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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

some of my best friends are...........

GOTHS

(mmmmmmmmmm i do wear black a lot, wear TONS of eyemakeup with exaggerated liner AND i'm partial to capes. mmmmmmmmmmmmm)
I have seen the future - and it's goth We mocked their make-up and giggled over their gloom. But the goths are taking over the country. Dave Simpson reports Tuesday March 21, 2006The Guardian

It's every parent's nightmare. Their apparently well-adjusted child suddenly comes home with hair the colour of a coalface, a face whiter than anything made by Dulux, and announces, "Mummy, I'm a goth." However, according to a new study, parents of goths will probably end up boasting about their son/daughter the doctor, lawyer or bank manager....

....It could be tough, but being a goth can open up a world where art, current affairs and literature are embraced and openly discussed, perhaps paving the way for future networking. Unsworth remembers debates about "current affairs, Oscar Wilde, decadence, hairspray ..." "There was a lot of Edgar Allan Poe and Bram Stoker," remembers Porter. "It was better than the Sun." For Hosein, it was Quentin Crisp and "The Day of the Triffids. Anything involving horror and death."...........













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9 comments:

Anita said...

I absolutely agree with that. The more intellectual goths tend to be very well-read, know a lot about art, tend to be artists, writers or poets themselves. They just dress a little, uh, funny. I always think that if I were born later, I would have gotten into goth culture. I saw inklings of it in high school and college, but it really didn't bloom (if that's the right word) until a bit later.

a rose is a rose said...

i don't really fit in with ANY style. i just sort of am my own person. as an example IF i wear a dress i almost ALWAYS wear pants under it. IF i wear a suit for some bid-nez type thing you can rest assured i'll have a pair of doc martens on too. i feel naked without my jewelry (i wear TONS) and eyemakeup (i wear TONS of that too)

Neil Shakespeare said...

Certainly. Anything involving 'horror and death' is nothing but good practical preparation for the real world.

CTB said...

OH Rose, your post does my heart good. But in a sad, nostalgic way. I still have two pairs of Docs but sadly my days of black hair and black nail polish are behind me, I just really don't have a style at all really, mostly natural. I call it 'the middle aged" look. What you see is what you get. I hardly wear make up anymore because I am very suspicious of it. Going to school in the Village and being in NYC definitely affected my dress and style, but somewhere along the way other demands took over. The boot in my banner is my favorite Doc Marten boot style, I loved the canvas going way back to when I was trying to avoid meat AND leather. I reminisce now almost wistfully. Some things though I cannot let go of. In my teen years, those of us that wore goth clothes mostly listened to the Smiths, Danzig, Misfits, the Cure, etc. I have to say I never went as far as the others.
Where do thirty somethings fit into all this? Its almost like a crime to show up at the bus stop without a pink turtleneck around these parts...it really depends on where one lives. I decided at some point I wanted to fade into the woodwork and not draw any attention to myself anymore. That was my main motive for letting go of my cape. (sniff) maybe I should send it to you... you honest, sincere thing,you.

Donviti said...

my daughter 12 was a goth princess for Halloween 2 years ago. My 10yo was a goth type person this past Halloween. I don't care what my children choose to be (do) when they are growing up as long as they stay clean, learn and are accepting of other people and always willing to learn and listen....

vanx said...

Again, the false success standard of lawyer-, doctor-, and bank managerdom~,:^0

Goth for Goth's sake!!!

a rose is a rose said...

i personally never let death OR depression take over my life dearest mr shakespeare. i don't think a teen has to be goth to think of those things though. they are far more sensitive than most perceive they are

oh booted one, i think someday we MUST meet for a beverage (or two)

you sound like one cool parent donviti

i agree vanx. a person with a GOOD work ethic no matter their career is a gem

Donviti said...

I don't know about cool. But at least in tune with what is important.

a rose is a rose said...

naw donviti you DO sound cool!