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I Used to Be a Goth

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    Goth Is Dead, Undead Undead Undead

    Hello ex-goths, fogey-goths, lurkers alike! I love the people who say that it is all just a phase.  After twenty-three years, I still love all of the old music I listened to in High School (Bauhaus, Mish, Sisters, Siouxsie!) but I rarely ever dress the part anymore except...
    erosatros erosatros 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    So Now I'm A Goody Goody :p

    But i still have my dark side. On the surface I'm really quiet, even sweet. But there are times when my inner beast comes out and I can be really scary and dominating. I was really into goth clothes (still am at times) and hung around the emos and candy kids, my school was full...
    katniss93 katniss93 18-21, F Jan 15, 2012

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    Vampires Took Me To The Dark Side...and It Was Hella Fun!

    Thanks to all the vampire stuff that was starting up a few years ago, it stirred up the goth in me. I didn't do all black clothes and makeup like most. So if you looked at me you really couldn't tell I was a goth. But in my head and the things I did I was a natural. lol That...
    Serabi Serabi 18-21, F Dec 25, 2010

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    In College....

    .....I was too. I was into voo doo and witchcraft and wore ALL black ALL the time even in July. The odd thing is that I'M A BLACK GUY!!! Very odd to see me walking around campus with eyeliner and 666 shirts LOL. I was laughed/gawked at by both black and white kids I was truly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2012

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    Only Satan Knows Why

    -black clothes  -skinny puppy -cutting -boots &all that bullshit.       why is my question. whats the point of being goth? when did acting dead suddenly become attractive in society? so theatrical too. haha.
    acceptthis acceptthis 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    I used to be a goth in my early teens.

    It was a phase but it still lingers on every now and then. I just wish I could still fit my skelanimals jacket and a few other clothes I use to wear! I still love punk stuff, that being afropunk! But yeah it was definitely 1 of those phases that I like. I wouldnt go back now, as...
    dubstepsweetheart dubstepsweetheart 18-21, F Jan 10, 2014

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    And I Will Be Again

    When I lose weight and get through my social anxiety and this annoying lack of self-confidence, I am going back to my goth roots. The hair, the clothes, the jewellery, the make-up, the boots, the attitude, everything. I'll have to wait to get my old hair back until...
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    When I was in my late teens/early 20s,

    I was a goth. Well, I was never a stereotypical goth - I went through phases. I discovered rock and metal bands such as Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Tool etc. as a teenager. I had a very miserable, lonely and unhappy adolescence, and the music kept me sane. I then went away to...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F Oct 21, 2014

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    Still Am Really

    I say "used to be" because most people looking at me would never know. I still have the regalia. I still have the lipstick and the nail polish, and the the eye liner. I just don't need it any more. Likewise...I don't always wear black, I don't write bad poetry (too...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Maybe I Still Am

    I was a goth from ages 14-17. I loved it. I truly felt like myself, and if I could still dress that way and still be taken seriously, I would. But my jobs never allowed me to have facial piercings and such, and people never took me seriously. Like all adults, my parents said it...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

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    Ages Ago

    still like most of the music etc but don,t dress like a goth . That was 22 years ago when I was a teen. Don,t forget I USED to be a goth!! NOT anymore! !!I leave all that stuff with the younger generation now. I am tired of it.
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    I Dont Know That I Can Really Say All I Need To Say About It In One Coherent Storyline

    I was a goth in high school. I loved every part about it. A lot of it for me was the romance about it. Being in love with death is "safe" and manageable. In a lot of ways i still am in love with death. Now i dont write crappy poetry about it (anymore) though i still write...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2011

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    Well I'm still a little overweight but I used to be 35 pounds heavier.
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    My friend in England got me into this band named eisenfunk and they are really amazing. Everyone should check them out. Since then I fell in love with goth music and I fell in love...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    This group is a oxymoron! Your the counter coulter people become emo or goth to oppose what is normal I was grunge in high school I wore only cloths I got from the goodwill and...
    Claywoo10 Claywoo10 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    While exploring my moms stuff, I came across her supply of feminine napkins as they were once referred to. She kept them in the master bathroom under the sink. Once I figured out...
    judyjean judyjean 56-60, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    To replace water as the only agent to fight fire, the world moved to gas which is effective enough to get inside the tiniest spot and extinguish flames. While at first Halon was...
    safety2survey safety2survey 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Very glad to have found this group even though it doesnt seem to be active at the moment Im hoping thatll change and hear more stories from others.Ive been gothic since I was a...
    yinwinterbonnie3 yinwinterbonnie3 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Its the way how people portray goths and emo. Just because they wear lots of dark makeup and dark clothing, they don't worship the devil or cut themselves. Most of them aren't even...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 3 days ago

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    UsedClothes.org.uk is Uk based company. we provides high quality product of Second hand, Recycle or Used Clothes, shoes, hand begs and belts for men, woman and children at low...
    harrypoters harrypoters 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I used to be very closed off. Didn't let anyone get close to me. Years of being bullied and ridiculed by folks at home, in the neighborhood, and school left me hollow and alone...
    justliss justliss 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The architecture foremost. The sharp pointed spires fighting for attention, crowning the tops of the buildings.. The arches, the figures, and the somewhat outrageous essence...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 25

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    used and manipulated. I don't understand the manipulation part. I feel sad and lonely when I realize that I once again allowed my self to be used. that they don't care. that my...
    evolnillef evolnillef 70+, F Jun 24

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    why are gothic girls sooo hot
    omarOG66 omarOG66 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I'm used to being ignored at school. I've been ignored, bullied, and excluded for 11 years in my school and I'm already used to it. I can't wait to be out of school in 2 years. I...
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I have been used for sex. I was stupid and still in love with my ex, so I just wanted to do whatever I could to make him happy. I finally had to let go, and although it hurts, I...
    jellolia jellolia 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I sometimes don't see it until I feel used.. I know you got what you wanted..
    EyesOnyou72 EyesOnyou72 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    When I was younger, I used to be friendly and very social. I would easily make new friends and I was quick to trust. But, then the bullying started. It didn't bother me until I was...
    nitroxy nitroxy 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    I haven't used them in many years. We usually only did it on the shores of a lake before we set off fireworks. I want to try out sparklers again this year.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I'm so tried of being hurt and used by every guy.I open up to them then the just use me.I am so guarded anymore.I don't even let my family know how i feel. That's how I am i guess...
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Well i used to, i stopped because of my best friend, he had this problem with his throat and he can't drink anything else other than mineral water. He said that once he saw a scar...
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn 13-15, F Jun 19

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    It never helps that I was suicidle 3 years ago because I lost someone I loved, and other people are saying they want to end their lives...I'm sorry but i used to cut nearly...
    ThisIsLife13 ThisIsLife13 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Literally, my Maternal haplogroup has it's earliest historical origins in the Southern peninsula of Gothenburg, Sweden, .I am dierctly related to a mercinary who was born in...
    LughLuxor LughLuxor 36-40, M Jun 18

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    Can I say used to? I've been clean for a few months.. I just hit a really low point and ended up cutting over 40 times.. And now I refuse to even use use a knife or blade (I don...
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I will never be who the **** I used to be, everyday I am changing, evolving learn more daily. I have come to realize my ******* growth upsets people too. LOL! good.
    jonezwritesinc jonezwritesinc 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I used to be super shy and pretty much to myself. I was also sensitive and used to let people step all over me. The person I am now is completely different than the person I was...
    Melissaaxx Melissaaxx 16-17, F Jun 18

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    When I was younger, I used to be much more confident. I was daring and I walked up straight. I could talk to anybody with full ease. I didn't take no shyts. Not saying that I'm now...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F Jun 18

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    When I was younger between the ages of 2-12 I had this imaginary friend. She is called Amy. At first she was a friend to play with someone to calm me down etc. Then things changed...
    Cabe0309 Cabe0309 13-15 Jun 17

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    I used to be very shy and timid but nowadays I m not. I use to want things I cannot have but am not greedy anymore. I use to be a bit skinny but have since then gained weight. I...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    The last few nights I've used the same condom when I'm wanking. Feels so good to have all my old cold cup go all over as I do it.
    rasanders0609 rasanders0609 18-21, M Jun 17

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    Satin Wall- Dans les profondeursIt was 1981. Nobody talk of "gothic" then. They called it cold wave. There were many good bands in French and Belgium doing this kind of music in...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    I used to concerned about the outcome of simply expressing myself... For fear that the intensity & beauty of my passionate nature & love for life would addle people's brains...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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