There are certain things all former emo kids had in common: An obsession with their (colored, ironed) hair, a love for Pon and Zi, and a deep, deep affinity for My Chemical Romance and anything The Nightmare Before Christmas-related.
And that’s besides the general emo characteristics! Like, you know, a sadness over trivial things that manifested itself via facial piercings and black eyeliner, feeling misunderstood by family and “normies” at school, etc.
That being said, most of us have grown out of our emo phases, though we are able to remember it with fondness and an embarrassed chuckle. Especially after reading these jokes:
2000s emo kids when Mr. Brightside comes on pic.twitter.com/pkoBwlH3iP
— Lis (@DrippinFinesse) April 3, 2018
when the weather starts getting nice but the only outfits you look good in are all black pic.twitter.com/YTEjnryWDe
— maeve ⋆ (@bbiss666) May 5, 2018
You were never really emo if you didn’t get a tattoo of Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas.
— merry christmark and hoppus new year (@markhoppus) December 19, 2018