(Me and my new nerd glasses from The Icing.)
Signs of a jock: Rude, arrogant, stupid, beats up people, dates only cheerleaders and hangs around other jocks Signs of a true athlete: Love their sport, try to stay down-to-earth (a little arrogance is expected), hang out with whoever they want, date whoever they want, might beat people up but that doesn't mean it was uncalled for.
What you think: Nerd are ugly people who wear thick glasses, know everything, dress horribly, and gets straight As in every class. They have no social life or personality. "SO UNCOOL".
The Truth?: Get over it. Nerds are just smart people, okay? Not all nerds wear thick glasses. A nerd can even be a "prep" or maybe even a "cheerleader". Nerds are just smart people who cares about their grades and future. "Nerds" are going to be your future bosses. They're gonna be CEOs and people you work for. They have personalities and they're cool. Not the stereotypical type you think. Hey, I'm a nerd! (: [Btw, who came up with the word nerd? I think it was first found in a Dr. Seuss book?]
The geeky kid now owns a million dollar software company
- cutting your wrists
- being depressed
- male vocalists who sing like little girls about their failed relationships
- tight pants
*I just thought I'd clear that up after all of these "definitions" in which I have encountered an unbelievable amount of people who try to pass off their blatantly false pretenses as fact, and are slowly infecting others with their high-horse, holier-than-thou bullshit. Because honestly, with your ridiculous definitions, Beethoven, George Gershwin, and Britney Spears are/was "emo bands."
*In the early 90s there was a movement in the hardcore genre that came to be known as "Emotive Hardcore," spearheaded by Rites Of Spring. Harder-core-than-thou kids, who swore by Dischord Records a la Minor Threat, actually coined the term "Emo" as something of a put-down for the kids who really liked Rites Of Spring, Indian Summer and this new wave of "Emotive" Hardcore bands. That's right, "Emo" was once not something kids called themselves. The field exploded outwards from there - Level-Plane Records has always been the most famous Emo label....
BASICALLY: It's a type of music! It has nothing to do with how dark you wear your eyeliner. It is a type of music and the type of clothing/style associated with that type of music.
-Also another type of music. Scenesters tend to wear a lot of bright colours and mostly, listen to a lot of indies, retro, 80's new wave, classic rock, etc. Scene does not mean emo! The music scene is often associated with other areas that scenesters are interested in, which is liekely, art, photography, creative writing, poetry, tattoos & piercings, civil rights, animal rights, etc.
The truth: 1) A germanic tribe who invaded the late roman empire along with the vandals, visi goths etc and actually became more civilized afterwards. 2) An building style used in medieval times and later in victorian times. 2) A literature style of which Dracula and ther supernateral horrors were written in.
Did you get all that? Well I hope that now, after reading all this, you have become more openminded. We are all alike. We shouldn't be judged on what type of music we listen to or what kind of clothing we wear or who we hang out with. We are all the same, except different. We all want to get through life knowing we have done something worth fight for. (:
Have a pleasant weekend.