Re: Am I Gothic Person?
Posted by Mike on 2/11/2010, 11:49 am, in reply to "Am I Gothic Person?"
Well there is no licensing board for goths, but here's my story, and you can judge for yourself, since some people don't consider me a goth: |
Dark Shadows began in 1966 and that was my first cherished memory. I remember watching the show from earliest childhood, and my mother played classical music, rock music and had candle holders all through the house, always lit.
In grade school while other kids were painting people and making cig asshtrays, I painted haunted houses and made skulls. Looking back, I laugh my rear off when I think about that.
I was always an outcast, and had no friends, so while other people read Eddie and the Cruisers, I read about ghosts and haunted houses and became an expert on folklore vampires by about 8 years old.
The first hearse I ever saw inspired me to buy one, which I did, and I also bought a casket and started a photo set with them in the local haunted house at Halloween, which I've beend oing for years. Other people have trucks and Kia's I have now a hearse and a gothed out 59 Ford which I drive all the time.
I got into listening to Midnight Syndicate as a sound track for my business, along with Nightwish, now my gothic albums outnumber everything else four to one. My nightlight is one of my props, a skeleton bride in a beautiful dress with a blacklight in her. She is surrounded by candles and posters of angels and old houses.
As for my clothes, I found a long black overcoat and counted the hours till it arrived, and now I hardly wear anything else. I started wearing chokers after my daughter got into them and I thought they looked cool, so I custom made some.
It was after all of this that I found out there was something known as a Gothic culture. Someone told me about a goth club here, and one night was all it took to turn it into my main hangout.
I get laughed at, but I laugh back. I don't take life or myself too seriously.
I hope this little bio gives you a bit of a laugh.
Mike the Goth dad
: I have started concerning about gothic
: subculture when I realized that almost all
: music I like is taged as Gothic rock, Gothic
: metal, darkrock...
: I have read lot of cahracteristics of goth's
: and I found myself in most of it. This page
: explained lot of thing's to me and now I
: have one question that is very important for
: me: Am I goth? I will be wery thankful if
: you will help me to answer this. There are
: some information about me:
: Age 17
: I'm student of secondary school
: I Like "dark", sad, melamcholic,
: depresive,often slow, melodic music with
: good lyrics. My favourite band's are:
: Midnattsol, Tristania, Flowing tears,
: Tacere, Christian death, Inkubus Sukkubus,
: Sins of thy beloved, old Nightwish and many
: My favourite films are War movies like
: Saving private ryan, Apocalpse now and black
: hawk down or other films that forces me to
: think about life and humanity like
: I prefer black clothes.
: I like poems from Egar Alan Poe and some
: other poets with similar style.
: I enjoy learning books and I'm able to read
: whole book at once. I simply open book at
: morning and I will close it at evening after
: I have readed it.
: I have creative hobbies like Plastic
: modeling, miniature painting, origami... And
: I like art.
: Whole my life I was loner with only few
: friend's and only none of them is able to
: fully understand my way of thinking and
: feeling, But that is something that even I'm
: unable to understand.
: For some strange reason I like dark places
: where I can be alone and enjoy silence and
: think about anything. I also like ruins of
: medieval castles.
: I donf feel good in crowd of people and I
: was never wery popular between classmates,
: they simply don't like they don't understand
: why I'm so defferent from them. I'm
: nonviolent and it is very hard to provoke me
: to attack but if someone archieve that it
: will be really bad for him. This was reason
: why I was often target of mockery at primary
: school. Everyone was thinking tah I won't do
: anything until one boy oversteped it...
: I don't want to become someone other than my
: because I'm who I'm and im proud of it even
: when it causes most of troubles in my life
: because I believe that if someone tryes to
: be someone other than he really is he stop's
: being himself and if he insn't himself he is
: noone. I have spended most of my life by
: trying to fit into some group of people and
: it never works besause soon or later I have
: showed who I am and I was on begining again.
: I Have talked to some goth's thought
: internet and they were all good interesting
: people who were able to understand me better
: than "normal" people.
: This article is longer than I was excepting
: but I cannot describe myself in few
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