Something that overlaps with the 2010s thread, or maybe it's a 2020s thing, is the flattening of more or less anything into an aesthetic and the use of "aesthetic" as an adjective.
Yeah good point - fandoms are arguably more about lore consistency than aesthetic consistency.It's a level back from that, right? A fandom wants stuff that's specifically within the universe of the thing that they're into. Like you could write something that dovetails perfectly into the aesthetic of Warhammer 40K, but if it hasn't got the Emperor and Chaos Marines and Orks and Necrons and all that stuff then it's not part of Warhammer fandom, even if it appeals to a lot of the same people. Whereas for people who are into an aesthetic - whether it's a classic subcultural one or a weird semi-synthetic internet one - the aesthetic is basically the criterion.
Perhaps this the terminological need for this is from the nostalgic churn rate of previous eras' aesthetics being recycled, rather than there just being a primary contemporary aesthetic. IE now its more a sort of meta-aesthetic, combining and toggling between a variety of pre-existing aesthetics? Could argue its always been like that, all bricolage and no pure creation, but I feel like internet set a global stage for different eras and cultures to have their aesthetics perennially paraded around.Something that overlaps with the 2010s thread, or maybe it's a 2020s thing, is the flattening of more or less anything into an aesthetic and the use of "aesthetic" as an adjective.
Drug iterations - hash dens, rave pits, weed explosion, skag and benzo transience, booze oblivion; all have their wee codes of purchasing and selling. See familiarity with numbers set around 1-28, 9-36 and 36x36 in levels of severity and risk to wellbeing/life
k-land ketno Tekno techno is the most tragic, if that isn’t an aesthetic I dunno what is and have had it to both Desert Storm and BWPT (top crew of rascals)
I don't really have any clue what you're on about, but 'hulmanoids' is brilliant.2000 DS were regulars in Hulme, they played numerous "squat gigs", some hulmanoids ended up playing in them briefly...
I didn't bother with crowdfunding the film though, still waiting for the free party one.....
crusty girls: I seem to remember them talking endlessly about "tat"?
Actually there was a similar flash-trend earlier this year, but with QR code generators.It’s been interesting to watch the GAN/AI aesthetic develop over the last few years, and especially recently (IE seemingly over the last few weeks, and currently trending) there developed an aesthetic of images created within the constraints of shading patterns. It’s something at least somewhat novel - I’m sure humans have done stuff like this before, but AIs are great at it and it’s something you can generate an endless variety of.
world away from Spiral Tribe, dunno if you met Charlie or Bee from DS, top lads but it became a gigantic cliche - ubiquitous live sets of jumbled rubbish, ket zombies, cliche site attire, crusty lasses inserting truck rig and site into every sentence and all you wanna do is sleep