August 14th, 2021 @ 11:57 pm
i just got an email from a disgruntled reader of the old URC blog via comment… and lolololol!
i disabled the blog when the pandemic started bc i wasn’t doing events and i wasn’t updating it all that often (in shocking news). anyways, the post was about how much i loathe the lame influencer terms the internet and IG has given us like “mermaid hair”, and was also about how annoying, try-hard poser/”edgy” goons that dye their hair punk colours are.
actually, tbh, it was more complaining about the term mermaid hair more than just straight up bashing people left right and sideways. mermaids don’t actually have fun coloured hair. in fact, MERMAIDS AREN’T REAL. that’s besides the point. any movies i’ve ever seen with mermaids, mermaids on tv, mermaids in cartoons, in books, etc. all have natural hair colours. do a google image search! all the images aside from corny/modern day influencers is all normal hair colours.
anyways, i made someone mad (wahhhhhhhhhhhhh!)… here’s the hysterical/defensive comment i received on it (IN ALL CAPS!):
“SPEAKING OUT THIS WAY FOR A SUBCULTURE BUILT ON NOT CARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK SEEMS VERY HYPOCRITICAL. IT’S JUST A TERM TO DESCRIBE A CERTAIN COLOR METHOD WHICH MANY PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO DYE THEIR HAIR WEIRD COLORS TRY. PUNK PEOPLE ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO USE UNNATURAL HAIR COLORS AND CALLING YOURSELF A PUNK/ THINKING YOU’RE A BADASS WON’T SAVE YOU FROM REALITY. POSERS ARE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE HOW TO THINK AND BELITTLE PEOPLE FOR THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS.”
first off, mermaid hair is not a method – it’s an umbrella term and hashtag that colorists use to spread a specific coloring trend, so her argument is absolutely stupid. secondly, my post was simply pointing out that a) mermaids do not have rainbow hair and b) a street punk gal with a pink chelsea cut probably can’t and wouldn’t want to socially relate to a chick that uses a damn curling iron on her new, blown out, healthy pastel pink and lavender hair.
hey, you know what… maybe i’m wrong, maybe crust punks would love to socialize with girls that primarily shop at zara and listen to tay swift, wtf do i know?
anyways, ignoring the poor, angry grammar displayed there, all i can really conclude FROM THIS VERY ANGRY AND DEFENSIVE COMMENT is that either this person does hair (“fashun hurr”) or is one of the basic betches that likes to dye their hair “fashion colours” and doesn’t apply to an alternative subculture.
i didn’t bother approving it bc my blog is disabled, but i just don’t have the patience to go back and forth with online, butt-hurt goons via email. i do have this person’s IP address/location (in good ol north carolina)… maybe i’ll just block her. the less morons, the better.
regarding her comment whining about a subculture built on not caring what other people think: i hate to break it to her, but punk is dead. it’s been dead… and by the time it got to me coming up with it in the early 90s, it was dead and buried and hanging on in some weird ghost shell of itself. alls i know is that the 70s/80s punks might not have cared (they were an entirely different breed), but the 90s absolutely cared. there’s a reason the word poser exists, and it sure as shit aint me. where do you think i learned the term from? i didn’t make that shit up… i learned it in the 90s.
manic panic started in the 70s and was most likely the go-to for ages. punk people are absolutely the only people aside from rad new wave people or goths of the 80s that dyed their hair crazy colours, up until just about a decade ago. metal heads didn’t even do it back then. in fact, i rarely even had raver friends that dyed their hair weird colours on the regs in the 90s/early 00s. sure, they did pop up every now and again but for the most part, it was regular ol hair hues. I’M TALKING NYC RAVERS… the only other time anyone saw rainbow hair were either on the goth/vampire kids, on wigs, or rad chicks of colour donning red or dark purple. so yeah, *this bAdAsS pOsEr* def recalls reality a lot better than whoever this ding dong is.
also: i love belittling posers that try to look like something they’re not and will absolutely do it whenever possible. i will never outgrow this shit, it’s embedded into my brain. why try to be something you’re not? if you’re not authentic, wtf do you have in life? just bc i struck a nerve, doesn’t mean you have to reach out to a person like an unhinged nut. spewing that shit to me just made me giggle. i am a cranky, piece of shit, punk new yorker…
go suck wind, lol.