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Well, seeing as I'm new here and all...

I might as well post this, which seems to be what newbies have to post.

Name or Handle: Mib.
Age: 15
Sex: Female.
Location (State): Texas.
Musical Preference: Bipolar, I have no favorite music, just a bunch of stuff I think is good listed in my bookmarks.
Complete the sentence: Thank you, Hot Topic for ruining ______: Invader Zim.

Describe Hot Topic in one word: No word can describe the amount of hostility I hold towards Hot Topic.
Describe Hot Topic in one sentence: Hot Topic is a store that claims to sell "uniqueness" (even though we all know that's a fucking LIE), and helps me to separate those of the human race that are informed from those who are completely clueless.
Are you a former employee?: No.
From that experience, how do you feel about the store?: Never worked there.
Do you like the phrase, "I Poke Badgers with Spoons?": Hell no.
Why or why don't you like that phrase?: Because it sounds like a sad attempt made by a pre-teen girl in hopes of sounding "like, so totally random".
Do you plan on contributing an entry to this community?: Oh, you know it.
Do you shop at the mall?: Admittedly, I do, but I only go there when I need clothes for school, or gifts, and I make sure not to shop at Hot Topic, at least over at American Eagle or Hollister most of the clothes are quality, Hot Topic doesn't even make an effort.
Do you believe in corporate greed?: Yes, there IS such a thing as corporate greed.
Do you know what country Che Guevara is from? (tell me): Rosario, Argentina.
Which do you prefer
Spiked Wristband or Terry Cloth Wristband?: Neither.
Black Lipstick or Eyeglitter?: Neither. I do wear eyeliner, though.
Oi! or Emo?:  Neither. 
Buttons or Patches?: Patches. Buttons fall off all the time.
Armwarmers or Thigh Highs?: Neither.
Combat boots or Platforms?:Combat boots, they're comfy and never wear out.
Safety Pins or D-rings?: Safety pins, they're extremely useful.
Rainbow Brite or Pacman?: Are you kidding me? Pac-man, because the game was fun, but as accessories? HELL no.
Industrial or Nu Metal?: Industrial, but I've gotten pretty tired of 'goths' only listening to industrial because that's the 'goth' thing to do, it gives it SUCH a bad name.

And let me see... picture picture...can't find one I can link you guys to, but I use my own picture as my profile picture.
mellow kitty

"love beads"

i haven't seen an update here in ages but recently it has come to my attention that HT is selling "kandie" [pony beads...rave beads for you non-knowers]. now i have been a kandie kid for years now and these pony bead bracelets you see piled on my arms have meaning to them and represent somebody i know and/or met. HT is known for bringing the undergorund to the mainstream but they have gone too far this time, in my most humble opinion. i am OUTRAGED that they think that these are to be marketed items. just goes to show how much they really know.

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Hello, everyone. I just joined to spread the word that not only does Hot Topic suck, but that they are also crooked, greedy, thieving bastards.

I discovered just a few days ago that Hot Topic blatantly ripped off the Lil' Soap design from Threadless. For those of you who don't know how Threadless works, all of their shirt designs are made by armature artists who submit their work for prize money and the chance to have their art printed on Threadless tees. They're not stealing from big proffessionals, they're stealing from small-time artists who are trying to make a name for themselves.

I informed both Threadless and the original artist. As you can imagine, the artist is pretty damn livid.

I hope you all will be as enraged by this as I am. I own that Lil' Soap t-shirt. Corporate assholes.

Certainly NOT hottopic.

I lurk a lot, but mostly because I'm busy being productive on the homefront!

I just recently started selling clothing that I have made, and I figured I'd let you guys know. Hope you don't think these are knockoffs of namebrands, I've seen many people make those and it's kind of lame. I'm an aspiring fashion designer and I spend a lot of spare time thinking up new ideas.

I don't have that much so far, but I'm hoping with any money I make I can buy more fabric and create more stuff. I recently bought a Superior dress form so I can make corsets and bodices, so I'm very strapped for cash.

Thanks for looking!
angry N animated
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Stupid Phrases

I'm really sick and tired of stupid, pointless phrases on T-Shirts, stickers, decals and other labeled merchandise. These items should be used for social change, or even local band promotion! If hot topic was REALLY all about the music, they would support local music merchandise wherever a store is placed.
How about instead of "I Poke Badgers With Spoons" or "You Looked Better On Myspace, they sell shirts that challenge the lies surrounding 9/11 or media censorship. Or even shirts that urge people to support the local arts- if they're REALLY "about the music".
get wild! be sexy!

What's next?

I am highly outraged at one of Hot Pocket's latest item of merchandise -

I absolutely love Psycho le Cemu but what the fuck is this? So now, kids get to run around claming that they "Love Psycho le Cemu" now just because they bought the shirt. What a fantastic way to tarnish a great band. I wonder what band they will be advertising next. It's already enough that they sell Cure magazine.
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