Culture Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand  

Rebecca Shortall
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List Rules Vote up the things that warm your cold emo heart.

Side bangs dyed jet black. Skinny jeans so tight you couldn't fully bend your knees. Fingerless gloves that went half way up your arms, covered in black and white stripes. Eye liner so heavy that it made you look like a sad raccoon. Studded belts. Converse shoes. An affinity for My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. If you were thinking, "huh... those things bring back some memories..." then chances are you went through a massive emo phase when you were a teenager.

There's a lot of stuff that only true emo kids understand, like are Converse shoes really Converse shoes if you haven't drawn all over the toes? Check out this list of things that you'll only get if you had an emo phase, and vote up the ones that really speak to that part of your soul that's still dark as f*ck.

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There Was A Huge Difference Be... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
There Was A Huge Difference Between Emo And Pop-Punk

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Nail Polish Had To Be Black - ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Nail Polish Had To Be Black - Or Drawn On With Sharpie

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Belts Without Studs Were Usele... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Belts Without Studs Were Useless

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My Chemical Romance Just Reall... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
My Chemical Romance Just Really Got You

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"Preps" Were To Be Hat... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
"Preps" Were To Be Hated On

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Side Bangs Were The Only Way F... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Side Bangs Were The Only Way For Your Hair To Grow

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Excessively Heavy Eyeliner Was... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Excessively Heavy Eyeliner Was A Must

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So Much "Nightmare Before ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
So Much "Nightmare Before Christmas" Merch...

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You Definitely Drew All Over Y... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
You Definitely Drew All Over Your Converse Shoes

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"RAWR" = I Love You In... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
"RAWR" = I Love You In Dinosaur

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Any Color Other Than Black Was... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Any Color Other Than Black Was Way Too "Scene"

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Taking Mirror Selfies With A D... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Taking Mirror Selfies With A Digital Camera For Myspace Was The Thing To Do

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Anything Other Than Skinny Jea... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Anything Other Than Skinny Jeans Might As Well Be A Dress On Each Leg

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Fingerless Gloves Were The Ult... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Fingerless Gloves Were The Ultimate Accessory

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Snakebite Piercings Were Essen... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
Snakebite Piercings Were Essential

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You Poured Your Sad Feelings I... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things Only People Who Went Through An Emo Phase Will Understand
You Poured Your Sad Feelings Into Your Livejournal Every Night