TV Tropes Hipster Society:

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I surprised I don't get called a hipster more, given I'm literally the only person I've ever seen on my college campus, which isn't small by any means, who wears a beret (I'm recognized as the guy who wears the beret and carries his trombone everywhere). It might do with the face that I wear my berets American military style and have a lot of metal t-shirts. I get compared to Che Guevera a lot, which I have no idea how anyone can make that comparison.

edited 9th Mar '11 8:55:32 PM by Thenamelesssamurai

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52 JHM10th Mar 2011 12:09:05 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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I don't quite qualify as the stereotypical hipster; I prefer to love things unironically, have no inclination towards fashion of even the fringe variety, and am bereft of any interest in pot or beer. I couldn't care less about how "popular" a band is as long as I can enjoy their music, and anyone who says otherwise can shove it.

That said, in terms of the music I naturally gravitate towards, I am pretty much a hipster of the highest order. The bands I like the most tend to be either extremely obscure (Bügsküll, Mirror) or poised awkwardly between "imminently recognisable" and "objects of cult worship" (Wire, Angels of Light), with only a handful of older mainstream outfits coming close, as well as one or two quirkier modern phenomena (Radiohead). I love happy amateurism, especially when it's in a particularly demented vein, but I can't stand imitators. I am entranced by the idea of the "next big thing," yet loathe most pop music with a passion that burns like a thousand suns. I like my scary music scary, my campy music campy, and my noise punishingly noisy.

But, once more, to differences: Ever since I first came to really enjoy music, I have been in it for the long haul. It is not a soundtrack, or a diversion, or a hobby; it is a love and an obsession. In that way, when it comes to the music I listen to, I am more the classic geek than anything else... Which I think most people who self-identify as hipsters really are, at heart, even the obnoxious ones.

edited 10th Mar '11 12:10:14 AM by JHM

53 merton10th Mar 2011 09:21:04 AM from my heart to yours.
I once heard the hipster subculture described as "jocks pretending to be geeks". I'd say "geek" is closer to what most people in this thread are. I mean, come on, this is TV Tropes. We have no pretensions.
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I admit it. I'm a dirty hipster. Yet strangely I don't feel compelled to commit suicide.

edited 8th May '11 12:11:53 AM by caroklim

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...Well, I'm a Scott Pilgrim fan? I identify as scene, not hipster, but there's some overlap, I guess. Mostly because I like indie music.
57 feotakahari30th May 2011 09:58:49 PM from Looking out at the city
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Watched the linked music video. Wondered if liking the song made me a hipster. Thought "It's okay. I'm only enjoying it ironically."

Oh well.
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58 Saeglopur31st May 2011 03:44:07 AM from Various places in the UK
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I didn't see JHM's post before, but truly it is made of win.

Had a conversation about this at the pub a few weeks back with a friend, who is far more trendy than I and is a bit of a jock. He didn't even know what a hipster was. I explained it to him as being "basically me if I gave a shit about fashion and wore skinny jeans, low cut vests, plaid shirts or waistcoats and grew a silly moustache". To which he replied "well I don't think you're a hipster then, because you're basically the least fashionable person I have ever met". Thanks dude.
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60 Xeroop17th Feb 2012 04:33:34 PM from Bertell Estate, The Shadowless Empire , Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
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I'm skinny and pale, and I like hipsterish music and movies. My attitude also tends to be elitistic and, if not ironic, at least sarcastic. I don't identify myself as hipster, but many of my friends call me one.

...So now I am confused.

edited 17th Feb '12 4:43:07 PM by Xeroop

I think I'm steadily becoming a hipster
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62 SpellcraftQuill27th Jun 2012 04:16:59 PM from Bayonne, NJ , Relationship Status: In another castle
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I'm what I may call hip-curious. I don't wear glasses even though I think I look nice. I cannot wear skinny jeans because they are uncomfortable and do not fit my weight-challenged-but-working-on-it body. If I am not going to the gym, I'll usually wear a fedora or on lesser occasions, a flat cap. I don't wear t-shirts, but I always wear button-downs or polos. I seem to be one of the few guys my age into writing but it's at least fantasy as I am a Game of Thrones lover which is actually mainstream even though I do not really show interest in what is mainstream of my culture. I think I'm a hipster but I know I'm not. Because I'm not very mainstream but not a true hipster, I consider my self hip-curious.
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63 lightdarkhero25015th Jul 2012 09:56:59 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Is it hipster if you like mostly video game bands or foreign bands no one has ever heard of and try to hide your music or say "they would think it's lame anyway"? Also it it hipster to wear shirt jackets with collars all the time with V-necks, sometimes wearing suits with open dress shirts on Fridays? And is it also hipster to have a full goatee with sideburns, a moustache, and glasses? And to have a guitar that you say that you rock at but really you can't even play?...

....Shit, I think I just answered my own question...

The saddest thing is I don't even like to wear fedoras and glasses for attention, they just appeal to me...heeeeelllpppp...

edited 15th Jul '12 9:58:05 PM by lightdarkhero250

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64 saintbraeburn22nd Jul 2012 04:20:00 PM from Dysfunctional California
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65 wuggles23rd Jul 2012 09:21:21 AM from Miami, FL , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
I could be considered a hipster, I guess. But since I'm black I'm pretty sure most people would qualify me as Black and Nerdy. But I do have a lot of hipster friends.
66 PhysicalStamina13th Nov 2012 09:53:52 PM from iiiin myyyy aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarms , Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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Aren't all internet nerds hipsters to some extent?

edited 13th Nov '12 9:53:56 PM by PhysicalStamina

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Nah. Internet nerds have become so mainstream, y'know.
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68 iamathousandapples25th Mar 2013 06:45:09 PM from Northeast Ohio Megablob
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[up][up] What does that even mean? Literally everyone uses the internet and even people who actually use it(read: doesn't just use it for Facebook and emails) can fall into many different non-internet social group stereotypes.
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May or may not be a hipster but I was curious. Why don't people just ignore illogical or ill defined concepts? They're clearly just a bunch of people with power who keep power by pretending to have rules when in reality there is none. This allows them to punish you whenever they feel like it for whatever reason they want.
I've been called a hipster a couple of times because of how I don't commit to any subculture interests: I like a lot of nerd stuff, but don't call myself a nerd. I like a lot of goth stuff, but don't call myself goth. I like furry stuff, but don't call myself furry etc.; and how I have the NERVE to combine them: For example, I dress in a mixture of styles that can't be easily defined, but are definitely not mainstream.

I just never got what hipster was supposed to be. I mean I don't obsess over labels, but I at least want to know what they are just in case I might need to reference it or something. From what I've seen so far(and I'm talking in general over the internet), hipster seems to have become more of an insult that anything if you DARE to not have mainstream interests or are trying too hard to be "non conformist".

71 pagad22nd Jun 2013 04:02:30 AM from perfidious Albion , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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72 nekoalexa22nd Jun 2013 08:07:47 AM from the same place I've always been
I was called a Jpop hipster a couple weeks ago by another troper just because nobody had heard of Perfume. But honestly, I don't think that qualifies me as hipster. tongue

I do have glasses*, but I rarely wear them...I dunno if my musical taste* is really all that mainstream...Not that those bands are really underground, though...I have tons of VG music...

And I wear skinny jeans, but then so do most of the girls I know... tongue
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73 SpaceWolf23rd Dec 2013 04:25:14 PM from The Other Rainforest , Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
I prefer the term, "indie", as I lack most of the arrogant stereotypes.
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