Monday, April 2, 2012

My opinion of Juggalos and Insane Clown Posse

I'm feeling better, more like my usual self instead of freaking out, after having wonderful talks with some of my fellow bloggers, so let's talk about something less intense. This is a late video that I recorded during the week of spring break.

...Please excuse the horribly bad edits towards the end...And now I wish to elaborate a little on this.

Ahhh...yes...ICP. I'm technically just a little bit afraid of clowns. But these, including the Joker and Harley Quinn, strangely, don't scare me at all. In fact, I love these guys. ICP have a bad reputation, if that isn't obvious, but they've been at the top of my favorite band/artist list since I discovered them...and...don't look like they'll be going anywhere anytime soon.

Personally, I don't understand why, generally, Juggalos give themselves such a bad name. I can barely stand it myself, being a fellow fan of ICP (and slowly getting into Twiztid as well). Now, not all Juggalos are as bad as the media say they are, and I am proof of such. The most violence you'll ever see come out of me is when I'm provoked, and for me to take out my pocketknife on you...well, that would take a lot of provoking than the type you hear in their songs. Not that their songs usually bother me at all (if anything, I find them inspiring for stories or hysterically the Chop Chop Slide)...And a song like the Neden Game? While some of their songs are funny, and some have deeper meanings behind them, to quote another fan, "I think this one is just a product of boredom". And that...I can do with that...Boredom does horrible things to all of us...You wouldn't believe the sick, psychotic things I've written out of boredom...

Yes, they have a very disturbing and blunt way of talking about things no one wants to hear. One of my most favorite songs with such a message is Halls of Illusions. That was when I started respecting them, even if I don't agree with everything they do. Watch some of their interviews. Personally, I see those I've listened to and know of under Psychopathic records, in a way, like the Marilyn Manson of the hip hop world: it seems as if "everybody" dislikes them and their imagery, etc...but they come across as intelligent, legitimate people!

And yes, I have started designing my own face paint clown mask. I don't know when I'll ever be able to test it out, but designing it makes me feel...happy. Psychotically happy!

Laughter...OF DOOOM!
Now off to see if any of these Beetlejuice fanfiction I'm watching have been updated...

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I can't stand ICP, but everyone has their own tastes in music. What I've heard of sections of their fan-base does sound disturbing, and has to some extent clouded my perceptions of their fans in general. I don't think it helps that they have become popular amongst people who do not see a deeper meaning and read it as a glorification of psychotic violence. To see someone who does not seem a violent person, and who would only use violence under extreme provocation, being a fan does remind me not to become prejudiced towards the fanbase of a band. While I think there are more documented crimes committed by Juggalos than Goths, I think there is a certain media bias against both, and I know how much it bugs me when people believe that Goths are all into sacrificing cats, drinking blood, attacking people and being sexually promiscuous, so from now on, I will try not to make similar misjudgements of ICP fans.