iosonochesono: (Cadbury's Mini Eggs)
Let It Be, Let It Be ([personal profile] iosonochesono) wrote in [community profile] 80s2011-10-02 11:01 pm

80s Community, Checking In?



What are your favorite things from the 80s, anyway? What are you here to discuss? Is it the movies? The books? Music? Fashion? What are your particular 80s favorites?
waldo: (DD - oldschool Wild Boys)

[personal profile] waldo 2011-10-03 12:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to say I'm kind of pleased that long shirts and leggings have come back in because, you know... hella comfortable. :)
dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (nostalgia)

[personal profile] dingsi 2011-10-03 04:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Definitely music and fashion. Which is not to say that I don't have my favourite 80s movies that I'll never stop loving, such as Blade Runner, TRON or Hellbound: Hellraiser II (I found the R-rated widescreen DVD of HR2 just yesterday at a flea market and had to keep myself from squeeing too loudly). But I'm a music geek first and foremost, with a faible for synthesizer, post-punk and melodic new wave sounds. I've noticed that even newer bands I like often are heavily influenced by 80s underground/alternative music, if not trying to reproduce its feel and sound outright. (Long rambling paragraph on specific bands redacted.)

The other thing I miss is, you know, guys not being afraid of make-up. I'm an effeminate, shy guy; gender-bendy stuff is not only highly attractive to me personally but also something that gives me a sense of validation and belonging. 80's images of Annie Lennox, David Sylvian or Steve Strange? Beat still, my heart! - That I'm also into oldschool goth aesthetic goes hand in hand with this, to some extent. I'll take eyeliner, teased hair and winklepickers* over platform boots, piercings and fetish outfits any day. (Disclaimer: it's not fetish fashion as such that I have a beef with, merely the fact that it so often gets marketed as goth -- and so often in strictly gendered ways -- since at least the late 90s.)
* you can has picspam ^^°

... I have no idea if you wanted to know all this. o_o