This is what I looked like when I was thirteen. I was starting my freshman year of high school. This was the year that my parents told me that we would be trying to move by the next summer. It took me completely by surprised and I was devastated. That meant I had one last year with my circle of friends that I’d had since middle school. It also meant that my first year at this high school would also be my last, so I shouldn’t bother getting attached.
I wasn’t a sad or depressed teenager, but this sour news hit me in the dreaded year of 2007, the twilight of every Emo. My Chemical Romance had just released The Black Parade the previous fall. Evanescence’s “Call Me When You’re Sober” was on the radio ALL THE TIME. The buzz from Green Day’s American Idiot was dying down, but very slowly, and I was still playing Panic! At the Disco’s debut album on my IPod everyday.
I didn’t dye my hair or wear the make-up that was a part of the typical emo look, all I did was wear my over-sized faded black Old Navy jacket everyday (for some reason I liked to wear it sliding off one shoulder).
Also, a lot of the movies that year were TERRIBLE. What’s funny is that the movies that sucked had the same people and characters who today are doing wonderfully!
Spiderman? He was being emo in Spider-Man 3. It was atrocious
Chris Evans, our beloved Captain America? This year he was the little douchebag Johnny Storm in the second (and currently last) Fantastic Four film.
Even HANNIBAL LECTER was being a moody and angsty youth! Does anyone remember Hannibal Rising?!
Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean both jumped the shark that year, too.
So basically, 2007 sucked.