What Being Goth Means To MeI see beauty in artistic darkness and I like atmospheric, horror related music and movies. I'm fascinated by the macabre and paranormal. I'm interested in psychology and philosophy and I love reading.
While I admire aesthetics that most would find downright creepy or offensive, I would hate to see a real veil of doom and gloom to cover the lives of real people. Sorrow and desperation are two very overwhelming and common emotions of our times; and as much as I might enjoy pondering philosophically about their meaning and origins, I would never want to see someone suffering from them. In other words, I only like the visual, artistic aspects of darkness. Also the lack of visual stimuli darkness provides, and the silence that usually accompanies it, help very much when you are trying to clear your mind and reflect on things. Naturally my music and clothing choices follow suit to embrace this mystical, dark image. Dead Can Dance, Bauhaus and Specimen are always on the top of my music playlists.
I am generally a peaceful person. I am an open-minded individual. I accept everyone as long as there's no desire for control and destruction in their hearts.
Of course the fact that I consider myself Goth doesn't mean that there's nothing else for me besides the scene and the overall Gothiness. I'm also geeky and proud about it. And a Furry. But each split of my personality comes out at different times, depending on the situation and on my mood.