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I Am a Goth

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    My favorite color is blue

    and my favorite shade of blue is black. I like the darker side of life and I like to see the world from a different perspective. I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't use drugs (other than caffeine), I don't get into fights and I don't break any laws. That said I get really...
    MathewMasquerade MathewMasquerade 26-30, M Nov 22, 2014

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    I've Been A Goth Since 1981 And Proud Of It

    You wrote this story on July 5th, 2010 at 3:51AM. Thank you for contributing! It really saddens me when I read the stories written by members of this group who are under 35... you have no concept of what it is all about... we were lost children!... it was a time when the cold...
    palevixen palevixen 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Just because people know im goth,

    they instantly make an assumption that i "Want to die" or that "Self harming is the way forward" but not all of us do that - For example - I just listen to Dark Music/ Wear Dark Clothes/Makeup (Sometimes) and design things/ Horror movies are hilarious to me. Bottom line - Dont...
    MorticansDaughter98 MorticansDaughter98 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Yeah I'm goth xD but

    because I'm "blonde" not allowed to and I have to dye my hair black? Lol ok bro👍
    DeadGhost123 DeadGhost123 13-15, M Jul 8, 2014

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    Why is everyone saying I look goth today.

    I don't see it. (((This is a joke everyone ahhaha))
    alaskamxrie alaskamxrie 18-21, F May 23, 2014

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    I love it. Natural red hair,

    deep brown eyes, tall, tough, and with an attitude.
    Egg7 Egg7 16-17, F Jun 30, 2014

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    Today my dad asked me

    if I wanted to go along with him to run some errands, like going to the bank and plumber's shop. I tagged along, in my normal summer attire of a black tank top and knee-length black cotton skirt. I also wore some eye makeup and my favorite dark red lipstick. Nothing too out of...
    AnxiousAlibi AnxiousAlibi 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    Truly Goth

    Being Goth means being truly you. Don't follow any rule books. If I wake up in the morning and want to dress like a hostess of horror, I'll do it. Likewise, if I want to dress like a colorful, pretty fairy, I'll do it because it doesn't make me any less of who I am.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    Proud To Be Goth.

    Want to know what I don't understand? Why people are always hating Goths. I stopped and thought about it for awhile and realized: If I was "ghetto" or "preppy" or "normal" I would be accepted. But no. Because I am Goth, people think I'm a freak. Yet while all these typical girls...
    HannahIsHaunted HannahIsHaunted 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26, 2012

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    Real fed up with people

    that carry and perpetuate the idea that goth is synonymous with self harm and mental illness in general. This both devalues the seriousness of cutting and mental disorder, and is a gross misrepresentation of goth culture. Also, this inability, or perhaps misperception, that...
    CanisCanem CanisCanem 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    well im gothic and sort of a Goth.

    I dyed my hair black . I wear a lot of black clothes and I love anything dark and creepy. I don't go over board though. I don't do the whole black lipstick and eyeliner. I hate wearing makeup.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    yes i am a goth. ive been goth

    since i was 10. 5 years. and i am tried of being judged. IM PROUD TO BE GOTH!!! everyone can shut up. no i do not worship satan. no i am not plotting to kill everyone, no i am not depressed. WHY CANT PEOPLE STOP JUDGING ME FOR WHO I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    doomkitty9 doomkitty9 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    darkangelxxx darkangelxxx 22-25, M Mar 10

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    Erineeb Erineeb 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    I am goth. It wasn't just a phase with me like

    most parents say. Now that I'm middle aged I can call myself an elder gothic male. How did I become "goth" you ask? I believe that the evils of TV that I was exposed to as a young innocent boy corrupted me. I was 7,an innocent young boy watching Sesame Street an The Electric...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I've been a goth for 18 years.

    I absolutely love everything about the culture. The music...the clothes...the literature...everything. I'm a plus size girl so I get comments like "fat goth" a lot...anyone have any thoughts on plus size goth women? Or men? I love big guys ♥
    CemeteryBaby CemeteryBaby 26-30, F Jun 11, 2014

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    Happy Goth?

    I love Goth culture and style. Its so beautiful and expressive and unique. I tend to be a bit cheery for goth culture but I love the style and the music, I guess this makes me something of a poser but **** it, I appreciate Goth culture. My mom always complains that ever since I...
    IsabellaRegaldo IsabellaRegaldo 18-21, T 3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    I finally know who I am

    and what I like. I'm still in the "baby bat" stage though. I have actually have seen this coming unlike people around me like my mom. I would really like to meet some goths on here if they are on here. I would appreciate any advice you have.
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    My look just kind of evolved.

    I never made a conscious decision that I wanted to dress like a Goth, it just happened.
    Lay1a Lay1a 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    this recently happened so i was at this park,

    and a group of males were riding their bikes around my cousin and i. at the time i was wearing all of my goth makeup these boys were around 16 and i passed them, minding my own buisness, and they started calling me names such as freak or satan worshiper. is that...
    shelbybvbxx shelbybvbxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Zaada Zaada 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I love Black and Creepy Things

    but I'm not the stereotypical Goth.
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I am a Goth. I am too young to go out clubbing,

    and so I find it very difficult to meet like minded people with similar interests. I wish that I could have a best friend who is Goth.
    mexxy7 mexxy7 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    Goth: Simply

    I'm your average goth. Nothing makes me any different, any more enlightened, emotional, special or better than any other goth. I see light in the darkness and have always found myself drawn to the unusual and macabre inspired things. What others would consider morbid, I find...
    AuroraEuphoricHeart AuroraEuphoricHeart 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I think it's kind of weird to call myself 'goth'

    so I say that I just happen to like the color black a lot.
    Sydny1330 Sydny1330 13-15, F Oct 20, 2014

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    I remember the first time I had seen someone in

    gothic clothing. To me they were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I recall hearing H.I.M for the first time and feeling like I was in love. I was pulled in by the romance in the lyrics that reminded me of the Robert Smith songs I grew up with. As I grew older I...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    What I mean by that is,

    I like Gothic art and music. Pics like these hang on my walls at home. By the way this is drawn by Victoria Frances. She has quite a talent.
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    With out the looks or attitude ,

    but I like movies about dark magic and yes I'll admit I have tried some of it Horror movies are THE **** !!! You can't name one I have not seen yet
    MiaStewarts MiaStewarts 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    For The Younger Goths Here

    I'm 30 and still goth and my parents still think I'm going to grow out of it but these days I just smile and laugh at that. Unfortunatly most parents think it is a phase (and for some it may be) teenagers are known to rebel, hey one of my uni mates went preppy to rebel against...
    scarlet82 scarlet82 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Goth - and Proud of It

    I don't get what all the Goth bashing is all about these days. Come _on_, we're not going to eat your damn babies or go nuts with a gun. I mean, why should I bother? If I don't like you, I'm damn well either going to ignore you or, if provoked, show my sense for sharp, sarcastic...
    Hidden Hidden 26-30, F 19 Responses Jul 23, 2007

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    Christian Goth

    That "title" makes me an outcast among outcasts, but it's true. I love the clothes, the music, the lifestyle. I can actually embrace my darker moods and feelings as a part of myself. Back in my teen years my folks researched what goth is to try to better...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2009

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    I am goth/emo/grunge .

    I love wearing jokers and evanescence and nirvana are my favorite bands. I'm also a cutter I'm fascinated with blood. I enjoy the dark and cloudy dreary days.
    Grunge17Goth Grunge17Goth 18-21, F Jul 23, 2014

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    I Am Me Accept It Or Not...

    I am myself I never really gone under labels however I have been called goth a lot many times before bla let me began. You see I am African American. It wasn't "normal" for a black person to listen to bands like The Cure, Bauhaus, NIN, HM, Siouxie and the banshees, Miss fits...
    fang3 fang3 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2011

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    immortallovexx immortallovexx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2014

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    I overheard my dad the other day.

    He said "Why can't she just dress normally?" I am 20 years old, and I live at home while going to college. I don't get much time to spend with friends or do anything besides chores and homework. So if I want to put on my black and purple eyeshadow and frolic in my black lacy...
    AnxiousAlibi AnxiousAlibi 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    I finally discovered

    who I am. I've been a follower for years. always wearing what other people were wearing and liking what other people were liking. but trough out the years I became a loner and slowly started to discover myself and new style and interest's. I've always been into dark and creepy...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Well it all began when I was fifteen.

    Seeing as I'm 18 now. Well anyways back to the story. I became goth through the music first and shortly after the clothes. It was a hard time for me seeing as I got bullied and my music was different because I listened to metal, dark wave, gothic rock etc. I sometimes think...
    dracul0ser dracul0ser 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F Feb 10

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    I love Dracula and yes I look like a nerd

    but later I might dress up as one ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    What Am I ?

    Hello, I am Melamaranthe, gothdom ( or however you wish to call it ) being more or less a lifestyle, this will also be a personal introduction. I am a free thinker, I listen and make up my own mind rather than accepting the rules and morals of society. I am not as stereotypes...
    Melamaranthe Melamaranthe 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11, 2011

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    So finally got myself back to the old me :)

    not only was I goth, but I was also a skater chick. Finally got my life back. DC and Osiris shoes and black clothes and makeup and music and good vibes :3. Life is good.
    BlondeGirlBunny BlondeGirlBunny 16-17, F Jun 29, 2014

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    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I think that I've always been a goth.

    I can remember ever since I was really young I liked dressing in darker clothing and I was always interested in the darker things in life. My mom hated me dressing and acting like how I did because she thought it was me becoming a satan worshiper (I still find it funny how she...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    Ive always been quiet,

    introspective and a little on the moody side. After an emo phase and bouts of depression, I've been trying to recover and move on with life. Unfortunately, as with many cases of depression, the sense of hopelessness and loneliness never quite leaves you. A few months back i...
    Jothic Jothic 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 1 Response May 3

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