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We all go through phases, but some of them were just too much to looking back on them. These people reveal the most cringe worthy phases they have been though.


u/thecorgisleeps asks:

People who went through that "it's not a phase mom" phase as a teen, what are some moments from it that still make you cringe when looking back on it?

When you were going for the edgy look

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I pierced my lip while I was sitting in my 8th grade math class with a safety pin I found outside. I didn't change it to a stud until 6/7 months later. So in essence I wore a rusty safety pin in my lip to look edgy.

satanshonda

When you pretend to be from somewhere else

For some reason I spent a couple months attempting to speak with a Jamaican/Caribbean accent.

That would be 12 year old, 65lb scrawny white guy me.

mad_science

When you didn't really go all the way

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"Being a wiccan" which was entirely me just wearing black, buying incense, and drawing pentagrams on all my school work.

KHeaney

When you tried to be in fashion

Trying to cut my own emo fringe.

I literally just cut a straight line into half my fringe and looked like a f****** moron.

HueyLewisAndTheShoes

When your mom is to blame

Back in Junior High/High School, I was a full on Goth freakshow.

Black clothes, black dyed hair, black lipstick, black nail polish, black everything. I even wore spooky contact lenses to make my eyes creepy. My favorites were these red ones that made my eyes look like a snake.

I think the most cringey part was the fact that my Mom was 100% supportive of it. She took me to Hot Topic to buy all of my clothes, and even came up with fun ideas to make me look scarier to the "conformist zombie sheep" that I desperately tried to offend with my awkward appearance.

I sometimes wonder how many Goth kids came from supportive, privileged, upper middle class homes and had conversations like I had with my Mom.

Chingparr

When hip hop helps your english

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Back in 9th Grade, I had Eminem fever, where I dressed up like a white slim shady and rapped his songs, It would be normal, Except I was in India, No one knew who Eminem was and what the songs meant, My mom was angry and I called it a phase, few others supported me because they though I had great English skills for rapping "Without Me". Everyone called me Hip-Hopper, which got annoying before High School.

borivalistation

The bed-less phase

Decided my sophomore year if high school that i didn't want a bed anymore so i moved a couch into my room and slept on it til i got out of high school.

Looking back on it my parents didn't make a big deal about it.

Helix1322

When everything was groovy

I was extremely 70's-ish, minus the weed. High school, nickname being Hippie. I'm talking bell bottoms, a headband every day, braids, flowy shirts in garish colors, the whole 9. My mother hated it so much that she begged me to stop, so I gave my headband to her one year for Christmas with the promise to not wear it again. But I made another one. It was an awkward time.

Faith-Hope-TacoBell

When you were from another planet

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For maybe a few months I decided I was an alien. My parents just hadn't told me, and we were really from Saturn. I told a couple of kids at school and wore this cool windbreaker jacket my grandma got me even though it was hot out saying that it was designed to regulate my temperature.

NewClayburn

This is not a phase, it's fashion

Baggy jeans and thick, long wallet chains!

I still remember the argument:

Mom: this is the stupidest fashion craze I've ever seen!

Me: IT'S NOT A PHASE MOM! ITS FASHION! YOU SHOULD TRY IT SOMETIME!

I was so sassy back then lol

crochetprozac

When you were the most rude

I'm 17 and its Thanksgiving Day. I'm wearing my Megadeath Tee shirt, I have an angry scowl on my face and not talking to anyone. We go around the table and say to each other what we are thankful for, I say "I'm thankful that I won't have to see you all for another year".

I did this in front of about 20 family members and a couple guests. The younger cousins thought i was a world star, but I look back on it as a 42 year old and I want to punch my younger self.

LonginiusSpear

When anime is life

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I was a big anime fan (still am, I just hide it better now) and used to walk around with my Naruto plushy as a 16 year old. I hate that I used to do that, and I still cringe today. My boyfriend once told me that if we knew each other in high school we definitely would not have gotten along because he used to think people like that were weird and I thought everyone should watch anime and were lame for not understanding me.

charliethegingercat

It's a style, not a phase

It's not a phase, mom. It's been 30 years since I picked up the habit of writing 7's the European way with a bar through the stem. Without the bar a 7 looks naked.

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When you were everything

I went through a Wiccan phase, but it was jacked up to an 11. Because we believed were the destined saviors of the world! That's right.

PandorasBottle

When your mum was right

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Me and my mum having a huge fight because she wouldn't let me go out in jeans that were honestly about 3 sizes too small.. Then I ran away with my boyfriend (who was 4 years older than me) and we hid under a bridge.. all because my mum didn't want me to look like s*** . Sorry mum

eviejeevas

When you created a vampire army

Vampire- wore plastic fangs all the time and white face paint all black, corsets and victorian style gowns and crinoline.sometimes fake blood. I rounded up awkward friendless kids and had them dress Like me and made a 'vampyre clan' complete with a book where we all chose our 'vampyre' names and backstories. We also became pretend * wiccans* which was hanging out in the mall parkade pouring candle wax On cut off hair. Thought it was serious stuff.

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Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

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Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

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Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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