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I Used to Be a Goth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have always been attraced to Goth, Vampyr chic guys. I know I never will Not be attraced to them...living in California definitely makes it difficult to even find someone, of...
    FavoleRose FavoleRose 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I used to write. A lot. People always said I should write for a living. Maybe I should have. Maybe not. It's doesn't really matter anymore. Because there is nothing inside me...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Thank God that I am not! When I was younger I used to always say "I won't change, I'll always be me!" and yes, to a degree, I have always been me but I've adapted and matured so...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Because we are, human are creature that keep evolving, keep growing till death liberate us from time into the timeless. this is not about change, it is about growth day by day...
    blackravencat blackravencat 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I used to have a whole library of tapes with random songs on them that I had recorded as they were coming on the radio. With how organized I tend to like things to be I'm always...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My Meyers-Briggs personality profile is ISFJ and I often find myself feeling used by others. I am very compassionate and go out of my way to help friends and family. As I grow...
    OML1971 OML1971 41-45 2 days ago

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    I used to cut myself. It was at first a sporadic move that I loved and hated then over time just loved. I applied the psychology of our plain/pleasure center of the brain which...
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I used to cut myself and burn myself and just hurt myself in general to escape all the pain. I have not done it for three years and I'm proud to say that was a stupid thing I used...
    Trashboat1 Trashboat1 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was standing for an hour chained and gagged completely nude. I had been kidnapped and tied at a free public sim where people put slaves for free sx on SL. I saw lots of other...
    BlondeSweetheart BlondeSweetheart 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I always try to be fair with everybody and everything . But it seems like when it comes to me people don't think twice about ******* me over . It be the people I give everything...
    DetStable DetStable 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I am I used to be 15 then it gradually changed and now I'm an old man.
    thedevilsfavouritedemon thedevilsfavouritedemon 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    yah, way back in high school before goth was even cool or recognized as a fashion trend!!! lol I was just a freak, instead!!! kmsl I still admire Goth's, I jus do dress like it...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 5 days ago

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    Then afterwards, it can be used to berate people you find retarded? The same one you helped? (sarcasm) Truth: I don't believe in throwaway friends.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    there are two kinds of people in this world. users and the ones being used.since it goes against my nature to use people, I am to be used, right? well I giess everyone serves a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I want to be used like a toy until you grow tired of me then you just throw me away. only in Ireland
    maggie191 maggie191 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was used by a girlfriend. I loved her and was given all the responsibilities of her boyfriend, but none of the privileges. Don't get me wrong, we had sex; but, to me, sex isn't a...
    4lornhope 4lornhope 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Acoustic cover of one of my favorite And One songs(getman darkwave). Unfortunately cut my finger, so can't play right now, until the stitches come out :( It's a very rough cut...
    ajmered1 ajmered1 31-35, M Aug 26

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    I used to be super shy when i was younger but then i realized its better to be said then never hear so i am the most outgoing out of my friends now and i plan to stay that way.
    AnythingButLucky AnythingButLucky 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I am definitely a different person than I used to be. I've survived a narcissistic, drug addicted mother, drug addicted father, death of spouse, single parenting. I am currently...
    Tenanye Tenanye 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I'm not the person I used to be ever since you went away I feel like I'm barely hanging on From day to day The emotional pain is so strong, the anger is intense I could really...
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    How patient can you expect another to be? How much **** is too much? How self centered is too self centered? I'm not sure what the answered are- But I know what the questions are...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I used to self harm for a lot of reasons and in a lot of different ways. I self harmed because I was scared and angry. I did it because I was abused by one of my treatment centers...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Any "dark shadow " fans about,the original show 1966-71.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm done. I've decided to just move back into the state of mind that I used to be in when I was younger where I was happy and nothing bothered me. Literally nothing did. And...
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I used to be so open, innocent, happy, confident, lively and had a good self esteem. Ever since I started high school two years ago, it's changed me. I now have very little self...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I used to be happy see things differently but now that life's thrown me around a bit it turned me into an angry depressed person who has no hope really because of the...
    cgr1994 cgr1994 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    To me personally 'goth' is a frame of mind, built up over time from many various sources; music, fashion, tv/movies, literature, personal experience of finding beauty in unusual...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne 26-30, F Aug 20

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    About three years ago I met some interesting people. I had never even thought of smoking crack until I met them. Man did it take my life from me for a short time. I was only...
    Krisco1970 Krisco1970 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    its really strange when i looked back to my past in the why i used to think or behave , i used to believe in happy endings but now i don't believe in endings not just the happy...
    light1411 light1411 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I used to self harm a few months back but then I did it again last night. It's been so hard because my girlfriend has been all depressed and I've made her feel better but I've gone...
    JoshKilbride2 JoshKilbride2 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 18

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