name: Emily. Ylime Backwards.
location: Birmingham, Alabama. [At Least I'm Not Stuck On Monkey Island]
reason you claim edge:
I am sort of confused by this question. I am straight-edge because I can't see myself living any other way. I claim the title because everything associated with it applies to me, I can, and I feel a part of something.
do you think self-mutilation is something those who claim edge should abstain from? (not including body modification processes):It is something I, myself do not do. If others do not abstain from it, but still choose to live drug/alcohol/poison free, then I don't know what to say. They obviously think they NEED to self-mutilate if they are that committed to staying drug/alocohol/poison free; If you are intelligent enough to stay drug/alcohol/poison free, then I'd be curious as to why you like and feel the need for self mutilation. On the other hand, I can't say I totally can't understand your reasoning.
do you think that abstaining from caffiene should be part of being sXe?: I really think it should be case-by-case. I drink and eat caffeine. One thing that annoys me...When people try to act like they really really need caffeine to get going and survive. Another thing...When children think it is 'cool' to take caffeine pills and brag about drinking 34872 sodas to stay awake. You just think you are hyper.
what about animal products? (meat, dairy, etc.): I think vegetarianism and veganism are huge issues and should be considered separate but still somewhat associated with straight-edge. I eat meat and dairy, but respect those that do not.
name 5 bands you like:
1.A Fire Inside
3.Coheed And Cambria
5.Tears For Fears
name your 5 favourite movies:
3.But I'm A Cheerleader!
your pet peeves:
People who write/type YOUR when it's YOU'RE. [sigh] YOU'RE is a contraction. They are totally different. Learn that!! It's getting old, and excuses like "it's a shorter version" and "it doesn't matter" piss me off. Just get it right./ Little gold hoop earrings/ hair parted in the middle (on MOST people)/ the twiddling of thumbs
how long have you been straight edge?: Naturally, if I say I've been straight-edge for over a year, you're probably going to think I didn't know what I was doing because of my age. I haven't experienced everything yet, but...I'm glad I made the right decision early on. It was probably...since February of 2004.
if someone breaks edge, can they claim it again?: I don't see why someone who wants to 'start their life over' again can be denied. I'm not gonna be like "No, bitch! You drank! You CAN'T start making smart decisions and be sXe again."
(please post at least one picture of yourself.)
Yeah, I smile a lot.