The Resurrection

Hi there!

The Author is currently in the process of resurrecting this here blog. For the time being, she is focusing on fleshing out the various static pages, and doing little tweaks here and there – such as the spiffy new banner up top.

In the not so distant future, there will be more blogposts – possibly with a slightly more personal flair – with information about the Goth Culture and “being goth”, as it were.┬áThe blog is intended to be a source of information about Goth Culture as such, but will also serve as a personal blog for the Author. The main reason for this decision is practicality: The Author identifies as being ‘goth’ – therefore any and all ‘personal’ blogposts would be in the “being goth” vein.

Note: As stated in the blogpost entitled “What is Goth?”┬ábeing goth is largely a subjective matter. What the Author includes is by no means the end-all be-all of Goth Culture – far from it – it’s just a stepping stone, a starting point for those who read the blog and find themselves drawn to the culture.

Stay Spooky & Creep it Real!
~Dystopia

Goth Music 101 – In the Beginning…

As mentioned in my previous post, a basic knowledge of where goth music originated is a gothy must. The genres mentioned here are ‘goth rock’, ‘postpunk’, and ‘deathrock’ – all of which overlap to some extent, and all three emerged from the punk scene.

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What is Goth?

Trying to define what goth is, is like trying to define what art is: Near impossible. If you were to ask ten goths to define what goth is, you would most likely get ten different answers. I can only offer my personal opinion on this matter, but for the sake of education I will attempt to illustrate what the general consensus within the goth community states. As luck would have it, most of the general consensus overlaps greatly with my own personal opinion.

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Emergence

Hullo,

I know, I know – …yet another goth blog, and if you’re sick and tired of these, I’m not going to twist your arm and make you stay.

I wanted to write this blog because I – as a goth – have an inherent passion for educating people, and the goth subculture is victim to a myriad of misconceptions I aim to put straight, in a manner of speaking. In this blog I will attempt to explain what the goth subculture entails, where it came from, what it means to be “a goth”, and hopefully correct at least a few of the misconceptions. Also, and perhaps more importantly from a (sub)cultural stand point, this might serve as a source of information for aspiring babybats out there.

Be forewarned, however, this will be a biased blog, as it is written by someone who identifies as “one of them gothy types.” This blog will be based upon my own interpretation and understanding of what goth is, what it is not, how the culture evolved over time, and so on.

I am in no way, shape or form any sort of “authority” on the subject of goth subculture as such. I am, however, a goth – and I have been one for several years: Going on my twentieth as I write this. I didn’t always ‘proclaim’ myself as one, but I always felt more at home in the “goth” crowd than anywhere else, and now I’m old enough to confidently say that I am – in fact – a goth.