No, no, no, no, no.
I'm sorry, emo kids might be the nicest people in the world, but their culture sucks. Horribly. It's just so petty and shallow. I guess the same could be said of all teen subcultures, but...
Well, fuck, it could. And would be true. You don't need a subculture. You want individuality? Be an individual. The thing about the scene look is that it's a uniform. You may think you're sticking out, but consider all the effort that you're putting into looking "scene". People don't see you as you, they see you as a scene kid. Here's a homework assignment: Watch the movie SLC Punk! It's extremely relevant to the subject of subcultures and identity. It may change your whole perspective on things and it's fucking entertaining too.
Oh, and scene music is terrible.
Just need to note a few things
A: I don't give a shit if it's a uniform, it's a DAMN PRETTY uniform and I fuckin' LIKE it. Individuality is nice and all, but I like what I like and if individuality gets in the way of that shit, it can go eat Roger's sewage output.
B: I AM NOT PUTTING EFFORT INTO THIS. That implies time spent and money spent beyond what I would be spending normally. Fuck that shit. I get haircuts anyway, why not get haircuts I like? I get clothes anyway, why not get clothes I'd want to wear? It all works out to the same price in the end if I'm doing the damn shopping, is actually easier than finding something else I like (hence time saved) and I'm happy in the end. FUCK YOU FOR SAYING THAT I SHOULDN'T BE HAPPY BECAUSE WHAT I LIKE IS MORE POPULAR THAN MERZBOW AT A FRAT PARTY. BITCH.
C: I can't be assed GIVING A SHIT about how what I like is a business card that refers to the carrier as "I M DOUCHEBAG." I can't be assed caring if the fucking inbred assrabbits with necks so red you could COOK YOUR FUCKING BACON ON THEM in this area don't see me for who "I really am", whatever the fuck that is. I'm going to dress and act and listen to what the fuck I like and if you have a problem with it because it happens to be something that's popular, SHOVE THIS
UP YOUR ASS.