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πŸ’Ž How 2 tell a scene poser πŸ’Ž What is "scenecore"? πŸ’Ž

Hallooo! If u follow my profile u know dis has been a LONG TIME comin XDD Finally I can lay out what I think of posers in a neat easy 2 understand blog uwu XDD


Essentially, this blog will be a guide 4 what constitutes as being a poser (Or at least, poser behavior), what a poser really is, what this "scenecore" thing is, and other stoopid crap! :D

I think it's best though 2 first start off with what a "poser" is!

What is a poser? Is it a bad thing?

Lets answer the first question :3

A poser is someone who claims 2 be apart of a subculture but isn't actually because they fail 2 check a huge check that classifies u as apart of said subculture. An example being someone who only listens 2 Jazmin Bean claiming they're emo (Failing 2 fit the music criteria) or someone who's far right claiming they're punk (Failing 2 meet the political criteria).

Most ppl who get accused of being a poser feel like the accuser is "gatekeeping" the subculture and they often feel attacked and as if they're being accused of a bad thing.Β 

The issue with this mentality is that it stems from the assumption that a subculture is some "Club" u have 2 "Pass" 2 be apart of when that rlly isn't the case :P A subculture is a group of ppl who share a similarity or set of similarities, it's not something u have 2 "train" 2 be apart of. Because of this, the only way 2 gatekeep a subculture is if u also adopt the belief that it's some kind of "club" u have 2 qualify 4 (e.g, an emo telling another emo they're not "a real emo" because they don't listen to From First To Last). Simply telling someone they don't fit basic criteria isn't gatekeeping :P An example I could make is if u walked into a book club and said "Hello, yes, I'd like 2 be in this book club! :D", "Ok, where's your book?", "Oh, I don't have one. I H8 reading :3.", "Sir, you do realize this is a club 4 ppl who... Like reading... Riiiight?", "WOT!?!? HOW DARE U!!! STAPH GATEKEEPING" XD

Is it bad 2 be a poser? Let's continue using the example 2 explain dis :3 There's nothing wrong with not liking 2 read, and there's nothing wrong if u happen 2 walk into a book club not understanding how a book club works, and it's totally fine if u still don't like reading after learning this knowledge. Perhaps, an easy way 2 fix this situation is 2 go by a different label? Rather than "Book lover", call urself "TV lover" or whatever u like! Hell, even if u still call urself a "Book lover" after this, ur not doing anything wrong, ur just being rlly fucking annoying XD The only actual harm comes in when u call urself a "Book lover" even though u h8 books so much 2 the point where ppl 4get what a "book lover" even actually is and the actual subcult- I mean- Club gets buried :V

So essentially: It's not a bad thing when someone calls u a poser. Could a nicer word be used? Yes! But it's not a bad thing, they're not saying ur not "Good enough" 2 be in the subculture, they're just saying that the subculture dosen't fit u and well, if it dosen't fit u then u probably wouldn't have enjoyed ur time in it anyway :T

So... Why do ppl continue calling themselves a subculture even when they know they're posers?

From what I've seen? They just want the label.

When a subculture, like scene, becomes trendy, ppl want 2 be "in the club" and constitute as what's "cool". It's exactly why back in the 2000s a bunch of ppl who listen 2 The Backstreet Boys started calling themselves "emo", it's just "Cool" 2 be XD That's why you'll get ppl on scene posts go "I'm *kind of* scene, RAAAWR X3" and then u look @ the rest of their page and it's just some fuckin dark academia fairy type bullshit XD

This and also the fact that if ur "in the club" u get 2 insert all of ur stupid opinions into it and pass it off as fact cuz "As a scene kid"... We'll touch on this more l8r in this guide ;3

What is "Scenecore"?

Short version: The poser version of scene

LONGEE version: Scenecore is what happens when u take 2022 bullshit and a piiiiiiinch of actual scene culture, mix it in a pot, and throw it at the fuckin wall- XD

Scenecore, as u can already tell from it's name, stems from the mistake that scene is an "aesthetic" and not a subculture. Because of this, most ppl who identify as "scenecore" r posers who have never even heard of BrokeNCYDE TwT Scenecore is often categorized by it's absolute misunderstanding of the scene aesthetic as "Just the 2000s in general". That's why often in scenecore collages u'll see things like Lucky Star, Tamagotchi, Miku, Carebears, and other things that aren't actually in the scene subculture. Glitchcore is something also often used by scenecores along with characters from the game series "Danganronpa", since that fanbase ruins fucking everything- XD

Scenecore also has music attached 2 it, but as u guessed, none of it is scene music- Scenecores often listen 2 basic bullshit TikTok music like hyperpop and Ayesha Erotica that "sound scene" so "It must be scene!". This is not 2 say that if u listen 2 either ur not scene, the problem is scenecores consider these genres inherently scene, 4getting that BrokeNCYDE is just... CHILLING IN DA CORNER XDD

How do scenecores dress? Scenecores often dress fitting the "2000s in general" description I described above. Since their aesthetic only utilizes what they believe is the "aesthetic" of scene, their outfits are usually decora levels of complex usually only featuring "scene" looking things like Invader Zim shirts, colorful patterns, and "cringe" things such as art of furries or MLP merch. Scenecores never and I mean NEVER actually have scene hair and 99% of the time have messy curly hair that usually covers their faces 2 some extent. Scenecores also often wear BUTTLOADS of kandi because it's the only thing from actual scene culture that they can stand XD Scenecore's outfits usually never feature the large parts of a scene outfit (Belts, skinny jeans, Converse) and usually always feature accessories that s o m e scene kids wear but they aren't actually apart of the subculture (fishnets, fingerless gloves, chokers).Β 

I SHOULD NOTE! There is NOTHING wrong with these kids dressing like this. I think it looks ugly af but y'know, they're expressing themselves! XD The issue is the fact that ppl who dress like this usually are scenecores, AKA, POSERZ

Examples of scenecore outfits:






Wait, wait, what is "poser behavior?"

Glad u asked! >;3

Poser behavior is something that an actual scene kid themself can have. In a nutshell, it's beliefs about he subculture that aren't true and usually pave the way 2 a complete misunderstanding of the subculture. Like the From First To Last example I used above. Essentially: It's when someone, whether actually in the subculture or not, has an incorrect understanding of it

Let's get into some more examples now, shall we? :V

Not believing that posers exist

Ppl usually adopt this opinion cuz it's "Wholesome 100" and "#StopGatekeeping", again, going back 2 the First To Last scenario, it comes from the mentality that a subculture is some kind of "club" u have 2 qualify 4. Most ppl who don't believe in posers say this because they think ppl who call others posers are "Halting them from entry", again, having the belief that a subculture is something u have 2 fill some friggin form out 4 XD

Attributing arbitraryΒ details 2 the criteria

Similar 2 the first one, this comes from the belief that a subculture is some "Club" u fit into. Again, The First To Last scenario, taking emo's rules of being in touch with your emotions and listening 2 pop punk 2 a VERY specific level that comes across as ACTUAL gatekeeping :T

(Specifically 4 subcultures like emo and scene) Attributing politics or some kind of morality as being a "requirement"

This is the one u'll probably see the most, it's often excused though because it's, again, "wholesome 100" XDD

Often u'll see ppl say "U can't be a homophobe and be scene" or "U have 2 be anti authority 2 be scene" or "U have 2 be anti corporation 2 be scene". The problem with this is that scene is a SUBCULTURE. Not a MOVEMENT, there is a HUGE difference.

A movement is a subculture formed from a political or moral ideology, a subculture is simply a group of ppl who share something in common. Because scene is JUST a subculture and not a movement, it has absolutely no moral or political requirements 2 joining. Yes, that means u can be racist, homophobic, fatphobic, ableist, or misogynistic and still be a scene kid. Heck, u can be a pedo and be a scene kid, just look @ Dahvie Vanity! >_>

The funny thing is, despite the fact that these "nu-scene kids" r claiming that u have 2 be a liberal 2 be scene, a lot of OG scene kids actually WERE bigoted XD

Other than this, one u'll often see A LOT is the belief that scene started from the basis of some EPIC tale of NONCOMFORMITY and OTHER BULLSHIT XD. U'll often hear nu scenes say "Scene is all about shaking the status quo!" or "Scene is all about saying fuck u 2 the standards!" when rlly there's no evidence that scene started as either. In fact, from research, it seems scene started instead similarly 2 the hipster movement, a bunch of kids just wanting 2 be "different" and "special" and "Not like other girls" XD That's cool, that's cool XD

In a nutshell: U do not have 2 be liberal 2 be scene, u do not have 2 be super nonconformist fuck authority 2 be scene, u just have 2 like Breathe Carolina or I'll give u a middle parting XDD

Other than that there's just small shit like nu-scenes getting offended @ everything when OG scene kids actually did the offending (Some lyrics from scene songs: "I don't waste my time with lesbians", "Look at that fat slut over there", "I'm a pirate, nigga!" (Sung by seemingly a white woman XD As a black scene kid rlly I don't give a shit but I know others wiiiiill XD)), nu scene kids putting kandi on fucking everything when kandi was actually a rare occurrence 4 most scene kids (The only scene queens I know who often wore it were Ambrehhh Is Dead and Lexi Lush :P), and modern scene kids often wearing neon fingerless gloves when only emos did that... Which I mean... I can't blame modern scene kids they're prebby XDD

That's not 2 say that these differences r wrong, no, they're good! Evolution is good! It's just differences that I think r interesting 2 note :3 Except the main three I listed, those r bad cuz they're false info and... Annoying XD

So what constitutes an ACTUAL scene kid?

The funny thing is that it's RLLY hard 2 say. O.o

Scene kids were actually RLLY varied in their music tastes, personalities, looks, etc. The most easy definition I've conjured is "A kid who often listens 2 scene bands" since listening 2 the music puts u in the culture, everything else rlly is just add ons :3 Honestly though, SoEMO has a better and more descriptive description except 4 the quotes where they ask ppl on SoEMO 2 describe scene, those r just very inaccurate XD Except 4 this one :3

"Brokencyde, Dot Dot Curve, Breathe Carolina, Attack Attack, Bring me the Horizon.. They are considered very mainstream scene bands"

Conclusion

And with THAT I has 2 go 2 bed XDD I hope this helped and got out all of my dumb frustrations XDD My followers tend 2 enjoy seeing me rant about scene so I hope u found this fun 2 read??? Idk??? XDD I purposefully avoided defining scene as a subculture in this cuz I assumed if u clicked on this u already knew what it actually was =w=

Anyways I'm rlly tired so ya I'm going 2 bed bai XD


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Update: I know it's only been like a week since I've made this blog but tbh, I wish I worded things better and made less snarky humor since I feel like it comes across as if I'm making fun of scenecores :T Either way, I probably won't change it since there's SO MUCH SNARK and I'm 2 lazy and the infos still useful: In a nutshell, I want 2 make sure no1 reads this and thinks "Oh ya, it's ok 2 bully scenecores!" XD


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wowz that was very interesting to read!
I myself am not scene but i think yall are very cool! also the way you type is coolz af. and the snarkieness made me laugh XDD


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"Coolz af" I'm USING DAT NOW- XDD
Thankiez! And oh thank glob I'm glad the snarkiness didn't make u think "Oh, they're posers!... GR8, THEY'VE OFFICIALLY LOST THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS! :DD" XDD

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This entire comment section is vomit enducing let people have fun DAM


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Ya, honestly, I was thinking of deleting some comments just 2 make it less... Uh... Long XD Will probably do that rn :T

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not scene myself but SO tired of ppl saying that scene kids have 2 be nice .. u wouldve been cyberbullied lololol


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LOLZ like actually O_O I should also note, ppl seem 2 misunderstand what I mean when I say this :V I'm not saying it's GOOD 2 be a mean scene kid or that u HAVE 2 BE MEAN 2 be scene, I'm saying that when ur confronting someone who's an asshole, "UR NAWT SCENE" RLLY dosen't need 2 come into the conversation XDD

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Uhhh, political criteria? Man that whole scene thing looks really hard to get into.


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Ok Scott cawthon apologist

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Xx_Murderfoxx_Nick_xX

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Fricking LUV this post!!!

P.S. I swear 2 god, new "scenecore" kids do NOT get that liek real scene kidz would have totally (and still prbly would today) bullied them on MySpace 4 their 5 GAZILLION neopronouns XDDDDD


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FR it terrifies me 2 my cold dead hard core the friggin WORLD WAR THREE that would've conspired 'O_O XDD

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

why bring trans people into this a lot of og scene kids sucked that doesnt mean eanything for modern scene kids our community should be opening and accepting of trans people and anti bigotry, we need to grow from our past,

by scenemo.mess666; ; Report

open*

by scenemo.mess666; ; Report

I think you're misunderstanding my point? ;v;
I'm not saying scene kids SHOULD h8 trans ppl or anything, my point is that scene is not a political subculture so u can't call someone not a scene kid cuz they have shitty beliefs, at best, it comes across as kinda tacky like "U think all black ppl should die? Wow, that's a very harmful belief... I bet u'll give that up the moment I tell u UR NOT A SCENE KID- DUN DUN DUNNN-" XD

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

idk what this means but you misunderstood me scene isn't a political subculture but our community still should be anti bigotry, 2 i am scene i dont care what you say i like the millionaires 30h0! or whatever the bands called jeffree star ( don't support him) etc it only matter if you like the music, you seem like an overall unpleasant person luckily your bad at insults as well as a hypocrite aren't jesus lovers supposed to be nice and uphold god or what ever. i generally agree with what your saying and i get the annoyance towards posers, but this is not the way to go about it you can educate with out being an ass. im done

by scenemo.mess666; ; Report

Oh, well, I'm rlly sorry if I've come across as rude! I usually don't mind ppl being snarky 2 me s I just assume ppl don't mind some light-hearted snark back? I'm rlly sorry though, that's 100% my bad ';v;

"scene isn't a political subculture but our community still should be anti bigotry"

Well, I just agree with this. I think we are indeed misunderstanding eachother? :0

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great, now we need a β€œhow to tell if someone only likes the 00s because its trendy”

1. they exaggerate the way people talked online in the 2000s, like this post


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That or they just liek typing like dis? O.o I know like- No1 in the 2000s typed like this, this is just how I type :3

I do agree the 2000s becoming trendy is DOGBUTT, cuz now like- TikToks gettin' it's grubby mitts on it >_>

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

bro what is it with these 2000s puke styles being trendy istg

by J.R.; ; Report

and the v0m17 7y1ng like this. i understand cosmickittycorn (i forgot their name) just does it out of personal preference so i'll let them pass but anyone else? I GOT MY EYE ON YOU!

by J.R.; ; Report

"Cosmickittycorn" LOOOLZ I like that name, may go by that now XDD
Oh yee, the ppl who l33t just 2 be cool... I've got my eye on them 2 >_>

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luv this post!!! ^__^


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Thankiezzzzz! :D

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idk if im a poser or not prolly but ive dressed emo/scene for a really long time it just kinda stings to see the amount of songs in the emo/scene community get popular on tiktok when i got made fun of for liking that stuff tho im all for dressing for how you like it just makes me a taddd bit saltyy


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NO DUUDE I get u! Like, I'm glad ppl r enjoying their music but it's like... C'mon... TikTok...? XDD

Confession: U know when every1 thought Donald Trump was going 2 like- Erase TikTok from existence and they were all panicking? I was like- Legitimately excited, ngl- X'D I confess, I suck- u_u

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

also the harrassment of emo/scene people are on the rise again since it never really left people love romanticizing e kids but when its emo and scene people its a different thing idk people are so freaking weird i find myself being made fun of more now than when i started maybe 2016 or 17 idk its so weird tho i do find e fashion really creative and cute its kinda unfair lol

by Crunk_Z0mbie; ; Report

I think it's kinda just, whatevers trendy, y'know? That's why the scene kids that r usually praised on TikTok r either the ones already UBER popular or the ones that look like e-kids :T WHICH SUXXZ- Either way, I didn't read ur music section cuz I'm lazy but ur like- The one emo/scene kid that I've seen act most like an emo/scene kid, ur pretty chill, y'know! ^_^

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

honestly i like all early 2000s music i honestly i dont think im as emo/scene as i could be XD still working on it tho lol

by Crunk_Z0mbie; ; Report

Oo, I do too! I mean, Kesha and Katy Perry aren't half bad >wO XDD I mean I screamed when Kesha and 3OH!3 collabed like TWO OF MY FAVS EEE XDD Honestly, u might like 3OH!3! They seem like- Ur style, I'd suggest giving them a listen! :3 I'm Not Your Boyfriend Baby, DONTTRUSTME, Punkbitch, and Colorado Sunrise r songs by them I recommend :3

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i absoloutely love 30h3 i know its basic of me but my fav song is blah blah blah my fav pop group is the pussycat dolls tho its unrelated

by Crunk_Z0mbie; ; Report

Nooo, I rlly like Blah Blah Blah 2! I screamed when they started singing, EEE!

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literally "scenecore" makes me so upset like have you they ever searched up "scene 2000's"??? that alone is literally enough to show you what actual scene is, not this danganronpa glitchcore stuff -__-

i mean i get that scenecore is different from just scene but they're not the same thing like most people make them out to be :[

ok anyways i'm getting too riled up, but thank you for writing this whole blog!! it was genuinely a good read xD


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Ur welcome! Srry 4 the late reply TwT

Like I said, I think it kind of comes from hearing that scene was in the 2000s and then thinking "2000S!? LUCKY STAR!? CAREBEARS!? I LIKE DANGANRONPA, LET'S THROW THAT INTO THERE ALSO- MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE IS NEON AND LOUD MUST BE SCENE, SCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENECOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE" XDD I've learned not 2 get too riled up over it cuz rlly it's just some kids who did their research on TikTok but... Still... Annoying XD

Man, TikTok... I remember I had a few rants on TikTok in some old social medias of mine, they were pretty good... Might post them XD

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

Lolll i hate Tiktok unironically it's such a cesspit smh :T

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yEEEEES same! Even the scene kids on there can be- Eh- >_> It's just a cesspool of "Triggered" fr XD I gotta hand it 2 em, I didn't think a site could be so shitty, I'm impressed u_u XD

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bit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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i need to bleach my eyes from the scenecore


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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XDD

by β˜† UniCosmicCometCorn β˜†; ; Report

dont make fun of people

by scenemo.mess666; ; Report

i can make fun of whoever i want

by bit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯; ; Report

you can do that but be ready for people to turn on you, and call you out

by scenemo.mess666; ; Report

idc

by bit ¯\_(ツ)_/¯; ; Report

hopefully one day you will, this interaction isnt going anywhere and seems to be unproductive and creating drama and bad blood. i have no ill will or animosity towards you and i hope i didnt hurt your feelings i do mean that, bye

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i bet u text people through gmail

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xXQuinn.CatastropheXx

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posers are so....tiktok XD
another thing about scenecore and posers is that tjey all hink that scene has "rules" which for the most part it doesnt have very many rules. but they make all these rules like "if u dont wear kandi UR NOT SCENE!!!!! GTFO" and its annoying lol
i luv this post :D


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isnt the whole part of being scene is being unique too... XD (this isnt a dig at u btw:D)

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The ones I see the most r political ones, like mentioned in the post, "IF UR NOT ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT UR NOT SCENE" when literally Chanel and diamond imagery was a huge part of scene culture XD I didn't mention this in the post but rlly I think it just stems from ppl wanting every1 2 have the same opinion as them, so they try 2 strong arm them with a subculture 2 get them 2 change their mind XD

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yeh :/

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HOLY SHITBALLS THIS IS SO INTERESTINNN
everyone kudos+2 this!!


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DOOOD SRSLY? I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE BORING AF 2 READ THANKIEZ!

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