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25 Things "Emo" Kids Today Will Never Know What We Had To Live Through

You have a bachelor's in hair straightening and a doctorate in black eyeliner.

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1. Your hair was the most important thing in your life.

You dedicated more time to it than you did to school.
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You dedicated more time to it than you did to school.

2. And you were a slave to that damned straightening iron.

You never stopped to think about your poor, mistreated hair.
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You never stopped to think about your poor, mistreated hair.

3. The wallpaper on your computer and phone (and everything with a screen that you owned) looked like this:

There were never enough pink skulls!
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There were never enough pink skulls!

4. And of course you had a MySpace page and of course it looked like this:

With nice titles like "Welcome to my dark twisted mind" or "The pieces of my heart".
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With nice titles like "Welcome to my dark twisted mind" or "The pieces of my heart".

5. Your MySpace page was also obviously covered in these:

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aNd eVeRyThInG YoU TyPeD LoOkEd lIkE ThIs, EvEn tHoUgH It wAs a tOn oF ExTrA WoRk.

6. You insisted on cutting your own hair.

You couldn't trust anybody else to do it right.
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You couldn't trust anybody else to do it right.

7. And you dreamed of having colored hair.

But either your parents or your school wouldn't allow it.
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But either your parents or your school wouldn't allow it.

8. You sat dramatically in corners.

Most of the time you weren't even sad, but you had to keep up appearances.
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Most of the time you weren't even sad, but you had to keep up appearances.

9. You were a huge fan of Pon and Zi.

Those emo little comics went straight to your heart.
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Those emo little comics went straight to your heart.

10. And you loved the comics and videos about Lenore, the Cute Little Dead Girl.

You dreamed about seeing a Lenore movie someday, but it never happened.
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You dreamed about seeing a Lenore movie someday, but it never happened.

11. You still get goosebumps when you hear the first notes of Welcome to the Black Parade.

And you probably always will.
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And you probably always will.

12. You were an expert at taking pictures in front of the mirror.

With your iPod Touch or your digital camera (which we all had), of course.
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With your iPod Touch or your digital camera (which we all had), of course.

13. You mastered the art of putting on black eyeliner.

Regardless of gender. And you didn't need a mirror to get it right.
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Regardless of gender. And you didn't need a mirror to get it right.

14. At that time, you wanted a face filled with piercings.

And you probably got them without your parents' knowing about them.
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And you probably got them without your parents' knowing about them.

15. You were always in search of the perfect skinny jeans.

More than once you tried stapling your pants so they looked even tighter.
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More than once you tried stapling your pants so they looked even tighter.

16. The magazine "Kerrang" was your Bible.

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17. You bought anything and everything that had Emily the Strange on it.

There was never enough Emily.
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There was never enough Emily.

18. And you wanted to live in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Jack didn't just steal Christmas, he also stole your heart.
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Jack didn't just steal Christmas, he also stole your heart.

19. You needed these Vans more than you needed oxygen itself:

20. Oh, and these Converse high tops as well:

They were the color of your soul.
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They were the color of your soul.

21. This is what the walls of your room looked like.

You didn't have anywhere to stick new posters, so you just started putting them on top of old ones.
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You didn't have anywhere to stick new posters, so you just started putting them on top of old ones.

22. You had an enormous crush on Pete Wentz, Gerard Way, and/or Bendon Urie.

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And Jared Leto, Mikey Way, Alex Gaskarth, Teddy Geiger...

23. So obviously, when Ryan Ross left Panic! At the Disco, you felt like life didn't matter anymore.

No one understood your pain.
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No one understood your pain.

24. You dreamed about going to Hot Topic.

You spent your time visiting their webpage and looking at all the things you couldn't buy.
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You spent your time visiting their webpage and looking at all the things you couldn't buy.

25. And you thought you would be emo your whole life.

Sadly, that didn't happen, and now all that remains are the memories and the embarrassing photos.
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Sadly, that didn't happen, and now all that remains are the memories and the embarrassing photos.

This post was translated from Spanish.

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