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Friday, October 27th, 2006
1:59 pm
I don't think it's bad or wrong to shop at hot-topic but i just wish that more people would explore the option of making their own clothing, I starting making my own clothes when i was very young and love it, not only do i get super cool cheap clothing but I always look like myself, which is really important to me. People always say that you don't have to listen to the music to wear the clothes and i always say the opposite, I have been designing clothing for 10 years now, 8 years professionally and have made some amazing clothing (mainly in the neon industrial department, neoncyberpunk etc) I feel clothing is the most extreme way of expressing yourself, it is out in open, you can hide it or lie about because it is in peoples faces and sometimes i feel people cop-out not due to money but because they are scared of what people will think of them.
Clothing is my art, i have spent years exploring aspect of alternative clothing, ordering gothic and lolita bible from japan, watching movies that inspire me...
So I guess my point is that for proberly around 1/4 of the cost you spend at a store you could make the same thing (and most of the time even better thing because you made it and made it how you liked it)and express your personality
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
3:43 pm
I'm writing this about the webshop, I don't know if it bI saw some cute tops at hottopic.com. I sent an email to their costumer service to ask them what ways I could pay because I don't have a creditcard. I also asked what the shipping costs would be if I ordered 2 tops and some stationary. When they emailed my back they said I had to CALL them to place my order.

WTF I have to call from the Netherlands to the USA to order some t-shirts and a few sheets of paper. Do they think I have to money crowing on my back or something. Also they said that shipping would be over 25 dollars. I never heard about shipping costs being so hight. I have orderd from stores is the USA before and I have never paid more then 20 dollars. When I emailed them why it was so expensive to ship the items to my they said this had to do with they company they ship with (is this true??) . At least that was what I understood of it because I could hardly read the email because their where words in it that I could not even find in the dictionary.

Is this how you deal with your international costumers. By sending them emails with words they don't understand and charging outragous amounts of money for shipping.

Sunday, May 14th, 2006
4:32 pm
Hi, I just joined this community. We don't have hot topic stores in the UK, but I know plenty of people who buy stuff over the net from them, and we have similar stores over here. My dad was a punk in his teenage years, and he used to modify all his own clothes, he used to put his OWN safety pins in and rip his OWN pants. It was all about shock value. Theres nothing shocking about going to a store to buy the same stuff as everyone else just to show you belong to a stupid wannabe clique. If people want to be individual with the way they look then why dont they modify their own clothes? Its a damn site cheaper anyway! People can be such sheep.

Current Mood: annoyed
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
5:34 pm
Thursday, February 24th, 2005
11:58 am
fuck hot topic
Thursday, February 17th, 2005
9:23 pm
People in anti_hot_topic have been bitching about Hot Topic supporters who show up in the community.

Our solution: hot_topicdebate.

It's for people both pro- and anti-hot topic.

Have fun.
Saturday, December 18th, 2004
11:00 am
I have a question...

1. If I went to a store (not Hot Topic) and bought the same things that they have at Hot topic but for a better price, would you hate it or like it?

2. If I went the Gap and bought a bunch of things that were overpriced would you hate it?

3. If I went to a store with the same clothes and stuff at Hot Topic but they didn't have the same Gothic and Punk theme as Hot Topic would you hsop there. Because the thing at H.T. arent that Gothic and Punk only the theme is.
From the outside you would go "Ohmygod look at that store. Why would someone make a store for those afull Poser Punks?" Thats what my mom said. She took one look at the outside of teh store and the expression on her face was "why does my daughter shop here?" But then she went inside and just yesterday H.T. came up and my mom said that they had great stuff in the store. i was skocked to hear that coming from my mom.

So the points of this entry is Do you hate Hot Topic because of the things inside? Or what you see on the outside.

Right now everyone seems to be juding other people by what they look like....I never thought that the same thing would apply to a store....


Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
8:19 pm
on a sad note.

I've must leave the antihottopic community.

I've been offended on numerous occasions by posters who refer to others as fags. Or, posters who say "that is so gay". This isn't a gay bashing community, it's a hot topic bashing community.

Many posters seem immature because they fail to spell and proof their posts before posting.

I feel like this entire community is a big misunderstanding. 2 main issues.

1: "Posers" The younger audience feels that most hot topic shoppers are posers. Many people fail to understand that growing is done through trial and error. Teens experiement with different looks to find out where they fit in. It's completely okay for someone to go through an emo phase or a gothic phase. It's a process to find out who you are. So what if some kid dresses in black and pretends to be gothic. That's not any of our problems.

2: "Sell out artists" Another misunderstanding. Every band must sell their music, tee shirts, and shows. Every band must "sell out" to a certain point. If they didn't sell anything they would not be able to fund their shows, or feed their families. Does anyone here work without pay? Not unless your parents are funding you.

-Ethan Fredrick, Hot Topic Store 436 Green Bay, WI
1+ Sales Floor Staff
Sunday, November 14th, 2004
9:38 pm
the day i hated hot topic,
I always had my suspicions about that place. The people coming in and out of that place thinking there original even though the person next to them is sporting the same crappy peice of fabric. The crappy emo, hurting my ears and pissing me off because I know the fools in the store listening to it think its so hardcore punk rock, and worst of all those crappy cheesy plastic spikes that those people sport, I know they think that they look dangerous wearing them, but we can see it for what it really is. A crappy peice of plastic that cost five cents, but they spent twelve dollars for it. The fools. But the day, that my suspicions were confirmed happend like this. I was shopping at the mall with my friend and his two youngers sisters. Them being young and ignorant wanted to enter that dreadfull place and we being their supervisors had to follow them in. As I proceeded through the doorway I noticed the general crap that is sold there, but then my eye came upon something that was so unbelivably lame, that from taht point on I knew I would despise the store forever. This thing that I am talking about, was a pink shit that had only two words on it. What were the words?, you ask. I will tell you it said "Gutter Gurls". Those words are refering to the the gutter punk scene, but the fishy thing was that gutter punks are homeless they cant afford a crappy shirt like that,and if they did have enough money they would spend it on food or smack. I couldnt belive people would buy that and think there hard core when the phrase on there shirt contradicts what they are. So, it was then when I saw the most poser shirt ever, that I decided never to walk through that doorway again.
Sunday, October 10th, 2004
12:58 am

i would just like to voice my opinion on hottopic. i, myself, shop at hot topic and assure you its not because i am a "poser" i think thats the gayest word ever. "poser" oh yea this girls a poser cuz she shops at this store!! --give me a  fucking break! its a little hard to find alternative clothing unless its on line.

-just because i wear clothes from hottopic does not make me a poser

-just because some one shops there, doesnt mean theyre trying to be"punk" are they NOT allowed to like that stlye of clothing?

-i myself am a metal head; dimmu borgir, CoF, bleeding through, lamb of god, hatebreed, fear factory, coal chamber,ETC.

hottopic is probly the cheapest store to buy alternative clothing from. i've looked online and i cant find anything that beats hottopic prices. and hottopic is damn expensive.

and...just beacuse i listen to heavy metal/black metal does not mean i have to dress a certain way. i wear whatever  i think is cute. whether its from hottopic, goodgoth.com, spookyboutique.com, G&G, charlotte russe, or fucking american eagle. who made the rules that said you have to dress a certain way to listen to a type of music??

Current Mood: irate
Saturday, October 2nd, 2004
10:51 am
Just Joined
Hello everyone i just joined and i'm going to tell you right off the bat that I shop at Hot Topic. Last night I was playing around with Live journal and i found your community, i wanted to see why you guys hated Hot Topic, once i read your entries I became really involed in what you guys were saying...i know that you dont like HT because they are over priced (which i agree on) but i also saw that you guys dont like some..well most of the people that shop there because they are just trying to be diffent like everyone else. So do you really hate the store or the people that shop there?

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, September 18th, 2004
12:01 pm
hey..i just wanted to say..not everyone that shops at hot topic considers themselves goths or punks..etc..i shop there sometimes n ppl call me those..ill be the first one to say im not..i shop there and other places..there are some kids who shop there just to be punk n stuff..but not everyone is like that..yeah the store can be expensive..but what do u care? your not paying for it..ppl get so hung up on labels..so am i a poser cause i like it? well if i am what am i trying to pose as? cause im not trying to be something im not..i like what i like n i buy what i like..why do u care? i dont care how u dress or where u shop..so yeah thats all i wanna say
Saturday, September 4th, 2004
12:53 pm
I think the top reason why I hate hotp topic is that they make all these clothes in sweat shops or wherever and they are of such low quality poor poeple in Africa wouldn't even want to wear them. Also is gives the kiddies a false sence of whats"kool". I don't knoiw why I should care about it that much, but the top reason why I hate the kids that wear HT clothes, is that they think they are doing it to be "differnt" and BETTER than preps when they are just as lame as preps. Having a rich ommy and daddy to spoil the hell out of them. It's the same, ht kids pay way to much for hot topic clothes, preps pay way to much for ambercrambie, old navy, gap,;ect

Current Mood: crazy
Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
10:46 am
hey i just joined
i hate Hot Topic.. stupid 15 year-old kids that go there & think they're all hard for buying all the stupid spikes & chains that they have... and some "hard music" store.. all they have is pop-punk/emo shit! im not really into much hard music anyway,, i like some metal but nothing too extreme.. i dont like punk or hardcore.. but geez,, just cause im slightly into metal doesnt mean i have to wear spikes & chains to look "bAdaSsS" and it's always a joy going in there & hearing all the 15-year-old kids talk about how much they hate their parents for not letting them get anything there! hahahaha, idiots!

DOWN WITH HOT TOPIC... f**k "Goths/"punks"... just dress normal for Christ's sake!
Friday, August 6th, 2004
11:55 am
Join community fuckers_unite, damnit! haha :D


Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
11:28 pm

Join... dont... its all cool.

Current Mood: amused
Monday, July 26th, 2004
6:37 pm
Oh how I hate hot topic... I dis-like(greatly) the people who dress from head to toe in the crap, as if they are trying to wash the punk (or whatever they think they are) onto themselves by covering themselves in the clothing.

I started hating the store when I saw it in a mall. The chain is obviously a corperation... and yet they think they are selling "punk" or w/e? It's disgusting.

Well there is more to be said, but I'll leave that up to others. Good day


Current Mood: awake
Monday, July 12th, 2004
8:55 pm
Saturday, April 17th, 2004
7:44 pm
I don't Hate them, but....
While I don't "hate" the people who shop at Hottopic, I hate the vast amjority of them. The ones who shop there exclusively and waste $60 on "sid vicious-bondage pants-with-un explainable-straps-hanging-down.
Please, people. And then the same ones refer to themselves as a label, as in the ever-so-trendy "punk".
I never knew it was punk to spend $15 on a pink spiked chocker manufactured in Indianosia, but that's just me.
Monday, April 12th, 2004
9:56 pm
What's a candy raver?
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