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2020-05-22 1:57:45 PM  
44 votes:
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2020-05-22 2:01:38 PM  
28 votes:

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2020-05-22 2:20:16 PM  
24 votes:
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2020-05-22 1:51:36 PM  
23 votes:
Still a classic.
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2020-05-22 1:51:10 PM  
20 votes:
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2020-05-22 3:19:50 PM  
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2020-05-22 2:59:38 PM  
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2020-05-22 2:35:07 PM  
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I used to have that on a t-shirt and one day I wore it to the local Renn Faire. I was sitting down on a bench with my friend and some goth kids walked by. One of them stopped to read the shirt and just said, "Huh?" There was an elderly woman sitting next to me and she leaned forward, read my shirt, and just started laughing! She then nudged her friend who also read my shirt, looked at the confused goth and starting laughing, too. I felt a little bad for the goth but the reaction from the two older ladies was just so delightful.
 
2020-05-22 2:57:05 PM  
13 votes:
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An ill wind is blowing...
 
2020-05-22 2:00:36 PM  
12 votes:
I'm not into the goths.  I'm a much bigger fan of the vandals.
 
2020-05-22 2:02:12 PM  
11 votes:
If you really want to celebrate World Goth Day:

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Get out there and sack Rome!
 
2020-05-22 2:07:41 PM  
10 votes:
For everyone who's here for pictures of hot goth chicks instead of historical Goth jokes:

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2020-05-22 3:04:50 PM  
9 votes:
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2020-05-22 2:34:05 PM  
8 votes:

zidders: Father_Jack: fattys

fark you, too.


You sound fat ;)
 
2020-05-22 2:20:54 PM  
7 votes:

Z-clipped: Counterpoint: GIS for "Suicide Girls nudes"


Yes, because its 1998.
 
2020-05-22 2:01:07 PM  
7 votes:

peter21: Has there ever been such a disparity in a genre as to the attractiveness of goth girls and goth boys?


Physical attraction is for normal people, it is better to have a union based on a shared understanding that all is futile and we are all just corpses waiting to die.


Is what goth guys say to goth girls to get them in bed and what goth girls say to put off normal guys who say they are hot.
 
2020-05-22 2:29:20 PM  
6 votes:
So many BS stereotypes about goths in this thread. All you judgemental types can fark off.
 
2020-05-22 1:02:33 PM  
6 votes:
It's World Goth Day? Why wasn't I notified?

Oh, I guess it's something stupid and not dumb blonds going goth for me.

Oh and goth dudes, you still look farking stupid. Unless you're just doing that look to get goth girls. But you still look farking stupid.
 
2020-05-22 4:24:06 PM  
5 votes:
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2020-05-22 3:57:27 PM  
5 votes:

DevilGirlFromMars: Elder goth here. Hung out at ManRay when I lived in the Boston area back in the day. Remember going to art shows at Fools Mansion in Salem. I spend more time in NY these days and still shop at Trash & Vaudeville every time I'm in the village and I'm glad it still exists even though Obscura doesn't.

Anyway you know what's really goth? Just being yourself and not judging people by their taste in music or clothing. Like that's fine when you are a 15 year old figuring out your place in the world, I guess. But if you are a 30 year old adult and you still sneer at people for not fitting every cartoonish stereotype of your subculture you need to seriously get a grip on your priorities. I love me some Cruxshadows but I will jam to Britney any day of the week.

It is okay to like more than one thing. There's actually an absurdly huge amount of crossover between fans of goth aesthetics and Disney theme parks. Who knew? Also, many of us have jobs. The guy who runs one of the biggest goth club nights in my area is a veteran and an ER surgical nurse. He's also a sports fan.

It's almost as if people can be multifaceted.


YOU ARE NOT GOFF ENUFF.

shadow raven cat crying tears of absinthe lestat and I will mock you at the next goth night provided we can get a ride to the club and I dont have to open at blockbuster the next morning
 
2020-05-22 2:35:40 PM  
4 votes:

zidders: Father_Jack: fattys

fark you, too.


not a fan of the term fatty?
 
2020-05-22 2:35:20 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-05-22 1:52:51 PM  
4 votes:
Noel Fielding. That Is all
 
2020-05-22 1:50:54 PM  
4 votes:
Too bad my Hot Topics has closed down or else I would celebrate...

/amirite?
 
2020-05-22 4:39:11 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-05-22 3:59:12 PM  
3 votes:
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2020-05-22 3:01:51 PM  
3 votes:

PanicAttack: Father_Jack: PanicAttack: I still have this CD. I'm so proud I haven't lost it after countless moves and shiatty ex-boyfriends.
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the highlight of your cd collection is a bauhaus cover comp? Really?

Of course. That's exactly what I said. *eyeroll*


just seemed a weird choice to post that of all the corpus of the genre.

I was in 2 of the bands contributing to that cd. Heh.
 
2020-05-22 2:45:31 PM  
3 votes:

BolloxReader: I didn't know any fat Goths. I did know fat LARPers who dressed Goth for Vampire games. Most of the Goths I knew were thin. Heroin was popular among them because opium and Poe and other authors and artists.


we were thin because we were young and poor and we hadn't gotten jobs writing html yet. Then the internet interneted and we all got jobs and amazingly quit working in bookstores
 
2020-05-22 2:17:43 PM  
3 votes:
Like so many other things misunderstood & co-opted by those more interested in style than substance, in profit than progress, it's now a wan, pale shade of what once was and is no longer, haunting those who remember and continuing to influence those who never knew.

Which, in itself, is an attestation of all things Goth.
 
2020-05-22 2:04:46 PM  
3 votes:

Mugato: It's World Goth Day? Why wasn't I notified?

Oh, I guess it's something stupid and not dumb blonds going goth for me.

Oh and goth dudes, you still look farking stupid. Unless you're just doing that look to get goth girls. But you still look farking stupid.


Every group of weirdos looks silly. They take on a new identity,put in effort to show the outgroups they won't confirm, and the ingroup they belong.

From that they fill, or attempt to, some void. They want the sense of kinship and belonging that the "normal" world denied them.

So I'm not gonna attack goths. Equally messed up people exist in all manner of less unpopular, more acceptable groups. People who lose their identity to a sports group or team, or a frat, skaters, bicycling, etc.

Hell, I'd be a member of one of those groups to fill my void, but I'm lazy and apathetic about my problems. I show the world I don't care with cargo shorts.
 
2020-05-22 1:57:36 PM  
3 votes:
I remember back in the 80's, most all the goth chicks were hot, and they wanted nothing to do with me.  But then again, in the 80's, very few women wanted anything to do with me.
 
2020-05-22 7:14:07 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-22 5:36:24 PM  
2 votes:
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well I couldn't let this thread pass w/o my jam.
 
2020-05-22 4:22:00 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-22 4:19:56 PM  
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2020-05-22 3:42:06 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-22 3:38:03 PM  
2 votes:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Father_Jack: geekbikerskum: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/x0HsjYtd​AKM]
And with Nitzer Ebb's "Join In the Chant" plus Front 242's "Headhunter", we have the birth of EBM--Electronic Body Music, which ended up taking over dance floors in goth clubs.  (The video for Front 242's "Headhunter" depicts a topless woman for a few seconds and is thus NSFW, hence no link.)

and then this paved the way to acid house and the mid90s race scene and techno as arming van Buren knows it. Weird to think Above and Beyond trace their heritage to nitzer and 242.

And surely homage ought also be paid to Skinny Puppy, the evil mad geniuses of the electronic world? That those kooky Canucks were able to create things like First Aid, Warlock, assimilate, testure using those hella primitive 1st generation synths is nothing short of brilliant.  A lot of their stuff holds up pretty well to this day

The goth dudes I worked with in the mid-90s were way into Skinny Puppy. And also Type O Negative.


C'mon, once you hear their version of "Cinnamon Girl," it's hard to go back.

Type O Negative - Cinnamon Girl [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
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2020-05-22 3:35:46 PM  
2 votes:

Brandi Morgan: IMO

If you want goth, read Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite

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Much prefer Drawing Blood, complete with the scrach-n'-sniff experience:

Levin-watchers thought our hero would be hard put to outdo this pinnacle of good taste, but they underestimated him. In 1994 his catalogue asked a trifling $600 for "THE MOST HORRIFYING COPY OF ANY VAMPIRE NOVEL". This was Poppy Z. Brite's Drawing Blood in a very, very rare state. Thanks to the helpful chap who'd committed suicide by setting fire to himself with a Molotov cocktail right next to a US mailbox containing copies of the limited edition, the book was lovingly catalogued as: "Odor of burning human flesh otherwise fine in slipcase."
The author herself commented: "It would be a wonderful experience to read the book cover-to-cover with the odor of burned human flesh rising from it. I'm a pretty fast reader, so the smell wouldn't have time to dissipate."
 
2020-05-22 3:33:00 PM  
2 votes:
*sigh*
Emperor, Emperor, the Goths are at the gates of Rome!
Again? Very well, give them the usual tribute of absinthe coctails, but for heaven's sake, keep them away from my wife's eyeliner!
 
2020-05-22 2:53:40 PM  
2 votes:

Father_Jack: PanicAttack: I still have this CD. I'm so proud I haven't lost it after countless moves and shiatty ex-boyfriends.
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the highlight of your cd collection is a bauhaus cover comp? Really?


Of course. That's exactly what I said. *eyeroll*
 
2020-05-22 2:39:40 PM  
2 votes:

zidders: So many BS stereotypes about goths in this thread. All you judgemental types can fark off.


Welcome to my "favorites" list on fark. :)
 
2020-05-22 2:37:58 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: It's World Goth Day? Why wasn't I notified?

Oh, I guess it's something stupid and not dumb blonds going goth for me.

Oh and goth dudes, you still look farking stupid. Unless you're just doing that look to get goth girls. But you still look farking stupid.


And there it is. The dumbest comment on Fark I'll see today. GFY.

For those that care: www.kexp.org is awesome today.
 
2020-05-22 2:26:26 PM  
2 votes:

dothemath: Z-clipped: Counterpoint: GIS for "Suicide Girls nudes"

Yes, because its 1998.


Kind of my point- they're still putting up new sets every day.   The stream of hot alt women never ends.

Also... FARK I'm old.

/It's still real to me, dammit.
 
2020-05-22 2:23:18 PM  
2 votes:

PanicAttack: I still have this CD. I'm so proud I haven't lost it after countless moves and shiatty ex-boyfriends.
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the highlight of your cd collection is a bauhaus cover comp? Really?
 
2020-05-22 2:15:52 PM  
2 votes:
Makes comments about Skinny Puppy....

... expect to be told vigorously that they aren't Goth
 
2020-05-22 1:59:12 PM  
2 votes:

peter21: Has there ever been such a disparity in a genre as to the attractiveness of goth girls and goth boys?


Punk, maybe?   Punk girls can be hot.  Punk guys can be too.  Unless they look more like Johnny Rotten, and less like Henry Rollins.
 
2020-05-22 8:38:17 PM  
1 vote:
The visi Goth scene has disappeared
 
2020-05-22 8:16:53 PM  
1 vote:
How was this missed (even by me)?:

Goth Talk SNL "Countess Cobwella"
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2020-05-22 7:11:37 PM  
1 vote:
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/obligatory in a Goth thread.
 
2020-05-22 6:07:21 PM  
1 vote:

isamudyson: [YouTube video: Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]]


Too soon! :p
 
2020-05-22 5:09:06 PM  
1 vote:
Go goths but the DJ doesn't have the right music? Play this & trust me, they will dance to it, if only ironically:

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen (Pop-Up Video)
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2020-05-22 5:01:24 PM  
1 vote:

Therion: If you really want to celebrate World Goth Day:

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Get out there and sack Rome!


Jim Everett beat us all to it:

Jim Everett Attacks Jim Rome for calling him Chris Everett! With original newscast
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Also CSB time: One FCBD, our derby league was doing a promotion with a local store. Afterwards we went across the street for lunch. During this, it was brought up that the after party for that night's double header bout was at a goth club, which happened to also be hosting a goth prom. I told everyone I shouldn't go as I would win the contest hands down. They all looked at me like I grew three heads or something and asked why that was. I just replied I would dress up in a tux & carry my late gf's urn with me. If anyone asked about it, I would just go: "What can I say except I'm so goth I fark ash." After we cleaned up from a couple of people doing simultaneous spit takes of beer, it was decided (for me) that it was a bad idea on my part.

/now to post some videos
 
2020-05-22 4:44:34 PM  
1 vote:

pwkpete: [vignette.wikia.nocookie.net image 340x187]An ill wind is blowing...


About farking time Richmond showed up!
 
2020-05-22 3:59:03 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: I tried to tell her about Marx and Engels, God and angels - I don't really know what for... but she looked good in ribbons.


INCOMING!
 
2020-05-22 3:46:40 PM  
1 vote:

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Just watch "The Crow" (the one with Brandon Lee). That whole movie in look and sound is basically goth. The soundtrack is fantastic.


Yeah, but Laser Mission is his better work.
 
2020-05-22 2:37:56 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't know any fat Goths. I did know fat LARPers who dressed Goth for Vampire games. Most of the Goths I knew were thin. Heroin was popular among them because opium and Poe and other authors and artists.
 
2020-05-22 2:30:12 PM  
1 vote:

Father_Jack: fattys


fark you, too.
 
2020-05-22 2:28:01 PM  
1 vote:
I was goth from the late 80s till the late 90s still went to the odd club or show for ages after that. Indeed saw peter Murphy just a few years ago in sf.

I was in goth bands recorded some CD did some touring banged a few groupies was a good time.

A lot of really creative people in the scene. A lot of drama queens and stupid pretentious dipshiats too.

Maybe it was just coz I was a goth in the 80s and 90s when there weren't as many fattys around in general but fat goths was not my experience.  The chicks were hot dirty and easy.
 
2020-05-22 2:17:26 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: peter21: Has there ever been such a disparity in a genre as to the attractiveness of goth girls and goth boys?

90% of the time they are both fat


Counterpoint:  GIS for "Suicide Girls nudes"
 
2020-05-22 2:06:13 PM  
1 vote:

twat_waffle: If you're into classic goth:

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I was always a fan of the neph and their focus on the elder gods/lovecraft.

Fields of the Nephilim - Moonchild
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2020-05-22 2:05:54 PM  
1 vote:
I still have this CD. I'm so proud I haven't lost it after countless moves and shiatty ex-boyfriends.
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2020-05-22 1:56:33 PM  
1 vote:
Has there ever been such a disparity in a genre as to the attractiveness of goth girls and goth boys?
 
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