Driving aimlessly around the city on an empty highway listening to 'the speeding car' from Mono with not so speeding speed, (below 70km/hr to be exact) in the middle of the night, window wide open, blistering cold late night air sweep the bare face skin, chilling down the spine for emo-style execution of self-inflicted pain (of bitting coldness through the bone, which is actually quite relaxing), cigarette on one hand while the other on the steering and feeling all blue (tears gushing is optional for more dramatic emo effect), is like the emoest thing to do.
driving is so much associated with emo, just like mechanical pencil...... i still don't know how the hell a mechanical pencil being associated with emo but people from the Malaise forum
think it does. i guess a much truer emo guy use it to stab themselves and use the blood to sign their love letter or poem or something, by using a pencil, especially a mechanical one, sort of potraying the image of a squirl or a geek (or in my term: "the classic emo-look"), saying something in the letter that goes something like "i hope your tears will wet this letter stained of my blood when you realize you killed me and it's all too late Natalie Portman....!!", with the scene of a bunch of goth 'emo' school kids having a group hug at the background as a token of unintelect emo appreciation of emo driven act.
hell, i'll smokes to that.
anyway driving is such a classic act of emoism. provided that you are alone and all messed up inside. this is an important criterion which indicate weather your driving will be considered emo or plain adrenaline pumping scremo a.k.a 'rempit' kind of driving. okay maybe i should just call this indie, sometimes lo-fi, sometimes shoegazing emo driving but just 'emo' for short sort of having the disoriented edge to it. which describe exactly the state of when emo people driving, slow, half-sober, unfocused and of no specified direction as opposite of fast, full throttle, highly focused driving.
i'm guessing this is the reason of why so many bands having a band's name or song's title which associated with driving or car. It probabbly symbolize a subliminal sense of 'emoism' amid the automotive world. At The Drive In, Christie Front Drive, The Long Drive, Drive Like Jehu, or mostly Mineral songs have something to do with being emo while driving (If I Could etc), is just a few examples how the existence of 'emoness' of driving and the mood to be in the blue while driving, alone, or when your special passanger sleeping next to your seat. yeah driving can be emo like that.
before the oil price hike, back home in Kuala Lipis i can have my emo driving of driving aimlessly around town with just rm2.00 worth of fuel. i can cover the whole town area with just that amount of petroleum. today emo driving have become a costly habit. nonetheless emo driving is a necessary therapy to keep me sane. i can't be lock at home or in my room, i need to go out and breath the night air, i need to do something while listening to emo songs and feeling all emo (thus, driving). otherwise i might resort to stabbing myself with a mechanical pencil and write stupid emo poem.
but emo driving have many setback, for starter, the likelihood of you getting into accident due to excessive emoness to the point of physical expression exceed the safety limit is quite high. but mostly would not result in fatal since the considerably slow speed of the car and the low traffic of late nite hours. and secondly, emo driving is the only form of therapy that contribute to the emission of green house gases, adding to the fact that it is a aimless, pointless, undetermined direction kind of driving which some consider a complete waste of petroleum. imagine the amount of fuel wasted when 50% of the world population indulge in emo driving. nonetheless this can be reduced when hot chick would ask lonely, hopelessly romantic, loveloser emo guy to fetch them home late at night from work more oftenly, or for environmentally more ethical, to date us and love us profoundly so we would not be emo anymore and hence would not need to perform emo driving.
to conclude, hot chick plays a vital role in keeping the environment and earth from pollution. therefore I personally urge them to play a pro-active roles in keeping emo guy off the street and in bed with them, together, in the warmth of love and lust, for the sake of mother nature.