* Seems a few posts have been made while typing this. It sometimes takes me a while to get my thoughts in order, so if I don't reply to a post, that's the reason.
Dude, do you have a hot, beautiful, kind, loving hipster girlfriend we don't know about ? Who you really REALLY love ?!
If I did, I wouldn't be sitting here talking to you
I think t3cii just hates ignorant fallacies
That, and the amount of animosity towards them. It's kind of weird.
specially given how you two have an obsessive fetish with the way they dress, instead of the way they ACT.
Let's be fair. I'm just reacting to what other people have been saying.
I myself believe that the hipster phenomenon does exist, and that it is new
Actually, I think the word originally came from the 1940's.
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
t3cii.......... what could I possibly do to convince you?
"Show me how they dress"
*Dr. Brooklyn provides pictures*
"Those are from fashion websites! But some of them are picture of hipsters... not pictures of hipsters!"
I asked for one photo. You provided me with links to image search engines. One photo looked more like a fashion site photo, another was of a group of musicians. The others were cartoons.
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
"Tell me how they act!"
*Dr. Brooklyn explains*
"You've told me how they act! BAH! I wanted to hear how they act!"
I asked you if you specifically
have met anyone who acts that way. You haven't provided any real scenarios, just ones you have made up. I know how you think these people act, but are you just making generalizations, or do you have legitimate, tangible, first hand knowledge?
I think things have become a bit confused, and I'm partly to blame. So here is my final stance on the matter. I think "hipsters" are partly a creation of the media, and the Internet. I think it's very easy to label someone a "hipster", because it's meaning has become so watered down, so generalized, that it's lost all meaning. I think the word comes from a place of animosity and spite. I think it's used by other people to describe people who like things that are maybe not particularly mainstream. Because of that, I don't think it's a real subculture like punk, for example. Punks tend to dress a certain way, and they listen to punk music, and other variations. They tend to be anti establishment. They have a very specific image. I find the "ideologies" that are supposed to be associated with hipsters are too broad to be able to make up an actual subculture. I could meet a punk, or a mod, or a skinhead (the original, non racist, reggae listening movement, not to be confused with white supremacy) and I would have a pretty clear image of who they are, and what they are about. I don't think the same can be said of hipsters.
I understand that hipsters exist as a concept, but I think that's all they are. A concept. A vague idea. And an idea that somehow has evolved from meaning one thing, to meaning an other.