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avatar HappyHour_
Level 26 : Expert Taco
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The only thing almost as overdone as teen skins are rants about teen skins. 

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Let me start with the fact that I myself, HappyHour, use a teen skin. Why? Because I wanted a skin that resembled me if I were 60x32 pixel art. I had brown hair, brown eyes, a shirt, pants, sneakers, it was pretty accurate. However, this is Minecraft, I can be who ever I want to be. So I did some modifications. I still wanted some kind of resemblence, but more fantasy-like. Is this real or Fanta sea. 

So what's wrong with teen skins? What's wrong with having a skin that looks like you? The majority of teen skins out there possibly resemble about 2% of the people actually using them. They are overdone, they are taking over the Minecraft skin base. What's wrong with it? They lack originality. This is said countless times. You know. Headphones, emo hair, creeper jackets, bandanas, long blonde hair, cute clothing, etc... 

I could go on, but I won't. But I could. 

I'm never judged about the fact that I'm using a teen skin, but I think what makes it okay is that I made it myself. It still might be unoriginal in certain aspects, but not many. I don't have headphones, I don't have a creeper jacket, I did (NOTE: I've updated my skin various times since this blog was published, but it's still a teen skin haha) have longish hair and sneakers, but I wouldn't technically fit the demographic.

I like to think of some teen skins as portraits of a human non-existent. This human is rendered in a very low resolution. I have the utmost respect for the people who made these skins, but for the 20 different people using the same exact skin in the same exact server lobby, not very much so. Be original, your username is, so why not the way you present yourself? 



Look at this: 

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It has almost every characteristic I mentioned above. The jacket, may or may not be a creeper. Sneakers, a must. Headphones, you can't forget them. The supposed attractive hairstyle, clean, cut, you gotta have it. A bandana? Heck yeah! 

I've never seen anybody dress like this in my life so far. But in Minecraft? Enough to fill two lifetimes. 


Let's look at the feminine side: 

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Not all teen girl skins look like this, but a lot do. You got the long hair, the shorts, boots, the Vans-resembling shoes, you might have jeans, sparkly eyes, cute sweater, cute shirt, cute beanie, you know what I mean. What's wrong with this? Nothing at all, it's just overdone. 


Look at this one: 
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The clothing is original, hair might still be overdone, but whoever made this skin really took the time. I like it a lot, I'd much prefer it to the other.

Sugarbun is a fantastic skinner on PMC. She makes teen skins, yet, they are amazing. Her shading is on point, her unique style flows all throughout her profile. If I were a girl, I'd go bananas over her skins. However, some of the hairstyles used, are well, overrused. But that's what we have to work with now don't we?

lantosyt, another popular skinner, did this skin I think as a parody:

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It's very original, but I think he was playing with the fact that teen skins aren't original. He had an incredibly long and obnoxious title, headphones, sneakers, and even the creeper hoodie. However, none of those accessories were designed exactly how other people would traditionally. The hair style isn't like most, the sneakers are different, even the headphones look different. Everything about this skin is different.

Looking deeper into it, most teen skins in the Minecraft skinning community look like famous hot people you'd see on Tumblr or Instagram ( such as myself ;) )

Are we making these skins, to project the ideal image of ourselves? With features and clothing we would love to have (surprisingly)? Is society so narcissistic, that it has seeped into even video games? That's a whole different topic, so let's get back to the matter at hand. 

Teen skins may be spam, but I get the feeling no one would complain nearly as much if all teen skins ever made were original.
If a creeper jacket was only used once, if headphones were used once, if the same shorts were used once. If the same hairstyle was used once. If every skin was as unique as the person using it, we could all have nice things. 

There are lots of awesome teen skins out there, and there are lots of original non-teen skins too. Some are even featured in the What's Hot section now.

There is nothing wrong with teen skins. What is wrong with them, is how unoriginal they are. 

You have the right to your opinion. 

Thank you so much for reading and home page! :) (a million years ago)


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01/29/2016 12:10 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
LeopardusPardali
WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS?
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02/11/2015 7:37 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Explorer
HoneyNutShoot
I did not have to read it to see how boring it is boo!
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02/11/2015 7:36 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Explorer
HoneyNutShoot
Thanks a lot for wasting 5 mintues of my life
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08/24/2014 11:42 pm
Level 24 : Expert Scribe
mop8899
60th diamond. ;P
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08/01/2014 4:24 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
thornfeather
I've got my female teen skin I'm currently making for me with a green jacket with a music note design, short brown hair with a red streak. Black jeans and green sneakers, (I REALLY like green), a blue dawg tag, it's how I dress. Like a dude. Because I'm cool like that. YEAH. I'll make it my profile-portrait-thingy later maybe or something. Maybe.
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07/28/2014 9:17 am
Level 28 : Expert Engineer
Haydenjames
diamond4u!
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06/12/2014 5:00 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Pirate
Jade-Craft
I can't shade amazing things so mine are everyday teen skins. I must learn when I get older
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06/12/2014 12:43 pm
Level 26 : Expert Lemon
Kiho
Nice! Well written, and actually true :D I think I'll work on my Teen Skin again!
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06/12/2014 9:45 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Prince
SoftyBlockBoy
I'm worried one day there is going to be a rant about rants pertaining rants of rants againts teen skins.
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06/12/2014 11:47 am
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Rants about rants that rant about rants haha
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06/12/2014 2:52 am
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Senpai
Dguy
Meh, it just shows how shallow people can be. Also, most people are talking about the emo haired, pallet swapped, non-shaded teen skins when they make rants. Also, I'm sick of anti-rant rants, for they are rants that rant about making rants, which is the epitime of hypocritism.
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06/11/2014 9:51 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Ranger
ean521
What I like to say is that skins are an art used to express yourself, as Minecraft itself is literally an outlet for creativity. I don't care if the skins a person makes are original or not. I only care that it's of their design, whether or not they use a template. I posted my skin, but I don't necessarily want people to use it. I think that my skin would be an awesome template to build upon. If you copy another person's skin, it's not your own, so it's not a good skin for you. If you make it yourself for yourself,  you are making a skin that would be good for you (if you know what I mean). If you like a teen skin, make it yourself. If you like creeper hoodies, why not design one. If headphones are necessary for your survival, there are cool ways to make them in your own vision. If you aren't an amazing skinner, it doesn't matter as long as you think the skin you wear is, well, you
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06/11/2014 9:12 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Ackman1217
I agree. I don't like teen girl skins that much. Some are kinda cute and well shaded, but some are just horrible. With my skin, I have long hair on it but I have long hair irl so I wanted to put long hair on my skin. I put one side of the hair my favorite color cyan (I dont have that irl but I love cyan so much that I wanted to do that) and the other side is brown like my irl hair. I shaded it and I love it. I also love tennis shoes irl so they're on my skin. (Cyan colored btw and shaded) I don't want someone to think I have a teen girl skin at all.
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06/11/2014 9:20 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Portraits of a human non-existent. I based it off of what I usually wear in person :)
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06/11/2014 8:14 pm
Level 25 : Expert Archer
Katalisa
Personally, I judge by shading and color, good shading, and good colors, make a good skin, even if it is 'teen'
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06/11/2014 8:25 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
That's the way to go
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06/11/2014 8:10 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Meme
gab51299
diamond for gif
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06/11/2014 8:04 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Scribe
Nirvana-le-awsome
agreed but I dont really find it that much of a problem i mean but its a shame how a lot of people just use the same teen skin that like 200+ people have it to v_v
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06/11/2014 8:00 pm
Level 51 : Grandmaster Pixel Painter
Hobbes TigerClaw
I think that the occasoinal teen skin is fine as long as it has enough origonal features that it isnt just a carbon copy. Your skin uses interesting features that most don't.
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06/11/2014 7:51 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
stickynote55
:3 i agree. but you can only go so far with a limited amount of pixels, so sometimes the hair style will be kind of unoriginal, but its still no excuse for unoriginality. good job, diamond for you!
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06/11/2014 7:44 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Taco
Gigorahk
All skins look the same.
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06/11/2014 8:14 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Your skin is very different from mine.
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06/11/2014 4:01 pm
Level 77 : Legendary Witch
Crescendo
Well wtitten! I agree with you- I like when skinners make teen skins a little more unique. I can't stand the bandana faze but that might just be beacuse I'm a girl xD Also, it's really hard to post skins that aren't teen ones if you're not a well-known skinner xD

Either way, excellent blog \o/
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06/11/2014 3:26 pm
Level 21 : Expert Architect
Dizastrify
I get your point, but if people want to use these skins, let them use it. It's not like posting this is going to make people change their skins. But, that's just my opinion. I use a teen skin, but I made it myself and I feel it really does look like me... sorta :P

Anyways, great blog! Really well put together.
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06/11/2014 6:15 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
I'm not telling people to stop using teen skins, I'm just pointing out that it's all unoriginal. Thanks :)
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06/11/2014 1:35 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Skinner
eyeless_jack_slender
I've been waiting so long for someone to make this blog, and you wrote it fantastically amazingly awesomely which doesn't make sense but it should.
Sub + diamond
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06/11/2014 2:24 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Thanks man!
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06/11/2014 1:24 pm
Level 41 : Master Pyro
NeonGhost_
I like this blog because it's better than the other teen skin rant blogs. Also, in the comment section, the guy named Bawne obviously didn't read the blog. Anyways, thanks fro not being the annoying teen skin ranter, and here's a diamond. :3
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06/11/2014 2:24 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Thanks bruh :)
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06/11/2014 12:59 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Prince
MayuriYandere
I love you for making this blog
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06/11/2014 1:02 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
I love you for liking it
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06/11/2014 8:26 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Taco
EskoXY97
I agree with this blog on many accounts.  Very well written, and I will agree with you that these reskinned teen skins are overrated.  Well done.
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06/10/2014 9:51 pm
Level 25 : Expert Droid
Comunacho
The "teen skin" I use is made to resemble me, it has my hair color, eye color, and I made it so it has the almost exact same clothes as me. I have though made "regular" teen skins, but the two that I've made were based off Minecraft mobs (Creeper and Enderman), it's a simple idea, but it seems no one has made a teen skin completely based off a mob before.
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06/11/2014 12:50 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Teenage mobs? ;)
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06/10/2014 8:52 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Toast
Bawne
ALL teen skins are unoriginal.
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07/05/2014 6:40 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Unicorn
Monster Unicorns
not ALL teen skins are unoriginal
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06/10/2014 6:00 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Explorer
OptimisticCookie
You're not wearing a teen skin :P
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06/10/2014 10:26 pm
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Artist
the3rdnumber
dayum you got kicked on the face
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06/10/2014 6:46 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
It's human, it's a modified version of my self-portrait skin. So yes, it's a teen skin.
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06/10/2014 5:35 pm
Level 28 : Expert Explorer
TheHipster
Yes, this is a very decent and well-written blog. Nice job.

I like your skin
Maybe it's the hairstyle I'm not sure. If you made it yourself, neat, if not, good research.

What's wrong with the teen skins? I make teen skins. Not because they are emo/overused, but because my skins are set to be in a younger age, therefore making them teen skins. This site has ruined the word "teen" on both sides. Teen is a word for a set age group. (13-17) not a style of skin. Sadly, it has became an insult and a style ;/
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06/10/2014 5:30 pm
Level 42 : Master Wolf
Satoru
So it seems its really hard to make a skin that avoids all the qualities of a teen skin, guess that's something to work for :3
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06/10/2014 12:06 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Goblin
FunkyGoblin
Nice blog, but skins are 64x32 :D
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06/10/2014 12:27 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
I know I noticed after I re-read, but I was too lazy to fix it haha. Thanks bruh:)
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06/10/2014 1:53 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Goblin
FunkyGoblin
xP
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06/10/2014 2:10 pm
Level 29 : Expert Taco
Enderborn50
I'm not trying to be rude but in 1.8 the skins will be 64x64, adding a hat layer over the whole body, it will give people a lot more vareity
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06/10/2014 4:13 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Goblin
FunkyGoblin
I know :p
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06/10/2014 4:47 pm
Level 29 : Expert Taco
Enderborn50
Ok, I was just saying that
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06/10/2014 3:22 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Insakna
Ohhhhhhhhh Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap
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06/10/2014 12:03 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Unicorn
Monster Unicorns
So fantasicly written and true! And the part about how blogs about teen skins are just as overdone as the blogs about them *And the gif* Prilcess yet true. *Looking deeper into it, most teen skins in the Minecraft skinning community look like famous hot people you'd see on Tumblr or Instagram ( such as myself ;) )* That made me laugh haha anyway fantasic blog all very true! *A little off topic but cool skin like the hairstlye :D*
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06/10/2014 12:28 pm
Level 26 : Expert Taco
HappyHour_
Aye thanks :)
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06/10/2014 12:32 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Unicorn
Monster Unicorns
Welcome :)
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