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Flint, MI

#386 May 19, 2010
I'm Board
gothic 100

Flint, MI

#387 May 19, 2010
I don't know what tip of goth I am
gothic 100

Flint, MI

#388 May 20, 2010
I wanna talk?
gothic 100

Flint, MI

#389 May 20, 2010
I am so board.
gothic 100

Flint, MI

#390 May 20, 2010
this bitch keeps kicking my chair.

“The cure is the disease....”

Since: Nov 09

Who knows who cares

#391 May 20, 2010
Mmhmm. Sarcasm? Or just cowardice? I can't figure it out.

“Bite Me”

Since: Aug 09

Bay of Plenty!

#392 Jun 22, 2010
ok.. I am just a teen but that doesn't make me any less of a goth than anyone else here who classifies themselves as goth BUT I am wondering about the whole "subculture" thing.
I took a test and it classified me as a Romantic goth as I like lace and corsets, poetry art and whatnot. I am wondering what part of gothic culture I belong in as I am not quite sure so any help I'd love.

ALSO I'd love to know the definiton of Baby bat please. I am not familiar with a lot of terms here so please bear with me.
Dark Forces

Houston, TX

#393 Jun 22, 2010
I'm an old school Goth that like to wear a yellow polo with khakis to the country club. I like top-siders, but only wear Sperry or L.L.Bean. Pure evil are the white socks that don't come over my ankles. I'm the kind of Goth that prefers BMW or Porsche 911 Turbo to an American car for drives to the dark side. I'm a dark goth when my caddy drives the cart for 18 holes of guillotine golf.

what i am and what i want i'm only after death...

“The cure is the disease....”

Since: Nov 09

Who knows who cares

#394 Jul 1, 2010
The whole "what kind of Goth are you" thing is actually more of a joke in the scene. Noone really cares if you consider yourself a Romanti-Goth or a mopeygoth or a perky, a deathrocker, or whatever. Its not that big of a deal. But most of the other Goths at the places I go to generally tend to avoid the cybers or rivitheads. It just reflects aesthetics and musical interests. Everyone tends to get along with everyone, unless you go to a super popular all ages club, for those they seem to have people who think its just a fashion show of whos who. To sum the above simply, just go with what makes you comfortable. And a babybat is usually a younger Goth under the age of 16, a newcomer to the scene and most likely don't know much about it. Not that kid that goes around wearing manson tees and whiteface. Thats a spooky kid. Not a babybat.
[Disclaimer: I understand that every scene in every town is different, thats just what the one in Philadelphia is like. Just wanted to throw this out there. I also tend to go to the 18+ or 21+ clubs and shows. I went to an all ages "Goth" night once and never will again.]

“All around goth mommy”

Since: Jan 11

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#395 Dec 27, 2011
I'm not really sure what kind of goth I am. I wear black everyday, I hate bright colors, love rainy days, and I don't conform to the mainstream. I live in an area where I am definitely an outcast...I have been a goth at heart my whole life. I am a mom and a wife. I like the cruxshadows, blutengel, voltaire, type o negative, souixsie and the banshees, bauhaus, wednesday 13, and lots of other metal/goth bands. I love anne rice and horror movies. But as far as a certain kind of goth I am... not sure on that one. I'm very open minded to my fellow dark brothers and sisters...any suggestions?

“Woohoo!!!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Does it matter?

#396 Jan 2, 2012
Gothic girl wrote:
I'm not really sure what kind of goth I am. I wear black everyday, I hate bright colors, love rainy days, and I don't conform to the mainstream. I live in an area where I am definitely an outcast...I have been a goth at heart my whole life. I am a mom and a wife. I like the cruxshadows, blutengel, voltaire, type o negative, souixsie and the banshees, bauhaus, wednesday 13, and lots of other metal/goth bands. I love anne rice and horror movies. But as far as a certain kind of goth I am... not sure on that one. I'm very open minded to my fellow dark brothers and sisters...any suggestions?
You sound pretty cool to me. The subculture is so diverse nowadays. Theres steampunks, deathrockers, romantigoths, perkies, lolitas and egl/ega, victorian-goths...but most Goths I've found don't pay much attention to which type of Goth you are. All the places I've been to are just a collection of people who have a genuine love for the music. Don't worry so much about the definition of who you are...make up your own definition of who to be!
Ierrose

Pittsburgh, PA

#397 Mar 15, 2014
I am just getting into the gothic subculture and I don't know what type of goth I am! I was wondering if someone could help me...

I like a wide variety of music, but I don't like the original gothic bands because they are too slow for me. So in all I prefer the softer 'emo' bands like My Chemical Romance along with bands like Evanescence and the Birthday Massacre. Throw Apocalyptica in there too(think is spelled it wrong)

I love anything with lace since it gives off this feeling of elegance and long dresses. My favorite color is maroon and I like corset like tops that lace up the front. Really into arts and crafts and make my own mini too hats.

Love ballet and the arts (drawing, painting, music, also poetry, writing, and things of the sort.) I am a young poet and author as well and my favorite book recently read is 'miss peregrine's home for peculiar children' and I am working on getting my hands on Mary Shelly's 'Frankenstein' and trying to find 'Dracula' while working on 'the lovely bones'.

Can someone please help me find what type of goth I am? People keep asking me to test my 'gothiness' and I feel like an idiot saying "I don't know yet". Any help would be appreciated!
Elder Goth

Bethesda, MD

#398 Apr 14, 2014
Lerrose, you sound like a romantic goth to me. It is like a Victorian goth with more passion. I am more of an Victorian goth and it mostly depends on what you wear that really identifies you. Most goths are of the same like mindset in that they find beauty in the darkness but how they express it is what determines their type.

“Woohoo!!!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Does it matter?

#399 Apr 27, 2014
I've always placed a bit more emphasis on the music myself. I have no clue why so much of the attention is focused on the fashion! Yes, it's interesting and beautiful, but spooky or whimsical clothing do not make one goth. If one doesn't have a n appreciation for the music than you are anything but Goth. Sorry Lerrose, but those bands are emo, rock and synth-rock. They are not goth. I'm not saying to give up on wearing lace and corsets at all, because its something you like. But with all that said, a Goth is someone who is a fan of the music. And it doesn't need to be the original bands either. There were plenty of bands and artists from the nineties who were pretty good as well.
Elder Goth

Bethesda, MD

#400 Jun 9, 2014
But that's where you look at the full picture. It starts with the mindset, then the style you choose then the lifestyle you live which is the music, the social scene, and the like.

I chose the fashion as it is the immediate indicator of what type of goth you are. I am a Victorian goth who favors country music and there are happy goths who favor Vamp rock or heavy metal. Some Lolitas favor punk and so on. So the choice in music is part but not a direct indicator of what type of goth you are. The only direct indicator for the non goth is seeing what we wear and realizing there are more than just one type of goth.

“Woohoo!!!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Does it matter?

#402 Jun 22, 2014
Elder Goth wrote:
But that's where you look at the full picture. It starts with the mindset, then the style you choose then the lifestyle you live which is the music, the social scene, and the like.
I chose the fashion as it is the immediate indicator of what type of goth you are. I am a Victorian goth who favors country music and there are happy goths who favor Vamp rock or heavy metal. Some Lolitas favor punk and so on. So the choice in music is part but not a direct indicator of what type of goth you are. The only direct indicator for the non goth is seeing what we wear and realizing there are more than just one type of goth.
Goth is not a mind set. Goth is and always was a subculture based upon music. If someone isn't a fan of goth rock, then just like that, they arent. It's that simple. The whole "types of Goths" thing was always more of an in scene joke. It's not like Goths go out and announce to people that they're this or that type of goth. That would be silly if they did.
But back to this whole mind set thing, I feel almost like by saying that that you're saying 'everything is goth'. And it's not. And fashion alone isn't what the scenes about. Like I stated before, goth is a subculture that is based off of the music. Just like Metalheads listen to metal, Punks listen to punk, Goths listen to goth. Simple as that. I couldn't break it down any simpler than that. You don't need to abandon other styles of music that you like either. If you like country, keep listening to it. I happen to like a mixture of types of music, but the one type of music that is always first in my book is goth rock. I hope I provided you some insight there.
ELDERGOTH

Bethesda, MD

#403 Aug 29, 2014
Dreadfully Yours wrote:
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Goth is not a mind set. Goth is and always was a subculture based upon music. If someone isn't a fan of goth rock, then just like that, they arent. It's that simple. The whole "types of Goths" thing was always more of an in scene joke. It's not like Goths go out and announce to people that they're this or that type of goth. That would be silly if they did.
But back to this whole mind set thing, I feel almost like by saying that that you're saying 'everything is goth'. And it's not. And fashion alone isn't what the scenes about. Like I stated before, goth is a subculture that is based off of the music. Just like Metalheads listen to metal, Punks listen to punk, Goths listen to goth. Simple as that. I couldn't break it down any simpler than that. You don't need to abandon other styles of music that you like either. If you like country, keep listening to it. I happen to like a mixture of types of music, but the one type of music that is always first in my book is goth rock. I hope I provided you some insight there.
I cannot agree as with me it has been my lifestyle since the early 50s and yes, even before the term "Goth" was ever coined. There are many of us Eldergoths who just needed a name for what we have been since childhood. Yes, some of the younger goths see it only as a subculture music thing but most Elders were always into this type of culture. This is why I say it is not just music or just dress, it is everything that embodies the goth culture. That is why goth can stay part of your lifestyle even in your senior years.
maria

Mississauga, Canada

#404 Sep 13, 2014
I don't really know what type I am, but I think zi'm more old Victorian goth than anything else.I don't really know, though.

“Woohoo!!!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Does it matter?

#405 Oct 5, 2014
ELDERGOTH wrote:
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I cannot agree as with me it has been my lifestyle since the early 50s and yes, even before the term "Goth" was ever coined. There are many of us Eldergoths who just needed a name for what we have been since childhood. Yes, some of the younger goths see it only as a subculture music thing but most Elders were always into this type of culture. This is why I say it is not just music or just dress, it is everything that embodies the goth culture. That is why goth can stay part of your lifestyle even in your senior years.
That does make sense. I apologise. It does make sense when you take all the other factors into account. I think it may just be a thing with my age group. I have noticed this with other people in or near their 30s. I just never really considered my affinity toward things with bats and skulls on it, and tragic or macabre storytelling as anything more than personal tastes. But what you said makes a lot of sense.

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