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nov1336 posted this thread...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 2:10 am

What is Gothic to you? What does a Gothic person look like to you? What does Gothic person do?

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Love-is-Everything replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 7:08 am

Peronally when I think of a goth person I think of the color black. dark hair, dark clothes, not exactly the most 'popular' person, dosent like to stand out. No one judge me for my opinion!

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nov1336 replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

To me it is screamo, black clothes, dark jewelry, and not social and hates people and there is no god.

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RaverZephyr replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm

nov, i know that is your opinion, but:

1. Not all goths like screamo

2. Not all are anti-social

3. Not all of them hate people

4. Most of all, you've confused being goth with atheism at the last part. You can be goth without being atheist, and vice versa.


I shall contact my friend orpheus so he may come to this thread and give you his first hand experience with identifying goths.

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nov1336 replied...
Mar. 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I know its just what I think of when I think of goth people. I have two friends who are goth and they are not completle like what I think of when I think of goths

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chloena_garrett replied...
Jun. 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Well, I'm goth and I love heavy metal, I try to stay away from people, and I don't really like many people. But not all goths are like that. I wear all black most of the time and wear dark makeup. I do have a very morbid kind of mind set, but I also still believe in God. I'm very pale because I hate the sun, and I use to cut, but I haven't recently. IDK if that helps you any, but I hate all the stereotypes we're pinned with....

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5thSparrow replied...
Jun. 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm

I used to be goth until I got tired of the constant confrontation with my mom. goth.net is a decent soruce on what being goth means in actuality but even there you can find generalizations that don't always apply. for me it was about free thought and it also functioned as a "filter" to decide which people i associated were worth my time.... meaning that if you have a problem with me becuase of how i'm dressed then I don't have time for you. I didn't get into metall until i gave up on being goth although i did have some self mutilation issues and depression issues while i was like that.... so i did fit some of the stereotypes.

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SamanthaW replied...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Honestly, I'm not goth. And even if I was, I don't like to lable myself. I love screamo and heavy metal music. I love the colors black and red, as seen in my wardorbe, but I am not goth. Literally, people have come up to me at school and asked "Are you goth?" I don't have a problem with people that say they are goth, but I have a hard time admitting that that's what I am because my family isn't exactly supportive of it. I don't like the words "goth" or "emo" because they aren't used properly. I hate how people think that you have to be a certain way to be considered goth. I have never even heard of someone thinking that goths are athiests. Well at least all goths. Just because someone wears black and listens to a certain type of music, doesn't mean their goth and vice versa. My ex-boyfriend considers himself to be goth, but he doesn't wear all black (all the time), he's not an athiest, he's not anti-social (he knows literally everyone in my whole school), but he listens to heavy metal. Goth is a term, in my opinion, that has no definition. If you consider yourself goth, then you are, and if you don't, then you're not. It should be about freedom on how you want to dress, how you want to live your life. Not on vicious stereotypes. At this point, I feel like I'm ranting and I'm not sure if I'm even making any sense to you at all. What I'm saying is that you shouldn't say that you believe all goths are a certain way. You could end up hurting someone's feelings or pissing someone off because I personally know that's not true.

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SilentlyThinking replied...
Oct. 18, 2013 at 4:37 pm

wears clothes inspired by gothic eras, 12th century inspired fashion, corsets, lace, straps, etc. 

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AnnaOfMirkwood replied...
Apr. 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

There isn't one certain way to describe a Goth. I'm Goth, but I'm not exactly like every other Goth. All people, regardless of a certain group or norm they identify with, are still individuals. For me, my version of Goth is most black clothes with other dark colors like red and purple and gray. I like hard rock and metal music. I prefer solitariness but that doesn't mean I don't like hanging out with my friends every now and then--I just need time to myself to, even if it's just sitting in my room with my dog and a book. I love generally creepy things like storms and old houses. That's what Goth is to me.

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