So every week for months you heard WWF commentators say the exact
same thing. What is a Gothic Lifestyle? Well none of them
had the balls to the research, but I did. And what I found I am posting.
I hope that soon I can make a quiz for all you little Gothic Fledglings
who want to know just how goth you are. So check back for that.
What is means to be Goth. Well Goth, short for Gothic is
a lifestyle that is intricate and beautiful and romantic. For a long
time the idea of Goth was considered Evil and Satanic. Well
it in some ways is and some ways it isn't. Allow me to explain, There
is nothing about Goth that says you must believe in God. And if you
don't buy into one cultures idea of God why would you buy into that said
cultures idea of a devil.
There are many funny things that go along with the current
Gothic Genra. Number one dark clothing. It seems that if you
want to be Goth you either have to wear antique clothing or extremely dark
colors. Black is preferable, but you can get away with reds, Dark
blues, purples, and other dismal colors, all depending on how you use them.
lots of dark makeup, though it helps to make your skin overly pale, sorta
make you look dead, cause Death has alot to do with Goth. Black Nail
polish is a good accent, it just screams "look at me I am goth!"
Traditionaly us goth freaks would wear our hair Pitch black and strait.
However now the popular goth culture allows us to get away from that (thank
God I love blond hair men and I would not want to see any member of the
brood dyeing thier beauitful hair black) Today feel free to go with normal
colors. Red is a really good choice symbolizes mortality, blood,
and it brings out nice pale skin tone. Unnatural colors are also
cool. Keep with the dark idea, Purples, blues, the like. Also wear
lots of metalics. Silver looks good but some who believe them selves
to be vampires might not like that because vampires can not look at the
reflection so they will probally opt for gold.
Another very important piece of the Gothic wardrobe is body piercing.
It is amazingly goth, it looks great, and it is so fun to do.
I have my nose pierced and it is the most amazing thing I have done.
What ever kind of body piercing you opt for it okay but remember even more
then the piercing you have to have a gothic reason behind it. To
demonstrate this I will give you my gothic reason behind my nose ring.
"Contemporary Scientists believe that you can tell how good the genes a
person is born with are by the semetry of thier body, by putting
a hole on only one side of my body I am celebrating the inperfection that
is mankind and what brought us to our fatal mortality." another good
and very gothic reason would be a "Higher (or lower, you choose) powers
wants me to suffer in pain and torment all the days of this mortal life,
and to leave the Mark of Caine, the first vampire, on my skin to
show of the sins of my body." Okay thats my suggestion to any of
you who can't think of anything really really good for yourself.
Anyway another way you can tell turning yourself into a human pin cushion
makes you goth is if you enjoy the pain. Gothic freaks tend to like
this idea of feeling pain. Maybe cause the world around them doesn't really
feel anything at all.
It is a common belief that gothic people tend to be morbib.
Constantly thinking or death and dispair. This is good because it
is ussualy turned to amazing works of art. In elaborate drawing or
beautiful poetry, music, and other pieces of literature. When you
feel like getting in touch with your gothic creative side you must remember
that your art must reflect the turmoils of life. Do not write about
dafodils and ponies (unless you are talking about the death of them) Make
it as dark as you see the world.
here is a little selection from a song I wrote.
"I think it's time you turned the page you spent an eternity reading
the words and never feeling thier pain."
if you are stuck on ideas just take some of the words I use alot
in this gothic lifestyle thing and repeat them in a differnet order.
Like mrobid, dark, Pain, Evil, Cruel, Mortal, suffering, ect you get the
Gothic culture gives you alot of freedom on musical preference.
Tori Amos is fine, but then again he so is Megadeth. You can listen
to rap or maybe even jewel. However I am sorry children Nsync just
don't make this cut. I do apologize
One things that can help you on your way to making a gothic lifestyle
is reading historical texts, the bible, greek Mythology, reniannce poetry
you get the idea.
The last thing I would like to say about Gothic is that is something
you can use your own imagination. Just try to turn your focus from
the happy things in life to the sad ones and you did it you are goth.