Take a walk outside your world just a second, not out of your office or out of your house but almost into a different plane of existence.
This has nothing to do with subcultures of society.
Confused? Good. Brush away any ideas you have of sterotypes and labels this is the world as it actually is in full choromatic glory, candid and honest views on how reality shapes real people.
The Anti-Social Charter
founded February 14, 1998
We, the founders of this establishment form this conclave in order to document the process of our alienation. Our salvation is evidenced by our PC tans and our paper cuts. We want to leave school inorder to make the money we deserve. We are the most important things in our lives. We would never treat people the way they have treated us. Hence, our motto: TRUST NO ONE
This description courtesy of http://members.theglobe.com/antisocial1/ .
Traditional definition of biker:
A man who leads a lifestyle that revolves around being part of the brotherhood of riders of American-made motorcycles.
Contemporary definition of biker:
A person who leads a lifestyle that revolves around being part of the brotherhood and sisterhood of motorcycle riders, and share traditional attitudes about the code of the road.
More controversial questions:
Are Fair Weather Riders(FWR) bikers?
They are motorcycle enthusiasts, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Are yuppies, on motorcycles you can't afford, bikers?
Do an attitude check. The answer lies more in whether or not they've got your back when you need them. Whomever you have for friends is up to you.
In conclusion, bikers is a lifestyle. Sometimes it is a "Lifestyle with Attitude".
If your site pertains to the biker lifestyle it belongs here. If the site is more about your bike than it is you, it also belongs here, because to some people their bike is their life. If your site is about a particular brand of motorcycle and says nothing about the person riding it, please go to the
Coverall of subcultures that have "grown up" on the Internet. Also includes all other aspects of cyberculture.
This category is for general subculture-oriented link sites.
This category is only for general subculture oriented sites. No subculture-specific link sites will be accepted. If you have a website related to a specific subculture, please submit it to the appropriate category.
The emo subculture is associated with emo music but also extends into appearance, behavior, and perspectives on life. Usually defined to have its roots in punk subculture as well as some attributes of gothic fashion and subculture.
This category is for sites relevant generally to the emo subculture
, not necessarily the music
If your site is related to emo music styles, please considerArts/Music/Styles/R/Rock/Emo
to find out where your music site best fits.
Geeks and Nerds, those misfits of society. Whatever your interest, be it coding, books, Role Playing or online gaming, there are sites out there to promote the geek lifestyle and reassure you that you aren't alone, and you might just be cool too.
This area is for news and discussion sites enjoyed primarily by Geeks. If you are a Slashdot-alike this is the place for you. Please try to provide original content (and plenty of it) to ensure addition to this category.
Just what makes one a "Gothic" or "Goth" one might ask?
First, the term itself needs to be defined. A history buff might know that the Goths were a group of Germanic barbarians that invaded the Roman Empire between the 3rd and 5th centuries. Lovers of art and architecture will at once recognize Gothic architecture often seen in massive stone cathedrals, marked by very tall thin arched windows with elaborate stained glass designs. The art itself is dark and morbid, revealing the macabre interests of the Medieval Europeans. A more recent definition of Gothic refers to a movement in literature in the 18th and 19th centuries. Gothic literature is noted by gloomy settings, mysterious and often violent events, and psychological terror of some sort. Some widely known authors of Gothic tales are Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allen Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft.
What is known as the Gothic subculture today is actually an offshoot of the punk movement of the 1970s. Groups like Bauhaus and Siouxsie and the Banshees took the punk styles from bands like the Sex Pistols and The Clash and gave it a darker sound. It was actually Siouxsie Sioux herself who is credited with coining the phrase ?Gothic? in reference to music. Some other noted Gothic bands over the past 20 years are The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, The Mission UK, Fields of the Nephilim, Christian Death, Curve, Rosetta Stone, and many others.
It was the dark clothes and ghastly makeup worn by those early Gothic bands that inspired what has become typical Gothic fashion. Some characteristic of this fashion are dark colored clothing: blacks, dark reds, blues, and purples. Many often wear clothing made from leather, or in newer times PVC, or pieces of fetish attire, such as corsets and bodices. Bondage clothing, shirts or pants adorned with zippers and strap that constrict movement have become recently popular. Both males and females may be seen wearing makeup, which often consists of white, or very pale foundation, with dark colors on the eyes and lips. The dark, elaborate clothing was first meant as a backlash against the colorful clothes of the disco era.
Goths may read many of the aforementioned authors and may be interested in Medieval history. Many goths also have an interest in alternative religions such as Paganism, Wicca, even Buddhism, although many are atheist. Although Goths may enjoy the darker things in life, many of them will dispel any rumors of being evil or malicious in any way.
Hip-Hop is about self-expression and self-appreciation. It speaks to those who have an open ear; it displays itself to those who have an open eye. Today Hip-Hop is a multi-cultural fusion of many different contributions made by several ethnic groups, which is why it is considered to be a universal art and culture. The elements of deejaying, emceeing, breakdancing and grafitti, all conclude to form an art that is "colorless" and enjoyed all across the world.
Description from http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/thehiphopkrib
Hippy is an establishment label for a profound, invisible, underground, evolutionary process. For every visible hippy, barefoot, beflowered, beaded, there are a thousand invisible members of the turned-on underground. Persons whose lives are tuned in to their inner vision, who are dropping out of the TV comedy of American Life.
Timothy Leary (The Politics of Ecstasy) 1967
This category is dedicated to the Industrial subculture, also referred to as Rivethead subculture. It grew out as a daughter of the Punk subculture (along with the Gothic subculture). It is heavily influenced by (and influences) the Industrial music genere, comprised of bands such as Skinny Puppy, KMFDM, Pig, Leaether Strip, Pigface, etc.
Industrial subculture is historically very close to Gothic subculture; many individuals find themselves on a line between the two. The major difference is that while Gothic subculture tends to be based on sadness, and Punk on rebellion, Industrial is based on aggression.
Please note that this is for sites relevant to the subculture, not necessarily the music. There are specific categories for Industrial music
that perhaps your site is better suited for.
Please refer to : Arts/Music/Styles/R/Rock/Industrial/
to find out where your music site best fits.
Mod/Modernism is a movement which includes, but is not limited to, dressing sharp in 1960s-influenced attire, listening to mod/power-pop, ska, soul, jazz, and usually jetting about on Vespa or Lambretta scooters. The 1979 revival brought Mod into the spotlight, with The Jam at the helm.
All submissions are welcome, as long as they pertain to the mod movement.
As rock 'n' roll became bigger and bigger in the '70s, it was time for another revolution - a return to a basic, raw, three-chord sound, namely, punk. From the streets of New York City and London, punk rock reverberated around the world and turned the rock 'n' roll status quo on its head. This category catalogs the punk movement in a social context, rather than focusing on the music aspect of punk.
This category covers punk as a subculture. If the site is more into music it belongs in the Punk Music
Rave is a word which was originally used by the British media in 1989 to describe the radical shift from dancing on disco dance floors too large, all night parties thrown in warehouses, country fields, and other such locations. Today, raves are known as night long parties where loud techno music is played. A common philosophy among ravers is PLUR - peace, love, unity, and respect.
This category is dedicated to the rave culture, its philosophy and lifestyle.
Please only submit completed sites to this category.
Traditional skinheads (without political deviations from the original subculture). Very similar to mod and punk subcultures.
The main focus of your web page should be about traditional skinheads (without political deviations from the original subculture).
Spotters are people who have an almost obsessional interest in something which contains a great deal of variety, but which the majority of people see as mundane, purely functional, and/or identical in form. This interest normally involves some form of collection or logging of detailed data or images, using physical, electronic, or mental means. The group commonly conform to one or more of several stereotypes, such as the wearing of an anorak, or damaged spectacles held together with sellotape or plaster, although these stereotypes do not define the group.
The term seems to have been first applied to people interested in the minutiae of public transport operations, notably railways, although most modes of transport attract such groups of people. It has spread to include other subjects, such as the recognition of musical samples contained in dance and rap music, and the recall of sporting results and associated 'trivia'.
Spotters may be considered geeks or nerds
. Both are often social misfits, however spotters may be defined by their obsessional interest in a topic and the collection of associated apparently trivial data, where as geeks and nerds may just
be interested in something unusual.
Common terms for spotters include trainspotters, gricers, twitchers (birds), greasers (trains), bashers (trains, mainly travelling), cranks, sellotape, and anoraks. However, the use of the term anorak has recently been adopted to refer to computer geeks, who are not normally spotters.
This category lists sites about spotters as people in society, and their relationship to society. It does not
list sites which contain resources useful to spotters, such as databases of vehicles, rolling stock, or records, although it may contain sites primarily aimed at helping people become spotters or supporting generic spotter lifestyles.
Steampunk is a literature genre and a subculture that incorporates steam-powered machinery of the 19th century in a re-imagined version of the Victorian or American Wild West eras.
The straight edge lifestyle means: no alcohol, no narcotics, no smoking, and no promiscuous sex. Some straight edge individuals also choose to become vegetarian or vegan. The straight edge lifestyle is meant to liberate the mind and body of an individual from chemical substances so he or she will become more focused and clear-minded. Straight edge is about freedom from addiction and demonstrating to the rest of the world that drugs and alcohol are not necessary to living a happy lifestyle.
Similar to the "Bodyart" category under Arts, this area concentrates less on the 'art' aspect, and more on the philosophy, culture and life-style of the Urban Primitive.
Link to Arts/Bodyart