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!

More Goth, vicar?

Grr!, originally uploaded by fuzzirella.

Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 4
Fuzzirella and her chums are making the most of their visit to Bat's Day. Clearly well versed in irony, these clever Gothettes manage to combine sullen loneliness with sitting in a giant spinning teacup. No easy feat, but watch those bare arms darklings - hopefully they're wearing factor 451.


Phil said...

The one in the middle appears to be getting older and more wizened as you look at the picture. The evil daystar strikes again.

GothsInHotWeather said...

I see your point, Phil. Perhaps we've unwittingly stumbled upon the fabled Picture of Dorian Goth!

Tracy Warner said...


I wish I had something more clever to say.

buried alive said...

Ha ha, I love this picture. It looks like something out of Alice in Wonderland. I came across this video today.

Lynn said...

Hehe, made me chuckle. Love the dour looks on all of em.

Anonymous said...

Oh thank JAYZUS that pink is the new black, isn't it?

(signed...still not sold on pink...)

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