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there is nothing wrong with goths like me who just wear a lot of black and are depressed. I hate that a lot of people say that no one has a real reason for being depressed. I think that this is not a nice thing to do because they do not know what is going on in the life of that person, saying that they have no reason to be depressed may be hurting their feelings.

I think that most goths are ok apart from the ones who think they are cool just because they intimidate others. I do not think that walking around wearing black lipstick makes you cool. I have nothing against those who have a strong reason to be depressed as I do, but I do not like people who enjoy hating others.

I would also like to mension that this website is stupid, it is inviting people to insult others. Why can everyone not just accept what other people think. I hate anyone who thinks that they're opinion is always right and that they are better then everyone else.

This is my opinion and I am not going to force anyone to agree with me but I just felt that the way people treat others on this site is wrong and that your should think twice about what you write before you end up hurting someones feelings.


Ps: I am not a teeny, or some soppy kid who wants everyone to love each other, I just know the effect things like this can have on other people.
"I dress in black but this does not make me a goth"

"You wear black lipstick and a dog collar but this does not make you cool or give you a right to instult others"
by I owe my life to GoodCharlotte December 14, 2004

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Where do I start!
The Fake Goth or GOFF- an offshoot of the Punk or metal scene that varies little apart from going towards such group as Marylin mansion NIN, etc wearing large amounts of black and rebelling cos it looks cool (Ironic eh?)

the Gothic scene- I can only speak for the british scene personally but it seems to have come out of the post-punk movement in the late 70's early 80's going toward darker and heavier tones and feelings, e.g. Sisters of mercy, Siouxsie and the banshees, etc,

A Goth- a person who often has a twisted or cynical view on life, and sees the world as a dark, hopeless and i might say, morbid place, and revels in it, they are often interested in the arts particularly dating back to the 18/19th centuries and take a lot of their stle from that period (often for posh occaisons) but are still in touch with the modern day, stereotyped(is that a word) by black clothing, silver jewelry and makeup (both Genders) but the appearance does not matter when it comes to goths, it is their view on life and what they feel inside, that style of clothing is simply a common occurance

*whew*
Goff: *to real goth* you fucking weirdo! I reject you you conformist, I reject you normal people!

Goth: *smirks, then sighs slightly and walks off*
by Tau July 28, 2004

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Goth is a lifestyle which is much stereotyped by many teens who are posers, the lot. It is a style of living that entails being dark, romantic, poetic, artistic, mysterious, calm, sometimes sad, stuff.
I am gothic because I go to hottopic (loser)
I consider ymself to be gothic. I am.
by Toxie June 02, 2004

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Alot of people have added what a goth really is, a thoughful caring person, and some other chavs have added some hate mail you find down the bottom of the page...
I'll say what i think makes a goth
The biggest virtue is of course, selflessness.
A goth wont lower themselves to looking at people and saying "chu looking at??" then promptly begin beating them up... well only if they outnumber their prey two to one, thats called a chav people.
Secondly, goths are creative thoughful people who have very colourful personalities.
Goths don't resort to typing like this: "hey, u kk?" "ye i fine ta", we actually bother to speak proper english.
A goth wont also think that they are the most important person in the world or act like cowards, (i.e. chavs).
We also dress what makes us happy, we dont care if you say its not "in" we dont care whats "in".
You might think at this time im being a bit harsh on the chavs, but next time you watch the news, or a cop show on tv, look at the guy(s) in the stolen nova, or running from a store laden with stuff...
someone wearing burberry or some stupid tracksuit. There are very few goths or others very similar that commit serious crimes.
Chav:"What chu looking at?"
Goth:"Excuse me?"
Chav:"What chu looking at me for?? you wanna make somethin of dis?"
Goth:"No, I..."
*Goth gets stabbed by chav for no reason*
by Scottism September 12, 2008

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1. A type of architecture, not a "style" or "way of life."
2. People who think they're evil, but would shit their diapers if they saw the real thing.
1. Look at that Gothic building, it's so beautiful.
2. "Goth" kid: Holy shit a demon!! *screams and cries bloody murder*
by stormdemon September 08, 2008

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goth is a word made up by people who need a name for stuff. people who are considered goth tend to wear alot of black, white, red, and purple. other colors are welcomed. i hate that people think goths are evil. my absolute best friend in the world is a goth and she ROCKS. she loves the ramones, afi, and the dropkick murphy's. she wears bondage pants(pants with alot of chains and straps), t shirts about add, family guy, and invader zim, nd friggin awesome hoodies. it is a very complementary look, as black tends to be, and i loooove it! i do not fit under a label, though some stupid people call it emo. yeah. i dont even wear alot of black. but if i was to choose a style, i would choose gothic (or grunge, but anyway...), because it looks the best on people and it shocks. of course, their are scary goths, like the satan worshipping, hex giving , evil goths, but .. i like em. lol. but, you just have to get to know someone before you label them, if thats what u plan on doing. i mean, yeah. my bff(as mentioned earlier) actually speaks to preps. one of em is a good friend who likes abercrombie and backflips. yeah. gothic people(and emos, in general) are very open minded(usually) and are not quick to judge, even when others are quick to judge them.
goth: i love you
me: omg i love you too
paris hilton: thats hot.

lol i just wanted to say that
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the personality
people who express their souls in a dark way. real goths don't cut themselves (some do, but it's not a goth trait... there are preppy cutters too.) real goths could be atheistic, christian, jewish, wiccan, agnostic, whatever... goths don't worship satan. goth music could range from classics like Evanescence and Linkin Park to Wicked and Rent or even Enya... i like to think of myself as the founder of the "broadway goth," goths that are theatrical and artistic. real goths are open to friendships with everyone and never exclude someone because they're not "goth" enough. goths also tend to have fire in their souls and dislike conforming to other people's set rules. this sometimes impacts their grades, which gives way to the rumors that goths are stupid and stubborn.
the style
hot topic is really a punk store, but it has goth things as well. however, you can get goth stuff lots more places... personally, my shopping consists mainly of thrift stores (i trade old clothes in for store credit), old navy (really simple things like, idk, swim suits, plain black tee shirts, zip up sweatshirts) and hot topic for odd items. a lot of goths don't wear solid black all the time because they have unique style and wear what they want. also, handmade clothing is very goth.
rixa's advice to beginners
my advice to beginning goths everywhere is this- don't feel pressured into doing things because you're afraid not to be goth. you don't have to wear black lipstick and eyeshadow if you don't want to! you don't have to listen to screaming metal if you don't want to! if mom has issues with chains and multiple piercings, you don't have to! opt for a victorian look (think vampires and red roses) or maybe something cute and sweet (like cute graphic tees and converse). goth is what you make it. not what other people say. and never listen to people when they say you're a poser, because unless you follow what everyone else thinks is goth, you're not.
there is also such a thing as gothic literature... a famous gothic writer is edgar allen poe. lemony snicket is not a gothic author. alice in wonderland is a gothic type book because the story is kind of dark humor and just a little strange.
my personal favorites
striped leggings and plaid skirt together
lace fingerless gloves (i made mine)
corset top (got mine at forever 21, started modifying a black tank top last night)
black boots (mine are dress boots and i've had them for nearly 4 years)
fun jewelry (my favorite piece is two random old fashioned keys i found that i put on a chain)
good old fashioned deformed cargo pants
low cut converse
my favorite goth musician is amy lee of evanescence.
by rixa January 03, 2007

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