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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?

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Date: 2011-10-03 12:32 pm (UTC)
waldo: (DD - oldschool Wild Boys)
From: [personal profile] waldo
I have to say I'm kind of pleased that long shirts and leggings have come back in because, you know... hella comfortable. :)

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Date: 2011-10-03 04:03 pm (UTC)
dingsi: The Corinthian smoking a cigarette. He looks down thoughtfully and breathes the smoke out of his nose. (nostalgia)
From: [personal profile] dingsi
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

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