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I Used to Be a Goth

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Use To Be.. Kinda Am Kinda Not Anymore But Great/Weird Phase In My Life

    Goth.. hmm, everyone has their own interpretation of what "goth" is I always thought it was the pale faces bright *** red lipstick (or darker maybe black) and wearing all black, heavy makeup. Well I did that middle school and a bit of high school (though on and off) I would be...
    23gorillaz 23gorillaz 18-21, F Aug 12, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    I would love to meet goths on here and less emos lol
    darkness1989 darkness1989 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    In high school many years ago I was gothic. When i was 20 I got a real job. Now I look like a boring librarian or teacher. But on the inside... well that never changed.
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 4

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    I am most definitely goth, but the clothing is sooooo expensive. I honestly look like a cheap emo kid :( not that there's anything wrong with emo, its just not me haha
    TianaKittieCore TianaKittieCore 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 8

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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

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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 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I cant really say used to. Im still recovering and am only around 12-14 weeks clean. I just really wish I had someone to talk to about this stuff. That maybe recovering would be...
    BrownEyez328 BrownEyez328 13-15, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I still do a little but .. But definitely not like i used to ...I can actually do do speeches. and talk in front of a group of people.. even though i hate doing so.I think only...
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    It happened over and over again .. it wasn't really anyone's fault but my own. It's a part of me to never say, No. The thing is I'm just afraid to loose people,but aren't we all to...
    hulkgirl hulkgirl 18-21 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Used commercial gym equipment is truly the last thing in the mind of someone who wishes to get fit. Many folks will frequently venture out into a big box store and get a brand new...
    ZCeason ZCeason 22-25 1 Response Jul 6

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    I just realized how easy it would be to just be sarcastic to most every one of these experiences! But I won't, I will be authentic! I have lost most of my close family over the...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 1 Response Jul 7

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    There are times when I remember who I was... I used to be nice, used to be calm, used to be patient and used to be forgiving... But my love, betrayed me... lied to me... fooled...
    elemenohpi elemenohpi 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I loved wearing tight shorts. It used to accentuate my round bums and I love the way people look at me then. With a cute and beautiful boyish face I used to be teased by everyone...
    spankyboy100 spankyboy100 31-35 Jul 9

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    I used to be a kind, considerate, compassionate, loving, caring person. But now... Admittedly, I'm a jaded and sometimes bitter & selfish human being. It used to be that I would...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I feel down. Something has sucked my energy out of my body, and my mind is empty. I can’t focus on work, feel like coming back home and sleeping for long time after taking...
    Forouzan Forouzan 36-40, F Jul 5

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    I used to be so happy and care free. I used to have faith in my marriage...faith in my husband...faith in myself. I just want to run away with my kids and start over...
    MyLifeIsNow MyLifeIsNow 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I used to cut myself. It started when I was in 7th grade (I'm 18 now and just recently graduated), and continued up until a few months ago. I'm not proud of it but I like to share...
    pinkfleshbows pinkfleshbows 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I have a friend, she switches from friend to friend constantly. Whenever she loses friendship with this one girl, she begins being friends with me. And then again. The one girl she...
    BloodProjectile1 BloodProjectile1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    When I was still in primary school i used to wet the bed and my knickers mainly. I had week muscles or something. Mum or dad used to punish me for it. Why dont parents know it...
    JennyMason2 JennyMason2 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Well it's true. I used to be skinny but I got injured in baseball and then I stopped working out daily like I used to. Eventually I gained some weight, I only put on a few pounds...
    Johnnysicks Johnnysicks 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I used to be very passionate and emotional. Some days would be full of pure elation and joy and I would marvel at small things, like the sound of wind through the trees or the feel...
    TeamFreeWill TeamFreeWill 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I was the tattle tale when I was younger. "Little Miss Perfect" and "Miss Goody Two Shoes" were a few of my nicknames within my family (all in good fun, of course). Now I am going...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 18

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    I'm definitely not the person I used to be. I was married for 20 years. I thought I was happy, and I really did love raising my kids. They are 18 and 21 now, and they are awesome...
    lovesandybeaches lovesandybeaches 46-50, F Jul 20

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    Not used to any tanning bed/salon or animal skin too. Not fond of them, and a plain strong wood bed is more comfy to me. Do not wish cruelty towards animals for the purpose of...
    elitevenkat elitevenkat 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I semi used to be happy. I used to laugh with my friends but now I shut them out. I once could smile for no reason but a true smile has only crossed my lips when I thought I was...
    sluggo111 sluggo111 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    I wonder if anyone has ever used my pictures to catfish someone? I doubt it. Who would want to pretend to be this? Haha! Has anyone ever used your pictures?
    LonelyHolly LonelyHolly 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to smoke pot religiously every day. 3 times a day. More when with friends and on vacations. I did this for 3 years. It's had lasting effects... I physically can't get out...
    daynicus daynicus 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to be a fun happy person but now I'm depressed I cut myself and I just don't want to live. I'm not the person I used to be and I hate it.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to cut and punch myself in middle school..I have emotional problems, I'm a sophmore now and honestly, I get so tempted to cut myself but I never do..i just don't like my...
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F Jul 1

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    I lost the sparkle in my eye, the smile on my face. All I want to do is do nothing, stay at home, see nobody, talk to nobody. I used to be that happy girl that made everyone smile...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 2

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    I used to cut just over a year ago but then I injured myself really badly. I now walk with a permanent limp because I cut too deep and tore a muscle and they couldn't fix it. If...
    PanicAtTheBlink PanicAtTheBlink 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I used to self harm. My scars have a story.
    husoldier13 husoldier13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I used hurt myself a few years ago, I've stopped last year but i'm scared to start again, every time I get into the shower, i'm scared to turn the water to hot and boil myself...
    shawnqueen shawnqueen 22-25, M Jul 6

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    I don't know when I was younger I used to be into them. Now I cant stand them. The phases people go through hm? I'm more into laid back type guys now. I mean I always have been...
    sandra233 sandra233 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Even though Im 19, most of my friends are either my age or much younger than me. In addition to that, most of my friends are female, even though I am male. after that quick set up...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm Brooke. 16 years old. I used to be a straight A student, honour roll etc. I played hockey on three teams and took flying lessons when I could. I had a part time job and I was...
    BrookeSandhurst BrookeSandhurst 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 7

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