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Individuality Failing by Reaper-X Individuality Failing by Reaper-X
Everyone has seen these models before.

They look like they fell into an acid trip (or the clearance rack at their favorite faux counter-culture store or thrift store) and they're proud of it. Neon coloured braids or dreadlocks. Vinyl or leather if they can afford it. Super thick makeup and eyeliner to make them look either super pale, alien and/or super dead.

They aren't doing Black Metal or getting ready to play a corpse on the next episode of CSI, so I don't see the point.

I'm just saying...doesn't it seem like they're overcompensating for something?

Like, they could accuse YOU of being boring, when they themselves are the most boring people on the planet? Think about it. The most brightly, extravagantly coloured person on the planet is as boring as they don't want to be. They're everything they hate, they just try to project it as you "normal people".

You agreeing/disagreeing with this could be a jealous bitch too...

Or, it's as I hope...and you just see them as trying too hard and not as better looking than you.

I'm being optimistic of course.

Made this while listening to Shellac's 1000 Hurts. Good album.

also, I'd like to give thanks to :iconbambi-iii: for being such a good sport about it...and proving my point. :)
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:iconviviblackmyst:
ViviBlackmyst Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well herein lies the conundrum for those who wish to pin me to the posterboard. I couldn't care even if I wanted to.

Irregardless of how I dress or act or what I like, I'm going to keep doing what I do because that's how I like it and whether or not people think I'm unique has no bearing on my life. People talk and talk and talk but I know that that's just how it is. 
I'd rather be the silent one who knows better.
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:iconsilentcicada:
SilentCicada Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're trying to be an individual, you're failing already.
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Reaper-X Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Yep, you're right on the money with that one.
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dek589 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
oh never mind that comment, I just noticed I read the stamp wrong, I'm not the best at reading, xD but yeah I think lip piercings are nice sometimes and depending stretched ears can look good xD
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dek589 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
I get your point, like completely but at the same time not all people do it cause their everything they hate, some people do, do that stuff for that reason, like I want to get coloured contact lenses, but that's mainly cause I like the aesthetic of it and sometimes I wear face sharp teeth (not the crappy halloween ones, but the good designer ones) and the reason for that is aesthetic and it gives me a type of mind set, I can take a long time to try and look "normal" but back to when I tried hard to be normal, I felt worse than when I got a ton of crap for not fitting in. Though at the same time, yeah some people do try a bit to hard to not fit in.
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:iconriftress:
Riftress Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people just like the look, I think. I'd love to dye my hair an unusual color if I didn't love my own black hair so much. ^^
Some people just like making colorful works of art on their own bodies. I prefer not going to any extreme and try a bit of everything, but I can understand the mindsets of the people that decide to look and dress like a rainbow threw up on them. ^^;
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Reaper-X Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I get that... I've known people who have gone for cosmetic extremes but are still people I consider cool.

I made this stamp partly because of the many that choose these sorts of styles and go about disrespecting people who don't also follow such styles. Like "Fuck you normal people! I'm too cool for you lot!" ...I'm not talking about the asshole "normal" people who give people within alternative culture trouble for being who they are either. I mean normal people that generally wouldn't care that this person is dressed like a scenester with "that one haircut".

I also made it because smug attention whores make alternative culture look bad. :\
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:iconriftress:
Riftress Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, the people who dress up specifically to have people look at them and set themselves on a physical 'perch' above the rest do tend to annoy others who enjoy the look, yes. :no:
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Oseltamivir Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think people should wear makeup, dress a certain way, and/or dye their hair a certain color because they -like- doing those things, not because they want attention or think it makes them interesting.
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govnoyed Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to dye my hair blue. AND WHAT? It's just because I like this colour. Nothing more. Being bright =/= showing off, really.
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