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!


Prom time


Prom time, originally uploaded by gurple.

Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 9
Damon writes "This is my friend and his... oh, hell, who am I kidding, this is my wife and me. A megalomaniacal friend of ours had a giant prom-themed birthday party and we thought we'd goth up the place a bit. Unfortunately it was nearly 90 degrees in Seattle yesterday." Good work Mr and Mrs Damon. Extra points for looking like a cross between Dave Gahaaa-aa-aaa-aaaa-aan and Marc Almond.

6 comments:

Lynn said...

Nice! Don't all proms need a bit of gothing up?

DJ The Birthday Girl :) said...

I prefer to think of myself less as meglomaniacal and more fun-loving to the point of torturous.

Quege said...

boy this brought back some memories

kittenpie said...

I thought he looked more like Tom Green in goth drag...

The Steampunk said...

You guys are awesome, but you need a tommy-gun in your hand, a hot-rod to the right, and a cheroot clenched menacingly in your teeth.
Myaah, see?! Take dat flatfoot!

Damon said...

Tom green would never have fit into those pants.

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