Along with some history thingy about Vikings
or another. Goth is a shallow label
subculture originally cultivated as an architectural design, but has grossly
mutated into a fashion statement for slightly alienated teens
(and occasionally adults).
read a lot of these definitions, and most
of them define the "true" goth and the "wannabe" goth. Let me just say this:
is no difference.
It doesn't matter if someone spends $500 a week
on mass-manufactured Hot Topic merchandise, or sits in their room for hours reading nihilist literature and/or casting spells from Barnes and Noble spellbooks. There
is no label
And no, there
"subcategories" of the "goth" sphere. There
are those that call themselves "goth", but how are they worse than those who call themselves "true" goths? Why not just be yourself and to hell with the labels?
is no point saying "Most
are teenage losers who need
themselves with fashion, but I, of course, am a true GOTH." It makes
just as arrogant and presumptuous.
Shop at Hot Topic, Abercrombie and Fitch, Value Village, wherever, just...
Don't bother categorizing everything, most
especially fashion statements.
Wannabe: "I dress in black
all the time and listen to Cradle
True: "I wear darker colors, most often black
styles, and like to study philosophy and art. Wannabes suck."
Me: "I dress in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, black
, white, silver, and all colors and 'styles' in between. Is an emergency vest
'gothic'? My friends are the same
ways, so give up the labels.