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sorry [28 Nov 2009|10:55pm]

str8_edge_4ever
[ mood | disappointed ]

I needed to get this off my chest.

My sister, who never claimed edge but introduced me to it, was pretty snotty to me on Thanksgiving about my being straightedge. I was talking about the time a couple months ago when I and my friend got kicked out of a karaoke bar because my friend was under 21 (no posted signs, but that's beside the point). During the incident I was asked to buy something and I had said "sure as long as I don't have to buy alcohol." After I finished my story, my sister said, "you know red wine is actually good for you." I replied, "so is grape juice," so of course she continued with "not as good as red wine or even beer." Our mother asked why, my sister explained and I mentioned that I've been straightedge for 15 years. You know what my sister said?

"Do you want a cookie?"

Yes, bitch, go get me one, they're in the kitchen.

Fast forward to yesterday. (Backstory: my sister and i are landlords. my mother and sister are housemates in one double, with a couple living in the apartment under them. i live with my husband in the other house and am desperately looking for a tenant to live under us. my mother is great at prospective tenant stuff, so she helps me out.) My mother was over at my house waiting for someone to come by for an appointment and told me my sister was very upset about something that happened at our aunt & uncle's house the evening before. My mother said my sister had started to get drunk when my mother left the house and that I should call her to make sure she was okay. So I called after thinking, "okay, how horrible and awkward is this going to be?"

me: Hey, Ma was really concerned about you when she left.
her: THEN WHY DID SHE LEAVE?!
me: uh...
her: IF SHE WAS SO CONCERNED, WHY DID SHE LEAVE?!
me: Nevermind. Goodbye.

I had no idea how to respond to that. I was trying to tell her that we were worried about her being drunk, but it was almost like she was telling us that she got more drunk because I needed help from our mother.

Later in the evening, my mother called and said she would be meeting the prospective tenant at her house (they had seen the apartment and were just bringing over the application) because my sister was at a friend's house and was presumably stoned.

Why did she tell me about straightedge if she never followed any of it except the hardcore music? It baffles me.

If you read this, thanks. I'm not outright asking for feedback, I'm just pouring out my thoughts.

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Courage Crew [05 Oct 2009|01:31pm]

dmagoku
Is it true this violent edge group is affiliated with Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith?

I just read about them starting some trouble with LifeRuiner in Ohio a month ago and I was curious.
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What If You DIdn't Claim [17 Aug 2009|12:41pm]

mistyflips
Do you think your life would be different if you didn't claim Edge or had never heard of the sXe lifestyle?

For me, personally, I'm not sure.  My high school and University life, pre-edge, I was never a big drinker (maybe a social beer on outings) and I never did drugs.  It's just that over the last few years, a lot of my friends had become harder drinkers, going to bars and such... I go out with them, but I don't drink.  I've been claiming edge for... oh, 4 years now... I'm not sure if my stance on drinking would be different, but there's a part of me that think I might have gotten caught in that lifestyle.  I'm not interested in it, but a part of me, if I hadn't really claimed Edge, thinks I would have just given into peer pressure.
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[10 Aug 2009|11:50pm]

xstux
just posting to say that i hate the majority of straightedge kids, especially the new ones that think straightedge began with afi or throwdown. i hate how theres even kids that dont know the hardcore roots of straightedge, dont know where it came from and dont know (or even care) about the bands that brought being drug free out of the shadows and put it in the spotlight. and seriously nothings worse than these loud obnoxious motherfuckers screaming straightedge out loud as fuck and selling out 3 months later. get the fuck out of my life.

know your history, know your roots and stay true to your convictions for fucks sake.

i wish it could be mid to late 90s all over again
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cooking straight edge style [29 Jul 2009|11:47am]

tilian3

I’ve been trying to be more healthy, cook my own meals, etc,  and I was wondering what you guys’s favorite recipes are. I’m a veggie, so I'm looking for more vegetarian and vegan , but I’m sure my roommates would appreciate any meat recipes if any carnivorous straight edgers would like to contribute :)

 

And as a side question, how many of you guys are vegetarian or vegan?

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Well here it is.. My reason behind my edge [29 Jul 2009|02:19am]

dinosaurx619
Hey guys, Well it's about 5:20 in the morning and I can't sleep so I thought I'd go on LJ... (of course I'm trying to be really quiet because my mom is sleeping in the other room)  Well I was reading through Misty-Flips' s Journal and I came across a post that inspired me to blog about why I became SxE.... and this might get a little bit personal so... hopefully you guys will get to know me a little bit more. Here goes.......

I never really took the time to sit and think about what I want for my life. I'm a pretty young kid.. But I'm old enough to understand and see what certain things do to people and how they effect and (if you let them) have the ability to control you. My father is an alcoholic and a smoker. Back when I was little and when I lived with him I remember he always liked to drink, but I don't ever remember him getting very drunk. But of course people change. I haven't lived with my father for six years and a lot has changed since then... like my parents getting divorced and my dad becoming a smoker and getting to like alcohol even more.. A little while ago while talking with my madre (mother) she told me that my father's new wife had called my aunt for help because my father had come home drunk and he was acting horribly violent and she didn't know what to do or how to stop him. I was shocked because I never imagined my dad a crazy heavy drinker. But like I said, people change..

I guess being brought up Christian you are taught about sex and how you shouldn't have sex before you are married. I have always believed in that and I know I always will. 

For a long time now I have known I never want to be an alcoholic or a smoker or be sexually impure. And of course I realize not doing those things doesn't make you straight edge, it just makes you clean. Straight edge is something that you take upon yourself.. 

To be honest I just discovered what straight edge is no more than four weeks ago. I have become a huge fan of WWE wrestling and one of my favorite wrestlers, CM Punk, was talking about straight edge.I had no idea what it was so after watching the interview I googled it. I read for long time about it, looking at different sites and searching different things. I saw everything from the background of it to the rules to the music to the tattoos. And after thinking about it for a few days I kept going back and re-reading everything. I then realized I wanted to claim edge. I felt like I had to. I really wanted to. So I did. 

Of course sometimes I wonder if because of my age people will just think I am a joke to SxE... and no doubt there are people out there who will. But I am not SxE for other people. I am edge for myself. And I know I am not too young to understand. Believe me when I say I have said no to weed and beer. I have sat there and watched people smoke and been offered a hit, but I said no.. I am still a virgin ( I will be until I get married) and I have never had beer or or smoked one cigarette... and before I became edge I was once or twice very, very tempted to try it but I didn't. And that is one reason I claimed edge. So that I could remember who I am. And just have the ability to just say "No". And that's the same advice I'd give anyone: Just say "NO." 
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Supplements [27 Jul 2009|10:15pm]

mistyflips
I thought I'd post a little something up here as there's been a bit more life in the community...

I just started working out pretty hard lately and I've taken it up a notch and I wonder what people's veiws on supplements are.  No, I'm not talking steroids or anything like that... Just supplements like protein, creatine and such.

For me, personally, I veiw it more as a dietary thing or a substitute, while a few people I know, non-edge vegans, just don't use supplements as they don't believe it's right.  To each his (or her|) own of course...

I just wonder what some other points of views might be.
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[26 Jul 2009|07:58pm]

dinosaurx619
 Hey guys, well I'm not sure if any of you are into wrestling but I am and I was watching Night of Champions for WWE tonight and C.M Punk ( a straight edge wrestler ) was talking about the straight edge life style and I just thought it was really cool... did any of you guys happen to see it?
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[25 Jul 2009|08:12pm]

dinosaurx619
 Man, more people should come here to this community. It needs more life!
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Hello [25 Jul 2009|12:35pm]

dinosaurx619
 Hey guys, well I am new to Live Journal, and I just barely claimed Edge... Although I have always felt this way towards drugs and alcohol and all that.. And I take a great deal of pride in being SxE ..... So.. I just joined this community and wanted to introduce myself..  Thanks.
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[15 Jul 2009|02:00am]

this_intention
hi guys, i just joined this comm and i know it's mostly died down quite a bit- i've read back a few pages to get a feel for this place.
i claimed edge between a year or two years ago but only now am i pretty serious about it, as in, truly figuring out why i want to be edge and other things of the sort.

i'm 16 and that means i'm still in high school, ew.
my friends and i are all thinking about forming a sxe club at school to help promote making better decisions in certain areas of high school life.
if we were to make a school club for sxe, what exactly could we, as a club, do?
we're just trying to think of things we could actively do to promote a straightedge, or at least a smarter, lifestyle.
any comments/suggestions are appreciated, thank you!
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hello [13 Jul 2009|07:47pm]

amberlyng
[ mood | contemplative ]

I'm new to this community and looking into the straight edge lifestyle. Is there somewhere I can go to find more information or can someone help me? Thanks

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Straight Edge Shirt Design [13 Jun 2009|11:12am]

tilian3
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I’ve been looking into getting a sXe shirt I designed screen printed, problem being I have to buy a minimum of 24 and since I’m wanting it printed on an organic T-shirt it’s going to end up being more in the 18-20$ range per shirt plus shipping. So, I guess I was wondering if this was a design anyone else would be into buying.
 

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Cooking and sex. [10 Jun 2009|11:12pm]

xvxcolin
I've been edge for a while now, but two topics have come up recently with friends and I've been at a loss for words cause I don't really know what to say.
I know what my personal feelings on both of these subjects are, but I'd like to hear what everyone else thinks.


1.) A friend of mine enjoys cooking a great deal. She was asking me if I would be able to eat something if she were to cook with wine.  Of course my immediate response is no, but I later found out that when you cook wine, the alcohol is cooked out, and you're left with just the flavor of the wine.  Since the alcohol is gone, and that was is what makes wine a mind altering substance, I don't really think it's that big of a deal. I still haven't eaten anything with cooked wine in it, and I'm not sure if I ever will, but personally I don't consider that breaking edge. Any thoughts?


2.) I'm sure this topic has been discussed before, but quite honestly, I'm too lazy to go back into previous topics and look for it.  A friend of mine was saying how he's "more edge" than me because he's never drank or smoked or done drugs, and I tried drinking and smoking years ago in high school.  But the thing is, he's a pretty big slut and is promiscuous.  When I first learned of straight edge about 7 or 8 years ago as a teenager, I was told that having sex before being in a serious, committed relationship is off limits.  Do you consider not having casual sex to be a part of the straight edge community still, or do you think that part of straight edge is dead?

Like I said, these topics may have been discussed before, and I apologize if I'm bringing it up again.  But I'm interested to hear what everyone thinks.
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Scottish life [07 Jun 2009|07:17pm]

yuiller
[ mood | curious ]

Hey every1! :) 
im new to this whole live journal thing and pretty new to the straight edge thing too!! 
ive been sober a year and a half now so ive just got some new ink to celebrate! ::) 
i do not no one other person that is straight edge altough it seems like theres a following!!
tips, advice, goss?? anyone

cheers

claire x

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G'day from Oz [26 May 2009|09:46am]

liquidbassline
[ mood | optimistic ]

Hey my names Matt and I'm from Melbourne Oz. I am just starting out in this community because I'm intersted in getting my shit together and learning more about the Straight Edge lifestyle.

I turned 27 this year and realized that I'm a mess. A slave to booze and partying far too hard, all pitfalls of being in a live band that gigs often. Free beer, free dope, all these excesses pulling my strings like a marionette. I've been playing in live bands since I was 16 years old so I've done my time. But no more.

I decided recentley that I want to stop drinking and smoking for my health/happiness (I've never been into drugs any more than dope) . More importantly for my beautiful girlfiriend's sake. We have been together for over 6 years and it's quickly coming to that time when you know you need to take the next step... I refuse to do this as a train-wreck. I will do it strong and sober. I want to do this right.

Can anyone give me any advice regarding my decision in this? I want this to be a complete change of my lifestyle - NOT A FAD.

Are there many Straight Edge guys/girls in Melbourne?

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first post! (: [21 May 2009|10:10pm]

revengetherapy
hello there. don't know why i didn't think to look for or join this community sooner. hi, my name is soufex, i'm 20 years old, i currently live in the uk but i'm hightailing it to australia at the end of the year on account of my partner-in-crime lives in melbourne, i'll be hopefully applying for residency in october.

i've been edge for a few years now, before then i drank maybe a few times and smoked the occasional joint but my anxiety ruled out the latter and i never really enjoyed the former. i grew up in a small country town with very few friends, back when i was in my early teens, and didn't realise there was an alternative to caving into peer pressure. the funny thing is that despite my friends all used to get wasted at least once a week and try to drag me into it, i got all but disowned for smoking a joint once every six months for a good few weeks. thanx, guys. i got an apology a few years later but it still sucked. anyways, whatever i guess. water under the bridge now i spose.

i still drink caffeine in the form of pepsi max but only cause they don't do a caffeine free version of it (i know they do a caffeine-free version of diet coke but pepsi>coke in terms of taste imo), and the occasional energy drink when i need to pull an all nighter but apart from that it's all plain sailing.

i like being edge. i don't mind that people drink or do drugs or whatever. i get uncomfortable around utterly trashed people but that's just because i'm a control freak. i don't like it when people go out of their way to, like, justify their drinking/smoking/whatever, though. it makes me feel really uncomfortable. yeah, to me, being edge is important but that's a personal thing, i don't like other people (who aren't edge) making a big deal about it. you know, purposefully addressing me like "oh, i'm going to drink, i'm probably only going to have x many drinks, not that many, blah blah blah" i don't care, stop making me feel awkward kthx. and yeah, it does make me feel awkward and i feel bad that it does, because it shouldn't.

boo! i didn't mean to get all heavy and angsty in my first post! is there anyone from the west midlands/uk, or melbourne/victoria here?
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[19 May 2009|01:48pm]

tilian3
Hey everyone, *waves* I seriously needed to talk to some sxe people, cuase I don’t know anyone here who is.

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How do you guys deal with situations like this? Is it apporpriate to ask your friends to do an activity sober, if they don’t ask you to do an activity stoned? How do you defend not wanting to smoke, with out making people think you are attacking them?
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[15 Mar 2009|12:58pm]

fapplejuice
Hello all, I'm new to this community.  I would just like to pose something that started a heated argument with a couple of my friends.

I have been told that edge is a "brotherhood" and girls cannot claim.  What do you think of this?  I'm really aggravated about it, and wanted to know everyone else's thoughts.
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Good quote about temptation. [26 Feb 2009|11:41pm]

fffirefly
A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie! Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about 'badness.' They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in!

C.S. Lewis
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