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Gothic culture

1. How did you became a gothic? For me, I was always goth. We were called beatniks back in the day, then there just were no names that matched our personalities. Finally for me, someone came up with a name for us. Gothics. so all of the cyperpunks, Victorian mindsets and the like had one roof to fall under 2. What does it mean to you to be a gothic? For me it is just the outlook on life that made me gothic. I found beauty in the dark, the cemetaries, the haunted realms, that most found frightening. I embraced the darkness rather than run from it. Holloween is just as important a holiday as Christmas to me. It also helped explain why I loved old dusty Victorian mansions to ultra modern apts and gothic styled churches. It is just who I am is all I can say 3. Do you notice any difference between you and the society? Not really. I have the same thoughts and convictions as anyone else. I just choose to observe them in my own way 4. Do gothics have their own language/words? I don’t see any difference other than what we like or gravitate to 5. How can you recognise a gothic? Some of us are very recognizable but there are a lot of us who do not show our “dark” side except on special occasions. The sweet little middle aged secretary you see at work can be a raging goth in her off time. While most of us shout it out in high school, as we get older we assimilate more in the workplace. You would need to pay attention to what we gravitate to or notice what colors we wear most to see us as we are. everyone at my establishment know that I am goth because I am the won wearing long sleeves in the summer, more Victorian attire and my wardrobe colors are mostly purple and black 6. What does a normal day look like? Like a normal day. 7. Do you feel like people judge you (because of your appearance and lifestyle)? All the time. They just don’t know what to make of the gothic granny they see in me. 8. Is there anything else that you think we need to know? Goths are just people who just think a little differently. We find beauty in the darkest places.  (Jun 18, 2013 | post #4)

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World Goth Day has roused dark memories in me | Adam Ruth...

Not all of us are teen angst goths. I am 64 and have been a goth almost all of my life. I don't do the clubs as much but now attend events geared towards the older goths like the Goth Cruise or the Endless Night Balls. There is an older goth culture out there. We don't die, we exist forever.  (Feb 8, 2013 | post #2)

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Is anyone else pissed about godhatesgoths.com?

Hence why I just love the church I attend. They are very accepting of goths and any other alternative cultures. As our priest states, "there are many roads to heaven and it doesn't matter how you get there as long as you get there. I also like that we actually have a goth day at the National Cathedral every October where any and all goths can gather and meet and attend mass in our full regalia. (I'm a Victorian goth) We attend mass and then meet for lunch after. I wish all religions were as accepting as ours. but alas I have been called a devil worshiper to evil encarnate just by the way I dress or what I enjoy. All because they have this "Burn the Witch" attitude towards anything that might be different.  (Feb 8, 2013 | post #191)

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Why are gothic people so reserved and anti-social amongst...

The best way to introduce yourself to goth culture is to attend a goth themed function and just blend. They will accept you in that context. Hit a vampire ball during halloween. Not the kiddie stuff but the more adult do it all up scene like the Annie Rice Ball in New orleans or the New York Endless Night ball. Depending where you are, there is probably such an event going on. Heading straight to the club usually don't work as lookieloos like to gawk at us and expect us to just be all dark and worshiping the devil, or vampiric which is not the case at all. We like those things but that's not who we are.  (Feb 8, 2013 | post #4)

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Gothic People

I am a tenth generation Catholic and I am a goth. I do not see the gothic culture as a religion but just a frame of mind, seeing beauty in the most basic of things. Embracing the dark but not worshiping it. Catholicism actually is the most gothic of religions and where goths in my area gather the most. As Heretic and Dreadfully Yours mentioned, it is only a lifestyle. The person you are sitting next to right this moment may just be a goth.  (Jan 11, 2013 | post #46)

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I hate the average Goth

Hello, Dylan. HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY...and many more! Don't want to judge or know what it was that made you dislike goths but as I mentioned to another who just didn't get the gothic culture, You just have to meet one. The best place for it is at a halloween event. Most goths are rather guarded because they are judge only by their appearance and no one actually tries to know the real person they are. Just attend a halloween event and just talk to us. I am a 64 year old grandma and yes, I am a goth. It is only a lifestyle and not meant to be anything more. We can be fun, especially at Halloween!!  (Jan 11, 2013 | post #432)

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Why are gothic people so reserved and anti-social amongst...

Just don't judge. People who wear gothic attire are just people. Some feel they have to exude a certain personality to be goth but no. They simply can just be themselves. Most goths are a little reserved and untrusting of outsiders because they get judge by what they wear and not who they are so they mainly stick around with other goths. Just treat them like any other person and they will open up. Just don't fixate on their look. That is not all they are.  (Jan 11, 2013 | post #2)

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Are you serious? You think you know what Goth is?

AMEN to THAT!! My point exactly.  (Jan 11, 2013 | post #2)