Check out how these teens transitioned into adulthood.
Reddit user BaS3r: Im in the US military now as an MP. Specifically US Air Force. This was all I could find. I know I had worse
oh boy. I still keep BMTH, TDWP, Attack! Attack!, Escape the Fate, Job for a Cowboy, etc. on my gym playlist though. Its my guilty pleasure.
Before (Ninth Grade) and After (Teaching Ninth Grade)
I`m a special education teacher for high school freshmen. I teach kids like I was how not to do the shit I did. So far, so good.
Before (10 years ago) and After (one year ago)
Damn. Too late for this. Then I was studying to become a designer listening to Brand New, Death Cab and Blink.
Now I`m a designer listening to Brand New, Death Cab and Blink and having my first kid in a week.
Reddit user Moosemaster21: Look at me bein all sad n shit. Took this picture with a motherfuckin DSLR camera. Held it away from my face (took tremendous left arm strength let me tell you) then pretended to look all sad and thoughtful.
Reddit user Moosemaster21: Idaho vacation with my now-fiancée. One of the engagement photo things that normal not-emo people do. Brought my long hair back for a little bit, but its shorter again now and I cant find the good photos of it short, so thisll have to do.
Before (2005) and After (2015)
Well, I am a normal, fat 28 year old that started his family early. I own my own home, make 50,000 a year in a medical field, and I am really enjoying life.
Reddit user Gudgrim: I was about 15 when I had a phase of about two years where I was a emo kid. Started a new school and tried to be different. I dyed my hair black and had burning pentagram t-shirts and sad stories. My normal hair colour is red, as Im a ginger (Im Norwegian), so this was quite the change.
Well now Im 26 years old. I got a masters degree in geography and a job for my local government working with GIS analysis. Pay is about 60k a year. Im also married, have bought a fairly big house, a sailboat, a car and a cat. As to my new hobbies, its mostly gaming and larping. Nordic-style larp that is, where there is less of a beat down battle and more about atmosphere and acting.
I`m a proper grown up now, working as a trainer for the bank, buying my first property, paying the mortgage.
Still feel like a filthy wee emo though.
After the whole emo stuff I went to a videogame school, learned to code, and now am working at an awesome startup.
Definitely a phase. But I really had good times. And also did very stupid shit, especially with drugs. Created issues that would be harder to deal with later, but I guess that`s how life works sometimes.
Emo to Heavy Metal blogger.
I used to listen to Billy Talent and claim to be a struggling writer because it sounded cool.
Now I listen to Led Zeppelin and I am a struggling writer.
Im super late, but considering no one ITT knows what emo really was, I give you ten years ago me happy go lucky server at Applebee`s. Just loved the emo look.
Today I`m Golfer, and events coordinator for the golf course I live on.