“this post applies in a lesser degree to pretty much anyone who is newly coming into the ‘alt lifestyle’. but by alt lifestyle, the noob is drawn to the mere asthetic more so than the experiences. therefore they dress alternatively rather than live alternatively.
we practice by example. alt was created by people ‘just doin there own thing’. and it became trends for people who wanted to seem like they had that kind of liberation over their lives. its an ideal, but in techniqalities, alternative right now no longer means what is sold in urbby o’s, its the product of the individual’s self expression. mass copies of that seems completely backwards to me. why is plaid flannel the national alt flag? seems like alt is a new word for “slightly out of the ordinary. but only slightly.”
alright that’s my ramble. excuse typos, silly bitches.”—http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/09/my-little-brother-is-turning-alt-should-i-stage-an-intervention.html#comment-71433
I’ll soon be 40, and roughly 90% of my net worth is composed of comics, graphic novels, and a huge library of awesome books that upon my death will likely fall into the hands of a wayward nephew who will promptly sell the whole lot for meth money.
This is a realization that would make most men wonder what the hell went wrong with their lives, then fall to their knees and beg the Merciless Gods of Adulthood for answers that will never come.
I, on the other hand, choose see this as a victory.
great insight by Tondy_D; my only wish is that i never have to beg the Merciless Gods of Adulthood for anything