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!


Goth is the Loneliest Number

Thanks to Diane

Gothiness: 6 Sweatiness: 9
This trainee darkling is making his stand early in life - much to the derision of his school chums. What do THEY know, eh? Dressing in black PVC and covering yourself in makeup is SO going to make you popular. You really are different from the others. No, honestly, you really are. You're sensitive and interesting and you've got something to say that matters. Honest.

15 comments:

Sam said...

LOL i would beat the crap out of all those kids(except the goth!)! the kid holding up his middle finger, his legs look really DEFORMED!!

Raivyn said...

Oh my.

Diesis said...

oi *facepalm*

Dawn (not of the Dead) said...

So, I used to wander about school looking like a goth, but without the whiteout, the badly done eyeliner and black lippy (it makes teeth look yellow!). All the metallers, punks and goths stuck together and if the goths got hassled, the metallers and punks would kick arse! :)
We were the ones that got into pubs, gigs and clubs whilst all the "normal kids" were getting pissed up on cheap cider in the park once they begged an adult to buy it for them.

Eyeliner is a must (goths can't SEE without eyeliner dahling) but please oh please do it properly. Sadly, the inability to apply eyeliner in a way that doesn't look like you've been punched in both eyes or worse, like you have drawn on extra crow's-feet seems to elusive to some goths into adulthood. They let the side down. *sigh*

Anyway, this pint sized Harbinger of Doom needs a few tweaks to his look for sure. If he's the only gothlet at school he'll probably face constant bullying and end up looking like he's been punched in both eyes without the application of eyeliner anyway. Bless.

owynot said...

awwwww . . . so cute . . . a baby gothling

Enigma said...

Those windows look awfully familiar. I believe this goth being ridiculed, at not just any school, but at CalArts. Probably during the summer school program which I attended.
If you can't be yourself at Art Camp, where can you?

Miranda said...

This poor kid is doing it wrong.

Dear Fellow Goths:
Please do not wear trash bags. Even if you're flat broke, there are other ways to get clothes, I promise!

VW: gawst. Well, it's close...

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure that's a girl. And those kids are her friends. They're posing for the picture, the kid flipping the bird is wearing a Slipknot shirt, two of them are holding up her...train, and there's a lot of black going on.

The Steampunk said...

I'm with you except for the "girl" part. Androgeny is a high art among young goths.

Michael Anissimov said...

Ah, childhood!

The Steampunk said...

uh...waitamin-...

HOLY CRAP THATS YOU!!!

0_0

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the girl on the right is so drawn to him that her boyfriend in the gouchos and red socks is having to hold her back. (:

The Steampunk said...

Hmmm... I'm with you except for the boy part. I used to live in San Francisco, where one MUST develop a preternatural appreciation for the subtle differences in the sexes (or else only date in Berkley).

bookie said...

holy crap! is that a JUMPSUIT?!

I love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh...god. Ok, this is kind of hard to admit but I slept with the boy giving the middle finger. I am actually not joking.

His name is Peter. He is Welsh. It was 2007. We met over the summer, I was living in London, we chatted online for the better part of a year, he came to visit and many cheap beers in Camden later... yeah. Not proud. To be fair, he's not so much a goth as a wannabe metalhead, and is actually a very sweet boy, just very confused.

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