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Post by rivetlicker_ » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:26 am

Lately I've been really, really boring, hair in a ponytail, just to keep it out of my face (yeah, it's getting long!) and I still get so many comments. A lady came up to me in the supermarket and said "Wow, you almost knocked me out with your hair! How did you do it?" so I had a laugh and explained. She was with another lady and a little girl who was slightly down syndrome, the little girl said "I wanna do mine!" I thought it was cute.

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Post by Loric » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:10 am

I always find when i have dreads in it tends to be little old ladies on the bus that feel they have the right to make snide comments. I'm a very placid person normally but last time i wore some it was unbelievable. I got on the bus to take my little one to nursery and the women sitting behind me and my 3 year old starts a conversation with my son. i thought fair enough, Alex is a chatterbox and loves to talk to random people. This woman says "Where are you off to today yound man?" Alex "I'm going to nursery because i want to play with buzz lightyear before callum gets there." this is a normal 3 year old thing to say. He assumes everyone knows that his best friend likes to hog the buzz lightyear figure if he gets there first. the woman leaned over and replied "Well then maybe your mummy can take the time to do her hair while your there then as she obviously didnt before you two came out. it looks like she has dead worms coming out of her hair doesnt it? If shes not careful social services will be coming to take you away before too long". Then smiled. This pissed me off :x . Alex didnt like it either and said before i could even turn round "I like mummys dreads. They're better than your hair. Buzz lightyear will kill you because you smell like cat weewee. When i'm bigger i will get you and beat you up with my lightsaber, and mummy will laugh. Cos your naughty." Normally i would be horrified at this kind of outburst from him but as she'd pissed me off and i was seething i left it and as i was getting off made sure to turn to her and say "He's right you know you DO stink of cat pee..." It was a glorious moment as everybody turned to stare at her and started to move away from her as i got off. :lol:


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Post by ScarletLady » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:06 am

Loric wrote:If shes not careful social services will be coming to take you away before too long
I actually cannot believe someone would say that to you :shock:

I would have punched her in the face!
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Post by ~Azaezl~ » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:25 am

I dyed my hair pink a few months ago and almost daily kids at school would whisper to their mums/dads/other kids "wow she has pink hair". Then when I dyed it black a couple of weeks ago and went into Kyoko's school for some picnic she came home after school and said all the kids were disappointed and wanted to know why my hair wasn't pink anymore :lol:
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Post by Zombiæ » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:56 am

rivetlicker_ wrote:YOUR KID RULES.
+1! Hahahaha, sorry the old lady was rude, but the comment of your son really made my day :lol:
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Post by Goffy_lucc » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:31 pm

Yesterday, sat waiting for my prescription.
Poor little boy with a cold started speaking to me, asking me how I got my head to grow worms. Then he said that my new name should be "wormy head" because Lou is boring.
His mum was fascinated and took my number, as she's interested in getting some. Oh yeahh :D
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Post by iddylove » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:31 am

i.hate.dread.elitists.
seriously. i have a few friends...(well one friend,the others are aqquantences i guess.i dont care for them.) who feel the need, just because they have real dreads, to constantly point out how lame "fake dreads" are, and to man up and grow them yourself, its embarrasing, blah blah blah. OMFG.
they dont get it that i,nor any of my friends that wear them, are trying to fool anyone. obviously theese are not real dreads. obviously, my hair changes lengths and colors every other friggin month.obviously it does not look natural. jesus christ! so annoyed.
and for the record, i would get real dreads if they would look decent, but i am cursed with super fine thin super white girl hair.
i want to choke them out with a bag of KK.

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Post by poxabomination » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:56 pm

ugh, iddylove, I agree. Its almost unfortunate that they're called synthetic dreads, we should come up with a different name so people don't think we're trying to pass them off as "real" dreads :lol: . They're really two totally different things; most people who wear synth dreads aren't trying to make them look "real" at all, they're SUPPOSED to look totally unnatural! I honestly don't even care much for "real" dreads. I think some people look nice in them but I just don't think they'd look good on me or suit my style at all. And its not like my hair is just a cheap extension I can take out an put in in 2 seconds, they're braided into my friggin head and it took hours to do, and is staying in for weeks! Plus I hand made them myself, that has to count for something. And even if they're on a fall, they take hours and hours to make anyway, so I don't see how I'm "half-assing" anything. :roll:

I'm suprised, I went to the mall today and didn't get any outright insults! I heard a bit of whispering here and there as I walked by but I honestly don't mind that. If people at least try to keep it to themselves its totally cool with me! :i2:
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Post by manchee » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:53 pm

I think it annoys me more when its that kind of comment from someone who wore synth dreads before dreading their hair. Almost like it never happened and now its cool for them to look down on synth dread wearers :roll:

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Post by poxabomination » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:24 pm

manchee wrote:I think it annoys me more when its that kind of comment from someone who wore synth dreads before dreading their hair. Almost like it never happened and now its cool for them to look down on synth dread wearers :roll:
:lol: :lol: haha yess!

Elitist people... sigh. Kind of like when someone is soooo goth/punk/whatever, and so cool, and they make fun of younger kids for being "posers" and shopping at hot topic and blah blah blah. Because obviously they were BORN wearing all the cool clothes they do now.. oh wait, they weren't. Everyone goes through an awkward phase where they're trying to find their style. I can make fun of myself for being one of those kids with racoon eyeliner, one green streak in my frizzy brown hair, xl trip pants and Invader Zim shirts, but for some reason people want to pretend they were never like that and 'you're doing it wrong' if you were. It irritates the hell out of me. :lol:
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Post by ..::AtomicLox::.. » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:58 pm

I had a little girl go all dread elitist on me a few months ago. I was wearing my pink miasmas and had taken my niece to the park, when two little girls (probably 8 or 9) came up and started asking questions. I explained a little, and one of them says "well MY daddy has REAL dreads." and turned her nose up! The other girl mumbled that she thought mine were cool as they walked away. I was a little shocked!
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Post by manchee » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:16 pm

poxabomination wrote:
:lol: :lol: haha yess!

Elitist people... sigh. Kind of like when someone is soooo goth/punk/whatever, and so cool, and they make fun of younger kids for being "posers" and shopping at hot topic and blah blah blah. Because obviously they were BORN wearing all the cool clothes they do now.. oh wait, they weren't. Everyone goes through an awkward phase where they're trying to find their style. I can make fun of myself for being one of those kids with racoon eyeliner, one green streak in my frizzy brown hair, xl trip pants and Invader Zim shirts, but for some reason people want to pretend they were never like that and 'you're doing it wrong' if you were. It irritates the hell out of me. :lol:
I still think Invader Zim tshirts are cool, specially gir ones, but shhh :lol:

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Post by kittyno84 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:37 pm

manchee wrote:I think it annoys me more when its that kind of comment from someone who wore synth dreads before dreading their hair. Almost like it never happened and now its cool for them to look down on synth dread wearers :roll:

I did it the other way round, real dreads then synth. But never commented to people with fake dreads when I had real.

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Post by manchee » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:40 pm

kittyno84 wrote:
manchee wrote:I think it annoys me more when its that kind of comment from someone who wore synth dreads before dreading their hair. Almost like it never happened and now its cool for them to look down on synth dread wearers :roll:

I did it the other way round, real dreads then synth. But never commented to people with fake dreads when I had real.

I did it that way too.. except i didnt know anyone with synth dreads back then, but i certainly wouldnt have ever felt like that or said anything. Each to their own etc

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Post by poxabomination » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:41 pm

Yeah, its what it comes down to. Let people do what they want.. I don't know why people feel so threatened sometimes.

Hehe, don't get me wrong, I still love invader zim (I still have at least 3 of the shirts I wear occasionally) but it was the whole silly 13 year old mall goth outfit I was trying to bring to mind :lol: I also used to tie those wide shoelaces with prints on them around my head like a headband :roll: And I would only wear converses! And my whole outfit would match, including my makeup, and not in a good way. Oh yeah, and spiderweb eyeliner, done badly. I can make fun of myself, but to say other young girls who dress like that are posers and stupid and won't ever be "cool"? It just doesn't make sense. Everyone started from somewhere, and I know personally I'm constantly evolving. Every year I find myself a bit more, and I look back on the pictures where I think I look so great and badass and I just laugh!

And atomiclox, that is shocking. I'd be like "why you LITTLE BITC-..' hahaha. :lol:
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Post by xxkinzixx » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:33 am

i had a girl come up to me in the bathroom at a show saying she liked my dreads and said she missed having her dreads. so i asked if she had real or synth dreads before. she goes "they were real. no, i don't do that fake sh*t." so i laughed and said, "oh... well mine are fake." her eyes got really wide and she started apologizing saying she didn't mean to be rude. :lol: i didn't really care because i took it as a compliment that mine looked good enough to be real. at least she was nice about it and obviously felt bad for what she said (she apologized at least 3 different times, lol) but still i don't understand why it's even that big of a deal whether they are real or fake. can't we all just agree that dreads are awesome?? :D

aww man, everyone goes through that ridiculously awful phase at one point, lol. and for young ones in america if you want the alternative look, you have hot topic and that's what you're stuck with (in the days before online shopping, lol) i'm pretty sure at least 90% of kids here learn about "goth" from hot topic... unfortunately. i'll admit sometimes i will laugh to myself and think "wtf were they thinking leaving the house like that??" but it seems like every time i look back on old pics of myself i think the same thing, haha. most of the time all they need is someone to help them develop their style. and also i think we should burn down hot topic :lol:
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Post by iddylove » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:11 am

oh i cringe at old pictures of myself. lol. im soooo over this whole dread war though. i want to punch him. like f*ck you dude. my hair is f*cking hot

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Post by poxabomination » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:12 pm

eheheh, kinzi, yess! :lol: And that's exactly it. I liked a lot of the.. I dunno, "good/cool" clothes?.. when I was younger, but they were just simply not available to me. Plus, being jobless, I was limited to what my mom would allow me to buy because she didn't want me to be one of those goth devil worshippers. I ended up starting to make a lot of my own stuff before I could shop online!

And yeh, there have been times where I've had to try not to laugh when I see some kiddies with black eyeliner tears and all that, but its more because its like looking at myself in the past and going "what the fuck was I thinking!?" :lol: And I mean, some of them grow up and out of it, too.

And about that girl... maybe she'll think differently about synth now? ;) That is an incredibly rude thing to say, but I mean.. I'm sure I've said things like that accidentally before. I don't do it now because I'm always very wary of situations like that and don't want to be rude!
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Post by xxkinzixx » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:57 am

poxabomination wrote:eheheh, kinzi, yess! :lol: And that's exactly it. I liked a lot of the.. I dunno, "good/cool" clothes?.. when I was younger, but they were just simply not available to me. Plus, being jobless, I was limited to what my mom would allow me to buy because she didn't want me to be one of those goth devil worshippers. I ended up starting to make a lot of my own stuff before I could shop online!
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Post by iddylove » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:23 am

poxabomination wrote:
eheheh, kinzi, yess! And that's exactly it. I liked a lot of the.. I dunno, "good/cool" clothes?.. when I was younger, but they were just simply not available to me. Plus, being jobless, I was limited to what my mom would allow me to buy because she didn't want me to be one of those goth devil worshippers. I ended up starting to make a lot of my own stuff before I could shop online!

story of my life!! no, seriously. my parents were terrified by my taste in clothing so i had to just start making my own!
im lucky i guess my parents never really cared how i dressed. they wouldnt give me money for it though, so my wardrobe consisted mainly of old boys band tees from thrift stores that i reconstructed until i was about 15 and could get a job.

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Post by Loric » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:49 pm

I have 3-4 friends with real dreads who go through stages of being elitest about them. They're all very 'hippy' normally they're fine and compliment me on any dreads i show them pictures of. But after a few drinks whenever dreads come up (usually the different methods of doing real and synth dreads) at least one rounds on me and and says i have no clue about real dreads (i've install a few heads so i do actually) and when i mention any way that isnt theirs they like to claim its totally different with synth (they wouldn't believe me about crotchet or extending read dreads). This bugs me because before i started doing synth ones when i was still researching them and had no clue i started out researching real dreads first. For them its they're way or no way and if you havnt had dreads in for at least 2 years or so they're not real dreads either. It bugs me because it makes light of what i do.

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Post by kitcupcake » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:12 am

I've had so many different styles and colors, so I've heard pretty much every compliment and insult under the sun by now. Some of the highlights:
  • Being called "a X-Men" by a little girl who asked me what mutant powers my pink hair gave me. When I told her I could make her smile whenever I wanted to and watched her break into the biggest grin, she told me to say hi to Professor X for her. :D
  • An older woman with her two grandchildren at the supermarket asked me how to get her hair dark blue like mine, since she thought the stereotype of the "blue haired little old lady" would amuse her grandchildren and freak their father out. I was then told in hushed tones, away from the young 'uns, that he was an uptight prick and she wanted the kids to grow up with a sense of creativity and humor. Go old lady!
  • My students constantly telling me that I was their favorite art teacher. [I also gave them assignments to design their own superhero costume, make a mask by drawing upside down, and I constantly brought in cookies and hula hooped while they worked, so that might've had something to do with it too...]
  • Customers asking to take pictures of me during comic shows. It always happens, though I think I got the most requests when my hair was blonde and dreaded. I'd always thought people wanted pictures of either celebrities or people with great costumes, but apparently all you need is "neat hair."
Unfortunately, people are sometimes dicks. It happens. Plus, I live in the south, where bullshit ain't be all tolerated and shit. XD Though luckily I was raised on a steady diet of quick wit, so I've learned how to deal with the ruder ones:
  • I was at the mall one time when I passed by a group of large black men who all jumped out of my way and loudly yelled "DAMN DAWG WHAT'S THAT," "BITCH BE TRIPPIN' ON THAT HOT TOPIC," and my personal favorite, "SHE BE WORSHIPPIN' THAT SATAN!!!" [I still think that's one of the funniest things I've ever heard, but anyway.] I turned around, smiled, and walked up to the biggest guy and said, "Are you really screaming in the middle of the mall about how scared you are of a tiny white girl? Because, let me tell you, your boyfriends here aren't impressed." I got high fived by at least three of them and they turned their ridicule to the ringleader. Boosh.
  • Being in a college town, this place is lousy with hipsters. You know the type -- one tiny streak of red in their hair makes them, like, totes indie and whatever, right? >.< Ugh. Though if I have the nerve to dye my whole head [or, god forbid, rock a bitchin' mohawk] then I'm copying them, or I'm being fake, or I'm an attention whore, etc.etc. They all pull the same face when they see me -- that look like they've got the flu and their stomach hurts. Everyone knows what I'm talking about, right? My favorite thing to do is walk up to them and stage-whisper "Are you okay? You look like you've just shit your pants. The bathrooms are in the back, I'm sure someone can bring you clean panties if you ask nicely!" It completely shocks them, and most of them wander their way to the bathrooms wondering if there's something on their pants, so the whole place ends up thinking they HAVE shit themselves. The lack of logic baffles me, but it's worked on three seperate occasions.
  • Occasionally, I have to deal with the dreaded "mom making a fuss in front of her kids" ordeal. [It's never dads calling you out, always screechy harpies. Has anyone else noticed this?] Usually they make some snide remark, and I just shrug and ask "Would you rather be like me, and be awesome and not care what people think? Or like your mom, who clearly has a stick up her big ol' butt?" If that's not enough to get the kid to laugh, I add, "Who do you think's having more fun?" Gets 'em every time!
  • I once was out with friends, walking along the sidewalk one minute, then BAM! I was laying flat on my back staring up at some fat redneck I'd never met before. He'd grabbed a handful of bright pink hair and yanked me right off my feet. I got up and asked him, y'know, what the absolute fuck made him think that kind of bullshit was okay. His reply: "I didn't think yer hairs was real. I thoughts it were a wig." UM WHAT. I asked him if he thought it was okay to walk up behind a stranger and rip their wig off, and he just shrugged and said, "Yeah? I guess so." I told him he had three seconds to disappear around the block or I'd beat his ass, and I've NEVER seen a fat man run faster. That one still knocks me for a loop.
Luckily, the good far outweighs the bad and I've rarely had to get nasty. Usually I get smiles and kind words from all kinds of people. I've been rocking a shaved head for right at a month now, and 9 times out of 10 people get excited and geek out over it. I did have a guy call me every manner of "queer" insult his drunk brain could process, and after I explained to him that I don't exclusively love the ladies, he asked if he could come home with me "since I liked the dick too." My response? "Well since you don't have one, I don't guess it matters too much, hm?" He wittily called me "a dumb dyke lesbo bitch" and stumbled away. Yeesh.

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The post above me is FULL OF WIN.

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Post by poxabomination » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:11 pm

rivetlicker_ wrote:The post above me is FULL OF WIN.
:lol: I read it last night last thing before bed and I was laughing hysterically.
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