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TeRi
post Jan 21 2007, 04:38 AM
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Has anyone seen the movie The Breakfast Club?
Wait Wait Wait...better question...Who HASNT seen The Breakfast Club!?!

Anyways, every person falls into a category like one of these...
Personally I am a mix of a few... The Nerd & The Weirdo mostly!

What are you?


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post Jan 21 2007, 10:24 AM
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I love the breakfast club. when I was younger I would have very easily have ticked one or two of those boxes (they might have been labeled slightly differently due to the shifting vernacular associated with the passage of time though). But the older I get the more I just don't need to label myself, I never liked labeling myself back then but now I don't at all. I'm fairly confident of what I am not, as for what I am, I'm happy enoough with myself that labels need no longer apply.


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post Jan 21 2007, 10:31 AM
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I haven't seen the Breakfast Club. I also don't like labeling myself, that's for other people to do... I just be myself.


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post Jan 21 2007, 11:00 AM
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option 6 [x] Einstein-wannabe/caffeine-zombie/arty/art-hating/pseudo-intellectual/daft/cool/anti-cool/easy-going/stubborn/open -minded/pretentious.

Yeah.. that's me!

well.. sometimes. I am different depending on mood!


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post Jan 21 2007, 12:20 PM
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I've never seen the Breakfast Club. Could someone who has give us a brief explanation of what is about? I'm sure I can't be the only one who hasn't seen it... unsure.gif

Personally, I think the 'label' issue is hyped up too much by the media. So if you go to school/college you feel pressured to conform to a certain social role or label. And even if you do your best to stay away from these labels, then your peers end up giving you a label anyway based on either what music you listen to, who you hang out with or how you dress. I dislike labels because I think people get judged too much by the group that they apparently 'fit into'.

I used to sit with a group of girls in my tutor that had all dyed their hair black because they wanted to be goth. I'm a natural blonde, who fully intends to stay blonde, based on the fact that 1. I am nowhere near being a goth, I just sit with people who want to be one, and 2. I adore my blonde hair too much. I dislike labels of any kind because I'll wear a variety of styles and i'll listen to a range of music genres. But because I sat with these girls, everyone automatically assumed that I was the next in line to 'turn goth', and so I used to constantly be asked when I was supposedly going to dye my hair black and become depressed. When infact I'm probably the happiest and bounciest girl in my college.

So from personal experience I do not label myself, as it makes me feel like I'm a can of soup or something. Instead I'm just myself and people have to accept me for that. smile.gif


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post Jan 21 2007, 12:40 PM
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Am I the only one who finds labels fun? I don't know which one I'd be unfortunately.


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post Jan 21 2007, 12:51 PM
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call me a cynic.. but I have the feeling any person on this board that posts is going to say the same thing.

don't like labels.. etc, etc, etc, I am just myself... etc, etc, etc..

Now slap me/shoot me/ call me names if you will.. but in order to steer this topic away from "going no where oblivion", I am going to suggest, that the statements of being ourselves and not liking labels may not work here because.. well most of the regulars on this board would probably all come under similar labels anyways.

Speaking to a lot of people on the boards has taught me that certain phrases seem to ring true for a lot of people who are attracted to an online forum community centred around characters like little goth girl and mr snaffleburger. Stuff like frustration with society, well developed sense of sarcasm, and a twisted sense of laughing at slightly 'wrong' things. Those are things I get hanging out with forumites online and at meets that I don't really get at places like my old work places.

So yeah people are all different blah blah blah. But I would hardly call the matazone a truelly random cross section of personality types. So I suppose a more helpful poll would probably have been a poll actually differentiating matazonions from other matazonians, like, "if you had to dye your hair what colour would you choose?" Or "Why did you come to matazone?" Or the more fun, "Ice cream or chocolate?".. No scrap the last one, that might cause a matawar.

Anyways.. I have a point to this post.. urm.. whhat was it again? Oh yeah!

I don't think labels never work. It's just if you're going to ask a group of people all within a community their label they're likely going to give you a similar answer (you could argue that's a sign that they all come under the same label! But I won't.. for fear of flames). In the case of the matazone we all seem to feel a distaste for social trends and so a lot of us are going to reject attempts to align ourselves with any of the labels in a poll.

If you went to the forum of a emo bands web community then a lot more would tick emo/weird, if you went to a coder web forum then a lot more of them might tick nerd.

I hope this a helpful reply smile.gif These topics tend to all end the same way, with people explaining over and over how labels are bad and how they are themselves.


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post Jan 21 2007, 01:27 PM
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Hmm, if asked to describe myself, I wouldn't use any of the choices in the poll, but on the other hand, I have no real problem with people labeling me, as a metalhead, or as asian, or as a geek, or whatever they feel comfortable thinking of me as.

I'm not sure that I agree with Witless's thoughts that we're all similar on here, whilst we don't cover that wide a continuum, I would say we still have a wide enough range not to be labeled as one.


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post Jan 21 2007, 02:30 PM
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One of my housemates, when he's back home, refers to me as Emo John. I don't have a problem with labels. I can be emo and still have my own identity. It describes me but it doesn't define me. Also, it makes it easier to shop online.

Also, Breakfast Club came out in 1985, when the emo scene was pretty much limited to hardcore punk bands like Rites of Spring and Embrace in Washington DC, and had none of the goth influences you see in today's emo scene. Also, I use the word also too much.


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post Jan 21 2007, 03:02 PM
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I have decided that I am the nerdy type because I am close with the music department, IT department and math department. I would make an awesome emo though.


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post Jan 21 2007, 03:23 PM
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QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Jan 21 2007, 01:27 PM) *
I'm not sure that I agree with Witless's thoughts that we're all similar on here, whilst we don't cover that wide a continuum, I would say we still have a wide enough range not to be labeled as one.


Well.. it depends how closely you look at us.. as one of us, I wouldn't say I feel alike to you guys that closely. But more objectively as someone from a totally different social group looking in on us, I'd say they'd see us as pretty similar.

Just like aliens from another world probably would call everyone on the entire planet the same and might struggle to tell us apart.


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post Jan 21 2007, 07:40 PM
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Stereotypes seriously get on my nerves sometimes... mostly at school where everyone labels everyone.
I am somewhat nerdy because I do well in school, turn in all my homework, and even sometimes skip lunch to finish a project, but I wouldn't consider myself a nerd.
Emo? No way. Weirdo? Yeah, sorta. But not emo weird, just.. regular weird. But I think everyone's weird in a weird way.
Meh, I hang out with some preppy people, but these people aren't uberly preppy. They just like Holister, Abrocrombie, a few other brands, and hanging out on the beach. But I am not prep.
I love to play Football/Soccer and run track (and maybe some beach volleyball) but other than that no where near jocky.
As for Criminal/Gansta, I despise all people that act/dress like that. I am not aloud to eat outside at school anymore because of them.

So, I dunno what that would make me;I didn't vote. If there was a rocker/mosher option, that's what I'd be.


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post Jan 21 2007, 11:22 PM
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Arghh! Mmmrrf. I remember middle school and having these exact discussions every Tuesday. It was kind of like "slap another big sticky sticker on yourself Tuesday", like a pizza deal but less delicious. I agree with Witless in that we're all pretty similar simply by not appreciating or using labels, and that we can be defined by that sensibility. There are some other aspects that are similar among forum-ers, generally we are willing to ask questions, to align ourselves with more liberal political groups, to like "arty" things, etc. But it is definitely true that the biggest similarity among us is a sort of belief in the importance of individuality that's applied throughout most age groups.

Anyway, labels are short cuts that allow people to try and understand others quicker. When I was thirteen, I started high school with the pigheaded and naive notion that I would take every effort to avoid being labeled by my peers. It's developed into a kind of habit for me, an unconscious but constant undercurrent and frankly it takes too much out of me. All it has resulted in is a wider label than "goth" or "arty" and made me more self-obsessed and alienated than ever. How stupid!

People will constantly use labels. Clothes and ways of speaking and religion and diet all inform us about the person behind all these things and make us more capable of guessing why they are preferred. They are hints and shortcuts, so obviously we're going to try and use them to get ahead, socially or in the business world or for any personal end. I've come to believe that it isn't much use to try and fool other people into not being able to label you, but for reasons I'm sure you all can understand I have little respect for people who would rather plug into a group sensibility that covers all aspects of life than come up with their own opinions.

This is a rambly mess. I think too much. Sorry. Just tick me as the weirdo.


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post Jan 22 2007, 08:35 AM
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The breakfast club, was a film made by legendary "teen director" john hughes. It chronicles a day in detention on a saturday of a bunch of very socially incompatiible characters. The list goes thusly:

A Jock
A Rebel
A Beauty Queen
A Brain
A Weirdo
(cant remember if this covers all the characters)

It details their day and how they actually start getting on and appreciating each other. Its 80's and kitch and as long as you ignore the dance scene its worth a watch.


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post Jan 22 2007, 08:36 PM
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I wouldn't really classify myself as anything. Tbh, I'm just a Normal Guy.
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post Jan 26 2007, 10:52 AM
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All I'm going to say is Breakfast Club is my favorite film ever sooo.......
(is also getting Deja vu from this topic and cant figure out why)


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post Jan 26 2007, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE (Cath @ Jan 26 2007, 02:52 AM) *
All I'm going to say is Breakfast Club is my favorite film ever sooo.......
(is also getting Deja vu from this topic and cant figure out why)


Ok so I'm not the only one who vaguely remembers a thread like this that did mention the Breakfast Club as well.


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post Jan 26 2007, 07:12 PM
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We're missing the point here. The breakfast club was a film about how labels mean nothing and that inside us all we are all a weirdo, a jock, etc etc. Myself personally I like being labelled a weirdo. I consider it a touch of a compliment. How boring would some who's "normal"'s life be?


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post Jan 26 2007, 11:54 PM
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I love The Breakfast Club, and the theme song makes me cry.

Hi, I'm Becky and I am a weirdo.
I'm not _really_, but it is the easiest thing to use to describe myself to the hoardes of people who can't quite get their minds over labels, tags and genres. Either that, or a ridiculously sarcastic comment that usually brings about an odd look or just silence. Being friendly but simple is always more successful.


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Whatever. Nerd.


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