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I don't understand the sudden obsession with it, so I want to write about it.

 Back when I was a kid, I didn't know names to my favorite styles of clothing, accessories, or even just themes in art. I only thought of 'cute' or 'cool', but those terms are too broad and aren't specific for me to describe what I like. In Japan, they have names that seemed more focused. Examples like YumeKawaii, Visual Kei, Decora, Lolita and so on. They are more specific and they are proper names to describe certain styles and themes. The names themselves have their own identity for the style they are suppose to represent.
 Now, one may be asking, "What the heck are you even talking about?". Well, I want to talk about this 'aesthetics' things that has been going on and becoming more noticeable since 2020, you know, during the time when everyone is shut in their homes hiding from a microscopic demon, and during this time no one has anything to do.


 Aesthetics for some reason became extremely popular since at least two years ago, and there are people who are OBSESSED with it. As a matter of fact, there's even a wiki about it! As much as people are obsessed with it, they aren't very creative with names for them. The only thing they only add is 'core' to the end of almost every word. Sure, some Japanese styles do the same by adding 'kei', but it's not every single one of them, and I think adding the word 'kei' to certain things can be seen as insulting. If I found a post about the topic, I'll eventually add it here.
 As I search through the wiki full of these different aesthetics, I notice they all have similar names, like Angelcore or Bardcore(???). From an outsider's point of view, none of these will make sense. They just sound weird, and one doesn't want to waste an hour of their day trying to search through a wiki created by teenagers trying to understand what any of this shit means.

"Maybe you're too old for this?"

Hey, maybe you might be saying I'm getting old(because I guess being in one's early twenties is ancient these days), but I did list my favorite 'aesthetics' on my SpaceHey profile, so I do have understanding of it. That's only because I wasted my day trying to find what certain things that I did like as a kid that now has names for them, and they sound a little stupid in my full honest opinion. Most names lack identity and adding 'core' to the end doesn't make it any better. I don't even know what that means in this case.
'Kei' means 'type' in Japanese, at least that's what I remember. That makes sense when they add that to the end of certain styles and themes when it's appropriate. Core doesn't, and again, I'm not searching through a confusing wiki to know what it means.
I don't know, man. Maybe I AM getting old, but I still love Spongebob like I did as a kid, and like cartoons, coloring books and collecting stickers, so I'm not sure.

Posted on 2022/05/26