Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!
Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 5
Sakara writes: "After spying some of my mates on this site i had to add myself and my partner. taken at Whitby Goth weekend this April, where it was probably the best weather it has been there for a long time! ...Strangely enough although I was wearing velvet and a corset underneath I wasnt hot! Years of practice i guess! Also great bonus about wearing steampunk stuff.. sunglasses work! lol"
I like your technique Sakara, although I suspect your partner was hiding the truth about his heat rating - His right arm has clearly ceased to function and is being held on only by a solid metal plate.
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