My parents kindly supported my peak edgelord phase :)
By - SpacePenguin69
Your dad looks like he went through the time portal in the wrong decade and has to save John Conner as a grandpa
Dude he would have LOVED to hear that! Big fan! :“) Thank you!
Glad to help! Stay up, my brother
She's an edgelady, btw :)
This is awesome
Yeah, I was about to say that y’all look cool as hell, honestly.
Yeah - second that. They look fun and cool and willing to look a little silly to make their kid feel good. You’re lucky having them as parent s
Maybe they knew the only way to get their kid to stop being an edgelord was to make it lame by doing that exact thing
>was to make it lame
They completely failed. This is dope.
Or being an edgelord is hereditary
I think it kind of is.
South Park Chinpokomon episode logic
I see no blunders here. This is wickedly cool.
I’m a dad. This is a life goal.
The amazing thing is they got the family to go along with it. Any dad can dress up like that, but to get your family to pose with you... He's a pro
I‘m confused, do you reckon my dad made us dress up or do you think I‘m a dude? :))
I dressed like this every other day, but my parents decided it would be fun to take my edgy ass to a photo shoot and totally go for the look together!
Good parents. Or did they think this would get you to stop? Either way I love this!
Yes. This is parenting done right.
They look like they'd be fun people.
Regardless they knew it would be an awesome picture for the future, they were right.
your dad totally has a Raul Julia Gomez addams vibe going on
Hahaha, yes. That fits better than you would think! He wasn’t into trains, but was a great fencer and loved my mom a lot, very puckish, great humor, jolly, but also quite eccentric and with an edge! Wearer of mustaches! Actually both my parents enjoyed (especially the old tv serial) Addams Family!
you parents sound awesome! I wish my parents were as fun to do stuff like this with me, so jealous ;) but in a good way
Don't forget the healthy slice of Christopher Walken that regal beast is demonstrating!
You're not a dude?
>or do you think I‘m a dude? :))
Whaaaaat you're a girl?
You think it was your peak edge phase but your dad mind controlled you so he has an excuse to get your mom to dress up like that!
It's fucking gold, it should be the header of this sub.
JEEZ THIS BLEW UP LOL! THANK YOU EVERYONE!! Yes, this pic is 20 years old and Matrix was a major influence!!
Growing up, I had a lot of fun and my parents (who were quite eccentric and into roleplay, swordfighting, Japanese martial arts, movies and very silly!) were great! They would crack up at a lot of the comments here! :)
I would like to take my few minutes of fame to send this 1980 garden samurai gem into the world - courtesy of my late dad (on the far left).
Edit: I‘m also having a good chuckle with my friends at the amount of people who assume I‘m a son. I‘m a daughter (of darkness :p)!
They look like the scariest gang in Napoleon Dynamite's hometown.
I’m from Napoleon’s hometown, and I can confirm that we have some *unique* characters.
“Give me all your tater tots, punk!”
“But then I’ll just have tendies left!”
(bully grabs tots, but also grabs the container of honey mustard dressing and throws it across the room)
To self: *Forgive me master, I must go all out this one time*
Looks like Seth Rogen front & center
>Daughter of darkness
Ah so you still haven't outgrown it, good!
No, someone has to keep the legacy alive after all! I carry it with pride, haha.
Your dad was an OG weeb <3
Yeah! We often had JP senseis visit us as well cause my parents had a small dojo for a few years.
Shortly after I started watching Sailor Moon in 95, he informed me JP animation is a whole genre and watched Nausicaä and Akira with me and opened up a whole new world of interest!
I wanna hold you upside down and shake you to see what else falls out. Sorry about your dad. He even looks like a good dad.
Yeah, your parents were just as cringey as you were at that age. I bet they LOVED being able to relive it. Sure you can look back and cringe, but you enjoyed it at the time and that's the important part
We were more a Maiden, Queen(sryche), Manowar and King Crimson kinda family.
From someone who also lost an amazing, goofy, spirited, and fun loving parent.... I'm so sorry for your loss. These pics made me smile today and think about my own ridiculous upbringing.
Let your parents know they are awesome!
They unfortunately passed already (not recent, all good), but at birthdays I like to thank them for playing along lol
The understanding we have been given cushioned our ascent to adulthood.
We can thank those who gave us that understanding by passing it to the next generation of edgelords.
Plus, everyone needs to listen to Warren Zevon.
Warren Zevon is the shit! Any albums in particular you (or anyone) recommend?
What are you in the mood for?
I would suggest starting with the self titled release from 76.
*Mama Couldn't be Persuaded* is a get up and dance like a jackass in your livingroom tune.
Second this! That album has such a wide range of absolute bangers
Sorry for your loss. I am glad you are keeping their memory alive and sharing them with the rest of us. Hope all is well.
Good to hear, it’s not the amount of time but more the quality of the time you had. Cheers!
Dad kinda looks like the dude you assume is a major asshole until you get to know him and then you love him
That‘s spot on and intentionally the kinda vibe he was usually going for!
I nominate these people for the coolest parents award.
This should be the sub icon.
This could he a cheesy 80s action movie lmfao. I like it!
Co-starring Dolph Lundgren, JCVD and Gary Daniels I hope!
Of course haha
[Thunder Gun 4](https://youtu.be/GRgJo8HY8Vw).
Tommy Flanagan as Henchman #1.
Is your dad J. Jonah Jameson?
LOL! Now that you’re saying it...
I‘ll check if our old albums maybe have some pics Peter Parker sold us.
Awww what sweet parents!
It was never just a phase, mom.
I like to think it was not! But there are degrees to it and where it’s a bit mellowed out nowadays, this definitely was the peak lol
Are you holding a handgun in a family photo or am I seeing it wrong?
Well, our swords didn‘t seem fitting for the occasion!
This is the best answer.
Well this is just adorable AF
“Our kid is so cool”
Your parents are so incredibly bad ass, holy shit.
Your dad is like some kind of ultimate god tier cross between Guy Fieri and John Goodman in Big Lebowski if both were the same person and also somehow the lead character in Easy Rider.
Your mom is the most powerful mom; Intense vaguely midwestern 70s/80s puffy hairdo combined with the apathetic stare of a crime fighting film noir detective who has seen it all but shows up for the job anyway out of a sense of moral obligation more than anything else.
I've never in my life seen any of these vibes combined in this way. Your family may be entirely unique.
Also, you look like what would happen if Kraftwerk and any background extra from the original Matrix film combined to create the absolute sickest Disney teen star.
Just, remarkable. I love it.
This could be an anime
What‘s the plot?
(Back then my dad said for the shoot we‘re a family of hit(wo)men lol)
Each one of you needs a unique power too
And you went with it too. Your whole family is living it. This isn't a phase, this is a lifestyle
This is my favorite picture I've seen on this sub. I wish my parents were this cool!
I LOVE THIS! 😭 What a gem of a physical memory to have
You’re parents are the fucking shit.
Running out of oxygen is a serious concern when your peaks that high.
Oh I bet your childhood was awesome. I aspire to be this cool as a parent
Is your dad Johnny Drama?!
lmao I had no idea who that was. I see it now!
Is your Dad Walter Sobchack?
On an impulse I wanted to say no, also cause he didn’t have that much weight until very late, but back in the mid to late 90s his default daily wear were aviators, a beige utility vest and short sleeve button (but not polo/bowling) shirts, paired with jeans and biker boots, so the top part fits I guess!
This is fully fucking rad.
Is that a real fuckin gun?!
I was looking at this picture thinking "aw that's cute" and then I saw the gun. Not expecting that tbh!
It got even better when I saw the gun in dad's waist band. 😆
This picture keeps getting better and better!
- Big, dark sunglasses
- leather trenchcoat
- brandishing gun
Looks like *someone* saw the Matrix during their formative years :P
Totally! The pic is from ~2000 and my Matrix VHS was getting worn out. :))
I was like 6 at the time so I missed out on that phase, but this comment thread still makes me feel nostalgic for the 90s, I'm going to take a swing at left field here and say you begged your parents for [this](https://imgur.com/FTm0eCE) cellphone haha.
Your dad had a real bomb ass stache going.
Through the decades, he loved his mustache very much!
Supported? They gave you the gene.
Where is this movie. Please. I want to watch this tonight. You get me this movie I will go make the popcorn right now
This is what i thought the x files would be
What an incredible photo.
I keep thinking your dad has a light saber slipped up his sleeve
Not in this pic!
Try this: https://imgur.com/a/2DTkDJZ
And now I want to be adopted.
What are you talking about, this family kicks ass
We need a current photo!
You can find current photos of me in my post history. I did not get the chance to take any more recent pics with my mom, so I cannot provide you with those, but here are a pics of my dad before he passed. :)
Your parents just seem super great. What a wonderful post all around. They, and you, are making a lot of people smile today.
I read that first as “egglord”
sick trigger discipline
Fuck I love this
You dad looks like every cop who's ever arrested me
See, this is how you make this work.
Your parents were real Gs
Your mom stole the show.
Your dad looks like he should be a character in *Reno 911*.
Possibly the best thing I’ve ever seen
If you can't beat them, join them
Two generation of peak edgelords
I love your Mom's curled under bangs - Yes!
This is.... incredible. Your parents are awesome.
I love that your mom supported this
As a trainer for Kendo and Iaido she would have preferred a Samurai themed shoot, but it took less than a minute to convince her, haha.
The new American Gothic
Photos shoot of a country goth folk metal band
Is that you, Leon Kennedy?
No, it‘s me, Jill Valentine!
I’d love to see this blown up, framed and over a mantel.
My brotha, not just a phase lol"
I can hear your dad yelling" schiowitz get in here . I'm gonna take your gun badge and ass attitude to the commisioner"
Your dad is Tackleberry. https://images.app.goo.gl/MF1nJvLodzFJrnfB7
Y'all are like the next generation Addams Family.
Sliding in here a day before archival to say that this absolutely kicks ass
Give your parent a heartfelt hug, they deserve it.
Terrible trigger discipline
Absolutely - but I was 14 and angry LOL. This actually is what makes me cringe the most 20 years later, ha!
20 years you say... hmmm, you weren’t a fan of the matrix by any chance, were you?
I was going to scoff and say, that wasn't twenty years ago. And then I thought about it. And fuck... I'm old now aren't I?
I’ve got bad news... it’s pushing twenty *two* years!
Yeah, you’re onto something here! ;-)
That moustache could cause serious injury
Your dad is J. Jonah Jameson?!
Haha your parents are awesome
Thris rules, thanks for sharing!
I wish I had parents like this.
you look like tom holland
It's not a phase.
This is glorious!
If I work really hard, I can be as good a parent as OP's.
So your dad there, which TV cops show's theme was running through his head nonstop for the rest of the day?
Christ did someone steal everyone’s milk that morning? Y’all looked damned pissed! :)
This made my day
"Mom, dad, I'm going to need you to take these pills and trust me..."
-deleted scene from cancelled 7th Matrix movie
This is by far the best one I've ever seen 👏
What year is this from?? 😭 if a kid like this wanted to take a picture posing with a gun, you know, pale and dressed in all black with glasses on, I think everybody would be quite concerned these days
Oh and the jacket 😂
Love it though
This is one of the greasiest family photos every lol that is so awesome your parents are amazing.
Is no one thinking Uncle Buck?
Actually, you look very tame compared to your parents.
That’s hip hop
Wow amaze parents lol
Your dad looks like Michael Douglas
I think he might have gone for a Michael Douglas Falling Down look above the neck and somewhere Matrix Mad Max Easy Rider below the neck lol
This picture is epic
Oh those poor parents
Your dad looks like Vince Vaugn with shades and a stash
This would make a sweet album cover
This picture just oozes coolness.
haha, that's amazing of them!
This is amazing. Your parents were beyond supportive and fun for doing this! Wholesome as hell!
This is demented. Bravo to your parents!
You look like my sister and your mom looks like my mom. Sissy, when did you get on reddit and who’s that strange man?
Your family are the best!
Fuck, your dad is JK Simmons?
This may be a blunder on your part but this is genuinely wholesome and speaks volumes of the character of your folks. Instead of trying to force you to *dress nice* or in a way that made you feel uncomfortable, they just went with what made you happy and embraced you for it.
Seriously, my mom would have considered doing something like this for me had either of us ever thought about it but there's absolutely no way my Dad would have ever considered it.
Your dad looks like Tom Atkins
Parents saved the moment. You got carried through your blunder.
Aww how cool are they!
Your parents are pretty cool
It's nice to see Rowsdower settled down and started a family.
Did your dad ever manage to get that scientist to D.C.?
Nobody is born cool except of course our parents
Lol I think we're the same age. Late 90s/early 2000s vibes. Love it.
You have great parents!
We're you doing a Jesus gesture on purpose?
Oh my god you all look cool as fuck hahaha
If all family’s would go along with their kids phases maybe phases wouldn’t look so crazy because everyone here looks dope as a motherfucker
Wow. Im honestly so jealous. Your parents were cool as fuck my dude
More like thunder years
you guys look COOL AS HELL
Is your mom wearing bowling shoes?
Your mom looks like such a bad ass. I love it.
I wonder what OP's grandkids think of this photo.
"Dad are you in some kind of a mafia gang?"