being into the alt lifestyle (scene/emo/punk/grunge/goth) shit back on the internet in like 2008/2009/etc and like actually being a part of it Online is weird nowadays bcos you have the second wave of it happening but like.
the kids are all kinda missing the Point of the alt lifestyles and the spirit of them? because apparently “Cringe Culture is Dead”
like no you guys. the entire point of being scene/emo/punk/grunge/goth etc was the fact that Cringe Culture Exists. you kinda had to KNOW you were gonna get shit on and be made fun of for being a weirdo freak publicly on the internet. that was kinda the point of it all. To Be A Massive Fucking Freakazoid because you Genuinely Liked It and you were proud of yourself despite the fact that the rest of everyone thought what u were doing/into was Extremely Fucking Cringe. you put your effort into being as Weird and Unpalatable as possible.
Being Cringe Was The Point.
Its not Counter/Alternative Culture if it’s Acceptable and Palatable to the Dominant Culture.
hence why like people like to say scene/emo/punk/etc is dead now. because its all considered Acceptable By The Dominant Culture. If ur into something that is based on the whole “ugh Cringe” factor as like. being Important to it. then youre defanging it by declaring that “Cringe Is Dead”
because Scene/Emo/Punk/Grunge/etc. their whole original point was to be cringe. so if Cringe Is Dead, then so are all those lifestyle movements. because they were meant to be alternative lifestyles; usually spearheaded by and for poor oppressed folks. they were incredibly Cheap, DIY, and often looked ugly and like you did it at home with shit you found in ur house. Because Thats What You Did. it was not just A Type Of Fashion for Peoples Consumption.