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15 things anyone who went through an emo phase will remember

rAwR <333

1. Being well-versed in band acronyms like MCR, FOB, P!ATD, etc.

And writing them all over your schoolbag.

gerward Source: amy

2. Relating heavily to the song I’m Not Okay (I Promise)

All together now: “Well if you wanted honesty, that’s all you had to say”

3. Constantly having to blow your fringe out of your eyes

And having to listen your family make gags at your expense. Don’t listen to them. They just don’t understand.

fringe Source: sarahshelle/Instagram

4. Spending all of your pocket money on grotty band t-shirts from the likes of Asha in St. Stephen’s Green

5. And going real heavy on the eyeliner

6. Worshipping MySpace celebrities like Jeffree Star

jeffre Source: Jeffree Star/Instagram

7. And trying in vain to replicate their look in your profilers

Pink hair and side fringe, anyone?

8. Being genuinely delighted when you finally mastered all the lyrics to Panic! At The Disco’s I Write Sins Not Tragedies

It’s much better to face these things with a sense of poise and rationality

Source: Fueled By Ramen/YouTube

9. wRitIng Lyyk thiis <333

Rawr xD

10. Only listening to songs with long, overwrought titles like…

  • The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage
  • I’ve Got a Dark Alley and a Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth (Summer Song)
  • Cute Without the ‘E’ (Cut From The Team)

11. Decorating your Bebo with photos like these

angel Source: d_angelo23/Instagram


12. Picking an emotional lyric to be your personal message on MSN Messenger


“I’ll be your number one with a bullet”

13. Owning loads of Nightmare Before Christmas memorabilia

And regarding Sally as a personal style icon.

Cg_eG_9W4AEZK0A Source: The Shirt List/Twitter

14. Spending hours watching videos like this

ngihtm Source: dope2111/YouTube

15. And assuring your Mam over and over and over again that it’s not just a phase


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Amy O'Connor

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