also just a random thought the videos for Dominion and Lucretia by Sisters of Mercy are kinda edging on racist. I.e they use poor people of colour as props and background scenery in both those videos.
Man, I took a long LONG time to answer this because it touches on something I think about a lot. Sorry, afabulousgenderqueer.
There are three prominent types of racism in the Goth Community:
(1)The borderline culturally inclusive/culturally yoinking-from
(2) The “Hey I like minorities! I am one as a Goth AND kinky person DID I TELL YOU HOW OPPRESSED I AM AS AN ATHIEST?!”
(3) The old fashioned, steadfast and putrid, “but Goth is fer white ppl”
Is any other American confused by this picture?
I saw your post on fashion, and in spite of your advice to avoid certain inspiration pages, I have to say that you just gave candy to a diabetic. Good, healthy examples for inspiration will be Sarah Palin, or any female modern country singer. Tiny shorts and hot weather. You couldnt get any classier. Only if you get a pearl necklace, then yes, classier and classier.
You’re certainly right to specify “modern” country singers. Old country artists used to wear a lot of black and sing about really depressing shit.
But now they sing about how COUNTRY they are and scream in designer clothing from their hydrolic hemi quad cab at you to stop judging their old fashioned values with your pricey latte, your school-learning, and your fancy bicycle.
Will you PLEASE leave these simple country folk alone?!
If your mother stops halfway through the question "do you have anything to wear to the funeral?" and just trails off, shakes her head and laughs... you're probably too gothic, right?
Back when I was a little snarkling my mom asked me to keep a rosary on me, and then when she saw me wearing it she said, “Oh! You can make anything look Gothic!" No, that’s just my face…
But to answer your question, YES! You might be too Gothic.
a good response to the question “how old are you?” is something along the lines of “dunno i stopped counting after the first few centuries”
and it needs to be said seriously without smiling or humor or as casually as possible and followed by “so anyway” and a subject change as if it’s completely normal
I did this once and my friend, without missing a single beat, turns around and says “For the last time, you’re 1206. Why I even bother…”
What Goths find funny can be a little disconcerting to others.
Punk fan photographed by Ray Stevenson, 1977
Wow, that is one crazy Ray Stevens fan.
I guess I can see it…
When your blacks seem to match in your house, but once you hit natural light they turn out all different shades.
I’d love to wear things like this, but I’d go over 6’ if I did, and I’ve been informed that its not becoming to tower over or be as tall as the men around.
Are you having an unexplained hotflash, or just a reaction to boots? These are the questions.
you want to keep up with the news, but you need the will to get out of bed the next day.