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arconaut

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How To Quit An Emo Band
« on: November 18, 2010, 11:27:58 pm »


I don't know why, it just amuses me:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2249702_quit-emo-band.html

How to Quit an Emo Band
By an eHow Contributor

Playing in an emo band is a fun endeavor for many emos. Sometimes, things happen that make it necessary for you to quit the band. If you simply find the band boring, it will be easy to quit. If you have to quit because your parents are making you or because of other uncontrollable circumstances, quitting the band will be more difficult.

Difficulty: Easy
Instructions

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Think about your reasons for quitting the emo band. Write out a list of the reasons. Make sure that the reasons you list are your true reasons for wanting to quit the band.

2
Decide if there is any way that you can stay in the band. If there is a problem to solve, talk to the other band members to see if you can come to a suitable compromise.

3
Talk to the other band members about your reason for quitting the band. Be honest with them.

4
Discuss quitting the band with your parents if they are making you quit the band. Find out if you can stay in the band but practice or perform less. If you have to quit because of your grades, find out if you can join again once your grades are up to par.

5
Try to stay in the band long enough for the band to find a replacement. If it is possible, help them find a good replacement.

6
Consider becoming a stand-in member of the band, if possible. This will give you a chance to perform occasionally. You would have to be available for practices before the performance.

7
Support the band by going to shows even after you have quit. Every fan in the audience counts, so it will mean a lot to your former bandmates if they see that you are still there for them.

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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 08:00:14 am »

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Cut yourself repeatedly until someone notices and has you locked up for your own protection. Leave blood-caked razors/scalpels around to force the issue.

Cheers,
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 08:12:15 am »

I read that and found it amusing.
Now I am starting to think it is not a satirical type of article but, a serious offering of advice.

This makes it even funnier.
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 08:57:34 am »

KB_S1 wrote on Sat, 20 November 2010 13:12

I read that and found it amusing.
Now I am starting to think it is not a satirical type of article but, a serious offering of advice.

This makes it even funnier.




Absolutely. But also rather depressing.


Playing in an emo band is a fun endeavor for many emos.


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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 08:58:59 am »


It does seem to be sincere. Although I accept the term "goths," I've never heard the term "emos" before, so that was funny to me. Also the advice to talk to one's parents seems utterly lacking in any rebellious spirit whatsoever. Rock'n'roll!
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 10:01:40 am »

Well, most of the items listed in the OP can be used for almost any similar situation - with proper adjustment, of course.

However, the 'adjustment' below can be fun (or creepy, take your pick) to attempt:

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How to quit an emo GF
Difficulty: depends
Instructions:

1
Think about your reasons for breaking up. Write out a list of the reasons. Make sure that the reasons you list are your true reasons for wanting to break up.

2
Decide if there is any way that you can stay together. If there is a problem to solve, talk to the other party to see if you can come to a suitable compromise.

3
Talk to the other party about your reasons for breaking up. Be honest with her.

4
Discuss the break up with your parents if they are making you do it. Find out if you can stay with her but perform less. If you have to quit because of your grades, find out if you can hook up again once your grades are up to par.

This is more fun if you have to talk to _her_ parents instead of yours.

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Try to stay in the relationship long enough for her to find a replacement. If it is possible, help her find a good replacement.

6
Consider becoming a stand-in "member", if possible. This will give you a chance to perform occasionally.

7
Support the girl by being around even after you have quit. It will mean a lot to your former mate if she sees that you are still there for her.
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 11:15:45 am »

I wish I had read both of these before I quit my emo gf's band last week.
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 12:22:07 pm »

Tidewater wrote on Sun, 21 November 2010 00:15

I wish I had read both of these before I quit my emo gf's band last week.



Bastard!

Beer through nose...again.

Very Happy

Cheers,
Tim
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 01:17:55 pm »

It's much easier if you just don't get in an Emo band in the first place.

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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 02:52:51 pm »



How to quit an Eno band:

Pick an oblique strategy card and whatever it says, tell your band mates that.
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 03:37:46 pm »

Tim, you drink way too much beer, apparently a gateway form of consumption, now that you've begun to snort it as well.

Seek help, and I will hold out on quips until we can beat this thing, buddy.


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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2010, 11:07:59 pm »

Tidewater wrote on Sun, 21 November 2010 04:37

Tim, you drink way too much beer...




That's unpossible.

There's still some left.

Very Happy

Cheers,
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Re: How To Quit An Emo Band
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2010, 01:58:56 am »

Perfect!
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