said: "Two weeks before, I saw the cuts. I asked her about them and she said it was an Emo initiation.
"She promised me she would never do it again."
Hannah gave her name as Living Disaster on her page on social networking website Bebo.
The page is decorated with a picture of an Emo girl with bloody wrists after slashing herself.
Another picture shows a child's exercise book scrawled with the words: "Dear Diary, today I give up. . ."
The inquest in Maidstone, Kent, heard Hannah had been with her boyfriend at a friend's house on the evening of September 22 last year.
She had been angry when she was told she was not allowed to sleep over and when she got home in East Peckham she went straight to her room, saying: "I want to kill myself."
The inquest was told Hannah had not used drugs or alcohol before her death but Vanessa Everett, her head teacher at Mascalls School, said self-harm had become commonplace among other Emo fans.
Recording a verdict of suicide, Mr Sykes said: "The Emo overtones concerning death and associating it with glamour I find very disturbing."
?The Emo phenomenon began in the U.S. in the 1980s. It is a largely teenage trend and is characterised by depression, self-injury and suicide.
Followers wear tight jeans with studded belts and wristbands. Their hair is dyed black and worn in long fringes to obscure their faces.
Emo - from the word emotional - is a reference to the angst-filled lyrics and melancholy themes of the rock music central to the culture.
One of the foremost of these "suicide cult" bands is My Chemical Romance, from New Jersey.
Their first single, Welcome to the Black Parade, from the album The Black Parade, was released in 2006 and became a huge hit, going to number one in Britain.
The concept album follows the story of a character called The Patient, who dies of cancer.
The Black Parade is a nickname for the place where Emo fans believe they will go when they die.
*see my pictures
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Hey ppl, big up to this page, i had a wee look n laughed my socks off at it so have a wee look so u can laugh ur socks off at it too, or ur fishnet stockings or whatever.
By the way i confess i have just got my hair done in a style that google images categorises as 'emo hair'. While i still stand by my point that the 'emo' sub-culture or 'genre' if you will is just another silly teenage fad that you'll all grow out of as soon as you're old enough to take drugs and get your hole, i will say this: some of yous do have very funky hair. Anyway, toodleoo, stay cheery and cheer up a goth or an emo today. Summer's nearly here and its time to ditch the floorlength black drapery yous hide under and reach for a bottle of Johnsons holiday sun.
Speak soon my seasonally affected friends. xxx
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Personally I think that the 'emo' movement, or subculture is just an update or a repetition of previous subcultures such as goth/punk culture. It's just the latest way for young people to express their angst and there's nothing original about it. -Discuss.0 Replies 278 weeks
Would you say that there is a direct link to goth culture and self-harm?0 Replies 278 weeks
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