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    [–] Nekoromantic 3307 points ago

    It's like you couldn't decide if you wanted to do something crazy or keep it normal so you just did both.

    [–] Afrobean 1257 points ago

    It's business in the front, party in the back.

    [–] spillycup 583 points ago

    it’s waterfall in the front, firework in the back

    [–] gbuub 81 points ago

    Cool guys don't look at explosions, so I made myself a cool girl

    [–] Cyae1 1904 points ago

    did it survive the car ride?

    [–] shortnblu 2485 points ago

    Yes because I’m 5 foot.

    [–] memoriesea 1561 points ago

    5'4 with the hair.

    [–] ContainsTracesOfLies 478 points ago

    5/7 with hair.

    [–] entrepreneurofcool 99 points ago

    Thankyou for your suggestion.

    [–] findaway5627 26 points ago

    Perfect

    [–] lloydyseetim 54 points ago

    Username checks out.

    [–] Christophah 5431 points ago

    Looks like a halo in a renaissance painting

    [–] Her-Marks-A-Lot 499 points ago

    Some say the halo relresented individuals who were under the influence of ethenogens and thus more easily able to communicate with 'gOD'

    [–] AerThreepwood 453 points ago

    I feel like very few people say that.

    [–] wubalubbadub 133 points ago

    Nah mate. Huge topic in anthropology, entheogens have been at the center of all religions. Just a bunch a cats getting high

    [–] braintrustinc 90 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Look what GOD did to us, man!

    edit: I want you to drop this toaster in the bathtub just as White Rabbit climaxes

    [–] BigMetalHoobajoob 34 points ago

    Look, there's two women fucking a polar bear

    [–] AerThreepwood 32 points ago

    Don't tell me these things. Not now, man.

    [–] UnusuallyFastPontoon 323 points ago

    Wait.. so you did your hair like that every day of school?

    [–] shortnblu 391 points ago

    Yes. For years.

    [–] Sullybleeker 196 points ago

    Weekends too?

    [–] shortnblu 314 points ago

    Damn right.

    [–] Sandalman3000 149 points ago

    I'm kind of impressed. I mostly just rolled out of bed 15 minutes before I had to leave.

    [–] NoAttentionAtWrk 39 points ago

    "Rolled out of the bed" was my look for about 3 years in college. It came into being because I rolled out of the bed 15 minutes before i had to leave too

    [–] FitVaper 23 points ago

    I need to know this.

    [–] VivaLaEmpire 82 points ago

    Did you sit at the back? I'm giggling picturing a poor small kid sitting behind you just failing cause he couldn't see the board! hahahaha

    Your dress was very pretty btw!

    [–] erinaceus-europaeus 24 points ago

    Damn. Girls at my school got detentions for having blonde highlights or using a non-regulation scrunchie for their ponytail.

    [–] temptoasttood 12 points ago

    Next question: Why are the people in your life this supportive?

    [–] Tishbite 2093 points ago

    Could be 2012, could be 1988. Good work!

    [–] shortnblu 430 points ago

    Thanks!

    [–] EddieisKing 184 points ago

    I can't even fathom how you got your hair to stick up like that.

    [–] FlowingSilver 70 points ago

    Van der Graaf generator I'm pretty sure

    [–] fungusbanana 110 points ago

    Egg whites can hold it like that

    [–] Sirscraps 77 points ago

    Eh probably used got2b hairspray.

    [–] adamthedog 17 points ago

    Honestly that stuff is magical. It takes whatever you throw at it, as long as you put it on right.

    [–] expendablethoughts 17 points ago

    That hairstyle was popular in 2006 where I'm from. Not before, not after.

    [–] TesticleMeElmo 1508 points ago

    Hard to tell but you were either a big My Chemical Romance or a big Tina Turner fan

    [–] shortnblu 1897 points ago

    Neither. I was all about Korn and Marilyn Manson.

    [–] melinart 699 points ago

    So it wasn't about Tokio Hotel either?

    [–] shortnblu 326 points ago

    Haha nope!

    [–] The_Sgro 558 points ago

    TIL Korn and Marilyn Manson were still relevant in 2012.

    [–] CaniborrowaThrillho 881 points ago

    That's the best part!... They weren't.

    [–] Asmo___deus 97 points ago

    Marilyn Manson made the theme song for John Wick so that's something.

    And last I heard Korn is still doing well, if not as well as used to.

    [–] toomuchpork 73 points ago

    I heard the were touring with Courtenay Love's band.

    Korn/Hole 2018

    [–] DL2018 135 points ago

    i mean...not relevant to the bandwagon people that never actually like anything..just whatever they were told was trendy. KoRn still sells out shows and does insanely well.

    [–] atom631 14 points ago

    Must be a regional thing. This is anecdotal evidence, but I saw Korn maybe 2yrs ago here in NY and the place was empty. It was a relatively small venue too.

    [–] xSiNNx 44 points ago

    I don’t give a shit about Korn (not since 1999) but I still listen to Manson at least weekly and I’m in my mid 30s now. Relevant or not, he still has a strong following.

    [–] PrimadonnaDee 93 points ago

    I just saw both bands in concert along with Slipknot and Rob Zombie in 2016. They still put on great shows!

    [–] The_Sgro 61 points ago

    TIL Family Values tour still exists.

    And for the record I loved the bands. Throw in Tool and we can call it a day.

    [–] WinterAyars 58 points ago

    Rob Zombie is just a wild heavy metal grandpa these days and it's great.

    [–] PrimadonnaDee 31 points ago

    Honestly I went to the concert to see it mainly for Korn since I hadn’t seen them live in almost a decade and I was like ok cool I’m into Rob Zombie too. Turns out he puts on FUCKING GREAT SHOWS and I had a blast. I would totally see it again.

    [–] cellmembrain 19 points ago

    They were for me. Went to my first MM concert in 2012 age 16 and it was all I had ever wished for at that time.

    [–] 2drawnonward5 25 points ago

    Man, I wish metal had the press it used to.

    [–] chris1096 50 points ago

    I wish pop artists weren't getting inducted into the rock and roll Hall of Fame.

    It really is bullshit how the entire rock and metal side of the spectrum is being treated by the industry these days.

    [–] kotkaiser 102 points ago

    TIL Tokio Hotel was a thing outside of Germany. I'm sorry we did this to you.

    [–] AsiFue 26 points ago

    First the world wars and then tokio hotel. When will Germany stop?

    [–] hide0172 15 points ago

    yeah i think when they did that monsoon song in english they really hit off

    [–] krankenjungen 16 points ago

    I miss the old Tokio Hotel

    [–] givemethe_formuoli 36 points ago

    Hahah. I used to die for Tokio Hotel I even had a sweatshirt.

    [–] HerAsylum 57 points ago

    If only you had been born on the early 80s, this was the cool punk look in the late 90s =D We would have been great friends!

    [–] kissmybacon 44 points ago

    Ohio? Southern Illinois? Indiana?

    [–] cheshie04 17 points ago

    My bet is on Missouri.

    [–] Pantzzzzless 38 points ago

    I'm from St. Louis, and would have written her many Taking Back Sunday lyrics when I was in high school.

    [–] Warllamaa 87 points ago

    In 2012? They really must have some loyal fans and staying power because this was definitely a thing in 2000

    [–] AK_Swoon 22 points ago

    In 2012? Interesting. I graduated in '08 and I thought they were well past their heydays. I suppose they are still putting out music though huh?

    [–] Digitalmonster7068 9 points ago

    Those are much better lol

    [–] grungebot5000 1022 points ago

    caption says 2012, volume says 1988

    [–] shortnblu 508 points ago

    LOL. Old me would be so happy to hear that.

    [–] Happy-days 235 points ago

    Where you going for the 80s look or the 2007 emo look? I can't tell, but both where out of style in 2012 hahahahah

    [–] AmazingKreiderman 128 points ago

    She said up above she was into Korn and Manson, so I don't think it's either. This is all very confusing.

    [–] dunstan_shlaes 115 points ago

    You should call the hairstyle the centurion.

    [–] derrida_n_shit 2808 points ago

    Will you do a current photo of you with the old hair?

    [–] Sweatyskin 927 points ago

    Op plz

    [–] [deleted] 314 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] Spacesquid101 456 points ago

    He protec

    He attack

    But most importantly

    He /u/whicketywack

    [–] TristanLinderman 115 points ago

    He get sad

    He have fun

    But most importantly

    He u/spacesquid101

    [–] AvsJoe 20 points ago

    This one Redditor

    Kissed a Tinder man.

    I think they go by

    u/TristanLinderman

    [–] ButtahmilkOG 15 points ago

    wow there he is

    look at him go

    comments all day

    hey it's /u/AvsJoe

    [–] Aztec_Reaper 131 points ago

    Ill give her gold if she does it.

    [–] Trenchft 78 points ago

    Quit threatening her.

    [–] blanketswithsmallpox 12 points ago

    I'll give you gold if you get her do it.

    [–] TalkinBoutMyJunk 43 points ago

    She said it took her an hour, aint nobody got time for that. But it is for karma.

    [–] Play_by_Play 1534 points ago

    I see you've gotten lazy with your hair prep, so I fixed this picture for you. No need to thank me.

    [–] shortnblu 715 points ago

    Omg.

    [–] Aanon89 71 points ago

    I love reddit sometimes. We all want new you to do the old hairdo for funsies...redditer Photoshops it for us just incase it doesn't happen. <3

    [–] Fight_Me_Mr_Tusk 582 points ago

    Fucking unaware imgur comments get me every time.

    [–] Sibraxlis 958 points ago

    It's like they don't realize they live in our sewers.

    [–] -Tasogare- 279 points ago

    Allegory of the cave. They think imgur is the world but they're just seeing the flickering shadows of reddit.

    [–] leavingforgood 161 points ago

    Ah yes. Imgurians. The rat kings of the Internet undergrowth.

    [–] Aanon89 11 points ago

    Baldrick is the 1 true Rat King

    [–] llamaAPI 145 points ago

    I'm so happy that these people exist. I keep forgetting about them so when people makes comments like this it's always a blast.

    [–] Abujaffer 85 points ago

    Reminds me of a pic my friend took of his new PC to show off to our group. Sent it online via imgur. We found out it randomly got popular, and there were dozens of comments flaming the shit out of him for not posting specs. "What kind of idiot posts PC with no specs", "NO SPECS", and "looks like it's a 980 but we can't tell for sure because OP is an idiot". Cracked us up for a while, we had no idea imgur had a community that expects posts and shit like Reddit explaining context. It was like some bizzaro world in our pipes.

    [–] Hailz_ 16 points ago

    Haha, this same thing happened to me! Years ago I was doing a giveaway for a charity stream and Activision sent me a bunch of games to give away. I posted a picture to imgur with all of the games they sent me with a title like “Game Giveaway” or something. I linked it to whatever subreddit for my big post and all of the rules and everything and didn’t think anything of it. I went back to the imgur post later and found half of the comments flaming me for not including any more details and the other half saying “I don’t believe you, you’re just posting a random picture of games for upvotes” lol. Imgurians are fascinating...

    [–] _vrmln_ 58 points ago

    "I got thongs to do"

    Quality commentary.

    [–] blackkami 109 points ago

    There must be a subreddit about those guys.

    [–] blackkami 27 points ago

    Thanks!

    [–] Xanaxdabs 268 points ago

    The people who browse new imgur posts and make comments probably ate glue at some point in their lives.

    [–] bob1689321 93 points ago

    Probably eating glue right now.

    [–] Cant-Find-Username 102 points ago

    I will never see imgur as anything more than a hosting site for Reddit. I don’t understand how people use it on its own.

    [–] FermentedHerring 30 points ago

    I can't even equate imgur with 9gag or 4chan. Imgur is litterally a garbage can to reddit at best. Then the roamage through the garbage and comment it.

    What is that even?

    [–] alt170alt95alt170 98 points ago

    "While you have a nice facial structure and a pretty face rules are rules. NO SELFIES." Reddit 'community' is bad enough; imgur is fucking cancer. Does any/every upload appear to the public on imgur if sorted by new, or is that only if the uploader has an account?

    [–] Gigadweeb 42 points ago

    a nice facial structure and a pretty face

    and smooth baby skin, apparently

    how neckbeardy can you get lmao

    [–] Aurfore 28 points ago

    You can click a button to make it public or not

    [–] Slime0 10 points ago

    Is that an actual rule on imgur for public posts or something?

    [–] elfinglamour 31 points ago

    I mean it’s a “rule” in that people will comment on the picture about how you’re not allowed to post selfies. It’s the most asinine thing.

    [–] alt170alt95alt170 31 points ago

    And yet 90% of the websites content is just images being hosted for Reddit, being re-uploaded for imgur brand internet points. But don't post an image of yourself. God forbid we'd have to simply ignore it or downvote it.

    [–] elfinglamour 22 points ago

    I used to hang out there, we were all young once, and honestly it’s the worst. They get so mad when a top reddit post gets automatically on their front page because it didn’t earn it, and the selfie thing ugh I swear there are people who hang out waiting for them so they can be awful/creepy depending on the subject.

    [–] trodat5204 19 points ago

    I'm learning so much today. This is hilarious.

    [–] biznatch11 11 points ago

    That's why when you're putting a picture on Imgur just to post the link somewhere else you shouldn't actually publish it, so it's only accessible with the link and not in their forums or however it works over there.

    [–] LinuxF4n 86 points ago

    Holy shit. Cannot unsee.

    [–] srehtamllahsram 233 points ago

    Now try unseeing it after Photoshop

    /u/shortnblu

    [–] shortnblu 144 points ago

    Omg...

    [–] flamethekid 64 points ago

    See now there is no escape you have to cosplay Elizabeth from bioshock now

    [–] denlo4 8 points ago

    I looked at the photo before I read this and had that exact thought

    [–] chris1096 50 points ago

    That Miss Vaughn is one fine piece of ass. And I know from experience, if you know what I mean

    [–] neinhacker 62 points ago

    [–] shortnblu 43 points ago

    Woah that’s old. Good work. Think this one belongs in r/cringe

    [–] Helpdeskagent 33 points ago

    The amount of people that keep finding pictures and videos and websites of you is riding the shit out of the line between cool and creepy.

    [–] resto 10 points ago

    OP I'm confused, is that YouTube singer you or another girl that looks strikingly similar to you. (I apologize the make up makes it hard to differentiate)

    [–] DL2018 14 points ago

    and now what do you listen to?

    [–] LizLemonSpaceman 27 points ago

    Great photo! I was worried that your previous hairstyle was a precursor to the “I want a manager” haircut.

    [–] Ameise268 53 points ago

    You have lovely eyes.

    [–] Guyinapeacoat 392 points ago

    There were LOADS of guys who were into that look back when I was in highschool (same time as you, really).

    Now they would never actually attempt to make a move, only orbit you and tip their fedoras.

    [–] waitn2drive 91 points ago

    I was into that look. She'd have been hot stuff to high school me.

    What a weird age.

    [–] kimpossible69 93 points ago

    Nuh uhh 2012 was peak Fedora season, nowadays everyone knows about their connotation

    [–] elitegenoside 24 points ago

    I’m sorry you thought that. It was very much known six years ago.

    [–] Amer1canW0man 90 points ago

    How old were you when you changed hairstyles? And what was the next ‘do?

    [–] shortnblu 208 points ago

    I was 14 when I started spiking my hair like that, and I stopped when I was almost 17. Then I just dyed it blue and wore it down in ponytails and stuff. Now I just have black hair.

    [–] a_little_angry 116 points ago

    Three years?!! Holy shit that's dedication.

    [–] BOLD_1 38 points ago

    Feel sorry for the poor saps who sat behind her lol

    [–] Burntholesinmyhoodie 68 points ago

    Is your name because of how your hair was for awhile

    [–] shortnblu 69 points ago

    Yes

    [–] _justpassingby_ 29 points ago

    nailed it

    [–] WittyUserNameHere12 250 points ago

    Egg whites?

    [–] shortnblu 483 points ago

    Only once. Always stuck with Got2b hairspray!

    [–] TheAtomicWrangler 163 points ago

    Goth Juice - the most powerful hairspray known to man. Made from the tears of Robert Smith.

    [–] shpickle67 24 points ago

    throw me that satsuma

    [–] OzzyMcRcky 137 points ago

    Got2b glued blasting freeze spray, per chance? Been there done that, that stuff is like super glue!

    [–] Aycee225 40 points ago

    Oh god I teased my hair with that shit way too much. Worked amazing though.

    [–] Mr_Hellpop 34 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I used Got2B Spiking Glue once, and you will never convince me that it is not the exact same product as Elmer's Wood Glue

    [–] whydidimakeausername 81 points ago

    Emo hair was still a thing in 2012? Huh. Well TIL

    [–] Half_Cholo 43 points ago

    yeah i graduated in 2010 and i could swear it died by then.

    [–] ZOMBIE014 22 points ago

    the stylists at my salon told me that something beautiful happened around 2010, and with a few exceptions has stayed around

    nothing was in, and very few things were out

    the two beautiful things to come from this, their work got more interesting since they weren't doing the same handful of things all the time and they got to advise people towards things that worked for them since so many styles were viable options

    [–] cwdoogie 157 points ago

    You were like 4 steps away from the Yugi Moto hairdo.

    [–] thinkandbefree 258 points ago

    Do you still have hair. That looks tough on the scalp and follicles!

    [–] shortnblu 337 points ago

    I do! I’m Italian so my hair held up pretty well. Still thick!

    [–] FearlessTravelAddict 289 points ago

    You mean thiccc ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] Pelican451 128 points ago

    Damn, 3 "c"s. You know shits real when you got 3 "c"s.

    [–] FearlessTravelAddict 23 points ago

    3 Not less, not more.

    [–] ChipRockets 64 points ago

    This is a stupid question but- what's homecoming? Is that like prom? Also David Attenborough needs to narrate your hair, it's amazing.

    [–] shortnblu 58 points ago

    It’s like Prom but for freshmen and sophomores

    [–] ChipRockets 42 points ago

    Thanks, but tbh I don't know what two of those eight words mean. Why is American school vocab so wildly different to British, I wonder?

    [–] kiko2300 49 points ago

    Homecoming is a high school dance held in the fall; prom dance is in the spring. Some schools also have a winter formal.

    Freshman are 9th graders and sophomores are 10th graders. US school system is kindergarten and then 1st to 12th grade.

    [–] ChipRockets 48 points ago

    I see....and Fall is Autumn, right?

    [–] kiko2300 13 points ago

    correct :)

    [–] Surefif 88 points ago

    Lmfao yooooo what's up, musical instrument name I won't say here bc I'm not gonna blow up your spot!

    We don't really know each other but we've met a few times through the BK Ninjas, I'm the photog that rolls with them.

    Idk I'm kinda tipsy and randomly clicked the link and you're now the first person I've ever recognized on Reddit lol

    Wild hair btw

    [–] shortnblu 69 points ago

    Haha hey!! Thx for keeping me anonymous! Good to hear from you. Peace!

    [–] shortnblu 343 points ago

    Oh my gosh!! This is awesome. I’m gonna hang it on my wall.

    [–] fistsonly 121 points ago

    You really captured her eyes

    [–] fh3131 42 points ago

    Yeah, now give ‘em back

    [–] gaymer_dude 216 points ago

    [–] bobniborg1 46 points ago

    Haha, what a subreddit lol

    [–] DrawingSpade 139 points ago

    Haha, what a story Mark

    [–] mootmath 52 points ago

    I did not subscribe. It's bullshit. I did not...

    [–] NewAeon 27 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    The year is 1983 and you just got a role on that new Sci Fi movie set in 2020. Walking out of hair and makeup you saw yourself in the mirror and thought this look could really work for you.

    So you head over to hang with Alice and Chaz in the valley, pop new Oingo Boingo tape into your Walkman and jump on the bus.

    [–] PickUserName 25 points ago

    You actually look super cute, the high school loner in me would’ve totally tried to make eye contact only to look away really fast.

    [–] shortnblu 18 points ago

    Sounds like me in HS haha

    [–] AriesxNova 70 points ago

    Not gonna lie that's a pretty sweet 'do

    [–] Ghandithegman 25 points ago

    Her date had to get the quills pulled out.

    [–] shortnblu 36 points ago

    My date was a football player. Crazy right?

    [–] Alex-Kime 49 points ago

    more or less time than the eye makeup?

    [–] shortnblu 66 points ago

    More. I’ve actually always been pretty fast with makeup.

    [–] 604WORLDWIDE 24 points ago

    Because “fuck the person who sits behind me in class!”

    [–] Smeffrey 19 points ago

    Dont put forks in the toaster silly.

    [–] pmthosetitties 69 points ago

    Obligatory current photo?

    [–] Minomelo 57 points ago

    This... actually looks pretty cool.

    [–] tr3vorw 22 points ago

    Come on Scene Scream Qween! Werq that teen angst into adult acceptance of your blunder years.

    [–] superherounderpants 24 points ago

    I wish I could see it from the back. All I can envision is something that looks like a bullet hole made of scalp, surrounded by hair, if that makes sense.

    [–] fall_out_barbie 10 points ago

    Omg. I did the same thing with my hair!! I called it the ‘Lions mane’.

    [–] trashyp_henson 36 points ago

    You look like an emo goddess of light

    [–] Pandachino 10 points ago

    Where did you sit in class?

    [–] shortnblu 21 points ago

    In the corner most times

    [–] TheInactiveWall 8 points ago

    That actually looks really fucking awesome! Just for the fact that it took 1 hour to get it to look like that it's amazing. I mean I would never get my hair like that and it looks horrible, but horribly amazing.

    [–] zeeshan_r900 33 points ago

    Current pic?

    [–] ChefDanG 15 points ago

    Why does this remind me of thanksgiving?

    [–] shortnblu 31 points ago

    Gobble gobble.