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I Used to Be a Goth

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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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    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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    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...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Oct 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Air6 Air6 36-40, M Dec 5, 2012

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    I Used To Be A Goddess Of The Night

    Oh how I miss those days! From 7th grade to 10th grade I was Goth, and for once in my life I felt as thought I found something that felt right. Everyday I'd wake up and spend at least an hour getting my outfit together. Everything I owned was black & purple and usually Nightmare...
    WheresMySanity WheresMySanity 18-21, F Nov 11, 2012

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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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    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...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Anyone who is punk or Goth is an A+ winner in my eyes. I just love seeing men dress in a gothic style.
    Lauraluvsyou Lauraluvsyou 22-25, F Jan 2

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    i'd love to have a goth friend since i love goths xD lol
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T Jan 18

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    Angry on ppl who believe gothic means only one certain look. one certain type of music and you have to be very dark, sad etc. pffff who agrees with me that the meaning of being...
    1993atnomkal 1993atnomkal 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I love Black and Creepy Things but I'm not the stereotypical Goth.
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    That's me! Haha! I love darkness and grotesque things. psychedelia too. Sometimes i act like a goth photographer. This photo is an example of my art:
    TRextasy TRextasy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    It was fun, I was more of a Skunk (goth/punk) One day while I was driving an 18 wheeler a pickup in front of me had a lazy boy fall off his trailer and I ran over it with the truck...
    NIX1980 NIX1980 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have always thought goth chicks are hot
    mebeezy mebeezy 22-25 Jan 12

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    On the tv show GOTHAM i do not belive they should use cell phones because when Batman was originally created cell phones had not yet been invented. The penguin should have flippers...
    bnaesf bnaesf 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm type guy that thinks gothic woman are s-xy.
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    My body was once used as a canvas to paint my pain away. Now my skin is nothing but a fragile scar that will forever be a reminder of how broken I once was. It's not something I...
    hayleecharms hayleecharms 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    I was probably the coldest kid on the planet. I got a kick out of hurting people for no reason and it made me feel really good. A bully would be the right word. I couldn't help it...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Sometimes it's hard seeing girls I used to work with.... not that I don't love them or I don't love the time that I put in at the club we worked at together (cage dancing) because...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Should Cells be used in class? ---------------------------------- Well... it depends. It depends on what you're using it for. Yeah, there are quite the plethora of us who sneak a...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 14

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    No, I am not the person I used to be. To be honest, that is not such a bad thing. The old me was quiet, timid, sweet, and trusting. The new me understands that life is NOT black...
    ShyneeLady ShyneeLady 51-55, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    I used to be so shy and awkward around people. I used to have social anxiety even around small groups of people. I'm 20 now and grew out of it. I'm much more out going and people...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I met him when I was 19. We got married when I was 20. We've been married a little over a year and already I can see my husband loving me less and less. I was born and raised in...
    marriedyoungandconfused marriedyoungandconfused 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    There are so many EP members I miss. They all either left, deleted their account, or just completely went silent.I miss you Phoebe, Sabrina, Kylie, Kayla from London, Veronica, and...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    It's happened to me before. I share my biggest, um smallest lol, secret about my micropenis online and the people I share it with just want my pics for their own perversions...
    littleweewee123 littleweewee123 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I used to be happy-go-lucky, talk to anyone without getting nervous an a bit more. Just makes me wonder where that me went. I used to be quite a talker, and now im quiet, reserved...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    The way things are, today right now at this very second shows a lot from where I've been to where I am going. I am not who I used to be, there's a lot of things that over this last...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I used to be so fun to be around. Joking with people, be spontaneous and have a random adventure w friends. I had energy but now.... at 28, I'm drained. I hide my true feelings...
    khushali11 khushali11 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I really liked her, and I thought she liked me. When we started dating, she said she was getting kicked out of her friend's house, who she was staying with. My parents knew what...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    When I was only twelve years old, life was too much. I thought myself to be fat, ugly, and weak. My best friend was hit by a car and killed, one of my friends got breast cancer...
    Felix112 Felix112 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I still write a lot of novels, stories and other kinds of writing. I used to always write poetry. Every day. But I was very young and when I posted my poetry on sites like Booksie...
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    When I got got married and couldn't please my wife during the honeymoon my wife called a ex boyfriend to **** her and she made me watch. After that night I was dressed as a female...
    sarahbethsarli sarahbethsarli 46-50, T 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    When I got got married and couldn't please my wife during the honeymoon my wife called a ex boyfriend to **** her and she made me watch. After that night I was dressed as a female...
    sarahbethsarli sarahbethsarli 46-50, T Dec 30, 2014

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    This is my song ... about a dead man, a man I used to be and then his glorious resurrection that changed everything and everyone in his world. #soundcloud link belowThen near the...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm not the sweet little girl I used to be. I'm no longer the person that tried to earn love points pleasing others and changing in every situation to be what people wanted me to...
    Emilyleahywho Emilyleahywho 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    My ex & I became friends again 4 or 5 months ago, yet today he said goodbye & that he doesn't think he can be just friends with me. After crying for 20 minutes, I see on Facebook...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I've never used a double sided *****. I can't wait till I do ;)
    Heart09 Heart09 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    When younger and before my Mom divorced him my Stepfather, a couple of his brothers, and one of his nephews used to play with me especially on hunting trips. Read my other story "I...
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T Jan 3

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    Not used to, I still do lol. They are asymmetrical, similar shape except one is shorter and slightly higher up. Does anyone know good makeup for eyebrows?? It really bothers me. My...
    kkam34 kkam34 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4