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What is your definition of a goth?

AmayaEcho posted this thread...
Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I consider myself a goth, but I don't think that I'm of the stereotypical variety.  Post what you think a good definition of a goth is, stereotypes aside.  I'm curious.

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Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Wears mostly black punk and military inspired clothing. Pale skin and dark hair, heavy dark eye makeup or dark/ red lipstick if any makeup at all. Listen to metal music, always a horror movie fan, resentment towards bubbly and bright people, and immense hatred for society. But then all counter cultures don't like society all that much. Would you say I got it?

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SakuyaThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Feb. 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Yeah I agree but there are different feelings of the dark styles like punk and such too.

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Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I don't consider punk and goth the same thing at all. People who are goth care what others think about them and stick to a set fashion. Punks are people who love angry music, alcohol, getting into fights and anarchy. I guess the main difference is that goths know they are goth, they may even strive to be goth, and they start being a goth in middle school or high school or even later on while punks are born punk. Punk isn't a fashion statement, it's a lifestyle. 

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Aircrafter replied...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I got my definition of goth from Voltaire. Of course, I barely remember anything he said.

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Rose99 replied...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

It depends on the person..... goth people wear dark clothes and so do punk and emo..... emo people also think either about hurting themselfs or other people..... while punks just think of rock music..... and  other people dress up just for attention

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DreamAngel replied...
Mar. 14, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Do you mean the goth fashion or the goth mindset? Because (Correct me if I'm wrong) I've been told the goth mindset (by goths) is that it's an acceptance and finding the beauty in darkness, and incorporating it into their every day life. I believe the gothic style is an expression of that.

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