a person that wishes to wear black, these people arnt sad or pethetic just willing to be different and like to stand out. they are ususally quite funny people. but you do get some sad pethetic attention seekers that go around slitting their wrist and pretending to be depressed
oh look there goes kaighley crocker with dan mead fucking little posers
by Morbid Angel November 26, 2004
the best way of life, all the girls are hot, the guys have manners, and you can have fun doing anything.
i love gothic girls, and the gothic life
by noah ray August 13, 2004
There is something horribly wrong with the way people view "goths". "Goths" are not always doom and gloom. They are not always listening to screaming, miserable music. And, oh, did you know, some "Goths" even wear different colors other than black? Ever heard of Bauhaus or Siouxsie and the Banshees? They're considered "goth" bands.

The culture is so much different from what people make it out to be. Being "goth" is a way of expressing yourself to your liking. Just as some might wear letterman jackets and other clothes. They're normal people with different views. You can't lump them into some little group because a bunch of teenyboppers decided they were going to slit their wrists and write horrible poetry. That's just the same as saying all "preps" worship their boyfriends and say 'like' all of the time. It's stupid and it's full of prejudice. Granted, prejudice is what seems to make the world go around lately.. Doesn't mean you have to give in to that trend of throwing out vile and disgusting words at something you don't understand.
"The Gothic scene and the mundane world have always been at odds. This rift is largely due to a miniscule breakdown in communication resulting simply from the misapplication of certain words."

-Voltaire's 'What is Goth?'
by Articia February 07, 2006
Gloomy, dark, dreary. 12th century era gothic architecture included pointed buildings and large stained glass windows. The novel Dracula is an example of gothic literature. The Castlevania series are gothic videogames.

Gothic literature, architecture, and occasionally games are cool. Poser "goths" who try to follow trends by buying crap from hot topic are not. Not to be confused with "emo", which is a step even further down than this..which sometimes is hard to believe.
me: You call yourself "goth"? Okay then, who wrote the original gothic novel Dracula?

poser goth: uhh I dunno. come on man you're holdin me up. i gotta meet my friends at 7 at the mall. we're all going to hot topic

me: *slaps poser goth*
by ghandiman440 August 10, 2006
1. A person who has sincerely immersed themselves in a stoic and depressingly good literature, is rather solemn and is gothic because of a state of mind not the clothes, black nails, or music.
2. Some jerkoff who wants to be definition number one but is just a retarded teenager confuzed by puberty and taking it out on the world, catagorizing themselves, and shopping at the all-mighty evil, Hot Topic... because they think its all about how they dress and what they listen to.
For definition 1-
The gothic culture was always been looked down upon due to a lack of social acceptance
For Definition 2-
"Dude. check out the new clothes and lipstick i got from hot topic. i am so gothic" <--should be shot.
by jane December 10, 2003
Goth is essentially every other music scene (indie, rave, etc.), just a bit spookier and dramatic. The actual goths (ie, not the high school kids) are usually college students or average people with dayjobs. Many work in the tech field as it affords them flexibility with their appearance. They typically have macabre or devious senses of humor (yes, they do laugh - a lot.) and are subject to the same fallacies, issues, and qualities that other humans are. Most are not cutters.

Just like other scenes, the goth scene is extremely misrepresented by the youth who either misappropriate the genre or simply don't quite "get it." They often put a public and very misleading face on the scene and many goths (such as myself) rush to defend the scene, as flawed as it might be, for it is something that happens to bring much joy to many people. The illusion of uniqueness is just that. But then again, deep down, we're all different in some way, but there's still no harm in doing what you can to set yourself apart if you find value in that.

Still, much of the older goth scenesters do not completely dismiss the younger generations. They might deride them, but hope they will expand their horizons. Conversely, you will find older goths who enjoy the more commercial acts, for no other reason than simple personal taste.

One final thing: Most goths don't just listen to music associated with that genre. Most will branch out. Some listen to Punk or Techno, some even listen to Jazz or Motown. The final idea of being a goth is to simply be yourself, even if you're not wearing black.

We still reserve the right to make fun of emo kids because we know we look silly. They haven't figured it out yet.
I don't have an gothic example. I'm not that creative.
by demonfafa September 19, 2006
There is something horribly wrong with the way people view "goths". "Goths" are not always doom and gloom. They are not always listening to screaming, miserable music. And, oh, did you know, some "Goths" even wear different colors other than black? Ever heard of Bauhaus or Siouxsie and the Banshees? They're considered "goth" bands.

The culture is so much different from what people make it out to be. Being "goth" is a way of expressing yourself to your liking. Just as some might wear letterman jackets and other clothes. They're normal people with different views. You can't lump them into some little group because a bunch of teenyboppers decided they were going to slit their wrists and write horrible poetry. That's just the same as saying all "preps" worship their boyfriends and say 'like' all of the time. It's stupid and it's full of prejudice. Granted, prejudice is what seems to make the world go around lately.. Doesn't mean you have to give in to that trend of throwing out vile and disgusting words at something you don't understand.
"The Gothic scene and the mundane world have always been at odds. This rift is largely due to a miniscule breakdown in communication resulting simply from the misapplication of certain words."

-Voltaire's 'What is Goth?'
by Articia August 06, 2006
Gothic does not mean most of the things that are on these pages , to all of the readers. I happen to be a 30 year old "gothic woman" so all of those phrases referring to teenagers, well those are not goths, just kids who are trying to get attention if they act like little asses , They do not reamain gothic after high school,but as we all know all teenagers act like that, but the "preps " are usually the ones who end up pregnat by the age of 15.

Although there are true gothic teenagers that stay this way all of their lives. There are some that give others a bad name, just live White people, African Americans, Hispanics, Muslums, you cant judge everyone by one person!
All of the Gothic people I know are very much more on a normal level of life than you so called everyday average people, & yes society does look down on all the gothic people , because its not their way of life, but we do not understand the concept of the way your lives are lived either.
Having chickens in your kitchen for decoration, thats kinda messed up huh? & pretty pink walls & so fourth, You are still just as screwed up in the head as the rest of us, so dont think you are any better. As for hot topic, go in there sometime & talk to the people that work there,or ther customers.
You will find them some of the most intellegent people you will ever meet, Oh & the nicest, as long as you don't come of as you are going to insult them . All that goths are ,are people who are who they want to be, so as for the comments about it not having to do with people, clothing, music or whatever, it has to do with all of those things, because thats the way we want it.
It has NOTHING to do with your defintion, do you see us getting on here writing about how stupid sporty , athletic people are? No you don't. So lay off the subject until you know more about it , the stereotype did come from the old word gothic because that is what has turned us onto that lifestyle, the art, the architecture & so fourth, there are gothic people that do not even dress in black, but they don't because of people like you!!!!!!
by Roseanna Steele September 22, 2006

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