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Are Bookangel Hipsters?

Discussion in 'Life in General' started by skye, 5 Jun 2018.

  1. skye

    skye Member

    We were talking about Hipsters and indie arts at the cafe. I have to ask, are we hipsters? I would guess that most of us wear glasses and we read a lot and some of us are technical luddites, so...well...are we?
     
  2. Tregaron

    Tregaron Member

    I am not sure my muddy wellies are the in-thing for hipsters.
     
  3. porridge

    porridge Member

    Think ya stop qualifying for hipster once you get your council bus pass.
     
  4. tirial

    tirial IT fixer extraordinaire

    Well I do wear sunglasses after dark, but I don't think the white cane is a hipster's chosen accessory. On the other hand you get my retro technology away from me when you pry it out of my cold dead fingers.
     
  5. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry Member

    That's not retro, it's vintage.
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Member

    I like my coffee like my gratification threshold: cheap and instant.

    Indy books I like, but the hipster version would expected them to be artisan indy books, you know hand scribed using exotic inks on papyrus.
     
  7. skye

    skye Member

    I heard that in Arthur's Daily's voice. Now I am worried.

    It's the image of a coat opening to reveal a library of kindles on the inside unfolding tardis-like and the sleeve pulling up to show USB bands labelled with book names instead of watches.
     
  8. Post-Life Crisis

    Post-Life Crisis New Member

    Not me. Too geeky!
     
  9. Reader

    Reader Vile Critic

    I suspect I have aged out. After all, it is hardly retro technology when I bought it the first time round.
     
  10. Jackie

    Jackie Member

    I don't think so. I rarely find myself thinking, "I liked that before it was cool," which I believe is the hipster mantra. I don't wear glasses or drink coffee (or tea). All that being said, I would kill to have a phone with T9. I absolutely hate touchscreen keypads. I'm all thumbs.
     
  11. jessica

    jessica Active Member

    I don't know::unsure::. I mean we read books before they are popular, concentrate on indie works, and I'm sure some of us wear retro fashions::suss::.
     
  12. Lynda

    Lynda New Member

  13. Zelda

    Zelda Member

    Since "hipster" can be a bit subjective, I had to turn to Google for a standard definition: "A person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream." I think we'd classify as hipsters for sure since indie authors are typically outside of the cultural mainstream. I wish I was one of those people who wore retro fashions and looked adorable in them, but, alas, I'm sadly just not one of those people.
     
  14. Bookangel

    Bookangel Administrator Staff Member

    Does this mean I now have to worry about stealth Hipsters to go along with the Skrull invasion?
     
  15. jessica

    jessica Active Member

    Niche.com says hipsters are people aged between 23 and 45, so some of our older members might be outside that;). And, um, I'm not. Oh dear:oops:
     
  16. Zelda

    Zelda Member

    I had no idea that there was a specific age range for hipsters.

    Do you think it's complimentary to call someone a hipster? I know some people who have been called one and gotten offended.
     
  17. Kindler

    Kindler Active Member

    Round here, it really depends on the person. Most people would take offence, a few take as you seeing their inner karma and general coolness with the world, even if they are being obnoxious, overbearing, misunderstanding etc.etc. you get the idea.

    I really doubt we are hipsters, unless everything is artisan or retro in a save the planet way. Also see big facial hair and cycling as hipster trends as well. O)f course, being a hipster has now been subverted into the mainstream and everyone is bandwaggoning onto it.

    I remember a lot of the green types from the 80's and 90's who would set up the kind of places that hipsters now go to and who are really nice people, but they were living it long before hipsters were a thing.

    I've started lumping them in with Vegans. I have no problem with them, until they decide that I have to be changed, whether I like it or not.
     
  18. penumbra

    penumbra Member

    I think that a lot of people would probably take offense. I think that's because most people call others hipsters with a certain kind of tone and/or negativity. At best, I've seen others call someone a hipster in a teasing. loving, "Oh, you," kind of way. At worst, I've seen it used as an insult.

    I can see why you've started lumping them with vegans, @Kindler. They only annoy me when they always think they have to "educate" me about music, movies, etc. Personally, I feel like there's a certain amount of pretentiousness involved with hipsters and I don't get that vibe from this community at all.
     

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