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Captain Fabio
September 14th, 2011, 10:02 PM
Do you tend to jump on bandwagons or do you do what you want?

There are many 'bandwagons' in the world, social media, sports, films, games, even drugs.
So I ask you, do you tend to jump on the bandwagons?
Do you just go along with it, make people happy or do you do what you want to do, regardless of what other people think?

September 14th, 2011, 10:08 PM
I do not follow trends, unless they seem interesting. I do what I want and sometimes people join me, or they don't. Conforming to stupid ups and downs is what makes pop culture so repugnant.

September 14th, 2011, 10:13 PM
We-ell... I jump on the bandwagon if it's something I feel like doing, never really just because everyone else is doing it. Or maybe I think "well, everyone is doing it, may as well give it a go." But never just to follow the crowd or fit in, it's always just what pleases me at the time. And of course in accordance with my own values- I'm not gonna start doing drugs or shooting people even if it's the new trend.

September 14th, 2011, 10:19 PM
I tend to set fire to the bandwagon, rather than jump on it. I find trends to be quite irritating, because people never stop talking about them, and I don't really find trends to be the least bit interesting. Exceptions to this are extremely rare, and I just do my own thing.

September 15th, 2011, 1:44 AM
I pretty much do what I like. Other peoples' opinions don't really affect anything I do or like. Sure, I can be kinda timid sometimes, and crave approval from others due to lack of self-confidence, but that's never enough to make me jump on some bandwagon that I don't like. If I like something, I like it. If I don't, I don't. Other people liking it or not makes no difference to me :3

September 15th, 2011, 2:12 AM
I jump on the bandwagon only when I find its subject matter interesting. Most of the time, I go off and do my own thing.

September 15th, 2011, 3:16 AM

It's a bit too off-the-course for me. I prefer going by the way I like, than follow a trend which makes others look more 'in'. That's probably what makes me less popular, though.

au bon
September 15th, 2011, 5:35 AM
bandwagons are Too mainstream

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 15th, 2011, 5:38 AM
Sometimes I follow trends and sometimes I don't. Depends on what it iss :D

September 15th, 2011, 6:40 AM
I don't jump on bandwagons. I hate bandwagons. By the time I'm done hating on it it's already passed.

The few times I do "join in" it's extremely late, when it's much less a trend and more evolved from that.

September 15th, 2011, 9:21 AM
I'm usually too slow to catch something when it really starts to blow up and once a big following is established for something I find it hard to get into it because there's already so much established fandom that it's hard to keep up with it all and interact with other fans since I'm usually just a casual fan of something. And yeah, also a little because I don't want to be labeled as jumping on the bandwagon.

September 15th, 2011, 10:44 AM
I don't jump on any sort of bang wagon regardless of what it is related too. Plenty of people like think Ke$ha is awesome but I'm just like she sounds like she is singing while holding her noise. There are a good deal of people that go crazy over COD and Halo, too me I'm like "Glad you like those games, but I don't see the appeal in them." Well I guess I retract that, when it comes to sports I root for the underdog from time to time like the Red Sox back in 04 trying to break the Curse, or George Manson and VCU when they were in the Final 4. I was never a fan of social media anyways so I don't see me being swayed a the newest forms of it. And drugs lol yeah I want to ruin my life so I can be "cool" right... I think I will pass on this there are no benefits to taking drugs nor to I see the appeal in it.

Blue Nocturne
September 15th, 2011, 10:50 AM
In my school, I was among the first few people to set up a facebook account. Apart from a few people who I didn't even know were on it, I was one of first on twitter as well. Outside of those two, I manage to stay quite a distance from the bandwagon. I have a special hatred for all the FPS games that seem to be gripping the wallets of many guys I know. The popular music scene isn't my cup of tea for the most part, but there are a few VERY mainstream artists that I quite like. But that is less me jumping on a bandwagon than me just getting into something I find interesting.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 15th, 2011, 1:23 PM
Bandwagons? Only when it interests me. I don't hop on something just because it's the "next big thing." In fact, I consider myself to be pretty much out of the loop most of the time. Basically I pretty much do my own thing, which occasionally also coincides with the latest trends, but most of the time it doesn't.

And please ignore the fact I have the "Bandwagon" PC emblem; that was for a theme collaboration that I did indeed find interesting. I don't jump on bandwagons in general.

September 15th, 2011, 2:14 PM
I jump on.. smaller bandwagons. XD Like, if there's a theme collab going on, and its gonna have a certain number of people then I join if I like the series enough. Trends though.. eh. Sometimes its fun to get into something that's a trend because I know there's gonna be plenty to talk about it with, if I do end up liking it. But I wouldn't ever like something or join something JUST because its popular.

September 16th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Well... I guess it depends. Sometimes I do just jump on the bandwagon just to do so but as long as it isn't anything too serious I won't mind doing so.

Rogue planet
September 16th, 2011, 1:54 PM
I like jumping on small bandwagons that are driven by people I care for

September 16th, 2011, 3:03 PM
Eh, I will jump on the bandwagon if it is something I already like, but if it isn't, I tend to ignore it. Like, if a band suddenly got real popular, and I like them , either before they got popular or after, I will go, say, change my theme to them because they seem to be popular at that moment. If I don't like something, I may give it a shot to see if I like it, but I don't force myself to like something just because everyone else does. XD

Oh, and, sometimes, the bandwagon will like, "break down", so to speak, and everybody else abandons it for a new bandwagon, and I will be all "But I still like this bandwagon, where is everyone going?" And I will stay behind and care for the bandwagon and try to fix it up, maybe get it new tires, and some comfy seats, and clean it up, and get one of those air freshener tree things for the rear view mirror for it, and maybe install a radio, and...

Snow Phoenix
September 17th, 2011, 5:22 AM
Edit: Oh my @[email protected] I accidentally posted in the wrong topic. Eep.

No, I don't jump on the bandwagon ^-^ I screw the rules and make my own. You people listen to pop, I listen to heavy rock and frilly techno. You people like "insert book title" here and I despise it :D I never like what's mainstream anyways. I prefer finding my own gems.

Mr Cat Dog
September 17th, 2011, 2:11 PM
The bandwagons I tend to jump on are things that don't really appeal to my real-life friends, so whenever I introduce things to them (like, say, the TV series Community), they think it's shiny and new and I'm starting a bandwagon. So, I do tend to follow them, but they're mostly started on the internet, and I won't follow them just because they're popular. I'll form my own opinion and then choose to follow them of my own free will and whatnot.

King Gumball
September 17th, 2011, 8:17 PM
I guess I don't jump onto the band wagons... the vast majority of students at my school (boys school) have the beiber hair with a long fringe combed to the side and go partying etc. I just don't do that cause that's not the stuff I'm interested in. If it were something I wanted to do I would just straight onto bandwagons, but usually I just do what I feel like.

September 17th, 2011, 8:31 PM
[email protected] jumping on the "I don't jump on bandwagons" bandwagon

If something is popular, I'll usually check it out to see if I like it because it's popular for a reason. The two biggest groups of people are the people that actively follow popular trends, and the ones that actively oppose it, and I try not to be like either of them. If I do like something that a lot of other people like though, I really enjoy having a large fanbase to draw from.

September 17th, 2011, 9:07 PM
I'm happy to bandwagon as long as the thing I'm bandwagoning is entertaining, teehee. Of course, thats the reason why most people bandwagon, I guess.

September 18th, 2011, 3:59 AM
I try not to, but there is a reason that some things are bandwagons, it's because some things are just good inventions, like when Firefox first got released, everyone switched to Firefox and I was like 'well I'm gonna stick to IE screw you guys!', but I came to the conclusion that Firefox was just a better browser all in all, imo, so I joined. And my friends were pushing me to get an FB while I actually didn't want to, but it can be quite convenient and made one.

September 18th, 2011, 4:10 AM
I do not follow trends, unless they seem interesting. I do what I want and sometimes people join me, or they don't.

This more or less. I'll do something if I want to, regardless of whether it's determined to be 'jumping on the bandwagon' or not. I'd rather make my own choices than follow other people and let them determine it for me.

September 18th, 2011, 5:47 AM
Depends I guess, I'll know not to do it if it's something stupid. But I wouldn't do it just to please someone, I'd do it if I wanted to. Nuff said really.