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I Am An Unwilling Hipster

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    How I Realized I'm a Hipster

    I was waiting at the bus stop, people-watching, and I saw a girl walk by me. In my head I said, "man, she is SUCH a hipster, with her crazy patterened coat and her headband and giant sunglasses, her iPod and her cigarette..." And then I realized that that is exactly...
    shayla shayla 19-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2007

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    My Bakery Became Hipster Central

    I was raised alternatively. Though my mother came from a Catholic family, she was never particularly religious, and my father was raised secular humanist, so they went with the secular humanist route in raising us. My father was also raised vegetarian, so we were raised...
    charbakes charbakes 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2011

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    Don't Mind.

    I don't really mind being a "hipster" anymore, what really bothers me is the fact that everyone thinks it's such a bad thing. Yes, I know there are douche bag hipsters, but there are douche bags within every label of society. Why are hipsters suddenly the worst types of people? I...
    anonymousabomination anonymousabomination 18-21, F Apr 21, 2012

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    I just sort of accidentally became one.

    The nerd glasses, the alternative bands, the beanies... I can't help it. Hipsters just like really awesome stuff!
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I've always picked these black rimmed glasses,

    I think since my second pair and I've had glasses since I was 8. I had no idea it was a hipster thing and had no idea what that even was when I was asked if I was one due to my glasses. I just deal.
    Niltiac6 Niltiac6 22-25, F a week ago

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    I'm Afraid So

    I've been called a hipster because I'm a vegetarian, a lesbian, I shop at thrift shops, I have an ecclectic style of dress, and I listen to many many Indie bands. lol I don't consider myself a hipster since I have dressed this way/acted this way/listened to this music/been a...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2010

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    Rise Of The Hipster

    http://mynormalthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/10/rise-of-hipster.html
    ginoz10 ginoz10 26-30 Nov 7, 2010

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    My Friends Aren't Hipsters

    so it really sucks sometimes. ever since Nirvana in middle school, i was compelled to check out non-mainstream stuff. it just spiraled from there. i started to check out underground bands, and the stuff on the radio seemed less appealing. i became interested in making rock music...
    thenewsmarthulk thenewsmarthulk 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Soooo Annoying.....

    Ugh! I hate this soooo much. I can't tell you how many times I've had someone call me a hipster. Usually after I answer a question about what kind of music I listen to. Someone will ask me what bands I listen to and I'll name off a few. The person then responds with "I've never...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F Mar 30, 2011

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    Not Sure If You're A Male Hipster? Take This Test!

     Most male hipsters don't understand they are hipsters. But don't worry—if you're not sure, I have developed a test to help you find out! "Who are you to tell me if I'm a hipster?" you might be asking just about now. I am a dude who, like you and everyone else...
    dudedrama dudedrama 36-40, M 35 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    I wear a colorful hat

    and I listen to underground music so then people started calling me a hipster when I had no idea what the hell that was. Looked it up and BAM. Like the birth of Jesus.
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates 18-21, M Dec 8

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    I just embraced it...

    I really didn't have a problem being called a hipster. I don't think it's a bad thing, but I don't go around acting like the stereotypical "hipster", I'm called a hipster either because of my glasses, the way I dress, or the music I listen to, that's pretty much it. :)
    Rasengxn Rasengxn 16-17, M Sep 14

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    I Don't Know Why It's Such A Huge Deal, But...

    I never thought of myself as a hipster... frankly, because I dislike mainstream labels, which is more evidence that I am a hipster. But the ancient music I listen to, the indie films and bands, my bias against anything mainstream, my love and appreciation for all things...
    flameoffire flameoffire 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    I Evolved Into a Hipster?

    am i a hipster if i shop sweatshop free, am a vegetarian, am an atheist, and listen to current indie bands? i dont wear keffiyehs, drink PBR, smoke cigarettes, drink coffee, ride a fixed gear bike, wear big glasses, or receive trust-fund checks.
    thejealousmoon thejealousmoon 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    I'm a hipster cause of my glasses,

    accidental saying 'before it was cool' and stuff. Goddamnit.
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M Sep 9

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    Every. Single. Day.

    Hello friends, my name is Savannah, but you may call me Static. I would like to discuss something that happens to me ALL the time. I am indeed, an unwilling hipster. I have long hair and apparently I wear hipstery clothes. All of my friends are constantly saying, "Well, don't you...
    staticsavannah staticsavannah 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    I Just Accept It

    I don't really care about hipsters or any other kind of sociocultural labels but apparently I'm a hipster. I guess because I'm black but I don't act ghetto or because I'm a girl and I love to skateboard. Maybe because I have good taste in music. I dunno but that's how my friends...
    mandi420 mandi420 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Kinda Annoyed By This

    I get that irony is the cornerstone of being a hipster. As a matter of fact, I jokingly write a column under the moniker "The Reluctant Hipster." But the thing that's always irritated me is how far everyone goes to disassociate themselves with the term "hipster." Why is it such...
    filmsbythecutest filmsbythecutest 31-35, F Nov 2, 2010

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    One Day I Was Suddenly A Hipster

    I had always disassociated myself with the term "hipster" because of the negative connotation surrounding it. To me the hipsters were always the people wearing horn-rimmed glasses, fedoras, an ascot or winter scarf, and would always make obscure references to obscure TV shows and...
    HipHopCents94 HipHopCents94 16-17, M Dec 23, 2011

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    Oh Wow.

    Wow, my best friend just got me a book called You Know You a Hipster When..., and I realized that I said yes to every single statement.   Such as. I do drink PBR Beer. I do shop at thrift stores. I do smoke Parliament cigarettes I do have large framed glasses...
    loverlytilldawn loverlytilldawn 16-17, F Apr 7, 2010

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    Just How I Was Raised

    While I was growing up we didn't have much and shopped only at bargain-buys and garage sales for clothes as well as furniture, so it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to see a flared collar here and shag carpet there. Half the stuff in our house now is taken right off the...
    FreidaDeVi FreidaDeVi 16-17 1 Response Jul 7, 2011

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    Let me get this straight so if they are against the mainstream then how come hipsters have gotten mainstream? Isn't that funny? If breathing is mainstream ,because we all do it...
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    I have found, in the course of life, that I have lost the ideals of my youth and have slipped into a world of black and white which no longer contains the softness, the mercy or...
    Postlethwaite Postlethwaite 13-15 5 hrs ago

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    Jerome finished wiping down the disheveled tables where hipsters had sat only moments before, chugging down pumpkin spice teas, and overpriced coffee beverages. How could people be...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    Another song that caught my attention this morning...enjoy."The Killing Moon"  Under blue moon I saw youSo soon you'll take meUp in your armsToo late to beg you or cancel...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M Nov 30

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    I just found out my boyfriend's friends have been pressuring him into breaking up with me because I'm a "normie." When they are all hipster weirdos. And my boyfriend told them he...
    TheBellaBubbles TheBellaBubbles 16-17, F 39 Responses Nov 19

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    Hey. So I'm 13 and pretty much sick of my life. My "family" couldn't care less about me so I'm hoping to run away. But I need a partner or preferably a group to join. I'm in London...
    getawaygirll getawaygirll 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 22

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    Concerts make me happy ! thought i would list all the bands i have seen live ! ... The Flaming Lips x2 Smashing Pumpkins Less Than Jake x2 Reel Big Fish x2 Green Day Foo Fighters...
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    We've always been so different. She has the heart of a true hipster and the mind of a popular teenage mean girl, while I have a sort of hippie vibe and hate to be mean to anyone...
    StrawberryFields5ever StrawberryFields5ever 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Then there’s The straightforward role reversal, Permit the person do the motion with out kissing. Have him demonstrate his like to her with no kissing, employing simple...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    The subsequent video talks about one of many simple Basis poses that we use. The DVD covers posing along with write-up generation, lighting, preparing plus much more!six. Produces...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I used to go to church when I was trying out Christianity. But when I was finding my own way to what I want to believe in I finally dropped the church. The church I went to was...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    hey I'm Abby, 15 going on 16- getting old >__< I like comics being dorky and hipster. I'm looking for a gf or a friend. I'm the kind of person that when you wake up you'll...
    lifebeginsnow2 lifebeginsnow2 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    fking a** biscuits 25 characters minimum? thsts not a bloody thought. . I hate emos and hipsters is that better
    nodkat nodkat 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Well i have a nice boyfriend but hes always playing videogames with his friends so i never see him i just sleep in his room all day. I have only 29 "friends" on facebook who never...
    thatfatgirl96 thatfatgirl96 16-17 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Right now I'm wearing hipsters (panties) and hello kitty sleepwear and a push up bra....anybody want 2 talk I'm here and horny
    yuyu0079 yuyu0079 18-21, M Dec 8

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    A lot of it is boring electro acoustic hipster coffee house alternative crap. On the other side of the spectrum it's dancey twerky rap crap and souless pop . Music is supposed to...
    UnrulyPaperclip UnrulyPaperclip 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I do not know about any of y'all, gamers and people who don't play video games, but outside of all the twisted gene splicing and grisly murders in the world Bioshock game is set in...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You trying to come back proves you made up all the crap you said about me when your wife found out for the fifth time!! Well crap, I guess covering your *** is more important than...
    ventingagain ventingagain 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    "we choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best...
    Friendlyman64 Friendlyman64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    In my view, lying is a cowardice act. Perpetrated by individuals that are unwilling, or unable to take responsibility for their actions. The lens of deception can only be filtered...
    oldguy4chat oldguy4chat 56-60, M 5 Responses Nov 21

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    it is so effin hard to face another day with this kind of environment and situation. i have no choice but live with it unwillingly and unhappily. please help me.
    nymphinay1118 nymphinay1118 22-25, F Nov 21

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    Today, I think I'll share with you the story of how we said I love you. My boyfriend and I were driving around with his friend headed to someplace I don't remember. We had been...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    As I have written here a while ago, all this experience I earned dealing with my mil and consequently with my husband as her "product" is unwilling, but something I can´t avoid...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 22

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    I think that you do not necessarily have to believe in God to practice mental and physical purity. I feel that as human beings we are created for realizing the soul within and...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M Nov 22

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    Im going 18-19 and i know its young age to be upset but here it goes.... When i grew up i haded everything any1 could wish for a family,home,food and a good sense of humour and...
    Jcryan101 Jcryan101 18-21, M Nov 23

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    Through this social network it is very difficult to trust other people as it is totally anonymous. General posts about 'hi, I want to make new friends' do not make specifically...
    harmony226 harmony226 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 24