“ChromeHeartscore” or “Afliction McBling”? Introducing the unnamed trend that revives Y2K fashion

While the ever-receding sun of the UK may have revived our souls over the past week, a moment of gas lighting where I wonder if seasonal depressionn is even real: the fear of the end of the world is as present as ever. But for generation Z, among the increased rates of anxiety and depression as a result of such global problems comes an irreplaceable rebellious humor that leans on that whole end-of-the-world ‘vibration‘. First manifesting itself as a fashion aesthetic, dystopian has, in my opinion, since transformed from his infamous grunge-inspired outfits into a Wattpad style desire to fall into your favorite dystopian scenario at your local gym and train like your favorite teen hero. Wait, I’ll explain.

Gen Z obsession throughout the year 2000 it is no longer particularly noteworthy, it is quite obvious to see: it was a period that revived the elements of our childhood that are so clearly missing. And now, it seems that we seniors of Generation Z are reliving our adolescence. The romanticization and aestheticization of the 2010s, he thinks The Era of Tumblr Girlsit became relevant again in 2022. However, a key ingredient of that time quietly re-emerge, perhaps masked by Effy Stonem’s cigarette smoke and smothered by the indie melodies of Arctic monkeys—Is the dystopian universe of young adults (YA).

The hunger games, Divergent And The maze runner series ushered in an era of cinema like no other. It provided a strange kind of escape into an alternate apocalyptic future reality for humanity that appealed to the masses of teenagers, myself included. But what about possibilities so dangerous that born fanfiction wishes to be in them too: model yourself after Katniss, Tris or Thomas? Perhaps their rebirth reflects a real anger mounting against the oppressive forces found in the establishment, an internal frustration that has manifested itself in the idolatry of the imaginary revolution.

One for which I guess you should be fit … Hence this introduction to dystopia training.

Dystopian training

In an article that explores the the emergence of fashion dystopiacoreSCREENSHOT writer Francesca Johnson aptly illustrated the style: “With long black jackets, versatile trench coats and huge combat boots, Generation Z is moving away from elastic belts and comfortable home wear. […] joggers are out and loads are in, folks. But now it looks like gym apparel is back, as the loads have been replaced with Lululemon leggings for the dystopian workout you will hopefully never need.

Sometimes coupled with ‘the female impulsetrend, users use the soundtracks of their favorite dystopian movies in a motivational daydream as part of the universe. Most commonly, you will find the vibrant and fast-paced track of Divergent used to push the gym-goer into the Dauntless faction, one of the five groups into which the fictional population is divided. Dauntless’s wild and demanding military-style training procedure – skills that become invaluable to the heroine Tris as she battles in combat against existing powers – seem to provide the perfect boost for multiple reps, complete with Quattro as a fictional personal trainer.

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With a user who writes: “The feminine urge to put on your black Lulu jacket and blast the Divergent soundtrack while you train and imagine that you are a born Dauntless, that you train with Four in the pit because a war is coming. and you were born for this, to fight and protect. ”Perhaps this shows such internalized anxieties for the future of humanity and whether or not we will be able to survive its changing structure, it may be that we are reading too deeply.

Perhaps, instead, this could be yet another epithet of the “main character” catharsis that we seem to need? Imagining himself as the physically capable hero, in any dystopian universe, can actually make his way into our reality, developing a much needed inner strength. Another TikToker said: “Getting ready for the zombie apocalypse, join Dauntless, fight in The Hunger Games, hunt for treasure or get out of the maze. The story changes every time in the gym.”

It even goes beyond some silly Internet videos, with a fitness fanatic actually making one training plan inspired by Dauntless. Beckywhich manages a page dedicated to Divergent series and one of its protagonists, Theo James, noticed the trend emerging on the app and cleverly created a training plan inspired by the military wonders of the film. “As a person on a fitness journey for the past seven months and a fangirl since I was 13, I’ve always wanted to train with the Dauntless. So this is my Dauntless training manual, “he announced. With no less than a million views on the video, it’s safe to say the idea is popular.



Containing a foreword warning those following the program that he is not an authorized trainer or affiliated with the official brand of Divergent, The five-week workout instructions come complete with specially curated Dauntless-inspired playlists, clip video codecs with Four introducing you to Dauntless, and audio files to accompany your fitness sessions.

It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but hey, if it gets you up and running and doesn’t carry the dangers of I jump on the train—Then why not right? I say this because I tried it, all for research of course.

Dystopiacore gym routines have Generation Z training as the apocalyptic main characters



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