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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    1. I don't like metal unless it's Blutengel or Rammstein 2. I don't understand why Pastel Goths are considered goth 3. I'm just now getting into the goth subculture but I have...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I think I have the mind set of a goth but I don't dress like a goth. I would really like to become goth because I like the style and mind set. Feel free to message me if you have...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    My mum is a goth which I think is pretty cool, I really like gothic styles, I find them beautiful and meaningful
    Nordic5angel Nordic5angel 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Southern goth is freaking sweet and who could forget Poe or Lovecraft
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Mar 2

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    let's be friends here :) goth is my thing
    darkangelxxx darkangelxxx 22-25, M Mar 10

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    What Gotham City looks like tonight ;)
    Hiddenmaven Hiddenmaven 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F Mar 15

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    I identify comfortably as goth. Yup. Nearly 22 and it is who I am! I love the fashion because it's so edgy. It makes me unique where I live and I think it really reflects my inner...
    darnaby darnaby 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Definitely hot! I hope one goth girl don't mind being with me
    craz3f8g craz3f8g 18-21 4 days ago

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    I used to cut a lot in my high school years. One time it was so bad I had to wear gauze and duct tape, it bled for 3 days, I was very lucky it healed without having to tell my...
    XsOfTheSoul XsOfTheSoul 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I used to cut myself but now I don`t. I used to be sad but now i`m not I used to want to die but now I don`t I used to think my life couldn`t get any worse and it did but Life...
    loveryley15 loveryley15 13-15 1 Response Mar 9

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    I used to care about what effects my actions would have. About grades, and school, and success, and the future. I used to care about myself. About health, and sanity, and pain, and...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    The thought of what I used to look like and be like bother me everyday. I am in therapy for it and I don't think anything will help. I look normal again but it's weird remembering...
    Happybri123 Happybri123 18-21, F Mar 16

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    For a person of my age, I have lived a lot of years. Many of them good, many of them bad. I miss a lot of things about the me I used to be, but in order to move on and embrace the...
    silenthawk silenthawk 46-50, M Mar 5

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    When I was younger, 14/15, I was a person who used to cut on a daily basis. In the beginning it was for attention from a guy. However it started to feel good. It went from that to...
    TheGiverofLove TheGiverofLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I may have not of died then rose back from the dead but I feel as if I did. My past is literally a blur. I used to dream of psuenomis and drowning. My long term partner and myself...
    Fatescollided11 Fatescollided11 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I used to be a bright happy but still spoiled little cute kid, but now, I'm not as positive as I used to be, lost a lot of friends and haven't faced the outside world I've always...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    About two weeks ago I met this lovely girl who talked with me for hours. Whether we were in class, or home, until we were hanging out with one another, we were messaging each other...
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M Mar 19

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    I haven't used any drugs (including medical ones I've gotten prescribed) for some time. Illigal ones I haven't touched in over half a year. Honestly, the "bad" drugs have done...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It was just another day. I used to be a librarian, but now I find myself doing technical support for Nintendo. I work 13 hour shifts just to make ends meet all the while caring for...
    Romanidancer Romanidancer 26-30, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    i used to sing all the time and i had a really good singing voice i even preformed a few times. it was pretty cool. i'm a Disney person so the songs that i would sing would have...
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M Mar 1

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    I had to use one tonight, since our toilet is broken and I don't like entering my parents room to use theirs. I went into my little sisters room and used hers. I had to pee so bad...
    StrawberryShortcake97 StrawberryShortcake97 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I used to be a isolated co dependent selfish and other defects in the severe aspects. today's I am apart of kind supportive and others. I learned this through a 12 step program for...
    bgirl1978 bgirl1978 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I feel as I have grown up, I'm losing more and more of that feeling I used to have all the time, a love for life and everybody in it, it just feels I am losing hope in everything I...
    Awhiteorchid Awhiteorchid 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    I haven't done it in like a year and I promised myself I would never do it again. But I did something really stupid that could have ruined everything so I felt like I needed to...
    Pooh1993 Pooh1993 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I used to remain silent when things I didn't like would happen. If someone I didn't like was talking to me, I'd smile and pretend to care. No longer though! I'm able to tell people...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    it's my choice and it tells me that I'm wanted and my body has a use for men mostly. I've had bad days lately now I need to feel something from anyone so I need to get dressed up...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 22 Responses Mar 7

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    Hey any girls wanna be used by me I don't care about age difference
    hanzo2222 hanzo2222 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I used to play it in the playground and everything 😂 oh god... My brother still has the power ranger suit somewhere..
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I hope everyone isnt the person they used to be. Keep on growing. You being better makes the people around you better
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 26-30 1 Response Mar 8