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I Used to Be a Goth

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I haven’t been the person I used to be for a very long time. Probably close to 10 years and it’s killing me. I used to be so confident, happy, carefree, positive, calm...
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    This topic definitely matches. I used to be this really shy kid who would cry once my mom would go out of my sight. I remember I would run out if class in school and go look for...
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    It threw me to abyss only to feel my demise. I am in no position to negotiate. Falling. Uninformed; Unaware. Chaos surrounds me. Noise. Different tones; I am not able to know...
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    I don't know what happened to the person I used to be....I was quiet, shy...now not so much. But I also didn't used to have such anger. Didn't used to be so cynical. I miss the...
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    My ex bf made me go through depression.. I loved him, but he just used me all along. He was still in love with his ex gf. After timed passed, I began to forget him.. My heart...
    EmmaParsons EmmaParsons 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Kneetar04 Kneetar04 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    More like all the time and its weird. Im used to feel used
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I am not the person I used to be. I survived his grasp. I broke free of his psychological hold. I crawled out of the depths of hell on my hands and knees not knowing where to...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    It gets on my nerves, when I realise that somebody has been keeping in touch with me only because I could be useful. Most of the times I already have this feeling of being used...
    kikinators kikinators 26-30, F Aug 26

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    I don't know but..... I really changed a lot. I don't know how I used to be before.... I got betrayed by friends. I betrayed friends. I cried for them. I miss the people I had met...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I just feel broken. Not used. I'd have to be acknowledged to be used. He just walked out and left again. Always going. He always says where to. But never who with or when he'll be...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella 22-25, F Aug 28

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    Whats wrong with me? Why is it that he's the only guy i cant say no to. I need someone to explain to me what they think is going on because i cant take not knowing. Me & this guy...
    pinkk44 pinkk44 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    Yeah. He used me to move on. I was so stupid. Oh well.
    xJesuslivesx xJesuslivesx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    It kills me the more honest i am to a friend the more i get screwed over. Iv lost many friends over time for hearing them out and taking in there stories and issues. Not one time...
    hmoussa hmoussa 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 2

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    That's the understatement. I used to be quiet and reserved, my voice used to be soft, not harsh and raspy, like whiskey and smoker's voice. I HATE living in the duplex my mom and...
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    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I'm so sick of being used. For anything and everything some how someone uses. Anything from borrowing money to hiding things from others and it just gets so annoying and I don't...
    mlhenry mlhenry 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    So finally that time is here when i can actually see myself being used & walked over. Here's to the group of friends & people i know. They'd text me, call me & be nice to me...
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